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Check out the launch trailer for 'Ship of Fools'

Batten the hatches and hoist the main sail!

23 November 2022
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Back in August of 2022, the publishers at Team17, along with developers Fika Productions, announced the release of Ship of Fools, their co-op rougelite game.

The day has finally come, and Ship of Fools is available now on the Nintendo eShop! Along with the release, the team behind the game has shared a launch trailer for the title. You can check it out above!

The trailer features sea shanty-style music backing it, and shows off plenty of co-op gameplay along with several animated segements showing off the game’s unique artstyle.


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VirtuaVerse released for Nintendo Switch on October 21st, 2021. Now that a bit over a year has passed, the team behind the adventure puzzler has announced their partnership with Limited Run Games to put a physical copy of the game in the hands of fans.

Pre-orders for the physical edition will open on November 29th, 2022.

The developers at Theta Vision, as well as one of their publishing partners Blood Music, describe VirtuaVerse as “…a challenging old school cyberpunk point & click adventure set in a future not so far away…”

The announcement was made via a Tweet, which can be seen below!



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Way back in April of 2022, Pokémon Center Japan announced the release of their Hisuian Zorua plush.

Today, they’ve announced a shiny version of the same plush will be available at Pokémon Center stores in Japan starting November 26th, 2022.

Shiny Hisuian Zorua recently appeared in the Hisuian Snow animated series. The first episode of the series, featuring the Shiny version of the Spiteful Fox Pokémon, can be seen below!



The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has been released online, titled “Operation Hideout Takeover!”

The 23-minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. This week’s episode will be available to view for free until November 24th, 2022, so check it out while it’s available! A plot synopsis of the episode reads:


Burton is working on a certain invention in his hideout. However, right next to him Emma is dancing, and Van and Kappei are competing with each other on skateboards. Burton is in a rush to finish his invention, but having a hard time concentrating when Goro and Gumchi appear, and Berecca calls out his name as well. Finally, when Lucy arrives and breaks the flask he was experimenting on, the liquid explodes, breaking Burton’s patience…


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom receives rating in Korea

Bad news if you're 11 or younger

18 November 2022
by alioop 2
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With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finally getting its name revealed back in September’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo also revealed that players can get their hands on the long-awaited title on May 12th, 2023.

Today, the game has received a rating from Korea’s GRAC, or Game Rating and Administration Committee. Although no real new information on the game has been shared, we now know that Korea considers the game suitable for ages 12 and up. The rating mostly comes from the game’s mild level of violence, and is the same rating that Breath of the Wild received before it.

This is the GRAC’s second-highest rating, with the highest being an “ALL” rating meaning it’s suitable for all ages. As more ratings like this become available, small nuggets of information may start to peek through. Keep your eye out in the coming months!


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Last month, MOSS announced the release of Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX for Nintendo Switch. The game is currently set to launch February 23rd, 2023 in Japan.

Today, a new trailer has been released that shows off a bunch of neat things! The trailer can be seen above, and it features just over two minutes of information on the title. Plenty of gameplay can be seen, including levels, the game’s ranking system, and more!


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Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software sales in Japan. This week’s list sees Splatoon 3 taking its tenth straight week in the first place spot, Tactics Ogre: Reborn’s Switch version fighting its way to a second-place launch, Sonic Frontiers for Switch zooming to a fourth-place launch week, and much more.

Nintendo Switch games overall took four of the top ten spots, and 19 of the top 30 compared to their 24 slots last week.

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


  1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 43,781 (3,331,197)
  2. [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 36,783 (New)
  3. [PS5] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 29,377 (New)
  4. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 26,067 (New)
  5. [PS4] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 12,668 (New)
  6. [PS4] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 11,260 (New)
  7. [PS5] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 11,111 (New)
  8. [PS4] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 9,098 (New)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,025 (4,899,259)
  10. [PS5] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 7,805 (New)
  11. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,241 (2,847,957)
  12. [NSW] HARVESTELLA (Square Enix, 11/04/22) – 6,717 (33,361)
  13. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 5,690 (224,422)
  14. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 4,623 (34,774)
  15. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision, 10/28/22) – 4,607 (36,329)
  16. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 4,313 (98,482)
  17. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 3,876 (5,007,154)
  18. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 3,802 (769,830)
  19. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal (ATLUS, 10/21/22) – 3,424 (69,253)
  20. [NSW] I-Chu (D3 Publisher, 11/10/22) – 3,418 (New)
  21. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo, 10/28/22) – 3,349 (54,737)
  22. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 3,312 (186,835)
  23. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 3,180 (916,185)
  24. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 2,867 (65,486)
  25. [NSW] Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom (Bandai Namco, 11/02/22) – 2,830 (14,108)
  26. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 2,686 (1,061,259)
  27. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 2,587 (7,349,645)
  28. [PS4] Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (PLAION, 11/10/22) – 2,312 (New)
  29. [PS4] Star Ocean: The Divine Force (Square Enix, 10/27/22) – 2,206 (34,093)
  30. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 2,058 (2,736,543)

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Yuji Naka, the former head of Sonic Team and the director of such titles as 2021’s Balan Wonderworld, has been arrested in connection to alleged insider trading.

The report comes from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, which alleges that Naka was connected to insider trading during his time at Square Enix. Because of his position at the company, the report alleges, Naka was privy to information surrounding the Dragon Quest franchise. Naka has since left his position within the company for an unspecified reason.

The investigative unit alleges that Naka used this information to buy around 10,000 stocks in the Japan-based company Aiming Inc. prior to the public release of information on Dragon Quest Tact, a mobile game that initially released in 2020 with a January 2021 release in the west. The unit seems to indicate that the intent was to buy shares in Aiming Inc. in hopes the announcement of information on the game would inflate the price.

Reportedly, two others were arrested in connection to the allegations. Taisuke Sasaki, a former employee of Square Enix, and Fumiaki Suzuk, an associate, were those arrested alongside Yuji Naka.


Shigeru Miyamoto celebrates his 70th birthday today!

70 never looked so good!

16 November 2022
by alioop 3
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Shigeru Miyamoto, the father of such franchises as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, and many more, turns 70 years old today!

Miyamoto-san was born on November 16th, 1952, and has worked at Nintendo since 1977. In his time, he’s helped develop some of the company’s most iconic series. Today, he is Nintendo’s ‘Creative Fellow’, a role that sees him wearing many hats within the company.

Miyamoto-san’s latest project is as a producer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, set to release in April of 2023. He also recently announced Pikmin 4, set to release sometime next year.

Steven Bagley of @Mario_Museum, dedicated to preserving Nintendo history, has put together a lovely tribute to Miyamoto-san. You can check it out in the thread below!


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Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is heading to Nintendo Switch on February 16th, 2023. Ahead of its release, the developers at indiezero and publishers at Square Enix have been showing off more and more information about the game.

This latest batch of info covers the general gameplay of the title, including specific info on the game’s ‘Music Stage’ mode. Along with the gameplay details, a good handful of characters are also revealed for the game’s roster. The game will include 104 characters in total, which you can use to form a party.

The full details can be seen below, along with about 20 new screenshots from the game!


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Dragon Quest Treasures is due out on December 9th, 2022, and ahead of that release date, Square Enix has been dishing out details through information releases and trailers.

The newest trailer can be seen above, and the main focus of it is the voices of several of the monsters. Key artwork of the monsters featured can also be seen. This trailer lines up with the official reveal of the full roster of Japanese voice actors, along with their roles.

The full list of voice actors can be seen below, via Gematsu. Both character and monster voice actors are featured.


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A couple months ago, Japanese game developer and publisher LEVEL-5 announced the release of Megaton Musashi X, the free-to-play release of the original Megaton Musashi along with its expansions. At the time of the Tokyo Game Show announcement, the official release date was set for December 1st, 2022.

Now, LEVEL-5 has announced that the game will be delayed by a week, releasing on December 8th, 2022. This delay is due to the second season of the tie-in anime Megaton Mushi similarly being delayed.

Because the contents of the anime and game are connected, LEVEL-5 has made the decision to readjust the release date to match up.

You can check out a trailer for the game below!



Ninjala Anime Episode 44 releases on YouTube

Ninjas doing their duty!

11 November 2022
by alioop 0

The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has been released online, titled “Poop Recruits!”

The 23-minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. This week’s episode will be available to view for free until November 17th, 2022, so check it out while it’s available! A plot synopsis of the episode reads:


Burton and seven other students gather at the training ground to run Last Ninja Standing matches as training. As the students begin to inflate their gum weapons, Van and Kappei get into a contest on who can blow a bigger gum weapon, leading to both of them creating Giant Gum Weapons. Later, when these two Giant Gum Weapons collide, everyone is suddenly enveloped in a bright light, turning them all into poop!


Famitsu Top 30 software sales - October 31st to November 6th, 2022

Splatoon 3 takes its ninth week on top!

11 November 2022
by alioop 1
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Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software sales in Japan. This week’s list sees Splatoon 3 taking its ninth week in first place, HARVESTELLA reaping the rewards of second place, Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom popping up for a third-place launch, and much more.

Nintendo Switch games overall took nine of the top ten spots, and 24 of the top 30 compared to their 20 slots last week.

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


  1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 51,715 (3,287,416)
  2. [NSW] HARVESTELLA (Square Enix, 11/04/22) – 26,644 (New)
  3. [NSW] Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom (Bandai Namco, 11/02/22) – 11,278 (New)
  4. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo, 10/28/22) – 10,103 (51,388)
  5. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal (ATLUS, 10/21/22) – 7,791 (65,829)
  6. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 7,781 (218,732)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,602 (2,840,716)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 7,501 (4,891,234)
  9. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision, 10/28/22) – 7,351 (31,722)
  10. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 6,854 (30,151)
  11. [PS4] Star Ocean: The Divine Force (Square Enix, 10/27/22) – 4,886 (31,887)
  12. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 4,695 (766,028)
  13. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,511 (5,003,278)
  14. [PS5] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision, 10/28/22) – 3,544 (62,619)
  15. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 3,415 (62,619)
  16. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 3,344 (913,005)
  17. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Minna de Rhythm Party (Nippon Columbia, 11/02/22) – 3,094 (New)
  18. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 2,645 (183,523)
  19. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 2,511 (1,058,573)
  20. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 2,421 (7,347,058)
  21. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 2,309 (168,829)
  22. [NSW] FIFA 23 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts, 09/30/22) – 2,251 (26,681)
  23. [NSW] NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (Square Enix, 10/06/22) – 2,224 (50,391)
  24. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 2,205 (2,734,485)
  25. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 2,200 (3,294,698)
  26. [PS5] Star Ocean: The Divine Force (Square Enix, 10/27/22) – 2,140 (19,317)
  27. [NSW] Needy Streamer Overload (WSS playground, 10/27/22) – 1,856 (13,549)
  28. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 1,679 (76,649)
  29. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 1,661 (2,091,764)
  30. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 1,647 (1,031,720)

Ninjala Anime Episode 43 releases on YouTube

Shaking things up a little!

04 November 2022
by alioop 0

The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has been released online, titled “Banished from the WNA Academy?”

The 23-minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. This week’s episode will be available to view for free until November 10th, 2022, so check it out while it’s available! A plot synopsis of the episode reads:

The higher-ups at the WNA Academy are holding a board meeting at the WNA headquarters. Suddenly, the lights in the meeting room go out, and emergency alarms sound with red lights flashing everywhere. The WNA higher-ups are shocked when they learn that their systems have been hacked by an outsider. Meanwhile, Jane gives her WNA card to the cashier at a burger shop in town, but the card is no longer usable…