Android 17 is Dragon Ball FighterZ’s latest character

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Android 17 is Dragon Ball FighterZ’s latest character

Dragon Ball FighterZ’s next fighter will be Android 17. That’s according to Bandai Namco (in a teaser tweet earlier today) and the latest issue of V-Jump (via Siliconera).

Android 17 has three super special attacks and will be based off his incarnation in Dragon Ball Super (another version of the character can assist Android 18 in the game). IGN says Android 17 arrives alongside Cooler (announced in August) on Sept. 27 and each will cost $5; it’s part of the FighterZ Pass delivering all of the game’s premium DLC, too.

Red Dead Online to launch in November as a public beta

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Red Dead Online to launch in November as a public beta

Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer component will be called Red Dead Online and will launch in November 2018 as a public beta, publisher Rockstar Games announced Wednesday.

Red Dead Redemption 2 itself will launch Oct. 26 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The reason Red Dead Online won’t be a part of the main game at the start is that “with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch,” Rockstar said.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s Splatoon event shares a morbid secret

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s Splatoon event shares a morbid secret

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s latest promotion is a crossover with Splatoon. The event is set up so you can earn exclusive Splatoon furniture and clothing through different means, from collecting clams to using your precious Leaf Tickets to testing your luck in loot boxes. However, one of the Splatoon-themed activities has a pretty morbid twist.

For this Splatoon event, you catch pink and green squids and purple octopi. Chip, the beaver that is in charge of the fishing tournaments, has you go out and collect the special fish. He measures them up and gives you rewards based on the total sizes of all your fish you caught.

How to grab Japanese versions of the Nintendo Switch Online NES games

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How to grab Japanese versions of the Nintendo Switch Online NES games

The Nintendo Switch isn’t region-locked, but you need to have a separate account to access the Japanese version of the eShop. Setting one up is a breeze — this is a good excuse to do so if you haven’t already — and the best part is that, if you have an account that’s “located” in Japan, you can download the Japanese versions of the NES games that come with your Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

It’s an easy process: Log into the eShop with your Japanese account, download the Japanese version of the Nintendo Switch Online app, and then jump back over to your primary account with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access it.

Xbox and Make-A-Wish partner up to auction off custom consoles

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Xbox and Make-A-Wish partner up to auction off custom consoles

Microsoft is partnering up with the Make-A-Wish foundation and offering some celebrity-endorsed custom Xbox One consoles for this year’s Consoles for Kids charity auction. This follows a similar collaboration in 2007, though now the list of celebrities is longer and more star-studded.

Celebrities such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ninja and Wiz Khalifa — as well as development teams behind games like Minecraft and Fallout 76 — signed 19 custom Xbox One X consoles (and one Xbox One S), ranging from sleek signatures and game-themed patterns to a close-up of Jack Black playing the saxophone. There’s truly a custom console for everyone.

Your Nintendo Switch games can now be played across multiple consoles

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Your Nintendo Switch games can now be played across multiple consoles

Nintendo Switch Online has brought a lot of interesting features to the system — and you can sign up for a great price if you use the family plan option — but one of the most surprising is the ability to play the games you purchase on another Nintendo Switch entirely.

The catch is that you can only play the game on one system at a time. Here’s the official description of how the system works, from Nintendo:

Capcom Vancouver, studio behind Dead Rising, has shut down

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Capcom Vancouver, studio behind Dead Rising, has shut down

Capcom Vancouver, the developer best known for the Dead Rising franchise, has closed its doors. An announcement on Twitter last night confirmed that after more than a decade, the studio is no longer active.

“We’re sad to announce that effective today, Capcom Vancouver has suspended operations,” a tweet from the official Capcom Vancouver account reads. “We want to express our deepest thanks to our team and our fans for all your support.”

Sega delays its Mega Drive Mini to 2019 for an overhaul

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Sega delays its Mega Drive Mini to 2019 for an overhaul

Sega has delayed the release of its Mega Drive Mini console, which the company announced back in April, to next year. While the push to 2019 may sound like bad news — Sega will miss the 16-bit console’s 30th anniversary in Japan due to the change in date — it sounds like Sega is doing the right thing by its classic console.

Sega is now aiming for a global worldwide release of the Mega Drive Mini in Japan and Europe, as well as a Sega Genesis Mini in North America, according to a pair of tweets from Sega’s official Japanese Twitter account.

How to get Nintendo Switch Online for $4.37 a person

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How to get Nintendo Switch Online for $4.37 a person

Nintendo Switch Online is now available, which means that players no longer have access to free online play for the Nintendo Switch after the free seven-day trial runs out. And be careful: That free trial will turn into the paid subscription automatically if you don’t remember to cancel.

But picking up a subscription to the premium online service doesn’t have to be a difficult, or expensive, proposition. Nintendo offers a $34.99 “family plan” option that allows up to eight people to join the service under a single primary account holder, as well as the standard one-, three- and 12-month plans for individual players.

How to get Switch-compatible NES controllers without Nintendo Switch Online

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How to get Switch-compatible NES controllers without Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is now live. In addition to putting online play for some Switch games behind a paywall, the service will add cloud saves (finally), a voice chat app and a collection of updated NES games available exclusively to subscribers.

In addition to the exclusive games, Nintendo announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation that it would be releasing NES-style wireless controllers. The NES controllers will only be compatible with the NES games included with Switch Online membership, and will only be available to Switch Online members (which presumably means you’ll have to order them directly from Nintendo).