Luigi’s Mansion 3 Launches Halloween

Nintendo have announced that Luigi’s Mansion 3 (or Luigi Mansion 3 as it’s known in Japan) will release for Nintendo Switch on 31 October 2019 priced at ¥6,458 with English language support confirmed.. Check out the teaser website here and Nintendo Direct E3 2019 trailer below…

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Severed Coming to Japan

Flyhigh Works are localising the action adventure game Severed on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop next week (25 July) priced at ¥1,500 with preloads live in a few hours time. The 3DS version is currently available on the Japanese eShop. Japanese trailer added below…

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Pawarumi Coming to Japan

Shinyuden have announced they will be publishing Manufacture 43’s shoot ’em up Pawarumi on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on 22 August priced at ¥1,750. You play Axo, pilot of the ship named Chukaru, which is equipped with three weapons given by each of the three gods: Serpent, Condor, and Jaguar. The deities also power the energy forces, and it is your job to destroy them. Japanese trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.

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Lola’s ABC Party and Lola’s Math Train Being Removed

D3Publisher are removing the edutainment games Lola’s ABC Party and Lola’s Math Train from the Japanese 3DS eShop on 24 July at 10:00 JST where each game is priced at ¥400. No reason was given for the removal. Japanese trailers for both games added below…

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Three New PinocchioP Feat. Hatsune Miku Themes

Three new PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku themes have arrived on the Japanese 3DS Theme Shop featuring the tracks 「Whatever Yama Says Goes」「What’s Inside」and「Beautiful Fiction」. All themes are published by Dwango and are each priced at ¥200. Trailers added below…

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Picross Lord of the Nazarick Announced

Jupiter have announced a collaboration game between the puzzle series Picross and the Overlord anime and manga series with Picross Lord of the Nazarick scheduled for release on the Japanese Switch eShop next week (25 July) priced at ¥1,080 with preloads and a demo live from this week (18 July). The game features a total of 519 picross puzzles. Screenshots and trailer added below. Thanks to Famitsu.

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Hero Joining The Battle This Month?

In the recent “Nintendo Switch – Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases – July” video from Nintendo of America which showcases games playable in July including Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it states “Hero Joins the Battle” during the Smash Bros. footage, seemingly indicating that Hero may be available this month. We’ll keep you posted. Video added below. Via GoNintendo.

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Torchlight 2 Coming to Japan

Perfect World have announced they will be publishing Runic Games’s action RPG dungeon crawler Torchlight 2 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Japan on 03 September priced at ¥2,350. Console announcement trailer added below. Thanks to Famitsu.

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GIGA WRECKER ALT. Gets New Japanese Release Date

The Game Freak-developed 2D action game GIGA WRECKER ALT. has a new release date of 24 October in Japan where it will release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Previously it was planned for 01 May but the listing was pulled from the eShop. Post to be updated tomorrow confirming whether the release will add a packaged version. Teaser Famitsu scan added below.

Edit: packaged version confirmed for Japan (Switch only) where it will be published by Rainy Frog for ¥3,780. The download version will be published by Rising Star Games for ¥3,239. Promo video also added below…

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The Ninja Warriors Dated For Switch

Hamster are publishing the 1987 Taito side-scrolling action game Arcade Archives The Ninja Warriors on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (18 July) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. The game was remade for Super Famicom, with the second remake, The Ninja Warriors Once Again, coming to Switch next week. Trailer and screenshots added below…

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Super Monkey Ball Coming to Switch UPDATED

Sega Games have announced that Tabegoro !Super Monkey Ball is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 31 October 2019 with the Steam version coming in December. The game is a remake of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Ukiuki Party Daishuugou) for Wii. More information will be in this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu. Teaser scan and first screenshots added below…

Edit 1: it’s confirmed for western release on 29 October as Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. Announcement trailer added below…

Edit 2: Japanese website open (here), Japanese price is just ¥3,229 ($30), Japanese box art and trailer also added below…

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The Legend of Heroes Coming to Switch

UserJoy have announced the online RPG The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile for Nintendo Switch eShop release this Summer with basic play free. The game is a spin-off of Nihon Falcom’s Trails series of The Legend of Heroes franchise. Originally a browser game, it was later ported to both PlayStation 4 and Vita, with the Switch version based on the smartphone version. Promo video added below…

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Masked Cuccos Win Tokyo Smash Ball Cup

The Masked Cuccos team won today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate National Elementary School 3v3 Smash Ball Cup tournament in Tokyo and are heading to the national finals in October. The next tournament will be Nagoya on 03 August with Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka. Video of the 3v3 and 1v1 tournaments (the latter featuring an epic R.O.B. vs R.O.B. final!)…

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Yo-kai Watch 1 Coming to Switch

Level-5’s official VTuber Dennoji Reto says on her latest video that the original Yo-kai Watch game that released in 2013 for Nintendo 3DS is coming to Nintendo Switch on 20 September along with Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and the Nintendo Switch Lite console. We’ll have an update once this is officially confirmed from Level-5. Video added below along with a promo video for the 3DS version of Yo-kai Watch. Many thanks to Naruki.

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Octopath Traveler Break, Boost and Beyond PV

Promo video for the upcoming OCTOPATH TRAVELER Break, Boost and Beyond concert in Japan on 28 July 2019. See more details of the concert at this link. You can purchase the OCTOPATH TRAVELER soundtrack or arranged version at this link – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off!

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Macho de Pon Update And Mobile Game Announced

Sting announced that a major Version 1.1 update to add new features and modes (including Team Battle) to Macho de Pon! ZZ will release over the next few weeks although it isn’t live yet. In addition, a smartphone version of the game Macho de Pon! Try will also be coming soon. The Switch game is available now priced at ¥888 where the aim is to become a bodybuilding champion in 10 days! Check out the promo video below…

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