Thursday Update：Star Fox 2 Coming to Switch, Super Mario Maker 2 & Switch Both Updated, Plus Much More！
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● After three months of no games, the Nintendo Switch Online line-up will see four new games in Japan next week and six in the rest of the world. The only games coming to both regions are the pictured Star Fox 2 and Kirby Super Star (known as “Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe” in Japan). Check out the full list of games and trailers for both regions here.
● Super Mario Maker 2 had its large Version 2.0.0 update adding Links nd the Master Sword as well as Spike (look out for some Spire-related content from me in 2020), Pokey, and much more. Check out the full patch notes here with the screenshots and video here.
● Nintendo Switch updated to Version 9.1.0 which resolved the issue where the colour animation was not displaying correctly when attaching a Joy-Con controller.
● Koei Tecmo Games announced that Winning Post 9 2020 will release for Switch, PS4, and PC on 12 March priced at ¥8,580. The official website is also now open (here).
● DAEMON X MACHINA‘s third collaborative DLC set is for Gerald and Ciri appearance items from The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Check out artwork for both and DLC trailer here.
● Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a collaboration between Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version!, Ninja Box, Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version and the Ninja Box web anime with related content coming to all four. Check out our full post for all the details and screenshots.
● Cosen announced the visual novel game The Fox Awaits Me (or “Kitsune ga Boku o Matte Iru” to give it its Japanese name) will release on 16 April priced at ¥4,400 or ¥7,700 for a Special Edition. Opening movie posted here.
● Level-5 updated Yo-kai Watch 4 to both Versions 2.10 and 2.1.1 and Traditional and Simplified Chinese, adding the content from the January 2020 issue of CoroCoro Comic, and bug fixes. Owners of “4” can purchase an “Upgrade Pack” for ¥1,650 to receive the “4++” content.
● Koei Tecmo Games also updated the Switch version of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout in Japan to Version 1.0.8 which adds Traditional and Simplified Chinese to some of the DLC. Check out the full patch notes here.
● Mojang will update Minecraft next week (11 December) adding buzzy bees (pictured here).
● Idea Factory / Otomate opened up the official website for DAIROKU：AYAKASHIMORI here.
● D3 Publisher updated the newly released Motto! New Puzz Osomatsu-san ～Shinpin Sotsugyou Keikaku～ to Version 1.0.1 fixing auto-save, achievements, text, and other bugs!
● Regista announced two games for Switch with the action RPG Fable of Fairy Stones and the shoot’em up GeminiArms both for 19 December and both priced at ¥1,496 (the preload price is ¥987). Japanese trailers posted here and here.
● The Neo Geo and Dreamcast classic Gunlord X is finally coming to the Japanese Switch eShop next week (12 December) priced at ¥1,500 (the preload price is ¥1,200) courtesy of eastasiasoft. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Hamster announced three more Arcade Archives titles for Switch with the Technos Japan pro-wrestling game MAT MANIA EXCITING HOUR, the Taito 2D top-down shooter <b.KIKI KAIKAI, and the Taito gallery shooting game THE TIN STAR. Trailers for the first two games here. The first two games are already available on PS4 with the third game also coming to PS4.
● Three demos on the Japanese Switch eShop this week with Coffee Talk (which is also available to preload for ¥1,600), Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (which isn’t available to preload), and Voxel Galaxy (which recently released).
● 3goo have removed the demos for both Urban Trial Playground and Super Chariot on the Japanese Switch eShop.
● Plug In Digital announced that Lethis Han’ei e no Michi (Lethis – Path of Progress) will release on the Japanese Switch eShop on 19 December priced at ¥1,980. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Mediascape announced the action platformer Mochi A Girl will release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (12 December) priced at ¥2,750 with preloads now live. Japanese trailer posted here.
● The only game to shadow drop on the Japanese Switch eShop this week is Tools Up! from ALL IN! GAMES priced at ¥2,399.
● Digital Bards announced Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition for release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (12 December) priced at ¥1,500 with preloads now live. Japanese trailer posted here.
● CIRCLE Ent. also announced that Ouriku no Hasha X (European Conqueror X) will release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (12 December) priced at ¥1,000.
● Preloads are now live for Monster Farm (Monster Rancher) on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at ¥1,960 but not including English language options. Screenshots and trailer posted here.
● The Just Shovels & Knights DLC is now available for Just Shapes & Beats. Check out the trailer here.
● Summer Sweetheart saw free Manatsu no Yoru (literally “Midsummer Night”) DLC. More details and screenshots posted here.
● CFK’s Princess Maker Go!Go! Princess and Sacred Stones are both now available to preload on the Japanese Switch eShop for ¥1,458 and ¥891 (the regular prices are ¥1,620 and ¥990) respectively with trailers posted here and here.
● SAT-BOX’s Bokura no School Battle (Our School Battle) is also available to preload on the Japanese Switch eShop for ¥1,305 (the regular price is ¥1,450). Trailer posted here.
● All 19 titles from publisher Kairosoft are now priced at ¥1,500 on the Japanese Switch eShop. All titles released before October this year were previously priced at ¥1,200.
● Dr. Mario World saw the Eliminate the viruses event return (sorry, no separate post this time) and a sale on Hearts in the in-game shop.
● Fire Emblem Heroes updated to Version 4.0.0 with the patch notes and new app icon posted here. A Feh Channel presentation also revealed the new Mjölnir’s Strike event and Book IV (video posted here), with the New Heroes Mareeta: Sword of Stars, Eyvel: Mistress of Fiana, Osian: Scolded Soldier, Peony: Sweet Dream, and Tanya: Dagdar’s Kid revealed here and arriving in a few hours for a new summoning event.
● This week’s full Nintendo-only Japanese software charts are posted here and include Pokémon Sword / Shield passing the 2 million mark of physical copies sold in Japan and Nintendo Switch hardware selling 186,763 for the week.
● New entries at the DENGEKI TOP50 were SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays with 46,149, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate with 3,480, and Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto with 1,006. Both Flowers: Les Quatre Saisons and Overwatch Legendary Edition sold under 1,006.
● The Family Computer Controller is currently 40% off on the Japanese My Nintendo Store. Check out further details and images here.
● Next week’s issue (No.1619) of Weekly Famitsu will include a SAMURAI SPIRITS (Samurai Shodown) feature looking at the Switch version of the game, the DLC characters, and the Neo Geo Pocket game Samurai Spirits! 2.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock dropped today by -150 (0.34%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 43,680.00 JPY.
● In incredible news from Thanksgiving week, Nintendo Switch sold more than 830,000 consoles over the period in the U.S. alone. Total sales in the Americas are 17.5 million. Pokémon Sword / Shield is also at more than 3 million in the Americas. More numbers posted here.
● The Kirby Café “Grand Opening Story” video here.
● The opening movie and three TV commercials for Yo-kai Watch 4++ here.
● Three Japanese TV commercials for Pokémon Sword / Shield featuring actor Masaki Okada and comedian Yu Sawabe here.
● The third promo video for void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium here.
● An introduction movie for Ninja JaJaMaru Collection here.
● The web commercial for STAR OCEAN -First Departure R here.
● A promo video for ESP RA.DEΨ here.
● A new trailer for Maitetsu -Pure station- here.
● Japanese trailer for Little Bit War here.
● Japanese trailer for Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition here.
● Japanese trailer for the Human: Fall Flat ICE update here.
● Japanese trailer for AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected here.
● Japanese trailer for Tick Tock: A Tale for Two here.
● The seventh (and all seven) episode for the Ninja Box web anime here.
● The OCTOPATH TRAVELER “Break, Boost and Beyond Live!” promo video here.
● And the English accolades trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 here.
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