New Dragon Quest Games Announced

Square-Enix have announced that the Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken) game project is for three titles coming to mobile, arcade, and home consoles respectively. More details below…

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Mario & Sonic Tokyo 2020 Arcade Game Launches

Sega Games have today launched Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Arcade Game nationwide across Japan. The arcade version includes easy operation with large buttons and a footboard to press. 12 events are included and up-to 4 players can simultaneously compete. Sumire Uesaka will voice the introductions. Promo video and cabinet picture added below. Buy the Switch game here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Edit: Sumire Uesaka video message added below…

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Kirby Campaign VERY STRAWBERRY in Namco

Bandai Namco Amusements have announced a Hoshi no Kirby Campaign VERY STRAWBERRY in Namco to be held at 215 Namco amusement centers across Japan from 10 January to 16 February 2020. There will also be a lottery for downloading the Namco app and paying ¥500 with a free Kirby arm balloon for downloading the app. Finally, there’s a retweet campaign to win Kirby and Strawberry beanbags. Images added below…

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Mario & Sonic Arcade Game Location Tests Announced

Sega Interactive have announced two location tests for the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Arcade Game at two locations in Tokyo from 26-28 July with free sticker for all participants while stocks last! The two venues are Sega Akihabara Building 3 and Sega Shinjuku Kabukicho. Go to the official website for further details.

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The Fallen Angels Announced

City Connection have announced they are working on a complete version of the Psikyo 2D fighting game Daraku Tenshi (The Fallen Angels) for Arcade release with a home console version coming at a later date. The game originally released back in 1998 and is thought to have been in an unfinished state. Many thanks to Naruki.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced 

An SNK 40th Anniversary Collection has been announced for Nintendo Switch developed by Digital Eclipse and releasing worldwide in Fall 2018 with a retail version confirmed.

The collection will include both arcade and console versions of games from 1979 – 1989, all with upscaled 1080p HD graphics. The current list of titles include:-

  • Alpha Mission (arcade and home)
  • Athena
  • Crystalis
  • Ikari Warriors (arcade and home)
  • Ikari III: The Rescue (arcade and home)
  • Guerrilla War (arcade and home)
  • P.O.W. (arcade and home)
  • Prehistoric Isle in 1930
  • Psycho Soldier
  • Street Smart
  • TNK III (arcade and home)
  • Vanguard
  • Victory Road (arcade and home)
  • + more games to be announced!
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