Timothy and the Mysterious Forest

8-bit Retro Game Coming to Switch

Worker Bee are bringing the hardcore 8-bit retro action game Timothy and the Mysterious Forest to the Japanese Switch eShop this Summer.

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Game Boy 30th Anniversary Feature

First page of the 22 page Nintendo Game Boy 30th Anniversary feature taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Play Game Boy Games On Super Famicom 

Columbus Circle are releasing an Extension Convertor for GB in mid-January that allows players to play Game Boy or Game Boy Color games in their Super Famicom console (like a Super Game Boy). No price has been revealed. More images added below…

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Nintendo 3DS Sells 72.89m 

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems have amassed 72.89 million sales worldwide as of 30 June 2018 making it the fifth best-selling Nintendo system of all time behind Nintendo DS (154.02m), Game Boy (118.69m), Wii (101.63m) and Game Boy Advance (81.51m).

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Nintendo Apply For GameCube Trademarks 

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for three new GameCube trademarks in Japan related to video gaming (not general merchandising) purposes including video game program and video game machine.

Other new trademark applications include 風花雪月 (related to the upcoming Fire Emblem game), 黄金の国イーラ (related to the upcoming Xenoblade 2 DLC), Sky Skipper (the old arcade game that releases on Switch in July), Fitness Boxing (the Imagineer game that will be localised in the west by Nintendo), NES (English word), Nintendo Entertainment System (English word), Game Boy (again English word) and two for Nintendo 3DS. Actual applications added below (in chronological order).

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Monday Update with Game Boy trademark, Psikyo trademark, Nintendo Direct, three new JP Switch games and more! 

● Nintendo have applied for a Game Boy image trademark for clothing and other merchandising (not for a videogame console). Check out the full application here. Image above courtesy of Kinopio-kun.

● Also expect new Psikyo titles for Nintendo Switch after both Strikers 1945 and Gunbarich as a trademark application was made for the company name!

● A Nintendo Direct was announced for Wednesday (Thursday in Japan) focusing on Nintendo Switch and 3DS games (no smartphone titles) to be released in 2017. Check out the global times here.

● Level-5 announced that Yokai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya will release on 7 December 2017 as two versions (Sword and Magnum) priced at ¥5,184 apiece.

● Toydea announced that they will showcase a Nintendo Switch game at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. It is suspected that the title will be Dragon Fang which is available on New Nintendo 3DS.

Ace of Seafood was confirmed by Nussoft as coming to Nintendo Switch and will also be at the Tokyo Game Show. The game is available on Wii U in Japan.

Extravaganza of Home Appliance Wars: Fantique concludes the new Nintendo Switch announcements and is a bizarre side-scrolling shooter involving an electric fan from Esquadra.

Dragon Quest X may go down in the Guinness Book of Records of having the longest TV commercial of all time raking in at six minutes. Watch it in full here.

Miitomo today added the Collarless Shirt, Safari Dress and Lace-Up Leggings to the Miitomo Shop.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw the recent Retweet Event Rewards added today with 5 Orbs and 5,000 Hero Feathers for each player!

● ICYMI: Splatoon 2 Splatfest results saw Chicken McNuggets beat McDonald’s Fries by 2-1 yesterday!

● Omar Cornut of Lizardcube told Gamasutra that they have sold “more copies of Wonder Boy on the Switch than the three other platforms we released on combined.”

COMG! sales for the past week were slow with Dragon Quest XI selling 36 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse opening with 34.

● Finally, check out our review of the excellent Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. here. And thanks for following!

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