The Tin Star Coming to Switch

Hamster will be publishing the gallery shooting game Arcade Archives The Tin Star on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (April 2, 2020) priced at ¥838 / $7.99. The game was originally released by Taito in 1983 and sees you play as the root-tooting’ Sheriff Zeke who must shoot his way out of an ambush and protect the people from no-good bandits and varmints! Screenshots added below…

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Mario Tennis Aces Adds Chain Chomp Caps

The April Participation Bonus in the Mario Tennis Aces April Online Tournament are coloured Chain Chomp caps (250 Participation Points for a White & Yellow cap, 500 for White & Red, and 1,000 for White & Green). The Co-op Challenge: Shy Guy Train Tussle is also back with the Goal-Clear Bonus being coloured Shy Guys (2,500 Points for Blue Shy Guy, 10,000 for Green Shy Guy, and 20,000 for Yellow Shy Guy). Screenshots added below…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Bunny Day Is Here!

The first seasonal event, Bunny Day, is now live n Animal Crossing: New Horizons from April 1〜12. All residents of the island can participate in Bunny Day to find eggs hidden by bunny visitor Zipper and craft special items with them. There are six types of eggs hidden around the island. Find them, and bring them back to Zipper. Many DIY recipes are also hidden around the island. Collect them all to get a special reward. Please ensure your game is at Version 1.1.1a (top right of the title screen) in order to participate. Purchase Animal Crossing: New Horizons at this link. Screenshots added below…

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Namcot Collection Screenshots

The first screenshots for Bandai Namco Entertainment’s upcoming Namcot Collection which releases for Nintendo Switch on June 18, 2020, priced at ¥2,640. The available titles are Wagyan Land, Pac-Man, Galaga, The Tower of Druaga, Battle City, Star Luster, Family Jockey, Yokai Dochuki, Dragon Spirit, Quinty, and Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti. The features include save states, rewind function, and screen settings. Languages supported are Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and English. Pre-order the packaged version at this link with the Amazon exclusive being this original digital wallpaper.

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Slay the Spire Adds The Watcher

Humble Bundle have updated Slay the Spire for Nintendo Switch in Japan, adding a brand-new playable character known as The Watcher. The Watcher brings her training in the divine stances and a seeing staff to cast judgment upon the wicked Spire spawn. She can scry and retain cards, but it’s those stances, a gameplay mechanic unique to the character, that really sets her apart from other playable heroes. Slay the Spire is available now priced at ¥2,570. Screenshots added below…

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IKARI III -THE RESCUE- Coming to Switch

Hamster will be publishing the beat ’em up Arcade Archives IKARI III -THE RESCUE- on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (March 26, 2020) priced at ¥838 / $7.99. The game was originally released by SNK in 1989 and later ported to Famicom, IBM PC, and Commodore 64, and is the is the third and final instalment of the Ikari Warriors series after Ikari Warriors, and Victory Road, and ditching the run-and-gun shoot ’em up mechanics that the series was famous for. Screenshots added below…

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SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE Dated

Sega Games have announced they will be publishing the 3D shooting game SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE on the Japanese Switch eShop this week (March 26, 2020) priced at ¥999. The western release date has yet to be announced. SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE is based on the arcade version of the game and features three difficulty levels, online rankings, an Arcade mode, and an Ages mode. Screenshots added below with video to follow. Edit: and added!

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NookLink is Now Available!

The NookLink service is now available for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! NookLink is part of the Nintendo Switch Online app, where players can scan a Custom Design QR Code pattern from Animal Crossing: New Leaf or Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with a real-life smartphone and then download them to New Horizons. When connected online, it’s also possible to talk with friends who also have New Horizons with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, using the smartphone as a keyboard or for voice chat. Purchase Animal Crossing: New Horizons here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Screenshots added below…

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