Friday Update:Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Announced, Plus More News!

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● Nintendo announced they will open up pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in Japan on February 8 with a special bundle also announced coming with an Animal Crossing-themed Dock and Joy-Con, plus the game pre-installed. Check out all the assets here.

● In the key points from the investor meeting, Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa said that the Super Mario Bros. Illumination movie is still set for 2022 release with Universal Pictures producing.

● Furukawa also said that paid Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions has surpassed the 15 million mark.

● More importantly, Furukawa says “We have no plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch model during 2020.”

● The final main bit of news is that Nintendo will be consolidating their four Tokyo offices to a single office in Kanda-Nishikicho in Chiyoda Ward.

Pokémon Sword & Shield saw Milcery added to Max Raid Battles. Another Max Raid Battle will be announced on Pokémon Day alongside a Mythical Pokémon.

● Studio Artdink announced ARTDINK BEST CHOICE Neo Atlas 1469 Guidebook Pack -a budget rerelease of the game with guidebook included- as coming to Switch on March 5 priced at ¥4,378. Box art posted here.

● Check out more pictures of the Nintendo Labo × Pokémon Quest set from the kindergarten magazine Yochien, featuring Pikachu, Eevee, and Bulbasaur here.

Dragon Quest Rivals will see the 10th Card Pack “Hakai to Souzou no Frontier” arrive on February 20. Check out the promo video here.

● Hamster and Koei Tecmo Games both teased Ganbare Ginkun and Gemini Wing as being added to the Arcade Archives line-up during a livestream.

● Kakehashi Games announced that Dead Cells‘ Bad Seed DLC will release in Japan on February 11 on Switch and a day later on PS4.

Goonua Fighter aded the 10th experimental battle: “Special Move: Solid Swift Sliding Kick!”

● Fingerlab permanently reduced the price of Yuri on the Japanese Switch eShop from ¥1,499 to ¥799.

● The 25% discount saw Cuphead top the Japanese Switch eShop charts this week. Check out the full top 10 for both Switch and 3DS here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Olivia’s Whimsical Cookie in stock. Check out the special memory and introduction video here.

Dr. Mario World will see Dr. Roy join Dr. Larry next week. Check him out here.

Super Mario Run saw the Bonus Medals x 1.2 in Remix 10! event return to the game.

● Several Animal Crossing goods are back in stock today at Nintendo TOKYO. Check out images here.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock decreased today by -1,500 (3.55%) in Japan to close trading for the week at 40,770.00 JPY. This is after the nine months earnings release. The company also are recruiting for someone in charge of Video / Cut Scene Production, a Design Production Coordinator, and a CG Designer (more information here).

● A PlatinumGames tweet strongly hinted at The Wonderful 101.

● The first official gameplay trailer for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions here.

● Character trailers for Carrot and Jinbe in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 here.

● Thanks to Brion Furnell Creative for design, Naruki for news tips, BlackKite for translations, anonymous for support, and to everybody for following. Please also check out my Toad fansite, follow me on Twitter, and buy me a coffee!

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