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Game Freak says younger team handling Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, veteran devs tackling Pokemon Switch

The following comes from a GameSpot interview with Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon producer Shigeru Ohmori...

"Of course we have a limited number of staff available to us, but we have a very varied staff within the company. We have younger staff members and also veterans who have been working on the series for a long time, very technically gifted staff members. We want to use these staff in the best way possible. For example this time with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon we can treat it mainly as a project for our younger staff to work on and grow and develop their skills, while perhaps the more veteran, established members of the company can work on the upcoming [Switch] project.

That's an approach we often take: having a growth-based project for younger staff members and then a new project for the existing veterans. Using this project management style ensures all of our projects have a positive effect on one another as they go."

Worried the younger devs might mess up a few things with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? When it comes to the battle system, you can put those worries aside. Ohmori confirmed that the game's battle system is being handled by none other than Shigeki Morimoto, a dev working on the series since Red/Blue.

Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission - promo video #3, Japanese eShop sale

Along with the promo video above, we learn that Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission is going on-sale on the 3DS eShop, dropping from ¥6,156 to ¥4,900. That's not the only sale though, as Dragon Ball Fusions is dropping from ¥6,156 to ¥3,700 and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden from ¥6,145 to ¥3,700.

3D-printed shells to store your Switch game cards in DS/3DS cases

Got a bunch of cases that hold DS/3DS games? Those would be a neat way to store Switch game cards, but they'd slide around loosely in the case. Now with these 3D-printed options, you can slide your Switch game cards into those cases no problem! You can grab the 3D printer files here and here.

Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star - character profiles, event info, footage

The girls below are aspiring singers, and they'll come to your store to ask for help putting together outfits. Here's some details on their personalities.

Yayoi Sakurano:

- country girl who came to town aspiring to be a singer
- currently studying fashion really hard
- always energetic, and a little clumsy

Tsukiko Aomurasaki:

- aiming to be a singer using her outstanding talent in the field.
- whimsical actions and words make her stand out in the way that a wealthy young lady would
- lover of coffee

Hotaru Kinashi:

- curious young girl who really loves eating bread
- big fan of a certain Sci-fi movie and can’t stop talking about it
- supposedly quite famous online

Events

- events include auditions and stage lives
- players may be asked to coordinate outfits for these events
- the choices the player makes will be reflected in the result of the event
- for example, Yayoi comes up to the player asking them to coordinate her debut live outfit
- depending on if you give her a Girly style or a Rock style, her debut song will change


Did You Know Gaming - Failed Nintendo pitches (Mario, StarFox, and more)

This Unseen64 video covers several ideas that were pitched to Nintendo, but ultimately rejected. Various studios have asked to make a game using a Nintendo IP, this includes everything from ports of Super Mario Bros. 3 to PC, to remakes of the original Star Fox on 3DS.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes home Best Game award at BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

I don't know what the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards are, but I can tell you that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe managed to take home the award for best game! It was up against some real tough competition, fending off Fifa 17, Forza Horizon 3, Pokemon Sun & Moon and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo online store selling Monster Hunter Generations Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL

Looking to add another New 3DS to your collection? Nintendo has brought back the hard-to-find Monster Hunter Generations New 3DS XL through their online store. You can grab yours right here!

How to replace a battery in a Game Boy Color game

You know, I've been really lucky. Any cartridge that has a battery in it has somehow survived for me. Never had one fail. I'm sure I'm jinxing myself now!

Japan - 3DS themes for Oct. 9th to 15th, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey
Splatoon: Shiokaraazu
Splatoon: Squid
Pokémon Sun Moon: Solgaleo & Lunala
Pokémon: Look Upon The Stars
Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku 「Senbonzakura」
Kirby 25th Anniversary
Nu Yuri 「Fixer」
Puzzle & Dragons X 「The Dragon Chapter」
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Open World
Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Theme set
Toa feat. Hatsune Miku 「Tsugihagi Staccato」
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Dragon Ball Super: Goku and Vegeta
Animal Crossing: Halloween Jack
Pokémon: Mega Mewtwo & BREAK Evolution
Dragon Ball Super: Future Trunks Edition
Satsuki ga Tenkomori 「Netoge Haijin Sprechchor」
Monster Hunter X
Metroid Samus Returns: Samus Aran
Halloween Mario
40mP feat. Hatsune Miku 「Initial Song」
DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku 「Ghost Rule」
Hitoshizuku-P × Yama△ 「EveR ∞ LastinG ∞ NighT」
Pokémon: Shiny Tapu Koko