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Nintendo news (August 9): Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online / Nintendo Labo

Today’s Nintendo news: August line-up for Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, but also…

  • Nintendo Labo
  • European sales (H1 2019)
  • Loot Boxes
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  • Dragalia Lost

Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo have revealed the August line-up for Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, which is as follows:

  • Super Chinese / Kung-Fu Heroes
  • Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (Japan-only)
  • Vice: Project Doom (Europe and North America-only)
  • the SP version of one or more games already available, to be revealed on launch day

Here’s the promo video and some screenshots for those games:

As usual, you can find the complete list of games coming soon and currently available on Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online on this page!

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Labo

Here’s Part 3 of the Director’s Insights video series about Nintendo Labo, with Tsubasa Sakaguchi:

European sales (H1 2019)

Gfk Entertainment have shared the Top 3 Software for the first half of 2019 in various European countries (+ Russian and Brazil), revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was quite popular, as it appears in the Top 3 of 6 countries. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was also quite successful, it seems!

Here’s the Top 3 Software shared by Gfk Entertainment (retail-only, listed by revenue):

Source: Gfk Entertainment
Thanks SinCityAssassin for the heads up!

Loot Boxes

Earlier this week, at the Federal Trade Commission’s Inside the Game workshop, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) have announced that Nintendo (as well as Sony and Microsoft) are working toward implementing new policies regarding lootboxes. Starting next year, publishers will have to disclose the odds for lootboxes in all new games (or games getting lootbox mechanics post-launch via a Software update).

This will be a platform-wide policy (similar to what is found on Android and iOS), which means all new games (not just first-party) will have to abide to them. If you’ve played one of Nintendo’s games on mobile, then you pretty much know what to expect.

You can find more details about this on GamesIndustry.biz!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Here’s the promo video for the last part of the Sanrio Characters Collection event, now live in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp!

Dragalia Lost

Here’s the latest videos for Dragalia Lost, with:

  • a new music video, Singing in the Rain
  • the latest episode of the official Dragalia Lost webradio programme

Dragalia Lost (Android, iOS) still does not have a release date in Europe and North America.


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