Nintendo Switch News Round-up
Nintendo Switch news round-up with Piofiore no Banshou -Episodio1926- postponed, Puyo Puyo eSports adding new characters, and much more.
AVICII Invector： Encore Edition
A trial version of AVICII Invector： Encore Edition releases on the Switch eShop on September 3 including two songs, plus a secret code (↑↑↓↓←→←→BA) for a bonus song! The full game launches in Japan at retail and on the eShop on October 15 priced at ¥4,378. You can pre-order the packaged version at this link.
FIFA 18/FIFA 19
Electronic Arts have removed both the soccer games FIFA 18 (which was available for ¥1,944) and FIFA 19 (which was priced at ¥4,200) from the Japanese Switch eShop. Football fans can still pick up FIFA 20 (for ¥5,500), wait until October 9 when FIFA 21 releases, or pick up the more arcade-based Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions later this week!
The almost weekly release schedule of eastasiasoft continues with Grizzland launching later this week in Japan. The game is a platformer about fighting Dinos and exploring the land. It creates numerous possibilities in a limited environment. A resolution of 128×96 pixels and merely 5 colours are the heart and soul of Grizzland Planet!
Legends of Ethernal
NA Publishing postponed the release of the 2D single-player action adventure game Legends of Ethernal from where it was originally set to appear on the eShop last week to an unspecified Fall date. The game sees players explore beautiful hand-crafted environments, solve clever puzzles, and battle challenging creatures to uncover the truth about your parents’ disappearance.
Rayark have announced that the pixel art side-scrolling action-platformer MO:Astray will release worldwide on the Switch eShop on September 10 priced at ¥1,580 (preloads start later this week for ¥1,422). The game sees player lead MO through mind-bending puzzles, bizarre enemies, threatening trap,s and ingenious level designs. Check out the trailer.
Piofiore no Banshou -Episodio1926-
Idea Factory have postponed the release of Piofiore no Banshou -Episodio1926– from October 8 until November 12 due to various circumstances. The game is set in Italy after World War I where the game’s protagonist Liliana Adornato is taken in by one of the city’s three ruling organisations. Pre-order the packaged version at this link. Check out a couple of trailers.
Puyo Puyo eSports
Sega will be updating Puyo Puyo eSports (known as Puyo Puyo Champions outside of Japan) to Version 2.0.2 on 8/27 adding a Kansen (spectator) mode where you can watch other players’ matches and send cheer stamps! Also scheduled to be added to the game are the characters – Rafisol (pictured here) and the squirrel Paprisu (pictured here).
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
The US President must save the Earth from alien overlord Zinyak using an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons in the wildest open world game ever. Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV: Re-Elected game is finally getting a Japanese release on November 26 priced at ¥4,378 courtesy of DMM Games. Check out the trailer.