Second Wednesday Update with Japanese Nintendo Direct recap with many new Switch and 3DS games announced!

● The Nintendo Direct is now over. Check out our live coverage here. The following recap will be brief as I’ve been awake for almost 24 hours!

project OCTOPATH TRAVELER will release in 2018. A demo is available now.

● Also available now is Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition on (New) 3DS!

● In Kirby news: Kirby Battle Deluxe will release for 3DS on 30 November and Kirby: Star Allies will release for Switch in Spring 2018.

Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud was announced as coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018!

● Other new Switch games for 2018 include Doom and Wolfestein II: The New Colossus.

● And other new 3DS games include the Dillon game The Dead Heat Breakers (2018 release), Girls Mode 4: Star☆Stylist (2 November) and Mario Party 100: Mini Game Collection (28 December).

● A Snipperclips retail package will release on 10 November as Issho ni Chokitto Snippers Plus with some new content.

Karaoke JOYSOUND for Nintendo Switch was announced.] for this Fall as a free download.

● The Nintendo Arcade Archives debut on 27 September with Mario Bros.! More arcade titles are planned afterwards!

● Four New Nintendo 2DS LL designs were announced with Black × Lime, White × Lavender, Poké Ball and Pikachu!

● A Super Mario Odyssey Bundle with console, game, (red) Joy-Con and carrying case.

● So much more (including PAN-PAN ~A Tiny Big Adventure~ now available on the Switch eShop! All other news pre-Direct…

NBA 2K18 will also see the Legend Edition (¥9,622) and Legend Edition Gold (¥14,482) on the Nintendo Switch eShop next Tuesday (the regular edition is ¥6,804).

The Tower of Permanence is definitely coming to Nintendo Switch (thanks Felipe and Ali). Watch the second trailer here.

● At least 73.96% of Japanese Nintendo Switch owners have bought a copy of Splatoon 2 (this number excludes digital sales in August/September). Read the full charts here.

● Finally, check back tomorrow for the full Nintendo Arcade Archives currently planned. And thanks for following!