October 8 – October 14: This Week In Nintendo News
This week was a calmer time for new Nintendo announcements, but there were plenty of updates and new details revealed for both Switch and 3DS games.
Nintendo Switch News
Excited for Super Mario Odyssey? Check out the new “Jump Up, Super Star!” musical trailer, which was released alongside three Japanese TV commercials for the game. You can also download a shorter version of the song from the official website.
After its release date was announced earlier in the week, Wulverblade came out on October 12. It costs $19.99. If you’re interested in this brutal beat-em-up, be sure to check out our interview with the developers.
WayForward’s action game The Mummy Demastered also has a release date. It will be out on October 24. Be sure to check out the trailer if you missed it in September. And if you’re looking forward to the rhythm game Superbeat: Xonic, it will be out for the Switch on November 21 in North America and November 30 in Europe.
ARMS players should be excited that the free Version 3.2 update is on its way later this month. A trailer from Nintendo not only highlights the changes coming in this update, but also teases a new character at the end.
Next, the first details about Dragon Quest XI on the Switch have finally been revealed. While we don’t know much, series creator Yuji Horii mentioned it being developed in Unreal Engine 4. Hopefully this means we’ll get to see the Switch version soon.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle will see the return of Plachta, Fritz, and Drossel from the previous game. Two new characters were also announced, a male alchemist named Alto and the scheming daughter of the top atelier, Lusia Voltaire.
Remember when Nicalis teased Knight Terrors for the Switch? It’s now official! The horror-themed arcade shooter will be available on the eShop on October 24, in time for Halloween. Check out the announcement trailer.
Meanwhile, the latest Weekly Famitsu revealed that there will be over 30 playable characters in Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2, including unexpected characters. The story will follow Season 2 of the anime, although there will also be side stories that let you increase your relationship with the characters. Seven characters have been revealed: Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, Miche, Nanaba, and Gelgar.
Remember the announcement for Order Land, a simulation RPG available for the 3DS and now the Switch in Japan? Localization seemed unlikely, but the developers have now launched a Kickstarter campaign for an English version. Order Land has three modes: King’s Play, where you give orders that change your kingdom, Training Mode, where you create your own hero, and Hero Mode, where you explore as one of the world’s heroes.
Meanwhile, the next update for Pokkén Tournament DX will add online Team Battles, official groups in Group Match mode, the ability to record Pokémon movements in Free Training mode, and other adjustments. This update has not been dated yet.
Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS News
Fire Emblem Warriors will be out next week, and a new commercial gives a brief overview of the premise.
Nintendo 3DS News
Not to be confused with the other Attack on Titan game above, Spike Chunsoft has revealed more details about Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates. In addition to a recap of the first game, the story will follow the second season of the anime. Three chapters have been announced: Future Coordinates, a chapter about Reiner, Annie, and Bertholdt, and a chapter about Ymir and Christa. There are also two side story chapters, one which follows a lost member of the Survey Corps named Ilse, and another which follows Levi when he joined the Survey Corps. Save data from the first game is required to play the side stories.
There is also a World Mode in which you’ll play an original character, hire characters from the game, go on special expeditions, and even create your own Titans.
Professor Layton fans, be sure to check out the launch trailer for Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, available now!
Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure for the 3DS has been announced for March 3, 2018 in Japan. It is based on an animated movie of the same name, also due out in March.
It has also finally been confirmed that Etrian Odyssey V will launch in Europe on October 17. For fans in the Americas, you can download a free 3DS theme from the eShop now. It will become available in Europe alongside the game. The Etrian Odyssey V DLC schedule was also announced:
- New Explorers 1 ($1.99): School Boy Uniform
- New Explorers 2 ($1.99): School Girl Uniform
- New Explorers 3 ($1.99): Lady’s Sweater
- New Explorers 4 ($1.99): Etrian Odyssey 1 Protector
- New Explorers 5 ($1.99): Etrian Odyssey 1 Medic
- Wizardly Experience Quest ($1.99): New quest and an accessory that gives you 3x EXP
- Wizardly Fortune Quest ($1.99): New quest and an accessory that increases drop rate to 100%
- New Explorers 6 ($1.99): Etrian Odyssey 2 Gunner
- FM Synth Arranged Sounds ($4.99): Music player that lets you switch the game’s music from the options menu
New Z-Moves have been confirmed for Solgaleo and Lunala in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, and they can also be used by Necrozma. They also revealed a communication feature for the Rotom Dex that changes your personality. You’ll also have access to new items from Roto Loto and the ability to use two Z-Moves in battle if you become close to Rotom.
Next, if you’re looking forward to Kirby: Battle Royale, a 6-minute Japanese overview trailer is now available. This multiplayer Kirby game will be out at the end of November in Japan, and on January 19 in North America and Europe.
Which of these announcements are you most excited for? What other Nintendo games are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.