Huge Wednesday Update：Terry Bogard Joins The Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Plus Much More News！
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● In the top story of the day; Terry Bogard was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate along with the Version 6.0 update. Check out the huge list of guests and the Terry Board trailer here, the Mii Fighter Costumes #4 here, the full Ver. 6.0 update patch notes here, and the “The Road to Becoming Fighting King” time-limited tournament here.
● The other top story is details of a “Galar Beginnings” online competition in Pokémon Sword / Shield taking place on 06 December and lasting for 72 hours, and allowing you to Dynamax or Gigantamax your Pokémon for three turns per battle. Check out the new “Items and Features” trailer here.
● Nintendo Switch Lite uses eSOL’s PrFILE2 exFAT file system which is responsible for saving data to microSD, microSDHC, and large-capacity microSDXC memory cards inserted into the system.
● Goichi Suda now says that No More Heroes 3 is currently 35%-40% complete. Previously he said it was 50%. Suda also says the game has a bigger open world than the first game and that motion controls can be used.
● Super Mario Maker 2 underwent maintenance today, although there was no new content update once the maintenance had finished.
● The latest free Nintendo Labo VR mini-game available via the Nintendo Switch News Channel is the Multitasking Game which literally sees you multitask by simultaneously controlling a human, car, and UFO!
● Prototype released a day one patch for The Fruit, Labyrinth, and Eden of Grisaia Full Package which improves spelling mistakes and overall stability.
● Hamster’s only game this week is the 1985 SNK top-down shooter Arcade Archives TNK III (T.A.N.K) priced at ¥838. Screenshots posted here. Hamster also updated Terry Bogard’s first game ACA NEOGEO Fatal Fury: King of Fighters adding button remapping. The final bit of Hamster news is a half-price sale for three Fatal Fury titles (1/Mark of the Wolves/Special) and 3 The King of Fighters titles (2000/’95/’97(.
● Two games shadow dropped on the Japanese Switch eShop today with Action Square’s hack-and-slash action RPG Blade 2 – The Return Of Evil priced at ¥2,500 and Viva Games’ 3D first person horror room escape game Your Toy priced at ¥2,299.
● G-mode announced the puzzle game Nanpure Relax 3 Autumn Leaves for release on the Japanese Switch eShop featuring 300 new puzzles. Introduction video posted here.
● Voltage’s next visual novel release Kissed by the Baddest Bidder (or “Suite Room de Itazurana Kiss” as it’s known in Japan) will release on the Switch eShop on 28 November priced at ¥2,480. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Storybird will be bringing the mech-shooter GIGANTIC ARMY to the Japanese Switch eShop next week 14 November where it is now available to preload priced at ¥810 (the regular price is ¥900). Japanese trailer posted here.
● Digital Bards are localising the physics-based puzzler When Ski Lifts Go Wrong as Kenchiku! Gondola ＆ Lift next week (14 November) with preloads now live priced at ¥1,500. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Another game coming to Japan next week is the futuristic racer RISE: Race The Future from VD-DEV which is now available to preload for ¥1,990.
● The final (for now!) new game revealed for next week is Rainy Frog’s localisation of the horror adventure game Dot Horror Story which is available to preload for ¥800. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Broccoli’s first Uta no Prince-sama game for Switch Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Repeat LOVE for Nintendo Switch is now on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at ¥6,380 and confirming a 19 December release, although it is not available for preload.
● Chorus Worldwide’s localisation of the hardcore platform game Never Give Up is currently 90% complete with it set for release on the Japanese Switch eShop early next year priced at ¥1,600. English launch trailer posted here.
● Other Tales Interactive announced that the co-op adventure game Tick Tock: A Tale for Two will release on the Switch eShop worldwide on 05 December and includes cross play with the home computer and smartphone versions. Release date trailer posted here.
● In some of the new DLC to arrive in Japan this week: the UNDERTALE Pack is now available for Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! priced at ¥1,650 and IGA’s Back Pack for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night priced at ¥1,408.
● The only demo that released on the Japanese Switch eShop today was for the latest Petit Computer release Puchikon 4 SmileBASIC with save data transferable over to the full game, which also updated to Version 4.2.0, improving Nintendo Switch Lite functionality and more.
● The biggest new game available to preload this week is Cultural Broadcasting Extend’s cinematic adventure game BUSTAFELLOWS priced at ¥6,930 and available at both retail and on the eShop on 19 December. Promo video and opening movie posted here.
● Other games newly available to preload this week are the top-down action-adventure game Sparklite from Merge Games priced at ¥800 and the classic puzzle game Boulder Dash – 30th Anniversary from Worker Bee priced at ¥1,980.
● Fire Emblem Heroes updated to Version 3.11.0 with changes to Aether Raids along with new weapon skills and weapons to refine being added. Check out the full patch notes at this post.
● Mario Kart Tour saw the Paris Tour begin with Peach (Vacation), Shy Guy (Pastry Chef, Toad (Pit Crew), Macharon kart, Strawberry Crépe glider, and the new Paris Promenade course. Paris Tour trailer posted here.
● Persona 5 The Royal was the best-selling game in Japan last week with 201,448. Luigi’s Mansion 3 took second place with 150,649. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 119,397. Check out the full top 10 here.
● Ring Fit Adventure was the best-selling game in Japan for October with 132,542 units sold. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console for the 20th consecutive month with 269,322. Check out more numbers here.
● Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1614 review scores included A Hat in Time with 33/40, My Time at Portia with 29/40, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with 34/40, Strange Telephone with 30/40, and Vasara Collection with 31/40. Death Stranding scored 40/40! Check out the full list of Famitsu review scores here. Next week’s issue will include a large Pokémon Sword / Shield feature including an interview with producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock dropped today by -520 (1.22%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 42,210.00 JPY.
● The Dark Samus and Richter Belmont amiibo will releaseworldwide on 17 January priced at ¥1,650 each. Check out images for both along with the package shots here.
● More Nintendo TOKYO merchandise includes the new Super Mario Power Up collection including an awesome set of plushies! Check out images at this post.
● Watch NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time Episode #151 featuring Pokémon Sword / Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 here.
● An English overview trailer for Pokémon Sword / Shield here.
● Japanese trailer for the Fortnite Darkfire Bundle here.
● Japanese trailer for Coffee Talk here.
● Japanese trailer for the WWE wrestlers The Undertaker, Roman Reigns, Asuka, and Macho Man Randy Savage who have recently been added to Brawhalla here.
● The second sound preview video for the Atelier Dusk Trilogy here.
● The opening movie for Zettai Kaikyu Gakuen: Eden with Roses and Phantasm here.
● Japanese trailer for Boulder Dash – 30th Anniversary here.
● Japanese trailer for Sparklite here.
● Another Famitsu livestream for Divinity：Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition here.
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