Nintendo treehouse shares 'Tips & Tricks' video for Fire Emblem Heroes' Mythic Embla & Legendary Veronica event
Knowing is half the battle!
Nintendo’s official mobile YouTube channel has shared a new video detailing Fire Emblem Heroes’ latest event. The video is from the folks over at Nintendo Treehouse, and aims to help players out with playing using Mythic Embla & Legendary Veronica.
You can check it out above!
The video is about 5 and a half minutes long, and it includes gameplay and strategy tips for the two featured heroes. It also includes a small amount of history behind both characters. In-game footage is shown along with detailed character stats.
This event is available now for all players, and will run until December 10th, 2022. More details on the event can be found here.
Nearly time to strike!
The release of Samurai Maiden is just around the corner, heading to Japan on December 1st and elsewhere December 8th. Ahead of the release, the team over at D3Publisher have released the game’s official launch trailer. You can check it out above!
The trailer is nearly four minutes in length and features plenty of content from the game. From the stylized graphics to the music, the voice acting, the story, and more, the trailer serves as a general overview of what players can expect when they get their hands on the game!
A brief overview of the game can be seen below.
Batten the hatches and hoist the main sail!
Back in August of 2022, the publishers at Team17, along with developers Fika Productions, announced the release of Ship of Fools, their co-op rougelite game.
The day has finally come, and Ship of Fools is available now on the Nintendo eShop! Along with the release, the team behind the game has shared a launch trailer for the title. You can check it out above!
The trailer features sea shanty-style music backing it, and shows off plenty of co-op gameplay along with several animated segements showing off the game’s unique artstyle.
Adventure puzzler 'VirtuaVerse' to get physical edition, preorders through Limited Run Games starting November 29th
When virtual meets physical!
VirtuaVerse released for Nintendo Switch on October 21st, 2021. Now that a bit over a year has passed, the team behind the adventure puzzler has announced their partnership with Limited Run Games to put a physical copy of the game in the hands of fans.
Pre-orders for the physical edition will open on November 29th, 2022.
The developers at Theta Vision, as well as one of their publishing partners Blood Music, describe VirtuaVerse as “…a challenging old school cyberpunk point & click adventure set in a future not so far away…”
The announcement was made via a Tweet, which can be seen below!
What's got you looking so blue?
Way back in April of 2022, Pokémon Center Japan announced the release of their Hisuian Zorua plush.
Today, they’ve announced a shiny version of the same plush will be available at Pokémon Center stores in Japan starting November 26th, 2022.
Shiny Hisuian Zorua recently appeared in the Hisuian Snow animated series. The first episode of the series, featuring the Shiny version of the Spiteful Fox Pokémon, can be seen below!
A well-laid plan!
The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has been released online, titled “Operation Hideout Takeover!”
The 23-minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. This week’s episode will be available to view for free until November 24th, 2022, so check it out while it’s available! A plot synopsis of the episode reads:
Burton is working on a certain invention in his hideout. However, right next to him Emma is dancing, and Van and Kappei are competing with each other on skateboards. Burton is in a rush to finish his invention, but having a hard time concentrating when Goro and Gumchi appear, and Berecca calls out his name as well. Finally, when Lucy arrives and breaks the flask he was experimenting on, the liquid explodes, breaking Burton’s patience…
Bad news if you're 11 or younger
With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finally getting its name revealed back in September’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo also revealed that players can get their hands on the long-awaited title on May 12th, 2023.
Today, the game has received a rating from Korea’s GRAC, or Game Rating and Administration Committee. Although no real new information on the game has been shared, we now know that Korea considers the game suitable for ages 12 and up. The rating mostly comes from the game’s mild level of violence, and is the same rating that Breath of the Wild received before it.
This is the GRAC’s second-highest rating, with the highest being an “ALL” rating meaning it’s suitable for all ages. As more ratings like this become available, small nuggets of information may start to peek through. Keep your eye out in the coming months!
A blast to the past!
Last month, MOSS announced the release of Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX for Nintendo Switch. The game is currently set to launch February 23rd, 2023 in Japan.
Today, a new trailer has been released that shows off a bunch of neat things! The trailer can be seen above, and it features just over two minutes of information on the title. Plenty of gameplay can be seen, including levels, the game’s ranking system, and more!
Splatoon 3 is hanging on!
Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software sales in Japan. This week’s list sees Splatoon 3 taking its tenth straight week in the first place spot, Tactics Ogre: Reborn’s Switch version fighting its way to a second-place launch, Sonic Frontiers for Switch zooming to a fourth-place launch week, and much more.
Nintendo Switch games overall took four of the top ten spots, and 19 of the top 30 compared to their 24 slots last week.
The complete list is as follows, including total lifetime sales, via Gematsu:
- [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 43,781 (3,331,197)
- [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 36,783 (New)
- [PS5] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 29,377 (New)
- [NSW] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 26,067 (New)
- [PS4] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 12,668 (New)
- [PS4] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 11,260 (New)
- [PS5] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 11,111 (New)
- [PS4] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 9,098 (New)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,025 (4,899,259)
- [PS5] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 7,805 (New)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,241 (2,847,957)
- [NSW] HARVESTELLA (Square Enix, 11/04/22) – 6,717 (33,361)
- [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 5,690 (224,422)
- [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 4,623 (34,774)
- [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision, 10/28/22) – 4,607 (36,329)
- [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 4,313 (98,482)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 3,876 (5,007,154)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 3,802 (769,830)
- [NSW] Persona 5 Royal (ATLUS, 10/21/22) – 3,424 (69,253)
- [NSW] I-Chu (D3 Publisher, 11/10/22) – 3,418 (New)
- [NSW] Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo, 10/28/22) – 3,349 (54,737)
- [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 3,312 (186,835)
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 3,180 (916,185)
- [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 2,867 (65,486)
- [NSW] Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom (Bandai Namco, 11/02/22) – 2,830 (14,108)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 2,686 (1,061,259)
- [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 2,587 (7,349,645)
- [PS4] Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (PLAION, 11/10/22) – 2,312 (New)
- [PS4] Star Ocean: The Divine Force (Square Enix, 10/27/22) – 2,206 (34,093)
- [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 2,058 (2,736,543)
Yuji Naka arrested in Japan, allegedly involved with insider trading connected to mobile game 'Dragon Quest Tact'
Yuji Naka, the former head of Sonic Team and the director of such titles as 2021’s Balan Wonderworld, has been arrested in connection to alleged insider trading.
The report comes from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, which alleges that Naka was connected to insider trading during his time at Square Enix. Because of his position at the company, the report alleges, Naka was privy to information surrounding the Dragon Quest franchise. Naka has since left his position within the company for an unspecified reason.
The investigative unit alleges that Naka used this information to buy around 10,000 stocks in the Japan-based company Aiming Inc. prior to the public release of information on Dragon Quest Tact, a mobile game that initially released in 2020 with a January 2021 release in the west. The unit seems to indicate that the intent was to buy shares in Aiming Inc. in hopes the announcement of information on the game would inflate the price.
Reportedly, two others were arrested in connection to the allegations. Taisuke Sasaki, a former employee of Square Enix, and Fumiaki Suzuk, an associate, were those arrested alongside Yuji Naka.
70 never looked so good!
Shigeru Miyamoto, the father of such franchises as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, and many more, turns 70 years old today!
Miyamoto-san was born on November 16th, 1952, and has worked at Nintendo since 1977. In his time, he’s helped develop some of the company’s most iconic series. Today, he is Nintendo’s ‘Creative Fellow’, a role that sees him wearing many hats within the company.
Miyamoto-san’s latest project is as a producer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, set to release in April of 2023. He also recently announced Pikmin 4, set to release sometime next year.
Steven Bagley of @Mario_Museum, dedicated to preserving Nintendo history, has put together a lovely tribute to Miyamoto-san. You can check it out in the thread below!
Get your groove on!
Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is heading to Nintendo Switch on February 16th, 2023. Ahead of its release, the developers at indiezero and publishers at Square Enix have been showing off more and more information about the game.
This latest batch of info covers the general gameplay of the title, including specific info on the game’s ‘Music Stage’ mode. Along with the gameplay details, a good handful of characters are also revealed for the game’s roster. The game will include 104 characters in total, which you can use to form a party.
The full details can be seen below, along with about 20 new screenshots from the game!
New 'Dragon Quest Treasures' trailer showcases monster voices, full list of Japanese voice actors revealed
Get an earful!
Dragon Quest Treasures is due out on December 9th, 2022, and ahead of that release date, Square Enix has been dishing out details through information releases and trailers.
The newest trailer can be seen above, and the main focus of it is the voices of several of the monsters. Key artwork of the monsters featured can also be seen. This trailer lines up with the official reveal of the full roster of Japanese voice actors, along with their roles.
The full list of voice actors can be seen below, via Gematsu. Both character and monster voice actors are featured.
What's a week longer?
A couple months ago, Japanese game developer and publisher LEVEL-5 announced the release of Megaton Musashi X, the free-to-play release of the original Megaton Musashi along with its expansions. At the time of the Tokyo Game Show announcement, the official release date was set for December 1st, 2022.
Now, LEVEL-5 has announced that the game will be delayed by a week, releasing on December 8th, 2022. This delay is due to the second season of the tie-in anime Megaton Mushi similarly being delayed.
Because the contents of the anime and game are connected, LEVEL-5 has made the decision to readjust the release date to match up.
You can check out a trailer for the game below!
Ninjas doing their duty!
The newest episode of the Ninjala anime series has been released online, titled “Poop Recruits!”
The 23-minute episode is available to watch on the official PlayNinjala YouTube channel by clicking the link above. This week’s episode will be available to view for free until November 17th, 2022, so check it out while it’s available! A plot synopsis of the episode reads:
Burton and seven other students gather at the training ground to run Last Ninja Standing matches as training. As the students begin to inflate their gum weapons, Van and Kappei get into a contest on who can blow a bigger gum weapon, leading to both of them creating Giant Gum Weapons. Later, when these two Giant Gum Weapons collide, everyone is suddenly enveloped in a bright light, turning them all into poop!