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Koei Tecmo is letting fans try out Samurai Warriors 5 with a new demo. The trial went up on the Japanese Switch eShop, and will likely be made available in the west in the near future.

Here’s some footage:

We’re quickly closing in on the four year anniversary of Bayonetta 3’s announcement. The game was announced at The Game Awards 2017, but we haven’t seen it since. While PlatinumGames has regularly assured fans of the project’s continued development, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about its status.

Nintendo did at least provide a brief update this week. In an interview with GameSpot, Nintendo Treehouse’s Nate Bihldorff said that Bayonetta 3 “still exists.” Bill Trinen of Nintendo Treehouse added, “I will even go one further and say not only does it exist, but it’s progressing well.”

Trinen also said:

Update (6/18): Post updated with the top 40.


Original (6/14): This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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Granzella shared a new roadmap on Kickstarter today to highlight future content for R-Type Final 2.

Between June and early July, the game will be receiving “Stage Pass Set 3” DLC, the R-Aircaft Album, R’s Museum usability improvements, and new player ships. For early summer, the team will be adding another round of player ships, ranking functions, and new data (gallery, decals, costumes, aircraft biography). Late summer will see more player ships, new stages, and additional data (gallery, decals, costumes, aircraft biography). Finally, between this fall and the end of 2021, R-Type 2 will be receiving more DLC and an update to R-Type Final 3, which will be entirely free.

R-Type Final 2 is out now on Switch.

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Nippon Ichi Software and Daisyworld have put out a first trailer for Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori, an upcoming visual novel. Check it out below.

Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori is slated for October 28 in Japan. A western release has not yet been announced.

Atlus is back with another Shin Megami Tensei V demon showcase video. Next up is Amanozako – check out the footage below.

Shin Megami Tensei V releases for Switch on November 12. You can keep track of all demon videos here.

A new gameplay trailer has arrived for the Switch RPG The Caligula Effect 2. View today’s video below.

The Caligula Effect 2 will be out for Switch in Japan on June 24. In North America and Europe, it’s planned for this fall.

Koei Tecmo has issued a new Japanese commercial for Samurai Warriors 5. Take a look at the advert below.

Samurai Warriors 5 is due out for Switch on June 24 in Japan. It will follow on July 27 in the west.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Game Builder Garage – 71,241 / NEW
2. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade – 20,889 / NEW
3. [PS5] Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – 14,663 / NEW
4. [NSW] Miitopia – 14,579 / 147,402
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 13,507 / 2,627,908
6. [PS4] Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – 12,210 / NEW
7. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise – 11,951 / 2,257,335
8. [PS4] Guilty Gear Strive – 11,722 / NEW
9. [NSW] Minecraft – 11,661 / 1,995,228
10. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 9,802 / 2,223,507

The first part of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC has gone live. If you purchased the Expansion Pass, Wave 1: Pulse of the Ancients should be accessible to you.

Pulse of the Ancients features added weapon types, challenging enemies and an expanded roster, including the new playable Battle-Tested Guardian.

Wave 2: Guardian of the Remembrance will follow in November. Players can look forward to new character vignettes, added stages, an expanded roster and new battle skills for existing characters.