This Week’s Japanese Switch Releases

This week’s line-up of games releasing in Japan include the puzzler Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore from Bandai Namco Entertainment (pre-order here), the hospital simulation game Pika Pika Nurse Monogatari Shounika wa Itsumo Oosawagi for Nintendo Switch from Nippon Columbia (pre-order here), and the packaged version of the 2D action platformer Shovel Knight from Flyhigh Works (pre-order here). Post to be updated later in the week. Check out the full Schedule for a complete list of upcoming games. Buy your eShop cards from here and find out how to play Japanese Switch games here.

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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Announced

Yacht Club Games today announced the puzzle game Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon for Nintendo Switch. Pocket Dungeon is a falling block puzzle game, but with a dungeon-crawling twist. Other company news included a new trailer for Cyber Shadow with the game set for Fall in the west, Hive Knight was announced for Shovel Knight Dig, Shovel Knight Stickers are now available on the App Store and LINE, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will receive a future update. Trailers added below where available…

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Yacht Club Games Presents Announced

Yacht Club Games has announced another Yacht Club Games Presents video presentation for Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 09:00 PT / 12:00 ET. The presentation will include the latest news on Cyber Shadow and Shovel Knight, plus other surprises. You will be able to watch it on YouTube or Twitch.

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Shovel Knight Physical Version Dated

Flyhigh Works will publish the packaged version of Shovel Knight for Nintendo Switch in Japan on 02 April 2020 priced at ¥3,960. This is essentially the Treasure Trove collection, containing all five games in the series. Flyhigh Express video added below…

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Shovel Knight Updated

Nintendo / Yacht Club Games have updated the Wii U and 3DS versions of Shovel Knight adding the fighting game Shovel Knight Showdown to Wii U only and King of Cards to both systems. Other systems’ content will arrive at Midnight JST. Screenshots added below…

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Just Shovels & Knights Coming to Japan

The Just Shovels & Knights DLC has also released on the Japanese version of Just Shapes & Beats and which features all new exclusive remixed tracks from Shovel Knight with full amiibo support also coming. Mixtape trailer added below…

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Shovel Knight Plans Detailed In Yacht Club Games Presents

The recent Yacht Club Games Presents video presentation revealed that Shovel Knight: King of Cards is finally finished and includes an all-new card game, Joustus. Shovel Knight Showdown will be available as a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (which launches digitally and physically in December). A whole new adventure, Shovel Knight Dig was announced. All upcoming games will also add Korean and Traditional and Simplified Chinese language support. Check out three new trailers below…

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Will Be At TGS

Flyhigh Works will be exhibiting the Yacht Club Games developed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at the Tokyo Game Show next month in the Konami Booth and are set to publish it at retail in Japan in 2019. The Shovel Knight game(s) has amassed sales of more than two million units worldwide across all platforms.

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This Week’s Japanese Switch Sales

48 new games have been added to the Japanese Switch eShop sales including 50% off Freedom Planet (¥740),  50% off Shovel Knight (¥1,080), 75% off Thumper (¥499), and 70% off GoNNER (¥329). Check out the full list of Japanese Switch eShop sales here.

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