Square Enix just announced a new adaptation title of Toaru series called Toaru Majutsu no Index Imaginary Fest as well as opened an official website for it. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by Square Enix. The company planned to release it within 2019 in Japan, however specific date isn’t shared yet. They didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. According to the information written on the official website, it will be launched as free-to-play with in-app purchases (estimated price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTED: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is a high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows RPG genre but there is still no proof to tell if it is turned-based RPG or action RPG, however, when looking at the short videos shared on official Twitter account, it maybe turned-based one, plus it owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. Furthermore, many original characters appeared in light novel, anime, manga from all Toaru series are expected to be appeared in the game.

An enhanced port of both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U called New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will start the service globally on January 11st, 2019. The game is designed and will be published for Switch (Nintendo) exclusive by Nintendo. The company offers both physical cartridge and digital license with the price is ¥5,980/copy (tax excluded) (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based in buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). Players who pre-order the game before January 14th, 2019 23:59 (JST), can get double Gold Points for My Nintendo account. The game is already available for download, however, players have to wait until release date to able to play it. The game follows adventure genre with side-scrolling style, and owns an cartoon-style art under 2.5D graphics. Furthermore, it supports co-op mode max up to 4 players in both TV mode and Table mode (※NOTE: Require only one Switch system, but each player needs one controller to play, can use either Joy-Con (left/right only or both) or Pro Controller).

A new adaptation title of Yu Yu Hakusho called Yu Yu Hakusho GENKAI Battle SPIRIT just opened pre-registration. The game is designed for Android and iOS by Mobcast Inc.. The company planned to release it within 2019 in Japan, however specific date isn’t shared yet. They didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. Currently, players already can pre-register the game on its official website to receive newest information (still no pre-registration rewards). According to the information written on the official website, it will be launched as free-to-play with in-app purchases (estimated price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTED: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is a high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows action RPG genre with side-scrolling style in combat system, and owns an anime-style art under 2.5D graphics. The game also provides auto option to assist players in combat, while also allows choosing co-op mode which helps players clear the battle easier.

Extraordinary Ones just started the service on January 3rd, 2019 in Japan and Korea. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by NetEase Games. It has been published in China under the name 非人学园 (2018) by NetEase Games, while in Japan and Korea it has been published under the name 非人類学園 – Extraordinary Ones by X.D. Global. Both publishers didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players need to choose either China client or Japan & Korea client. For China client, players have to download directly from its official website or via third-party app, and the language in game is Chinese. For Japan & Korea client, players can download via Japan/Korea Play Store or any third-party app that provides apk file, and the languages in game are Japanese and Korean, available in both text and audio. Both clients have been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows moba genre, but besides 5v5 mode from traditional moba, it also provides other two additional modes including 1v1 and 6v6. In Japan & Korea client, some heroes and 6v6 mode weren’t showed out yet, they may be implemented in later days. Plus, it owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with many fresh and bright color schemes based on school/academy theme. Furthermore, Onmyoji Arena players may like this game because both games are developed by NetEase Game so they share many similar points in combat system, however, Extraordinary Ones is featured with deeper stories, better graphics and has more unique mechanics.

Nintendo just announced that they will open New Year 2019 Sale event from January 1st, 2019 0:00 (JST) to January 14th, 2019 23:59 (JST), up to 30% off. It is specially designed for the games ran on Switch (Nintendo) console, all sale-off targets are listed as below:
● Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
● Mario Tennis Aces (2018)
● FIFA 19 (2018)
● Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2018)
● ARMS (2017)
● Puyo Puyo Tetris (2017)
● Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2018)
● Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2018)
● Snipperclips (2017)
Besides all the games mentioned above, the event is also applied for the ticket used in Karaoke JOYSOUND for Nintendo Switch (2018). All sale-off prices are listed as below:
● ¥200 for 3 Hours Ticket
● ¥300 for 24 Hours Ticket
● ¥1,000 for 30 Days Ticket
● ¥2,000 for 90 Days Ticket

NOTE: It requires changing account region to Japan first before opening eShop to able to see the event. All sale-off prices are showed under Japanese Yen (¥), exchange ratio may lead to difference in the price when making purchase with foreign currency. All sale-off targets can run on all Switch systems sold worldwide, however, some games may have region restriction due to Online mode which make in-game language/server become unchangeable.

Sega Games just revealed that Revolve8: Episodic Dueling will start the service on January 17, 2019 in some countries belongs to Asia Pacific, then on January 22nd, 2019 it will start in Japan and finally expand to global in more than 100 countries on February 6th, 2019. The game is designed and will be published for Android and iOS platforms by Sega Game. Due to worldwide launch, the game offers many in-game languages including English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish and French. It will be launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥100/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is a high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows strategy genre, real-time card game style and owns an anime-style art under 2D graphics. According to the information written on the official website, the dueling system in game is builded up with one major rule: before starting, player has to choose eight hero cards and sets them into a deck, then skillfully combines those cards to destroy all enemy towers within three minutes to win the battle.

A brand new title called Fitness Boxing just started the service on December 20th, 2018 in Japan. The game is designed for Switch (Nintendo) console exclusive by Imagineer and has been published by Nintendo. After Japan, the publisher will release it in Europe on December 20th, 2018 then in North America on January 4, 2019. The publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license with the price is ¥6,264/copy (tax included) (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game follows exergaming genre, exactly is rhythm exercise with boxing style. When starting, players can choose one out of six instructors to support including Bernard (Akio Ootsuka), Evan (Yuichi Nakamura), Laura (Atsuko Tanaka), Lin (Saori Hayami), Martina (Sumire Uesaka) and Sophie (Ami Koshimizu). The game provides various customizations to help players personalize own workout plan based on particular goals, plus it also has calories and BMI trackers which allow players watch the progress as well as the result.

A brand new title called RemiLore Lost Girl in Lands of Lore will start the service on February 26th, 2019 in North America, then the following month on March 28th, 2019 it will start in Japan. The game is designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony) and Switch (Nintendo) consoles by the joint development between Pixellore and REMIMORY. It will be published by Nicalis in North America and by Pikii in Japan. According to the information written on the official website, besides PS4 and Switch consoles, the game can also run on Xbox One console and PC via Steam but detailed information isn’t shared yet. In North America, the publisher offers only digital license with estimated price is $39.99/license (tax excluded). However, in Japan, the publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license with estimated prices are ¥4,000/cartridge (tax excluded) and ¥3,700/license (tax excluded) respectively (※NOTE: These are US Dollar and Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game follows action genre, hack and slash style and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics.

X.D. Global just revealed that Extraordinary Ones will start the service on January 3rd, 2019 in Japan. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by NetEase Games. It has been published in China under the name 非人学园 (2018) by NetEase Games, while in Japan it will be published under the name 非人類学園 – Extraordinary Ones by X.D. Global. Both publishers didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players need to choose either China client or Japan client. For China client, players have to download directly from its official website or via third-party app, and the language in game is Chinese. For Japan client, after the game launched, players can download via Japan Play Store or any third-party app that provides apk file, and the language in game is Japanese. In China, the game has been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥1/item¥648/item, ※NOTE: This is Chinese Yuan, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. In Japan, there is a high chance that it will same as China. The game follows moba genre, but besides 5v5 mode from traditional moba, it also provides other two additional modes including 1v1 and 6v6. Plus, it owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with many fresh and bright color schemes based on school/academy theme. Furthermore, Onmyoji Arena players may like this game because both games are developed by NetEase Game so they share many similar points in combat system, however, Extraordinary Ones is featured with deeper stories, better graphics and has more unique mechanics.

On December 1th, 2018 at Colopl Fes 2018 in Tokyo, Colopl has opened pre-registration for Project Babel as well as showed a promotion video. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by Colopl. The company planned to release it within 2019 in Japan, however specific date isn’t shared yet. They didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. Currently, players already can pre-register the game on its official website to receive newest information (still no pre-registration rewards). According to the information written on the official website, it will be launched as free-to-play with in-app purchases (estimated price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTED: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is a high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. If looking at the promotion video, the game follows turn-based RPG genre and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms. Furthermore, it has scenario written by Kazushige Nojima known for several Final Fantasy series including Final Fantasy VII, Dragon’s Dogma Online with music written by Hitoshi Sakimoto known Final Fantasy XII, Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.