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Gaming History Secrets - Ubisoft's Finished, Unreleased Wii U Game

In this video, Liam takes a look at Ubisoft's Finished but Unreleased Nintendo Wii U Game titled "Know Your Friends", which was a multiplayer game based around social interaction. The title had a series of games about how well you knew the people you're playing with, and what you secretly thought of one another. The game had a cut-out art style, with most of the game's visuals using cut up images and photography, and its character animations being inspired by the Muppets.

FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask Lets Music Fans Relive the Legend

SEATTLE - May 25, 2018 - Materia Collective is excited to release FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask, a massive 79-track collection of arrangements from the beloved The Legend of Zelda title for the Nintendo 64. FATE offers an eclectic mix of genres and styles that reflect the tone of the original soundtrack, and is divided into three parts: The First Day, a collection of tracks driving the anxiety and elation of the first foray into Clock Town; The Second Day, a melancholy selection representing the denial and doubt that the moon is falling into the Earth; and The Final Day, a shorter yet intense set of pieces accenting both the dread of the end and the glimmer of hope that still shines in the world's final moments. FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask is fully licensed and available now.

"The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask stands out because, more than any game in the franchise, it dealt with the positive and negative issues that human beings constantly face - grief, death, the passage of time, fear, rejection, and temptation, but also friendship, reconciliation, perseverance, justice, hope, and love," comment album producers Sam and Peter Bobinski. "These themes made for a unique storytelling experience. The game's musical direction incorporates sounds and instruments typically used in Chinese opera, and explores minimalist styles; neither typically found in Zelda soundtracks. Our favorite moments are the boss pieces and the final encounter with Majora."

"Cherry Blossoms Outside ClockTown" is a refreshing re-imagining of the Clock Town theme, combining elements of orchestral, funk, and Japanese folk music to create a beautiful and mysterious atmosphere. "Nova Onda Bossa" is the debut of Materia Brasilis, an ensemble dedicated to arranging game music in the styles of Brazilian music. Laura Intravia's "The True Face" is a choral and orchestral tour-de-force depicting the final battle of the game, taking the listener through an intense musical journey.

Learn more about the FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask

Japan - eShop charts for May 17th to 23rd, 2018

Switch

1. Wizard of Legend
2. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
3. Stardew Valley
4. Detention
5. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
6. Shinka no Himitsu
7. Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
8. Fairune Collection
9. Overcooked: Special Edition
10. Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 3

3DS

1. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
2. Pocket Monsters Crystal
3. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
4. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e…
5. Chuju Giga Wars
6. Battleminerz
7. Ice Station Z
8. Charisou DX
9. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami
10. Mama ni Game Kakusareta!

Wii U

1. Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes
2. Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
3. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
4. Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu
5. Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe
6. Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy
7. Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi
8. Super Mario World
9. Super Mario 64
10. Mario Story

Zelda: The Wind Waker Ocean Waves Inspired Wedding Band

Synonymous with the nature of ocean waves, Takayas sought to create a sense of softness within movement while designing Casie’s ring. Like a wave landing on the shore’s horizon, the pattern subtly wraps around Casie’s engagement ring, completing the set in the same manner a wedding completes an engagement; inherently. Says Nick of the ring's union, “The dainty [wedding] ring is a pleasant companion to the engagement ring with its simple styling,” and we couldn’t agree more, as a warmth best described as sunny dispositioning radiates from the set.

The Legend of Zelda’s Great Sea serves as the setting for Wind Waker. Hyrule sits at its bottom, while centuries of civilians have lived within the seaside mountaintops. Though we’ll never spoil an ending, it is later revealed that the Great Sea connects the universe’s six islands together, creating the shape of the Triforce. This symbol of hidden power and history makes its way to Casie’s finger, as the ring’s ocean waves sit atop it, forever guiding Nick and Casie’s current.

I guess it's going to be a day for Nintendo-themed jewelry! First we had Mew wedding and engagement rings, and now we have a Wind Waker-inspired wedding band! You can check out more details on the item here (thanks HannahOnderdonk!)

Monolith Soft dev wants to make Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Xenoblade Chronicles X2, and a brand-new game/IP

Will there ever be a Xenoblade Chronicles 3? If Monolith Soft director Kou Kojima has his way, the sequel will indeed happen, along with some other titles!

Kojima shared some thoughts on the future of the Xenoblade franchise in the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 original soundtrack booklet, and he's clearly quite ambitious. Not only does he want to make Xenoblade Chronicles 3, he also wants to tackle Xenoblade Chronicles X2, and a a completely new game/IP. If Kojima gets his way, he'll certainly be busy for many, many years to come!

This week's European downloads - May 24 (Mega Man, Runner3, Sushi Striker demo and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Mega Man Legacy Collection (CAPCOM Europe) - €14.99/£11.99

Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (CAPCOM Europe) - €14.99/£11.99
The Blue Bomber is back in this second collection of classic Capcom titles! Featuring faithful reproductions of Mega Man 7, 8, 9, & 10, this collection spans the iconic series' evolution and retro revolution. Take on the nefarious Dr. Wily and his diverse Robot Masters in these timeless 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit adventures!

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Demo (Nintendo) - Free
In the fast-paced world of conveyor-belt sushi fighting, match coloured plates of sushi to hurl tall stacks of plates at your opponent. The more matches you make, the taller the plate stack and the stronger your attacks will be. Defend your homeland from invading enemies in this puzzling action game so more people can enjoy delicious sushi in peace. May the best sushi samurai reign supreme!

Runner3 (Gaijin Games) - €27.99/£23.79
The rhythm-music gameplay of BIT.TRIP RUNNER and Runner2 is back and better than ever!

The Timbletot is determined to rid the multiverse of all its love and happiness. CommanderVideo, a lover if ever there were one, refuses to let this happen. He’s ready to jump, double-jump, wall-jump, slide-jump, slide, kick, float, drive, fly, and dance his way to victory, all across a medley of thrilling, challenging, and joyous levels!

Professional Construction – The Simulation (United Independent Entertainment) - €39.99/£35.99
Immerse yourself in the sprawling and fascinating world of road construction! Experience life on the construction site like the pros, and use heavy equipment and massive machinery. Enter an open world scenario to complete a large variety of assignments. There's no way you can get bored repairing roads and doing so much more.

Disco Dodgeball - REMIX (Zen Studios) - €14.99/£13.49 (€11.99/£10.79 until May 29)
Disco Dodgeball – REMIX is a ridiculous physics-based futuresport combining robots, one-hit-kill projectile combat and crazy dodgeball action. Dodge, deflect and catch enemy fire as you perform ridiculous aerial stunt shots with your mustachio'd unicycle robot and enjoy the voice of a booming monster truck driver announcer when you score!

Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1: Ovnifagos Don't Eat Flamingos (Zerouno Games) - €5.99/£5.39
Discover Baobab's Mausoleum, a retro point and click adventure in J-RPG format that you will never forget.

ACA NEOGEO TOP PLAYER'S GOLF (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
“TOP PLAYER’S GOLF” is a sports game released in 1990 by SNK. Three modes, STROKE PLAY, MATCH PLAY, and NASSAU GAME, are available along with two types of courses. You'll find yourself fully absorbed in this game's immersive graphics and strategic skill planning.

Arcade Archives Ikki (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
'Ikki' is an action game that was released from SUNSOFT in 1985.

Players control 'Gombe' of farmers, to go to raid evil magistrate, will defeat confronting enemies. In this work, players can enjoy 'two coop play'. Player 2 will operate 'Tago'.

'In-Game Language: Japanese Only'

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Inti Creates) - €9.99/£8.99
Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters.

Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Addition" (Media Five) - €8.49/£7.50
Finally, on the Nintendo Switch, a game that lets your child enjoy studying while challenging their skills in math has entered the world of gaming.

It contains a collection of addition problems and math drills learned at the elementary level.

Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Division" (Media Five) - €8.49/£7.50
Finally, on the Nintendo Switch, a game that lets your child enjoy studying while challenging their skills in math has entered the world of gaming.

It contains a collection of division problems and math drills learned at the elementary level.

Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Multiplication" (Media Five) - €8.49/£7.50
Finally, on the Nintendo Switch, a game that lets your child enjoy studying while challenging their skills in math has entered the world of gaming.

It contains a collection of multiplication problems and math drills learned at the elementary level.

Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Subtraction" (Media Five) - €8.49/£7.50
Finally, on the Nintendo Switch, a game that lets your child enjoy studying while challenging their skills in math has entered the world of gaming.

It contains a collection of subtraction problems and math drills learned at the elementary level.

Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strikes Again (Enjoy Up Games) - €6.99/£6.29
Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strikes Again is a collection for those who love challenges, including Run Run and Die and Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead.

Escape Game: Aloha (Silver Star) - €4.99/£4.49
You are in a beautiful villa overlooking the sea in Hawaii.

Find and combine items, solve puzzles, then escape!

After the ending, play hide-and-seek with animals!?

N++ (NPLUSPLUS) (Metanet Software) - €14.99/£13.49
This is the sequel to N+, rewritten from scratch to be bigger, better, and more beautiful in every way. N++ is a fast-paced, momentum-based platformer about darting around obstacles, narrowly evading enemies and collecting gold in a beautiful minimalist landscape.

Punch Club (tinyBuild Games) - €14.99/£13.49
Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route.

Zen Bound 2 (SecretExit) - €14.99/£13.99
Wrap your way to bliss in Zen Bound 2, the unique down-tempo indie game! This is an opportunity to slow down, zone out, and focus on a task that’s challenging but not stressful: a set of gentle spatial puzzles. The goal of the game is to paint wooden sculptures by wrapping them with rope.

ATOMINE (MixedBag, available May 25) - €8.99/£8.99
Atomine is a twin stick procedural rogue-lite shooter set in a virtual world with minimalist design, where the player recounts on the screen the real events of STUXNET, the first weapon ever created in the form of computer virus.

Dungeon Rushers (Plug In Digital, available May 25) - €14.99/£13.49
Dungeon Rushers is a 2D tactical RPG combining dungeon crawler’s gameplay and turn based fights. Manage your team, loot dusty dungeons, crush armies of monsters and craft mighty equipment. Be part of an epic adventure with a colorful cast of characters in an off-beat universe.

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (Artifex, available May 25) - €14.99/£13.49
A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago. Who is the mysterious prisoner she meets on the forest path – someone stalking her every move, or a possible ally? Is she merely a puppet being used in forces from outside our world, or will she finally resolve the evil events that began one year before?

Jurassic Pinball (EnjoyUp Games, available May 25) - €1.99/£1.79
Enjoy Jurassic Pinball, a perfect reproduction of a real pinball machine, with all the graphic details and sounds. Discover all the secrets, complete all the missions and become number 1 in the world or the best among your Friends, posting your high score on the online leaderboard.

Mecha Storm (ENP GAMES, available May 25) - €19.99/£17.99
Fight for the destiny of the Galaxy by completing over 50 challenging missions in exciting mech vs mech combat! Utilize various strategies, and mech-types to claim victory against the enemy. The end is drawing nigh, and the Galaxy is waiting. Will you choose to answer your call?

One More Dungeon Demo (Ratalaika Games) - Free
Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world.

Happy Birthdays Demo (NIS America) - Free
From creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (TOYBOX Inc.) comes Happy Birthdays: a sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of the world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

Mario Tennis Aces - Pre-launch Online Tournament (Nintendo, available May 25) - Free
Eager to hit the court in Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch? Mark your calendars and get warmed up for the Pre-launch Online Tournament, set to serve up good ol’ tennis fun from 15:00 (UK time) on June 1st, right through the weekend until 23:59 (UK time) on June 3rd!

Aspiring aces can take to the court as Mario, Peach, Yoshi or Bowser to face off against other tennis hopefuls in online tournament matches, or sharpen your skills by practising against the computer. As a reward for taking part, you’ll receive a special outfit for Mario to use in the full game!


Downloadable Content

Gal*Gun 2 - Fighting Spirit Academy Uniform Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09

Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room.

This set includes:
•'"Fighting Spirit Academy" Uniform' outfit
•'Candy Ribbons' accessory
•'"Fighting Spirit Academy" Hat' accessory
•'Soccer Team Invitation' item

Gal*Gun 2 - Venus Soccer Uniform Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room.

This set includes:
•'Venus Soccer Uniform' outfit
•'Soccer Ball' accessory
•'Championship Trophy' item

Gal*Gun 2 - Tiger-striped Oni Bikini Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room.

This set includes:
•'Tiger-striped Oni Bikini' outfit
•'Oni Horns' accessory
•'Oni Club' item

Gal*Gun 2 - DLC Set 3 (Pqube) - €9.99/£8.99
This bundle includes:
• Gal*Gun 2 - Fighting Spirit Acedemy Uniform Set
• Gal*Gun 2 - Venus Soccer Uniform Set
• Gal*Gun 2 - Tiger-striped Oni Bikini Set

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: New Quests (Nintendo, available May 25)
New quests:

Passion of the Artisan
M.I.A. Nopon
Industrial Sort of Tour
Midnight Feasting
The Lone Watchman
Nopon of Good Tastes
Cleared of All Charges
Beneath the Aurora
Upgrades and Tinkering
Most Awful News?!
A Smith's Pastime
A Hat Fit for a Lady
Making Love Source
A Mercenary's Honor
Merclibay's Mightiest


Pre-orders

LEGO The Incredibles (WB Games) - €59.99/£49.99

Pre-Order until 15/06/2018, 14:59 local time + BONUS

Game description: Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, in a LEGO world full of fun and humour.

Alchemic Jousts (Lunatic Pixels) - €9.99/£8.99 (€8.99/£8.09 until June 12)
Pre-Order until 12/06/2018, 11:59 CEST

Game description: Alchemic Jousts is a 2D action strategy game mixing card game's deck creation and real time gameplay. Command your elementals and support them with a wide variety of Skills. Control the arena and crush your opponent in one-to-one encounters!

Shape of the World (Plug In Digital) - €14.99/£13.49
Pre-Order until 06/06/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: The world that grows around you... The environment and flora constantly flourish and fade as you wander in Shape of the World, a serene and surrealist first-person explorer. You’ll travel through dream-like forests, aquatic caves and peaceful shores accompanied by psychedelic wildlife.

Legendary Eleven (Eclipse Games) - €9.99/£8.99 (€8.99/£7.99 until June 18)
Pre-Order until 08/06/2018, 10:59 CEST

Game description: Legendary Eleven is an epic arcade football game inspired by the golden age of football spanning the 70's to the 90's. This is a fresh approach to the game, with fluid gameplay and unique mechanics.


Special offers
Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition (TranscendSense Technologies) - €14.99/£13.49 (ends May 28, normally €19.99/£17.99)
I, Zombie (Awesome Games) - €3.99/£3.59 (ends June 4, normally €4.99/£4.49)
One Eyed Kutkh (Sometimes You) - €3.99/£3.59 (ends May 28, normally €4.99/£4.49)
60 Seconds! (RobotGentleman.) - €2.49/£2.12 (ends May 29, normally €9.99/£8.50)
Spartan (Sinister Cyclops) - €3.29/£2.96 (ends May 29, normally €10.99/£9.89)
FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) - €19.99/£18.14 (ends July 15, normally €59.99/£54.99)
Antiquia Lost (KEMCO) - €9.09/£8.18 (ends June 6, normally €12.99/£11.69)
AQUA KITTY UDX (Tikipod) - €3.74/£3.24 (ends June 3, normally €7.49/£6.49)
Hollow (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99 / £4.49 (ends June 7, normally €19.99/£17.99)
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form) - €7.49/£6.74 (ends June 7, normally €9.99/£8.99)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (Image & Form) - €14.99/£11.24 (ends June 7, normally €19.99/£14.99)
SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition (Image & Form) - €14.99/£11.24 (ends June 7, normally €19.99/£14.99)
Castle of Heart (7Levels) - €13.49/£12.14 (ends June 8, normally €14.99/£13.49)


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers (Nintendo, available May 25) - €39.99/£34.99

Race down enemy grocks and rock them in battle to defend frontier villages. Action meets tower defence in Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers! This time, The Red Flash himself, Dillon, will team up with your own animalised Mii character. Be strategic and use your whole team! You’ll need their help to face each wave of transforming monsters.


Special offers
Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (ends June 21, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.97/£1.55 (ends June 21, normally €2.99/£2.36)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (ends May 31, normally €9.99/£8.99)
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form) - €4.49/£3.49 (ends June 7, normally €8.99/£6.99)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (Image & Form) - €13.39/£10.04 (ends June 7, normally €19.99/£14.99)
SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form) - €7.49/£5.49 (ends June 7, normally €14.99/£10.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Special offers

Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) - €3.99/£3.59 (ends June 21, normally €7.99/£7.19)
RTO 2 (nuGAME) - €7.99/£7.19 (ends June 21, normally €9.99/£8.99)
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form) - €4.49/£3.49 (ends June 7, normally €8.99/£6.99)
SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form) - €7.49/£5.49 (ends June 7, normally €14.99/£10.99)
The Beggar's Ride (Bad Seed) - €3.99/£3.74 (ends June 14, normally €7.99/£7.49)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte) - €8.49/£6.99 (ends June 21, normally €16.99/£13.99)
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte) - €6.49/£5.49 (ends June 21, normally €12.99/£10.99)

This week's North American downloads - May 24 (Street Fighter, Bloodstained and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection – Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, a massive collection of 12 Street Fighter games that encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be available May 29.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters. Alternating to these characters with their unique abilities will unlock new paths through the treacherous stages. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game, and may even affect the ending.

Ikaruga – A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can alternate between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. The Ikaruga game will be available on May 29.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS) – The free Nintendo Switch demo for this sushi-eating, plate-throwing puzzle-action-RPG and the option to pre-purchase is now available in Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS version is also now available for pre-purchase. Nintendo 3DS version playable in 2D only.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers – As a team, defend a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of transforming rock monsters alongside your Mii character, Dillon the armadillo and his squirrel engineer, Russ. Recruit hired gunners to back you up in battle, and then roll into fights and high-speed chases and take down waves of enemies as Dillon, the “Red Flash” himself. A free demo version of the game is also available for download.

New DLC:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game and the Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the pack below and a new story this fall. To learn more, visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site.
New Quests Pack 3, launching today at 10 p.m. PT.
A Smith’s Pastime (Talk to Chulev at Garfont Village, Uraya.)
A Hat Fit for a Lady (Talk to Beemer at Fonsa Myma Port, Uraya. Available from Chapter 5.)
Making Love Source (Stay at the inn in Argentum. Req. Poppi QT. Available from Chapter 7.)
A Mercenary’s Honor (Go to Royal Guard Barracks. Finish “Beneath the Aurora” quest. Available from Chapter 10.)
Merclibay’s Mightiest (Find Caephon at Rig. Harbor, Leftheria. Req. Electra & Zenobia & Herald. Available from Ch. 10.)

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:

My Nintendo Dillon’s Rolling Western Wallpaper – To celebrate the Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers game launch, My Nintendo is offering two wallpapers featuring the armadillo hero, Dillon, redeemable with My Nintendo Points. For more info, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/ and check out the Smart device/PC rewards section.
Nintendo Labo Contest Winner – Three winning creations for the Best Decorated Toy-Con category will be announced on May 25. Visit the My Nintendo - Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site now. You can still enter the contest category, “Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage.” Take some inspiration from the contest submissions on the contest site. You can also filter submissions by selecting the “Invention: Original Toy-Con” menu. Don't forget to give a “like” to the ones that you liked.

Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 4/20/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 5/11/18 for the Best Decorated Toy-Con Contest Category, 10:59AM PT on 5/25/18 for the Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category, and 10:59AM PT on 6/15/18 for the Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category. To enter, upload your photo or video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 9 winners will each receive One (1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit (ARV: $ $69.99 USD) or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit (ARV: $79.99 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). ARV of each prize package: $209.99-$219.99 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,889.91-$1,979.91 USD. Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest-rules Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Also new this week:
6180 the moon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
ACA NEOGEO TOP PLAYER’S GOLF (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives Ikki (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
ATOMINE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25
Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strike Again (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Die for Valhalla! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29
Discovery (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Dungeon Rushers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25
Escape Game: Aloha (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29
Jumping Joe & Friends (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25
Jurassic Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29
Legend of Kay Anniversary (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29
Mecha Storm (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25
N++ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
PixelJunk Monsters 2 – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25
Punch Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Yoku’s Island Express (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29
Zen Bound 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

My Nintendo Europe - content update for May 23rd, 2018

- SteamWorld Dig (90 Gold Points | Nintendo 3DS)
- Star Wars Pinball (70 Gold Points | Nintendo 3DS)
- Runbow Pocket (140 Gold Points | New Nintendo 3DS)
- Teslagrad (150 Gold Points | Wii U)

Random Time! - Wii U fan transforms the system into a playable, wearable coat

Anything that helps the Wii U live on in memory is just fine by me, even if it's a coat! I don't know what made someone come up with a Wii U coat, but I'll be damned if I don't want one. The perfect way to stay warm and dry while getting a bit of Wii U gaming going! Not exactly as portable as the Switch, but it'll do!

Splatoon franchise breaks 10 million sold in 3 years

Splatoon and Splatoon 2 have been quite a hit, and the series has certainly cemented itself as a major Nintendo brand. Between Splatoon and Splatoon 2, the total sales for the franchise are just shy of 11 million units sold. Quite a huge accomplishment when you consider how poorly the Wii U was received, and how little time the Switch has been on the market!