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A demo for Rayman Legends Definitive Edition has unexpectedly been published on the European Switch eShop. It’s available for download right now, assuming you have 707MB of free space. You can download the demo in any region so long as you have a European Nintendo account.

Also worth mentioning, the European eShop indicates that Rayman Legends Definitive Edition is slated for September 12. Some of these listings have been occasionally inaccurate, but retailers have also been pointing to the same date.

Thanks to TheBC97 for the tip.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 recording sessions were held yesterday and today. Jen Bird from Tomorrow Bird wrapped up a couple of tracks, including the game’s ending theme. It’s thought that the ending song will be a ballad that conveys the meaning of character relationships.

Tomorrow Bird shared the news on Twitter:


In case you’re curious what Bird sounds like, here’s one of her original songs:

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Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.

United States

Switch

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition – Amazon
Rime – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Troll & I – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Sine Mora EX – Amazon
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle – Amazon, GameStop
NBA 2K18 Early Tip-Off Edition – Best Buy, GameStop
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition – Best Buy, GameStop
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold [Exclusive] – GameStop
LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Pokken Tournament DX – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
FIFA 18 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Amazon
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition (new) – Amazon
Axiom Verge (new) – Amazon
Just Dance 2018 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Nights of Azure 2 – Amazon
Super Mario Odyssey – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers – GameStop
Monster Jam Crush It – GameStop
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition – GameStop
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Deluxe Edition – Best Buy, GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
Redout – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
LEGO Worlds – Best Buy, GameStop
WWE 2K18 – Amazon, GameStop
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
The End is Nigh – Amazon, GameStop
Ittle Dew 2 – Amazon, GameStop
Blade Strangers – Amazon, GameStop
Tiny Barbarian DX – Amazon, GameStop (
The Longest Five Minutes – Amazon, GameStop
Penny Punching Princess – Amazon, GameStop
Yoshi – Amazon, Best Buy
Kirby – Amazon, Best Buy
Metroid Prime 4 – Amazon, Best Buy

Wii U

Just Dance 2018 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

3DS

Hey! Pikmin – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Miitopia – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Metroid: Samus Returns – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition – GameStop
Pokemon Gold – Amazon
Pokemon Silver – Amazon
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Culdcept Revolt – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Culdcept Revolt Limited Edition – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Monster Hunter Stories – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters – Best Buy, GameStop
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – Amazon, GameStop
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Steelbook Dual Pack – Amazon [exclusive]
Pokemon Ultra Sun – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Pokemon Ultra Moon – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – Amazon, GameStop
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – Amazon, GameStop

Hardware

New 2DS XL – Best Buy, GameStop

amiibo

Pikmin – Best Buy, GameStop
Chrom (Fire Emblem) – Best Buy, GameStop
Tiki (Fire Emblem) – GameStop
Goomba (Super Mario) – Best Buy, GameStop
Koopa (Super Mario) – GameStop
Princess Peach (Super Mario Odyssey) – Best Buy, GameStop
Bowser (Super Mario Odyssey) – Best Buy, GameStop
Mario (Super Mario Odyssey) – Best Buy, GameStop
Super Mario Odyssey 3-pack – GameStop

Accessories

HORI Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa Fight Stick – Amazon
Switch HORIPAD Wired Controller – Amazon
Switch Super Mario Analog Caps – Amazon
Nyko Switch accessories – portable dock and much more – Amazon

Books

Shovel Knight: Official Design Works (save $10) – Amazon
Playing with Power: Nintendo SNES Classics (new) – Amazon

Other

Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid (Deluxe Version) – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid – Amazon
Nintendo Ultra Detail Series: Zelda: Majora’s Mask Link – Amazon
Nintendo Ultra Detail Series: Zelda: Twilight Princess Link – Amazon
Nintendo Ultra Detail Series: Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of The Wild: Link Real Action Heroes Figure – Amazon

Canada

Switch

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure
Troll and I
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Sine Mora EX
Rime
NBA 2K18: Early Tip-Off Edition
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition
NBA 2K18 Gold Edition
Pokken Tournament DX
FIFA 18
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
LEGO Worlds
WWE 2K18
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fire Emblem Warriors
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Deluxe Edition
Just Dance 2018
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Redout
Rocket League
Yoshi
Kirby
Metroid Prime 4

Wii U

Just Dance 2018

3DS

Hey! Pikmin
Miitopia
Culdcept Revolt
Culdcept Revolt Limited Edition
Metroid: Samus Returns
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Steelbook Dual Pack
Pokemon Ultra Sun
Pokemon Ultra Moon
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Systems

New 2DS XL

Books

The Art of Pokemon Adventures
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works (save $7)
Playing with Power: Nintendo SNES Classics (new)

UK

Switch

Troll & I
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure (new)
Sine Mora EX
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
FIFA 18
The LEGO Ninjago Videogame
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
WWE 2K18 (new)
Just Dance 2018
Super Mario Odyssey
Nights of Azure 2 (new)
Monopoly
Fire Emblem Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition
Rocket League
Vegas Party
Chicken Range
Yoshi
Kirby
Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Wii U

Just Dance 2018

3DS

Hey! Pikmin
Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused?
Culdcept Revolt
Metroid: Samus Returns
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
Pokemon Ultra Sun Fan Edition (new)
Pokemon Ultra Moon Fan Edition (new)
Pokemon Ultra Sun
Pokemon Ultra Moon

Systems

Splatoon 2 Switch bundle
New 2DS XL – Black and Turquoise
New 2DS XL – White and Orange

amiibo

Pikmin

Books

The Art of Pokemon Adventures
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works
Playing with Power: Nintendo SNES Classics (new)

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More news is in from the Sonic Mania panel hosted at Comic-Con last night. The latest information concerns early development, cut-scenes and the opening animation, and more.

The Sonic Stadium shares the following:

  • Sonic Mania was originally named “Sonic Discovery” during it’s early development stages
  • When Sonic Mania was first pitched to Iizuka-san in early 2016, a working demo was already playable featuring Studiopolis Zone
  • Iizuka-san came up with the phrase “By the Mania, for the Mania”
  • Many different story narratives were discussed for Mania, including a defeated Eggman retiring, while his machines form their own gang in the Hard Boiled Heavies
  • Sonic Mania will feature sprite cut scenes, a la Sonic 3 & Knuckles
  • Sonic Mania will feature an opening animation by Tyson Hesse, and will be revealed on August the 14th
  • Aaron Webber stated no Super Emeralds will feature in the game, following an audience question
  • Attendees at the panel received a free “Introduction manual”, in the style of the 32X instruction manuals, detailing game story, developer profiles and new sketch-hog art by Tyson Hesse

And speaking of that instruction manual…


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Following up on last night’s news about Special Stages in Sonic Mania, SEGA has prepared new music that can now be listened to on YouTube. “Dimension Heist”, the theme being used in these levels, is included in the video below.

In Japan, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star has received a limited edition on Switch. It features a copy of the game, an Aruko Wada-designed special box, and a Nero Travel Pouch. The full contents are unboxed in the video below.

Famitsu published a lengthy Splatoon 2 feature this week. Among the coverage was an interview with four of the game’s developers. Art director Seita Inoue, lead programmer Shintaro Sato, director Yusuke Amano, and producer Hisashi Nogami participated in the talk.

The developers weighed in on Splatoon 2’s improvements and adjustments from the first game, the new Salmon Run mode, the story, and future updates. Among the things discussed were Nintendo’s approach to Salmon Run, how Nintendo considered announcing a Splatoon sequel during the first game’s final Splatfest, a tease of more new weapon categories, and more. The developers were even asked if Marina is an Octoling.

You can find a comprehensive summary of important points from Famitsu’s interview below. 

The Inkbrush was added in as Splatoon’s first new weapon a few hours ago. Take a look at some footage showing it in action below.

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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.

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