Tuesday Update：Detective Pikachu Recruitment, New Sega AAA Game, Cooking Mama: Cookstar, Plus More News！
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Creatures Inc. today posted job vacancies for numerous positions including game planners, programmers, and designers for the Detective Pikachu game for Nintendo Switch. Check out the full details at this post.
● There will be free play days for Karaoke JOYSOUND for Nintendo Switch on both 10 and 17 August from 10:00-19:59 JST with reduced ticket prices from 08-21 August.
● Nippon Ichi software also opened up the Japanese website for Disgaea 4 Return.
● Preloads will open for Majikken 64 (Super Cane Magic ZERO) on 08 August with the early purchase benefit being a Treasure Chest with in-game items and the Bouncy Bombers stage. The game will also be releasing at retail in Japan. Japanese gameplay trailer posted here.
● The Atelier Arland Trilogy DX is being restocked at various stores across Japan. GEO will be stocking limited editions of the individual titles.
● Bandai Namco Entertainment will be posting tips and secrets for Doraemon Story of Seasons on the game’s official website.
● Fortnite v10.00 patch notes include the Automatic Sniper Rifle, Tilted Town, and Arsenal LTD. Creative adds Sky Station Showdown LTM, Junkyard Juke LTM, and Viking Village Prefabs.
● Kakehashi Games confirmed that Cococucumber’s co-op dungeon crawler Riverbond will also release on the Japanese Switch eShop later on in 2019. Announcement trailer posted here.
● An interview with Dengeki revealed that Tokoyo no Tou (The Tower of Permanence) is currently between 85%-90% complete.
● Chorus Worldwide have almost finished the Japanese Switch version of VASARA Collection with details coming soon (it’s scheduled for 14 November release but will be digital only, the PS4 version will include a physical release).
● Freestyle Games will have the Version 1.0.2 update of Obakeidoro！ ready by 09 August with bug fixes.
● Dr. Mario World players received another 10 hearts today due to additional maintenance.
● Fire Emblem Heroes updated to Version 3.8.0 with updates to Aether Raids, Lost Lore events added, and new weapons to refine. Check out the patch notes here. Today added Grand Hero Battle Revival – Takumi: Empty Vessel, Dark Blessing Quests, and Daily Summoning Event: Heroes with Combat Boosts featuring Ayra: Astra’s Wielder, Sonya: Vengeful Mage, and Lyn: Brave Lady.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares dropped today by -390 (0.99%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 38,940.00 JPY.
● Sega Games will reveal an “all-new AAA game” at Gamescom is Cologne, Germany from 20-24 August.
● Gematsu report that Cooking Mama: Cookstar has been rated for Nintendo Switch in Germany.
● GungHo Online Entertainment will publish GRANDIA HD Collection on the Switch eShop on 16 August. It’s unlikely it’ll launch in Japan on that date.
● Uniqlo will be stocking a The Game Classic Pixels range including Pac-Man, Tetris, Contra, Rockman, Sonic, and Puyo Puyo from 23 September. Go here to view the full range and here for the promo video.
● “Tips & Tricks: Changing Winds” video for Fire Emblem Heroes here.
● Three gameplay videos for Jakou no Lyla ~Trap of MUSK~ here.
● Another gameplay video for ONINAKI here.
● Rui Hachimura commentary video for NBA 2K20 here.
● The English LEGO Jurassic World announcement trailer here.
● The English Hamsterdam launch trailer here.
● And a short video for the 3D crystal for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout here.