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Kirby and the Forgotten Land 3D Kirby

Kirby finally went 3D with Kirby and the Forgotten Land last year, and according to director Tatsuya Kamiyama, a big reason why it took so long to happen is due to the character’s pink sphere shape. Kamiyama explained why this was such a big obstacle during a session at GDC 2023 this week.

Kamiyama noted:

Project EGG Swich

Switch has been home to a ton of classic games, and that pattern is continuing with plans from D4 Enterprise and its retro games distribution service Project EGG.

D4 has previously brought back titles from platforms such as the MSX, PC-9801, and PC-8801 on Windows, PicoPico for smartphones, and Virtual Console for Wii U (MSX), Wii (MSX, NeoGeo, Arcade), and 3DS. Additionally, it is the sole authorized worldwide distributor of MSX Licensing Corporation, which holds the rights to MSX.


Last week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – 32,132 / 283,744
2. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet – 20,889 / 4,929,287
3. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 15,861 / 3,934,627
4. [NSW] Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – 10,712 / NEW
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 10,430 / 5,194,090
6. [NSW] Ib – 9,080 / NEW
7. [PS4] Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – 9,031 / NEW
8. [PS5] Hogwarts Legacy – 9,017 / 148,552
9. [PS5] Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – 8,411 / 38,543
10. [NSW] Octopath Traveler II – 7,739 / 75,819

With only a few days remaining before the day the eShop closes its doors on the 3DS, I wanted to make a video to help folks make a choice on what to grab before the final curtain call.

I decided to tailor my list to the thing I most cherished about the system, its catalogue of Japanese role-playing games. It was with the 3DS that I fell in love with the genre as it became a haven for some of the most generous, polished, classic titles in the genre.

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Splatoon 3 Tomorrow's Nostalgia Today Squid Sisters

Nintendo has announced that a new Splatoon 3 song from the Squid Sisters, titled ‘Tomorrow’s Nostalgia Today’, is set to debut soon. This can be heard during the second half of the upcoming Splatfest.

Additionally, a previous Splatfest tune has been remixed as City of Color (2023). The Squid Sisters will be performing it in Inkopolis during Splatfests as well.

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It’s time for the newest North American Nintendo Download report for the week of March 23, 2023. The latest releases include Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, MLB The Show 23, and more.

Here’s the full roundup:

LEGO 2K Drive announcement

Following yesterday’s reveal of LEGO 2K Drive, the official announcement has been shared with even more details. We also have the first trailer with a glimpse at gameplay.

Here’s the press release in full:

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Switch update 16.0.1

Nintendo has just come out with the latest firmware update for Switch, with version 16.0.1 having been made available.

Like we’ve seen with the past few updates, this one is again about stability. Some of the more recent firmware upgrades have all been about that in one form or another.

Nintendo’s patch notes for the Switch version 16.0.1 update are as follows:

Sonic Frontiers Sights, Sounds, and Speed update

Original (3/20): SEGA has revealed that the first major Sonic Frontiers content update, which is dubbed “Sights, Sounds, and Speed”, is launching this week. Players can get their hands on it on March 22, 2023 (March 23 in Europe).

The update will include new challenge modes, a Photo Mode, and the jukebox. Here’s a few more details:

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