Fishing Spirits: Switch Version hits 500k sold, new promo video and screens shared

This game made a real splash!

Bandai Namco has announced that Fishing Spirits: Switch Version has hit a major sales milestone. The game has now sold over 500k units worldwide, which is pretty impressive considering the game hasn't released in North America or Europe yet.

Along with that news, a new round of screens were shared in preparation for the game's next big update, which is coming on July 21st, 2020. You can check out that round of screens here.

Finally, more pictures of the special Fishing Spirits: Switch Version bundle have been shared. The bundle, which is due out in Japan on July 21st, 2020, includes a special controller from Hori. Check out a few more pics of that package here.

Fangamer reveals a new round of Katamari Damacy merch

Support the prince!

Fangamer has revealed a new wave of merch for their Katamari Damacy line. Fans of the series can now snag a new shirt, hoodie, hat, and poster. That is in addition to the previous line of merch, which includes a plush doll, duffel bag, pin set, and more. You can check out the entire lineup, old and new, here.

First Charlotte Cracker Gameplay Debuted for ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4

That Pretzel sword does some serious damage

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today revealed the first gameplay footage for Charlotte Cracker, who will be stepping onto the ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 battlefield this summer as part of DLC Pack 1. To see how the formidable Sweet Commander controls the battlefield with his “Pretzel” sword and army of Biscuit Soldiers, check out the newest b-roll available above.

Alongside Charlotte Cracker, the previously announced Charlotte Smoothie and Vinsmoke Judge will also be joining ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4’s playable character roster as part of DLC Pack 1 this summer.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 is currently available in the Americas for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PCs via STEAM and Nintendo Switch.

Bandai announces DigiFes 2020 Online and DigiNavi: Digimon News Navigation live-streams

Two events for Digimon fans to keep track of

Bandai has announced DigiFes 2020 Online, a special broadcast that includes video features, live videos, special talks, and more. The event takes place August 1, 2020 at 18:00 JST, and will be streamed on the Toei Animation YouTube channel.

Along with that, Bandai has announced a “DigiNavi: Digimon News Navigation” live-stream set for July 17th, 2020 at 20:00 JST. This will be streamed on YouTube, LINE, Twitter, and Niconico, and will feature the latest information on Digimon merchandise, anime-related news, and a “special announcement” at the end of the stream.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 "Charlotte Cracker" trailer

Holy cheese and crackers!

The latest trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 shows off Charlotte Cracker, the next DLC character. Check out his full profile below.

One of the main antagonists of the Whole Cake Island Arc, Cracker is part of Big Mom’s Sweet Commanders alongside Smoothie and Katakuri. Thanks to the Devil Fruit he consumed, Cracker can create and transform biscuits at will, making him a fierce opponent able to raise a powerful biscuit army.

Cracker is the second character of the first Character Pack, to be released in summer 2020. Each Character Pack will be purchasable individually or through the Character Pass.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun surpasses 1 million units shipped, new DLC revealed, Summer update detailed

Drumming up big sales

Bandai Namco has announced that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun has surpassed 1 million units shipped worldwide. That number includes physical copies and digital downloads. To celebrate the milestone, Bandai Namco announced a “I LOVE Games Pack” for free, which is coming out July 9th, 2020. The pack includes the following.

Game Music

“Boku no → Chikyuu Bokura no Chikyuu” from Mr. Driller DrillLand
“Moji Pittan Medley” from Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan
“Katamari On the Rocks Main Theme” from Katamari Damacy
“No Way Back” from God Eater
“The Arrow Was Shot” from Tales of the Abyss
“In the Zone” from Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault
“Brave Sword, Braver Soul” from Soulcalibur II
“Karma (Tatsujin Mix)” from Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
“Namcot Medley”
“Tanoshii Taiko Dojo”

Along with that, Bandai Namco will release a free update this Summer that adds an “eSports Tournament” mode, which supports eight players in a bracket.

Bandai Namco shares a 'Tales of' series 25th anniversary video, teases more to come

25 years of Tales

The 'Tales of' series is celebrating 25 years of JRPG goodness this year, and Bandai Namco has put together a quick video to honor past releases in the franchise. Along with that video comes a tease from Bandai Namco, who says they have 'a lot planned' for fans in the coming months. We'll stay tuned and bring you whatever info comes out!

Song from J-pop group 'Band Ja Naimon! MAXX NAKAYOSHI' coming to 'Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun' as free DLC

Jam out to a new track!

A free DLC song from J-pop group "Band Ja Naimon! MAXX NAKAYOSHI" will be added to Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun on Nintendo Switch and mobile on July 9th, 2020 in Japan (also coming to the arcade version on July 29th). Make sure to visit the eShop on that day to grab yourself a new beat!

Namcot Collection: Series 1 will be returning to the Switch eShop in Japan on July 8th

Corrected and ready for launch!

Following a glitch causing the wrong game to be downloaded, Bandai Namco has announced that the Series 1 DLC for Namcot Collection will be returning to the Japanese eShop on July 8th.

Those who purchased the incorrect release will have until August 17th at 11:59pm JST to re-download the new version (hopefully with the proper game this time).

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions "England Junior Youth" trailer

The mother country of football sends its strong England Junior Youth team – Their leader Robson has his sights set on taking victory!

Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions kicks off on 28 August.


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