Friday Update:Nintendo Switch Lite And Link’s Awakening Launch, This Weekend’s Events, Plus More News!

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● Apologies for the late update but I finally caught up with some sleep! A he day for Nintendo as Nintendo Switch Lite is now available worldwide along with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. This has led to Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock closing the week up a further +370 (0.87%) at 42,830.00 JPY – their new highest level for almost 16 months, since just before E3 2018.

● The Next Big Superstar Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Mario themed tournament is now live. Check out the full post of rules, available fighters, and stages here.

● The TETRIS 99 tournament (Grand Prix, Maximus Cup, or Teto 1 Cup depending upon region) has now begun where you can unlock a Super Kirby Clash theme and 99 Gem Apples. Theme pictured here.

● The final major tournament this weekend (on Switch, see 3DS below for more!) is the Dark Nova Group Match in Pokkén Tournament where you can earn a Shadow Mewtwo special title reward.

● The Perfect Guide for Fire Emblem: Three Houses which is out now in Japan will add Jeritza and Anna in Wave 3 and Juris, Balthazar, Constanze, and Javi in Wave 4 (names are expected to be finalised upon official announcement).

● After the previous year’s version went awol, Ubisoft now say that will be releasing Just Dance 2020 in Japan, although no release date, and it looking unlikely to see any Japanese-specific content.

● The latest DLC for DAEMON X MACHINA was revealed with hairstyle now available and Arsenal make-up next week. Check out the full list with pictures and prices here.

● Nintendo celebrated Link’s Awakening Day with codes for eight The Legend of Zelda-themed courses in Super Mario Maker 2. Check them out at this post.

● Koei Tecmo Games and Gust announced a free update for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on 10 October adding a Photo Mode, Puni Breeding, and more. Introduction video posted here.

● SNK opened up the official website for the Switch version of SAMURAI SPIRITS including all the pre-order goods.

● And a ton of Super Kirby Clash tidbits with Nintendo updating the game to Version 1.1. which addressed several issues to improve gameplay, a Nintendo Switch News Channel story for Gem Aples, and the password キノピオくん (Kinopio-kun!) to receive even more!

● Microsoft Studios’ acclaimed Metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has a demo available on the Japanese Switch eShop (playable in English!) with the game also available to preload for ¥2,052.

● The Nintendo eShop will undergo maintenance on 24 September (23rd in the U.S.) and some Switch online maintenance after that. Check out the full details and times at this post.

DAEMON X MACHINA fought off competition from the sale games Human: Fall Flat and UNDERTALE along with preloads of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, the new release of Dragon Quest Monsters Terry’s Wonderland RETRO, and last week’s number one of FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered to become both the top-selling Nintendo Switch title on the eShop (as well as physically). View the full top 10 for both Switch and 3DS here.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf will see the final Bug Off tournament this weekend. Screenshot (and the full monthly schedule) posted here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Pop Quiz: Fetching Fall available at Happy Homeroom.

Dragalia Lost saw a temporary disabling of the High Zodiark’s Trial quest with it now back along with a gift of 1,200 wyrmite to all players for the inconvenience.

● The latest My Nintendo rewards in Japan saw some awesome The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening themed goods including Hyrule Shield Smartphone Ring, Magic Powder Drawstring Bag, Sticker Set, and Nintendo Switch Card Case. Check out images here and a full list of rewards here.

● Square Enix Asia announced a FINAL FANTASY VII and FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered Twin Pack for Nintendo Switch release for Asia in 2019. English language will be supported.

Nippon Ichi Software posted the third video on the a teaser website for the mystery new title.

● Watch the first CONTRA ROGUE CORPS MOTION COMIC video here.

● The English The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening overview trailer here.

● Aska Cambridge and Kaho Sakaguchi/Reika Murakami videos for Tokyo 2020 Olympics The Official Video Game here.

● Gameplay trailer for Mutant Year Zero:Road to Eden – Deluxe Edition here.

● ETRC additional content “Circuit-Indianapolis Motor Speedway” gameplay video for FIA European Truck Racing Championship here.

● The Dragon Quest Rivals Masters Cup tournament finals from Tokyo Game Show 2019 here.

● The Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition battle gameplay trailer here.

● The Untitled Goose Game launch trailer here.

● Part 1 introduction movie for the mid-Autumn update to Phantasy Star Online 2 here.

● An Arc System Works livestream featuring MISTOVER here.

● And the 24th episode of Dragalia Lost Radio Garden here.

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

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