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Japanese eShop charts - Nov. 8th to 14th, 2018

Japan continues to show some major love to Puyo Puyo eSports on the Switch, while the Luigi reigns supreme for the week over on 3DS.

Switch

1. Puyo Puyo eSports
2. Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Pikachu
3. Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL
4. Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Eevee
5. Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL + Fighter Pass Set
6. Minecraft
7. Super Mario Party
8. UNDERTALE
9. Overcooked 2
10. Stardew Valley

3DS

1. Luigi's Mansion
2. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
3. Pocket Monsters Crystal
4. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
5. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e…
6. Ice Station Z
7. Charisou DX
8. Battleminerz
9. Maison de MAOU
10. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami

My Nintendo Europe - content update for Nov. 15th, 2018

Another wave of classic game deals for My Nintendo in Europe this week. Check out the full list of updates below.

[Wii U / New 3DS] 30% off Super Mario World (Virtual Console SNES): 80 Platinum Points
[Wii U / New 3DS] 40% off The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Virtual Console SNES): 30 Gold Points
[3DS] 40% off Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (Virtual Console GBC): 20 Gold Points
[3DS] 30% off Disney Magical World: 110 Gold Points
[Wii U] 40% off F-Zero X (Virtual Console N64): 40 Gold Points
[Wii U] 30% off Star Fox Zero: 150 Gold Points
[3DS THEME] NES Fire-Breathing Bowser (Theme): 20 Gold Points
[3DS THEME] NES Donkey Kong (Theme): 20 Gold Points

Neko Tomo theme song video released

I can't decide if this is kind of catchy, kind of cute, or kind of scary. I guess it could be all three! Neko Tomo is now available for both the Switch and the 3DS in Japan. No word on localization at this time.

Nintendo says N64 Classic is 'not in their planning,' talks Smash DLC, the Waluigi situation, cloud gaming on Switch, and more

Kotaku had a sit-down interview with Reggie Fils-Aime earlier this week, and we've already gone over the first part of their interview. Now they're back with another wave of questions and answers with the big guy, which you can read through below.

On the potential for an N64 Classic

“We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limited time opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch. That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system. So while consumers may have been anticipating something, we view these as limited time opportunities. We’ve also now been very clear that as the consumer looks forward to engaging with our classic content that is going to happen more and more with the subscription service. I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon.”

On more classic games for the Switch Online service

“As we look to the future, our subscription service, NSO, Nintendo Switch Online is going to be the place where you can play our classic content… We’ll see what comes next. As you have already pointed out, we haven’t even made the full library of NES games available yet. So this content has to be optimized for the Switch environment. That’s something we’re working very hard to do. Like you, I look forward to playing Metroid through the Nintendo Switch Online service and we’ll be continuing to release content that way.”

On the DLC characters for Smash Bros. Ultimate

“I haven’t talked to (Masahiro Sakurai), but I believe he was working hard to communicate two things: One, that the characters have been decided on. Second, that he is well in development on this, so please be patient. My interpretation is that there will be no fan polls, [and that] no independent poll trying to push Waluigi, as an example, will not influence the decisions that have already been made.”

On Waluigi being playable in Smash Bros. Ultimate

“We’re not here to discuss that at this point in time.”

On doing more with competitive gaming and eSports

- Nintendo will “work with the existing events that are in place, make the product available, encourage the community.”
- the Activision-Blizzard model of creating their own leagues for any game is "not an approach that we believe makes sense for our content.”

On cloud-based games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil 7

“It’s specific to Japan because of the internet infrastructure that exists in that country. Very high-speed wireless capability. The ability to have a great experience in Japan is profound. The technical infrastructure doesn’t exist for that to happen currently here in the United States and so from that standpoint we’re looking at that activity as a very interesting test case and certainly is going to drive our thinking and our potential investments here in the Americas.”

On games like WarioWare Gold coming to 3DS instead of Switch

"...our development focus is on Nintendo Switch. You look at the plethora of content we’ve launched; the plethora of content we’ve announced. That is clearly where our development focus is. However, there are a lot of five, six, seven-year olds who have an opportunity to have their first gaming device and to have a fantastic gaming experience. And that’s what our dedicated handheld business is for, both the 2DS and the 3DS. ...we want the newest experience to be on Switch. That’s why the upcoming Luigi’s Mansion game is going to be a fantastic experience.”

As one last blurb, Reggie made mention that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild paid expansion “has done exceptionally well in our marketplace.”

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

2019 Pokémon Latin America International Championships Streaming Information

This weekend, Trainers are traveling across lands, searching far and wide in their quest to clinch the top titles in competitive Pokémon! Tune in to witness some of the very best Pokémon Trainers in the world compete for the top titles in Pokémon TCG and video game, live from the 2019 Pokémon Latin America International Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A

Competitions for Pokémon TCG and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Video Game Championships (VGC) will be live streamed starting November 16 through November 18, featuring expert commentary from fan-favorites like Aaron Zheng (VG) and Kyle Sabelhaus (TCG). Of particular note for TCG fans -- cards from the latest and largest expansion yet, Pokémon TCG Sun & Moon - Lost Thunder, will be incorporated in play.

The LATAM International competitions streaming schedule is as follows (and here):

Streaming Schedule
*All times PST. All times subject to change*

Main stage stream (featuring Pokémon VGC)
Twitch.tv/Pokemon

Friday, November 16
2:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, November 17
2:45 a.m. – noon PST

Sunday, November 18 (Pokémon TCG and VGC Finals)
Stream begins at 2:45 a.m PST and continues until all final matches are complete.

Pokémon TCG stream
Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG

Friday, November 16
2:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. PST

Saturday, November 17
2:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PST

Europe - This week's digital downloads for Nov. 15th, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) - An exciting new Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch! Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! bring the experience of a classic Pokémon RPG to Nintendo Switch with gameplay that is easily approachable for newcomers to the series, but is also deep enough to keep veteran Trainers on their toes.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (2K, €49.99 / £44.99) - Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Bibi & Tina – Adventures with Horses (TREVA, €29.99 / £26.99) - Ride as Bibi or Tina over hill and dale through the glorious countryside around Martinshof. Persistent training with your horse will constantly improve your riding skills. Face numerous challenges and demonstrate your strong nerves and sporting prowess in the decisive race in the maize maze!

Bass Pro Shops: The Strike - Championship Edition (PLANET ENTMT, €49.99 / £44.99) - The game takes players to some of North America's most famous fishing hot spots and features eleven types of game fish including Largemouth, Smallmouth, Catfish, and Striped Bass as well as Northern Pike and Muskie. In addition, realistic lake bottom topography, advanced graphics, and authentic fishing gear from the Bass Pro Shops stores, all combine to offer virtual anglers the most comprehensive fishing game experience to-date.

Cabela's: The Hunt - Championship Edition (PLANET ENTMT, €49.99 / £44.99) - Cabela’s: The Hunt is the most exciting hunting game to the Nintendo Switch. You will experience the thrill of the hunt while you stalk and kill your prey in some of North America's most famous hunting spots. With local multiplayer, arcade mini-games and season hunt modes, Cabela’s: The Hunt is fun for gamers and hunters alike.

SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (NIS America, €39.99 / £35.99) - 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features!

SMITE (Hi-Rez Studios, €26.31 / £23.69) - Enter the Battleground of the Gods! SMITE is the multiplayer online battle arena that puts the power of the Gods in your hands. With an ever-expanding roster, new events, a variety of skins, and biweekly updates, there is always something new and exciting in the Battleground of the Gods! Go Ahead, Play God-Jump into the action as one of over 90 Gods from Pantheons around the world. Includes: 200 Gems, 400 Gems + SMITE Founder’s Pack

Mahjong (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.99) - Play a Zen game! Rediscover the famous traditional Chinese game. Find all the matching pairs of tiles, being careful not to become blocked in, to get to the end of each level. Concentration and perceptiveness are needed to finish the boards that we have produced for you.

Tinboy (Interactive Stone, €1.99 / £1.79) - A brilliant scientist creates a humanoid little robot. She then tests her creation by placing it in different environments. Using a special bow, the robot must reach the exit of every environment. Take control of the robot and solve the scientist’s puzzles.

Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron Extended Edition (HandyGames, €24.99 / £21.99) - SQUADRON is an action-packed, vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up with a captivating and fully voiced narrative. Dodge bullets, collect massive power-ups and wisely use special abilities as you defeat waves of enemies. Upgrade each member of your squadron with their personal skill tree as you level up. But don’t go to war alone! You can take on the Aces with up to 3 friends in an epic 4 player local co-op battle. Are you up to the task?

Desktop Soccer (SAT-BOX, €6.14 / £5.42) - The desk is your field! Lace up your shoes for a simple yet challenging soccer game! Share the Joy-Coy with up to 4 people for a soccer free-for-all! Make your own original team by adjusting formations and positions! Aim to win the tournament!

Palm Reading Premium (Crazysoft, €8.99 / £7.99) - You can use it to analyze, read and master your palm lines and palm fingers without knowing anything of hand reading/palm reading. Get analytics of your own palm or your friend's palm and reveal all its secrets and future.

ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER 2 (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “STAKES WINNER 2” is a horse racing action game released by SNK in 1996. Choose your favourite of 12 horses and grasp victory in heated races! Control your horse like never before! Be wary, as jockeys who break the rules may be punished!! Make use of the controls, items and training systems to completely dominate the GI Races.

Arcade Archives Atomic Robo-Kid (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - 'Atomic Robo-Kid' is a shoot'em up game released by UPL in 1988. The player will control an atomic Robo-Kid sized robot and proceed into the underground dungeon to fight with enemies using several types of weapons. So enjoy various stages in the game whether you're exploring the dungeon using free scroll or playing the battle mode fighting with the enemy one on one.

Destruction (COSEN, €8.99 / £8.09) - Be part of special forces and fly around the world! International secret organization H has planned terrorist attacks in various places throughout the world in order to destroy world order. Elite organized special forces have been gathered from all over the world to stand up and protect order! However, as they take action, smart movements such as "Project X" and "clone humans" gradually come to light.

M.A.C.E. Space Shooter (EntwicklerX, €4.99 / £4.49) - M.A.C.E. is a classic 2D space shooter game. The player navigates a spaceship across three different worlds with 6 vertical scrolling levels and various enemies, trying to destroy or avoid them. Hidden items (weapons, bombs, energy), upgradeable weapons and accessories, such as rocket and companions help to defeat the enemy in difficult battles.

Mimpi Dreams (Dreadlocks, €9.99 / £8.99) - Mimpi is a lazy doggy who becomes the “Superdog” in his dreams. Help him to save his friends by manipulating the environment of 7 original illustrated worlds in this charming mix of adventure, puzzle, and platformer.

Mother Russia Bleeds (Devolver Digital, €12.74 / £11.46) - Mother Russia Bleeds is a co-op brawler overflowing with an unmistakable style and unforgettable action for up to four players at once. Set in an alternate U.S.S.R, the story centres on a desperate crew of imprisoned street fighters that must overcome an oppressive criminal authority through any means necessary. Battle solo or alongside friends in an exceptional story mode campaign or harden your resolve in the Survival Mode.

ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS (Radial Games, €4.49 / £3.99) - ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is a game where you fly ROCKETS that rocket ROCKETS at other ROCKETS! The ultimate rush of arcade arena action, with the fluidity and amazing feel of soaring through space.

Soap Dodgem (Zsolt Fabian, €6.89 / £6.19) - In Soap Dodgem your goal is to help your happy soap friends get back to their soap holders and clean as many mould creatures on the way as you can.

Swamp Defense 2 (EntwicklerX, €2.99 / £2.69) - Swamp Defense 2 is a classic tower defence game with unique weapons and monsters as enemies for any beginner or defensive specialists. Fight countless enemies with a huge selection of gun turrets (in the form of comic heroes) and additional helpers (mines, air support, block wall) on more than 60 maps. Earn coins to obtain improvements in the integrated shop system and to buy new towers.

Super Hydorah (Abylight, €19.95 / £17.89) - An evil force has launched an invasion over the Omios star! Fly with the space fleet in a campaign to liberate planets, destroy enemy bases and discover the mysterious force behind the attack. Biomechanical enemies, space creatures, exotic planets and climactic threats are waiting for you, so select a route, equip your ship and prepare to die!

Teddy the Wanderer: Kayaking (Forever Entertainment, €8.99 / £8.09) - Join two friends on a beautiful journey among nature! Teddy The Wanderer and his friend Piglet take advantage of the spring weather and go on a kayaking trip! Roam the colourful, hand-painted locations and meet Mr. Catfish, who needs a lesson in kindness! An unforgettable adventure that mixes fun and a healthy dose of learning. Our lovable characters solve numerous puzzles testing mathematical skills, eye-hand coordination, logical thinking and perceptiveness.

Trailblazers (Rising Star Games, €29.99 / £24.99) - Get ready for high-speed thrills with an explosion of colour in Trailblazers, the first-ever second-to-second co-operative arcade racer. Paint the track as you go to dynamically change the racing line, boost on your team's colour and outwit the opposition in a sprint for the finish. The more you paint, the faster you can go!

Circle of Sumo (Belka, €9.99 / £8.99) - Have fun with your friends with the great award-winning Circle of Sumo! COS is simple and compelling at the same time, with a lot of different challenges. It's pure fun! Take control of 8 different sumo wrestlers and challenge your friends on daring fights and sport based extra-games!

Coloring Book (QubicGames, Free) - Coloring Book has 48 beautiful drawings divided into 8 pages with a unique theme: - Jungle and Space are already available - Cats, Construction Site, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Girls Room and Farm are easily purchasable. No limits to your creativity: - a palette of 89 colours for fantastic nuances - 9 tools for advanced effects and convenience – a brush that always paints inside contours for example - use the touch screen or the buttons on the Joy-Con controller

Mars: Chaos Menace (BLG-Publishing, €9.99 / £8.99) - We are in the Terraforming age after saving our homeworld, Earth, which was collapsed by radioactive contamination and the depletion of resources. Now, humans are successfully colonizing nearby planets, using technology to adapt these inhospitable and hostile places. For the first time in our existence, we feel in harmony with everything. But our activity and progress has attracted huge and warp monsters that only wish to devastate and sterilize planets by destroying the whole way of life.

SOLITAIRE BATTLE ROYAL (MAKING, €8.59 / £7.69) - Equipped with battle mode! Two-player battle mode compete for clear speed! Of course, you can play it carefully by yourself. Beginners are enjoyable too! There is also a mode that you can play easily! The tasks are 3000 questions! It is only a matter that can be cleared if it is done in the correct procedure. Collect the "collection" by clears to colour the game screen! The game screen decorated with "collection" can also be used on the competition screen. Joy-Con or play with touch! Play with your favourite style!

Windstorm (EuroVideo Medien, €39.99 / £34.99) - Slip into the role of Mika and submerge into the fascinating world of the horse whisperer and her black stallion Windstorm. Discover the endless freedom of riding, sitting on the back of Windstorm. All around the estate of Kaltenbach, a wide variety of tasks are waiting to be solved by you. There is a lot to discover while exploring the surroundings of Kaltenbach on your own. Together with Windstorm, you’ll see locations that haven’t been seen before.

Toast Time: Smash Up! (Force of Habit, €8.99 / £7.99) - Fresh from the oven, Toast Time: Smash Up brings the unique toast-based recoil/reload action from cult smash hit Toast Time to the multiplayer brawler/esports genre. Inter-dimensional time-blob beasties have sailed the cosmos in pursuit of spare time, and now on an idyllic Monday morning, they've found it, tasted it...

Switch eShop - Demos

Just Dance 2019 Demo (Ubisoft, Free) - Wherever life takes you, Just Dance 2019 will keep you dancing for hours with an insane amount of content for the whole family to enjoy! Just Dance 2019 comes with over 40 new and fun songs, and access to more than 400 songs available with Just Dance Unlimited. Every copy of the game comes with 1-month of free access!

99Vidas Demo (QUByte Interactive, Free) - '99Vidas' is a brawler set in a contemporary world, that pays tribute to both the classic and the new in the gaming industry. Brought to you in 16-bit pixelated glory, chock-full of references to not only gaming but also 80's and 90's pop culture. '99Vidas' takes full advantage of modern era gameplay mechanics, making it the best of both worlds.

Breakout Defense 2 (nuGame, €6.99 / £5.99) - Breakout Defense is a breakout game where you will face off against the computer opponent through 20 exciting levels. Do your best to defend your own blocks while at the same time aiming to destroy the blocks of the computer opponent.

Pinball Breakout 2 (nuGame, €7.00 / £6.00) - Pinball Breakout is a breakout game which combines the game mechanics of a traditional breakout game and a flipper game. Play through 15 exciting levels as you aim for a high score.

Insect Planet TD (RandomSpin, €2.99 / £2.69) - The distant space expedition to the Earth-like planet, finally ended. We came here for the purpose of colonization, but we are faced with alien creatures. We have no choice we must conquer this planet. Tower defence game. You have to mine resources during the gameplay. Simple cute graphics.

Wii U eShop - New Releases

Insect Planet TD (RandomSpin, €1.99 / £1.79) - The distant space expedition to the Earth-like planet, finally ended. We came here for the purpose of colonization, but we are faced with alien creatures. We have no choice we must conquer this planet. -Tower defence game. You have to mine resources during the gameplay. Simple cute graphics.

3DS eShop charts - Nov. 14th, 2018

Luigi's Mansion continues its slide down the charts, falling to #3 this week. Pokemon fever continues on!

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Luigi’s Mansion
4. Super Mario Bros. 3
5. Tomodachi Life
6. Super Mario Kart
7. Pokemon Silver
8. Pokemon Gold
9. Super Mario World
10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
11. Sudoku
12. Rainbow Snake
13. Super Mario 3D Land
14. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
15. Pokemon Red
16. Pokemon Ultra Sun
17. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
18. The Legend of Zelda
19. Mario Kart 7
20. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Videos

1. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
2. Mario Kart 7 Video
3. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
4. Introducing Tomodachi Life
5. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
6. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
7. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
8. The Bros. and Bowser… Still Better Together?
9. Super Mario 3D Land Video
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
11. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
12. IronFall Trailer
13. Super Smash Bros. is Coming to Switch
14. Super Mario World Trailer
15. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
16. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
17. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
18. Pokemon Bank Trailer
19. Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon: Game Overview
20. Mario Party: The Top 100 – Official Game Trailer

GameSpot Video - Let's Play Resident Evil Revelations: Part 1

On the debut episode of Resident Kinevil: Revelations, Mary Kish (@merrykish) and Mike Mahardy (@mmahardy) do a live broadcast for a charity marathon.

Famitsu most wanted - Nov. 1st to 7th, 2018

No much of a change in placement this week. Soon enough, a few of these games will move off the most wanted list, as they'll be available to purchase!

3. Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Switch) - 597
5. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (3DS) - 511
12. Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee (Switch) - 249
13. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) - 246
15. Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaishin Shidoo to Karappo no Shima (Switch) - 237
17. Fire Emblem: Fuuka Setsugetsu (Switch) - 216
19. Doubutsu no Mori (Switch) - 207
20. Yokai Watch 4 (Switch) - 206
21. Ushiro (Switch) - 205
23. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) - 167
26. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete S (Switch) - 140
31. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) - below 111
34. Luigi Mansion 3 (Switch) - below 111
40. Tales of Vesperia: REMASTER (Switch) - below 111

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters - Version 2.4 now available

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters has been updated to Version 2.4. We don't have full patch notes, but we do have some tidbits on what's included.

- new items can be purchased in the Dimmy Shop;
- provides various improvements related to Big Bosses