Here’s The Patch Notes For Splatoon Update On August 5th

On August 5th Splatoon will be getting a huge update which brings a large amount of fresh new content to the game. As you can see from the patch notes – which are detailed below – there’s a comprehensive amount of changes including Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. If you want to know about everything that will be appearing as part of the content update then read on.

Squad Battle

Private Battle

Level Changes
– Level cap has been increased to LV50.
— At LV20, when you enter the lobby and listen to the explanation, your level cap will be increased.

Ranked Battle Changes
– S and S+ ranks have been added.
— you can only progress in S and S+ rank in Ranked Battle (not Squad Battles).
— you will not gain or lose rank points contributing towards S and S+ in Squad Battles.
– Adjusted win/loss point calculations in Ranked Battle.
– If your rank changes while playing in Ranked Battle, you will automatically be returned to the lobby.

New Gear
– New gear has been added, and will randomly appear for purchase in shops.

– New BGM has been added, and will be added to the random battle BGM rotation.

Splatfest changes
– At the conclusion of Splatfest, the win percentage contribution multiplier has been changed from 2x to 4x.

Stage updates
– Urchin Underpass: Significantly modified the layout in all modes.
– Saltspray Rig: Modified the layout in Tower Control.
– Arowana Mall: Modified the layout in Splat Zones.
– Kelp Dome: Modified the layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.
– Moray Towers: Modified the layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.

Special Weapon updates
– Inkzooka: Increased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 220p.
– Echolocator: Increased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 200p.
– Killer Wail: Decreased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 160p.
※Numbers reflect rates before Special Charge Up is applied.

Subweapon updates
– Splash Wall: Corrected the amount of damage bombs would deal to the Splash Wall in rare cases.

Gear updates
– Tenacity: if a match starts with one team already having a fewer number of players, the special gauge now fills up when the match actually begins instead of beforehand.
– Special Charge Up: normalized the amount of special you get based on the amount of turf painted if you have a lot of Special Charge Up equipped, so painting large areas now gives you much more meter than before.

Battle SFX updates
– Made it easier to tell what direction an Inkstrike is coming from.
– Made it easier to hear SFX from certain long-range attacks.

– Other quality of life updates.

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Massive Super Smash Bros Update Coming July 31st


Nintendo has confirmed today that there will be a gigantic Super Smash Bros update for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U coming on July 31st. The new update brings with it new stages, Mii Fighter costumes, a new tournament mode, and much more. Some of it will be free DLC and other parts of it will be paid DLC. The Mii Fighter costumes include one for King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country series and Chrom of Fire Emblem. Here’s what will be available on July 31st.

• Parka costumes, which can be used by all three Mii types
• King K Rool costume for Mii Fighters
• Chrom Costume for Mii Fighter
• Hyrule Castle 64 Stage
• Peach’s Castle 64 Stage
• Tournament Mode
• Ability to save and post replays to YouTube

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Here’s All The Details For Major New Splatoon Update Coming August 6th

On 6th August, a free software update for Splatoon on Wii U brings a large amount of new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level-cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Players will now be able to create a winning strategy and fight to be the best and most battle tested squid-squad around.

The new update introduces Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. In Squad Battle, players can participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends, rather than being teamed up with other players through a random selection. After a player creates a squad, friends can be recruited to form a team of two to four Inklings. Friends will always play together on the same team and battle against other squads at random.

In Private Battle, friends can splat it up in private, customisable matches. Two to eight friends can battle together by selecting their favourite map, mode and weapons. The number of participants ranges from 1v1 to 4v4, but teams don’t have to be even: if the host chooses, he or she can select a 1v4, 1v2, or any other combination of players.

With this robust new update also comes an increased level cap in both Regular Battle and Ranked Battle modes. After downloading the software update, players will be able to reach level 50 (raised from level 20) and rank S and S+ in Ranked Battle (both higher than A+).

While Inklings around the world are enjoying and mastering the current arsenal of weapons in Splatoon, two new weapon types will be available with the update, adding a new layer of strategy to the game. The bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type. In addition to the new weapons, more than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume are coming to the various in-game shops in Splatoon.

Despite its size and scope, this massive August update is not the end of the splat-tacular free content coming to Splatoon. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and into autumn, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. More details on these additions will be revealed in the future.

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Elliot Quest’s A Success On Wii U So Team Bringing To Nintendo 3DS, Xbox, And PlayStation

Elliot Quest, the game which is described by the developers as the spiritual successor to Zelda II, has been nothing short of a success on Wii U. The development team, Ansimuz Games, say that Elliot Quest on the Wii U has brought in more revenue on Nintendo’s current home console than it has on Steam. The studio which ported the game to the Wii U, PlayEveryWare, also praised Nintendo’s social network Miiverse and said the following about the service:

“Elliot Quest’s Miiverse community is so amazingly positive and supportive of one another! They already help each other get through challenging areas while cautious of spoilers, and sharing screenshots of all the really fun and surprising Easter eggs that they find on their adventures.”

Due to the success of the side scroller, and their love for the Wii U and Miiverse community, the team says that they will be bringing out a free update to the Wii U version which will arrive on July 30th. The update allows gamers to access a Miiverse Journal that enables players to share and leave notes about their adventure. You can also get twenty unlockable Miiverse Stamps. These can be earned by “defeating bosses, discovering secrets, and exploring new locations in each of the game’s multiple endings.”

As I said in the title, the developer is extremely pleased with Elliot Quest’s success and is now looking to bring the game to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Nintendo 3DS. The game will be available on these platforms sometime next year.

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Pokémon Shuffle Update Available Adding New Stages And Features

Amid an avalanche of Nintendo news, a major update for the wildly successful Pokémon Shuffle was announced.

This update detailed on Pokémon Shuffle’s official website brings the following new features and stages to the game:

Super Catch Power!

Now Pokémon are easier to catch than before with the new Super Catch Power feature. When you get a chance to catch an enemy Pokémon at the end of a stage, the Super Catch Power feature may be triggered. When it is, your ability to catch that Pokémon gets a huge boost! Perhaps this will be the extra help you need to catch that Pokémon you’ve never quite been able to get.

Improved Heart Usage

Up until now, each player had a stock of Hearts which included both the Hearts that automatically regenerate and those received in exchange for Jewels or for passing by other players. With this update, the Hearts that a player automatically regenerates will be stored separately from those received by other methods, allowing regenerating Hearts to always be used first.

Checking Out Pokémon

Before the update, it was possible to check your Pokémon’s current level and skill on the Pokémon List that can be accessed from the menu or on the list of Support Pokémon displayed before beginning a stage. This update also lets you see such info whenever you catch a new Pokémon.

Combo Numbers Shown Longer
Your combo record is displayed on screen for a slightly longer amount of time. This gives you more time to capture your achievements for posting to Miiverse.

Even More New Kinds of Event Stages!
New kinds of stages are on the way! Stay tuned for details on these mysterious stages. For now, take a peek at screen shots of the upcoming stages.

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse Update Hits North America Tomorrow

Fans of Shantae’s latest 3DS outing should be aware of the update coming to North America tomorrow. WayForward did us all a favor with their helpful tweet!

The update for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse includes a bunch of features made for the New 3DS! Many of these updates were created with speed-runners in mind. Here is the list of goodies, straight from WayForward:

  • Use ZL or ZR to quickly swap between Inventory and Map screens.
  • Use the Right Control Stick to “Quick Select” your magic and items.
  • Tap the Touch Screen at any time to revert to Original controls.
  • Owners of original Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL can also access these features by connecting the Circle Pad Pro accessory.

New Wii U Update Available To Download

It’s been a while, but we’ve finally got another firmware update for the Wii U. The official Nintendo Support page says that the latest update is a stability one, so it doesn’t sound as though new features have been added this time around. Hopefully we will get a larger update which brings new functionality after E3 which begins next week in Los Angeles.

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience