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A new title called Fishing Star: World Tour will start the service on January 31st, 2019 in Japan. The game is remade based on Fishing Star which has been launched as an Android/iOS app in 2017 in Japan, and will be published for Switch (Nintendo) exclusive by GREE. The company offers only digital license with the price is ¥2,482/copy (tax excluded) (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game follows sport genre, exactly is fishing style with anime-style art under 3D graphics. It also supports the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Fishing Rod.

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A brand new title called Yoshi Craft World will start the service globally on March 29th, 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). 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 but associated with a upside down flip feature that brings players to a whole new different view. The game owns an cartoon-style art under 2.5D graphics. Furthermore, it also supports co-op mode but only up to 2 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).

HAMSTER Corporation just announced that Kizuna Encounter will start the service on January 10th, 2019 in Japan as a title in Arcade Archives series. The game was originally designed for Neo Geo arcade and first released in 1996 by SNK, however it has been ported and will be published for PlayStation 4 (Sony), Xbox One (Microsoft) and Switch (Nintendo) consoles by HAMSTER Corporation. For PlayStation 4 and Switch, the game costs ¥823 (tax included) to play, while for Xbox One, it costs ¥840 (tax included) (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based in buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game follows fighting genre and owns an anime-style art under 2D graphics.

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).

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.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just started the service globally on December 7th, 2018. The game is designed for Switch (Nintendo) console exclusive by the joint development between Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd., and has been published by Nintendo. The publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license with the price is ¥7,200/copy (tax excluded), besides the base game, there is also a special DLC called Fighters Pass which costs additional ¥2,500 (tax excluded) to download (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The Fighters Pass includes 5 separated DLCs, each DLC consists of 1x fighter, 1x stage and music tracks, all these DLCs will be released by February 2020 and available for individual purchase upon release for ¥605 (tax excluded) each. Players who purchase the game before January 31th, 2019, can get Piranha Plant fighter for FREE. Piranha Plant will be available as paid DLC at a later time, however, not including in Fighters Pass. Plus, if purchasing Fighter Pass, players will get a limited costume of Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Mii fighter in game. The game is the 5th installment of Super Smash Bro. series and still follows fighting genre with traditional combat system of the series: Player controls a character, uses various attacks to weaken the opponent then knocks them out of an arena to win the battle. The game owns a cartoon-style art under 3D graphics. Furthermore, Amiibo system is also implemented just like other titles in the series. In celebration of the game, Nintendo has been released 3 new Amiibo including Inkling Girl, Wolf and Ridley. They revealed that many new Amiibo will be released in 2019.

BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION SPECIAL EDITION ANNOUNCED RELEASE DATE

Arc System Works just revealed that BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Special Edition will start the service on February 7th, 2019 in Japan and North America, then the following day on February 8th it will start in Europe. The game is designed and will be publishedfor Switch (Nintendo) console by Arc System Works. The company offers both physical cartridge and digital license with estimated prices are ¥5,184/cartridge (tax included) and ¥4,800/license (tax included) respectively (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game is considered as a complete edition of the last chaper in BLAZBLUE series – BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION (2016) because it comes with all of 2016 version released DLCs such as playable characters (ES, Mai, Susano’o and Jubei), color schemes, system voices, etc.. Furthermore, according to the information written on the official website, the game has both English and Japanese subtitles but only has Japanese audio, plus it doesn’t support cross-platform online mode.

Koei Tecmo just revealed that Samurai Warriors 4 DX will start the service on March 14th, 2019 in Japan. The game is designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony) and Switch (Nintendo) consoles by Omega Force, and will be published by Koei Tecmo. The publisher didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to play whole game under Japanese language. On PlayStation 4, players can purchase digital license via Playstation Store (requires Japan account) or third-party retailers such as Amazon (requires Japan account). On Switch console, players can purchase digital license via Nintendo eShop (requires changing account region to Japan) or third-party retailers such as Amazon (requires Japan account). The publisher offers two purchase options including Standard Edition and Samurai Warriors DX 15th Year Anniversary BOX Edition with estimated prices are ¥5,800/copy (tax excluded) and ¥14,800/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 Samurai Warriors DX 15th Year Anniversary BOX consists of x1 copy of the game, x1 artbook (64 pages), x4 soundtrack CDs, x4 music video DVDs and x144 postcards. The game is considered as a complete edition of Samurai Warriors 4 (2014) because it comes with all of 2014 released DLCs including costumes, character customization options, weapons, mounts, scenarios and BGM.