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This week’s ARMS update is going to be pretty extensive. In addition to adding Max Brass, his ARMS, and a new stage, a new versus mode is also incoming.

Producer Kosuke Yabuki spoke about the new mode with Eurogamer:

“I can talk about it a little bit now – Max Brass is the main part of tomorrow’s update, but there is a new versus mode where in a fight between two or three players there’s a Hedlok mask players battle over, and when you get the mask your own character can turn into Hedlok. If one player turns into Hedlok it’ll be up to the other players to take him down. The Hedlok mode won’t just be available in one v one versus modes – it’ll be available online and in every multiplayer mode.”

2K Sports has a new trailer up for WWE 2K18 to promote the game’s pre-order bonus, which will let you play as two versions of Kurt Angle. You can check it out below.

Headup Games announced its full schedule of games the company intends to publisher during the second half of 2017. Four Switch games are included.

Slime-san will start things off when it launches in August. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, finally coming to Europe, is next up on September 7. Earth Atlantis is slated for Q3 2017, and Panzer Party drops in October.

Most of these titles we’ve heard about previously, but Panzer Party appears to be a new project for Switch.

Here’s some early information about the game:

Take your tank, aircraft or ship and fight against up to 3 players on your couch or around the world in this fast paced action arena brawler. Win round after round and take advantage of the items you will be given in return. Battle at various locales from the Desert, the Andes or even Venice, but be aware of the dangers each setting will confront you with.

  • 6 settings, each packed with its own unique events
  • 9 vehicles split into 3 classes: Water, ground and air
  • More than 20 equippable upgrades and pick-ups combined

Source: Headup Games PR

Troll and I will be available for Switch on August 15, Maximum Games has confirmed. The game had been announced for Nintendo’s console earlier this year.

The Switch version of Troll and I lets players use the Joy-Con controllers for both solo and split-screen co-op gameplay.

Here’s the latest trailer:

A patch for Troll and I will be issued on other formats with a number of improvements:

– Addition of a mini-map
– Additional checkpoints
– Easy, Normal and Hard difficulty settings
– Increased crafting speed
– New tutorials
– Additional text hints
– Increased resources for crafting and survivability
– Overall balance improvements

According to Maximum Games, the Switch version will receive these changes when it launches in August. The game will be priced at $29.99.

Source: Maximum Games PR

2K Sports appears to be taking the Switch version of WWE 2K18 seriously. When a fan claimed that the game would likely be based off an older release in the franchise from the Xbox 360, the official WWE 2K Twitter account noted that it’s “not based on previous gen versions”.

The tweet reads:


Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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French website Jeuxvideo was recently able to speak with ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki. Plenty of topics were brought up, including the original prototype and how the team approached development, the most popular characters / modes, update plans (including an interesting tease coming with Max Brass’ patch), interest in a sequel, and more.

We’ve rounded up some of the more notable excerpts below. Note that the responses were automatically translated with Google, so some of the comments are a bit rough in spots. However, it’s mostly understandable on the whole.

Famitsu review scores (7/11/17)

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This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Cars 3: Driven to Win (NSW/PS4) – 8/8/8/8
Farming Simulator 18 (3DS) – 6/7/7/6
GoNNER (NSW) – 7/7/7/8
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy (3DS) – 9/9/8/8
MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame (PS4) – 7/8/7/8
Portal Knights (PS4) – 8/8/8/7
Rabi Laby: Puzzle Out Stories (PSV) – 6/7/6/6
StarBlood Arena (PS4) – 7/7/7/8
Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (3DS) – 7/8/7/7
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (PS4/PS3/PSV) – 8/8/8/8
World Election (PSV) – 8/7/8/7

If you’ve played around with the Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere demo a bit, you might have stumbled upon the food truck run by Crusty Sean. You can buy different types of food there which gives you a variety of bonuses, such as increased experience earned in multiplayer battles. However, you can’t buy this food with money – instead, you need meal tickets. In the Splatfest World Premiere demo, it’s not really clear how to obtain these tickets. The Splatoon Twitter account has now revealed they can be gotten in Hero Mode and in Salmon Run. Like the special pieces of gear that can only be obtained in Salmon Run, this is another example of how the various modes interact with each other and how rewards earned in one of them can help you in another.

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ARMS was one of a few games Nintendo featured at Japan Expo last week. On Twitter, Nintendo sent out a special drawing done by art director Masaaki Ishikawa. Check it out above.

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A new update has landed on the Japanese Twitter account for Super Mario Odyssey. This time around, we’re shown one of the enemies from Luncheon Kingdom. It was featured in the game’s original trailer.

What we have is a new look at the Cook Bird (name may differ in the final version). It’s a food-loving animal as the name suggests. Also, it looks like it’s busy preparing stew for Bowser’s wedding ceremony.

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