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Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Nintendo Direct

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series launched on numerous platforms, but it turns out that development started out on Switch. That information comes from Ryo Ishida, the game’s producer in a recent issue of Lost In Cult.

Ishida also spoke about revealing Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series in a Nintendo Direct last year, stating that it’s “an excellent medium for spreading information and awareness among game fans” given the high level of anticipation for announcements. He said Bandai Namco was “very grateful for that opportunity.”

The big day of the 3DS and Wii U eShop closure is almost upon us, with Nintendo turning off purchases on March 27. Some owners of the two systems have been rushing to make some last-minute purchases. Many retailers are no longer carrying 3DS and Wii U games, and both platforms have their lineup of digital exclusives.

Have you been making any last-minute purchases on either system? Let us know in the comments below.

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Switch demos

Thousands of games are currently available on Switch, and there are a ton of demos out there for many of them. Not just Nintendo, but also third-parties are offering demos. We’ve now put together a comprehensive list of what’s out there.

Since our reader base is English-speaking, that’s what we’re focusing on here. In other words, we’re highlighting Switch demos that you can find in North America and Europe. Japan has a few extra demos on its end, but a majority of them are for titles that are not currently being sold in the west and are only playable in Japanese.

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Sonic Origins Plus

Original (3/23): SEGA has just announced Sonic Origins Plus, an expanded version of the original release. It’ll be coming to Switch on June 23, 2023.

Sonic Origins Plus includes twelve Sonic Game Gear titles, playable Knuckles in Sonic CD, and Amy Rose as a playable character in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD for the first time. The pack also contains previously released add-on content: Extreme Missions, Mirror Mode, new character animations, and additional backgrounds and music.

Atelier Ryza 3 interview

Nintendo Everything was recently given the opportunity to interview Junzo Hosoi, the head of Gust, about Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key. The RPG just launched on Switch this week, marking the end of Reisalin “Ryza” Stout’s story.

We discussed a variety of topics, including the conclusion of the trilogy, implementing open fields, the possibility of an English dub for the series, future of the franchise, and more. You can read our full discussion below.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land 3D Kirby

Kirby finally went 3D with Kirby and the Forgotten Land last year, and according to director Tatsuya Kamiyama, a big reason why it took so long to happen is due to the character’s pink sphere shape. Kamiyama explained why this was such a big obstacle during a session at GDC 2023 this week.

Kamiyama noted:

Project EGG Swich

Switch has been home to a ton of classic games, and that pattern is continuing with plans from D4 Enterprise and its retro games distribution service Project EGG.

D4 has previously brought back titles from platforms such as the MSX, PC-9801, and PC-8801 on Windows, PicoPico for smartphones, and Virtual Console for Wii U (MSX), Wii (MSX, NeoGeo, Arcade), and 3DS. Additionally, it is the sole authorized worldwide distributor of MSX Licensing Corporation, which holds the rights to MSX.


Last week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – 32,132 / 283,744
2. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet – 20,889 / 4,929,287
3. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 15,861 / 3,934,627
4. [NSW] Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – 10,712 / NEW
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 10,430 / 5,194,090
6. [NSW] Ib – 9,080 / NEW
7. [PS4] Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – 9,031 / NEW
8. [PS5] Hogwarts Legacy – 9,017 / 148,552
9. [PS5] Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – 8,411 / 38,543
10. [NSW] Octopath Traveler II – 7,739 / 75,819

With only a few days remaining before the day the eShop closes its doors on the 3DS, I wanted to make a video to help folks make a choice on what to grab before the final curtain call.

I decided to tailor my list to the thing I most cherished about the system, its catalogue of Japanese role-playing games. It was with the 3DS that I fell in love with the genre as it became a haven for some of the most generous, polished, classic titles in the genre.

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Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach has been confirmed for Switch – but in a bit of an odd way.

Rather than announcing the port via a press release or official trailer, it turns out that a build of the game for Nintendo’s console has been brought to PAX East 2023. If you’re at the event, you should be able to give it a go in-person.

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