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Last year, a game called Waku Waku Doubutsu Land launched in Japan. Developed by Nippon Columbia, the game is a compilation of 30 different mini-games. Now, a year later, it seems like the game is finally getting a localization. GameFly lists a game called “FUN! FUN! Animal Park” for a March 28th release in North America, published by Aksys. It seems likely that this is a localization of Waku Waku Doubutsu Land, as “FUN! FUN! Animal Park” would be a rough translation of that title. Hopefully we’ll get an official announcement sometime soon.

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The demo for Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town can now be downloaded from the Japanese eShop. The game releases October 4 in Japan. To learn more about the game check out the Japanese introduction trailer below.


Nippon Columbia has gone live with a new introduction trailer for Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town. You can watch it below.

Nippon Columbia issued the first trailer for Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town on Switch. Have a look at the video below.

Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town launches in Japan on October 4.

Nippon Columbia is working on a second Sumikko Gurashi game for Switch. Announced today is Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town, a town building title.

In Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town, players will be able to build their own town and enjoy heartwarming communication between different characters.

Today, Nippon Columbia announced Waku Waku Doubutsu Land, a compilation of 30 different mini-games. It’s due out for Switch in Japan on July 26. Pricing is set at 4,444 yen.

Gematsu provides the following overview:

Nippon Columbia published a new trailer and commercial for Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso. Watch the videos below.

The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed a new entry in the Sumikko Gurashi series. Titled Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso, this party game will be released on the Switch on December 7th. As with past entries in the series, a localization seems extremely unlikely, but with the Switch being region-free, you’ll at least be able to easily grab the Japanese version.


Nippon Columbia has announced “The Apprentice Witch and Fluffy Friends”, a “comical cute fantasy RPG” for 3DS. Nippon Columbia is publishing the game in Japan on April 23 for 4,800 yen.

The Apprentice Witch and Fluffy Friends is set in the world of Yumetopia where humans and creatures with mysterious powers coexist. Those creatures are Muppets, and the game tells a comical story of a young girl who aims to be the Muppet master by commanding Muppets. The player takes control of “the witch apprentice” – a young girl called Moko.

Moko’s classmates (other witch apprentices) also make an appearance. Although they compete with each other, they also offer support in a pinch. They provide important information, too.

Muppets can be found in dungeons and can later be raised. Battles are up to 3 versus 3. There are 120 types of Muppets, so collecting is one point of the game.

View some screenshots and art from The Apprentice Witch and Fluffy Friends below.