Tuesday Update:My Nintendo Smartphone App Releases, Plus More News!

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● Nintendo released a brand new My Nintendo app on smartphone devices in Japan giving Nintendo news (essentially the Nintendo Topics pages), let you watch videos including Directs, purchase games from the My Nintendo Store, view play records, and more. Check out further details here.

● Nintendo expect tp produce 10% more Nintendo Switch systems in 2020 than in 2019. A spokesperson told Nikkei: “We hope [suppliers] will be responsive to the production increase, but for procurement of some parts, the outlook remains uncertain, and we can’t forecast exactly how many Switches can be supplied”.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will receive a huge free Version 1.2.0 update on Thursday adding Nature Day, May Day, Leif, Redd, Museum expansion, and more. Check out full details in this post along with multiple screenshots and trailer.

Super Mario Maker 2 will receive its final update tomorrow with this Version 3.0.0 adding the new World Maker, all seven Koopalings, and much more detailed in this post along with 35 new screenshots and a trailer!

● The next TETRIS 99 event (the one with three different names in all three major regions) will include a Ring Fit Adventure theme to everyone who achieves 100 event points. The event begins April 24. Check out the theme video here.

Trials of Mana will receive a day one update to Version 1.0.1 which will add a Dash function along with several minor bug fixes.

● And Arc System Works updated UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r] to version 1.0.1 on Switch (and 1.0.4 on PS4) with a number of bug fixes and character balance adjustments.

● GungHo published the Ninjala open beta (Ninjala Senkou Taiken Kai) on the Japanese Switch eShop where it will be playable on April 29/29.

● Team17 will be publishing the mini golf game Golf With Your Friends on the Japanese Switch eShop on May 19 where you can now preload it for ¥2,127. Japanese trailer posted here.

● Netmarble announced the postponement of the RPG Seven Knights: Time Wanderer from June to date to be determined due to coronavirus affecting production. View the previous trailer here.

● Empress from Dragon Marked For Death is now available in Blaster Master Zero 2 Check out screenshots and trailer here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw Tempest Trials+: Iote’s Return with rewards including 5★ Special Hero Minerva: Princess-Knight.

Mario Kart Tour will also be adding Builder Mario and Builder Toad (pictured here) in the Trick Tour tomorrow!

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (7974.T) stock increased today by +100 (0.22%) in Japan to close trading for the day at 46,030.00 JPY.

● NPD analyst Mat Piscatella wrote: “Nintendo Switch hardware sales more than doubled when compared to a year ago” with Animal Crossing: New Horizons already outselling the lifetime sales of each previous Animal Crossing game. Piscatella also wrote: “Nintendo Switch generated the highest first quarter unit sales for any hardware platform since the Nintendo DS in the first quarter of 2010” (via VentureBeat).

● Read our translated interview with the Kirby team talking about three shelved Kirby titles before Kirby Wii, wanting to surpass Kirby Star Allies, and wanting to make a non-action title, plus much more here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons “Personalize Your Island!” trailer here.

● Japanese trailer (and box art!) for MudRunner:American Wilds here.

● And the latest introduction video for Bokuhime PROJECT here. Stay safe!