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Switch Split Pad Compact

HORI will release the Switch Split Pad Compact in the west, retailer listings confirm.

The peripheral was recently announced for Japan (known there as the Split Pad Fit) and various designs will be appearing in the country starting this month. It’s an updated version of the Split Pad Pro and is intended to “provide a full-size controller experience in handheld mode.” Full-size analog sticks and d-pad are included, along with turbo functions and assignable rear buttons. Motion controls, HD Rumble, NFC, and the IR camera are not supported.

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Splatoon 3 has taken the crown as Japan’s fastest-selling game of all time.

That news follows Nintendo’s announcement earlier today that the title has sold 3.45 million copies in the region in just three days. The company said this is the highest domestic sales level for any Switch game within that time period, but we now know that applies to all platforms as well.

Pokemon Sword Shield Shiny Eternatus GameStop

The Pokemon Company has revealed a new Shiny Eternatus distribution for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, which will be held at GameStop in the US and Canada. Those in Australia and New Zealand can participate by visiting EB Games.

Players can visit these participating retailers to pick up a special code card that will let you receive the Legendary Poison- and Dragon-type Pokemon. It comes in at level 100, has a Timid Nature, and makes use of the Pressure Ability. Its moves include Dynamax Cannon, Eternabeam, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower.

Loop8: Summer of Gods

XSEED Games announced today that it intends to localize Loop8: Summer of Gods for English fans in the west. In North America and Europe, the game will be launching in Spring 2023.

Loop8: Summer of Gods is a time-travel RPG and a coming-of-age adventure. Read more about it below.

Nintendo Direct September 2022

A new Nintendo Direct will air tomorrow, September 13, Nintendo just announced. The presentation will be held at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM in the UK / 4 PM in Europe.

Nintendo says that the Nintendo Direct will mainly focus on Switch games launching this winter. It’ll be about 40 minutes long.

Splatoon 3 sales

Splatoon 3 domestic sales have surpassed 3.45 million units in its first three days on the market, Nintendo has announced. That’s the highest domestic sales level for any Switch game within that timeframe.

Nintendo’s announcement seems to be based on Japanese sales only, so Splatoon 3’s total should be higher than this amount worldwide.

Today’s news is based on Nintendo’s own internal numbers. It includes both packaged and downloadable versions.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 spoilers

It’s been a while since the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and even though the game is massive, some of us already finished the experience. As it is with a JRPG like this, there’s usually a lot to talk about with regard to the story, exploration, combat and more.

That’s why today’s video is actually a – very long – discussion about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, full of spoilers. If you already played it, feel free to check the video down below and share your own opinions about the game.

Temtem interview Crema

Temtem, a massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure, is finally out on Switch after previously spending a couple of years in early access. Crema game director Guillermo Andrades and community manager Lucía Prieto have now shared more about the title in an interview with Nintendo Everything.

Some of the topics we discussed include how the studio landed on the idea to make Temtem, how it has evolved since its debut in early access, whether we could see the IP featured outside of games, and the possibility of a sequel. You can read our full interview below.

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope Rayman

Rayman will be included in Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope as future DLC, Ubisoft has revealed. The character will be featured in DLC 3.

Ubisoft only gave a brief glimpse as to what it has planned during an online presentation today, though creative director Davide Soliano said “it’s a dream come true to have him going on an adventure with our dear Rabbids heroes.” You can check out that teaser below.

Brawlhalla Castlevania

Ubisoft and Blue Mammoth today unveiled the latest collaboration for Brawlhalla, with Castlevania set to enter the game. A new Brawlhalla-vania event will kick off next month.

We’re waiting for further details, but Simon Belmont and Alucard are both set to join the fray. You can get a first look in the trailer below.

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