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Rune Factory 5 has reached a new sales milestone only a couple months after its English release. The game has topped 500,000 sales worldwide counting both digital and physical units. 

What’s important to note about this milestone is that these numbers are from March 31, 2022 (the end of Q1 sales period), and the English version of Rune Factory 5 released on March 22, 2021 in North America and March 25, 2022 in Europe. So, the sales attributed to the localized version are from only 9 days of being on the market.

That being the case, it is very likely this sales number will increase, and the game will reach a new milestone in a short amount of time. The last solid numbers from Japan showed 127,968 units being sold physically in that region, so it’s possible that a lot of purchases were made for the western version in its short market time.

Only time will tell, but for now the game reaching 500,000 units sold with only a year on the market is a big win for the franchise. The game is exclusive to the Switch as well, so these sales all coming from one platform show an impressive amount of support for the game. Hopefully, an update on these sales numbers will be released down the line. 

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No More Heroes 3’s full soundtrack has been uploaded to YouTube by Marvelous. This 56 minute video includes all the tracks by composer Nobuaki Kaneko and it will be available for a limited time.

There is no reason given for the limited window, but the video notes that this soundtrack will only be able to stream until 11:59pm JST on September 2, 2021. 

EDIT: Marvelous has announced that the soundtrack will be availbale to stream for another month and will be delisted on September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm JST.

Check out the full video below.

No More Heroes 3 launches for the Switch on August 27, 2021. 

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has just hit an impressive sales mark since its November 10 release. Marvelous has announced that the game has moved over 850,000 units worldwide both digitally and physically.

The publisher did not specify how many of those sales were of Switch copies, but it was reported back in November that the Switch version pre-orders were “2-to-1 over PS4.” Either way, this is quite the feat for a game that has only been out for a few months, and hopefully the sales numbers will continue to climb.

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has received new details from Marvelous regarding gameplay features such as customizing characters and having children, pets, and residents. This information comes alongside a bunch of screenshots showcasing these features in-game.

All the story information and screenshots have been included below, courtesy of Gematsu and Marvelous:

Marvelous has announced that in celebration of Daemon X Machina’s one-year anniversary, the third-person shooter will be receiving a free update. According to a translation from Gematsu, the new update includes:

  • “Grossfeiern” Arsenal skin
  • “Grandemon” Outer suit
  • “Eclipse RT: Omega Destruction Strategy” Order – Battle against the strengthened Colossal Immortal “Eclipse Q.”
  • Three Arsenal decals
  • Three Preview backgrounds

The update is set to arrive in November.

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At E3 2019, XSEED kindly invited us to their booth for a behind-closed-doors interview and several gameplay demos for all of their upcoming Switch releases. In part eight of this series, I’ll be taking a look at Rune Factory 4 Special and how the upgraded port stacks up on Nintendo Switch.

You can hear me chatting about all things gaming (and more) on our weekly Nintendo Everything Podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and many other platforms.

For detailed impressions of Rune Factory 4 Special, check below the break.


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