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Shovel Knight is available physically on Wii U and 3DS. On Switch though, the game will only be sold on the eShop – at least at launch.

Yacht Club Games isn’t against a physical version of Shovel Knight for Switch. Actually, the studio told one fan on Twitter that it might be considered after work wraps up on King Knight’s campaign.

The tweet is as follows:

Would you prefer to buy a physical version of Shovel Knight for Switch, or do you not mind settling for a digital copy?


Just two days before it launches in Japan, a live stream will be held for the Switch release Dragon Quest Heroes I-II. You can watch it on YouTube below at the following times:

– 3 AM PT
– 6 AM ET
– 11 AM in the UK
– 12 PM in Europe

Square Enix producer Ryota Aomi will be in attendance. He’ll be joined by Tomohiko Sho from Koei Tecmo.

Eurogamer has some footage up from Battle Princess Madelyn, confirmed earlier this week for Switch and Wii U. Watch 12 minutes of footage below.

Service for Wii Karaoke U is coming to a close in Europe. Announced through a Miiverse post, the app will be discontinued at the end of March.

Players are advised to use any remaining tickets before we enter the month of April. My Nintendo will be removing the 1-hour Ticket, 2-hour Ticket, and 24-hour Ticket just before April begins as well. Also, beginning on March 1, the 30-day Ticket will no longer be available to purchase or validate.

The full Miiverse announcement post is as follows:


Miitomo has been updated with more content. Users will find returning stages with more items.

“A stealthy comeback! Ninja Style Returns” is the returning theme. The stages provide the following:

– Demon ninja hood
– Demon ninja armor
– Ninja katanas: “Twin Dragons”
– Ninja bomber jacket
– Deadly blossom hairband
– Deadly blossom ninja suit
– Kunai necklace
– Shuriken
– Ninja dog scarf (set)
– Ninja dog outfit (set)
– Arabesque bandana
– Scrollwork jacket

The returning stages will be available until February 28 at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET.

Nintendo of Europe posted another commercial for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on its Twitter page. Watch the 30-second advert below.


If you buy one of the extra special versions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll be receiving a unique Master Sword statue. It’s included with the game’s Master Edition in North America and Limited Edition in Europe.

A few photos have since surfaced showing the statue in greater detail. Take a look at the various images below.

Thanks to Gunther for the tip.


Last week, Famitsu had another dedicated feature on Switch. As part of that, the magazine spoke with a few retailers about how things are shaping up with the system so far.

First up is GEO. GEO is a nation-wide CD and DVD rental / seller, and the majority of the store also sells new and used video games. They have 1,686 shops total in Japan and 1,131 of them are also selling video games.

GEO says that customers in their 30’s as well as families were responding the most to Switch. Only a few locations had lines forming for pre-orders, but its entire reservation slots were filled in two days. A reason why it filled faster than expected was due to low quantity. Moreover, there were many consumers who couldn’t buy Famicom Mini, PSVR, or PlayStation 4 Pro at launch, so that’s another reason why consumers rushed to reserve Switch.

A couple of days ago, Nintendo finally made mention of Switch’s day one update. However, the company didn’t really explain what we can expect from the patch. Now that we’ve received some information straight from Nintendo, we have a few more details.

The update will provide access to network features including the eShop, online gameplay, ability to share images via social media, and more. You’ll also be able to link Nintendo Accounts. Also noted is that the update lets you “connect online using hotspots that require authentication, such as at a hotel or café. A web applet will open up so the user can sign-in or accept terms of use.”

This week, Famitsu provides yet another feature on Switch. The magazine interviews Satoshi Hamada from Hamster about the company’s Arcade Archives plans and more.

Hamster received requests from fans to bring the Arcade Archive series to portable devices. Since Switch acts as a handheld in addition to a console, they thought this would fulfill these wishes.

The Arcade Archive series has a feature to rotate the screen to play vertically-displayed arcade games. With Switch, you can easily stand the display vertically, so he think it’ll well fit for the system.

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