Collectible Badge Center - badge update for Jan. 19th, 2017

- five panel of badges from Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- seven panels from Pokémon Sun Moon

Japan - Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure removed from eShop

Without any explanation or warning, SEGA has removed Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure from the 3DS eShop in Japan. Hopefully those that wanted the game grabbed it before it was yanked. If not, the only option in Japan right now is to go retail!

Puyo Puyo Tetris - Switch retail is $40, digital is $30

Switch pricing for games getting lower in UK

Switch game pricing in the UK was a bit of a sticking point for consumers. Most games were priced at £49.99 and £59.99, which is a bit higher when compared to what's going on in the states. Now we're seeing that prices in the UK have been adjusted to £44.99, £34.99 and £49.99, respectively. That puts things more in line with what's going on here in North America.

Shovel Knight to be playable on Switch at PAX South, game getting sound test mode

How about that Switch news last week?! So exciting! We can’t wait for Nintendo’s new games! But we also can’t wait for Specter of Torment to be in people’s hands! Speaking of…

We’ll be showing the first, playable look at Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight Co-op on the Nintendo Switch at PAX South!

This is one of the few chances the public will get a look at the Nintendo Switch. So be sure to join us. And be easy on us…it’s our first time at PAX South!

As one final bit of news to all you music lovers, we’ve decided to add a Shovel Knight Sound Test Mode where you can listen to all the tracks from every campaign. It’ll be a free update to all versions of the game.

Full update here

Chicago hands-on Switch event - invites going out

Time to keep an eye on your email again! Chicago is hosting an invite-only Switch event on Feb. 17th and 18th. If you're a My Nintendo member, you have a chance of getting an invite! If not, just look forward to the public day on the 19th.

Switch UI pic hints at color themes, user changes

We're starting to see the reasons why Nicalis deleted their original Tweet with the Switch interface earlier today. It seems there are two elements on display that Nintendo hasn't shown off yet. First off, you notice that the background color of the UI is black, which is different from the white version Nintendo showed in their trailer. Second, we also see the option to change your user account while playing a game, which is different from how things worked on Switch. Looks like you can just log in/out of accounts as you please and not interrupt your activity.