Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth - TGS 2018 showcase, more gameplay

Switch eShop - Current sales in Japan as of Oct. 19th, 2018

Another BIG batch of sales this week. Some new offers mixed in with long-running deals. There's also some permanent price drops!

ー Transcripted (Plug In Digital) ¥800 → ¥480 (Ends 20 October)
ー PLANET ALPHA (Team17) ¥2,150 → ¥1,612 (Ends 21 October)
ー Maihana Soumakyou (UNTIES) ¥2,480 → ¥1,736 (Ends 22 October)
ー Fushigi no Gensokyo TOD -RELOADED- (UNTIES) ¥4,860 → ¥3,402 (Ends 22 October)
ー Touhou Koubutou V (Mediascape) ¥3,000 → ¥2,100 (Ends 22 October)
ー Moorhuhn Wanted (Higgs Games) ¥900 → ¥720 (Ends 23 October)
ー Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games) ¥1,999 → ¥1,699 (Ends 24 October)
ー One Strike: Ikkiuchi (QubicGames) ¥500 → ¥350 (Ends 24 October)
ー ROCK 'N RACING GRAND PRIX (Starsign) ¥800 → ¥500 (Ends 24 October)
ー Tower of Babel (Starsign) ¥1,000 → ¥500 (Ends 24 October)
ー Super Beat Sports (Harmonix) ¥1,600 → ¥1,280 (Ends 25 October)
ー Wizard of Legend (Humble Bundle) ¥1,680 → ¥1,428 (Ends 25 October)
ー Shinobi Refle -SENRAN KAGURA- (Marvelous) ¥1,000 → ¥810 (Ends 25 October)
ー Burly Men At Sea- Sannin no Umi no Otoko (Plug In Digital) ¥1,0 00 → ¥750 (Ends 25 October)
ー Manticore - Galaxy on Fire (Koch Media) ¥2,100 → ¥1,260 (Ends 25 October)
ー The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital) ¥1,380 → ¥950 (Ends 25 October)
ー Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE (Reign Bros) ¥1,050 → ¥950 (Ends 28 October)
ー Mercenaries Wings: Itsuwari no Fushichou (Rideon Japan) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 29 October)
ー Fate/EXTELLA (Marvelous) ¥8,424 → ¥3,500 (Ends 31 October)
ー Croixleur Sigma (PLAYISM) ¥2,000 → ¥1,400 (Ends 31 October)
ー Minna De Kuuki Yomi (G-mode) ¥500 → ¥450 (Ends 31 October)
ー TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition- (PLAYISM) ¥1,000 → ¥500 (Ends 31 October)
ー Qbics paint (Abylight) ¥500 → ¥250 (Ends 01 November)
ー Tumblestone (QuantumAstroGuild) ¥1,490 → ¥670 (Ends 01 November)
ー Ojiichan no Kioku o Meguru Tabi (Broken Rules) ¥1,000 → ¥800 (Ends 01 November)
ー TurtlePop: Jiyuu no Tabi (DigiPen Game Stu) ¥2,366 → ¥777 (Ends 04 November)
ー Robonauts (QubicGames) ¥980 → ¥490 (Ends 04 November)
ー Tactical Mind (Drageus Games) ¥300 → ¥225 (Ends 05 November)
ー Alchemic Jousts (eastasiasoft) ¥1,080 → ¥756 (Ends 07 November)
ー Aqua Kitty UDX (eastasiasoft) ¥980 → ¥686 (Ends 07 November)
ー Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Worker Bee) ¥3,499 → ¥3,149 (Ends 07 November)
ー Jettomero: Hero of the Universe (Chorus Worldwide) ¥1,500 → ¥1,350 (Ends 07 November)
ー Shikhondo - Soul Eater (eastasiasoft) ¥1,680 → ¥1,344 (Ends 07 November)
ー SpiderSolitaire BLACK (G-mode) ¥500 → ¥350 (Ends 07 November)
ー Vesta (eastasiasoft) ¥1,080 → ¥540 (Ends 07 November)
ー Chalk Dash Carnival (SAT-BOX) ¥800 → ¥480 (Ends 08 November)
ー Tsukue de Soccer (SAT-BOX) ¥800 → ¥640 (Ends 08 November)
ー Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch (SAT-BOX) ¥800 → ¥640 (Ends 08 November)
ー The Bridge (QuantumAstroGuild) ¥990 → ¥346 (Ends 10 November)
ー Trailblazers (Rising Star Games) ¥3,980 → ¥3,582 (Ends 15 November)
ー Astro Duel Deluxe (Panic Button) ¥1,599 → ¥899 (permanent price reduction)

Japanese eShop charts - Oct. 11th to 17th, 2018

Super Mario Party hangs onto the top spot for the Switch eShop charts this week, and The Battle Cats continues it's absolute domination over on the 3DS side of things.


1. Super Mario Party
2. Minecraft
3. Bouken Dungeon Mura
4. The Escapists 2
5. Overcooked 2
7. Overcooked! Special Edition
8. Madorica Real Estate
10. Senjou no Valkyria for Nintendo Switch


1. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
2. Pocket Monsters Crystal
3. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
4. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e…
5. Ice Station Z
6. Battleminerz
7. Mama ni Game Kakusareta!
8. Charisou DX
9. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami
10. Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu

Australia - Super Mario Maker for 3DS and Tomodachi Life joining Nintendo Selects lineup

The Nintendo Selects line is expanding in Australia on Nov. 2nd, 2018. Both Super Mario Maker for 3DS and Tomodachi Life are joining the lineup, meaning 3DS owners will have two more great 3DS games to grab at a cheaper price. Let's see if these games get the same treatment stateside soon.

Wario Land 3 hack adds in a 'Master Quest' mode

Man, remember when the Wario Land series was at thing? I'd love to see Nintendo release a new installment, but that doesn't seem too likely nowadays. While we wait for Nintendo to change their minds on that, one fan decided to hack together a new challenge for Wario Land 3 fans. The hack adds in a 'Master Mode,' with multiple levels modified to up the difficulty. New enemy placement, power-ups moved around, and other small tweaks to give you more of a challenge. While I'm sure Nintendo won't be happy these kind of tweaks are going on, I'm hopeful it'll show them that fans want more classic Wario!

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

Yacht Club details the process of creating Shovel Knight's Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and Propeller Knight

Following up from yesterday's post, more details about the creation of bosses in Shovel Knight have been shared. Today, we get a look at the creation of Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and Propeller Knight. Hit up the link below to check out the full feature.

A grim reaper-type character who haunts the Lich Yard, Specter Knight oozes dread. Before they battle, Specter Knight taunts his shovel-wielding foe by insinuating that Shield Knight is beyond saving, and reveals that the Enchantress raised him from beyond the grave. This nugget paints him as a possible anti-hero. Players are left to wonder if he is truly evil, or forced to carry out his mistress's bidding (a quandary answered in 2017's Plague of Shadows expansion pack).

"He wasn't tied to the ground," explained co-founder and lead artist Nick “Woz” Wozniak, "so I could do more with how his legs were positioned, and make him more wraith- and reaper-themed."

Feature here

Nintendo details the insane amount of work that went into WarioWare Gold

WarioWare Gold...a quick cash-grab for Nintendo on the 3DS, right? Just group a bunch of WarioWare microgames into one package and call it a day. That's not the case at all, according to Nintendo's Goro Abe. A considerable amount of work went into compiling the content for this package.

“We basically redrew the art for all the microgames and reprogrammed them from scratch. A lot of the games that look unchanged at first glance actually have a lot of changes upon comparison. There are over 1,100 in total if you include everything from Smooth Moves, D.I.Y., and Game & Wario. I surveyed the staff to determine which games from these titles we should polish. Then, I ranked all of the microgames according to elements like which ones are appreciated by the staff through the survey, which ones have rules that are easy to understand, and which ones don’t feel old when played now.”

Digital Foundry - Luigi's Mansion 3DS analysis

What made Luigi's Mansion so special when it launched with GameCube and how much of the magic persists into the new 3DS version? This video details the history of the game, and has all the graphics comparisons and performance analysis you need. It's a really decent mobile version of a classic Nintendo title.

Grezzo has done a tremendous job in adapting the game to Nintendo's aging portable system and in the end, has produced one of the best-looking games on the system. The controls are also well implemented. If you're playing on a New 3DS, you get to use the nub just like the right stick on GameCube but this time, it can actually be inverted. You can also use the gyro feature to aim your vacuum up and down across all versions of 3DS hardware.

Full analysis here

Register for the Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Spooky Cup and Earn Shiny Mimikyu

The newest Online Competition may send shivers down your spine and put a Shiny Mimikyu in your goody bag, too. It’s time to sign up for the Ultra Spooky Cup, a Single Battle competition permitting only the spookiest and creepiest Pokémon we could track down. This competition will feature plenty of haunting Ghost types (like Palossand), Pokémon with a sinister visage (like Midnight Form Lycanroc), and even Pokémon like Pikachu and Eevee that are known to wear costumes for special occasions. Be prepared—even the spookiest of Mythical Pokémon will be haunting this Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon competition!

All qualified participants in the Ultra Spooky Cup Online Competition will receive a Shiny Mimikyu, so make sure to sign up! Players must complete at least three battles to qualify. You’ll be eligible to receive a Shiny Mimikyu whether you win or lose, so find a team and have some fun. The event begins at 00:00 UTC on Friday, October 26, and ends at 23:59 UTC on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day, with unplayed battles carrying over to the next day.

You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account to compete. After you log in, you’ll be able to read and accept the regulations on the PGL. You’ll also need your own Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon video game and a Battle Team of eligible Pokémon. Accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link by Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 23:59 UTC, and get ready to battle! If you have more questions, check out this guide on how to join an online competition.

Pokémon Latin America International Championships Event Details

The Pokémon TCG and Video Game Latin America International Championships are the first International Championships event of the 2019 Championship Series season. It's sure to be one of the largest Pokémon Championship Series tournaments, and it features exciting competitions for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. This season's event will take place at the Centro de Eventos PRO MAGNO in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 16–18, 2018. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes, spread between the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions.

The Pokémon Company International is excited to work with Copag as the operator of the event. Information on registration and event organization is available on the Copag website.

Event location:
Centro de Eventos PRO MAGNO
Avenida Professora Ida Kolb
513 – Jardim das Laranjeiras
São Paulo – SP, 02518-000

The Masters Division competitions will begin Friday, November 16, and go through Sunday, November 18. Junior and Senior Division competitions will begin Saturday, November 17.