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Check out the latest custom Switch accessory that turns the system into a tabletop pinball experience

I'm flipping out!

There have been numerous custom-made Switch accessories over the years, but it seems that pinball-style devices are some of the most popular. Japanese creator Far East Pinball has taken a crack at their own design, which you can see in action above.

The device is powered via USB cable, and all you do is slot in the Switch, and then plug a cable into Switch’s Type-C port. After that, you're able to enjoy various pinball games in TATE mode, but with controls that are mimic a pinball machine. The buttons on the side of the device let you use the flippers, and giving the unit a shake lets you tilt the game, just as you could in the arcades.

Far East Pinball is actually selling these devices, but they're currently out of stock. The entire project is a one-man team, so it might take awhile until a few more are up for grabs.

Japanese eShop charts for April 2nd to 8th, 2020

Nothing can take down Animal Crossing

In a surprise to no one, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has retained the top spot on this week's eShop charts in Japan. The game will eventually drop from that position, but that doesn't seem like it's happening anytime soon! Check out the top 10 for the Switch and 3DS in Japan for April 2nd to 8th, 2020 below.

Switch

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2. Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay)
3. Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
6. Panzer Dragoon:Remake (forever Entertainment)
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
8. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo)
9. Good Job! (Nintendo)
10. Minecraft (Mojang)

3DS

1. Monster Strike (Mixis)
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)
3. Pokémon Crystal (Nintendo)
4. Witch & Hero (Flyhigh Works)
5. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
6. Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix)
7. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3 FINAL STAGE (Sega)
8. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
9. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 2 (Sega)
10. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives (Sega)

Nintendo tweets about a new update for Splatoon 2, then deletes it

A premature tweet

One way or another, someone at Nintendo made a bit of a goof. The Nintendo Versus Twitter account shared a tweet earlier today about an update coming to Splatoon 2 that would offer up "minor adjustments to a variety of weapons." That tweet was then deleted soon thereafter.

We heard awhile back that an update was coming to Splatoon 2 in April, and it seems this tweet was related to that. As to why the tweet was deleted, it's likely the information was sent out earlier than expected. Whatever the case, don't expect this Splatoon 2 update to be anything other than weapon tweaks, as Nintendo has said the game is content-complete as far as updates go.

IGN Video - The First 15 Minutes of The Complex

'The Complex' from Wales Interactive is a FMV game about a viral outbreak, so, you know, ripped from the headlines and all that. This game looks about as good as that Black Mirror episode everyone was so hot about, but might even look a bit better? I was really impressed by how well shot and acted this game (or interactive movie, depending on who you ask) is, and I thought y'all might like to see how it opens for yourself if you're on the fence about trying it.

Can Androids Pray: Blue - more gameplay

Can Androids Pray: Blue on Nintendo Switch is the definitive edition of the critically-acclaimed 3D narrative game about two angry femme mech pilots at the end of the world, and God.

Pokemon, NES, Legend of Zelda, and Mario Kart Hallmark ornaments releasing as well

A tree full of Nintendo cheer!

Earlier this week, we learned that 8-bit Donkey Kong, Mario, and Luigi Hallmark ornaments are slated to release this year. Turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg, as a whole different wave of ornaments is on the way as well.

First up on July 11th, 2020 are NES and Mario Kart ornaments. The NES ornament lights up and plays sounds from Super Mario Bros., while the Mario Kart ornament features Yoshi. Following those two on Oct. 3rd, 2020 are Pikachu, Poke Ball, and Legend of Zelda ornaments. The Poke Ball ornament is made of metal, and the Pikachu ornament shows of the character in a leaping post. The Legend of Zelda ornament is a replica of the original gold cartridge on the NES. You can check out more details on each ornament in Hallmark's Dreambook 2020 catalog.

Thanks to FangztheWolf for the heads up!

Gravilogic working on matte black Switchblades, need 1,050 preorders to warrant production

Totally off the rails

Gravilogic's initial Kickstarter for their Switchblade rail covers/kickstands for Switch turned out to be a huge hit, getting fully funded on its first day. Now the team is back to fulfill a fan request for a new color Switchblade.

The company is working on "Project Black Bird," which is a set of Switchblades that are matte black in color. The team says they've had numerous requests for this color, so now they're asking fans to put their money where their mouths are. If Project Black Bird is going to be a success, the team needs 1,050 preorders to move into production. You can preorder a set for $35 here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass gets a Famitsu print ad

Nintendo and Pokemon Co. want to make sure everyone knows about Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass, including those who get their gaming information from print media. That's why they've taken out a full-page ad in the latest issue of Famitsu to promote the paid content. We also get a peek at the download card for the expansion pass in Japan, which is pretty snazzy looking!

SEGA adds new playlists to Spotify for those working from/hanging out at home during the pandemic

Tune in, zone out

Are you working from home due to self quarantine, or just hanging around the house to flatten the curve? SEGA wants to give you something to enjoy while you're hunkering down. That's why they've added a number of their soundtracks to Spotify for your listening pleasure. They say the playlists are for 'telework' and 'relaxation,' but obviously you can enjoy them no matter what you're doing! Check out the playlists here and here.

Unwind with these relaxing games

Kick back

We know life can sometimes be stressful. If you’d like to take a break, consider these relaxing games—they’re free of pressure and full of fun!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game.

Stardew Valley:

Create the farm of your dreams in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you can raise animals, go fishing, craft items, or tend to crops—The choice is yours! Take advantage of those sunny days by turning your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker:

Captain Toad must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Explore each puzzling course for treasure, like hidden Super Gems and Power Stars. As you reclaim the treasure stolen by the monstrous, greedy bird, Wingo, you’ll eventually be able to play as Toadette!

Abzu:

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver, using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life.

Donut County:

Raccoons have taken over Donut County with remote-controlled trash-stealing holes. You play as BK, a hole-driving raccoon who swallows up his friends and their homes to earn silly prizes. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.

Katamari Domacy REROLL:

When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars.

Gris:

Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Players will explore a meticulous designed world—free of danger, frustrations, or death—brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score.

Golf Story:

Play the story of a golfer who is forced to give up all that he holds dear for one last shot at accomplishing his dreams. But all is not so simple in the world of golf. To best today's players, you have to be able to keep up with them both on and off the course.

Untitled Goose Game:

It's a lovely day in the village, and you are a horrible goose. Make your way around town, from peoples' back gardens to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.

Yoshi's Crafted World:

Jump into a Yoshi adventure in a world made of everyday objects—like boxes and paper cups! As Yoshi, you’ll leap up high, gulp down enemies, and set out on a treasure hunt to find all the different collectables.

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