Friday Update with Collectible Badge Center to end, Alchemic Dungeons announced plus more news!

● Baito announced that Collectible Badge Center (Nintendo Badge Arcade) will be updated for the final time on 26 May 2017 due to Nintendo 3DS internal storage issues. The shop will remain open and any existing badges will not be affected. Just no new badges will be added. This week’s update saw the final ever Nikki series badges plus yet more pixelated Pokémon badges.

● Flyhigh Works have announced they will publish Q-Cumber Factory’s 2D pixelated rogue-like role playing game Alchemic Dungeons on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in the coming weeks.

● DeNA revealed a few details at their recent financial briefing re-confirming Animal Crossing mobile will release this fiscal year, that the partnership with Nintendo is medium to long-term with titles being worked on past this fiscal year and that they have reached a satisfactory level of sales with Fire Emblem Heroes.

● Over Fence confirmed that Battle Sports Mekuru will be release next week (18 May) on the Switch eShop priced at ¥1,058 ($9.3). The game will not initially have online play but this will come with a later update.

● WayForward announced that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer and will include HD Rumble support plus a retail release will also happen (please be aware that this isn’t currently for Japan).

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is now available on the eShop and is currently number three in the charts! Nintendo also announced a web programme beginning on 15 May featuring the comedy duo Yoiko playing Minecraft for the first time.

● In mobile news: Super Mario Run players could today receive all five Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Release Day Event Statues, Fire Emblem Heroes saw the Battle of the Mages Voting Gauntlet begin and Miitomo added the third Cute, fairy-tale fashion! Victorian Style stage.

Nintendo attended the Digipen Game conference in Singapore with eight indie studios announcing their intent to develop games for the Switch. Thanks to ArtHands (source).

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia received the Goddesses Gift 4 free DLC reward with a Villager’s Fork now available.

● And Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares closed the week at 29,480.00, up significantly from last week! Thanks for following everybody and have a great weekend!