Show your love of Badminton or Volleyball
Throughout the month of January, Nintendo has offered a variety of Nintendo Switch Sports-themed icons for your Switch profile via Nintendo Switch Online. The final wave, sporting icons themed around Badminton and Volleyball, is now available.
You can claim the icon elements for yourself for 5-10 My Nintendo platinum points until February 6th.
Make Seventh Heaven cleaner than ever before
Square Enix have announced the Midgar Special Pack for PowerWash Simulator, a DLC pack that brings Final Fantasy VII-themed content to the game. Details are sparse, but you’ll be able to polish the likes of Seventh Heaven and the Guard Scorpion. As soon as a release date is announced, we’ll be sure to share it.
PowerWash Simulator, along with its free Tomb Raider-themed DLC pack, release tomorrow, January 31st, on the Switch eShop.
The day lands on the RPG classic's anniversay
Yes, you read that title right- Japan now officially celebrates Final Fantasy VII Day. From here on out, January 31st, the game’s anniversary, will be recognized by the Japan Anniversary Association as Final Fantasy VII Day, a day to celebrate the world of Final Fantasy VII. Yoshinori Kitase, director of Final Fantasy VII, has put out a statement via Twitter, which you can read below.
Tomorrow might be a good day to boot up Final Fantasy VII or Crisis Core Reunion on your Switch. Have a happy Final Fantasy VII Day!
Get a slight discount on digital Nintendo games
Fans may remember the Nintendo Switch Online Game Voucher release back in 2019, where Switch players could buy 2 game vouchers for around $100 USD and use each one to redeem a full $60 Nintendo game via the eShop. Well, after a few years, it seems to be back. According to a now-delisted ad uploaded on the Nintendo of America YouTube channel, the program’s return is imminent. You can see a reupload below thanks to Twitter user @teebeeYT.
For fans who prefer to buy their games digitally, there’s lots of potential for savings here. Hopefully the program returns soon, and hopefully it’s here to stay.
The app's features grow yet again
Splatoon 3’s companion app, SplatNet 3, allows fans to check a wide variety of stats from their phone, and that list of stats has just grown. As noticed by game dataminer OatmealDome, following the app’s latest update, players can check their Big Run records under the Salmon Run Stats section.
For those out of the loop, Big Run is a new event added in Splatoon 3 that lets you play Salmon Run on normal Turf War maps. The new app section looks a little empty now, but, as more Big Run events occur, it should become more populated.
The game is out February 9th in Japan
Mercenaries Lament: Silver Wolf and the Seven Stars of the Maiden, the newest entry in the Mercenaries Saga series, has finally got its debut trailer, and the game is out in Japan on February 9th. We know a Western release is planned, but we don’t know when. For now, you can see the game in action in Japanese above.
We’ll let you know when you’ll be able to confront the deadly fate of a kingdom plagued with zombies in this strategy RPG in English as soon as it’s announced.
You can get the first via the eShop right now
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 was announced for Switch last July, and some concrete details have finally dropped. The debut trailer, linked above, shows the game in action, and confirms a release on the Switch eShop on May 11th.
The sequel to CyberConnect2’s tactical RPG will put you back in Malt’s shoes one year after the true ending of the first game. You’ll be able to fight your way through even more battles with your furry companions in just a few months.
Disgaea 7 is getting a Traditional Chinese and Korean localization, first look at the English logo shown
The game is out in Japan today
Disgaea 7 just came out a matter of hours ago in Japan, but word on other localizations has been quiet until now. However, SEGA have finally announced a release in both Traditional Chinese and Korean, slated for May 25th. You can see the game running in Traditional Chinese or Korean in the videos above, and you can get a look at what the logo’s English lettering will look like pictured below.
It’s probably a matter of time until NIS America announces their plans for Disgaea 7’s English release, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it, too, is slated for May 25th. We’ll be sure to provide updates as news comes out.
Show your love of Soccer or Bowling
Throughout the month of January, Nintendo will be offering a variety of Nintendo Switch Sports-themed icons for your Switch profile via Nintendo Switch Online. A new wave will release every Monday until February 6th. Wave 3 is out now, and it features designs themed around the soccer and bowling sports.
You can claim the icon elements for yourself for 5-10 My Nintendo platinum points until January 30th.
See battles, supports and even fishing in action
The game is out in Japan on April 13th
Dokapon Kingdom: Connect, a remaster of the 2007 Wii and PS2 classic that combined a party game with JRPG mechanics, was announced for Switch very recently, and we’ve finally received a trailer. This remaster will most notably be adding online support, and, as the game has been rated in Germany, it seems a worldwide release is planned. For now, though, we only have details on the Japanese launch, where the game will be available for 6,380 yen starting April 13th. You can check out the debut trailer above to see the game in action.
This pinball game has SHMUP and Hack N' Slash elements
Demon’s Tilt, an indie pinball game that implements action game mechanics, is getting a physical release very soon, courtesy of Limited Run Games. You’ll be able to pre-order a cartridge, which will come with a free soundtrack, right here for $34.99 USD starting Tuesday, January 24th at 12 PM EST.
You can now play from a new perspective
Bright Memory: Infinite has received a ‘Chinese New Year Update,’ adding a variety of new features detailed in the video linked above. You can also read all the details below:
When you turn on “Perspective-Assist” mode in settings, Shelia’s model will be displayed on-screen. Shelia’s model will only be displayed while moving and firing a weapon without aiming. The camera will revert to first-person when aiming, using skills, using the Light Blade, defending, and grappling.
- Optimized NPC character models and improved frame rate.
- Optimized the lightning effects of the Six-armed Emperor’s lightning attack and improved frame rate.
- Optimized GPU processing of the flame effects when the Giant King is in its second form.
- Optimized the “check weapon” action for the assault rifle to make the arm movement more natural.
- Optimized the motion blur after the sneaking mission.
- Adjusted the skins menu to show the newest skins first.
- Optimized Shelia’s model in the skins menu so that her left arm is in a more natural position.
- Optimized the lighting in the skins menu.
- Fixed an issue where checking weapon with the crosshair turned off will prevent you from picking up items or shooting.
- Fixed an issue where players can attack while climbing.
- Changed the tiger doll with a rabbit doll in the car chase mission.
The update is available to download right now.
Show your love of Tennis or Chambara
Throughout the month of January, Nintendo will be offering a variety of Nintendo Switch Sports-themed icons for your Switch profile via Nintendo Switch Online. A new wave will release every Monday until February 6th. Wave 2 is out now, and it features designs themed around the tennis and chambara sports.
You can claim the icon elements for yourself for 5-10 My Nintendo platinum points until January 23rd.
Ara Fell & Rise of the Third Power physical release, including a collector's edition, opens for pre-order this Friday
This Limited Run Games release has 2 games on one cartridge
Ara Fell & Rise of the Third Power has had its physical release, announced last June, finally detailed by Limited Run Games. This 2-in-1 cartridge featuring indie RPGs Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition and Rise of the Third Power will go up for pre-order this Friday, January 13th, and will be available to order until February 12th.
You can order the standalone cartridge for $39.99, or a collector’s edition that comes with a pin, a double-sided cloth map and a soundtrack CD for $74.99, from here starting in just a couple days.