Tuesday Update:40 Minute Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch Lite Browser, Dr. Baby Luigi, And More News!

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● Nintendo announced a 40 minute Nintendo Direct for 04 September at 15:00 PT (or 05 September at 07:00 JST) looking at Nintendo Switch games releasing in 2019 including Pokémon Sword/Shield and also Luigi’s Mansion 3. Global times and video at this post

● ACCESS announced that their NetFront Browser NX will be used in the Nintendo Switch Lite being the eight Nintendo system to utilise it. It will be used for Nintendo Account, eShop, and screenshot purposes, and not necessarily for a web browser.

● Prototype announced the visual novel game Zettai Kaikyu Gakuen will be coming to Nintendo Switch later in 2019 and will add new CG scenes. Check out the opening movie of the PlayStation 4 version here.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! will be updated to Version 1.0.3 on 18 September which is expected to add three retro stages to the game.

● After many delays, the Grand Prix is now available in the Japanese Switch version of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled from today .

GOD EATER 3 Version 2.00 will include a new episode called “Encounters with the Past”, new costumes, missions, and more. Version 2.10 was also announced with maximum level upped to 40, “A Challenge to Hound” special mission, lock-on camera, and redo character creation. Finally, Version 2.20 ups the maximum level to 45, adds the “New Game Plus” and a “Jukebox” feature. Promo video posted here.

● Ryu Hayabusa for Ninja Gaiden has been confirmed as one of the 170 playable characters in the upcoming Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Musou OROCHI 3 Ultimate) game in the reveal trailer here.

● Studio HG uploaded a second trailer for Metallic Child (here) to early 2020 from 15 October.

● The Kingdom Two Crowns: Challenge Islands DLC is also now available in Japan with Dire, Skull, and Plague Islands added for free.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Pop Quiz: Celestial City newly available in Happy Homeroom.

Dr. Mario World will add both Dr. Baby Mario and Dr. Baby Luigi on Thursday along with 20 new stages. No indication over whether we’ll see a third new doctor.

Fire Emblem Heroes will see new Special Heroes arrive on Friday for a new Summoning Event and Log-In Bonus. Teaser image posted here.

KEMCO‘s Tokyo Game Show line-up includes two new console RPGs. Unsure if this includes the previously announced Masou no Viator. Also announced is a new adventure game, new simulation RPG, and a new announcement from the novel adventure team.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock increased today by +150 (0.37%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 40,530.00 JPY.

● Hi-Bit Studios have confirmed that the 2D multi-genre game 198X will be coming to Nintendo Switch.

● SNK announced a NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro as the follow up to the NEOGEO Mini which is based off the NEOGEO CD controller. Check out the first image here. PS4 trailer here.

● Watch a Nintendo Switch My Way commercial for Luigi’s Mansion 3 here and for both Super Mario Party and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe here.

● Battle system gameplay trailer for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout here.

● Three character videos for Dokata, Okita, and Yamanami in Hakuoki Shinkai Tsukikage no Shou here.

● Two Japanese TV commercials for NBA 2K20 featuring Rui Hachimura here.

● A Famitsu preview video for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered here.

● The latest Sega Nama broadcast includes Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 here.

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