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Various videos have been popping up giving us a good look at the different multiplayer modes in Splatoon 2. Plenty of footage can be found below.

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With the embargo lifting just a few minutes ago, reviews for Splatoon 2 are pouring in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
GameXplain – Loved
Eurogamer – Recommended
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Videogamer – 8 / 10
Destructoid – 8.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8.5 / 10
USgamer – 4 / 5

Koei Tecmo sent out a bunch of new information about Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon today. We have details about the main cast, pre-order bonuses, and a new trailer.

Below are the full character details:

Today, GamesIndustry published a new interview with a couple of people involved with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Director Davide Soliani and composer Grant Kirkhope participated in the discussion.

During the interview, Kirkhope talked about first finding out about the game, also shared an… interesting story about an encounter with Shigeru Miyamoto from his time at Rare. Soliani also talked about being starstruck with Kirkhpoe, worries stemming from the initial leaks, and the game’s inspirations.

You can find that and a bit more below. You can read up on GamesIndustry’s full piece here for additional comments.

Just like for the first game, Famitsu is holding a Squid Fashion Contest for Splatoon 2. Fans can submit designs for pieces of gear to Famitsu, and the winning submission will be added to the game. This time, the contest will also include a graffiti category. More details will become available once the full issue of Famitsu is out tomorrow.

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You’ll have three different ways of purchasing a Switch unit in the United States this week. Along with GameStop and Best Buy, Target should be restocking the console. That’s based on the store’s new ad put out yesterday.

Target indicates that Switch will be in stock on Friday. Note that quantities will be limited, and colors will vary by store.

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Update: Reddit users are now questioning the legitimacy of this glitch. Rather than playing on Switch, it’s thought that this person instead modded the game on Wii U manually. We’ll update this post if we hear anything further.


Original: Glitches in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can result in all sorts of fun. The latest one, which happened to Reddit user Eastonator12, involves a weapon.

Eastonator12 took down a Lynel after playing the game on Switch. The game crashed, but everything was fine – except for one thing. The Savage Lynel Sword in the player’s inventory carries damage of 6,559 with an “Attack Up” stat of 65,535. 65,535 is the maximum value for a 16bit unsigned integer in the world of programming, in case you’re interested.

You can see Eastonator12 taking down the final boss in Breath of the Wild with just one hit of the sword with the video below.

A new series hit the Play Nintendo YouTube channel today. Chiko from Nintendo Treehouse try out the game in three different videos, all of which are attached below.

Thanks to Gfk, we have a look at the top three best-selling games in countries around the world for the first half of 2017. Zelda: Breath of the Wild made the list in quite a few territories. The game was even number one in France, Norway, and Sweden.

The full results from Gfk are as follows:

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Consumers still on the hunt for a Switch unit may want to try their luck at GameStop this week. The retailer’s stores across the United States will have stock available between July 17 and July 21.

GameStop hasn’t said how much stock it received from Nintendo. It’s best to call your local store to see what the situation is like.

GameStop will also be selling a few Switch bundles online. Those options are as follows:

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