Weekly Famitsu

Weekly Famitsu Magazine no.1669

This week’s Weekly Famitsu post including review scores, most wanted games, and more. Buy physical copies of the magazine at this link.

Cover story

This week’s magazine cover features Pokémon Sword & Shield on the game’s first anniversary and the recent physical release of the Expansion Pass sets. Players also receive 4 points in the Phantom Pokemon Get Challenge (challenge overview here).

Feature stories

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

The feature Nintendo-related stories this week are for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (4 pages with the game currently 80% complete), Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy (4 pages), Derby Stallion (4 pages), Dokapon UP! Mugen no Roulette (2 pages including a look at the game’s DLC), Empire of Sin (2 pages revealing the game’s February 25th release date), MAGLAM LORD (4 pages revealing the game’s March 18th release date), Balan Wonderworld (6 pages including a look at chapters 2 and 3), Speed Limit (2 pages including a February 18th release date), Dragon Quest Rivals Aces (4 pages including a look at DQII, DQVI, and DQIX cards), EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS (4 pages), Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (4 pages), and the announcement of Yuoni for Spring 2021 release from Chorus Worldwide on most platforms including Switch!

Review scores

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy

This week’s review scores included the pictured Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy with 33/40, Clash Force with 26/40, Derby Stallion with 32/40, Remothered: Broken Porcelain with 27/40, and Sumikko Gurashi: Oheya no Sumi de Tabikibun Sugoroku with 29/40. Check out the full list of Switch review scores since 2017 until present day at this page.

Famitsu Most Wanted

Monster Hunter Rise
  1. Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) – 628
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 413
  3. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) – 406
  4. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 345
  5. Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 288
  6. Bravely Default II (Switch) – 276
  7. Ushiro (Switch) – 252
  8. New Pokémon Snap (Switch) – 151
  9. Derby Stallion (Switch) – 138
  10. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy (Switch) – 129
  11. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Switch) – 117
  12. Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Switch) – 76
  13. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Switch) – 74
  14. ANONYMOUS;CODE (Switch) – 61
  15. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Switch) – below 61
  16. Jack Jeanne (Switch) – below 61

Monster Hunter Rise is number one for the fifth week! In the Newcomers chart: Ushiro is the most popular Nintendo-platform game with 318 votes, Jack Jeanne is second with 215 votes, MAGLAM LORD is third with 129 votes, and ANONYMOUS;CODE is fourth with 117 votes. Check out previous weeks’ Famitsu Most Wanted posts at this link.

Nintendo advert

This week’s first party advert features the Pokémon Sword & Shield + Expansion Pass with a double page advert (the original doesn’t line up – it’s not my error!) plus Derby Stallion! Check out past magazine adverts at this link.

Next week’s issue

The next issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine (out December 3rd in Japan) is set to feature the 5 year anniversary of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and the 1st year of the spin-off War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. There will also be a special launch feature on Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy including developer interviews.