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Detective Pikachu 2

During the Pokemon Press Conference 2019, a number of experiences were announced, including a new Detective Pikachu game for Switch. We’ve essentially heard nothing about the project since then, but there’s a chance that it could be released fairly soon.

It’s been spotted that Jonathan Murphy, a senior programmer at Creatures Inc. and Pokemon TCG Development Division, specifically mentions that Detective Pikachu 2 is “nearing release”. An unannounced project is there as well.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Beacon Beach Pristine Peak

As part of our recent hands-on session with Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we have brand new gameplay for the Beacon Beach and Pristine Peak locations. Nearly 40 minutes of direct-feed footage is available.

Find more information about the game in the following overview:

Super Mario Bros. movie New York Comic-Con

The first teaser trailer for the Super Mario Bros. animated movie will be shown at New York Comic Con, it’s been announced.

Those attending the expo will be able to see the video on October 6 at 4 PM. Presumably the video will be posted online later on – if not the same day, it should be live not too long after that.

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope preview

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was one the plucky plumber’s most unexpected and off-the-wall adventures in a long time when it released in 2017; it quickly became one of my favorite games on the Switch thanks to its simple but satisfying tactics and its delightfully quirky vibes. I was excited to have the opportunity to play its upcoming sequel, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, for nearly four hours at a recent Ubisoft preview event, where I experienced large chunks of the game’s combat, exploration, and story across a handful of different in-game planets. So far, what I’ve played of Sparks of Hope has me feeling confident that the game will be a substantial evolution of everything that made Kingdom Battle so special, and it seems poised to be Mario’s most memorable adventure in quite a while.

It’s time for the latest North American Nintendo Download report for the week of September 22, 2022. The latest releases include The DioField Chronicle, Shovel Knight Dig, Tunic, and more.

Here’s the full lineup:

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Mario Strikers: Battle League update 1.2.0

The latest Mario Strikers: Battle League update is now live, with version 1.2.0 being made available for all players.

As previously detailed, Pauline and Diddy Kong have been added as playable characters. The Planetoid stadium and Barrel gear set are also in for free. Other additions are included such as “Striker Rankings”, the ability to customize supporters in the stadium, and more.

The full patch notes for the September 2022 Mario Strikers: Battle League update are as follows:

Nothing notable at all happened in the gaming industry last week. Nope, absolutely nothing to – wait, hang on, apparently I’m getting word that actually last week was quite possibly one of the biggest weeks for gaming news that we’ve seen all year? And that apparently there was a Nintendo Direct that announced some massive new games, including Pikmin 4 and a brand new Fire Emblem game? And that apparently on top of that some weird niche event called Tokyo Game Show had even more upcoming Switch games to reveal and show off?! Huh – well, I guess it’s time for a new episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh, then! In this jumbo-sized episode, join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Dennis as they unpack all the news big and small from last week’s whirlwind of game reveals and announcements!

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Picross S8 release date

Jupiter today announced the release date for Picross S8. The latest addition to the puzzle series will be available worldwide on September 29, 2022.

Picross S8 lets four users play together on a single Switch system for something that’s a bit different than merely experiencing things alone. The game features 300 Picross and Mega Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross piece puzzles, 30 Color Picross puzzles, and 5 Extra puzzles for a total of 485 puzzles. Those that have save data from Picross S4, Picross S5, and Picross S6 can unlock three extra puzzles. 

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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch specifically for the month of August 2022, we also have a list of the games year-to-date and have sold the best over the last 12 months. Continue on below for the full results.

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