The third 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.
Nintendo have announced the 6th Grand Prix／Maximus Cup／Teto 1 Cup for TETRIS 99 taking place between 23-27 August, where scoring 100 event points will unlock you a Fire Emblem: Three Houses collaboration theme. Buy a physical copy of the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.
Japanese players can apply for an early trial version of Pokémon Sword／Shield for 280 people at this link at an unnamed Tokyo venue on 21 September between 10:00-17:00 JST. Applicants need to be a member of the Pokémon Secret Club which can only be registered for after reserving Pokémon Sword／Shield and entering the issued serial code at reservation and your email address.
Nintendo have announced that Super Mario Maker 2 now has over five million courses uploaded and shared a couple more with Thwomp’s Crumbling Catacombs (X25-V7M-CHG) and Through the Toy Room (1HW-VTB-F0H). Images added below…
After three mainline entries on Nintendo 3DS and numerous spin-offs including the Nintendo Switch rhythm game Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch’s Story:COMBAT, Inside System are developing a new The Legend of Dark Witch (known as Majin Shoujo in Japan) title for worldwide release on Nintendo Switch this Fall. The game is almost complete and is ready to submit for a CERO rating. Please note this is separate from the previously announced Brave Dungeon Seigi no Imi with just the teaser image (from the series’ 5th anniversary website) available and added below. Thanks to Naruki.