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Nintendo Minute - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Snapshot Mode Challenge

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Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Today we’re having some fun and taking on YOUR challenges in Snapshot Mode in Bowser’s Fury! We posted to the Community Tab a little while ago asking you what photos we should take in Bowser’s Fury and you had some really awesome and also some very strange requests. We picked three to tackle today so let us know how you think we did! Have you played with Snapshot Mode? As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

Thunderflash - more gameplay


Thunderflash is a "love letter" to the arcade games of the 80s. It is a Run 'n Gun game inspired by gems like Ikari Warriors, Commando and Heavy Barrel.

RUMOR - Life is Strange coming to Switch

Stranger things have happened

For years now, I've been wondering why Life is Strange hasn't made its way to Switch. The game seems like a perfect fit for the platform. Visual novels are all over the Switch, and while Life is Strange isn't a traditional visual novel, it certainly shares a few similar elements. Thankfully, it seems the game might soon be making its way over.

An industry insider over on ResetEra has shared a bunch of information on upcoming Life is Strange titles, and according to them, the original game is making its way to Switch. This insider has shared details with the staff at ResetEra that weren't made public, but staff felt the materials they saw were enough to verify the insider's claims. That said, the insider has since requested that the info be removed from the forum.

Now all we can do is sit back and wait for an official announcement. A Life is Strange port really does seem like a no-brainer, so hopefully this turns out to be true.

Super Rare Games giving immersive puzzle game Creaks a physical Switch release next week

5,000 copies to go around

Super Rare Games has revealed their next physical Switch release. Creaks is going up for pre-order next week, and you can get the complete rundown in the press release below.

Explore at your own peril! 🧩

We're proud to reveal we're partnering with Amanita Design again to release their hand-painted immersive puzzle game Creaks in physical form for the first time on the Nintendo Switch™.

Only 5,000 copies total will ever be printed, which go on sale March 4th at 6pm GMT (10am PT/1pm ET) for approx £27 (excluding tax and shipping) - available worldwide exclusively at superraregames.com. 2,000 SteelBook bundles will also be available as part of the 5k print run.

In typical Super Rare Games tradition, this rare print physical release includes all the current content on its cart, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards randomly selected from the five-card set. Fans won't have long to wait, as Super Rare Games titles ship soon after going on sale.

About Creaks

The ground starts shaking, light bulbs are breaking - and something rather unusual is happening right behind the walls of your very room. Equipped with nothing but wit and courage, you slowly descend into a world inhabited by avian folk and seemingly deadly furniture monsters.

🧗 The next Amanita Design classic - From the creators of indie classics Machinarium, Samorost, and the highly anticipated Happy Game, Super Rare teams up with this indie darling once again following a sold-out physical release of Machinarium

🧩 Immersive puzzles - Proceed at your own pace at figuring out the solutions to dozens of carefully designed puzzles - explore the mansion for hidden paintings and uncover the great secret

🧗 Hand-painted visuals - Amanita Design's iconic visual art style returns, with precise animation, eerie sounds, and an eclectic original score from Hidden Orchestra

🧩 Immersive puzzles - Proceed at your own pace at figuring out the solutions to dozens of carefully designed puzzles - explore the mansion for hidden paintings and uncover the great secret

🧗 A world of whimsy - Explore an inspired, detailed world filled with bizarre and curious characters, trinkets galore, and an immersive, fantastical story

Capcom talks about how the pandemic impacted Monster Hunter Rise's development

A welcome change

Capcom originally wanted to have Monster Hunter Rise out a bit earlier, but the pandemic caused them to make some big shifts at the office. All games being worked on at the time were impacted, but now studios have come to work with the situation.

In an interview with Dtoid, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto talked about the pandemic's impact on Monster Hunter Rise. Obviously there were some big changes behind the scenes, but it sounds like the end result actually worked out quite well.

Basically, one of the major changes...all of the meetings are done online, digitally through Zoom or Teams. We hardly ever meet in person anymore. That's helped a lot for us. We've been successful with that, and I hope to see more studios use that method.

Where's Waldo-style "Wind Peaks" coming to Switch on March 3rd, 2021

Take a peek!

Are you a Where's Waldo fan? If so, you'll probably like what Wind Peaks has to offer. The hidden object game is coming to Switch on March 3rd, 2021, and is priced at $15. Check out full details on the game below.

In a place called Wind Peaks, mysteries happen, help the scouts find all the missing objects in this fun and relaxing adventure of treasure hunt.

What Happens in Wind Peaks?

Wind Peaks is a searching game, with distinct hand drawn cartoonish visuals, telling the story of a group of scouts that finds a map that guides them to a magical part of the forest.

Game Type

Hidden Object / Puzzle

Game Features

• 10 cartoonish hand made levels
• Relaxing forest sounds
• A relaxing wholesome experience
• Fun and peaceful interactions
• Cute casual gameplay

Guess the story

In Wind Peaks the story is told through the hidden objects and by the level set pieces. To progress with it, find every object to revel a cutscene.

• No death / violence
• No hyper-realism / last-gen graphics
• No procedural worlds

Pokemon Co. reveals Easter merch lineup

All the pastels you could want

Pokemon Co. has cooked up a line of Easter merch that's going to launch in Pokemon Centers on March 13th, 2021. You can see a complete rundown of the merch below.

Pikachu plush 1,760 yen (★)
Scorbunny Plush 1,760 yen (★)
Wooloo Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Rowlet Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Natu Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Torchic Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Tissue Box Cover 3,740 yen (★)
Pouch with wet tissue case 1,980 yen (★)
Brush & Drawstring Set 1,320 yen (★)
Eco Bag 1,980 yen (★)
Charm Mirror 1,650 yen (★)
Necklace 1,430 yen (★)
Bracelet 1,320 yen (★)
Earrings 1,430 yen (★)
Ear Piercing 1,430 yen (★)
Accessory case 2,750 yen (★)
Hand towel 660 yen (★)
Hand towel (Wooloo) 660 yen (★)
Hair Scrunchie (Blue) 1,320 (★)
Hair Scrunchie (Yellow) 1,320 (★)
A4 Clear File 5P 506 yen (★)
Masking tape (2 pcs set) 880 yen (★) )
Frame memo 715 yen (★)
Sticky sticker with box 825 yen (★)
Metal charm set (Pikachu) 880 yen (★)
Metal charm set (Scorbunny) 880 yen (★)
Acrylic charm collection with egg case Happy Easter Basket 715 yen
8 types in total. You cannot choose the pattern.
Chocolate pie Happy Easter Basket 1,296 yen

*Items marked with (★) will be available from Amazon Japan at a later date.

Japanese eShop charts for Feb. 18th to 24th, 2021

An interesting fight at the top of the charts

The latest eShop charts for Japan have come in, and there's quite a shake-up at the top of the charts. Looks like Japan is hungry for the next Story of Seasons game! Check out the charts below for Feb. 18th to 24th, 2021.

Switch

01./New. – Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) [25.2.2021] (pre-order and launch discount: 10% off until March 14th)
02./02. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./New. – Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town + Expansion Pass Set (Marvelous) [25.2.2021] (pre-order and launch discount: 10% off until March 14th)
04./01. – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) [12.2.2021]
05./New. – Capcom Arcade Stadium Packs 1, 2, 3 Set (Capcom) [18.2.2021]
06./03. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until February 25th)
07./04. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
08./New. – Bravely Default II (Square-Enix) [26.2.2021]
09./08. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
10./09. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (75% off until February 25th)
11./New. – Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (Capcom) [25.2.2021]
12./06. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
13./15. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
14./09. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (75% off until February 25th)
15./00. – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) [01.12.2017]
16./05. – Little Nightmares II (Bandai-Namco) [10.2.2021]
17./New. – G-Mode Archives 30 Sorcerian (G-Mode) [18.2.2021]
18./10. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
19./New. – Capcom Arcade Stadium Pack 3: Arcade Evolution (’92 – ’01) (Capcom) [18.2.2021]
20./14. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]

3DS

01./01. – Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3!! Endo Mamoru Densetsu (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 6 076 Yen)
02./02. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
03./03. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Supernova (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
04./04. – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy: Big Bang (Level-5) [05.12.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
05./05. – Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level-5) [28.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 238 Yen)
06./08. – The Little Battlers eXperience W: Super Custom (Level-5) [18.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instea of 4 191 Yen)
07./07. – Fantasy Life Link! (Level-5) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 217 Yen)
08./06. – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5) [06.2.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 143 Yen)
09./10. – Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones: Wildfire (Level-5) [29.5.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 762 Yen)
10./09. – Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Level-5) [29.11.2012] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 5 765 Yen)

Monster Hunter Rise official guide book detailed, more footage and screens released

A monstrous guide

Yet another round of Monster Hunter Rise content has released. You can watch some new gameplay in the video above, and check out a ton of screens here, here, and here.

Along with that, Famitsu has revealed that they're releasing an official Monster Hunter Rise guide book in Japan. The book launches on March 26th, 2021, and will be priced at 1,760 yen. This 256-page book will include all the details you could want on monsters, tactics, weapons, and much more.

Journey of the Broken Circle heading to Switch in Japan

Circling back

Journey of the Broken Circle is available for the Switch in both North America and Europe, but the game has been MIA in Japan. Thankfully, Rainy Frog is stepping in to change that. They've confirmed that Journey of the Broken Circle will hit the Switch in Japan sometime in April 2021. You can read a quick recap of what the game's all about below.

Meet fascinating characters on your quest to complete the imperfect Circle. New partners bring unique abilities and their own personality to roll with... In this 3-5 hours adventure, full of ups and downs but always playful and rewarding, the Circle learns about itself and you, along with it.