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Overlord: Escape from Nazarick physical

November 29: Today, SelectPlay announced that it’s producing a physical version of Overlord: Escape from Nazarick – specifically in Europe. It will be available in early 2024.

Overlord: Escape from Nazarick already had a physical release, but only in Japan. Switch makes it very easy to play games across regions, but now fans in the west will have another option.

Overlord: Escape from Nazarick released today on Switch via the eShop, and gameplay footage has emerged. The first twenty two minutes of the Metroidvania inspired by the series of the same name are available.

You can find out more about the game and see the footage below.

Overlord: Escape from Nazarick physical

A physical version of Overlord: Escape from Nazarick is planned for Switch, it’s been revealed.

The Metroidvania title was announced for Nintendo’s console back in December. After that, it was confirmed for a June debut. It’s looking like the game will mostly be a digital-only release, but a physical version is set for Japan. Additionally, it will come with full English support. That means despite being a Japanese copy, any Switch owner can play through the game by importing.

According to a translation by Gematsu, Kadokawa Corporation and developer ENGINES have announced a new metroidvania game based on the Overlord anime series, Overlord: Escape from Nazarick.

Here are some details and a trailer for the game:

RPG Maker MV

NIS America issued a new RPG Maker MV trailer that shows off how users can go about creating their own projects. Watch the video below.

RPG Maker MV

Earlier this month, NIS America and Kadokawa officially announced RPG Maker MV for Switch. Famitsu confirms a Japanese release where it will be launching on November 15.

Aside from Switch, RPG Maker MV will be releasing on other platforms like Xbox One. According to Famitsu, the two platforms will be compatible with each other. That means if you create something on Switch for example, users on the Xbox One will be able to access it.

The Lost Child

NIS America has locked down a western release date for The Lost Child. In North America, we’ll be seeing it on June 19. Europe will have access a few days later on June 22.

For more on The Lost Child, read up on the overview below and check out the previously-shared trailer.

In a recent interview with business website Sankei Biz, Hirokazu Hamamura has come out saying that Nintendo should not abandon their support for the Wii U. Hamamura explains:

The Wii U is in a slump, but has not yet reached the stage of giving up.

[Nintendo] has no choice but continuing to release popular software.

Hamamura is quite a notable figure in the Japanese game industry. He was editor in chief for Famitsu magazine for a number of years as well as the president of Enterbrain among other things.


Kadokawa director Hirokazu Hamamura, who is also Enterbrain president and former editor-in-chief of Famitsu, commented on Wii U’s chances to be resurrected in an interview with Mainichi Shinbun.

Hamamura noted that Nintendo may have a shot to turn things around with “killer content”. He did, however, explain that producing many games for both Wii U and 3DS is a difficult task.

Hamamura’s comments in full:

Associating the growth of smartphones and the slump of the Wii U is difficult. Two years ago the handheld 3DS was called a failure, and then it bounced back. Of course they are in competition to keep a hold on the users’ time. It can be boosted if killer content is released. However developing a lot of games for both the Wii U and the 3DS is difficult… That’s a fact.


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