Mighty No. 9 - A look at the physical rewards for backers

As we said earlier, physical rewards are making it out to backers of Mighty No. 9. Not surprisingly, many people are finding this to be too little, too late. There's also a complaint about the manual for the game, as it does not actually fit inside the faux NES box included with rewards.

UPDATE - FanGamer has commented on the size of the manual

"The English manuals fit the NES-style boxes correctly. Unfortunately, the Japanese manuals were printed at the same size as the English manuals, which don’t fit the Famicom-style boxes. We will be shipping a properly sized replacement manual to everyone who got the JP box+manual (at no additional charge, of course)."

Celebrate Two Years of Shufflin’

It's hard to believe that we've been playing Pokémon Shuffle Mobile for two years now, but here we are! What better way to celebrate this special occasion than with a variety of new bonuses and goodies to enhance your gameplay experience?

Starting July 25, players will receive a Shiny version of Tyranitar, the most powerful Pokémon in Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, as a Log-in Bonus. You'll be able to put your new Pokémon to use in the new ranked event that will also be made available on that day. Speaking of new Pokémon, the Alolan Pokémon Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele will appear for the first time when you take them on in Ultra Challenges. Tapu Koko will be available on August 1, and Tapu Lele arrives on August 15.

Continuing on the challenge front, daily challenges will be made available with Pokémon that appeared in a Great Challenge or in other special stages. This will be a prime opportunity to catch the Pokémon you've been wanting to add to your collection. Starting on August 1, challenges will include chances to be rewarded with generous drops such as 3x Mega Speedups. Also, look for special pricing as well, with a “buy six or more, get six free” sale on Jewels.

Although this celebration is specifically for the two-year anniversary of Pokémon Shuffle Mobile on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, please don't think that you're missing out if you've been playing Pokémon Shuffle on a system in the Nintendo 3DS family. All of these great bonuses will be made available on that version as well! Thanks for being a part of the Pokémon Shuffle Mobile community these past two years, and please look forward to more Pokémon and new challenges in the years to come!

Battle in the 2018 Pokemon Championship Series Season

Get ready to battle in the 2018 Championship Series season! The Championship Series is the official competitive program for Pokémon TCG and video game players. Featuring competitions for players of all ages around the world, the Championship Series is a great way to have fun, meet Pokémon fans, and earn great prizes.

For those who are just getting started with competitive Pokémon play, the Championship Series includes events you can find at your local game stores, all the way up to the four International Championships events. Each Championship Series season ends in grand fashion with the annual Pokémon World Championships.

Players compete for Championship Points so they can qualify for the World Championships. To keep things fair, all points reset at the beginning of each new season. You can start earning points for the 2018 season—use the Event Locator to find a tournament near you!

The tournament rules for the 2018 Championship Series season have been updated. Please review them before attending your first competition.

Keep in mind that the next Pokémon TCG format rotation will take place on September 1, 2017, so tournaments early in the season will continue to use the current legal sets. Keep checking Pokemon.com for updates to the Pokémon TCG format rotation and video game competitive format.

Check out all the details on the 2018 Championship Series season.

Good luck, Trainers!

The LEGO® NINJAGO Movie Video Game Gets New Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the latest trailer for The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie Video Game, based on the upcoming big-screen adventure.

The new trailer features Ninjago™ heroes Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu perfecting epic combat moves, such as the “Stinging Bee,” “Swooping Hawk” and “Skyward Dragon,” and upgrading their weapons to defend Ninjago™ City from Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army.

The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie Video Game launches on 6 Oct 2017 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation™ 4, Xbox One and PC, with the film launching in UK cinemas on 13 Oct 2017.

Update from the Squid Research Lab: How fashion can boost your performance in Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 has arrived on Nintendo Switch! We hope you’ve enjoyed playing it over the weekend. Now that the game is out, we’ve discovered some fresh brands while shopping at the Galleria. Yes, shopping counts as research!

We detailed four of the brands found in the Inkling world: Annaki, Tentatek, Splash Mob and Toni Kensa in a previous report, and we’re happy to present to you four more!


The well-known shoe maker Krak-on is ever expanding its fresh line of natural-style basic wear. Its canvas shoes have kept the same design for many years and have been loved by generations of Inklings. Vintage models of Krak-on shoes from days gone by have become highly sought-after as collector's items.

Full feature here