Will: A Wonderful World Announced

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Will: A Wonderful World Announced

Japanese visual novels have generally thrived on handhelds (look at most PS Vita releases over the last few years) so it should come as little surprise that more and more are starting to make their way to Switch. The latest on the list is Will: A Wonderful World.

The game allows you to assume the role of a god, deciding the fate of mere mortals. Of course, in this case the gods in question are an anime girl and her talking dog who receive letters from people desperate for direction, so you get to decide key actions to change their lives.

Will is currently scheduled for release sometime later this year.

Dark Horse’s Next Zelda Book has Two Collector’s Editions on the Way

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Dark Horse’s Next Zelda Book has Two Collector’s Editions on the Way

For gamers who don’t have enough Breath of the Wild in their life, there will soon be a new book that will allow a deeper dive into the world of the highly acclaimed game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild- Creating a Champion is a behind-the-scenes book including art, design documents, and developer interviews meant to give gamers a better understanding of all that went into crafting such a beloved experience. And, as with most video game related things nowadays, there are also going to be special editions.

The Hero’s Edition comes clad in Link’s signature shade of blue, an art print, a cloth map of Hyrule, and a replica Spirit Orb made from glass. All of this comes to you in a fancy box. This version will retail for $99.99 and can be preordered from Amazon.

The Gamestop exclusive version goes by a much longer name, Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Create a Calamity Artbook Champions Edition– Summer Convention Exclusive 2018. It comes with an even bigger, fancier box along with a lot more material. The covers of the book are given new art, a tapestry cover sheet, four enamel pins representing the Divine Beasts, and a total of seven art prints including one described as “premium.” All the extra goodies demand a higher price of $149.99.

The Shapeshifting Detective is the Next FMV Game from Wales Interactive

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The Shapeshifting Detective is the Next FMV Game from Wales Interactive

Wales Interactive, the publisher behind The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, has revealed their next project and, while it too is a murder mystery FMV game, it definitely changes things up. This time around you assume the role of a shapeshifting detective, hence the title- The Shapeshifting Detective.

The game features 1600 videos to tell the story in its many variations. You can change into the form of nine different characters, so the cast will react differently based on what form you take along with what questions you ask. To add further variety, the identity of the murderer is randomly selected from three potential suspects at the start of each play-through. Check out the trailer below for a glance at the charming, B-movie style approach the developers have appeared to embrace.

The Shapeshifting Detective is currently scheduled to release on Switch in the fourth quarter of this year.

“Further Updates” Coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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“Further Updates” Coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The breadth of content in Mario Kart 8 easily eclipses that of previous entries in the serious, but recent comments by Shinya Takahashi, head of software development at Nintendo, reveal that even more content is coming to the game in the near future.

Nintendo tweeted the following video of Mr. Takahashi discussing some of his favorite Nintendo titles, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2, where he makes some interesting comments:

Mr. Takahashi answered a few questions on some of his favorite #NintendoSwitch titles, including The Legend of #Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and #Splatoon2! pic.twitter.com/UsKJKHNfLT

Mewtwo is Making a Return in the Next Pokémon Movie

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Mewtwo is Making a Return in the Next Pokémon Movie

Although the latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story, only just premiered in Japan on July 13, fans are already looking ahead to 2019’s movie, thanks to an exciting announcement.

At the end of Everyone’s Story, the title for the next film, accompanied by a short CGI trailer, was shown: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution. Though no other details have been released, we can expect to hear an official announcement and get a first look sometime soon.

This is exciting news for fans who loved Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back and have been waiting almost 20 years for Mewtwo to make his return to the big screen (because Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns doesn’t quite count, since it was a direct-to-video release and wasn’t particularly well received). The wait won’t be long now!

Printable Octopath Traveler Box Art Available on My Nintendo

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Printable Octopath Traveler Box Art Available on My Nintendo

North American My Nintendo members now have a couple of special, brand new Octopath Traveler rewards they can redeem their coins for.

Printable box art for the game is now available for 50 coins, and there are eight designs representing each of the main characters.

You can also pick up a new Octopath Traveler wallpaper for PC, mobile, and tablets, also at a cost of 50 coins.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 will release in Japan this Winter

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Yo-Kai Watch 4 will release in Japan this Winter

Level-5 has announced that Yo-Kai Watch 4 will be released  on Switch this winter in Japan.

The news was shared in the latest issue of CoroCoro Comic, where the game’s genre was interestingly listed as “RPG (Cross-media Project)”. It will apparently feature a grand journey that goes beyond the time and space of the world in which Natsume Amano, Keita Amano (Nathan Adams), and Shin Shimomachi live.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 was originally announced back in April but it’s good that we now have a release-window for it. Of course, there is no indication on whether the game will be made available outside of Japan at a later date.

New Nintendo Toys Revealed

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New Nintendo Toys Revealed

Nintendo fans that also like to collect toys have had a lot to celebrate over the last few years. Between the Amiibo line, Jakks Pacific’s World of Nintendo series and even Happy Meals, Nintendo merchandise seems to be everywhere, these days. A pair of new toys were revealed today, and they should certainly excite fans of the company!

First out of the gate is Nintendo’s new Wolf O’Donnell Amiibo. Last month at E3, Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Alongside the title, the company showed off a pair of Amiibo based on newcomers to the game: Ridley and an Inkling Girl. Nintendo also pledged that returning characters that weren’t in the previous game in the franchise will also receive figures, as well. Wolf O’Donnell, leader of Star Wolf, is the first Amiibo we’ve seen for a returning character, and his Amiibo will release alongside Ridley, Inkling Girl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7.

Today’s other big toy reveal is a Funko Pop vinyl figure of Pikachu! Funko has released a number of Funko Pops based on video games, but Pikachu is the first Pokémon Pop ever. The item will be a Target exclusive, and no release date has been revealed at this time.

A New Trailer Has Arrived For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!

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A New Trailer Has Arrived For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!

It seems fairly safe to say that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are two of the year’s most anticipated games. A Switch Pokémon RPG was always guaranteed to sell well, but with the game promising a return to the Kanto region, even lapsed fans will likely want to check it out. The Pokémon Company released a new trailer for the twin titles today, and while it doesn’t give us a whole lot of new info, it does give us our first look at one of the most popular Gym Leaders in the franchise: Misty!

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are scheduled to release November 16. Does the new trailer make you more likely to pick up one or both versions? Let us know in the comments below!