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Dragalia Lost - Summon Showcase Fire Emblem: Lost Heroes

The collaboration begins tonight!

After maintenance has ended, the Fire Emblem: Lost Heroes Summon Showcase will be held. You can now find 5★ Marth, 5★ Fjorm, and 5★ Veronica in Dragalia Lost!

Fire Emblem: Lost Heroes Platinum Showcase will soon begin in Dragalia Lost. This is a limited-time Tenfold Summon that guarantees 5★ Marth, 5★ Fjorm, or 5★ Veronica as your tenth summon!

Nintendo outlines E3 2019 plans

Coming from Nintendo's investor briefing...

Finally, let me talk about the E3 video game trade show that will be held in Los Angeles this June. Once again, Nintendo will not be hosting a large-scale conference for institutional investors, securities analysts, and the media. Instead, we plan to continue our practice of the past few years, which is to release a video presentation discussing the games that are planned for release during the fiscal year, provide hands-on opportunities, and so on. The world championship tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 will be held on June 8, right before the start of E3. This concludes today’s presentation.

Nintendo will continue efforts to increase their IP's reach through unique collaborations

Coming from Nintendo's investor briefing...

We are continuing to implement a variety of initiatives in our IP expansion business. Starting in April, we launched a T-shirt collaboration with UNIQLO CO., LTD. in various regions of the world earlier this month. We will continue our efforts to increase opportunities for people to have access to Nintendo IP and increase the value of that IP, which is the source of our competitive edge.

Nintendo details their mobile business plans, expands upon Mario Kart Tour's beta

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Next, I will cover our mobile business. We are continuously implementing events and updates and adding more ways to satisfy consumers as we work to optimize how we operate each application. Overall revenue from the mobile business has expanded compared to the previous fiscal year. As previously mentioned, we will release both Dr. Mario World and Mario Kart Tour this summer. This means we will be operating a total of six applications globally starting this summer.

Scheduled for May 21 - June 4 2019 (PDT) As we announced the other day, we are accepting applications for closed beta testing of Mario Kart Tour. The closed beta is scheduled to start on May 21 (Pacific Daylight Time). Based on the information we gather from this testing and from the opinions of the participants, we will proceed with final preparations for release.

The six applications including Mario Kart Tour deal with different IP, and the goals and the characteristics for the applications also differ. Going forward, we will leverage the ubiquity of mobile devices to expand the number of people who have access to Nintendo IP through multiple applications like these.

Super Mario Odyssey - Full VR mode playthrough

A whole new way to play

Super Mario Odyssey just got a new "Play in VR" update that lets you use Labo VR in 3 all-new missions! Check out gameplay of the full thing here recorded in 2D mode for an idea of what to expect (plus a secret bonus at the end!)

Nintendo announces 9.8 million Switch Online paid accounts, Tetris 99 played by 2.8 million accounts, more in-game events coming

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Half a year has passed since Nintendo Switch Online went live last September. Global memberships now exceed 9.8 million accounts, excluding free trial memberships. Note: This number includes family memberships.

A variety of services for members Tetris 99 has been available for free since February as a special offer to Nintendo Switch Online members. This game pits 99 players against each other in online battle. It has been played by 2.8 million accounts and has helped boost engagement for Nintendo Switch. We plan to implement in-game events to encourage consumers to keep enjoying the game.

Nintendo Switch Online members are also enjoying Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo
Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online gives members instant access to a variety of classic NES games with added online play. Through these initiatives we are working to make these services more attractive over the long-term on Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo says various software publishers are creating a rich variety of titles, distributed Switch dev kits greatly exceed kits for Nintendo's previous platforms

Coming from Nintendo's financial briefing...

We are also bringing an even richer variety of new titles from other software publishers as we enter the third year of Nintendo Switch. What you see here is just a sample. These will range from evergreen titles for video game fans to titles that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age or gender, characteristic titles created by indie developers, a variety of genre-specific games, and more. By bringing them together, the Nintendo Switch library will continue to meet consumers’ diverse tastes.

Many publishers are developing titles for Nintendo Switch because it has met our expectations of widespread adoption, and because we made our development environment available from the very beginning. The number of Nintendo Switch development
kits shipped to publishers continues to greatly exceed the number of kits for any of our previous platforms, and many developers are creating titles for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo says more titles are coming that haven't been revealed, and they'll continue providing software updates to keep people playing

Coming from Nintendo's financial briefing...

As you can see, we will constantly release new titles during the fiscal year ahead. And there are still more titles that we haven’t yet discussed. We intend to continue to expand the lineup of software that can be enjoyed by consumers around the world and that will keep people playing Nintendo Switch.

In addition, we will continue with efforts designed to keep consumers playing software long after it has been released. For example, we released a major free update to Super Smash Bros Ultimate that adds a Stage Builder and the ability to edit and post gameplay videos, simultaneous with the release of the first set of paid add-on content this month. Mario Tennis Aces was
released back in June of last year, but we have continued to hold tournaments and distribute new characters, and in a major free update added a new kind of gameplay, also this month. By releasing content online and holding events that build excitement for a
game, we are making the game fresh for consumers and encouraging them to keep playing.

Nintendo 'exceptionally proud' of Nintendo Labo's achievements

Coming from Nintendo's financial briefing...

The three Nintendo Labo kits released last year received an Innovation Award at the Game Developers Conference in the US this March, and a BAFTA Family award and Game Innovation award at this month’s British Academy Games Awards. The product has been recognized for its innovation in many countries and we are exceptionally proud of these achievements. Nintendo Labo is even being used in schools, and we are continuing to pursue sales so that even more consumers can enjoy the series.

Nintendo says Pokemon Sword and Shield have generated a 'huge response,' both titles will emphasize handheld mode

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These new titles, first announced in a Pokémon Direct in February, have generated a huge response from consumers. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, which were released in November of last year, are designed to highlight the fun of Nintendo Switch in TV mode, for example by waving the controller at the TV screen to capture Pokémon. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are being developed to emphasize the fun of playing Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. We want these games to be played not only by longtime Pokémon fans, but also by consumers whose first encounter with the series was on a dedicated video game platform with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!