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It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart. Super Mario Odyssey drops just out of the top five, but Dragon Quest XI and Splatoon 2 hold on strong.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between June 29 and July 5.

EVO is heading to Japan for the first time next year. At the event, we know that two Nintendo games will be represented.

ARMS and Super Smash Bros. Wii U will both be featured. However, Smash Bros. Melee will not be included.

EVO Japan 2018 will take place between January 26 and January 28. View a video promoting the tournament below.

505 Games will be bringing Portal Knights to Switch at some point. When it does happen, the system should be treated with a physical release.

GameFly is currently listing Portal Knights: Gold Throne Edition for Switch. Since this was already made available on other platforms, we should know what it includes. You can probably expect the following:

– Pioneer Pack and Gold Throne DLC
– Pioneer Pack DLC includes Black and White Flag/Banner, Helicopter Hat, Rainbow Cat Pet Skin
– Gold Throne DLC includes New Gold and Red Flag/Banner, Welders Mask, Throne with Gold Crystal Shards, Glow in the Dark Block Type (2 colors), Gold Cat Pet Skin, Rainbow World Island

Here’s a video for the Gold Throne Edition:

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

Splatoon 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition – Amazon
Rime – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Troll & I – Amazon, Best Buy (new), 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
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 (new) – 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 (new) – Amazon, GameStop
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
The End is Nigh – Amazon, GameStop (new)
Ittle Dew 2 – Amazon, GameStop (new)
Blade Strangers – Amazon, GameStop (new)
Tiny Barbarian DX – Amazon, GameStop (new)
The Longest Five Minutes (new) – Amazon, GameStop
Penny Punching Princess (new) – 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 (new) – 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

Cloud – Best Buy, GameStop
Bayonetta – Best Buy, GameStop
Bayonetta (Player 2) [Exclusive] – Best Buy
Corrin – Best Buy, GameStop
Smash Bros. bundle – GameStop
Inkling Girl (Neon Pink) – Best Buy, GameStop
Inkling Boy (Neon Green) – Best Buy, GameStop
Inkling Squid (Neon Purple) – Best Buy, GameStop
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

Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wheel (Mario Version) – Amazon
Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wheel (Luigi Version) – Amazon
Splatoon 2 Splat and Chat Headset (new) – Amazon
Splatoon 2 Joy-Con Comfort Grip – GameStop [exclusive]
Splatoon 2 Edition Switch Pro Controller – Best Buy
Splatoon 2 Squid Plush Pouch (Neon Green) – Amazon
Splatoon 2 Squid Plush Pouch (Neon Pink) – Amazon
Splatoon 2 Hard Pouch for Switch – Amazon
Splatoon 2 Splat Pack for Switch – Amazon
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

Splatoon 2 guide – Amazon
The Art of Pokemon Adventures – Amazon
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works (save $10) – 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

Splatoon 2
Rime
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
Troll and I
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Sine Mora EX
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 (new)
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 (new)
Pokemon Ultra Sun
Pokemon Ultra Moon
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Systems

New 2DS XL

Accessories

Splatoon 2 Switch Pro Controller (new)
Splatoon 2 Splat and Chat Headset (new)

Books

The Art of Pokemon Adventures
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works (save $7)

UK

Switch

Splatoon 2
Troll & I
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Sine Mora EX
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
FIFA 18
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame
Just Dance 2018
Super Mario Odyssey
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 (new)
Chicken Range (new)
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
Pokemon Ultra Moon

Systems

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

amiibo

Inkling Girl (Neon Pink)
Inkling Boy (Neon Green)
Inkling Squid (Neon Purple)
Corrin
Cloud
Pikmin

Books

The Art of Pokemon Adventures
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works

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Time to bring on the bizarre Switch games. Amazon UK is listing a pair of random titles for the system: Vegas Party and Chicken Range.

Vegas Party promises “gambling-friendly” fun, comprised of ten unique mini-games. As for Chicken Range, it’s a shoot-em-up in which you shoot chickens using various weapons.

Vegas Party will apparently be available on December 8, while Chicken Range doesn’t have an estimated release date at present (update: listing now shows February 23). More details about both titles are included below.

Splatoon 2 appears to dish out temporary punishments for repeated disconnects. After disconnecting online four times due to issues with their connection, player hypwnotic received the message above. It warns that you’ll be unable to play online “for a while” due to play sessions not ending “naturally”.

This was with the Splatfest World Premiere demo, but this should carry over to the final game as well. It could be a useful tool against ragequitters, but could be a problem with those with faulty internet connections. When playing online, you should try to make sure you’re on a stable connection to avoid any potential issues.

Source, Via

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The latest ARMS developer interview comes from Nintendo itself. At E3, Nintendo Australia chatted with producer Kosuke Yabuki and art director Masaaki Ishikawa. Between the two, they commented on why the game features bright colors, what it was like working with Switch during its early days, the inspiration for the art, and more.

We’ve picked out the noteworthy responses from the interview below. If you’d like to read the full interview, you can do so here.

Ubisoft published a new video for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Creative director Davide Soliani talks about the E3 announcement and his emotions at the time, and those who tried the game at E3 share their opinions about the demo. Watch the video below.

The Splatoon 2 Tumblr has seen the additions of a number of new entries as of late. Nintendo has been covering weapons, characters, and more. We’ve rounded up everything below. 

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The results are in for Splatoon 2’s first Splatfest for the cake vs. ice cream event. In the end, it was Team Ice Cream that came out on top.

Aside from popularity, the battles themselves were very close. Below are the full results:

Popularity: Cake – 24%, Ice Cream – 76%
Wins (solo): Cake – 49%, Ice Cream – 51%
Wins (team): Cake – 53%, Ice Cream – 47%
Overall: Cake – 1, Ice Cream – 2

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