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Batora: Lost Haven physical

Thanks to Limited Run Games, a physical version for Batora: Lost Haven is on the way to Switch.

This marks one of the company’s releases in which only a standard boxed copy is planned. There will be no special editions.

Original (12/15): Falcom had previously announced that the next installment in the Ys series would be making its way to Switch, and we now have a few more details on the title. The game is officially titled Ys X: Nordics, and will be releasing on Switch in Japan in 2023.

Ys X: Nordics is releasing to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary. It’s set to expand gameplay in new directions for the franchise, such as by offering expanded control of multiple characters through a new “Cross Action” system or introducing sailing and naval battles as a core feature.

For more information on Ys X: Nordics, check out the following overview and associated screenshots.

Marvelous Game Showcase 2023

A new Marvelous Game Showcase 2023 will air tomorrow, May 25, it’s been announced. The event goes live at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM in the UK / 12 AM in Europe.

The Marvelous Game Showcase will reveal “new titles in active development” – and this includes “early first looks.” As for the announcements, fans can look forward to “new entries for popular, long-running franchises as well as all-new titles, with members from the respective development teams joining to share their thoughts on these works in progress.”

Curse of the Sea Rats update 1.1.2

A new update for Curse of the Sea Rats is now available with players having access to version 1.1.2.

This patch is all about addressing issues players experienced. On top of that, there are some adjustments including balance changes.

The full patch notes for the Curse of the Sea Rats version 1.1.2 update are as follows:

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Natsume today provided a release date for Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos and unveiled a limited edition. The game launches for Switch on September 26, 2023.

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos will have a limited edition via NIS America. Copies include a copy of the game, original soundtrack, Harvest Moon 25th anniversary sleepytime cow plush, an animal lapel pin set (set of six), and a collector’s edition. Pre-orders are open here.

Mortal Kombat 1

Original (5/18): Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios are bringing Mortal Kombat 1 to Switch, the two sides just announced. A release is planned for September 19, 2023.

Mortal Kombat 1 “will introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters as they’ve never been seen before.” Story Mode is back “with an immersive cinematic narrative featuring unexpected twists on classic rivalries and original backstories for a wide-ranging cast of legendary fighters, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, and many others.” Something new this time around are Kameo Fighters, which are partner characters that can assist during matches.

Here’s a ton of additional information from the official website:

Dead Cells Clean Cut update

Original (4/27): Yet another update is inbound for Dead Cells, with this one being called “Clean Cut”.

Two new weapons, additions to the Boss Rush and Training Room (including the Return to Castlevania bosses), Speedrun Mode, and the ability to put the Bobby head on most outfits are included. There’s other aspects as well including the usual balance adjustments and fixes.

The full patch notes for the Dead Cells “Clean Cut” update are as follows:

The latest UK software sales chart is in for the week ending May 20, 2023, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is still seeing success.

Nintendo’s Switch title remains at the top spot even though it dropped by 73 percent week-on-week. While that sounds significant, this is actually typical for a game with big first week sales.

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Dead Cells Return to Castlevania physical

Merge Games and Motion Twin today revealed new physical and special editions of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania. It will be available on August 11, 2023.

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is planned as both a regular physical release and Signature Edition. The former features reversible retro cover art. With the latter, you’ll be getting various collectable extras including the soundtrack CD, an exclusive art book, pin badges, and more.

Here’s the full rundown of everything in the Signature Edition:

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