Daily Briefs (Jan. 12): Inazuma Eleven Ares / Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 / SNK Heroines
Today’s Daily Briefs: Inazuma Eleven Ares scan from CoroCoro, but also…
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~
- Happy Birthdays
- Aqua Moto Racing Utopia
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
- Wan Nyan Douutsu Byouin Peto no Oishasan ni Narou!
- Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns+
- Mega Man 30th Anniversary
- Tool Assisted Speedruns
Inazuma Eleven Ares
This month, Inazuma Eleven Ares is featured in CoroCoro magazine, and in fact, a first scan has already surfaced. Unfortunately, there’s absolutely nothing new in there, just a new artwork for Asuto Inamori (one of the three protagonists) with a different art style than the one we’ve seen so far. Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether this is something created specifically for the game and/or the magazine.
Here’s the scan:
If and when more details emerge, we will make sure to have a separate post (most likely on Monday, when the magazine is released in Japan)!
Inazuma Eleven Ares (Switch) comes out this Summer in Japan. The anime series will debut in April, and the merchandise will start arriving in stores this Spring.
Thanks Joe Merrick for the scan!
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
It looks like it’s not just in Japan that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is selling steadily: Bandai-Namco has announced that total sales worldwide have now topped 500 000 units (including digital sales). Unfortunately, no regional breakdown is provided, though we do know that the game has sold over 100 000 units as of Week 1 in Japan.
Speaking of Japan, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is once again suffering from shortages in that country, and unfortunately, new shipments will not arrive before… Early February!
Source: Bandai-Namco (Twitter)
SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~
Here’s some more pictures for SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~, revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini yesterday:
SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ (Switch) comes out this Summer, worldwide.
Here’s the first official screenshots for Happy Birthdays, the Nintendo Switch version of Birthdays the Beginning:
Happy Birthdays (Switch) comes out on March 29th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Today, PlatinumGames shared some pictures of their annual New Year ceremony, which was held a few days ago:
There’s also a message from Kenichi Sato, CEO and President of PlatinumGames. You can click here to read it!
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia
Already available in Europe, Aqua Moto Racing Utopia is headed to North America next month, courtesy of BigBen Interactive (who already published the game in Europe). It will cost $39.99, and will be available at retail and on the Nintendo eShop.
Here’s a quick reminder of what the game has to offer:
- 7 game modes (including Championship, Freestyle Championship, Time Trials, Leisure, and Party Games)
- 12 championships
- more than 50 races, and 10 scenic environments inspired by real-life locations (Amazon River, Mediterranean coastline, mangrove swamplands, warm tropics, and more)
- 28 high-flying stunts
- 44 customisable stand-up and sit-down jet skis
- Single Player and Local split-screen multiplayer
- online multiplayer (up to 8 players)
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Switch) comes out in February in North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated.
Source: BigBen Interactive PR
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
Heads up for players waiting for the Japanese version of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: it’s now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop (and via Nintendo’s website). You will need 8.7GB of free space in order to download it, and it will unlock at 12AM JST on February 1st. In case you’re wondering: yes, it does feature an English language option!
Here’s some more screenshots:
And here’s the latest Japanese trailer:
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch) comes out on February 1st in Japan.
Wan Nyan Douutsu Byouin Peto no Oishasan ni Narou!
Today, Nippon Columbia announced another game for the Nintendo 3DS: Wan Nyan Douutsu Byouin Peto no Oishasan ni Narou!, which will be released on March 15th in Japan. It will cost 4 800 Yen + taxes.
Here’s the boxart and some screenshots:
Wan Nyan Douutsu Byouin Peto no Oishasan ni Narou! (3DS) comes out on March 15th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns+
Here’s some pictures for the latest bit of DLC for Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns+ on Nintendo 3DS:
Mega Man 30th Anniversary
Here’s pictures of Mega Man merchandise to be sold at an upcoming Mega Man 30th Anniversary event in Japan:
Tools Assisted Speedruns
Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedruns for Nintendo platforms:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES) by nitsuja in 18:55.0
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (GameCube) “all dungeons” by Wobmiar in 1:59:00.32