Monday Update With Indie Highlights Presentation, Windjammers 2 Announced, Strix Engine For Switch, And More!

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● An impromptu Indie Highlights presentation appeared online at 14:00 CEST today from Nintendo of Europe with 16 Nintendo Switch games shown. Go to this post for the full list of titles, release windows and the video presentation.

Kakehashi Games announced they will be localising Monster Boy, The Gardens Between, Bad North, Slay the Spire and Windjammers 1 and 2 for Japan. Prison Architect is now available (see below) and Morphies Law will release in Japan after the west.

● Soft Gear announced that their STRIX ENGINE will be compatible with Nintendo Switch and is intended for ’high-speed, high-quality online game development’ and will be capable of handling large scale MMO and FPS development.

● Double Eleven published the prison simulation game Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition on eShop priced at ¥3,382 with the Escape Mode DLC to follow. Trailer added here.

● Raw Fury published the roguelite Bad North on the eShop priced at ¥1,690. Trailer added here.

● The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft looks like being the best-selling game in Japan this week with sales after nine weeks out-pacing sales of the Wii U version after nine months, according to GEO.

● The latest ARMS Party Crash event with the ‘Experimental Pop’ theme saw Lola Pop defeat Helix 55% – 45%!

● Koji Igarashi announces that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is now launching in 2019, and will no longer launch or be supported on PlayStation Vita.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw the fourth Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt event begin. See full details and some of the denim items pictured here. Elise, Gaston, Kidd arrive in a few hours time.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw two new events with Bound Hero Battle: Micaiah & Sothe, and Summoning Focus: Bound Hero Battle with Sanaki joining Micaiah & Sothe. There’ll also be a Feh Channel: Choose Your Legends 2018 Edition broadcast in a few hours with new game information.

● The European Splatfest results are in with Team Adventure winning 2-1 win over Team Relax with scores of 34.12% – 65.88%, 50.11% – 49.89% and 52.13% – 47.87% for Votes, Solo and Team respectively.

● CIRCLE Ent. announced the puzzle platformer Button Button by Centrosphere Games, is coming to Nintendo Switch with more details soon.

● Watch all the videos from the 4th Splatoon Koshien, with new footage from the Tohoku District Tournament here.

● And watch the character play movie and another TV commercial for Boku no Academia: One’s Justice (My Hero One’s Justice) here.

● Thanks to naruki for more news tips!

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Windjammers 2 Announced For Switch 

DotEmu have announced that Windjammers 2 will release for Nintendo Switch and PC worldwide in 2019. The original Windjammers will be available in the West on 23 October. In Japan it will be known as Flying Power Disc: Windjammers. Announcement trailer for Windjammers 2 added below…

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