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Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo offering a new glass


How do you get to take home the fancy glass you see above? It's not complicated at all. All you have to do is order a Pikachu Latte or Eevee Ice Latte off the menu for 1,800 yen. You'll get the glass at no additional cost!

Japan - Yamada Denki and 7-Eleven reveal preorder bonuses for Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee


Yamada Denki

- exclusive Pokemon Moncolle EX Pikachu figurine (metallic color) for Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu
- exclusive Moncolle EX Eevee (metallic color) for Pokemon Let’s GO Eevee

7-Eleven

- steelbook
- acrylic keychain featuring either Pikachu or Eevee

A look at more in-store advertising for Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee in Japan



Nintendo really wants to make sure Switch owners know about both Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and Smash Bros. Ultimate. These titles are being advertised in-store in Japan pretty darn early. I'd imagine it's going to entice quite a few non-Switch owners to pick up the platform before the holiday season gets here!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun street date broken in Hong Kong


Seems like retailers can't get enough of breaking street dates lately! The latest offenders are in Hong Kong, which have broken the street date for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun. The game isn't due out for another 4 days, but some retailers have already decided to shell out the game to any customers who ask. Even better, some retailers are selling the HORI drum early as well!

Bionik reveals line of upcoming Switch accessories

Power Stand

- charges two Joy-Con and Pro Controller at the same time

Commuter bags

- basic version for $34.99
- this is a waterproof commuter bag that provides storage space and eight cartridge slots
- $69.99 version has a backup battery with a Type-C USB output to charge your Switch
- the battery is 8,000 mAh

Clamshell-style carrying case

- includes a 5,000 mAh battery

TV Lynx

- cable that functions as a Switch dock
- plugs into the Switch’s USB-C port, then into the TV’s HDMI via a cable that has an adapter in the middl
- 8-foot cable
- can be used with other Type-C devices
- supports 1080p

RXN -Raijin- on sale for 76% off on the Switch eShop in Japan


RXN -Raijin- is on sale for 999 Yen on the Switch eShop in Japan. This is 76% off the initial price! The game is a shooter, so you really shouldn't need much in the way of explanation as how to play. Hop on the Japanese eShop and grab it now!

Thanks to ErmenPalmer for the heads up!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun - Malaysian preorder bonus revealed

The Malaysian preorder bonus for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun has been revealed. Customers will get to take home a pair of key-chains featuring Don-chan holding the Joy-Con. Hopefully we'll get that confirmation on the English localization soon, as I'm ready to get my hands on this title NOW!

Japanese retailer Joshin offering exclusive Switch Anniversary Special Pack

Switch Joshin Anniversary Special Pack

- 34,538 yen
- bundle was released to commemorate Joshin’s 70th anniversary
- Neon Blue/Neon Red Switch in special packaging
- special Super Mario design pouch for Switch
- screen protector
- special 200 yen coupon usable at Joshin stores

Tsutaya Premium and Pokemon Co. team up for a Pokemon Fair campaign

Tsutaya Premium is a Netflix-style service where you can rent unlimited DVDs for 1,000 yen a month. The company has partnered up with Pokemon Co. to run what they're calling a Pokemon Fair. From July 13 to August 31, 2018, Tsutaya Premium subscriptions will be sold as a bundle with a tote bag. There will only be 150,000 of these bundles made available in Japan.

There will also be a special lottery for Tsutaya Premium members, where 50 winners will get a copy of Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu, another 50 get Pokemon Let’s GO Eevee, and 500 get 500 Tsutaya Points.

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee - Futaba Books preorder bonus revealed



Japanese retailer Futaba Books has revealed their pre-order bonus for Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee. No matter whate version of the game is purchased, Futaba Books is giving away an original exclusive pass case featuring Pikachu and Eevee.