It’s that time again, time for the midweek gaming news! This week, we’ve got news about: Pokémon Sword and Shield fastest selling Switch game, an update for Atelier Ryza, the new Switch Lite cover, the subscription program for Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, a release date for Arc of the Alchemist and a release date for The Snack World: the Dungeon Crawl.
Pokémon Sword and Shield fastest selling Switch game
Very interesting to see that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has sold 6 million units globally in its three days on sale! The Pokémon Company has announced it, and this means it’s the fastest-selling Switch game! A record that was held by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, because that game sold through 5 million copies in the first week. These sales are double the amount of sales in the first week of Pokémon Let’s Go, that made it to “just” 3 million copies. It’ll be fun to see the sales figures totalled at the end of the year!
Switch Lite cover
Have you gotten yourself a shiny new Switch Lite? Then you might be interested in a new way to protect the screen. It should make it even easier to take your favourite system everywhere you go. Each Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen Protector set includes a flip cover for the Nintendo Switch Lite system and a protective sheet for the LCD screen.
The Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen Protector will be available to purchase exclusively online beginning Dec. 8 at https://store.nintendo.com/nintendo-switch-lite-flip-cover.html and select retailer websites at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The set will hit stores in early 2020.
Update for Atelier Ryza
Did you see the update come in on your Switch system for Atelier Ryza? Here’s Koei Tecmo’s tweet about all that’s included. The photo mode should be fun, and what do you think about raising your own puni? Nice!
Good morning! We've got a lovely FREE update for Atelier Ryza today which brings some new content, a new photo mode, Aaaaand the ability to raise your very own puni! Watch the vid, then read all about it: https://t.co/0rr7suvMFH pic.twitter.com/pXjMy7HOzj
— KOEI TECMO EUROPE (@koeitecmoeurope) November 19, 2019
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Club
Two years after the release of Pocket Camp on mobile, Nintendo changed things around: You can now join the Pocket Camp Club. This means a paid monthly subscription, for which you can choose the Happy Helper Plan and Cookie & Depot Plan. The price is $2.99 for the Happy Helper Plan and $7.99 for the Cookie & Depot Plan
The Happy Helper Plan means you can appoint your favorite animal as your camp caretaker. This helper will fulfil requests, gather items needed for events, and generally give you support around the campsite.
The Cookie & Depot Plan means you can choose 5 cookies a month from a wide selection of previously released fortune cookies. It also means you can use warehouses, where you can store up to 5,000 different furniture and clothing items.
In addition to the individual plans’ benefits, there are some special benefits shared between both plans! The Pocket Camp Club Journal, that brings you special members only news every month and there are shortened crafting times.
Of course, you can also keep on playing the game without the subscription.
RPG Arc of the Alchemist coming to Switch
Idea Factory International announced that its RPG Arc of Alchemist releases in North America on January 30 and Europe on January 31, 2019 for PS4 and Switch. The Switch release is digital only, by the way. This is the storyline:
Enter the desert in search of the key to save humanity – the Great Power. One year, the king declared that he would send a large-scale investigation team to the Desert of Beginnings.
Chosen to captain this mission, Quinn Bravesford leads her soldiers into battle against a swath of enemy nations for the sake of her kingdom. Quinn gazes at the ancient alchemic device, the Lunagear, within her hand. According to the legends of yore, once the Lunagear is equipped with the four Orbs, it will unlock the Great Power that will save humanity. Only one Orb resides in Quinn’s Lunagear. Collecting the four Orbs for the Lunagear, however, is a mere legend.
With the threat of dangerous creatures and Machine Dolls wandering the desert, one of the enemy nations, the Principality of Neuhaven, has dispatched their military in search of the Great Power. Now, Quinn and her band of allies must fight against the Principality of Neuhaven in hopes to find the Great Power and save humanity. Quinn steels herself, but even so, she can’t help but doubt the existence of the Great Power…
Check out the trailer!
Snack World: the Dungeon Crawl on Switch
Well, finally! The Snack World: Trejarers Gold is coming West as Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold for Nintendo Switch this February. Developer Level-5 and publisher Nintendo shared a first trailer for the West.
Level 5 always piques my interest, here’s the storyline
Danger threatens Snack World when the evil mogul Sultan Vinegar attempts to resurrect the Deodragon, Smörg Åsbord. In this roguelike adventure, customize your character and join the heroic treasure hunters Chup, Mayonna, and the gang as they make their way through a slapstick comedy-filled quest to restore order to the land of Tutti-Frutti.
Before setting out, prepare for the next adventure by shopping at curiously state-of-the-art convenience stores for supplies, optimizing your gear and more. During your crawl through each procedurally generated dungeon, search for treasure while dodging treacherous traps and defeating brutal bosses. Use “snacks” to summon special allies that assist in battles; change up your equipment, called “jaras,” on the fly; and capitalize on consumables to gain an edge in combat. Team up with friends to take down big bosses with even bigger attitudes in online and local co-op for up to four players.
Whether you’re breaking wind or breaking the fourth wall, this meta-adventure through a hilarious parody of classic RPG touchstones is sure to make you smile.