'Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto' now available to preload from Japanese Switch eShop

This announcement is off the rails!

Originally released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2015, Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto is derailing from the platform and heading to Switch! The simulation title is now available to preload on the Japanese eShop. Full details on the release can be found below!

Journey to Kyoto” is part of the popular Japanese Rail Sim 3D series and features driving over the complete line from the first station to the last!

The game is set on the Eizan Electric Railway which travels around the ancient capital of Kyoto. The scenery from the driver’s point of view is reproduced in intense 3D images. You will enjoy driving a 900-type “Kirara” on your railway journey from the suburban Demachiyanagi Station to the mountainous Kurama Station.

You will pass through the popular tourist spot the “Momiji no Tonneru (Maple tunnel)” where the branches of maple trees overlap to create a tunnel of bright autumn colors.
Both a ‘Day Mode’ and a ‘Night Mode’ are available, so you can enjoy the various atmospheres as you drive.

By getting high scores in the game, you can see information about the many sightseeing spots along the track such as the Shimogamo-jinja Shrine and the Kifune-jinja Shrine, and feel like you’re actually visiting Kyoto.

- ¥7,678

- English language support available

- 3.4 GB download required

- launching on November 28th

MySims Camera removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Electronic Arts has removed their DSi camera application MySims Camera from the 3DS eShop in Japan. As far as we know, the app was removed without notice. No word on whether it will be yanked from NA/EU in the near future.

Etrian Odyssey Art Museum gets another Famitsu print ad

Art attack

The Etrian Odyssey Art Museum book released quite some time ago, but Atlus isn't done promoting it just yet. A new print ad for the book has appeared in the most recent issue of Famitsu, spreading the word on this art collection. Unfortunately, there's still no word on a localization at this time.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 are million-sellers

Mega Man's still got it!

Mega Man 11 is an official million seller as was announced last week. Now we have even more sales data about the Blue Bomber, and it's equally as good. According to the latest report, the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 (released July 2018) just hit 1.4 million units, and the Mega Man [Classic] Legacy Collection 1 + 2 (released August 2015) hit 2 million units. Looks like classic Mega Man and new Mega Man are in hot demand!

Latin America Internationals: Pokémon VGC and TCG Power Rankings

Rank up!

The Pokemon Latin America Internationals kick off Nov. 15th, 2019, and they're sure to bring all sorts of fantastic action with them. Want a better idea of what to look out for, and what Pokemon players will be turning to for serious damage? Pokemon.com has put up two features that take a look at what viewers can expect from the professionals. Check out the VGC rankings here, and the TCG rankings here.

Fanatical.com now selling officially-licensed Switch and 3DS eShop codes

A new way to buy

Monday, November 11th, 2019 - One of the world’s biggest game and console retailers has teamed up with Fanatical in time for two of its major 2019 releases.

Nintendo Switch and 3DS digital games will now be available to purchase from Fanatical (www.fanatical.com) including the highly-anticipated Pokémon Sword and Shield titles from developer GAME FREAK, launching on November 15th.

In Sword & Shield, you’ll explore the Galar region and choose your brand new starter companion, embarking on co-op raids and transforming your Pokémon in battle thanks to the new Dynamax and Gigantamax forms.

Craig Johnson, Managing Director of Fanatical & Focus Multimedia Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to have Nintendo on the Fanatical Store alongside our other valued publishers. With the acquisition of EU region titles from a prestigious name such as Nintendo, our customers now have access to an even larger array of quality games at competitive prices.

"Providing officially licensed games and not dealing within the grey key market is paramount to our brand, rewarding the hard-working publishers, developers and partners that we work with, as well as providing our customers with top quality products. This partnership shows our intent to be one of the leading digital entertainment retailers, and we look forward to working closely with Nintendo - and potentially even more partners in the near future.”

To date, Nintendo has sold over 4.5 billion video games including leading franchises such as Pokémon, Mario, Fire Emblem and the Legend of Zelda - and more than 710 million hardware units. Any Nintendo Switch games that you purchase from Fanatical will also reward you with Nintendo Gold Points that you can use on the Nintendo eShop or the official Nintendo website.

Pre-order your Pokémon Sword and Shield digital Switch codes right now from Fanatical and save 10%.

Tune in for the 2020 Pokémon Latin America International Championships

Great ready for live action!

Hopeful Trainers are headed to São Paulo, Brazil, for the Latin America International Championships, the first International Championships event of the 2020 Championship Series season. Pokémon TCG and video game players will have their skills tested as they begin the road to qualifying for the 2020 Pokémon World Championships. You’ll be able to watch many exciting Pokémon battles all weekend long from Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17, live from Brazil.

Dedicated Pokémon VGC stream: Twitch.tv/Pokemon
Friday, November 15: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST (approx.)
Saturday, November 16: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST (approx.)
Sunday, November 17: Finals start at 7 a.m. EST on Twitch.tv/Pokemon

Dedicated Pokémon TCG stream: Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG
Friday, November 15: 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST (approx.)
Saturday, November 16: 7 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. EST (approx.)
Sunday, November 17: After VGC finals on Twitch.tv/Pokemon (approx. 11:15 a.m. EST)

The finals for the Pokémon VGC and TCG will be broadcast consecutively only on Twitch.tv/Pokemon on Sunday starting at 7 a.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out the winning teams and decks at Pokemon.com/EventResults once the tournament is complete.

Japan - Nintendo eShop top 20 for October 31 - November 6, 2019

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo Switch
01./01. – Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) [31.10.2019]
02./02. – Pokémon Sword (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]
03./03. – Pokémon Shield (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]
04./05. – Urban Trial Playground (3 g o o) [24.5.2018] (was 93% off)
05./00. – Diablo III Eternal Collection (Blizzard Entertainment) [27.12.2018] (currently 50% off)
06./New. – Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! (Taito) [07.11.2019]
07./08. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
08./16. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
09./15. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
10./10. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
11./New. – Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) [31.10.2019]
12./New. – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (SEGA) [01.11.2019]
13./13. – Undertale (8-4) [15.9.2018]
14./07. – moon (Onion Games) [10.10.2019]
15./17. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
16./04. – Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) [17.10.2019]
17./20. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
18./New. – Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) [31.10.2019]
19./00. – Snowboarding The Next Phase (RedBullMediaHouse) [10.1.2019] (currently 90% off)
20./12. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [27.9.2019]

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo 3DS
01./01. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
02./02. – The Battle Cats POP! (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
03./05. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [24.8.2017]
04./03. – Moero!! Pro Yakyuu 2016 (mebius) [16.11.2016] (on sale for 100 Yen)
05./07. – Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS (Microsoft Japan) [14.9.2017]
06./06. – Kisekae Ningyou Atelier Deco la Doll Collection (mebius) [10.2.2016] (on sale for 100 Yen)
07./09. – Bike Rider DX (Spicysoft) [26.12.2012]
08./08. – Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth) [05.4.2017]
09./10. – Dragon Quest II (Square-Enix) [28.8.2017]
10./00. – Pokémon Yellow Version Special Pikachu Edition (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]

3DS eShop charts for Nov. 7th, 2019

Crystal locks it down again

With Pokemon Sword and Shield right around the corner, there's no doubt Pokemon Crystal has an even tighter grip on the #1 3DS eShop spot than usual. Check out the top 20 software and videos below.


1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Tomodachi Life
3. Pokemon Yellow
4. Animal
5. Pokemon Gold
6. Super Mario Bros. 3
7. Luigi’s Mansion
8. Pokemon Silver
9. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
10. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
11. Pokemon Red
12. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
13. Super Mario World
14. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
15. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
16. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
17. Super Mario 3D Land
18. SteamWorld Dig
19. Pokemon Blue
20. Pokemon Dream Radar


1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Mario Kart 7 Video
6. Slime Slayer Trailer with Song Lyrics
7. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
8. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
9. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
10. Super Mario 3D Land Video
11. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
12. Introducing Tomodachi Life
13. IronFall Trailer
14. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
15. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
16. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
17. Super Mario World Trailer
18. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
19. Pokemon Bank Trailer
20. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation


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