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Inti Creates quiet on Blaster Master Zero being at NA/EU Switch launch, asks fans to "wait a bit longer" for info



I really hope we hear about this game come the Nindies event on the 28th. Fingers crossed for a simultaneous NA/EU/Japan release on Switch launch day!

Japan - Best-selling games of Jan. 2017

1. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 361,757 (353,983 physical, 7,774 digital)
2. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for 3DS – 304,458 (301,472 physical, 2,986 digital)
3. [PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 257,276 (231,188 physical, 26,088 digital)
4. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! – 236,762 (232,276 physical, 4,486 digital)
5. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – 184,250 (167,688 physical, 16,562 digital)
6. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 127,430 (125,851 physical, 1,579 digital)
7. [PSV] Danganronpa V3 – 111,684 (101,517 physical, 10,167 digital)
8. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 – 104,634 (85,813 physical, 18,821 digital)
9. [3DS] Miitopia – 87,050 (85,600 physical, 1,450 digital)
10. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – 76,736 (72,899 physical, 3,837 digital)
11. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 76,663 (73,576 physical, 3,087 digital)
12. [PSV] Danganronpa V3 – 66,581 (57,338 physical, 9,243 digital)
13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 62,174 (59,135 physical, 3,039 digital)
14. [PS4] Valkyrie Revolution – 56,485 (49,560 physical, 6,925 digital)
15. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura – 55,857 (55,538 physical, 319 digital)
16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 54,068 (52,176 physical, 1,892 digital)
17. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 53,399 (49,527 physical, 3,872 digital)
18. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes – 47,346 (46,266 physical, 1,080 digital)
19. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 43,495 (40,501 physical, 2,994 digital)
20. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 39,838 (25,771 physical, 14,067 digital)
21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – 38,786 (34,471 physical, 4,315 digital)
22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 34,626 (34,004 physical, 622 digital)
23. [PS4] Battlefield 1 – 34,299 (20,148 physical, 14,151 digital)
24. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush – 31,809 (31,283 physical, 526 digital)
25. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X – 29,059 (28,386 physical, 673 digital)
26. [PSV] Valkyrie Revolution – 27,972 (25,894 physical, 2,078 digital)
27. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 25,497 (24,995 physical, 502 digital)
28. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 – 25,177 (22,238 physical, 2,939 digital)
29. [3Ds] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 25,106 (24,589 physical, 517 digital)
30. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu – 24,625 (24,367 physical, 258 digital)

Japan - Select retailers giving out Pokemon Sun/Moon gift boxes

If you live in Japan and plan on picking up a copy of Pokemon Sun/Moon, certain retailers are going to give you this free box to slide your game case into. A little something fun to take home!

Monster Hunter Stories TCG - wave 2 cards revealed

Check out more cards here

So many trading card games that I'd like to try, but I just don't have the time for them. I was in Target the other day just staring at Pokemon cards. I'd love to give it a go, but I have no idea where to start!

Pokemon OR/AS/X/Y - Genesect event ending

- available in Europe, Australia & North America
- second chance event for Genesect on XY & ORAS is due to end on Tuesday
- in North America, this is through the code GENESECT20
- in Europe it's through the code GENESECT2016
- this won't work if you obtained Genesect during the events held around the world late last year

Wii U eShop charts - Feb. 24th, 2017

Software

1. Mario Party 2
2. Mario Kart 64
3. Super Mario 64
4. Zelda: Majora’s Mask
5. Super Mario World
6. Zelda: Skyward Sword
7. Pokemon Snap
8. Super Mario 3D World
9. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
10. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
11. Star Fox 64
12. Super Mario Bros. 3
13. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
14. Zelda: A Link to the Past
15. Mario Party 10
16. Super Mario Bros.
17. Ogre Battle 64
18. Super Mario RPG
19. Paper Mario
20. The Legend of Zelda

Videos

1. Switch Hardware Overview
2. Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
3. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
4. Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
6. Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
7. Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017
8. Pokken Tournament TV Spot
9. Switch Parental Controls
10. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Get Kraken with Pro Tips
11. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
12. Arms Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
13. Switch Super Bowl LI Commercial – Extended Cut
14. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
15. Zelda: Breath of the Wild E3 2016 Trailer
16. Pokemon Snap Trailer
17. Yoshi’s Woolly World Adventure Guide Episode 1
18. Mario Kart 8 New amiibo Racing Suits Trailer
19. Super Play Time – Splatoon – First Dip
20. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 2

XSEED to localized Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns DLC

Before I bury the lede any further, I’d like to update you all on the DLC for Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. For more information on the patches released for free over the course of six months after launch in Japan, as well as our dilemma about whether or not to localize this content, see my previous blog.

We were really overwhelmed by the feedback we received from it. The patience and support of those who responded was encouraging to say the least, and we were grateful to hear all of your opinions, however you felt about the situation. One issue that came up on our forums that I’d like to address quickly is about the bug fixes that were included in the post-launch patches in Japan. Those fixes are all already included in the core game that we are releasing on February 28.

Now then, on to the big news: I’m happy to report that we have decided to localize and release the DLC in North America. I don’t have information on a release timeline or costs for you yet, but we’re eager to dive into translating and editing the text for this massive update. Stay tuned for updates in the months after the initial release.

Full blog here

CaptainNintendoDude, Triforce talk about the good/bad reactions to waiting in line for Nintendo hardware launches

"I think overall that is the biggest reaction we're getting is 'You're crazy!' but it's what they say afterwards [that counts]. It's like 'You're crazy, but you know what? More power to you! I'm going to be watching and supporting from the sidelines. Go for it!' And some people are like "No. You're stupid crazy! What are you doing? This is hurting you. You need to go back to college!' People are saying stuff like that in the comments, but it gets drowned out by the majority of positive feedback." - CND

"I've even see people say 'You're wasting your time. Nothing's gonna happen'. Then when the launch happens it's like 10-15k people and it's a huge celebration, and you get the system, and you meet all those people, and all those friends, and all those experiences. At that point you know it's not that it's stupid. In a sense, they're just jealous because they can't share in that moment in what they love. They can't share in what we love, because it's alien to them, and they don't have their own version. I don't dislike these people. I don't think Alex dislikes these people. In a sense I kind of feel sorry for them because it's like they're imprisoning themselves from truly enjoying their own happiness because they're trying to meet the quota of society." - Triforce

Full interview here