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Much like recent Fire Emblem games, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will have DLC. Nintendo revealed what’s in store for the newest 3DS game today.

Fire Emblem Echoes’ first DLC is planned for April 20 in Japan. First, players can receive a one-time reward of the “Boots” item for free. Other than that, paid DLC is as follows:

New Dragon Quest XI trailers

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Update: Added in new trailers focusing specifically on 3DS and PS4 (plus Switch?) below.

Original: Square Enix has prepared a brand new trailer for Dragon Quest XI. You can give it a watch below.

Dragon Quest XI finally has a release date in Japan. On 3DS, the game is set to release on July 29.

Square Enix made today’s announcement during its Dragon Quest XI Release Date Presentation. However, it neglected to say when the Switch version will be made available.

Square Enix will soon be hosting its Dragon Quest XI Release Date Presentation live stream. As the name implies, we’re expecting the RPG to be given a final date in Japan – at least on 3DS. It’ll be interesting to see if Square Enix talks about the Switch version of the game or holds off until sometime in the future.

You can watch the Dragon Quest XI Release Date Presentation as it happens below. It should begin in about an hour from now.

XSEED often tends to support Nintendo platforms. Even when the Wii U was winding down, the publisher brought Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Exile’s End to Wii U by working with WayForward and Magnetic Realms respectively.

With Switch, XSEED once again has plans to support a Nintendo system. A representative from the company told one fan that announcements will be made “soon”. Although, mysteriously, “it may not specifically be for the titles and series you’re looking for.”

XSEED said:

“We are big supporters of the Switch so you’ll definitely be seeing some announcements about it from us soon, though it may not specifically be for the titles and series you’re looking for.”


Square Enix previously announced free DLC for I Am Setsuna, known as the Temporal Battle Arena. Today, the publisher issued a release date in an email sent out to fans. The Temporal Battle Arena will be out on Thursday as a content patch.

For the uninitiated, I Am Setsuna’s Temporal Battle Arena lets you participate in battles against other players parties. It can be accessed by progressing through the main story and talking to a character that appears on a specific map.

Here’s a trailer:


A new Nintendo Direct is set to air on Wednesday, Nintendo has just announced.

The upcoming presentation will have news about both Switch and 3DS. However, it will be primarily focused on ARMS and Splatoon 2, Nintendo says.

Broadcast times are below:

– 3 PM PT
– 6 PM ET
– 11 PM in the UK
– 12 PM in Europe (Thursday)

The news about this week’s Nintendo Direct was published on Twitter:


Headup Games is teaming up with Nicalis to bring The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to Europe and Australia, the company announced today. A release is planned for Q2 2017. Pricing will be set at €39.99.

It was also suggested that Headup and Nicalis will be working together again in the future. That may mean games like Cave Story+ and Redout will reach PAL regions as well.


This week, some news made the rounds about Switch’s estimated manufacturing cost. Japanese teardown firm Fomalhaut published an article on Nikkei Technology that not only goes over pricing, but the internal hardware of the system as well.

What we didn’t know previously is that the tablet and dock cost is about $167. On top of that are the two Joy-Con, which are roughly $90. That’s where the $257 total came from.

Switch’s launch took place just over a month ago. With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting to have a discussion about features we’d like to see added in the future.

Switch definitely isn’t a static system. Heck, no console is these days. Companies always update their platforms with firmware updates throughout the years.

Switch’s OS is incredibly slick and fast, but it’d be tough to say that it isn’t lacking a bit in terms of features. If there’s one thing I’ve seen, it’s that users want the ability to manage saves and transfer them. With Switch already supporting some browser functionality – such as when you connect to certain hotspots – a dedicated internet browser wouldn’t hurt. You’ll also always have some Switch owners who’d like to be able to watch video content on the likes of Netflix.

Those are just a few random ideas. What features do you hope to see implemented in Switch in the future? Share your thoughts with us below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – April 2017

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