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The Sci-fi puzzle game The Turing Test is making its way to Switch, publisher Square Enix Collective and developer Bulkhead Interactive announced today. It will launch via the eShop on February 7.

Here’s an overview of The Turing Test, along with a trailer:

Square Enix has published a trailer for the upcoming Trials of Mana remake, focusing on character gameplay for Hawkeye and Riesz. Hawkeye is a renown thief from Nevarl who is capable of slashing through enemies with his dagger. While Riesz, princess of the mountainous Kingdom of Laurent, is part of the Amazon guard and is searching for her brother, Elliot. Check out the full trailer below for all the details. 

Trials of Mana releases on April 24, 2020 for the Switch. 

Square Enix today issued the second character spotlight trailer for Trials of Mana. The latest video, which features Charlotte and Kevin, can be found below.

The physical version of Romancing SaGa 3 is just a couple of weeks away. Copies will ship throughout Asia on January 24, Square Enix has confirmed.

You can pre-order the Romancing SaGa 3’s physical edition here. While this release will only be sold in Asia, English is fully supported.

The team behind Bravely Default II shared belated New Year’s wishes over Twitter today. The team expressed their wishes for everyone to be pleased with their work, stating that the team will do their best. What do you think of the artwork? Leave a comment down below.

You can see the original tweet here.

Square Enix is ringing in the holidays with a new Switch eShop sale. Eligible games include Collection of Mana, Dragon Quest 1-3, a whole bunch of Final Fantasy games, and more.

Here’s a look at the full set of deals:

Over the past few years, Life is Strange has been recognized as one of the standout adventure series in gaming. Unfortunately, the IP has yet to appear on Switch. Developer Dontnod Entertainment definitely has interest, but it ultimately sounds like it’s up to Square Enix to sign off on any sort of ports.

Life is Strange 2 co-creative director Michel Koch and writer Jean-Luc Cano said the following when asked by GameSpot if there are any plans for the franchise on Switch:

Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition have surpassed 5.5 million units, Square Enix announced. Series creator, Yuji Horii had this to say about the title:

“I strongly believe that this figure has only been achieved thanks to our fans who have always loved the DRAGON QUEST series and also the new players who discovered DRAGON QUEST or JRPGs through this title. If I could ever go back in time to meet myself when I was still making the very first DRAGON QUEST, I would love to tell him, ‘In 30 years’ time, DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age  has been released and loved by international fans beyond seas and languages.’ I will carry on doing my very best to deliver further DRAGON QUEST titles to our fans worldwide. Thank you very much to all the fans who have enjoyed the title!”

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition launched for Switch worldwide in September 2019. If you’ve played the game yourself, what are your thoughts about reaching this milestone?

 

Hello my beautiful indie darlings. This week on NEP, join Oni Dino and Karen on some big topics! We’re talking The Game Awards: is it really a good celebration of video games? Is it really the biggest night in gaming? We also discuss the Nindie Showcase from earlier this week (including weighing in on the Gleamlight backlash)—Reggie says it best: indies are the most important in the industry! We also chat Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Oni Dino has tips for the newly released, unconventional JRPG, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions.

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You could probably make the case that The Game Awards 2019 didn’t go the way that many had expected. There was no new Smash Bros. character, Zelda appearance, or return of Bayonetta 3. Instead, new trailers for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (DLC) and No More Heroes 3 debuted alongside the announcement of Bravely Default II.

It’s that last game most people will be talking about. It’s technically not a Nintendo game as the Big N is only publishing in North America and Europe, but having the Bravely series return (and on Switch) is noteworthy.

Although we haven’t seen a whole lot of Bravely Default II, what are your thoughts so far? What do you hope to see in the new entry? What do you make of the name given Bravely Second on 3DS? Let us know in the comments below.