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Boundary Break - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

A look at Link unlike any other

Lets take the camera absolutely anywhere we want to learn more about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds!

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth "Showtime Premium Edition" shipping early via Amazon

Well that's a bit early!

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is set to launch on June 4th, 2019, but for those who grabbed the "Showtime Premium Edition" through Amazon, I guess you can expect your copy in a couple days! Amazon has sent out shipping notifications to multiple customers letting them know that their copies have shipped. We're not quite sure how the orders are shipping so early, and Atlus hasn't commented. If you ordered the Showtime Premium Edition from Amazon, keep an eye on your email!

Thanks to Nataliek and Kolma for the heads up!

Minecraft hits 176 million units sold worldwide

Oof!

Microsoft has announced that Minecraft has now moved 176 million units across all versions worldwide. There's no doubt the Wii U, 3DS, and Switch versions have done their fair share of contributing to that total, and we're sure many more Switch owners will be checking the game out. The 176 million figure is impressive in and of itself, but even moreso when you realize that just 7 months ago, the game had sold 156 million!

My Nintendo Europe - update for May 17th, 2019

An all-3DS update

My Nintendo Europe has gotten a small update today, and it's completely focused on 3DS titles. Check out the rundown of today's update below.

[3DS] 30% off Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World: 120 Gold Points
[3DS] 30% off Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star: 120 Gold Points
[3DS] 50% off Kirby's Dream Land (Virtual Console GB): 20 Gold Points
[3DS] 30% off Pullblox: 60 Platinum Points

Minecon Live 2019 announced for Sept. 28th, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of Minecraft!

Mark your calendars for the most blocktastic livestream of the year! MINECON is back, packed with all the latest Minecraft news, and with an all-new name! Save the date for MINECON Live: September 28th, 2019.

Filmed live and beamed across the world via the internet! It will be around 90 minutes long, packed with juicy Minecraft news, content creators, and will include pre and post show bits, as well as on-demand community panels.

Japanese software sales - May 6th to 12th, 2019 (Top 30)

A better look at the week

The days of the weekly top 50 are gone, and we have to live with the top 30. Better than nothing though! Check out the top 30 for May 6th to 12th, 2019 in Japan below.

01./01. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) - 11.988 / 160.183 <80-100%> (-65%)
02./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 10.086 / 3.076.992 <80-100%> (-58%)
03./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.431 / 2.295.735 <80-100%> (-52%)
04./03. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.255 / 776.378 <80-100%> (-59%)
05./04. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 7.274 / 611.390 <80-100%> (-62%)
06./07. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 6.098 / 1.524.756 <80-100%> (-57%)
07./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.709 / 1.314.946 <80-100%> (-46%)
08./06. [NSW] Yoshi's Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) - 5.598 / 130.744 <60-80%> (-63%)
09./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 5.105 / 3.063.187 <80-100%> (-58%)
10./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 5.037 / 1.025.137 <80-100%> (-62%)
11./13. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) - 3.631 / 249.554 <80-100%> (-49%)
12./11. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) - 3.554 / 112.809 <60-80%> (-63%)
13./14. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} (¥5.800) - 2.859 / 29.687 <60-80%> (-56%)
14./12. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) - 2.598 / 54.978 <60-80%> (-72%)
15./19. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 2.219 / 333.474 <80-100%> (-49%)
16./18. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) - 2.113 / 80.804 <80-100%> (-52%)
17./20. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) - 1.902 / 827.674 <80-100%> (-48%)
18./17. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 1.850 / 721.888 <80-100%> (-59%)
19./21. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) - 1.803 / 31.986 <80-100%> (-47%)
20./16. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 1.796 / 1.968.870 <80-100%> (-66%)
21./15. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} (¥5.700) - 1.788 / 24.801 <80-100%> (-67%)
22./24. [PS4] Tom Clancy's The Division 2 # (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) - 1.521 / 108.224 <80-100%> (-38%)
23./22. [NSW] Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen # (Capcom) {2019.04.25} (¥3.990) - 1.296 / 14.841 <60-80%> (-61%)
24./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 1.269 / 2.475.448 <80-100%> (-44%)
25./26. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} (¥3.600) - 1.264 / 11.135 <60-80%> (-40%)
26./29. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) - 1.239 / 27.330 <60-80%> (-30%)
27./00. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) - 1.162 / 178.029 <80-100%>
28./23. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) - 1.077 / 414.854 <80-100%> (-62%)
29./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990) - 1.034 / 47.479 <80-100%>

Japanese eShop charts for May 9th to 15th, 2019

Crafting and cats

Minecraft climbs back to the top spot for its 10th anniversary, which certainly seems like a fitting way to celebrate. Over on the 3DS side of things, Together! The Battle Cats remains unstoppable.

Switch

1. Minecraft (Mojang/Microsoft Japan)
2. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Legacy of the Duelist:Link Evolution (KONAMI)
3. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
4. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
5. Cuphead (StudioMDHR)
6. Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17)
7. UNDERTALE (Hachinoyon)
8. Hako Boy!& Hako Girl! (Nintendo)
9. Stardew Valley (Chucklefish)
10. SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THE FULL PACKAGE (Koch Media)

3DS

1. Tobidasu!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
2. Pocket Monsters Crystal (Nintendo)
3. Charisou DX (Spicysoft)
4. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e… (Square-Enix)
5. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan)
6. AlphadiA (KEMCO)
7. Sora no Folklore (KEMCO)
8. Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth)
9. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
10. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+ (Nintendo)

Shakedown: Hawaii Update #1 is in certification for Switch, releasing soon

'The Mogul' update

WHAT'S IN THE UPDATE?

More Shakedown Scenarios
Car Repossession
Weapon Pawning
Shop Icons added to the map
Expands some building interiors
Character upgrades can now be unequipped
Faster property and multipliers purchasing
Salary can now be increased quicker
Police chases improved
Horns/sirens added to vehicles
Misc. bug fixes

The PS Vita and Nintendo Switch updates have also been submitted to certification, but those take a little bit longer. Keep an eye on Twitter or subscribe to email alerts for notifications.

Now that this first update's wrapped, I'll get back to finishing the Nintendo 3DS version!

SHAKEDOWNS

The game is designed to be a smooth ride. By the time you complete the main story missions, you'll have the resources to easily acquire the entire island. However, if you attempt to take over the island too early, it will be more of an uphill battle.

You can earn extra cash and territory by completing shakedowns, but the big payouts occur on main story missions. This wasn't conveyed clearly enough initially, and some players focused entirely on the shakedowns, ignoring the main missions, and thus, struggled to earn the capital they needed for island domination. This update adds more dialogue and guidance to better steer players towards the end goal.

More variety has also been added to the shakedowns with additional protection scenarios.

MULTIPLIERS & PROPERTY ACQUISITION

By popular request! It appears that many of you want to max out the entire island, so your wish is my command.

Note: The game is designed such that multipliers don't need to be added to every business. With a few strategic placements, you can achieve 100% without any tedium. However, those of you who want to load everything up can now do so in a streamlined way.

Purchase confirmations can now be turned off, enabling one-click property and multiplier purchasing. A new "Buy All Multipliers" button has been added, and your salary can also be increased much quicker.

CAR REPOSSESSION

Garages have been added to Subprime Auto locations. Subprime-leased vehicles can now be jacked from the roads and returned to Subprime Auto locations under your ownership. Each repossessed vehicle delivered will increase your daily revenue.

SELLING WEAPONS

Weapons can now be sold to pawn shops to earn extra cash and free up your inventory.

EQUIP/UNEQUIP CHARACTER UPGRADES

Character upgrades (double jump, speed boost, etc.) can now be unequipped at any time by visiting the veterinary clinic.

SHOP LOCATION ICONS

By popular demand, shop location icons have been added to the map! They can be turned on/off via the Map Icons menu, and For Sale and Shakedown locations can also now be turned off to declutter things.

POLICE CHASES

It's now easier to keep your threat level and duke it out to the maximum heat. It's also now easier to obtain the "Get Inconspicuous" trophy.

HORNS & SIRENS

Car horns and sirens have been added to vehicles. Select them via the weapon menu (they're the first slot) and activate them with the shoot button.

BUG FIXES

If you've reported a bug, it's probably fixed :) All of your emails, tweets and messages have been received and most reported bugs are covered by this update. If you encounter any more, please keep the messages coming!

The Great Ace Attorney fan-translation team discusses their work on the project

Any objections?

As much as fans wanted it, Capcom never localized The Great Ace Attorney. When fans realized that was the case, a select group got together to work on a translation of their own. In an interview with IGN, Rahky, the team leader over at Scarlet Study translation team, discussed some of the more challenging aspects of the translation.

"Of course, there is the occasional roundabout Japanese term or phrase that is a little difficult to make sound natural in English, but that's just an issue with translation in general. One example might be Souseki [character in fourth case] himself, once he gets into character his language gets much more complicated in Japanese once he realizes he's amongst native speakers. In particular... he spouts out some excited nonsense that were mostly ‘yojijukugo’ in Japanese, four-character phrases or proverbs that tend to carry a cultural meaning more readily understood by Japanese speakers but that doesn't really exist in English. That kind of stuff is weird to figure out sometimes, but sometimes discussing that stuff is half the fun."

Check out the full interview here

Capcom eShop sale now live

Grab some great Capcom games at discounted prices!

Capcom is hosting an eShop sale across the Switch, Wii U, and 3DS. The following titles are on-sale until May 23rd, 2019.

Switch

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – $11.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man 11 – $23.99 (was $29.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – $29.99 (was $59.99)
Okami HD – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Resident Evil Revelations – $13.99 (was $19.99)
Resident Evil Revelations 2 – $13.99 (was $19.99)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

3DS

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – $5.99 (was $14.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $5.99 (was $19.99)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – $8.99 (was $29.99)
Monster Hunter Generations – $15.99 (was $39.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – $8.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – $4.99 (was $19.99)
Resident Evil Revelations – $7.99 (was $19.99)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition – $4.99 (was $19.99)

Wii U

DuckTales Remastered – $3.74 (was $14.99)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – $3.74 (was $14.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $7.99 (was $39.99)
Resident Evil Revelations – $9.99 (was $39.99)