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GameFly added a listing for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to its website a couple of days ago, suggesting that a 3DS retail version in North America is on the horizon. A European release also appears on the way. Just recently, Amazon Spain put up a listing of its own for the game.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse looks to be coming out around the same time in North America and Europe. On GameFly, a September 20 release date was included. Amazon’s Spain has it for September 16 (for €29.99, by the way).

Oh, and one other tidbit. GameFly listed Maximum Games as the publisher of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse in North America. We assumed that was a mistake, and it turns out that was probably right. Judging by this tweet, Rising Star Games will actually be publishing. They’re also handling SteamWorld Collection in North America.

Thanks to Tiago S for the tip.

The latest issue of MCV has a listing of the best-selling games in the UK for the month of June. The results are posted below, based on data collected between May 29 and July 2.

A second new scan of Dragon Ball: Fusions scan has emerged, with just a few days to go before the full game launches in Japan.

The latest images once again come from V-Jump. We’re also get another look at Maxi-Fusion as well as Frieza’s spaceship, which was reconstructed by Capsule Corporation and serves as the player’s headquarters.

Head past the break for the full scan.

The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of June 2016. You can check out the full results below.

This week’s Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s episode, Kit and Krysta catch up with the developers of Monster Hunter Generations. Watch the full video below.

Pokemon GO has had a positive impact on Pokemon games and merchandise around the world, including Italy. Word out of the country is that Pokemon Sun and Moon are now the series’ most pre-ordered games in the series.

Additionally, between July 4 and July 24, the Pokemon titles and 3DS hardware have risen significantly. They’re up 59 percent and 33 percent respectively.

Here’s a look at the increase for the different games:

01. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire + 71%
02. Pokémon Omega Ruby + 69%
03. Pokémon X + 52%
04. Pokémon Y + 89%
05. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon + 8%

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Bandai Namco has shared a new Dragon Ball: Fusions video showing off the battle system. Check it out below.

Thanks to Siliconera, we also have the following details:

– Fusion system lets you fuse pretty much any character
– Different enemies appear in Fusion World
– The characters attack in the order of a “Timeline”
– Characters closest to the right being the next in line to attack
– 3 main commands
– Basic attacks are split between Fight and Energy Ball options
– Fight is a close-ranged melee attack with high power while Energy Ball uses Ki and will allow you to pull off multiple attacks depending on its type
– Special Attack: most powerful one for dealing damage
– Other options such as “Charge Ki” and “Check Power”
– Character triangle with each character fitting under a category of Power, Technique, and Speed
– Power beats Technique
– Technique bests Speed
– Speed takes out Power.
– “Ring Out”: used to blow enemies away and send them further to the left in the Timeline order
– If used properly, you can keep certain enemies from attacking by keeping them pushed back
– This will also come in handy when you want to pull off Support Attacks
– Activate Support Attacks with multiple characters just by having their turn orders next to each other in the Timeline
– Deal more damage with more characters for Support Attacks
– Different Support Attack categories
– Fight-type: deals more damage than the basic version and blows enemies away
– Energy Ball-type: aren’t as strong as the Fight-type counterparts, but they can hit multiple enemies at once
– Support-type: various effects such as healing abilities and buffs
– Maxi Gauge: choose between the two of “All-Out Attack” and “Maxi-Fusion”
– All-Out Attacks start an action battle mode where you can perform attacks in action battle style by pressing A and X for physical and energy attacks, Y and B for guarding and evading
– Can recruit enemies hit with All-Out Attacks
– Maxi-Fusion is an ultimate attack that allows you to fuse together with your entire party to deal devastating damage on the enemies

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3DS will be undergoing maintenance for a couple of hours early next week. Certain network services such as online play, rankings, etc. may be unavailable.

Here’s when it’s scheduled for:

– 5 PM PT (August 1) – 7 PM PT(August 1)
– 8 PM ET (August 1) – 10 PM ET (August 1)
– 1 AM in the UK (August 2) – 3 AM in the UK (August 2)
– 2 AM in Europe (August 2) – 4 AM in Europe (August 2)

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 168.782 / 800.918 (-73%)
02./00. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800) – 43.753 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 20.616 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Black Rose Valkyrie # (Compile Heart) {2016.07.21} (¥7.200) – 12.862 / NEW
05./05. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 8.383 / 59.339 (+3%)
06./06. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) – 7.502 / 53.398 (-1%)
07./04. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 7.305 / 1.430.562 (-11%)
08./00. [PSV] New Interpretation Stranger of Sword City (Experience) {2016.07.21} (¥3.800) – 7.248 / NEW
09./15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 7.143 / 2.830.996 (+74%)
10./10. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 6.087 / 356.474 (+11%)
11./03. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) – 6.082 / 162.565 (-38%)
12./09. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.744 / 829.979 (-6%)
13./14. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 4.635 / 196.161 (+11%)
14./12. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) – 4.184 / 124.706 (-13%)
15./16. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) – 3.252 / 64.433 (-18%)
16./00. [PSV] 7’scarlet # (Idea Factory) {2016.07.21} (¥6.300) – 3.128 / NEW
17./20. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 2.961 / 159.388 (+3%)
18./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.832 / 136.399 (-11%)
19./08. [3DS] Culdcept Revolt (Nintendo) {2016.07.07} (¥4.700) – 2.812 / 38.651 (-57%)
20./11. [PSV] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain # (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.06.23} (¥5.980) – 2.733 / 42.519 (-48%)

The Japanese Kirby: Planet Robobot website has updated again with more concept art. This time, it focuses on designs for the various forms of Kirby’s Robobot armor. Check them out below:

At first, HAL planned to name it Powered Armor, and have five different type of robots:

– Multi-Leg Cannon Pod
– Jet Fighter
– Gear
– Spanner
– (Screw) Driver

However, this idea didn’t get approved, so they decided to choose just the Spanner type and made about 100 designs for the Robobot.

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