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[Press Release] Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch Updates

Major free update, a casual online Taiko Mode with friends!

「Private Match」is coming soon!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce a major free update that will allow players to play the new online mode, “Private Match” on Nintendo Switch™ “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! The update is slated for release in winter 2020.

Let’s play the new online mode “Private Match”!

Enjoy playing Taiko Mode online with your friends from the comfort of your home!

“Private Match” is a new online mode that allows you to set passwords to the matches with your friends!

Check out the official website for more information on “Private Match” here: Official Website

How to play “Private Match“?

Matching is straightforward. Select the “Private Match” option, have one player sets a 6-digit password at “Create Room,” and the other player enters their opponent’s password at “Find Room”!

Steps to Set a private match!

1. Have one player sets a 6-digit password in ” Create Room”!

2. Have another player enters the 6-digit password under “Find Room”!

Enjoy the same rules of Taiko Mode played locally!

Set up matches with modes such as the “Co-op Performance” and “Battle Performance,” as well as playing with the presence or absence of items and score blinders, just as you do when playing locally. *You cannot use your character in a private match.

Enjoy playing online with your friends with all sorts of rules!

Additional downloadable content information

“BORN ON DREAM! ~HANABI☆NIGHT~” from and DLC pack, “Late Night Anime Pack Vol. 2” which includes songs like “Gomakashi” from “Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story,” is now available! Keep an eye out for more downloadable content coming soon!

8 Oct 2020
Game Music Singles
From
“BORN ON DREAM! ~HANABI☆NIGHT~”“THE iDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE! THEATER DAYS”
Late Night Anime Pack Vol. 2
Gomakashi” Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story “
Aozora No RHAPSODY” Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid “
Paradisus-Paradoxum” Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- “
Rising Hope” The irregular at magic high school “
only my railgun” A CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN “

Please take note on the below:

* Private Matches can only be played online.

* Information and release date are accurate as of now. Please note that any announced contents are subject to change without prior notice.

* Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are the registered trademarks of Nintendo.

* Internet connectivity is required to purchase and to use DLC.

* In order to enjoy Private Matches, you must subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online (paid subscription).


For official website, you may visit Twitter here: Official Twitter

Title: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
Platform: Nintendo Switch™
Genre: Taiko Rhythm Game
Release Date: Available Now
No. of players: Taiko Mode1-2/Party Game1-4
Ratings: A


Itsuka Kendo will join MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 along with the new “Weekend Clothes Pack”!

Known as Battle Fist, Itsuka Kendo is highly intelligent, among the best elements of her class at the U.A. High School.

As part of her solid combat skills, she can expand her hands and slap her enemies with surprise through devastating attacks!

In addition, with the new “Weekend Clothes Pack”, make your characters look sharp in all circumstances! This third costume pack will include unique new casual wear outfits for Izuku, Baguko, Ochako, Iida, Todoroki, Mineta, Kaminari and Ashido.

Itsuka Kendo is the third DLC character of MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2. Each DLC character can be purchased separately.

[Jump Force] Clan Entry Campaign rewards fix

Thank you for playing Jump Force.

We have confirmed that players could not get the rewards “Event Ticket x 5” for “Clan Entry Campaign” on Nintendo Switch. We apologize for the inconvenience.

“Event tickets x 5” that cannot be received due to this issue will be distributed as Login Bonus.

■How to distribute:
Login Bonus

■Rewards:
Event ticket x 5

■Period:
2020/10/24 08:00 GMT+8 – 2020/10/30 13:59 GMT+8

Sorry for the troublesome and thank you for your understanding. We hope you continue to enjoy playing Jump Force.

[Jump Force] Patch V2.03, Server Maintenance and New event updates

Thank you for playing Jump Force.
The contents of the update are as follows.

Update Content:
・Added Premium Shop Counter.
・Improved game stability.
・Added missions at Mission Counter.

More additions and updates are scheduled for the future. We hope you continue to enjoy playing Jump Force.

New Event Update

“Premium Shop Counter” and JF Medal” UpdateWe would like to introduce the new “Premium Shop Counter” and “JF Medal” that are implemented.
■Platforms
PlayStation4, Xbox One and Steam
*We will later on inform regarding Nintendo Switch version.

■ Opening of the Premium Shop Counter
We have opened the Premium Shop Counter, where you can use JF medals. At the shop, you can trade in JF medals for all sorts of items, so please so check it out.

■ Implementation of JF Medal
JF medal could be traded with avatar outfits, accessories and more items at Premium Shop Counter.

*JF medals will also be handed out in the game in the future. We hope you continue to enjoy JUMP FORCE.
“Premium Shop Counter Inaugural Login Bonus” Event
We are hosting a “Premium Shop Counter Inaugural Login Bonus!!”
*You can exchange JF medals at the Premium Shop Counter for items such as avatar outfits, accessories and more!

■Platforms
PlayStation4, Xbox One and Steam

■ Log-in Bonus Period
2020/10/22 GMT+8 – 2020/11/20 22:59 GMT+8

■Log-in Bonus Reward
3,500 JF medals
*Reward can be earned at the Reward Counter.
*Reward will be available for 30 days after the reward is distributed at the “Reward Counter.”

Server Maintenence


JUMP FORCE will undergo system maintenance during the following time. During maintenance, all online functions will not be accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance.

■Platform
PlayStation4, Xbox One, Steam
■ Maintenance Period

10/22/20 7:30AM – 10/22/20 5:00PM (GMT+8)

*Based on progress, maintenance may be shortened or extended without prior notice.
We hope you continue to enjoy JUMP FORCE.

[JUMP FORCE] “Premium Shop Counter” and JF Medal” Update

Thank you for playing JUMP FORCE.

“Premium Shop Counter” and JF Medal” UpdateWe would like to introduce the new “Premium Shop Counter” and “JF Medal” that will be implemented.

■ Opening of the Premium Shop Counter
We have opened the Premium Shop Counter, where you can use JF medals. At the shop, you can trade in JF medals for all sorts of items, so please so check it out.

■ Implementation of JF Medal
JF medal could be traded with avatar outfits, accessories and more items at Premium Shop Counter.
*JF medals will also be handed out in the game in the future.
“Premium Shop Counter Inaugural Login Bonus” EventWe are hosting a “Premium Shop Counter Inaugural Login Bonus!!”
*You can exchange JF medals at the Premium Shop Counter for items such as avatar outfits, accessories and more!

■ Log-in Bonus Period
2020/10/22 GMT+8 – 2020/11/20 22:59 GMT+8

■Log-in Bonus Reward
3,500 JF medals
*Reward can be earned at the Reward Counter.
*Reward will be available for 30 days after the reward is distributed at the “Reward Counter.”

We hope you continue to enjoy JUMP FORCE.

[JUMP FORCE] Vertex Event and Clan Entry Campaign 23rd Oct

Thank you for playing Jump Force. The following is an event announcement. Please note that the prizes for PS4/XBOX/STEAM and Nintendo Switch are different

VERTEX EVENT

PS4/Xbox/ Steam■ Event
Vertex

■ Period
2020/10/23 14:00 GMT+8 – 2020/10/30 13:59 GMT+8

■ Reward Distribution Time
After 2020/10/30 14:00 GMT+8

■ Rewards
※Please note that rewards are different from Nintendo Switch version.
First Prize
Rangiku Halloween Costume (Hands)
Rangiku Halloween Costume (Feet)
Rangiku Halloween Costume (Top)
Rangiku Halloween Costume (Wig)
Ichigo Halloween Costume (Feet)
Ichigo Halloween Costume (Bottom)
Ichigo Halloween Costume (Top)

Second Prize
Rangiku Halloween Costume (Hands)
Rangiku Halloween Costume (Feet)
Ichigo Halloween Costume (Feet)
Ichigo Halloween Costume (Bottom)

Third Prize

Rangiku Halloween Costume (Hands)
Ichigo Halloween Costume (Feet)

Work together with your clanmates to gather Clan Points. Compete with other clans to increase your rank!

■ Clan Points can be earned by battling, purchasing items in shops, or performing various challenges in the game.
■ You can check how many Clan Points you have in the Vertex section of the leaderboard.

At the end of the event period, the clans in each rank will be grouped based on the number of clans that participated. Clans in the upper group will be promoted, while clans in the lower group will be demoted.

Rank Up Conditions
Bronze: Top 50% Promoted to Silver
Silver: Top 20% Promoted to Gold
Gold: Top 5% Promoted to Platinum
Rank Down Conditions
Silver: Bottom 20% Demoted to Bronze
Gold: Bottom 20% Demoted to Silver
Platinum: Bottom 20% Demoted to Gold

PS4/ Xbox/ Steam prizes

Nintendo Switch
■ Event
Vertex
■ Period
2020/10/23 14:00 GMT+8 – 2020/10/30 13:59 GMT+8

■ Reward Distribution Time
After 2020/10/30 14:00 GMT+8

■ Rewards
※Please note that rewards are different from PlayStation4, Xbox One and Steam version.
First Prize
Inmate Clothes (Top)
Inmate Clothes (Bottom)
Devil Horns
Pumpkin Head
Chopper Hat

Second Prize
Inmate Clothes (Bottom)
Devil Horns
Pumpkin Head
Chopper Hat

Third Prize
Devil Horns
Pumpkin Head
Chopper Hat

Work together with your clanmates to gather Clan Points. Compete with other clans to increase your rank!
■ Clan Points can be earned by battling, purchasing items in shops, or performing various challenges in the game.
■ You can check how many Clan Points you have in the Vertex section of the leaderboard.

At the end of the event period, the clans in each rank will be grouped based on the number of clans that participated. Clans in the upper group will be promoted, while clans in the lower group will be demoted.

Rank Up Conditions
Bronze: Top 50% Promoted to Silver
Silver: Top 20% Promoted to Gold
Gold: Top 5% Promoted to Platinum
Rank Down Conditions
Silver: Bottom 20% Demoted to Bronze
Gold: Bottom 20% Demoted to Silver
Platinum: Bottom 20% Demoted to Gold

Clan Entry Campaign

PS4/ Xbox/ SteamThis announcement is for the Clan Entry Campaign.
■Period
2020/10/23 14:00 GMT+8 – 2020/10/30 13:59 GMT+8

Reward Items
※Please note that rewards are different from Nintendo Switch version.
Chat Phrase “Let’s do a Raid Boss Battle!”
Chat Phrase “In a Raid Boss Battle!”
Chat Phrase “Need help for Raid Boss Battle!”
Chat Phrase “Clan Boost!”
Chat Phrase “Can we get a Clan Boost?”
Chat Phrase “Almost there!”
Chat Phrase “One last push!”
Chat Phrase “I’m out of tickets…”
Chat Phrase “We got this, team!”
Inmate (Top)
Inmate (Bottom)
Devil’s Horns
Pumpkin Head
Chopper’s Hat

■Campaign Participation
Special items will be distributed to players who enter a clan within the period at the Reward Counter. To enter a clan, you must create a clan at the Clan Counter or join an existing one. If you are already in a clan, rewards will be distributed if you log in during the campaign period.

Note that players in a clan who do not log in during the campaign period are not eligible for rewards. Rewards can be claimed from the Reward Counter for 30 days after distribution.

We hope everyone rises up to the challenge. Thank you for your continued support.
Nintendo Switch
The following is an announcement regarding the Clan Entry campaign.
■ Period
2020/10/23 14:00 GMT+8 – 2020/10/30 13:59 GMT+8

■Rewards
※Please note that rewards are different from PlayStation4, Xbox One and Steam version.

Chat Template Let’s do a Raid Boss Battle!
Chat Template In a Raid Boss Battle!
Chat Template Requesting aid for Raid Boss Battle!
Chat Template Activating a Clan Boost!
Chat Template Can we get a Clan Boost?
Chat Template Almost there!
Chat Template One last push!
Chat Template I’m out of tickets…
Chat Template We got this, team!
Skill Energy Red x10
Skill Energy Blue x10
Skill Energy Green x10
Event Ticket x5

■How to Enter
Players who belong to a clan can pick up their reward from the Rewards Counter during the event period. You can create or join a clan at the Clan Counter. Players who already have a clan must login during the event period in order to be eligible to receive their reward.

Please be aware that even if you have a clan, you will not be eligible to receive your reward if you do not login during the event period. You will have 30 days to pick up your reward from the Rewards Counter after they have been distributed.

Rise up J-Force members and join the campaign! We hope you continue to enjoy playing Jump Force.

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Update V1.63

PlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/STEAM®

Update Notice for SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

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▼Update Version

Ver.1.63

▼PS4/NSW/STEAM Update Available on:

Wednesday September 30th, 2020

▼Update Overview

-Fixed an issue where basic damage and added damage from abilities was not displaying properly.

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We apologize for taking so long to address this issue, and are sorry for any inconvenience it has caused.

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3D Fighting Game Series TEKKEN Home Console Version Surpasses 50 Million Units in Sales Worldwide!

50 Million Series Sales & 6 Million TEKKEN 7 Sales Commemorative Illustration

3D Fighting Game Series TEKKEN Home Console Version Surpasses 50 Million Units in Sales Worldwide!

– TEKKEN 7 surpasses 6 million with more than 95% sold overseas –

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Yasuo Miyakawa) has made an announcement that the home console version of the TEKKEN series has sold more than 50 million units worldwide. TEKKEN 7, which was released in June 2017 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, and STEAM®, has sold more than 6 million units. We will be releasing the downloadable content, Season Pass 4 for TEKKEN 7 in FALL 2020 for all to enjoy. A new DLC “Kunimitsu” and the 17th new stage “Vermillion Gates” will also be released soon.

■What is the TEKKEN series?

The TEKKEN series is a series of 3D fighting games that dates back to 1994 as an arcade game that made its way to home gaming consoles. The games are known for their in-depth fighting mechanics and exhilarating gameplay, bringing about strategic player versus player bouts. The games have been supported for more than 25 years by a wide demographic of players, with core players comprised of males in their late teens to 40s. The series has been recognized by Guinness World RecordsTMas the “Longest-running 3D fighting videogame franchise” (21 years and 179 days), and the “Longest-running videogame storyline” (20 years and 99 days). The series has also made its way across many mediums as an IP such as in a full-length CG movie, in pachinko and pachislot machines, among others.

Scene from TEKKEN World Tour 2019

The TEKKEN series has proactively taken part in the esports movement (*2). Official TEKKEN world tournaments started from 2015 with prize pools for top placers, and from 2017, the home console version of TEKKEN 7 was used for the game’s official international tournament series, “TEKKEN World Tour” (*3). The game series also takes center stage in many world-class fighting game events.

The series is also committed to building and supporting game communities worldwide. Starting from May 2018, TEKKEN 7 official tournaments are periodically held in Japan (*4) that consistently gather more than 100 fans on each occasion to challenge and communicate with one another. From 2019, the series has adopted community-based tournaments into the official world tournament schedule, which brought heated TEKKEN 7 battles across the communities worldwide, further expanding the breadth of TEKKEN communities. With the help of all the fans and the communities, the game series has reached the staggering 50 million unit sales mark.

■More than 95% of sales from overseas; TEKKEN 7 sells 6 million units

TEKKEN 7, which was released in June 2017 for the PlayStation4, Xbox One, and STEAM, has sold more than 6 million units and counting. The game supports 12 different languages (*5), with more than 95% of the game sales coming from outside of Japan, breaking down to 4% in Japan, approximately 6% in Asia, approximately 30% in North America and LATAM, and approximately 60% in EU and Australia.

TEKKEN 7 has been designed with esports in mind, with features and effects that are enticing to players and spectators. Players with low health can unleash Rage Art through a specific command to deal crushing damage to their opponents, and spectators can enjoy seeing finisher moves through the game’s Super Slow feature where the players go into slow motion before the deciding blow is dealt when both sides are low on health. These and many other features that cinematically bring out the action have been well received, bringing the excitement to players and spectators alike.

It has been well over 3 years since the release of TEKKEN 7, and the game continues to sell well, even to this day. The ascension of esports offering greater spectating opportunities, player posted bouts bringing newcomers to the franchise, timely delivered downloadable contents, free feature updates, among others, have kept the game on player radars, leading to boosts in sales, which can be seen with sales in 2019 surpassing sales in 2018. We will continue our analysis of worldwide gameplay data and trends, development to community communication and direct interactions, communication with players through social media, and more, so that we can seek ways to bring more fun to everyone.

■Activities to support the fighting game market

In an effort to support and invigorate the fighting game market, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment held an online, live stream program in August 2020 known as the “Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable” where 6 Japanese game companies joined in a roundtable meeting to discuss pre-selected player suggested themes.

We will continue to promote the TEKKEN series for all to enjoy. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment follows its corporate slogan to the word – more fun for everyone. We will strive to bring the fun to everyone throughout the world.

■DLC16/17 announcement (Kunimitsu) (JP)

■Season 4 Free Update Content Introduction

Also, in the dialogue video between Tekken series General Producer Harada P and Tekken 7 producer Michael P, which was delivered on the 27th, the delivery start timing of “Season 4” including the download content introduced this time is Fall 2020. We have also released information on free updates such as adding new techniques to all characters, renewing the rank system, and improving online play.

①      Balance Adjustment

②      Renewal Rank system

③      TEKKEN PROWESS

④      Online Play Enhancement (Response Improvement / Wi-Fi indicator)

Watch the latest information on Season 4 below (JP)


Legal Line: TEKKEN™7 & (C)BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

*1: Includes the downloadable versions, and download from the PC platform, “STEAM”.

*2: “Esports” is short for “electronic sports,” and is a terminology used for entertainment and competitive sport competitions using computer games, video games, and electronic devices. 

*3: The tournament has been cancelled for this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (“TEKKEN Online Challenge” to begin in September 2020).

*4: The tournament takes place at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo under the event name, “Fighting Tuesday”, which held every week Tuesday, and dedicated to fighting games. Currently, the location and event is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

*5: Supported languages are Japanese, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Neutral Spanish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.


*The information herein represents the information according to the date of the press release. Information may be updated without notice after release.

*”PlayStation” and “PS4” are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

*Xbox, and Xbox One are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

*© 2020 Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. Steam, and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation.

JUMP FORCE DELUXE EDITION Missing Bonus Issue

Apologies for incorrect deliverables and item distribution for Nintendo Switch™ JUMP FORCE Deluxe Edition Early Purchase Bonus.

The Nintendo Switch™ JUMP FORCE Deluxe Edition, released on 27 August, should consist of six Early Purchase Bonuses, but only certain bonuses were delivered.

●All six Early Purchase Bonuses

・Frieza’s Small Pod

・3 Avatar Suits

・JUMP Starter Pack

・JUMP Logo T-shirt

・Pirate Logo T-shirt

・V JUMP Hoodie

●Missing Early Purchase Bonuses

・JUMP Logo T-shirt

・Pirate Logo T-shirt

・V JUMP Hoodie

For customers who have purchased Nintendo Switch™ JUMP FORCE Deluxe Edition and have not been able to obtain the above Early Purchase Bonuses, please contact us via our Social Media platforms. When you contact us, we will confirm your Early Purchase Bonus download code, so please have it ready in advance. As soon as we verify the download code, we will send you the download code of the missing Early Purchase Bonuses.

The following item will be included in the download code and distributed together with the missing Early Purchase Bonuses due to the delivery’s inadequacies.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers.

Thank you for your continued support of Jump Force Deluxe Edition.


PS4, Xbox, Steam, NSW | JUMP FORCE Tournament Event 24th September 2020

Thank you for playing Jump Force. The following is an announcement of the event schedule.

Details for PS4, Xbox, Steam■ Event
Tournament Battle

■ Period
2020/9/24 14:00 – 2020/10/1 13:59 SGT

■ Reward Distribution Time
After 2020/10/1 14:00 SGT

■ Rewards
First Prize
Event Ticket x30
Umbras Cube x20
Skill Energy Red x10
Skill Energy Blue x10
Skill Energy Green x10

Second Prize
Event Ticket x20
Attack Boost (L) x5
Skill Energy Red x5
Skill Energy Blue x5
Skill Energy Green x5

Third Prize
Event Ticket x10
Attack Boost (L) x3
Health Boost (L) x3

■ Championship Rewards
Mr. Satan Costume (Top)
Mr. Satan Costume (Bottom)
Mr. Satan Costume (Feet)
Mr. Satan Costume (Accessory)
Title “Ruler of the 3rd Tournament”
Emotion “I’m the champ!”
Details for NSW■ Event
Tournament Battle

■ Period
2020/9/24 14:00 – 2020/10/1 13:59 GMT+8

■ Reward Distribution Time
After 2020/10/1 15:00 GMT+8

■ Rewards
First Prize
Event Ticket x30
Umbras Cube x20
Skill Energy Red x10
Skill Energy Blue x10
Skill Energy Green x10

Second Prize
Event Ticket x20
Attack Boost (L) x5
Skill Energy Red x5
Skill Energy Blue x5
Skill Energy Green x5

Third Prize
Event Ticket x10
Attack Boost (L) x3
Health Boost (L) x3

■ Championship Rewards
Mr. Satan Costume (Top)
Mr. Satan Costume (Bottom)
Mr. Satan Costume (Feet)
Mr. Satan Costume (Accessory)
Title “Ruler of the 1st Tournament”
Emotion “I’m the champ!”

Tournament Battle is a limited time event. To join the event, you must have an event ticket.

Join a Tournament Battle by selecting three characters and earn event points by defeating other players in back-to-back battles. Event tickets can be purchased from the shop. Players with win streaks in Tournament Battle get bonus event points. Stack up those wins and earn more points!

Event Points earned increase with the selected difficulty. Select high difficulty and go for the top of the charts!
On the last day of Tournament Battle, players who have earned above a set number of points will unlock the Championship. Win the Championship and become the strongest player out there!
*Players with a large number of disconnections during battle will receive a penalty which makes matching with CPUs take longer.