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Nintendo Life published a new interview with Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. Hino had much to say about Layton’s Mystery Journey, including how he wants to make “Mystery Journey” a new series, supporting Switch in the future, and a possible new movie.

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting comments from Hino below. You can read the full interview here.

A new interview with Nintendo senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta is up from Ars Technica. The two chatted about the Switch stock situation, the NES Classic Edition, and fan games.

Continue on below for Scibetta’s comments. You can also read the original article here for a little bit of discussion about 3DS. 

Whereas Metroid: Samus Returns will have a special edition in North America, Europe is receiving something that is much more special. Nintendo provided a first look at the Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition today.

The Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition will naturally include a copy of the game. Other than that, Nintendo is including a steelbook in the style of a Game Boy cartridge, download code for Metroid II on the 3DS Virtual Console, artbook, soundtrack CD, gold “S” pin badge, and Morph Ball 3D keyring,

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[Review] Ever Oasis

Posted on 6 days ago by in 3DS, Reviews | 30 Comments | 0 Likes

System: 3DS
Release date: June 23, 2017
Developer:: Grezzo
Publisher: Nintendo


At E3 last year, Nintendo showcased a brand new 3DS game from Grezzo. An action RPG curated by the team that gave us the Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask remakes, Ever Oasis gives us a look into the developer’s own original ideas and concepts and very much showcases what they can do. Is this creative idea enough to revive life into the 3DS, or should everybody find their own oasis back on the Switch?

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas – €14.99
ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2 – €6.99

Wii U Download

Drop It: Block Paradise! – €9.99
The Girl and the Robot – €9.99

Wii U DLC

Pic-a-Pix Color – Large Puzzles 7 – €1.99
Pic-a-Pix Color – Mixed Puzzles 7 – €1.99
Pic-a-Pix Color – Small Puzzles 7 – €1.99

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

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2 – $7.99
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas – $14.99

Wii U Download

Daikon Set – ?

Switch shortages have been an ongoing battle for Nintendo since the system launched on March 3. On its Japanese website, Nintendo provided an update on the situation.

Nintendo did acknowledge that Switch has been in short supply since release. The company apologized for any trouble caused for both consumers and distributors.

Nintendo says that it continues to ship more Switch units each week. Additionally, in July and August, shipments will increase. The new Splatoon 2 bundle is included in that. Production will further increase starting in the fall.

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The Verge published some choice quotes from some of the developers at Nintendo, including Shinya Takahashi, general manager of Nintendo’s software division, Nintendo EPD. Takahashi started off by commenting on when it makes sense to introduce a new IP.

He said:

“It’s not just about new characters. It’s also about thinking about how people will accept new systems and gameplay. Sometimes new intellectual property is the best way to introduce that.”

“Whenever we see a new, really fun prototype, there’s always going to be a moment where we think: ‘How do we give the most people the opportunity to play this? Is it something that needs to be in a Mario game, or is this something that feels like it should go in a new direction?’ And that’s a debate that happens every single time.”

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

Switch – 37,709
PS4 – 18,251
New 3DS LL – 11,592
PS4 Pro – 5,795
Vita – 4,149
2DS – 2,655
New 3DS – 815
Xbox One – 308
PS3 – 298
Wii U – 199

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

Switch – 27,291
PS4 – 14,595
New 3DS LL – 11,442
PS4 Pro – 4,546
Vita – 4,063
2DS – 2,752
New 3DS – 917
PS3 – 392
Xbox One – 255
Wii U – 166

And here are the software charts:

Snake Pass has been updated on Switch to version 1.2, Sumo Digital announced today. It’s highlighted by the addition of Time Trials and leaderboards on Switch. A number of fixes and improvements have been implemented as well.

Below are the full patch notes:

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