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Preloading now available for 12 more games on the Japanese eShop

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is already available to preload + many more!

12 more upcoming Switch games are now available to preload on the Japanese eShop (including the pictured Pikmin 3 Deluxe). Check out all of the titles, their prices, release dates, file-sizes, and publishers below.

CROSS†CHANNEL ~For all people~
Price: ¥5,980 (¥3,980 until September 1st)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 2.2GB
Publisher: register

Chinese Parents
Price: ¥1,280 (¥1,152 until August 26th)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 444MB
Publisher: PLAYISM

Kwaidan: Azuma Manor
Price: ¥2,500 (¥2,250 until August 19th)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 304MB
Publisher: Rainy Frog

Journey to the Savage Planet
Price: ¥4,950
Release date: August 20th
File size: 2.2GB
Publisher: H2 INTERACTIVE

Gleamlight
Price: ¥1,980
Release date: August 20th
File size: 857MB
Publisher: D3 Publisher

Kawaii Deathu Desu
Price: ¥500
Release date: August 20th
File size: 476MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Boomerang Fu
Price: ¥1,500
Release date: August 20th
File size: 442MB
Publisher: Fly High Works

Rock of Ages: Make & Break
Price: ¥3,740 (¥2,992 until August 19th)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 2.4GB
Publisher: 3goo

Giraffe and Annika
Price: ¥2,480
Release date: August 27th
File size: 1.9GB
Publisher: PLAYISM

Captain Tsubasa RISE OF NEW CHAMPIONS
Price: ¥8,360
Release date: August 27th
File size: 11.9GB
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Captain Tsubasa RISE OF NEW CHAMPIONS DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION
Price: ¥10,780
Release date: August 27th
File size: unknown
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Metal Max Xeno Reborn
Price: ¥6,480
Release date: September 10th
File size: 4.1GB
Publisher: Kadokawa Games

Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Price: ¥6,578
Release date: October 30th
File size: 6.5GB
Publisher: Nintendo

20 more titles hitting the Switch eShop in Japan on August 6th

What's new to the Japanese eShop?

20 new titles have arrived on Japanese eShop this week (August 6th, 2020). Check out the entire lineup below to see the titles, prices, file sizes, publishers, and eShop links!

KukkoroDays
Price: ¥800
Release date: August 6th
File size: 468MB
Publisher: qureate

Corpse Party: BLOOD DRIVE
Price: ¥2,970 (¥1,980 until August 17th)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 2.9GB
Publisher: MAGES.

Shaun the Sheep - Home Sheep Home: UFO Fever! Party Edition
Price: ¥380
Release date: August 6th
File size: 943MB
Publisher: Greenlight Games

Alphadia Genesis
Price: ¥1,320
Release date: August 6th
File size: 136MB
Publisher: Chemco

Metaloid: Origin
Price: ¥700 (¥560 until August 19th)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 114MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

LA-MULANA
Price: ¥1,480
Release date: August 6th
File size: 2.4GB
Publisher: PLAYISM

Cruel Bands Career
Price: ¥399 (¥359 until August 12th)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 410MB
Publisher: indienova

The Coma: Recut
Price: ¥1,600
Release date: August 6th
File size: 1.2GB
Publisher: Chorus Worldwide

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
Price: ¥2,200
Release date: August 6th
File size: 778MB
Publisher: Chorus Worldwide

Drink More Glurp
Price: ¥1,010 (¥909 until August 12th)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 273MB
Publisher: Yogscast

Swimsanity!
Price: ¥2,640
Release date: August 6th
File size: 458MB
Publisher: Decoy Games

Crysis Remastered
Price: ¥3,599
Release date: August 6th
FIle size: 7.0GB
Publisher: Crytek

Titan Glory
Price: ¥500
Release date: August 6th
File size: 5.0GB
Publisher: Atypical Games

80's OVERDRIVE
Price: ¥800 (¥720 until August 27th)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 192MB
Publisher: Rainy Frog

G-Mode Archives 10: Souhide Series Omatsuri Dukushi
Price: ¥500 (¥390 until September 23rd)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 121MB
Publisher: G-mode

G-Mode Archives 11: Senbazuru
Price: ¥500 (¥390 until September 2nd)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 107MB
Publisher: G-mode

Piczle Lines DX Bundle
Price: ¥2,000 (¥1,000 until August 20th)
Release date: August 6th
File size: 414MB
Publisher: Rainy Frog

112th Seed
Price: ¥500
Release date: August 6th
File size: 64.0MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

King of Fighters R-2
Price: ¥800
Release date: August 6th
File size: 91.0MB
Publisher: SNK

Arcade Archives: Circus Charlie
Price: ¥838
Release date: August 6th
File size: 79.0MB
Publisher: hamster

Free demos now available for "Neon Abyss" and "March to a Million" on the Japanese eShop

Give these two titles a try!

Two more demos have gone live on the Japanese eShop, and they can be downloaded worldwide using a Japanese Nintendo Switch account. Make sure to check out the demos for Neon Abyss from publisher Team17 (pictured above) and March to a Million from publisher Cairosoft (pictured below).

Latest Famitsu features a full-page advert for Dr. Mario World

Just what the doctor ordered!

The latest issue of the Japanese publication Famitsu features a full-page advertisement for the iOS and Android mobile title, Dr. Mario World. Showing off many of the doctors available in the game, it's interesting to see Nintendo continuing to push their library of previously released mobile apps!

Re-Ment releasing "Pokemon World Kirameki No Umi" collection of figurines

Are you seaing what I'm seaing?

A new collection of Pokemon figurines is coming from Japanese toy manufacturer Re-Ment. The "Pokemon World Kirameki No Umi" lineup, based in the sea with plenty of water-type Pokemon, will be released in Japan on November 2nd, 2020. 6 total statues will be available for purchase, each one costing ¥800. Check out the adorable figures up for grabs in the pic above!

Kwaidan: Azuma Manor headed to Switch on August 20th

Previously announced with a vague August 2020 release window, publisher Rainy Frog and developer Gudouan have now provided a final release date for the Switch version of their point-and-click adventure title, Kwaidan: Azuma Manor. Launching via the eShop on August 20th for ¥2,500, the following languages will be supported: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Check out the Steam page here for screenshots and more details!

Chinese Parents releasing for Switch in Japan on August 20th

A release date has been announced for the upcoming Child-raising life-sim, Chinese Parents. Set for launch in Japan on August 20th, the Playism-published title will be priced at ¥1,280. Check out the Steam page here for screenshots and more details!

Supported languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

Cross Channel: For All People coming to Switch in Japan on August 20th

Cross Channel: For All People has been announced for Switch by publisher Regista. Launching in Japan on August 20th, you'll be able to purchase the romance visual novel from developer FlyingShine from the Nintendo eShop for ¥5,980 (¥3,980 until September 1st).

The game has already been ported to multiple new generations of consoles. Originally released on PC in 2003 simply by the name "Cross Channel", it was then ported to PS2 as "Cross Channel: To All People" in 2004, and also for PSP in 2010. The VN was released on Xbox 360 as "Cross Channel: In Memory of All People" in 2011, and then finally, the most recent port was "Cross Channel: For All People", which launched for PS3 and PS Vita in 2014. The Switch marks the first time the game has released on a Nintendo platform!

Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate - Re:boot The “SHIELD-9” announced for Switch, launching in Japan on November 26th

Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate - Re:boot The “SHIELD-9” has been announced for Nintendo Switch by publisher Entergram. Released on PC back in March, the romance visual novel is a remake of the Giga-developed 2007 title with additional character routes and improved graphical upgrades.

Set for launch in Japan on November 26th, 2020, two different physical editions will be released. Alongside the standard release for ¥7,700, a Limited Edition that includes a B2 tapestry, an original soundtrack CD, and SD maid acrylic keychains of Taeko Yamada and Yukino Kasugasaki will also be available for ¥10,450.

Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Edition has sold 500,000 copies worldwide, new Summer 2020 update now available

The sales numbers have just gotten reel

Bandai Namco has announced that Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Edition has officially sold 500,000 copies worldwide (despite not yet officially being available in the US or EU). A new Summer 2020 update went live recently, bringing plenty of new content to the unique fishing game. A new Japanese TV commercial has been released to advertise the free DLC, and you can check that out above! If you can't wait for the title to hopefully launch outside of Asia, a localized English version can also be imported.

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