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The situation surrounding Cooking Mama: Cookstar just keeps getting stranger. After rumors circulated that the game was mining cryptocurrency – which was swiftly denied by the developer – a member of the team has come forward to further clarify what is actually happening.

The crux of the situation apparently involves a legal battle between publisher Planet Entertainment and IP holder Office Create. This has what resulted in the game’s removal from the eShop and scarcity in stores. Additionally, it looks like Planet Entertainment launched Cooking Mama: Cookstar “against a request by Office Create to keep polishing the game, or perhaps even canceling it.”

The staffer told Screen Rant:

Nintendo issued yet another update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons last night, bringing the game to version 1.1.4. Aside from adjusting the appearance rate of some Bunny Day eggs, an issue was also fixed involving Flick.

Below are the official patch notes:

At PAX East 2020, Nintendo checked out some upcoming indie games for Switch. The company has shown off some of the games it saw in the video below, including Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, Super Meat Boy Forever, Boyfriend Dungeon, Bake ‘n Switch, The Survivalists, and more.

Bandai Namco has offered a first look at Hawks in My Hero One’s Justice 2, the game’s first DLC character. Get a look at the video below.

Hawks will be available in My Hero One’s Justice 2 sometime this spring. The full game is currently out now on Switch.


Wired Productions and KeokeN Interactive have shared a new “5 Things You Need to Know” trailer for Deliver Us the Moon, the sci-fi thriller title. We’ve included it below.

Deliver Us the Moon should be on Switch later in 2020.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has just dropped a new update, version 1.1.4. This update brings a few bug fixes (available in the source below) but more importantly, it tweaks the egg appearance rates in the Easter event currently happening in-game. 

The patch specifically mentions making it easier to find eggs on the day of Easter, April 12. This may not be what most players want to hear, but the patch notes also say that egg appearance rates have been tweaked leading up to Easter day (through April 11). Hopefully these tweaks are more of what players want to see.

The patch also briefly notes that the version may be 1.1.4 or 1.1.4a depending on region.



Capcom’s Japanese Youtube Channel has uploaded a series of videos featuring boss battles from Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection which detail strategies on how to beat each boss.

Tales of the difficulty of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection have been circulating since the game’s release on Switch in February and it seems Capcom has responded to the comments with these video tutorials.

There are currently six videos- all the text is in Japanese, so direct translations of the boss names are not available at this time- and they are available to view below.

It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. This week, Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 overtakes Bayonetta 3 for the Nintendo top spot.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between March 19 and March 25.

After things were quiet on the maintenance front last week, there still won’t be much going on over the next few days. Just one session is currently scheduled on Monday/Tuesday.

Here’s the full schedule:

What is going on with Cooking Mama: Cookstar? That’s the million dollar question no one seems to be able to answer at the moment.

The reveal cycle for Cooking Mama: Cookstar certainly wasn’t normal. Technically, the game leaked last August through an official game rating. Not too long after that, some information about the project emerged online, including a tidbit that the game was intended to be “the first game to integrate blockchain technology on major consoles.” People have been taking that detail to heart, and now believe that the new Cooking Mama has been discreetly mining cryptocurrency with users’ Switch consoles. It’s certainly caused a stir on social media at the very least. 

For what it’s worth, the developers have responded to the situation and are saying otherwise. Here’s the official statement: