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Pokémon: Twilight Wings: Episode 5 "Assistant" now available

The wait is over

You can now catch the fifth episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings, the seven-episode limited animated series set in the Galar region, on Pokémon TV and the official Pokémon YouTube channel. The first four episodes are also available to watch so you can catch up on the whole story.

In the previous episode, Gym Leader Nessa overcame pressure to choose the path she wanted to take in life. In this episode, the story focuses on Oleana, Chairman Rose's assistant. Oleana works hard to keep Galar running smoothly, and a constant stream of problems to solve can certainly be daunting. However, every now and again, things are put into perspective, and we're reminded of the importance of what we do. You can see what sparks this realization for Oleana in this latest episode, titled “Assistant.”

New Pokémon: Twilight Wings episodes will be released monthly, so check back to find out when the next episode will premiere.

Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond Episodes Added to Pokémon TV

Something to watch this weekend!

Just as Pokemon Co. promised back at the start of the week, Pokemon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond episodes have made their way to the Pokemon TV app. You can hop on right now and watch them to relive the classic adventures. If you need a recap of what the season provides, check out the official synopsis below.

Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan have foiled Team Rocket's latest evil plan, but a new danger lurks on the horizon when Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond arrives on Pokémon TV. With eight Gym badges in hand, Ash is ready to take on the region's ultimate challenge: the Unova League, where he'll face familiar rivals and new opponents in his ongoing quest to become a Pokémon Master! Meanwhile, Iris has been having some trouble connecting with her powerful and stubborn Dragonite—can a visit home to the Village of Dragons help sort things out for the aspiring Dragon Master? And what exciting new adventures await our heroes beyond the Unova League? The answers to come, as the journey continues!

The Outer Worlds - Switch, Xbox One, Xbox One X, PC visual and framerate comparison

I bet you can tell the difference

Word has already spread on The Outer Worlds' Switch port not being the prettiest version in the lineup, but just how different is it? Also important, how does it run compared to other versions? Check out the video above to see a comparison between Switch, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC.

Fire Emblem Heroes "Book IV - Realm of Nightmares" promo video

Nintendo has shared another short animated feature for Fire Emblem Heroes. This time around, we get a bit of story tied to Book IV: Realm of Nightmares. Give the spot a watch above!

Clubhouse Games Guest Pass now available in North America and Europe

Enjoy some fun for free!

Clubhouse Games Guest Pass may have already gone live in Japan a few hours ago, but now it's time for the rest of the world to enjoy the fun. The free demo/app is now available in both North America and Europe via the Switch eShop.

Clubhouse Games Guest Pass includes four games to play solo or with friends: Four-in-a-Row, Dominoes, President, and Slot Cars. Along with that, up to four people can connect locally with a player who owns the full game, allowing all to play the 40+ multiplayer games.

Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

CFK reveals new details for Hotel Sowls, a surreal mystery adventure heading to Switch

Something's not right with this hotel...

The game publisher CFK revealed more information on their new Nintendo Switch mystery adventure game, Hotel Sowls.

Already popular among adventure game fans in Steam, Hotel Sowls is notable for its nice mixture of dream-like soundtracks and 2D graphics, which adds to the surreal atmosphere of the game.

● Story

A mysterious stone was found in Sowls.

You, who are looking to succeed as a pharmacologist, paid a large sum of money to get it.

Now that you have the stone, you can start your "innovative research"...

...after you sleep! So you visited Hotel Sowls to get some rest.

However, you wake up next morning to find your precious stone stolen......!

● Welcome to a hotel full of secrets

You need to find out who stole your treasure. Strangely characteristic in shapes and sizes, the staff and guests give their own answers to the questions you ask. Reason out who the thief is based on the information you get from them.

● Enjoy your stay at the hotel

From whoever and whatever you meet in Hotel Sowls, you can discover stories. In the game, you can decide what to ask and how to answer based on their actions and reactions.

● You are the master of your own fate

Your choice decides your fate among many endings in Hotel Sowls. In five days, you must explore every part of the hotel for your lost stone. Can you take back the stone from the thief, and finally start the "innovative research" you've dreamed of?

Hotel Sowls, a surreal mystery adventure, will be released for Nintendo Switch (DL Only) some time this year. The Switch version of the game is currently under development by CFK, and the release date will be announced soon.

Ninty Fresh, a new print Nintendo magazine, hits its Kickstarter funding goal

It's a hit!

Check out the Kickstarter here

The last bastion of print Nintendo coverage, ONM, closed its doors in 2014, leaving a void of print Nintendo coverage ever since. In the subsequent years, many have yearned for a new Nintendo magazine. Even though enthusiast ventures have attempted to convey that content and capture that nostalgic feeling synonymous with Nintendo, it hasn’t been quite the same, until now. After six long years and with Nintendo’s stock at a resurgent high, the time is right for a new Nintendo magazine to make an entrance, and that’s Ninty Fresh.

Ninty Fresh is an unofficial print Nintendo magazine, packed with the latest content, analysis and Switch reviews, blended with some quality retro Nintendo coverage. Think of it as ONM/NOM crossed with Retro Gamer, although unaffiliated with any of those publications.

This first issue will feature an interview with former NOM Editor, Tim Street, a NES retrospective from Chris Scullion, author of the NES Encyclopaedia, and a behemoth of a Super Mario feature with words from many that either used to write in ONM or still write about Nintendo games today.

The issue is themed to celebrate the huge achievement that is 35 years of Super Mario adventures, supplemented with amazing bespoke cover artwork and lots of other great features.

Ninty Fresh issue 1 is being funded through Kickstarter, with many different levels of support from a PDF or print copy to premium levels for those that want to grab a copy. The magazine will ship worldwide and those interested will be able to support it via this link.

If you miss the days of ONM/NOM and other incredible Nintendo publications, here is your chance to support a new one. The team behind Ninty Fresh are looking to raise £2000 before June 30th to successfully fund the issue, and a print copy of the magazine can be secured from £5.

Check out the launch trailer for G-MODE Archives: Sukebooo Man

Bodacious!

G-MODE Archives: Sukebooo Man, the latest game in G-MODE's series of mobile ports to Switch, is now available in Japan. Check out the official launch trailer for this skateboarding title above.

Guerrilla Collective event pushed back to June 13th to 15th, 2020

The indie game showcase Guerrilla Collective was origianlly supposed to take place on June 6th to 8th, 2020, but that's no longer happening. The team behind the presentation has pushed things back to June 13th to 15th, 2020. Check out the team's full statement on the delay below.

The Guerrilla Collective came together to create to create a space where we all find a voice to support each other, our industry and our work. It is the cumulative effort of incredibly diverse teams unified in the creation of a digital event to bring hope and positive content to the world.

We recognize this is a time for action and for voices speaking out for justice and change to be heard. We stand united for change, for justice, and in support of Black Lives Matter.

We are announcing here that our event is moving to June 13, 14, and 15. We are preparing a live stream for June 7 to highlight Black voices in our industry, dedicated exclusively to showcasing games created by Black developers, titles featuring Black protagonists, and conversations with these creators. We will have more details to share shortly.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town updated to Version 1.1.4 in Japan

Sleep tight!

Marvelous has released version 1.1.4 update for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town in Japan. This update adds in the Sakura Korpokkur Outfit, which you can see in the screenshot above.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will be coming to the Switch in Europe on July 10th, followed by a North American release on July 14th, 2020.

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