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Inazuma Eleven Ares was announced during the Level-5 Vision event last year. Since then, we haven’t seen too much of the project. Level-5 has been hosting semi-regular Inazuma Walker live streams, but we really haven’t seen much, especially when it comes to the upcoming game.

Level-5 did host another live stream earlier today. The big news is that the anime has been pushed back to Spring 2018. Originally, it was planned for this summer before being officially announced for October.

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino also briefly talked about the Inazuma Eleven Ares game towards the end of the stream. In an exchange with the show’s MC, Hino seemed to hint that it will be on the Switch.

Here’s the basic exchange between the two:

Earlier this week, we made note of an interview Nintendo Dream conducted this summer with the developers of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. In the same interview, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems talked about the “Battle of Revolution” April Fools’ Day joke that took place earlier this year.

It was kind of surprising to see Nintendo go all out with fabricating a game like that. A site was set up, and various images and details were created just for the joke. Basically, Battle of Revolution was imagined as a NES-style game set in the late Edo period of Japan.

Nintendo’s Hitoshi Yamagami and Kenta Nakanishi as well as Intelligent Systems’ Toshiyuki Kusakihara and Masahiro Higuchi discussed Battle of Revolution and how it came to be. It’s an interesting read, with the excerpt posted below. You can also read the full interview on Kantopia.

Sonic Mania launched around the world this past week. Right around the release, Japanese site Gamer spoke with series producer Takashi Iizuka from SEGA. Iizuka spoke about how Sonic Mania came to be, why DLC currently isn’t in the works, and how the special stages weren’t initially planned… plus more. Note: light spoilers follow towards the very end of the post.

The big Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is just on the horizon. It’ll be out on August 29, WayForward has announced.

The studio wrote in a brief tweet:


Pirate Queen’s Quest will be free to Kickstarter backers. WayForward will also offer the DLC as paid content.

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News about Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon continues to pour in. Today, Game Informer shared a first look at a new feature in the game called Alola Photo Club.

By using Alola Photo Club, you can take pictures of yourself and Pokemon present in your party. You can choose from various poses while dressing up your character, along with different lenses and cameras. More items can be unlocked based on the relationship with your Pokemon as you progress in the story.

Here’s the first footage of the Alola Photo Club:

Another new video has been published for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. It shows the new Clangorous Soulblaze Z-Move for Kommo-o. Check out the video below.

Yesterday, Nintendo announced that the 3DS version of Layton’s Mystery Journey is due out on October 6 in Europe. The company has now followed up with news about North America. We’ll also be seeing Layton’s Mystery Journey stateside on October 6.

As tweeted by Nintendo of America:


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The Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon website has updated with new information about both games, as well as screenshots. We mainly learn that the games will feature new buildings and landscapes, a story centered around Necrozma, and new Z-Moves. Find everything rounded up below.

Two brand new trailers have just come in for Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – one in English, and another in Japanese. Watch them both below.


The 3DS Virtual Console releases of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are fast approaching – they will be available to download on September 22. Additionally, Nintendo of Europe announced today that special packaged versions of the games will also be available to purchase in stores on the same day. Naturally they won’t contain a cartridge of the games, but instead just a download. Still, it’s definitely a nice collector’s item.

So far, this has only been confirmed for Europe, but we’d be surprised if Japan and North America weren’t getting boxed releases as well.

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