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The Netherworld Detective (voiced by Hinata Tadokoro)

“Heh, I get it now. You had them call me after they died, right? That would certainly be possible using the voodoo spirit summoning ritual passed down in Africa.”

Detective Rank: 7th
Special Skill: Occult Investigation
Major Cases Solved: Werewolf Case


A veteran detective who specializes in cases with a strong sense of the occult. Aiming to solve the unsolved “Vampire Case,” he has acquired knowledge of the occult from all ages and countries. Whenever an incident occurs, he tends to assume it is “the work of the occult,” but when he is calm, his deductive skills are among the best in the Detective Alliance.

The Gourmet Detective (voiced by Akiko Nakagawa)

“I’ve just built up a tolerance to poison thanks to sampling so many ever since my childhood. Though I can’t eat potassium cyanide since it gives me mouth pain.”

Detective Rank: 9th
Special Skill: Supertaster
Major Cases Solved: Sea Turtle Soup Case


She possesses a “supertaste” far beyond the sense of smell and taste of an ordinary person, and can even sometimes guess the emotions of others. Since she has tried every taste imaginable since childhood, she is immune to various poisons and can even enjoy eating poisonous substances. Though usually a quiet person, she feels that murder depriving people of their freedom to eat is the greatest injustice, and is passionate about saving lives and condemning murderers.

The Suffering Detective (voiced by Rina Honizumi)

“It’s not some fantastical power… More like a horrible temperament that makes everyone around me miserable.”

Detective Rank: 14th
Special Skill: Temperament of a Great Detective
Major Cases Solved: Building Six Murder Case


An extremely negative, half-British and half-Japanese girl. Since childhood, she has had the peculiar tendency to attract phenomenon and objects that put her in danger, and is thus called “The Suffering Detective.” Due to her upbringing of being feared by others as an angel of death, she is unable to thoughtlessly make contact with another person. However, her ability to sense crises, which has allowed her to survive while constantly facing life-threatening danger, is a major asset in the investigation of dangerous cases.

Click here to read more information regarding the characters and gameplay details!


Minute of Islands delayed indefinitely

"Due to major technical issues that occurred during the last round of testing."

Munich, Germany - March 3, 2021 - Publisher Mixtvision and developer Studio Fizbin announce that the release of the art- and story-driven puzzle-platformer Minute of Islands will be pushed to a later date.

Due to some major technical issues that occurred during the last round of testing, Minute of Islands’ multi-platform release, originally scheduled for March 18, 2021, has to be postponed. A new fixed release date for Minute of Islands can’t be given at the moment.

“We can’t wait to see our game out in the wild”, says Anjin Anhut, Game Director at Studio Fizbin, “but we want to ensure that everyone can enjoy it in the best possible condition. We hope players will soon be able to follow in our protagonist Mo’s footsteps across the vivid world of Minute of Islands and find out for themselves what makes the game so special.”

“While we very much regret having to push Minute of Islands’ release date, we are convinced that the extra time invested is in the players’ best interest. We are looking forward to releasing a unique game that combines stunning art direction with emotional storytelling to a long-lasting experience,” says Benjamin Feld, Publishing Director at Mixtvision.

Minute of Islands is an art- and story-driven puzzle platformer about Mo, a skilled tinkerer who lives with her family on a pastoral archipelago, once inhabited by an ancient race of inscrutable giants. Their otherworldly but vital machines must be kept going, or an ever-present threat will swallow all.

When the machines of the giants fail, and Mo’s world is on the brink of collapse, she sets out on a transformational journey across quaint, sprawling islands and through the alien labyrinths below them. Haunted by memories, Mo’s journey becomes a trip into the depths of her subconscious. And even with the powerful Omni Switch at her disposal, Mo may not have enough to fix the damage hidden beneath the surface...

Minute of Islands is coming for PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 (compatible with PlayStation 5), Xbox One (compatible with Xbox Series X/S) and Nintendo Switch.

Sniff out Legendary Pokémon in the Searching for Legends Pokemon GO event

A nose for news

Another special event is coming to Pokemon GO, and it's set to launch on March 9th, 2021. This one involves Nosepass, and you can get full details below.

We’re kicking off the Season of Legends with a search for Legendary Pokémon! Any successful search requires a good sense of direction—and if there’s one Pokémon equipped to help in that regard, it’s Nosepass. The Compass Pokémon will be appearing in greater numbers to help you sniff out leads alongside a variety of Ground-, Rock-, and Steel-type Pokémon.

Date + Time

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. local time

Features

The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Diglett, Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Nosepass!
The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Alolan Diglett, Alolan Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Lairon, Beldum, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more.
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Beldum, and Drilbur.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in one-star raids: Alolan Diglett, Nosepass, Roggenrola, Drilbur, Ferroseed, and Klink.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in three-star raids: Alolan Graveler, Magneton, Skarmory, and Metang.
Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks and Timed Research to encounter Pokémon like Nosepass!

Psychological exploration platformer "Dreaming Sarah" comes to Switch on March 5th, 2021

It was all just a dream...

Ratalaika has revealed their next game for Switch, and it's arriving in just a couple of days. The platformer Dreaming Sarah launches on March 5th, 2021, and you can get full details in the press release below.

Ratalaika Games & Asterisk Studios are proud to announce that Dreaming Sarah will be released onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles this week.

About Dreaming Sarah

Dreaming Sarah is a surreal adventure platformer game with puzzle elements, an engaging environment, an incredibly diverse cast of characters, and of course, a young girl named Sarah.

Sarah has been in an accident and is currently in a coma.

It's up to you to help her wake up by exploring her dream world.

Features:

Explore mysterious psychological areas
Collect, equip and use items
Interact with a vast cast of weird characters
Solve brain-teasing puzzles

Dreaming Sarah will be priced for 4.99 $ / € for all platforms, and it will launch on:

Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): March 5th

Reminder: Pokemon GO's Season of Legends begins today

Perfectly Seasoned

Here's a reminder just in case you forgot. The Pokemon GO Season of Legends starts today! Read on below to see what's available to participate in now.

Pokémon appearing in raids

Therian Forme Tornadus, Therian Forme Thundurus, Therian Forme Landorus, and more will all be coming to Pokémon GO, along with some Mega-Evolved Pokémon that haven’t appeared in Pokémon GO yet! Check out our March events blog for more details on upcoming five-star raids and Mega Raids.

Pokémon appearing more often in the wild in the northern and southern hemispheres

During this Season, the kinds of Pokémon that will be appearing more frequently in the wild exclusively in either the northern or southern hemisphere will be greatly expanded! Look forward to a diverse and exciting array of Pokémon appearing in the wild.

Northern hemisphere: Foongus, Tangela, Miltank, Shuppet, Finneon, Ducklett, Karrablast, Ponyta, Lotad, Patrat, and more.
Southern hemisphere: Paras, Yanma, Stantler, Drifloon, Remoraid, Buizel, Shelmet, Vulpix, Seedot, Zigzagoon, and more.
Pokémon hatching from Eggs

2 km Eggs: Growlithe, Cubone, Magikarp, Hoppip, Wooper, Dunsparce, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Meditite, Volbeat, Illumise, Wailmer, Spoink, Swablu, Budew, Minccino, Bunnelby, Fletchling, and Litleo. Volbeat or Illumise will also hatch from 2 km Eggs, depending on where you are.

5 km Eggs: Voltorb, Lickitung, Eevee, Ralts, Feebas, Clamperl, Blitzle, Roggenrola, Gothita, Solosis, Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Certain other Pokémon will also continue to hatch from 5 km Eggs depending on where you are.

10 km Eggs: Nincada, Shinx, Gible, Riolu, Audino, Timburr, Darumaka, Emolga, Alomomola, Klink, Litwick, Axew, Golett, Rufflet, Espurr, and Noibat. Sigilyph will also hatch from 10 km Eggs, depending on where you are.

Pokémon TCG Play! Pokémon Events Return in Australia and New Zealand

All decked out!

The Pokemon TCG fun is returning to normal in Australia and New Zealand, as Play! Pokemon events are returning on March 6th, 2021. Read all about their much-anticipated return below!

Pokémon Trading Card Game players in Australia and New Zealand should prepare themselves as Play! Pokémon events will be returning on March 6, 2021. You'll once again be able to visit stores hosting Play! Pokémon events to participate in Pokémon League and Prerelease tournaments against other players. For questions or concerns regarding events at participating stores, please see the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 requirements.

The brand-new Event Locator is now available to help players discover events. Currently, the Event Locator will only show events for Australia and New Zealand.

In-person events in other areas remain suspended, but conditions will be consistently reviewed for future re-openings. In the meantime, Players Cup, Team Challenge, and League at Home continue to be available to eligible players in all participating countries.

In more Play! Pokémon news, the new Pokémon Event Manager (PEM) has launched and will help Professors and Tournament Organizers create and track Play! Pokémon events. The initial version of the new PEM is available only in English. Event organizers in countries outside Australia and New Zealand can continue to test PEM, but please note that Team Challenge tournaments will continue to run with Tournament Operations Manager (TOM) software.

Clea 2 comes to Switch on March 25th, 2021, new trailer released

Well look who's back for more

Looking for more survival horror on Switch? Clea 2 should do the trick, and it's coming to Switch on March 25th, 2021. There's event a 20% pre-order discount to grab starting March 10th, 2021. Get full details on the upcoming launch and game itself below.

Following the beloved skill-based survival horror adventure Clea, the sequel follows a former maid of the Whitlock Mansion as she encounters otherworldly horrors on her search through realms beyond. The player takes control of Florine to solve puzzles and avoid enemies in this challenging paper theater platformer!

Multiple endings, unlockables, galleries, and an arcade mode will ensure plenty of hours of fun and exploration as the story sinks deeper into Clea's lore, all without any jump scares! Clea 2 is set to release on March 25th on Nintendo Switch, with a 20% preorder discount starting on March 10th.

Key Features

Skill-focused horror – Clea 2 is primarily a test of skills. Enemies roam the halls dynamically in real-time, reacting to the players' every noise. A challenging title, rewarding those who have mastered its mechanics.

Fully voiced – Every cutscene is fully voiced. Enjoy the cast’s performance as we sink deeper into Clea’s lore than ever before.
No Jump Scares – Clea 1 was a jump scare free experience, and the tradition continues here in this sequel.

Replayability – Unlockable costumes/galleries/difficulty modes, multiple endings, and even an arcade feature. Plenty of reasons for Florine to revisit her journey.

Investigative Thriller Dry Drowning Launches for Switch in Europe

How dry I am

Dry Drowning made its way to Switch in North America a couple days back, but now it's Europe's chance to get in on the fun. The game is officially available on Switch in Europe as of today, and you can read a rundown of what it has to offer in the press release below.

VLG Publishing (a label owned by award-winning video game publisher, Leonardo Interactive) and developer Studio V are thrilled to announce that psychological investigative thriller Dry Drowning is out now for Nintendo Switch across Europe.. The game is also available now in North America. As a special launch bonus, between 2nd - 8th March fans can pick up a copy of Dry Drowning with a 35% discount from the Nintendo eShop. Following the launch of the acclaimed PC title, this captivating visual novel makes its handheld debut and features a completely overhauled English localisation language track and improvements to the user interface.

Dry Drowning is a visual novel that takes a stark look at a near-future dominated by dark forces in positions of power. The game immerses players into the world of Mordred Foley - a troubled private detective with a genuinely shady past - and his mission to lift the lid on a serial killer taking out targets in a dystopian future. Weighed down by a dark history of his own, Foley’s world is one gripped by tyranny, where the hunger for power at the top results in society sinking to the absolute bottom.

Dry Drowning differentiates itself from other visual novels with a script that doesn’t shy away from tackling themes such as racism, immigration, political extremism, and sexism and plays out in a multi-branching story made up of 150 different threads - a structure that places a heavy burden on every decision taken, and every line of dialogue uttered.

In a world where lying appears to be second nature to most, the ability to uncover the truth is worth its weight in gold. To aid Foley’s investigations, players have access to a unique ‘Living Nightmare’ system that highlights when a character is lying, helping to uncover a world where trusting anyone quickly becomes a dangerous game.


Dry Drowning features:


Choices that really matter: More than 150 story branches and three completely different endings.

Moral choices that impact character relationships and the game environment across a potential 20 hours of gameplay.

Elaborate clue system for investigations: Learn about the city of Nova Polemos and its citizens through dialogue, evidence, items, and character biographies.

Horror style interrogations: Use evidence to reconstruct cases, break people’s masks of deception, and uncover the truth with Dry Drowning’s “Living Nightmare” system.

Explore flashbacks and past cases to solve new ones.

Dynamic soundtrack with more than 40 dramatic and emotional tracks.

A balanced mix of Western and Eastern visual arts, casting light on a grim futuristic setting where cyberpunk and retro elements harmoniously coexist.

Dry Drowning is out now Across Europe for Nintendo Switch and can be purchased as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop with a limited time 35% discount.

Harvest Moon: One World Available Now on Switch

The long-running franchise returns

The latest entry in the Harvest Moon franchise has made its way to Switch. Harvest Moon: One World is available to grab both physically and digitally, and you can read a recap on all details below.

Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today announced Harvest Moon: One World is available now in North & South America on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for $49.99 USD.

"Harvest Moon: One World is our largest Harvest Moon game yet," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. "With five different lands inspired by real life places, mystical Harvest Wisps, innovative tools that helps you quickly travel and take your barn with you, and new rare and exotic animals, this is truly a new world for players to explore."

A New Harvest Moon with Global Appeal! Take a trip around the world in the latest entry in the long-running Harvest Moon series! Players will ride camels across the deserts of Pastilla, venture deep into the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, and even visit a volcano near the cozy mountain town of Lebkuchen!

Can you imagine a world without cabbage, tomatoes, or even carrots? Believe it or not, that's the world you'll find yourself in at the beginning of Harvest Moon: One World, as the Harvest Goddess, the queen of crops herself, has vanished...

However, before the Harvest Goddess disappeared from this world, she imbued the tiny Harvest Wisps with the knowledge of various seeds, thus ensuring the various fruits and vegetables of the world would not be lost. Using the power given to these Harvest Wisps, you'll unlock various seeds as you progress through the game! But the Harvest Wisps can be tricky to find, as they all appear at different times and places. You'll need to use your noggin to make sure you seek out as many of them as you can!

Explore 5 unique and colorful areas: the sprawling grasslands of Calisson, the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo, the searing desert heat of Pastilla, the cozy hills of Lebkuchen, and the snowy mountains of Salmiakki!
Play as a boy or a girl and woo one of 5 handsome bachelors and 5 beautiful bachelorettes, each with their own unique personality and backstory!
Raise and keep animals such as cows, sheep, goats, and even reindeer!
Use your Expando-Farm to easily travel from one area to another!
Harvest Moon: One World Collector's Edition

The Harvest Moon: One World Collector's Edition is also available today. The Harvest Moon: One World Collector's Edition includes a chicken plushie and a music diorama that features an original song from the game, "Spring on the Beach". The diorama depicts a scene from the game with the male and female main characters and animals set to music. The animals are magnetized and rotate while the music plays.

This amazing battery-powered diorama includes 3 interchangeable magnetic animals: a cow, sheep, and chicken! The base of the diorama features a barn, as well as the male main character and female main character! Simply place the magnetic animals where you like them on the outer ring of the diorama and they will rotate when it is turned on.

Season Pass & Four DLC Packs

The farming fun continues in four DLC packs! Interior Design & Tool Upgrade Pack and the Season Pass are available today. Far East Adventure Pack, Precious Pets Pack, and Mythical Wild Animals Pack will be launching later this Spring.

Live your best life! Customize the interior of your house with five fabulous designs! You will also be able to upgrade your hoe, watering can, hammer, axe, and fishing rod an additional level, making growing crops, fishing, and mining easier and faster! This pack includes an additional level for all of your tools and five Different Interior Design Sets: Farm, Castle, Steampunk, Spaceship, and Starlight!

The Interior Design & Tool Upgrade Pack is available now for $2.99.

Purchase the Season Pass today to receive access to all four DLC's for $14.99. DLC's launching after March 2 will automatically update in-game on their release dates.

Niantic Showcases Proof-of-Concept Pokémon GO AR Demo at Microsoft Ignite 2021

The future of Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO already uses AR to immerse players in the game, but developer Niantic thinks they can take things much further. In a new video released today, Niantic showcases a proof-of-concept Pokemon GO AR demo that they worked on with Microsoft in order to showcase new tech. You can see that proof-of-concept above, and read all about the project below.

At Niantic, we see the transformative potential of augmented reality to make lives better for people, especially our Niantic Explorers around the world. AR can enrich daily routines like taking a walk in your neighbourhood or visiting your favourite local spot. There are tremendous benefits to getting outside and connecting with one another, and this is how we envision the true benefits of AR technology: in service of people and communities.

We’ve enabled many moments and memories through our signature Niantic experiences and we’re working to enable even more planet-scale experiences for next-generation AR hardware. But this is only the beginning. When we talk about AR, we are talking about the beginnings of a fundamental shift in computing where the world itself (the atoms) comes alive with information and experience (the bits). While this shift will occur over time, important software and hardware advances are laying the foundation today.

For our part, we’re committed to leveraging and expanding our platform to build real-world AR experiences for as many devices as possible and reaching a diverse set of players no matter their physical location. This includes building with others that share a common vision for how technology can facilitate deeper social connection and spark a sense of adventure in the real world.

At this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference, we announced we are collaborating with Microsoft on new kinds of experiences that advance innovation at the seam of the digital and physical world, and connect people together in brand new ways. We offered a glimpse of the potential for new AR experiences by showcasing a proof-of-concept Pokémon GO demo. While this demo is not intended for consumer use, it offers an early glimpse into the future evolutions in both software and hardware.

We’ve only scratched the surface. We know the years ahead to be filled with important achievements which will serve as waypoints in AR’s journey to become a life-changing computing platform. We’re thrilled to be leading the way.