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Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Jan. 16th, 2018

[Event] The second Tempest Trials Mini event, “Stepping into the New Year…”, is now live. (available until January 23rd)

[Quests] The usual set of Daily Special Quests went live alongside the latest Tempest Trials Mini event. It allows you to get various bonuses, including Refining Stones (available until January 23rd)

[Arena] The latest set of Bonus Heroes is now available, and features the following characters: Micaiah, Sothe, Zelgius, Oliver, Sanaki, Fae, Linde, Chrom, Virion, Fjorm (available until January 30th?)

[Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Earth, Wind (available until January 23rd)

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 - Legend Patrol DLC set to release for free

Legend Patrol DLC

- will be released for free
- was previously available to early purchasers
- pack includes the story of the first game
- being made available once again to commemorate the game achieving 500,000 units sold worldwide

Masters of Anima gameplay trailer, due out on Switch Spring 2018

Masters of Anima, the new project from Passtech Games, the makers of the indie-gem Space Run will release this Spring on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo®Switch and PC! In the Gameplay Trailer unveiled today, follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay made from the ground up for controller play, as well as keyboard and mouse!

You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your beloved fiancée Ana - who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems!

Go to the aid of your future bride, using the powers of Anima to summon an army of magical Guardians in your quest to defeat Zahr's dreaded Golems. Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way. As your victories rack up, acquire new powers and abilities for both yourself and your Guardians, ultimately becoming a true Master of Anima.

Save your fiancée and maybe even the world while you’re at it, when Masters of Anima releases on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo®Switch and PC in Spring 2018!

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Famitsu - review scores

10 Second Run Returns (Switch) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
Human Fall Flat (Switch) – 7/7/6/7 [27/40]
The Legend of Dark Witch: Chronicle 2D Act (3DS) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
The Legend of Dark Witch III: Wisdom and Lunacy (3DS) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]

Scribblenauts Showdown for Switch rated by ESRB

Scribblenauts Showdown

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Rating Category: E10+

Content Descriptors: Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor

Rating Summary: This is a party/puzzle-platformer game in which players engage in a variety of tasks and mini-games using a selection of words/actions/modifiers/characters. Mini-games include fishing, racing, and using drones to deliver items. Players can type in random nouns and adjectives to create different word combinations that trigger comical scenarios. Some games/tasks prompt players to use "cartoony" weapons (e.g., bazookas, bombs, swords) to deplete the health meters of other characters. Characters can also eat/bite other characters when prompted by a modifying word/trait. A handful of areas contain enemy characters (i.e., skeleton warriors) that will attack players if approached. During an eating-contest mini-game, players' character may vomit if they consume too much food without swallowing; a comical "gagging" sound effect is heard, as well as brightly-colored green vomit.

One of the worst-kept gaming secrets of 2018 continues to leak like a faucet. This game is 100% happening, whether Warner Bros. has confirmed it or not!

SD Gundam G Generation Genesis coming to Switch

SD Gundam G Generation Genesis

- releasing for Switch on April 26th in Japan for 6,800 yen
- includes all of the downloadable content released for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions of the game
- early purchases will include a download version of Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Qbik coming to Switch on Jan. 18th, 2018



Qbik is a beautifully designed pixel-art puzzle game. Enter the world of Qbik and explore a square land full of brainteasers, puzzles, and riddles – traverse all 63 levels and discover the origin story of this square little fella!

But that's not all, folks! Qbik gives you the ability to make your own cave in the Level Editor! Put your designs to the test on Steam Workshop and play on other players’ levels!

Use every brain cell you have to help Qbik navigate the caves. Dodge deadly traps and use technology in your favor so you can eat every yellow block (hopefully they’re gluten free!) and move forward into the unknown!

Features
Pixel art graphic design
Story to discover
63 levels to explore
Level Editor

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Pokemon Duel - Version 5.0.6 coming out later today

Version 5.0.6

Drapion

- Movement increased from 1 to 2

Arbok

- Added new ability: Shed Skin
- Increased power of Poison Fang from 40 to 50

Seviper

- Added new ability: Rapid Approach
- Increased wheel size of Toxic Fluid & Poison Tail
- Decreated wheel size of Wrap

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon/Sun/Moon - Special Battle Season 8 details

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokemon Sun and Moon - Special Battle Season 8

- runs from January 23rd to March 12th 2018 and runs on Sun & Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
- rankings are separate from each other
- use of all Pokémon within the new Alola Pokédex
- Battle type: Single Battle
- Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No more than 1 of Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, and Marshadow
- other standard rules apply, including all set to Level 50 if above that, and you choose 3 Pokémon out of your 6, and you cannot have two Pokémon holding the same hold item
- battles have a 10 minute duration, with turns having a 60 second timer