Nintendo news (August 3): Ask Iwata / Summer Sale 2020 (Japan)

Today’s Nintendo news: English release for the Ask Iwata book, but also…

  • Summer Sale 2020 (Japan)
  • My Nintendo (Europe)
  • Splatoon Koshien 2020
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Ask Iwata

VIZ Media have announced that they will publish the English version of Hobonochi’s book about Satoru Iwata, which will be called Ask Iwata in English. It will be released on April 13th in North America and various countries around the world (United Kingdom, France, etc.). It’s now available for pre-order on Amazon (NB: affiliate link), including the regional variants.

Here’s the cover of the English version, along with some details:

Satoru Iwata was the former Global President and CEO of Nintendo and a gifted programmer who played a key role in the creation of many of the world’s best-known games. He led the production of innovative platforms such as the Nintendo DS and the Wii, and laid the groundwork for the development of the wildly successful Pokémon Go game and the Nintendo Switch. Known for his analytical and imaginative mind, but even more for his humility and people-first approach to leadership, Satoru Iwata was beloved by game fans and developers worldwide.

In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no. Drawn from the “Iwata Asks” series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of EarthBound Shigesato Itoi, Ask Iwata offers game fans and business leaders an insight into the leadership, development and design philosophies of one of the most beloved figures in gaming history.

Source: VIZ Media (Twitter)

Summer Sale 2020 (Japan)

Nintendo have announced their Summer Sale 2020 for Japan. From August 6th to August 19th, the following Nintendo Switch titles will be on sale on the Nintendo eShop:

  • Splatoon 2 – 4 604 Yen (instead of 6 578 Yen, 30% off)
  • Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion – 6 584 Yen (instead of 8 558 Yen, 23% off)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses – 5 374 Yen (instead of 7 678 Yen, 30% off)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 4 604 Yen (instead of 6 578 Yen, 30% off)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 4 604 Yen (instead of 6 578 Yen, 30% off)
  • Astral Chain – 6 144 Yen (instead of 8 778 Yen, 30% off)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 6 144 Yen (instead of 8 778 Yen, 30% off)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – 6 142 Yen (instead of 7 678 Yen, 30% off)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 3 064 Yen (instead of 4 378 Yen, 30% off)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker + Expansion Pass – 3 944 Yen (instead of 5 258 Yen, 24% off)
  • The Stretchers – 1 400 Yen (instead of 2 000 Yen, 30% off)
  • BoxBoy! & BoxGirl! – 855 Yen (instead of 1 222 Yen, 30% off)
  • Sniperclipps: Cut it out, Together! – 2 139 Yen (instead of 3 056 Yen, 30% off)
  • 30% off Gem Apples in Super Kirby Clash

Unfortunately, we don’t know if there will be a similar sale in Europe and/or North America.

Source: Nintendo

My Nintendo (Europe)

A new reward is now available on My Nintendo in Europe: the official Starter Guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (25 pages from the official guide book, published by Future Press). It only costs 75 Platinum Coins. Click here to redeem it!

The starter guide to Animal Crossing: New Horizons will help you get settled in on your island getaway. It features tips on basic controls and choosing your island, and reveals how to make full use of your NookPhone’s apps. For those dipping into an Animal Crossing game for the first time, it also explains the goals of the game. All of this is excerpted from the game’s official, 432-page guide, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide published by Future Press.

Splatoon Koshien 2020

Here’s the recording of the livestream for the latest Splatoon Koshien 2020, which was held this Sunday in Japan:

Fire Emblem Heroes

Here’s the latest Feh Channel presentation for Fire Emblem Heroes:

And here’s some pictures for the Heroes included in the next Summoning Focus (Pirate’s Pride), going live on August 7th, and the upcoming Tempest Trials + event, Royal Treasures, going live on August 8th:

Source: 4Gamer

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Here’s the preview video for the latest Fortune Cookie and set of related Stamp Trade rewards in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Lolly’s celestial cookie, now available until October 30th:



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