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Nintendo had a big blowout of ARMS this week with its own dedicated Nintendo Direct. It really touched on almost everything we’ve wanted to know about the game. New characters were revealed, new modes were shown, and we even found out about ARMS Global Testpunch – an opportunity to try things out before launch.

Has Nintendo sold you on ARMS now, or were you already skeptical? Perhaps you’re waiting until the ARMS Global Testpunch until you really make up your mind. Who’s your favorite character? What mode interests you the most as of now? Share your thoughts about ARMS with us in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – May 2017

It was recently made known that, in Japan, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 would be out this fall. Bandai Namco has since confirmed the same window for North America as well.

The publisher just tweeted:


We don’t have any news for Europe just yet. However, the game will almost certainly be dropping this fall in PAL regions as well.

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Another piece of significant information has been reported stemming from the April 2017 NPD report. According to Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the company, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling game in the U.S. last month despite being on the market for just two days. In that short period, over 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales included, the total exceeds 550,000 units.

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Inti Creates released the first trailer for Mighty Gunvolt Burst on 3DS. Have a look at the video below.

Over on the Inti Creates blog, a ton of details are provided about Mighty Gunvolt Burst. Head past the break for the full rundown.

Towards the end of next week, Nintendo will be kicking off ARMS Global Testpunch. The demo will let Switch owners try out the game on certain days and times with online matches.

Although ARMS Global Testpunch won’t feature the entire roster, you’ll have several characters to choose from. Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, Ninjara, Mechanica, Min Min, and Helix will be playable. The three new characters announced this week – Kid Cobra, Byte & Barq, and Twintelle – have been left out.

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Owlboy coming to Switch

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In the new Nyannyan Neko Mario Time episode just posted by Nintendo, several new indie titles for Switch were announced. One of these we felt deserves special mention. Based on the video, we can now say that Owlboy is coming to Switch.

After it was in development for nearly a decade, Owlboy made it to Steam towards the end of last year and has been highly well-regarded. There’s no release date at this time, but at least we know that it’s on the way.

Here’s a good look at Owlboy via a trailer:

The final bit of news stemming from this month’s NPD report concerns platform-specific sales. Over on GamesBeat, the site has published a listing of the top sellers in the US on Switch and 3DS for the month of April. Additionally, we have the lineup of the best-selling games of 2017 so far. Head past the break for the full results.

April 2017 was an extremely good month for Nintendo sales. In the U.S., the company not only owned the top spot in gaming hardware sales, but the second position as well.

As we know, Switch was the overall top seller. Right behind it though is the NES Classic Edition.

Nintendo is no longer producing the NES Classic Edition. The platform has been phased out worldwide, and April was the final month for shipments.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of April 2017. The results can be found below.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. Persona 5*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch**
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. Lego Worlds
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. For Honor
  19. Nier: Automata
  20. Minecraft

*Does not include digital sales
**Battle.net sales not includes

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Game Informer was recently able to speak with Snipperclips developer SFB Games. During the chat, the team touched on how it was originally assumed that the project would be made for Wii U, scrapping a story idea to cut down on story, how much Nintendo was involved, and more.

Read up on SFB’s comments below. For the full interview, visit Game Informer’s site here.

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