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NIS America has sent out details on a trio of characters in Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. We have information about Dronya, Luca, and Tractatus de Monstrum. Find overviews of each character below along with new screenshots.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 isn’t just a simple re-release. Capcom is including a new X Challenge mode, a museum with rare production art, catalogs of classic merchandise, a playlist of nostalgic commercials, and more, and the animated prequel film starring the origins of Mega Man X villain, Sigma.

Capcom also confirms that some new music is being created for the collection. You can get a preview of one of the tracks below.


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Nintendo has seemingly included an extra goodie with physical copies of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Copies are starting to circulate, and it appears that a reversible cover is included featuring Funky Kong.

This isn’t the first time Nintendo has offered a reversible cover. Bayonetta 2 received the same treatment earlier in the year.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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Nintendo announced its lineup for the MCM London Comic Con today. A few notable titles will be playable, including Mario Tennis Aces and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on 3DS.

The full lineup is as follows:


The 2018 FIFA World Cup is about a month and a half away, and EA is looking to capitalize through an update for FIFA 18.

Video game distributor US-1 America is listing a new version of FIFA 18 – releasing on Switch – that will include all 32 teams that made the World Cup (players and shirts match their WC uniforms) and the four major teams that did not qualify – USA, Chile, Italy, and Holland. The original game is included, but those who already have it should be able to get the extra content as well.

Some of the finer points are still a bit unclear. It’s assumed that EA will be offering the World Cup content as a free update, though that’s not confirmed at this time. EA should be making an official announcement soon.

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is out now in Europe, with the North American version to follow in May. We have the official launch trailer below.

Sushi Striker will arrive on 3DS and Switch on June 8. Today, Nintendo published the (Japanese) opening movie of the game – give it a watch:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s next big update has arrived. For all players, version 1.4.0 has started distribution.

As previously announced, today’s patch is highlighted by two new Rare Blades. T-elos can be obtained after beating Xenoblade Chronicles 2, while Poppibuster will be offered to Expansion Pass owners.

Continue on below for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 version 1.4.0’s full patch notes.

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

01./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 90.410 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] God of War # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥6.900) – 46.091 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7.980) – 28.629 / NEW
04./02. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 17.381 / 433.488 (-27%)
05./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 #
(Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 16.617 / 2.248.923 (-11%)
06./01. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) – 15.847 / 51.502 (-56%)
07./00. [PS4] Metal Max Xeno #
(Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} (¥6.980) – 15.044 / NEW
08./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.393 / 1.484.644 (-8%)
09./00. [PSV] Metal Max Xeno # (Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} (¥6.980) – 8.355 / NEW
10./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.895 / 961.427 (-1%)
11./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 6.491 / 1.697.522 (-6%)
12./05. [PS4] Far Cry 5
(Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400) – 6.280 / 122.958 (-57%)
13./07. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5.400) – 5.750 / 17.116 (-49%)
14./13. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 3.569 / 1.618.478 (-9%)
15./04. [PS4] Death end re;Quest #
(Compile Heart) {2018.04.12} (¥7.200) – 3.348 / 18.651 (-78%)
16./00. [NSW] Portal Knights
(Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} (¥3.300) – 3.226 / NEW
17./00. [NSW] Neo Atlas 1469 # (Artdink) {2018.04.19} (¥5.980) – 3.176 / NEW
18./16. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 3.103 / 2.006.158 (-15%)
19./15. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition
(Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 2.896 / 41.872 (-22%)
20./14. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980) – 2.817 / 71.209 (-27%)


This information comes from Nintendo’s Tatsumi Kimishima…

There are also titles being released by publishers who had previously not been seen on Nintendo platforms, such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks. When these publishers release their titles for Nintendo Switch, their sales grow. Even for titles that were already available on other companies’ platforms, it seems that consumers are experiencing new ways to have fun when those titles are combined with the unique hardware features of Nintendo Switch. These publishers are preparing new ideas for consumers who purchased Nintendo Switch so they could enjoy these types of titles.

A wide variety of publishers of all sizes from regions around the globe including indie developers have been on
board since the release of Nintendo Switch, thanks to the early availability of a development environment. The
number of titles available for purchase on Nintendo eShop from publishers stood at over 600 titles as of the
end of March 2018. This pace of availability on Nintendo eShop is over 10 times the rate seen for the same period
after the Nintendo 3DS launch. We see this as an expression of how the new approach of Nintendo Switch
is resonating with publishers around the world. And we expect this trend to continue. Indie developers have
realized ideas that utilize the special features of the Nintendo Switch hardware, and their unique features of
gameplay and operability have won praise from consumers and the media alike.

Several titles from these indie developers have remained at the top of the download rankings. One example is
Rocket League, which was released last November. This title is now also available as a packaged version in
markets outside of Japan and many people have enjoyed its game play around the world. Another example is
Stardew Valley, which is heading for global sales of 1 million units after being released last October in the US
and Europe, and then in Japan at the start of this year. And Overcooked: Special Edition, which was released last summer in Japan and other markets, has already sold over a half-million units. All of these titles were released for other companies’ platforms before ever being available for Nintendo Switch, so it seems consumers have recognized how well they fit with the “anytime, anywhere, with anyone” concept of Nintendo Switch.

Titles from indie developers have a particular presence in the North American and European markets. Compared to
other parts of the world, there is still work to be done in Japan to expand awareness of titles from indie
developers. We want to give as many consumers as possible the chance to find the kinds of games they have always wanted to play. By expanding the game genres and increasing the number of game titles, we anticipate more interest from consumers who originally had littleinterest in Nintendo platforms.

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