Friday News Update with Shakurel Kirby figure, Splatoon 2 update, new JP 3DS game, plus much more news!

● The huge Splatoon 2 Ver.2.0.0 update is now available including changes to Gear, Player Appearance, Music, amiibo Functionality, Player Rankings, Rank, Crusty Sean’s Food Truck, the Lobby and Menu Controls, the Posting Function, Multiplayer, Salmon Run and more! Full patch notes added here.

● Spring Man is the victor in the first-ever ARMS Party Crash Dream Star Showdown beating Ribbon Girl 62% — 38%.

● Poisoft will publish a demo for their simulation RPG Order Land! on the Japanese eShop next week (30 November 2017) along with a Ver 1.0.2 update.

● The new Blast ’em Bunnies shooter from Teyon Japan for PS4 and Vita will not see a Switch version. Teyon’s first Switch title will be revealed soon!

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is the game to knock Super Mario Odyssey off the top spot in the eShop charts. See the full top ten (plus 3DS and Wii U too) here.

● Video footage of SMILE GAME BUILDER Exporter for Unity 5.6 (at the 4:20 mark) running on Nintendo Switch here.

● The launch video for Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura- from Marvelous here. Look out for my review later!

● And a teaser video for the love adventure World End Syndrome from Arc System Works here.

● SystemSoft Alpha have announced a World War II themed strategy game Daisenryaku Daitoua Koboshi DX ~Dainiji Sekai Taisen~ for 3DS releasing in Spring 2018 priced at ¥7,020.

The Legend of Dark Witch Episode 3 Rudymical song introduction here featuring the arranged version of Utatone Tea Time by Liquid Holick.

● Nintendo continue to recognise that the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp ‘playing environment is in an unstable state’ and they plan to carry out a ‘renovation aimed at reducing the communication load of the server soon.’

Fire Emblem Heroes saw the Grand Hero Michalis: Ambitious King waiting to challenge you again in Special Maps.

Miitomo saw the “Attack of the cuteness! Delightful Dinosaurs” Miitomo Drop stages added with a number of dinosaur themed clothing all pictured here

Super Mario Run has a Peach (Wedding) Statue free for all users until 28 November. Players can also receive 1,122 free coins in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Celebration Event with the Gold Fireworks Canon coming on 26 November.

● Watch a South Korean Nintendo Switch TV commercial here.

● Digerati’s heavy metal inspired side scrolling hack and slash game Slain: Back from Hell is the EU Switch eShop on 7 December. It’s also confirmed for Japanese release.

● The Panda’s Ana × Kirby collaboration teased last week is for a set of six Shakurel Kirby gashapon figures from Takara Tomy Arts priced at ¥300 per random figure which are pictured here.

● The Pokémon Company have announced that the Pokémon series has surpassed 300 million worldwide sales spanning across 76 titles.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares are again at a new nine year plus high up a massive 3.55% to close trading for the week at ¥46,610.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment have opened up a teaser website for a game suspected to be My Hero Academia to be revelled in 10 days time here.

● And the cover of the Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Official Guidebook. Order here and use the code below!

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