Wednesday Update: Super Mario Bros. Movie In “Priority Development”, Plus Much More News!

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● Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri told Variety that the animated Super Mario Bros. is in “priority development” and will be in theaters by 2022. Shigeru Miyamoto is working with Meledandri on the project.

● Masahiro Sakurai said that the “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC line-up is now complete. This time the selection was made entirely by Nintendo. I decide if we can create a fighter based on their selection, then come up with the plan.”

● Capcom announced that Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodo Selection (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy) will release for Nintendo Switch on 21 February 2019 priced at ¥3,564 with limited editions also confirmed. Limited edition contents and trailer posted here.

● Nintendo announced that Konami’s TwinBee, Koei Tecmo Games’ Mighty Bomb Jack and Nintendo’s own Metroid will arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online service on 14 November. Trailer for all three games added here.

● Nintendo updated Splatoon 2 to Ver.4.2.0 adding new Kensa, Sub and Special weapons, the Ruins of Ark Polaris stage, support for the new Octoling amiibo and more. Full patch note links posted here.

● This week’s Hamster games are the Nintendo fighting game Arcade Archives Urban Champion and the topdown racing game ACA NEOGEO Thrash Rally with both priced at the usual ¥823 each.

● Koei Tecmo Games announced that Nelke to Densetsu no Renkinjutsushi Tachi ~Aratana Daichi no Atelier~ (Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World) has been postponed from 13 December in Japan to 31 January 2019. It’s unknown whether this will affect the localisation.

● Koei Tecmo Games also announced that worldwide shipments including digital sales of Musou OROCHI 3 (Warriors Orochi 4) have exceeded 500,000 units. A commemorative update added Sacred Treasure from the Five Gods Zeus, Athena, Ares, Perseus and Odin, plus more.

● Rainy Frog will be publishing 7levels’ action platformer Castle of Heart on the Japanese Switch eShop on 29 November priced at ¥1,800 and Forever Entertainment’s first-person horror game Hollow in December priced at ¥2,000.

PEACH BALL: Senran Kagura along with the DL Special Pack are now available to preload on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at the preload prices of ¥4,840 and ¥5,812 (the regular prices are ¥5,378 and ¥6,458) respectively. Each version requires 4.8 GB and only supports Japanese.

● Both Katamari Damacy Encore and Tales of Vesperia: REMASTER from Bandai Namco Entertainment are also available to preload and do support English. Prices are ¥3,456 and ¥6,156, and sizes are 3.0 GB and 12.8 GB respectively.

● Starsign today published EnjoyUp Games’ Metroidvania Ghost Prison (Final Light, The Prison) on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at ¥700. Japanese trailer posted here.

● Daedalic GmbH also today published the futuristic adventure game State of Mind on the Japanese Switch eShop priced at ¥4,320. Japanese trailer posted here.

CAPCOM BELT ACTION COLLECTION (Capcom Beat ’Em Up Bundle) saw an update adding new screen filters, new screen size and more.

Psyvariar Delta also saw a free update adding the new stage “VERSION: DELTA” which was playable at the Tokyo Game Show.

Sisters Royale: 5 Shimai ni Iyagarase o Ukete Komatteimasu was also updated adding some much needed post-game content (I haven’t checked it out yet however).

● The final game to receive a free large update is Osyaberi!Kakejyo!~Ubawareta Dot Coin o oe!~ with more post game content added.

● Square-Enix announced that worldwide shipments and downloads for Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Echoes of an Elusive Age) have exceeded four million sales.

● Inside System also reported that the Majin Shoujo (The Legend of Dark Witch) series has surpassed 300,000 sales.

Fire Emblem Heroes will see the New Heroes: Adrift summoning event on 09 November featuring Corrin: Dream Princess, Corrin: Dream Prince, Mikoto: Caring Mother and Camilla: Flower of Fantasy. Trailers posted here.

● Aloft Studio announced that their Kickstarter for their 16-bit ARPG Hazelnut Bastille has been 100% funded with 21 days left.

● Devolver Digital announced that their puzzle platformer GRIS will release on the Switch eShop on 13 December. A Japanese release is confirmed but I’m unsure if the dates will be the same.

Neko Tomo opened with just 4,151 units sold at retail in Japan. Super Mario Party is now over 300,000. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware for the 34th consecutive week with 43,747 units sold. Full Nintendo charts posted here.

● Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Co., Ltd. and Game Freak Inc. have applied for new trademarks in Japan for Eevee, ヤドン / YADON (Slowpoke), ロコン / ROKON (Vulpix) and アローラロコン / ALOLA ROKON (Alola Vulpix). Check out the full applications (obviously in Japanese) here.

● Issue №1562 of Weekly Famitsu saw Gesshi~zu: Gajigaji Nakama wo Sodateyou score 28/40, Jettomero:Hero of the Universe score 27/40, Timberman VS Edition score 27/40 and Mayonaka Garan score 30/40.

● Watch new Japanese trailer for Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee here.

● The opening movie for Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri here.

● A Japanese trailer for Hand of Fate 2 here.

● And the 93rd episode of Capcom TV including Rockman 11 and Gyakuten Saiban 123 here.

● Thanks again to naruki for several news tips today!

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