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Graceful Explosion Machine is making its way to the Switch eShop next Thursday. For an early look at the game, view the video below containing 31 minutes of footage.

Yesterday, Playtonic and Yooka-Laylee composer Grant Kirkhope teased a new tune for the game that would be taking inspiration from Donkey Kong 64’s DK Rap. That’s now been published online.

Kirkhope and Playtonic have created a new piece of music in the style of DK Rap, aptly titled the Yooka-Laylee Rap. Watch the video and listen to the song below.

A few new games out came out this week on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. If you’re interested in checking out what’s new in screenshot form, take a look at the gallery below.

Snake Pass is supposed to come with Time Trials after finishing the main game. This is an option in almost all versions, but it’s apparently missing on Switch. A prompt should appear when selecting a level, giving players the ability to choose between normal play and the new Time Trials. However, it simply doesn’t show.

Fortunately, Sumo Digital has confirmed that Snake Pass on Switch will be receiving Time Trials at some point in the future. Design lead Brad Davey confirmed via NeoGAF:

“I thought I’d out myself to pass on some good news; I can confirm that we’re working on getting Time Trials patched in to the Switch version of the game. I can’t tell you exactly when this is going to happen, it’s not quite as simple as flicking a switch, there is some work on our end involved on getting this up and running. As soon as I have more news I’ll be sure to pass it on.”

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One component of the Switch exclusive Runner3 is the inclusion of Retro Levels. As part of a new blog post, Choice Provisions provided an in-depth explanation of these stages.

Here’s the full rundown:

I’m happy to report that my work on the Runner3 Retro Levels is (mostly) COMPLETE! I want to remind everyone that this is *really* a video game within a video game. The Retro Levels are made up of 3 distinct worlds, each with 9 levels and a wacky boss battle. The levels are short-but-challenging jaunts in which you’re tasked with finding 5 elusive new collectibles never before seen in the series…THE GILDANS!

Once you’ve found as many as you can, feel free to jump headlong into that sketchy-looking mystery hole over there. I’m sure it’s safe:

After experimenting some problems with the HD Rumble, Snake Pass has been updated on Switch to version 1.1. This patch should fix the loud rumble issue that we reported before. We’re also hearing that the visuals may have been improved, but we can’t verify that just yet.

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug – €6.99 / £6.29
Snake Pass – €19.99 / £15.99

Wii U Download

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes – €6.99 / £6.29
Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead – €2.99 / £2.58
Pic-a-Pix Colour – €5.00 / £4.50

Wii U DLC

Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Power Rangers Skin Pack – €2.99 / £2.39
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Mini Game Masters Skin Pack – €1.99 / £1.59
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Small Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Mixed Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Large Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Giant Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug – $7.99
Snake Pass – $19.99

Wii U Download

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes – $6.99
Miko Mole – $5.00

Wii Retail on Wii U

Pikmin 2 – $19.99

It won’t be much longer until The Jackbox Party Pack 3 graces the Switch eShop. On the European store, the game now has a listing with an April 13 release date. It should cost €23.99 / £20.03.

Here’s an overview:

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment have received a new update. Version 3.0A is out now on Switch.

A number of fixes have been implemented, but the real highlight is a change to resolution. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove / Specter of Torment now run at 1080p while docked.

Head past the break for the full patch notes.

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