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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance – 31,888 / NEW
2. [PS5] Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance – 18,610 / NEW
3. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door – 10,663 / 179,496
4. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories – 10,216 / NEW
5. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 7,841 / 7,800,710
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 6,524 / 5,870,560
7. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance – 6,367 / NEW
8. [NSW] Minecraft – 4,872 / 3,544,346
9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 3,655 / 5,525,609
10. [NSW] Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley – 3,430 / NEW

Pepper Grinder physical

After it was previously distributed digitally on Switch, Pepper Grinder is now set for physical release. Devolver Digital will be distributing it at major retailers.

Pepper Grinder initially hit Switch at the end of March. Currently the eShop version is the only way to get it.

Darkest Dungeon is the next Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial in North America, Nintendo has announced. Subscribers can download it right now until June 26 at 11:59 PM PT / June 27 at 2:59 AM ET.

For My Nintendo members, there’s a bonus here. Simply booting up the trial will provide you with 100 Platinum Points.

Bubsy In: The Purrfect Collection

Today, Atari and Limited Run Games unveiled Bubsy In: The Purrfect Collection. Switch will be getting it in 2025.

Atari says that the package includes games (updated in the Carbon Engine), artifacts, and interviews. Also, the team has apparently gone out of its way “to smooth out some of the games’ rough edges.”

Learn more about it in the following overview:

Tomba 2

Tomba 2 is on the way to Switch, Limited Run Games has announced. A release window was not provided.

This follows the original title which is set to appear on Switch this August (read more about that here). As for the sequel, Tomba 2: The Evil Swine Return debuted in 1999 in Japan and 2000 in the west for the original PlayStation.

Here’s a brief overview:

Gex Trilogy, which was previously announced for Switch last year, just resurfaced. A trailer for the game was shown during LRG3 2024.

Gex Trilogy will not only include multiple games, but some new features like the ability to rewind and save at any point. Here’s the official description:

Lollipop Chainsaw Repop

June 13: Lollipop Chainsaw Repop is getting a release on Switch, Dragami Games just revealed. A worldwide release is planned for September 26, 2024.

Lollipop Chainsaw was originally developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind No More Heroes and more. It never released on a Nintendo console previously. Those that players the original can look forward to various improvements and new content.

More information can be found in the following overview:

Fear Effect Switch

After it originally released on the PlayStation many years ago, Fear Effect is now making a comeback on Switch. The game heads to the console in 2025.

Kronos Digital Entertainment was the original developer of Fear Effect, which initially came to the PlayStation in 2000. The game never appeared on a Nintendo platform previously.

For a brief rundown, check out the following overview:

Hitman Blood Money - Reprisal physical

Hitman: Blood Money – Reprisal, which was previously sold digitally on Switch, is now getting the physical treatment. Limited Run Games will offer it later in 2024.

Feral Interactive originally brought Hitman: Blood Money – Reprisal to the eShop earlier this year. You can read more about it below.

Toxic Crusaders physical

According to Limited Run Games, the company is planning a physical release of Toxic Crusaders. It’ll be going live on the company’s website later in 2024.

Toxic Crusaders has still yet to launch in any form. The title is currently targeting its arrival for 2024, though more specific timing hasn’t  been shared.

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