September 17 – September 23: This Week in Nintendo News
After last week’s Nintendo Direct excitement, what new announcements will this week bring? Tokyo Game Show 2017 begins this week, after all. This post will be updated as the week goes on.
Nintendo Switch News
First, in a piece of good news for horror fans, the “psychedelic horror game” Layers of Fear is coming to the Switch as Layers of Fear: Legacy.
Next, in an unexpected announcement from Inti Creates, Gal*Gun 2 is coming to the Switch. It will be out this winter.
Steins;Gate Elite, a “full animation adventure game” adaptation of Steins;Gate, has added the Switch to its list of platforms and will be out in Japan in sprint 2018. It will use animation from the anime and also animate the routes not included in the anime.
Another 2018 game coming to the Switch in Japan is Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection, a compilation of 11 classic Kunio-kun games and 4 western games (including River City Ransom). It’s unclear if this will be localized.
Next, Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime is on its way to the Switch on October 3. Check out the trailer.
Mobile MMORPG Avabel Online will also be available on the Switch in the future, alongside its other new platforms, although no release information has been given.
Next, Inside, the popular puzzle-platformer from Playdead, will be on the Switch sometime in the future, although a release window was not announced.
A new Umihara Kawase game is also being teased for the Switch. Umihara Kawase is a platformer series that has been around since the SNES. The most recent one, Sayonara Umihara Kawase for the 3DS, was brought West as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey.
And Koei Tecmo revealed that Attack on Titan 2 will be released on the Switch. This is an action game based on season 2 of the anime. (It is not to be confused with Spike Chunsoft’s Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates for the 3DS.)
Super Beat Sports, a game from Harmonix that includes 5 sports mini-games and multiplayer options, will be out on October 12.
Sega has announced that Sonic Forces will have a free DLC episode available at launch. This DLC, “Episode Shadow,” will add new stages, focus on Shadow and Infinite’s backstory, and add the ability to play as Shadow in several Modern Sonic stages.
Meanwhile, Natsume has released a new video for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope which shows the new farming enhancements. We’ve also gotten to see the opening cinematic for Tiny Metal, the turn-based tactics game inspired by Advance Wars. It is due out this fall.
You can also check out the first trailer for Atelier Lyde & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting. It will be coming West in early 2018.
14 minutes of gameplay from the TGS demo has also surfaced on Youtube.
And while we still don’t have high hopes for the localization chances of rhythm game Gal Metal, it received its first trailer at TGS 2017, too.
Speaking of rhythm games, are you enjoying Voez? If so, it might interested you to know that in Japan, a physical version with controller support is due out in 2018. There has bee no news so far on whether or not this version will come West as well.
And for fans eager for news on the Switch’s Shin Megami Tensei game, Atlus has announced that news is coming on October 23. Stay tuned!
Nintendo Switch and 3DS News
If you like Celica from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, you’ll be pleased to know she’s another character announced for Fire Emblem Warriors. Koei Tecmo also revealed the Awakening system, which gives you the advantage in combat for a brief period of time, the powerful Musou Attacks, and special conversations that occur when two characters’ bond levels rise enough. Check out the new trailer from TGS.
Caeda and Tiki from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon were also announced, with a new trailer to introduce them.
But if you plan to play Fire Emblem Warriors on the New 3DS, you might be more interested in seeing the 3DS trailer.
Nintendo 3DS News
Pokémon Gold and Silver are on their way to the 3DS eShop this Friday. Check out the launch trailer.
And in the next addition to the Etrian Odyssey V trailers, be sure to check out the Harbinger. Meanwhile, if you’re looking forward to Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, which will be out on October 26 in Japan and early 2018 in the West, the opening animation can now be viewed.
We also have new information about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. Some trials will be different from those in the original Sun and Moon, and there is a new trial with Mina. You’ll also be able to perform cool surfing moves with the new Mantine Surf and take photos at the Photo Club. A new trailer shows these and other changes in action!
We’ll update this post throughout the week, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of the latest announcements.