Back page magazine advert for God Eater 3 taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and the game here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20!
Full page magazine advert for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Check out last week’s advert here. Order physical copies of the magazine here and the game here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Best-Selling Game of 2019
This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu featured the 100 best-selling games for the first half of 2019. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the highest ranking Switch game with 779,845 units sold and at #2 overall, followed by New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe with 643,426, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 318,492. Check out the full top 100 here. Image thanks to @7C4FoH0rwv6oijE.
This week’s issue (No.1598) of Weekly Famitsu magazine features Splatoon 2 as its cover story. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20! Please note that Play-Asia incorrectly list this issue as No.1600.
The Game Freak-developed 2D action game GIGA WRECKER ALT. has a new release date of 24 October in Japan where it will release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Previously it was planned for 01 May but the listing was pulled from the eShop. Post to be updated tomorrow confirming whether the release will add a packaged version. Teaser Famitsu scan added below.
Edit: packaged version confirmed for Japan (Switch only) where it will be published by Rainy Frog for ¥3,780. The download version will be published by Rising Star Games for ¥3,239. Promo video also added below…
Sega Games have announced that Tabegoro ！Super Monkey Ball is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 31 October 2019 with the Steam version coming in December. The game is a remake of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Ukiuki Party Daishuugou) for Wii. More information will be in this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu. Teaser scan and first screenshots added below…
Edit 1: it’s confirmed for western release on 29 October as Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. Announcement trailer added below…
Edit 2: Japanese website open (here), Japanese price is just ¥3,229 ($30), Japanese box art and trailer also added below…
Back page magazine advert for Shin Hayarigami 1 and 2 taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and the game here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20!
Next week’s Issue (No. 1598) of Weekly Famitsu magazine has a second anniversary feature on Splatoon 2 with 78 pages of coverage on the eve of Final Fest including developer interviews, illustrations from renowned manga artists, and an Off the Hook cover! Weekly Famitsu is out on 18 July in Japan. Buy physical copies here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders of physical items above $20. Teaser scans added below…
1st reviewer: The gameplay sensation is the same like the usual Story of Seasons. It has a higher affinity with Doraemon than I thought, so even if you feel something off, I think you will get used to it right away. This has the best visuals in the series, with beautiful backgrounds presented with pale colors. I got impatient because I could launch many cheats by using the Secret Gadgets from the beginning, but the usable variety [of the Gadgets] gets added gradually which made me excited. Although I may say it can’t be helped, the lack of romance features might affect the motivation for some people. 8
2nd reviewer: The farming life which crosses Doraemon’s world setting with Story of Seasons’ systems has an outstandingly good atmosphere. Being able to conveniently use Secret Gadgets during work and livelihood is also good. Although I kind of feel like some parts like controls and UI could have seen a bit more improvements, we get to work bit by bit on moving around various places and collect items other than raising crops, which gives an appeal of wanting to continue playing for an extended time. The animals are cute, and they also give happiness when being cared for and interacted with. 9
3rd reviewer: Doraemon and other characters are blending into the watercolour-like CG, which warms up the mood. The game cycle is the same as Story of Seasons series, but the key point is on the story development of retrieving Secret Gadgets with events triggered by improving friendships with people, not romance. The story progression is rather slow, and you don’t get the Secret Gadgets immediately either, but once you’ve obtained them, they’ll give benefits making movements and farming works easier. I wish there were a bit more variations to the people’s quotes. 8
4th reviewer: The game elements are easy for even beginners to come in, with the story using the national character [Doraemon] as its subject, and also every kind of presentations that have a very wide frontage. The composition where the story progresses from Nobita’s perspective made me addicted like watching a new Doraemon movie. While there are no romances or marriage events, the new Secret Gadgets give a good taste as accents. It is good at explaining things and guiding players, but on the other side, the overall tempo is too loose which is also irritating. 9
Full page magazine advert for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20!