The first promo video for Cardfight!! Vanguard EX which releases for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 19 September. The theme song is “BanG Dream!” by boy band Argonavis. Preorder the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off.
M2 have announced they will simultaneously release the M2ShotTriggers version of the 1998 Cave／Atlus bullet hell shoot ’em up ESP RA.DE. for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in late 2019. Check out the official website here and first promo video below. Many thanks to Naruki and Denfaminicogamer.
Otomate (Idea Factory) have announced the visual novel game BROTHERS CONFLICT Precious Baby for release on Nintendo Switch on 29 August 2019 priced at ¥7,344 for the standard edition and ¥9,504 for a limited edition. The game contains both Brilliant Blue and Passion Pink games. Promo videos added below. Many thanks to Naruki.
Plex are releasing an officially licensed Nintendo Switch Card Pocket 24 in late July with Super Mario design, and which holds 24 x Nintendo Switch game cards. Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off. A Splatoon 2 design is also currently available here.
The current list of games that are scheduled for release in Japan this week including five retail games (Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Biohazard Origins Collection, Minna no Doubutsu Shogi, Shiritsu Berubara Gakuen, and Team Sonic Racing), 12 digital games (Back in 1995, biohazard 0 HD Remaster, biohazard HD Remaster, biohazard 4, Blue Moon, Heroine Anthem Zero Episode 1, Minna no Sokoban, Puchikon 4 SmileBASIC, Super Real Mahjong PVI, V.O.I.D., Wonder Boy Returns Remix, and Image Fight), and perhaps the final ever 3DS retail game (Daisenryaku Daitoua Koboshi DX). Check out the full list with prices, artwork, and descriptions below…
TECOPARK have announced that their upcoming Nintendo Switch cooperative local multiplay action puzzle game PICO PARK has gone gold with a release expected soon. PICO PARK allows for up to eight players and has 48 levels, along with both a Battle Mode and Endless Mode. Indie World trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.
The finals of the NPB eSports Series Splatoon 2 saw the Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars (Hyper Beam) score an upset and defeat Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (GGBOYZ) 3-1 at the Tokyo Big Sight to become champions. GGBOYZ previously won the 3rd and 4th Splatoon Koshien Tournaments and are the 2018 Splatoon 2 World Champions.
Japanese retro game shop BEEP have announced a reboot of the classic side-scrolling shoot ’em up Cotton as Cotton Reboot, releasing this year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam. BEEP also intend to release the game on floppy disk for X68000! The Switch version will be both physical and digital, adding an arrange mode as well as the original mode. Screenshots added below. Thanks to Naruki and Famitsu.
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.