Huge Wednesday Update with Hidden my game by mom and Maldita Castilla EX next week, new Wii U and Switch games, plus much more!
● The awesome escape room game Hidden my game by mom! is coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop (New Nintendo 3DS only) on 12 July from hap Inc. for ¥500.
● Also coming to the 3DS eShop next week is the Super Ghouls ’n’ Ghost-y action arcade platformer Maldita Castilla EX from Flyhigh Works ¥1,200.
● The Wii U saw five more impromptu games are with the Wii games PokéPark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken, Biohazard 4: Wii Edition and Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles for ¥2,700 each and the Nintendo 64 games Ogre Battle 64 and Bokujou Monogatari 2 for ¥1,028 each.
● NIS America announced the adventure RPG The Longest 5 Minutes and the isometric brawler Penny Punching Princess for Nintendo Switch release in 2018 yesterday, Both are expected -but unconfirmed- for Japan.
● Next week’s 3DS eShop line-up is completed by Grandpa Danger DigiCoro Vol.013: Jii’san’s Great Invention!! by Shogakukan for ¥100, Elminage III ~Ankoku no Shito to Taiyou no Kyuuden~ by Starfish SD for ¥2,500, Maru Pass! Care Worker Heisei 29th Edition by Media-5 for ¥2,800 and Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒ by Square Enix for free!
● Next week’s Switch eShop line-up includes two puzzle games: Addiction Puzzle Levels + from Flow for ¥700 and Super Ping Pong Trick Shot from Starsign, also for ¥700.
● The sheep-themed Othello game Shephy did actually release on the Switch eShop earlier today (it wasn’t previously confirmed for Japan) from Arc System Works priced at ¥500.
● Nippon Columbia published a demo for the fourth Sumiiko Gurashi 3DS game Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? requiring 852 blocks and with three plays. The game is also available to pre-load for ¥5,184.
● Also available for pre-load is Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katriel to Daifugou no Inbou priced at ¥4,800 and requiring 5,768 blocks.
● Just two new themes on the Theme Shop this week with Tewatasanainu by FuRyu for ¥200 and Moero!! Pro Yakyuu 2016 JACLUB by Mebius for ¥150.
● Inti Creates announced that playable characters for both Shantae (6 July) and Shovel Knight (3 August) will be available as DLC in Blaster Master Zero.
● Nintendo have published their best selling digital games for the first half of 2017 for Nintendo Switch with Issho ni Chokitto Snippers (Snipperclips) the most-downloaded followed by Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Kamiko at fourth.
● This week’s Famitsu charts saw Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology the best selling game, opening with 21,429 and ARMS selling a further 16,618. Nintendo Switch stock issue woes continue selling just 24,736. Full charts here.
● Culdcept Revolt celebrates its first anniversary with a ‘Bleed parts: bleed invalid’ log-in bonus from 7–13 July.
● Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X saw a huge update today with a new mission from the card data of the Cardass game Super Dragon Ball Heroes.
● And a huge new update to Fire Emblem Heroes also adding Chain Challenge and Squad Assault modes, a two week log-in bonus and more.
● Last but not least: a Kirby 25th Anniversary live broadcast on niconico on 8 July and on 16 July where there will be a play-through of several Kirby games.