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This week’s issue of Famitsu contains a Splatoon 2 feature. Although it’s largely based on the information covered in the game’s trailer and recent tweets, there are some new tidbits.

Below are a few details we came across in the magazine about the Hero Mode campaign:

– Octarian’s world is more feminine than the past one in Splatoon
– Since there is an icon top right of the UI, there will be a Sunken Scrolls collection feature again
– Hero Suit can grow; the suit shown in screenshots are the level 1 form
– The machine gun-esque looking weapon is just called “Hero Shooter” in the Japanese version; it’s an orthodox, standard shooter
– Octolings might use different sub-weapon when they uses different main weapon (Octolings will use various weapons unlike the first Splatoon; Famitsu shows them using the Slosher and Blaster; each of those weapons might have different type of sub weapons)
– Usable special weapon differs by situation (this sounds like each stage or level will offer you different type of special weapon)
– Sheldon will bring you new weapons using his drone

Famitsu hosted a live stream this week, and showcased plenty of footage from the Japanese Switch release Seiken Densetsu Collection. We’ve included the lengthy recording below.

A few days ago, Nintendo announced the 2017 Summer of Play tour. Certain locations across the United States will host events where fans can go hands-on with various Switch and 3DS games. Various activities are planned at these locations as well.

When the announcement was made earlier in the week, it was mentioned that My Nintendo members who check in with their QR Code will be given a free gift while supplies last. Now we know what that gift actually is. As shown on the official website and pictured below, you’ll be provided with a special Switch water bottle.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

During a live stream hosted earlier today, Dragon Quest XI producer and series creator Yuji Horii commented on the game’s Switch version. Unfortunately though, they couldn’t really say anything.

Here’s what was mentioned:

“We can’t say about anything concrete regarding the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI. When the timing comes that we can say something… there are grown-up reasons. When the time that we can say something does come, I think we’ll have something to say, so if you can please wait.”

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii also added that “there are various circumstances.” What those circumstances are were not made clear.

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Dragon Quest X Switch boxart

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Following up on Dragon Quest X’s confirmed launch on Switch in September, Square Enix has shared the official boxart. See it above.

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The first commercial for Monster Hunter XX on Switch has been published on Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel. Watch it below.

Square Enix has announced that the Switch version of Dragon Quest X is launching in Japan on September 21. It will be priced at 4,800 yen, with weekly fees coming in at 1,000 or 1,500 yen for three or five characters.

On top of that, we have new footage of Dragon Quest X running on Switch with gameplay on the system’s screen from the official “Countdown Carnival” live stream. View that below.

In Japan, Square Enix is planning a beta for Dragon Quest X in Japan. Fans can sign up here for the event to be held between July 19 and August 10.

After coming to 3DS earlier in the year, Monster Hunter XX will now be gracing Switch in Japan. Capcom confirmed a late August release on Nintendo’s new console in Japan earlier today. To see how the two versions compare, take a look at some comparisons created by Gaijinhunter below.

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Cave Story+ file size

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When Cave Story+ arrives in June, you can pick up the game in one of two ways. Nicalis intends to release the game physically, though it will also be sold on the eShop.

The Switch eShop has now updated with the size for Cave Story+. It’ll take up 137MB of space, which is definitely on the low side.

Cave Story+ launches in North America on June 20.

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Update: Added in some details rounded up by Gematsu below.


During the “Countdown Carnival” hands-on events for Dragon Quest XI, Square Enix hosted a special stage for the game and showed off some brand new footage. Check out the full recording below.

– A desert town called Samadhi was revealed
– Before the development of Dragon Quest XI, the staff went to Machu Picchu, so you may see its atmosphere reflected in the map
– White monsters on the Dragon Quest Life website are called “incarnations of time”
– You’ll frequently encounter them in various locations throughout the game world
– Horii couldn’t say too much about these monsters, as it would be a spoiler
– There are about 20 bases, including villages, towns, and castles
– A Japanese-stlye, Jipang-esque “fire town” was shown
– A major event will happen here
– Dragon Quest XI will have a “Restricted Play” system
– This lets you to play the game with certain restrictions
– A screenshot was shown where shopping was restricted
– Even when you talk to the owner of the shop while playing with shopping restrictions, you won’t be able to see what he is selling

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