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As is the case in North America, Nintendo is planning a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition for its European audience. A video showing its contents can be found below.

The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition is mostly the same in North America and Europe. Both versions have a copy of the game, artbook, Sound Selection CD, Pin Set, and reversible cover sheet. In Europe though, the two new amiibo are included.

We first found out about Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – a remake of Atlus’ 2010 DS RPG – a few hours ago. First details have now leaked from Famitsu.

On 3DS, this new version has enhanced graphics, beautiful visuals inserted for event scenes, and the ability to change the difficulty level. A-1 Pictures produced the opening animation. Players can also choose from two modes when they first begin:

– Perfect Mode: newly added Sub-History in addition to the Standard History and Alternate History of the original title right from the beginning of the game
– Append Mode: start with Standard History and Alternate History, and after clearing those, you can move on to the new Sub-History. Difficulty level can also be changed.

Update 4: Now live on Amazon Canada (thanks Ynini).


Update 3: Not live yet, but Amazon has a placeholder here.


Update 2: Now live on GameStop and available to pre-order here.


Update: A very similar Limited Edition has now been announced for Europe – details here.


Original: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is receiving a Limited Edition Bundle in North America, Nintendo has announced. Along with a copy of the game, it includes a hardcover Valentia Artbook, Sound Selection CD, Pin Set depicting characters Alm, Celica and Marth, and and a reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original Famicom game this new one is based on.

The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle will be sold at select retailers for $59.99. It will be available on May 19.

Nintendo shared the following overview for Fire Emblem Echoes today, which also contains official English details about amiibo support:

A few hours ago, Atlus put up a teaser website for a new Radiant Historia title, urging people to check the new issue of Famitsu for more information. Thanks to preview images of this week’s Famitsu, we now know that the game the website teases is called Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a remake of the original DS game with new scenarios. It will be released in Japan on June 29th this year.

Check back soon for more information once we have the full issue of this week’s Famitsu magazine.

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A few weeks ago, the Game Creators Conference 2017 was held in Japan. It was here that Nintendo’s Masaru Mitsuyoshi and Capcom’s Masaru Ijuin held a joint session about Switch. Plenty of information was shared, including how dev kits cost just 50,000 yen. You can read our original post here. With GamesIndusty Japan posting a follow-up article, there are a few exta tidbits we wanted to share.

Nintendo and Capcom had been discussing Switch’s performance and specs. It was important for Nintendo as a platform holder to gather opinions from various developers.

The verdict is out on just how much third-party support Switch will receive. If there’s anything we can count on though, it’d be indie support.

The Switch Nindies Showcase from the end of February proved just how much smaller developers are comitted to the platform. SteamWorld Dig 2, Runner3, Flipping Death, and Wargroove were just some of the games announced.

These aren’t dinky little games we’re talking about here. The SteamWorld series has received wide acclaim. Everyone knows just how good the Runner games are. Flipping Death is the spiritual successor to Stick it to the Man. Wargroove should interest Advance Wars fans who haven’t been shown much love lately.

And again, this is just a tip of the iceberg. Yooka-Laylee, Stardew Valley, Pocket Rumble, Shakedown Hawaii, TumbleSeed, Graceful Explosion Machine, Overcooked, and Thumper are among the many titles in the pipeline. Even better, most of these titles are coming this year.

So what’s on your radar right now? Are there any games in particular that tickle your fancy? Let us know below!

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

Update: Before anyone jumps to conclusions about Switch receiving a cloud save system, the validity of Patsuann’s video and claims have been brought into question. It seems that any user can see that icon and is for Zelda’s patch rather than save data.


Original: Reddit user Patsuann was experiencing issues with his new Switch system, prompting it to be sent in for repairs. Upon receiving it back from Nintendo, save data for Zelda: Breath of the Wild was missing. That’s not where the story ends though. Fortunately, everything turned out just fine.

Patsuann came across a mysterious cloud icon on the Home Menu. After selecting it, a message appeared with the ability to download old save data. This is the same data Patsuann had prior to sending in his system. Once the download process finished, Patsuann’s old save was present.

The region-free nature of Switch not only has benefits for gamers, but developers as well. SteamWorld Dig 2 maker Image & Form revealed in a Reddit AMA yesterday that the team is only required “to submit one version of the game for the entire world”. That appears to be a major improvement from Wii U and 3DS, which requires extensive work to cover various regions.

Image & Form community manager Julius Guldbog wrote:

“Now that Nintendo has embraced region-free publishing we save lots of time since we only need to submit one version of the game for the entire world (instead of multiple versions to cover all regions). It saves us months of paperwork!”

Switch truly is region free in every way possible. Cartridges can be played on the system no matter the country they originated from. On top of that, system owners can access the eShop for any region so long as they’ve made a Nintendo Account that corresponds to it.

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Following up on yesterday’s NPD report, a pair of charts have been published showing which games sold the best in the United States last month. We have a look at the results for both Wii U and 3DS below. 

Wii U

  1. Super Smash Bros.
  2. Paper Mario: Color Splash
  3. Minecraft
  4. Yoshi’s Wooly World
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Pokken Tournament
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U
  8. Splatoon
  9. Super Mario 3D World
  10. Mario Kart 8

Portables

  1. Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World
  2. Pokémon Sun
  3. Pokémon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Mario Kart 7
  7. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  8. Pokémon Omega Ruby
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  10. Mario Party: Star Rush

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SEGA finally gave fans a first look at gameplay from Sonic Forces during a panel at SXSW yesterday. What we had at the time was an off-screen look, but an official video has now been published. Have a look at the official direct-feed upload below.

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