Friday News Update With NES Trademarks, Mario Tennis Ace Datamined, Carmen And Zell Arrive, Plus More!

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● First of all, I’d like to offer my condolences to the friends, family and followers of John ’TotalBiscuit’ Bain.

● Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for trademarks in Japan for Nintendo Entertainment System and NES, plus the games Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and Zelda (all English words). Actual applications added here.

● Image & Form announced that both the original SteamWorld Dig and the strategy game SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition will release in Japan this Summer.

● A roster of 26 Mario Tennis Ace(s) characters were uncovered in a datamining of the demo. Check out the full list (obviously spoilers) here.

● Nintendo updated Xenoblade 2 to Ver. 1.4.1, which includes five additional quests for Expansion Pass holders. Full patch notes posted here.

● Master T and Solange, both from Code of Princess Ex were confirmed as playable characters in Blade Strangers. Teaser clips here and here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Carmen and Zell arrive along with some of their favourite modern-themed furniture. Animals pictured and furniture detailed here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw the Tempest Trials+: Loki’s Flames begin, with the big rewards being a Special Hero, Marth: Altean Groom, and a Sacred Seal, Flier Formation 1.

Super Mario Run saw the Gold Goomba Lite Event begin where you have an easier chance to get the Captured Goomba Statue, Captured Hammer Bro Statue, Captured Chain Chomp Statue and the Cappy Statue.

Dragalia Lost introduced the Dragon, Midgardsormr today in the teaser clip here.

Wizard of Legend was the game that dethroned Minecraft! Full eShop charts for Switch, 3DS and Wii U posted here

● Watch the TV commercial for Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! here.

● The TV commercial for Choukaiten Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido here.

● A challenge video for Mario Tennis Ace featuring gaming celebrities Uragiri and Manky Kong here.

● A couple of Japanese videos for Darkest Dungeon here

● Finally, the ninth (and all nine!) introduction video(s) Akatsuki no Breakers (Breakers: Dawn of Heroes) here. Have a great weekend!