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Update: Bumped to the top. Kamiko will also be out in North America next week, according to Nintendo’s website. Pricing is set at $4.99.


Original: Kamiko has been out on the Japanese Switch eShop since last week, and as you might know, the game has already been fully translated into English. However, if you don’t want to go through the trouble of dealing with the Japanese eShop, you’re in luck: the game will be released on the European eShop next week, on April 27th, for €4.99. A release date on the North American eShop hasn’t been confirmed yet, though it seems likely that it’ll be released there on the same day as well.

A lot is being made today over a discovery on the official Zelda website. Tucked away in the “Online Guide” are various character profiles, including one for Ganondorf. On Ganondorf’s page, the official introduction is as follows: “Once known as the King of Thieves, Ganondorf Dragmire used the power of the Triforce to become the beast, Ganon.”

This actually isn’t new. The surname Dragmire was originally included in the North American manual for Zelda: A Link to the Past, along with his alias Mandrag Ganon.

Technically the site only reconfirms what we originally knew. On the other hand, some fans are questioning whether what’s stated is even reliable given how it doesn’t come directly from the developers. Really though this is what we have to go on for Ganondorf’s full name – which was the case nearly three decades ago as well.

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The arcade game Taiko no Tatsujin: Yellow Version was updated with a Splatoon song last month. Next week, it will be receiving even more Nintendo content.

Bandai Namco announced today that a Zelda: Breath of the Wild Medley and Meta Knight’s Revenge Medley are being added. Those who use a Bana Passport Card can also earn special Link and Kirby costumes.

All of this content is planned for April 26. Various images are posted below.

SEGA America has just uploaded four new videos about the imminent Switch title Puyo Puyo Tetris. This strange puzzle crossover will feature some exciting new characteristics and SEGA wants to make sure that we understand everything we can about the game before buying it.

Check out these four tutorial videos after the break:

Update (4/20): These accessories are now up for pre-order on Play-Asia.


Original (4/19): Keys Factory has several Splatoon 2 accessories lined up for Switch. New items are planned to come out in Japan alongside the actual game.

Keys Factory’s accessories include Joy-Con covers in a soft silicon style or a hardshell design, a new addition to the Front Cover series, and neoprene pouches. They’ll all be out on July 21.

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury – €6.99 / £6.29
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – €19.99 / £17.99

Wii U Download

Orbit – €1.49 / £1.39

With about a week to go until launch, the reviews for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are in. Across the board, the racer is reviewing pretty highly, as did the original game on Wii U.

Here’s the roundup of notable verdicts thus far:

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
IGN – 9.3 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
GamesRadar – 5 / 5
GameXplain – “Liked-a-Lot
Game Informer – 9.25 / 10
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
Nintendo World Report – 85 / 100
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
GameReactor UK – 10 / 10
USGamer – 5 / 5

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

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury – $7.99
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – $19.99

Wii U Download

Booty Diver – $7.99
MOP: Operation Cleanup – $5.00
Orbit – $1.49
WinKings – $9.99
Zombeer – $4.99

Mr. Shifty will soon be receiving a patch to improve the game’s performance. Once applied, it should address frame stutter and slowdowns that players are experiencing on Switch. Check out the video below for a look at how the upcoming update enhances the frame rate.

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