Huge Tuesday Update:Breath of the Wild 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, No More Heroes 3, Plus Much More News!

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● An incredibly eventful Nintendo Direct E3 2019 added the Hero from the Dragon Quest series and Banjo & Kazooie to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the official unveiling of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and subsequent delay to 20 March 2020, and the closing teaser of a full sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

● This year’s E3’s Nintendo Direct has come to a close with perhaps the disappointment of Animal Crossing being delayed to next yearling offset by a short teaser for a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There’s no release date nor name for the game yet, but 2020 is looking like another excellent year for Nintendo Switch.

● The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons (“Atsumare Doubutsu no Mori” in Japan) game is set on a deserted island thanks to a Nook Inc. Getaway Package. The graphics are certainly a step above Pocket Camp and the gameplay looks as fun as ever from the Treehouse Live footage. The only downer was the delay to next year, but Animal Crossing fans are likely in for a treat. Check out the trailer, footage, and screenshots at this post.

● What is now one of Nintendo’s most important games of 2019 Luigi’s Mansion 3 didn’t get a final release date (other than “2019”) and kept its reveal name. The game is shaping up nicely and even adds a ScareScraper mode for up to eight players online or locally. Check out the E3 trailer and Treehouse Live gameplay footage here.

● Another game shaping up nicely is The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game which adds a new Link amiibo. The release date was leaked earlier in the day (20 September 2019) and check out both the E3 trailer and Treehouse Live gameplay footage at this post and the box art at this.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had a fair amount of time for the second consecutive E3 revealing the Hero from the Dragon Quest series (from games III, IV, VIII, and XI) as DLC this Summer, and later on a surprise second reveal, with Banjo & Kazooie, further highlighting Nintendo’s new friendship with Microsoft. Check out trailers for both character reveals here and here. New amiibo were also announced with Incineroar and Chrom arriving in November 2019, and Richter and Dark Samus arriving in 2020. Pictures for all four posted here.

● Square-Enix announced a remake of the classing Super Famicom JRPG Seiken Densetsu III for early 2020 release on Nintendo Switch. The newly named TRIALS of MANA will be fully 3D with HD visuals. Check out the E3 trailer.

● After all the teasing, Goichi Suda’s Grasshopper Manufacture finally revealed No More Heroes 3 and as a Switch exclusive. Suda is pushing harder than ever for Travis in Smash in recent interviews. Watch the first trailer for the game.

● Konami announced a brand new entry in the Contra series with CONTRA ROGUE CORPS due for release on 26 September with Japan getting a physical version. Check out the trailer and box art at this post. The Contra Anniversary Collection also launched on the eShop after the Direct presentation.

● Ubisoft announced the impressive looking Greek mythological based action adventure game Gods & Monsters for Nintendo Switch release on 25 February 2020 (27th in Japan). Announcement trailer and screenshots posted here.

● Bandai Namco US officially announced the JRPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for Nintendo Switch release on 20 September. Level-5 will publish the game on the same day in Japan as Ni no Kuni Shiroki Seihai no Joou for Nintendo Switch priced at ¥5,940. The Switch version runs at 720p/30fps. Check out the trailer and box art here.

● Taito announced Space Invaders Invincible Collection for Nintendo Switch release in 2020 with both standard and special editions releasing consisting of at least six titles including Space Cyclone from 1980, the first time on a home console..

● GungHo Online Entertainment are set to announce a Nintendo Switch version of the smash-hit Puzzle & Dragons game with Pazudora GOLD, although both release date and price are unknown at present.

● Square-Enix announced that DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition will launch for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 27 September with a limited “gorgeous” edition planned. Check out the E3 trailer and also pictures of the limited edition hardware model that will be priced at ¥43,157 here.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 adds Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing, and Sport Climbing to the list of sports and is scheduled to release in November this year. Check out the E3 trailer.

DAEMON X MACHINA received a 13 September release date. Hopefully that’s enough time to correct everything that didn’t work so well with the demo. Check out three new trailers and some new gameplay footage at this post.

● A paid Expansion Pass was announced for MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order adding in DLC content from the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Marvel Knights. Check out the E3 trailer and gameplay footage.

● CD PROJEKT RED announced the acclaimed open-world adventure game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch release this year. Check out the E3 trailer.

● Rumours of the Forever Entertainment developed Panzer Dragoon: Remake were indeed accurate with the game boasting improved graphics and controls, and is due to launch this Winter. Check out the E3 trailer.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment announced they will publish the sandbox RPG Ninja Box for Nintendo Switch in Japan on 26 September 2019 priced at ¥5,184.

● Takara Tomy Arts announced that the large Summer update for Zoids Wild: King of Blast will arrive next week (20 June), adding Grachiosaurus, Hunter Wolf, Dime Pulsar, Gilraptor Emperor, Kakusei Fangtiger, Gusok, new stages, new stories, and more. Check out the latest promo video.

● Nintendo has said that Super Mario Maker 2 will receive an update that will allow you to play online with your friends due to the backlash over last week’s news that it would not be possible.

● Granzella’s crowdfunding project of R-TYPE FINAL 2 finished with ¥98,863,825 (over $900K). Check out a trailer here. A physical and digital Switch release is expected by December 2020.

● Square-Enix announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and the newly announced smartphone version this Winter. Japanese trailer added here.

● Bandai will publish the Nintendo Switch version of the fishing game Bakutsuri Bar Hunter this Winter in Japan as Bakutsuri Hunter (it will be unable to scan barcodes). The Switch version will come with a Reel-type controller that fits in with Joy-Con R. Promo videos for the Nintendo 3DS original posted here.

● In somewhat disappointing news from Pokémon Sword/Shield: Pokémon HOME can only transfer Pokémon to to game(s) if they appear in the Galar Pokédex. Check out some gameplay footage from Nintendo Treehouse Live.

● The ASTRAL CHAIN website received a huge update with lots of small videos added. Check out the E3 trailer here and Treehouse Live gameplay footage here.

● Square-Enix announced that Version 4.5 of Dragon Quest X Online will launch for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game on 26 June, adding a “My Town” feature where you can build up to three houses, with new weapons, and much more.

● Check out the Japanese box art for DEAD OR SCHOOL (which releases 29 August) here and for Grisaia no Kajitsu Meikyuu Rakuen Full Package (which doesn’t have a release date) here.

● Ubisoft also announced a Trials Rising Season 2: Medieval Motor Mayhem with ranked multiplayer, new fun bike and track pack, new customisation items, and a new summer event. Launch trailer here.

Cadence of Hyrule:Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda is now available to preload on the Switch eShop priced at ¥2,980 ($24.99) with the full game launching on 13 June in the west and the 14th in Japan. Check out the E3 trailer.

● Square-Enix both announced -and released- the RPG THE LAST REMNANT Remastered on the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide, priced at ¥4,298. Trailers posted here.

● Square-Enix also announced that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop in 2019. Japanese trailer posted here.

● Capcom announced both Resident Evil 5 (biohazard 5) and Resident Evil 6 (biohazard 6) for Fall release as digital only titles. E3 trailer for both titles here.

● Hanaji Games announced the shoot ’em up games Dezatopia (trailer here) and Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo (trailer here) for release on the Switch eShop worldwide later this year. Hanaji Games also announced they are working on a port of STGBuilder for Nintendo Switch, which will allow users to make their own shoot ’em ups!

● Alfa System will celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of the shoot ’em up Sisters Royale: 5 Shimai ni Iyagarase o Ukete Komatteimasu with a sale (on 13 June) and an update coming later this Summer adding Practice Mode, Maniac ,ode, and Online Rankings.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw the beginning of the Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt: Bubble Bonanza plus a Gyroidite-Jammed Pack available for purchase. Check out all the Gyroidite rewards at this post.

Dragalia Lost will see Void Poseidon (pictured here) appear in Void Battles from tomorrow.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw New Heroes: From a Future Past featuring Yarne: Timid Taguel, Kjelle: Fair Fighter, Brady: Daunting Priest, and Nah: Little Miss (trailer and artwork here) and the new Forging Bonds: Spanning Time event. Grand Hero Battle – Cynthia: Hero Chaser begins on Thursday.

● Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for a trademark in Japan for the upcoming Pokémon Sleep app. Check out the actual application at this post.

Kirby Cafe Summer is open from today in Tokyo Solamachi, Japan. Check out the official website for more information, menu, and goods.

Pokémon Center Osaka DX will open in Osaka, Japan in September with Pokémon Café inside.

● After yesterday’s eight-month high, Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares dropped by -330 (0.83%) in Japan today to close trading for the day at 39,370.00 JPY.

● NIS America announced the JRPG Disgaea 4 Complete+ for Fall release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in the west (Japan yet to confirm). E3 Announcement Trailer added here.

● The recent trademark applications for Collection of Mana saw the previous Japanese-only Seiken Densetsu Collection launch on the western eShop featuring the three classic first games from the Mana series.

● Square-Enix announced the top-down racing game Circuit Superstars for 2020 release on Nintendo Switch. Announcement trailer posted here.

● Square-Enix announced western localisations of both Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS for Nintendo Switch with both titles “coming soon”. Check out the E3 trailer.

● Square-Enix also announced that ONINAKI will release in the west on 22 August (same date as Japan). Check out the E3 trailer.

● The final Square-Enix announcement not covered above is a demo for Dragon Quest Builders 2, launching on 27 June in the west.

Limited Run Games announced physical editions of Night in the Woods, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Transistor, Bad North, Rogue Legacy, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blaster Master Zero, Freedom Planet, Double Switch – 25th Anniversary Edition, and realMyst: Masterpiece Edition for Nintendo Switch, and Atooi Collection for Nintendo 3DS which includes Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Bomb Monkey, Xeodrifter, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and Chicken Wiggle. Trailer of the latter here.

● Ubisoft announced that the Adventure Time cast (Jake the Dog, Finn the Human, and Princess Bubblegum) is coming to Brawlhalla today for free! The event ends on 25 June and includes a new mode, map, and themed KO effects that will stay after the event ends. Trailer available here.

● Ubisoft also announced Just Dance 2020 for Nintendo Switch and Wii (not a typo!) this November, with the game launching with 40 new songs. Trailer here and song list here.

● Activision Publishing finally confirmed the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch (on 03 September). Trailer here.

● Netflix and EnMasse announced the tactical strategy game The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance based on the Netflix series of the same name for 2019 release. Trailer here.

● Paradox and Romero Games announced noir-inspired Empire of Sin for Spring 2020 release on Switch. Trailer here.

● Funcom announced the “cute little roguelike” Conan Chop Chop will also be coming to Nintendo Switch on 03 September 2019. Check out the trailer.

● Modus Games announced the JRPG Cris Tales for Nintendo Switch release in 2020. Announcement trailer here.

● My Arcade announced three new products with the Retro Champ portable console which plays NES and Famicom cartridges and also supports HDMI output ($79.99), a SPACE INVADERS Micro Player miniature arcade cabinet at 6.75″ and a 2.75″ screen ($39.99), and the Jaleco Pocket Player collaboration with City Connection International in either “Goal!” or “Bases Loaded” editions ($34.99). More details here.

● Another new TV commercial for Yokai Watch 4 Bokura wa Onajikara o Miage Tale.

● The Japanese E3 trailer for Oni no Naku Kuni (Oninaki).

● The Japanese E3 trailer for Fire Emblem Fuuka Setsugetsu (Fire Emblem: Three Houses).

● Six gameplay videos for Tlicolity Eyes -Twinkle Snowtime- and three opening movies for Jakou no Lyla ~Trap of MUSK~ have been added to this post.

● A Kazumi Komatsu character trailer for Jinrui no Minasama he.

● A “Shelly costume change” video for DESTINY CONNECT.

● The KFG Showcase Trailer for Renaine

● A three days before release countdown trailer for Yumeutsutsu Re:Master.

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