In the midst of restaurants and retailers cutting back occupancy, reducing hours, so sometimes even temporarily closing entirely like Nintendo New York, GameStop is also taking additional measures. While the company previously announced COVID-19 coronavirus initiatives that would allegedly have staff who are sick stay home and provide more hand sanitizer and cleaning products to staff, Kotaku gained an internal memo that also would stop GameStop midnight releases and demos entirely. (Previously, the site had a report from some of the retailer’s employees that the initial coronavirus measures weren’t being followed up on by their employer.)
While pre-registration has been open for a month or two now, Capcom Taiwan finally announced today that the smartphone game Mega Man X DiVE (Rockman X DiVE) will be released in Asian region Apple Store and Google Play Store on March 24, 2020.
Square Enix has revealed that the Trials of Mana remake that is due to release next month will have several new elements, including a ‘New Episode’ where players will get to play around with new Tier 4 classes, as well as a New Game+ mode, plus the return of Li’l Cactus. [Thanks, Game’s Talk!]
Persona 5 is one of those installments that struck a critical hit on not only fans of the series, but people who fancy RPGs in general. While the Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series has been growing in mainstream popularity since Persona 3 on the PlayStation 2, its felt like some of the more recent entries have received the most vocal accolades. Persona 5 Royal is in an odd spot. It’s an ultimate edition of the game with an expansion that might call to mind the extra content in Persona 3 FES or Persona 4 Golden, which might make people wonder if they’re ready to go all in again for “just another semester.” But in reality, there’s tons to do here and how much has changed sneaks up on you.
Pokemon: Twilight Wings episode 3 has arrived, and it basically brings an element from Pokemon Sword and Shield that many picked up on to life. In the games, Hop is known for having one Wooloo stick with him throughout his whole adventure. “Buddy,” the latest six minute episode in this brief web series, explores the relationship between the Galar Champion’s younger brother and his Pokemon.
Resident Evil 3 Remake and the Capcom Cafe in Ikebukuro will be holding a special, limited time event. This event, as with other Capcom Cafe collaborations, will include the chance to buy exclusive merchandise. From April 9, 2020 to May 13, 2020, you will be able to purchase a variety of collector’s goods. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Sqare Enix will be releasing two plush action dolls of 2B and 9S from Nier: Automata on August 29, 2020. These join a line of plush toys that previously included characters like Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s Tifa. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
All Nintendo online services are down. The company’s official website has posted a notice confirming that people will be temporarily unable to engage in activities involving the internet on the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Wii U. In addition, it also notes web services have been disrupted.