Weekly Update:New Nintendo Switch Model, Luigi’s Mansion 3 Release Date, Super Monkey Ball Announced, Plus More News!

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Nintendo announced a second new Nintendo Switch model adding a (much) improved battery life and is scheduled for late August release in Japan and North America, and early September in Europe. Continue reading

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Small Weekend Update:Hobonichi Say That Mother 4 Is Not Being Made But Are Glad If Someone Else Makes It!

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Just a small weekend update: Nintendo Dream spoke with two employees of Shigesato Itoi’s Hobonichi company who said that Mother 4 is not being made, it’s impossible for Itoi to make it, but he’d be glad if someone else did. Read the full translation here . Continue reading

Friday Update:Kirby Voted Fave Character, Dragon Quest XI S Goes Gold, Plus Much More News!

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Kirby again is voted the number one favourite videogame character of the readers of the Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, Mario is number two for the second week running, and Pikachu moves up to the third position with Link down to fourth. Check out the top 10 here. Continue reading

Thursday Update:The Best-Selling Games of 2019, Chansey Peach Trademark, Final Splatfest Kicks Off, Plus More News!

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Weekly Famitsu magazine posted the 100 top-selling retail games in Japan from 31 December to 30 June with Kingdom Hearts III at number one with 838,927 units sold, narrowly followed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with 779,845 (SSBU will likely overtake KH3 any week now and is much higher lifetime-to-date). New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is third with 643,426. It’s likely that Pokémon Sword/Shield will overtake all three to round off 2019 as the best-selling game. Continue reading

Daily Update:New Switch Model Announced, New Joy-Con Colours, Luigi’s Mansion 3 Release Date, Plus Much More!

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After last week’s Nintendo Switch Lite announcement, Nintendo today surprisingly announced a second new model, although this one is aesthetically the same as the original console, adding a (much) improved battery life. Scheduled for late August in Japan and North America, and early September in Europe, this new Switch offers between 4.5 and 9.0 hours of play depending upon title and settings. Continue reading

Tuesday Update:Super Monkey Ball And The Legend of Heroes Games Coming to Switch, Plus More News!

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After months of rumours, trademarks, and rating; Sega Games finally announced Tabegoro !Super Monkey Ball for release on Nintendo Switch on 31 October as a remake of the Wii release. The game was later renamed Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for release in the west two days earlier!

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Marine Day Update:New Yokai Revealed, Smash Ball Cup, Mario For President, Plus More!

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Small news day due to Umo no Hi (Marine Day) in Japan. Level-5 revealed the free yokai in the Version 1.3.0 updated of Yo-kai Watch 4 including my new favourite chubby hamster Hamuhamu and chubby demon man AsekkaOni! Pictured is the game’s strongest enemy Raidenryu who also arrives next month. Check them all out at this post.

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Weekly Update:Nintendo Switch Lite, Yo-kai Watch, Dr. Mario World, Animal Crossing × Sanrio, Plus More News!

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After months of speculation over a Switch Mini, Nintendo officially unveiled a Nintendo Switch Lite in three colours (Yellow, Grey, and Turquoise) for 20 September and a Zacian and Zamazenta Edition for early November… Continue reading

Small Weekend Update:Yo-kai Watch Reportedly Coming to Switch, Octopath Traveler Turns 1, Mobile News, And Videos!

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Just a quick update: Dennoji Reto (Level-5’s official VTuber) announced that the original Yo-kai Watch game will be coming to Switch on 20 September in the video here. The game originally released on 3DS six years ago with a smartphone port announced for release later this year… Continue reading

Friday Update:DanMachi Coming to Switch, Same-Sex Relationships Coming to Fire Emblem, Plus More News!

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5pb. announced the dungeon RPG DanMachi (known as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate in English) is coming to Switch on 28 November with an Asian release also confirmed with English support. Early purchases will come with a retro shoot ’em up. Check out the box art and videos at this postContinue reading

Thursday Update:Nintendo Stock Surges After Nintendo Switch Lite Announcement, Plus Much More News!

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After yesterday’s Nintendo Switch Lite announcement, Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock surged by a massive 4.15% on a day when the Nikkei average was relatively flat. The stock price closed trading at 41,660.00 JPY which is the new highest level since late September 2018. Continue reading

Huge Wednesday Update:Nintendo Finally Announce The Nintendo Switch Lite, Plus Much More News!

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I’ll preface this update with a quick mention of the former Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Satoru Iwata as it’s now 11 July in Japan and the fourth anniversary of his passing. It’s perhaps rather fitting that Nintendo chose this time to officially announce the long since rumoured Nintendo Switch Lite console which launches on 20 September in three colours. Continue reading

Tuesday Update:Dr. Mario World Launches And An Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Crossover Event With Sanrio Characters!

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Huge news for two of Nintendo’s mobile games today with the release of Dr. Mario World a day early in many parts of the world and perhaps the most ambitious crossover to date for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp with several Sanrio crossover events and items coming to the game later on this week… Continue reading

Monday Update:Alcremie, Yamper, Rolycoly, & Duraludon Officially Revealed For Pokémon Sword/Shield, Plus Much More News!

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New Pokémon Sword/Shield news dropped including a trailer, four new Pokémon officially revealed (Alcremie, Yamper, Rolycoly, and Duraludon), along with the Sword exclusive Pokémon (Deino and Jangmo-o) and Gym leader (Bea) and the Shield exclusive Pokémon (Larvitar and Goomy) and Gym leader (Allister)… Continue reading

Weekly Update:Dragalia Lost, Story of Seasons, Hatsune Miku, Digimon Story, One Piece, Yo-kai Watch 4, Breath of the Wild 2, And More News!

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Cygames’s Hiroki Matsuura has stepped down as director of Nintendo’s ARPG Dragalia Lost and has been replaced by Yuji Okada from BlazeGames (who has been working on the game since before launch). Read a statement from both men here. Continue reading

Small Weekend Update:Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Coming to Switch, Digimon Survive Postponed, And One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Announced For Switch!

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Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition will release for Switch in the US on 18 October and includes both Cyber Sleuth and Hacker’s Memory. Check out the trailer here. Digimon Survive has also been delayed until next year. Continue reading

Friday Update:Nintendo Recruiting For Breath of the Wild 2, New Pokémon Trademark, Yo-kai Watch 4 Localisation, Plus Much More!

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Nintendo posted a job listing for a 3DCG terrain designer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. The position is just for this project, is Kyoto based, and expires on 30 September. Continue reading