Nintendo news (October 18): Luigi’s Mansion 3 / Nintendo Switch sales (North America)

Today’s Nintendo news: more footage and screenshots for Luigi’s Mansion 3, but also…

  • Nintendo Switch sales (North America)
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Astral Chain
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  • Dragalia Lost

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Here’s a collection of video clips for Luigi’s Mansion 3 (merged into a single video for your viewing convenience):

And here’s the second TV Commercial for the game in Japan:

Finally, here’s some more screenshots for the game:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) comes out on October 31st worldwide.

Source: Famitsu

Nintendo Switch sales (North America)

Nintendo of America have shared some sales data for the Nintendo Switch and its games in North America. First, we learn that the console has reached a significant milestone: it has now sold over 15 million units in North America alone, which is 5 million units more than in Europe. The console has been the best-selling console in the United States for the past 10 months, and in North America, sales are up by 20% Year on Year.

In North America, the Nintendo Switch now has no less than 14 million-sellers, including 4 that have sold more than 6 million units since launch:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo also mention “significant sales” for several third-party games, such as:

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Minecraft
  • Fortnite

Unfortunatly, no sales data are provided for these games.

Source: Nintendo PR

Ring Fit Adventure

Here’s not one, but two launch trailers for Ring Fit Adventure, now available worldwide:

Astral Chain

The latest Devblog Post for Astral Chain is now live: this one is from John Neal (who is part of the localisation team), who came to talk about the one and only… Lappy! Here’s an excerpt:

From the moment ASTRAL CHAIN came out, I kept a sharp eye on the internet so I could share players’ reactions with the team. While I was gathering those reactions, I noticed a pattern starting to emerge. Further research revealed an undeniable truth: all around the world, people love Lappy. Task Force Neuron’s big, friendly, bright yellow police dog mascot plays a relatively minor role in the overall story, but it’s fair to say that Lappy (along with his, uh, close friend and confidant Marie) represents the quirky heart of the game.

Click here to check out the full post!

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The latest DevBlog post for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is from Mikiharu Oiwa from Grezzo (Director), who came to talk about the fishiest of mini games… the Fishing Pond!

Here’s an excerpt:

The fishing in Link’s Awakening is different from the fishing in other titles in The Legend of Zelda series in that you play it with a side view – just like in the original Game Boy game. You can even see the fish perfectly. It’s like they are in a narrow aquarium. Don’t you think that this fits very well with the diorama art style of this game? Also, Link’s movements are different than in the top-down perspective and way cuter.

Click here to check out the full post!

Fire Emblem Heroes

Here’s the trailer for the latest Summoning Focus for Fire Emblem Heroes, Zofia’s Call (which goes live on October 21st):

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Here’s the video showcasing the latest Fortune Cookie and set of Stamp Trade rewards in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: Bob’s circus cookie (available from October 19th to January 17th)!

Dragalia Lost

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

  • the trailer for the latest Summon Showcase, Halloween Fantasia 2 (English and Japanese versions)
  • the latest episode of the official Dragalia Lost webradio programme

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



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