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A new update was issued for Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition yesterday, and it was a fairly significant one. When playing docked, the game runs at 1080p as opposed to 720p with previous versions. It makes a big difference with the right TV, especially compared to the initial 720 display.

Digital Foundry has also discovered that texture filtering has received a boost on Switch. No compromises were made, as Minecraft still has a render distance between 11 and 12 chunks while docked. The world is also still at the medium 3072×3072 block setting.

Digital Foundry explores Minecraft’s new patch in detail – including frame rate – in the video below.

Polygon put up a new video today containing 15 minutes of direct-feed footage from the upcoming Switch RPG Lost Sphear. Check it out below.

A demo for Rayman Legends Definitive Edition went up for a brief time on the European Switch eShop a few days ago. Ubisoft eventually pulled it, but you have to wonder how it went up in the first place.

A representative told Eurogamer that the demo “was an early version of the game, which doesn’t include the latest Switch developments and not a representation of the final product”. Further added is that the demo “was an error”.

The full statement reads:

“We’re aware that Rayman Legends Definitive Edition went live for a short time on the Nintendo eShop. This was an early version of the game, which doesn’t include the latest Switch developments and not a representation of the final product – this was an error which is why it has been taken down. As mentioned in yesterday’s launch announcement, a free demo will be launched this summer ahead of the game’s launch on September 12th.”

The early version of the Rayman Legends Definitive Edition demo had some issues when playing docked. When it returns, it should run much more smoothly.


This week’s Famitsu scans are now available. Highlights include the new Penguin Wars Switch remake, The Great Ace Attorney 2, Lost Sphear, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Scans of all games are below.


The latest European episode of The Cat Mario Show has gone live on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. You can watch it below

Warner Bros. issued a new trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game today. The video shows off Ninjago heroes Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, and Master Wu perfecting various moves, including the “Stinging Bee,” “Swooping Hawk” and “Skyward Dragon,” and upgrading their weapons to defend Ninjago City from Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. View the trailer below.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 98,999
PS4 – 23,841
New 2DS LL – 17,717
New 3DS LL – 13,108
PS4 Pro – 7,037
Vita – 4,545
2DS – 2,300
New3DS – 1,020
Wii U – 176
PS3 – 142
Xbox One – 77

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

New 2DS LL – 43,315
Switch – 31,906
PS4 – 28,569
New 3DS LL – 12,101
PS4 Pro – 7,649
Vita – 4,655
2DS – 1,901
New 3DS – 1,242
Xbox One – 200
Wii U – 146
PS3 – 129

And here are the software charts:

Koei Tecmo shared another new video for Fire Emblem Warriors today. The clip, posted below, offers another look at Bond Conversations with some dialogue between Chrom and Ryoma. View the video below.

Nintendo’s financial results for the first quarter, which covers April through June 2017, are now in. The latest data covers sales for Switch and 3DS, overall results for the company, and more. We’ve rounded up the relevant information below.

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Included in Nintendo’s latest financial results documents is the upcoming release schedule for Switch and 3DS. It offers a look at what’s to come for both platforms from a first and third-party perspective. Find the latest schedule below.