Gaming News – 15th September

It’s time for Gaming News again. Today, we have news about Harvest Moon Mad Dash, To the Moon, the Atelier Dusk trilogy, easter eggs in Link’s Awakening and Switch Online subscriptions.

New Trailer for Harvest Moon Mad Dash

Natsume has shared a new trailer for their upcoming Harvest Moon Mad Dash. Not a farming game in the original sense: at its core it’s a color matching puzzle game. At the beginning of each round the playing field will be populated with two or more different types of crops. In the game, you have to find clever ways to combine these crops into a square. And when you achieve this goal, the flowers will blossom and form even bigger crops. Of course, harvesting the big crops will get you more points.

Anyway, check out the trailer. The game is expected on October 29 (Switch and PS4).

To the Moon coming to Switch

Freebird Games and X.D. Network have announced they are bringing To the Moon to the Switch. The story-driven RPG tells the story of two doctors diving into a dying old man’s memories to fulfill his last wish. Winner of Best Story of 2011 (GameSpot), and sitting at an Overwhelmingly Positive reviews (96%) on Steam, To the Moon has been lauded for its fantastic narrative.

The developers describe it as:

Key features:
– A unique & non-combat, story-driven experience
– Innovative mix of adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics
– Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story
– The gaming equivalent of a fine espresso – a tight execution with zero filler

The release date is January 16 2020.

Atelier Dusk trilogy coming to the Switch

I never made it a secret that I love Atelier games. The older Atelier games especially, in fact, Atelier Ayesha is one of my favourites. The series is always made up of trilogies, that take place in the same world. Now the Atelier of Dusk Trilogy is coming to the Switch, this means you will get Atelier Ayesha, Escha & Logy and Atelier Shallie will be in one package. And all DLC will be included in the package.

Link’s Awakening Easter Eggs

An article on Siliconera caught my attention, to do with Link’s Awakening. As you know, the game is close, to be released on September 20.

“In the original version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, there were some fun Easter eggs people could trigger on the screen where they would enter their character’s name. Putting certain names could cause certain songs to play. In the Japanese version, people could hear “Totaka’s Song,” a song written by Nintendo composer Kazumi Totaka, by entering the name “とたけけ.” Now, it turns out the new version of the game has this same Easter egg. (Thanks, GameXplain!).

Two The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Easter eggs have to do with your character name. If someone enters “totakeke” as a name, then “Totaka’s Song” will play. If you enter “zelda” as your name, then you will hear a remixed version of the main theme.”

I never played the original, so this is all new to me. But it’s the kind of delightful touches I love in Nintendo’s game!

Post E3 press event LadiesGamers

Want to convert your Switch online account to a family account?

Just this week I had to renew my Nintendo Switch online subscription. Hard to believe it’s already been in effect for one year! I’m afraid I haven’t made use of it yet, but with Animal Crossing coming that will change. Which got me thinking: my daughter can’t wait for the game to arrive either, so by that time I should get a family subscription.

For now, I prolonged for three months, thinking to wait until New Horizons is closer. Funny thing that I’ve found news that Nintendo’s European and Japanese Twitter accounts have announced an upcoming change to the way Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions will work. Starting October 1, 2019 in both regions, people will be able to convert an Individual Membership into a Family one and get a discount in the process. The North American account has not yet mentioned any offer.

Not sure yet what the discount will be, but nice timing!

So that’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. It’s amazing how many Atelier games are coming to the Switch (and in physical form, at that). It’s really turning into the Vita 2.0 as far as these types of games go.

    I only played Rorona about a year ago and quite enjoyed it, but not enough to play the next two games in the Arland series. I think playing it on the Vita which ran at a terribly slow framerate and had lots of latency was a big factor.

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