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● Square-Enix announced that worldwide shipments for Dragon Quest Builders 2 are now at 1.1 million on both Switch and PS4. The final free update launches in Japan on 20 August giving the game three save slots, adding an epilogue, new hairstyles, changeable weather, and more. Check out the full livestream recording here.

● Entergram repackaged the visual novel Sangeki Sandbox as Gensou Rougoku no Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope of Phantasm Prison) and revealed it will be coming to Nintendo Switch this winter. More information is expected on 16 August. Check out the opening movie here.

● Koei Tecmo Games announced the otome adventure game Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 for Spring 2020 release on Nintendo Switch. The teaser trailer (here) revealed little, but more information will be in the October issue of B’s-LOG magazine (out 20 August).

● M2 announced that the bullet hell shoot ’em up ESP Ra.De. will release for Nintendo Switch on 19 December with a physical version including limited edition confirmed. Check out hthe debut trailer and limited edition contents here.

● The Janemba DLC is now available in Dragon Ball FighterZPriced at ¥540. The announcement trailer (from last week) is posted here.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment have also updated Billion Road to Version 1.1.1 with bug fixes and balance adjustments.

● Mediascape announced that the 2D action game Super Zangyura (known as ‘Maid-san wo Migi ni☆’ in Japan) will now be releasing in 2020.

● Sirlin Games will also publish the 2D fighting game Fantasy Strike in Japan, although no release date at present. Gameplay trailer posted here.

● Arc System Works announced that the turn-based RPG Mistover will be releasing on the Japanese Switch eShop on 10 October. As always, check out the updated Schedule.

● Team17 have published The Escapists 2 – Game of the Year Edition on the Japanese Switch eShop as The Escapists 2 Complete Edition and priced at ¥2,850. Check out the bundle content and Japanese trailer here.

BQM – BlockQuest Maker saw its first paid DLC with SAMURAI ERA priced at ¥500 and features new gimmicks. DLC trailer posted here.

Touhou Project『Touhou Koubutou V』 saw a “Youmu Konpaku Additional Characters & Stories & BGM” pack priced at ¥324/ Check out the trailer here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw new normal classes available at Happy Homeroom right through to 12-8.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Grand Hero Battle Revival – Saias: Bishop of Flame, Daily Summoning Event: Heroes with Stance Skills (featuring Zelgius: Jet-Black General, Morgan: Lass from Afar, and Shiro: Raw Talent), and a new map, Power in Proximity, available in Tactics Drills: Skill Studies.

● This week’s full Nintendo-only Japanese software and hardware charts are posted here and see Super Mario Maker 2 back on top with 36,486 units sold. The only new entries on Switch are Omega Labyrinth Life with 6,643 and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled with 3,180. Amazingly the Nintendo DS version of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride re-entered the charts with 1,905 units sold, largely due to the Dragon Quest Your Story movie.

● This week’s DENGEKI TOP50 has Fire Emblem: Three Houses on top with 37,844 units sold. Super Mario Maker 2 was second with 35,550. The other new entries for the week that didn’t chart on Famitsu: Air Conflicts Collection and Aragami: Shadow Edition also failed to chart here with less than 617 units sold.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares increased again today by +140 (0.36%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 39,320.00 JPY.

● Sega announced that both SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo and SEGA AGES Space Harrier will release for Nintendo Switch on 22 August 22.

● Capcom’s latest financials revealed that Monster Hunter XX (known as ‘Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate’ overseas) has sold 3.2 million units worldwide on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch as of 30 June 2019.

● Watch the first promo video for Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch here.

● The sixth and final Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition voice drama trailer here.

● The second trailer for Cardfight!! Vanguard EX with the boy band Argonavis here.

● Introduction video for SEGA AGES Columns II here.

● Japanese trailer for LEGO Jurassic World here.

● Launch trailer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood here.

● The first episode of the Ninja Box web anime here.

● The latest gameplay trailer for ONINAKI here.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition “World of Erdrea” trailer here.

Phantasy Star Online 2 summer update introduction movie part 1 here.

● A brief video of the new Fly High Café here.

● A Famitsu livestream for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled featuring Honoka Kuroki here.

● A promo video for Nanpure Relax 2 Summer Waves here.

● An English accolades trailer for Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer ft. The Legend of Zelda here.

● A gameplay trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD here.

● And the latest full episode of Denjin☆Getcha! featuring Omega Labyrinth Life, Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet COMPLETE EDITION, Wolfenstein: Young Blood, and more here.

● Thanks to Naruki for news tips, BlackKite for translations, Brion Furnell Creative for design, and to everybody for following.

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