Thursday Update:Nintendo Looking For Mario Kart Tour Beta Testers, Plus More News!

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● Preorders are now open for the physical release of Panty Party. Preorder the standard edition for $29.99 here and the limited edition for $49.99 here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

● Nippon Ichi Software have opened up the Shin Hayarigami 1・2 Pack website with screenshots and artwork.

● A short character profile for Dimitri in Fire Emblem: Three Houses here.

● G-mode updated the BurgerTime Party website with artwork for the enemy characters.

Teyon Japan have two titles recently tested with Unreal Engine 4 and plan to release three titles this month including an update.

Bring Them Home is currently on sale until 29 May, reduced from ¥1,900 to ¥640. Check out the full list of games on sale here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw a Summoning Focus: Heroes with Wrath featuring Nephenee: Fierce Halberdier, Owain: Chosen One, and Karla: Sword Vassal,

● Nintendo are still looking for closed beta testers for Mario Kart Tour (pictured) for Android devices in the United States and Japan, with testing between 22 May – 04 June. Apply here in the US or here in Japan.

Mighty Switch Force! Collection has got a PEGI rating for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One in Europe.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases for Nintendo Switch on 25 June (other systems on the 18th). Check out the release date announcement trailer here.

● Sega Games announced that Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 14 May priced at $14.99.

Psyonix have been acquired by Epic Games. More information here.

VGC spoke with Platinum Games’s Atsushi Inaba where Bayonetta 3 will see a change in design process, and are also developing two unannounced games including on that “has never been done before”.

Goichi Suda will apparently make an announcement at MomoCon 2019 on 25-26 May.

● Square-Enix will be releasing four Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Plushies on 31 July. Check out the images here and preorder here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off.

● The opening movie for Jinrui no Minasama he (To All Humanity) here.

● Japanese and English launch trailers for Wonder Boy Returns Remix here.

● Japanese launch trailer for X-Morph:Defense here.

● And some gameplay footage of Hopping Girl Kohane: Jumping Kingdom Kuro Usagi no Hime here.

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