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With some games that first launch in Japan, there can be a delay for when it finally reaches fans in North America and Europe. Story of Seasons has been one example of this, but thankfully the gap is decreasing dramatically. It took almost a year for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to head west after its Japanese debut, but with Pioneers of Olive Town, the title was made available in the west just one month later.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town director Hikaru Nakano and producer Dai Takemura spoke about the need for worldwide simultaneous launches in an interview with Dengeki Online. We’ve included our full translation of their comments below. 

May is looking to be another full month for Switch, with a lot of awesome releases coming soon. To help sort through them all, we’ve put together a video of the most anticipated Switch games coming in the month.

Check out the full video below and keep an eye out for more videos like this in the future!

System: Switch
Release date: April 15, 2021
Developer: Chibig
Publisher: Chibig


Summer in Mara was one of the more recent games that took me by surprise in terms of how much I enjoyed it, as I really love the sense of serenity it offers with a small but playful map that gives just enough to keep things consistently fun – especially for the explorative types. Though Chibig is no stranger to game development, it was the first of their portfolio to hit consoles, and while the Switch version had a few quirks, it still retained what was most important without having to sacrifice much outside of some visual quality. Deiland may be new to some, but the game has technically been out since Chibig brought it to mobile in 2016. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition on Switch now marks the third time it has been released, but as someone who’s played it briefly on mobile and then on PC just before the Switch version for the purposes of this review, this would also mark the third time Deiland has simply been… Deiland, with little between releases to feel like a sizeable update or enhancement from prior SKUs.

A new month rolled right on in today. Now that we’re in May, we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you started up the just-released New Pokemon Snap? How about other recent titles like SaGa Frontier Remastered or FEZ? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.

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Today’s Monster Hunter Digital Event will be starting soon. The broadcast kicks off at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM in the UK / 4 PM in Europe. Along with a look at Monster Hunter Rise’s first big update, Capcom will also be sharing some news about Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

You can watch the Monster Hunter Digital Event as it happens below. Coverage will be happening on the site during and after the presentation.

Quantic Dream has long been known as a PlayStation developer. Now, however, the company has started to venture out on its own. After making well-known narrative games like Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream has started to self-publish, and is even working with other developers as well.

As far as why Quantic Dream is now starting to explore self-publishing, head of publishing Guillaume de Fondaumière recently told Nintendo Everything:

Good things come to those who wait, and that’s exactly what has transpired with Sea of Solitude. Although Switch missed out on the game originally back in 2019, the platform recently received the best version of the game yet. The new Director’s Cut implements some new additions, lots of improvements, and a fair share of adjustments.

Nintendo Everything recently had the opportunity to speak with Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut Cornelia Geppert. We spoke about the project’s origins and how it ended up on Switch, whether a sequel could happen in the future, and more.

Find our full interview below.

I’ve enjoyed digging into sprawling, dense RPGs ever since I was a kid, but Shin Megami Tensei has long been one of my gaming blind-spots. That’s despite me being a huge fan of the Persona series of spin-off RPGs – which are so popular in 2021 that still calling them spin-offs feels a bit reductive. So, when Atlus announced that Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne would be getting an HD remaster for Switch and other platforms, I was excited to finally experience a classic game in the franchise on a more modern, convenient platform.

Nintendo typically puts out an Indie World Showcase around this time of year, and the latest presentation was finally delivered this week. The newest and greatest indie games were shown off for Switch as part of a 20-minute presentation.

Well over a dozen projects were shown. There were brand new announcements, shadowdrops, and updates on previously-known titles. Oxenfree II, OlliOlli World, Fez, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, and The House of the Dead: Remake were among the featured games. You can find a full recap of everything shown here.

With this week’s Indie World Showcase in the books, what were your thoughts on the presentation overall? Do you have any personal standouts? Let us know in the comments below.

Following yesterday’s announcement, Nintendo will host a new Indie World Showcase in an hour from now. The broadcast begins at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe.

We have an embed for today’s live stream. Further coverage will follow on the site during and after the presentation.