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After the last press release from Nintendo detailing the games that will be available on Switch’s eShop for launch date, Yacht Club Games has made its own official statement about the release of Shovel Knight in the new console.

They have confirmed that both versions (Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment) will indeed appear on March 3rd in Europe and North America. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $/€24.99, while Specter of Torment as a stand-alone game will cost $/€9.99.

Treasure Trove includes the complete game, but in the near future the other two stand-alone adventures, Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows, will be able to buy separately. As for the rest of platforms, the new content for Shovel Knight will be ready in April.

Additionally, today there will be a lead-up sale to buy Shovel Knight 33% off, starting February 23rd and ending March  2nd. This is the last chance to get the game at a low price, since the Treasure Trove pack will cost more than the base game did until now.

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is nearly here. When the new campaign is ready, the update will increase the number of save slots. Yacht Club Games posted some news on Twitter yesterday noting that the Profile count will be doubled.

The message is as follows:


It was just confirmed yesterday that Shovel Knight and the new Specter of Torment content is launching with Switch on March 3. Other platforms, including Wii U and 3DS, will have access later on.

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The March 6 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, a Japanese magazine, will feature information on Dragon Quest XI, according to Gematsu. The game is coming to both 3DS and the Switch.

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Target’s March 5 ad has leaked, revealing an appealing offer for gamers. During that week, almost all games will be eligible for a buy 2, get 1 free sale.

The ad shows titles such as Pokemon Sun/Moon and Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World. Sadly though, Switch games are excluded. Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U may work, however.

Target’s offer should last until March 11 when it goes live.

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In conjunction with its month-long coverage on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Game Informer asked series producer Eiji Aonuma about his three favorite games in the series.

He ranked Twilight Princess third “because I wanted to create something better than Ocarina.” Ocarina of Time was next, which he says “is a game that gave me the opportunity to create a 3D world.” Finally, he picked Phantom Hourglass as his top choice.

Nintendo has some new maintenance planned on Wednesday/ Thursday. Certain network services such as online play, rankings, etc. may be impacted on Wii U and 3DS.

The maintenance schedule is as follows:

– 4 PM PT (February 22) – 5 PM PT (February 22)
– 7 PM ET (February 22) – 8 PM ET (February 22)
– 12 AM in the UK (February 23) – 1 AM in the UK (February 23)
– 1 AM in Europe (February 23) – 2 AM in Europe (February 23)

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

PS4 – 21,204
New 3DS LL – 16,426
Vita – 8,284
PS4 Pro – 5,999
2DS – 4,665
New 3DS – 1,203
PS3 – 500
Wii U – 491
Xbox One – 76

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

PS4 – 22,282
New 3DS LL – 19,126
Vita – 8,479
PS4 Pro – 6,693
2DS – 5,226
New 3DS – 1,435
Wii U – 543
PS3 – 473
Xbox One – 112

And here are the software charts:

Today, Bandai Namco published the first trailer for its Japanese 3DS game Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X. You can view it below.

Japanese 3DS themes (2/22/17)

Posted on 4 days ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 2 Comments | 0 Likes

A few new 3DS themes are out now in Japan. Here’s the lineup:

All Out!! – 200 yen
Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation (x2) – 200 yen each
Pyxis – Flawless – 200 yen
Kunio-kun – 100 yen

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Gamekult has a new interview up with Nintendo France’s Philippe Lavoue. Among other things, Lavoue discussed sales expectations for Switch.

So far, Nintendo is seeing pre-orders similar to those of Wii in France. The company also expects to sell 800,000 units this year, which would be the lifetime sales of Wii U. That includes 95,000 units on day one with a near 100 percent conversion rate with Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Gray is currently more popular than the neon option at the moment. However, Lavoue thinks things will ultimately shift in the opposite direction.

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