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Update: (1/15): The validity of this datamine has been brought into question. Currently it seems that the news was fabricated, so take what you’ve heard with a big grain of salt.


Original (1/14): After datamining Mario Tennis Aces, fans have discovered what could be a huge development for the game. An unexpected character might be joining the fray – and it’s one not from the Mario universe. We know that some folks are sensitive to spoilers concerning unannounced content, so continue on below if you’re interested in reading up on the scoop.

Game Informer recently spoke with the developers behind Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey. The publication caught up with Yoshihiko Maekawa and Akira Otani, the producers at AlphaDream and Nintendo respectively (among others). Maekawa and Otani commented on why the latest 3DS remake isn’t on Switch, why Partners in Time wasn’t revisited, Luigi’s role in the series, and more.

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting excerpts from the interview below. Find the full discussion here.

Marvelous published another video for Fate/Extella Link today, this time showing off multiplayer. You can watch it below.

Yesterday, we reported on the sales success of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in the UK: the game sold 24.8% more copies than the original Wii U version did when it launched. However, it turns out that that wasn’t the full picture. Gamesindustry.biz reports that sales data from several major retailers was missing in yesterday’s report; the updated sales data from GfK shows that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe actually sold 56% more copies than the Wii U version did when it launched.

Additonally, the sales data also reveals that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition sold the best on Nintendo Switch. 49% percent of the game’s sales were on Nintendo’s platform, compared to 43% on Playstation 4 and 8% on Xbox One.

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This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
7. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – Bandai Namco Entertainment
8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
10. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
4. Wii Party U – Nintendo
5. Mighty No. 9 – Deep Silver
6. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
7. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
8. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
9. Wii Sports Club – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
4. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
7. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
8. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
9. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. – Nintendo
10. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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Monolith Soft announced today that the official artbook for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be released in Japan on February 2nd. Titled “Xenoblade 2 Official Artworks Arst (Alrest) Record”, it will cover both the base game as well as its expansion, Torna: The Golden Country.

Naturally, the artbook will contain tons of artwork featuring characters, Blades, enemies, weapons, items, landscapes etc. Additionally, the artbook will list every line of in-battle dialogue as well as all Heart-to-Hearts. The cover art was specifically designed by main character designer Masatsugu Saito for the artbook.

The artbook has a total of 352 pages and will cost 2,900 Yen + taxes.

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With The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 3 now available, the release date of the series’ next and final episode has seemingly been confirmed by an in-game menu as March 26th, 2019.

Upon release, users were quick to note that the title’s in-game episode menu is updated to note all of the episodes currently available — while also listing Episode 4 for March 26th. However, no official announcement has been made by developer Skybound Games quite yet.

The image of the in-game menu can be seen below.

A new update is now available for Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zio in Japan and Asia, bringing the game up to version 1.2.0 and adding Kamen Rider Woz as a playable character.

Introducing some new abilities to the title, Kamen Rider Woz utilizes the Future Ring Shinobi skill in tandem with the Zikan Despear to attack enemies at a very quick speed while blasting through projectile attacks.

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Yo-kai Watch 4 will be playable at World Hobby Fair Winter 2019 starting this weekend. To celebrate, Level-5 has prepared a new official batch of details and screenshots. We’ve rounded everything up below, courtesy of Gematsu.