Tuesday Update：Pokémon Game Gym Trademark, Plus More News！
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● Nintendo, Creatures, and Game Freak have applied for a new Pokémon Game Gym trademark in Japan. Check out the actual application at this post.
● In an update to our lead story from yesterday: VentureBeat are reporting a Super Mario All-Stars-style 3D game collection which would include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. The new Paper Mario is also reportedly a return to the N64 and GameCube style.
● Nippon Columbia revealed that a new Wan Nyan Doubutsu Byouin (Wan Nyan Animal Hospital) game will release in July. No platform was revealed, but we’re confidently putting the story in the Switch section!
● Taito announced an upcoming free update to Bubble Bobble 4 Friends adding new stages and Baron von Blubba.
● Check out the first screenshots for Namcot Collection here with saving, rewinding, and English all confirmed.
● M2 announced that the “Alice Powerup Patch” for ESP Ra.De.Ψ has been postponed until late April. Read the planned update contents here.
● The friends of Ringo Ishikawa publishers CIRCLE Ent. and developers yeo are also releasing the 2D indie RPG shooting game Arrest of a stone Buddha for Nintendo Switch in Japan.
● CFK updated the Switch version of Princess Maker -Faery Tales Come True- to Version 1.0.5 with several bug fixes and adjustments detailed in the patch notes here.
● Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Katie’s Sakura Festival garden event (see our huge dedicated post here), the Sakura Picnic in the Park seasonal event, the Sakura Hakama Collection, and Pop Quiz: Sakura Season added to Happy Homeroom.
● Dr. Mario World will undergo maintenance on April 2 which will add new characters, worlds, and events to the game.
● Dragalia Lost is updating to Version 1.18.2 around now. The game also saw the Scars of the Syndicate raid event begin along with a sixth mana circle, the mana spiral, added to Vice, Erik, and Althemia.
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw a special 8-bit episode of Feh Channel here with Special Maps and Log-In Bonuses tomorrow could get you 8-bit Alfonse, Sharena, Anna, Owl, and Chief. Today saw Mythic Hero Bramimond: The Enigma from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade arrive for a new Summoning Event and Battle.
● Weekly Famitsu review scores this week included One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 with 36/40, Remothered with 31/40, Silent World with 22/40, Mekorama with 30/40, HyperParasite with 30/40, and MazM: Jekyll＆Hyde with 24/40. Check out the full list of review scores here. Our magazine preview is also up here which includes pictures of the include Fire Emblem: Three Houses calendar!
● Japan’s My Nintendo Store has now sold out of all four Nintendo Switch Lite colours.
● Nintendo postponed this weekend’s 5th Splatoon Koshien Spring Online Tournament “Representative Tournament” due to the coronavirus.
● Akihibara’s Flyhigh Café has now permanently closed, as revealed by publisher Flyhigh Works. The closure was previously announced as being temporary.
● More game related impact from the coronavirus included a short delay of the BigMore! Pokémon Extra Large Cubone Plushie until May 8. Pre-order here.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock increased again today by +680 (1.66%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 41,610.00 JPY.
● A A Bravely Default II “Embark on your Journey” video here.
● A live-action TV commercial for Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore featuring QuizKnock here.
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