Weekly Update:Super Mario Maker 2 Launches, Yo-kai Watch 4 Sells 150k, QOL Lives, Junichi Masuda Statement, Plus More News!

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The biggest Nintendo Switch game for over half a year, Super Mario Maker 2 is now available. There’s no indication on early sales yet, but shipments are apparently big, and the game is leading the eShop charts. A promotion with ¥3,000 eShop credit is inside all console purchases is also now available for a limited time…

Yo-kai Watch 4 received an excellent review in Weekly Famitsu, scoring 37/40 (look out for a full translation soon), and opened at number one in the charts with 150,721 units sold.

● Nintendo surprisingly announced that their QOL (Quality of Life project is still in development, and that it is not related to Pokémon Sleep as suspected by some (me included!).

● Nintendo also acknowledged the Switch Mini rumours, and although non-committal on any announcement, did say they are always developing new hardware.

● When asked about Nintendo 64 or GameCube games, Nintendo were non-committal regarding future classic consoles, but are looking to extend the Nintendo Switch Online service [to other platforms].

● Junichi Masuda of Game Freak said “even if a specific Pokémon is not available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, that does not mean it will not appear in future games”.

● Weekly Famitsu magazine removed the Nintendo 3DS section from its release schedule in this week’s issue following the cancellation of Mobile Ball in the previous week.

● The Wii U received a rare system update, to Version 5.5.4 with “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”

● And Square-Enix’s Dragon Quest XI team are recruiting for a new Dragon Quest HD title, which we expect to be Dragon Quest XII. Read the full translation here.

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