Wednesday Update：Luigi’s Mansion 3 DLC Releases, Plus More News！
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● Luigi’s Mansion 3 updated to Version 1.3.0 adding the new multiplayer DLC, three new costumes, and more. Check out the patch notes and three new videos here.
● Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will see a “Spiky Vs. Round? The Ultimate Battle” tournament begin on March 6. Check out the rules, available fighters, and items here.
● Animal Crossing: New Horizons will allow up to 10 characters for island names.
● Amazon Japan has a Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers demo with a free smartphone wallpaper (teaser image posted here).
● Bloodstained：Ritual of the Night will no longer add the Roguelike mode, which was one of the stretch goals, but will add a Randomizer mode in a future free update.
● SAT-BOX announced the volleyball game Tsukue de Volley (Desktop Volleyball) for release on the Japanese Switch eShop on March 26 priced at ¥850 with preloads live from March 19. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Hamster’s release this week will be the 1988 SNK beat ’em up Arcade Archives P.O.W.: Prisoners of War (known as “Datsugoku” in Japan) priced at the usual ¥838. Screenshots posted here.
● The twin-stick shoot ’em up HyperParasite will release on the Japanese Switch eShop on April 2 and the rest of the world the day after. Announcement trailer posted here.
● Touhou Spell Bubble will soon add a Groove Coaster collaboration, new music, a challenge mode, and a retry function in a free update.
● SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE will be coming to the Japanese Switch eShop soon and will feature three difficulty levels, online rankings, Arcade mode, and Ages mode.
● A Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King demo will release on the Switch eShop worldwide on March 19.
● Pokémon HOME maintenance from 01:30 – 08:00 UTC on March 6 will fix the Magearna issue.
● Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw the second half of Leif’s Happy Tulips garden event begin with all players sent yellow spring tulip seeds × 20.
● Fire Emblem Heroes will see New Heroes: Harmony Amid Chaos on March 6 featuring Bernadetta: Eternal Loner, Annette: Overachiever, Ferdinand: Noblest of Nobles, and Lysithea: Child Prodigy from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Introduction video posted here. Today saw Mjölnir’s Strike: Counter phase now active.
● Mario Kart Tour saw Mario Bros. Tour Part 2 begin adding Classic Luigi, Luigi, and Dasher II as the spotlight content in the second pipe.
● Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1631 review scores include Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX with 35/40, Winning Post 9 2020 with 32/40, and Just Dance 2020 with 32/40. Check out the full list of review scores here. And a teaser scan from the Shigeru Miyamoto interview here. Look out for translations on the front page shortly! In other news from the magazine: Masahiro Sakurai revealed he recently passed out at the gym due to fatigue and dehydration.
● Pokémon Sword & Shield was the best-selling game in Japan last week selling a further 24,886 units with Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection opening at 11,610. Nintendo Switch hardware is at 53,098. View the full top 10 here.
● The opening hours of Kirby Café The Store TOKYO have changed to 11:00-20:00 from March 4-15.
● Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order points on Comgnet are currently 396 (Final Fantasy VII Remake is second place with 208 points).
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock increased today by +450 (1.22%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 37,250.00 JPY.
● Watch NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time Episode #159 featuring Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair here.
● And a Famitsu livestream featuring gameplay for both Arcade Archives Salamander and Arcade Archives P.O.W.: Prisoners of War here.
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