Sunday Update:Mega Man, Castlevania, Deathsmiles, UNDERTALE, Obakeidoro, Hideki Kamiya, Eevee, And More News!

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● Capcom said that a new Rockman (Mega Man) game has already been decided on although didn’t reveal series nor platform. Capcom also have plans for the brand for the next 10 or 20 more years, and all of the spin-off series could potentially receive new entries.

● Freestyle Games announced a physical release of the popular Obakeidoro!game is planned, although we haven’t got a release date yet.

● Koei Tecmo Games announced that Musou OROCHI 3 Ultimate will release in Japan on 19 December. The western release (as Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate) is scheduled for February. New fighters detailed and a new promo video at this post.

● After a Sans Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and DLC announced for Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!!; Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! will receive an UNDERTALE DLC pack on 10 October adding the songs MEGALOVANIA, Heartache, and Hopes and Dreams.

● Hamster revealed their plans for the Arcade Archive series including several games from Konami including VS. Castlevania (which is a harder arcade port of the NES game and not two-player like the name suggests) and the shoot ’em ups Scramble and Detana!! TwinBee. (VS.) Balloon Fight which was revealed in an issue of Weekly Famitsu a couple of years ago was also officially announced along with the (VS.) Golf game. The other three titles were Time Tunnel from Taito (which was also leaked in a Famitsu issue), Irem’s Kaitei Daisensou (In the Hunt), and SNK’s T.A.N.K (TNK III).

● The SEGA AGES stage at the Tokyo Game Show saw no new games announced leading many to reach the conclusion that the series could be nearing its end. Of the eight announced titles that have yet to release: Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R will be available on the Japanese Switch eShop on 26 September priced at ¥999. The other scheduled games are Fantasy Zone, G-LOC AIR BATTLE, Herzog Zwei, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Shinobi, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Thunder Force AC.

● Beyond Fun Studio announced the 3D party action game Aeolis Tournament for Steam release in February and Switch in April. Pre-alpha trailer posted here.

● Gameloft finally gave a release date for the racer Asphalt 9:Legends slightly after the Summer window with it available on 09 October. A worldwide launch isn’t confirmed but is what we’re expecting. The game will be free-to-play although a couple of ¥2,400 bundles will also be available adding 200,000 credits, 300 tokens, and five cars.

● And this week’s Nintendo eShop sales added 120 new games (totalling 180). Check out the full list at this page including top titles from Capcom, Sega, and Square-Enix. This week’s release schedule has also been posted (here) with one of the biggest weeks of the year.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will see Maple’s Autumn Cookie arrive in a few hours time. Check out the full list of items and the introduction video at this post (with pictures to come!).

Dragalia Lost saw following quests added to The Mercurial Gauntlet: The Mercurial Gauntlet (Light) Lv. 21 – The Mercurial Gauntlet (Light) Lv. 50.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Bound Hero Battle: Tibarn & Caineghis, Summoning Focus: Bound Hero Battle featuring Tibarn: Lord of the Air, Caineghis: Gallia’s Lion King, and Reyson: White Prince, and Summoning Focus: Weekly Revival 15 featuring Deirdre: Lady of the Forest, Eldigan: Lionheart, and Azura: Lady of the Lake.

Tokyo Game Show 2019 saw 260,276 total visitors (which was down 36,614 from 2018), with next year’s show to be held at Makuhari Messe from 24-27 September.

● City Connection announced they will be porting both Deathsmiles and Deathsmiles II X to multiple platforms. We’re expecting Switch but added it to the Miscellaneous section for now!

● Two Guinness World Records were broken at the Tokyo Game Show with PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya achieving the highest-score in Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid‘s Caravan mode (158,680) and Hamster Corporation achieving the the most consecutive weeks to release a videogame on the Nintendo eShop (131).

Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for a new EEVEE video game trademark (actual applications and details posted here) and for a Semiconductor Power Device patent (images used and details posted here).

● Toby Fox posted some songs from DELTARUNE with Welcome to the CITY here, Lost Girl (Noelle) here, and an alternate version here. Toby also says that the design of the game is going well but there’s no release window for the final project.

● Watch a 2 1/2 minute Japanese TV commercial for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition here.

● The Tokyo Game Show story trailer and the third gameplay trailer for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout here.

● The first promo video for Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 here.

● A promo video for Dragon Quest X Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online here.

● The Switch version trailer for SeaBed here.

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

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