Soul Saga still coming to Wii U, no plans for Switch port right now

This comes from the developer Disastercake, who had the following to say on the matter...

''A lot of fans are asking me to port Soul Saga to the Switch. I'm still planning to port Soul Saga to WiiU (after PC version is complete), but unfortunately I don't have any further information on the Switch right now. If anything evolves on either of those fronts I'll be sure to make an update covering it. =)''

Nintendo Badge Arcade (NA) - updates for February 20

– 15 Kirby panels
– 7 Pokemon panels (1 with 1 day left, 1 with 2 days left)
– 8 Fire Emblem panels
– 1 free play

Yoku’s Island Express announced for the Nintendo Switch, coming winter 2017/2018

Yoku’s Island Express is an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure, Seamlessly blending platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world. Yoku the dung beetle sets foot on the beach of Mokumana Island, ready to take on the duties as the new postman. But the ancient island God is trapped in a restless sleep and the islanders are plagued by quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares. Yoku's Island Express is a unique and quirky adventure with handcrafted visuals, where you’ll soar through the air, vacuum explosive snails, fight a Screetch, feed starving lemurs, discover the mystery of the Fruit Altar, wake an old god, and hopefully help tiny Yoku rebuild the island post-office.

Yoku's Island Express is inspired by the joy of exploration of a young child, having just found the entrance to a secret garden, or unlocked the door to an attic full of wonderful and interesting things to discover. It takes some of its direction from Studio Ghibli films, where nature is infused with spirit and life, but combined with a strong focus on painterly, hand-made visuals where all the locations are unique and hand-made. It's a world of bold, organic shapes with strong colors basking in bright sunlight - but where there is light there is shadow, and the journey takes us deep into the hidden mysteries of Mokumana Island. Villa Gorilla was founded by AAA-industry veterans Jens Andersson and Mattias snygg, working in their own proprietary engine with the goal of exploring game ideas that would never get made in big-studio environments. Working in a small 4-man group with fast iteration times, the team has struck out fresh to do something that feels personal and unique.

Genre combining open world pinballing
Unique beautifully handpainted artwork
An island filled with unique creatures, both big and small
Action-packed nonlinear gameplay that awards exploration

Nintendo Account - website updated with Friend Suggestions options and more

- Friend Suggestions: a feature that allows you to “easily connect with friends across multiple Nintendo Account linked services by providing friend recommendations in one service based on your existing friends in another service”
- you can easily find your friends in games you play, services you use, and consoles you own
- search for specific services/games individually
- disabling it doesn’t remove friends you added via this feature, just the suggestions
- Parental Control: can also set up the controls via the website
- feature requires a Child Account, that was introduced in a previous update
- Parental Control tab allows you to do the following: edit info for the Child Account, restrict spending on the Nintendo eShop, set up Age-Based Purchase Restrictions for the Nintendo eShop and edit various settings, such as Friend Suggestions and Usage Information sharing
- able to change the language without changing the country of residence
- if you linked your NNID, you can now look at your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS digital purchases

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - high-res artwork, names for various characters

This week's European downloads - February 23 (forma.8, Harvest Moon 64 and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

forma.8 (MixedBag) - €14.99/£13.49 (€12.49/£11.29 if you downloaded Nindies @ Home demo, ends March 23)

forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. As the small exploration probe forma.8 you're stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it's too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils, and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems...

Harvest Moon 64 (Natsume Inc., N64 VC) - €9.99/£8.99
In Harvest Moon 64, you'll work hard to make a life for yourself on the run-down farm that you've inherited from your dearly departed grandfather. It will take careful planning and a lot of help from your neighbours to ride out the seasons and succeed as a gentleman farmer.

Vaccine (RNC) - €9.99/£8.99
Find a vaccine for your infected friend before the time runs out, but be aware your friend will relapse sooner or later and you will have to find a new vaccine in a new randomly rebuilt house. Will you be able uncover the mystery to save your friend once and for all!?

Wall Ball (RCMADIAX) - €1.49/£1.39
WALL BALL is a suspenseful zigzag endless runner game with simple, yet appealing 3D graphics. The levels are randomly generated and promise a long lasting gaming experience.

Special offers
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte) - €6.49/£5.49 (Ends March 9, normally €12.99/£10.99)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte) - €8.49/£6.99 (Ends March 9, normally €16.99/£13.99)
360 Breakout (nuGAME) - €5.00/£4.00 (Ends March 23, normally €7.00/£6.00)
Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends March 23, normally €4.99/£4.99)
Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive) - €2.59/£2.35 (Ends March 23, normally €6.49/£5.89)
Master Reboot (Wales Interactive) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends March 23, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jones on Fire (Joindots) - €4.79/£3.67 (Ends March 9, normally €5.99/£4.59)
Queen's Garden (Joindots) - €5.59/£4.39 (Ends March 9, normally €6.99/£5.49)
Defense Dome (HULLBREACH STUDIOS) - €0.89/£0.83 (Ends March 9, normally €1.49/£1.39)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Swapdoodle - Dollo's 【Nintendo Switch】 Doodles (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - Free
Swapdoodle - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time #2 (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €2.99/£2.69
Swapdoodle - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker #2 (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €2.99/£2.69

Special offers

Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax) - €9.99/£9.59 (Ends March 16, normally €17.99/£15.99)
The Keep (Cinemax) - €5.99/£5.39 (Ends March 16, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.91 (Ends March 17, normally €4.99/£4.89)
Adventure Labyrinth Story (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 17, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Conveni Dream (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 17, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Kingdom's Item Shop (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.83 (Ends March 17, normally €5.00/£4.79)
Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.91 (Ends March 17, normally €4.99/£4.89)
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.19 (Ends March 17, normally €4.99/£3.99)
3D MahJongg (Joindots) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Safari Quest (Joindots) - €5.59/£3.99 (Ends March 9, normally €6.99/£4.99)

Nintendo Switch - file sizes for various Japanese games

The Japanese Nintendo website has been updated with Nintendo Switch file sizes. Now you can plan your game raid accordingly!

– Dragon Quest Heroes I-II – 32 GB
– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7 GB
– Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit – 5 GB
– Snipperclips – 1.60 GB
– I Am Setsuna – 1.40 GB
– Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB