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Charlotte Smoothie being added as DLC to One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

The first of Character Pack 1

A number of different characters are going to make their way to One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 as DLC, and the first one has been revealed. We now know that Charlotte Smoothie is coming to the game, and she'll be added sometime in Summer 2020. Charlotte is part of Character Pack 1, with more characters to be revealed later.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun updated to Version 1.2.4

Minor improvements

Version 1.2.4 for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun on Nintendo Switch is now available in Japan from Bandai Namco. Not much has been changed or added to the game, but the online ranked matches will now display a different result screen (pictured above).

Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version seeing English localization in Asia as "Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Edition"

Angling for an English release

If you've been wanting to play Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version but couldn't due to the lack of English translation, we've got great news for you. Bandai Namco is giving the game an English release in Asia, where it'll be called Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Edition. You can check out a full English overview for the game below.

In the Nintendo Switch version, enjoy the realistic force feedback of casting the line and reeling in the fish with Joy-Con “Rod Technique.” More fun is also added in with responsive HD vibration, where the rod responses when the fish takes the bait as though you’re fishing for real!

Under the supervisor of the Ace Angler team, the “Medal Mode” of the arcade fishing simulation game will be followed closely and implemented into Nintendo Switch to enjoy the fishing experience fully! Furthermore, set sail on a journey with the Kappa brothers in the single-player ‘Adventure Mode’ to capture all the big fishes.

Have fun with your family and friends in “Competition Mode” in which Joy-Cons can be split up and played up to four players! The three modes can be selected accordingly to the meet players’ playstyle and needs! There are also 50 new species added into the game, giving a total of 220 fishes to be caught! Take on the challenge and reel in all the fishes!

About Ace Angler

Ace Angler is a popular fishing stimulation game in arcades all over the globe.

A fishing stimulation game where you reel in small fishes such as clownfish and boxfish as well as the big fishes such as angler shark, giant squid using a “Rod Controller”! Acquire medals when you catch a fish and get even more medals when you reel in the big fishes!

The Asian release of Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version will feature English subtitles while retaining the Japanese voice work. The game is set to launch on July 21st, 2020.

Along with that news, HORI announced that they're working on an “Ace Angler Dedicated Joy-Con Attachment for Switch,” which will release in Japan on July 21st, 2020. The peripheral is priced at 2,480 yen, and it does seem there will be a release for it in Asia as well. Customers will be able to grab the game solo, or a bundle with the peripheral.

Finally, Ace Angler is going to get a big Summer update that adds in a party mode. Details on this mode will be shared at a later date.

Check out new screens for Mr. DRILLER DrillLand

The popular action puzzle game “Mr. DRILLER DrillLand” makes its Western debut on the Nintendo Switch™! You’re invited to a secret amusement park known as “DrillLand” – 500 meters underground! Explore and conquer the five “attractions” with simple, yet exciting, gameplay that guests of all ages can enjoy!

Hawks Swoops Into MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2 This Spring

Flights of fancy

Pro Hero “Hawks” will join the MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 character roster this spring with his powerful wings, keen eyes, and resourceful intelligence. Hawks’ quirk – Fierce Wings – grants him a large pair of formidable feathery wings that allow him to fly. Hawks can telekinetically control each feather with ease to use them as projectiles and can sense people’s locations through vibrations in the air.

MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Nintendo Switch!

Day-one sales data for Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore detailed

Not exactly encouraging numbers

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore is now available for the Switch in Japan, and the day-one sales data for the retail version has come in. Check out the details below.

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore

- 20% of stock sold
- slow debut
- expected to pick up over the weekend

It's important to point out that we don't know what digital sales were like at this time. Either way, it does seem Bandai Namco over-estimated their retail allotment.

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore includes Katamari Damacy, Mr. Driller, and Klonoa content

Nice to see Klonoa recognized

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore recently released in Japan, and players are making their way through the various puzzles. Turns out Bandai Namco snuck in some content that's tied to a few of their other franchises. So far, players have spotted nods to Katamari Damacy, Mr. Driller, and Klonoa. You can check out the cameos in the tweet above.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore digital stickers released on the LINE mobile app

A launch day extra

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore has released in Japan today, and Bandai Namco has put out a little something special to coincide with launch day. Those who use the LINE mobile app can grab a set of digital stickers featuring characters and art from Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore. It seems these are only available on the Japanese version of the app for the time being.

Next round of DLC revealed for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun

The hits keep coming

Bandai Namco is releasing yet another round of DLC for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun in Japan. The next pack comes out on April 9th, 2020, and it's called “Pops Pack Vol.3,” which adds three new songs for ¥440. The same day will see release of the “Donder Pack -X-,” which includes five new songs for ¥550. Finally, there will be the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba song “Gurenge” for ¥165.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 debuts to the series' lowest sales in Japan

Walking the plank

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 has launched in Japan, and the debut sales don't give much hope for success. The series has been on a decline in sales since the first Pirate Warriors launched, and things continue to drop. It appears the 5-year break between Pirate Warriors 3 and 4 didn't help out. Check out sales details on One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 below.

- sold 137,569 units at retail
- PS4 version sold 75,998 units, and the Switch version sold 61,571 units
- the Switch debut is the highest debut Pirate Warriors has seen on a portable platform
- the Switch version outsold the debuts for the Vita versions of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 and Pirate Warriors 3
- the first Pirate Warriors game sold 627,214 units on the PlayStation 3 at launch
- Pirate Warriors 2 was released a year later and debuted at 269,035 units on the PS3 at launch
- Pirate Warriors 3 released in 2015, and sold a combined total of 119,199 units across PS3 and PS4 at launch

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