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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 611

What a hellish situation it's been today with the podcast. My laptop of 9+ years may finally be giving up the ghost. I fought with it for hours to get it to work, but eventually had to move into my office and record on the desktop. It's still on life support right now, but I'm working hard! At least I managed to get the podcast out there this week. Can't miss an episode no matter WHAT!

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Known worldwide sales of all Nintendo published titles during Fiscal Year 2016-2017

How insane are those Pokemon Sun/Moon levels? Man, if that rumored Stars title is coming to Switch, get ready for consoles to be nearly impossible to find!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Launch Tournament at Nintendo NY - footage

Thanks to KirbyGCN17 for the heads up!

Shovel Knight: Official Design Works - official preview

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A video game success story like no other, Shovel Knight has been digging its way into fans’ hearts since 2014, achieving over 1.5 million copies sold as of December 2016 – a groundbreaking feat by any measure. That’s why UDON is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, collecting all of the gorgeous art from the Shovel Knight video game in one comprehensive volume!

UDON has worked very closely with developer Yacht Club Games to ensure that Shovel Knight: Official Design Works is every bit the definitive Shovel Knight art book that fans deserve. Within its pages you’ll find character art, developer commentary, rough illustrations and concept art, background development images, comprehensive sprite sheets, full-page promotional illustrations, and more – including an exclusive interview with the game’s development team!

“After more than a year of work, it’s finally complete! We here at Yacht Club Games are proud and delighted to realize one of our dreams – a Shovel Knight art book produced by UDON!” said Yacht Club Games. “We genuinely hope you enjoy the never-before-seen concepts and anecdotes detailed within!”

As if there wasn’t already enough to dig into, Shovel Knight: Official Design Works has also been “plagued” by a wealth of material from Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the game’s first major downloadable content expansion. With so much incredible content packed in, Shovel Knight: Official Design Works truly does deliver in spades!

Shakedown Hawaii - "Amenities Part I: Meat House Gym" trailer

The open world of 'Shakedown: Hawaii' Comes to Nintendo Switch, 3DS, PlayStation 4, PS VITA and Steam this year! Head over to vblank.com for more info!

Famitsu most wanted - April 13th to 19th, 2017

01. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (3DS) - 877
02. The Alliance Alive (3DS) - 382
03. Splatoon 2 (Switch) - 326
04. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) - 288
05. The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) - 241
06. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - 228
07. Shin Megami Tensei DEEP STRANGE JOURNEY (3DS) - 193
08. Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology (3DS) - 136
09. Hey! Pikmin (3DS) - 174
10. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Switch) - 169
11. Sekaiju to Fushigi no Dungeon 2 (3DS) - 165
12. Xenoblade 2 (Switch) - 153
13. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katriel to Daifugou no Inbou (3DS) - 122
14. Fire Emblem Musou (Switch) - 113
15. Seiken Densetsu Collection (Switch) - 106
16. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch) - 97
17. Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken (3DS) - below 97
18. ARMS (Switch) - below 97

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 611 records LIVE at 5 PM ET

It's going to be a solo show today, so I'm running a little behind getting everything together. I'm running downstairs to set up right now. I'd love to have you join me!

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn coming to Switch, Saber teases motocross & 4-person shooter for Switch as well

Saber Interactive has confirmed that Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is coming to Switch. They don't have an official release date yet, but the game is confirmed. The title was once being considered for Wii U, but now it seems that version will be skipped in favor of a Switch outing.

Saber Interactive also has other titles planned for Switch. They are bringing NBA Playgrounds to Switch, as well as “a new motocross title. Finally, Saber said they are considering bringing a 4-player co-op shooter to Switch, as they consider it to be a perfect platform for it.