Dicey Dungeons Coming to Switch

VVVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh’s latest game, the deckbuilding roguelike, Dicey Dungeons has been confirmed for Nintendo Switch release, although not before Summer 2020. Kakehashi Games have already been confirmed as handling Japanese localisation. Thanks to Automaton. Steam launch trailer added below…

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Mario Kart Tour Updated

Nintendo have updated Mario Kart Tour to Version 1.2.0 requiring 196.2 MB (plus 62 MB in-app) where they have adjusted race controls, added a list of tickets you currently have, and you can now earn bonus points for finishing a race in Frenzy mode. Edit: Android owners are urged NOT to update due to a bug where players cannot progress.

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Weekly Update:Pokémon Sword & Shield, Doraemon, Goemon, Mega Man, Yo-kai Watch 4++, Plus More News!

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Pokémon Sword/Shield released worldwide on Nintendo Switch. Early sales predictions are favourable, although we likely won’t get actual sales numbers for a couple of days. It’s expected to be the biggest game launch of the year in Japan. Continue reading

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Coming to Japan

Techland will also be releasing the first-person shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger on the Japanese Switch eShop on 10 December where it is now available to preload priced at ¥2,200. The game requires 2.4 GB and supports English. Announcement trailer added below…

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This Week’s Japanese Switch Releases

This week’s line-up of games releasing in Japan include the pictured DIABOLIK LOVERS GRAND EDITION from Idea Factory, BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Special Edition from Arc System Works, LEGO Jurassic World from Warner, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Deluxe Edition from 3goo, In the Hunt from Hamster, and more. Check out the current list of games below and look out for the full line-up complete with prices and artwork later in the week.

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Nintendo Apply Nintendo Switch And Joy-Con Plurality Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new “Information processing” patent (特開2019-197585) in Japan. The patent aims to allow an information processing device (a Nintendo Switch is depicted throughout the application) to be used in a plurality of modes by using a main body device including a display, and attachable / detachable operation devices (Joy-Con) with the Switch operational with Joy-Con either attached or detached.

Whilst similar to another recent patent, this application makes reference to a 2011 patent (特開2011-108256) which aimed to reduce discomfort to users and depicted a Nintendo 3DS in switching between viewing the LCD screen in regular planar and in stereoscopic 3D displays. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 92 page PDF. Select images from both the new Nintendo Switch and prior Nintendo 3DS applications added below. Thanks to J-PlatPat.

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Atelier Ryza Official Visual Collection

Dengeki have announced an Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Official Visual Collection for release on 14 December priced at ¥2,970. The book features 160 x A4 pages with a number of sketches and illustrations as well as interviews and a short story. Cover and pre-order link coming soon. Buy the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Paid Membership Service

With the second anniversary of the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game right around the corner, a new paid membership service, Pocket Camp Club (called “Pokemori Tomo no Kai” in Japan), on 21 November. More details added below…

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