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Space Invaders: Invincible Collection - more gameplay

Space Invaders Invincible Collection is an upcoming compilation of various titles in the Space Invaders franchise, however some of those will be exclusive to the Special Edition, which will also come packed with the Space Invaders board game and an artbook featuring concept art from the series.

Japan's top 5 best-selling titles for March 2020

Animal Crossing absolutely dominates the chart

We saw the top Switch eShop games in Japan for March 2020, but let's take a wider look at the game industry in general. Check out the top 5 games overall in Japan for March 2020 below.

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 2,608,417
2. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX (Switch) – 218,394
3. Nioh 2 (PS4) – 129,302
4. Pokémon Sword & Shield (Switch) – 96,736
5. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (PS4) – 75,998

Nintendo warns customers of longer than usual repair times in Japan

While Nintendo of America's repair centers are closed due to coronavirus restrictions, things continue on as usual in Japan. That said, Nintendo is apparently getting a bit bogged down with their work, which is no doubt tied to coronavirus as well. The Big N has said that repairs are now taking longer than usual, leading to a wait of up to two weeks to get your hardware back.

Fire Emblem Heroes updated to Version 4.4.0

Fire Emblem Heroes has been updated to Version 4.4.0. You can check out some information on this patch below.

- A new feature was added to New Heroes summoning events.
- Limited Hero Battles were added to Special Maps.
- New event Lost Lore: Spoils added.
- A Hero filter was added to the Edit Teams screen.
- The lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals was updated.
- New weapon skills and weapons to refine.
- Aether Raids and Aether Resort updated.
- Mjölnir’s Strike updated.

Shantae Funko Pop! figurine now available

Your wish is granted

Shantae has a new game coming a few weeks from now, but there's a bit of the genie available to enjoy right now. Funko has officially launched their Funko Pop! figurine for Shantae, which means you should be able to find it at your favorite Funko Pop! retailer. If you'd like to grab one online, you can do so here.

River City Girls update now available, adds in altered secret ending, revamp door interactions ,and more

The girls are back in town

An update is now available for River City Girls on Switch. We don't know the version update, but we do have details on what the patch includes. Check out the notes below.

- revamped interaction with doors and NPCs
- altered secret ending
- difficulty tweaks
- numerous other fixes

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge digital release delayed to April 14th, 2020

A bit more patience is needed

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge was originally set to release digitally on April 12th, 2020, but that date has been shifted. The good news is that the move is a very slight one.

While we're not sure of the reason why, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is now going to launch on April 14th, 2020. As far as we know, the 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray / Digital combo pack is still slated to release on April 28th, 2020.

RUMOR - Universal working on another DOOM movie, John Cena being considered for the lead

Bringing the series back to its roots...with a wrestler

The first DOOM movie came out all the way back in 2005, and it featured The Rock in the lead role. Then we had 2019's DOOM: Annihilation, a direct-to-dvd/streaming movie that was received extremely poorly. Even after that disaster, it seems Universal isn't done with the franchise.

Rumors have come out stating that Universal is once again working on a DOOM movie, but this one will be a reboot for the franchise. Expect this film to see a theatrical release, and it will focus on the events of the original DOOM game from 1993. Also, while not locked in yet, Universal is interested in landing John Cena for the lead.

LEGO Super Mario preorders open, Aug. 1st, 2020 launch confirmed, Starter Course/Expansion Sets detailed, free app coming

BIG details on Mario's LEGO tie-in

The LEGO Group today announced pre-order availability of the LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course. Fans can now secure their own set of this upcoming and highly anticipated new product line, the result of a unique partnership with Nintendo. The new LEGO Super Mario product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, it promises to change the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world and engage in LEGO experiences.

Disclosed for the first time today by LEGO Design Lead Jonathan Bennink, fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. This entry point set to the world of LEGO Super Mario is needed to unlock expansion sets and features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure that are only included in this set.

The LEGO Mario figure itself has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series.

“Super Mario has continued to appear, always in a form adapted to the current hardware of the time.” said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “I am thankful that in this project with the LEGO Group, Mario is jumping out of the digital world of game consoles and smart devices, and we are able to bring him into the world with a new, physical type of Mario play. It's very exciting to think of LEGO Mario becoming a real friend to children and to picture them playing in their very own Mario world that they imagined themselves.”

Kids aged 6+ can build levels and play their own way, with action-packed challenges having lots of creative fun in a highly interactive experience. LEGO Mario is used to collect virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platform, and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr. figure.

The Starter Course can be combined with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, which each unlock unique challenges and characters to play with and against friends. The first Expansion Sets, also revealed today, include the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. And because the products all include modular builds, fans are fully in charge of creating exactly the LEGO level course they want to see Mario come to life in.

Fans will also love the free LEGO® Super Mario™ app by the LEGO Group, a supporting feature to further enhance the physical play experience. It keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding, as well as it provides digital building instructions with zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggests other creative ways to build and play, and is a safe forum to share ideas with friends.

“We were thrilled to see the global reaction to news of LEGO Super Mario,” said Jonathan Bennink, Digital Design Lead on LEGO Super Mario, the LEGO Group. “Fans have been keen to learn more, so I am pleased that today we were able to reveal more details about this exciting new collaboration that has led to a reimagination of the LEGO building experience and an entirely new way to play inspired by the beloved video game icon, Super Mario. We can’t wait to see fans get creative and challenge each other with this highly engaging and social play experience.”

The full LEGO Super Mario assortment will launch Aug. 1st 2020, but fans can now pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course on
www.lego.com/supermario-startercourse and from select leading retailers around the world.

The recommended retail price for the Starter Course is 59.99 EUR/USD, while the recommended retail price for the two expansion sets will be 29.99 USD/EUR for the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and 99.99 USD/EUR for the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set.

Niantic sending out Pokemon GO virtual gift packages for those who can't visit PokeStops

A present for you!

Pokemon GO players are doing a lot of playing from home during self-quarantine, and Niantic is thrilled to see so many people doing their best to flatten the curve. That's why they want to reward players who are stuck at home, unable to visit real-life PokeStops.

If you happen to be one of those players, Niantic wants to send you a special virtual gift package for Pokemon GO. All you have to do is add them as a friend (9484-2295-3675), and they'll make sure you get one of their packages. You'll have 24 hours to open the package, so don't wait too long to see what you got!

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