Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth getting Famitsu DX pack

Famitsu has revealed that Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will get a Famitsu DX Pack. The pack, due out Nov. 29th, 2018 in Japan, costs 11,990 Yen. The following goodies will be tucked inside.

- a copy of the game
- 300 pieces jigsaw puzzle
- rock glass wild (set of 4)
- can badge wild (set of 4)
- canvas flat pouch TAKE YOUR HEART

Japanese software/hardware sales - Aug. 6th to 12th, 2018

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza 3 (Sega) {2018.08.09} (¥3.990) - 26.047 / NEW
02./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 21.630 / 2.532.658 (+3%)
03./04. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 21.020 / 140.911 (-3%)
04./00. [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World # (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} (¥5.800) - 20.218 / NEW
05./03. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980) - 19.183 / 50.201 (-38%)
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 17.795 / 1.688.546 (+13%)
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 17.003 / 186.221 (+13%)
08./08. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) - 16.456 / 297.138 (+6%)
09./02. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100) - 15.671 / 58.517 (-63%)
10./00. [PS4] Bullet Girls: Phantasia (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥7.980) - 14.396 / NEW
11./00. [NSW] Okami HD # (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥2.990) - 14.089 / NEW
12./06. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800) - 11.390 / 175.625 (-38%)
13./15. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) - 10.875 / 90.123 (+38%)
14./01. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Nexus (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6.480) - 9.914 / 81.860 (-86%)
15./00. [NSW] Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy DX (Level 5) {2018.08.09} (¥5.980) - 9.704 / NEW
16./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 8.300 / 1.074.639 (+5%)
17./16. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 7.657 / 587.496 (+9%)
18./17. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 6.451 / 1.695.264 (+4%)
19./00. [PSV] Bullet Girls: Phantasia (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥6.980) - 6.441 / NEW
20./18. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 6.016 / 1.788.814 (+16%)

Complete Your Odyssey in Etrian Odyssey Nexus, the Final 3DS Installment in the Legendary Dungeon Crawler Series

IRVINE, Calif. - August 15, 2018 - Adventurers from far and wide, prepare for the odyssey of a lifetime in Etrian Odyssey Nexus, the final Nintendo 3DS™ installment of the Etrian Odyssey series. Pre-orders are available now (MSRP: $39.99) on the Etrian Odyssey Nexus teaser site!

A royal decree from Princess Persephone has prompted the gathering of the realm's greatest explorers to the floating city of Maginia. Their goal-uncovering the mysteries of the archipelago of Lemuria, home to a great Yggdrasil Tree. Recruit explorers from 19 classes spanning the entire Etrian series, including the brand new "Hero" class, before setting out to Lemuria in search of treasure and glory!

The longtime trio of Yuji Himukai (Character Designer), Shin Nagasawa (Monster Designer), and Yuzo Koshiro (Composer) return to bring life to Etrian Odyssey Nexus's world. With iconic representatives and locations from past Etrian games, over a hundred story-rich quests, variable difficulty settings, the return of accessibility features like auto-mapping (optional!), and much more, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the definitive Etrian experience for both longtime fans and series newcomers. Gather your party, stock up on FOE repellant, and start brushing up on your mapping skills for the launch of Etrian Odyssey Nexus on February 5, 2019!

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Features:

The Definitive Etrian Odyssey Experience - With more classes, characters, gameplay systems, and labyrinths than any other game in the series, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the ultimate dungeon-crawling adventure.
Customize Your Perfect Exploration Party - Create and customize characters from 19 playable classes, then take on the dangerous creatures of Lemuria's labyrinths with your perfect party!
Both Newcomers and Veterans Welcome! - With the ability to swap between four distinct difficulty settings, auto-mapping settings, and a grand standalone story, there's something for everyone from series newcomers to experienced veterans.
A Love Letter to Etrian - Longtime series mainstays Yuji Himukai (Character Designer), Shin Nagasawa (Monster Designer), and Yuzo Koshiro (Composer) have come together to create the preeminent Etrian experience for the series' final installment on the Nintendo 3DS™.

Head over to the official Etrian Odyssey Nexus teaser site for more information.

Gaming's Favorite Tunes Turned Lullabies by Video Game Music Box

SEATTLE - August 14, 2018 - Materia Collective is excited to release Music Box Classics by Video Game Music Box, a new album series featuring gaming's greatest tunes re-created as soothing music box arrangements that act as gentle lullabies to sleep or relax to. The first wave of albums includes iconic franchises such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy VII, UNDERTALE, Chrono Trigger, Castlevania, and Pokémon. These first seven albums in the Music Box Classics series are available today:

Music Box Classics by Video Game Music Box on Bandcamp
Music Box Classics by Video Game Music Box on iTunes
Music Box Classics by Video Game Music Box on Spotify

"Music Box Classics will be a lifelong project, with each new album dedicated to a single game title or game theme," notes arranger Video Game Music Box. "Each album will feature pure music box sound with no additional instruments. This is perfect for relaxing or falling asleep. And for those gamer parents who want to introduce their little ones to videogame music early on, these will be the perfect albums."

Pokemon Shuffle - content update for Aug. 14th, 2018

- This cycle continues the Escalation Battle from last week
- Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for Nihilego
- Great Challenge Stages are Feraligatr, Lugia, Escavalier, Shiny Hawlucha & Popplio
- Daily Pokémon are Spiritomb, Girafarig, Kecleon, Shuckle & Relicanth
- One Chance Per Day stage for Female Frillish
- Competitive Stage against Mega Garchomp

Nintendo hits 727 million hardware units sold in total

Nintendo has moved a LOT of hardware since they started selling game platforms. Nintendo's most recent financial report confirms that the company has sold 727.65 million units of hardware, with 300.54 million units in consoles, and 427.11 million units in handhelds.

Nintendo Home Console Sales (all numbers in millions)

NES — 61.91
SNES — 49.10
N64 — 32.93
GameCube — 21.74
Wii — 101.63
Wii U — 13.56
Switch — 19.67

Total: 300.54 million

Nintendo Handheld Sales (all numbers in millions)

Game Boy — 118.69 (includes Color)
Game Boy Advance — 81.51
DS — 154.02
3DS — 72.89

Total: 427.11 million

Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~ - Ep. 20 promo video

Looks like we have a familiar face popping up in the next episode of Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~. Seems like the trailer for this week's episode has gotten a bit more attention thanks to Layton being in the thumbnail!

Neko Tomo - A quick bit of footage

Damnit...the more I see this game, the more it freaks me out. The cat's head is too damn big! Now in this clip, I'm just watching a cat pet a toy cat? The whole thing is creepy!

WarioWare Gold's Super Mario Bros. microgame gets visual mods

In WarioWare Gold, 18-Volt has a microgame that lets you play Super Mario Bros. with a bit of a twist. It seems modders have taken a liking to this game, which is why they've already cranked out two new themes for it! They've given the game a visual overall, turning it into Super Mario Land 2, as well as the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros.!

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth producer discusses how the game came to be

Persona Q2 has been in the works for quite some time, and was planned for 3DS-only from the start. In an interview with Famitsu (translated by NintendoEverything), producer Daisuke Kanada explains how the sequel got off the ground.

When the previous game was released, I was able to garner a great deal of feedback from it, thankfully. I was really happy that people enjoyed the crossover between Persona 3 and Persona 4, the chibi-style characters, and the Persona-esque mechanics and story. PQ2’s development began relatively soon after Persona 5’s development had ended; since characters from both Persona 3 and 4 appeared in the last Persona Q game, I had basically decided from the very beginning that I wanted the full Persona 5 cast to appear in the next game. On the other hand, though, a lot of players said the “horror-like” atmosphere came from the amount of difficulty spikes – and I will admit, the dungeons might have had level thresholds that were too high. This time around, though, I can assure you that we spent a great deal of time making sure that you can play through to the end of the game easily and comfortably.