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Sonic the Hedgehog remakes reboots

SEGA president and COO Yukio Sugino has commented on the success of Sonic Frontiers as well as interest in approaches like remakes and reboots.

Sugino’s comments came as part of an interview published in a recent issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu. He was first asked about what was memorable last year, to which he pointed to the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie as well as Sonic Frontiers. The Switch title, which is also available on other platforms, “managed to sell more copies than we anticipated.”

Sugino said:

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals gameplay

A new batch of gameplay is now available for Oxenfree II: Lost Signals that shows it running on Switch. The title officially arrived this week.

More details can be found in the following overview:

Square Enix July 2023 Switch eShop sale

Square Enix has kicked off a new July 2023 Switch eShop sale, and it’s a notable one with multiple games at their lowest prices ever including Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, SaGa Frontier Remastered, and Various Daylife. All of the big franchises – such as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy – are represented with discounts as well.

Here’s the full lineup:

Final Fantasy name origins

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the Final Fantasy name? The series’ original creator has now shared the backstory.

While there’s been plenty of fan speculation, Hironobu Sakaguchi has now confirmed what happened directly. He shared in an official interview from Square Enix that the inspiration came from Fighting Fantasy. However, that couldn’t be used “because of trademarks and the like.” Sakaguchi said Final Fantasy was “a last resort.”

Atelier Marie Remake launch trailer

To celebrate the launch of Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg, Koei Tecmo issued a new trailer. The re-imagined take on the classic title made it to Switch this week.

Further information is included in the following overview:

Manic Mechanics gameplay

Manic Mechanics was one of a few notable eShop releases this week, and we now have gameplay. Footage showcases the couch co-op title on Nintendo’s console.

Additional information about the game can be found in the following overview:

Recall Empty Wishes

Publisher Dangen Entertainment and developer Puff Hook Studio previously announced Recall: Empty Wishes, but we now have confirmation that the game is heading to Switch. The game will initially launch for PC in Q4 2023, followed by consoles at a later date.

Recall: Empty Wishes, a story-driven psychological thriller based in Taiwan in the 2010s, focuses on a boy named Tommy who has mysteriously disappeared and his sister, Yonny, who is trying to find him. More details are available in the following overview:

Touhou: New World gameplay

Over an hour of gameplay has surfaced for Touhou: New World, which came to Switch this week. We have a closer look at the hybrid of action RPG elements and bullet-hell combat.

Everything you need to know is included in the following overview:

Pikmin 4

This week’s Switch eShop charts are as follows:


Metroid Dread E.M.M.I. figma

We have a status update on the E.M.M.I. figma for Metroid Dread, as Good Smile has now provided a release date, new photos, and opened pre-orders.

The figma uses a flexible plastic in important areas along with metal screws for some joints. Its extending limbs have been preserved in figure form. Optional parts include a faceplate, DNA-extracting spike, and a large-size base. It measures approximately 215mm in height.

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