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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.

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.

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.

BLOODSTAINED: CURSE OF THE MOON PHYSICAL BUNDLE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

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.

SWORD ART ONLINE HOLLOW REALIZATION DELUXE EDITION COMES TO SWITCH CONSOLE

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition will come to Switch (Nintendo) console on May 25th, 2019 in North America and Europe. In North America, the publisher offers only digital license, and players still cannot pre-order yet. However, in Europe, they offer both physical cartridge and digital license, plus players already can pre-order physical version via Amazon at the guaranteed price of £44.99 (tax included) (※NOTE: This is British Pound, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus the retailer may offer cheaper price). For who didn’t know, in previous post, the release date of Switch version of the game in Japan was announced alongside with essential information.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince will launch worldwide in Fall 2019, Frozenbyte reported as the developer of the game. The teaser trailer is already posted on its official website. This title will be released for PlayStation 4 (Sony), Xbox One (Microsoft), Switch (Nintendo) consoles and PC via Steam by Modus Games. The publisher offers both physical disc/cartridge and digital license at the price of $29.99 (tax excluded), for players who pre-order the game will receive a physical Trine world map as reward. In additional, they also offers Trine: Ultimate Collection limited package for PS4, Xbox and PC at the price of $49.99 (tax excluded), including x4 game copies of the complete Trine series, x1 physical Trine world map, x1 reversible cover sheet, x1 download code of Trine series original soundtrack, x1 download code of Trine 4 artbook (※NOTE: The currency used in this post is US Dollar, it may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). Just like other titles in the series, it still follows action RPG genre, side-scrolling style. While Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has its whole graphics featured under 3D models, this title is more similar to the 1st title in the series as only characters and objects are featured under 3D, but all background images are described by 2D art.

SWORD ART ONLINE HOLLOW REALIZATION DELUXE EDITION COMES TO SWITCH CONSOLE

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition will come to Switch (Nintendo) console on April 25th, 2019 in Japan, then expand into NA and EU in spring 2019. The game was developed by Aquria and first released on PlayStation 4 (Sony) and PS Vita (Sony) in 2016 by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. It then was ported to PC and released globally in 2017 via Steam. The publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license at the price of ¥5,700 (tax excluded) (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). Players don’t have to pay any extra fee for DLC as Switch version already includes all DLC(s) which were released in PS4 version up until now. To utilize the strong point of Switch console, all the sword moves including basic and skill attacks in previous versions have been adjusted to able to perform via Joy-Con’s motion control. In additional, local co-op mode is also implemented besides online mode. The game follows action RPG genre with anime-style art under 3D graphics.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will launch worldwide in summer 2019, 505 Games reported as the publisher of the game. The trailer has been released on February 13rd, 2019 in Nintendo Direct. This title is designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony), Xbox One (Microsoft), Switch (Nintendo) consoles and PC via Steam by ArtPlay. The game has been started as a crowd-funded indie project on Kickstarter since May 2015 by Koji Igarashi, who is famous for his creation of Igavania-style game. Because it’s indie game so before players can get a physical disc/cartridge or digital license by pledging a certain amount of money via its Kickstarter page. However, they had already closed the backers so for those who didn’t back before, can pre-order for a physical disc/cartridge (※NOTE: There is no PC version) at $39.99 (tax included) via 505 Games’s Amazon page (※NOTE: This is US Dollar, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus the retailer may offer cheaper price). As for digital license, despite the game can be found on corresponding online store of each console (※NOTE: PC version is on Steam), players yet cannot pre-order it and the price is still staying undisclosed. The game follows action RPG genre with side-scrolling style, and it owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics.

FOREVER SEVEN DAYS CLOSED β-TEST HAS BEEN BEGUN IN JP

Forever Seven Days‘s Closed β-Test has been begun on Android platform in Japan, it lasts for 6 days from February 27th, 2019 to March 4th, 2019. There is no specific conditions requirement to participate the test, but instead it’s available for any first 3,000 players who successfully downloaded and played the game (※NOTE: β-Testers have to prepare a Japanese Gmail account to able to access Japan Play Store to download the game, plus a smartphone which is running Android OS (version 4.4 or above) and has more than 2GB ram to play it. The language in game is Japanese).

Ys: Memories of Celceta will come to PlayStation 4 (Sony) console on  May 16th, 2019 in Japan. The game was originally designed for PS Vita and first released in September 2012 (Japan), in November 2013 (North America) by Nihon Falcom. It then was ported to PC and released globally in July 2018 via Steam. The company offers two purchase options including digital license and physical package with the prices are ¥3,380/copy (tax excluded) and ¥3,980/package (tax excluded) respectively (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The package will be served as first-run limited package “Ys Celceta 25th Anniversary” including x1 copy of the game, x1 music CD that contains all best songs of the Ys series as well as remixes. Beside porting to PS4, the game is also a remastered version, with enhanced sounds and graphics up to 60 FPS, some additional features such as mini-games and puzzles that required the touch screen in the PS Vita have been optimized for PS4. It follows action RPG genre with anime-style art under 3D graphics.