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Update: Bumped to the top. The same update is out now. For some reason, it’s version 1.0.1 rather than 1.0.2.

Original: A new update is out now for the Switch Parental Controls app, but only on Android as of now. It’s changed to version 1.0.2 on the device. Nintendo says that bug fixes were implemented, and that’s pretty much it.

Inti Creates was hoping to have Blaster Master Zero’s update ready for the game’s western launch tomorrow, but it’ll take just a bit longer. A tweet sent out earlier today notes that the patch, which adds support for the Switch Pro Controller, will be going live on March 16 instead.

Blaster Master Zero won’t just be on Switch. The 3DS is seeing a simultaneous release as well.


The first wave of Neo Geo Switch games from Hamster’s Arcade Archives series debuted in Europe and Japan last week. Unfortunately though, many players quickly became aware of issues pertaining to brightness and audio.

Hamster has heard the complaints and is already looking to address the situation. Next week, the games should be updated to correct the reported problems.

Also worth noting, NAM-1975 is coming to the Japanese Switch eShop tomorrow. It will cost 823 yen.


Update: More details about the update:

There’s now restrictions on when certain types of Event stages can be played as of March 14th
Defeat Stage 11 – Unlocks ☆ difficulty levels and Meowth & Victini stages
Defeat Stage 90 – Unlocks ☆☆ & ☆☆ difficulty event stages as well as the Eevee Skill Booster stage
Defeat Stage 120 – Unlocks ☆☆☆☆ difficulty event stages, Competitive Stages and Pokémon Safari
Defeat Stage 135 – Unlocks Escalation Battle stages
Defeat Stage 150 – Unlocks ☆☆☆☆☆ difficulty event stages
The abilities Prank and Mind Zap have also been altered so that they won’t activate during Disruption Delay or a Pokémon is hit by a status condition
Competitive stages now have a new golden icon, separating them
Mission Cards will now take you to the stage in question when you tap on them
When you unlock and EX stage, it tells you what Pokémon it is
Sorting Pokémon has been made easier. Sorting by Attack Power and Level will automatically sort Highest to Lowest

Original: A new update for Pokemon Shuffle is out now. The game has been updated to version 1.4.

Thus far, we’re hearing that there’s now has a present icon next to stage numbers where you can earn Personal Skill Boosters or other items in the game. We’ll bring you additional details as we get them.


Blaster Master Zero is getting a patch to add Switch Pro Controller support, and it should be out very soon. Inti Creates told one fan on Twitter that the company is doing everything it can to have the update ready for the North American and European release on Thursday.

The tweet reads:

While the release date for Blaster Master Zero’s update isn’t confirmed, we should be finding out when it will be available soon.


HullBreach Studios has been hard at work on version 2.0 of SDK Spriter. Work is almost complete, and the indie developer has shared a complete listing about what to expect from the new update

HullBreach recently posted on Miiverse:



A small Pokemon GO update is making its way out to users as of today. Version 1.27.4 is out now on iOS while Android owners have access to version 0.57.4.

When we said this update is small, we meant it. Niantic says that the patch only implements minor text fixes.

Shin’en has announced plans to update its just-released Switch eShop game FAST RMX. A Time Attack mode will be added as well as online support with friends. No word on a release date, but look for it soon.


Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes has received its first update. On both iOS and Android, version 1.1.0 is available.

The patch notes specifically call out two things. First, “a new event and a new feature” have been added, though specifics aren’t detailed. System improvements are implemented as well.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received its first update ahead of tomorrow’s official launch. Version 1.1.0 is out now.

After applying the update, you should see that a “Downloadable Content” section has been brought in to the main menu. It’s unclear if anything else has been added or changed.


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