Wednesday Update:SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Adding Knuckles, Plus More News!

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SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will likely be releasing over the next few weeks, adding Knuckles the Enchidna to the game. Bookmark this post for the first screenshots, likley within a few hours time!

● Check out an introduction video, artwork, and screenshots for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore‘s collaboration costumes with Persona 5, plus costumes from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Etrian Odyssey Nexus, and Shin Megami Tensei DEEP STRANGE JOURNEY at this post.

Spirit Hunter: NG finally releases in Japan on 28 May. Crowdfunding for the third Spirit Hunter title, Shibito Magire, is successful and is scheduled for Switch and PS4 release in 2021.

● Bandai updated Bakutsuri Hunters to Version 1.0.1 with bug fixes which are detailed here along with the new Bakutsuri Giga Lure Booster Pack Vol.1, which will be available from 18 January.

● Check out images for the original mini hand towel and original sakosshu bag available for Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version at the World Hobby Fair Winter ’20.

● Also check out images from the World Hobby Fair here of the Mario and Sonic statues for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as well as the ticket holder with neck strap and puku puku stickers.

● Intragames will be publishing the ninja-themed Metroidvania KUNAI on the Japanese Switch eShop on 06 February priced at ¥1,953. Check out the Boss trailer here.

● Alfa System are updating Sisters Runner to Version 1.1.1 on 16 January adding worldwide rankings to the Online Ranking section plus bug fixes detailed here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Pop Quiz: Winter Inn newly available in Happy Homeroom Pop Quizzes.

Fire Emblem Heroes updated to Version 4.1.1 fixing an issue with Mordecai: Kindhearted Tiger’s weapon skill Sabertooth Fang. Grand Conquests arrived where Quan, Sigurd, and Eldigan’s battles will be fought across Jugdral from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Finally – New Heroes: A Star Is Born arrive on 20 January featuring Eleonora: Shooting Starlet, Kiria: Cool Facade, Mamori: Microwavin’ Idol, and Tsubasa: Madcap Idol from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. Introduction video here with official artwork to follow.

Mario Kart Tour saw the Ice Tour begin adding the new characters Peach (Wintertime), Penguin Luigi, and Ice Mario. Check out the tour trailer here with artwork to be added to the post when available!

Pokémon Sword / Shield was the best-selling game for last week in Japan with 71,695 units sold. Check out combined numbers from the past two weeks at this post with an all top 10 for Nintendo!

Weekly Famitsu review scores for this week include Void Terrarium with 31/40, Horizon Chase Turbo with 29/40, Retimed with 27/40, Blasphemous with 31/40, Anarcute with 29/40, and Lethis with 28/40. Check out the full list of review scores here and our Weekly Famitsu preview post here.

● Japan are seeing physical My Nintendo rewards for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore with an A4 Clear Poster + Ticket Holder Set and a Lyrics Card Set as pictured here. The full list of available rewards are posted here.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock decreased today by -130 (0.30%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 43,070.00 JPY.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle developers Ubisoft Milan are currently looking for a “talented 3D Animator to be involved in the production of a prestigious triple-A title”.

● The large scale Update Video for Dragon Quest X Online Version 5.1 for both Switch and Wii U (the 3DS version is cloud based).

● The Official Trailer 2 for DOOM Eternal. The Switch release is still without a release date.

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