Friday Update：No More Wii Repairs, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Preloads, Plus More News！
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● Nintendo have brought forward the deadline date for the end of Wii repairs from March 31 to today due to the large amount of repair requests received over the past couple of weeks.
● Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available to preload priced at ¥6,578 and requiring 6.2 GB to download.
● Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw the beginning of the “Some Training, Professor” tournament featuring Link, Young Link, Pit, Dark Pit, Toon Link, Villager, Corrin, Simon, Richter, and Byleth.
● The Outer Worlds has been postponed on Switch from March 6 to a date to be determined due to the Virtuos office closed for the coronavirus. The retail release will now come on a physical cartridge however.
● SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will see the third batch of DLC next week. Details and promo video posted here.
● Marvelous updated Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to Version 1.1.3 with just bug fixes listed in the patch notes.
● 3goo updated Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince to Version 1.03 adding local multiplayer.
● THQ Nordic Japan will publish the action adventure RPG Darksiders Genesis on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (February 14, 2020) priced at ¥4,780.
● Eastasiasoft updated Valfaris adding the New Game+ “Full Metal Mode” which unlocks after finishing the game.
● Overcooked 2 was the best-selling game on the Japanese Switch eShop this past week. Check out the full top 10 for both Switch and 3DS here.
● Dr. Mario World saw the total number of clear stars collected thus far at 5,362,611 with all players being sent coins ×2,000.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw Special Heroes: Lovely Gifts featuring Faye, Rudolf, Conrad, and Alm, plus Special Orb Promo: February, 3rd Anniversary Daily Summoning Event, Bound Hero Battle: Takumi & Hinoka, and Tactics Drills: Skill Studies detailed here.
● Mario Kart Tour will see the Vancouver Tour begin next week. No word on new drivers yet.
● Nintendo TOKYO saw the restocking of many The Legend of Zelda goods pictured here.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock decreased today by -400 (0.98%) in Japan to close trading for the week at 40,500.00 JPY. The company also registered some designs for the Ring Fir Adventure Ring-Con and Leg Strap. Images posted here.
● PlatinumGames said in an IGN Japan interview that they are interested in self-publishing the Bayonetta series, although the IP is owned by both Sega and Nintendo.
● Atlus are gauging interest, via a user survey, of porting game series to Switch including Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, Etrian Odyssey, and more listed here.
● Character promo video for Zenkichi Hasegawa (Wolf) in Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers here.
● Character promo video for Portgas D. Ace, Marco, and Edward Newgate (Whitebeard) in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 here.
● Japanese TV commercial for Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore here.
● The Fitness Boxing Instructor introduction video here.
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