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Rocket Fist, previously announced for Wii U, is now launching for Switch. A listing for the game popped up on the European eShop today with a July 13 release date. It will cost £8.99.

Rocket Fist is a “rocket dodgeball arena” title. More details and a trailer are posted below.

“Rocket Fist is an arena game with crazy robots in chaotic rocket fist battles. Aim against your frenemies and prove your dexterity by killing each other with rocket propelled fists in this frenetic mix of dodgeball and billiards!

You can hold one Rocket Fist at a time and you only get one shot to throw your punch before having to run, hide and dodge to pick it back up! Just like in dodgeball, but with way more rockets! When you’re running away you can ninja dash around the arena, and if you’re feeling lucky you can try dash-bumping your friends in their faces to steal their rocket!

Easy to learn, hard to master, Rocket Fist’s quick rounds will keep you coming back for more. It’s the perfect game to bring out when your friends are over and in need of some explosive action!”

Niantic has pulled back the curtain on a substantial update coming soon to Pokemon GO. When it’s released, players will have access to number of new features.

Pokemon GO is seeing “a major facelift” to Gyms, such as spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms to obtain items similar to PokeStops. Gyms will also now feature “six permanent slots that can be filled by the controlling team’s Pokemon.” A motivation system is being added as well “that will significantly change how you interact with Gyms.”

Also new in the update are Gym Badges, a Raid Battle feature in which Trainers work together to take down a powerful Raid Boss, and new items.

Full details about the update are below along with screenshots.

The biggest update to Pokémon GO is nearly here! Very soon, Trainers around the world will be able to participate in a revamped Gym gameplay experience, including the opportunity to join together with others to battle against powerful Pokémon in the new Raid Battle feature!

New Gym Features and Updates: Starting soon, Gyms are undergoing a major facelift. You’ll soon be able to spin the Photo Disc at Gyms to acquire items just as you do at PokéStops—but that’s only the beginning. More updates to Gym battles are also just around the corner. Gyms are no longer based on Prestige and training. Instead, they now feature six permanent slots that can be filled by the controlling team’s Pokémon. Each Pokémon assigned to these slots must be unique. For example, only one Blissey can be assigned to a Gym at a time. In addition, opposing teams will battle the Pokémon in the order they were assigned to the Gym.

At the heart of the update is a new motivation system that will significantly change how you interact with Gyms. When a Pokémon is assigned to a Gym, a motivation meter will be displayed. Pokémon assigned to defend a Gym lose motivation over time and as they are defeated in battle. As a Pokémon loses motivation, its CP will temporarily decrease, making it easier for opposing teams to defeat. To help keep the Pokémon motivated and in tip-top shape for their next battle, Trainers can treat their team’s Pokémon to some Berries, which restore their motivation. If a Pokémon loses all motivation, it will leave the Gym and return to its Trainer the next time it loses a battle, so you’ll want to keep your team’s Pokémon motivated by giving them Berries frequently!

The soon-to-be-released Ever Oasis was created by Grezzo, the same team behind Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. It’s also directed and produced by Koichi Ishii who has a long history with Square (Enix)’s Mana series.

In a new interview, Ishii spoke about how working with Nintendo on the Zelda 3DS titles influenced Ever Oasis. At the same time, he feels there are “Square-isms” present from his time as well.

He said:

“We worked together with Nintendo staff while developing the game so I think it’s steeped in “Nintendo-isms” such as the controls, how it looks, how it guides players, its rules, the level designs, and the accessibility of its user interface. Still, you can definitely feel the ‘Square-isms’ in it too.”

FUZE Code Studio is on the way to Switch, FUZE Technologies announced today. It’s a special tool that not only helps users learn how to code, but create their own games as well.

We’ll be seeing FUZE Code Studio on Switch in Q2. Find some additional details about the project below.

– Easy to learn text based programming language
– No coding experience required
– Create your own apps and fast 2D – 3D games
– Access Joycon sensors and controls directly in your programs
– Use the Dock to show your games on your TV to share with friends and family
– Programmable synthesizer & Speech engine
– Use the included game graphics & audio or create your own
– ​Extra content packs will be available to download
– Use a USB keyboard, the FUZE touch keyboard or the Joycons to enter your code
– Comes with game graphics and audio and you can create your own
– Learn to code

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Nintendo will be promoting Switch in a big way at Kansai International Airport. On Friday, Nintendo will have a special area where visitors can try out Switch, 3DS, and mobile games. A Mario statue will also be on hand where people can take pictures. If that wasn’t enough, Mario advertising and images will be plastered throughout the airport.

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This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. ARMS – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
4. Ultra Street Fighter II – Capcom
5. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
6. Lego City Undercover – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Disgaea 5: Complete –  NIS America
8. Puyo Puyo Tetris – SEGA
9. Super Bomberman R – Konami
10. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
5. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
6. Paper Mario: Color Splash -Nintendo
7. Splatoon – Nintendo
8. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
9. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
10. Star Fox Zero – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
4. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
8. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Nintendo
9.  Pokemon Omega Ruby – Nintendo
10. Harvest Moon: Skytree Village – Rising Star Games

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

All formats

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New rewards have been added to My Nintendo in Europe – specifically, four new PC & smartphone wallpapers featuring the fighters from ARMS. They cost 50 Platinum Points each and can be obtained here.

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Nintendo has announced a new Japanese Nintendo Direct, which will air on Wednesday, June 21st, at 8 PM local time. The Direct, which will be 14 minutes long, will be all about Dragon Quest XI. According to the announcement, the Direct will be mainly about the 3DS version of the game and its exclusive features. It’s possible that the Switch version will also be shown off for the first time, though that’s not exactly a safe bet. Either way, we’ll know for sure in about 48 hours.

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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are set to undergo maintenance tonight / tomorrow. All of the network services in the games will be impacted for around 90 minutes.

Here’s the schedule:

– 5:30 PM PT (June 19) – 7 PM PT (June 19)
– 8:30 PM ET (June 19) – 10 PM ET (June 19)
– 1:30 AM in the UK (June 20) – 3 AM in the UK (June 20)
– 2:30 AM in Europe (June 20) – 4 AM in Europe (June 20)

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