This week’s UK video game software charts are now in and there’s been some big new releases this week to shake things up a bit. The Pokemon games have been listed as individual entries in the charts and it is Pokemon Sword which proved to be the most popular game out of the two. Games Industry says that the Pokemon Sword & Shield launch was the second biggest Pokemon launch in the United Kingdom. Here’s the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending 16th November!
More tidbits have emerged about the development of Super Mario Odyssey and especially the inclusion of Luigi in the Balloon World mini game. Super Mario Odyssey character art lead Sho Murata has revealed in the newly translated The Art of Super Mario Odyssey that they were initially thinking of a drastic costume change for Luigi within the mini game, but they ultimately decided against it.
Pokemon Sword & Shield players will be pleased to know they can now get hold of Meowth as a gift in the newly released Pokemon game on Nintendo Switch. If you claim him you will get a Meowth (Level 5) capable of Gigantamaxing and one who has the moves Fake Out, Growl, Slash, and Pay Day. To claim your Meowth all you need to do is simply go to Mystery Gift and you’ll be granted one after you’ve finished the opening steps within the game.
The Untitled Goose Game had to win one award, and win one award it has, as it scooped the Breakthrough Award at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards ceremony. The amusing title has been developed by Australian developers House House. As we previously reported it was Super Smash Bros Ultimate which scored the award for best Nintendo game of 2019.
Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile devices will be getting a paid membership service on its two year anniversary. The paid membership service is titled Pocket Camp Club and it begins on 21st November 2019. There are two different plans to choose from and they include the following features according to Japanese Nintendo:
A new batch of characters are on the way to Fire Emblem Heroes. Starting on November 18 at 11 p.m. PT, new Heroes from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade will be available in the New Heroes: Guardians of Peace summoning event. In addition, you can earn New Hero Brunnya: Devoted General in the next Tempest Trials+ event. To learn more about what you can expect to find tomorrow, check out the official trailer below:
A week ago, Nintendo released a Switch commercial called “Our Favorite Ways to Play”. There were many kids and teens in the commercial, including 16-year-old Aaron Waddingham. Waddingham has Down syndrome, and his mother says that this had a lot to do with why her son was in the commercial in the first place. Sue Robins, his mom said that “Nintendo very specifically wanted somebody with a visible disability”. Robins also said that a combination of his acting coach and drama classes helped prepare him for the Nintendo shoot and rehearsal. She also said that “it was pretty cool because it was a rehearsal to play a video game. They trained him how to play the Nintendo game, which I think you already knew how to play, because you’re a 16-year-old boy”. Robins’ tweeted about it too, so you can see her tweet down below.
Square Enix has announced exactly when collectors and gamers who reside in Southeast Asia can pick up the exclusive Final Fantasy VII and VIII Remastered Twin Pack for Nintendo Switch. You’ll be able to get your hands on it on the 29th November. There’s currently no mention of a western release date, but you can always import it via somewhere like PlayAsia.
The latest game which the team over at Digital Foundry has tackled is the newly released Pokemon Sword & Shield for the Nintendo Switch platform. The summary to take away here is that technically it doesn’t quite live up to expectations as the first next generation Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. However, that’s from a technical perspective and I’m sure many of you are enjoying it. Here’s a full summary thanks to Reset Era member Joseki:
Fortune recently had the chance to interview Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. Mr. Bowser was asked about the recently released Switch Lite platform and what Nintendo’s goal was with the platform given that consumers can purchase the original Nintendo Switch. Mr. Bowser said the end goal is to diversify and to reach out to a larger audience that may not think about purchasing a home console.