Thursday News Update with all the non-Nintendo Direct mini news including Snack World on Switch, Rover’s Garden Safari, and more! 

● Please note all the news from today’s Nintendo Direct mini including the The World Ends With You -Final Remix-, Zelda Musou Hyrule Allstars DX, Mario Tennis Ace, Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of DANA-, SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Dark Souls Remastered are at this post.

● The next issue of CoroCoro confirms that Level-5’s 3DS RPG The Snack World: Trejarers will also be coming to Switch.

● Hamster announced three more Irem Arcade Archives series titles for Switch with Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (Kid Niki: Radical Ninja), Youjuu-den and Moon Patrol.

● Chucklefish published their acclaimed country-life RPG Stardew Valley on the Japanese eShop priced at ¥1,480. Japanese version trailer added here.

● Electronic Arts will publish Zoink Games’ awesome looking platformer Fe in Japan also on 16 February.

Splatoon 2 has sold over two million copies in Japan alone and was the best selling game in Japan last week selling a further 130,901. Full charts for the week posted here. The new multiplayer stage Shellendorf Institute will also be added to Splatoon 2 in a few hours.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that Dragonball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch has sold 500,000 copies worldwide including eShop numbers.

● Nippon Columbia announced Wan Nyan Dobutsu Byouin: Pet no Oishasan ni Narou! for 3DS releasing on 15 March 2018 priced at ¥5,184. Box art and screenshot added here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp added the pictured Rover’s Garden Safari event which runs until 22 January. Full details in the post here.

Fire Emblem Heroes will add New Heroes (World of Dawn) tomorrow with Micalah, So the and Zelgius from the Wii game Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Trailer added here. The game also updated to Version 2.1.0 with the limit on Hero Merit being increased to 4,000.

Super Mario Run was updated to Version 3.0.7 fixing an issue where data sometimes had to be downloaded when loading the app and an issue where some players could not receive a Perfect result on some Remix 10 courses.

Kirby Star Allies is now available to pre-load in at least Europe and is 2.8GB.

● A Dragon Quest Builders demo is now available on Switch. Watch the first 40 minutes here.Thanks to Contra Network.

Eiji Maeda Senior Analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. thinks we will get Pokémon, Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. announcements for Switch by around March.

● And pre-order the re-run of the DX Edition Link figma from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds here. And remember to add JPNINTENDO at checkout for $3 USD off!

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