Did You Know Gaming - Game Boy Advance Games Facts

This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at some Game Boy Advance games facts, including GBA games like Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, Mario kart Super Circuit, and several other of the Nintendo system's classics.

First 4 Figures reveals Solid Snake SD figurine

After just six months since its surprise debut during Gamescom 2018, it has officially been announced that SOLID SNAKE SD will be available for pre-order after the Friday Q&A with Chocks and A #108 Facebook live stream on FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2019, 10:00 PM HKT.

Check out more pics and details here

Famitsu most wanted - Feb. 7th to 13th, 2019

Looks like last week's Nintendo Direct had a major impact on this week's Famitsu most wanted chart. The feature on Dragon Quest XI S was enough to boost the game to the most-wanted Nintendo title of the week!

4. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete S (Switch) - 525
5. Doubutsu no Mori (Switch) - 522
7. Fire Emblem: Fuuka Setsugetsu (Switch) - 334
8. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) - 331
10. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - 286
17. Luigi Mansion 3 (Switch) - 208
19. Ushiro (Switch) - 203
20. Super Robot Taisen T (Switch) - 191
21. Keito no Kirby Plus (3DS) - 183
23. Yokai Watch 4 (Switch) - 170
31. Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!(Switch) - below 118
38. Lulua no Atelier ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi4~ (Switch) - below 118
40. Yoshi Craft World (Switch) - below 118

Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 soundtracks now available on vinyl

Who says it has to be Halloween season to listen to spooky music? Laced Records has put out vinyl versions of both the Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 soundtracks, and you can grab them for $35 a pop. Check out info on each soundtrack below.

Resident Evil:

"Composed by the Capcom Sound Team, Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa and Akira Kaida, Resident Evil’s brooding score became a benchmark for horror games, giving the original genre-defining masterpiece a persistent and unnerving sense of claustrophobia."

Resident Evil 2:

"The Resident Evil 2 Original Soundtrack conveys fundamental themes of panic and desperation via varying musical styles. Featuring ambient horror, industrial pieces and rousing militaristic anthems you’ll experience classic orchestral compositions alongside ominous piano underscores, taking you back to Raccoon City’s iconic Police Station, Sewer and Underground Laboratory."

Grab yours here

January 2019 NPD - Top software sales, Switch the #1 hardware

The official sales data from NPD is in for Jan. 2019. As we heard yesterday, Switch did indeed take the #1 console spot for the month, but that's not the only success story Nintendo had. Check out a full breakdown of the sales data below.

- Total: $893 million (Down 19% from $1,101 million in January 2018)
- Hardware: $199 million (down 28% from $278 million)
- PC and console software: $427 million (down 18% compared to $520 million)
- Accessories: $267 million (down 12% from $303 million)
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was 30 percent higher than that of New Super Mario Bros. U
- Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of January 2019 in both dollar and unit sales
- Switch was the only console platform to show year-on-year sales growth
- Switch Pro Controller was January's best-selling accessory with dollar sales increasing 40 percent compared to a year ago

Top 20 software (Jan. 2019)

1. Kingdom Hearts III
2. Resident Evil 2 2019
3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
6. Red Dead Redemption II
7. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
8. NBA 2K19
9. Mario Kart 8*
10. Grand Theft Auto V
11. Madden NFL 19^
12. Tales Of Vesperia
13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
14. Battlefield V^
15. Super Mario Party*
16. Minecraft#
17. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
18. Marvel's Spider-Man
19. FIFA 19^
20. Super Mario Odyssey*

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms

Top 10 Switch titles (January 2019)

1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
3. Mario Kart 8
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
5. Super Mario Party
6. Super Mario Odyssey
7. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
8. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
9. Splatoon 2
10. Tales of Vesperia

Japanese software/hardware sales - Feb. 11th to 17th, 2019

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe keeps hanging tight at the top of the sales charts in Japan, as is the Switch itself. Looks like it's going to be another great year for Switch!

01./00. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) - 76.894 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) - 51.824 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 34.541 / 431.771 (-10%)
04./03. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 29.843 / 2.860.986 (-4%)
05./00. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) - 26.285 / NEW
06./02. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) - 19.265 / 755.810 (-46%)
07./00. [PS4] Metro: Exodus (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800) - 17.513 / NEW
08./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 15.287 / 1.490.789 (-13%)
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 12.249 / 2.133.021 (+0%)
10./04. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) - 11.636 / 338.492 (-49%)
11./07. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 10.942 / 1.018.889 (-8%)
12./00. [PS4] Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800) - 10.326 / NEW
13./00. [PSV] Catherine: Full Body # (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) - 9.241 / NEW
14./08. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.905 / 607.502 (+7%)
15./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 8.235 / 1.292.065 (+13%)
16./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 7.193 / 2.932.629 (+2%)
17./00. [PSV] La Corda d'Oro: Octave # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥7.800) - 4.585 / NEW
18./11. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) - 4.250 / 249.839 (-32%)
19./12. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) - 3.758 / 231.659 (-16%)
20./00. [NSW] Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800) - 3.705 / NEW

Recap of the 2019 Oceania Pokémon TCG International Championships

After kicking off the season with an exciting event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the 2019 International Championships made its way to Melbourne, Australia for the Oceania International Championships. More than 330 players competed to be crowned the third ever Pokémon TCG Masters Division Oceania International Champion, a title which included a $10,000 grand prize and 500 Championship Points—enough to automatically qualify for the 2019 Pokémon World Championships.

With the previous two Oceania International Championships having been won by European players, this year the Oceania community was particularly keen to crown a local champion. However, competition for the title was fierce. The event attracted skilled players from across the globe, including those from the North America, Europe, Latin America and Oceania rating zones who received a Travel Award to Melbourne because of their success at tournaments earlier in the season. With great talent came great strategies and a variety of interesting decks. Here is how the event unfolded.

Check out the full feature here

Two Doraemon titles being removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

FuRyu has announced that they'll be removing both Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken and Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou from the Japanese 3DS eShop on Feb. 27th, 2019. No reason was given for the removals, but it's likely due to licensing.

U.S. government creates flash game about recycling, uses Yoshi's Island DS music in it without authorization

The U.S. government had a team create a flash game about recycling on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Turns out the game itself took recycling to a whole new level, as the background music used at one part is recycled from Yoshi's Island DS. This song was used without permission from Nintendo, and the creators didn't even bother to rename the song's file name.

Check out the game here

Shovel Knight's King of Cards, Showdown, and Treasure Trove physical edition all delayed, could be for 'several months'

Yacht Club has shared some rather unforutnate news for Shovel Knight fans. Long story short, all upcoming content has been delayed. There's no new release date, and the content could take several months to release. Check out Yacht Club's blog post below.

One Last Delay

We have only a bit more work left to do on completing King of Cards and Showdown. The two, brand new, complete games coming to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. It remains our focus to bring these to the highest level of quality just as we have with previous Shovel Knight games. It’s also our priority to have these games on the disc/card for the upcoming physical version. We need a little more time to make this happen, and so we are pushing the release back one last time. We’re still aiming to release everything at once, so this this delay applies to everything: physical editions, digital update, and Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack.

How far back?

We estimate several months– at most! This is not a major delay so much as more space to bring everything together for a polished and complete finale. As always, these last steps require coordination with many teams beyond our own.

We realize the delay is disappointing. To communicate better with everyone moving forward, we will not be announcing a new date until we know one for sure, from all partners involved. All builds shipped out, updates ready to launch, for everybody and everyone. We will announce it for good once it is 100% all across the board!

Are the amiibo delayed too?

Yes. We’re eager for the newest knights join everyone’s collection! However, the update which brings support for these new amiibo are connected to the release of the King of Cards. As described above, we need more time before it is ready for release and so we’ll announce when we know for sure. You can also pre-order to get them right when they’re available from Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

There are different dates in different online stores. Are they real?

These dates are placeholders. Stores require and request certain information ahead of time, and we do our best to provide our most accurate guesses at that time! Updating these dates are also not something we can do instantaneously (or seemingly at all sometimes!). We will announce the final release date here on our website once we know for sure. You can also pre-order to get it right when it’s available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop.

Coming Soon…!

Since this is not a major delay, we’ll soon be providing more updates, big and small for both Showdown and King of Cards. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and this very site! Characters, gifs, and trailers (!?!) await!

Full blog here