May with Mudkip figure arrives in April, pre-orders open
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It’s been a fairly busy day for figure news. After hearing that the Phoenix Wright figma lands in May, we also now know that the new May with Mudkip figure is releasing a month prior.
The 1/8 scale pre-painted figure measures at 195mm for May, and about 70mm for Mudkip. It was illustrated by Ariga Hitoshi and sculpted by Tomomi Tsuchiya / Wataru Orita.
Nintendo hosting Splatoon Showdown Series next month
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Throughout November, Nintendo will be hosting the Splatoon Showdown Series. It’s an opportunity for fans of the game to battle in open, online tournaments and win prizes along the way.
Separate events for Turf War, Tower Control, Splat Zones, and Rainmaker are planned. You’ll need to gather three teammates along with any backups and sign up on Battlefy. On the day of the tournament, show up early and use the check in button. After the bracket is seeded, you can set your game up with opponents via Battlefy’s Private Match Chat.
Find more details on Battlefy Source
Pokemon Sun/Moon devs on approaching designs of the new Pokemon, Professor Kukui
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Did you know that Jangmo-o was the first creature created for the new generation of Pokemon? Game Freak revealed that noteworthy to tidbit during a recent interview.
As for the most entertaining Pokemon to design for Sun/Moon, director Shigeru Ohmori pointed to Alolan Exeggutor. He explained that “When the designers first came up with the idea, the background is that the sun in Alola is so strong, that [Exeggutor] just keeps growing and growing.”
Ohmori later laughed – and explained the following – when asked if some of the eccentric Pokemon creatures were made just to mess with people:
New Exile’s End trailer
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XSEED Games and Magnetic Realms shared a new trailer for Exile’s End, which is coming soon to Wii U as an eShop title. View the video below.
Corpse Party launch trailer
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Corpse Party is now available on 3DS. For the game’s launch trailer, watch the video below.
We published a review of Corpse Party earlier today. For those that missed it, you can read it here.
GameStop now taking retro trade-ins at all stores
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GameStop’s retro initiative has done well for the retailer thus far. Due to its success, GameStop is expanding the program.
All stores are now eligible for retro trade-ins. Previously, customers could only trade in retro games and systems at specific areas. It’s possible to trade in retro games, systems, and controllers. And if that wasn’t enough, GameStop is now offering Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube products through its website.
Hit up GameStop’s retro section here for more information and games that can be bought online.
Rumor: Switch Pro Controller doesn’t have a headphone port
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LetsPlayVideoGames is again reporting on a nugget of information about Switch after reaching out to one of its sources.
Having spoken with someone “close to the production of the Switch reveal trailer,” the site claims that the Switch Pro Controller lacks a headset port – either proprietary or standardized. The information “is based on the hardware model shown during the Switch reveal, and based on the assumption that the hardware used in that trailer is representative of final design.”
If this is true and the hardware is final, the controller wouldn’t have an area where you could connect a headset. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers do offer that functionality in case you’re wondering.
Laura Kate Dale, who shared the report, added on Twitter that it’s unclear as to whether there will be support for Bluetooth headsets or other wireless solutions with Switch.
Just Dance 2017 practically guaranteed to be a Switch launch title
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Just Dance 2017 is out today on most systems, including Wii U and Wii. As many of you know though, a Switch version is also in the works.
In a press release announcing Just Dance 2017’s launch, Ubisoft said that the game will be available on Switch in March. With Nintendo’s new platform debuting during that month, we can pretty much say Just Dance 2017 will be a launch title. Most had probably expected that anyway, but this is an official indication. Ubisoft previously confirmed a vague 2017 window for the Switch version.
Here’s the Just Dance 2017 launch trailer by the way:
Source: Ubisoft PR
Ectoplaza hitting the North American Wii U eShop on Thursday
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You may recall that Ectoplaza was first shown in Nintendo’s “Spring Partners” video preview earlier in 2016. The indie title is now ready for release, and is heading to North America on Thursday for $7.99. A European version will also follow at some point.
We’ve got the following of Ectoplaza from Syndicate Atomic:
Ectoplaza is a breakneck game about irritable ghosts wreaking havoc on haunted hotels, paranormal guests, and each other.
Join a party of poltergeists as they rampage through underworld-renowned resorts from which they can never escape. Monster mash with up to four players and have the time of your afterlife.
— Choose from six unhappy haunts, each with their own stats and game-changing special abilities.
— Master a multi-tiered charge & fling system to unleash quick chomps, trick shots, and devastating ricochets.
— Smash your way through 5 settings and 15 different levels, each with different stage hazards.
— Be the last ghost standing in Afterlives, collect the most ectoplasm in Collectoplaza, or score the winning goal in Ghostball.
And a trailer:
Miitomo to end support for iOS 7
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Since Miitomo released early this year, it’s been possible to use the app with a device running on iOS 7. However, this will no longer be the case as early as December.
An update is on the way to Miitomo on or after December. Once that happens, you won’t be able to continue experiencing the app on the older version of iOS. Nintendo said the move is being done “in order to continue improving our service and your experience”.
Head past the break for the notice in full.