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New characters coming to Arms and a new map for Splatoon 2

Published: 15:35, 22 August 2017
Updated: 08:50, 21 September 2018
Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo have announced part of their presentation line-up for Gamescom 2017. Splatoon is getting a new map and Arms is getting a new character. A demo for Pokken Tournament DX will be available at the Nintendo eShop this Thursday.

Gamescom kicked off today and we're in for a week full of live shows featuring developers, new content and new games. Nintendo is in Cologne and now we're going to go through their plans for the week.

Super Mario Odyssey will be playable at Nintendo's booth and the game's producer, Yoshiaki Koizumi will speak in-depth about Mario’s upcoming adventure. Mr.Koizumi will take the stage on Wednesday at 4:00 PM CEST. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to Europe on 27 October. 

Metroid: Samus Returns producer Yoshio Sakamoto and MercurySteam creative director José Luis Márquez will present new details on Samus Aran’s upcoming Nintendo 3DS adventure. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday at 1:00 PM CEST.

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Splatoon 2 will soon get a new map. Manta Maria will join the line-up of Turf War and Ranked Battle maps this Saturday. Bubble Blower special weapon will also be available so the players can try it out. The weapon will first be available in a set with the Forge Splattershot Pro starting Saturday 02 September. 

A new Salmon Run stage Lost Outpost will be available tomorrow, and viewers can tune in to tomorrow at 2:00 PM CEST to see the stage in action.

If you're here for the Arms news, here we go. A new character is coming soon as a part of a free update. "A well-travelled clown with a personality as colourful as her clothing, Lola Pop’s key ability is inflating her body like a balloon, providing her with great defensive qualities." 

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More info will be shared tomorrow at 12:00 PM CEST in a live stream on Nintendo of Europe’s YouTube channel.

Arms Global Testpunch starts on Friday, 25 August at 6:00 PM CEST. If you want to be a part of the action, all you have to do is download the free Arms Global Testpunch software from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, then fire it up and jump into online multiplayer matches. The Arms Global Testpunch runs until 11:00 PM CEST on Sunday, 27 August.

A downloadable demo of Pokken Tournament DX will also be available at the Nintendo eShop this Thursday.

Fire Emblem Warriors will launch in Europe on 20 October 2017. The game will drop alongside the new Chrom and Tiki amiibo, and the Nintendo Switch version will also be available as a special Limited Edition, including a three-disc original soundtrack and character art cards.

Some new features for the upcoming Nintendo Classic Mini have also been revealed today: Rewind feature will give you a chance to turn back time and give another shot to the tricky sections, pick up missed items, or simply run through a section again to see if anything was missed. The rewind time depends on the kind of game: a few minutes in role-playing games such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, while action-oriented titles such as Super Mario World offer around 40 seconds.

Nintendo 3DS XL launches on 13 October. Three games for the system will launch at the same time: Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Each title will be available in Nintendo eShop for £15.99.

The following titles are all playable at Nintendo’s booth in Hall 9.1:

Nintendo Switch

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Splatoon 2
  • Arms
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Pokken Tournament DX
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 
  • EA Sports Fifa 18 
  • Lego Worlds 

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  • Sonic Mania 
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Yoku’s Island Express 
  • AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected 
  • Nine Parchments 
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 
  • Flipping Death
  • Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure 
  • Battle Chasers Nightwar

Nintendo 3DS family systems

  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  • Monster Hunter Stories
  • Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

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