After more than two years since its reveal during the 2017 Christmas Special, it has officially been announced that AMATERASU PVC will finally be available for pre-order after the Friday Q&A with Chocks and A #125 Facebook live stream on FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2019, 10:00 PM HKT.
Capcom has surprise-announced a mobile-to-Switch port in Captive Palm, set to launch in Japan on Aug. 30th, 2019. Capcom is going all-out on this game, as they've announced a regular retail edition, a ¥6,468 yen Deluxe Edition, ¥9,709 Collector’s Edition, and even more expensive options on their e-Capcom site. That's not to mention the download version for ¥3,989, with two additional content packs at ¥1,500 each or ¥5,989.
If you haven't already guessed, Captive Palm is a romance title. The game has you on the hunt for clues to a crime, and you get them by spying on a prisoner with amnesia.
Interact with Haruto, a mysterious prisoner who has been involved in some sort of crime, and has been sent to prison on a remote island across the ocean. Your job is to fight through Haruto's amnesia and help him recover his memories of the crime. You can only interact with Haruto via a glass divider in prison, and you'll eventually place your hand on the screen to "connect" with Haruto.
Other portions of the game having you moving around the island, questioning locals, finding clues, and picking up items to give to Haruto. Haruto will also send text messages and leave voicemails.
Check out the official Japanese site for the game here. It features more screens, as well as some pics of various preorder bonuses for retailers.
We can also look forward to a NicoNico live-stream from Capcom on June 1st, 2019 which is sure to share more info.
Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game on the Switch in the United States for April 2019. Seeing a third party title top the Switch list was pretty damn fantastic! Hell, seeing any third party title top the software list for Nintendo hardware is something that rarely happens. As a matter of fact, its been 14 years since it last happened!
NPD's Mat Piscatella revealed that the last time a third party title took the #1 software spot for Nintendo hardware was back in Feb. 2005, which is when Resident Evil 4 took that honor on the GameCube.
Time for another day-one sales data round-up for Japan! Check out the breakdowns for Assassin's Creed III Remastered, Resident Evil: Origins Collection, Team Sonic Racing, and Minna no Doubutsu Shogi below.
[PS4] [NSW] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) – 20%. Unexpectedly, sales are quite low
[NSW] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom) – 10%. Extremely poor debut, even for the late port of remasters, but not too surprising for a bundle with only one game on the cartridge
[NSW] [PS4] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) – 20-30%. Poor debut, especially as sell-through ratio is based on 3 days of sales
[NSW] Minna no Doubutsu Shogi (SilverStar) – No sell-through ratio provided, which is definitely not a good sign.
John Linneman checks out the Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil Remake ports for Nintendo Switch, with a special focus on the star of the show - the other new release, Resident Evil 4. Joining him on this one is Resi expert Axel Aniel for more expert commentary.
The critically acclaimed action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen combines exhilarating and deep combat with the freedom to explore a huge open world. Enter the high-fantasy setting of Gransys, a land where dragons, chimeras, and other fabled monsters roam.
Capcom has provided an update on their million-sellers list. There's some titles that have been on there since the NES/SNES days, so those totals aren't seeing jumps. Titles that appeared on the 3DS and Wii U are still seeing sales. Check out some of those titles below.
Monster Hunter X - 4.3 million
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 4.2 million
Monster Hunter 4 - 4.1 million
Monster Hunter 3 - 2.6 million
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition - 2 million
Monster Hunter Tri - 1.9 million
Resident Evil Revelations - 1.9 million
We also have overall data for some of Capcom's franchises, which you can check out below.
- Resident Evil - 91 million
- Monster Hunter - 54 million
- Ace Attorney - 6.9 million
- Onimusha - 8.2 million
- Megaman - 35 million
Well, I think we have some insight into just how much Capcom cares about the Switch port of Resident Evil 4. This version of the game is a straight port of the other HD re-releases, which means it doesn't include motion controls. Many were hoping some of the features from the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 would be included, but sadly, that's not the case.
As always with Capcom, it's time for some good news, bad news. Let's tackle the good news first.
Capcom has confirmed that Devil May Cry on Switch will be the exact same version that was included in the Devil May Cry HD Collection on other platforms. That means we're getting the remastered adventure, rather than just a port of the original.
Now let's take a look at the bad news. Are you hoping Capcom brings over the other Devil May Cry games featured in the HD Collection? Here's a statement Capcom provided USGamer on that matter.
"Capcom is focused on bringing the original Devil May Cry experience for the first time to a Nintendo system. No other titles have been announced."