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● Blizzard Entertainment officially confirmed Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch releasing in 2018 and including Ganondorf armour.
● From Software announced that Dark Souls Remastered will finally release on 18 October (19th in the West) alongside the Solaire of Astora amiibo.
● Devolver Digital announced the adventure game GRIS for Nintendo Switch from Nomada Studio, releasing worldwide this December.
● Kinoko No Yama (Chocorooms) defeated Takenoko No Sato (Chococones) 2 -1 in the 13th Japanese Splatfest. Results announcement video added here.
● The latest Jake Hunter game Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Prism of Eyes failed to chart with Media Create and sold just 2,555 units at retail with Famitsu.
● Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Pascal’s Kiddie Pool, Fishing Tourney #5, and the brand new Flower Festival event.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw Bound Hero Battle Revival: Corrin & Azura, Summoning Focus: Heroes with Draconic Aura, and more.
● Super Mario Run will see the Bonus Medals you can collect on Remix 10 multiplied by 1.2 until 31 August giving players more chance to get rare items.
● Pokémon GO will see Celebi available through Special Research from 20 August.
● Capcom released a Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate demo in both North America and Europe, featuring Great Maccao, Barioth, and Valstrax.
● Next weekend will see a North American Splatfest with the question of ‘Which utensil is more useful? The fork or the spoon?!’
● Nintendo of America announced a Walmart-exclusive Nintendo Switch bundle featuring Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch, releasing on 05 September, priced at $359.
● Atlus U.S.A. announced they will be localising the final Etrian Odyssey game for 3DS game on 05 February 2019 as Etrian Odyssey Nexus.
● Ghostlight are now official Switch developers, and have already started work on their first port, a JRPG, that will be revealed soon.
● Handy Games announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Owltimate Edition will be coming to Switch.
● Microids and Eden Games announced Gear.Club Unlimited 2 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive releasing in late 2018.
● Unshou Ishizuka (the voice of Dr. Yukinari Okido/Professor Samuel Oak in the Pokémon anime and Pokémon Snap) passed away on 13 August from oesophageal cancer.
● Rumours abound that a New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe could be heading to Nintendo Switch in 2018 with potential new content.
● Check out our translated Weekly Famitsu 40/40 review for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here.