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Playtonic Games is looking to revive the once-popular 3D platformer genre with Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee. The highly-anticipated game is set to launch early next year, and it was recently playable at EGX. Gavin Price, Chris Sutherland, and Steve Mayles also held a panel during the conference, tackling topics like the game's focus on replay value and freedom, the process of developing the characters and their moves, level design and placement of collectibles, and the inclusion of Shovel Knight. You can check out the full presentation by clicking below!

After the last Nintendo Direct, New Play Control! Pikmin, the re-release of Pikmin that came out for the Wii almost eight years ago, launched on the Wii U eShop in Europe. Nintendo promised that the game would be coming to North America shortly after, but they didn't announce an exact date at the time. Yesterday, the company released a new trailer for the eShop version of New Play Control! Pikmin, which revealed that the game is coming to North America in less than two days, on Thursday, September 29th. The game will only cost $19.99.

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Splatoon has been a huge hit for Nintendo, and the company has recently teamed up with ESL to host six months of Splatoon tournaments in Europe. Nintendo just released an interview with Splatoon's producer, Hisashi Nogami, where he was asked about the game's competitive scene. He explained that he's pleased Splatoon appeals to people of all ages such as families and young kids, but also that the game has plenty depth for it to be played competitively. Nogami went on to say that Nintendo is hoping Splatoon's competitive scene continues to grow in the future.

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While delayed to the first half of 2018, likely to accommodate the several stretch goals that come with being one of the most-funded Kickstarter games of all time, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night looks to be coming along rather nicely. The anticipated successor to Castlevania also hosts quite the musical talent, including Shantae and Shovel Knight composer Jake Kaufman, Inti Creates' Ippo Yamada, and former Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane, who worked on the series' music from Symphony of the Night onward.

A new update from the Bloodstained Kickstarter teased four of the game's songs with demos backers can listen to, as well as a short commentary for each track, revealing that these four tracks are penned by Yamane herself. You can listen to them all after the jump!

Rare veteran Chris Sutherland and editorial director Andy Robinson, representing Playtonic Games, were recently interviewed by GamesRadar about how using Kickstarter changed the development of their new game Yooka-Laylee.

Chris Sutherland: When we started out. We thought, 'Oh, it'll be a small number of people, it's mainly for us and we just need to fund it.' Now we're very much aware of at least 80,000 people who are going to be very, very cross if we don't get this right.

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Nintendo planned to launch Paper Mario: Color Splash on October 7th, but when making the game available for pre-loading, Nintendo accidentally released the whole game two weeks early on the eShop. The mistake was quickly corrected, but not before a handful of people downloaded the game early and began playing, and one of them (YouTuber Crunchii) has uploaded nearly 20 hours of footage from the game. If you'd like to see more of the game before deciding if you want to buy it, you can check out a huge chunk of the game in the videos found here.

Paper Mario: Color Splash is headed to Wii U on October 7th, and our friends at GameXplain have been playing their review copy for several days. They've also been fielding questions from fans via Twitter, and today they released a nearly eighteen minute long Q&A video in which Andre Segers tackles many of those questions. Andre gives us the scoop on the game's frame rate, GamePad features, the battle system, throwbacks to past Paper Mario games, and more. If you're still on the fence about the game, you can check out the (relatively spoiler free) video by clicking below!

In 2012, Square Enix released an MMO based on the Dragon Quest series called Dragon Quest X. Unfortunately, the MMO had never made it to the West, and fans have been very vocal about its localization. During a developer discussion at PAX West for Dragon Quest VII, one fan asked Square Enix's Noriyoshi Fujimoto about the possibility of Dragon Quest X coming to the west. According to Fujimoto, translating an MMO like Dragon Quest X is a difficult task and would not make much sense from a business standpoint. If enough fans demand Dragon Quest X to come west, however, then Square Enix could look into it.

Would you like to see the Dragon Quest MMO come to the west? Head inside to discuss it in the comments!

Crash Bandicoot hasn't received a lot of attention lately, but that is about to change as he will be included in the upcoming game Skylanders Imaginators in celebration of his 20th anniversary. Both Crash and his nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex are set to be featured in the game as playable characters and get their own level called Thumpin' Wumpa Island. Jennifer O'Neal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions, talked about Crash's inclusion in a recent interview with GameReactor.

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Years after its debut, Minecraft is still one of the most popular games in the world, and updates are still regularly adding new content. The next big DLC pack for Minecraft has just been announced, and this time it's based on Chinese Mythology. The new pack launches on October 4th for $4.99, giving players a pre-made world to explore, as well as 41 new skins and 13 themed music tracks.

"Wander through the streets of an ancient great city, marvel at the dragons that dwell around the high mountains, contemplate on your crafting within a mythical monastery and just enjoy the view as you walk through fields and discover how mobs would look in ancient China." The Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack offers all of this and more. Hit the jump for screenshots and a trailer!

Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to release early next year, reviving the 3D platformer genre for a new generation, and developer Playtonic Games has just announced an exciting collaboration. Shovel Knight, the titular star of one of the most popular indie games in years, will make a guest appearance in Yooka-Laylee as a non-playable character. Playtonic Games released a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee at EGX, showcasing the game's colorful cast of quirky characters, including Shovel Knight himself. You can check out the trailer by clicking below!

Paper Mario: Color Splash is all set to launch on Wii U on October 7th, and GameXplain has been uploading footage from their review copy ahead of its release. In their latest clip, Mario discovers that the Crimson Tower and the surrounding area have been drained of all color. Luckily, a nearby airship happens to be carrying an enormous bucket of paint. It's up to Mario to infiltrate the airship and bring back the color! You can check out the new clip by clicking below.

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is still ongoing with its Master Quest tour, having performed in Vancouver, Canada last night and heading to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania tomorrow before flying to Europe. With the release of Tri Force Heroes for the Nintendo 3DS last fall, its music already saw an orchestral rendition, and with Breath of the Wild coming really soon for Wii U and the NX, this will inevitably be the case for the upcoming Zelda as well.

GoNintendo reader Onikafei reportedly spoke with the founder of the tour thanks to his VIP Pass during the Calgary show two nights ago, and word has it that the tour will continue on through next year before taking a break in 2018. A Breath of the Wild piece will also premiere at some point next year, and a CD release of the symphony is apparently in the works.

Have you been to one of the shows for Symphony of the Goddesses? Whether you did or not, would you pick up a CD should it come to pass? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments after the jump!

Wii U owners will be able to enjoy Paper Mario: Color Splash on October 7th (unless you're one of the lucky ones who nabbed it when Nintendo accidentally released it early), but GameXplain already has their review copy. They recently livestreamed 20 minutes of footage from the game, showing off several areas. Mario tries his hand at Rock, Paper, Scissors at the Roshambo Temple, visits the hub town of Port Prisma, and sets out to rescue the Green Rescue Squad (great job, guys) in some underground caves. You can check it out by clicking below!

Popular Nintendo games can retain a high price tag for years after launch, but Nintendo occasionally discounts some of their top games as part of the Nintendo Selects program. Nintendo recently announced that four more games are primed for discounts in Europe, including Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Party 10, and Pikmin 3. These four Wii U titles will all be discounted to €19,99 / £15.99 starting on September 30th. Nintendo has released a new trailer to show off the latest batch of Selects, and you can check it out by clicking below!