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The first Pokémon GO City Spotlight finishes up, and the city competition winner is announced

Another successful event!

The Pokemon GO City Spotlight has wrapped, and brings with it a city competition winner. Want to see who ended up victorious in the end? Check out the full recap of the event in the press release below.

Our first-ever Pokémon GO City Spotlight has wrapped! We hope Trainers in participating cities enjoyed their time exploring with their Buddy Pokémon and discovering new locations while remaining socially distant. We also hope Trainers took the opportunity to support local businesses.

Thousands of Trainers in Auckland, New Zealand; Busan, South Korea; and Tainan, Taiwan participated in City Spotlight. Here’s a peek at what they were able to do in just eight hours.

Trainers caught nearly 3.58 million Pokémon.
Trainers completed over 415,000 Timed Research tasks.
Trainers took over 792,000 snapshots while completing the Timed Research tasks.
Trainers completed over 34,000 AR Mapping tasks.
Trainers earned 669,000 hearts with their Buddy Pokémon.
Trainers each walked nearly 11 kilometers on average.

Trainers did a great job completing AR Mapping tasks in their cities. The scans created during these tasks will help us introduce exciting, new features in the future, and we’re grateful for the continued support in our work to create cutting-edge experiences in Pokémon GO.

The city-versus-city AR Mapping competition was exhilarating. We’re excited to announce that Trainers in Tainan, Taiwan won the competition and earned the bonus event! Congratulations! From Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 29, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. local time, Trainers in Tainan, Taiwan will benefit from a one-quarter Hatch Distance bonus.

Thanks again to all the Trainers who joined us for City Spotlight. We look forward to hosting more Pokémon GO experiences in the future.

Puzzle platformer "More Dark" heading to Switch

We're all doomed!

Looking for some more puzzle platforming action on Switch? Why not check out More Dark, which launches on Nov. 27th, 2020. Get full details on the game below.

Ratalaika Games & HugePixel are proud to announce that More Dark will be released onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 consoles this week.

After the Lord of the Other World went on vacation his leadership was temporarily taken over by his sweet daughter, Evilina.

Soon enough, well, all Hell broke loose. The prisoners of damnation have all escaped from their confinements and scattered about the kingdom, shattering the fragile peace of the devil’s dominion. As a devoted minion of Evilina, your task is to lead a battalion of demons and return order to Hell, corral the escaped convicts, and cleanse each area of chaos and anarchy. Can you save Hell, or perhaps earn redemption?

Features:

60 levels
Variety of mechanics (bombs, gravity swapper and powered jump items)
Hidden keys to unlock hats
2 different mini games
2 different bosses
Gloomy, stylish pixel graphics
Retro-inspired music
Animated blood and cruelty intended for adult audience

More Dark will be priced for 4.99 $ / € for all platforms, and it will launch on:

Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): November 27th

See Pikachu in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Look, up in the sky!

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving Day without the Pikachu balloon being part of the big parade! Pikachu is once again returning to float down the streets, and you can get full details on his appearance below.

Don't miss the famous Pikachu soaring among the skyscrapers of Manhattan in the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®! The parade will be held in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. It's the 20th consecutive time that the Pikachu balloon will proudly take its place in this prestigious parade. You can watch the spectacle on NBC and Telemundo from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. in all time zones.

Look for the iconic Pokémon to appear holding a snowman Pikachu and wearing a scarf in preparation for the cold weather! And be sure to catch a special troupe of dancing Pikachu in the parade. Tune in to find out why they're making a special appearance this year.

Have a happy Thanksgiving with Pikachu and the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Second Wave of New Superstars and Legends Arriving in WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Edge, Kane, Macho Man, and more!

A whole new wave of WWE Superstars are making their way to WWE 2K Battlegrounds starting Nov. 24th, 2020. There are plenty of familiar faces for WWE fans to enjoy, as well as some surprises you might not expect! Check out the full lineup below.

Two unexpected guests are making their WWE game debuts in WWE 2K Battlegrounds! NBA 2K21 Cover Athlete “Laheem” Lillard and WWE 24/7 Champion and WrestleMania host “Gronkster” are ready to brawl as part of the next roster update, starting November 24, 2020* which also includes 9 WWE Superstars, 17 customization items and four new arenas.**

Lillard will hit the ropes decked out in a brand new white and gold colorway of the adidas Dame 7 “Ric Flair” shoe. Gronkster will come down the aisle with two alternate attires available, including the white top and red shorts he wore at WrestleMania 33 and the blue and black animal print gear he wore when he won the 24/7 Championship at WrestleMania 36. Both stars will be unlocked and immediately available for play.

The following WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as new arenas, are currently scheduled to appear in WWE 2K Battlegrounds via automatic updates, with some content requiring unlocking**:

Tuesday, November 24*

Gronkster (unlocked)
Macho Man Randy Savage
Undertaker - American Badass
Thanksgiving Arena (unlocked)
Undertaker 30th Anniversary Arena

Wednesday, December 2*

“Laheem” Lillard (unlocked)
Rhea Ripley (unlocked)
The Boogeyman
Halloween Circus Arena

Wednesday, December 9*

Billie Kay (unlocked)
Kane
Andrade
Survivor Series Arena

Wednesday, December 16*

Buddy Murphy (unlocked)
Peyton Royce
Edge***

Save up to 80% on Spike Chunsoft games during Nintendo's Cyber Deals

The perfect time to buy

Nintendo's Cyber Deals campaign is running right now, and Spike Chunsoft is getting in on the action. They've got a number of games running discounted prices, with up to 80% off on some titles. Check out full details on their lineup below.

It's time of the year! Big savings are coming your way. The Cyber Deal Sale for Nintendo America runs from 11/23/2020 -12/2/2020! Save up to 80% on Spike Chunsoft, Inc. Nintendo Switch games. Stay tuned for the sale details for Nintendo Europe.

ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE - 20% OFF

Join the Robot Club and help save the world in ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE! Play as Kaito Yashio, one of the last two members of Central Tanegashima High's Robot Research Club. He kicks back and relaxes as his counterpart, the reckless club leader Akiho Senomiya, strives to complete their giant robot in order to keep the club from being disbanded. But Kaito's days of relaxation end with the discovery of the mysterious Kimijima Report. It contains instructions involving locations all across the island—and warns of a conspiracy targeting the entire world.

ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH - 20% OFF

Return to Tanegashima and continue the Science Adventure series in ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH! The island of Tanegashima is preparing for the Summer Festival. Through Nae Tennouji, an acquaintance from JAXA, Kaito Yashio is introduced to Itaru Hashida from the STEINS;GATE series. Itaru claims to be taking a tour of the island, but as time goes on he starts acting rather strangely... Meanwhile, unsettling incidents begin to occur all around them; harbingers of an event that will again plunge the world into chaos.

AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - 60% OFF

The mind never lies… In a near-future Tokyo, detective Kaname Date is on the case of a mysterious serial killer. Date must investigate crime scenes as well as dreams on the hunt for clues. From the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series director), with character design by Yusuke Kozaki (NO MORE HEROES, Fire Emblem series), a thrilling neo-noir detective adventure is about to unfold.

STEINS;GATE ELITE - 50% OFF

Ready to Play the Anime? STEINS;GATE ELITE is fully remastered with animated scenes from the anime, creating a brand new, immersive experience.

STEINS;GATE: My Darling's Embrace - 50% OFF

A spin-off of the beloved Science Adventure series finally got localized for the West! Fall in love with the lab members all over again in this sweet and slapstick romantic comedy!

STEINS;GATE 0 - 50% OFF

A new story in the critically-acclaimed STEINS;GATE series. From the depths of despair--explore a whole new world line. Your favorite characters return alongside a brand new cast! STEINS;GATE 0 continues the time travelling theme - but adds artificial intelligence as its central hook. Help a group of young students bend time to their will and prevent the onset of World War 3.
Visit Nintendo eShop for STEINS;GATE 0

KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story - 50% OFF
Wanderer Set DLC - 50% OFF
Five Famous Swords Set DLC - 50% OFF

Play as a ronin during Japan’s Meiji Restoration in the volatile Rokkotsu Pass. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt and his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral. Help repay the debt by crafting swords by day and exploring the mysterious, twisting dungeons of the Ipponmatsu Cave for valuable materials at night.

YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. - 50% OFF

Your Love Awaits Beyond This World. Can you find the hidden world waiting beyond Sakaimachi? Fall in love with every character to reach the true ending to this 40+ hour visual novel.

PixelJunk Monsters 2 - 80% OFF
PixelJunk Monsters 2 Danganronpa Pack - 80% OFF
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In the acclaimed tower defense series’ first ever official sequel, play as Tikiman and build towers to defend your Tiki Hut from the monster hordes. Get ready to defend your Chibis again in this fun and addictive game for the whole family.
Visit Nintendo eShop for PixelJunk Monsters 2

Nintendo "Cyber Deals" now live, up to 70% off select titles until Dec. 2nd, 2020

So many great deals!

If you've been holding out on grabbing a game on the Switch eShop, there's no better time than now to make your purchase. Nintendo has officially kicked off their Cyber Deals campaign, with some games up to 70% off! Check out the complete rundown for these offers below.

Drop everything you are doing … well, finish reading this email first … and THEN drop everything you are doing! Nintendo’s Cyber Deals sale is now live!

Starting now until Dec. 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Nintendo is offering up to 50% off select digital versions of a wide variety of games on the Nintendo Switch system, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Just Dance 2021, Super Mario Party, Hades and MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order.

For the full listing of games on sale, which can be purchased and download directly from Nintendo.com, visit https://nintendo.com/deals.

It’s time to treat yourself to games that you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t had the chance to yet. Just head to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and start browsing! My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it's a win-win.

The games featured in the Cyber Deals promotion include:


Digital versions of additional titles, such as Undertale, Rune Factory 4 Special, Hollow Knight and others are also featured in promotions through select retailers.

For more information about everything Nintendo has to offer this holiday season, visit https://www.nintendo.com/holiday/.

Die by the Blade Completes Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Live by the Kickstarter

Die By the Blade is the latest game to become a reality thanks to a Kickstarter success. The game has been officially funded, and will hit the Switch sometime in the future. If you need to be brought up to speed on what the game's all about, you can have a read of the press release below.

Publisher Grindstone and developers Triple Hill Interactive and Toko Midori can today announce that upcoming one-hit-kill sword fighting game Die by the Blade successfully reached its funding target via Kickstarter and has now moved into the next phase of development.

A total of 478 backers pledged over $25k to support the continued development of Die by the Blade securing some exciting rewards along the way. The money raised will be used to expand on the current gameplay experience with higher quality animations using motion capture technology, expand the character roster and add in even more weapons.

“Following the successful Kickstarter campaign we now enter an exciting time for the development of Die by the Blade.” commented Peter Nagy, founder and CEO of publisher Grindstone. “We would like to thank all the backers who supported us during the campaign and welcome the many new fans to the DbtB community. Their feedback and constant support means a great deal and we value their input into the future development of the game”.

“We are thrilled to have reached our Kickstarter target and humbled by the great support we have received throughout the campaign from our community and fans.” said Peter Adamondy, development lead at Triple Hill Interactive. “It's time now for us to enter the next exciting development phase and put these additional funds to work to create the truly great gameplay experience we want to deliver to our fans.”

Drawing inspiration from legendary combat games like Bushido Blade and Way of the Samurai, Die by the Blade is a one-hit-kill sword fighting action game where players must take up their weapons and face off against deadly opponents. Choose your character, select your weapon and engage in 1 vs 1 combat where the slightest mistake could seal your fate. Become a master of your craft and fight to the death with other players in tense, fast paced multiplayer matches or slash through tough AI enemies in the thrilling single player campaign.

3D tower defense game "Defentron" comes to Switch on Dec. 17th, 2020, pre-orders now open

The best offense is a good defense

Ready to protect a computer from a virus onslaught? That's what's going on in Defentron, set to hit Switch on Dec. 17th, 2020. Get the full rundown of the game below, then head over to the Switch eShop and lock in your pre-order!

DEFENTRON is a 3D "Tower Defense" straight out of the 80's with its retro look.

Get ready and battle for the ultimate upgrade. Defentron, the retro-futurist computer system is trying to safeguard itself from malicious viruses that seek to control its core.

Use strategy to upgrade your lines of defense and become the most powerful security system ever known.

Think like an 80s software. You will face fast, hard, resilient enemies, capable of regenerating or splitting when destroyed, returning to the battlefield. Nobody will be safe until the last of the living enemies falls.

Will you be able to save Defentron from the enemy threat? It all depends on you.

New Trailer Released for Pigeon Dev Games Collection

Spread those wings

Need a reminder that Pigeon Dev Games Collection is available to pre-order? How about a new trailer to show what the game is all about? Check that out above, and then read a recap on the collection below.

Nintendo Switch collectors are flapping their wings with excitement over the new trailer for the Pigeon Dev Games Collection. Pre-orders for this exclusive physical edition from Premium Edition Games and Sometimes You are open now.

Pigeon Dev Games Collection consists of four titles developed by Pigeon Dev Games and published digitally by Sometimes You: Awesome Pea, Awesome Pea 2, Bucket Knight, and Explosive Jake. The collection, coming soon from Premium Edition Games, will feature high-quality, exclusive items and packaging in three versions. See the website for the most up-to-date descriptions for each.

“Premium Edition” (3,000 available), priced at $39.95 with free shipping
“Retro Edition” (1,000 available), priced at $59.95 plus shipping
“Deluxe Edition” (1,000 available), priced at $99.95 plus shipping

Customers in the U.S. will be able to purchase the Pigeon Dev Games Collection directly from the Premium Edition Games website, while others can order via Video Games Plus.

Neo: The World Ends with You - Press release and screenshots

The Game has begun anew as SQUARE ENIX today announced that NEO: The World Ends with You, the follow-up to the hit action role-playing game, The World Ends with You, is coming to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Nintendo Switch system in Summer 2021.

NEO: The World Ends with You transports players to the streets of the Shibuya, where they will take part in the “Reapers’ Game,” a life-or-death battle for survival. Players will take on the role of Rindo as they explore the heart of Tokyo to uncover the mysteries behind the sinister Game in which they have been forced to take part.

NEO: The World Ends with You brings a re-creation of modern Shibuya to life in a unique and comic-inspired style. Players can explore and enjoy the sights, sounds, and culture of this bustling city, fight monsters alongside their ally companions in fast-paced action battles, and complete missions as they seek to change the fate they’ve been handed.

A new trailer unveiled today provides a first look at the title, showcasing the hip visual direction, 3D environments, gameplay and battle sequences, and amped-up soundtrack underscoring the game’s eye-catching art style.

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