Nintendo news (July 13): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo Switch Summer 18 Commercial (Japan)

Today’s Nintendo news: various tidbits for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but also…

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Ever Oasis
  • Nintendo Labo x Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Splatoon 2
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP VR
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Expert Unboxing with Frizzy

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Yesterday, it was announced that three new Super Smash Bros. amiibo will be released on December 7th worldwide:

  • Inkling Girl
  • Ridley
  • Wolf

And if you missed one of the previous amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series, many of those will be re-released alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and will be sold $12.99. It’s not clear which figures exactly will get a reprint, but it’s safe to assume all the most popular characters will get one.

Here’s some pictures of the new amiibo and of the promotional materials used in stores in Japan (pre-orders opened today):

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) comes out on December 7th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Switch

Here’s the Nintendo Switch Summer 2018 Commercial from Japan:


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Here’s the latest set of screenshots, including some showcasing the level inspired by the Cascade Kingdom from Super Mario Odyssey:

And here’s a French commercial for it:

Finally, here’s a short video clip for the game:

Source: Nintendo (Twitter) / 4Gamer

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Here’s some pictures of the Siren figure from Xenoblade Chronicles 2:

It’s made by Kotobukiya, and it’s releasing in November in Japan. It costs 12 000 Yen, and is already available for pre-order at various retailers:

Speaking of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the vocal tracks are now available on Karaoke Joysound for Nintendo Switch in Japan:

  • Drifting Soul (by Jen Bird)
  • One Last You (by Jen Bird)
  • Our Eternal Land (by ANUNA)
  • Shadow of the Lowlands (by ANUNA)
  • We Are The Chosen Ones (by ANUNA)
  • Ever Come to an End (by ANUNA)

Source: Famitsu / Monolith Soft. (Twitter)

Ever Oasis

Here’s an illustration shared by Koichi Ishii, celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Ever Oasis (released on July 13th 2017 in Japan):

Source: Grezzo (Twitter)

Nintendo Labo x Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Here’s a commercial for Nintendo Labo x Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Japan:

Splatoon 2

Octotune, the soundtrack album for Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, comes out next week in Japan (on July 18th). Ahead of this release, the Squid Research Lab has shared the usual video, showing the recording sessions.

Here it is:

And here’s some pictures of the preparations for the Splatoon 2 Exhibition at Tower Record Shibuya, which opens today:

Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR

Remember the Mario Kart Arcade GP VR game that was launched in Japan? It’s actually coming to the United Kingdom as early as next month. From August 3rd, it will be playable exclusively at The O2! Check out this page for more details.

Nintendo Labo

Here’s the latest Nintendo Labo video from Nintendo:

Expert Unboxing with Frizzy

Here’s the latest Frizzy video from the Play Nintendo YouTube Channel: Expert Unboxing with Frizzy: amiibo Edition!


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