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Warner Bros., The Pokemon Company, and Roasted Coffee Laboratory annnounce a special collab

Sample some of Detective Pikachu's favorite drinks

Warner Bros., The Pokemon Company, and Roasted Coffee Laboratory have announced a special collaboration in Japan. Starting on April 26th, 2019, select Roasted Coffee Laboratory locations across Japan are going to serve special Pokemon Detective Pikachu-themed coffee. The lineup includes strong coffee, tapioca milk coffee, and a coffee shake.

Some locations will also sell a Drinking Bag BOX featuring Detective Pikachu. Also, from April 26th to April 30th, 2019, those who purchase any Detective Pikachu coffee will receive a Detective Pikachu can badge for free. Finally, a few locations are going to get a completely Detective Pikachu makeover inside and out.

Minit physical edition available to preorder through Special Reserve Games

It only takes a minute to preorder

Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.

Every Special Reserve of Minit features:

★ EXCLUSIVE PHYSICAL SWITCH CARTRIDGE
Includes critical updates and patches
★ SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED PACKAGING
★ REVERSIBLE JACKET ARTWORK
Original art created for this Reserve
★ 24 PAGE INSTRUCTION BOOKLET + STICKERS
Inside the shrink-wrapped game packaging
★ 22x18 INCH SILK SCREEN PRINT - THE MAP OF MINIT
Printed on 100% cotton

SPECIAL RESERVE BOX
Honoring the tradition of physical games, all of our reserves ship in a tribute product box that includes a collectible hardcover instruction booklet.

* SHIPS JULY 2019
* LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER
* FINAL ARTWORK SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Grab your preorder here

Cricket 19 hitting Switch on May 28th, 2019, will be digital-only

You've gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket


As the Official Game of the Ashes, Cricket 19 features photo-realistic character models of all men’s and women’s players that will duke it out for the trophy. Additionally, there’s a full suite of gameplay modes, including the ever-popular career mode, now deeper and more narrative-driven, a world championship tournament, and the scenario mode, allowing you to recreate classic matches, and then share them online to challenge people to change history.

Cricket 19 is coming to the Switch on May 28th, 2019. The bad news is, you only get a digital option. Even if you get the box at retail, it includes a download code instead of a physical game card. Still, at least the game is coming to Switch in some form!

My Nintendo Japan gets BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! sticky note set

Time to be jealous of Japan again

My Nintendo Japan has added in another physical reward for its customers, and this time it's BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! themed. For just 100 Platinum Points, My Nintendo members can order a BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! sticky note set! Customers will have to pay an additional 540 Yen for shipping.

Summer Pockets merch to be available at NicoNico Choukaigi 2019 and Character1 2019

Shirts, towels, and more on the way

Summer Pockets is making its way to the Switch later this year, and the game's soundtrack is seeing release before that. Now we've learned that a whole wave of merch is also going to see release, and it'll be on sale at events like NicoNico Choukaigi 2019 and Character1 2019. The lineup includes towels, tapestries, and shirts. Check out the goodies here!

Venture Kid available to preload tomorrow, special offer for those who own other FDG titles

Get in on the savings!

Venture Kid is making its way to Switch in the near future, and those interested will have the option to grab their preload starting tomorrow. The game normally costs $10, but if you happen to own any other title from FDG Entertainment, you'll be able to get 25% off!

Ayakashi Koi Gikyoku -Forbidden Romance with Mysterious Spirit- demo available on the Switch eShop in Japan

Do you dare try the forbidden demo?

A demo for the Mature-rated visual novel Ayakashi Koi Gikyoku -Forbidden Romance with Mysterious Spirit- has been released on the Switch eShop in Japan. This goes along with the special sale for the full game, which has been temporary reduced from ¥2,980 to ¥1,996.

HORI Switch Fighting Stick Mini launches April 29th, 2019

Your friends don't stand a fighting chance

HORI introduces the Fighting Stick Mini for Nintendo Switch a NEW way to play all of your favorite arcade classics and fighting games .This features a full 8-button layout and a proper micro switch activated joystick yet is small enough to easily store and transport (product is approximately 8” x 6”).

Despite its small size, the Fighting Stick Mini is surprisingly comfortable with ample room to rest your wrists, and the rubberized feet grip firmly to smooth surfaces for stability. This wired controller features a long cable, Share button, and other convenient functions. Perfect for fighting games, arcade style games, and much more! Officially Licensed by Nintendo.

The HORI Switch Fighting Stick Mini launches April 29th, 2019, and can be preordered for $50.

Target-Exclusive 10" Bulbasaur Funko Pop! figurine on the way

Bulba bulba

A wild Bulbasaur appeared! The Grass-type Kanto region starter is coming in a super-sized 10-inch format and will be available exclusively from Target! Add the 10-inch Bulbasaur Pop! to your roster in May!

These Pokemon Funko Pop! figurines tend to get snatched up super quick, so make sure you're ready to grab yours when they launch. We'll bring you specifics on the launch date when that info is announced.

Venom Switches It Up with the Protective Shell Case

Protect your Switch and take games on the go

Hertfordshire, UK – April 17, 2019 – Venom®, a leading UK provider of quality gaming accessories, announced today the shipping of the Protective Shell Case, designed for Nintendo® Switch™. Ideal for gaming-on-the-go, the Protective Shell Case keeps the Switch and two Joy-Con™ controllers protected wherever you go thanks to the robust outer shell, designed to offer full use of the system and controls at all time, while also storing up to eight games.

Ergonomically designed, the case installs in seconds. Matte Hand Grips keep gamers comfortable, improving grip during sustained gaming. For those serious about protection, a 9H tempered glass screen protector is included to prevent scratches or damage to the screen. Included at the rear of the case, is safe storage for up to eight game cartridges, ideal for travel over the Easter and Summer break.

Once the Switch and games are enclosed in the Protective Shell Case, gamers don’t ever need to worry about removing their case again, as not only are vital controls all accessible, but the Switch can even be safely docked for TV mode for hassle free play.

Kelly Rist, Marketing Executive for Venom, commented, “With the Switch continuing its impressive performance at retail, we are predicting a strong summer for console sales, and wanted to produce a new storage solution that would serve as the perfect Switch travel companion, keeping the console in pristine condition, with the added benefit of much needed game storage. We believe that the Protective Shell Case will continue to position us as the first choice for Switch gamers everywhere.”

The Protective Shell Case retails for an SRP of £12.99 and is available at Amazon.co.uk alongside all leading gaming retailers.

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