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YouTuber DanTDM was recently given the opportunity to visit SEGA’s offices for a chance to play Team Sonic Racing. New footage was recorded during his stay, including a look at the new stage Sky Road. You can check out the full set of gameplay below.

A new round of footage is in showing off Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch. Have a look at 8 minutes of gameplay below.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) – 55.573 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) – 26.634 / NEW <40-60%>
03./00. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) – 16.839 / NEW <60-80%>
04./01. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) – 14.132 / 85.122 <60-80%> (-80%)
05./02. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 13.197 / 91.672 <60-80%> (-54%)
06./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 11.346 / 3.018.497 <80-100%> (-23%)
07./03. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) – 11.034 / 223.995 <80-100%> (-39%)
08./05. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.123 / 728.968 <80-100%> (-26%)
09./06. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 8.447 / 568.545 <80-100%> (-30%)
10./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 7.834 / 2.254.250 <80-100%> (-18%)

Mortal Kombat 11 joins the lineup of games on Switch with a required download for its physical version. If you purchase the game at retail, it seems you won’t be able to play much of the title without downloading data first. We’re hearing that 20GB of space is required.

You’ll also notice that there’s a change in which the download requirement is displayed on the boxart. Unlike past games, there isn’t a huge banner at the top, but rather a small notice next to the ratings logo.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Spike Chunsoft released another mysterious AI: The Somnium Files video, starring the virtual idol A-set:

AI: The Somnium Files will be released on Nintendo Switch on July 25.


“When will the Nintendo Switch be sold in China?” is a question Nintendo executives almost always get asked at their shareholder Q&As – and with good reason. China obviously is a huge, untapped market with tons of potential for profit. Of course, actually selling your products in China is tricky as it requires special approval from the government. According to Twitter user Chinese Nintendo, that approval has recently been granted to Nintendo, allowing them to sell their latest home console in China. According to the approval documents, the Nintendo Switch will be distributed in China by gaming giant Tencent.

It seems like Nintendo has been quietly paving the way for a Switch release in China in the last couple of months. Several games have received Chinese language support recently, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with today’s 3.0 update. The Switch UI itself received Chinese language support back in January.

This deal has not been officially confirmed yet, so take it with a grain of salt. Luckily, Nintendo’s fiscal year results meeting is next week, so that seems like a good place and time to announced it.


Publisher Taito has announced that their next title — Ninja Warriors Again — will launch in Japan sometime in July.

Previously, the game only held a release window of “2019”. Some early screens can be viewed below.

Now that Joker has been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, footage is beginning to pop up online. Get a look at 5 minutes of gameplay below.

If you’re having trouble accessing any of the eShops, you’re not alone. All of the digital stores are down at the moment.

The issues naturally started shortly after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 3.0.0 and the Joker DLC went live, so you may also be unable to download the latest patch. Fortunately, Nintendo is aware of the situation and is working to get things back up and running. The company says it’ll provide an update as soon as it has more information.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s latest update has gone live. Version 3.0.0, which was detailed last night, is now available.

As part of the update, Joker’s DLC pack is up and running. Nintendo has also added the Stage Builder, video editing, support for sharing of online content, and support for Smash World.

Below are the full patch notes: