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Day-one stock for upcoming amiibo and Cadence of Hyrule detailed for France, restock of older amiibo coming as well

Might be a tad hard to find

Wondering what stock will be like in France for the next wave of amiibo, as well as the physical release for Cadence of Hyrule? We've got those numbers for you, thanks to our friends at Nintend'Alerts. Here's the data on day-one stock for those items.

- Joker amiibo: 10k
- Dragon Quest Hero amiibo: 8k
- Cadence of Hyrule: 30k

Along with that, we have word that some of the Super Mario, Splatoon, and Legend of Zelda amiibo are going to see restocks as well. As a matter of fact, some of the Zelda amiibo have already made their way to retailers. This restock seems to be France-only for the time being.

Dragon Quest Rivals being rebranded as Dragon Quest Rivals Ace, new single player mode and card backs coming

A big update for the Japan-only title

Square-Enix has announced that they'll be rebranding Dragon Quest Rivals as Dragon Quest Rivals Ace in order to welcome the game's new single player mode. The addition of the single player mode will also be accompanied by the “Heroes of Triumphal Return” card pack, which is the first volume in the “Shin” series of card packs.

To share more info on this update, Square-Enix will host a “Rivals LIVE! Vol. 1” live-stream on August 6th, 2020 at 20:00 JST.
This presentation include footage of the single player mode, a breakdown of the cards in the Heroes of Triumphal Return pack, and more. Presenters include MC Ayana Tsubaki, guests Tomokazu Sugita (voice actor) and Chomosh (pro-gamer), and Square Enix representatives Tatsuhiro Futagi (Dragon Quest Rivals producer) and Yusuke Tomida (administrative producer).

GameStop's website adds listing for Dragon Quest Heroes I and II

Is it finally happening?

For a long time now, there have been rumors of Dragon Quest Heroes I and II seeing release in the West. The rumor keeps popping up through GameStop, as their internal computer system would make mention of the game from time to time. Nothing ever came of it though.

Now the rumor is back once again, but things are a little different this time. Instead of the listing popping up through GameStop's internal system, now there's an actual listing for the game on their website. As far as we can tell, this listing has only popped up recently. It has just one tiny sentence detailing the games, and a placeholder release date, but it's something!

Thanks to Mock Turtle for the heads up!

Nintendo Europe adds Astral Chain, Kirby Star Allies, and Dragon Quest Builders 2 to the 'Double Gold Points Fest' for My Nintendo members

Three more big names join the fun

Three more games have been added to Nintendo of Europe's "Double Gold Points Fest" promotion. From now until August 12th, My Nintendo Members will receive double gold points for purchasing Astral Chain, Kirby Star Allies, and Dragon Quest Builders 2 from the Nintendo eShop. Get full details on the campaign below.

Enjoy a summer surprise with our Double Gold Points Fest, now running on Nintendo eShop! From now until August 12th, earn up to 10% of your money back as Gold Points*, when you buy selected Nintendo Switch titles.

Every Thursday until 30/07, we’ll add three new games that will reward you with double Gold Points**, so make sure to check back often to see what’s been added. All games listed below will grant you double Gold Points, so long as you purchase them before August 12th.

Joker and Hero amiibo officially dated for North America, Japan, and Europe

Start saving now!

Nintendo has revealed the release dates for the Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker and Hero amiibo. In North America, fans will be able to pick the duo up on Oct. 2nd, 2020. When it comes to Japan, they'll be available Sept. 25th, 2020. No word on the European date at this time.

UPDATE - Nintendo of Europe has confirmed a Sept. 25th, 2020 release as well.

Square-Enix shows off a custom Slime Tower diorama

Now this is art

Square-Enix has uploaded a unique video to their official Japanese YouTube channel. The video features a one-of-a-kind diorama that was created by minatures expert Hanabira Kobo. The diorama features a scene evocative of numerous Dragon Quest games, as it features a lush landscape, as well as two Dragon Slime towers.

Get a closer look at the Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker and Hero amiibo

A dynamic duo

Nintendo recently revealed that Persona 5’s Joker and Dragon Quest XI’s Hero are the next characters from Smash Bros. Ultimate to get the amiibo treatment. While we've already seen what both look like, you can get a closer look at each amiibo in the gallery above, as well as their packaging.

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii celebrates the series' 34th anniversary by thanking fans

34 years and going strong!

Today, on this very day, the Dragon Quest series has turned 34 years old. The series debuted all the way back in May 1986, and it's still going strong here in 2020. To celebrate the occasion, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii shared a tweet with some thoughts, as well as a screenshot of the original game running on Switch. You can see his tweet, as well as an English translation below.

I'd like to say thank you on Dragon Quest's 34th birthday. Back then, I tried to think of what would we could have the Dragon King say to most surprise players when they finally met him. We settled on "Join forces with me and I will grant you dominion over half of this world!" For me, between that moment and the character 'Yasu' turning out to be the villain in my other game, there are a lot of memories to look back on.

A huge thank-you to Styster for working on the translation for us!

Action RPG 'Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai' announced for console release in 2021, Switch version not confirmed

The next action RPG Dragon Quest title has officially been announced by Square Enix. Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai will be launching for consoles in 2021, and we can only hope that means a Nintendo Switch version is in the works. Square Enix game designer Ryutaro Ichimura has stated that the game will take a "lot of time to complete". Check out the Japanese reveal trailer above!

Square-Enix releases Dragon Quest origami for their 'Stay Home and Play' campaign

Stack'em up!

Square-Enix has been running a special 'Stay Home and Play' campaign to give people something to do while they're in quarantine. The project has released a number of fun features, including Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy coloring book pages. Along with that, fans can now get in on some Dragon Quest origami.

If you have access to a printer, you can get a print-out that will give you four different Dragon Quest slimes to cut out and fold. When you put them all together, you can create your very own Slime stack! Click here to get the papercraft download.

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