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.

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.

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 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).