What a sweet treat!
Kirby Café locations in Japan are celebrating the arrival of Kirby’s Dream Buffet with a new menu item! Kirby Cafés already offer quite a wide variety of Kirby-themed foods, but with Kirby’s Dream Buffet being completely food-focused, it only makes sense to have a real-life snack to match.
Kirby Café Tokyo and Kirby Café Hakata will be adding the above sweet tart dish to their menus starting Sept. 1st, 2022. As you can see, the dessert takes direct inspiration from Kirby’s Dream Buffet, all the way down to Kirby’s extra-round appearance.
The Kirby’s Dream Buffet sweet tart will be priced at roughly $12.
ENOH has been updated to Version 1.0.2. You can check out the full patch notes for this update below.
- Fixed a bug preventing players from obtaining the key to the safe in the quest “Pain”
- Fixed other minor bugs
Destroy School Simulator has been updated to Version 1.0.4. You can check out the full patch notes for this update below.
- Raised level cap of the school
- Fixed a bug causing characters not to display properly depending on the language set
- Fixed an issue impacting ice bombs
- Fixed an issue causing the graphics of some outfits not to display correctly
- Fixed various bugs.
Pokémon, Mario Kart and Splatoon featured
Nintendo is continuing their ‘Switch My Way’ commercial series with two new installments. You can see the first one above, which features a bit of old and new. You’ll see both Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Splatoon 3 spotlighted throughout the 30-second spot.
The second commercial takes a similar approach by sharing footage of an old and new game. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is replaced by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe this time, but Splatoon 3 still games some time to shine. Check out the 30-second spot above.
Hakuoki Shinkai: Ten’un no Shou is the next entry in the Hakuoki series, and it’s set to release for Switch in Japan on Oct. 6th, 2022. This is a prequel to the previous two Hakuoki Shinkai games (Hakuoki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shou and Hakuoki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shou).
A new promo video for Hakuoki Shinkai: Ten’un no Shou has been released today, and you can check it out above. You can also see the list of the full voice cast for this game below.
- Hijikata Toshizou (voiced by Miki Shinichirou)
- Okita Souji (voiced by Morikubo Shoutarou)
- Saitou Hajime (voiced by Toriumi Kousuke)
- Toudou Heisuke (voiced by Yoshino Hiroyuki)
- Harada Sanosuke (voiced by Yusa Kouji)
- Kazama Chikage (voiced by Tsuda Kenjirou)
- Nagakura Shinpachi (voiced by Tsuboi Tomohiro)
- Sannan Keisuke (voiced by Tobita Nobuo)
- Yamazaki Susumu (voiced by Suzuki Takayuki)
- Iba Hachirou (voiced by Miyano Mamoru)
- Souma Kazue (voiced by Kaji Yuuki)
- Sakamoto Ryouma (voiced by Ono Daisuke)
Imagine if it were single-file?!
Remember back in 2019 when the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store saw incredibly long lines and sold out of exclusive merch almost instantly? It looks like we’re in for a repeat of that, as another mass of humanity has descended upon the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store in London.
The Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store in London just opened its doors today, yet it’s already bringing in an insane amount of people. While we don’t have any official word on just how many people have shown up, there are reports of lines that last 4 to 5 hours. It looks like those who want to pick up some merch are in for a very long wait, and they may come up empty-handed anyway.
Pokémon Co. did offer fans the chance to book a visit to the pop-up store online, and while plenty of people have done that, they are still sitting in line for their chance to enter. Granted, it seems the booked appointments are moving people in and out more quickly, but you’ll still be in line for over an hour.
You can check out pictures and footage of the insane lines via the tweets below.
The only way to travel
We’re mere hours away from the 2022 Pokemon World Championships, which are set to kick off August 18th, 2022. As you probably know, the big showdown is being held in London, England this year, and it seems like London is going all-out to welcome Pokémon fans.
The official Transport for London Twitter account shared the image above, which announced that select London cable cars have been given a Pokémon makeover. Eevee was on-hand to make the announcement, and you can see them standing next to one of the decorated cars above.
There’s no doubt quite a few people in London will be using these cars to travel to the 2022 Pokemon World Championships, making for a very picture-worthy trip!
This shark eats like a maniac!
The Squid Research Lab Twitter account continues to crank out videos on the fresh content you’ll find in Splatoon 3, and today brings us a closer look at another new Special weapon you’ll find in the game; the Reefslider.
The Reefslider is pretty straightforward, but nonetheless devastating. Pull the bad-boy out, hop on top and slide into the fray to cause a lot of commotion! You can see the Reefslider in action via the tweets below.
A little futuristic, a little retro
Publisher Lightning Games and developer ThinkingStars have announced that ANNO: Mutationem is heading to the Switch. The game is set for release on September 1st, 2022.
Welcome to the neon-covered, 2D-meets-3D Cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this Action-Adventure game with RPG elements you become Ann: a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in the giant Metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express.
This is a world full of surprises waiting for you to find out! While going thru the main story you can chat with a Cyborg corgi, take on a part-time bartender job, hunt down vicious criminals reveal the true face of a trending V-streamer! By exploring diverse locations such as neon Noctis Town, an off-shore cargo ship and huge underground structures, players are free to go as they please and act as they want.
ANNO: Mutationem will be priced somewhere around $25 and the game takes up 3.9 GB of space.
A beat'em-up bundle
We just got disappointing news on the River City Girls 2 front, as the game won’t be making it out during Summer 2022 news. To take that bad taste out of our mouths, some positive news about the game has been shared for fans in Japan.
Arc System Works has revealed a River City Girls 1 & 2 bundle for Switch, and it launches December 1st, 2022 in Japan. Now we know why River City Girls 2 was dated for Dec. 1st in Japan a few weeks back!
This bundle is priced at 5,280 yen, and as you probably guessed, it includes both River City Girls 1 and 2. We don’t have details on any other extra goodies for this bundle, nor do we know if it’ll be offered outside of Japan. At the very least, let’s hope it includes an English option, making it import-friendly.
Go out swinging
It’s time to step up to the plate, as Little League World Series Baseball 2022 is now available on Switch. The game is priced at $50 and takes up 1 GB. Little League World Series Baseball 2022 offers English support.
Get in the game and become a Little League Baseball World Series CHAMP! Choose your team and showcase your skills as you compete through the bracket to see if you have what it takes to be named the Little League Baseball World Series Champion. Or, jump right into the action in an instant with Quick Play mode. Play with your friends for exciting local multiplayer tournament action for up to four players. Customize the rules, select your stadiums and teams, and see who wins it all!
Rolling out today!
Just a tad over a month ago, Nintendo revealed Kirby’s Dream Buffet out of nowhere. Nintendo didn’t save up the announcement for Direct or anything like that, and instead just dropped a trailer on YouTube and announced the game via social media. Here we are, a month+ removed from the game’s reveal, and it’s already available to purchase!
Kirby’s Dream Buffet is now available on the Switch eShop. The game takes up 1.2 GB and is priced at $15. Kirby’s Dream Buffet includes Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese language support.
Roll through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in 4 rounds of 4-player* fun as Kirby…who seems rounder than usual? Race through delicious obstacle courses to collect strawberries as Kirby grows. Then, turn the tides in the final round—a fruity fight atop a floating platform.
Two games 90s kids couldn't resist
The 99th episode of NES Works is a special one for me, and I think a lot of older gamers will feel the same way.
I’m not sure how certain NES games got popular back in the day, other than word of mouth. We didn’t have online reviews or much in the way of TV commercials, which meant you went into stores pretty much blind and picked up whatever had a cool box. If you liked the game you’d play/talk about it with friends. From there word spread, and the rest is history!
Somehow, both Paperboy and Skate or Die! made the rounds when we were kids, and almost everyone had at least one of these games in their collection. Even if you didn’t own both, you had certainly heard of them! They might not stand the test of time for some and modern gamers are sure to scoff at this pair, but these two are definitely worthy of remembering.
Hell, I still play Paperboy and get a lot of fun out of it! Now Skate or Die! on the other hand…let’s just say it doesn’t hold up so well.
Pass this one up, or passes with flying colors?
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass will give us 6 waves of tracks when all’s said and done. We’ve seen 2 waves of tracks so far, giving us a mix of classics all throughout the franchise’s history. There are still plenty of retro tracks fans want to see return, but how are things shaping up so far? The Digital Foundry gang has shared their thoughts.
In the latest video from Digital Foundry, we get to see a deep dive into the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass from a technical perspective. Fans will have all sorts of opinions of the tracks in general, but a more definitive answer can be given on the technical side of things. If you’re interested in all the close-up details, framerates and other such talk, the above feature is for you.
We’re less than a week away from Midnight Fight Express, as the game is set to launch on Aug. 23rd, 2022. In preparation for the game’s launch, a new video has been shared that gives a deep dive on the game’s combat. Check out all the action in the video above.
You’re Babyface, a former member of the criminal underworld lured back into “the life” by a mysterious AI drone. Your mission against impossible odds: Fight your way across the city before sunrise, and prevent a citywide criminal takeover together.
Engage in a brutal and hyper-kinetic brawling ballet, using every environmental tool and street fighting technique at your disposal. Level up your abilities to take down the mounting onslaught of bozos, cronies, and crime lords.