This week's North American downloads - July 19 (Mega Man X, Bomb Chicken and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Mega Man X Legacy Collection – The celebrated Mega Man X series returns. Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – Complete the Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles. Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8. Both Mega Man X and his ally Zero return as playable characters, allowing players to jump and shoot through challenging stages with X’s arm cannon, or slash through enemies with Zero’s energy saber. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

Bomb Chicken – Who doesn't love chicken… especially when it's smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb?

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare Gold Demo – Wario has a special treat for you! Better think fast if you want to succeed in this demo of his upcoming WarioWare Gold game. You’ll use the touchscreen, tilt the system and push buttons as you laugh your way through the fully voiced story introduction, featuring new and classic characters!


The Second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: Enter for a chance to win a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. The contest runs July 19 at 11 a.m. PT through Aug. 20 at 10:59 a.m. PT. For more details about how to enter, please visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest/.

Octopath Traveler My Nintendo Rewards: To celebrate the launch of the Octopath Traveler game, My Nintendo is offering eight different box art covers (one for each of the main characters) for the case of your Octopath Traveler game (sold separately). Redeem your points and choose your character for your box art cover! Plus, we’re also offering downloadable wallpapers for your PC or smart phone. Check out the details at My Nintendo: https://my.nintendo.com/news/6b677325fde74ff4

Pixel Toads Lead to Platinum Points: Captain Toad is starring in his own puzzling quest in the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. My Nintendo members can join the adventure with a special “hide-and-seek” mission to earn My Nintendo points. Here’s the mission: Log in to My Nintendo, then find all four Pixel Toads hidden on the official game website and earn 100 Platinum Points – that’s 25 Platinum Points for each Pixel Toad you find. Good luck!
Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of Splatoon 2 with a Splatfest and My Nintendo: July 21 marks the first anniversary of the Splatoon 2 game, and we’re celebrating with a global Splatfest! Which sea creature is your favorite, Squid or Octopus? This hotly contested Splatfest will occur from 9 p.m. PT on July 20 until 9 p.m. PT on July 21. To help celebrate, My Nintendo is offering Inkling and Octoling printable posters, as well as downloadable wallpaper. Redeem your points for these rewards today.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO LEAGUE BOWLING (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives City CONNECTION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Beat Rush (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Frost (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Galak-Z: Variant S (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Ghost 1.0 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Guts & Glory (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Heroki (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
Hungry Shark World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Lost Phones Stories (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
NoReload Heroes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Pool Panic (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Sausage Sports Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Semblance (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 24
Spheroids (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
STARSHIP AVENGER Operation: Take Back Earth (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Tanzia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Vozel Shot for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
VSR: Void Space Racing (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
Werewolf Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for July 19 & 20

July 19
- new Special Animal has arrived: Redd! But in order to meet him, you need to craft Redd’s Mask Emporium from the Special – Available for a Limited Time section of the Craft menu. You need Leaf Ticket x350 to craft it. Animals page updated! (available until September 17)

July 20
- third Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt event starts on July 20 (available until ???)
- set of Timed Goals related to the latest Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt event goes live on July 20: “Event Challenge” (available until ???)
- during the latest Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt, you can get ??? Gyroidite from the Shovelstrike Quarry (only when the icon is displayed) (available until ???)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for July 19, version 2.7.1 available

- new Tactics Drills map is now available: Grandmaster 9 – They Have The Princess! (no end date)
- version 2.7.1 update
Release date: July 18th 2018 (North America) / July 19th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
Maintenance: Yes (check out this page for more details)
Download size: 7.9MB (Android) / ???MB (iOS)
Platform: Android and iOS

Patch notes:
Implemented bug fixes

Additional details: fixes an issue causing the amount of SP gained during double-SP periods to change when battles were restarted using the Restart function.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - blog: Bowser Jr.

Today's Fighter - #58: Bowser Jr.
When attacked, the Jr. Clown Car this little fella rides in takes less damage than Bowser Jr. himself – so try to stay in the car when taking damage. The different colour variations are the Koopalings!

Nintendo 3DS eShop - NA charts for July 18, 2018

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. Pokemon Silver
5. Pokemon Gold
6. Super Mario World
7. Sudoku
8. Pokemon Ultra Sun
9. Pokemon Red
10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
11. The Legend of Zelda
12. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
13. Pokemon Ultra Moon
14. Pokemon Blue
15. Zelda: A Link to the Past
16. Super Mario 3D Land
17. Mario Kart 7
18. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
19. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
20. Super Mario Bros.

1. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
2. Super Mario 3D Land Video
3. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
4. Super Mario World Trailer
5. Mysterious Mansion in 3DS Remake
6. The Biggest Collection in This Microgames series
7. IronFall Trailer
8. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
9. The Bros. and Bowser… Still Better Together?
10. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
11. Mario Party: The Top 100 – Official Game Trailer
12. Hotel Transylvania Video
13. Nintendo Direct: E3 2018
14. Pokemon Bank Trailer
15. Super Smash Bros. is Coming to Switch!
16. Mario Kart 7 Video
17. Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon: Game Overview
18. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
19. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – Launch Trailer
20. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – Accolades Trailer

PR - Abducted, Abandoned, & Alone: Award-winning pixel-art escape adventure STAY is heading to Nintendo Switch

An abducted stranger, a locked room, a ticking clock. Can you help Quinn escape?

PQube (London, UK) July 16th, 2018 – Having amassed praise and awards aplenty after its debut on Xbox One and PC earlier this year, PQube is excited to announce that pixel art thriller STAY will roll out on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this summer.

STAY follows the path of Quinn - a therapist who wakes up alone, locked in a strange room with nothing of note save for a computer hooked up to an internet chat room. Said chat room has one other member, however: You.

It’s up to you to try and help Quinn escape, making suggestions in real time that either guide Quinn to safety, or closer to his ultimate end. What would you do if a stranger’s fate rested in your fingertips? And how would you cope if every second could be the difference between life and death?

“STAY is a unique prospect, and one where the player can only influence Quinn rather than decide his every move,” says Michael Fisher, Product Manager at PQube. “It’s an approach that poses some interesting questions for the player. Indeed, it becomes quickly apparent that what Quinn does away from the PC - which is all monitored by CCTV - is as important to the mystery behind STAY as what he says when he’s at his keyboard. The game is also played out in real time, so every moment the player spends away from their console or PC is a moment Quinn is left to his own devices. Will he survive without you?”

Developed by Spanish indie studio Appnormals Team, STAY has amassed nominations at multiple different awards ceremonies for both the Xbox One and PC editions since launching earlier this year, including commendations for the game’s narrative and the accolade of ‘Best Original Idea’ at Gamelab Barcelona 2018.

“We’re excited to bring STAY to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch having seen gamers really take to Quinn and his dark and dangerous world on Xbox One and PC,” adds Fisher. “With multiple different story branches and seven different endings, we think these new players will take to Quinn’s perilous situation with trepidation.”

STAY includes:

Real-time play - the clock never stops

STAY plays out in real-time, meaning that every minute spent away from the game is a minute Quinn is left alone. Drop out of conversations or leave Quinn to fend for himself for too long and there may be consequences to your actions.

Raise your empathy

Quinn is on edge, and every response matters. Prove yourself a compassionate ally and he’ll learn to trust you and share both his findings and deepest thoughts. Fail, and his emotions may work against you.

Interactive storytelling

Featuring 24 chapters, seven different endings, dozens of life-altering choices and entire webs of conversation, STAY is designed to be replayed multiple times. Explore myriad rooms and unearth hidden secrets in subsequent playthroughs to piece together the full story.

Uncover the truth

Webcams around the environment and on the computer enable you to watch and analyse Quinn’s reactions, mental state and actions while he is Away From Keyboard. Pick up on his lies, use that knowledge to your advantage and uncover the truth at the heart of STAY.

Solve mind-bending puzzles

Help Quinn get the better of the conundrums he encounters inside his prison by taking direct control of his actions during numerous puzzle sections.

STAY is ready to break out worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this Summer!

PR - FMV Murder Mystery Shapeshifting onto PC and Console

A large multi-location, multi-suspect FMV world from the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker.

Bridgend, UK, 16th July 2018 - Wales Interactive are delighted to announce The Shapeshifting Detective — a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game from D'Avekki Studios, the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam in Q4 2018.

Dorota Shaw is dead. And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder - or commit it. It’s your job to find out what else they know - but they won’t reveal their dark secrets to just anyone… Luckily, you can be anyone you want to be. Even the next victim.

You play as a detective who can shapeshift into other characters, allowing you to unlock secret conversations and private encounters. Featuring more than 1600 full HD video responses, a randomly chosen murderer and guest starring Rupert Booth, Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler (Contradiction) and Aislinn De’Ath (The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker).

- 1600+ full HD FMV videos.
- A large multi-location, multi-suspect world to explore.
- Shapeshift into nine other characters, or be yourself.
- Branching storyline and randomly chosen murderer for high replayability.
- In-game radio station featuring short dark fiction plays between visits.
- Any one of three random murderers helps to minimize spoilers.
- Shapeshift and your dialogue options are voiced by the original actors.
- Not all branching is binary. Push someone too far and discover a different reaction.
- Can’t get that vital clue yourself? Shapeshift into the Police Chief!
- Think your options are a trap? Refuse to speak to potentially unlock a hidden path.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for July 16, 2018

- Second Extra Stage for the sixth Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon event, “Summer of Heroes”, is now live (available until August 11)