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Koei Tecmo today announced a final release date for the Switch version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. The horror-adventure title will be available on October 28, the company confirmed.

Here’s some additional information and a new trailer:

Koei Tecmo has shared a new launch trailer for Samurai Warriors 5 in celebration of today’s launch. We’ve included it below.

Samurai Warriors 5 arrives today on Switch in North America and Europe. You can read up on our review here.

Ahead of its western release, we have a look at Samurai Warriors 5 running on Switch. View an hour of footage in the video below.

Samurai Warriors 5 releases for Switch on July 27 in North America and Europe.

System: Switch
Release date: July 27, 2021
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Koei Tecmo

The Warriors-labeled series (also known as Musou) has gone in various directions both visually and mechanically. Being the sister title to the more famous Dynasty Warriors, it has been one such property that has also seen numbered entries, spinoffs, and crossovers. In the case of Samurai Warriors 5, this marks the first numbered game in seven years as well as a soft reboot of sorts with a new art direction and a wonderful streamlined system that makes it the most intuitive and accessible title in the series to date. And thanks to a slew of new features, it’s also one of the most enjoyable Musou experiences in quite some time on Switch.

Koei Tecmo published its latest financial results today, and it includes a status update on Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. Across all platforms and regions, the game has shipped 240,000 copies. That includes digital sales and physical copies in Japan and Asia shipped to stores.

Other figures from the Q1 report include:

Koei Tecmo and Gust have prepared a new batch of details and screenshots for Blue Reflection: Second Light. Today’s update covers more of the game’s world, new character Shiho Kasuga, the “Kokorotope” area, and the group message character “RefleNavi.”

Here’s the full roundup, courtesy of Gematsu:

Samurai Warriors 5 fans in the west will be able to try out the game with a newly-announced demo.

As announced by Koei Tecmo today, the demo is going live on July 20. Players can experience two stages with a choice of Hideyoshi Hashiba, No, Tokugawa Ieyasu, or Toshiie Maeda. Note that progress can be transferred to the final game.

Samurai Warriors 5 is due out for Switch in North America and Europe on July 27.


Blue Reflection: Second Light received its first trailer today, and Koei Tecmo and Gust have now followed up with more on the game. A fresh batch of details and screenshots are in covering the world, systems, and characters.

Here’s the full rundown, courtesy of Gematsu:

Koei Tecmo and Gust have issued the first trailer for Blue Reflection: Second Light, which was first announced earlier this year. Watch it below.

Blue Reflection: Second Light launches on October 21 in Japan. It’s planned for the west as well, though we’re waiting on a release date in North America and Europe.

Gust, the developer at Koei Tecmo responsible for the Atelier series, appears to have important news incoming. The studio’s official Twitter account shared the image above a couple of hours ago, which indicates that some sort of announcement will be made on July 6. Just by going off of the actual photo, many are speculating that a new Atelier title will be revealed.

Gust is largely known for the Atelier games, but the team does work on other projects as well. Last year for instance, the studio released a title based on Fairy Tail.