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Following the first couple of Paper Mario games on N64 and GameCube, some fans would argue that the series has experienced some bumps in the road. Whereas those initial entries stuck to the tried-and-true RPG format, latter titles started to venture in different directions. Most would say that the low point of the series was Sticker Star, which de-emphasized battles and featured throwaway stickers as its primary mechanic.

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are now giving Paper Mario another shot with The Origami King, which launches in just a few weeks. The game will have another alternate take on battles with a ring-based system.

Speaking with Game Informer, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe indicated he’s more interested in trying new ideas rather than relying on familiar gameplay systems:

Crysis Remastered already suffered one leak tonight after the game’s release date and screenshots leaked from a Microsoft Store listing. Another page from the same website has now surfaced, revealing the gameplay trailer that was planned to debut on July 1.

Here’s the video:

After issuing version 8.0.0 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo has followed up by issuing the official patch notes. As part of this, we have the full lineup of fighter adjustments for today’s update.

Below are the full patch notes:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been updated, and the game is now at version 8.0.0. All players can access the patch as of now.

Undoubtedly the main highlight of today’s update is the addition of Min Min as the latest DLC fighter and first character from Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Spring Stadium has also been made available as the newest stage. Another batch of paid Mii Fighter costumes are here, too, including Vault Boy.

Crysis Remastered was known to be arriving sometime this summer. Thanks to a Brazilian listing on the Microsoft Store, we appear to have a final release date. The page indicates that a release is set for July 23.

Here’s an overview from the store listing, translated by Google:

Catherine: Full Body isn’t exactly a new game. The original version came out about a decade ago, and the “Full Body” edition previously hit PlayStation platforms in 2019. Now Catherine is finding its way to Switch, and though it’s been around the block for awhile, Atlus still has some restrictions in place for video uploads and streaming.

Details regarding those restrictions were shared on Atlus’ official Japanese website. The company notes that videos of footage and audio from the game can only be used for personal use and cannot be used to make a profit. Additionally, the copyright information for “ATLUS” and “SEGA” need to be included. And perhaps most notable of all, players are forbidden from sharing videos and screenshots from the Golden Theater story mode, 6th day all the way to the ending.

Atlus has had similar restrictions in place for its other titles such as Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. If Atlus shares an official statement for English players, we’ll pass that along.


This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, it’s a celebration of China with Pokemon Unite and Min Min in Smash. It’s a news-focused episode with game announcements, debuts, updates, and a controversy. Suda51’s pixelated face mimics Andross in the No More Heroes 3 gameplay teaser, but we’re not deterred. We’re also just as unsure as Suda if it’ll release this year. We also celebrate the consumer-positive Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered’s lite version. Have any other games done something this generous before?

Check out links and timestamps below, and come hang out.

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April was another strong month for Nintendo as far as Switch hardware sales in the United States are concerned. The system was again the best-selling platform in terms of both unit and dollar sales. We also heard that year-to-date dollar sales of Switch are the highest of any hardware platform ever.

It’s rare that we receive concrete sales data from the NPD, but we do actually have a few numbers this time around. According to Wedbush Securities media analyst Michael Pachter, Switch sold 808,000 units, which is more than his 400,000 estimate.

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This week’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation delivered on what was originally promised. In a 35-minute presentation, director Masahiro Sakurai unveiled the game’s newest DLC character. Min Min, coming from ARMS, goes live on June 29.

Sakurai went over Min Min’s moveset in-depth and also showcased the new Spring Stadium stage. Other than that, we also got a first look at the Joker and Hero amiibo. Oh, and Vault Boy is joining the game as a new Mii Fighter costume. Who could have predicted that?

Now that the broadcast has ended, how are you feeling about Min Min’s inclusion in Smash Bros. Ultimate? Were you happy with the choice, or did you want to see a different ARMS character make the cut? Are you planning on picking up the Vault Boy Mii Fighter outfit? Let us know in the comments below.

System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: June 25, 2020
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Mr. Driller DrillLand is a relic of a lost time. Initially released in 2002 on the GameCube in Japan, this classic entry in the Mr. Driller series is finally arriving in the rest of the world for the first time through this remastered release on Switch. It feels like a swansong to the classic arcade puzzle game formula – it has all the simplicity, penny-pinching difficulty, and endless addictive qualities that have made arcade games so memorable for decades, all polished up to perfection thanks to its immaculate audio-visual presentation and excellent gameplay variety. And with new HD visuals and a few modern adjustments in the Switch version, there’s never been a better time to dig in.