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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - more screens and art

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou will support full HD, and will include “Quiz Oyashiro Ver. 2018.” Theme songs and background music from previous console entries in the series will be included.

N++ - Launch trailer

N++ is a fast-paced, momentum-based platformer about darting around obstacles, narrowly evading enemies and collecting gold in a beautiful minimalist landscape.

Splatoon 2 - Twitter update for May 25th, 2018


In today's Twitter update, we get a look at the Shifty Station layout for the My Melody vs Team Pompompurin Splatfest. I didn't even know who either of these characters were before the Splatfest was announced, but I'm sure Japanese players are eager to fight for their side!

Super Mario Run - content update for May 25th, 2018

[Event] The latest Gold Goomba Lite event is now live. By defeating Golden Goombas, you can earn various rewards. This time, it’s a re-run of the Super Mario Odyssey statues: Captured Goomba Statue (5 Golden Goombas), Captured Hammer Bros. (10 Golden Goombas), Captured Chain Bros. (15 Golden Goombas), and Cappy Statue (25 Golden Goombas) (available until June 8th)

Pokemon Kaiju Mania - promo video

We detailed the Pokemon Kaiju Mania hitting Japan, and now the Pokemon Co. has put together a promo video for the festivities. Would be cool to see Pokemon Co. do something like this stateside, but I doubt it. At most, we'll probably get a few of the plushes that go along with these events.

Pokémon Challenge: GAME FREAK vs. “Who’s That Pokémon?”!

GAME FREAK’s Shigeru Ohmori and Kazumasa Iwao attempt a classic game of “Who’s That Pokémon?”! Why not guess along and compare your score?

A look at various Switch game sales, and SNES Classic sales for Japan in 2017

Looking for some sales details for the Japanese game industry in 2017? Well we've got the numbers for you! Below are all sorts of statistics and sales details on various games and platforms. Again, these numbers just pertain to 2017 alone.

- SNES Classisc Edition sold 1 million units
- FIFA 18 sold 62,783 units on Switch
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 771,050 units on Switch, and 159,401 units on Wii U

Other third party Switch titles (launch week/end of 2017)

[NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) (2017.03.03) – 36.623 / 135.496
[NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) (2017.09.07) – 24.045 / 96.040
[NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) (2017.03.03) – 25.606 / 75.309
[NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) (2017.03.03) – 12.854 / 71.742
[NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) (2017.09.28) – 41.491 / 68.263
[NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) (2017.06.01) – 29.564 / 51.973
[NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) (2017.05.26) – 16.404 / 39.316
[NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) (2017.12.07) – 9.435 / 38.484
[NSW] Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online (Square Enix) (2017.11.16) – 18.444 / 27.174
[NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) (2017.09.21) – 9.482 / 27.204
[NSW] Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) (2017.04.20) – 7.447 /25.563
[NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} – 16.011 / 23.014
[NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) (2017.07.20) – 10.247 / 20.084
[NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} – 3.477 / 20.514

SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition hitting Switch in Japan this Summer

The Switch in Japan has already seen the release of SteamWorld Dig 2, but Image and Form have plans to dip into the back catalog for Japan as well. The company has confirmed that both the original SteamWorld Dig, and SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition are going to hit the Switch in Japan sometime this Summer. When more specific release dates come in, we'll be sure to share.

Nintendo grabs trademarks in Japan for the NES, Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, and Zelda

Nintendo's onslaught of Japanese trademarks continues with yet another round. This time they're focusing in on the NES. These trademarks apply to Japan, but they're all in English. The latest rundown includes the Nintendo Entertainment System and NES, as well as Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and Zelda.

Kingdom: Two Crowns dev blog - next update detailed

Brand-New Campaign Mode

We’re mostly moving away from the roguelike experience and will now have a proper campaign to save your kingdom from the Greed (which can eventually be defeated for good). Every new area you visit will become a part of your kingdom. You will be able to revisit familiar parts of your kingdom and will have to in order to beat the campaign — but you will have to repair the decay and erosion from the time you’ve spent away, forcing you to think strategically about the state you leave your kingdom in. Seasons will rotate properly, with Winter eventually leading back into Spring (yes, there is Spring now). And if you lose your crown, your heir will inherit a kingdom that has been decaying and eroded over the passage of time (much like returning to a part of your kingdom you once left behind).

Check out the full blog here