Nintendo JP News (March 17): Splatoon x Taiko Drum Master / Hyrule Encyclopedia / Culdcept Revolt

Today’s Nintendo news from Japan: Calamari Inkantation from Splatoon now available in Taiko Drum Master on Arcade, but also…

  • Hyrule Encyclopedia
  • Culdcept Revolt
  • Nintendo Badge Arcade

Splatoon x Taiko Drum Master

Yesterday, the Squid Research Lab shared a pretty interesting video: it’s for the Arcade version of the popular Taiko Drum Master game. But why would they even bother with another companuy’s game like that? Well, it’s because one of the music tracks from Splatoon in now available, Calamari Inkantation to be precise.

Here’s a video of Calamari Inkantation played in Taiko Drum Master on Arcade:

Source: Squid Research Lab

Hyrule Encyclopedia

Today, Hyrule Encyclopedia (the second in the trilogy of books celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series) was released in Japan. Earlier today, the official Twitter account for the series shared a few pictures of the book:

So far, no English release has been announced, but it’s most likely a question of weeks (months) before we get an announcement!

Culdcept Revolt

Today, Nintendo released a new map for Culdcept Revolt, which is available for free. It’s called Lost Wood, and can be found in the NET Shop:

Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether the western release of Culdcept Revolt will include this map or not (it most likely will).

Culdcept Revolt (3DS) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America.

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Badge Arcade

Today, Nintendo added the following to the Nintendo Badge Arcade in Japan:

  • Monster Hunter XX badges
  • Pokémon badges (4 panels)
  • free plays every day until April 7th

Here’s some screenshots for the Pokémon panels, courtesy of Serebii:

Source: Nintendo


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