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Could we finally be getting a Western release of the 3DS game Detective Pikachu? Well, maybe. The game has been rated by PEGI (Pan European Game Information), which handles game ratings for most of the European countries. A game getting a PEGI rating is usually a pretty good sign of that game getting a European release, though it’s far from an official confirmation.

Detective Pikachu was released in Japan back in February 2016 – such a long wait for the localization of a Pokemon game is definitely unusual. Perhaps Nintendo and The Pokemon Company were waiting for the Detective Pikachu movie, which is currently in production, to generate more interest for the game. PEGI currently lists a December 31 2020 release for the game, though that is very likely a placeholder. We will keep you updated should Nintendo officially confirm the localization.


Update: Bumped to the top. The Lost Sphear demo is live in North America. Also, you can now pre-load the game in North America.

Original: Lost Sphear, Square Enix’ latest RPG for the Switch, has been out in Japan for a couple of months now. A demo was also released for the game on the Japanese eShop back in September. With the game’s Western release on January 23rd rapidly approaching, the demo is now also available on the European Switch eShop. It’ll likely hit the North American eShop soon as well.

Thanks to Bart and chusetto for the tip.

Nintendo released a new video today showcasing a few European digital game highlights from October 2017. You can watch it below.

It’s the start of a new month, which means new rewards have been added to My Nintendo in Europe. Here’s an overview:

Software Discounts

20% off Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) – 500 Platinum Points

30% off Animal Crossing: Wild World (Wii U VC) – 200 Platinum Points

30% off Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) – 90 Gold Points

50% off Kid Icarus (Wii U VC) – 20 Gold Points

50% off Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (3DS VC) – 15 Gold Points

3DS Home Menu Themes

Mario’s Winter Wonderland – 20 Gold Points

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Jingle’s Toy Day – 20 Gold Points

Animal Crossing – Winter Frolics – 20 Gold Points

Wii U Software

New Super Mario Bros. U DLC: New Super Luigi U – 100 Gold Points


Star Patterned Hat (6 colors) – 150 Platinum Points

Snowman Slippers (3 colors) – 150 Platinum Points


Gust Corporation has uploaded first gameplay of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings on the Switch. You can check out the gameplay footage below.


NIS America recently confirmed the Limited Edition of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings for the North American market. Their European counterpart has now followed suit: you can pre-order the Limited Edition of Atelier Lydie & Suelle at the NISA Europe Online Store here. The contents of the Limited Edition are identical to the North American one – it contains the game itself, a hardcover art book, a soundtrack CD,  a cloth poster, a collector’s box and a “mystery bonus item”.


A new reward is now available on My Nintendo in Europe and Japan. To celebrate the release of Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, a special Pikachu & Poké Ball 3DS theme can now be purchased for 100 Platinum Points. This reward will be available until March 1st, 2018.

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The latest European episode of The Cat Mario Show has gone live on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. You can watch it below.

Less than two weeks ago, Nintendo announced the release date for Mario Party: The Top 100 in Europe. The game was set to launch on January 5th next year. In a somewhat surprising move, Nintendo announced today that the game would instead launch on December 22nd this year. Usually when release dates change it means they’re delayed, so this is definitely a welcome surprise. The reasoning for the release date change is unclear, though perhaps Nintendo wanted to profit from some last-minute Christmas shoppers.


Nintendo released a new video today showcasing a few European digital game highlights from October 2017. You can watch it below.