※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.
MISTOVER would be coming to Switch (Nintendo) console and PC via Steam service in summer 2019, KRAFTON Game Union (former name: Bluehole) reported as the developer and publisher of the game. Its teaser trailer has been published by KRAFTON’s official channel on YouTube. The business model of the game is buy-to-play with additional DLC, and the company promised that even low spec PC is capable of running it. The game follows turn-based RPG genre mixing with strategy and roguelike elements. It owns a distinct anime-style art under 2D graphics. The detailed information regarding to the game such as early access, exact release date, exact price, availability of physical/digital form, bundle or limited edition is still staying undisclosed. However, the company shared that they would be revealing more information during the upcoming PAX EAST 2019 and NicoNico chokaigi 2019 events.
※NOTE: The additional DLC can be published either under free or paid form.
Fangamer revealed that they would be publishing a physical bundle for Hollow Knight on May 31st, 2019. The game was designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony), Switch (Nintendo) consoles, PC via Steam service, and first published on February 24th, 2017 by Team Cherry. It follows action RPG with traditional side-scrolling of metroidvania style, and owns an cartoon-style art under 2D graphics. This bundle is applied for all supported platforms of the game, and will come with two editions including Standard and Collector’s. The distributor has started taking pre-orders via their official website. Besides domestic shipping, they also offers international shipping service for non-US customers with additional fee (details can be referred here.) The Standard Edition costs $29 for PS4/PC and $34 for Switch version, both included tax. It contains x1 copy of the game including full four DLC (physical form), x1 manual instruction, x1 Hallownest fold-out map. The Collector’s Edition costs $64 for PS4/PC and $69 for Switch version, both included tax. It contains x1 copy of the game including full four DLC (physical form), x1 manual instruction, x1 Hallownest fold-out map, x1 gold foil collector’s box, x1 knight brooch & stand, x1 quirrel comic book, x1 gold foil art print set, x1 papercraft set (pre-order bonus), x1 cleaning cloth (Switch version exclusive).
※NOTE: The currency mentioned in this post is US Dollar so some additional fees such as currency exchange fee or shipping fee may be calculated for international orders. Even though the distributor supports both domestic and international shipping but they may not be able to ship to some regions and countries.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now available for worldwide pre-registration on Play Store of Android (Google). However, it hasn’t yet opened on App Store of iOS (Apple) so iOS users can only sign up for newest information via email on the official website of the game. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by the joint development between WB Games San Francisco and Niatic. It then will be published by Warner Bros. Entertainment. The publisher planned to release the game within 2019 but the exact date is still staying undisclosed. It will come as free-to-play game with in-app purchases (estimated price range: no information). The game follows turn-based RPG genre, the RPG element ranges from earning experience point to level up, joining one out of three factions leading by three professions, each offers different unique benefits to forming a team up to five people to perform Wizard Challenges which resembles the raids in Pokémon Go. It detects location with GPS making use of augmented reality (AR) technology combined with cartoon-style art under 3D graphics.
ASTRAL CHAIN, a brand new IP from PlatinumGames which was announced on February 13rd, 2019 in Nintendo Direct, already has its global release date set on August 30th, 2019. The trailer of the game is now available on Nintendo’s official channel on YouTube. This title is designed for Switch (Nintendo) exclusively by PlatinumGames, and will be published by Nintendo. The publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license at the price of ¥8,618 (tax included). These can be pre-ordered on My Nintendo Store (domestic shipping only) or retailers such as Amazon (international shipping eligible). Besides the base game, they also offers ASTRAL CHAIN COLLECTOR’S EDITION at the price of ¥10,778 (tax included), which contains x1 copy of the game (physical/digital), x1 original soundtrack CD, x1 artbook. It can be pre-ordered on My Nintendo Store (domestic shipping only) or retailers such as Amazon (international shipping eligible). This COLLECTOR’S EDITION is Japan version, and it’s the only one served as special edition as currently there is no official information regarding to western or European version (※NOTE: The currency used in this post is Japanese Yen, currency exchange fee and shipping fee may be calculated for foreign purchase, plus shipment may won’t be supported for some regions. Some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game follows action RPG and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. According to the information written on launch site, the game is playable with 2 players, however the detail is staying undisclosed.
Limited Run Games just revealed that they would be publishing a physical bundle for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. The game was designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony), PlayStation Vita (Sony), Xbox One (Microsoft), 3DS (Nintendo), Switch (Nintendo), PC via Steam service, and first published on May 24th, 2018 by Inti Creates. It follows action RPG genre with side-scrolling style, and owns an anime-style art under traditional 8-bit graphics. This bundle applies only for PS4, PS Vita, Switch versions and will be served as a limited-time limited edition, Collector’s Edition which contains x1 copy of the game (physical exclusive), x1 original soundtrack CD, x1 game case, x1 game case sleeve, x1 reversible 18×24 inch poster. It’s called limited-time because the distributor only takes pre-orders via their online store at the price of $54.99 (tax excluded) on March 15th, 2019 (Fri) at 10:00 and 18:00 (EST) (※NOTE: This is US Dollar, so currency exchange fee and shipping fee may be calculated for foreign purchase, plus shipment may won’t be supported for some regions). For who didn’t know, in previous post, an upcoming title of this game named Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will launch worldwide in summer 2019.