Daily Update: Hardcore Mecha Announced

Today’s Daily Update sees Hardcore Mecha coming to Switch, plus Sunset Riders, Hyper Sports R, Xenoblade, BlazBlue, and more news…


● Game Source Entertainment announced they are bringing the 2D side-scrolling action game HARDCORE MECHA to Nintendo Switch this October with a packaged release. Lightning Games also announced they will be handling the digital release.

● Hamster are releasing the 1991 Konami western shooter Arcade Archives Sunset Riders on the Switch eShop this week priced at ¥838. Check out a set of screenshots at this post.

● In more Konami news: the company cancelled HYPER SPORTS R for Nintendo Switch due to “various circumstances”. The game had been in development for two years.

● The original Xenoblade (Chronicles) Wii game celebrated its 10th anniversary with Nintendo posting this commemorative artwork.

● Prototype also announced that Grisaia Phantom Trigger 03 is coming to the Switch eShop this Summer and again will support English text. 01&02 were recently revealed as releasing on June 25.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will see “The Year Is 200X” tournament begin this Friday featuring fighters and stages created between 2000 and 2009. Check out the full list here.

● Arc System Works announced that worldwide sales for BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE have exceeded 450,000 with a second anniversary commemorative sale which includes the Basic Edition available for just ¥1,000 for the next two weeks on the eShop plus big savings on the Special Edition (¥5,000) Vol.1-7 DLC content (¥1,500), and Ver.2.0 content (¥2,500).

● Another milestone reached is for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with over one million sales worldwide announced in this IGA video. Future content includes Boss Revenge Mode and Chroma Wheel in July, VS, Chaos, and Classic Modes in Q3, and a third playable character in Q4.

● Sega announced a live broadcast with new information for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix on June 17 at 20:00 JST airing on both YouTube Live and Periscope.

Nippon Ichi Software posted a trio of videos on their YouTube channel teasing a mystery new game which will likely be revealed over the next few days.

● And this week’s Weekly Famitsu review scores included Danbouru Minicars with 25/40, Golf With Your Friends with 29/40, Neo Cab with 31/40, and What The Golf? with 33/40.