Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack

Square-Enix Asia’s recently announced physical Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack is now available to pre-order and includes both Japanese and English language options, and an English cover. Pre-order here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Box art added below…

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This Week’s Japanese Switch Releases

This week’s line-up of games releasing in Japan include the pictured Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition from Square-Enix, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout from Koei Tecmo, CONTRA ROGUE CORPS from KONAMI, FIFA 20 from Electronic Arts, Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX from Inti Creates, Ninja Box from Bandai Namco, and more, plus smartphone users can download Mario Kart Tour from Nintendo. Check out the current list of games below and look out for the full line-up complete with prices and artwork later in the week.

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Sayonara Wild Hearts Coming to Japan

Publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer Simogo have announced that the rhythm adventure game Sayonara Wild Hearts will be releasing for Nintendo Switch in Japan on 27 September as a digital only release, and priced at ¥1,450. The Japanese launch was delayed a week due to obtaining the CERO rating. Thanks to Naruki. Launch trailer added below…

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BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE 2.0 Characters

Arc System Works have announced that the BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE 2.0 update on 21 November will also add Celica (BlazBlue), Elizabeth (P4A), Adachi (P4AU), Hilda (Under Night In-Birth), and Susanoo (BlazBlue). The five join Yumi (Senran Kagura Estival Versus), Neo Politan (RWBY), Akatsuki, and Blitztank (Akatsuki Blitzkampf) who are all detailed here. Pre-order the Special Edition here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Announcement trailer added below…

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Sakurai to Appear in Dragon Quest XI S Livestream

The Dragon Quest XI S Official Live Broadcast Countdown Special #4, which is set for 26 September at 21:00-01:00 JST, will include Yuji Horii and Masahiro Sakurai. Full details here. The livestream will celebrate the Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition game’s launch at midnight. Pre-order the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.

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Ori and the Blind Forest Demo

Microsoft Studios have just published a demo for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop with the game also available to preload for ¥2,052. The full game launches on 28 September, requires 3.4 GB, and supports Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese,

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Nintendo eShop Maintenance

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo eShop will undergo maintenance on 24 September from 09:00-12:00 JST (23 September from 17:00-20:00 PT) with Switch, 3DS, and Wii U services affected.

In addition, online play of some Nintendo Switch software will undergo maintenance on both 25 and 26 September from 09:50-11:30 JST (24 and 25 September from 17:50-19:30 PT.

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Atelier Ryza Adds Photo Mode

Koei Tecmo Games/Gust have announced a free update to Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on 10 October which will add a Photo Mode, Puni Breeding, and more. The full game releases on 26 September. Pre-order here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Introduction video added below…

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