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Nintendo has sent out a new wave of screenshots from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, showing off the newly-added elements from this version of the game. View the full set below.

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account is back with another loot at a new element from Splatoon 2. Today, we have an image of the updated Ink Tank.

The Ink Tank has better resistance and is lighter. In the two years that have passed, it appears that technology has made significant strides.

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Update: It seems like we might have been wrong in our assumption that the gold-colored Metal Mario was just a costume. Nintendo just sent out a press release for Mario Kart 8, and while it doesn’t really contain a whole lot of new information, it does have this interesting line: “For those seeking a challenge, Gold Mario awaits the finest players who can complete all cups in 200cc.” Although the wording is still slightly unclear, this does seem to confirm that this Gold Mario is indeed a separate character, since the press release also mentions that there are a total of 42 characters in the game, and for the numbers to match up, Gold Mario has to be a separate character (assuming there are no other hidden characters that haven’t been revealed yet).

 

Other than all the advertised new features, tracks, characters and so on, it seems like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will also add some new costumes. In Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, only a handful of characters had different cosmetic options, like Shy Guy and Yoshi. Now, judging by the overview trailer that was released today, at least three new characters will get to change their looks as well – Metal Mario and both Inklings.

It seems like the Inklings will have at least two additional outfit options – in addition to the standard orange-haired Inkling Girl, you can also see a pink-haired one above and a green-haired one in the image below. True to their fashion-savvy natures, these Inkling variants also wear different outfits.

Metal Mario also gets a new costume, as you can see with this gold-colored variant below:

Since the Switch has only been out for a week, the software lineup isn’t that expansive yet, and most people likely don’t own more than a handful of games for it at the moment. However, Reddit user Dacvak has found out that if you own more than 12 games, instead of scrolling further to the right, the Switch UI instead adds an “All Software” button that lets you view all of your games in a grid like this:

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

01./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 186.379 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn #
(Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 116.997 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 79.536 / NEW
04./00. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 44.602 / NEW
05./01. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 38.002 / 236.545 (-81%)
06./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 36.623 / NEW
07./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800) – 25.606 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥8.600) – 15.321 / 115.475 (-85%)
09./09. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 13.426 / 163.058 (+3%)
10./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990) – 12.854 / NEW
11./03. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥7.600) – 12.813 / 96.546 (-85%)
12./06. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 12.292 / 3.189.271 (-9%)
13./04. [PS4] Nioh
(Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} (¥7.800) – 10.210 / 128.824 (-41%)
14./13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 7.357 / 291.327 (+19%)
15./10. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990) – 7.176 / 291.666 (-31%)
16./11. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 7.042 / 983.867 (+0%)
17./08. [PS4] For Honor
(Ubisoft) {2017.02.16} (¥8.400) – 6.435 / 59.700 (-51%)
18./14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 5.980 / 681.240 (-2%)
19./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.02} (¥7.800) – 5.793 / NEW
20./00. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5.280) – 5.481 / NEW

Media Create shared its own data earlier this week, showing that Switch sold around 329,000 units in Japan. The tracker now offers additional insight into the system’s performance.

Switch’s release greatly helped to raise both software and hardware sales from last week. Overall software sales between February 27 and March 5 are 835,000 units (124.10 percent compared to last week) while overall hardware sales are 402,000 units (520.94 percent compared to last week).

[Review] Super Bomberman R

Posted on 2 years ago by (@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 10 Comments | 0 Likes

System: Switch
Release date: March 3, 2017
Developer: Konami / Hexadrive
Publisher Konami


Super Bomberman R sees the return of a series that’s been dormant for nearly a decade, this time returning exclusively on Switch. Bomberman has a long and illustrious history thanks to its simple gameplay and arcade-like presentation that makes it easy for anyone to jump in at any time and have fun, regardless of skill level or familiarity with the series or the medium in general. Super Bomberman R, however, for all its worth lacks quite a bit for its price of entry, and while the fun and arcade feeling is still there, don’t expect to feel fulfilled by the end of it all – especially if you’re playing solo.

Along with a new release window for Rime, a physical version and price point were announced for the game yesterday. On Switch, it’ll cost $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 whereas other versions are $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99.

Grey Box, Rime’s publisher, already said that “prices for our products based on the costs of development and publishing for each specific platform”. Adding to this, the company now tells Kotaku that “cost of manufacturing is also a factor”.

The news obviously hasn’t been going over well. We’ll just have to hope that this isn’t a trend that continues on Switch.

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A few days ago, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Switch’s first 2-day sales in the Americas were the best for any Nintendo system in history. The trend continues five days in for the console.

During his new interview with Katie Linendoll, Reggie said the following about Switch sales:

“So we announced the first two days, so now we have data for the US five days in. Continues to be the best-selling system we’ve ever had in the United States. And I’ve launched five systems now with Nintendo, and by far this is the most remarkable given the pace of sales, given what’s happening on the software front – obviously Legend of Zelda – so this is an amazing time for us.”

Speaking of Zelda, he said the new entry is “killing it” in Japan. That’s important to note since the series has always done well in the west, but may not have always caught on in Nintendo’s native territory – especially as of late.

Katie Linendoll interviewed Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime through a Facebook live stream a short while ago. Reggie weighed in on Switch, 3DS, and more during the talk. For the full recording, continue on below.


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