Pokemon Quest - version 1.0.3 now available on mobile devices

Splatoon 2 - Octoling amiibo also releasing in Europe on November 9

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - Japanese overview trailer

This Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou trailer focuses on brand new scenarios found in the Nintendo Switch game. The title releases on July 26 in Japan.

Splatoon 2 - look at this weekend's Shifty Station stage

The Japanese Splatoon 2 Twitter account has given us a look at the new Shifty Station stage. This one will be featured during this weekend's one year anniversary Splatfest!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - blog: Bewear

Today's Item - Pokémon: Bewear
Bewear's more ferocious than it looks, with slow movement speed offset by very powerful attacks.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux director talks remake, connection to mainline games

These are quotes from a Retronauts interview with Eiji Ishida, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux's director...

On the decision to remake a game like Strange Journey
''We decided to remake Strange Journey to make it more widely known. We would like to consider a sequel, and we actually have ideas for the story and a new game experience. Whether we can make it happen, though, depends on how well this game performs.''

Talking about the rumor that Strange Journey was originally a mainline game
''To be exact, it was developed as a spinoff from the start. The promotional staff at the time judged the game to have high enough quality to be marketed as a numbered title, so they suggested selling it as a numbered SMT game. Even Mr. Kazuma Kaneko, who worked with us to design the human and demon characters and pen the original story, backed up the suggestion, saying it was “good enough to be called Shin Megami Tensei IV.”

But, because it was conceived as a spinoff, we enjoyed the freedom of going off on a tangent from the mainline games (and the extra pain and suffering from that, haha). Therefore, I felt a strong resistance to market it as a numbered title, and I ultimately rejected the suggestion. I think I would be a little more flexible about it now, but my past self who had just experienced the pain of creating a new title wasn’t as confident, and I couldn’t make that decision then.

On that note, Strange Journey has no chronological relationship to the rest of the Shin Megami Tensei series.'' 

Nintendo Switch eShop - top 30 games for first half 2018

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo eShop Top 30 – Retail + Digital

  1. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018] [includes free digital copies from Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition owners]
  2. Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) [16.3.2018]
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
  4. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
  5. Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) [22.6.2018]
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
  7. Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) [27.10.2017]
  8. FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) [29.9.2017]
  9. 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
  10. Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package (Square-Enix) [21.9.2017]
  11. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) [03.5.2018]
  12. Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, Together! (Nintendo) [10.11.2017]
  13. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) [18.1.2018]
  14. Super Bomberman R (Konami) [03.3.2017]
  15. Dragon Quest Builders (Square-Enix) [01.3.2018]
  16. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom) [25.8.2017]
  17. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei-Tecmo) [22.3.2017]
  18. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda) [01.2.2018]
  19. ARMS (Nintendo) [16.6.2017]
  20. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Ninendo) [01.12.2017]
  21. Pokkén Tournament DX (The Pokémon Company) [22.9.2017]
  22. Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) [17.2.2018]
  23. The Snack World: Trejarers Gold (Level-5) [12.4.2018]
  24. Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA) [03.3.2017]
  25. Attack on Titan 2 (Koei-Tecmo) [15.3.2018]
  26. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai-Namco) [07.9.2017]
  27. Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) [03.3.2017]
  28. Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom) [30.11.2011]
  29. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Bandai-Namco) [26.4.2018]
  30. Little Nightmares Complete Edition (Bandai-Namco) [07.6.2018]

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo eShop Top 30 – Digital-only
  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft Japan) [12.5.2017]
  2. Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital) [28.12.2017]
  3. Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [11.1.2018]
  4. Overcooked Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017]
  5. Arcade Archives VS Super Mario Bros. (Hamster) [22.12.2017]
  6. Wizard of Legend (Humble Bundle) [15.5.2018]
  7. Golf Story (Flyhigh Works) [09.3.2018]
  8. ICEY (X.D. Network) [31.5.2018]
  9. Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom) [30.11.2017]
  10. Bayonetta (Nintendo) [17.2.2018]
  11. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Bandai-Namco) [26.4.2018]
  12. Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) [13.6.2018]
  13. Snipperclips: Cut it out, together (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
  14. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Inti Creates) [24.5.2018]
  15. Senran Kagura Reflexion (Marvelous) [24.11.2017]
  16. Detention (PLAYISM) [01.3.2018]
  17. Guns, Gore and Cannoli (Flyhigh Works) [01.2.2018]
  18. EARTH WARS (oneoreight) [25.1.2018]
  19. Mom Hid My Game! (mebius) [21.12.2017]
  20. Gorogoa (Annapurna Interactive) [21.12.2017]
  21. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) [24.5.2018]
  22. Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch (SAT-BOX) [19.4.2018]
  23. Bike Rider DX (spicysoft) [08.2.2018]
  24. Deemo (Flyhigh Works) [21.9.2017]
  25. IKARUGA (Pikii) [30.5.2018]
  26. SteamWorld Dig 2 (Flyhigh Works) [23.11.2017]
  27. Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (Mediascape) [02.11.2017]
  28. 10 Second Run Returns (Blue Print) [21.12.2017]
  29. Brawlout (Angry Mob Games) [19.12.2017]
  30. Unepic (Flyhigh Works) [05.4.2018]

Splatoon 2 - Octoling amiibo releasing on November 9 in Japan

The official Twitter account for Splatoon 2 has announced the Japanese release date for the Octoling amiibo. According to a recent tweet, the game will be releasing on November 9. You can get each amiibo standalone or in a three pack.