Monday Update:Chrono Trigger Voted Best Game, Kirby Voted Best Character, Splatfest Results, & More!

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● In Splatfest results from Splatoon 2: Team Hare beat Team Tortoise 2-1 losing the Votes but winning both the Normal and Pro rules. Check out the percentages and results announcement video here.

Fire Emblem Fuuka Setsugetsu (Fire Emblem Three Houses) will be one of the feature games in Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1586 this week. Check out teaser scans here.

● Nintendo posted footage of Team-Kyo recreating Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Minecraft. Check out screenshots and the promo video here.

● Imagineer announced sales figures for Fit Boxing (Fitness Boxing) of 300,000 worldwide including retail shipments and digital sales.

● Nippon Ichi Software’s Jinrui no Minasama he (To All Humanity) will also be in this week’s Famitsu with the DLC character Shuka Suhaja (teaser scans here).

● Square-Enix’s Oni no Naku Kuni (Oninaki) will introduce the characters Kushi and Mayura in this week’s Famitsu (teaser scans here).

● Kazumasa Habu from Bandai Namco Entertainment tweeted that Digmon Survive news will arrive by early Summer.

Fortnite will see an Avengers collaboration on Thursday (teaser image here).

● Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Switch Golden Week Sale on the Japanese Switch eShop from 25 April to 08 May with savings on many top games including Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Mario Tennis Aces, OCTOPATH TRAVELER, and many more detailed at this post.

● Koch Media announced the Japanese localisation of Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package will release on the eShop on 09 May priced at ¥4,850 (the preload price is ¥4,365). There won’t be a physical release in the region.

● Tricore will be publishing the steam version of Yuoni:Zero (Yuoni:rises) on 30 April with the Nintendo Switch version scheduled to be released in the Summer. They are also considering VR compatibility for the Switch version.

● room6 tweeted on the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Game Boy yesterday, that the Game Boy-style ARTIFACT ADVENTURE Gaiden DX is in the final stages and details of its eShop release should come soon.

● Chorus Worldwide said that the Classic Mode of VASARA Collection (both games) is almost complete, again release details will be shared shortly.

● Double Drive said that new stages will be added to Zombies Mansion (Undead’s Building) in an upcoming update.

● And D3 Publisher have updated THE Card ~Poker, Texas Hold ‘em, Blackjack, Page One~ to Version 1.0.1 fixing bugs in the original release.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will see Free Cookies For Days log-in-bonuses from 26 April (check out the full list of cookies here). Fishing Tourney: Schoolroom also begins on 24 April with teaser image at the same post.

● The pictured Chrono Trigger was voted the best game of the Heisei era (08 January 1989 – 30 April 2019) by Weekly Famitsu 7,100 readers. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was voted second and NieR:Automata third. Check out this week’s cover here. A Chrono Trigger Original Soundtrack Revival Disc Blu-Ray will also be available from 10 July priced at ¥5,400 and includes game footage.

Kirby was once again voted the favourite character of the readers of Nintendo Dream magazine followed by Link and Mario. Check out the full top 20 here.

● Nintendo will be sponsoring both the “Selection Booth” and "SENSE OF WONDER NIGHT 2019″ indie game areas at Tokyo Game Show 2019 at Makuhari Messe from 12 – 15 September.

COMG! rankings intimated a very slow week with the PS4 games of Biohazard RE:2, EDF: Iron Rain, and Sekiro as the one, two, three. Langrisser I&II opened with just 16 pts on PS4 and at least 9 pts on Switch (the limited edition didn’t chart). TSUTAYA looks similarly slow with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the highest ranking Switch game (three) and Langrisser on Switch only at #20. GEO report that both Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission and FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster have retained good sales.

● Atlus’s Persona Super Live P-Sound Street 2019 will be at 25 April at 19:30 JST, 03:30 PT, 06:30 ET, 11:30 BST, and 12:30 CET on both niconico and Twitter (it starts ½ hour earlier for niconico Premium members). If Persona 5S is to come to Switch, then it is likely to be revealed at this date.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares dropped by -640 (1.63%) in Japan today to close trading for the day at 38,560 JPY.

● Promo video for the packaged version of Puyo Puyo eSports here.

● English overview trailer for BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! here.

● English launch trailer for SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech here.

● A Denjin☆Gacha! segment for Konami’s Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection here.

● A Sisilala TV segment for Cytus α here.

● Introduction to the additional Yuzu dungeon in Dragon Fang Z: Ryuusha Rose to Yadorigi no Meikyuu here.

● Thanks to Naruki for more news tips again today!

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