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Grisaia Phantom Trigger 04

A few days ago, Grisaia Phantom Trigger 04 – another entry in the visual novel series – landed on Switch. Find some footage in the video below.

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 04 is available now for Switch via the eShop.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

An ad in Japan is leading to speculation that the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be announced soon. It’ll only be up until October 4, and based on previous patterns, Nintendo may have news to share in the very near future.

A similar situation has occurred with 7-11 ads in Japan. With Hero and Banjo & Kazooie for instance, their ads were set to be removed by a certain date, and their DLC release took place just a few days before they were taken down.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack

Target has revealed a special Double Pack containing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Party. As the name implies, you’re getting two games for the price of one, and at a bit of discount. The bundle costs $99.99 and you’ll even get a $10 gift card.

Target lists the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack for release on October 4. Pre-orders are open here.


Capcom has a trio of amiibo planned for Monster Hunter Rise. Fans will be able to pick up figures based on Palamute, Magnamalo and a Palico. Interestingly, it appears that they’ll cost a bit more than usual.

According to GameStop’s internal system, the new amiibo will cost the following:


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


This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, two Nintendo Directs came out and they’re pretty fresh! Monster Hunter Rise and Stories 2 look so tempting, and so many other games have us looking forward to the future. Also, Mario 3D All-stars is apparently emulated, but…is that really a problem? We also throw in some next-gen talk with the recent PS5 price and pre-order situation.

Check out links and timestamps below and come hang out.

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Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes doesn’t appear to be any closer than when the game was first announced in 2016 as Inazuma Eleven Ares. On Twitter, Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said the company is prioritizing the development of Yo-kai Watch Jam – Yo-kai Academy Y: Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu instead.

Hino’s full words, as translated by Siliconera:

Dead Cells

Last month, Dead Cells’ new Barrels o’ Fun update was announced for a summer release on Switch. It seems that there was actually going to be a delay on consoles in order to iron out performance, but the team has reversed course and is now intending to go live next week.

Motion Twin and Evil Empire addressed the situation, providing the following status report:


System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: September 3, 2020
Developer: Proletariat
Publisher: Proletariat

One could argue that the battle royale scene has become incredibly stale with a bunch of clones that have been looking to capitalize on the popularity of other titles in the genre. Since then, it has become a bit of a juggernaut with pros and cons on the industry. Spellbreak now adds itself to the long lineup of battle royale games, and while we’ve seen plenty come and go, it’s nice that this one has come through and finally delivers an experience with seamless cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms, leads the way in consumer respect, and offers an appealing look with a magical take.

Monster Hunter Rise

Following the announcement of Monster Hunter Rise, Arekkz Gaming spoke with EMEA Capcom Community Manager Josh Dahdrai to learn a bit more about the game. Dahdrai reconfirmed some aspects that were pretty much already known, but also commented on other aspects like post-launch support, frame rate, and why it’s not a numbered title.

Here’s the full roundup: