Switch eShop - News

October2017

  • 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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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    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...

  • News Darkest Dungeon is Another Critically Acclaimed Download Heading to the Switch eShop

    An intense dungeon crawler

    Each year has a group of Indie releases that earn plenty of earnest praise on the web, often PC games first that make their way to console. Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios was one of these games - on its surface it's a stylised dungeon crawler with turn-based battles, but its underlying mechanics and its methods for...

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Burning Fight

    A dying flame

    Scrolling beat ‘em ups are simple games that provide a lot of fun as you (sometimes with the help of a friend) wander through a number of stages giving gangs of reprobates a good kicking, before facing off against a more powerful end of stage thug; rinse and repeat. Burning Fight comes courtesy of SNK and whilst Sengoku (another...

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    Review BUTCHER

    DOOM's younger cousin

    The news that DOOM is on its way to the Switch will have no doubt excited many Nintendo players who never had the chance to play the game when it was initially released last year. We still have some time to kill until it arrives, however, and luckily Crunching Koalas has brought the “DOOM-inspired” game BUTCHER to the...

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    Review Conga Master Party!

    Please conga responsibly

    Have you ever dreamed about lighting up the dance floor the same way John Travolta did in the 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever? If this has been a lifelong goal you are yet to fulfil, perhaps you’ll just have to remain hopeful, and in the meantime gather your family or a group of friends to instead play Conga Master Party!...

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    Review DEEMO

    Bravo

    Taiwanese developer Rayark may best be known for its music games on mobile platforms, but it was also responsible for one of the best surprises in the Switch’s launch lineup with VOEZ. Brought to the Switch by publisher Flyhigh Works, this colourful title showed how well once-free-to-play rhythm games could work on Nintendo’s handheld...

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    Review Golf Story

    A hole-in-one

    One would not think that an RPG centered around golf would really make a whole lot of sense, but Camelot managed to nail the idea back in the '90s when it released Mario Golf on the Game Boy Color. Though it’s a rather niche release in the plumber’s past, it clearly inspired the developers of Golf Story to expand on the concept,...

  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 Gets a Hot New HOME Screen Icon

    The icon the game deserves

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is an excellent game on the Switch eShop, meeting expectations and also delivering the IP's most successful launch. It's certainly among the 'must-have' downloads, but the ever-demanding Switch audience has had one complaint - its HOME screen icon. To be fair, the launch logo was a bit rubbish.

  • Poll Nintendo's Switch Arcade Archives - Is It the Retro Gaming You Want?

    They're fresh options, but questions remain over a Switch VC

    Nintendo often finds a way to surprise its fans and throw a curveball, and so in the most recent Nintendo Direct it didn't unveil the Switch Virtual Console, as such, but the 'Arcade Archives' series. It started this week with Arcade Archives Mario Bros., and the following are still on the...

  • Nintendo Download 28th September (Europe)

    FIFA! Arcade Archives Mario Bros.! Golf Story! Loads of games!

    It's time for another European Nintendo Download Update, and it's a big one. There's a lot on offer on the Switch, ranging from notable retail titles to a number of intriguing downloads. The 3DS and Wii U also have some new arrivals, while there are discounts across all three stores;...

  • Nintendo Download 28th September (North America)

    FIFA! Golf Story! Yo-kai Watch 2! Picross S! One Piece! Over 20 games!

    Well, this week's North American Nintendo Download Update is a bit of a beast. It's absolutely jam packed with games, especially on the Nintendo Switch; there's a mix of notable retail releases and some rather promising download titles. The 3DS and Wii U don't entirely miss out,...

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    Review Arcade Archives Mario Bros.

    Sibling rivalry

    While we Switch owners continue to cross our arms and stamp our feet as we wait impatiently for the merest sniff of news regarding a Virtual Console service, it’s worth noting that Nintendo has given the nod for something that could be of greater importance to those with a keen interest in the company’s past. Hamster...

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    Review PAN-PAN

    A little big adventure

    Of all the moves Nintendo has made over the last few years, from the baffling but brilliant to just plain baffling, an announcement regarding a new Nintendo Direct has become arguably as anticipated as a showing at Gamescom or E3. While expos are opportunities for players to get their hands on the games themselves, Nintendo...

  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 Has Had the Biggest Launch in the IP's History

    Has already earned back most of the development costs

    SteamWorld Dig 2 arrived recently; it's certainly one of the most high-profile download arrivals on Switch to date, and we think it's rather brilliant. It's bigger and more ambitious than its predecessor, and in some ways reflects the growing confidence of Image & Form that started to show...

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    Review Quest of Dungeons

    Going alone, again

    Upfall Studios’ Quest of Dungeons has returned for what marks its third outing on a Nintendo platform. Approximately a year after the original Wii U version’s release, the title has now arrived on the Switch eShop with new content and some minor technical tweaks. The big question is, do these changes make this the definitive...

  • Reminder Arcade Archives Mario Bros. is Out Today

    Already available in Europe

    The standard Nintendo Download day may be Thursday, but Arcade Archives Mario Bros. has arrived - as promised - already. It's the first of a series of releases that'll include a range of Nintendo arcade games reproduced for the current-gen hardware. The releases are being produced by HAMSTER, which has done sterling work...

  • Video The First 30 Minutes Of Golf Story Sure Do Look Pretty

    Hitting the green

    Golf Story tees off on the Switch eShop tomorrow, and our friends over at Vooks have posted the first half hour of the game. A mixture of RPG and sports, Golf Story boasts a gorgeous 2D aesthetic which reminds us of the glory days of the GBA. Are you planning on downloading this once it goes live? Swing your club at the comments...

  • News Ninja Shodown Throws A Shuriken At Switch eShop Soon

    Go Ninja, GO!

    Who doesn't love a good old ninja game? Rising Star Games has confirmed that it will be bringing Ninja Shodown to the Switch in the not-too-distant future. To celebrate it has released a gloriously ’90s inspired live-action trailer for the game, which you can view above. Developed by UK-based studio Bitmap Bureau, the game...

  • News Burning Fight Is This Week's Neo Geo Classic For Switch

    SNK's answer to Final Fight

    HAMSTER hasn't taken a week off from bringing us Neo Geo classics for the Switch eShop. This week's Neo Geo game is SNK's answer to Final Fight, which they affectionately called Burning Fight. It will be available tomorrow for £6.29 / €6.99 / $7.99. The game is set in a fictional version of Osaka...

  • News Spelunker Party! is Digging Its Way to the Switch eShop on 19th October

    Previously known as Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker in Japan

    When you mention Spelunker to someone they likely think you mean Spelunkey and got confused, but Square Enix has released its underground puzzle platform game in various guises in the past. In April it released Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker at retail in Japan; now it's being localised to the...

  • News BUTCHER Will Bring Ultra-Violent Carnage To Switch This Week

    A game where you are The Terminator!

    Polish studio / publisher Crunching Koalas, which recently brought us the rather lovely Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition, is back this week with another fun looking game for the Switch eShop. According to the European eShop 'coming soon' list, BUTCHER will be available on Thursday 28th September for £8.99...

  • News Zerodiv Is Bringing Psikyo's Zero Gunner 2 To Switch

    Sengoku, Gunbird and another Strikers outing also coming

    Zerodiv has confirmed that it is bringing the cult shooter Zero Gunner 2 to the Switch eShop "sooner rather than later". Originally released in arcades in 2001 on Sega's Naomi system, the game was ported to the Dreamcast in the same year but never received a release outside of Japan. It is...

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    Review Art of Fighting

    Pretty but poor

    Street Fighter II took the arcades by storm in 1991, leading to a slew of one-on-one brawlers in the months and years that followed. SNK would develop a number of fighting series in the hope of tempting players away from Capcom’s game, samples of which have already arrived on Switch via HAMSTER’s ACA Neo Geo series. Now Art of...

  • News A Sonic Mania Patch is Rolling Out, Includes Switch HOME Button Fix

    Keep an eye out

    Sonic Mania is pretty darn good but it can be a tad buggy at times, from minor issues to problems that have frustrated some players. It's taken a short while, but the first update to tackle fixes seems to be rolling out. The official social channels for the mascot announced the news. At the time of publication the update hasn't...

  • News Thumper Gets a 25% Discount on the Switch eShop

    Available until 2nd October

    We're big fans of Thumper here at Nintendo Life, awarding it a 9 in our review - its 'rhythm violence' approach is heart pounding, challenging and a blast on Switch. A game that made its name on PSVR, the option with Nintendo's system is to have it on the TV or on the go, preferably with a good pair of headphones plugged...

  • News Golf Story Will Swing Into Action This Week on the Switch eShop

    Just making its September release window

    Golf Story has been capturing attention since it was first unveiled for the Switch eShop; developed by Sidebar Games, it blends RPG elements with retro-styled overhead golf. In the recent Nindies Showcase it was confirmed for a September release, and if the European Switch eShop is correct it'll hit that...

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    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 2

    The second party has started

    Hot on the heels of The Jackbox Party Pack (actually released after the third instalment on Switch), is the second package in the (so far) trilogy on Nintendo Switch. In a similar set up to the other entries in the series there are five party games on offer in The Jackbox Party Pack 2; here is a breakdown of the games on...

  • Feature We Breeze Through Shu on Switch and Chat to Its Lead Designer

    "We're looking to learn from it, understand what's possible"

    The Switch has seen plenty of indies find success on the platform since the console's launch back in March. Now Coatsink Studios is aiming to contribute to this by bringing 2D platformer Shu to the Switch, with the previously released Caverns of the Nightjars DLC included in a purchase...

  • News Critically Acclaimed Title, Inside, Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

    An Indie smash hit

    One of the biggest Indie hits of 2016 was Inside by Playdead, a studio that initially forged its reputation with the release of Limbo. Inside received extraordinary critical praise - our colleagues at Push Square gave it 10/10 - and the Steam community reviews are 'overwhelmingly positive' with almost 12,000 submissions. The good...

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    Review Beach Buggy Racing

    Giving Mario Kart a run for its money?

    Releasing a kart-racer on a console that already has the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe spear-heading its software library is an interesting move; Mario Kart is a series widely accepted to be as close to perfection as we’re likely to see, so what is left for other titles to offer? Beach Buggy Racing (a title...

  • News Volgarr The Viking Hacks And Slashes His Way To Switch And Wii U In October

    (Hopefully)

    Wowzers. We reported on super hard platformer Volgarr The Viking coming to Wii U and 3DS eShop way back in 2015 - time sure does fly! Anyway, the Wii U version is still happening, along with a Switch eShop version according to this recent tweet from Crazy Viking Studio: A love letter to the tough-as-old-boots 2D action...

  • News Vostok Inc, a 'Twin-stick Clicker', is Bringing Capitalism and Explosions to Switch

    "I really wanted to do a Switch version because it's a perfect thing"

    The Switch eShop is getting pretty tasty, as more talented developers get lured in by the system and get hold of development kits. It seems that most days bring news of a quality upcoming release, and now we have Vostok Inc to add to the list. On the one hand it's a colourful...

  • News Gear.Club Unlimited's Full Roster of Licensed Cars Has Been Confirmed

    BMW, Lotus, McLaren and more brands included

    Gear.Club Unlimited is, to date, a bit of a standout as an upcoming 'realistic' racing game on the Nintendo Switch. We have multiple racing game options on the hardware, but the Microïds-published game - developed by Eden Games - will aim to offer an alternative when it arrives on 1st December. Part of...

  • News RIVE is Confirmed to Hit 1080p and 60fps on Switch, Runs 'Smoother Than PS4 Version'

    "It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit"

    We've been fans of Two Tribes' swansong release, RIVE, since it arrived on PC and other consoles. The downside is that it's had a long road to Nintendo hardware, with technical challenges and a shrinking market ending the Wii U version, and since that point we've had a wait for the...

  • Nintendo Download 21st September (Europe)

    Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Thimbleweed Park! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in Europe, and there are varied options to contemplate. The Switch has two retail titles and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U doesn't completely miss out;...

  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 Promises A Big Reward For Dedicated Completionists

    Will you be the first to 100%?

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is now available to download from the Switch eShop and we rather liked it in our review. The game is jam-packed with things to do and as with any Metroidvania style game, completing it with 100% of collectables will be a stern challenge. Image & Form's big cheese Brjann Sigurgeirsson has just...

  • Nintendo Download 21st September (North America)

    Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Arcade Archives! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update, and it's a very busy line-up to get through. The Switch has five retail titles to consider, and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U Virtual Console...

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    Review Thimbleweed Park

    Twin Pixels

    "Open Gate." That’s the first thing you’ll do in Thimbleweed Park. It’s an inauspicious beginning, sure, but immediately illustrative of the kind of experience ahead, mechanically. You’re going to have to get familiar with verbs, instructing your pixelated avatars around the environs of the wider Thimbleweed County as you, as one...

  • News Piczle Lines DX Gets 20 New Puzzles in a Free 'Horror' Update

    To keep you busy until Halloween

    Piczle Lines DX is certainly a tempting Switch eShop game for fans of visual puzzles, offering a blend of-sorts between Sudoku and Picross. We were fans in our review, and were also impressed at the volume of puzzles; there's content to keep players busy for quite some time. Publisher Rainy Frog has now confirmed,...

  • News Caveman Warriors is Bringing Multiplayer Mayhem to the Switch eShop

    Supporting single Joy-Con controls for co-op

    Earlier this year we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for Caveman Warriors, which included stretch goals for Nintendo hardware. Developer JanduSoft has now managed to confirm the game for Nintendo Switch, benefitting from the company's official YouTube channel promoting the game. It's shaping up to...

  • News Deemo Will Bring a Musical Flourish to the Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Over 200 songs at launch, with more on the way

    If you watched the CIRCLE Entertainment / Flyhigh Works video showcase recently, one game that may have caught your attention was Deemo. Published by Flyhigh Works, it's developed by Rayark - that's the same company that brought us the rather good VOEZ in the early days of the eShop. Deemo has made a...

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    Review Robonauts

    Blast weird alien creatures into oblivion

    In 1996 NASA started work on the “Robonaut” project. It was designed to resemble a human and created to aid astronauts in space – with the ability to perform the same tasks as a person. According to NASA, a Robonaut can help out on the International Space Station and explore other worlds. Robonauts by...

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    Review SteamWorld Dig 2

    Full steam ahead

    As Image & Form often reminds us, its now-familiar core IP began with SteamWorld: Tower Defense on DSiWare, a thoroughly decent tower defence game. It was SteamWorld Dig that was transformative for the studio, however, achieving well-earned success on the 3DS and a range of other platforms. That allowed the team to up the ante...

  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Gets an Awesome Teaser Trailer

    Heading to Switch and Wii U in Q1 2018

    A while ago Battle Princess Madelyn achieved remarkable success on Kickstarter, ensuring that it'll come to the Switch and Wii U among various other systems. Now the Ghouls 'n Ghosts-style title has a shiny teaser trailer to showcase what it's all about. Check it out below, along with some deta

  • News Mantis Burn Racing Will Be Drifting Onto Nintendo Switch Soon

    Switch players getting the "definitive" version

    VooFoo Studios has announced that it is bringing its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing to the Nintendo Switch eShop. Already a critical hit on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, Mantis Burn "combines real-world ‘fun’ physics with intuitive controls in highly competitive ‘one-more-go’...

  • News Picross S Is Headed To Nintendo Switch Later This Month

    S is for Switch!

    Who doesn't love a brain-testing game of Picross? We were definitely well-served on the 3DS, but now it's time for Jupiter to bring us Picross S for the Switch eShop. It will launch in Europe and North America on 28th September for £7.19 / €7.99 / $7.99. This time around there are 300 puzzles available in Picross...

  • News Light Fall is Another Promising Title Confirmed for the Switch eShop

    'Create your own path'

    More third-party developers in the download space are making their way onto Switch, and another to confirm its route to the system is Bishop Games, which is bringing Light Fall to the eShop in March 2018. That's the same window confirmed for PC and other platforms. Check out the announcement trailer below, in addition to a...

  • Video Get a Good Look at SteamWorld Dig 2 in the Launch Trailer

    Hookshot! Funky environments! More!

    The fourth SteamWorld game is nearly here, with SteamWorld Dig 2 out this week (21st September) on the Switch eShop. After going off into space with the excellent turn-based strategy of SteamWorld Heist, this one brings us back to the digging and exploration first seen in SteamWorld Dig, a title that achieved...

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    Review Semispheres

    Two thumbs are better than one

    Semispheres is the sort of game that in recent years would have likely skipped Nintendo consoles, instead finding its home elsewhere; platforms where quirky indie games, bursting with unique ideas and an overly “artsy” feel, would thrive. As it so happens, the game was originally released on PlayStation and Steam...

  • News Urban Champion Joins The Arcade Archives Roster On Switch

    Along with Wrecking Crew and Excitebike, thankfully

    During last week's Nintendo Direct we heard about the Arcade Archives range which is headed to the Switch in the near future.  These will be arcade versions of classic games - produced by HAMSTER - and where appropriate will support multiplayer with Joy-Con controls. The original Mario...

  • News Shoot Some Pheromones When Gal Gun 2 Comes To Switch Later This Year

    The Lynx Effect

    If you've ever wished you were more popular with members of the opposite sex then Inti Creates' Gal Gun 2 might be the game for you; it's headed to the Switch eShop later this year. The Gal Gun series revolves around an "unlucky" young man who accidentally becomes supernaturally popular with girls. His mission: find his one true...

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    Review 36 Fragments of Midnight

    A (very) quick stroll in the moonlight

    The Nintendo eShop is a weird and wonderful place; some games are absolute gems, some are whatever-the-opposite-of-gems-is, and some leave you with more questions after completion than when you first started. 36 Fragments of Midnight falls into that latter category and, whilst it might work successfully if...

  • News Art of Fighting is Scrapping Its Way to the Switch eShop

    Oh yes, there's always another Neo Geo fighting game

    As you may have noticed, the Neo Geo had a few fighting games - oh alright, it had loads of them. That makes sense, of course, as it was the 'arcade at home' that well-off kids owned, and many of us would gravitate to the genre when visiting the arcades. It looks like another is on the way in...

  • News Layers of Fear: Legacy Will Bring Horror to the Switch Soon

    "A redesigned masterpiece"

    The range of genres and styles on the Switch eShop continues to grow, and horror is gradually making its mark. It's now confirmed that Layers of Fear: Legacy is heading to the Switch soon, which is good news for those that enjoy some frights. Released on other consoles in early 2016 simply as Layers of Fear, it's a horror...

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    Review NeuroVoider

    Bye, robot

    For all the genre tags liberally flung at the influx of indie games over the last few years, it could be assumed that a select few terms might have become faux pas, or even derogatory. Despite splintering off into many branches of sub category since its inception, uttering words like 'roguelike' or 'permadeath' can immediately engage as...

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    Review Spin Master

    Short but sweet arcade action

    The fiendish Dr. De Playne has taken Johnny’s treasure map and his girlfriend Mary. A globe-trotting adventure follows as you attempt to get both back, either by yourself or with the help of a friend who is given control of the identically handling Tom.  Despite featuring different characters and a more modern...

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