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Ultimate Chicken Horse free trial event announced for Switch Online users in Japan

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The latest Switch Online free trial event for Japan has been revealed. This time around, members can enjoy Ultimate Chicken Horse in its entirety from January 25th to February 7th, 2021. As usual, there will be a sale on the full game (35% off) after the free trial event for those who want to enjoy the game longer.

Four more videos released for LoverPretend

Four more videos for LoverPretend have been released. The otome visual novel from Idea Factory is set to launch in Japan on March 25th, 2021. No word on a localization at this time.

Free demo now available for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions on the Japanese eShop

Rise of a new demo!

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a free downloadable demo for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions on the Japanese Switch eShop. This trial version can be downloaded worldwide using a Japanese Nintendo account. Check out the eShop page here for screenshots and more details.

Pre-purchasing now available for 6 more games on the Japanese eShop

Got room on your SD cards?

6 more upcoming Switch games are now available for pre-purchase on the Japanese eShop. Check out all of the titles, their prices, release dates, file-sizes, and publishers below.

Gal*Gun Returns
Price: ¥6,380 (¥5,742 until January 27th)
Release date: January 28th
File size: 2.3GB
Publisher: Inti Creates

Bouncing Hero
Price: ¥500 (¥450 until January 21st)
Release date: January 21st
File size: 58.0MB
Publisher: Turtle Cream

Unspottable
Price: ¥1,250
Release date: January 21st
File size: 636.0MB
Publisher: GrosChevaux

Labyrinth Legend
Price: ¥1,980 (¥980 until February 9th)
Release date: January 28th
File size: 256.0MB
Publisher: register

Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space
Price: ¥3,980 (¥3,582 until February 3rd)
Release date: January 28th
File size: 3.3GB
Publisher: Kemco

Little Nightmare 2
Price: ¥3,960
Release date: February 10th
File size: 5.0GB
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Little Nightmare 2 - Special Edition
Price: ¥4,730
Release date: February 10th
File size: 5.0GB
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

16 more titles hitting the Switch eShop in Japan this week

What's new this week?

16 new titles have arrived on the Japanese eShop this week (January 14th, 2021). Check out the entire lineup below to see the titles, prices, file sizes, publishers, and eShop links!

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World™: The Game – Complete Edition
Price: ¥1,980
Release date: January 14th
File size: 1.0GB
Publisher: Ubisoft

Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.2 Adventurer's Days-
Price: ¥800
Release date: January 14th
File size: 704.0MB
Publisher: qureate

Rhythm Fighter
Price: ¥1,780
Release date: January 14th
File size: 1.0GB
Publisher: Coconut Island Games

Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure
Price: ¥999 (¥899 until January 21st)
Release date: January 14th
File size: 320.0MB
Publisher: COWCAT

PING REDUX
Price: ¥600
Release date: January 14th
File size: 235.0MB
Publisher: Nami Tentou

Tap Tap Legions
Price: ¥499
Release date: January 14th
File size: 175.0MB
Publisher: YFC games

G-MODE Archives 27
Price: ¥500 (¥390 until February 13th)
Release date: January 14th
File size: 97.0MB
Publisher: G-Mode

Pixel Game Maker Series Werewolf Princess Kaguya
Price: ¥980
Release date: January 14th
File size: 188.0MB
Publisher: Gotcha Gotcha Games

Arcade Archives: Galivan
Price: ¥838
Release date: January 14th
File size: 68.0MB
Publisher: Hamster

Escape First
Price: ¥499
Release date: January 14th
File size: 2.5GB
Publisher: OnSkull Development

Myths of Orion: Light from the North
Price: ¥1,049
Release date: January 14th
File size: 1.1GB
Publisher: Ocean Media

Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel
Price: ¥1,049
Release date: January 14th
File size: 375.0MB
Publisher: Ocean Media

Red Claw Mysteries: Legion
Price: ¥1,049
Release date: January 14th
File size: 338.0MB
Publisher: Ocean Media

Pillar: Puzzle Escape
Price: ¥1,000 (¥800 until February 3rd)
Release date: January 14th
File size: 404.0MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Crazy Capture
Price: ¥1,800
Release date: January 14th
File size: 99.0MB
Publisher: Crown Games

UNO
Price: ¥1,320
Release date: January 14th
File size: 2.4GB
Publisher: Ubisoft

Action-RPG with hack and slash elements "Labyrinth Legend" heads to Switch on Jan. 28th, 2021

Announced via a Japanese eShop listing, the Action RPG with hack and slash elements "Labyrinth Legend" from developer Shinobi Games is coming to Nintendo Switch. Launching on January 28th for ¥1,980 (with a pre-purchase sale price of ¥980 available now), Regista will be publishing the title in Japan. English, Japanese, and Portuguese languages are supported, although a western release has yet to be confirmed. The game was previously released for Steam and mobile devices. Check out eShop page here for screenshots and more details.

Labyrinth Legend is an action RPG with hack and slash elements.
Explore the automatically-generated dungeons, collect powerful equipment,
and battle against unknown, formidable enemies!

Battle against powerful enemies
Many dangerous monsters lurk in the dungeon. Players not only have to acquire equipment, but they must also level-up
in order to progress.

Huge bosses
Huge bosses await in the depths of the dungeons.It may not be possible to defeat them in one attempt.
However, you should figure out the key to victory by observing their movements through multiple battles.

Automatically-generated dungeons
Dungeons are automatically generated with each adventure.You won't know what dangers or treasures lie ahead until you step inside.

Equipment and items to strengthen your character
You can acquire various pieces of equipment and items inside the dungeons.Rare pieces of equipment may also come with unique skills.

Local co-op mode
Play co-op with your friends.

Upgrades at your base
You can unlock new skills and upgrade weapons in the village that acts as your base.

A cursed kingdom
You cannot leave the kingdom at the center of this story as it has been cursed by the queen.
Clear the dungeon and solve the mystery of the curse placed on the kingdom.

A world created in pixel art
The world featured in this game has a nostalgic feel to it owing to the pixel-art style.

Lily: Shiroki Yuri no Otome-tachi S launches for Switch in Japan on Jan. 21st, 2021

Publisher Mediascape and developer Disfact has announced that their strategy RPG "Lily: Shiroki Yuri no Otome-tachi S" will be launching for Switch in Japan on January 21st, 2021. An English localization has yet to be confirmed. Check out a translated synopsis of the game via Gematsu below.

About the Lily Series
Lily: Shiroki Yuri no Otome-tachi is content that began release at Comic Market in 2015. It developed a cult following thanks to its passionate fans that resonated with its sensational story, which includes the creation of numerous fan art and screenshots. It is highlighted by its high-quality music created by Atsushi Morimori and Ham. Lily: Shiroki Yuri no Otome-tachi S is an easier-to-play remake for Switch based on the original Lily and jam-packed with all related works, such as the Lisblanc (Steam) and side stories.

Stress-Free Strategy RPG
Have you ever played a strategy RPG where probability was an issue? Accuracy rate, critical rate, growth balancing… Lily eliminates all random numbers, and puts every element within the calculations of the player. Also, since characters grow based on story progression, there is no need to earn those pesky experience points during battle. With a thorough focus on strategy and stress-free playability, this is the ultimate strategy RPG.

Otome visual novel Ephemeral -Fantasy on Dark- heads to Switch on Jan. 21st, 2021

"Present the captivated dark fantasy."

Originally released for PC and PlayStation Vita back in 2018, the otome visual novel Ephemeral -Fantasy on Dark- is coming to Nintendo Switch. Developed and published by Dramatic Create, the game will be available in Japan starting on January 21st for ¥4,290. English and Japanese language options are both supported, but there is still no word on if a NA/EU launch will happen. Check out the Japanese eShop page here for screenshots and more details.

Present the captivated dark fantasy with the attractive illustrations, a romance adventure game for you――

SYSTEM:
While the story keeps progressing, the choices will be shown. According to the choice you picked, the impression of the character toward you will be better.
Let's keep raising the good impression and step to the Happy Ending!

WE RECOMMEND IF YOU:
‧ Interest in romance game or otome(girls') game‧ Like the fantasy
‧ Like the subject about the campus
‧ Like the shojo(girls') comics and animation
‧ Have interests in werewolf and vampire
‧ Want to read a serious story
‧ Want to read a story with some jests

STORY:
Fleeting, yet beautiful. The world of darkness――
The main protagonist, Cloe (name changeable) lived in a secluded town. Surrounded by wire fences, it felt like she was trapped inside a cage.

Zombies were the only residents in that town, and she wasn't the exception. Many took their own life rather than to age away, but they were otherwise living a peaceful life. One day however…….

As Cloe was hoping to see the outside world, she recieved an invitation. An invitation to attend a prestigious, diverse school only the most talented and skilled could join.

*This game is based on PSVita's 『EPHEMERAL -FANTASY ON DARK-』, with added translations and an updated resolution of Full HD.

Robot voxel slice-em-up "Clone Drone in the Danger Zone" heads to Switch in early 2021

Highway to the Danger Zone!

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone, a robot voxel slice-em-up where any part of your body can be sliced off, has been announced for Nintendo Switch. Developed by Doborog games, the title will be available from the eShop sometime in early 2021. Check out the game's official website here for screenshots and more details.

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a robot voxel slice-em-up where any part of your body can be sliced off, which plays out across a variety of singleplayer, online multiplayer and online co-op modes. With your human mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena and join the human resistance against the evil robot empire.

Features:
- Unique Slice-and-Dice Gameplay: Perfectly time every attack in intense physics-based combat where any part of the body can be precisely sliced off, and each hit can mean death
- Surprising Weapons: Equip your robot to fit your playstyle with weapons like flame swords and giant hammers to equipment like jet packs, piston-powered superkicks and flame-throwing dinosaurs
- Single player adventure: Dive into an epic tale of human defiance against robot overlords in story mode or tackle endless and challenge modes
- Online-Coop: Use the power of human friendship (and laser swords!) to survive in the arena
- Online Versus mode: Battle friends in “Last Bot Standing” - A Battle-Royale-like game mode with up to 15 players, or fight in 1v1 duels
- Level Editor: Make custom levels and challenges and share them with other humans! Explore the rich Workshop library of nearly 30,000 awesome human-built levels (exclusive to Steam)
- Entertaining Commentary: With over 38,000(!!!) spoken words, Commentatron and Analysis-Bot provide a running commentary of your performance and react to your activities.

Premium Bandai reveals Kirby Super Star Gourmet Race figure

An adorable statue of everyone's favorite poyo!

Kirby, King Dedede, Waddle Dee, and Chef Kawasaki are coming together for a special figure from Premium Bandai. Priced at ¥12,100 (+ shipping), pre-orders are available now in Japan for this very special Kirby Super Star inspired PVC collectable. Shipping is expected sometime in July 2021, and you can check out the order page for the "Gourmet Race" figure here.

In case you missed it, check out the unpainted prototype from MegaHouse that was shown off a few months ago.