Monday Update：Online Smash Tourney, Persona 5 Scramble Demo, Wii RIP, More News！
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● A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Challenge was announced for Japan, taking place on February 1, 2020, with the top 8 players competing in the finals on February 24, 2020, airing on both YouTube Live and OPENREC.tv.
● Nintendo announced they will no longer be accepting repairs of the original Wii console [RVL-001] after March 31, 2020 due to the difficulty in securing the parts required.
● In more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news: Shuto “Shuton” Moriya won the tournament at EVO Japan 2020 and hugged Masahiro Sakurai in the videoclip here.
● Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore will release on April 2, 2020 priced at ¥3,520. Box art and promo video posted here.
● MAGES. announced that ANONYMOUS;CODE is now scheduled for Winter 2020 release in the new promo video posted here.
● Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono rubbished reports that Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be coming to Nintendo Switch.
● The physical version of Koro Blaster can now be ordered in Japan (at WakuWakuPlay) for ¥4,460.
● Atlus announced that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be getting a demo on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (February 6).
● Forever Entertainment will be bringing the adventure game The Childs Sight to the Japanese Switch eShop soon from the new trailer posted here.
● Ratalaika Games will be bringing the Zelda-lite adventure game Knightin’+ to the Switch eShop worldwide in February.
● Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! will be seeing a Vocaloid Pack 3 DLC next week (February 6), priced at ¥1,650 with 10 songs from IA and ONE.
● SilverStar Japan have updated Real Time Battle Shogi Online to Version 1.1.1 with several minor bug fixes.
● Dr. Mario World finally saw the return of the Help Piranha Plant! Clinic Event after it was suspended on January 16, 2020. The staffing rate has also been boosted by 1.5x for the next 72 hours.
● Dragalia Lost updated to Version 1.16.1 adding a new revive feature to the game. Check out the full patch notes here.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw Summoning Focus: Voting Gauntlet featuring Nailah: Unflinching Eye, Keaton: Lupine Collector, and Tibarn: Lord of the Air, plus the new Mjölnir’s Strike: Counter phase.
● This month’s Nintendo Dream Most Wanted was again dominated by Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Check out the full top 10 here.
● Nintendo TOKYO saw two new Splatoon Neck Warmers for sale priced at ¥1,760. Check out the designs here.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock decreased today by -1,300 (2.97%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 42,400.00 JPY. .
● MAGES. announced a brand new STEINS;GATE 0 ELITE (no platforms at present) video game as well as a new new Hollywood live-action TV series with Skydance Television.
● Inti Creates posted 9th anniversary artwork for Gal*Gun here and will likely deliver new information this year.
● The latest Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Morgana’s report introducing Kyoto, Osaka, and Zenkichi Hasegawa, here.
● The SAMURAI SPIRITS (SAMURAI SHODOWN) Season Pass 2 DLC trailer here.
● The 2nd trailer for Prison Princess here.
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