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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

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:

Standard Edition
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)

Limited Edition
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

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Missions (Japanese name: スーパードラゴンボールヒーローズ ワールドミッション) would be publishing on April 4th, 2019 in Japan (JP), then expanding into North America (NA) and Europe (EU) on the following day April 5th, the publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment reported. The game is designed for Switch (Nintendo) console and PC via Steam service by DIMPS. However, JP version supports only Switch while NA and US support both Switch and PC. Besides, there is no official information showing that it would be coming to other platforms in the future. As for JP version, the game will be published in both physical cartridge and digital license forms at the price of ¥6,800 (tax excluded), physical cartridge can be purchased via 3rd party retailers such as Amazon or Game TSUTAYA, each retailer offers a different download code which is used to unlock a certain SR card in game without completing any corresponding mission, in short it’s early-unlock card (full list of retailers and all cards unlocked via their codes can be referred here , digital license can be purchased via Nintendo eShop but it isn’t available for sale yet. The publisher also offers pre-order bonuses including x5 digital cards used in Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Japanese name: スーパードラゴンボールヒーローズ) (physical bundle exclusive), x3 early-unlock digital cards used in Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Missions (details can be referred here). As for NA and EU versions, just like JP, both physical cartridge (Switch exclusive) and digital license forms are available at the price of $59.99 (tax excluded), physical cartridge can be purchased via 3rd party retailers such as Amazon or Walmart (store list can be referred here), while digital license can be purchased via Nintendo eShop if Switch and Steam in case of PC but both aren’t available for sale yet. The publisher also offers pre-order bonuses but unlike Japan version, these versions contain x5 physical cards used in Dragon Ball Super Card Game and x11 early-unlock digital cards used in Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Missions. The game owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. It follows trading card game (TCG) genre, but holds a very unique feature called Creation Mode which allows players to create their own original cards by adding illustrations, effects, parameters and abilities to blank cards. The video showing this feature has been published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s official 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 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.