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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto heading to Switch

Naruto comes back for another round on Switch

This week's issue of Weekly Jump has revealed that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto is heading to Switch on April 23rd, 2020 in Japan for 6,680 yen. This release will also include a major piece of DLC. The 700 yen DLC adds Momoshiki and Kinshiki as playable characters, as well as Boruto era costumes for 11 characters including the Ino-Shika-Cho.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto includes all the base content and DLC from the original game, a new story starring Boruto, and more. Check out full details on the game below.

With more than 13 million Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games sold worldwide, this series has established itself among the pinnacle of Anime & Manga adaptations to videogames! Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto concludes the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and collects all of the downloadable content packs for Storm 4 and previously exclusive pre-order bonuses! Not only will players get the Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game and content packs, they will also get an all new adventure Road to Boruto which contains many new hours of gameplay focusing on the son of Naruto who is part of a whole new generation of ninjas.

Key Features

All Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Content in One Edition – Includes the Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game, three downloadable content packs from the Season Pass (Gaara’s Tale Extra Scenario Pack, Shikamaru’s Tale Extra Scenario Pack, and the Sound Four Extra Playable Character’s Pack), the all new Road to Boruto downloadable content, and all the previously exclusive worldwide pre-order bonus content.

New Generation Systems – With development made specifically to leverage the power of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Road to Boruto will take players through an incredible journey of beautifully Anime-rendered fights!

Huge Character Roster and New Hidden Leaf Village – Additional playable characters including Boruto, Sarada, Hokage Naruto, and Sasuke (Wandering Shinobi) and a new setting of a New Hidden Leaf Village.

New Collection and Challenge Elements that extends gameplay.

Klonoa's 22nd anniversary celebrated with new art and a musical arrangement

Happy anniversary, Klonoa!

Believe it or not, its been 22 long years since the Klonoa series first came onto the scene. While Klonoa hasn't seem much game action in recent years, Klonoa director Hideo Yoshizawa and composer Kohta Takahashi still have love for the franchise. Yoshizawa shared the artwork seen above, and Takahashi put together a special musical arrangement, which you can listen to below.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun updated to Version 1.2.0

Time for some more drumming fun!

Bandai Namco Entertainment have updated Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun to Version 1.2.0. This update adds in the Online Ranking Match mode where you can go online and battle players from around the world. The mode includes four leagues and ten Weekly Battle Songs. You can also earn Reward Points to get new Player Icons.

Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series 2020 announced

Put up or shut up!

I hope you've been practicing your Pokkén Tournament DX skills, because the Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series 2020 has just been announced. It's time once again to show off what you've got, and hopefully climb the ranks all the way to the top. Check out full details on this event below.

- four different events that players can compete in
- Competition Format is the same as last year, running on Pokkén Tournament DX with Team Battles:

Oceania International Championships - Melbourne, Australia - February 21-23 - Two Masters & One Senior get an invite
Europe International Championships - Berlin, Germany - April 17-19 - Four Masters & Two Seniors get an invite
North America International Championships - June 26-28 - Four Masters & Two Seniors get an invite
Last Chance Qualifier Pokémon World Championships - London, England - Date TBD

- The Prize Structure is as follows:

International Championship Events
Masters Division

1st place: $1,250 and Worlds invitation
2nd place: $1,000 and Worlds invitation
3rd place: $750 and Worlds invitation*
4th place: $600 and Worlds invitation*
5th place tie: $450 each
7th place tie: $250 each

*Note: Only two players from the Oceania International Championships receive invitations.

Senior Division

1st place: Nintendo Switch console, 72 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation
2nd place: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation*
3rd place: 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs

*Note: Only one player from the Oceania International Championships receives an invitation.

Pokémon World Championships

1st place: $6,000
2nd place: $4,000
3rd place: $3,000
4th place: $2,000
5th place tie: $1,500 each
7th place tie: $1,000 each

Senior Division

1st place: $3,000 Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card
2nd place: $1,500 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card
3rd place: $500 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 getting its 10th free update on Dec. 11th, paid DLC coming Dec. 12th, 2019

A little bit free, a little bit paid

It's a one-two punch for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 later this week. On Dec. 11th, 2019, a free update will be released for the game, which will include an expanded Photo Mode, new skills, costumes, accessories, and more. Following that, the 'Ultra Pack 2' paid DLC is coming out Dec. 12th, 2019, which includes the playable characters Android 21 and Majuub, as well as additional Parallel Quests.

Second Japanese commercial for My Hero: One's Justice 2 released

Doing the anime justice

My Hero: One's Justice 2 is launching for Switch in Japan on March 12th, 2020, but Bandai Namco already has the advertising machine cranking at full steam. Check out the second commercial for the game above.

Fishing Spirits gets another pair of Japanese commercial

Fishing for new customers


Fishing Spirits has been available for Switch in Japan for awhile now, but Bandai Namco is giving the game another push for the holiday season. Check out two new spots for the arcade fishing experience above.

The first Japanese commercial for Baten Kaitos was made by Nintendo before they even knew what the game was about

Talk about blind faith!

Here's a really interesting story from Yasuyuki Honne, director of Baten Kaitos. Way back in the GameCube days when the title was being worked on by Namco, Nintendo didn't even know what the game would be like. They were just super happy that Namco was making an exclusive RPG for the GameCube. This lead to a really unique commercial for the game in Japan.

“There’s one thing that’s really surprised me over the past 20 years: the first commercial for Baten Kaitos. Nintendo was extremely happy that we were making a GameCube exclusive RPG for them, and without even knowing what the game was about, they made a teaser commercial featuring a bunch of guys as blacksmiths to represent how we were vigorously making this game. I remember the tagline being, ‘Namco’s making an RPG with all their might.'”

Pretty crazy to think Nintendo went out of their way to spread the word on Baten Kaitos before they had any real clue about the game. I don't think something like that would happen today!

Bakutsuri Hunters - more footage

Bakutsuri Hunters has just released in Japan, and is priced at ¥5,280, which gets you the Bakuchou Giga Rod accessory and a download code for the game.

Bandai Namco releases an extensive Bakutsuri Hunters gameplay video

Bandai Namco is going out of their way to show off what the gameplay is like in Bakutsuri Hunters. They've put out a 10-minute feature that not only shows gameplay, but also what you'll be doing with the controller accessories. It looks like a pretty wild experience!

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