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This week's Famitsu to include an interview with Smash Bros. Ultimate's main theme composer and singer

This week's issue of Famitsu has yet another special feature on Smash Bros. Ultimate. This feature includes an interview with Hideki Sakamoto, composer of the main theme for Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Erina Koga, the singer of the Japanese version of that theme. The interview will also include a special message from Masahiro Sakurai!

Kirby Star Allies - concept art update for Jan. 22nd, 2019

Nintendo has put out another batch of concept art for Kirby Star Allies. This time we get to see some rough design sketches from the Heroes in Another Dimension mode.

Nintendo releases Off the Hook rehearsal video for their upcoming Game Party Japan 2019 concert

Off the Hook is going to have a performance at Game Party Japan 2019 this Saturday, but Nintendo has teased some of the fun with a rehearsal video. Man, what I wouldn't give to attend one of these concerts. Come on, Nintendo...bring one of these concerts stateside!

Yes, Redout is apparently still coming

The last update we had on Redout's Switch release was that development was nearing an end. Then we were met with silence. They say no news is good news, right? Apparently so, as 34BigThings has sent out a Tweet stating that the game is indeed still coming to Switch. No release date yet, but let's hope that at the very least, 2019 is the release year!

Psikyo Collection Vol. 3 getting a Collector's Edition

Arc System Works is going to release a Collector's Edition of Psikyo Collection Vol. 3 in Asia. As we said last time, Vol. 3 will bundle together STRIKERS 1945 III, Sengoku Cannon, GUNBARICH and ZERO GUNNER 2. This Collector's Edition includes a special mouse pad.

Check out more screens and a pic of the mouse pad here

Thea: The Awakening coming to Switch on Feb. 1st, 2019

Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategic survival game steeped in Slavic myth and monstrosity set after an apocalyptic force known only as The Darkness has engulfed the world. There are Strigas and Baba Yagas aplenty, but there are no heroes, no monster slayers, and no great armies capable of banishing them. You have only a few hopeless and starving survivors who are desperately trying to stay alive. You are their last and only true hope!

The game combines turn-based strategic gameplay with the tension and grit of a rogue-like, a captivating story you can uncover through a series of in-game events, and a unique combat system based on a complex card battle game.

The wide range of gameplay features allows you to proceed through the world of Thea the way you prefer. You can choose to stay in your village and build up defenses, or you can go out and explore the world. Conflicts can be resolved through assassination, stealth, diplomacy, hunting, and various other ways depending on the skills your people possess. Fighting is not your only solution to conflict!

Choose your game style and save your people from the Darkness!

Key Features:

Survival game in a dark fantasy setting with hexagonal turn-based strategic gameplay!
Huge procedural world to explore – each play-through is a new adventure!
Village management with a variety of structures to build, upgrades and technologies to discover, and items to craft!
Over 4400 items that you can craft in your village or gather in the game’s world!
Expeditions in which each member carries his or her gear and gains experience in battle, improving abilities like collecting resources, diplomacy, healing, black magic, and dozens more!
Over 200 non-linear story events that can grant you riches or deprive you of all your goods including life!
Exciting card battle game system that can be resolved by combat, diplomacy, curses, and more!
Over 100 types of deadly creatures, many inspired by Slavic Mythology!
Procedural creature instances – Each creature, even in a swarm of spiders, has its own skills and stats!
Day & night cycle influence gameplay – Villagers can better recognize threats from afar during the day, and creatures become more aggressive at night!
Multiple game endings depending on your choices with rewards and unlocks carrying over to your next play-through!

Thea: The Awakening hits Switch on Feb. 1st, 2019, and is priced at $18.

Genso Skydrift coming to Switch

Genso Skydrift is making its way to the Switch in Japan, and it has a decent amount of new content. This release will include new gameplay elements, new courses, new characters, and a new setting. Genso Skydrift will be playable at Tokaigi 2019, which runs both January 26th and 27th, 2019.

Super Robot Wars T - A new batch of screens

A MASSIVE wave of screens for Super Robot Wars T has been released. This batch of screens features the following characters.

- Shin Getter Dragon (robot) and Ryouma Nagare, Hayato Jin, and Benkei Kuruma (pilots) from Getter Robo Armageddon
- Bellvine (robot) and Shion Zaba (pilot) from Aura Battler Dunbine
- Great Mazinger (robot) and Tetsuya Tsurugi (pilot) from Mazinger Z: Infinity
- Arcadia (robot) and Captain Harlock and Tochiro Oyama (pilots) from Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX
- Photon Warship (warship) from Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX
- Rayearth (robot) and Hikaru Shidou (pilot) from Magic Knight Rayearth
- GaoGaiGar (robot) and Guy Shishioh (pilot) from The King of Braves GaoGaiGar
- EI-15 (robot) from The King of Braves GaoGaiGar
- New Arhan (robot) and Angela Balzac (pilot) from Expelled from Paradise
- God Gundam (robot) and Domon Kasshu (pilot) from Mobile Fighter G Gundam
- Death Army (robot) from Mobile Fighter G Gundam
- Swordfish II (robot) and Spike Spiegel (pilot) from Cowboy Bebop
- Windam (robot) and Fuu Hououji (pilot) from Magic Knight Rayearth
- El Dora Soul (robot) and Nero, Jose, Barrio, and Carlos (pilots) from Gun Sword
- Original robot Tiranade, and original characters Saizou Tokitou (voiced by Takeshi Kusao), Sagiri Sakurai (voiced by Umeka Shouji), and Rami Amasaki (voiced by Ai Kakuma)

Check out the screenshot gallery here!

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - opening cinematic

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Atelier of the New World is going to hit the Switch in Japan on January 31st, 2019 . The title will also be made available in both North America and Europe on March 26th, 2019.

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays announced for Switch

The G Generation series saw its 20th anniversary in 2018. The latest work, SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays, features characters and Mobile Suits from the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans series. The game is slated for release in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia).

Gather your favorite characters and Mobile Suits from various Mobile Suit Gundam series to train, develop, and form groups! Create your very own team through this unique game system and experience the stories of various Gundam series through this Gundam simulation game. SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is the latest work in the G Generation series which saw its 20th anniversary in 2018.

Participating Works

☆ = Featured in Scenarios

☆ Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
☆ New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Dual Story -G-Unit-
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Battlefield of Pacifists
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz -Glory of the Losers-
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray R
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray B
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny MSV
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 -Stargazer-
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED VS Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray R
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray B
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Mobile Suit Gundam 00P
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I
Mobile Suit Gundam 00V
Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Senki
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I 2314
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
☆ Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Gekko
SD Gundam GX
G Generation Series

As of right now, SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is confirmed for release in both Japan and Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia). There will indeed be an English translation for Southeast Asia, so at the very least, we can all hop on the eShop and grab this version without worry.

New details on SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will be shared during an event at the Taipei Game Show 2019. A special presentation will take place at the event on January 27th, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:45 JST.