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Switch is a hit thus far, and the system is selling extremely well. Sadly, that success and the lack of stock is leading to some unfortunate situations in Japan. One issue concerns fraud, which is even being reported by major TV outlets.

SEGA gave fans a first look at Special Stages in Sonic Mania during a panel at Comic-Con today. They’re inspired by titles on the Saturn and CD. You’ll collect rings for more time and Blue Spheres for more speed while chasing down a UFO for a Chaos Emerald.


YouTuber FILIP played Pokken Tournament DX at Comic-Con this week, and shared new direct-feed footage of the game on Switch. Check out some footage below.

For awhile we had hoped that Redout would finally come to Switch this month. GameStop went as far as to list it for July 25 in one of its weekly ads. Unfortunately, July 25 is almost upon us, and that date is looking extremely unlikely.

GameStop’s own online listing has been updated to October 24. The same goes for Best Buy. Amazon has a release date of August 29.

In any case, the bottom line is that we still don’t have an official release date for Redout on Switch. Anything being listed by retailers is speculation at this time.

Thanks to Brent for the tip.

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[Weapons] The first additional weapon will be available on July 22nd (6PM PST / 10PM EST) / July 23rd (3AM BST / 4AM CEST), and it’s the Inkbrush! It comes with Splat Bombs (Sub Weapon) and Splashdown (Special Weapon)!

Nintendo will be adding the first new weapon to Splatoon 2 tomorrow. Players can begin using the Inkbrush tonight in North America, and tomorrow in Europe.

Times are as follows:

– 7 PM PT
– 10 PM ET
– 3 AM in the UK
– 4 AM in Europe

The Inkbrush features Splat Bombs as its Sub Weapon. Splashdown is its Special Weapon.



We’re just about done with our video coverage of Splatoon 2, but you can watch one last feature from Nintendo Australia below. Members of the “Squid Research Lab” show off the new mode Salmon Run.



This week’s issue of Famitsu features an interview with Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura. The Japanese magazine primarily talked with Nomura about Kingdom Hearts III, but there was some brief discussion pertaining to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as well.

For those who haven’t heard, Nomura contributed to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as a character designer. He worked on characters included in the game’s Ira organization.

Players may not have known it, but Ultra Street Fighter II has had a secret unlockable character from the start. Capcom unveiled how to add Shin Akuma earlier today by going through a few simple steps. See some footage of the character in action below.

The first-person shooter SUPERHOT is being considered for Switch. That’s according to developer Andrzej Dominowski, who was asked about the possibility during a Reddit AMA today.

SUPERHOT is a unique take on the first-person shooter genre. Time moves only when you move, the game ditches regenerating health bars, and will have you moving through slow-motion bullets.

The concept of SUPERHOT may sound slightly strange if you’ve never heard of it before, but it definitely works. You can get a feel for the gameplay with the video below.


This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta end their month of Splatoon 2 coverage with a video about the clothes, shoes and hats you get in-game and show off some real life goodies. Check out the full episode below.