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Following its surprise release yesterday, some new gameplay has come in for 2D survival action game Lost Ruins. About 15 minutes of footage are available.

Learn more about Lost Ruins with the overview below:

Completing the trio along with Sygna Suit Ethan and Sygna Suit Lyra, Master Sync Pair 5★ Sygna Suit Kris & Suicune is now available through the Master Fair Scout. As part of the Master Fair Scout, the chances of obtaining a 5★ Sync Pair are increased to 12%. Since Sygna Suit Kris is a Master Sync Pair, she possesses a Master Passive Skill that further strengthens her whole team. She is also being released with her Sync Grid expanded, along with the ability to be raised to 6★ EX. Sygna Suit Kris, Ethan and Lyra will all be available through the Master Fair Scout until July 13, 10:59 PM PT.


A new update has just been released for Pokemon Smile, the teeth-brushing Pokemon mobile game that was released a couple of years back for Android and iOS devices. This is actually a pretty significant update; it is adding 100 new Pokemon to the game, the ability to change your partner Pokemon of choice as well as providing a new array of stickers and frames.

You can check out the full patch notes for the Pokemon Smile version 2.0.0 update below:

Following its recent release, some new gameplay is now available for Elemetals: Death Metal Death Match. About 12 minutes of footage from the start of the game have come in.

Here’s some information about the game:

Hamster has announced that The Tower of Druaga will be the next game releasing on the eShop under the Arcade Archives label. Here is some more information about the game below.

Following Sygna Suit Ethan’s Master Fair Scout announced earlier this week, 5★ Sygna Suit Lyra & Celebi has been added to the event. As a reminder, Master Fair Scouts grant an increased chance of scouting a 5★ Sync Pair (12% to be exact), and Master Sync pairs obtained through this event such as Lyra and Ethan will possess a Master Passive Skill that strengthens their whole team. Sygna Suit Lyra will also be released with their Sync Grid expanded and the ability to be raised to 6★ EX. Just like Ethan, Lyra will be available through the Master Fair Scout until July 13, 10:59 PM PT. You can also expect Sygna Suit Kris to be joining the two in the coming days.


A new update has just been announced for Fire Emblem Heroes. This new version will add new Memento Events, new weapons to refine, adjust several existing game modes and more. You can check the full patch notes for the Fire Emblem Heroes 6.6.0 update below the break.

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

An official press release from The Pokemon Company has just confirmed that Junichi Masuda is leaving his former role as Game Freak’s Managing Director to become The Pokemon Company’s Chief Creative Fellow, effective immediately. Essentially, that means that while he should no longer be directly involved with the development of the series’ games, he will now be focusing on managing the franchise as a whole.

Junichi Masuda’s role in the development of the Pokemon franchise is a noteworthy one; he has been involved in the development of the games ever since the original Pokemon Red Version and Green Version, has directed several games in the franchise himself, and has generally assisted in the development of other games in the franchise, such the mobile spin-off title Pokemon Go. In a way, his new role in the company should mimic that of Shigeru Miyamoto, who also stepped into the role of Creative Fellow at Nintendo to focus more on managing their brand rather than be directly involved in developing their games.

Included below is a transcript of The Pokemon Company’s full PR statement, including a comment from Junichi Masuda himself:

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