B-Side Games considering 'Ise Shima Mystery' localization, asks Western fans about interest & then deletes tweet

Another day, another deleted Tweet

Ise Shima Mystery Guide: The False Black Pearl has yet to be released outside of Japan. However, it appears that consideration is underway for the game to be available to Western audiences. This recently released information comes from a now deleted tweet from Flyhigh Works' physical imprint company, B-side Games, asking fans if there is any interest in localization for the title. Read the full archived Tweet below.

We are considering an English localization for ISESHIMA MYSTERY but we wanted to know if our Western fans would be interested in it ? – BOSSCAT

Serial Codes for Pokémon Sword & Shield are region free

Less restrictions

Serial codes have provided special cosmetic items for Pokémon players for many generations, but a previous restriction is now removed in the newest entry in the series. While the feature was available for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, this documents the first time that serial codes are region free in a mainline Pokémon title.

Japanese, American, and European special events will no longer be exclusive to their particular region, as the codes can now be activated on any version of the game. Special thanks to Serebii for discovering the new region free feature.

Three new games now available for preload on Japanese eShop

Even more preloading!

Preloading is a great way to prepare for anticipated releases. Check out these three upcoming Switch titles now available to preload on the Japanese eShop!

Super Robot Taisen X

- Published by Bandai Namco Entertainment

- ¥8,360 (Premium Anime Song & Sound Edition also available for ¥12,760)

- English language support (Premium Anime Song & Sound Edition is Japanese only)

- 5.0 GB download required

- Releasing January 10th, 2020


- Published by Chorus Worldwide

- ¥3,040

- English language support

- 596 MB download required

- Releasing on December 12th

Headliner: NoviNews

- Published by Chorus Worldwide

- ¥1,600

- English language support

- 625 MB download required

- Releasing December 12th

Preloading available on Japanese eShop for 'Atelier Dusk Trilogy DX', games also sold separately

The thrill of the tril...ogy!

Trilogy bundles are always exciting, and this one is now available to preload! Atelier Dusk Trilogy DX from Koei Tecmo Games includes three titles in the Atelier Dusk series. Each game can be preloaded separately if you're not ready to invest in all three. A preloading sale is available for the bundle, and costs ¥10,692 (¥11,880 after release). Check out the details on the individual releases below!

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX

- ¥5,280 (preload sale price of ¥4,752)

- Japanese language support only

- 5.5 GB download required

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX

- ¥5,280 (preload sale price of ¥4,752)

- Japanese language support only

- 6.1 GB download required

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX

- ¥5,280 (preload sale price of ¥4,752)

- Japanese language support only

- 6.6 GB download required

Four more Switch games now available to preload on Japanese eShop

Get those games ready!

Preloading is a great way to prepare for anticipated releases. Check out these four upcoming Switch titles now available to preload on the Japanese eShop!

Motto!New Puzz Osomatsu-san ~Shinpin Sotsugyou Keikaku~

- Published by D3 Publisher

- ¥5,800

- Japanese language support only

- 1.4 GB download required

- Releasing on December 5th

STAR OCEAN -First Departure R-

- Published by Square-Enix

- ¥3,520

- Japanese language support only

- 4.1 GB download required

- Releasing on December 5th

Pretty Princess Magical Coordinate

- Published by Nippon Columbia

- ¥5,280

- Japanese language support only

- 1.3 GB download required

- Releasing on December 5th

Override: Mech City Brawl – Super Charged Mega Edition

- Published by 3goo's

- ¥4,620 (preload sale of ¥4,389)

- English language support

- 5.4 GB download required

- Releasing on December 12th

Preloading now available for 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate' in Japan

Is it wrong? This news sure isn't!

Based on the hit series of the same name, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate is coming to Nintendo Switch. The RPG title from MAGES (formally known as 5pb) is now available for preloading on the Japanese eShop. Those who don't speak Japanese are out of luck, as no other languages will be supported. Preloading the game will provide you with a reduced price of ¥6,600, rather then the normal cost ¥7,700. A 4.8 GB download will be required, and the full game will be playable on November 28th.

Japanese Switch release of 'One-way Ticket' delayed until November 28th

One-way ticket to delaytown!

Initially set for a September 19th release, One-way Ticket from Zodiac Interactive missed its planned launch date. We now have a new date to look forward to for the visual novel, and the game is set to be available for Switch from the Japanese eShop on November 28th. As previously reported, the game will support English, cost ¥750, and will require a 991 MB download.

'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

Lego® Jurassic World now available for preloading on Japanese eShop

Welcome to Nintendo Switch!

Lego® Jurassic World from Warner Bros. Interactive is releasing next week in Japan. The title can now be preloaded from the Japanese Switch eShop for ¥4,950, and is releasing on November 21st. English language support is available, and a 4.7 GB download is required.

Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World™ allows players to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the thrilling adventure allows fans to play through key moments and explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

'Defenders of Ekron – Definitive Edition' coming to Nintendo Switch on December 5th

Another exciting port coming to Switch!

Defenders of Ekron – Definitive Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch platform next month. Previously available for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4, the Chorus Worldwide published adventure game is officially going portable! While the announcement is currently only for the Japanese release of the game, it shouldn't be long until the title makes its worldwide debut. Defenders of Ekron – Definitive Edition will be available on the Japanese eShop on December 5th for ¥1,600.

Defenders of Ekron fuses Shmup action and the exploration of an Adventure game. Destroy enemies in 360° shooting range, analyze unique scenarios, upgrade your Anakim's skills and defeat The Renegades to stop the bursting civil war threatening Ekron. The revolution starts within.


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