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Shovel Knight week plus new smartphone wallpaper

Kinopio-kun has updated the official Nintendo LINE account with Shovel Knight week including a drawing of Shovel Knight and Kinopio-kun with a rainbow! There’s also a promotion for the Pokémon X & Y eShop sale plus starter wallpaper here and July calendar wallpaper here. The Nintendo LINE account is now at 3,948,165 followers (the PlayStation is at 4,602,199). Follow Kinopio-kun and Nintendo at

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Shovel Knight comes to Japan

We’re one week away from Shovel Knight in Japan where the game will cost ¥2,160 ($20) on either the Wii U and 3DS eShop. Also announced for 3DS is Battle of Elemental REBOOST by Amzy for ¥500, Dot Paint by Rainy Frog for ¥400 and the digital version of Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma by Spike Chunsoft for ¥5,638. I’ll update this post shortly with any Virtual Console announcements!

Edit: the Wii U Virtual Console will see the Nintendo 64 game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for ¥1,234 and the Famicom game Front Line for ¥514 with RCMADIAX’s BLOK DROP U also being published by Cosen for just ¥300.

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Shovel Knight available to pre-load in Japan

Two years after it’s western release, Shovel Knight has almost made it to Japan where it will be published by Nintendo on 30 June for both 3DS and Wii U. The 3DS version is available for pre-load now priced at ¥2,160 and requiring 739 blocks. You can also check out the Japanese website here, a niconico broadcast on 29 June at 21:00 JST here or the latest Japanese trailer below…

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