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According to the latest issue of Total Licensing, a television series based on Professor Layton is in the works. Only a couple of details are known thus far. Specifically, it’s planned to have 26 episodes and will premiere in 2018.

That’s the only information present in the magazine. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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Next month, Sonic Forces will be launching. GameStop plans to release an exclusive figure pack as a tie-in.

The pack will contain four highly detailed 3″ articulated figures, including first to market Modern Tails. Four unique Sonic Forces video game lithographs are included as well.

You can pre-order the Sonic Forces Figure Pack on GameStop here. It’s due out on November 21.


Thanks to Mii for the tip.

The end of Miiverse isn’t too far away. Nintendo will be closing the social community permanently during the evening of November 7 / very early morning of November 8.

Ahead of the big move, a special community has opened on Miiverse. Members can partake in the “Everybody’s Message Community” until October 11. Here you can share your your Miiverse memories and shout-outs to other Miiverse users. Since it’s open to everyone worldwide, it’s only accepting hand-drawn posts. Nintendo also intends to make a collage out of a select number of posts at some point in the future.

The Samus Aran and Metroid amiibo 2-pack is available on Amazon. Get them while you can here.

We haven’t heard much about the Sonic movie as of late. However, Hollywood Reporter has a new scoop about the project. The site says that Paramount will be producing the film after Sony Entertainment put it into turnaround.

Most of the staff working on the Sonic movie while it was still at Sony are still in board. This includes producer Neal H. Moritz, executive producer Tim Miller (the director of Deadpool), and director Jeff Fowler. Toby Ascher will also be executive producing while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers.

As for the original goal of the movie, it remains a mix of live action and CGI. No further details have been announced.

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It seems the SNES Classic has a couple more secrets to unveil. GameXplain has uploaded a video showing off multiplayer features of a couple of games that aren’t as well-known or easily accessed. As the video demonstrates, the SNES Classic’s main menu explicitly indicates which games are 2-player compatible and can even be grouped together as such.

However, through inputting a cheat code, players can unlock a 2-player mode in Yoshi’s Island. EarthBound also has a secret 2-player mode that can be unlocked simply by connecting a second controller.

While not as fully-fleshed out as a standard multiplayer game, these are still fun features to include. Watch gameplay of these two modes below:

Update 3 (10/2): The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up on Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.


Update 2 (10/1): Pre-orders are discounted again, now down to $23.99 on Amazon.


Update (9/30): Pre-orders have been discounted to $34.10 on Amazon.


Original (9/28): Amazon has opened pre-orders for The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. You can reserve your copy here. For those of you in Canada, you can get it here.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia features 320 pages covering the first game up through Twilight Princess HD. You’ll find “a comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with series producer, Eiji Aonuma”. It also has expanded coverage of the Zelda timeline and rare development sketches of characters.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia releases on April 24, 2018.

Some new rewards have been temporarily added to My Nintendo in Europe.

Here is the list:

Discounts

40% off Earthbound Beginnings (Wii U VC) – 180 Platinum Points
40% off Advance Wars (Wii U VC) – 180 Platinum Points
40% off Pandora’s Tower (Wii Download) – 60 Gold Points
50% off Kirby’s Pinball Land (3DS VC) – 15 Gold Points
50% off Kirby’s Block Ball (3DS VC) – 15 Gold Points
50% off Punch-Out!! (Wii U or 3DS VC) – 160 Platinum Points

3DS Themes

BOXBOY! 2.5th Anniversary – 20 Gold Points
Mario’s Halloween – 20 Gold Points
Halloween Link – 20 Gold Points
Animal Crossing Autumn Leaves – 20 Gold Points

If you’re in Europe, you can find the rewards listed on the site here.

Much like Switch, the Super NES Classic Edition is a hot item this year. Many stores are already sold out despite only having launched on Friday.

At least in GameStop’s case, the retailer is promising more stock “very soon.” This applies to GameStop’s own stores and ThinkGeek outlets.

Digital Foundry has taken an extensive look at the Super NES Classic Edition. The site’s report is based on the European version, but all units are essentially the same – just with slightly different designs.

First, similar to the NES Mini, the SNES Classic Edition only outputs at 720p. That makes sense though based on the way games used to run.

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