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Pokemon Scarlet Violet most pre-orders

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet have seen the most pre-orders for any entry in the series to date. That’s according to The Pokemon Company COO Takato Utsunomiya, who was recent interviewed by Oricon News.

Utsunomiya didn’t elaborate further, only stating that The Pokemon Company is looking forward to the game’s launch. It’s unclear if his statement refers to worldwide pre-orders or Japan only.

Drainus physical

We still don’t know when exactly Drainus will be launching on Switch, but confirmation has been provided that a physical release is in the cards. Strictly Limited Games is handling production.

Drainus will be sold with both a standard version and collector’s edition. The latter, which costs $69.99 and is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, includes a copy of the game, special box with magnetic latch, game manual, material collection book with an exclusive manga in both English and Japanese plus an exclusive interview with the developer and behind-the-scenes material about the development, hanging decoration, original soundtrack on CD, textile patch with the emblem of the Kharlarl Empire, enamel logo pin, and a double-sided poster.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion More Than a Remaster

Square Enix has come out with a new trailer for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion known as “More Than a Remaster”. As the title implies, the video showcases how the developers have done more than just updated the visuals. The redone version of the PSP original features a complete HD graphics overhaul, newly arranged soundtrack, fully voiced dialogue in English and Japanese, and an updated combat system.

Here’s some additional information about the game:

Risen Switch

THQ Nordic has made it official that Risen is seeing release on Switch. The title is due out on January 24, 2023.

A port was essentially leaked by a USK rating earlier this year. THQ Nordic and developer Piranha Bytes are now bringing back the game, a fantasy-based action RPG, that first launched in 2009.

Pretty Princess Magical Garden Island

Today, publisher Aksys Games and developer Nippon Columbia announced Pretty Princess Magical Garden Island. The title is on track for a Spring 2023 launch in North America and Europe on Switch.

Pretty Princess Magical Garden Island is a fantasy farming sim. First details can be found in the following overview.

Fire Emblem Engage story

Nintendo came out with a new story trailer for Fire Emblem Engage yesterday, and has now followed up with some additional information. Details were shared on social media regarding “Lumiere” the Divine Dragon King, the “Four Hounds”, Firene, and Alfred.

Serenes Forest has prepared a translation of what was shared. We’ve rounded up the tidbits below.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet reviews

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are just a couple of days away from reaching Switch, and reviews for the games are now starting to appear. Nintendo just lifted the official embargo.

The latest entries in the well-known franchise are offering something brand new with the open world of the Paldea region. Players can traverse land, water, and air by riding Koraidon in Scarlet and Miraidon in Violet. Many new creatures are appearing for the first time including the starters Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. There are plenty of other hooks like the Terastal Phenomenon in which Pokemon can gain special power, co-op play with the Union Circle, and more.

Here’s a roundup of some initial Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet reviews:

Sonic Frontiers

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris has received a new update, bringing the game to version 3.11. This update aims to fix some major and minor bugs, as well as improve overall gameplay. Some new additional content is also being added, including new playable character Eydis.

Here are the full patch notes for the update:

Aragami 2 gameplay

The first half hour of gameplay is now available for the Switch version of Aragami 2. We get to see the opening prologue, initial stealth gameplay, and more.

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