ARMS advertising poster spotted at Shibuya station
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Nintendo advertising one of their products via posters at Shibuya station in Tokyo is nothing new – the company has advertised many of its biggest games and also the Switch this way. It probably comes as no surprise then that ARMS is the latest game to get this treatment. Shibuya station is one of the most heavily trafficked train stations in the world, so Nintendo’s newest IP is sure to get a lot of attention this way.
Media Create software sales (5/22/17 – 5/28/17) – Top 50
This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:
01./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
02./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
03./00. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
04./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross
05./00. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #
07./04. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X
08./06. [PS4] NieR: Automata
09./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon
10./07. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia #
11./18. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax
12./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
13./15. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars
14./17. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
15./00. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit
16./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch
17./16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition]
18./10. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
19./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
20./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Official Splatoon-themed headset for Switch launching in Japan alongside Splatoon 2
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Today, Nintendo revealed via the official Splatoon Twitter account that a Splatoon-themed headset for the Switch will be released in Japan. Manufactured by video game accessory giant HORI, the headset will allow you to more easily use voice chat in Splatoon 2 (and other supported Switch games) via Nintendo’s smart phone app.
The headset comes with an adapter which you have to connect to both your smartphone and your Switch, which results in better quality audio input and output compared to a setup where you’re just using your smartphone and no headset. The headset will be released on July 21st for a price of 3480 Yen.
Dragon Quest XI: Details on Veronica, Senya and Homura Village
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Once again, Weekly Jump magazine has some new Dragon Quest XI info in its latest issue. This week, we’ve got new details on two party members and on one new location (thanks to Gematsu for the translation).
Veronica hates being treated like a child. She can equip two-handed staffs and whips as weapons. Despite her small size, she is a tomboy who won’t flinch in a fight no matter her opponent. She can unleash beyond-powerful attack spells that prove her use as the party’s attacker.
Spells she can use include:
- “Kafrizzle” – A powerful spell where a pillar of overly-hot flames attack the enemy.
- “Gilaglade” – Heat up and clear away the enemy with the earth-shaking flame that is this powerful attack spell.
Her weapon skills include:
- “Berserk Magic Circle” – A special skill using the two-handed staff that strengthens spells.
- “Extreme Dragon Strike” – A special skill using the whip that consecutively strikes the enemy.
Senya is a healer who can cure her allies. She can equip spears and sticks. She has a kind heart and gentle personality. In contrast to Veronica, her language is awfully polite. Her easygoing and gentle personality may even make Veronica impatient at times.
Spells she can use include:
- “Kerplunk” – A spell that heals all party members at the expense of herself.
- “Kaswooshle” – An attack spell, which Senya can also use.
- “Holy Light” – No description provided.
Her weapon skills include:
- “Flash Strike” – A special skill using the stick and spear.
Homura Village (Fire Village)
A village at the foot of Hinonogi Volcano characterized by Japanese-style buildings. It thrives in smithing and has a famous steam bath house. There is a shrine in the back of the village where a the shrine maiden who governs over the village lives.
Media Create sales (5/22/17 – 5/28/17)
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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
Switch – 27,146
New 3DS LL – 14,610
PS4 – 13,972
PS4 Pro – 5,030
Vita – 4,092
2DS – 2,667
New 3DS – 1,018
PS3 – 258
Wii U – 177
Xbox One – 121
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
Switch – 26,114
New 3DS LL – 13,922
PS4 – 12,325
PS4 Pro – 4,989
Vita – 4,088
2DS – 2,732
New 3DS – 1,406
PS3 – 327
Wii U – 184
Xbox One – 103
And here are the software charts:
Upcoming Japanese eShop releases (6/7/17)
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A couple of new titles are coming to the Japanese eShop on June 7. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:
Human Resource Machine – 1,000 yen
Wii U Download
Revenant Saga – 1,080 yen
Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe – 500 yen
Japanese 3DS themes (5/31/17)
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A pair of new 3DS themes are out now in Japan. Here’s the lineup:
Tomomi Itano: #How Nice! – 200 yen
Hikonyan – 200 yen
Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor – 200 yen
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment arrives June 1st on 3DS in Europe & Australia; Treasure Trove dated for Japan
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Two quick pieces of Shovel Knight news: first up, the Specter of Torment update for 3DS is finally almost here in Europe & Australia. The update will be available to download on June 1st at 23:00 UTC.
Also, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be available on the Japanese Switch eShop tomorrow, May 30th.
Japan’s best-selling games of April 2017
The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of April 2017. You can check out the full results below.
Dragon Quest XI – Countdown Carnival live stream recording (new footage)
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