Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom dev blog - Jin gets a new face, Switch release date

We really like the final look of Jin. He's more determined, curious and we can play nicely with his hair while he jumps, attacks and moves in this roller coaster of a game!

While we don't have a launch date yet, we are happy to announce that we ship the game to three platforms on Day1 which includes Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. We love to play Monster Boy everywhere so a Switch version was a must for us. Will you join us on Day 1 ?

Full blog here

Genesis 4 officially partners with Nintendo

Genesis 4 is behind some big Smash Bros. tournaments, so it's great to see Nintendo team up with the organization. More details to come on their partnership in the near future.

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