Dungeon of the Endless - Let the Pug Out trailer

Ayairi Whairydd pugs her way out in a brand new trailer revealing Dungeon of the Endless' Console release date! SEGA and Amplitude Studios partner up with Playdigious to adapt and publish the critically acclaimed tower-defense Dungeon of the Endless on Nintendo Switch on May 15th!  

Pre-Orders are now open on Nintendo Switch to benefit from a 20% off price, or Pre-Order the Retail and Signature Edition by Merge Games!

For the first time, you'll be able to select Ayairi Whairydd the pug right from the start on the selection screen!  

When their escape pod crashes on the unexplored planet of Auriga, prisoners and guards have no choice but to work together to survive. In this rogue-like dungeon-defense game, protect your generator with your team of heroes -each with their own strengths and flaws- from endless waves of monsters and fight your way to the surface to discover the truth about Auriga!

Gunbrick: Reloaded - more footage

In a future where cars are obsolete, the Gunbrick has become a worldwide sensation!

Encounter wasteland mutants, crazed nerds, law enforcement and all manner of cube based adversaries in this action packed puzzle platformer.

Spring Sale 2020 (EU) - trailer, first-party games added to line-up

A new trailer for this year's Spring Sale has been released. In addition to the trailer, a bunch of first-party games have been added to the line-up. Players have now access to discounts on Astral Chain, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kirby: Star Allies, The Stretchers, Snipperclips, Captain Toad and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The discounts run until the 19th of April.

PR - Giraffe and Annika is coming to Nintendo Switch in Summer 2020!

Giraffe and Annika, coming to PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™, will launch August 25 in North America, August 28 in Europe, and September 4 in Oceania! This charming adventure follows Annika, who awakens on an island with no recollection of her past. With the help of the witch Lily and the mysterious boy Giraffe, she must find star fragments to regain her memories.

The Giraffe and Annika Musical Mayhem Edition is now available for preorder at the NISA Online Store! (Also available for PlayStation®4.)

Pokemon Sword & Shield - Jungle Healing move revealed for Zarude

A new move has been revealed for Zarude. At level 90, the legendary Pokemon will learn the move ''Jungle Healing''. Outside of recovery, it is unsure what the move exactly entails.

UPDATE - new information has been released on the Pokemon website...

Zarude’s signature move: Jungle Healing!
Once Zarude reaches Lv. 90, it can learn Jungle Healing—a unique move only Zarude can learn.

In this Grass-type status move, the Pokémon wraps its vines around trees and absorbs their energy, then releases that energy combined with its own. Healing power radiates around the area and heals both the user and its ally Pokémon, restoring their HP and curing them of any status conditions.

This week's North American downloads - April 9 (Tharsis and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Event – Hippity skippity, hoppity ho! Just in time for the season, the bright Zipper T Bunny has begun visiting islands for a limited time. The energetic visitor will be hiding eggs around islands that allow residents to create special items, including furniture, flooring, décor and accessories. There are only a few more days left to find those eggs before the event ends on April 12, so get hopping and craft those seasonal DIY projects! Hop-hop-hooray!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
April showers bring spring sales! Nintendo eShop is blooming with deals! Pick up some great Nintendo Switch games that are on sale now! For a limited time only, learn more at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull
Arcade Archives MX5000
Battle Princess Madelyn Royal Edition
Black Rainbow
Boot Hill Bounties – Available April 14
Bridge! 3
Desktop Basketball
Doubles Hard – Available April 15
Fight of Animals
Gunbrick: Reloaded
Monster Viator
Null Drifter
Path of Giants – Available April 14
Push the Box
RMX Real Motocross – Available April 10
Rocket Rabbit – Coin Race – Available April 10
Rush Rover – Available April 10
Solitaire Deluxe Bundle – 3 in 1 – Available April 10
Tharsis – Available April 11

This week's European downloads - April 9 (Tharsis, Galaxy of Pen & Paper and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull (JetDogs) - €7.99/£7.19
With over a million downloads and a passionate community of players, Hercules heat arrives on Nintendo Switch yet again – this time for its breathtaking sequel!

Don't wake the sleeping dragon… or rather don't try to mess with Hera! The Greek Goddess is upset with Hercules, and in the fit of anger decides to turn the famed Cretan Bull into a wild beast! The bull is destroying everything in his path: roads, buildings and the entire villages are in huge danger! Only one hero can stop the mayhem and tame the bull - it's Hercules. The story doesn’t end there though; Join Hercules and his friends on a wild ride as you restore villages, fight beasts and construct world wonders!

Overcooked! 2 - Gourmet Edition (Team17) - €42.49/£37.49 (€31.86/£28.11 until April 20)
- Overcooked! 2 game
- Too Many Cooks Pack
- Surf 'n' Turf
- Campfire Cook Off
- Night of the Hangry Horde
- Carnival of Chaos

Grimvalor (Direlight) - €12.99/£11.99
Slice your way through the hordes of darkness and face King Valor's guardians as you delve deep into this darkvania!

A malicious power stirs in the forgotten kingdom of Vallaris. Tasked with discovering the fate of its lost king, your quest quickly takes a sinister turn and you are cast into the abyss. Surrounded and outnumbered, you must grab your sword, steel your temper and fight your way through a land that does not welcome you. Except for the friendly merchant - he's grateful for your business.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories (NIS America) - €59.99/£53.99
In the shadow of a massive earthquake, you must brave a destroyed city where your choices will determine who survives.

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike (Triangle Studios) - €14.99/£13.49
Presented in pixel art and set in a future post-apocalyptic setting, Convoy is a squad based tactical roguelike in its core. You travel with your combat vehicles and convoy across a wasteland to find parts needed to repair your broken spaceship. During your journey you will encounter strangers in randomized scenarios by picking up radio signals.

Depending on the choices you make, signals can either lead to tactical combat, text based dialogue or chance based role-play. Whatever choice you make, you need to keep your convoy and its cargo safe from raiders, privateers and other enemies. Keep upgrading your vehicles, as death is permanent in Convoy.

Towertale (Keybol Games) - €8.99/£7.99
Towertale is a 2D, story-driven action game that has a heavy focus on boss battles. Fight your way up the elusive Tower and challenge the bosses of each level. Unveil the mystery that lies up in its peak.

Play four different stories and unlock multiple endings. Join Lionel, Faindrel, Lord Snicklefritz and "Dark Echo" in their quest to get to the top!

Ubongo! (USM) - €12.99/£11.99
Fast-paced, addictive, and easy to learn – Ubongo brings excitement and fun to your Nintendo Switch.

In this fast-paced game, you'll need to use your wits to solve a puzzle of various shapes as quickly as possible. Download the ultimate puzzle fun and see how quickly you can turn these puzzles around.

Discover four exotic worlds in the Solo campaign. Take on hundreds of gripping levels in the Baobab Savanna, on the wild Fang River, in the Whispering Jungle, and in the sandy Canyon of Bones. Join a zebra, a crocodile, a gorilla, and a rattlesnake on a journey through their puzzle worlds, challenging you with increasingly tricky puzzles.

Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition (Plug In Digital) - €12.49/£11.29
Create your own game master and RPG party, as they roleplay, explore distant planets in their imagination, fight weird aliens and save the galaxy in the era of dial-up internet and floppy disks!

Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a turn-based RPG that takes the pen and paper games of your childhood and launches them into space. Set in the year 1999, a group of friends brave the perils of a strange new galaxy, armed with dice and unique skill sets.

The player creates their own Game Master and builds a party to play through a number of weird and exciting campaigns, earning prestige and unlocking new skills along the way. Galaxy of Pen & Paper expands on concepts from its predecessor, Knights of Pen & Paper, by featuring a larger universe, a greater variety of races, and an imaginative new sci-fi setting.

Pen and Paper Games Bundle (Plug In Digital) - €29.99/£26.99
- Knights of Pen & Paper
- Knights of Pen & Paper 2
- Galaxy of Pen and Paper

Black Rainbow (Ocean Media) - €9.99/£8.99
For adventurer Helen Stone, the biggest adventure is yet to follow. Help Helen escape the burning village and guide her through the dark and dangerous forests and help the people of Amazonia.

Null Drifter (eastasiasoft) - €4.99/£4.49 (€3.99/£3.59 until April 29)
Blast into a 1-bit lo-fi simulation that will gradually train your skills up to become the ultimate space-fighter pilot! Secretly part of the Project Starship world, this twin-stick shooter is designed to prepare pilots for their mission against the awakened forces of the void. By slowly introducing new challenges and more frenetic battles, the Null Drifter simulation will push the limits of any pilot to the next level!

Battle Princess Madelyn Royal Edition (Causal Bit Games) - €13.30/£11.99
Join Battle Princess Madelyn and her ghostly canine companion, Fritzy, as they set out on a quest to save her family and rid the land of an evil wizard--in this retro arcade action packed epic!

Pure arcade action! Redesigned with the creators original vision!
New enemies, bosses, music and sfx added! Completely redesigned stages!

Gunbrick: Reloaded (Nitrome) - €13.49/£11.99
In a future where cars are obsolete, the Gunbrick has become a worldwide sensation!

Encounter wasteland mutants, crazed nerds, law enforcement and all manner of cube based adversaries in this action packed puzzle platformer.

Fight of Animals (Digital Crafter) - €8.99/£8.09
Meme Animals such as Power Hook Dog, Mighty Fox, Magic Squirrel, and more have now become Fighters!!

Simple Controls & Funny Animals & Exciting Battles. Choose your favorite animal and join the fight. Players can fight through arcade mode to become the King of Animals!

Bridge! 3 (Aerosoft) - €9.99/£8.99
Let your creativity run as a bridge builder and take the challenge to prove yourself as a true master of bridge building! As a structural engineer and designer, you have the responsibility for a perfect static load capacity of the bridge. In Bridge! 3 you have the opportunity to build your bridges and their carrying capacity to the utmost!

You want to create your own level? No problem, because you can design the most complicated bridges the world has ever seen. Use all the new and exciting features that we have made available for you. Romp yourself and create your own levels and missions that you share with the community. You can use up to 20 different original components. You have endless possibilities!

With more than 30 varied missions and additional content from the community, you as the master builder are faced with numerous challenges. In Bridge! 3 you can install new special components such as boosters, checkpoints or trampolines. Not only can you create completely new bridges, but you can also master platforms independently and on various systems.

Monster Viator (Kemco) - €14.99/£13.49
Unable to remember who he is, Culter is mysteriously able to communicate with monsters. He soon comes across Aira, a shepherd who controls monsters with a harp and sets out together on a journey to uncover his memories. A fairy-tale like adventure with a legendary Hero with a thousand monsters, a Fountain of Truth and a witch unfolds!

Ride a dragon and soar the skies or on a raft down the river! Compelling pixel art breathes life into your adventure. Journey with more than 20 monsters, each with their own abilities and personalities. Hang tight and take your time in exploring not only challenging dungeons but what this fantasy RPG has to offer!

Arcade Archives Flak Attack (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"FLAK ATTACK" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1987. The goal for the player is to fly in the latest fighter aircraft of the Roufanis territory and fight with the Desalis empire which is trying to dominate the world. It is a title highly regarded by a selected few containing an interesting content including features such as a military-style worldview, simple controls and exciting BGM.

RMX Real Motorcross (Ultimate Games, available April 10) - €6.99/£6.29
Take part in exciting motocross racing - race on different tracks. Upgrade your bike to score higher place. After each race remember to Fix broken parts and upgrade your motorcycle to win! Learn tricks, earn money, and win every championship.

Rush Rover (Ratalaika Games, available April 10) - €4.99/£4.99
Rush Rover is a 2D top-down shooter game with game play mechanics similar to traditional shmups. It includes random map generation, unique weapons, lots of different enemies, exciting boss battles and a dynamic chip tune soundtrack.

In the universe of Rush Rover, intelligent robots and mining exploration have spread over every known galaxy. After the war of independence against humanity, these highly intelligent and powerful machines attempt to rule over everything so they start hacking other robots. You control a "clean" mining rover, picking up weapons and rushing to survive!

Depixtion (DevHour Games, available April 10) - €7.19/£6.49
Based on the popular Picross genre, Depixtion blends color mixing mechanics with the rules of nonograms to create a uniquely colorful experience.

Tharsis (QubicGames, available April 11) - €11.99/£10.79 (€8.99/£8.09 until April 26)
A mysterious signal coming from the Tharsis region of Mars sets your crew of astronauts off on a risky mission. Who sent it? And why? Impossible questions, but your fate is sealed on finding out. Now, millions of miles away from home, a micrometeoroid storm damaged your spaceship and killed two vital members of your crew. The mission is no longer just discovery, but to survive the journey with those still left alive.

Tharsis is built around a unique mix of a board game and video game mechanics. The outcomes of your choices are determined by rolls of the dice, but ultimately it is up to you and your decisions that will affect the mission’s success. Guide your crew through onboard disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space. Maintain what remains of their health and sanity as they are strained by a crumbling ship, lack of food and the strange and disturbing signals coming from the Red Planet.

Succeeding in Tharsis requires you to make the best of what you have, even if everything indicates failure. Certain factors may be outside of your control, but that doesn't mean they can't be overcome. Be ready to plan and adapt continually. The game offers three levels of difficulty - easy for a fair learning curve, normal for those wanting a tough but fair challenge and hard for the true challenge seekers.

Downloadable Content

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Ninja Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Video Rental Shop Staff Uniform (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Embroidered Dragon Satin Jacket (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Competitive Swimsuit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Judo Black Belt Outfit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Santa Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Leotard Outfit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Disaster Report 4 T-shirt (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Maid Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Baseball Uniform (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Swimsuit Oufit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Cowboy Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Disaster Curry T-shirt and cap (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - School Uniform (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Police Uniform (NIS America) - Free

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Hunting Cap and Jacket (NIS America) - €1.49/£1.39
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Fishmonger Costume (NIS America) - €1.49/£1.39
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Space Fighter Pilot Jet (NIS America) - €1.49/£1.39

Monster Viator: Damage x2 (Kemco) - €4.99/£4.49
Monster Viator: White Pancho (Kemco) - €2.99/£2.69
Monster Viator: Experience x3 (Kemco) - €4.99/£4.49

Pic-a-Pieces: 15x15 Pieces Pack 15 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99
Pic-a-Pieces: 20x20 Pieces Pack 15 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99

GoNintendo Thought: Nintendo, it's time for WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven on Switch

Time for these franchises to shine once again

Today we're talking about two Nintendo franchises that are very near and dear to my heart. I hope you feel the same way about them. Let's get the chatter going and hope Nintendo pays attention! As always, thanks for reading.


One of my favorite things about Nintendo is their experimental nature. For every Super Mario or Legend of Zelda, there's a Nintendo Labo, Ring Fit Adventure, and so on. Nintendo always innovates within their core franchises, but there's no denying that they love to dabble with non-traditional ideas for completely new games. Even if those off-the-wall experiences don't interest you personally, you have to respect Nintendo's desire to expand what games can be, and willingness to try new ideas.

It's those hits and misses that make Nintendo a very exciting company to follow. You always know that the next big Metroid or Animal Crossing is in the works, but the real fun comes from wondering what wacky ideas they're cooking up. It's Nintendo's urge to forge ahead into the unknown that has given us genre-busting franchises like WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven. These series' have both gone on to release multiple installments and sell millions of units worldwide. I think it's about time Nintendo added to those franchises with new installments for the Switch.

Truth be told, I'm actually shocked that we haven't seen a WarioWare title on Switch by this point. The Switch is absolutely perfect for bringing new experiences to WarioWare. Every new WarioWare installment since the original has gone out of its way to utilize the features of the platform its on. WarioWare Twisted crammed rotation and rumble aspects into a GBA cart, WarioWare Touched went all in on the DS touchscreen, WarioWare Smooth Moves was a true showpiece for what the Wii Remote could do, and WarioWare Snapped utilized the DSi camera.

Since Snapped released, Nintendo has been working on spin-offs or compilations for WarioWare, meaning we haven't gotten a true WarioWare game since 2008. WarioWare D.I.Y. was absolutely an impressive experience for making your own microgames, Game & Wario did some unique things with the Wii U GamePad, and WarioWare Gold sprinkled in some new fun alongside microgame classics. All well and good in their own right, but not the next real step in the franchise. This only drives the point home that it's time for WarioWare to return to form on Switch.

Can you imagine the crazy microgames Nintendo could come up with on Switch? You could have a whole new collection of microgames similar to what was found in Smooth Moves, but that's just scratching the surface. WarioWare is one of the few franchises that could really take the Joy-Con IR camera and run with it. It's hard to imagine that Nintendo would have any trouble coming up with countless ideas for that much-neglected Joy-Con feature. The same goes for HD Rumble, which also seems perfectly suited to WarioWare. Combining everything the Switch can do into one WarioWare entry would make for an installment jam-packed with new ways to play.

Things get even better when you start thinking about Nintendo utilizing accessories. I think the biggest opportunity would come from Ring Fit Adventure's Ring-Con. Once again, this unique control method is another perfect example of a gateway to new and unique microgames. I'd also be down with some Nintendo Labo-style WarioWare outings as well. There's no doubt Nintendo could come up with really kooky stuff if they went down that path. It's important to remember that these accessories wouldn't have to be the main focus for the next WarioWare, but they could be bonus content for those who have access to the necessary peripherals. The core game itself could still offer up hundreds upon hundreds of microgames based on what comes with the Switch alone.

The same thing can be said about the Rhythm Heaven series, perhaps to a lesser degree. While it doesn't have the versatility and experimentation aspects that the WarioWare series does, there's no reason why Rhythm Heaven couldn't put the Switch's features to great use as well.

Just like WarioWare, we haven't seen a brand-new installment in the Rhythm Heaven series in quite some time. We had the expanded Rhythm Heaven Megamix on 3DS, which was once again a best-of game with a few new songs to play. Before that, the last new installment was Rhythm Heaven Fever on the Wii, which was all the way back in 2012. 8 long hears since a truly new installment for the franchise seems like far too long. While Wii U owners got a WarioWare spin-off in Made in Wario, Rhythm Heaven fans had to make do with Rhythm Heaven Fever, or the 3DS rehash.

The Switch is all about offering up unique ways for people to play, allowing them to pick an option best suited to their playstyle. Rhythm Heaven could do that as well, moreso than any previous installment. We've had Rhythm Heaven on both portables and consoles in the past, but Rhythm Heaven on the Switch could provide both experiences perfectly. If you want to hear the game's music pumping through your home theater, drop your Switch into the dock. If you're looking for a more personal experience, grab a set of headphones and play portable. Most importantly, you can get some friends in on the action as well by playing multiplayer on TV, or through tabletop mode. Every option provides a new way to experience the fun, be it solo or with others.

On top of that, the Switch input methods are perfect for Rhythm Heaven too. The entire series is about giving players the easiest ways possible to tap out the game's beats. You could use a single button press on the Joy-Con, and you'd be able to hold it in multiple orientations. The game could also allow for touchscreen input as it has on previous portable installments. Why not throw in a special collection of games that make use of the enhanced motion controls the Joy-Con offer? With the Switch's expanded audience and ease of play, Rhythm Heaven seems like it could have a true breakthrough moment for the entire series.

Will WarioWare or Rhythm Heaven end up making their way to the Switch? I certainly hope so, but I honestly don't know. I was truly shocked to see that we didn't get a true installment in the WarioWare series on the 3DS. I thought that platform would be a lock for the long-running franchise, but Nintendo opted for the compilation package instead. I'd like to think that there's an even better case to be made for WarioWare on the Switch, but you never know. Truth be told, I think WarioWare has a much better chance at a new Switch installment over Rhythm Heaven, which makes me sad. I love both franchises dearly, but there's no doubt WarioWare is the bigger money-maker of the two.

The thing that bothers me the most is that I see so much potential for both franchises on the platform. If we don't get either series on the Switch, it will feel like a pair of major missed opportunities. I want to see what Nintendo can do with both series' on Switch, as there's so many different directions to go in. Both WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven let us see Nintendo at their most unleashed, with free-form ideas, wacky direction, and pure fun. Using the Switch hardware to expand on both games seems like an absolute no-brainer.

Please, Nintendo...don't skip out on these opportunities. WarioWare could be the most impressive use of Switch tech to date, and Rhythm Heaven could really find a bigger audience than ever due to Switch's hybrid nature. Your fans are ready to scoop these games up, and we know you can put together something magical.

Yoru Tomosu Japanese cover art revealed, preorder bonuses detailed

The usual preorder suspects

Nippon Ichi Software is releasing Yoru Tomosu in Japan on July 30th, 2020, and retailers are already revealing their preorder bonuses. Customers can snag magnets, tapestries, posters, clear files, and more depending on the retailer. Check out pictures of these items and more here.


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