Famitsu review scores for July 17th, 2019

Nintendo's heavy-hitters bring in big scores

Super Mario Maker 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses tie for the best-reviewed games in this week's Famitsu, both coming in with a score of 37 out of 40. I'd say Nintendo has a lot to be proud of!

Archlion Saga (Switch) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]
Fishing Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Switch) – 8/8/7/8 [31/40]
Furwind (PS4, Switch) – 7/7/7/8 [29/40]
Kill la Kill: IF (PS4, Switch) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) – 8/8/8/9 [33/40]
Shadow of Loot Box (PS4, Switch, PS Vita) – 6/6/6/6 [24/40]
The Sparkle Zero (Switch) – 6/6/6/7 [25/40]
Spike Volleyball (PS4, Switch) – 6/6/6/6 [24/40]
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Switch) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – 9/9/9/10 [37/40]

Pokemon Masters' Clair & Kingdra profiled

Meet Clair!

The latest character profiles for Pokemon Masters are of Clair and Kingdra, who come from Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver. Clair is a proud and confident Gym Leader who uses Dragon-type Pokémon. Her cousin Lance is also a Dragon-type Pokémon user. Their power is unmatched, giving them the confidence and will to win!

Japan's new 3DS themes for July 17th, 2019

The 3DS theme updates are still going strong in Japan, with a batch of three more themes for consumers to grab. This time, all three are tied to PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku. Check out the rundown below.

- Whatever Yama Says Goes (200 Yen)
- What’s Inside (200 Yen)
- Beautiful Fiction (200 Yen)

Nintendo shares Marina artwork for Splatoon 2's final Splatfest

Marina is all about order

If Pearl was Team Chaos, you knew Marina would be Team Order. When Marina was asked why she's choosing Team Order, she simply stated that she wanted to protect what's hers, and that's all. Seems like Marina is taking this Splatfest extremely seriously.

Lola’s ABC Party and Lola’s Math Train being removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Party's over

D3Publisher has announced that they'll be removing the edutainment titles Lola’s ABC Party and Lola’s Math Train from the 3DS eShop in Japan. Both games will be removed on July 24th, 2019, so there's still some time to snatch them up before they disappear. No reason was given for the removal.

Read up on Pokemon GO's official patch notes for the Version 1.117.0 update

Damn you, Team Rocket!

Pokemon GO was recently updated to Version 1.117.0, and we have the official patch notes on that update to share. Check out the info round-up below.

Trainers, we need your help! Team GO Rocket is invading the world of Pokemon GO!

Here's what you can expect in this release.

- New Challenges: Take on Team GO Rocket Grunts in battle!
- Shadow Pokemon: Catch the mysterious Shadow Pokemon Team GO Rocket Grunts leave behind! Is there a way to help these Pokemon?
- New Appraisal Tool: You can now learn even more about your Pokemon when appraising them.
- Battle Minigames: Charged Attack gameplay includes new minigames.

FIA European Truck Racing Championship bumped back to Aug. 8th, 2019


Literally one day away from launch, FIA European Truck Racing Championship has been delayed. The title was originally slated to launch on July 18th, 2019, and now it won't see launch until Aug. 8th, 2019. No reason for the delay was given, but hopefully this is the one and only delay.

Amazon UK listing The Ninja Saviors: Return Of The Warriors physical release for Aug. 30th, 2019

Our saviors!

We already know that The Ninja Saviors: Return Of The Warriors is getting a retail release in North America, Japan, and Asia, but it looks like our friends in Europe can expect one as well. A listing for the game has popped up on Amazon UK, complete with the cover art above. According to them, the title will see release on Aug. 30th, 2019, which is just a bit over a month from the July 25th, 2019 eShop release.

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash's North American cover art and GameStop preorder bonus revealed

Worth it for the keychain alone!

GameStop has not only shared tiny cover art for Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, but they've also revealed the preorder bonus they're offering for the game. Those who secure a copy prior to launch will get to take home an adorable Limited Edition 3-inch Squishy Sheep Keychain. Place your preorder here!

GoNintendo Video - Now Wendy's has Super Mario Maker 2 levels?!

Always fresh

Arby's took a moment from professing their love of roast beef to create a Super Mario Maker 2 level, and it was pretty good. Now Wendy's has one-upped Arby's by making a whole world of levels, and they're actually pretty fantastic!

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