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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Frozenbyte, the developer of Trine, is coming out with a brand new game on Switch today. The company has announced and released Boreal Blade, a team-based melee fighting title.

Here’s a bunch of information for Boreal Blade as well as a trailer:

Update: This is now confirmed and will be releasing on Switch. See the image below (thanks GameXplain).

Original: During the SNES/SEGA Genesis era, games were made based on Aladdin and The Lion King. Many years later, it’s rumored that the two will be returning on new platforms.

HD remasters for Aladdin and Lion King were allegedly announced at the GameStop Managers Conference today. Twitter user wolverinefactor says they’ll be arriving on “all systems” (which would presumably include Switch) in October. The original soundtracks and SNES/Genesis versions will be included.

We won’t have to wait long to find out if there’s truth to today’s report. Apparently, GameStop will be opening pre-orders tomorrow.


A listing on the PlayStation Store in Hong Kong has outed Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. While PlayStation 4 is the only confirmed platform at present, we’re expecting a Switch release as well. Both Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection are available for Nintendo’s console.

Here’s an overview of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection:

Another new firmware update for 3DS update is now available. Nintendo has just started distribution of version 11.11.0-43.

Nintendo hasn’t published the patch notes yet, but we’re not expecting any major additions or changes. In fact, things have stayed the same since 2015. Previous updates since then have involved “improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments”.


Update: This listing has now been taken down by Amazon. Make of that what you will.

Original: Overwatch isn’t on Switch – at least not right now. But with a new product listing on Amazon, fans are starting to hope that a release is on the horizon.

A new Overwatch Switch case popped up on Amazon today. The accessory, which is made by PowerA, has been licensed officially by Nintendo and Blizzard.

As for what it offers, here’s the full rundown:

Hello, my Chocobos and Cactuars! This week on NEP, we’ve got the simultaneous worst and best episode yet! We’ve got Jared of Avalanche Reviews guesting in, but Galen’s mic crapped out once or twice, so his commentary is a little light in a few spots.

But Jared is here to get super nerdy with us about upscaling output video on retro consoles, as all three of us bond over Resident Evil and the best boys of YouTube. In particular, Jared talks about getting the best picture possible out of the SNES, N64 and GCN consoles; the Framemeister; and technical nonsense of video and retro graphics explained in easy-to-understand detail.

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Nintendo fans don’t have to worry about Inti Creates slowing down on its support for Switch. Although the developer has been experimenting with more platforms as of late, the Big N’s console remains a top priority.

When asked about future Switch support from Inti Creates, president Takuya Aizu told us:

Inti Creates is going in a slightly different direction with the Gunvolt series. After a pair of Azure Striker Gunvolt titles, we’re now getting Luminous Avenger IX – a project starring Copen. What does that mean for the future of the overall franchise?

Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu clarified the situation in a recent interview with Nintendo Everything. Aizu indicated that there are essentially different series with Azure Striker Gunvolt and Luminous Avenger IX, both of which have different directors leading them.

SEGA has been sharing quite a bit about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as of late. We’ve seen new trailers, footage, the new 2D events, and more.

The official Japanese website for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 also opened this week, which provides details about the many modes planned. These include Story Mode, Dream Events, online, and more.

Here’s our translation of what’s mentioned: