Last year, Bethesda announced a new game for mobile devices called The Elder Scrolls: Blades. It is a game designed to be played on mobile, but during E3 2019, the company has since announced and confirmed that in addition to launching on mobile, Blades is also expected to find its way onto the Nintendo Switch later this year.
Details about the game are scarce, but presumably, it will be more or less the same as the mobile version, although judging by the video shared on Twitter, there will be support for motion controls through the Joy-Cons, where you can use it to hack and slash your way through the game.
The next-gen Juke is long overdue, but despite this, Nissan hasn't rushed things over. Thus, the outgoing subcompact SUV, which entered production 9 years ago, is still being sold in Europe, and if the latest report is accurate, then it will be almost 10 by the time the automaker will launch its replacement.
Forbes reports that Honda is finally ready to deliver the gift many have been pining for, the Acura NSX Type R. The debut's supposedly penciled in for the Tokyo Motor Show this October, almost four years after the new-generation NSX debuted at the Detroit Motor Show. The Forbes piece is light on the how of the transformation, but says we can expect 650 horsepower, a harder edge to the driving experience, and aerodynamic additions inspired by the NSX-GT racer in Japan's Super GT series.
It isn't known yet if a Type R would stick with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. If the track-focused NSX dropped its two front electric motors, that would leave a 47-hp e-motor attached to the crank, and the 500-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 to make up the difference to 650 hp.
Subaru took a financial beating last year, according to its freshly released earnings report. During the full fiscal year, which ended March 31, the carmaker's operating profits effectively halved. Net income dropped 33% to 147.81 billion yen, or $1.33 billion, and revenue fell 2.2% to 3.16 trillion yen ($28.5 billion).
Subaru states that its operating income declined by 48.5% to 195.5 billion yen, or to about $1.78 billion. According to Subaru, this was not only due to a decrease in sales, but also due to recall campaigns. Total production decreased nearly 6% to 989,000 units, and production stoppages at the Gunma plant were partially to blame for that — but Impreza, XV and Levorg sales also sank. The redesigned Forester did start out well in the summer, but sales in the first half of 2018 were more modest with the outgoing generation still in the showrooms.
Sharp exit the U.S. market back in 2015 when the company’s financial troubles put its very existence in doubt. The company later received financial backing from Hon Hai Precision, the company that’s better known as Foxconn. A lot has changed since then and the Japanese firm has now announced that it will once again start selling its smart TVs in the United States.
Sharp has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Hisense International which will see the company re-enter the television business in the United States after the second half of this year.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster will be discontinued for the 2020 model year. This has no effect on the availability of the regular 370Z coupe, which Nissan confirms will be sold alongside the Nismo and 50th Anniversary Edition coupes in the 2020 model year. After Motor Authority broke the story, we got confirmation directly from a Nissan representative:
"Yes, I can confirm that for model year 2020, Nissan will focus on the sale of the 370Z Coupe, NISMO and 50th Anniversary Edition. We will not offer the Roadster variant for the current-generation Z beginning with model year 2020."
Sony Mobile's troubles have been well flagged in recent years. Sony's latest results highlight that its mobile business saw revenues decline by 31% in the year to 31 March 2019 to 226 billion yen. The reduction was mainly due to the number of Xperia units sold halving, from 13.5 million units in the previous year, to just 6.5 million over the last 12 months.
The youngest-ever Japanese professional "Go" player has lost her debut in the board game to an opponent who is six years older.
The Japan Go Association this month certified 10-year-old Sumire Nakamura as a professional Go player under a special quota for gifted young amateurs. The quota was created to nurture players who can rival champions in China and South Korea, where the game is also popular.