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Retro-styled survival horror game 'Blood Breed' heading to Switch on Feb. 21st, 2020

Will you survive to see the light of day?

Blood Breed is a brutal, retro-styled survival horror with challenging gameplay and mature visuals (nudity can be toggled on and off in the game menu).

In this stylish game, you will fight for your life and explore hand-crafted-like environments.

Your car breaks down in a mysterious area, full of horrific human remains, and you’re left to face a murderous maniac who is hunting you down. As you dive deeper into the story, you begin to discover the twisted and paranormal meaning to it all…

Will you survive to see the light of day again?

Blood Breed comes to Switch on Feb. 21st, 2020, and is priced at $6. The game will take up 288 MB of space.

Gym Leader Valerie making her way to Pokemon Masters

Bertinelli?

The official website for Pokemon Masters has been updated with a look at things to come. The site points out that chapters 22 through 24 of the main story are coming on Feb. 24th, 2020, and the post includes the image above. That most likely means that Kalos’ Fairy Type Gym Leader Valerie is going to be added into the mix for this part of the story.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix reportedly selling quite well on the Switch eShop

Low retail stock pushes consumers to digital

Just yesterday, we heard reports of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix selling out a numerous retailers in Japan. SEGA has already apologized for the shortage, and there's no doubt they're working on getting more units out to retailers. While they do that, it seems customers are turning their focus to the Switch eShop.

While SEGA hasn't commented on sales, reports from other sources are coming in stating that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix is selling quite well on the Switch eShop. It only makes sense, since the retail version becomes harder and harder to find with each passing day. Until SEGA gets physical shipments sorted out, expect to see Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix climbing the weekly eShop charts.

Pokemon HOME updated to Version 1.0.6 on mobile devices

Bug squashin'

Pokemon HOME has been updated to Version 1.0.6 on iOS and Android devices. The focus of this update was squashing some bugs. Bugs fixed include one where people were unable to enter the game, and one causing issues when Nintendo Account details are put in through FaceID and other automatic methods. Along with those fixes, the app will now automatically filter out GTS trades where the trader is requesting a Mythical Pokémon, as Mythical Pokémon cannot be traded at this point in time.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Feb. 18th, 2020

[Goals] A new set of Goals is now live: All Aflutter Butterfly Goals (available until February 21st)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Feb. 18th, 2020

[Events] Part 1 of the A Hero Rises 2020 event is now over. Here’s the 8 Heroes that made it to Round 2: Altina (Dawn’s Trueblade), Alfonse (Askran Duo), Sothis (Girl on the Throne), Leif (Unifier of Thracia), Sothis (Silver Specter), Azura (Vallita Songstress), Alm (Saint-King), and Edelgard (The Future).

[Summoning Focus] As part of the 3rd Anniversary celebrations, the following Summoning Focus is now back: Ephraim & Myrrh’s Battle. It features the following Heroes: Ephraim, Myrrh, and Eirika (Anamnesis Lady) (available until February 19th)

[Aether Raids] Season 66 of Aether Raids is now live (available until February 25th)

Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Lif (Lethal Swordsman), Tsubasa (Madcap Idol), Kiria (Cool Façade), Eleonora (Shooting Scarlet), Mamori (Microwain’ Idol), Itsuki (Finding a Path), Haar (Black Tempest), Leo (Extra Tomatoes), Roy (Blazing Lion), Fjorm (Princess of Ice)
Bonus Structures (Level +1): Armour School (O, D)

[Special Maps] The Grand Hero Battle feat. Heath (Wandering Knight) is now available. As usual, the various difficulty levels allow you to get various rewards: Hard = 3 ★ version of the Hero, Lunatic = 4 ★ version, Infernal = 4 ★ version + Hero Feathers (available until February 25th)

[Arena] The latest set of Bonus Heroes for the Arena is now live. It features the following Heroes: Alm (Lovebird Duo), Rudolf (Emperor of Rigel), Faye (Drawn Heartstring), Conrad (Unmasked Knight), Silque (Selfless Cleric), Lyon (Shadow Prince), Abel (The Panther), Barst (The Hatchet), Lyn (Lady of the Wind), and Alfonse (Prince of Askr) (available until March 3rd)

[Allegiance Battles] Season 44 of Allegiance Battles is now live. The Target for this Season is: Julia (Crusader of Light) (available until February 25th)

Moving Out dev blog shares a look at user testing

Your valuable input

The devs behind Moving Out are back with yet another dev blog. Today they go over user testing, and how the process helped their team learn not only what needed to be tweaked, but what other features might make for a great inclusion. Check out a snippet from the blog below, then click over for the full piece.

Today we thought we’d talk about… YOU, the players! User testing is such a big part of what we do here at SMG that we try not to make a final call unless it’s passed the ‘people test’. It’s pretty great how many ideas have come from watching the playthroughs and we love being inspired by our players. With ideas being shared so organically, it’s a far cry from an isolated development experience!

One of the standout game mechanics that was born through user testing was the co-throw. In one of the playtests, the players tried to chuck a photocopier over the side of a balcony. At this stage, we’d only really let users throw smaller objects, but these testers opened us up to the idea that we could try a cooperative throw! By working together to swing big ticket items and releasing at just the right moment, we could allow players to throw hefty objects over balconies, pools and into fully loaded trucks. This simple idea changed the game so quickly!

Full blog here

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution's next big update due out Spring 2020

It's almost time to D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DUEL!

Back at the end of 2019, Konami announced that a major update would come to Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution in 2020. Thanks to the latest issue of V-Jump, we now know that update will hit sometime in Spring 2020.

As was previously discussed, the update will include a large number of new cards, including “Crystron Halqifibrax,” “Firewall Dragon Darkfluid,” and “I:P Masquerena.” The upcoming round of cards will bring the game's total to over 10,000. Along with the cards, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution will also see the addition of Ai, Revolver, Soulburner, and others from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS as duelists.

It's also worth noting that this update will feature the very latest set of rules (as of April 1st 2020).

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4's Treasure Log feature explained

What a treasure

The latest issue of V-Jump magazine details the Treasure Log mode of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4. Treasure Log is a mode where many character show up, and it also includes a number of episodes and missions to clear. When you meet certain conditions, the difficulty of each episode will increase. Episodes can include different styles of play, and includes missions that change up their style each time you try them, or missions that you'll need to tackle in 4-player online co-op.

New story details revealed for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Ultimate victory is your goal

The latest issue of V-Jump has some new details on the story element of Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, which you can find summarized below.

- story mode is called Episode of Tsubasa
- the goal is to guide your team to victory, and win the national tournament
- the story changes depending on what happens during the matches
- the story features content not found in the original manga/ anime
- if you end up with penalty kicks during a match, the story will be adapted to take that into accoun
- during matches, if certain conditions are met, special scenes reproducing key moments of the manga/anime will be triggered

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