Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo will be region locked

As proven by the screenshot below, Mario Tennis Aces: Online Tournament Demo seems to be region locked. While the software inside seems to be the exact same one, the internal IDs are different, so you can have two copies of the demo on your Switch.

What this means is that you won’t be able to play against people from other regions during the demo. (Which is proven by the fact that each region has their own schedule to play the demo.)

So far, it seems the full version will not be region locked, though, as it is possible to open the Japanese eShop listing through the American demo.

(Sushi Striker’s case is a bit different which I’ll explain in a different post.)

A scene that Pokémon Let’s Go made me remember

Yep, catching doesn’t work like that. Even the anime knows it and since the first episode.

Thankfully, the games are spin-off titles and not part of the main games.

And here’s some quick facts that people may not know yet about the game but that are already confirmed:

  • There’s no wild pokémon battles at all. No option to do it in any way. You don’t even choose a pokémon whenever you encounter a wild pokémon.
  • Only the first 151 pokémon available plus Alolan pokémon that have alolan form and an a new 8th gen pokémon.
  • There’s no online at all. I don’t think there’s even local wireless even. At least it doesn’t seem to exist either. It seems there was a miscommunication (translation error, I guess). There is online and local for both battle and trading. It just won’t be using the Nintendo Switch Online service. (Battles and its levels are based on the Pokémon Go CP system, though)
  • When in two player mode, battles against NPC trainers will be 2 vs 1, with the players having an obvious advantage. Catching in 2 player mode also seems to give you some sort of benefits so catching is easier. This means that you could simply grab the second joycon yourself and make the game easier.
  • The Pokéball Plus controller can also work as a Pokémon Go Plus. Its battery only lasts 3 hours, though.

Overall, the games seem to be more like an expansion to Pokémon Go than anything else.

Media Go Download

Since Sony decided to remove everything related to Media Go when they stopped supporting it (even the actual download to its latest version) I wanted to share this for any PSP owner that may need it.

Media Go v3.2
SHA-256: A5821ECAE3B196128A0ED9568B08F7E0B8B9B81CB19A4F99FF4A0FCF380CFEB1

This was the latest version that I could access from Sony’s servers (through archive.org ) and works well, afaik. Useful if you want to easily manage media files on your PSP, as they are converted properly and in decent quality.

Breath of the Wild Kinopio-kun Wallpaper

Done by fusing the original art from Breath of the Wild with the Kinopio-kun mobile wallpaper that Nintendo shared like a year ago. As far as I know, this is in the highest resolution possible. (aka, highest resolution that Nintendo has shared for the Breath of the Wild art)

Glitches in PixelJunk Monsters 2 Demo

Got the demo of PixelJunk Monsters 2 on Nintendo Switch a while ago.  Downloaded it through the Japanese eShop since it wasn’t available yet on any other region. (I think it is now available now, btw)

Anyway, the point of this post is just to share a few glitches that I experienced while playing it, and maybe the reason why this demo wasn’t available outside of Japan yet. (or maybe the glitches are still there, XD ) (Update on this situation below)

The demo is supposed to have English support and I was playing with my Switch set to English during the whole time.

UPDATE: A few minutes after this post was published, I got a reply on Twitter that confirms that these glitches do not exist anymore in the full version of the game.

I can also confirm that the software in the demo version that is accessible through the American eShop is the same as the Japanese one, even though the ID seems to be different. (So you can essentially have the demo two times in case you want to do that by some reason.) The glitches still work in this version (demo v 1.0) in case you want to check them out.

A Look At: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition

Originally posted at Switch Era on May 9, 2018. This post serves as a back up.

The physical version of Shantae Half-Genie Hero for Nintendo Switch has arrived with the Ultimate Edition of the game. With that, it’s time for another A Look At. Continue reading “A Look At: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition”