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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has mostly wrapped up development. WayForward say it’s now “content complete” and is shifting attention to fixing bugs.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was most recently targeted for September 27. Unfortunately, it’s now being moved back “by about 6 weeks, give or take.”

WayForward wrote in a Kickstarter update today:

“First things first – we are going to have to adjust our Target Release Date, moving it back from our 9/27 Target Release date by about 6 weeks, give or take. We know this will disappoint some of you, but we feel that it’s necessary to take that extra time for bug fixing and adding additional polish. We know you want the final product to be excellent and so do we! Thanks for your patience and support as we approach the finish line!”

The full Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter update can be read here.

Yooka-Laylee – new screenshots

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A new batch of Yooka-Laylee screenshots has just been posted by The Telegraph. You can view the gallery below.


Nintendo has released another bit of footage for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this time about the paraglider. You can view the video below.



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

New 3DS LL – 19,300
Vita – 8,923
PS4 – 5,812
Wii U – 4,519
New 3DS – 4,460
PS3 – 1,067
3DS – 520
3DS LL – 179
Xbox One – 50

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

New 3DS LL – 22,437
PS4 – 17,596
Vita – 10,027
New 3DS – 5,400
Wii U – 4,702
PS3 – 1,192
3DS – 835
3DS LL – 135
Xbox One – 52

And here are the software charts:

1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3 – 32,460 / 1,152,838
2. [PS4] Tales of Berseria – 24,057 / 197,593
3. [PS4] No Man’s Sky – 22,200 / NEW
4. [PS4] The King of Fighters XIV – 20,655 / NEW
5. [PSV] Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle – 16,054 / NEW
6. [PS4] Sengoku Basara Sanada Yukimura-Den – 15,592 / NEW
7. [PS3] Tales of Berseria – 15,262 / 91,447
8. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD – 12,915 / NEW
9. [PS3] Sengoku Basara Sanada Yukimura-Den – 11,796 / NEW
10. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions – 10,827 / 138,479
11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X – 10,372 / 154,477
12. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 8,147 / 415,444
13. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 8,003 / 99,412
14. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 6,914 / 2,878,174
15. [3DS] Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack – 6,426 / NEW
16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 5,301 / 228,811
17. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 5,144 / 859,174
18. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 4,810 / 86,256
19. [PSV] Moujuu-Tachi to Ohimesama – 4,765 / NEW
20. [WIU] Splatoon – 4,441 / 1,456,508


A part of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s Tournament mode is ending very soon. On September 30, the Regular Tourneys feature will no longer be accessible. You’ll simply see a blank area in this section once the date arrives.

Keep in mind that you’ll still be able to make your own tourneys. Nintendo apologizes to those disappointed by today’s news.


The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

Mojang and 4J Studios are updating all console versions of Minecraft with a new mini-game this week. The two developers are introducing Tumble, “a frantic competitive clash in which players destroy the very floor beneath their enemies’ feet, sending them plummeting to their doom.”

Tumble is played out in “a best of three, on a series of semi-randomised maps, each with several layers of differing materials and hazards.” Players can choose between two variants: one in which snowballs are used or a second with shovels.

Here’s a trailer for Tumble:

Also coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition very soon is a new map pack for Battle, the first mini-game. Paying $3 provides access to Castle, Shipyard, and Invasion.

All of this content should be live today since maintenance will be taking place later tonight.


Wii U and 3DS both underwent maintenance last night. Later today and carrying into tomorrow, that’ll be happening once again.

The schedule is as follows:

– 6 PM PT – 2 AM PT
– 9 PM ET – 5 AM PT
– 2 AM in the UK – 10 AM in the UK
– 3 AM in Europe – 11 AM in Europe

The maintenance period will affect certain network services such as online play, rankings, etc.


Producer on Splatoon’s future

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This week’s issue of Famitsu has an interview with Hisashi Nogami, the producer of Splatoon. One portion of the discussion touched on the game’s future.

Famitsu asks if it really is the end for Splatfests. According to Nogami, it was originally decided to run Splatfests for a year. Nintendo was able to continue those events, but they feel now is the right time to have them come to a close.

As for the future specifically, Nogami feels that the game is done. Nintendo has stopped with Splatfests and updates, but they’d still like to build excitement through events such as Splatoon Koshien tournaments. When asked about something like a sequel, Nogami said that Splatoon has been raised together with the fans who have been playing it, and they’d like to continue heading in that direction in the future with the utmost care.


Nintendo just released the third video in a multi-part series about a squad of toads helping Mario in Paper Mario: Color Splash. We have today’s clip below.

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