Thursday Update:Megaton Musashi, One Piece, Mega Man, Pokémon, Animal Crossing at Jump Festa, Plus More News!

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● The Jump Festa ’20 line-up on 21-22 December is beginning to take shape with unverified reports that Level-5’s ARPG Megaton-kyu Musashi to be playable at the event. Games confirmed to be playable include One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 and Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection with Pokémon Sword/Shield also at the event (presumably playable) and Nintendo promoting Animal Crossing: New Horizons via the characters Tom, Timmy, and Tommy Nook, Isabelle, and KK Slider.

● The Wild Area of Pokémon Sword / Shield is “Two regions from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild according to a company rep to the Metro (via GoNintendo).

● Nintendo updated the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE webpage which intimates that the Japanese release will be inline with the western Wii U version and thus censored.

● The Switch version of Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari ~Taishou Tsuya Koi Ibun~ will feature an additional event and other new elements.

● Android 21 will be coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch as playable DLC this Winter.

● And confirmed for My Hero: One’s Justice 2 are both Minato Shido and Minoru Mineta.

● FuRyu have updated Cardfight!! Vanguard EX to Version 1.0.2 fixes some bugs and made some improvements to make the game more enjoyable.

● Humble Bundle’s 3D platformer A Hat in Time released today priced at ¥2,980 with the Seal the Deal DLC also available priced at ¥2,980529. The Nyakuza Metro DLC is coming soon but won’t add online (thanks Flip’nFlop).

● illuCalab announced that the Switch version of the Touhou Project racing game Gensou SkyDrift has gone gold and should release soon where it will be published by UNTIES.

● Teyon Japan have updated Moonlighter to Version with a number of bug fixes.

● Teaser images for the new Inside System Nintendo Switch game here.

Dr. Mario World added stages 310 through 320, saw the return of the Collect Clear Stars event, and players were gifted 10 x Hearts.

Dragalia Lost will see the facility event revival, Trick or Treasure! begin tomorrow along with the next Summon Showcase, Halloween Fantasia 2 with featured adventurer Mym and dragon Maritimus. Dedicated posts coming then!

Fire Emblem Heroes saw a new map, Refined Above All, available in Tactics Drills: Skill Studies.

Mario Kart Tour updated to Version 1.1.0 adding a Badge List, Grand Stars list, and more.

● This week’s Famitsu software and hardware charts saw new entries for Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (with 30,350 units sold), Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch) (with 9,426), Alliance Alive HD Remastered (with 2,433), and Gensou Kissa Enchanté (with 1,921).

● The DENGEKI TOP50 also had Arc of Alchemist for Nintendo Switch selling just 753 with Trine 4:The Nightmare Prince not charting, and thus selling under 617 units.

● This week’s Famitsu Most Wanted saw Pokémon Sword/Shield again on top with new entries for both Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Super Robot Taisen X.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock dropped today by -1,100 (2.74%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 39,060.00 JPY.

● Aksys Games announced that Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] will release for Switch in North America on 20 February 2020.

● Watch the second Japanese TV commercial for Luigi’s Mansion 3 here.

● The first promo video for the Atelier Dusk Trilogy here.

● Japanese launch trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition here.

● Japanese launch trailer for Overwatch Legendary Edition here.

● Battle promo video for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory Complete Edition here.

● Commentary trailer for Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince here.

● An Onion Games livestream for moon here.

● And a Counter Stop TV episode featuring Haruna Iikubo playing Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition here.

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

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