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Cerium
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(04-20-2017, 06:58 PM)
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I have the OT for this game already done and dusted and ready to post (and it looks real nice if I may say so myself) but I'm going to hold off until the eve so no one is confused about availability. Hopefully the game doesn't get lost in the Mario Kart madness!

Thanks to Robin64 for the legwork.

Originally Posted by Robin64

This will be out in the west on April 27th. It's appeared on the Australian eShop priced at $6.50 AU.

Additionally, a soundtrack CD will be out next week in Japan.

Originally Posted by Robin64

European price has been confirmed at €4.99. Not sure about the UK price yet.

Originally Posted by Robin64

4.49 on the UK eShop.

Originally Posted by Robin64

The trailer on the European eShop has a video, and that video mentions the US price of $4.99. So there we go. :)

This is the game that lit up the Japanese eShop charts and Chinese social media. There are plenty of (almost uniformly positive) import impressions already, and Destructoid even has a review out and gave it 8/10:

The Switch game worth an 'import' right now

It isn't every day that we here at Destructoid review imports, but like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 which I also reviewed, Kamiko also features an all lady cast and offers an English translation if you grab it from the Japanese eShop. For a mere 500 Yen, which Google tells me is currently $4.60 USD, it was worth making a Japanese account and taking a chance on.

Originally Posted by ryushe

https://youtu.be/N-AD92OwByU

https://youtu.be/guWy3XWkuhA













Chindogg
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(04-20-2017, 06:59 PM)
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The way releases seem to be going on Switch it's almost pointless to make foreign accounts.

The game's hella worth the money though. Really fun to play.
James Scott
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(04-20-2017, 07:00 PM)
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Hopefully the trend of a new game every week continues for awhile. That price point is pretty good and I heard the game is solid based on Japanese imports.
PAULINK
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(04-20-2017, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chindogg

The way releases seem to be going on Switch it's almost pointless to make foreign accounts.

The game's hella worth the money though. Really fun to play.

Basically if you're impatient. I like to support game sales in my region so I tend to give it a good month or so before I even consider importing.
Dystify
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(04-20-2017, 07:00 PM)
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I know about April 27 for EU but is the US release actually confirmed yet? It's very likely that it'll come the same day, but haven't seen any info on that.
Jawmuncher
(04-20-2017, 07:02 PM)
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A little disappointed that the sprite work doesn't stay in the style seen on the character select screen. But it is only $5 bucks, so i'll cut it some slack. Might end up picking it up.
Robin64
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(04-20-2017, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dystify

I know about April 27 for EU but is the US release actually confirmed yet? It's very likely that it'll come the same day, but haven't seen any info on that.

Yeah, it's confirmed here.
Kouriozan
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(04-20-2017, 07:04 PM)
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Sweet, I wanted to buy it on the JP eShop but was busy.
Souzetsu
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(04-20-2017, 07:06 PM)
Sweet, I'll be happy to pick this up. Though I'm not sure when I'll get to it since Mario Kart is out the day after, haha.
moltonasty
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(04-20-2017, 07:07 PM)
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Glad I held off on making a JP account ! Game looks like good fun and cheap as hell to boot.
bobbychalkers
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(04-20-2017, 07:07 PM)
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I was hoping this would come over soon.
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-20-2017, 07:08 PM)
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What type of game is this? It looks like Hyper Light Drifter.
Cerium
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(04-20-2017, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

What type of game is this? It looks like Hyper Light Drifter.

The Destructoid review breaks it down pretty well.

It's like fast Zelda. Designed for speed running.
bemusedchunk
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(04-20-2017, 07:15 PM)
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Another gross example of that terrible switch tax everyone is talking about.
Maxinas
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(04-20-2017, 07:16 PM)

Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

Another gross example of that terrible switch tax everyone is talking about.

Only if you aren't from the US or Japan:^)
Ban Puncher
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(04-20-2017, 07:17 PM)
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$6.50 in Australia.

http://www.vooks.net/kamiko-releasin...op-april-27th/
womp
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(04-20-2017, 07:22 PM)
Figures...I just managed to snag it last night after getting a 500yen card off Amazon.jp :p

Oh well...since games are linked via system at the moment. I guess I am all good.
Brizzo24
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(04-20-2017, 07:23 PM)
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Unless the game is absolute garbage, I will buy anything for 5 bucks. Especially if it supports an Indie Developer, fresh ideas, or similar.

With that being said, I am looking forward to picking this up!
Cerium
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(04-20-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by James Scott

Hopefully the trend of a new game every week continues for awhile. That price point is pretty good and I heard the game is solid based on Japanese imports.

Oh, speaking of, Tumbleseed hits on May 2nd I believe and I'm probably too busy to do yet another OT.

I'm hoping someone else steps up for that one since it looks neat.
Parham
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(04-20-2017, 07:51 PM)
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Hell yeah. Going to pick this up next week.
SinCityAssassin
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(04-20-2017, 07:53 PM)
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Neat, I actually saved a few cents from the JP eShop lol. I recommend buying it though.
Snkfanatic
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(04-20-2017, 07:54 PM)
Day 1 for me. Amazing price, great art, and looks like fun gameplay.
Burdmayn
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(04-20-2017, 08:01 PM)
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Yep... There's another Switch game for me. I can't really argue with $5 for something that looks like Hyper Light Drifter. This plus Mario Kart 8 should keep me busy until Minecraft comes out.

As others have noted, I'm loving that there's at least one solid game per week on Switch right now. I've been plenty busy since launch!
sixteen-bit
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(04-20-2017, 08:02 PM)
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The art in this game looks so cool.
ryushe
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(04-20-2017, 08:43 PM)
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I kinda dislike how this game handles enemy respawns, but other than that the game isn't super fun and the music is awesome.
Metal Khaos
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(04-20-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Expected a NA/EU release as the JP had English option in there, but wasn't thinking it would be coming over this quickly.

$5 is a good price, looks like a small fun game.
MLH
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(04-20-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Reminds me a lot of early Ys games in terms of gameplay, Music and art style are nice really appealing stuff.
Wowfunhappy
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(04-20-2017, 08:58 PM)
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FYI you don't need to make foreign accounts on the switch, you can just switch your region. Only catch is your eShop balance has to be zero (or you'll lose any funds).

Makes for a much cleaner Switch UI/homescreen IMO.
foxuzamaki
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(04-20-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Didn't have to wait long at all
OrbitalBeard
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(04-20-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Man, the Switch is killing my wallet. I'll buy this next week alongside Puyo Puyo Tetris and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

I love this console so much more than Wii U. It's crazy.
Robin64
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(04-20-2017, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wowfunhappy

FYI you don't need to make foreign accounts on the switch, you can just switch your region. Only catch is your eShop balance has to be zero (or you'll lose any funds).

Makes for a much cleaner Switch UI/homescreen IMO.

Did that for this because it was exactly 500 yen and they sell 500 yen cards. I do agree about having the clean homescreen. :D
Dambrosi
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(04-20-2017, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Robin64

Did that for this because it was exactly 500 yen and they sell 500 yen cards. I do agree about having the clean homescreen. :D

Nah, having multiple accounts with their own balances is much more convenient IMO, homescreen be damned. Besides, each account is essentially another set of saves in save-limited games.

Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

Man, the Switch is killing my wallet. I'll buy this next week alongside Puyo Puyo Tetris and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

I love this console so much more than Wii U. It's crazy.

Agreed. Though it's all the Neo-Geo games (NEO TURF MASTERS!!1!!!!1) that do it for me. How will I hold all these classic games~~
Wowfunhappy
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(04-20-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Robin64

Did that for this because it was exactly 500 yen and they sell 500 yen cards. I do agree about having the clean homescreen. :D

Wait, were you not able to use your normal US credit card? It has worked for me in the past...
Robin64
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(04-20-2017, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wowfunhappy

Wait, were you not able to use your normal US credit card? It has worked for me in the past...

First thing I tried, didn't work. People in general have found the eShop via Switch to be much stricter than it was on 3DS and Wii U about foreign credit cards.
metsallica
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(04-20-2017, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wowfunhappy

Wait, were you not able to use your normal US credit card? It has worked for me in the past...

Won't work on Switch. If you have a linked Japanese 3DS you can add balance there and use it on Switch or just buy a digital card on Amazon JP. Note that you'll need a Japanese address to do that there, but it'll take your American card.
cand
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(04-20-2017, 09:53 PM)
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Amazing game, bought on the jp eshop. Really lovin' it.
PyroPaperPlanes
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(04-20-2017, 09:55 PM)
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I have a feeling this game is going to be buried by Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris, all coming out in the same weekend. Being $5 might do the trick though.
Seik
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(04-20-2017, 09:56 PM)
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I can throw a fiver on this for the look alone.

Will buy it once it's out.
lord_of_flood
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(04-20-2017, 10:07 PM)
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Cool, I'll definitely pick it up.
Memory
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(04-20-2017, 10:15 PM)
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Impressions have been really good and its cheap as chips so this is a day one for me.
Hilarion
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(04-20-2017, 10:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Chindogg

The way releases seem to be going on Switch it's almost pointless to make foreign accounts.

The game's hella worth the money though. Really fun to play.

I'm really tempted by Romance of the 3 KingdomsXIII. I doubt it'll get a NA release. It's the only import I want right now.
Theswweet
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(04-20-2017, 10:18 PM)
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I got this already through the JP eShop (I love having a JP 3DS), and it's definitely worth buying. Neat little game.
Jonneh3003
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(04-20-2017, 10:19 PM)
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Awesome! At that price I can hardly say no.
I Wanna Be The Guy
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(04-20-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chindogg

The way releases seem to be going on Switch it's almost pointless to make foreign accounts.

The game's hella worth the money though. Really fun to play.

Well now seems as appropriate a time to say it.

Fuck Nicalis.
Silurus
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(04-20-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chindogg

The way releases seem to be going on Switch it's almost pointless to make foreign accounts.

The game's hella worth the money though. Really fun to play.

Tell that to us in the UK who want Binding of Isaac.
chrono01
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(04-20-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Definitely picking this one up!
Chindogg
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(04-20-2017, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silurus

Tell that to us in the UK who want Binding of Isaac.

Revenge for not buying the Wii U.




Not serious at all.
whyamihere
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(04-20-2017, 10:41 PM)
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At $5, this seems like a no-brainer.
Cerium
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(04-21-2017, 02:22 AM)
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Source Gaming gave it a 5/5

For 500 YEN, this is an absolute steal. The game doesn’t offer that much, but its low entry point makes it a great in-between title. It’s fun and has quite a bit of charm. The game has its issues, but nothing that makes 500 YEN less of a bargain. I would strongly encourage players to pick this up if they have the extra cash laying around.

Guardians
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(04-21-2017, 02:29 AM)
Awesome :)

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