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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Friday Update with new Shovel Knight amiibo, Monster Hunter XX × Fire Emblem, 7 Flyhigh Works Switch games and more!

● Three new Shovel Knight amiibo were announced with Specter Knight, Plague Knight and King Knight

● The Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. collaboration with Fire Emblem will begin on 6 October.

Flyhigh Works announced seven Nintendo Switch games with Deemo, SteamWorld Dig 2, Picontier, Golf Story, Splasher, Opus and Teslagrad.

● FDG Entertainment today revealed the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past-esque Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King for Nintendo Switch.

Maru Pass! Administrative Scrivener Examination Heisei 28th Edition will be removed from the 3DS eShop on 6 September at 10:00 JST.

Splatoon 2 will shortly see the ‘Forge Splattershot Pro’ with the Sub Weapon the ‘Bubble Launcher’ and the Special Weapon the ‘Cuban Bomb’.

● Square Enix will be holding Dragon Quest XI Netabare Toshou (Spoiler Show) on 29 September 2017.

● Fire Emblem if’s/Fate’s Elise is confirmed as a playable character in Fire Emblem Musou/Warriors.

Miitomo today added the awesome ‘The journey begins again! Miitomo RPG II’ Miitomo Drop stage and some new shop items.

● The full Fire Emblem Heroes live-action trailer is here.

Super Mario Run saw the return of the Loads of Coins event until 15 September.

● Takashi Mochizuki reports that after the success of the Switch version of Makai Senki Disgaea 5 that Nippon Ichi Software will continue their Switch support.

● The Monopoly for Nintendo Switch box art here and the Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso here.

● This week’s Japanese Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShop charts here.

Pokémon Duel has been downloaded over 25 million times on mobile and has been updated to Version 4.0.2 requiring 205 MB.

● The Pokémon GO update is also now live requiring 220 MB.

● And Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares closed the week at 36,800. Thanks for following and have a great weekend!

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Shantae and Shovel Knight coming to Blaster Master Zero 

Inti Creates have announced that playable characters for both Shantae and Shovel Knight will be available as DLC in Blaster Master Zero for both Nintendo Switch and 3DS in Version 1.3 of the game. Shantae will be available from 6 July with Shovel Knight from 3 August. Both characters will be free for the first two weeks. Update trailer added below…


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Monday Update with Shovel Knight releases in Japan, Nintendo file trademarks, plus more news!

Shovel Knight (Treasure Trove version) is finally available for Nintendo Switch in Japan priced at ¥2,160 (just under $20). Yacht Club told us “There’s no plan to release Specter Knight separately at this time.” Of-course, it’s included with the new Switch release.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for new trademarks in Japan for Ever Oasis, Hey! Pikmin and the two new Kirby eShop games. Nothing new however. Company shares rose again by another 1.31% and are now at 33,950 – their highest point since 2008!

● The Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. Special Pack sold out on the e-Capcom online store in around 100 minutes. A Limited Edition (without console but with game, bag, CD, book and mascot) was also announced along with an All In Box and a Pouch.

Yoru no Nai Kuni 2: Shingetsu no Hanayome (Nights of Azure 2) will release on 31 August in Japan with regular, Special Collection Box and Premium Box editions.

Tokyo RPG Factory who developed I Am Setsuna for Square Enix have updated their background image on their website inherently teasing a new game.

● Square Enix have four more Dragon Quest XI Countdown Carnival livestreams planned (10 June, 17 June, 7 July and 17 July)  listed on their YouTube channel

● McDonald’s Japan will see a set of eight Yokai Watch cards (for use with Yokai Watch: Tomodachi Ukiukipedia) inside Happy Set meals available from Friday.

● Aqua Style are working further on Fushigi no Gensokyo TOD -RELOADED– (Touhou Genso Wanderer) for Nintendo Switch. Still no official confirmation on a release however although it’s now all but inevitable.

● In COMG! pre-orders: Splatoon 2 is up to 496 pt, Dragon Quest XI is at 298 pt with ARMS just 27 pt. Ultra Street Fighter II opened with just 30 pt (the latest Dragon Ball Heroes is #1 with 40 pt).

● A number of new My Nintendo Rewards with software discounts for multiple 3DS and Wii U games including Momotaro Dentetsu 2017, Tank Troopers, Picross 3D-2 and a number of Fire Emblem and The Legend of Zelda Virtual Console games. Go here for the full list!

● And finally, I’ve added a Wii U page with every game released in Japan plus publisher, price, size and whether there is Off-TV Play support. I’ll be working on both a Nintendo 3DS page and a Virtual Console page soon (the latter covering 3DS, Wii U, Wii and hopefully Switch!).

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Shovel Knight, Kimoshiba, Rin-ne and Brave Dungeon themes 

This week’s update to the Japanese 3DS Theme Shop sees the pictured above Shovel Knight ‘Through the Shovel!’ theme from Nintendo for ¥200 and the pictured below Kimoshiba theme from FuRyu for ¥200, Kyōkai no Rinne again from FuRyu for ¥200 and two more Brave Dungeon character themes from Inside System for ¥100 each or ¥150 for both.

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Shovel Knight on Switch, Miitomo official accounts to end, Monster Hunter XX × Gudetama and more!

Shovel Knight is coming to Nintendo Switch with Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment both announced. More information by Yacht Club Games here.

Miitomo will be removing the official accounts over the next few weeks. Three of the sixteen have already left.

Monster Hunter XX will feature an all-new collaboration with Gudetama as pictured in this Famitsu page.

Denpa Ningen no RPG FREE! has started a ‘Thank you & comeback campaign’ with gifts for regulars and 300,000 Gold and ‘Da Damage’ (that inflicts 9,999 damage) to deserters. Full details here.

● The Nintendo Switch Experience Meeting 2017 will air live on YouTube this weekend at 10:30 JST both days (Friday and Saturday in Americas). Go here for the video links.

● A new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild screenshot taken from Facebook here.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS had sold 984.331 copies in Japan as of Sunday excluding digital. It’s safe to say it’ll be at a million now!

● And a new Creeping Terror video (it’s out next week! here.

● That’s all for now but check back later for the Collectible Badge Center update and more!

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Shovel Knight sells 1.5 million copies

Yacht Club Games’ excellent Shovel Knight has sold 1.5 million copies as revealed in USGamer. There’s no platform breakdown (3DS was at 29% and Wii U at 17% when the game was at 1.2 million) nor territorial breakdown (Japanese sales are expected to be relatively low although the game and amiibo were both published by Nintendo). Thanks to Nirolak from NeoGAF.

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Latest eShop Charts with Shovel Knight #1!

Nintendo 3DS

01. Shovel Knight
02. Bokujou Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi
03. The Battle Cats POP!
04. Pocket Monsters Yellow Version
05. Pocket Monsters Red Version
06. Battle of Elemental REBOOST
07. Cube Creator 3D
08. Culdcept Revolt (pre-load)
09. Pocket Monsters Blue Version
10. Dot Paint

Wii U

01. Shovel Knight
02. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
03. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
04. Mario & Sonic AT Rio Olympics
05. Splatoon
06. Custom Robo V2
07. Super Mario Maker
08. BLOK DROP U
09. Mighty No. 9
10. Super Mario World

Period counted 27 June – 3 July. Awesome start for Shovel Knight! New entries bolded. Yu-Gi-Oh! probably won’t be counted next week but it’ll be interesting to see how successful Culdcept Revolt is.

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