Weekly Update:AlphaDream, Brain Training, Yo-kai Watch 4++, Metal Max Xeno, And More News!

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● The lead story this week is the news that Mario & Luigi developers AlphaDream Corporation, Ltd. filed for bankruptcy. The company’s last Nintendo release was Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey for 3DS, although they were recruiting for a Switch game in July 2018.

● From Monday’s update: Nintendo announced a new Brain Training game (Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no Nintendo Switch Training ) for 27 December release on Nintendo Switch alongside a Nintendo Switch Touch Pen. Dragonest announced Auto Chess: Origin for 2020 release.

● From Tuesday’s update: Level-5 announced Yo-kai Watch 4++ for both Switch and PS4 release on 05 December. Yo-kai Watch 4 owners can upgrade as paid DLC. Kadokawa Games announced METAL MAX Xeno Reborn for Winter release and METAL MAX Xeno 2 for 2020 release.

● From Wednesday’s update: Super Mario Maker 2 updated to Version 1.1.0 adding online co-o and versus multiplayer. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition sold 303,204 physical copies in its first week. Nintendo Switch sold 196,489 systems.

● From Thursday’s update: Mario Kart Tour proved to be Nintendo’s fastest-ever mobile game launch with 90 million downloads in its first week. Spending wasn’t quite impressive, although it still made $12.7 million. Entergram announced IxSHETell for digital only on 30 January.

● From Friday’s update: Dr. Mario World added the new Doctors Rosalina and Luma. Nintendo are recruiting in Japan for a new 2D action game and a new 3D action game. The company also applied for ネギガナイト (Sirfetch’d) and カモネギ (Farfetch’d) trademarks in Japan.

● From the weekend update: an underwhelming Pokémon Sword / Shield 24 hour livestream revealed Galarian Ponyta and possibly Galarian Rapidash (the latter was only via sound). Mediascape will publish Touhou Sky Arena -Matsuri- Climax at retail in Japan on 27 February.

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