Friday Update:Sonic Forces Budget Reissue, Astral Chain Review, Kazuya Niinou Leaves Square-Enix, Plus More!

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Sega announced a budget priced re-release of Sonic Forces for 21 November priced at just ¥3,289 (from ¥6,469). Check out the box art here.

● The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ‘Original Class of 64’ tournament has now begun. Check out the full list of rules, available fighters, items, and stages at this post.

● The TETRIS 99 Grand Prix/Maximus Cup/Teto 1 Cup has also begun. Take a look at the Fire Emblem: Three Houses theme here and a trailer here.

● Kemco announced they will be publishing Super Street: Racer at retail in Japan on 14 November priced at ¥4,298. Check out the box art here.

● There will be a livestream for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on 28 August at 21:00 JST (05:00 PT).

● The GOD EATER livestream on 02 September at 20:00 JST (04:00 PT) will include news about upcoming GOD EATER 3 free updates.

● Level-5 updated Yo-kai Watch 4 to Version 1.3.1 fixing an issue where the game could potentially freeze in Yougoku Sumo Hall. Players received a 1-Star Coin and a Crank-a-Kai.

● Check out our translated Weekly Famitsu reviews for ASTRAL CHAIN here and ONINAKI here.

● The budget priced Goonya Fighter (currently 96% off at just ¥100) was the game to knock Fire Emblem: Three Houses off the top spot in the Japanese Switch eShop charts with Obakeidoro! up to second place. Check out the full top 10 on Switch and on 3DS at this post.

Chikichiki Puroresu Dairantou!! (Chiki-Chiki Boxy Pro Wrestling) has a create-a-wrestler mode. Check out the new trailer here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Pop Quiz: Fresh Kitchen available until 06 September in Happy Homeroom.

Dragalia Lost players saw a gift of 100,000 mana to celebrate the Ardent Admirers summon showcase.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Røkkr Sieges begin. The changes to this event are detailed in full here.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock increased today by an impressive +800 (1.99%) in Japan to close trading for the week at 40,980.00 JPY.

● The Dragon Quest Builders series Director Kazuya Niinou has left Square Enix with immediate effect.

● Another soundtrack preview for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout here.

● A gameplay video for River City Girls featuring Minori Ozawa here and an Arc System Works livestream here.

● The 20th episode of Dragalia Lost Radio Garden here.

● A Famitsu gameplay video for Automachef featuring Shiina Natsukawa here.

● Part 2 (sorry, I don’t believe I ever linked to part 1!) introduction movie to the Phantasy Star Online 2 mid-summer update here.

● A promo video for Makai Senki Disgaea 4 Return here.

● And Denjin☆Getcha! segments for Rain City here and Arcade Love: Plus Pengo! here.

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

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