Switch eShop - News

October2017

  • News Limited Run Games Will Publish Physical Copies of Indie Titles On Switch Next Year

    Collectors rejoice!

    Somewhere, far into the distance, you might just be able to make out the cries of joy from video game collectors (and cries of fear from their wallets) because Limited Run Games has confirmed that it will be publishing physical retail games on Switch next year. In case you are unaware of the company, Limited Run Games is known...

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    Review Putty Pals

    A Puzzler Built For Two

    The Nintendo Switch has brought social gaming back to the couch with aplomb. With the ability to literally disconnect two controllers and hand one to a buddy, how could it not? While competitive multiplayer has been the main thrust, cooperative experiences seem to be fewer and far between. Putty Pals is your friendly reminder...

  • News King Oddball is Looking to Rule the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Utter madness

    Certainly one of the crazier concepts for a game we have seen in recent times, King Oddball is set to land on the Switch's eShop with a bang - and there's not long to wait until it does. You take control of a boulder (the King of boulders it would seem) with the aim of using your ridiculously long tongue to lick up other, smaller...

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    Review Party Golf

    Hole-in-100+

    The Switch is slowly but surely becoming one of the best available entertainment systems for multiplayer fun. The eShop is positively bursting at the seams with great co-op adventures and games that focus on simple, pick-up-and-play action for multiple players to enjoy. Party Golf is one of the latest titles to jump on board, hoping to...

  • News Zombie Gold Rush is Creeping Onto Switch In Time For Halloween

    Kill zombies, earn cash

    Scrolling through the 'Coming Soon' section of the Switch's eShop can become a rather fun pastime - especially with the amount of games that are bombarding the system at the moment. One such game that has recently appeared in this menu of future delights is Zombie Gold Rush. The game sees you jumping into various cars and...

  • News Moon Hunters Lands On the Switch eShop Next Week

    Mesopotamian mayhem

    We're really looking forward to playing Kitfox Games' Moon Hunters, which was announced for the Switch eShop last month. It's now been given a release date for next week on 26th October, priced at £9.99 in the UK. We expect the North American release to be on the same day also. In the game you create your own legend in a 1-to-4...

  • News Splasher Will Make Its Mark on the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Splashdown

    For those seeking some fast-paced 2D platforming on the Switch eShop, there's a promising option right around the corner. Playdius has confirmed that Splasher has its final release date on the system, launching on 26th October for €14.99 / $14.99USD / £11.99. In the game you use various inks and resources to 'splash' walls and...

  • News Mutation Nation Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    No turtles here

    Side scrolling beat' em up fans can rejoice, because when it rains (Wulverblade, Robo Army), it pours. Next week HAMSTER is re-releasing Mutation Nation on the Switch through the ACA series, a tale of mutation and madness set in the now not-too-distant year of 2050. As if we ever really needed any sort of plot to put down some...

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    Review JYDGE

    Enforce law and order on the city streets of Edenbyrg

    Imagine a bleak dystopian future where crime is rampant and multiple citizens are being held as hostages by dangerous people. JYDGE, recently launched on Steam  and now available via the Switch eShop, explores this exact scenario. When all goes to hell in the cyberpunk city of Edenbyrg, the...

  • Nintendo Download 19th October (Europe)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! Spelunker Party! Elliot Quest! Much more!

    The latest European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's another busy line-up with lots of varied options. There are two retail releases on Switch alongside the usual inundation of download games, while there are also big arrivals on the New 3DS / 3DS. With plentiful discounts...

  • Nintendo Download 19th October (North America)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! The Mummy Demastered! Knight Terrors! Much more!

    It's another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and as is now the norm it's absolutely jam-packed with content. The Nintendo Switch eShop accounts for most of the options, again, with a first-party retail title being joined by some download-only gems; the New 3DS doesn't...

  • News Spelunker Party! Launches With a Snazzy New Trailer

    Another option for this week

    In recent weeks the Switch has been getting bombarded with so many new releases that we've started to think there are almost too many. Thursdays are when we see the vast majority of these titles hit the eShop and one of today's new offerings is Square Enix's Spelunker Party! You can check out a brand new...

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    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    Changing the four-mula?

    Ever since the first 'You Don't Know Jack' game arrived on PC in 2011, the Jackbox brand has increasingly targeted consoles with its quirky cooperative and competitive experiences. As 'traditional' party game experiences have been joined by more and more virtual board games and digital quiz shows over the last few years,...

  • Reminder Don't Forget This Week's Early Switch eShop Releases

    Three to choose from

    The standard Nintendo Download Update is on a Thursday, but with more titles arriving on Switch alongside other versions we're seeing a variety of games on different days. Due to how busy each week's update is at present it's easy to lose track of these odd-day releases. With that in mind, here's a pre-update reminder on the...

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    Review Ninja Shodown

    Bad for your stealth

    Ninjas by their very nature are an elegant and elusive group - patiently lurking in shadows in order to dispatch foes without anyone ever realising they were there. Their grace and efficiency have become legendary over hundreds of years. In the medium of video games, however, ninjas have a somewhat 'varied' depiction, none more...

  • News Super Ping Pong Trick Shot Bounces Onto Switch eShop Tomorrow

    Tricking out or a load of balls?

    The Switch eShop has been inundated with a whole slew of great games lately, our resident video producer Alex even argues that it's become a problem, in a nice way. Like any store, especially now that curation has evidently well and truly ended, there will also be releases that are less appealing. We'll have to wait...

  • News Action RPG Moonlighter Has Been Confirmed for Switch

    With an awesome reveal trailer

    After smashing its Kickstarter goal, Digital Sun Games' action RPG title Moonlighter has been steadily getting closer to release. Until now there had been no inclination of a release on Switch but, thanks to a rather epic reveal trailer, we now know that the game is indeed coming to the console. The game sees you lead...

  • News Elliot Quest Begins Its Switch Adventure This Week

    PlayEveryWare's impressive title gets another chance

    Elliot Quest opts for a simple look, but underneath that exterior is a rather accomplished adventure game. It was an impressive indication of what could be achieved through HTML5 technology on the Wii U eShop, before it was then ported to C++ (not Unity as we initially stated) and released on...

  • News Sony is Publishing an Indie Title, Tiny Metal, on the Switch

    Via a subsidiary, but it counts

    While Nintendo's corporate structure is easy to understand, fellow platform holders Sony and Microsoft are broader and more complex. They're companies with numerous sizable divisions and spin-offs, with various businesses and interests outside the game industry. That subverts any idea of 'console wars' in the modern...

  • News Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern Is Bringing Dungeon Crawling Action To Switch

    Arrives on the eShop next month

    Fans of the massively influential Dungeon Master will be pleased to know that Heroes of the Monkey Tavern is headed towards the Switch eShop. The first-person dungeon-crawler takes inspiration from FTL's '80s classic, giving you the chance to take a team of warriors into hostile territory, where you'll face hordes of...

  • News Neo Geo Brawler Robo Army Is Invading Your Switch This Week

    Do the robot

    Side-scrolling fighting fans have been well-served recently on Switch thanks to the excellent Wulverblade, but if you fancy a bit more walk-punch-walk-punch action then you'll be pleased to know that Hamster is bringing Robo Army to the Switch eShop this week. Originally released in 1991, it's a very early Neo Geo release but boasts...

  • News Rytmik Studio Aims To Find Its Rhythm On Switch

    You can't stop the beat

    Cinemax has released several of its music creation apps on Nintendo platforms - quite a few arrived on DSiWare and the more recent Rytmik Ultimate found its way to 3DS - and now the latest instalment is on the way, heading to the Switch next year. Rytmik Studio, like the previous titles, is a music creation software...

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    Review Rogue Trooper Redux

    Super Trooper, Norts are gonna find me

    Rogue Trooper Redux is a remaster of Rogue Trooper (a 2006, third-person shooter based on the 2000AD comic book series of the same name). The series focuses around Rogue – a genetically created, toxin-immune, manufactured soldier (or ‘GI’) – as he becomes the last surviving member of his race during a...

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    Review Don't Knock Twice

    Seriously, don’t

    Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game, based on the film of the same name that was released last year. The story sees you take the role of Jess, a mother who had to give away her child at a young age but is now hoping to reconnect with her. Your daughter, Chloe, is in a bit of a pickle with some paranormal forces and...

  • News Mantis Burn Racing On Switch Will Include Cross-Play Support

    Race against players on rival platforms

    VooFoo Studios has announced its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing will include cross-play support. The title bolsters cross-play offerings on the Nintendo Switch, with some of the previously announced cross-platform games for the device including Minecraft, Rocket League and the recently announced th

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    Review Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:COMBAT

    Dungeon crawling and rock paper scissors - together at last!

    Coming up to the Halloween season, one might be looking for something appropriately eerie on the Switch eShop, and the word 'witch' on its own might immediately get the spook sensors reacting. Unless you have a severe phobia of cute anime characters and turn-based battling, it seems...

  • News 90s-Inspired Shooter Dead End Job is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    Put those pests to rest!

    Ant Workshop, the studio behind recent, twin-stick focused puzzler Binaries, has announced that their latest project Dead End Job will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game is a twin-stick shooter that sees you take on the role of Hector Plasm, (an employee of a paranormal pest control company called...

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    Review The Flame in the Flood

    A river ride to die for

    At first glance, The Flame in the Flood depicts a beautifully crafted world with its use of stylized art and charming audio. What isn't quickly apparent about The Molasses Flood’s debut title is that it actually details the harsh reality of survival. Hunger, thirst, sleep, broken legs and bear attacks, it's all part of a...

  • News Downloading WWE 2K18 Requires 32GB Of MicroSD Storage Space

    Big in every respect

    WWE 2K18 may not have a solid release date on Switch yet, but that might be a blessing in disguise because if you're keen on playing it, you now have plenty of time to invest in a sizeable MicroSD card (or two). It has been revealed that to download the game you will need a MicroSD card with at least 32GB of storage spa

  • News Switch eShop Adds New Section for Discounted Games

    A welcome improvement

    The Switch eShop catalogue is getting better with each passing week, but even with the rapidly increasing number of titles available the simplistic store design has stayed largely the same. A couple of complaints have been around visibility, particularly in easily finding demos and games that are on discount; one of those...

  • News The Flame in the Flood Has "Smashed" Its Launch Targets on the Switch eShop

    "It’s had its best ever day on any console"

    The Nintendo Switch userbase may well still be modest in size, due to the system only being 7.5 months old, but it's evidently eager for new experiences on the system. Smaller publishers and developers have benefitted from this and there have been a number of heartening examples of studios being...

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    Review Yono And The Celestial Elephants

    An Elephant's Solstice

    Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an intriguing game from a design standpoint. While it looks the part of an educational cartoon meant for toddlers, within it hides a tale with a deep context meant for adults. The action feels like it belongs somewhere in-between these conflicting ideals. But does it work as a whole? Yono...

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    Review The King of Fighters '95

    Unneeded fighter?

    Having already given us the ‘98, ’94, ‘99 and 2000 editions (in that order), HAMSTER now jumps back in time to give us The King of Fighters ‘95. As only the second entry in the series it lacks some of the features of later games, but the aim remains the same: pick a team and defeat a bunch of others on your way to a...

  • Guide How to Use Two or More Micro SD Cards in Your Switch for Limitless Storage

    Forget those 200GB monoliths

    Storage can be a bit of an issue on the Switch; the console's internal capacity is only 32GB, with a portion already reserved for the operating system, and bigger micro SD cards can be very expensive. Thankfully, you can rely several of the smaller, more affordable cards with relative ease. For those of you getting to...

  • News JYDGE Will Bring Dredd To The Switch eShop Next Week

    JYDGE for yourself

    We've recently seen a few games pop up on the Switch eShop from Nordic publisher 10tons. Next week, on 19th October, we'll be treated to JYDGE; it's a top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Here are some of the features boasted by...

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    Review Sparkle 2

    Modernising a niche genre

    If you’ve ever played an entry from PopCap’s ZUMA series, or the late '90s Puzz Loop game by Mitchell Corporation, Sparkle 2 by 10tons falls under the same banner. For the uninformed, Sparkle 2 is a bit of a blast from the past, providing marble madness in the form of a puzzle match game. The fact this entry is a...

  • News Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL Will Battle Its Way Onto Switch This Year

    A version exclusive to Switch

    Indie game publisher Wired Productions has announced that Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is heading to the Switch eShop in time for the Holiday season. The game is a twin-stick shooter which sees the player control 'tiny troopers' battling evil adversaries from around the world, with a collection of weapons at your...

  • News Forever Entertainment is 'Amazed' at Progress of Hollow on Nintendo Switch

    Targeting a full 1080p docked

    If you've been browsing the 'Coming Soon' section of the European eShop with regularity you've likely seen Hollow in the mix. A first-person shooter / horror title, it's been hard to judge for Switch as the store's trailer was only a cinematic video. The developer is keen to highlight that progress is solid, however,...

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    Review Neon Chrome

    Minor oversight

    Finding a home on consoles is an ongoing challenge for games that have seen success on Steam and smart devices. While free-to-play or relatively inexpensive titles are becoming available on digital marketplaces thick and fast, it could be argued that there is a degree of stigma that comes with titles making the shift from mobile to...

  • Nintendo Download 12th October (Europe)

    Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Sine Mora EX! More!

    It's that time, once again, for the European Nintendo Download Update. It's another busy week with the Switch in particular getting loaded up with tempting options, though the 3DS and Wii U also have a bit to offer. Let's just right into the details, shall we? Switch Retail...

  • Nintendo Download 12th October (North America)

    Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Much more!

    It’s Nintendo Download Update time and we have another busy week to enjoy in North America. The Switch eShop has a bumper line-up to consider, of course, though the Wii U and 3DS don’t miss out entirely; the little handheld even has a big-time RPG from Atlus that's out soon. There’s...

  • News Former Rare Dev Plans To Dish Out Some Raging Justice On Switch

    "We're planning on getting on Switch ASAP"​

    Those of you who follow the exploits of former Rare employees as closely as we do here at Nintendo Life may be  aware of Raging Justice, a side-scrolling fighter inspired by Streets of Rage and Final Fight from Nic Makin, who worked at the UK studio on titles such as Ka

  • News Crazy Justice Aims to Bring 'Battle Royale' Action to the Nintendo Switch

    Tapping into a craze

    If you watch a bit of YouTube or follow wider trends of PC gaming, you likely know all about PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. It's taken the Battle Royale format and popularised it to an impressive degree, becoming one of the biggest active games in the world and the subject of console wars. Microsoft secured an upcoming port for...

  • Feature Going Deeper With The Flame in the Flood on Nintendo Switch

    Post apocalyptic survival with a difference

    We're heading into another busy period of enticing releases on the Switch eShop, and The Flame in the Flood is certainly one to consider seriously. A 'rogue-lite' with a focus on survival in a post apocalyptic world may sound rote and by the numbers, but the game is more innovative than the description...

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    Review Wulverblade

    Sharp and to the point

    The humble side-scrolling brawler was once a huge draw in the gaming industry, with titles like Double Dragon, Final Fight and Streets of Rage providing players with gratifying and visceral combat (usually with a friend in tow) across a wide range of stages and settings. When the arcades began to lose their importance in the...

  • Feature The Biggest Nintendo Switch eShop Games of 2017 - Fall / Winter Edition

    It's tough to pick a shortlist

    Recently we published our Fall / Winter edition of the 'Biggest Nintendo Switch Retail Games of 2017', which was relatively easy to put together. With less than three months left in the year there are only so many titles still coming, and in the retail space picking out 20 overall didn't leave many behind. Now,...

  • News Serial Cleaner Will Bring Quirky Crime to the Switch This Year

    Set in the '70s, of course

    Here's another interesting download game to add to the Switch eShop wishlist - Polish developer iFun4All S.A. has confirmed that its title Serial Cleaner is coming to Nintendo's system this year. Previously released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, it's a stealth game (of sorts) in which you take up contracts to clean up crime...

  • News Knight Terrors Will Haunt the Switch eShop on 24th October

    We see what they did there

    Halloween is getting closer, and we should expect some appropriately-themed games to grace the holiday / night / annoying day when the door bell constantly rings. Nicalis is stepping up with Knight Terrors, a title developed by FreakZone Games (which brought us Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures). It hits the Switch eShop...

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    Review Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition

    Stand up to bullying

    Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition is an action-fighting game for one to two players. It was originally released on mobile devices (without the ‘Arena Edition’ tagline) and is inspired by Game Boy era brawlers; the mobile version’s user interface actually uses a Game Boy-like border to house its controls. The game has...

  • News Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX Will Be Crashing Onto Nintendo Switch

    Encore!

    EnjoyUp Games has announced that Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX, a game that was previously released on Wii U as well as other platforms, is on its way to Nintendo Switch. The game features a variety of tracks, an arcade mode, time trials, and multiplayer action to get stuck into as well as a rock 'n' roll soundtrack for accompaniment. The game...

  • Feature Keeping Our Eyes Wide Open for Dimension Drive on Nintendo Switch

    2Awesome Studio tells us about its screen hopping shooter

    The Switch eShop's library of upcoming games continues to grow, but one game due relatively soon that needs to stay on the radar is Dimension Drive. Confirmed earlier in the year and currently in the final steps to securing a full release date, it's a shoot 'em up that aims to add its...

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    Review Pankapu

    Dream on

    If you could only pick one genre that Nintendo systems have nailed down during their history, it would probably be the platformer. With the hat flinging, overall wearing mascot going on his own three dimensional odyssey at the end of this month, the Nintendo Switch has had a slew of top drawer 2D side scrollers to keep fans jumping for joy,...

  • News Infinite Minigolf Gets a 30% Discount on the Switch eShop

    Deal's up on 17th October

    Infinite Minigolf has been a pretty solid release on the Switch eShop this year, with the Zen Studios title including various features such as online multiplayer and cross platform sharing through the course editor. Just recently there was also free DLC - Tortuga - adding another environment along with Tournaments and user...

  • News Party Golf Gets a Tee Time for Its Switch Release

    Looks better than a fore out of ten (oh dear)

    Plenty of developers that have produced local multiplayer games are no doubt taking a long look at the Switch, picking up on the system's growing reputation for those kinds of titles. Another one adding to the list soon, which was initially announced earlier in the year, is Party Golf by Giant...

  • News NeuroVoider's Switch eShop Sales Bring Another Success Story

    One month of Switch sales matches over a year on Steam

    In recent weeks we've seen a pleasing rush of positive news stories from Indie studios releasing their titles on the Switch eShop. In addition to the ramping up of support and weekly releases, studios have spoken out about the growing Switch audience embracing download releases in significant...

  • Video Huey Games Shows Off Footage of Hyper Sentinel on Nintendo Switch

    Including those retro filters

    The Switch eShop already has a number of retro games available through the HAMSTER Neo Geo and arcade ports, while a number of titles can certainly be described as having a retro style. Hyper Sentinel will eventually add to the latter list, with its goal of bringing its own 'Neo Retro' approach to the shoot...

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    Review Earth Atlantis

    Go deep

    From the NES heyday shoot 'em ups like Gradius, and moving through the console generations with various sequels, Nintendo players have seemingly often had a soft spot for the genre. Right up to the recent tide of Neo Geo classics released on the Switch, including Blazing Star and Alpha Mission II, the genre continues to be well represented;...

  • Feature We Try Out Upcoming Switch eShop Titles from Merge Games

    Including The Count Lucanor and The Long Reach

    While a little bare at launch, Nintendo Switch’s library of eShop titles has exploded in recent weeks, now making it a virtual hotspot for new and exclusive releases. Joining the party with a few titles of its own is Merge Games, a game publisher that has been working with a number of different indie...

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    Review Oxenfree

    Under The Skin

    Oxenfree is one of gaming’s greatest ghost stories. Granted, they’re a rare breed, the genuinely spooky video game, experiences that aren’t so much played as permitted to crawl across your skin, cooling the blood and yet quickening its flow. But Californian indie studio Night School’s debut production, originally released in...

  • News Gear.Club Unlimited To Offer 4-Player Local Splitscreen, 1080p At 30fps Gameplay

    Race to the finish

    Eden Games - the studio behind the upcoming Switch racer Gear.Club Unlimited - has revealed that it will offer a 4-player splitscreen mode. Pascal Clarysse, Eden Games' CMO-at-large, dropped the news in an interview with Red Bull while explaining the big differences between the Switch title and the smartphone release on...

  • Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - September 2017

    Blimey, we really had a lot to choose from

    Every month we're amazed with how the Switch eShop leaps from strength to strength, and the month of September was absolutely no exception. With such an enormous roster of games released, this month was by far the hardest month we had to deal with for the awards, but we managed it. It's a nice problem to...

  • News Squareboy Vs. Bullies Lands On Switch This Week

    You can't beat a bit of bully

    Bullies, they are just the worst, aren't they? If they aren't giving you an atomic wedgie then they are trying to flush your head down the toilet. In Squareboy Vs Bullies: Arena Edition the titular Squareboy has had enough of the bullying and sets out to put them in their place in this old school...

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    Review Tumblestone

    Time to rock n’ roll!

    The puzzle genre can be very hit-and-miss, particularly on dedicated gaming consoles where players tend to expect a higher level of polish and quality than most mobile games are able to achieve. Tumblestone, on the surface, looks like your typical ‘match-three’ kind of puzzler and might struggle to stand out from the...

  • News Metal Gear Solid Parody Never Stop Sneakin' Is, Erm, Sneakin' To Switch Soon

    Farcical espionage action

    The developer behind 2012's Dust: An Elysian Tail has revealed that its next project to coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. Never Stop Sneakin’, as you can see from the trailer above, it a parody of Konami's seminal Metal Gear Solid, lampooning elements from the 1998 PlayStation outing - even the visuals...

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    Review Metal Slug X

    Remixed Vehicle – 001/II

    It remains to be seen how many Neo Geo titles HAMSTER will ultimately bring to the Switch, but there's been no sign of the publisher slowing down in recent times. This has ensured that a good range of titles are available, but it has resulted in some that are surplus to requirements. There’s little reason to download...

  • News The King Of Fighters '95 Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    "Break a spine, R..."

    HAMSTER's strange and random time-hopping will return in the coming week when The King of Fighters '95 joins the Switch eShop line-up on 12th October. The second game in the series brings a rather welcome option that would go to become a series staple: You are not confined to pre-determined teams, so you can pick any...

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    Review Picross S

    The S is for 'Safe'

    One of the constant presences on the 3DS eShop was that of the Picross e IP, the latest in a long running puzzle series. With close to ten releases on the 3DS eShop (including a few fun spin-offs) there were certainly plenty of entries for one console, though some releases were really more like DLC packs than fully-fledged...

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    Review Stardew Valley

    Star of the show

    Stardew Valley is a universally acclaimed farming simulator that was initially released on PC in February 2016, before eventually arriving on other consoles later that year. The last few months have seen little other than pure hype and excitement from Switch players, however, as they finally get to see this Harvest Moon-inspired...

  • Feature Four Horses Discusses the Process of Bringing Kid Tripp to the Switch

    Not kidding around

    Not long ago Kid Tripp arrived on the 3DS eShop, an auto-running platformer that offers snappy but challenging stages. Some balked at its mobile origins but that was to do it a discredit; in our view it's a well-constructed and fun game. Four Horses produced that version and is now working on a Switch port, so we caught up with...

  • News Wulverblade Cuts Its Way To The Switch eShop Next Week

    Sharpen your weapon

    The promising-looking side-scrolling arcade brawler Wulverblade is headed to the Switch eShop next week, it has been revealed. Originally confirmed as an early Xbox One indie release, Wulverblade - which is inspired by the likes of Golden Axe and Streets of Rage - is now making its debut on the Switch instead. You'll get to sink...

  • Video 8 Handy Tips to Help You Get Started in Stardew Valley on Switch

    Or any other platform for that matter

    To say Stardew Valley has a lot for you to do is a little bit of an understatement. With so much farming, mining, fishing and rummaging through bins to do, it can be a bit overwhelming the first time you set out. As such we've put together the video above with 8 handy tips that should help you on your way to...

  • News Rogue Trooper Redux to Arrive on Switch Alongside Other Console Versions

    No longer due after PS4 / Xbox One

    Rogue Trooper Redux is a pretty interesting upcoming release, as it'll tap into nostalgia while also offering some shooty-bang-bang gaming on the Switch. The good news is that Nintendo fans will no longer need to wait longer than PS4 / Xbox One owners to play it, with development getting ahead of schedule to ensure...

  • Exclusive A First Look at Plague Road on Nintendo Switch

    Turn-based combat and strategy in an apocalyptic world

    Regular readers of our sister-site Push Square probably know the name Luc Bernard, a British game designer well known for highly stylised and intriguing games. A recent project through Arcade Distillery - a studio with some familiar names in its roster - is Plague Road, and pleasingly it's...

  • Feature VooFoo Studios On Why It's Full Speed Ahead for Mantis Burn Racing on Switch

    "Switch is going from strength to strength"

    There have been a lot of download game announcements for the Switch eShop in recent weeks, with Mantis Burn Racing being one in the pack; its developer VooFoo Studios may be familiar to some eShop veterans as it brought us Pure Chess on the Wii U and 3DS eShop. This latest project is a top-down...

  • Soapbox Stardew Valley is a Perfect Fit for the Nintendo Switch

    Take the farm wherever you go

    Stardew Valley is arguably one of the most hotly anticipated indie titles to have made its way to Switch. The game was insanely popular on other platforms for doing pretty much everything just so, and we don't think anyone can object to such a well-received game making its way to Nintendo's hybrid. Being able to...

  • News Developers Discuss the Switch eShop 'Gold Rush'

    "Those who are quick to the market reap outsize rewards"

    Those that follow the weekly Nintendo Download Updates will have seen a busy few weeks on the store. Last week brought 17 releases (download-only and retail) to the eShop in North America, and this week's update brought another 10 overall in the same region. What's exciting for many eager...

  • News Neon Chrome Will Bring Twin-Stick Cyberpunk Shooting to the Switch

    With procedural levels and 'light RPG' elements

    With the rapid expansion of the Switch eShop we're gradually seeing more genres and variety. We've had a few top-down shooters of various styles, for example, and next week Neon Chrome will add itself to the list. Developed by 10tons Ltd, it's a stylised title with procedural generation; a...

  • News The Flame in the Flood Begins Its Journey on Switch Next Week

    Survival and rafting

    Just recently Curve Digital confirmed two games that it's bringing to the Switch eShop, including The Flame in the Flood (developed by The Molasses Flood). Pleasingly a press release has now confirmed that it'll arrive next week (12th October), so we'll get a chance to put it to the test. You can see the Switch...

  • Nintendo Download 5th October (Europe)

    Stardew Valley! Axiom Verge! Oxenfree! Mario & Luigi! Layton! Much more

    Another week, another impressive European Nintendo download line-up to separate us all from our cash. The Switch eShop has a broad range of strong arrivals, while the 3DS has three retail releases vying for attention. The Wii U doesn't miss out, either, and there's also a lot of...

  • Nintendo Download 5th October (North America)

    Stardew Valley! Axiom Verge! Mario & Luigi! Layton! Tumblestone! Much more!

    It's Nintendo Download Update time, ladies and gentleman, and it's another cracker. This week brings an impressive range of new releases on Switch, both at retail and as download-only titles. The 3DS also weighs in, with two notable retail releases on the veteran handheld;...

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    Review Axiom Verge

    Still a modern classic

    Just a couple of weeks ago the 3DS was graced with Metroid: Samus Returns, a top-notch new entry in the long standing franchise that gave the Metroidvania genre its name. Some were no doubt a little miffed that the game didn't come to the shiny new Switch, but another game has now come along that will fill in that gap quite...

  • Feature Zoink Games on Flipping Death, Fe, and Making the Move to Nintendo Switch

    "We’re really heading towards some exciting times"

    The Wii U eShop brought us plenty of memorable games, and one example was Stick it to The Man by Zoink Games. The Swedish studio earned plenty of fans with its unique art style and comedic storytelling, giving Switch owners good news when Flipping Death was confirmed for the...

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    Review Astro Bears Party

    Can you bear it?

    The Nintendo Switch has got off to a promising start during its first year on the market. A number of third-party publishers and developers initially sceptical of the system’s ability to become a commercial success are now in on the action. As the impressive library of games on Nintendo’s latest device increases by the day, the...

  • News Atooi Confirms Mutant Mudds Collection for the Nintendo Switch

    Will include the first two games and all new 'Mudd Blocks'

    Atooi may have been left disappointed with the early sales results for Chicken Wiggle on 3DS, but it's gearing up for its Switch eShop debut. The developer has confirmed that it'll bring Mutant Mudds Collection exclusively to Nintendo's current-gen system. It'll include Mutant Mudds...

  • News Roguelike Dungeon Crawler Tangledeep Is Wandering Towards Switch In 2018

    And Grant Kirkhope is contributing to the soundtrack!

    Impact Gameworks has revealed that its "roguelike dungeon crawler" Tangledeep is headed in the general direction of the Nintendo Switch, ETA 2018. The game is already available on Steam Early Access and is described as a "dungeon-crawling tribute to the golden age of RPGs, inspired by the...

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    Review Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

    Lovely stuff

    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a multiplayer experience that finds itself sitting somewhere between the action and party genres. Developed by Toronto-based indie studio Asteroid Base, the game has received a lot of love and attention across its PC and other console releases with its use of colour, imagination, and pure fun often...

  • News Don't Knock Twice Is Bringing Supernatural Horror To Switch

    Just in time for Halloween

    Halloween is on the way and our chums over at Wales Interactive are ready to embrace the scary season with their upcoming supernatural horror game Don't Knock Twice, which is coming to Switch eShop on 17th October priced at £9.99 / €12.49 / $12.49. Here's some blurb from the PR to get you up to...

  • Poll The Switch eShop is Hot, But Is It Time for an Overhaul of Its User Interface?

    Yes, in our view

    The Switch eShop seems to be going from strength to strength in recent weeks and months. After a first few months of curation - as declared by Nintendo in a pre-launch Nindies Showcase - the shackles have come off and more developers have been able to release content on the store. Yes, there's been a little bit of dross and games...

  • News No Heroes Here to Bring Chaotic Castle Defence to the Switch in 2018

    Includes online play and hardcore mode

    No Heroes Here is a new release on Steam today, developed by Brazilian studio Mad Mimic Interactive; the good news is that the press release for that arrival confirms it's another game heading to the Nintendo Switch. Utilising retro-styled pixel visuals, it's a castle defence game in which you have to gather...

  • Reminder Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is Out Today on the Switch eShop

    One of those rebellious Tuesday releases

    eShop aficionados naturally fall into a pattern of looking for new download games each Thursday (and Friday for retail downloads), and as a result attention can drift away from releases that line up on, for example, a Tuesday. It's worth a reminder, then, that the rather promising Lovers in a Dangerous...

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    Review Physical Contact: Picture Place

    Sudoku and demons?

    Physical Contact: Picture Place is the third entry in a series of games from publisher, Collavier Corporation. It is also a completely unnecessarily long and misleading name for a game that is effectively just a collection of Sudoku puzzles. We haven’t been having much joy with the first two games in the series so far (Physical...

  • Hands On Picking The Right Moves With Chess Ultra

    "Making Chess sexy"

    British game publisher Ripstone announced during the Summer that TIGA Awards finalist Chess Ultra will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2017. The company - known for previously publishing the likes of Ironcast, Extreme Exorcism and Pure Chess for the Wii U and 3DS -

  • News Metal Slug X is Your Next ACA Neo Geo Release on the Switch eShop

    The X factor

    HAMSTER's range of ACA Neo Geo downloads keeps growing on the Switch eShop, and this week we seem to be getting another good one - the European eShop lists Metal Slug X for a 5th October release. We've already had three Metal Slug titles on the store to date, though X is considered to be pretty darn good - it's a rearranged version of...

  • News Over The Moon Gives a Gameplay and Project Update on The Fall Part 2: Unbound

    Due in February 2018

    The Fall was an intriguing release on the Wii U eShop and a range of other platforms, and left fans hanging on for a sequel. Developer Over The Moon has been busy with its task of ensuring that follow-up steps everything up a notch, and also had to shift the project from Wii U to Nintendo Switch. The Fall Part 2: Unbound was...

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    Review Tower of Babel

    Ups and downs

    Not a great deal has been said about Tower of Babel; the game seems to have found its way onto the Switch’s eShop without anyone noticing where it came from. There isn’t even the slightest mention of the game on the official website or Twitter feed of its publisher, EnjoyUp Games, which is very odd indeed. EnjoyUp published...

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    Review Binaries

    Two characters, one control stick

    Binaries has arrived on the Nintendo Switch eShop, adding another puzzle game to an ever-growing - and high-quality - list of games in the genre. In some ways Binaries is incredibly similar to Semispheres (a fun little puzzler released on the eShop not too long ago), yet at the same time is the exact opposite...

  • News Projection: First Light Will Bring Shadow Puppetry to the Nintendo Switch

    Explores the history of shadow puppets in the adventure

    To date the Switch eShop has offered a handful of stylish and cerebral experiences, and by the looks of it Projection: First Light could be another when it arrives in Q2 2018. Developed by Shadowplay Studios (and published by Blowfish Studios) it'll be a puzzle platformer that explores the...

  • News Stardew Valley Arrives on the Switch eShop This Week

    The harvest is in

    Stardew Valley, the extremely charming farm-sim RPG that's been near the top of various Switch eShop wishlists, now has a release date. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that the game will arrive on 5th October, and the price on the UK store is £10.99 (a match for the Steam price). Chucklefish Games also confirmed that's the date...

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    Review INVERSUS Deluxe

    What’s black and white and dead all over?

    Solely created by developer Ryan Juckett (previously of Bungie), INVERSUS Deluxe is a frantic shooter that asks you to manipulate the surroundings to your advantage in order to defeat your opponents. This ‘Deluxe’ version of the game contains a bucket-load of new content over the original release and...

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