Japanese eShop charts for Nov. 19th to 25th, 2020

A new #1!

The latest weekly eShop charts for Japan are in, and we have a new number 1 yet again! That said, the previous chart-toppers are still hanging around the top 3. Check out what else made the list for Nov. 19th to 25th, 2020 below.


01./02. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
02./03. – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei-Tecmo) [20.11.2020]
03./01. – Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) [12.11.2020]
04./05. – Gear.Club Unlimited (3 g o o) [14.12.2017] (96% off until December 6th)
05./06. – Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) [30.10.2020]
06./09. – Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous) [2019.7.25] (50% off until November 25th)
07./12. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
08./08. – Romancing SaGa 3 (Square-Enix) [11.11.2019] (57% off until November 30th)
09./07. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until November 20th)
10./04. – ABZÛ (505 Games) [27.2.2020]
11./10. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
12./14. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
13./13. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
14./18. – Moto Rush GP (Baltoro Games) [26.3.2020] (93% off until December 8th)
15./15. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2020]
16./00. – Hollow (Forever Entertainment) [06.12.2018] (95% off until December 1st)
17./16. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
18./00. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
19./00. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
20./00. – Pokémon Sword (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]


01./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Capcom) [09.6.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
02./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom) [17.4.2014] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
03./00. – Monster Hunter XX (Capcom) [18.3.2017] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 4 063 Yen)
04./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
05./00. – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Capcom) [22.11.2017] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
06./00. – Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom) [25.2.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
07./00. – Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) [08.10.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 4 063 Yen)
08./00. – Picross e9 (Jupiter) [08.8.2018] (currently 50% off)
09./01. – Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Atlus) [26.10.2017] (was on sale for 1 966 Yen, instead of 3 278 Yen)
10./00. – Sanrio Characters Picross (Jupiter) [25.4.2018] (currently 50% off)

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Hackers use the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. to play Pokemon Red/Blue, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more

Nintendo will not be pleased

Just a few days back, we shared footage of someone who had hacked the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. to play DOOM on it. I think we all knew that marked the opening of the floodgates for all sorts of other hacks hitting the platform.

Now hackers are turning the portable into a platform to play all sorts of classic Nintendo titles. There's no doubt Nintendo isn't too happy to see things like this going on, but I'm sure they also knew it would be unavoidable. Now let's see how much further people can push the platform!

Shin Megami Tensei Pop-up Store announced for Japan

Pop in, why don't you?

Happinet has announced that they're opening a Shin Megami Tensei Pop-up Store in HMV & Books Shibuya on December 1st, 2020, and it's only sticking around until December 20th, 2020. This store will feature all sorts of exclusive SMT merch, and you can see the full lineup below.

- Demon Fusion Cerberus Hoodie for 8,000 yen plus tax
- Wisdom God Thoth’s Leather Book Cover for 3,000 yen plus tax.
- Hee Ho Print Round Pouches for 1,500 yen plus tax each
- 5-piece Metal Charm Set based on SMT icons for 4,000 yen plus tax
- Long T-Shirt for 6,800 yen plus tax
- Decarabia T-Shirt for 5,000 yen plus tax
- Jack Frost/Black Frost Masks for 1,200 yen plus tax each
- Jack Frost/Black Frost Eye Masks for 1,300 yen plus tax each
- Jack Frost Denim Plush will go for 5,980 yen.
- Black Frost Ring costs 25,800 yen plus tax.
- Demi-fiend Ring is another item on the pricier side at 22,800 yen plus tax

Ivy the Kiwi Mini being removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Byvy the Kiwi

Bandai Namco has announced that they're removing Ivy the Kiwi Mini from the 3DS eShop in Japan. While the game is still available now, it'll be delisted as of Dec. 1st, 2020. No reason was given for the game's removal, but as usual, it likely has something to do with licensing issues.

Guilty Gear Limited Store opening in Japan

Exclusive Guilty Gear merch!

A special Guilty Gear Limited Store is set to open in Japan on Nov. 27th, 2020, and it's only sticking around until Dec. 10th, 2020. The store, which is being opened at the Akihabara Container at Chom-Chom Akihabara, will include a bunch of different Guilty Gear merch. Some of the items being sold include a Guilty Gear bar mirror, acrylic clock, command towel, 2-in-1 T-shirt, and more. You can check out pics of the items here.

Limited Run Games releasing new physical copies of Shadow of the Ninja and Return of the Ninja

The NES and Game Boy live on

Limited Run Games has revealed that they're doing new prints for Shadow of the Ninja and Return of the Ninja. There will be a standard version and collector's version for each. Here's what comes in the Collector's Version of Shadow of the Ninja.

- Pixel art Hayate & Kaede portrait pin set
- Acrylic standee
- Commemorative premium metal coin
- 12-song physical CD soundtrack
- Reversible 18’ x 24’ poster
- Playable Shadow of the Ninja NES cartridge with classic packaging.
- Instruction booklet
- Limited Run dust sleeve

As for Return of the Ninja, here's what the Collector's Version includes.

- Reversible 18’ x 24’ poster
- Tsukikage & Sayuri matching pixel art pin set
- Premium metal coin, a retro style acrylic standee
- 16-song physical CD soundtrack
- Playable version of Return of the Ninja in classic GBC packaging with a retro transparent cartridge.
- Instruction booklet

You can grab your pre-orders for these games here

SuperGroupies reveals new line of Metal Gear Solid-themed merch

Kept you waiting, huh?

Looking to add a bit of Solid Snake style to your wardrobe? SuperGroupies might have what you want, as they're launching a Metal Gear Solid-themed lineup of apparel and more. Check out what's coming down the pipeline in the press release below.

SuperGroupies, a Japanese fashion brand offering products inspired by anime and games, is proud to announce our first collaboration collection with one of the world’s most famous video game franchises, the action-adventure stealth series, Metal Gear.

Our 4-item lineup of a watch, backpack, coat, and boots is inspired by the man who makes the impossible possible, Solid Snake.

【Product Information】

■Solid Snake Model Watch

This watch is inspired by Solid Snake and is equipped with calendar and days of the week functions.

The game’s most iconic colors are used as the color palette for the watch face. The subdial is designed in the style of the Codec screen, a detail that all fans are sure to recognize and love. The watch will be shipped to you in one of the most indispensable items in the Metal Gear series for infiltration missions: a cardboard box with a SuperGroupies exclusive design.

■Solid Snake Model Backpack

This highly practical gray backpack with yellow accents is inspired by Solid Snake. Three embroidered patches come with the bag, featuring the FOXHOUND emblem, the phrase “ONE MAN ARMY,” and a Japanese kanji character, all of which represent Snake.

■Solid Snake Model Mods Coat

This Solid Snake-inspired mods coat is in a sleek dark gray with yellow for color accenting. On the right sleeve is an instantly recognizable embroidered patch of the FOXHOUND emblem. On the left sleeve is a zipper pull inspired by Snake’s iconic bandana.

Fan-made video imagines what Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity might have been like as a Game Boy Color game

Demaking it great

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a rather demanding game when it comes to hardware, asking a lot of the Switch. The sheer amount of action on-screen pushes Switch to its limits, and we can see the hardware bursting at its seems at times. While many have imagined what the game might look/play like on beefier hardware, the above video tries to imagine how the game could be adapted to the Game Boy Color. Obviously there would need to be a ton of concessions made, but the concept scene in this video certainly does a good job of keeping in spirit with the Switch release.

Random Time! - DOOM now playable on the Nintendo Game and Watch

Fans have a habit of trying to make the iconic video game, DOOM, playable on almost every gaming device or electronic hardware. As a result, it was only a matter of time before someone made DOOM playable on the recently-released Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. device. As can be seen in the video above, the game is fully functional, although the resolution is heavily reduced.

Thanks to sligeach_eire for the heads-up!


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