Shadowverse Champions Battle CM

A 15 second teaser commercial for the upcoming card-battling RPG Shadowverse Champions Battle from Cygames which is set to release for Nintendo Switch in 2020.

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Nintendo TOKYO Set to Close

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo TOKYO store will close from April 8, 2020, until further notice due to the closure of the Shibuya PARCO facilities. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in several regions in Japan including Tokyo, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, the Kirby Café announced its plans to close. Read our previous posts about Nintendo TOKYO here

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Nintendo Switch Shortages This Week

Nintendo have tweeted that Nintendo Switch systems (including the pictured Animal Crossing edition) and Nintendo Switch Lite systems will not be shipped this week in Japan except to persons that have placed reservations. Nintendo will inform about the future shipping schedule for next week and beyond in due course. In related news: Digitimes report of an increased Switch production by 20% in the past two weeks.

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Kirby Café TOKYO Set to Close

HAL Laboratory have announced the temporary closure of Kirby Café TOKYO, along with the Kirby Café The Store TOKYO, from April 8, 2020, until further notice due to the closure of the café’s commercial facilities. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency for several areas of Japan, including Tokyo, due to the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic. All reservations have thus been cancelled.

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Nintendo Warn Against Credit Card Fraud

Nintendo have tweeted that there have been an increasing amount of reports this month over third parties logging-in to users’ Nintendo Accounts and illegally using their credit card information. Nintendo recommend the use of 2-Step Verification to prevent unauthorised log-in to your account, as well as avoiding using the same ID and passwords as with other accounts. More details can be found on the dedicated webpage (in Japanese) or details of how to set up 2-Step Verification (in English) at this Nintendo of America webpage.

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Masahiro Sakurai WOrking Remotely

With parts of Japan set to be declared a state of emergency, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed he is now supervising the Fighter Pass 2 remotely in a tweet that reads: “I am now working remotely. Essentially, I’m supervising the project from a distance. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a very high-security project, which makes it difficult to take it out (and work). However, we have no choice, but to do it. Everyone, let’s do our best to get through this!!” Purchase the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass 2 at this link. [Thanks, PushDustIn]

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Chorus Worldwide to Announce 2 New Games

Chorus Worldwide are set to announce two new titles later this month, with at least one of which is set to please Coffee Talk fans! No indication of platform(s) as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted! Purchase the packaged version of Coffee Talk (which includes English language support) at this link.

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The Best-Selling Games of the Month

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 2,608,417
  2. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX (Switch) – 218,394
  3. Nioh 2 (PS4) – 129,302
  4. Pokémon Sword & Shield (Switch) – 96,736
  5. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (PS4) – 75,998
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