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Dave the Diver First Anniversary update

Dave the Diver is celebrating its first anniversary this week, and in honor of the occasion, a new update is rolling out.

The main highlight is the inclusion of a mini game, and a demo of Evil Factory is available as a smartphone app. Elsewhere the team brought along a bunch of different fixes, including some specific to the game’s DLC.

DNF Duel Nen Master

May 1: Nen Master is joining DNF Duel as a new DLC characters, Nexon, Neople, Arc System Works, and Eighting announced today. A release is planned for this summer.

Here’s the official blurb shared thus far: “Unveiling the mystique of Nen Master! Witness the power of connecting with nature.”

Dave the Diver x Godzilla DLC

February 21: The Godzilla DLC for Dave the Diver will be released on Switch, it’s been confirmed.

The DLC was first announced last month. However, there was very little information at the time, including which platforms it would be on. With a new trailer though, we can officially say Switch will be joining in on the fun.

Dave the Diver update 1.0.1.598

Dave the Diver recently received a new update, which is version 1.0.1.598.

The update is highlighted by a new mini-game, the ability to replace the lighting in the sushi restaurant interior, and Italian language support. Elsewhere there are a ton of improvements, changes, and bug fixes.

Here’s the full rundown:

Dave the Diver physical

February 28: Arc System Works revealed today that it will produce a physical version of Dave the Diver for Switch in Japan known as the “Anniversary Edition”. A release is planned for May 30, 2024.

This is going beyond just a standard boxed copy for retail as Dave the Diver’s physical release will actually include collaboration content with Guilty Gear Strive. Players can get their hands on special items such as boat paints and customers will show up at the restaurant wearing new costumes. If that wasn’t enough, the rhythm mini game will provide access to the song “The Disaster of Passion”.

DNF Duel Monk

February 14: Nexon, Neople, Arc System Works, and Eighting have announced Monk as the latest DLC character for DNF Duel. As of now there’s no word on a release date.

The official description reads: “Brace yourselves, Monk is coming! Get ready for intense Holy Fist battles in DNF DUEL. The stage is set for divine justice—are you up for the challenge?”

Dave the Diver sales

Today, Mintrocket announced that Dave the Diver has sold over three million copies. That milestone accounts for both the Switch and PC versions combined worldwide.

Dave the Diver originally released in October 2022. The Switch version just followed the following October, so it’s only been available for a few months.

Dave the Diver update 1.0.0.511

Dave the Diver players can now get their hands on a new version 1.0.0.511 update.

The update is highlighted by support for the new Dredge DLC, which was announced at The Game Awards last week. That’s not all though – Bancho Sushi will now be decorated on special days, loading times have been improved on Switch, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Battle Mage has been announced as the next DLC character coming to DNF Duel via its first Season Pass. The character is set to release this December.

Gameplay for the character has yet to be revealed, but a teaser trailer has been shared with the following note: “Prepare to encounter the brilliant and noble goddess of war, the guardian of light and justice. Immerse yourself in the captivating origins of elemental power!”

Here is the teaser trailer for Battle Mage:

Dave the Diver launch trailer

Tying in with the new Switch launch, Dave the Diver has been given a new launch trailer. We have some gameplay here, but there’s even some live action scenes thrown into the mix.

Everything you need to know about the game can be found in the following overview:


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