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Idea Factory today revealed that the Switch version of Azur Lane: Crosswave is getting a western release. The 3D action shooter game will launch in North America and Europe in 2021, the company confirmed.

Here’s an overview of Azur Lane: Crosswave, along with the opening movie:

Previously slated for an October release, Idea Factory has decided to push the release date for Piofiore: Episodio 1926 to November 12 in Japan. Only citing ” “various circumstances” for the delay, it joins the list of the many games that have seen delayed release dates this year.

While publisher Aksys has not yet given word on a delay for the Western release, which was also supposed to release on October 8th, we will update this post if an announcement is made. You can check out our previous coverage of the title, which is a sequel to the July 2019 (2018 for PS Vita) release Piofiore: Fated Memories, here.


New footage is in for the visual novel Collar X Malice: Unlimited, which makes its western debut on Switch in a couple of weeks. Check out the gameplay below.

Collar X Malice: Unlimited launches for Switch in the west on August 13.

Aksys Games has unveiled the set of exclusive cards that will be included with the first run of Piofiore: Fated Memories. As shown above, each card features one of six main characters and artwork.

Here’s some information about Piofiore: Fated Memories as well as a trailer:

During a live stream today, Idea Factory showed off gameplay from Megadimension Neptunia VII on Switch. Watch the full recording below.

There’s news about yet another physical release from Limited Run Games. Megadimension Neptunia VII, which was already locked for the eShop, will have pre-orders open for a boxed version on July 28.

Megadimension Neptunia VII launches for Switch via the eShop on the same day. It’ll carry a three week 20 percent launch discount.

Limited Run Games will have pre-orders for Megadimension Neptunia VII on its website.


This week, the visual novel Collar X Malice made its debut in the west. Find some footage of the game in the video below.

Collar X Malice is out now both physically and digitally on Switch.

The visual novel Cafe Enchante will release in the west in November, publisher Aksys Games has announced. It will be sold both physically and digitally.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:

Back in April, Idea Factory announced plans to bring Megadimension Neptunia VII to Switch in the west. An eShop listing now reveals a final release date of July 28.

Here’s an overview of Megadimension Neptunia VII:

Compile Heart’s side-scrolling shooter Azur Lane: Crosswave is coming to Switch, the developer announced today. Japan will be getting the game on September 17.

Here’s an overview, trailer, and opening movie: