Release date: June 23, 2017
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?
Nintendo Download (6/22/17, Europe) – Oceanhorn, Ever Oasis, Hey! Pikmin demo, more
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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
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
Nintendo Download (6/22/17, North America) – Ever Oasis, Oceanhorn, Fire Emblem Echoes DLC
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Nintendo apologizes for Switch shortages in Japan, increasing shipments starting next month
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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.
Nintendo on new IPs, Splatoon’s popularity with players, using leftover ideas in Splatoon 2
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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.
“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.”
Media Create sales (6/12/17 – 6/18/17)
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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 update out now (version 1.2.0) – Time Trials and leaderboards
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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:
EA “exploring other products” for Switch, has to consider “player differences”
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As of now, EA has just a single game lined up for Switch – that being FIFA 18. A big question going forward is how much the publisher will end up supporting Nintendo’s console.
EA executive VP of global publishing Laura Miele commented on bringing FIFA 18 to Switch and EA’s plans in general while speaking with GamesIndustry. EA is said to be “exploring other products” and “are looking at other IP and what the technology connections need to be for that.”
“FIFA is the largest game in the business, so the offering and expansive footprint FIFA has around the globe will help connect Switch hardware to gamers as well. So I think it’s a strong mutual partnership with Nintendo. We love the mobility of the Switch and I think the content they’ve put out is really strong on it so far. We’re going to continue to watch how the hardware does. We are exploring other products. We are looking at other IP and what the technology connections need to be for that.”
Release date: June 27, 2017
Developer: Kadokawa / Jupiter
Publisher NIS America
For those who are unfamiliar, RPG Maker may seem like a brand new game coming to the 3DS, but really it’s a creation tool meant to give easy access to those that want to make simple RPGs and get into the realm of game development. The series has had a long history in video games, first being released in the early 90s, and is still heavily used to this day and frequently associated with short, indie titles typically released on digital outlets on PC. However, well-known games have also been made in RPG Maker such as Corpse Party, To The Moon, Aveyond, and much more. There are even quite a few RPG Maker-created titles currently available on 3DS. Though mostly a PC program, RPG Maker FES makes its way over to 3DS to give players their own chance at creating whatever it is they’d like using their stylus as their paint brush, and their mind as the ink. RPG Maker, like most engines and tools on PC, can get extremely deep in its technicality depending on how much one is trying to implement and achieve with their title, but does that flexibility and the power of PCs translate well to 3DS? Surprisingly, very much so.
May 2017 NPD: Best-selling games on Switch, 3DS, games through 2017
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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch and 3DS specifically for the month of May, we also have a list of the games that have sold the best in the U.S. so far this year. Continue on below for the full results.