Wednesday Update：Mario Kart Tour Beta And Pokémon Rumble Rush Now Available On Android Devices, Plus Much More News！
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● The closed beta test for Mario Kart Tour is now live. I won’t be posting any spoilers here other than to say the game is in portrait mode, include at least 30 playable characters, and has a heavy gacha element.
● Pokémon Scramble SP (Pokémon Rumble Rush) is now available in most of the world on the Google Play Store with the App Store version to follow. Six new My Nintendo rewards are also now available and have been added to the REWARDS page.
● Square-Enix announced that Oni no Naku Kuni (Oninaki) will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 22 August priced at ¥6,264. Check out the introduction video, box art, and early purchase benefits. here.
● A new ‘Spirit Shield Slowdown’ spirit event was announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this Friday, and where defeated spirits’ shields will spin slower after Spirit Board battles, and you get triple the SP!
● The third free Labo VR mini-game Sushi Board is now available on the Nintendo Switch News Channel if you have the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit Toy-Con.
● Konami announced retailer specific amiibo cards in Japan for Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu.
● Oizumi Amuzio have updated Tennis World Tour, adding the Roland Garros Pack for ¥2,500 which includes the players Rafael Nadal and Kristina Mladenovic, along with four new stadiums. Check out the promo video here.
● Square-Enix will release the third DLC ‘Modernist Pack’ for Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaishin Shidoo to Karappo no Shima next week (30 May) priced at ¥1,296. The pack includes more than 70 different recipes for modern-looking structures, hairstyles and clothing. Today’s livestream posted here.
● Screenshots for Ribrianne in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch have been added to this post.
● JFi Games announced that JUSTDAN INTERNATIONAL will be publishing the action game Dusk Diver simultaneously world-wide this Fall with a PlayStation 4 version newly announced. Check out the PS4 announcement trailer and new screenshots at this post.
● Koei Tecmo Games have updated Atelier Lulua ~The Scion of Arland~ to Version 1.03 fixing bugs, and adding both Traditional and Simplified Chinese language support to the Switch version.
● Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will be added to the games able to be purchased with the Nintendo Catalog Ticket (Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers) and will otherwise cost ¥7,538 and will require 13.2 GB of disk space.
● Epic Games have updated Fortnite to v9.10 adding Hot Spots (Randomly selected locations on the map that have a high loot rate with an increase of Supply Drops) and Limited Time Mode rotation (Sniper Shootout Duos, Unvaulted Squads, and Close Encounters Squads) in Battle Royale mode, and Fortnite x Jordan Downtown Drop LTM and a Haunted Hills Theme in Creative.
● And while no official announcement has been made yet, expect a FIFA 20 reveal soon as Amazon currently have it listed for 28 September release.
● Sting announced the macho man training game Macho de Pon！ZZ for release on the Japanese switch eShop next week (30 May) priced at ¥888. Check out the Switch version trailer here.
● KEMCO announced the turn-based RPG Asdivine Dios for release on the Switch eShop after July with a world-wide launch expected. Check out the promo video here.
● TROOOZE’s mystery game teased a few days ago is the multiplayer third-person shooter Bullet Battle Evolution which is now available to preload for ¥1,800, and launches next week (30 May).
● Flyhigh Works announced their first Switch game for a few weeks with a localisation of the puzzle platformer Typoman as Wordman. The game releases next week (30 May) and is available to preload now for ¥1,080 (the regular price is ¥1,200). Japanese trailer posted here.
● Teyon Japan announced the survival RPG Smoke and Sacrifice will release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (30 May) with preloads now live priced at ¥2,000. Japanese trailer posted here.
● X.D. Network announced that the rhythm action game Muse Dash will release on the Switch eShop on 20 June priced at ¥3,240／$29.99. It’s not available to preload yet, but will launch with a 10% discount.
● Starsign’s latest localisation is for Dragon Pinball priced at just ¥300. Check out this week’s updated eShop line-up including artwork, prices, and descriptions at this post.
● Motion Twin released the “free” Dead Cells – Rise of the Giant DLC in Japan, although charged ¥100 for the privilege. Animated trailer posted here.
● Angry Mob Games also released a demo for the fighting game Brawlout on the Japanese Switch eShop just after posting yesterday’s update.
● Today’s demos also added Doraemon Nobita no Bokujou Monogatari (Doraemon Story of Seasons) from Bandai Namco Entertainment, Yumeutsutsu Re:Master from Kogado Studio, and Omori Gourmet Shokudo (Cafeteria Nipponica) from Kairosoft.
● This week’s Japanese Switch preloads have also been added to this post headlined by GOD EATER 3.
● Arc System Works announced they will be removing Citizens of Earth Tatakae！Fukudaitouryou to 40-nin no Shimintachi！ from the Japanese 3DS eShop next week (31 May), although no reason was given for the removal.
● Three new DECO*27 themes are now available on the Japanese 3DS Theme Shop featuring the tracks 「Nocturnal Kids」「Otome Dissection」and「Ai Kotoba Ⅲ」 and each priced at ¥200. Check out a screenshot for Ai Kotoba Ⅲ and all three trailers at this post”.
● Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw the return of Digby’s hammock special furniture item. Check out images for it here.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw Special Heroes Revival: Bridal Bloom featuring Ninian: Bright-Eyed Bride, Sanaki: Apostle in White, and Tharja: Obsessive Bride. Today also sees a Tempest Trials+ Log-In Bonus here.
● Ys Memories of Celceta：Kai was the best-selling game in Japan last week, opening with 13,895. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was number two with 8,507. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console, but dropped to 32,564. Check out the full top 10 at this post.
● The only review score in Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1590 is Venture Kid with 28/40. As always, check out our REVIEWS page for the full list of Famitsu scores for Switch games.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares increased by +300 (0.79%) in Japan today to close trading for the day at 38,280.00 JPY.
● Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game for April in the United States according to NPD data including for Switch. Switch was the best-selling console for April and year-to-date with both unit and dollar sales.
● Spike Chunsoft announced they’ll be releasing YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world on Switch, PS4, and Steam in the west on 01 October. Check out the trailer here.
● And PQube Games announced they’ll be publishing AeternoBlade II for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One this Fall. Check out the announcement trailer here.
● A live-action trailer for Team Sonic Racing here.
● A promo video for Psikyo Collection Volumes 1-3 here.
● A Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu promo video featuring the Yokohama DeNA team here.
● A third instructional video for Dragon’s Dogma：Dark Arisen here.
● A special feature video on Jinrui no Minasama he here.
● Vambrace: Cold Soul ‘Feature #2: Combat’ trailer here.
● And a Famitsu livestream for Arcade Archives IMAGE FIGHT here.
● Thanks to Naruki for more news tips again today!