Friday Update：Ninjala Open Beta Announced, Plus More News！
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● The pictured Ninjala will see a “Ninjala Exclusive Ninja Club” open beta on April 28 and 29 with global times linked to from this post.
● Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw the beginning of the “Screw Up Your Opponents!” tournament. Check out the full list of rules here.
● The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Twitter account posted codes for how to get both a Tom Nook flag and Tom Nook tee for the game.
● Sega updated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game adding the 4x100m relay sport, a new Character Code feature, and all top athletes reappeared including the freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida in all sports. Yoshida video posted here.
● Bandai Namco Entertainment will soon be updating My Hero: One’s Justice 2 adding a Cheerleader Costume Set (for ¥1,100), special scenes for three Shiketsu High School characters, and 4-player local wireless support for 2VS2 battles.
● Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Switch and Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS both top their respective eShop charts. Check out both top 10s here.
● One of the highlights on the Japanese Switch eShop sales this week include 45% off DAEMON X MACHINA which will be priced at ¥4,290 until May 12 with the DLC all 20% off too.
● Dr. Mario World will see character balance adjustments for Dr. Luigi, Dr. Yoshi, Dr. Toad, Dr. Bowser Jr., and Dr. Diddy Kong next week. More details posted here.
● Dragalia Lost will see the Fire Emblem: Lost Heroes event revival begin on April 20. Details posted here.
● Fire Emblem Heroes today saw the Mjölnir’s Strike: Counter phase and saw round 2 of Røkkr Sieges. April 20 will see Special Heroes: The Start of It All featuring Marth: Legacied Hero, Caeda: Princess of Talys, Merric: Changing Winds, and Palla: Sisterly Trio. Introduction video posted here.
● Mario Kart Tour will see the Trick Tour added on April 22 where every course will include a trick variant. A new character is also expected.
● CoroCoro Comic announced an Animal Crossing: New Horizons manga beginning in the June issue, out May 15 in Japan. Teaser image posted here.
● This week’s full Nintendo only software and hardware charts for Japan have finally been posted here with Animal Crossing: New Horizons selling almost 300,000 more units. The multi-format top 10 is posted here with Final Fantasy VII Remake on top!
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock decreased today by -170 (0.36%) in Japan to close trading for the week at 46,830.00 JPY.
● Dotemu announced that Streets of Rage 4 will release in the west on April 30 with the new trailer here. 3goo will publish in Japan (as Bare Knuckle IV) at a later date.
● QubicGames announced the 2D ARPG Dex, the strategy game Door Kickers, the action adventure game Godfire: Rise of Prometheus, the hack-and-slash RPG Good Night, Knight, and the boxing game Real Boxing 2 all for Switch. Check out the “Direct” presentation video here.
● I’m guessing this should go in the Switch news section if reported upon tomorrow – M2 will give more details of their Toaplan titles coming to consoles tomorrow along with details of the arcade shoot ’em up Senjin.
● NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time returned after several weeks (here) and has ditched the numbering with a new date system (2020.4.17). The latest episode features Good Job!, Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore, and Nintendo Switch Online.
● The fourth teaser movie for Working Zombies here.
● The second trailer for METAL MAX Xeno Reborn here with a 29th anniversary live broadcast also announced for May 24.
● Episode 4 of the Pokémon Twilight Wings anime (along with the other three parts) here.
● A Ninja Box theme song video featuring Mirai Komachi here.
● A clip for the upcoming G-MODE Archives 02 Ai to Roudou no Hibi game here.
● Another Asian trailer for Moving Out from H2 Interactive here.
● And the fifth of 10 introduction videos for Bokuhime PROJECT here.
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