Wednesday Update:Dragon Quest Ⅹ version 1-5 Announced, Plus More News!

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● Square-Enix announced a physical Dragon Quest Ⅹ All In One Package version 1-5 for release on Switch, PS4, and Windows on May 14, with no Wii U version. The Switch package will contain a download code. Check out the box art here.

● Nintendo’s Indie World showcase yesterday highlighted a wide variety of indie games coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020 including original platformers like Blue Fire; action-RPGs like Baldo; the next game from No Man’s Sky creators Hello Games, The Last Campfire; and sequels like PixelJunk Eden 2 and Exit the Gungeon, the latter of which launched after the presentation which can be viewed in full here. We’ve got over 20 posts from the presentation using the Nindies tag.

● Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino says that development for Inazuma Eleven Heroes’ Great Road “is in a difficult situation” since changing the game engine and hopes to deliver a progress report in April. Read his full translated comments here.

● Natsume Atari announced they will be publishing the survival horror game Blair Witch both physically and digitally in Japan this Summer. Check out the Japanese trailer here.

● The Pokémon Company updated Pokémon Sword & Shield to Version 1.1.1, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX to Version 1.0.2, and the Switch version of Pokémon HOME to Version 1.0.1, all which have “Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will see a “Stop Hitting Yourself!” tournament begin on March 20 featuring only fighters that can use reflecting moves. Check out the full list of rules, available fighters, and items at this post.

● Amazon Mexico are listing Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for release on May 29. The release date is not official however.

Super Mario Maker 2 added the Swinging Claw Flyway Ninji Speedrun with many claws on the screen waiting to grasp you!

● Cosen have posted the key visual for the visual novel game Forward To The Sky here.

● Two new demos (and preloads) are available on the Japanese Switch eShop with Trials of Mana from Square-Enix, which is priced at ¥6,578 and requires 10.5 GB and Moving Out from Team17, priced at ¥2,750 and requiring 1.0 GB.

● Hearts Technology announced the acorn battle game Don Swagger for release on Japanese Switch eShop this Summer. The game adopts the interactive streaming engine “Genvid”. Check out the first screens here.

● Throw the Warped Code Out hop to release the 4-player robot action game Demolition Robots K.K. for Nintendo Switch and PC next Winter. Check out some screenshots here.

● The 1984 Jaleco shoot ’em up Arcade Archives Formation Z will be Hamster’s release for this week continuing their more than three year run of consecutive weekly releases. Check out six screenshots here.

● Teyon Japan’s mystery Switch game is a localisation of Curve Digital’s strategy, RPG, and roguelike hybrid For The King which releases next week (March 26).

● We’ll be making separate posts over the next day for the Indie World titles coming to Japan with the first being the bullet hell dungeon climber Exit the Gungeon which arrives on the Japanese Switch eShop on March 19.

● Freestyle Games will be updating Obakeidoro! to Version 1.0.12 tomorrow with a number of bug fixes detailed in the patch notes posted here.

● Mojang revealed that Minecraft Dungeons may be delayed beyond April due to the employees working at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment are removing both Aikatsu Stars!My Special Appeal and Aikatsu Stars! First Appeal from the Japanese 3DS eShop on April 1.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Island Excursion Bug Goals available adding the island mosquito, island moth, and atlas moth for a limited-time to the game!

Dr. Mario World will undergo maintenance in a few hours time to add new areas, prepare for events, and fix bugs.

Dragalia Lost saw the 1.5-year anniversary countdown bonus begin where you can get up to seven Summon Vouchers.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Special Heroes: Familial Festivities begin featuring Idunn: Dragonkin Duo, Est: Springtime Flier, Fir: Student of Spring, and Narcian: Vernal General.

Mario Kart Tour saw Part 2 of the Baby Rosalina Tour begin adding Bus Driver Waluigi, Rosalina, and Double-Decker to the second pipe.

● Nintendo updated the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smart device app to Version 1.11.0 implementing bug fixes.

● Sensor Tower report that the mobile version of Pokémon HOME was downloaded 2.3 million times and generated $2.6 million in its first 30 days.

Nioh 2 was the best-selling game in Japan for the past week selling 91,892 units with the Switch version of My Hero: One’s Justice 2 at number four with 16,997 units sold. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 57,274 units sold. Check out the full top 10 here.

● Check out new My Nintendo rewards here with an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dodo Airlines Eco Bag, Tanuki Kaihatsu Bandana, and a Paper Napkin Set. The full list of available rewards have been posted here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order points on Comgnet are currently 755 (Final Fantasy VII Remake is second place with 247 points).

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock increased today by +630 (3.01%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 35,510.00 JPY.

● Check out pictures for the new Doubutsu no Mori Omoide Ippai Book here and pre-order here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 55 off.

● Watch NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time Episode #160 here featuring Animal Crossing: New Horizons, A Hat in Time, and Nintendo Labo.

● A promo video for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Original Soundtrack here.

● An English Animal Crossing: New Horizons “So many new friends!” commercial here.

● The new opening cutscene for Genshin Impact here.

● The Japanese trailer for UNO FLIP! here.

● V-Jump footage for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 here.

● The Piczle Cross Adventure story prologue video here.

Dawn of the Breakers character trailers for Dola [Scarlet Keeper] here and Kizuku Yashiro [Sleepless Slave] here.

● Two tracks from the Steins;Gate Elite Original Soundtrack here and here.

● Another music video for Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX here.

● And a Denjin☆Getcha! episode featuring Pokémon Sword & Shield here.

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