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Nintendo news (March 22nd): 2017 Australia & New Zealand Splatoon Cup / Shovel Knight (Japan)

Today’s Nintendo news: the 2017 Australia & New Zealand Splatoon Cup announced, but also…

  • Shovel Knight
  • CEO Dreamland

2017 Australia & New Zealand Splatoon Cup

Today, Nintendo and the Australian eSports League announced the 2017 Australia & New Zealand Splatoon Cup, a Splatoon tournament for players in Australia and New Zealand. The best teams will win a trip to E3 2017 (flights + accomodation), along with some Nintendo Switch consoles.

The competition will take place in two online heats, with the the top two teams facing off live in Melbourne, at the Grand Final event (said teams will be provided with a travel package)

If you want to register, you can do so by clicking here. Here’s everything you need to know about registering:

  • Team of 4 players
  • only players from Australia and New Zealand can enter
  • you need to be at least 17yo
  • you need to register before March 29th, 11PM AEDT

Click here for the Rules and Regulations, and here for the Terms and Conditions.

Here’s the planning for the 2017 Australia & New Zealand Splatoon Cup:

  • Registration: March 22nd to March 29th
  • First Heat: April 1st and April 2nd
  • Second Heat: April 8th and April 9th
  • Grand Final: TBA

Source: Nintendo

Shovel Knight

Earlier today, Nintendo announced that the update for Shovel Knight on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS would be released on April 5th in Japan. This update adds the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment campaign, which is currently exclusive to the Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America.

Here’s some screenshots:

Since the update is releasing on April 5th in Japan, that means that Europe and North America will also get it on the same day, if not before.

Unfortunately, Nintendo doesn’t say anything about the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove edition, or the stand-alone release of the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment campaign. No word on the Nintendo Switch release either…

Source: Nintendo

CEO Dreamland

Earlier today, it was announced that both Splatoon 2 and ARMS would be playable at CEO Dreamland:


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