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We may have our first idea of when the Super Mario Movie will be available to purchase. According to Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann, we may be looking at a purchase date of May 11th, 2023. In addition to this new date, Gerstmann also reiterated the 85-minute runtime rumor from a while ago.

It’s important to remember that this is a rumor, and this date may change/be incorrect, so take it with a grain of salt.

This article discusses possible spoilers for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, read at your discretion.

Due to some recent discoveries by @TheSkabRabbit on twitter, many fans believe there may be hints toward some content yet to be discovered in Pokemon Sword and Shield

There is a lot of information to go through, including a possible new Pokemon, recurring symbols, and plenty of coded text. A few of the most compelling details are shared below, but there simply is too much to cover in just one article, so check out the original thread for the whole picture.

The first recurring symbol can be seen below, which involves Area Zero. Strangely enough, it seems to correlate pretty well with the towns on the game’s map.


Second is this entry in a book found in Professor Turo’s lab, which details a large, disk-like being made up of many hexagons. This being currently hasn’t been seen in the game, leading many to believe that they may be found either in the base game or could be found in future DLC updates for the game.


The game also features a plethora of coded passages, many of which have not been translated yet. These can be found on statues, plaques, and many other objects throughout the game.


There’s still plenty of information to go through, so for the whole story, check out the tweet thread below!

Even if these hints aren’t connecting for new content, they are too closely related to simply be nothing. Hopefully, someone out there will crack the code soon!

With Splatoon 3’s chill season right around the corner, the Squid Research Lab has been sharing updates every day for new content coming with this update.

First up, Salmon Run is gaining the ability to make your own “job scenarios”. These scenarios allow you to set stages, enemies, special conditions and more for custom salmon run matches. These job scenarios can also be shared with friends to compete for high scores.

For PVP, the Tentatek Splatershot is making its return, this time sporting the Splat Bombs sub-special and the Trizooka Special. Photo mode is also now available to be used in Recon mode and Private Battles, allowing you to get stage photos alone and with friends!

Check out the whole tweet thread below for more pictures and information.

Splatoon 3’s Chill season starts December 1st. You can check out the initial trailer here.


To celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Famitsu gave the game the complete spotlight in this week’s issue. The cover features both of the in-game schools, both games’ legendaries, and plenty of Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be released very soon, coming out tomorrow, November 17th.

Sword of the Vagrant is finally making its jump to Switch from PC this November, letting us join in on the 2D Action RPG fun. Check out the dev’s press release below for all of the details.

Battle through hordes of monsters on a journey to reunite your family in this fantasy 2D action RPG! Guide Vivian the Vagrant, through vibrant and dynamic landscapes while hacking and slashing a path from a quiet coastal village through mysterious forests, haunted castles, and wrecked battlegrounds. When the endless barrage of enemies have been vanquished, what solace will be left for our hero? “Journey into a gorgeous hand-painted fantasy world known as Mythrilia and discover the truth about your bloodline and its darkest secret. Hack and slash a path from a quiet coastal village through mysterious forests, haunted castles, and wrecked battlegrounds. When the endless barrage of enemies have been vanquished, what solace will be left for our hero? The Vagrant is a 2D action RPG. As Vivian, you will experience an exciting and challenging adventure focused on combat gameplay that utilizes combo chains, charge attacks, and special skills, all while improving your character’s build through new equipment and abilities. Play casually or become a master combatant.

Sword of the Vagarant is set to launch November 30th, and will retail for 10$.


To celebrate the holiday season, Dauntless has welcomed the return of it’s seasonal Ramsgiving event. Ramsgiving is modeled after our Thanksgiving, but with a Ram-based focus.

All players can jump in and complete special Ramsgiving quests to earn golden rams which can be used to unlock special Ramsgiving themed rewards. These quests include base Ramsgiving quests, Benson The Ram’s new quests, and King Gruk’s rampage missions.

In addition to all of the free content, players willing to pay can purchase a Ramsgiving Starter Kit. In addition to this, the Desperado Bundle has made it’s must-requested return

For more information on the Dauntless Ramsgiving event, click here to see the official blog post. The Ramsgiving event will run from November 17th to December 1st, giving plenty of time to join in on the celebration.


Veterans of Overwatch may have noticed that with the release of Overwatch 2, a new tier of skin was added for fans to unlock: Mythic. Cyber Demon Genji was our first look at this new Mythic skin tier, which goes another step above the already impressive Legendary tier.

Overwatch designers made sure to stay true to Genji’s roots when making this new skin, choosing to give him a style that would fit right in in a futuristic neo-japan. Genji’s Animations, VFX, and SFX were all majorly overhauled, from the bigger details such as giving him two selectable weapon styles, to some smaller ones such as move effects leaving his mask once opened. Due to the expansive nature of this skin, designers had to also overhaul Genji’s hero select screen, emotes, and victory poses to make sure they would all work as intended.

Blizzard’s article is quite expansive, even including plenty of concept art to look through. To check out the complete story behind how this skin was made, click here.

RUMOR: Did Nintendo's latest email hint at Disney Speedstorm releasing soon?

Has Disney Speedstorm finally crossed the finishline?

26 October 2022
by the8bitlego 0

If you’ve never noticed, every so often Nintendo will send out emails promoting new releases on the Switch. This latest promotional email may have had a little more than usual, however.

Listed alongside a few recent releases such as Overwatch 2, Ooblets and Persona 5: Royale was Disney: Speedstorm. To those unaware, this may not seem out of the ordinary. The weird thing is that Disney Speedstorm actually hasn’t been released yet, leaving it the odd one out.

Now, it’s important to remember that just because Disney: Speedstorm was featured in this email, that doesn’t mean it will be released soon. That being said, it would be strange for it to be included and not be released soon. Hopefully, it will take just a few days for us to find out if Disney: Speedstorm has finally crossed the finish line.

Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

What a cutie!
What a cutie!

While switch fans of Risk of Rain 2 may have to wait a bit longer for the next big update, they won’t have to wait as long for the first Risk of Rain 2 merchandise!

Teased a while back on the RiskofRain Twitter, the star of the show has to be the new Acrid plush in all of its glory. That’s not all though, as 2 shirts were also revealed, including one featuring the playable character The Huntress and another featuring Gup, Geep, and Gip, a set of enemies set to return in the upcoming expansion.

Initially, the Acrid plush sold out but is now available for an additional week of preorders. Both shirts are available for 19.99 while the plush will be 29.99. Check out the full line of merch here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector Editions Have Begun to Ship

For those of you lucky enough to get one.

28 September 2022
by the8bitlego 3

For those of you that snagged a copy of the Xenoblade 3 special edition, check your emails as they have begun to ship out. It was quite the challenge to get one, so hopefully, they are worth the wait!

If you are curious as to all that was included in this special edition, check out its contents here.



A new survey sent out to My Nintendo members is all about gauging interest in the various Pokemon Spinoffs. Seen above, most all major types of Pokemon games are covered, from classic RPG’s to the more experimental games like Pokemon Go.

You may have received this survey recently if you are a member of My Nintendo, so check out your inbox if you want to participate.

Playtonic to Hold Charity Auction for Special Effect on October 7th

Get your hands on some original Tricky art!

28 September 2022
by the8bitlego 0

If you’ve been looking for some rare and possibly one-of-a-kind video game collectibles, it might be worth your while to check out Playtonic’s upcoming charity auction. This auction will be supporting Special Effect, a charity focused around helping kids with disabilities to be able to play video games.

This auction will feature a variety of gaming-related items, including a hand-painted photo of Tricky from Starfox adventures, painted by the original artist and voice actor.

This isn’t the only item up for grabs, as a multitude of developers will be involved with this event. If you are interested in participating in this auction, this link should bring you to the auction once it goes live October 7th.

If you want to support the cause but can’t participate in the auction, many mobile games purchased on October 7th will also donate proceeds to the charity.

Fanmade "Saucy" Chef Kawasaki Card Game Shutdown

Quite the character for this kind of art!

28 September 2022
by the8bitlego 0
Mildly (Quite Cartoonish) NSFW
Mildly (Quite Cartoonish) NSFW

With many characters in gaming, it goes without saying that there will be some “suspect” art of them out there. Chef Kawasaki is one of the characters that I wouldn’t have thought would have such a wealth of “content” to go through however.

To my surprise, there actually has been enough made by KWSKkaruta to make an entire card game based around it. This game was put up for sale on September 25th, and was garnering some attention on Twitter due to its strange nature.

To no one’s surprise, HAL took an issue with the use of their characters and asked KWSKkaruta to take down the project just 3 days after its announcement. You may think that this wouldn’t have effected many people, however the cardgame actually sold out soon after going live.

While the original listing to order the card game is no longer available, most of the art is still up on the KWSKkaruta Twitter. Be warned, much of it is slightly NSFW, so I wouldn’t recommend opening it in public areas.

Many of the art on their Twitter seems to be just the art that was going to be used on the cards, so we still have a good idea as to what the final product may have looked like. Also, the cards could hypothetically still be made if someone still wanted to make them for themselves.


Risk of Rain 2 is hands-down one of the best rogue-like’s on Switch, but sadly we will have to wait a bit longer for its first big expansion, Survivors of the Void. Last we heard the expansion was slated to release for consoles this winter, however it seems we will have to wait until next year at the earliest for release.

While it is a shame to have to wait even longer, on the bright side this extra time will be used to completely rework the game for better parity between PC and consoles in the future. This should make the gaps between content updates on PC and Consoles significantly smaller for future updates.

If you are interested in just what this DLC will include, PC players received this update earlier in the year, so there is plenty of ways to see what we should be getting here on consoles in the future.


Quite frequently fans of the Pokemon series will make their own Pokemon games due to their love of the series. Perhaps one of the most interesting ones to date has been made by Ollin Boer Bohan, a deep-learning scientist for Nvidia.

The feature that sets this demo apart is that it was entirely comprised using machine learning, which gives the game an almost dream-like feel. The demo only allows you to walk around in a pokemon world, but it does replicate the games surprisingly well.

I recommend not just checking out the demo, but reading the article Ollin wrote accompanying his creation. It goes in-depth on just how this technology works in an easy-to-understand way. It’s an interesting read for anyone interested in just how this technology works.