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Earlier this month, YouTuber MrBean35000vr made a significant discovery about Mario Kart Wii. It turns out that Nintendo had been planning a Mission Mode at one point, similar to what was included in Mario Kart DS.

MrBean35000vr returned with another video today. He’s shared new findings, including all of the functional objectives left behind in the game’s code. You can get a look at that and more in the video below.

Metroid: Samus Returns isn’t entirely new, but it’s still technically the first 2D entry in the series we’ve had in years. Before the 3DS remake, it wasn’t until Metroid: Zero Mission on the Game Boy Advance that Nintendo revisited the 2D gameplay.

Fans will be happy to hear that series producer Yoshio Sakamoto still wants to work on the series going forward. In this month’s issue of Game Informer, Sakamoto said that he’d love to make another 2D Metroid so long as the opportunity presents itself and the fans show interest. Part of this seems to be based on Samus Returns’ reception – and the amount of people purchasing the game.

Sakamoto said:

“Through the development of Metroid: Samus Returns, I was able to really grasp the possibility and fun of a 2D Metroid. Like when I finished the first game, if there is another opportunity to make another Metroid, that is something that I would love to do. Of course, that really depends on how much people really want to buy a 2D Metroid.”

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Switch continues to receive new games, but older titles are being brought over as well. We’ve seen this with third-parties, and even Nintendo. Although in Nintendo’s case, their “ports” have some extra bells and whistles – like the revamped Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and new arcade fighters for Pokken Tournament DX.

Capcom recently announced Resident Evil Revelations Collections for Switch. That could be just the tip of the iceberg, as the publisher seems to be preparing more titles for the system as well. So I thought this could pave the way for an interesting topic to discuss: third-party games we’d like to see ported to Switch.

I’ll get the discussion started here. There are two clear games that come to mind when I think about third-party games I’d like to see brought over to Switch. With rumors about Okami being released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, a Switch version would be lovely. I’d happily buy the game for a third time if it meant being able to play it on the go. I’d also really like to see Persona 5 on Switch. I played through the entirety of Persona 4 Golden on the PlayStation Vita, and having that handheld experience would be fantastic.

But how about you? Is there any game – or games – in mind outside of Nintendo that you’d like to see make the jump to Switch? If not, that’s completely fine as well. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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During the Pokken Tournament World Championships, it was announced that a demo is planned for Pokken Tournament DX. We currently have this tweet to go by:

That’s the only information we have, unfortunately. No word on what will be included in the demo, and when it will be available.


Gaming sales were particularly strong in Japan last week. With the Obon holiday in full swing, it’s a good sign. Hardware and software both outdid last year’s Obon, and Media Create has more on that front.

Splatoon 2 and Dragon Quest XI made major contributions to the overall software sales. The two games sold 88,000 copies and 208,000 copies respectively (the latter figure is Dragon Quest’s 3DS and PlayStation 4 sales combined).

Yet another upcoming Switch title is confirmed to be playable at Gamescom next week. On Twitter, it was announced that Hover: Revolt of Gamers will have a Switch demo.

The brief tweet confirms:

This should be the first time that Hover: Revolt of Gamers will be playable on Switch for the public.


Alongside Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft is preparing some special figurines based on characters in the game. Take a closer look at two of them in the video below.

Inazuma Eleven Ares was announced during the Level-5 Vision event last year. Since then, we haven’t seen too much of the project. Level-5 has been hosting semi-regular Inazuma Walker live streams, but we really haven’t seen much, especially when it comes to the upcoming game.

Level-5 did host another live stream earlier today. The big news is that the anime has been pushed back to Spring 2018. Originally, it was planned for this summer before being officially announced for October.

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino also briefly talked about the Inazuma Eleven Ares game towards the end of the stream. In an exchange with the show’s MC, Hino seemed to hint that it will be on the Switch.

Here’s the basic exchange between the two:

All sorts of retailers have been suggesting that Batman: The Enemy Within is coming to Switch. What we considered to be a very good sign is when GameFly listed the game. The retailer tends to be spot on more often than not.

If you didn’t trust GameFly’s listing though, even more evidence has popped up. Amazon and GameStop both say that Batman: The Enemy Within is heading to Switch as well.

At this point, we’d be extremely surprised if this wasn’t happening. It may just take Telltale Games awhile to make it official. Even though we pretty much knew about Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure on Switch, the announcement took a significantly long time to appear.

Best Buy has restocked Switch once again. The gray version is currently available here.

A number of retailers have been restocking Switch this week. Along with Best Buy, GameStop had units available nationwide for the first time since launch. Amazon also had a restock for Prime members. 


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