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Arc System Works has announced that the 2D fighter game BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is coming to Switch next year. This will be the very first BlazBlue game for the console.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle features characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and RWBY. A new trailer today confirms RWBY’s Weiss Schnee, plus Rachel Alucard and Hazama from BlazBlue. You can watch it below.

Thanks to the bunch of you who sent this in.

Splatoon 2’s third North American Splatfest has drawn to a close. Who came away with the win: Team Vampire or Team Werewolf?

The Splatfest was incredibly close across the board. No category was separated by more than just a few points. However, Team Vampire had a clean sweep across the board in votes and wins.

The final result was 3-0 in favor of Team Vampire.

Source: Splatoon 2

Pokemon GO has been datamined once again. Based on what players have found, Gen III Pokemon could be added during Halloween later this month.

One of the big hints we have is Pokemon GO’s upcoming loading screen, which features Duskull and Dusclops, Shuppet and Banette and Sableye. It goes without saying that these creatures are associated with Gen III. Audio clips from this generation have also been spotted in the game’s files.

Back during the summer, French website Jeuxvideo interviewed Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma. Although it had some interesting comments, the discussion largely went unnoticed. We decided to follow up with a full translation since we felt that it was a pretty worthwhile interview.

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and art director Satoru Takizawa were the participants this time around. The two were asked about the game’s difficulty in relation to The Master Trials, why Hero’s Path Mode wasn’t in place originally and was instead added as DLC, timeline talk, and even the possibility of Zelda II remake – plus more.

Continue on below for our full translation.

IGN recently spoke with Nintendo of America senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen and senior VP of sales & marketing Doug Bowser. The two had plenty to say about the Nintendo World Championships. Between the two, we’re able to hear about how the games tend to be a surprise, how the titles are chosen in the first place, and the types of participants brought in this year.

Read about these responses below. You can find the full article on IGN with more comments here.

The Wall Street Journal published a rather interesting article yesterday. The publication talked about mature / risqué games on Switch, and how Nintendo is very open to having these types of games on the console. Although the full piece is behind a paywall, we do have some excerpts.

The Flame in the Flood couldn’t be off to a better start on Switch. Curve Digital publishing director Simon Byron mentioned on Twitter today that the game “smashed it” on the console, in which he wrote:

MCV followed up with Byron for more on The Flame in the Flood’s Switch debut. He said that the game “had its best ever day on any console since we’ve been publishing it, beating any other format we have launched on.” Byron was anticipating a certain figure in his mind, but the actual result “was a third over that.”

Nintendo just posted a new Kirby Battle Royale introduction trailer for its Japanese audience. Check out the video below.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Sine Mora EX – €29.99
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle – €29.99 (available October 13)
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure – €26.99

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

Switch Retail

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition – $29.95
UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure – $29.99

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’95 – $7.99
The Flame in the Flood – $14.99
Neon Chrome – $14.99
Putty Pals – $9.99 (available October 18)
Rogue Trooper Redux – $24.99 (available October 17)
Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition – $4.99
Wulverblade – $19.99
Yono and the Celestial Elephants – $14.99

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