Thursday Update:Dragon Quest XII Development Has Begun, Plus More News!

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● Yuji Horii confirmed that production began on Dragon Quest XII at some point in 2019 in his New Year’s message posted in a tweet which we have translated at this post.

● Check out five new screenshots for Animal Crossing: New Horizons here.

Pokémon Dream Radar tops the best-selling Japanese 3DS eShop games of all time chart. Check out the top 20 here.

● And Minecraft: Wii U Edition topped the best-selling Japanese Wii U eShop games of all time chart with the full top 20 posted here.

Dr. Mario World saw the return of the Eliminate the Viruses event plus a sale on hearts. Check out the virus event rewards here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Summoning Focus: Heroes with Brazen Skills begin featuring Tiki: Torpid Dragon, Mikoto: Caring Mother, and Ares: Black Knight, and the Securing a Foothold map added to Tactics Drills: Grandmaster.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa spoke with the Mainichi Shimbun talking about the US-China trade war and repeating that some production of the Switch shifted from China to Vietnam last Summer which has both advantages and disadvantages.

● The English “Deserted Island Getaway Package Primer” video for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (essentially the same as the recent Japanese commercial.

● A Fire Emblem Heroes “Renewed Spirit” video in both Japanese and English.

● A “Winter Curling” video for the Japanese release of Petoons Party.

● All the web anime episodes of Ninja Box from both seasons.

Dawn of the Breakers introduction videos for Koga and Keiji.

● And the ending movie for Monster Hunter Frontier which has now finished.