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Latest Famitsu features a full-page advert for Min Min in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Have you purchased Fighters Pass 2 yet?

Famitsu is spreading the love for Min Min with a full-page advert promoting Fighters Pass 2 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Featuring a high-resolution render of the ramen bomber herself, check out the scan above courtesy of JapaneseNintendo!

Root Film demo now available on the Japanese eShop

The root of all demos!

Last week, we reported that Root Film would be getting a demo on the Japanese eShop on July 9th. As the day arrives, the mystery visual-novel from developer Kadokawa Games has expectedly received a free demo alongside the ability to preload (with a 20% discount).

The first chapter of Rintarou Yagumo's story is playable in the demo, alongside the ability to go hands-on with the game's “Syntesthesia” and “MAX Mode” mechanics.

A western release of Root Film is also planned for the future from publisher PQube.

TroubleDays - more gameplay

Cohabitation with a naive succubus?! In this love-adventure game set in Akihabara, you can enjoy the sweetly thrilling and slightly naughty day-to-day life with an innocent succubus! The E-mote engine that can move illustrations smoothly and three-dimensionally is used for standing pictures in the game. The characters displayed on the screen move as if they were alive.

Preloading now available for 7 more games on the Japanese eShop

Lucky number seven!

Seven more upcoming Switch games are now available to preload on the Japanese eShop (including the pictured Jump Force Deluxe Edition). Check out all of the titles, their prices, release dates, file-sizes, and publishers below.

Waifu Uncovered
Price: ¥699 (¥559 until July 29th)
Release date: July 16th
File size: ¥559
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Never Breakup
Price: ¥980 (¥784 until July 22nd)
Release date: July 16th
File size: 1.3GB
Publisher: indienova

Baseball Club Monogatari
Price: ¥1,500
Release date: July 16th
File size: 199MB
Publisher: Cairosoft

One Finger Death Punch 2
Price: ¥1,000
Release date: July 16th
File size: 2.4GB
Publisher: Rainy Frog

Root Film
Price: ¥7,480 (¥5,980 until July 29th)
Release date: July 30th
File size: 4.0GB
Publisher: Kadokawa Games

Samurai Spirits NeoGeo Collection
Price: ¥4,980 (¥4,482 until August 20th)
Release date: July 30th
File size: 6.9GB
Publisher: SNK

Jump Force Deluxe Edition
Price: ¥7,348
Release date: August 27th
File size: 9.7GB
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Mature shoot’em up "Waifu Uncovered" announced for Switch from developer One-Hand-Free-Studios, releasing via the Japanese eShop on July 16th

Play on the go with Switch, but don't let anyone see your screen...

Rated M for Sexual Themes, Nudity, and Language, you'll definitely want to make sure no one else is around while playing this upcoming shoot'em up.

Waifu Uncovered was released on Steam from developer One-Hand-Free-Studios on April 10th, 2020, but Japanese publisher eastasiasoft will be bringing the "sexy and naughty" title over to Nintendo Switch on July 16th. An unlockable mode allows for one-finger gameplay (for reasons unneeded to be specified), and a "censorship unlock system" will be offered. 8 different female characters are wearing clothing infected by a deadly virus, so you must save them by blasting it all away. "Destroy the clothes, save the waifus!" Preloads are now available on the Japanese eShop with a 20% discount.

Eight beautiful maidens are under threat of alien attack. Their lives and the fate of the world now rest in your hands. In this simple yet rewarding shoot’em up, take command of multiple ship types, each balanced for a different play style, and blast away clothing that’s been deeply infected by a deadly virus. Evade and destroy enemies as they feverishly work against you, team up in multiplayer or bravely battle alone, save the girl of your dreams and perhaps even unlock a convenient one-finger mode.

Features:

• Meet 8 female characters presented in high-quality hand-drawn style.
• Undress your targets to save them from lethal infection!
• Select different ships focused on speed, power or add-ons.
• Take down enemies and bosses unique to each stage.
• Play solo or team up with a friend for cooperative action.
• Unlock more revealing content as you progress!

Panzer Paladin launching for Switch on July 21st, new teaser trailer released

An engaging action-platformer!

Tribute Games has announced that their upcoming 8-bit action platformer "Panzer Paladin" will be coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21st, 2020. Check out all the info you need to know about the game below!

About
The sight of giant swords blazing through the night sky might be hair-raising, but stand your ground! The sinister Ravenous and his legions of brutal demons are poised for battle. Even all the armies of the world can’t stop them, but humanity has one final ace in the hole: a cutting edge power armor called Paladin.

It’s now up to the strong-willed android named Flame to become a Squire, take control of the Paladin and track down all Weapon Keepers and their diabolical leader. The showdown between mankind’s highest technological prowesses and the powerful forces of the occult has begun!

Seize weapons from the denizens of the Netherworld and dish out a taste of their own medicine! Show them the power of cutting edge technology combined with swordsmanship. Slash, bash and thrust your way through a series of mind-blowing levels located around the world, all of it rendered in glorious 8-bit graphics! Hop in your Panzer Paladin and take up arms!

Key Features
- An engaging action-platformer with fun and intuitive swordplay!
- Take control of the mighty Paladin power armor or eject and play as the small but swift Squire pilot!
- Robots meet demons! Crush the forces of the occult with the power of cutting edge technology!
- Over 100 melee weapons to seize from enemies!
- Use weapons profusely: wield, throw, or shatter them!
- Snap a weapon in half to cast a powerful spell!
- Slash, bash and thrust your way through 17 mind-blowing levels located around the world!
- Carefully crafted 8-bit graphics like you remember them!

Gameplay

Panzer Paladin is an action-platformer game featuring intuitive swordplay mechanics. The protagonist pilots a power armor called Paladin to fight giant demons by using their own weapons against them.

The key components of the swordplay mechanic includes the ability to equip and use any weapon dropped by defeated enemies, high versus low attacking and blocking, a rock-paper-scissor weapon type system that grants attack bonuses, and the ability to cast spells by breaking weapons. Weapons abound in levels, so the player is encouraged to use them profusely. The Paladin is the main means to fight enemies but players can eject and also play as the swifter and smaller pilot called a Squire. The Squire uses a laser whip to attack enemies, swing across gaps, and recharge the Paladin’s energy.

Panzer Paladin lets the player choose the order in which to complete the first 10 levels of the game. The last 6 levels must be played in a linear fashion.

Story

Giant weapons—swords, lances, hammers—hailing from the dark depths of space, blazed across the sky and pierced through historic locations all around the world. Like a declaration of war against mankind, the Parthenon, atop the Acropolis of Athens, was first to be cut right through by an ominous blade. Upon impact, each of the weapons opened a breach in the fabric of reality and unleashed legions of colossal demons.

In anticipation of such unforeseen Earth-threatening events, the International Security Council had formed Gauntlet, a science committee developing super sophisticated defense technologies. Gauntlet discovers that denizens of the Netherworld can only be obliterated by their own weapons. Spirit Weapons are forged with spirits of the deceased and humans can’t brandish them without becoming corrupt by their foul power… However, a machine would be immune to demonic corruption! Gauntlet recommissions Flame, a former rescue operations android, to become a Squire and take control of the last remaining Paladin unit, a state of the art power armor capable of wielding Spirit Weapons.

To arms! Overseeing their operations from aboard the Avalon, their flying headquarters, Gauntlet is ready. The showdown between mankind’s highest technological prowesses and the powerful forces of the occult has begun! It’s up to Squire Flame and her Paladin named Grit to defeat all Weapon Keepers, and ultimately face off against Ravenous, the sinister leader of the invasion.

DISTRAINT 2 - more gameplay

Gameplay of Distraint 2 on Nintendo Switch (no commentary). Release date: July 10, 2020; Price: $8.99.

Bossgard coming to Switch on July 15th, 20% pre-order discount being offered

Buy within the next week to save!

July 8, Bucharest, Romania: Indie Developer Sand Sailor Studio announces the upcoming Switch release of Bossgard, the multiplayer boss-battler. Bossgard will be released on Switch on July 15, with a one week pre-order period and a 20% discount!

Prepare to battle your friends on the Switch as a giant player-controlled boss. Who would win between a giant slice of bread and teams of Viking warriors, rangers, healers, engineers and necromancers?

The story
The Vikings have been denied their chance to fight at Ragnarok because of a great Evil power. Instead the world has been fractured into various dimensions that are now owned by giant monsters who defy the Norse gods. Will you join the last remaining Vikings and fight in a party of heroes, or will you take control of the Bosses and dominate the battlefield as a titan?

Key features
- Connect up to 6 Joy-Con™ controllers and play with or against your friends!
- Play as one of 6 unique bosses, each one with their own unique powers! Giant bread, huge plungers, evil robots, and more!
- The Vikings play in teams of up to 5 members and each Viking can play a different role!
- Pick one of 10 unique Vikings, like Edith the Necromancer, Asha the Engineer, or Brunhilde the Bard.
- The game features 3 major game modes: Viking vs Boss, Viking vs Viking and the 3rd person singleplayer Survival mode, where you hunt monsters in search of the final Boss.
- Play in a group from a top view perspective or solo from a 3rd-person perspective.
- All characters are customizable with armor sets, weapons, color schemes and more!

16 more titles hitting the Switch eShop in Japan on July 9th

More for you to buy!

16 new titles are now available on the Japanese eShop (July 9th, 2020). Check out the entire lineup below!

eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020
Price: ¥7,678 (¥9,878 for special edition)
Release date: July 9th
File size: 7.1GB
Publisher: KONAMI

Trouble Days
Price: ¥800
Release date: July 9th
File size: 500MB
Publisher: qureate

CrossCode
Price: ¥2,200
Release date: July 9th
File size: 1.7GB
Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Innocent Revenger ~ Kabe no Otome to Miden no Tou ~
Price: ¥1,320
Release date: July 9th
File size: 861MB
Publisher: Chemco

QuietMansion2
Price: ¥980 (¥480 until July 21st)
Release date: July 9th
File size: 2.1GB
Publisher: register

Dangerous Relationship
Price: ¥1,580
Release date: July 9th
File size: 378MB
Publisher: D3 Publisher

Blair Witch
Price: ¥5,280
Release date: July 9th
File size: 6.9GB
Publisher: NA Publishing

Elden: Path of the Forgotten
Price: ¥1,690
Release date: July 9th
File size: 783MB
Publisher: Another Indie Studio

Toby : The Secret Mine
Price: ¥990 (¥891 until July 23rd)
Release date: July 9th
File size: 301MB
Publisher: Beep

Warparty
Price: ¥2,200
Release date: July 9th
File size: 3.1GB
Publisher: Intra Games

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes - 果断の一手
Price: ¥400
Release date: July 9th
File size: 814MB
Publisher: Ark System Works

Golazo!
Price: ¥1,500 (¥1,275 until July 23rd)
Release date: July 9th
File size: 999MB
Publisher: Digital Bards

Robozarro
Price: ¥700 (¥560 until July 29th)
Release date: July 9th
File size: 1.0GB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Arcade Archives: Gradius
Price: ¥838
Release date: July 9th
File size: 74.0MB
Publisher: hamster

Love Letter From Thief X
Price: ¥2,480
Release date: July 9th
File size: 920MB
Publisher: Voltage

Pocket Mini Golf
Price: ¥300 (¥200 until August 2nd)
Release date: July 9th
File size: 201MB
Publisher: QubicGames

Deadly Premonition 2 developers reportedly have "no plans" to fix the poor framerate

What you see is what you get.

Reviews are now being published for the upcoming launch of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, and one of the most common complaints seems to be the extremely poor framerate among other technical problems.

It seems that any hope for a future patch have been crushed, as a PR representative for the game reportedly reached out to YouTuber Jim Sterling to confirm there are "no plans to fix" the performance issues.

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