WIRELESS HORIPAD THE LEGEND OF ZELDA EDITION HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

HORI just confirmed that their new product, Wireless HORIPAD The Legend of Zelda Edition will start available globally from April 30th, 2019. This controller is designed for Switch (Nintendo) console by HORI as a third-party maker, but it’s officially licensed by Nintendo. Buyers now can pre-order it either on Amazon US or Japan with the guaranteed price from the maker is $42.87 (tax included) or ¥6,454 (tax included) respectively (※NOTE: The currencies used in this post is US Dollar and 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).

Nintendo just confirmed that their new product, Nintendo Labo Joy-Con 04 VR Kit will start available globally from April 12nd, 2019. The company offers full VR Kit at the price of $79.99 (tax excluded), which contains x1 Nintendo Switch software and full materials to build six Joy-Con projects including x1 VR Googles, x1 Blaster, x1 Camera, x1 Elephant, x1 Bird, x1 Wind Pedal. Besides, they also offer a more affordable option as a Starter Set at the price of $39.99 (tax excluded), which contains x1 Nintendo Switch software and full materials to build two Joy-Con projects including x1 VR Googles, x1 Blaster. Then, buyers only need to pay additional $19.99 (tax excluded) to own either Expansion Set 1 or Set 2, each contains full materials to build two more Joy-Con projects including x1 Camera, x1 Elephant or x1 Bird, x1 Wind Pedal respectively (※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. The VR Kit doesn’t include Nintendo Switch system as it’s sold separately).

Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the 16th title of Fire Emblem series which was announced on February 13rd, 2019 in Nintendo Direct, already has its global release date set on July 26th, 2019. The trailer of the game now is available on Nintendo’s official channel on YouTube. This title is designed for Switch (Nintendo) console exclusively by the joint development between Intelligent Systems and Koei Techmo, then will be published by Nintendo. The publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license at the price of ¥6,980 (tax excluded). In additional, they also offers many different limited packages based on regions. Currently, there are three regions that officially have its own version including Seasons of Warfare in North America, Fódlan Collection in Japan and an unnamed version in United Kingdom. Seasons of Warfare includes x1 copy of the game (physical/digital), x1 music CD, x1 artbook, x1 steelbook, x1 2020 calendar. Players can pre-order it via retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. at the price of $99.99 (tax excluded) (※NOTE: This is US Dollar, 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). Fódlan Collection includes x1 copy of the game (physical/digital), x1 music CD, x1 artbook, x1 steelbook. Players can pre-order this via My Nintendo Store (domestic shipment only) or retailers such as Amazon (international shipment available) at the price of ¥9980 (tax excluded) (※NOTE: This 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 unnamed version isn’t available for pre-order yet but it includes x1 copy of the game (physical/digital), x1 music USB, x1 artbook, x1 steelbook, x3 metal charms. The game follows strategy genre, tactical style  with an anime-style art under 3D graphics.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA CONCERT 2018 CD & BLU-RAY DISC RELEASE

CD and Blu-ray Disc versions of The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 has been published on March 6th, 2019. Currently, Amazon Japan is taking international pre-orders. They offer for buyers two options including standard edition and limited edition with the prices are ¥3,000/package (tax excluded) and ¥5,500/package (tax excluded) respectively (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus the retailer may offer cheaper price). The limited edition consists of x2 music CD(s), x1 Blu-ray Disc, x3 metal charms, x1 postcard.

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.

LAST CLOUDIA WILL LAUNCH ON APR 15TH IN JP

It has been confirmed that Last Cloudia will start the service on April 15th, 2019 in Japan. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms, and will be published by AIDIS. The company 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, the game 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. It follows turn-based RPG genre and owns an anime-style art under 2D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms.

DREAM STORY ORIGIN RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

Dream Story Origin will launch on March 22nd, 2019 in Japan, Studio Muma reported. Even though it’s reported to be available in Japan, there is no word regarding to western release so it doesn’t support any language except Japanese. The game is designed for PC, and will be published via Steam by Studio Muma. Players can purchase it at the price of ¥1,500 (tax included) (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, currency exchange fee will be calculated for foreign purchase). Besides, the company also planned to expand it into consoles, both via physical disc/cartridge and digital license. The game owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. It follows turn-based RPG genre with an unique dream theme where the story includes many miraculous tale of dreams and nightmares, featuring in dream worlds inhabited by over 100 characters. The dreams will influence one another, as players progress through each dream, they will show further connection and by this players can experience the story in various ways.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: LIGHT & SHADOW GRAND BATTLE OPENED CLOSED β-TEST RECRUITMENT

Seven Deadly Sins: Light & Shadow Grand Battle is now recruiting β-Testers. The recruitment starts from March 5th, 2019 to April 2nd, 2019 but the company didn’t confirm Closed β-Test period yet. They planned to launch the test on both Android and iOS platforms. And, there is no specific conditions requirement to participate, instead it’s available for any first 20,000 players who applied for the recruitment (※NOTE: β-Testers have to prepare a Japanese Gmail account/Apple ID to able to access Japan Play Store/Apple Store to download the game, plus a smartphone that operated by Android/iOS to play it. The language in game is Japanese).

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.

A brand new crossover title between Doraemon and Story of Seasons has been announced on February 13th, 2019 in Nintendo Direct, its teaser trailer is already posted on its official website. Doraemon Nobita’s Story of Seasons is designed for Switch (Nintendo) console exclusively by the joint development between Marvelous and 1-UP Studio, formerly Brownie Brown. It will be published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment in 2019 in Japan. Even though it’s reported to be available in Japan, there is no word regarding to western release. In additional, other detailed information is still very limited as the specific release date isn’t yet declared, the price is also staying undisclosed, no confirmation for availability of physical bundle or limited package. According to the information written on the official website, it’s a single player game, follows simulation genre, exactly is farming style and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. The game basically is similar to Story of Seasons series but it’s featured by characters from Doraemon series, they work together to build up their farm and town. This includes plowing the fields to grow crops, taking care of cattle and sheep, conversing with the townspeople, and more. However, many Doraemon’s secret tools are especially revealed to be in game as well.