Thursday Update:E3, Brain Training, Fire Emblem, VS. Mahjong, And More News!

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● Despite not appearing on the initial list of publisher attendees, Nintendo are confirmed to have a presence at E3 2020 this June in Los Angeles, California.

● Nintendo updated Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch to Version 1.2.0 adding Working Memory Training if your Brain Age Score is 20 and the World Brain Training Championships which begins this, and every, Saturday. Check out the full patch notes here.

● Nintendo also updated Fire Emblem: Three Houses to Version 1.2.0 where you select the Dancer Ensemble costume for Byleth, invite Rhea to Tea Parties, and play the Cindered Shadows side story in the Expansion Pass. Check out the full patch notes here.

● Success announced that Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! will release for Switch, PS4, and Steam on May 28 priced at ¥3,080. Check out a new screenshot here.

● 3goo announced the first-person shooter Metro Redux (including Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light) for release in Japan on April 23 priced at ¥5,940. Japanese trailer posted here.

● Check out our full translated Weekly Famitsu review for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers here. The game will also have a huge feature in next week’s Famitsu and see the third promo video tomorrow.

● In new Bandai Namco Entertainment announcements coming from Ryokutya: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will add the character Capone Bege to the game and My Hero One’s Justice 2 will add Gang Orca.

● In the latest Capcom Platinum Titles list: Monster Hunter XX (Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate) has sold 3.4 million units on Switch and 3DS, and Okami HD, Mega Man 11, and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection have each sold 1.1 million units across multiple platforms.

● Nintendo’s 1984 mahjong game Arcade Archives VS. Mahjong will release on the Switch eShop next week (February 21) priced at ¥838. Check out screenshots for the Switch version here.

● Two demos released on the Japanese Switch eShop this week with the rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix and the horse racing simulation game Pocket Stables.

● Regista announced the gun shooting game Assault Chainguns KM on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (February 20) priced at ¥1,496 with preloads at ¥987. Japanese trailer posted here.

● Ironhide Game Studio announced the tower defence game Kingdom Rush Frontiers for release on the Japanese Switch eShop on February 27 for ¥1,520 with preloads priced at ¥1,260.

● The fourth Sudoku Relax game Nanpure Relax 4 Winter Snow releases on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (February 20, 2020) again published by G-mode and priced at ¥510. Japanese trailer posted here.

● Shinyuden will also be releasing the platform shooter Deep Space Rush on the Japanese Switch eShop on February 20 priced at ¥500.

● Ratalaika Games will be localising the Zelda-lite adventure game Knightin’ Cross (Knightin’+) on the Japanese Switch eShop on February 20 for ¥610.

● TinyBuild Games apologised and announced a discount and refund to purchasers of the Graveyard Keeper game and DLC in Japan which cost more to buy separately if preloading than the Collector’s Edition which wasn’t open for preloading.

● Check out screenshots and the trailer for the Switch version of Yggdra Union here. The price will be ¥1,980 including tax.

● Neopopcorn announced the Metroidvania 3000th Duel for release on the Switch eShop next week (February 20) priced at ¥1,520 with the preload price of ¥1,064. Switch trailer posted here.

● Forever Entertainment shadow dropped the horror adventure game The Childs Sight on the Japanese Switch eShop for ¥449 (the regular price is ¥499). Check out all this week’s releases here.

● This week’s full list of new Nintendo Switch preloads have been posted here and include Doraemon Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu (Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur) for ¥5,920 (the regular price is ¥6,578).

● Capcom announced that Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition will receive local co-op for Bloody Palace (where you can play as Vergil and Dante).

● In new game patches: Blaster Master Zero 2 updated to Version 1.4.0 fixing an issue where the game could end with an error message when using the Hexa Missiles and other fixes. Real Time Battle Shogi Online updated to Version 1.2.0 allowing players to quit the game with the “L” and “Y” buttons, and a couple of bug fixes.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will see Eloise’s Flapjack Cookie available tomorrow (video posted here). Today saw items from the Valentine’s Jam Session Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt available for Reissue Crafting (items posted here).

Dr. Mario World saw the Help Toad! Clinic Event begin with rewards including Toad Medals and Staff Tickets. A new Log-In Bonus is also live.

Dragalia Lost will see the Summon Showcase, Dulcet Delights! begin tomorrow. Check out the adventurers Meoldy and Addis, dragon Epimetheus, and video here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw numerous events including Special Heroes Revival: Greil’s Devoted with Ike, Greil, Soren, and Mist, Bound Hero Battle: Seliph & Julia, Mjölnir’s Strike: Counter phase, and more detailed here.

● Check out this week’s full Nintendo-only Japanese software and hardware charts here with Ring Fit Adventure again on top. This week’s Nintendo-only Famitsu Most Wanted has also been posted here with Animal Crossing: New Horizons on top for the 13th consecutive week.

● A Fire Emblem: Three Houses A4 Clear File 2 Piece Set is now available as a My Nintendo reward in Japan. Check out an image here and the full list of available rewards here.

● The coronavirus is behind another gaming-related delay in Japan with the Bigmore! Tyranitar plushie (pictured here) delayed from February 28 to March 6.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order points on Comgnet are currently 172 (Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently 177).

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock decreased today by -370 (0.91%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 40,190.00 JPY.

● An introduction video for SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog 2 here.

● Another gameplay video for The Fox Awaits Me here.

● A gameplay video for Mato in Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch here.

● The 16th episode of the second season of the Ninja Box web anime 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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