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The Pokemon Company published a lengthy interview with Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda and Kensaku Nabana today. In it, the two developers discussed Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee in-depth. One of the more notable things we hear is that Masuda believes this will likely be his last time working as director on a mainline Pokemon RPG.

Here’s the full interview:

Update: As we originally thought earlier this week with the initial rumors, the Loot Goblin amiibo is GameStop exclusive.

Original: Blizzard has made it official: a Diablo III amiibo is happening. Loot Goblin is getting its own figure, the company just announced.

Loot Goblin can be used in Diablo III on Switch to “summon your own portal to untold riches”. It’ll launch in December.


We knew that Grim Fandango Remastered would be coming to Switch at some point. We just didn’t know when.

To celebrate the original game’s 20th anniversary, Grim Fandango Remastered has actually launched on Switch today. It can be found on the eShop right now for $14.99.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Big Blocksberg – Big Broom Race 3 – €29.99
Diablo III: Eternal Collection – €59.99 (available November 2)
LEGO Harry Potter Collection – €39.99
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition – ?
Sports Party – €39.99
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun – €59.99 (available November 2)
Tennis World Tour – €49.99

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has announced another new fighter. Incineroar, coming from Pokemon, will be included on the roster. That’s the last new character for the roster.

Below are a few details:

Update: Target will also be selling a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle, as pictured below.

Original: Target has posted its ad for Black Friday 2018, revealing the deals it has in store this year.

As far as Nintendo goes, though it’s not entirely a sale, we now know that a Mario Maker 2DS bundle will be offered this holiday. It’ll include a pre-installed copy of the game along with a yellow and red design for $80.

Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct will be kicking off in an hour from now. As previously announced, director Masahiro Sakurai will be going over more elements of the game during a 40-minute broadcast. You can watch the event as it happens below.

Don’t forget that after the Nintendo Direct, there will be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation immediately following. This also can be watched in the embed below. We’ll post all important news immediately on the site with more coverage to follow throughout the day. Enjoy the show!

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Carnival Games – $39.99 (available November 6)
Diablo III: Eternal Collection – $59.99 (available November 2)
GRIP – $39.99 (available November 6)
Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two – $39.99 (available November 6)
Moonlighter – $24.99 (available November 5)
Tennis World Tour – $59.99

Nintendo has introduced another new sub weapon for Splatoon 2. Today we have a look at the Torpedo, which we have more details on below – plus a first look in action.

Nintendo has not yet provided an exact date for the Torpedo’s inclusion in Splatoon 2. However, it should go live with next week’s update.


System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: October 30, 2018
Developer: Christophe Galati / Nicalis
Publisher: Nicalis

If you’ve gone back at all to the vast catalog of Game Boy games, you might be surprised by how so much of it is really doesn’t hold up. The Game Boy was Nintendo’s first true portable system with swappable game carts, rather than a single-purpose LCD Game & Watch toy. It had to be able to run actual games, with actual computer processors. These processors were very out-of-date even when the Game Boy was new, with its Z80 CPU having powered many computers from the late 1970s. As the first of its kind, the grey brick was a heap of technical and financial compromises; but it could run the oddball Super Mario Land, and later Tetris, Pokémon, and even a Zelda game in Link’s Awakening. Trying to adapt overly ambitious home-console NES game for the meager capabilities of the machine lead to cases like Metroid II, Castlevania: The Adventure, and Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge. I have tried going back to these games on the 3DS Virtual Console, and they just aren’t fun.