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Ninjala Anime Episode 30 releases on YouTube

Time for another episode already!

05 August 2022
by alioop 0

The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has released, titled “Dan & Tyler.” The 23 minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. The episode will be available to view for free until August 11th, 2022. A plot synopsis of the episode reads:

Dan has words of encouragement for Tyler before his Ninjala Championship Preliminary match. Tyler smiles at Dan, and looks at a photo on his phone with a look of nostalgia. Pictured is a younger Dan and Tyler, posing in front of the bridge…

[PlayNinjala YouTube channel]

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Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software and hardware sales in Japan. This week’s list sees Xenoblade Chronicles 3 striking the iron with its first place launch, Digimon Survive finding its footing at a second place release, Nintendo Switch Sports bringing home the bronze in third place, and much more.

Nintendo Switch games overall took nine of the top ten spots for the second week in a row, and 24 of the top 30 compared to last week’s 28.

The complete list is as follows, including total lifetime sales, via Gematsu:

  1. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 07/29/22) – 112,728 (New)
  2. [NSW] Digimon Survive (Bandai Namco, 07/28/22) – 28,536 (New)
  3. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 24,966 (623,493)
  4. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 17,209 (217,472)
  5. [NSW] LIVE A LIVE (Square Enix, 07/22/22) – 14,098 (85,235)
  6. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 12,453 (139,888)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,542 (4,745,609)
  8. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 11,201 (823,909)
  9. [NSW] Tengoku Struggle: Strayside (Idea Factory, 07/28/22) – 10,912 (New)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,873 (2,727,866)
  11. [NSW] Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 (Inti Creates, 07/28/22) – 9,493 (New)
  12. [PS4] Digimon Survive (Bandai Namco, 07/28/22) – 7,757 (New)
  13. [NSW] Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony (CFK, 07/28/22) – 7,604 (New)
  14. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,687 (3,228,007)
  15. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth (Koei Tecmo, 07/21/22) – 6,607 (28,360)
  16. [NSW] Anonymous;Code (MAGES., 07/28/22) – 6,450 (New)
  17. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 5,871 (7,297,474)
  18. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,714 (4,936,314)
  19. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth (Koei Tecmo, 07/21/22) – 4,975 (28,400)
  20. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 4,647 (1,004,727)
  21. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 4,055 (2,685,422)
  22. [PS4] Anonymous;Code (MAGES., 07/28/22) – 3,696 (New)
  23. [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 3,599 (208,134)
  24. [NSW] GrimGrimoire OnceMore (Nippon Ichi Software, 07/28/22) – 3,524 (New)
  25. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,007 (2,058,313)
  26. [PS4] Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo (City Connect, 07/28/22) – 2,970 (New)
  27. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 2,805 (147,034)
  28. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 2,657 (2,276,532)
  29. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 2,640 (1,001,223)
  30. [PS5] The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (Falcom, 07/28/22) – 2,407 (New)

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has just received its second wave of DLC tracks, and data miner Fishguy6564 on Twitter has revealed that Nintendo may have left files related to upcoming tracks within the update itself.

Using this information, Fishguy6564 and other data miners have pieced together information that could point to a good number of tracks that we could see in future updates, specifically naming 14 of the remaining 32 tracks.

The files found in the game’s data reveal leftover song prefetches, which allow the game to load music files quickly. The file names of these prefetches give an idea of what tracks they will belong to. It’s likely these files got left behind in the update while Nintendo continues work on future DLC waves for the game.

While these tracks are not fully confirmed to be coming to the game, these files suggest that they very well could. The datamined information also lines up with previous datamine rumors that outline what consoles the upcoming tracks may be from.

With that said: potential spoilers ahead! If you want to be surprised should these tracks actually come to the game, turn back now.


INTI CREATES reveals new game 'Grim Guardians: Demon Purge'

Family bonding via hunting demons!

05 August 2022
by alioop 0
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Japanese game developer INTI CREATES has revealed their latest game, titled Grim Guardians: Demon Purge. The reveal comes ahead of the game’s showcase at BitSummit X-Road, an indie game exhibition happening August 6th and 7th, 2022 in Japan. While a release date is still to be determined, it is currently slated to release on Nintendo Switch along with Playstation 4 & 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series systems, and PC via Steam.

A gallery of screenshots can be seen below, featuring the game’s 2D side-scrolling artwork and designs.

Grim Guardians: Demon Purge will center around two demon-hunting sisters named Shinobu Kamizono and Maya Kamizono. Shinobu and Maya are students who, upon returning to school, find a demonic castle in its place. The two must use their different abilities to fight their way through the castle’s different challenges and bosses. Artwork of the two characters can be seen in the gallery below.

[PR Email]

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In a new press release, Spike Chunsoft has revealed more information about their upcoming game Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness. This update focuses on the game’s characters and the new Notebook system that will allow players to keep track of information in the game.

Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness is an upcoming action RPG in which players will play the role of a Cave Raider exploring the world of the Abyss. It is set to release September 2nd, 2022. Players can choose to play through HELLO ABYSS Mode which will taken them through the anime’s story, or through DEEP IN ABYSS Mode which will play out as a fully original story.

Along with this, the new Notebook system included in the game will allow players to keep track of various aspects of their adventures.

More details on both of these features can be found below, alongside several screenshots from the title.


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Earlier this week, Brace Yourself Games announced that there would be some kind of announcement for their game Crypt of the NecroDancer on August 4th, 2022. The day has arrived, and after a 5-year silence the game is officially getting a new DLC expansion titled ‘Synchrony’.

Alongside the DLC announcement, a new “standalone rhythm game in the NecroDancer universe” was teased alongside the announcement video. The game will be titled titled Rift of the NecroDancer and the logo for it can be seen below. More details, including platforms and release date, are yet to come.

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Check out the announcement video from the team on Twitter below, which showcases just some of what players can expect in the full DLC. Some core features of the expansion are:

  • Online multiplayer
  • 3 new characters
  • Full mod support
  • New items, enemies & more

The DLC is already available via Steam Early Access, and a response to a Twitter question confirms that the update will also eventually come to consoles, presumably including Nintendo Switch.


Japanese game developer Shade has announced their new upcoming action game Samurai Maiden for Nintendo Switch. The game is described as a “female-led sword-fighting action game” and is slated to release sometime this winter.

A brief trailer for the game can be seen above, which features both cutscenes and gameplay from the game paired with voice-acted dialogue. A description of the game can also be seen below, per the game’s official website.


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According to The German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK), the 2009 open-world action RPG title Risen has been rated in the country for Nintendo Switch, along with other consoles.

According to the listing, the game was rated on July 19th, 2022 with its publisher set as THQ Nordic, the same team who published the game originally. Official word on the title has yet to be released, but this rating could suggest the game is slated for some form of release in the future. For now, we’re left to speculate on what this rating could mean.

Risen is an open-world RPG set in “a gritty, raw and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence.” Some key features of the game include:

  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover.
  • Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay.
  • Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.

Brazilian developer QUByte Interactive has announced their upcoming title, Project Colonies: MARS 2120, is headed to Nintendo Switch, PC, and other consoles.

The game is a self-described “2.5D side-scroller action-adventure game, set in a sci-fi setting” that takes heavy inspiration from the Metroid franchise.

A short gameplay video can be seen above that showcases the game’s sci-fi setting, enemies, and combat. Fans of the Metroid series will certainly see why the developers believe the game will “reflect most of the greatest characteristics in a Metroidvania game.”

A description of the game can be seen below, along with a gallery of screenshots from the title. The game doesn’t have a release window as of yet, but it’s currently in full development using Unreal Engine 4.


Late last month, it was announced that ‘Nezuko Kamado (Advanced Demon Form)’ would be arriving as DLC in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles. Thanks to a new trailer from the publishers at Aniplex, we’ve now been able to see the first gameplay of the character in action.

The video can be seen above and showcases the character’s intro along with gameplay footage of her actually fighting. Her move-set can be seen in full use to achieve a decisive victory.

‘Nezuko Kamado (Advanced Demon Form)’ is planned to release in mid-August according to the game’s developers. An exact release date isn’t currently known, but that timeframe is coming up quickly. Players won’t have to wait long to try out the new character!


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Ninjala Anime Episode 29 releases on YouTube

It's prime time for Episode 29!

29 July 2022
by alioop 0

The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has released, titled “Keith – The Dainty Diner.” The 23 minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. The episode will be available to view for free until August 4th, 2022. A plot synopsis of the episode reads:

The Ninjala Championships have begun! Burton’s friends cheer him on as he successfully gets through the preliminaries. In a different classroom, Dan is complaining about the very un-Ninja-like actions of Burton and his friends. Meanwhile, Keith exits the classroom looking to grab his next meal, however Van and Kappei stop him and challenge him to an eating contest.

[PlayNinjala YouTube channel]

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Every week, Nintendo Switch Sports has a set of in-game rewards that players can collect. These items consist of cosmetics, both in the form of clothing items for your Sportsmate as well as in-game titles and stamps.

This week’s rewards can be seen below, and they’re available until August 17th, 2022.


Completion bonus: Soccer-Ball Body

Clothing/Accessory

  • Soccer Cape
  • Floral Cap
  • Sunglasses (Black)
  • Nasal Strip
  • Tracksuit (Mosaic)

Hairstyle/Hair Color

  • Asymmetrical Bob
  • Light Green

Soccer Gear

  • Bubbles

Stamps

  • Good Job Beetle
  • Silent Beetle

Titles 1

  • Lion
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Tiger

Titles 2

  • Stellar
  • Smile
  • Serious
  • Robot

Famitsu Top 30 sales numbers - July 18th to July 24th, 2022

LIVE A LIVE is living its best life!

29 July 2022
by alioop 1
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Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software and hardware sales in Japan. This week’s list sees LIVE A LIVE entering a new age in first place, Nintendo Switch Sports scoring second place once again, Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the top ten, and much more.

Nintendo Switch games overall took nine of the top ten spots, and 28 of the top 30, after last week’s full house of all 30 spots.

The complete list is as follows, including total lifetime sales, via Gematsu:

  1. [NSW] LIVE A LIVE (Square Enix, 07/22/22) – 71,137 (New)
  2. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 24,869 (598,527)
  3. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth (Koei Tecmo, 07/21/22) – 23,425 (New)
  4. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 22,871 (200,263)
  5. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth (Koei Tecmo, 07/21/22) – 21,753 (New)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,976 (4,734,067)
  7. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 9,746 (812,708)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,542 (2,717,993)
  9. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 9,380 (3,221,140)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,841 (4,930,600)
  11. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 5,807 (7,291,603)
  12. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Koei Tecmo, 06/24/22) – 4,403 (132,220)
  13. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 4,281 (1,000,080)
  14. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 4,103 (144,229)
  15. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 3,682 (144,229)
  16. [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 3,558 (204,535)
  17. [NSW] River City Saga: Three Kingdoms (Arc System Works, 07/21/22) – 3,146 (New)
  18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 2,933 (2,055,306)
  19. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo, 06/10/22) – 2,920 (69,777)
  20. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 2,530 (2,273,875)
  21. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 2,518 (998,583)
  22. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 2,041 (4,101,377)
  23. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 1,961 (2,570,356)
  24. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 1,907 (4,356,525)
  25. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 1,623 (1,062,107)
  26. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 1,557 (993,927)
  27. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 1,466 (272,731)
  28. [PS4] River City Saga: Three Kingdoms (Arc System Works, 07/21/22) – 1,449 (New)
  29. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 1,437 (728,366)
  30. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price (Capcom, 12/16/21) – 1,431 (81,876)

Steve & Alex amiibo releasing September 9th, 2022

A chip off the old block!

29 July 2022
by alioop 2
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Late last year, all the way back in October of 2021, a new set of Amiibos were announced to be releasing in 2022: Steve & Alex from Minecraft. The duo is getting an Amiibo release thanks to their 2020 inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighter Pass Volume 2.

After an initial delay from Spring 2022 to “later in 2022”, today Nintendo has announced that the new figures will be arriving very soon, on September 9th 2022.

A Tweet from Nintendo of American can be seen below which features both Amiibo in a full 360 and from various angles.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the figures’ release at various retailers!


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After an announcement last week, Nintendo Switch Sports has been updated to Version 1.2.0, which introduces a host of new features. Support for the Leg Strap accessory has been added to Soccer, allowing players to kick their leg to play the game. Along with this, new moves have been added to Volleyball including the new Slide Attack and Rocket Serve. Finally, two new ranks have been added so players can gain even higher status in the rankings: S Rank and ∞ (Or Infinite) Rank.

If you’d like to get the complete details on every bit added in this Version 1.2.0 update, you can find the official patch notes here.

A Tweet from Nintendo of America can be seen below which highlights these new changes in a short video.

The update is available to download and play now! If you’d like to see the full