Mafia II: Definitive Edition Revealed By Korean Rating Board

Mafia II released for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in 2010, and now, a decade later, there’s some evidence that a new version of the game might be on the way. Gematsu is reporting that the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has rated something called Mafia II: Definitive Edition.

Whether this definitive edition of Mafia II is a Switch port, a PS4 and Xbox One remaster, or even a next-gen version of the game, is unknown. An official announcement will hopefully come soon and clear up any confusion.

It would not be the first time a 2K release has been revealed by a ratings board in 2020– the Switch ports of XCOM 2 and The BioShock Collection both leaked early through ratings boards, as did Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.

The most recent game in the Mafia franchise is 2016’s Mafia III, developed by Hanger 13. That studio is currently working on a new project that will be unveiled this year–it’s unclear whether or not it will be a game set in the Mafia universe.

Mafia II received an 8.5/10 in our original review, and was praised for “deliver(ing) fun shoot-outs and pockets of shocking brutality in a world you’re delighted to be a part of.”

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Games Inbox: Will Cyberpunk 2077 be out in 2020?

The Monday Inbox is impressed by how early The Last Of Us Part 2 Amazon reviews are, as one reader gives up on Assassin’s Creed Unity.

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The end of summer
So things are getting serious now in terms of video game delays, what was previously down to incompetence is now down to the coronavirus and I’m beginning to worry that we may not see many more big releases this year. It’s becoming clear the problem is not just finishing the games but whether anyone has any money to spend on them.

My most anticipated game of this year is Cyberpunk 2077, which ironically would’ve been perfect if it had it its original release date this month as it’s the perfect thing to keep you occupied when everyone’s stuck in lockdown. But as many have pointed out, including games execs, the last thing most people are going to want to do as soon as the lockdown stops, hopefully mid to late summer, is stay indoors and play a video game.

And what is Cyberpunk 2077’s current release date? 17 September. That is prime ‘At last we can go out and it’s still reasonably warm out, we better take advantage of it before the second wave of the virus in the winter’. I don’t think anyone would want to work on a game for six years and then have it be a dud, that only becomes successful months later. Even if CD Projekt don’t think like that you can bet lots of publishers will, and I can’t say they’re wrong.

Not-PlayStation exclusive
I’m responding to Paulson’s email about the Xbox Series X launch titles. I too find it odd that the console wouldn’t launch with anything besides Halo Infinite.

I really enjoy Halo but the series has definitely lost its edge with 4 and 5. It’s not the killer app that the series once was and Microsoft surely know that.

What does surprise me is that the console wouldn’t launch with Forza Horizon 5. That seems like a blindly obvious, crowd-pleasing (and Dom-pleasing) move. It doesn’t seem hard to argue that Horizon and Ori are the Xbox’s jewels in the crown these days.

But perhaps I’m not reading between the lines, and ‘Xbox-only launch title’ means Horizon 5 might also launch on PC at the same time.

So let’s hope Microsoft are being coy.

GC: Xbox, first and foremost, refers to the brand nowadays, rather than the console. Anything that comes out as an Xbox exclusive is automatically also released on PC. So strictly speaking it’s a console exclusive, or more specifically a not-PlayStation exclusive (considering Cuphead and the first Ori are on Switch).

Leap of faith
I’ve already made my mind up a long time ago, I’m getting PlayStation 5 and will pre-order for day one delivery. Why, you ask? Look at what’s came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox. Xbox, you can count their games on one hand. I don’t care about theirs being more powerful, I don’t care if it has 99 teraflops, there is nothing to play on it. Really, in two years that console will be half price and that’s without release dates being changed, whereas PlayStation 5… yes, some games will change but some will not. Some will be a simple update for a game that came out on PlayStation 4 to play on PlayStation 5.

In all honesty I don’t get Xbox, they are bringing out a new console but hoping third party developers will prop it up till their games are ready. Why spend £500, at least, on their machine when I can buy a machine cheaper that will do round about the same, gave or take. for me Microsoft are going the wrong way about it, they should be saying we got these games coming out, that’s why you should buy it.

One of the biggest problem though is PC. They say it will come out on PC at the same time, so why would someone go out and buy Xbox Series X when their PC will play it? PC is killing the reason to go out and buy a console. That’s my view anyway, others will disagree and they’re entitled to the opinion.

GC: If you’d taken this attitude with the PlayStation 3 we can’t help but imagine you’d have been very disappointed. But neither company has announced the price of their consoles and the only ones that have revealed any games are Microsoft, with Halo Infinite and Hellblade 2. Also, Sony are rumoured to be releasing some, or maybe all, of their games on the PC.

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Busywork: The Game
I hope everyone is all good considering a lot of us all have to stay in but on the plus side I have had a lot more gaming time than usual.

I recently started playing Assassin’s Creed Unity, the first one in this series that I’ve played for a long time, and it has brought back memories of why I didn’t really like them. There is a lot to do, which is great, but 80% of it is just collecting chests or whatever the little rosette things are.

I enjoyed the crime quests and the main story but I spent most of my time running around collecting chests just to satisfy the OCD in me. I’ve got Assassin’s Creed Origins to play through, but I think I may have reached my limit for the series if it’s along the same lines. Luckily Final Fantasy 7 Remake is just around the corner so I may just wait for that!

GC: Unity was always one of the worst one.

Decent foundation

Are you going to review the new Control DLC, The Foundation? I’m currently going through the base game and while it is very enjoyable, I do get your criticism about it not being weird enough.

So far, I have only been going through a concrete office building fighting human-like enemies with guns. The psychic powers though are lots of fun and the highlight of the game. Only wish they were put to better use than fighting waves of respawning enemies in an office building.
Ali K

GC: It does get weirder later, bit still not as odd as we were expecting form all their talk. We don’t generally review DLC unless it’s very long or very different to the parent game, which we don’t believe is the case for The Foundation.

Doomed to be expensive
I have been enjoying Doom 64 on the Switch and looked at downloading Doom 2016. It is available but for the eye watering price of £50! CeX has the Xbox version listed as £6 pre-owned while the Switch version is £42. It’s a similar story with Wolfenstein.

The so-called Switch tax is well known but this to me seems rather extreme. I know Nintendo games rarely come down in price, but I expected third party games to come down at least a little.

GC: We suspect the physical version for Switch is fairly rare. It’s on Amazon, for full price, but it’s not even listed on GAME or ShopTo.

WTH Moon Studios
I wrote in the other day saying how much I’m enjoying Ori And The Will Of The Wisps. I have now completed and collected everything and did all side quests. The game crashed on me completely six times, taking me out of the game. Even after I defeated Shriek the game crashed, so I had to fight her again. The game froze on me hundreds of times.

The icing on the cake is the game didn’t give me three Achievements for getting all the health, strength, and finishing the game. I read online that these Achievements are broken. Such a shame to leave a bad taste after with all the bugs is a fantastic game. Please try and fix it the developers Moon. Probably can’t now due to lockdown but soon Moon.
woz 007 (gamertag)

GC: Are you sure you have the patch, because it was largely fixed a few days after launch. Or did they release another patch that caused new problems? Either way, Moon don’t have any central offices and everyone already works from home, in lots of different countries, so they haven’t got that excuse.

Nostradamus reviews…
I am looking forward to when The Last Of Us Part 2 comes out and understand why they delayed it, I have it on Amazon wishlist and for a while I have noticed that it had 3 stars out of 5, even though it is not even out yet.

I clicked on it to see how possibly anybody can review it and some of the reviews and questions about the game are quite funny.
Andrew J.
PS: I don’t know if this is a good idea or not for a Hot Topic but what is your favourite DLC for a game?

Unique stats
You know how games companies often like to boast about their games, releasing tons of stats like numbers of concurrent players, hours played, etc…?

I like to think there’s some Nintendo execs looking at the Animal Crossing stats, thinking ‘How shall we obliterate all the gaming stats out there?’
ttfp saylow (gamertag)
Now playing: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Batman: The Telltale Series

GC: It’s going to end up being number of coconuts collected or something like that.

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Reverse psychology
Given Nintendo’s predilection for doing the opposite of what everyone expects, I’ve become increasingly concerned by the confidence with which people assume that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be included in the mooted collection of remakes or remasters, which have so far only been rumoured to include Super Marios 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy 1.

Therefore, to redress the balance and remove the temptation for Nintendo to do the completely unexpected, I’ll go ahead and predict that Galaxy 2 will be omitted from said bundle. Perhaps they’ll see more profit to be made from a separate download once people have acquired a taste for the series, rather than wasting further resources on an inclusion that likely won’t increase sales of the original collection.

In any case, it gives me no pleasure to announce this prediction, but I do so in the hope that it somehow deters the Big N from its usual strategy of taking the road less imagined. Now it’s on record that someone’s thought of it, so just… don’t go there, Ninty. The gig’s up, so the bigger surprise would be to do what I’ve said you won’t.

That’s how it works! Probably?
Dynamite Headdy
Currently reading: Reverse Psychology For Dummies

GC: That prediction makes no sense, so given it’s Nintendo there’s a 50/50 chance it’ll happen. Although let’s see if the original rumour is true first.

Inbox also-rans
Been playing Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic on my Xbox 360. They look amazing. 1 and 2 are both on sale on the store, for just over £3 each. Highly recommended.

Was wondering if we’ll be seeing a review of Good Job on Nintendo Switch from you guys. Seen good stuff on it in terms of reviews but, for games I’m not sure of, I trust your opinion most. Keep up the great work during these difficult times.
Lord Crump

GC: Thanks, we hope to but between it launching out of the blue and Final Fantasy 7’s embargo being earlier than expect our review schedules are a bit of a mess at the moment.

This week’s Hot Topic
The question for this weekend’s Inbox was suggested by reader Tenhunter, who asks what retro video game would you most recommend to a modern gamer as something they’d enjoy today? Especially given so many people are currently stuck at home with nothing new to play.

Assuming retro means anything from the PlayStation 2 era backwards (including PC games up to 2006) what games do you think have held up the best, and why? What games have aged well and which ones, even if they’re considered classics, do you think are now hard to appreciate for someone that didn’t play them the first time round?

Have you been playing many retro games during lockdown and are there any you regularly getting out when stressed or bored?

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Star Trek Online Events: Free Borg Packs And First Contact Celebration

Starting on April 2 and April 9 for the PC and console versions respectively, Star Trek Online–the free-to-play MMORPG based on Stark Trek–will give players one free Borg pack. The pack includes four Borg Lock Box Weapon Packs, a Borg Bridge Officer, and a Small XP Boost. The pack will be available to get for two weeks.

Star Trek Online is also running a First Contact Celebration from April 2 to 23 on PC and April 9 to 30 on Xbox and PS4. April marks the month that Vulcans and humans first made contact in 2063, and players can participate in in-game activities like launching their own rockets and work their way towards obtaining a Temporal Vortex Probe.

For a detailed breakdown of what the Borg pack includes, the Borg Lock Box Weapon will let players choose between Borg ground or Space Weapon when opened. The Borg Bridge officer pack will let players choose one Borg Bridge Officer to add to the crew. And the Small XP Boost is exactly what it says on the tin–it’s an item that will generate bonus XP as you level up.

The First Contact Day also includes an activity where players time travel back to 21st century Bozeman, Montana in order to stop the Borgs from their plans of foiling First Contact between humans and Vulcans. Seven of Nine, who was born a human female and joined the Borg at a young age, will be part of your team. Seven of Nine first made her appearance in Star Trek: Voyager and also made a cameo in the 2020 show Star Trek: Picard.

Star Trek Online was launched in 2010, which makes it a pretty long-running game. You can read what we thought about it in GameSpot’s Star Trek Online review. Reviewer Kevin VanOrd said of the game, “Star Trek Online doesn’t boldly go where no one’s gone before. Instead, it mildly coasts along without much drama or excitement. Developer Cryptic Studios’ latest online role-playing game is a ‘bare minimum’ kind of experience, doing just enough to get by, but doing so without an ounce of flair and without the anything-can-happen-in-space buzz that makes the television shows and films such a delight.” Of course, the game has been updated significantly since the original review was published.

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Whoa, Mama: Dataminers Debunk Cooking Mama Cryptocurrency Rumors

This is a follow-up to earlier reports, which can be found here and here.

Sounds like early reports might have been cooking up trouble. As it turns out, the inexplicably mysterious Cooking Mama: Cookstar likely isn’t the cryptocurrency mining tool some say it is.

Dataminer SimonTime posted his own independent research on Twitter. Based on his own discoveries, Cooking Mama: Cookstar has no blockchain functionality anywhere within the game. Not only that, but there are no indications of cryptocurrency miners in the game itself.

So, then, why is the game allegedly overheating Switches and draining batteries? Twitter user @Evit_cani has a potential explanation in their breakdown of the game.

They go on to report that overheating Switches, from what they’ve read, are occurring with players that have run the game in handheld mode. Additionally, they point out that accounts of the game stealing personal info is pure speculation – effectively putting the kibosh on that line of thought. Also worth mentioning is that the Switch’s GPU isn’t powerful enough to effectively mine any sort of crypto.

Another dataminer, Smellyfeetuhave, has corroborated SimonTime’s story as well.

By their reports, Cookstar looks to be an average “generic Unity shovelware” game – which really does solidify the Switch as the next Wii, doesn’t it? Joking aside, it seems like there isn’t anything in the game’s files that could be hazardous to your Switch or your personal info.

This leaves us with a story that, while admittedly less exciting, is still a bit of a strange saga. There’s still no explanation for the pulled websites, the lack of advertising, or any marketing on the end of any involved party – outside of a Koch Media press kit. There’s also no explanation for 1st Playable being erased from some classifications of the game, or why they would develop a game historically developed in-house. We can, however, confirm that Cooking Mama Ltd. has still gone by Office Create as far back as 2017’s Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop.

Whatever the case may be, the saddest part of this whole affair is that there are people who really do want a new Cooking Mama (myself very much included.) Hopefully, we gain a bit more clarity on this in the near future, and the very finished Cookstar is a bit more easy to get our hands on.

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This Week’s New Releases (4/5-5/11)

This week’s big new game is the one we’ve all been waiting for: Final Fantasy VII: Remake. However, there’s a couple of other notable titles worth checking out as well.

Tuesday will see the release of Disaster Report 4: Summer MemoriesDisaster Report is a series of 3rd-person action-adventure games about societies struggling to hold together after massive natural disasters. In Summer Memories, a devastating earthquake has just hit a Japanese city and the player must make choices that will either bring people together or push them further apart.  Our full review will be up Tuesday and so far, we’re really enjoying it. There is, unfortunately, a particular storyline that needlessly features sexual violence.

Another new release this week is Obduction. This first-person adventure game from the creators of Myst promises delivers everything players loved about classic puzzle-solving games Myst and Riven. We’re excited to see how it stacks up to some of the greatest adventure games ever made when it releases on Friday.

But of course, the main event is Final Fantasy VII: Remake on Friday. Players in Europe and Australia have already gotten to play the remake for about a week while the rest of us wait patiently. Square added a preload option for the game early this week for digital downloaders and, considering the game is reported to be around 80gbs, it’s probably a good idea.

You can check out all of our FFVII: Remake features, guides, and reviews here.

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PS5 Pro release date still possible but 2020 console and price seems unlikely

With the current situation concerning the Coronavirus impacting the world’s production and distribution chains, there are fears that the planned next-gen launches for 2020 will be pushed back. So far, Sony and Microsoft say they are sticking to their guns and won’t be changing their plans. The comments were revealed in a post by LetsGoDigital via a PR agency in the Netherlands that represents SIE Benelux.

In a report online LetsGoDigital said: “BAAS, the Amsterdam PR agency for Sony Interactive Entertainment Benelux, has informed LetsGoDigital that the coronavirus has not yet delayed the launch of the PlayStation 5 for the time being.”

The caveat to all of this is that the coronavirus is an ongoing and ever-changing situation, and the coronavirus could still yet cause issues that lead to the PS5 release date being delayed.

For now, the PS5 release date is set for 2020 and that’s good news for gamers wanting to upgrade from the PS4.

But the chances that a PS5 Pro will arrive alongside the base PlayStation 5 console now seems less likely.

Recent reports indicated that Sony was exploring the option of launching two versions of the PS5.

The PS5 Pro would be more powerful and more expensive, while the base PS5 would offer the specs we just found out about.

The normal PS5 price would be seen as more affordable and would launch alongside the Pro version.

But even if Sony were exploring such an idea, it would make sense that they would now be focusing on the base PS5.

There will be plenty of effort going into sourcing parts but it seems more likely that Sony will face a harder battle to get everything they need.

It seems pretty likely that we will see a PS5 Pro console arrive in the coming years, unless the tech giant has a sudden change of heart.

There’s always the question of how big streaming will get and that means Sony having the option of expanding its PlayStation Now service.

But we would still bet that the popularity of the PS4 Pro has created plenty of incentive for the company to start planning for such a console.

This all remains a prediction for now and there is one factor that could still change everything in the coming months.

Sony has yet to reveal the price of the PS5 and that provides a window for such a thing as the PS5 Pro to be unveiled.

Until we know exactly how much the PlayStation 5 will cost, we can’t rule out a surprise reveal.

Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad commented last month on whether the coronavirus could delay the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Ahmad was responding to a follower on Twitter who asked whether there could be next-gen console delays.

The analyst said: “Not right now + too early to say for sure.

“If we’re at a point where production is not at full capacity by the end of Q2 then that will definitely be a reason for MS/Sony to reconsider holiday launches of next gen consoles.”

Ahmad also added: “With more people staying home + offline events cancelled + new game releases, we should see an increase in engagement and spend across video games as it becomes a key way for people to stay entertained at home.”

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Norris beats F1 YouTuber Tiametmarduk in Veloce’s Versus knockout

Formula 1 McLaren driver Lando Norris beat YouTuber Benjamin ‘Tiametmarduk’ Daly to win the latest round of Veloce Esports’s #NotTheGP series.

Veloce and Motorsport Games adopted an unorthodox 1v1 shootout knockout format for its third event, which began with 16 drivers and ended with Tiametmarduk facing off against Norris over three one-lap races at Spa.

The first race saw Tiametmarduk reach Turn 1 first, but he ran wide and allowed Norris into the lead. However, Daly was able to breeze past Norris on the run towards Les Combes and he held the lead while Norris spun out of Stavelot.

The duo collided at the final chicane in the second race as Norris was sent spinning. Tiametmarduk sportingly let Norris take the win to set up an all-or-nothing final race.

Norris took the lead of the final race into Turn 1 but was easily passed by Daly on the Kemmel Straight. Norris hit back in style with a stunning move around the outside of Daly at Blanchimont.  

In the semi-finals, 2020 Williams F1 driver Nicholas Latifi was beaten by Tiametmarduk at Suzuka. The duo collided in the first race at the opening turn, but Tiametmarduk scrambled back onto the track first to take the win.

In the second race, Tiametmarduk made a mistake at the final chicane and allowed Latifi to win the race and take it to a third-race decider.

In that final race, Latifi spun into the barriers on the exit of the corner before 130R ending his chances of making the final. Prior to that, racing driver and YouTuber Archie Hamilton was easily swept aside by Australian Tiametmarduk in the quarter-finals.

Tiametmarduk beat FIA Formula 3 driver David Schumacher, nephew of seven-time F1 champion Michael, in his last 16 one-race head-to-head, triumphing in a tight battle at Interlagos.

Norris beat ex-Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez in the semi-finals, which ended with a huge collision at the chicane which resulted in the disqualification of Gutierrez.

The 20-year-old British driver edged mainstream YouTuber Will ‘WillNE’ Lenney, who triumphed against W Series champion and Esports debutant Jamie Chadwick in his last 16 race, in the quarter-finals with a bold move at Ascari at Monza. Norris was almost eliminated in the first round until he forced his way past former flatmate, Super Formula driver Sacha Fenestraz in the final braking zone.

The most eventful quarter-final proved to be the final race between ex-F1 drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Gutierrez at Monza. Gutierrez, who eclipsed Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in his first race, was tipped into the gravel at the Parabolica after an aggressive move from Vandoorne.

Check out that video, below…

The stewards disqualified Vandoorne and allowed Gutierrez into the semi-finals, before his own disqualification in his race against Latifi.

Veloce’s #NotTheGP series will return in two weeks’ time, with the format and entry list to be confirmed soon.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Tarantula Farming Getting Harder Due to Arrival of New Bug

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks to the beginning of a new month — and the introduction of a new bug — tarantula farming is no longer as lucrative as it once was in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Although tarantulas are still as valuable as ever, it’s become more difficult to farm them when traveling to mystery islands.

Farming tarantulas is a pretty simple process — fly to a mystery island and pick every flower, chop every tree, and break every rock in sight. Once that’s done, take it all out of your inventory and place in on the beach. This creates an environment where other bugs wont’ spawn. Most butterflies, dragonflies, and beetles require the above objects as a requirement prior to spawning. Tarantulas, however, don’t require anything besides open space. This essentially turns the island into a massive tarantula wasteland.

Giant water bugs don’t fly away when you sprint by, meaning you’ll have to scoop them up with your net and release them in order to create room for a new bug. It’s still possible to farm tarantulas, but it’s no where near as lucrative as before. Your best bet is to get lucky and fly to a bamboo island with no rivers or ponds and try farming there. Still, bamboo islands are rare, so your options are bleak no matter how you cut it.

Tarantulas leave Northern Hemisphere islands at the end of April and won’t come back until November. Sadly, giant water bugs are sticking around until September, but at least they will be gone when tarantulas make their triumphant return. Until then, we’ll have to figure out another way to get rich quick — maybe we can all just hunt scorpions while we bide our time?

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Wii Sports Resale Prices Skyrocket Amid Self-Isolation Period

Gyms are closed near and far, leaving the world in a state of lethargic purgatory. Or rather, that would’ve been the case if it weren’t for the majesty that is Wii Sports. Droves of people are apparently finding their daily exercise in the classic Nintendo title, because its resale prices are skyrocketing.

The game released in 2006, so it only makes sense that its resale price was floating around the $10 range; Now, prices have jumped up towards the $30 mark, almost tripling in value thanks to the tyranny of COVID-19. Way to go, coronavirus.

Wii Sports is a bundle of simulations – the original containing just tennis, bowling, boxing, golf, and baseball. In a later sequel, Wii Sports Resort, even more mini-games were added. Despite the simplicity of the concept, the games turned out to be a huge hit with tens of millions of copies sold worldwide.

Using Wii-motes to perform less-than-graceful maneuvers is a pretty amusing way to burn some calories. Plus, pitting awkward Mii characters against each other in various sports is unfailingly entertaining to watch. Take the infamous “no u” Wii Tennis match, for example.

Sure, the stock market may be volatile right now, but Wii Sports prices are the true indicator of society’s current state. While some might argue that toilet paper is going to become the new currency, copies of Wii Sports is really where it’s at.

Sources: Nintendo Soup, YouTube

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Check Out These Adorable Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Plushies

Would you die for Tododile wearing a scarf around his neck? So would we, and thankfully, fans can now get their own plush copy of the Pokémon, as Pokémon Center Japan has revealed brand new plushies based on Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX, and they are absolutely adorable.

The Mystery Dungeon plushies are available for worldwide shipping through Amazon Japan, and you have your choice of each starter available in the game, along with Pelipper and both regular and purple Kecleon. They really covered all their bases with this one. While the Pelipper and the Kecleon brother plushies don’t wear scarves, we’re still glad to see them included.

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The stuffed Pokémon are stunningly crafted and keep the new art style found in Mystery Dungeon DX in mind. It’s great to see that every starter available in the game now has its plush form, as it gives fans access to plushies like Skitty.

A few of the more popular Pokémon — such as Psyduck, obviously — are already sold out on Amazon Japan. However, they are available at marked-up prices through other retailers, so if your favorite is still available, snatch it up while you still have a chance.

We could also possibly see an official release of these plushies outside of Japan, but due to the fact that the plushies originally released on March 6 and due to external issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like it won’t be happening anytime in the near future. The game is still selling well, so you shouldn’t give up all hope yet, but still, considering that they’re just over $12 on Amazon Japan, you’d be missing out if you didn’t grab one while you had the chance.

The Pokémon Center has been on a roll lately with its merchandise, and this is easily one of the cutest lines we’ve seen in a while.

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