October 22 – October 28: This Week in Nintendo News
Nintendo fans have a lot to look forward to this week, especially with the release of Super Mario Odyssey on October 27 (to a series of fantastic reviews)! Alongside that, several new announcements came out this week.
On October 24, Nintendo held a special Nintendo Direct to officially reveal its upcoming mobile Animal Crossing game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. This free-to-play iOS and Android game will be out in late November, and it puts players in the role of a customized campsite manager. You’ll be able to help out animals, craft furniture and other items, and build your friendships. If you missed the Nintendo Direct, you can catch up on it here.
Nintendo Switch News
Shin Megami Tensei fans gathered at the start of this week to learn more about the previously-announced Shin Megami Tensei game for the Switch. It has now been officially unveiled as Shin Megami Tensei V. Check out the short teaser trailer for a taste of what this RPG will offer.
Shin Megami Tensei V will have a story made to sympathize with worries and troubles of the current era, and the phrase “Shekinah Glory” or “miracle of God” is important. While the game is still a long way from being ready, they plan to include gameplay elements from both Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Shin Megami Tensei IV, as well as familiar elements like demon fusion.
A new Lost Sphear trailer is also available. Lost Sphear, developed by Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG factory, is out now in Japan and will be out in the West on January 23.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition will be out on the Switch in Japan on December 21. It includes the original game as well as 42 pieces of DLC. Unfortunately, this version will not support online co-op.
Another Japanese Switch announcement that came out early this week is for Manhattan Requiem, the second visual novel in the Keiji J.B. Harold no Jikenbo detective series, which originally came out for the PC in 1987. The first in the series was released over the summer.
If romance is more your style when it comes to visual novels, Arc System Works has a new romance visual novel called World End Syndrome in development for Japan, with a Switch version announced. Take a look at the trailer.
Death Mark, a horror game previously released for the PS Vita, will have a Switch version as well. It will be available in Japan in late 2018 and include a new episode called Urban Legend: Little Red Riding Hood of the Rain. This game is intended to be the first in a new series of “spirit horror” games.
The gravity-themed action platformer VVVVVV will be out on the Nintendo eShop on November 17. Check out the trailer to see what makes its gameplay stand out.
Next, if you read our review of 36 Fragments of Midnight, you might be interested to know that Midnight Deluxe is coming to the Switch. Midnight Deluxe will feature 70 levels, which should shake things up a bit from the repetitive formula of the original.
Touhou Sky Arena is also coming to the Switch, although the release date hasn’t been announced. This Touhou action game has 20 playable characters, over 70 music tracks, and online multiplayer.
You might recall us discussing the Switch version of an action adventure game called Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. If Lily’s quest to save the king intrigues you, be sure to watch the newest Switch trailer.
Ymir and Christa have been announced as playable characters in Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2, which also received a Western release date. It will be out in North America and Europe in March 2018. In addition to playing as the characters from Attack on Titan, you’ll also be able to create a custom protagonist.
Speaking of games from Koei Tecmo, a new trailer has also been released for Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi.
Looking forward to the upcoming Switch version of L.A. Noire? Here’s a new trailer to get you in the spirit. L.A. Noire will be out on the Switch on November 14.
Finally, a Sonic Forces demo is currently available in Japan.
Nintendo 3DS News
Got your eye on the Super NES Classic-style New Nintendo 3DS XL? It will be out in North America on November 27 for $199.99 and include a full download for Super Mario Kart from the Virtual Console.
And not to be confused with the Attack on Titan game mentioned above, Spike Chunsoft’s Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates has a new overview trailer. Take a look.
Which of these games are you most excited for? Are you playing Super Mario Odyssey or any of the other Nintendo games that came out this week? Let us know in the comments below.