Monday Update with Shovel Knight releases in Japan, Nintendo file trademarks, plus more news!
● Shovel Knight (Treasure Trove version) is finally available for Nintendo Switch in Japan priced at ¥2,160 (just under $20). Yacht Club told us “There’s no plan to release Specter Knight separately at this time.” Of-course, it’s included with the new Switch release.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for new trademarks in Japan for Ever Oasis, Hey! Pikmin and the two new Kirby eShop games. Nothing new however. Company shares rose again by another 1.31% and are now at 33,950 – their highest point since 2008!
● The Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. Special Pack sold out on the e-Capcom online store in around 100 minutes. A Limited Edition (without console but with game, bag, CD, book and mascot) was also announced along with an All In Box and a Pouch.
● Yoru no Nai Kuni 2: Shingetsu no Hanayome (Nights of Azure 2) will release on 31 August in Japan with regular, Special Collection Box and Premium Box editions.
● Tokyo RPG Factory who developed I Am Setsuna for Square Enix have updated their background image on their website inherently teasing a new game.
● Square Enix have four more Dragon Quest XI Countdown Carnival livestreams planned (10 June, 17 June, 7 July and 17 July) listed on their YouTube channel.
● McDonald’s Japan will see a set of eight Yokai Watch cards (for use with Yokai Watch: Tomodachi Ukiukipedia) inside Happy Set meals available from Friday.
● Aqua Style are working further on Fushigi no Gensokyo TOD -RELOADED– (Touhou Genso Wanderer) for Nintendo Switch. Still no official confirmation on a release however although it’s now all but inevitable.
● In COMG! pre-orders: Splatoon 2 is up to 496 pt, Dragon Quest XI is at 298 pt with ARMS just 27 pt. Ultra Street Fighter II opened with just 30 pt (the latest Dragon Ball Heroes is #1 with 40 pt).
● A number of new My Nintendo Rewards with software discounts for multiple 3DS and Wii U games including Momotaro Dentetsu 2017, Tank Troopers, Picross 3D-2 and a number of Fire Emblem and The Legend of Zelda Virtual Console games. Go here for the full list!
● And finally, I’ve added a Wii U page with every game released in Japan plus publisher, price, size and whether there is Off-TV Play support. I’ll be working on both a Nintendo 3DS page and a Virtual Console page soon (the latter covering 3DS, Wii U, Wii and hopefully Switch!).
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