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Switch Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 - live-stream/blog

Indie onslaught

The Switch Nindies Showcase: Spring 2019 is starting in just a few minutes! We'll keep tabs on all of today's reveals in the post below.

- Cuphead is coming to Switch, and it's due out April 18th, 2019
- Overland, fro the creator of Canabalt, is heading to Switch this Fall
- My Friend Pedro is launching on June 2019 as a console exclusive
- Neo Cab, a story-focused game taking place in a dystopian future, is coming this Summer
- The Red Lantern, a game centered around dogsled racing, is coming to Switch later this year
- Darkwood, a top-down survival horror game, is coming to Switch this May
- Katana Zero, a side-scrolling beat'em-up with rewind mechanics, hits Switch April 18th, 2019
- Double Fine is bringing Rad, a game about using mutations, to Switch this Summer
- Creature in the Well, a top-down mash-up of pinball and hack-and-slash, is coming to Switch this Summer
- Bloodroots, a top-down action game, hits Switch Summer 2019
- Pine, a primal fantasy, open-world. third-person, action adventure game, comes to Switch Aug. 2019
- Super Crate Box, with new multiplayer content, hits Switch April 2019
- Nuclear Throne hits Switch today
- Vlambeer Arcade is a collection of different arcade-style games that will be updated over time, and it's hits Switch later in 2019
- Swimsanity, a multiplayer underwater shooter, comes to Switch Summer 2019
- Into Creates and Sunsoft are bringing Blaster Master Zero 2 to Switch today!
- Stranger Things 3 comes to Switch July 4th, 2019
- Cadence of Hyrule, a Legend of Zelda/Crypt of the Necrodancer mash-up, is coming to Switch this Spring!

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland - another batch of screens and art

Check out the screens and art here

Following the adventures of the young Lulua Frixell, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has players set out to uncover the mysteries of an ancient codex and the land of Arland itself. Along Lulua’s journey she will discover beautiful lands – some new and some unexplored – while others have been affected by the tides of time since Rorona, Totori, and Meruru once traveled across Arland. Throughout these diverse environments, players will find a bounty of raw materials. As they fully explore each area they will not only unlock new places to navigate, but they will have a higher chance of finding rarer resources to help Lulua in her quest to learn the ultimate truth about the mysterious kingdom of Arland.

Fortnite's Version 8.11 now available

Knock knock

Fortnite has been updated to Version 8.11. You can check out the full patch notes for this update below.

WHAT’S NEW?

Flint-Knock Pistol
Knock, knock...who’s there? Flint-Knock, that’s who! Pick the perfect time and knock yourself or enemies back with this new weapon!

WEAPONS + ITEMS

Flint-Knock Pistol

Available in Common and Uncommon Rarities.
Found from Floor Loot.
Knocks back the shooter. Can also knock back the target if they’re close enough.
The closer you are to the target, the farther they get knocked away.
The shooter can crouch to prevent the knockback.
Close range damage: 86/90
Significant damage falloff.
Must reload after each shot.
3 second reload time.
Uses Heavy Ammo.

Unvaulted the Impulse Grenade
Impulse strength against vehicles has been increased by 344%

Increased the impulse strength of explosive weapons against vehicles by 233%

Scoped Assault Rifle
Increased base damage from 24/23 to 27/26
Reduced the spawn rate of the Baller from 100% to 50%

LIMITED TIME MODE: ONE SHOT
Low Gravity. Every player has 50 health. Snipers are the only weapon and Bandages are the only healing item. Jump high and aim well!

Mode Details

Gravity is set lower than normal.
The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
Semi-Auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
Players will spawn with 50 health, and can only heal if they find Bandages.

EVENTS

Tournament Update: Gauntlet Solo Test Event & Gauntlet Duo Test Event
Added two additional extended sessions, which will run 24 hours a day.
3/19/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/23/2019 00:00 UTC
3/23/2019 00:00 UTC until 3/26/2019 00:00 UTC
New Tournament: Blackheart Cup (March 23rd & 24th) [$100,000 in Cash Prizes!]
Participation in this event requires players to have placed in the Top 3% (global) of any Gauntlet Test Event session prior to the start of the tournament.
The prize pool will be distributed across all server regions, with official rules and details released later this week.
Format:
March 23rd - Round One: All Eligible Players
March 24th - Round Two: Top 3000 Players from Round One
Participating in tournaments and the Gauntlet Test now requires a minimum account level of 15. The requirement was previously at level 10.

AUDIO

Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue that caused The Baller’s tow-hook “release” sound to trigger twice each time.

UI

Bug Fixes
The new style for the Whiteout Outfit can now be selected.
Event leaderboards no longer display everyone as being at rank #0.

ART + ANIMATION

Adjusted lighting.
Increased lighting contrast in areas of shadow.
Increased color vibrancy.

CREATIVE MODE

WHAT’S NEW?

Black Glass Island
Reflect your creativity onto this brand new island!

ISLANDS
Black Glass Island

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where grenades were thrown from outside the save volume of islands, toward the island, would apply grenade effects (eg. knockback, chiller effects) to other players and vehicles.

CREATIVE TOOLS + PHONE

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where some objects had become un-targetable with the Phone, such as Llamas and Vehicles. Those now react correctly when targeted by the Phone.

DEVICES

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where a Sentry would occasionally not cause damage to players.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes

Made stability improvements around ending and leaving games in Creative Mode.

Dragalia Lost - content update for March 20th, 2019

[Event Quests] New Void enemies, new craftable weapons, and a new Treasure Trade reward have been added to Void Battles

[Log-in Bonus] In order to celebrate the half Anniversary of Dragalia Lost, a countdown Log-in Bonus is now live. It allows you to get 1 Summon Voucher a day for up to 7 days (so 7 Summon Vouchers in total) (available until March 27th)

[Summon Showcase] A new Summon Showcase is now lie: Water’s Blessing. (available until March 27th)

[Event Quests] A new schedule for Void Battles is now live (available until March 31st)

[Endeavours] Two new sets of Endeavours are now available: Void Battles (Daily and Limited) (available until March 31st)

[Manga] Chapter 82 of the official Dragalia Lost 4-koma manga, Dragalia Life, is now available: Team’s Stealth Day Out. Click here to check them out (also available from within the game itself) (no end date)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for March 20th, 2019

[Special Maps] The Bound Hero Battle feat. Ishtair and Reinhardt is now back (available until March 26th)

[Quests] A new set of Quests is now available: Bound Hero Battle (available until March 26th)

Wizard of Legend's "Sky Palace" Update (v1.1) now available

Things are looking up

Who doesn't like a bit of free content? Wizard of Legend has been updated to Version 1.1, which includes the Sky Palace content, and a bunch of other tweaks. Check out the full patch notes below.

This is a free update that is now live on all platforms (PC/Mac/Linux, Switch, PS4, and Xbox)
We tried our best to document all the changes, but this is a fairly large update and we may have missed a few things! If you run into any issues, please drop us a line via email, Twitter, or Discord!

----------- Quick Overview -----------

New Sky Palace stage
Wind Sovereign Shuu joins the Magic Council
Over 20 new arcana and 20 new signatures
Endless Mode
Over 35 new relics
3 new outfits
New enemies
And more!

----------- Change Log -----------
UI

Description of arcana and relics in shops are now displayed in a pop up when you walk up to them
Training dummies now display total damage done when they reset to original position
Added UI notice to show when relics are lost

Arcana

5 new basic arcana
5 new dash arcana
12 new standard arcana
22 new signatures
Lowered cost of signatures in Lanova Plaza to 50
Minor adjustments to existing arcana (see below)

Relics

28 new relics
9 new run modifier cursed relics
Minor adjustments to existing relics (see below)

Outfits

3 new outfits

Enemies

Wind Sovereign Shuu added to the Magic Council
Elemental variations of lancers
Zoner enemies
Macho Ghoul
Crush Colossus mini boss
Laser Cyclops
Blob Barrager
Roller Blob
Air elemental versions of rogue, mage, knight, archer, and lancer

Mimics

Super Archer now does extra strafe attacks based on difficulty level

NPCs

New NPC in the Chaos Trials that helps gather gems
Nox now sells special cursed relics in Lanova Plaza (must clear Chaos Trials once)
Mysterious Timekeeper NPC that enables endless mode (must clear Chaos Trials once)

Stages

Sky Palace stage
All stores and NPCs in the Chaos Trials now spawn a portal to the start of the stage until the mini boss room is discovered
90+ new room variations
Minor new variations to stage props

Versus

2 new arenas

Minor Arcana Adjustments

Absolute Finale cooldown reduced
Searing Rush cooldown reduced
Spike Track cooldown reduced
Ion Spike cooldown reduced
Frost Feint cooldown reduced
Voltaic Needle attack box adjusted to make it easier to hit
Exploding Fireball's signature version now burns on the final explosion
Mentis Imperium damage increased, cooldown lowered, and knockback increased
Toxic Bolas damage increased, poison level increased, root duration increased
Earthquake Axe now executes faster and causes less knockback
Embracing Vines now spawns a second row even when not empowered. Cooldown increased and root duration lowered

Minor Relic Adjustments

Friendship Bracelet now works even when only 1 player equips it (but with lowered effectiveness). It now also prevents PvP events after boss fights
Broken Plague Flask effects doubled and moved to Nox's store in Lanova Plaza
Large Red Button lowered health penalty and moved to Nox's store in Lanova Plaza
Abhorrent Cologne effects increased and moved to Nox's store in Lanova Plaza

Detective Pikachu news - TCG Japanese release date, new Japanese poster

Promotions for the film pick up

We have two more tidbits on the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, both of which pertain to Japan. First up is the image above, which is a new poster to promote the movie in Japan. Detective Pikachu sees release in Japan on May 3rd, 2019.

Next up, we have confirmation of the Detective Pikachu TCG set seeing release in Japan. The set will launch on April 26th 2019, and contains 24 cards, including the 18 cards we have in our set, along with various promo cards and the GX cards. There will also be a Secret Rare card, but no other details on that were shared.

Super Kickers League - more gameplay footage

The best arcade experience and football fantasy are waiting for you in Super Kickers League. There are no referees, there are no rules, everything is allowed, the only aim is to score more goals than your rival!

Japanese software/hardware sales - March 11th to 17th, 2019

Steady as she goes

Nintendo's first-party efforts hold strong in the top ten for this week, even with some competition on the Sony side of things. It'll be very interesting to see what happens with Switch hardware sales when Yoshi's Crafted World launches. I think this might be the calm before the storm!

01./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy's The Division 2 # (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) - 63.817 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) - 51.039 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) - 33.149 / 149.350 (-71%)
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 20.706 / 2.953.145 (-12%)
05./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 16.997 / 516.540 (-15%)
06./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.288 / 2.178.288 (-8%)
07./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 10.112 / 1.536.216 (-11%)
08./00. [PS4] LoveR (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.980) - 9.985 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Judgment (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) - 8.677 / 263.407
10./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 8.479 / 1.325.825 (-14%)
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 8.429 / 1.055.218 (-9%)
12./09. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 7.955 / 640.825 (-5%)
13./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 7.516 / 2.962.831 (-3%)
14./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥2.980) - 5.872 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) - 5.330 / NEW
16./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) - 5.236 / 790.805 (+16%)
17./00. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) - 4.704 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! # (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.03.14} (¥5.980) - 4.014 / NEW
19./19. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 2.883 / 743.782 (+3%)
20./20. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 2.760 / 1.962.818 (+2%)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution - more screens and art

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Remember, there's a very good chance that Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is going to be localized. Konami grabbed trademarks for the name in both the United States and Europe, so all we're waiting on now is an official announcement!