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The next update for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has gone live. Version 1.7.561410 is now available.

If you have the season pass (or Gold Edition), you can begin playing the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC. It’ll be available to all players tomorrow.

Note that in order to begin playing the DLC, you need to complete Ancient Gardens (World 1) once.

Up until this point, Splatoon 2 has been entirely free to play online. Yet in just a few months ago, that’s going to change in a notable way. When Nintendo Switch Online fully launches in September, players will need to pay if they want to battle others.

Producer Hisashi Nogami told Polygon that he doesn’t believe the move to paid online multiplayer will have a major impact. However, he does feel that there could be some changes to how people approach the game.

Ubisoft’s relationship with Nintendo seems to be closer than ever. For two consecutive years, the company has announced major partnerships. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was first last year, followed by Star Fox in Starlink: Battle for Atlas at this year’s show.

Yves Guillemot spoke about collaborating with Nintendo and specifically working with Shigeru Miyamoto in a new interview. Guillemot told Geoff Keighley the following during YouTube Live at E3 last week:

Pokemon CEO and president Tsunekazu Ishihara has explained why the new Let’s Go games are based on the Game Boy classic Pokemon Yellow.

In an interview with Famitsu in one of its recent issues, Ishihara mentioned that they wanted to expand the idea of walking around with a partner Pokemon, which was featured in Pokemon GO. Pikachu can also be seen with Ash in the anime, while Eevee has been popular since it can evolve in various ways.

Pokemon CEO and president Tsunekazu Ishihara wasn’t always a believer in Switch. In fact, he told Nintendo prior to its release that it wouldn’t be successful. He felt that “in the age of the smartphone, no one would carry out a game console.”

Switch did end up becoming a success in the end having sold close to 20 million units as of Nintendo’s last fiscal year. Ishihara came to understand that “the key to a successful game is quite simple: software with absolute quality leads sales of hardware.”

Thanks to CoroCoro, we have the first trailer for Yo-kai Watch 4. The video, posted below, doesn’t actually show a whole lot and lacks gameplay entirely. Still, it’s one of our first look at the RPG, which is heading to Switch in Japan later this year.

Here’s a transcript of what’s stated in the video:

Inazuma Eleven Ares is debuting in Japan this fall, following a delay from this summer. Fortunately, we have official confirmation regarding a western release.

In an announcement covering its 20th anniversary, Level-5 reveals that Inazuma Eleven Ares is heading west in 2019. The anime will also begin airing in Europe this fall, followed by North America next year.

Mario Tennis Aces

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – €39.99 (available June 22)
Mario Tennis Aces – €59.99
Minecraft – €29.99; free for owners of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
The Lost Child – €49.99 (available June 22)
Vegas Party – €24.99

Last week, Torna – The Golden Country was announced as the big story expansion for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Monolith Soft executive director Tetsuya Takahashi has since shared more on the new content and how it came to be.

Takahashi reveals that Torna – The Golden Country was included with the team’s original prototype for the main game – or “one of the potential story candidates”. However, it was determined that the Torna content “would divert a major portion of the budget and development time we had allotted for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.” The concept was abandoned, but Takahashi still had it on his PC, and it was brought back in the form of the expansion / DLC.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

The new Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ was given a September 27 release date in Japan earlier this week. In the west, Bandai Namco just confirmed that the game is launching on September 28. That date has been confirmed for both North America and Europe.

Those who pick up Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch will be able to purchase all the extra characters already released on other platforms from day one. By pre-ordering the game, you’ll be given two gifts:

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