Starting today in Japan, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban is now available to pre-order on the Switch eShop. The game is priced at 6,930 Yen and takes up 1.3 GB of space. There is no English language option for this game. Check out a TGS 2020 Online feature for the title above.
In Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!, players become the president of a railroad company and must acquire properties across Japan with the goal of having the highest total assets in the country.
During today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase in Japan, it was revealed that Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! will launch in that region on November 19th, 2020. The title will be priced at 6,930 yen.
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! has you aiming to become the president of a railroad company, and you'll have to acquire properties across Japan in order to amass the most assets. This latest entry in the series includes the “New National Stadium” in Sendagaya and “Shime Parfait” in Susukino. There are also various in-game events across Japan, and numerous famous monsters specific to each area.
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! supports local multiplayer through multiple Switch units, as well as online play. There is a save anytime function that let's you hop back into a game anytime you want.
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! was also shown in today's Japanese Nintendo Direct mini. A new round of gameplay is shown, and a release sometime in Winter 2020 was confirmed. Check out the video above to see the game in action.
Pokémon Sword & Shield continues to be the most wanted Switch game from Famitsu readers for the third week in a row! Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore takes a ranking for the first time at spot #11 based on votes. Check out the full list of Famitsu Most Wanted from October 3rd-9th below.
Pokémon Sword／Shield (Switch) – 678
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 416
Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 297
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 267
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) – 225
Ushiro (Switch) – 186
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) – 182
Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 117
Momotaro Dentetsu ～Showa Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!～ (Switch) – 92
TRIALS of MANA (Switch) – 85
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Switch) – below 85
Super Robot Taisen X (Switch) – below 85
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! is giving the long-running series a revamp in the art department. That's mostly due to necessity, as Takayuki Doi, the original artist for the series, has since moved over to Bandai Namco. Shoji Masuda, developer on this new installment, recently talked a bit about the change.
“Honestly speaking, since Doi left for a rival company (Bandai Namco Entertainment), we can’t use the same style of character design. Both Doi and ourselves are in an awkward position. Oh, and one more thing, since it’s been 10 to 20 years since Momotaro Dentetsu first debuted, I feel it’s also a good time to freshen things up with (Puyo Puyo illustrator) Takenami-san. So I guess things are still positive for us.”
Konami has debuted a new trailer for Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! at TGS 2019, which you can see above. Along with that, the company has started a series of videos called “Nationwide Property Tour,” which shows Konami traveling across Japan in order to negotiate real-life properties to appear in-game. You can check out the first installment in that series below.
Along with these videos, Konami also confirmed that Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! will support online play. This announcement came straight from Konami at TGS 2019.