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Digimon World: Next Order International Edition

Original (10/18): Bandai Namco is bringing Digimon World: Next Order International Edition to Switch, it’s been revealed. A release is planned for February 22, 2023 in Japan.

Digimon World: Next Order first released for the PS Vita in 2016, which only came out in Japan. Bandai Namco followed up with a PS4 version the following year that received a worldwide release. This marks the first time the game will be available on a Nintendo system.

An extensive new update for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris has just been released, bringing with it a variety of new content, quality of life updates, and bug fixes. Full details can be found below:

Dragon Ball: The Breakers trailer

Bandai Namco has released a new launch trailer for Dragon Ball: The Breakers. This comes ahead of the game’s launch later in the week.

We’ve got more information about Dragon Ball: The Breakers in the following overview:

Bandai Namco have distributed a new update for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, providing various quality of life improvements and bug fixes. For full details, see below:

A new update for SD Gundam Battle Alliance will be rolling out this week, Bandai Namco have announced. The timing of the update varies by region – it should be available today in North America, and tomorrow in Europe and Japan – and it will provide numerous pieces of additional content and bug fixes.

For full details, see below:

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher release date

Bandai Namco has determined a final release date for Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher in the west. Switch owners can pick up the title starting on October 20, 2022.

As a reminder, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher will be digital-only in the west. However, a physical version is planned for Asia that supports English. We have more information about that including pre-orders here.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Risotto Nero

Risotto Nero is joining JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle R as the game’s first DLC character, Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 have revealed.

Unfortunately, that’s all we know at present. A release date hasn’t been provided and there also isn’t any footage at this time. However, Bandai Namco says more information is coming soon.

Gameplay footage of Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom has emerged. Fans interested in the title can check out twenty-five minutes of the game ahead of its worldwide release next month.

Catch up on the game below with the following overview:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Gamma 1, Gohan (DBS Super Hero)

Two more DLC characters have been revealed for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, with Gamma 1 and Gohan (DBS Super Hero) joining the fray. Both will be included in “Hero of Justice Pack 1”. Gamma 2 will also be featured in the same DLC set.

Gamma 2 was announced in his own trailer last month. The video hinted at the inclusion of Gamma 1 as well, which today’s trailer officially confirms.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris review

System: Switch
Release date: September 30, 2022
Developer: Aquria
Publisher: Bandai Namco

If you were into anime in the 2010s (and probably even if you weren’t), it’s likely that you’ve heard of Sword Art Online. An immensely popular series of light novels by Reki Kawahara, it has since spawned several shows, movies, and, of course, video games. The world of Sword Art Online seems to lend itself perfectly to a video game format, and the series has capitalized on its MMO premise to release several titles across various platforms over the years. Alicization Lycoris is the most recent game of the franchise, releasing in 2020 on other platforms, and has now finally made its way to the Switch two years later following Hollow Realization and Fatal Bullet. But if you pick it up, will you want to log out?

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