Sonic Racing will be available on Apple’s upcoming game subscription service Apple Arcade in 2019, SEGA reported via Sonic the Hedgehog ‘s official Twitter account. However, this title is not Team Sonic Racing ² which will launch for Playstation 4 (Sony), Xbox One (Microsoft), Switch (Nintendo) and PC via Steam service on May 21th, 2019. Apple Arcade information can be read in previous post.
Steamworld Quest: HAND of GILGAMESH will first launch for Switch (Nintendo) console in North America and Europe on April 25th, 2019, Image & Form International AB reported as the developer of the game. It will be available exclusively on Nintendo eShop at the price of $24.99 (tax excluded). This title follows turn-based RPG, however the flow of battle in game is manipulated by an unique card system. Players who feel curious about this battle system, can have a closer look at below video
Arc System Works now is taking pre-orders for KILL la KILL the GAME IF (North America version) via Amazon US at the price of $59.99 (tax excluded). This pre-order is physical disc/cartridge used for Playstation 4 /Switch console. The game will launch in North America on July 26th, 2019. Amazon US only offers shipping service for some specific countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, etc. making players who cannot directly purchase but still want this version have to use 3rd party shipping service. Other information especially regarding to Japan version can be read in previous post
1) The currency used by Amazon US is US Dollar, hence purchase with other currencies will lead to currency exchange fee charge
2) Amazon US may offer cheaper price thanks to sale off event
3) Amazon US does support both domestic (US) and international shipping, but they only ship to some specific countries. It’s possible to check if they can or cannot ship by choosing a country from the option “Deliver to (country name here)” showed above the quantity dropdown button
4) It’s possible to request a 3rd party shipping service to purchase these products as a representative, however the customer agrees that use of the service is at entirely customer’s own risk 5) The game is under development, therefore images and contents may vary in the final product
Cygames now is taking pre-orders for Dragalia Lost’s dragon plushies via CyStore. There are five dragons in total including:
These plushies will be officially released in late June 2019 at the price of ¥3,240 (tax included). However, the distributor doesn’t offer international shipping service. As the result, non-Japan customers have to purchase these plushies via a 3rd party shipping service.
1) The currency used by Cygames is Japanese Yen, hence purchase with other currencies will lead to currency exchange fee charge
2) It’s possible to request a 3rd party shipping service to purchase these products as a representative, however the customer agrees that use of the service is at entirely customer’s own risk
DELight WORKS had announced their brand new project in AnimeJapan 2019 occurred on March 23th, 2019. In the event, they revealed the project’s key visual as well as teaser trailer . This project doesn’t own an official name yet but its code name is 03-a. According to the information written on the official website, 03-a has been developed by Unreal Engine 4 on iOS and Android platforms. Currently, other information such as genre, story, battle system, mode, etc. haven’t been disclosed.
KILL la KILL the GAME IF will arrive in Japan (JP) on July 25th, 2019, while North America (NA) and Europe (EU) is on the following day July 26th. The game has been developed on Playstation 4 (Sony), Switch (Nintendo) consoles and PC via Steam service by APLUS. It then will be published by Arc System Works. In case of JP version, the game comes with two editions including Standard and Limited. Both are not available for sale yet, but estimated price for these editions are ¥6,800 (tax excluded) and ¥10,000 (tax excluded) respectively. All items in each edition are listed as below:
1) x1 copy of the game
2) x1 artwork designed by SUSHIO
3) x1 “Fight Club Mako” acrylic key holder designed by MAGO (first print edition exclusive)
1) x1 copy of the game
2) x1 collector’s box with cover designed by SUSHIO
3) x1 soundtrack CD
4) x1 art book
5) x1 “Mak-Roquette” squeeze toy
6) x1 “Fight Club Mako” acrylic key holder designed by MAGO (first print edition exclusive)
However, if preferring only a copy of the game or dislike physical disc/cartridge, download code will be sold separately at the price of ¥6,800 (tax included). Besides all characters listed in character roster of base game, two additional characters including Ultimate Double Naked DTR and Mako Mankanshoku will be published as FREE DLC. Detailed information about the game regarding to story, battle system, mode, etc. was introduced via a video published by Arc System Works official channel on YouTube (English subtitles available via CC).
1) The currency mentioned in this post is Japanese Yen
2) All the items listed in Standard and Limited Editions in this post are based on JP version, but NA and EU versions may come with different items or these editions may even not available in those regions
3) The game is under development, hence images and contents may vary in the final product
※NOTE: The currencies mentioned in this post are Japanese Yen and US Dollar respectively, so some additional fees such as currency exchange fee or shipping fee may be calculated for international orders in case of international shipping eligible. In addition, some retailers may offer cheaper price. Besides, most retailers listed in the list support only domestic shipping, however international customers can request 3rd party shipping services to purchase as representatives, but customers agree that use of those services are at entirely customers own risks. Even though some retailers support both domestic and international shipping but they may not be able to ship to some regions and countries.
Tales of the Neon Sea would be coming to PC via Steam service on April 30th, 2019, the publisher Zodiac Interactive and the developer Palm Pioneer reported. The game may be able to play on consoles such as Playstation 4 (Sony) or Switch (Nintendo) in the future. However, the important information is still staying undisclosed, like which console is really in development or when it will be published. The game has been started as crowdfunding project on Kickstarter since August 2018, so normally players can get a copy of the game by making a pledge at a certain amount of money via its Kickstarter page. But currently the developer is no longer taking pledges, so the only way to get the game now is directly purchase it via Steam service after release date as there are neither pre-order nor exact price. Though, for players who are considering between the purchase or not, can take a closer look via demo version on Steam service. The game follows adventure genre mixed with side-scrolling and point-and-click puzzle elements. It also holds a very distinct and colour vibrant pixel-style art under 2D graphics.
Umihara Kawase Fresh! (Japanese name: 海腹川背 Fresh！) will be coming to Switch (Nintendo) console on April 25th, 2019 in Japan, then expanding into North America (NA) and Europe (EU) on July 9th, 2019. Switch is the only platform the game running on for now as they haven’t yet set a detailed plan for porting it to other platforms, Studio Saizensen reported as the developer of the game. For JP version, the game will be published by Success in both physical cartridge and digital license forms at the price of ¥5,800 (tax excluded), physical cartridge can be purchased via 3rd party retailers such as Amazon Japan (international shipping eligible), while digital license can be purchased via Nintendo eShop but it isn’t available for sale yet. For NA and EU versions, the game will be published by Nicalis in both physical cartridge (NA only) and digital license forms at the price of $39.99 (tax excluded), physical cartridge can be purchased via 3rd party retailers such as Amazon and digital license is on Nintendo eShop but both aren’t available for sale yet. The game owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms and follows action RPG genre, platformers style. However, this title will be built based on interconnected metroidvania-style map with a quest system instead of traditional stage structure like other titles in Umihara Kawase series. With this new build, the developer expected that players who are new to the game can take prescribed routes, while seasonal players can free to use shortcuts or speed run. The tutorial video showing the new concept of the game has been published by Success’s offcial channel on YouTube.
※NOTE: The currencies mentioned in this post are Japanese Yen and US Dollar respectively, so some additional fees such as currency exchange fee or shipping fee may be calculated for international orders. Even though the publishers and retailers support both domestic and international shipping but they may not be able to ship to some regions and countries.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER: CONTINENT CHAMPION (Japanese name: OCTOPATH TRAVELER 大陸の覇者) is now recruiting participants for the upcoming β-Test in Japan. The recruitment has been started on March 12nd, 2019 and will be closed on March 17th, 2019. The β-Test will be held from March 26th, 2019 to April 2nd, 2019. Square Enix confirmed that the test would be opening for both Android and iOS platforms with 1,600 participants in total as each platform will have 800 slots. To be chosen as a participant, applicant has to apply for the test via the form posted on recruitment announcement on official website.
※NOTE: Everything regarding to the game such as announcements, applications or in-game language are written under Japanese language. To apply the test, participants have to prepare a Japanese Square Enix Members account (free registration). If there are more than 1,600 applicants, participants will be chosen based on lottery method. To able to play the game, participants have to prepare a smartphone operated by Android (required OS version 6.0 or above, ram 2GB or above ) or iOS (required OS version 10.00 or above, model iPhone 7 or later). If the developer doesn’t provide APK or IPA installation file, participants have to prepare a Japanese Google or Apple ID account to access Japanese Play Store of Android or App Store of iOS to download the game.