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Nintendo 79th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders - Q&A info summary (Switch momentum, eSports, third parties, & more)

Business is good

Nintendo has held their The 79th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which isn't usually the most exciting of events. We have a summary of all the tidbits discussed during the meeting, and while there's nothing new or shocking in here, it's still important to sift through. Have a look a the breakdown below.

- the Switch is doing well, especially with Smash Bros. Ultimate at 13.81m, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee at 10.63m, Super Mario Party at 6.4m, and Mario Kart 8 DX at 7.47m
- including 3rd-parties, the Switch has 23 million-selling titles
- regarding 3rd-party AAA title investment, Nintendo is creating a development environment that makes it easy for third parties to invest
- Nintendo thinks that eSports are important, and want to have an appealing tournament business
- in order to keep the Switch business healthy, Nintendo will continue to offer appealing software and services
- the response to Switch's future lineup was good at E3 2019
- Nintendo Tokyo's store will sell software, hardware, and goods, in addition to making the most of the space for events
- a Pokemon Center will be in the same location, so the two buildings might collab with one another

Trials of Mana to offer multiple endings depend on your party

Tons of replay value

Square-Enix is going all-out on Trials of Mana, revamping all sorts of areas in the game. There's really a lot to offer, and some of that depends on who you choose to take with you on the journey. In an interview with Vooks, Square-Enix's Shinichi Tatsuke talks about how you arrive at the game's multiple endings.

First of all, the prologues for each of the six characters are completely different and the game also has multiple endings, depending on what combination of characters that you choose. But the story will also change, depending on that character combination.

Dauntless dev team discusses the game's design and development

It's not an easy job!

Watch GDC Plays Dauntless with Phoenix Labs from GDC on www.twitch.tv

Dauntless is making its way to the Switch later this year, and it had quite a showing during a Treehouse Live E3 2019 segment. Looking to learn more about the game itself, as well as the hard work the dev team has put in? The video above features Dauntless design director Hunter Howe and head of marketing Nick Clifford discussing the design approach to the game, and the work that continues today to keep the experience fresh.

Further details on Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout's "Gathering Grounds Synthesis" mechanic shared

Gather ground

In a round of info on Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout earlier this week, we got some very quick details on the Gathering Grounds Synthesis mechanic. That feature has now been a bit more fleshed out, thanks to a Famitsu article. Check out the full details below.

- go around gathering various items to combine and create new items
- create your own grounds to gather
- come up with various kinds of gathering areas that are different from the main setting of Kuken Island
- while out in the fields, you can gather items from certain points, grass and trees, rocks, and more
- Ryza can use a variety of tools such as her staff, axe, sickle, and more to gather items
- you might get different types of items based on the tools used
- for example, if you use a sickle on a tree you get bark instead of wood

Dr. Mario World - Virus video for June 27th, 2019

Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Take your time, because each puzzling stage’s configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules.

Preorder God Eater 3 to get Tales of Vesperia costumes

Dress to impress

Earlier today, we mentioned the release of a God Eater 3 demo on the Switch eShop. If you checked it out and ended up sold on the game, you might want to lock in your preorder right now. If you do preorder the game, you'll get a batch of Tales of Vesperia costumes when the game comes out on July 12th, 2019.

Arc of Alchemist confirmed for Switch release in Japan

Dare you take on the science of Alchemy?

Enter the desert in search of the key to save humanity—the Great Power. Quinn Bravesford, for the sake of her kingdom, leads her soldiers into battle against a swath of enemy nations. One year, the king declared that he would send a large-scale investigation team to the Desert of Beginnings.

And so, Quinn was selected to captain this mission. Quinn gazes at the ancient alchemic device, the Lunagear, within her hand. According to the legends of yore, once the Lunagear is equipped with the four Orbs, it will unlock the Great Power that will save humanity. Only one Orb resides in Quinn’s Lunagear. Collecting the four Orbs for the Lunagear, however, is a mere legend.

With the threat of dangerous creatures and Machine Dolls wandering the desert, one of the enemy nations, the Principality of Neuhaven, has dispatched their military in search of the Great Power. Now, Quinn and her band of allies must fight against the Principality of Neuhaven in hopes to find the Great Power and save humanity. Quinn steels herself, but even so, she can’t help but doubt the existence of the Great Power…

Key Features

Four Orbs to Rule Them All – Unleash the power of the Lunagear and control the Orb elements: Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth. Take advantage of your enemies’ elemental weaknesses and even combine any of the four elements for stronger attacks!

Hack n’ Slasher Flicks – With a myriad of weapons, actions, skills and elemental attacks to customize, players can find different strategies to defeat their robotic nemesis!

Now Let’s Get In Formation – Fight alongside Quinn and your two party members as they explore the endless desert, filled with ancient, robotic foes. Each character has specific roles and arranging your formation is key!

Ace of Bases – Build your base and choose facilities to upgrade your party’s needs! Equip your allies with a flurry of weapons and input their action commands to your strategic liking!

Arc of Alchemist is confirmed for Switch release in Japan, and it's due out Oct. 10th, 2019. You can check out some more screens for the game at the official Japanese website.

Raiden V: Director's Cut gets a Japanese debut trailer

Shmup time!

As we posted earlier, Raiden V: Director's Cut is heading to Japan on July 25th, 2019. The title is priced at 3,500 yen and will be 3.6 GB in size.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game - 200m individual medley and Soccer event footage, plus more screens

On your marks...


SEGA is back with another two promo videos for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game Japanese. This time we get to check out the 200m individual medley, and Soccer events, and retired Japanese Olympic record-setting swimmer/ambassador for the 2020 Olympics Takeshi Matsuda returns to have a look.

You can also check out another batch of screens, which features BMX and Track and Field events. Have a look at those screens here.

Devil May Cry - Japanese launch trailer

The first appearance of Dante, the ultimate devil hunter! With the blood of a legendary demon warrior flowing through his veins, Dante takes on a mission from the mysterious Trish to travel to Mallet Island and defeat Mundus, the king of the underworld. But this is no ordinary job for Dante, who is also motivated by revenge...

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