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Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space will be arriving for Switch on July 15 in Japan for 3,980 yen, and Earth Defense Force 2017 will follow this fall, D3 Publisher and developer Sandlot have announced via Weekly Famitsu. Both titles will have similar specs to the PS Vita versions, and would have been followed by a port of SIMPLE 2000 Series Vol. 31: THE Earth Defense Force, but difficulties arose during development and the project was abandoned. A Western release has not been announced for the games at this time.


Back in February, Clannad Side Stories was announced for Switch in Japan. It follows the original Clannad that released on the console around two or so years ago.

Fans will be happy to hear that Clannad Side Stories will also be offered on Switch in the west. A listing has popped up on the eShop, confirming plans for North America and Europe.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Later this week, Samurai Shodown will be adding a new DLC character from The Last Blade 2 in Hibiki Takane. View some footage of the character below courtesy of a Dengeki live stream recording.

Hibiki Takane arrives in Samurai Shodown on April 28. We have a trailer for the character here.

While we’re still waiting for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World in the west, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World just came out in Japan. Find some footage of the game running on Switch below.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is slated for Q2 2021 in North America and Europe.

Nintendo has revealed that a new update is on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to close out April. When activated, it will bring new twists to seasonal events.

Here’s the full rundown:

Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive have released a trailer that offers up a first look at SnowRunner running on Switch. View it below.

SnowRunner is due out for Switch on May 18. For more on the game, head on over here.

As part of Koei Tecmo’s latest financial report, the company provided the latest sales update on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Between shipments and digital sales, the title has surpassed 3.7 million copies worldwide.

The same report also provides a similar figure for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. That title’s combined shipments and digital sales are now beyond 360,000 units.


It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. This week, Mario Golf: Super Rush and Famicom Detective Club appear for the first time.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between April 8 and April 14.

Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:


Quantic Dream has long been known as a PlayStation developer. Now, however, the company has started to venture out on its own. After making well-known narrative games like Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream has started to self-publish, and is even working with other developers as well.

As far as why Quantic Dream is now starting to explore self-publishing, head of publishing Guillaume de Fondaumière recently told Nintendo Everything: