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Application Systems Heidelberg has announced that Lamplight City, its steampunk-ish detective game, will be landing on Switch next month. A release is planned for June 2, 2022.

Francisco Gonzalez, creator of the Ben Jordan Series, A Golden Wake and Shardlight, led the design in which players are actually allowed to fail. Even if you get something wrong, the game doesn’t end. Rather, some aspects of the story will be impacted.

Spike Chunsoft is back with another trailer for AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative that highlights the game’s characters. Mizuki, Aiba, Ryuki, Tama, Kizuna, Lien, Amame, Gen, Shoma, Tokiko, Chikara, and the Masked Woman are shown off.

If that wasn’t enough, today’s video also shows off the free costume DL C”3 Pattern T-Shirt Set” and “Hot Dog Costume Set” for Aiba and Tama. As a reminder, this will be offered for free for three weeks following launch.

NIS America has issued a new characters trailer for The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero, which offers a look at the members of Crossbell’s Special Support Section. Lloyd Bannings, Elie MacDowell, Tio Plato, and Randy Orlando are specifically shown.

Here’s some information about each one:

Publisher Merge Games and developer Laser Dog have set a final release date for DeathRun TV, their hardcore rogue-lite twin-stick shooter. Switch players can purchase the title starting on June 1, 2022.

DeathRun TV was last announced for Switch back in June 2021. It did not have a release window at the time.

The first episode of Pokemon: Hisuian Snow, titled “Onto the Icy Blue”, is now available for viewing.

This is the new anime series that’s been made to promote Pokemon Legends: Arceus on Switch. In it, protagonist Alec, who is aboard a boat bound for the Hisui region, reminisces about the first time his father took him there. The show will cover Alec’s stories from the past.

Two more areas have been shown off for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, with fans now able to get a closer look at Great Cotte Falls and Maktha Wildwood.

With Great Cotte Falls, Nintendo points out how it’s “a great place for a swim”. Additionally, the environment includes a giant waterfall. You might be tempted to jump off of it while playing the game yourself.

Spelunky 2 will be offered as the next Game Trial for Nintendo Switch Online in Europe, it’s been announced.

Like all Game Trials, those with an active subscription can play through the entire game at no extra cost. Save data can also be carried over to the full version.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has purchased a 5.01% stake in Nintendo Co.

According to a report by Bloomberg, this will make the PIF the company’s fifth-largest shareholder, and was done for investment purposes. This is the PIF’s third known acquisition in Japan-listed gaming firms made this year, after they previously disclosed stakes in Capcom Co. and Nexon Co. that are also both greater than 5% and have a combined value of over $1 billion.

The PIF has been notably active in investments in the video game industry over the last two years, as in 2021 it made acquisitions worth $1.3bn in Activision Blizzard and $1bn in EA, which equates to around 3.5% and 2.6% respectively of those companies’ share totals. It also invested $825m in Take-Two, accounting for approximately 3.5% of the company’s total shares.

A Nintendo spokesman is said to have stated that the company heard about the investment from news reports, but would not comment on the activities of individual shareholders.


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The weapon trailer series for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak continues, as Capcom has now shared trailers for the Great Sword, Insect Glaive, and Hammer. The Great Sword receives a new stance to give players a defensive boost, the Insect Glaive’s Kinsect will be able to inflict more damage than previously, and the Hammer’s ability to stun monsters increases.

Here’s some more information about Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak:

Hamster has announced that Trio The Punch will be the next game releasing on the eShop under the Arcade Archives label. Here is some more information about the game below.

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