Daily NOtaku News Round-Up – 26/06/2018

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Hello again, and welcome to another Daily Round-Up. We’re going to start with today’s Nintendo news first!

Capcom released a new trailer for their upcoming game Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 showing off a new feature called “X Challenge Mode”, which sets players against a pair of “Mavericks” from various Mega Man X titles. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC and is slated for a July 24th release date in North America and Europe, and July 26th in Japan.

In other news, invites for the MOBA Arena of Valor 2nd Closed Beta Test are being sent out to switch owners so be sure to keep an eye out if you signed up.

MixedBag, in collaboration with video game publisher Adventure Productions and C.I.N.I.C. Games announced that their classic point and click adventure game “The Wardrobe” will be coming to Nintendo Switch on July 6 and will cost 14.99$ USD and 14.99€ EUR with a 15% discount if pre-ordered.

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NIS America announced today that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is now available on Nintendo Switch both retail and for digital purchase on the Nintendo eShop! The game contains all the content from the PS4, as well as the 18 DLCs from the PS Vita and PS4 releases.

Zaxis and EuroVideo have announced that they will be releasing their comic book-style action adventure game Fimbul later this year to the Nintendo Switch. No details regarding the release date or pricing have been confirmed just yet, but the game is expected to launch in November of this year.

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Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, the new add-on that expands on the single-player campaign within Splatoon 2 has quickly become a fan favorite within the Splatoon community, and it seems Nintendo might not be making another! In an interview with Polygon, producer Hisashi Nogami said “that the team doesn’t have any plans for more premium single player releases like Octo Expansion. However, he does seem open to the idea of producing some sort of premium multiplayer content, though he a was keen to note that it would have to be adequately balanced so it wouldn’t fall into the “pay-to-win” trap that other online shooters have fallen into.” What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment down below!

Bandai Namco announced a new Kuma Tomo installment which will be playable for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. The first official info on the game will be coming June 28th at 12:00 JST, via a live-stream event. There will also be some news about this new game in the latest issue of Famitsu.

Twitter user @LiquidHbox tweeted a photo showing a possible Super Smash Bros. Ultimate teaser in its precursor Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Whether this was an intentional tease or not, it’s still cool to think that Sakurai may have had this planned all along.

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s Donkey Kong DLC released today bringing tons of new content, a new story, which features Donkey Kong as a playable character! More details can be found in the Further Reading/Sources section of this article.

Nintendo announced the second “Nintendo Labo Creators Contest” today and I know it’s got me hyped! The competition starts on 19th July, and running until 20th August in the US, and 7th September in Europe. There are a wide array of prizes, including a custom Labo-themed Switch and dock in both regions – with Labo-themed Joy-Con for finalists, and for North American entrants they can also win a special Labo jacket and a framed certificate signed by the developers. You can read more info about the contest at the European and North American Nintendo Labo websites.

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Nintendo also announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will support the Nintendo Labo! Essentially, you can now use the motorcycle handlebars Toy-Con as a fun and creative way to race your friends and foes! More details here.

And now onto the Otaku side of things!

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The official website for “Overlord: Mass for the Dead” – which is the first smartphone game based on the Overlord series – launched on Sunday, showing off this sweet key visual. The game will be free to play but with in-app purchases. The website is also holding a pre-registration campaign.

The official website for the upcoming anime “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken or Regarding Reincarnated to Slime) revealed on Tuesday that Takuma Terashima will be performing the anime’s opening theme “Nameless story”. The anime premieres this fall and will run for two cours (essentially, half a year).

The Bungou Stray Dogs mobile game will be getting an English release in the west! Developer Ambition announced on Tuesday that they will be translating the game to English, titled “Bungou Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost”. They didn’t specify any kind of release date, but we’re assuming we’ll hear more soon.

DgmR8wgV4AEL9yfMaaya Uchida will perform the ending theme “youthful beautiful” for Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Production’s upcoming original TV anime SSSS.Gridman. The series premieres this fall. Are you excited as much as we are? Leave a comment down below!

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The official website for the upcoming anime film Non Non Biyori Vacation unveiled a new key visual for the film on Wednesday. Additionally, Those who pre-purchase a ticket for the film will receive a sweet-looking poster of the visual, beginning July 14th – only while supplies last!

And that’s it for this round-up! Comment down below what you would like to see in the next Daily Round-Up!

Thanks for Reading!

-Kanoa Howell

Further Reading/Sources

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1bo9KxtP0

Arena of Valor 2nd Closed Beta Test: https://www.gonintendo.com/stories/312228-arena-of-valor-closed-beta-test-2-invites-going-out-now

The Wardrobe Release Date Announcement: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/320757/Point_and_click_adventure_game_The_Wardrobe_coming_to_Nintendo_Switch_on_July_6_PlayStation_4_in_late_July.php

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Now Available on Nintendo Switch: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ys-viii-lacrimosa-of-dana-switch

Fimbul Switch Announcement: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/06/norse_action_adventure_fimbul_will_bring_comic_book-style_narrative_to_switch_later_this_year

Splatoon Developers Aren’t Planning More Expansions: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/06/splatoon_2_developers_arenrt_planning_more_single_player_expansions

Kuma Tomo Sequel: https://gematsu.com/2018/06/kuma-tomo-followup-to-be-announced-for-switch-3ds-on-june-28

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Teaser: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/06/super_smash_bros_ultimate_may_have_been_teased_years_ago_in_smash_for_wii_u

Nintendo Labo Contest: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/06/nintendo_announces_the_second_nintendo_labo_creators_contest

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Labo Update: https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/26/17505298/mario-kart-8-nintendo-switch-labo

Overlord RPG Game: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-25/overlord-inspires-mass-for-the-dead-smartphone-rpg/.133399

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Ending Announced: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-26/takuma-terashima-performs-that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-slime-anime-opening-song/.133408

Bungo Stray Dogs Game App Gets English Release in the West: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-27/bungo-stray-dogs-game-app-gets-english-release-in-the-west/.133449

SSSS.Gridman Ending Theme Announced: http://moca-news.net/article/20180626/2018062611010a_/01/

Non Non Biyori Vacation Unveiled Hew Key Visual: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-06-27/non-non-biyori-vacation-anime-film-unveils-new-visual/.133456

Kanoa Howell

Gamer, Anime Fanatic, Aspiring Voice Actor, and Writer, once you know me you can't forget me.

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