Dragon Quest Rivals Masters Cup

Square-Enix have announced that the finals of the Dragon Quest Rivals Masters Cup will take place at the Tokyo Game Show on 15 September with a prize of ¥1 million ($9,500), Dragon Quest Ⅹ All In One Package (with 100 million G), and Nintendo Switch Dragon Quest XI S Set Loto Edition. More information can be found on the official webpage. Introduction video for the 8th card pack added below…

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Romancing SaGa 3 Will Be At TGS2019

Square-Enix will be showing off Romancing SaGa 3 at Tokyo Game Show 2019 between 12-15 September where release details are expected. The game originally released for Super Famicom in 1995, although Square-Enix have said not to expect any major additions or changes in this HD remaster.

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Nintendo to Sponsor TGS Indie Game Area

Nintendo have confirmed they will be sponsoring both the “Selection Booth” and “SENSE OF WONDER NIGHT 2019″ areas of the Tokyo Game Show 2019. Last year saw 86 developers from 22 countries/regions, screened from 295 applicants around the world, exhibited in the Selection Booth area. SOWN was established in 2008 and is a project to showcase game ideas that will give the players a “Sense of Wonder”. TGS19 will be held at the Makuhari Messe from 12 – 15 September. Thanks to Naruki.

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Level-5 Return To Tokyo Game Show 

Level-5 will be returning to the Tokyo Game Show for the first time in six years with the Nintendo Switch games Yokai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin, and the mobile games Fantasy Life Online and the new Netmarble Yokai Watch Medal Wars title. Visitors to Level-5′s booth will receive an original can badge as well as get to play the above games! Promo video for Medal Wars added below…

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Breath of the Wild voted Game of the Year 

On the opening day of the Tokyo Game Show 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was awarded with the Game of the Year in the Japan Game Awards 2017. The Excellence Award also included Monster Hunter XX and Pokémon Sun Moon with Sun Moon also winning the Global Award and Best Sales Award. And The Trade and Industry Prize went to Pokémon GO.

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HUGE Wednesday Update with Yokai Watch 3 reissues, Nintendo shares highest for 7 years plus much more! 

● The lead picture is from the main visual for the Tokyo Game Show 2017 (full illustration here) designed by Ippei Gyoubu.

● The main artwork from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has leaked (see it here). The game hasn’t been officially confirmed but looks a lot more than rumours and innuendo.

● Level-5 will release Yokai Watch 3 Sushi and Tempura as Level-5 The Best versions on 20 July priced at just ¥2,592 ($23) each.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares closed at 31,880.00, up another 3.24% from yesterday the highest they’ve closed at since 22 March 2010 (not a typo!).

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was number one for the fourth week selling a further 24,406. The game sold 26,997 on the eShop during its opening weekend.

Monster Hunter XX digital sales are an impressive 101,040 (up to and including 30 April) which means the game’s sales are around 1.7 million.

● The brilliant rogue-like Alchemic Dungeons is coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop next week (31 May 2017) priced at just ¥500.

ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ‘99 was announced for Nintendo Switch and is now available (along with both Mr. Shifty and World of Goo).

● There’s a new ARMS introduction trailer here and a new Neko Mario Time episode (featuring ARMS, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kirby Hunters Z, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) here.

● Bandai Namco will be removing Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken from the 3DS eShop on 31 May along with the demo.

Fushigi no Gensokyo TOD -RELOADED- (Touhou Genso Wanderer) will be exhibited again on Switch at Touhou Yarinsai Dai 8 Maku on 18 June. A confirmation of the game releasing is expected shortly.

Unreal Engine 4.16 is now available and fully supports Nintendo Switch “Switch is fully-featured and ready for production.”

● Square Enix today announced a card battle game Dragon Quest Rivals for iOS and Android. Website here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw some Kozaki Yosuke Special Maps today where you can fight against the Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem if (Fates) Illustrator Kozaki Yusuke’s team of Heroes!

Miitomo today added the third ‘Aim for pawfect pedigree! Canine Couture 2′ Miitomo Drop stage. See all the new items here.

Pokémon Co-Master (Pokémon Duel) was updated to Version 3.0.9 today requiring 147 MB and fixes bugs.

Super Mario Run was also updated to Version 2.1.1 requiring 153 MB and fixes an error where some users saw the 804-3400 message and the game not starting.

● At time of writing: Hanero! Koiking (Pokémon: Magikarp Jump) is the number one Free game on the JP App Store and 55th Top Grossing

● The three ARMS Global Testpunch stages are pictured here.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia today saw free and paid DLC plus the 7-Eleven collaboration DLC.

● Just two new Brave Dungeon themes this week on the 3DS Theme Shop. Go here to see them both!

● Inti Creates celebrated 80,000 downloads of Blaster Master Zero (this is on both Nintendo Switch and 3DS – not just Switch as incorrectly reported) with some wallpaper (here).

● The Gentlebros CEO was interviewed by Gaming Trend (here) regarding Cat Quest: “We always wanted to put our games on a Nintendo system, so it wasn’t so much of a ‘did we want to?’ and more of a ‘will Nintendo let us?’”

● Finally, Famitsu readers voted for their favourite First/Third Person Shooter and Overwatch beat Splatoon! Full results here.

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Weekly Famitsu 09/29 preview

Tomorrow’s issue of Weekly Famitsu has little in the way of Japanese Nintendo games announced. One of the lead features will be a ‘Tokyo Game Show 2016 Useful Guide’ with Monster Hunter Stories (including The Legend of Zelda collaboration) being the lead 3DS game. Monster Hunter Stories added thumbnails below…

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