Shantae Half-Genie Hero: Pirate Queen's Quest codes being sent to backers

If you were a backer for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, you should be getting an email about the Pirate Queen's Quest DLC very soon. Some of you might have gotten it already! You'll be able to redeem your code for the DLC right now. Keep an eye on your email, and then get down to having some fun! Thanks to Neo Dark for the heads up!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest to cost $10

Name: Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest
Publisher/Developer: WayForward, XSEED
Release Date: Available 8/29/2017
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS4, PSVita, Xbox One, and Steam
Players: Single Player
Price: $9.99 USD

Play the role of the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots in Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest, the first major expansion to the critically acclaimed Shantae: Half-Genie Hero!

Raise anchor and prepare your body for a total re-imagining of the base game’s play style, theme, and storyline. You’ve played the genie-half, now experience the other side of the story!

As the villainous pirate Risky Boots, your quest is to travel the world in search of the components needed to conquer Sequin Land and defeat the Half-Genie brat!

Game Features:

The fan-favorite control scheme from Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse returns, placing a plethora of pirate skills right at your fingertips!
Take on any world in any order!
Slice your foes to ribbons with Risky’s Scimitar, or blast away with her Pistol!
Collect and master Risky’s Pirate Gear! Bomb Shot, Grappling Hook, Hat Glide, Cannon Jump, and more!
Deploy your Tinkerbat crewmen to turn the tide of battle!
Collect Cursed Magic to customize Risky’s abilities any way you like!
Includes brand new monsters and classic foes, now in HD!
New puzzles, storylines, and game endings!

Game on the go with the Capcom Summer Sale in the Nintendo eShop

Catch up with some modern classics for the 3DS and Wii U with the Capcom Summer Sale! The Nintendo eShop has excellent prices on a bunch of games, up to 80% off on titles now through September 4th. Join friends and allies to take down vicious foes in Monster Hunter Generations, or check out the latest courtroom antics of the storied Ace Attorney series in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice! Read on for more details and a full list of sales!

With Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, the fourth game in the series, coming to the eShop this November, now is a great time to catch up on the series or revisit the story from the beginning. The original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is on sale, covering the first three games at an incredible price, with the fifth game, Dual Destinies, and the sixth and most recent game in the saga, Spirit of Justice, also on sale. Grab them all now and prepare for countless hours of entertaining investigations and the trademark courtroom drama and comedy that the series is known for!

If action’s more your style, check out the epic hunting action of Monster Hunter Generations. Bringing together locations, villages, and monsters from past games into one, get Generations at a great price and join an active community of helpful hunters and experienced veterans locally or via online co-op and take down monsters and craft powerful weapons and armor.

For even more deals, check out the list below, then head over to the Nintendo eShop to grab your favorites. Don’t forget, these sales are good now through September 4th!

Updated Mighty No. 9 manuals making it out to backers

As FanGamer promised, they have worked on new Mighty No. 9 manuals after the last round were too big to fit in the game boxes. This new version is the correct size and will fit in either box option. Now all is good...minus the 3DS version of Mighty No. 9!

Monolith Soft co-founder on moving away from Namco, being nervous about joining Nintendo

A portion of a Monolith Soft internal interview with co-founder Hirohide Sugiura...

Q: That was certainly a major moment of divergence for Monolith Soft. Did you have any feelings of uncertainty?

Sugiura: “It would be a lie to say that I wasn’t feeling any uncertainties. There was the worry about only being able to make games on Nintendo’s platforms after becoming a Nintendo subsidiary. That meant we wouldn’t be able to make PC games. Jumping into an environment with such a restriction was certainly one of the challenges. However, after taking those feelings of uncertainty to Nintendo, they were very understanding, and challenged us with ‘let’s make something for this one hardware with only this much time and this many people.’ I think only Nintendo would come up with something like that in today’s industry. I believe that our mindset of ‘let’s keep thoroughly creating and see how far we can get’ was made possible because Nintendo had our back.”

Q: Do you feel any kind of “change” since becoming a Nintendo subsidiary?

Sugiura: “That would be a ‘change in consciousness.’ If the content isn’t good enough then Nintendo won’t green-light the commercialization, and that’s a hurdle we naturally raised on our own. Everyone had the level of consciousness that asked ‘is the quality good enough like that?’ and I believe it was quite a change from the time Monolith Soft first started. And this change in the level of consciousness was made possible thanks to the environment provided from being a subsidiary of Nintendo. Looking at it in an administrative point of view, the most important thing is finding the right balance.”

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - Switch version feature parity, Joy-Con co-op confirmed, lack of Wii U version detailed

Coming from a Nintendo Life interview with TT Games...

On the lack of a Wii U version:

With this game and the other Lego title this year we’ve moved on to the next generation which enables us to push the boundary of what’s possible by making the most of the new hardware.

- Switch version will be “feature for feature” exactly the same as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions
- supports two players with just one Joy-Con controller each

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed now part of the Nintendo Selects lineup on Wii U

Well when did this happen? SEGA didn't say anything, nor did Nintendo. I guess they just didn't feel it was worth mentioning!