Wednesday Update:Link’s Awakening Review, New Sumikko Gurashi, Fire Emblem Three Houses Update, Plus Much More!

Please support me by shopping here
(use JPNINTENDO for 5% off)!

● The first review for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening appeared in Weekly Famitsu magazine this week, with the game scoring an impressive 35/40. Check out our full translation here. Thanks to everyone for their donations for helping making these reviews possible.

● Nintendo updated Fire Emblem: Three Houses to Version 1.0.2 adding the new Maddening Mode along with the Expansion Pass Wave 2 DLC which adds new battles, music, items, attire, and glasses. Check out the full patch notes and several screenshots here.

● Nippon Colombia announced a fourth Sumikko Gurashi Nintendo Switch game on 07 November with Eiga Sumikko Gurashi Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai. Check out the box art here.

● City Connection’s next game is in conjunction with prominent RPG studio KEMCO with the strategy RPG Revenge of Justice scheduled for 2020 release. It’s unknown whether it will be a physical or digital only release.

● Level-5 will be releasing details of a major update to Yo-kai Watch 4 in early October, although it isn’t clear whether this is the same as the multiplayer DLC that was previously announced.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment delivered the third free major update to Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission adding 15 new cards, five extra missions, new accessories, and more. Promo video posted here.

● In some new information of the upcoming FAIRY TAIL RPG form CoroCoro Comic: the battles will be command based, you form a party from popular mages, and it will let players experience the story in the middle part of the work.

● And in some new Puzzle & Dragons GOLD information, again from CoroCoro: the game will feature realistic looking monists in battle with Taiga Akashi and Dragon as the protagonists, and the story will differ from both the anime and manga.

● From Weekly Famitsu: Momotaro Dentetsu ~Showa Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!~ is currently just 20% complete and Return of the Obra Dinn is 99% complete.

● The Fortnite v10.30 patch notes included the swampy new Moisty Palms Rift Zone and the return of the Greasy Grove Rift Zone. The knock Town Limited Time Mode is here. Creative adds four new Heroes and Villains-themed Prefabs, Vending Machine, Class Devices, and more.

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can download 100 Gem Apples for use in Super Kirby Clash for free.

● Fengyun announced the next adult title for Switch with the simulation game Summer Sweetheart releasing on the Japanese Switch eShop on 17 October priced at ¥2,480. It supports English, so a worldwide release is likely.

● Zodiac Interactive announced the visual novel game One-way Ticket for release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (19 September) priced at ¥750. Again, expect a worldwide release.

● G-mode announced they’ll be publishing the latest version of the arcade classic BurgerTime Party on the Japanese Switch eShop on 08 October. Preloads are now live priced at ¥1,782 with the regular price 10% more (¥1,980).

● Konami release a demo for the upcoming shooter CONTRA ROGUE CORPS on the Japanese Switch eShop today. Another new demo is for the RPG MISTOVER from Arc System Works.

● KEMCO announced a mystery adventure game Senri no Kifu ~Gendai Shogi Mystery~ for release on the Switch eShop in early 2020. The game will be physical on PS4.

● KEMCO also announced a fifth Asdivine series game for Switch with Asdivine Kamura scheduled to release next month. Promo video posted here.

● And in other KEMCO news: Masou no Viator will release on the Switch eShop in February next year.

● PLAYISM’s new titles that I posted about the other day include some games for Switch with the horror RPG OMORI (trailer here), the indie RPG Orangeblood (trailer here, and the cinematic platformer Ministry of Broadcast (trailer here).

● Shinyuden announced they will be localising Attack of the Toy Tanks! on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (19 Septmber) with preloads live at ¥450. The Japanese name will be Sore Yuka!Omocha Sensha. Check out the trailer here.

● TOYBOX have just released a patch to fix the sound errors for Deadly Premonition Origins.

● Cross-play has now come to the PlayStation 4 version of Paladins today with the Pirate’s Treasureu update, where players will be able to play Paladins and voice chat with their friends, regardless of platform. Trailer posted here.

● This week’s Japanese Switch preloads include Alliance Alive HD Remastered for ¥6,103, Arc of Alchemist for Nintendo Switch for ¥6,912, and Trine 4:The Nightmare Prince for ¥2,462. There’s a huge amount of sales, I’ll get around to updating these on Saturday.

● Kadokawa Games announced they’ll be removing the full game and demo for Derby Stallion GOLD from the Japanese 3DS eShop on 25 September. Check out a screenshot for my horse Astronana from Miiverse here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp updated to Version 2.6 with changed to Gulliver’s Ship, new Open-Ocean Goals, more Happy Homeroom classes, changes to the Market Box feature, adjustments to Crafting, and much more. New animals added were Agent S, Big Top, Rocket, Beardo, and Bea. Check out the full patch notes and official artwork for all the new animals here. The game also saw the Fishing Tourney: dance event begin. Check out the full list of prizes and fish at this post.

Dragalia Lost will the the next Summon Showcase, Knights of Glory begin in a few hours along with Chapter 10: Resurgent Despair added to the main campaign, plus a daily free summon event. Check out profiles for the featured adventurer Lea and featured dragon Apollo, plus the introduction video, here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Summoning Focus: New Power featuring Ike: Brave Mercenary, Lyn: Brave Lady, Roy: Brave Lion, and Lucina: Brave Princess and the new weapons to refine: Urvan, Mulagir, Blazing Durandal and Geirskögul. All players were also sent five Orbs due to an issue with Arena and Arena Assault.

Mario Kart Tour saw an awesome full-page advert in this week’s issue of Famitsu with Toad about to green shell Mario to victory! Check it out here.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the best-selling game in Japan this week with 250,316 units sold. Digital is expected to be higher. Super Mario Maker 2 is the best-selling Switch game with another 18,296 units sold. Switch hardware remained strong with 77,392. Check out the full top 10 software at this post.

● This week’s other Weekly Famitsu review scores included AI: The Somnium Files with 34/40, Jakou no Lyla ~Trap of MUSK~ with 31/40, Grand Brix Shooter with 30/40, Heave Ho with 30/40, Pawarumi with 30/40, RALLY ROCK ’N RACING with 26/40, and Tsukue de Rugby with 28/40. Check out the full list of reviews here.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock dropped today by -560 (1.34%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 41,100.00 JPY.

● Square-Enix announced that Romancing SaGa 3 will release digitally in the West on 11 November and SaGa: Scarlet Grace on 03 December.

● Masahiro Sakurai confirmed in his Famitsu column this week that he is not working on any other game but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but that he is enjoying it and wants to put all his efforts into it. Check out more details at this post or on PushDustIn’s Twitter.

● Pre-order the packaged version of Dragon Quest 1+2+3 Collection which includes English language support here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off!

● And check out a Content Creator Spotlight interview with me thanks to the team at Miketendo64 here.

● Watch NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time Episode #147 featuring Super Kirby Clash, Lethal League Blaze, and Forager here.

● The second promo video for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 here.

● A gameplay video for Gensou Kissa Enchanté here.

● The Japanese trailer for the Trials Rising demo and Expansion 2 – Crash & Sunburn here.

● And Dawn of the Breakers introduction videos for Miko and Subaru here and here.

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

● Please also check out my Toad fansite, follow me on Twitter @japaneseswitch, and please buy me a coffee!