Thursday Update：Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s Fastest Mobile Game Launch, Plus Much More News！
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● SensorTower report that Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s fastest-ever mobile game launch with 90 million downloads in the first week. Customer spending is only third however (at $12.7 million), although Gold Pass revenue doesn’t go into effect until week three.
● Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! will see both UNDERTALE and Detective Conan DLC packs releasing next week (10 October), each consisting of three songs and each priced at ¥440.
● From this week’s issue of Famitsu with the moon cover: METAL MAX Xeno Reborn is currently 65% complete and Super Robot Taisen X is currently 90% complete.
● Arc System Works have posted a MISTOVER survival guide here.
● The Japanese box art for Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition here.
● Entergram announced they will also be releasing the romance visual novel IxSHETell for Switch on 30 January as a digital only release.
● Mutan revealed that the eShop fighting game Goonya Fighter has surpassed 65,000 sales on the Switch eShop.
● Cosen announced a free update to Panty Party for release this year which will add local multiplayer for up to 4 people including individual and ２VS２ battles, plus other new functions.
● Dr. Mario World will add at least Dr. Rosalina (pictured here) in a few hours time and new stages. The game also updated to Version 1.1.1 fixing a text bug.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw Bound Hero Battle Revival: Cherche & Virion and the One Face, Two Fates map added to Tactics Drills: Skill Studies.
● HAL Laboratory announced their second mobile game with Hosuu de Shoubu! ! Kame Sanpo (literally “Game with steps! Turtle walk”) with pre-registration now live in Japan. Check out the promo video (for a better idea of the game than what I can articulate in words) here.
● Mario Kart Tour updated to Version 1.0.2 which fixed several bugs in the game.
● CONTRA ROGUE CORPS has been both a commercial and critical failure selling just 1,687 physical copies on Nintendo Switch in its opening week and just 1,260 on PlayStation 4. Check out this week’s full Nintendo-only software and hardware charts with new entries for Dragon Quest XI S, Atelier Ryza, Dead by Daylight, FIFA 20, Ninja Box, Hakuoki, and Gunvolt Chronicles here.
● Japan will see the NPB eSports Series Splatoon 2 return in May 2020 featuring another 12 teams, represented by NPB teams, each consisting of four Splatoon 2 players, competing for the accolade of being Japan’s greatest team.
● Pokémon Sword／Shield returned to the top of the Nintendo-only Famitsu Most Wanted charts with Ushiro cemented on the Newcomers chart. Check out the full list here.
● Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will see some in-store trial events with Tsutaya Nagasaki on 05 October, LalaPort Expocity on 12-13 October, and Yodobashi Camera Osaka on 02-03 November.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock dropped today by -690 (1.68%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 40,490.00 JPY.
● Forever Entertainment announced they are remaking both The House of the Dead and The House of the Dead 2 for undisclosed platforms.
● XSEED Games announced that Corpse Party: Blood Drive cis coming to Switch and PC on 10 October.
● Nintendo Sales Co., Ltd. announced the second wave of Super Mario Home & Party Goods for release on 29 November including Yoshi Oven Mitts and Mario & Luigi Mug Covers. Check out the full list pictured here.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for four new Ring Fit Adventure trademarks in Japan with the game’s name in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and also for Ring-Con. Check out the actual applications here.
● Watch the second promo video and the early purchase benefit video for SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays here.
● The first promo video for void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium here.
● The first full promo video for My Hero: One’s Justice 2 here.
● The first promo video for Super Robot Taisen X here.
● The third, and all three, CONTRA ROGUE CORPS MOTION COMIC videos here.
● The fifth, and all five, team introduction videos for River City Melee Mach!!, this time introducing the World Soccer Team here.
● The story trailer for Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince here.