Monday News Update with Pocket Camp update, 3 new JP Switch games, 3DS fishing accessory, plus loads more news! 

● CyberStep announced three Nintendo Switch titles with the MMORPG Onigiri, the 3D battle action game GetAmped Mobile and a completely new action game Akatsuki no Eiyuu Breakers (Akatsuki’s Heroes Breakers) with all games scheduled for 2018 release.

● The results of the latest Splatfest saw Team Comedy beat Team Action 2-1 but losing the vote 57.82%-42.18% but winning solo matches 51.33%-48.67% and team battles 51.34% -48.66%. Results announcement video added here.

● Arc System Works announced that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will release on 31 May 2018 in Japan and 05 June in North America with 20 playable characters included plus a further 20 as paid DLC.

● Spike Chunsoft will publish the roguelike rhythm action game Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition on 1 February 2018 priced at ¥2,160. Trailer added here.

● Flyhigh Works will deliver a free Ver.1.2.0 update patch to Cat Quest on 18 January adding an additional quest called Cat Mass and after completing the game, the Meow Game.

● Marvelous will add the character Murasaki to Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura- also on 18 January where she is expected to cost a further ¥1,000.

● Watch the TV commercial for Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch!! here.

● Nintendo announced that Hoshi no Kirby Star Allies will be playable at World Hobby Fair Winter ’18. There will also be a Splatoon 2 elementary school tournament sponsored by CoroCoro with the game playable to all (students) after. See all the prizes etc linked at this post.

● The Switch version of The Snack World: Trejarers will also be playable at the World Hobby Fair. Check out the awesome reversible sun visor for attendees here.

● And check out my review for the awful Kaiji ~Zetsubou no Tekkotsu Watari~ for Nintendo Switch here.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the fishing game Bakuchou Bar Hunter will be available as a free code inside the Bakuchou Bar Rod accessory for with 3DS, 3DS LL, New 3DS or New 3DS LL which will be available from 17 March 2018 priced at ¥5,184. more media is expected to make use of the accessory and Bar Hunter will receive a manga serialisation in the March issue of CoroCoro Comic. View the promo video for both game and accessory here.

● The February 2018 issue of CoroCoro (out today!) includes a code to obtain the mythical Pocket Monster Arceus for Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon. Official artwork added here.

Persona Q2 was again the most wanted game on a Nintendo platform (voting pre-Nintendo Direct mini) in the latest Famitsu Most Wanted. View all the Nintendo entries here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will receive a huge update shortly allowing players to dress up your animal friends, customise campsite terrain, add a second rug, make it easier to ask for help in Shovelstrike Quarry and to use Market Box, plus change the gardening feature and add new fish and bugs!

● The Water-type Legendary Pokémon Kyogre is now appearing in Pokémon GO Raid Battles around the world until 14 February 2018.

Fire Emblem Heroes added a summoning focus event featuring Sakura, Ryoma and Hinoka, plus a new Grand Hero Battle with Oliver: Admirer of Beauty. Artwork for Oliver added here.

Miitomo saw new Miitomo Shop items added including Helmet & Goggles, Parka with Faux Fur-Trimmed Hood and Faux Fur-Trimmed Boots all pictured here, the return of the “Snowy superstar! Winter Sports” Miitomo Drop stages with a number of Winter sports outfits including Snowboarding, Ice Skater, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey and more all pictured here and more new Miitomo Shop items including Sheep Horns,  Clown Mask and Mod Coat & Layered Jersey Knit all pictured here.

● BlitWorks announced that first day sales for Super Meat Boy on Switch came “shockingly close to it’s debut on Xbox 360 back in 2010.”

● Developer Galaxy Trail teased on Facebook that the 2D Sonic-esque platformer Freedom Planet is coming to Switch.

● Microids announced the 2D platformer Super Chariot will be coming to Switch laters this year and will include the DLC “Royal Gadget Pack”.

● 10tons announced the sports puzzler Baseball Riot will be coming to Switch on 19 January. Check out the first look here.

● Ratalaika Games announced the tower defence game Spacejacked is coming to Switch. Check out the launch trailer here.

● Ukuza Games announced the quirky physics platformer Epic Loon for Switch in Q2 2018. Check out a gameplay trailer here.

● Fat Dog Games will bring the horror platformer Dream Alone to Switch although no release date as of yet. Announcement trailer here.

● High Horse Games are bringing the sports action game Disc Jam to Switch 8 February.

● Watch the first 30 minutes of Nightmare Boy here.

● Watch the first 20 minutes of Ambition of the Slimes here.

● The first 30 minutes for Rally Racers here.

● And the first 20 minutes gameplay for Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates on 3DS here.

Many thanks to Contra Network as always for most of the worldwide news and videos. Please support him! Thanks also to SwitchScore.

● Junichi Masuda says that in the future, Game Freak will look at how they can combine the real world with the virtual world, and pay attention to the direction advanced technology such as AR, AI, voice recognition etc is heading!

● An unbelievable three minute video of F-Zero X Mute City running on Unreal Engine 4 from CryZENx here.

COMG! rankings for the week indicate a sharp drop in Nintendo Switch title sales, partly due to being the second week of January and partly due to software shortages. Splatoon 2 is at 57 pts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at 47, Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon is at 38, Super Mario Odyssey is at 36 and Yokai Watch Busters 2 is at 31.

● The March 2018 issue of CoroCoro Comic (out 15 February) includes a look at Kirby Star Allies including a comic, an Inazuma Eleven Ares poster and a Splatoon 2 gear book. Teaser images posted here.

● And a question on Twitter over the possibility of Netflix on Switch received “There are currently no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch. We appreciate your feedback on it!” in response.

● Finally, the best way of supporting my blog is by shopping at japanesenintendo.com/shop (and add the code JPNINTENDO at checkout for $3 USD off)!

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