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Earlier in the month, Nintendo and Best Buy halted the Miami qualifying round for the Nintendo World Championships 2017 due to the threat from Hurricane Irma. Nintendo now has an update on the situation.

Sadly, the qualifying round will not be rescheduled as a result of the hurricane’s “ongoing effects”. Nintendo says that “the two remaining spots in the tournament will instead be filled by selecting the participants from other regions with the best non-qualifying times.” It’s unfortunate, but there’s not much that can be done in this sort of situation.

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Steins;Gate Elite seems to be on track for Switch. Earlier today, Famitsu posted a small image of an article included in its new issue due out tomorrow. Only PlayStation platforms had been previously been confirmed, but it looks like Switch will be included as well.

Famitsu’s preview only offers a very small look at the opening two-page spread of the article. However, we’re able to see that a red label is included, which is generally reserved for Switch games. Unless Famitsu is messing with us, Steins;Gate Elite will be coming to Switch.

It’s worth noting that SEGA lists Steins;Gate Elite for Switch on its official Tokyo Game Show website. The consensus, however, was that this was a mistake. Famitsu’s latest issue apparently proves that the listing was originally spot on.

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Some interesting news came about earlier in the summer when it was discovered that Switch systems come with a built-in emulator. Things became even more interesting when fans learned that the NES version of Golf is hidden away within the system’s firmware. An unlock method has allegedly been discovered, but unfortunately, it sounds like most users are going to be left out until 2018.

Above all else, Switch’s cached network time needs to be set to July 11, the day that late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away. This means if you’ve connected your Switch to the internet at all, you’re out of luck since there is no way to revert back to July 11. The date variable for NES Golf only references Switch’s internal, user-specified date if the system has not been connected to the internet.

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Toys “R” Us has reconfirmed plans to carry the Super NES Classic Edition on launch day. Polygon obtained a couple of additional details about the release from the retailer.

First, Toys “R” Us says that its store will open at “normal time”. The amount of supply in stock will also be “limited”, so consumers are advised “to get in line before doors open on Friday morning for the chance to scoop up this hot item.”

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A trailer has been released for the new Ash’s Pikachu distribution that is beginning in Pokemon Sun/Moon. See it below.

Several brand new gameplay clips have surfaced with new footage of Super Mario Odyssey. We’re not entirely sure where they originated from, but nonetheless, each one is attached below.

Zen Studios tweeted today that Infinite Minigolf is once again available after being pulled from the North American eShop. As previously reported, the title was removed due to concerns over the original ESRB rating, as some placeholder artwork had been left in the game that would bump the rating up from Everyone to Teen. The artwork has been removed via a patch.


Sonic fans have long been interested in SEGA creating a new Sonic Adventure game. However, the sub-series hasn’t been touched in many, many years. And based on new comments from Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, SEGA isn’t in a rush to create Sonic Adventure 3.

In an interview with Polygon, Iizuka explained:

“I hear people saying that they want Adventure 3, but the path that we’re on and … Adventure 3, what fans want that to be, might not be an advancement of the series. So I don’t want to do an Adventure 3 and step the franchise back just to give the fans what they want.”

Tourian Tourist has reported that the new Metroid amiibo that launched alongside Metroid: Samus Returns is compatible with Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The amiibo unlocks a Flying Life-Form Paint Job in Federation Force and a Floating Parasite Paint Job in Blast Ball. 

Here’s a look at the Flying Life-Form Paint Job:

And the Floating Parasite Paint Job:

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Image & Form have uploaded a launch trailer for their upcoming SteamWorld Dig 2. The game will be out September 21st on the Switch. Watch the trailer below.

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