Thursday Update With New Nintendo Trademarks, System Update Details, Splatoon 2 × Animal Crossing + More!
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● The first of what will likely be two daily updates today, with a planned update later recapping the Direct and any news since this update.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for four new videogame trademarks in Japan with Golden Sun (details here), Mario Super Sluggers (details here), Rhythm Heaven (details here) and Wrecking Crew (details here).
● The Nintendo Switch Version 6.0.0 System Update will be available at 09:00 JST on 19 September (17:00 PT on 18 September). The eShop will then undergo maintenance for approximately three hours with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription then required to play certain games online. Also, after installing the system update, it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user.
● See the first screenshot for Umihara Kawase Fresh! in this post.
● 3goo have announced they will publish the racing game Gear.Club Unlimited 2 on 13 December priced at ¥6,264. Check out the announcement trailer here.
● Arc System Works announced the action adventure game The MISSING – J.J. Macfield to Tsuioku Shima – (The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories) will release on the Switch eShop on 11 October priced at ¥2,990.
● Another Indie announced they will publish the cute graphic adventure NAIRI: Tower of Shirin on the Switch eShop in Japan in late October although we haven’t a price. Announcement trailer added here.
● Route 59 announced that the visual novel game Necrobarista will also release on the Switch eShop in Japan in early 2019. Introduction video added here.
● Sega announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud will not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription service to play.
● And the Clouds Play Company games Osyaberi！Kakejyo！～Ubawareta Dot Coin o oe！～ and Darts Girls Collection are actually one and the same: the cast for the former game stars several Darts Girls! Apologies for any confusion.
● Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw the first of the Splatoon 2 collaboration events begin today with the Blitz Clam Scavenger Hunt, Inkling’s Splatted Cookie and free Purple Inkling-Girl Wig for every player. The Splatoon-themed Fishing Tourney begins next week. Check this post for full details and artworks!
● Fire Emblem Heroes saw a new map in Tactics Drills: Grandmaster added today. Tomorrow will see New Heroes (Nohrian Dusk) featuring Ophelia: Dramatic Heroine, Nina: Eye Spy, Silas: Loyal Knight, and Flora: Cold as Ice. Trailers added here.
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. announced that their Six Months Earnings Release swill be on 30 October 2018.
● Nintendo have chosen three winners each from both the general department and elementary school categories in its Nintendo Labo Creators Contest who all win a cardboard-style Nintendo Switch system pictured here.
● Watch a new TV commercial for Nintendo Switch featuring FIFA 19, Fortnite and Dragon Ball FighterZhere.
● A Mercenaries Wings: Itsuwari no Fushichou (Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix) introduction video here.
● And a gameplay movie for Cendrillon palikAhere.
● Thanks to naruki for several more news tips again today.
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