NCSX import - Dragon Quest AM Slime Rubber Wristwatch

Slap a Dragon Quest themed digital watch on your wrist and tell time with Slime symbols. Two variations are on tap:

» Blue wristwatch with King Slime design
» Black wristwatch featuring smiling Slimes

The wristwatches are made of rubber and feature and interlocking clasp to tighten the timepiece on your wrist.

Grab yours here

The Strong National Museum of Play shares their 2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

- Donkey Kong
- Final Fantasy VII
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Microsoft Windows Solitare
- Mortal Kombat
- Myst
- Pokemon Red and Green
- Portal
- Resident Evil
- Street Fighter II
- Tomb Raider
- Wii Sports

Check out the full rundown of each game here

Blast from the Past - 20-minute interview with Nasir Gebelli, a Final Fantasy dev

From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, Nasir Gebelli became known for his home console work at Squaresoft, where he programmed the first three Final Fantasy games, the Famicom 3D System titles 3-D WorldRunner and Rad Racer, and Secret of Mana.

This interview, only posted in its entirety just now, comes from all the way back in 1998. Gebelli pretty much disappeared from the game industry after his Square-Enix work, which is what makes this interview so rare. Gabelli discusses things like how Miyamoto was responsible for tying him to Square-Enix and setting his work on Final Fantasy into motion.

Dragon Quest XI - 3DS and Switch battle system differences, new monsters & more

- Martina: a noble female warrior
- Rou: a mysterious old man with a rather impressive white mustache
- battle on PlayStation 4/Switch: “Free Move Battle” lets characters move freely during battle & has “Automatic Camera Battle” option
- battle on 3DS lets you chose between 3D Mode and 2D Mode
- in 3D mode, you get to see your characters on the screen
- in 2D mode, you only see the sprite of enemies, with a text box just below the battle screen
- uses the traditional command-based battle system
- one screen shows the protagonist covered in a mysterious blue aura, but it is not explained
- new monsters include Mandra and Ocovolt

Dragon Quest XI live-stream event dated for April 11th, release date info coming

- Release Date Presentation on April 11th at 14:00 JST
- will be live streamed on YouTube and Niconico
- promises various other new information in addition to the release date
- hosted by Joy and features actress Tsubasa Honda as a guest, as well as Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii and others

Seiken Densetsu Collection coming to Switch (trailer, screens, art, box, details & more)

Check out screens here

- first three Seiken Densetsu titles coming to Switch
- seeing release physically and digitally
- due out June 1st for 4,800 yen
- includes:

Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest) – Originally launched for Game Boy on June 28, 1991
Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) – Originally launched for Super Famicom on August 6, 1993
Seiken Densetsu 3 – Originally launched for Super Famicom on September 30, 1995

- Seiken Densetsu 2 and Seiken Densetsu 3 support multiplayer with up to three player
- now includes quick-save, which allows you to save anywhere during gameplay
- Music Mode, which lets you listen to the music of each game from the home screen
- Screen Change Mode, a Seiken Densetsu 1-exclusive mode which lets you choose from several screen size
- official website here

Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 preorders open on GameStop, Nintendo confirmed as publisher

While there's still no official release date, GameStop has kicked off preorders for Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2. Something worth noting, the listing shows Nintendo as the publisher. Nintendo has been handling publishing duties for various Dragon Quest games in recent years, and I guess that trend is going to continue with Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2.

Preorder here

Official Secret of Mana Twitter account shows teaser clip of Seiken Densetsu 3 running on Switch

Well what do we have here? Square-Enix's official account for the Seiken Densetsu franchise has tweeted out a video of two people playing Seiken Densetsu 3 on the Switch. This title was never released outside of Japan. This certainly looks like a tease for a Square-Enix project, or at the very least, a tease of Virtual Console plans. Thanks to ComboMeal for the heads up!

Japan - Disgaea 5 Complete, I Am Setsuna launch sales

- I Am Setsuna was the 26th best-selling title in Japan for Switch launch week
- Disgaea 5 Complete was the 22nd best-selling title in Japan for Switch launch week
- Disgaea 5 Complete sold around 5,065 units
- I Am Setsuna sold around 4,625 units
- they sold through 20 to 40 percent of their initial shipment
- Disgaea 5’s original release on PlayStation 4 saw nearly 43,000 copies sold in its first week
- I Am Setsuna was at a combined 61,623 units on the PS4 and PS Vita for its first week