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VA-11 Hall-A & N1RV Ann-A both hitting Switch in Japan


No need for our Japanese friends to worry that they're going to be left out of the fun with VA-11 Hall-A & N1RV Ann-A. Both games have been confirmed to hit Switch in that region as well. VA-11 Hall-A launches in 2019, and N1RV Ann-A in follows in 2020.

HORI says Switch firmware 6.0.0 improves the battery drain issue on their D-pad Joy-Con

We don't have the official English translation, but HORI's Japanese Twitter account has stated that Switch's bump up to firmware version 6.0.0 has improved the battery drain issue with their d-pad Joy-Con. Now the translation says 'improved,' but hopefully it means completely solved.

Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight coming to Switch

Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight takes the player on a journey through a cursed land on the brink of eradication. Evil spreads, the dead rise, and corruption reigns. Hope is but a faded memory for all but one: a priestess named Kaho from the village of Lun. If only Kaho could somehow gain audience with the Queen, Her Majesty could surely be convinced to lend her power to help save the land and its inhabitants from certain doom―but time is short, and each coming night falls darker than the last...

Reverie Under The Moonlight is the fourth installment in the Momodora series of side-scrolling action platformers, featuring melee combos, dodge mechanics, and a plethora of items and spells to unleash upon your enemies. Play casually to fully take in and enjoy the rich setting and engaging, mysterious story, or crank up the difficulty to run your reflexes through a truly brutal gauntlet.

Beautifully animated graphics
Exciting action gameplay: pull off impressive combos, dodge attacks, and skewer enemies with arrows
Intense boss battles with challenging patterns and epic scale
Difficulty settings appropriate for all types of players―from story and setting lovers to hardcore action enthusiasts
A breadth of items that can be combined to facilitate new strategies
An amazingly diverse world to explore, filled with secrets and treasures
Eccentric allies and foes with compelling personalities
Mysterious lore and rich backstory woven into events, dialogue, and item descriptions

Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight is coming to Switch courtesy of DANGEN Entertainment. No release date has been set.

Minoria coming to Switch in 2019

Minoria is the latest and most ambitious game from Bombservice, and a spiritual sequel to the Momodora series, from the same studio.

Fans of Momodora will find familiar aspects in the design and gameplay elements, as they master the ins-and-outs of parries, dodges, and a variety of different spells.

The presentation has evolved to an HD format, with aesthetics mixing 2D hand-painted backgrounds and cel-shaded characters.

The story takes place during the fourth Witch War. It is a time of fanatical religious fervor. On the one hand, by the Sacred Office, a powerful organization leading an Inquisition against heresy, in order to purge the sinners who threaten humanity. And on the other hand, those labeled “witches”, responsible for conducting a mysterious ceremony that contradicts the rules of the Church.

Set forth with Sisters Semilla and Fran, missionaries in the Church’s service, on their journey to thwart the witches’ ceremony and protect the common-folk from heresy that endangers the status quo.

A powerful fantasy story inspired by the history of medieval Europe
A unique visual aesthetic combining hand-painted 2D art with cel-shading
Fluid controls encouraging careful engagement and patient play
Offensive combat enabling players to crush enemies with a mix of swordplay and spells
Defensive options including dodge-rolls and parries
A leveling system that helps players adjust their character to their desired difficulty

Minoria is being brought to the Switch by DANGEN Entertainment, and is due out sometime in 2019.

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition now available in Europe, major update available worldwide

It took quite a long time to happen, but the wait is over. Minecraft: New 3DS Edition is now available for all to grab in Europe. This goes hand-in-hand with a major update to the game in all regions. While full patch notes for the update aren't available yet, we know this update includes The End, Polar Bears, Elytra, and more. We'll bring you the patch notes when they are available.

Android 17 heading to Dragon Ball FighterZ

While we're still waiting for Dragon Ball FighterZ to hit Switch, we can at least keep tabs on what's up with the DLC side of things on other platforms. It's been confirmed that Android 17 will be the next DLC character, and he'll be joining the game sometime this month. Android 17 shows up alongside a new Space Arena stage, and more.

Android 17 is based off the one from Dragon Ball Super. This DLC character will cost 500 Yen. Here are some details on moves Android 17 can pull off.

Barrier Explosion – Puts up a barrier around his entire body for a dash attack. Can also be used in midair.
End Game – Goes behind the opponent for a combo attack.
Super Electric Strike (Meteor Attack) – Charges energy in a whirlpool in both hands and launches. Can also be used in midair.

Finally, a wave of seasonal Z Capsules with Halloween-themed lobby characters and stamps are coming as well.

The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories - another batch of screens

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The sudden disappearance of a dear friend spurs J.J. to go look for her friend on the curious Island of Memories.

You can’t die on this nightmare island, even if you’re seriously injured. No matter how many times J.J.’s brought back from the grips of death, she drags her mangled body deeper into the woods.

Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth - more screens

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While we haven't heard or seen too much of Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth since its original reveal, it seems that's set to change. The game will be on-display at this year's TGS, so more footage and details are sure to pop up soon.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Sept. 19th, 2018

[Events] The 6th Fishing Tourney is Splatoon-themed, and it’s now live. (available until September 26th, trophy pick-up avaialble until September 27th)

[Timed Goals] During the 6th Fishing Tourney, you can complete the Chip Challenges to earn various rewards (available until September 26th)