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It’s been a long wait for NBA Playgrounds’ first update on Switch. The game is still missing key features on Nintendo’s platform such as online play. And unfortunately, we’re still without a definitive date for the update.

Saber Interactive Matthew Karch did at least offer up some comments as to why things have taken so long. He says that online play “has been functional for weeks” and he’s “at wits end”.

As for the holdup specifically, it sounds like Nintendo guidelines are getting in the way. Karch had this to say about the situation:

GameSpot has joined other outlets with its own interview with Monolith Soft co-founder and president Tetsuya Takahashi. The discussion features talk about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, including the game’s theme and how it’s a culmination of all Takahashi has done and wanted to do in the past with previous titles. Some general industry topics are tackled here as well, including interest in working on smaller projects in the future if there’s an opportunity.

Continue on below for some notable excerpts from the interview. Head on over to GameSpot for the full discussion.

An official video from Ubisoft gives us another look at Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Associate producer Christina Nava talks about the various ways to defeat enemies in the game below.

Nintendo published the next episode in its “Greetings from the Oasis” video series for Ever Oasis. Watch episode 3 below.

Konami has ruled out Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 for Switch. However, the company seems open to bringing the series over in the future.

Global product and brand manager Adam Bhatti told Eurogamer:

“One thing that I will say about the Switch is, we’re getting asked that quite a lot. The fact is, we’ve announced all the platforms that PES 2018 is coming to. But as I’ve been saying to a lot of people, we have a great relationship with Nintendo – we’ve obviously brought out Bomberman which has done fantastic for the Switch. So as a company it’s a platform that we’re looking at, for sure. So for PES it’s just – we never want to say no, we never want to close the door. Let’s see how it goes. Personally speaking, I love the machine. We think it’s definitely performed amazingly well. And we really hope that it continues to do very well.”

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018’s assistant producer Kei Masuda also said: “We always like to hear what the fans think as well, depending on the amount of reactions we get then we definitely would like to look into it.”

If you’re looking for a soccer fix on Switch this year, EA has you covered. FIFA 18 will be releasing on September 29.

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The Skyward Sword Link amiibo is now available on Amazon. However, you’ll need to be a Prime member to place an order. You can do so right here.

Thanks to StrawHatEevee for the tip.

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SEGA is celebrating Sonic’s 26th anniversary with a special announcement for Sonic Mania. In partnership with Data Discs, a Sonic Mania Vinyl Album will be released.

Here’s what you can expect:

“Featuring select tracks by Sonic Mania composer Tee Lopes, as well as exclusive new gatefold art featuring Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles exploring the lush vistas of Green Hill Zone Act 2, the Vinyl album is a must-have for any fan or Sonic music aficionado, and a gorgeous addition to any Sonic collection.”

Fans can pick up the Vinyl in three variations: Sonic Blue, Classic Black and a Limited Edition version. Pre-orders will be held at data-discs.com in late July.

Source: SEGA PR

Pokemon GO players now have access to new features in the mobile game including Raid Battles and revamped Gyms. Take a look at some footage below.

Jakks Pacifics’ latest Splatoon products are nearly here. GameStop has listings up for the Splatoon Splattershot Mini and Splatoon Splattershot Blaster that will be sold on July 4. The two are priced at $30 and $15 respectively.

Both of these products are a part of the World of Nintendo line. They fire actual ink, and at least when it comes to the Splattershot Mini, it can shoot up to 50 shots.

Sumo Digital introduced Time Trials and leaderboards to the Switch version of Snake Pass this week with version 1.2. However, players quickly began to notice an issue with the Joy-Con. After applying the patch, the controllers have a tendency to rumble excessively.

The good news is that Sumo already identified the problem and has a fix in the works. Another update should be distributed soon.

Sumo wrote on its website:

“As many of you know, on Wednesday Snake Pass Update 1.2 was released across all platforms. Whilst there’s been plenty of incredible feedback we also aware that some of you have had some issues with the update. Most notably we’re aware that a number of users on the Nintendo Switch have been experience excessive rumbling of the Joy-Con controllers. We just wanted to let you all known in an official capacity that this is an issue we’re very aware of. You’ll be thrilled to know that we’ve identified the issue that is causing this problem and are working as quickly as possible to get a hotfix out to resolve it as soon as we possibly can.

We apologies for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding with this matter. Hold on tight!”

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