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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Nintendo has updated the Japanese release schedule on its platforms for the week of April 18, 2024. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:


Chequered Ink is putting Cryptrio on Switch this week, the studio has announced. The title is due out on April 12, 2024.

Cryptrio is a spooky new match three experience with a twist. Players will enter the crypt and stack monsters to score points. The idea is to match three of the same kind of monster to defeat them, but they’re all different shapes.

Here’s some additional information:

3DS Wii U online play end date

January 23: Nintendo has provided an official shutdown date for 3DS and Wii U online play. This will go into effect on April 8, 2024 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET. Users are warned “that if an event occurs that would make it difficult to continue online services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software, Nintendo may have to discontinue services earlier than planned.”

This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Nintendo already gave fans a heads up back in October that it would be pulling the plug on 3DS / Wii U online support. April was already confirmed – we just didn’t have a specific date.



Clunky Hero developer Chaosmonger Studio has announced its next project Schizollama, which is confirmed for release on Switch. Launch timing hasn’t been determined.

If you’ve heard about Schizollama previously, you might be aware of it through Kickstarter. The bad news is that the campaign didn’t end up with successful funding, but Chaosmonger Studio decided to move forward with the project using its own funds.

Skelethrone: The Chronicles of Ericona

Valkyrie Initiative and 70`Strike are bringing Skelethrone: The Chronicles of Ericona to Switch, the two sides have announced. The title arrives on May 7, 2024.

Skelethrone, which takes inspiration from titles such as Castlevania and Dark Souls, is a challenging 2D action platformer with RPG elements. More information can be found in the following overview:

Final Formation

Publisher City Connection and developer Happymeal have announced Final Formation, which is currently in development for Switch. A release is planned for 2024.

Final Formation is the second addition to the “Sci-Fi Multiverse Trilogy”. Final Exerion, which came to Switch last September, was the first part. A reboot of Formation Z is also planned.

As for Final Formation, the game will include exploration maps, the PELL system that helps you transform and merge, a soundtrack by Daisuke Matsumoto, and character and mech designs / manga by U Watari.


Doll Explorer gameplay

Doll Explorer arrived on Switch this week, and with new gameplay, we’re able to get a bit of a closer look. The turn-based strategy experience comes from Waku Waku Games and Pico Games.

As a reminder, here’s what you can expect:

Ready, Steady, Ship release date

Publisher Untold Tales and developer Jollybits Games just came through with a release date for Ready, Steady, Ship. On Switch and other platforms, it’s launching on April 19, 2024.

Ready, Steady, Ship was only just confirmed for Switch in February. We had a Q1 2024 release window at the time.

For more information about the game, check out the following overview:

Thanks to GamesIndustry, we have new insight into the UK gaming market for March 2024.

There’s not a whole lot of excitement this month with EA Sports FC 24 the highest charting Switch game at #2. Princess Peach: Showtime comes in at #30, but it released late and the month. Command & Conquer also saw a 17-title bundle which impacted the chart this month a bit.

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Balatro update 1.0.1

LocalThunk is reading the first major update for Balatro, version 1.0.1.

While there are a couple of fixes here, the patch is mainly implementing a ton of different additions and changes. One of these is a new ‘Perishable’ mechanic for Jokers, ante scaling adjustments, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

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