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Ancient Weapon Holly (Switch): all the updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Ancient Weapon Holly on Nintendo Switch (originally released in March 2024 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Ancient Weapon Holly – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 26th 2024 (North America) / May 27th 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Ver. 1.4
  • We have implemented an auto-correction feature that makes Holly face the direction of nearby enemies when they are close, facilitating easier digging.
  • We have changed the timing for the playback of the tutorial related to “Holly’s Memory Parts.”
  • We have implemented a tutorial for the “Dragon” that appears from the mid-levels of the floors.
  • Traps that appeared when destroying blocks are now pre-placed on the map.
  • Invincibility frames are now triggered when taking damage from enemies.
  • Holly’s initial movement speed has been slightly increased.
Ver. 1.5
  • Addition of the Memory Parts Collection Feature
    • Memory Parts obtained from treasure chests can now be displayed as a collection in the main menu. By collecting all Memory Parts, you can unlock the “Holly’s Memory” achievement. Even if you don’t collect all the parts in your first playthrough, the Memory Parts will carry over to the second round, so aim to collect them all!
      • *Note: This feature applies to Memory Parts obtained in Play mode.
  • Balance Adjustments to the Skill Tree
    • Adjustments have been made to the required quantities for skill tree evolution. These adjustments apply to both Play mode and Time Attack mode.
Ver. 1.6

We have added two new types of monsters. These monsters will appear in the following modes:

  • Normal Mode
  • Time Attack Mode

New Monsters:

  • Ooze
    • The Ooze cannot be defeated with normal attacks. Instead, it multiplies when attacked normally. The only way to defeat it is to bury it!
  • Poison Cobra
    • Normal attacks are forbidden against the Poison Cobra. When defeated, it scatters venom. If you want to avoid damage from the venom it releases, the only way is to bury it.
Ver. 1.7
  • Extreme Challenge Mode
    • A mode where you challenge yourself to see how far you can reach from the 100th floor to the 1st floor.
      • Your highest cleared floor will be recorded.
      • If you get a game over, you will have to start over from the 100th floor.
      • After clearing each floor, Holly’s life and MP will not fully recover.
      • Other features remain the same as in the normal or Time Attack modes.

Ancient Weapon Holly – Ver. ???

  • Release date: April 5th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New mode: Time Attack Mode
    • It is a mode in which players compete for the elapsed time to clear the game.
    • The elapsed time is recorded from the start of the 10th level until the game is cleared.
    • The time measurement continues even after the game is over and the level is lowered.
    • The time recorded at each level is the cumulative playing time at that level.
    • If you want to reset the elapsed time, you can try again by selecting “Start over from the beginning” in Pause.
    • In addition, the difficulty level is set higher in the Time Attack mode, which makes the game even more tense.
  • New feature: Ability to reset the skill tree only once
    • All skills in the skill tree in the Play Mode can be reset only once.
    • When you reset your skills, the magic stones, gems, and soul stones will be added to the number of skills you have.
    • However, you can only use it once, so think carefully about when to use it!
    • If the game is over without releasing the skills in the skill tree after resetting, the number of possession will be reduced to 0!
  • New feature: “Start over from the beginning” is now available in Play Mode
    • The “Start over from the beginning” function allows you to reset all the information such as the floor, skill tree, memory pieces, etc., and start over from the 10th floor.
    • Please use this function if you want to play from the beginning to release the achievement “Clear floor 1 from floor 10 without game over”.
  • Bugs
    • Fixed a bug where when Holly fell into a hole dug in the ground, her jump was caught and she could not climb out of the hole.
  • Adjustments.
    • Holly’s attacks are now more likely to hit the enemy.
    • Improved the operability of Holly’s hole digging and enemy burial.

How to download updates for Ancient Weapon Holly for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Ancient Weapon Holly, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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