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While a Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Nendoroid is on the way for Princess Sakuna, the character is also getting a new Pop Up Parade figure.

Here’s the official product description:

Starting today, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town players can get their hands on the game’s fourth piece of DLC. It includes “The Legendary Sprite Dance” sub-scenario and new Yukata Set outfits for protagonists and the ten original marriage candidates.

Below is some additional information, along with a trailer:

With Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed in the west today, XSEED has prepared a new launch trailer. Take a look at the video below.

We have further details on Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed here. You can also read our new review here.

System: Switch
Release date: July 20, 2021
Developer: Acquire
Publisher: Marvelous (XSEED)

Akiba’s Trip is one of those odd niche titles that has earned success thanks to its unique beat ’em up, strip ’em down gameplay. While it has sold over half a million copies since its debut many years ago, the game’s formula has rarely been replicated. After it received a manga and even an anime alongside it, it’s a wonder why it took so long to get a true sequel (not counting Akiba’s Beat). Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed isn’t the follow-up to what some would consider a cult classic, but it is a remaster of the original PSP title that was never localized outside of Japan, marking the debut of the game in the west ten years later. It’s both a blast from the past and simultaneously dated as its age undoubtedly shows and offers very little in terms of additions and changes.

XSEED and Marvelous are now offering the latest update for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Version 1.0.6 should be live in both North America and Europe.

In case you missed it, below are the full patch notes:

Later this month, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be appearing on Switch. We have an early look at the game below with nearly an hour of footage.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed launches for Switch on July 20 in North America and July 23 in Europe.

During a recent live stream, XSEED showed off the first gameplay from the English version of Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, which provides a proper look at the dub. View the recording below – which features voice actor Joe Zieja.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle will be out for Switch in the west on August 10. We have additional information and a trailer here.

XSEED Games and Marvelous are now offering a demo for Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle on the Switch eShop. Fans can try out card battles and meet members of the Tensei Academy Shadowverse club. The first chapter of the game is included, serving as an introduction to classmates and the basics of Shadowverse card battles. Progress can be transferred to the full version.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle can also be pre-ordered now on the Switch eShop. All versions will come with a special promo code granting two alternate art cards (three cards each), 10 seer’s globes, and cosmetic items redeemable in the mobile or PC version of Shadowverse.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle is planned for August 10 in North America, and August 13 in Europe.

Source: XSEED / Marvelous PR

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will be receiving its version 1.0.5 update on June 26, XSEED has confirmed. 

The longer-than-expected wait “was due to the large volume of additional text that had to be localized into English, French, German, and Spanish.” On top of that, XSEED has “run into issues with certification that affect the North American version.” 

In other news, we also have details regarding the next update. Read about what’s included in version 1.0.6 below.

XSEED has announced the release of the third DLC drop for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Players can obtain the Terracotta Oasis Expansion Pack, which takes players to a desert village where four familiar characters (including two marriage candidates) from Story of Seasons (3DS) reside.

Here’s some additional information and a trailer: