Animal Crossing: New Leaf Bug Off

The second Bug Off bug-catching event (‘Mushitori Taikai’ in Japan) of the year will begin in Animal Crossing: New Leaf between 09:00–18:00 tomorrow, with the Awards ceremony taking place in Nat’s tent from 18:00–21:00. Receive an Insect set item if you hand over a record-breaking bug worth at least 80 points.

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo)
  2. Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo)
  3. ASTRAL CHAIN (Nintendo)
  4. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  5. OCTOPATH TRAVELER (Square-Enix)
  6. GOD EATER 3 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  7. Sky Ride (MUTAN)
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  9. Overcooked! Special Edition
  10. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
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Lola’s ABC Party and Lola’s Math Train Being Removed

D3Publisher are removing the edutainment games Lola’s ABC Party and Lola’s Math Train from the Japanese 3DS eShop on 24 July at 10:00 JST where each game is priced at ¥400. No reason was given for the removal. Japanese trailers for both games added below…

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Three New PinocchioP Feat. Hatsune Miku Themes

Three new PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku themes have arrived on the Japanese 3DS Theme Shop featuring the tracks 「Whatever Yama Says Goes」「What’s Inside」and「Beautiful Fiction」. All themes are published by Dwango and are each priced at ¥200. Trailers added below…

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo)
  2. Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo)
  3. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  4. Sky Ride (MUTAN)
  5. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
  6. Super Mario Maker 2 First Time Online Set (Nintendo)
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  8. PixARK (Spike Chunsoft)
  9. Minecraft (Mojang/Microsoft Japan)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
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Eight Atlus Games Permanently Reduced

Atlus have reduced the price of eight games on the Japanese 3DS eShop to ¥3,218 ($29.5) including Etrian Odyssey I, II, and V, Shin Megami Tensei IV FINAL, DEEP STRANGE JOURNEY, and Devil Survivor 2 Break Record, Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology, and Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth. Box arts and prices added below…

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo)
  2. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (KONAMI)
  3. Super Mario Maker 2 First Time Online Set (Nintendo)
  4. Yokai Watch 4 Bokura wa Onajikara o Miage Tale (Level-5)
  5. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  7. Cadence of Hyrule:Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda (Spike Chunsoft)
  8. SEGA AGES Space Harrier (Sega Games)
  9. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
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Medabots eShop Sale

Imagineer are holding an eShop sale to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Medabots (Medarot) anime with the Kabuto and Kuwagata versions of all 3DS games (7, DUAL, 8, 9, Girls Mission, and Classics) discounted on the Japanese eShop by 20% from 03-17 July. Buy Medarot Classics here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Artwork added below…

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Famitsu Remove 3DS Release Schedule Section

This week’s issue (No.1595) of Weekly Famitsu magazine sees the removal of Nintendo 3DS from the release schedule section on its pagess. After the cancellation of Mobile Ball last week (read this post for more), it’s expected that few -if any- Japanese 3DS games will see release in the future on the portable.

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. Cadence of Hyrule:Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. Zelda no Densetsu (Spike Chunsoft)
  2. Doraemon Nobita no Bokujou Monogatari (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  3. Cuphead (StudioMDHR)
  4. Timberman VS Edition (Forever Entertainment)
  5. Yokai Watch 4 Bokura wa Onajikara o Miage Tale (Level-5)
  6. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  7. UNDERTALE (Hachinoyon)
  8. Overcooked 2 (Team17)
  9. Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo)
  10. FINAL FANTASY VII (Square-Enix)
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Thursday Update:Mobile Ball Cancelled, And A Look At All The Remaining Games Scheduled For Japanese 3DS Release!

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● After originally set for release in Winter 2018, then postponed to Spring 2019, and more recently to general 2019, Mixi (XFLAG) today canceled the release of Mobile Ball for both Nintendo 3DS and smartphones. Our Release Schedule currently has eight more games listed for 3DS release… Continue reading

Final Japanese 3DS Game Cancelled

Mixi have cancelled what was expected to be the final Japanese 3DS title releasing with the action game Mobile Ball canned due to not reaching the expected quality during the development process. The game was announced in June 2018 for a simultaneous launch on 3DS and smartphones. Mixi say the cancellation is expected to have little impact on their business results. Nintendo Direct trailer added below…

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Bug Off

The first Bug Off bug-catching event (‘Mushitori Taikai’ in Japan) of the year will begin in Animal Crossing: New Leaf between 09:00 – 18:00 tomorrow, with the Awards ceremony taking place in Nat’s tent from 18:00 – 21:00. Receive an Insect set item if you hand over a record-breaking bug worth at least 80 points.

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Japanese Rail Sim 3D Thomas Being Removed

Sonic Powered will be removing the Thomas the Tank Engine-licensed Japanese Rail Sim 3D game Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen Tabi: Kikansha Thomas-hen Oigawa Tetsudou from the Japanese 3DS eShop on 21 June 2019 at 17:00 JST where it is currently priced at ¥6,264. No reason was given, but it is likely due to licensing reasons. You can still buy the physical version here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Two New DECO*27 Themes

Two new DECO*27 themes have arrived on the Japanese 3DS Theme Shop featuring the tracks 「Android Girl」and「Scramble Kousai」. Both themes are published by Dwango and are each priced at ¥200. Trailers added below…

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  2. Katana ZERO (Devolver Digital)
  3. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
  4. Enter the Dungeon (Devolver Digital)
  5. Minecraft (Mojang/Microsoft Japan)
  6. SEGA AGES Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Sega Games)
  7. Cuphead (StudioMDHR)
  8. Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo)
  9. Downwell (Devolver Digital)
  10. Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Nintendo)
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