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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Custom Items

Starting today, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players can access a brand new Custom Items feature. This has been made available as part of the just-released version 2.2.0 update.

With the feature, it’s now possible to choose which items appear in offline VS Races and certain online modes. You can have everything on, off, or only certain things on. If you’re interested in racing without the Blue Shell but keeping all other items for instance, that’s now something you can do. Players can even allocate specific items to each team in Team Races and Battles.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update 2.2.0

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has just received a new update, and the game is now at version 2.2.0. Nintendo has yet to share the patch notes, but we’ll add them in here when available.

The highlight for today is the previously-announced third wave of tracks for the game’s Booster Course Pass. Two cups have been added with four tracks each. The Rock Cup contains London Loop (Tour), Boo Lake (GBA), Rock Rock Mountain (3DS), and Maple Treeway (Wii) while the Moon Cup is comprised of Berlin Byways (Tour), Peach Gardens (DS), Merry Mountain (Tour), and Rainbow Road (3DS).

Yuji Naka arrested Square Enix

Original: Reports out of Japan indicate that Yuji Naka has been arrested by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office. A case has been kicking around this week regarding insider trading, and it seems Naka is now involved.

It was already reported earlier today that Square Enix employee Taisuke Sazaki and their acquaintance Fumiaki Suzuki were arrested for unfairly acquiring stock in Aiming. Square Enix works with Aiming on mobile games, including Dragon Quest Tact and Gestalt Odin. Sazaki and Suzuki were arrested under suspicions of purchasing around 47 million yen of stock in Aiming before it was officially revealed that they would be working with Square Enix on Dragon Quest Tact.

An extensive new update has been released for Temtem. As well as an extensive number of balancing adjustments and bug fixes, this update introduces the “Days of Yore” season, which brings with it new medieval-themed items. Full details can be found below:

Season Two of Overwatch 2 has arrived on Switch, and Nintendo have shared a launch trailer to commemorate the occasion. Most notably, Season Two brings with it a new playable hero, Ramattra, as well as a new escort map.

Learn more about the game with the overview below:

Pac Mania is due out on Switch this week as the latest Arcade Archives game, Hamster has announced. All regions will be getting it on December 8, 2022.

Here’s some more information about the game:

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Call of Duty Nintendo 10-year commitment

According to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, the company has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms. This is assuming that the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King goes through.

Spencer said that “Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play.”

Gizoku Tantei Nosuri

Original (11/25): Today, Aquaplus unveiled Gizoku Tantei Nosuri – or Chivalrous Thief Detective Nosuri – for Switch. This is a visual novel and a spin-off of the Utawarerumono series.

Thanks to Gematsu, we have the following story synopsis:

n64 icons nintendo switch online

Original (10/20): Nintendo is planning a new round of Nintendo Switch Online icons based on the N64, the company has revealed.

The promotion kicks off on November 2, 2022. Icons can be redeemed exclusively for subscribers of the Expansion Pack tier.

November will feature Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and Kirby 64. It’ll be followed by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, F-Zero X, and Yoshi’s Story in December. Finally, January will have Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, and Paper Mario. Everything will wrap up by February 3, 2023.


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