Shares shot up by a whopping 6%
It’s no secret that Splatoon 3 is a big success. In it’s first weekend, it sold 3.45 million copies just in Japan, making it the fastest-selling game ever for the country. And Nintendo is already starting to reap the rewards.
Following the sales announcement, Nintendo shares have shot up in value by 6%, their largest intraday jump since December 2020. It looks like Splatoon fans won’t have to worry about the future of the series any time soon.
The 3DS never dies
While many of you have moved on from the Nintendo 3DS, it seems Nintendo isn’t quite ready to let go. For the second time in the last few weeks, the system has been updated, bringing it to Ver. 11.16.0-49, and you can see the full, official patch notes below:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
Yeah, there’s not a lot of details. If we find out anything more specific about the changes, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Show your love of The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario and more!
It’s Monday, which means another wave of Nintendo Switch Online icons have released! Throughout this month, we’ll be treated to a new set of icons themed around the Nintendo Entertainment System games available on Nintendo Switch every Monday. This month’s second wave features designs themed around The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario, Ice Climbers and R.O.B.
You can claim the icon frames, backgrounds or central characters for yourself for 5 or 10 My Nintendo platinum points until September 19th at 8:59 PM EDT, 5:59 PM PDT.
Get a look at the games PLAYISM will be bringing to the show
Ahead of Tokyo Game Show next week, publisher PLAYISM have announced the PLAYISM Game Show TGS 2022 Preview, a live stream that will show off some of the games they’ll be bringing to the show floor. You’ll be able to watch it in English here when the stream goes live on September 14th at 8 AM ET, 5 AM PT.
While there’s no guarantee that it’ll contain news related to games on Switch, the odds seem pretty high. PLAYISM-published games already on Switch include Idol Manager, The Good Life, Gnosia and DEEEER SIMULATOR.
The game hits Japan on September 15th
Ahead of its September 15th release in Japan, Square Enix have put out a couple new web commercials for the title. You can check both of them out above.
There’s still no word on whether or not this game will be leaving Japan. Hopefully this new version of Dragon Quest X will finally be localized so global fans of the franchise can experience this much-beloved entry that’s been stuck in Japan for years now.
Pre-orders for the physical version of The Outbound Ghost are up, the first 1,000 to purchase get a free pin
The game is set to release on November 25th
It was announced earlier this year that the indie RPG The Outbound Ghost would be seeing a physical release on Switch courtesy of Signature Edition Games, and pre-orders have finally gone up. Even better, the first 1000 to purchase the $34.44 USD cartridge get an adorable pin thrown in for free, pictured below.
The Outbound Ghost is an adventure RPG about helping ghosts ascend to the afterlife. The town of Outbound is, quite literally, a ghost town – a home to troubled spooks with unresolved earthly issues, condemning them to an eternity haunting their old ahem haunts. Last we heard, this cartridge was set to release on November 25th, 2022. You can pre-order it for yourself here.
A fully-translated trophy list has left fans hopeful
Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix just released in Japan, though there hasn’t been any word on whether it will see an official English release. However, as pointed out by Gematsu on Twitter, the PlayStation version of the game has a trophy list fully translated into English.
While this is far from definitive proof that the 3D action game will be seen in the west, it is a good sign that the developers are at least thinking about the possibility. Hopefully the game hits store shelves around the world sooner rather than later.
The obscure arcade side-scroller makes its triumphant return
Earlier this year, it was announced that Mitchell Corporation’s Osman, known as Cannon Dancer in Japan, would be seeing a rerelease on Switch. As of today, we finally have a trailer, as well as a tighter release window. You can check out said trailer above.
ININ Games will be publishing the Switch version of this 2D action-platformer seen throughout arcades in the 90s when it launches on Nintendo’s newest platform next Spring, at least in Japan. It will be playable at Tokyo Game Show later this month, and it’s set to release elsewhere before the end of 2023.
Some anniversary plans are teased, however
Deltarune, the next game from the creator of hit RPG Undertale, has had its first 2 chapters already released on Switch. However, it looks like we won’t be seeing chapter 3 in the next few months. Toby Fox, the aforementioned creator, shared on his Twitter that, while no chapters are coming this year, there will be “something specil” for the anniversary of Undertale.
Undertale’s anniversary lands on September 15th, so it won’t be too long until we found out exactly what’s planned. Last we heard, Toby Fox planned on releasing chapters 3-5 all at once. It also sounds like these future chapters won’t be available free of charge. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long to see the continuation of the story of Kris and friends.
Pick your favorite villager with a September birthday
Nintendo have added a new set of icons themed around Animal Crossing: New Horizons to the Nintendo Switch. From now until October 3rd at 8:59 PM EST, or 5:59 PM PST, you’ll be able to claim icons themed around Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers who celebrate their birthday in September.
You can claim the icon frames, backgrounds or central characters for yourself for 5 or 10 My Nintendo platinum points.
Show your love of Super Mario Bros. or Balloon Fight
It’s the first Monday in September, which means a new theme has begun for the weekly Nintendo Switch Online icons! Throughout this month, we’ll be treated to a new set of icons themed around the Nintendo Entertainment System games available on Nintendo Switch every Monday. This month’s first wave features designs themed around the original Super Mario Bros., Balloon Fight and even the NES hardware itself.
You can claim the icon frames, backgrounds or central characters for yourself for 5 or 10 My Nintendo platinum points until September 12th at 8:59 PM EDT, 5:59 PM PDT.
Portuguese retailer lists it with box art and a date
Biomutant released on many platforms last year, though the Switch was not among them. However, it looks like that might soon change. Portuguese retailer Gaming Replay, which previously leaked the existence of the Mass Effect Remastered Trilogy (albeit with an incorrect title and a yet-to-be-seen Switch version), has a listing up for Biomutant on Switch, complete with an October 25th date and even some box art.
If this date is accurate, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out whether or not the open-world RPG is really coming to Switch later this year. We’ll be sure to let you know if and when it’s confirmed.
The fighting game rerelease comes out later this week
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is out September 2nd, 2022, in just a couple days. Ahead of this upcoming launch, Bandai Namco have released a launch trailer. You can check it out above if you’re interested.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a rerelease of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. Developed by CyberConnect2, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R immerses players in an authentic video game adaptation that stays true to creator Hirohiko Araki’s captivating art style and stars the anime series’ original Japanese voice actors. This anime fighter comes packed with characters and modes. JoJo fans will want to pay attention to this one.
The newest Legendary Hero joins the game very soon
Deirdre: Fated Saint, from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, is joining the Fire Emblem Heroes roster very soon. Starting on August 31st at 3 AM ET/12 AM PT, you’ll be able to get this Legendary Hero yourself. You can check out the trailer above for further details.
Show your love of the Bell Cup
It’s Monday, which means another wave of Nintendo Switch Online icons have released. August has brought with it a set of icons themed around the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, with today’s wave being the fifth and final of this month. Today’s new icons feature designs themed around the Bell Cup, which is actually not a part of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass. It has always been present in the Switch version of Mario Kart 8.
You can claim the icon frames, backgrounds or central characters for yourself for 5-10 My Nintendo platinum points until September 5th at 8:59 PM EDT, 5:59 PM PDT.