Japan - current and upcoming eShop sales as of Feb. 21st, 2018

ー EYERESH for Nintendo 3DS (¥1,500 → ¥800) 3DS (28 February - permanent)
ー Manticore - Galaxy on Fire (¥2,100 → ¥1,890) Switch (22 February - 22 March)
ー Hyper Feather Ball (¥980 → ¥685) Switch (21 - 28 February)
ー The Bridge (¥990 → ¥693) Switch (15 February - 14 March)
ー Gear・Club Unlimited (¥5,184 → ¥4,665) Switch (15 - 28 February)
ー Bulb Boy (¥999 → ¥699) Switch (15 - 22 February)
ー Konna Boku ga Sukuu Sekai: Hermit Saver (¥1,080 → ¥700) 3DS (07 - 21 February)
ー Legna Tactica (¥1,080 → ¥600) 3DS (07 - 21 February)

Another round of The Snack World: Trejarers figurines seeing release

Takara Tomy Arts already released a series of NFC figurines for The Snack World Trejarers, but now we see that 4 more are on the way. The set above is due out Feb. 24th for ¥1,598 a piece. They will be compatible with both the Nintendo 3DS and Switch versions of the game.

Norwegian Consumer Council accuses Nintendo of breaching the EU Consumer Rights Directive, due to lack of an eShop preorder cancellation option

Nintendo is finding themselves in a bit of hot water with the Norwegian Consumer Council, and it all has to do with how eShop preorders are handled. According to the NCC, Nintendo is in breach of the EU Consumer Rights Directive, all because Nintendo doesn't all you to cancel/refund eShop preorders. This is apparently against the law in the EU. Thomas Iversen of the NCC says Nintendo has to change this.

"They have to change how they do things. They have to follow the rules and clearly show how the consumer can proceed if they want to cancel a pre-order. No matter what their policies are on pre-orders or refunds, the right of withdrawal is always applicable before the game is released."

Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island - preload live in Japan

Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island now has a preload live on the 3DS in Japan. The title costs 5,918 Yen and will take up 1,064 blocks. The game itself launches March 1st, 2018.

Link-a-Pix Color intro video (Japan)

Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. The aim is to reveal the picture by painting paths to link the clues. Connect pairs of clues which have the same color and number. The number shows the length of the line which will connect them.

Japan - This week's 3DS themes

- Penguin's Paradise
- Mumps Cat

Japan - Next week's eShop releases (plus screens)


- Doom
- Dragon Quest Builders
- Detention


- Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island

Back in 1995 64 dev talks New 3DS porting process, ditching original 3DS, no Western release planned, and more

As we mentioned earlier today, Takaaki Ichijo has teamed with MediaScape to bring Back in 1995 64 to the New 3DS. Some might remember that the game was originally planned for all versions of the 3DS, but that's no longer the case. Looking for an explanation on that and much more? Check out tidbits from Ichijo's latest dev blog below.

- in 2016, Nintendo opened its Nintendo Developer Portal, allowing indies in Japan to make games for the 3DS without a pub
- the plan was to go without a publisher, but costs associated with the CERO rating, as well as customer support, lead to a pub
- original plans included use of the microphone, but Unity's support on the platform didn't have the necessary option for that
- the game was originally coming to all 3DS models, but optimization and memory leak issues lead to a jump to New 3DS only
- there will not be any ports to other platforms, including Switch, due to the time/effort it would take
- there are no plans for a Western release of the New 3DS version

Famitsu - review scores

Aegis Defenders (PS4, Switch) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
Dandara (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 7/8/7/9 [31/40]
Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (3DS) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
Guns, Gore, & Cannoli (Switch) – 9/7/9/8 [33/40]
Owlboy (Switch) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]

Back in 1995 64 seeing release on New 3DS in Japan

More screens here

- coming from Play, Doujin!
- PlayStation One-esque horror adventure game
- due out Spring 2018 in Japan
- priced at ¥980
- will include an English voiceover
- only available for New 3DS platforms