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.
Nippon Ichi Software just revealed the release date for their new title in Disgaea series named Makai Wars Disgaea RPG on February 27th, 2019 in Nippon Ichi Software Livestream 33th. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by Nippon Ichi Software, and will be published by ForwardWorks. The publisher planned to release it in mid-March 2019 in Japan, but specific date isn’t declared. Plus, they also didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release, 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 as well as pre-registration rewards. According to the information on the official website, it will be launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (estimated price range: ¥120/item 〜 ¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows strategy genre, tactical style and owns an anime-style under 3D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms.
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).
The 8th generation of Pokémon has been announced on February 27th, 2019 in Pokémon Direct. These two newest titles in Pokémon series are named Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The games are designed for Switch (Nintendo) exclusively by Game Freak, and will be published by Nintendo. The publisher planned to release them worldwide in winter 2019, however specific date as well as estimated price aren’t yet declared. Same as other titles in the series, the games still follow turn-based RPG genre with anime-style art under 3D graphics. Sword & Shield is set in Galar region where its environment is diverse from quiet rural landscapes, modern cities, great grasslands to steep snow mountains. People in this region are together with Pokémon developing the industries. The protagonist starts his/her own adventure as well as tries to challenge and defeat the gym leaders of Galar to become a great Champion. Three Pokémon that can be chose to become the protagonist’s partner, including: Grookey – a mischievous chimp Grass type Pokémon, Scorbunny – an active rabbit Fire type Pokémon and Sobble – a timid lizard Pokémon.
RemiLore Lost Girl in Lands of Lore has started its service on Xbox One (Microsoft) and Switch (Nintendo) consoles on February 26th, 2019 in North America (※NOTE: According to the publisher, the service supposed to be also started on PlayStation 4 (Sony), however currently PS4 is no longer available in purchase option on Nicalis’s website, plus some players already reported that their PS4 pre-orders has been canceled by Amazon, so there is a high chance that PS4 platform has been delayed or canceled). For players who prefer Japan version, will need to wait until March 28th, 2019 (※NOTE: PS4 option isn’t guaranteed, the publisher may or may not provide it as there are two different publishers handle each region). For PC players, it is said that the game will be available at a later date via Steam but specific date isn’t declared. The game is developed by the joint development between Pixellore and REMIMORY. It has been published by Nicalis in North America and will be published by Pikii in Japan. In North America, players can purchase a digital license at $39.99 (tax excluded) (※NOTE: This is US Dollar, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). There is an original PS4/Switch exclusive physical package including x1 disc/cartridge of the game, x1 instruction booklet and x1 microfiber cloth, however, there is no trusted information as Nicalis’s website doesn’t have any link lead to this package but instead it is showing on some websites such as Amazon, Play-Asia, etc. but each provides a different retail price so players have to pre-order purchase it with own risk if want. In Japan, Pikii offers both two purchase options including physical disc/cartridge and digital license with estimated prices are ¥4,000/disc or cartridge (tax excluded) and ¥3,700/license (tax excluded) respectively. The game follows hack and slash genre and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics.
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.
An indie game developers group named Visualnoveler just revealed that their brand new title, Eternal Radiance will also can be played on Switch (Nintendo) console alongside with PlayStation 4 (Sony) console and PC via Steam. This decision has been made after Eternal Radiance’s Kickstarter campaign achieved the funding goal. Because the game is indie game so there is no retail price, but instead players can get a physical disc (※NOTE: Currently the disc option is PC exclusive) or digital license by pledging a certain amount of money via its Kickstarter page (※NOTE: Refer on the website by clicking Visit Official Website button at below of this post). The game follows action RPG and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics.
Build-A-Bear toy shop has opened 30% SALE OFF event applying for all Pokémon fluffy toys as well as their accessories to celebrate Pokémon Day. The event lasts for 3 days from February 25th, 2019 to February 27th, 2019. For buyers who are living outside United States, the shop offers many shipping services which cover almost all countries in the world with some additional fees.
Western Digital’s SanDisk and Micron brands both just introduced their newest UHS-I microSDXC products at Mobile World Congress, those are also the world’s first 1 Terabyte microSD cards. As for SanDisk card, it is able to achieve up to 160MB/s read speed. While Micron card only reaches 100MB/s, however, its write speed is 5MB/s faster at up to 95MB/s making it became the winner of max write performance. Western Digital revealed that their 1TB microSD card will be available on the market in April 2019 with the retail price is $449.99/card (tax included) (※NOTE: This is US Dollar, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). Micron hasn’t yet declared the release date as well as the price, however they promised that the card will be competitively priced when it is released in the second quarter of 2019.