Tuesday Update：Nintendo’s Servers Down All Day, Plus More News！
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● Nintendo’s servers have been down for almost five hours as of press time affecting Switch, Wii U, 3DS, and web services.
● From his 600th Weekly Famitsu column written in late February, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai states that new fighter information will likely be delayed due to the coronavirus. Read our translation here.
● Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be updated to Version 1.1.0 on March 19, at 10:00 JST, the day before release. There’s no word on what the update will cover at present.
● The Chains of Hate DLC is now available for Dead by Daylight in Japan priced at ¥785 and adding the new characters the Deathslinger and Zarina Kassir.
● Epic Games updated Fortnite to v12.20 adding the Choppa, the Pleasant Park football pitch has been transformed into a helipad, and the coastal Oil Rig has been destroyed by a huge explosion. Japanese trailer posted here.
● Gildarts Clive is the latest character announced as being playable in the upcoming FAIRY TAIL RPG.
● Ubisoft published UNO Ultimate Edition on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at ¥1,980 containing the base game and the new UNO FLIP! DLC which is also available separately for ¥660.
● GungHo Online Entertainment announced that Grandia HD Collection will release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (March 25) priced at ¥4,400.
● Onion Games have now completed work on Dandy Dungeon 2 and will update Dandy Dungeon – Legend of Brave Yamada – in early April adding the sequel for free!
● Square-Enix announced that a Trials of Mana demo will be available in Japan on March 18 at 12:00 JST with save data transferrable over to the full version.
● Ubisoft updated Brawlhalla to Version 3.58 adding the New Legend: Onyx, the Gargoyle. Watch the Onyx trailer here.
● DANGEN will be publishing the 16-bit action-platformed Smelter on the eShop this Summer. Check out the game’s trailer here.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw Summoning Focus: Tempest Trials+ featuring Idunn: Dark Priestess, Fae: Divine Dragon, and Bartre: Fearless Warrior. Special Heroes: Familial Festivities arrives tomorrow featuring Est: Springtime Flier, Fir: Student of Spring, Narcian: Vernal General, and Idunn: Dragonkin Duo. Check out the introduction video here.
● The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smart device app will undergo maintenance on March 18 from 11:00〜13:00 JST (March 17 from 19:00〜21:00 PT).
● Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1633 review scores include My Hero: One’s Justice 2 with 33/40, Revenge of Justice with 29/40, Knightin’+ with 28/40, Kemono Heroes with 29/40, Super Crush KO with 30/40, The Tiny Bang Story with 30/40, and A Street Cat’s Tale with 27/40. Check out the full list of Famitsu scores for Switch games here. We’ve also updated the preview post here adding teaser scans of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons feature and a conversation between Masahiro Sakurai and Saho Yamamoto.
● Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order points on Comgnet are currently 731 (Final Fantasy VII Remake is second place with 246 points).
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock increased today by +1,930 (5.86%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 34,880.00 JPY.
● Nintendo announced that Nintendo NY will close for the foreseeable future with immediate effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. There’s no word on when it will be reopening.
● Marvelous announced that STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will launch physically and digitally on July 10, 2020, in Europe and Australia. Check out the announcement trailer here.
● Eastasiasoft and Play-Asia announced a physical release for the yuri-themed mystery visual novel SeaBed with pre-orders opening on March 19. Check out the limited edition trailer here.
● Limited Run Games also announced a physical release for the beat ’em up Streets of Rage 4 Classic Edition with pre-orders opening on March 20. Check out the contents here.
● The final trailer for Trials of Mana and a 30 minute gameplay video from Famitsu here.
● An Animal Crossing: New Horizons “Your island, your life!” video here.
● The third episode “Buddy” of the Pokémon Twilight Wings web anime here.
● The “Grandpa edition” promo video for Kishi Fujii Souta no Shogi Training here.
● DOOM Eternal development diary video “In-game event” here.
● And another Ninja Box gameplay video with commentary here.
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