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The big update for ARMS is here, and it brings a ton of content along with it. Get a look at Max Brass, Hedlock Scramble, and more below.

ARMS has received a new update, and it’s a big update. All players should now be able to download version 2.0.0.

As previously mentioned, Max Brass is added in as a new playable character. This includes his ARMS and a new stage as well. Other new features include the Hedlok Scramble mode, Stats, Events, balance updates, fixes, and more.

The full list of patch notes (they’re quite lengthy) are posted below.

It’s been a long time coming, but NBA Playgrounds’ big update is finally available on Switch. Saber Interactive has started distribution on version 1.1.3.

The update is highlighted by the addition of online play. On top of that, the game’s shooting system has been entirely tweaked, and 15 new players have been added.

Find the full rundown of the new update from an official Switch notice below.

Fire Emblem Heroes received its big 1.5.0 update a few days ago. Following up on that, Nintendo has issued another small patch. Version 1.5.1 can be downloaded.

The lone note about the patch is: “Implemented bug fixes.” If you were encountering any issues after applying the recent update, hopefully you’ll have a smoother experience.

A big update is on the way to Pokemon Duel. It’s unclear what’s planned, but more information is due to be released on July 19. For now, we only have an image that features a large purple crystal. Expect additional news soon.


Fire Emblem Heroes

The next, big update for Fire Emblem Heroes is out now. On both iOS and Android, version 1.5.0 is now available.

Today’s update is highlighted by the additions of Chain Challenge and Squad Assault in Story Maps. A number of other adjustments, fixes, and improvements have also implemented. You can find the full rundown on Fire Emblem Heroes version 1.5.0 here.

A small update has been released for the Switch eShop game Astro Duel Deluxe. If you’ve downloaded the game, version 1.1.1 is now available.

Astro Duel Deluxe’s update addresses a few issues and makes a couple of improvements. The full patch notes are included below. 

  • Corrected issue with certain sound effects could cause corrupted sound or distortion from the left audio channel
  • Disabled L, R, ZL, and ZR buttons when Joy-Con controller is switched to horizontal remote mode
  • Modified controller vibration values to enhance gameplay
  • Updated company splash screen logos


Sumo Digital introduced a new Snake Pass update late last month. It was a pretty substantial one, adding in Time Trials and leaderboards on Switch. However, that pesky rumble bug was brought back with the patch.

On the bright side, Sumo has been quick to address the situation. Another Snake Pass update is now available, bringing the game to version 1.2.1. You should notice that the rumble issues have once again been addressed.

Nintendo has announced the ARMS Japan Grand Prix 2017. The tournament will be held this fall, with local qualifiers held at four major cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. A champion will then be determined with a large tournament. More details will be shared through the official Twitter account later.

Nintendo held a tournament for Japanese ARMS players earlier today, and towards the end, producer Kosuke Yabuki appeared. It was reconfirmed that Max Brass will be delivered as a playable fighter, along with his stage. Yabuki also indicated that Nintendo will be adding another game mode, new Arms, and fixes based on gathered data from online battles. Yabuki noted that Nintendo is trying its best to release the update in the middle of July.

Here’s today’s tournament in its entirety for those who’d like to view it:

Nicalis isn’t done with Cave Story+. The company is working on an update for the game, which will let players change the graphics. If you want to play with the original visuals rather than the high-res sprites, doing so will be possible.

Nicalis teased on Twitter:


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