Cybarian Coming to Japan

Shinyuden are releasing the beat ’em up Cybarian ~The Time Traveling Warrior~ on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop next week (25 July) priced at ¥500. The game supports just English. Japanese trailer added below…

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Soulblight Coming to Japan

Digital Bards are releasing the roguelike game Soulblight on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop next week (25 July) priced at ¥1,500 with preloads now live. The game supports both Japanese and English, and requires 937 MB. Japanese trailer added below…

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Automachef Dated For Japan

Team17 are releasing the culinary puzzle game Automachef on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop next week (23 July) priced at ¥1,750. The game supports both Japanese and English, and requires 1.1 GB.

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Ninja Battle Heroes S Announced For Switch

Tom Create are releasing the 2D platform game Shinobi Spirits S Sanada Juuyuushiden on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on 01 August priced at ¥900. Shinobi Spirits originally appeared on Nintendo 3DS as Ninja Battle Heroes in the west and sees you play as Saizo Kirigakure armed with a katana with your mission to find the missing Yukimura and his Beast Brigade! The game supports both Japanese and English, and requires 246 MB. Screenshots and promo video added below.

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Severed Coming to Japan

Flyhigh Works are localising the action adventure game Severed on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop next week (25 July) priced at ¥1,500 with preloads live in a few hours time. The 3DS version is currently available on the Japanese eShop. Japanese trailer added below…

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Pawarumi Coming to Japan

Shinyuden have announced they will be publishing Manufacture 43’s shoot ’em up Pawarumi on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on 22 August priced at ¥1,750. You play Axo, pilot of the ship named Chukaru, which is equipped with three weapons given by each of the three gods: Serpent, Condor, and Jaguar. The deities also power the energy forces, and it is your job to destroy them. Japanese trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.

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Picross Lord of the Nazarick Announced

Jupiter have announced a collaboration game between the puzzle series Picross and the Overlord anime and manga series with Picross Lord of the Nazarick scheduled for release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (25 July) priced at ¥1,080 with preloads and a demo live from this week (18 July). The game features a total of 519 picross puzzles. Screenshots and trailer added below. Thanks to Famitsu.

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The Ninja Warriors Dated For Switch

Hamster are publishing the 1987 Taito side-scrolling action game Arcade Archives The Ninja Warriors on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (18 July) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. The game was remade for Super Famicom, with the second remake, The Ninja Warriors Once Again, coming to Switch next week. Trailer and screenshots added below…

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This Week’s Japanese Releases

This week’s line-up of games releasing in Japan include the pictured Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order from Nintendo, the two Nintendo Switch Online titles, Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew, and much 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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Macho de Pon Update And Mobile Game Announced

Sting announced that a major Version 1.1 update to add new features and modes (including Team Battle) to Macho de Pon! ZZ will release over the next few weeks although it isn’t live yet. In addition, a smartphone version of the game Macho de Pon! Try will also be coming soon. The Switch game is available now priced at ¥888 where the aim is to become a bodybuilding champion in 10 days! Check out the promo video below…

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This Week’s Japanese Switch eShop Sales

60 more games have been added to the Japanese Switch eShop sales including 30% off the pictured OCTOPATH TRAVELER (¥5,140), 80% off De Mambo (¥300), 75% off The Video Kid (¥125), 75% off The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle (¥125), 50% off RiME (¥1,890), and many more. Check out the full list of Japanese Switch eShop sales here and buy your eShop cards from here.

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Collide-a-Ball 2 Announced For Switch

Starsign have announced the puzzle game Collide-a-Ball 2 for worldwide release on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 25 July priced at ¥500/$4.99/€4.99. Known as Deaidama2 in Japan, and a sequel to a 3DS game. This sequel includes three modes (Free Play, Single Ball, and Wait & Go!). Japanese trailer 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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ASTRAL CHAIN Preloads

Preloads are now live for ASTRAL CHAIN on the Japanese Nintendo switch eShop priced at ¥8,618, requiring 9.6 GB, and supporting Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Korean, and Chinese. The full game launches on 30 August. Pre-order the physical version here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Screenshots from the eShop listing added below…

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Lethal League Blaze Demo

Oizumi Amuzio have just published a demo for Lethal League Blaze on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop, with the full game now available priced at ¥2,000. Multiple languages are supported including English. A retail version releases on 12 September – preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Thanks to Naruki.

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The Ninja Warriors Once Again Dated

Taito have announced that The Ninja Warriors Once Again will release worldwide for Nintendo Switch on 25 July priced at ¥3,024. The Japanese release looks like being digital only, but you can preorder the Asian release, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, (with English language support) here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Original trailer, second trailer, and third trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.

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Stranded Sails Coming to Japan

The recently announced open world farming adventure game Stranded Sails will also be releasing for Nintendo Switch in Japan this October with Merge Games publishing and Kakehashi Games handling the localisation. The game sees you ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago, establish a small farm, and fend off the supernatural danger! Announcement trailer added below…

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