Monday Update with new Tamagotchi game coming to 3DS, corruption allegations over Switch lottery, plus more news!
● The sixth Tamagotchi Nintendo 3DS retail game was announced for 16 November and the first since 2014’s Guruguru Tamagotchi! with Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi ~Ninki no Omise Atsumemashita~ (please await official translation!) from Bandai Namco Entertainment.
● No official numbers from Nintendo regarding Splatoon 2 but COMG! sold 1,020 copies last week which is over double the opening of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Layton’s Mystery Journey selling 73. Pre-orders have Dragon Quest XI at 621.
● Japanese retailer Welte will import a Nintendo Switch console into Japan from North America or Europe for between ¥58,400 ($525) and ¥68,400 ($615) with the service estimated to take around two weeks.
● BIC Camera came under fire over their lottery system for Nintendo Switch sales from a 179 and 181 tickets issued to perspective buyers and a 180 winning. A J-CAST news report here. BIC Camera denied allegations of corruption and issued an apology here.
● Games Industry reported that around 100 DeNA staff are ‘directly participating’ in the Nintendo Alliance out of over 1,000 employees. Nintendo are seen as ‘high priority’ so this number could increase if necessary. Thanks to My Nintendo News.
● Fire Emblem Heroes today saw a Summoning Focus: Heroes with Quick Riposte featuring Klein, Leo and Subaki. The Grand Hero Battle with Lloyd returns tomorrow too.
● And an official Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Shin Akuma unlocking trailer here.
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