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Cars 3: Driven to Win is out today on Switch and Wii U. View the official launch trailer below.

Amazon Germany has opened pre-orders for the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Collector’s Edition. Additionally, figures that Ubisoft will be selling on its store are available as well. Everything can be found here. For those who missed out on GameStop pre-orders for the collector’s edition, you can try reserving it here as Amazon Germany will ship to the US.

Last week, the ARMS Twitter account shared a fun look into the lore of the world, and today they’ve revealed a couple more tidbits.

It is said that the number of people who have the talent of extendable arms is increasing – currently, 2% of the world’s population have that ability. That is only the official number, though, and it is likely there are more people with the ability who haven’t been reported. As we learned the last time, this ability has been around in the world of ARMS for millennia, so it has mostly been seen as something ancient and rare, though lately people with the ARMS capability have become the subject of adoration, thanks to the increased spotlight they’re in thanks to the ARMS Grand-Prix.

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Splatoon 2 is getting some nice quality-of-life additions. The official Splatoon Twitter account revealed that the game now tracks assists, i.e. team member’s contributions to a splat. The number of splats each player does doesn’t really matter in Splatoon compared to most other shooters, but it’s still nice that the game is tracking such a teamwork-oriented stat. If you get an assist, the icon displayed on screen is a circle, instead of the usual spiked/pointy shape.

In addition to that, the game also tracks how often you used your special during a match and displays that number on the results screen at the end.

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Nintendo has updated its maintenance schedule for this current week and next week. For now, these following dates will have maintenance service which will impact the Switch Wii U, and 3DS’ online features (online play, rankings, etc.).

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017:

– 6:45 PM PT – 8 PM PT
– 9:45 PM ET – 11 PM ET
– 2:45 AM in the UK – 4 AM in the UK
– 3:45 AM in Europe – 5 AM in Europe

Monday, June 19th, 2017:

– 9 PM PT  – 3 AM PT (Tuesday)
– 12 AM ET – 6 AM ET (Tuesday)
– 5 AM in the UK (Tuesday) – 11 AM in the UK (Tuesday)
– 6 AM in Europe (Tuesday) – 12 PM in Europe (Tuesday)

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In a recent GamesIndustry interview with the creative director of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Laurent Malvill explains why him and his team have decided to make the game and bring life back to toys-to-life in the market.

“We think innovation can really bring life back into this market. We think that toys-to-life brought a lot of younger players into video games, and that was great. But we think as they grew up, the expectation grew with it. So for us, we didn’t want to do just another one like those games. It was important for us to innovate in this category. We didn’t want to innovate on just the toy itself – and we think we did do that – but also to innovate with the huge open world. We’re not talking down to the players. This is a big open world that you can spend time in.

“We think the toy is the whole game. That is the beauty of it – having that modular starship on-top of a controller. You don’t open a complex menu or anything, it is just there. You just grab the weapon, put it on and it appears right away. Or if you want another pilot, because I want to use his special ability in that fight, it is just there and it is the simplest way of doing it. And those collectibles, those starships, those pilots, what is beautiful is that once you’ve played the game for several hours, you can just put them on your bedside table or on your shelf.

But because we want to provide the maximum freedom for players to experience this game, we designed that idea that every physical part that you buy, you will unlock a digital part. So if you want the full experience, you can play with the starships on top of your controller. But if you want to just display the collectibles on your shelf, and play the game without them, you can do that as well.

You will also be able to buy the digital part separately, without the collectibles, if you want. Just because, again, we want to provide freedom for players. But the magical moment where you connect the part is something that is dear to us.

Approving crazy projects is part of the DNA of Ubisoft. If you look at Assassin’s Creed back in the day, or Just Dance… it is just part of what the company does. We were excited to show him what we’d done. And we were super happy that the top management team in Paris were just as excited as we were, and that we got to make it.”

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Ubisoft has posted some information on the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom’s website about a Rabbid Kong worldwide selfie contest they are doing to celebrate the announcement of the game. The grand prize for the contest is the choice one of the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 6’’ collectible figures from Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach, or Rabbid Luigi. There is also other prizes to win such as caps, t-shirts, and a set of four pins.

If you are interested in participating in the contest, you can read more about it here on their website and learn how to join.

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Amazon has posted the boxart for Just Dance 2018. We have all three versions above: Switch, Wii U, and Wii.

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In North America, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is being handled entirely by Ubisoft. The situation in Japan is a bit different.

Nintendo confirmed today that it will be responsible for publishing Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in Japan. Although it’s coming out in August here in the west, the Japanese release is set for 2018.

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The first LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 footage aired during YouTube Live with E3. Get a look at the gameplay below.