Picross developer Jupiter Corporation is planning to launch a Summer Sale on the Switch eShop, it’s been reported.
According to Nintendo Life, the sale will take place across all Switch eShop regions, and will run from August 10 to August 16.
In total, 13 titles will reportedly be discounted by 20%, covering almost all of the studio’s Switch games, including the majority of its Picross games. The most notable exception is the latest entry, Picross S9.
The full list of games set to be included in the sale is as follows:
- Kemono Friends Picross
- Picross: Lord of the Nazarick
- Picross S
- Picross S2
- Picross S3
- Picross S4
- Picross S5
- Picross S6
- Picross S7
- Picross S8
- Picross S Mega Drive & Master System Edition
- Picross X: Picbits vs Uzboross
- Working Zombies
Jupiter recently gave a rare interview to VGC, where it was revealed that the studio is trying to pitch some sort of Picross 30th anniversary celebration for 2025, but that it’s getting harder to get Nintendo to agree to collaborations.
“We’re eager to make these collaborations happen,” Jupiter’s managing director Norichika Meguro explained, “but it’s pretty much down to Nintendo’s judgement, and the final say is on their side, not ours.
“We want to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Picross in 2025, and we’ve been pitching Nintendo for this, but it’s been really hard to get them to say yes.”
“Going through their approval process has become more difficult than ever, so the easier way to work with Nintendo is to publish something with our own IP, not the other way round where a developer pitches Nintendo and waits for Nintendo to provide the IP to make the collaboration happen.”