Prototype to Announce New Switch Game

Prototype will be announcing a new game, likely for Nintendo Switch after using the #乙女Switch (Otome Switch) hashtag, in the April 2020 issue of B’s-LOG magazine, which releases on February 20 in Japan. Please note the screenshot is from Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari~Taishou Tsuya Koi Ibun~, which releases on the same date.

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Bloomberg: Global Switch Shortages Likely

Bloomberg is reporting that global shortages of the Nintendo Switch console are expected as soon as April due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting production. This is also affecting production in Vietnam which is primarily used to build consoles for the U.S., although Switch shipments for the U.S. in February and March won’t be affected.

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Weekly Update:Pokémon Home, Catherine: Full Body, E3 2020, Plus More News!

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Pokémon HOME is now available on Switch, iOS, and Android, and enables 35 more game to Sword & Shield! Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter also updated.

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Osyaberi! Horijyo! Gekihori Crowdfunding Begins

Clouds Play Company has began crowdfunding for DLC for the shoot ’em up Osyaberi!Horijyo!Gekihori ~Ana Horisuki Uchu wo Sukuu Tte Nandeyanen~ via Makuake. New content includes two new stages, voice acting, and a “Breakthrough” mode. The studio are looking for ¥1.5m ($13,657) by April 29, 2020 with stretch goals of $2.5m and $4.5m adding further content with delivery expected by late June, 2020. The game is currently available on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at ¥1,200. Promo video added below…

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Play Dead Cells For Free

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can play the Dead Cells game for free from February 24 at 12:00 JST until March 1 at 18:00 JST. Furthermore, the base game will be on sale from February 24 until March 8 with a 30% discount (¥2,580 to ¥1,736). Save data can be carried over to the full game. Trailer added below…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Book in CoroCoro

The April 2020 issue of CoroCoro Comic will come with a free Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starter Book featuring new game information and an Animal Crossing comic strip. The issue is available in Japan on March 14, with the game launching six days later. Pre-order the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. 

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This Week’s Japanese Switch Releases

This week’s line-up of games releasing in Japan include the pictured Persona5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers from Atlus, Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari from Prototype, Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story from Spike Chunsoft, UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late [cl-r] from Arc System Works, Assault Chainguns KM from Regista, Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition from Capcom, four Nintendo Switch Online games, and more to be announced. Post to be updated.

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3rd Anniversary Hero Fest, Part 3

The winners of the first Choose Your Legends event are back in Fire Emblem Heroes for a Hero Fest summoning event. The four focus Heroes (Lyn: Brave Lady, Ike: Brave Mercenary, Roy: Brave Lion, and Lucina: Brave Princess) will have an initial appearance rate of 5%! 3rd Anniversary Daily Summoning Event, Bound Hero Battle: Micaiah & Sothe, and Summoning Focus Weekly Revival 17 detailed below…

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