Monday Update:Kirby Wins Character Poll, Animal Crossing: New Horizons at PAX East, And More!

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● Quiet news day due to the Emperor’s Birthday. The lead image is from this month’s Nintendo Dream character poll which again was won by Kirby! Check out the top 10 here and a top 10 ideal brothers here.

● Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can trial the full Dead Cells game for free from now until March 1.

● Hikaru used Bayonetta to triumph in the 1st Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Challenge in Japan. A 2nd tournament begins on March 15, again for Japanese players. View today’s tournament video here.

● DotEmu announced the final playable character, Floyd Iraia, for Streets of Rage 4. The game also launched this Spring and supports 2-player online co-op and 4-player offline. New trailer posted here.

● Coconut Island Games will be publishing the Esports club simulation game eSports Legend on the Japanese Switch eShop later on this year. Promo video posted here.

● Clouds Play Company has met their 1.5 million yen goal for Osyaberi! Horijyo! Gekihori ~Ana Horisuki Uchu wo Sukuu Tte Nandeyanen~ DLC which goes on sale in Late June 2020 priced at ¥800. Promo video posted here.

● This week’s Japanese Switch eShop line-up includes Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection and Bubble Bobble 4 Friends. Check out the current full list here.

Dr. Mario World saw a limited 24-hour 20% sale on Capsule Boost, Time Boost, Skill Filler (Stage Start), Score Boost, and Random Box.

Dragalia Lost will see Shishimai added to Astral Raids this coming weekend.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Infantry Strike quests, Voting Gauntlet Log-In Bonus, Mjölnir’s Strike, and Røkkr Sieges begin.

● Sega Games will publish Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 for iOS and Android worldwide on May 7. Promo video posted here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order points on Comgnet are currently 260 (Final Fantasy VII Remake is second place with 296 points).

● Nintendo announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be playable at PAX East in Boston from February 27-March 1.

● A 17 minute Challenge Mode gameplay video for Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! here.

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