Switch eShop - Timeline
TodayWed, 7th Jun 2023
News Sonic Origins Plus Physical Listing Says New Content Is "Downloadable Via Included Code"
It's not looking good...
If you've been hanging out for the physical release of Sonic Origins Plus later this month, you might want to read on. According to an in-store retailer listing at GameStop, the new 'Plus' content in the physical version will be a download code. To elaborate, the disc (or game card for Nintendo Switch) is apparently just...
News Disney Dreamlight Valley Gets A New Update Today, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
The Remembering Update arrives
The Disney Dreamlight Valley development team said it would be delivering a new update in "early June" and the day has now arrived with "The Remembering" update. The fifth major update will roll out across regions on 7th June (again, that's already today in some locations), and allows players to "unveil the secret to...
YesterdayTue, 6th Jun 2023
Review Convergence: A League Of Legends Story - A Fine (But Framey) Metroidvania
It's rewind time
It’s been fascinating to observe the kind of variety coming out of Riot Forge, as the publisher has worked tirelessly these last couple of years to produce spin-off games based on the lore of its enormously popular League of Legends MOBA. Since the publisher’s inception, we’ve seen a rhythm game, a JRPG, and a top-down action...
News Dead Cells Tops 10 Million Sales As Evil Empire Teases New Games In Two "Really Massive" Franchises
Dead Cells DLC planned until "at least the end of 2024"
Dead Cells developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced that the game has now topped 10 million sales since its initial Early Access launch on Steam in 2017. Not only that, but in speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, Evil Empire's CEO Steve Filby stated that the game will continue to be...
News Capcom Announces Return Of Digital Showcase, Airing Live Next Week
"We look forward to sharing new information"
Capcom's already had quite an amazing run this year with games like Street Fighter 6, the Resident Evil 4 remake, and a new Mega Man compilation. To continue this success and mark its 40th anniversary, it's now announced its global digital livestream event will be returning next Monday on 12th June. Fans...
Monday5th Jun 2023
Review Star Gagnant - Takahashi Meijin Tests Your Trigger Finger With A Simple Shmup
In the 1980s, Takahashi Meijin was a supermarket clerk turned home programmer, eventually picked up by Hudson Soft to work as a software salesman. This, however, was only the start of his journey into 8-bit stardom. In 1985 he co-presented a TV show in Japan that hosted tournaments, usually for Hudson Soft’s shoot 'em up catalogue...
Sunday4th Jun 2023
Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - May 2023
Our picks for the best Switch eShop games in May
Welcome, welcome. Yes, it really is June already, which means it's time for another eShop Selects! But wait, what was that? Other games came out this month? Yep, we know Yes, we know most of you have been playing a certain open-world wonder on Switch for the majority of May. But that's why this...
News Stardew Valley Creator Seemingly Teases Next Big Update
Is an "iridium scythe" on the way?
We've known for some time now that there's a Stardew Valley Version 1.6 on the way, and it seems the creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone has now teased some new information about it. In an update on social media, the indie game developer simply shared a message mentioning "iridium scythe" - and it's sent many fans...
News Atlus Listening To Etrian Odyssey Fan Feedback For Future Entries
"Let us know what you think"
One of the major releases out on the Nintendo Switch this week is the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection - offering up not one or two, but the first three games in the series, remastered in HD. If you have been enjoying this new collection, feel free to share your thoughts, because apparently, the Atlus development team...
Saturday3rd Jun 2023
News Star Wars: KOTOR II 'Sith Lords' DLC Cancelled For Nintendo Switch
Update: 'Restored Content' modder defends Aspyr
Update [Mon 5th Jun, 12:30 BST]: In response to Aspyr's cancellation of the planned DLC for Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II, one of the modders for the Restored Content DLC has claimed that Aspyr "did nothing wrong". Posting on the game's subreddit page, user
Friday2nd Jun 2023
Review Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun - Bold, Bleak, And Bewildering Boomer Ballistics
For the imperium!
Fun fact: origins of the term ‘grimdark’ can be directly traced back to the original Warhammer 40k tabletop game. Suffice it to say, the cynical and nihilistic world of Warhammer 40k sucks. Despite the highly advanced and amazing intergalactic society that mankind has built, to live in this universe is to live in a bleak place...
Thursday1st Jun 2023
News Desolatium, A Lovecraftian Point-And-Click Full Of Mystery And Monsters, Announced For Switch
Begin the investigation this year
SOEDESCO and Superlumen have today revealed a first look at Desolatium, a point-and-click adventure game that will be combining mystery with Lovecraftian myths and creatures on Switch later this year. The above teaser isn't a lot to go on, it's true, but the publishers note that the game will see you attempting to...
Review Maquette – A Heart-Breaker Of A Puzzler That Will Make You Cry And Cry Again
Breaking hearts and minds
Break-ups suck. There are no two ways about it. You spend so much time feeling confused, desperate to make things work, and even a little trapped. That’s kind of what it’s like to play Maquette. Annapurna’s latest release (developed by newbie Graceful Decay) uses puzzles to tell the story of a relationship breakdown...
Review Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection - Divine Dungeon Crawling But Not Definitive
Back from the dead
One of the unfortunate casualties of the end of DS and 3DS eras was the death of games that were uniquely suited to the quirky dual-screened devices. The Etrian Odyssey series, the first three games of which are represented in the new Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection (also available separately) was a good example of this bespoke...
News Disney Dreamlight Valley Reveals "Updated 2023 Content Roadmap"
Expect multiple updates
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a constantly expanding live service experience, so what's planned for the remainder of 2023? If you have been wondering what the future holds, developer Gameloft has now shared an updated road map - covering the second half of the year. Kicking off in early June there'll be Update 5: The...
Wednesday31st May 2023
News Pixel Art RPG 'Drova' Showcases A Brutal Open World In Gameplay Trailer
Launching on Switch in 2024
Publisher Deck13 Spotlight and developer Just2D have revealed a lovely-looking trailer for the upcoming 2D RPG Drova - Forsaken Kin. Launching on the Switch in 2024, the game is a top-down open-world RPG that places emphasis on survival and brutal combat. You'll need to join one of two factions, each with their own...
News Switch eShop Reduced To "Limited Service" In Russia, Says Nintendo Of Europe
Nintendo of Europe has sent an email to publishers informing them that the Switch eShop in Russia will be operating on a "limited service" as of 31st May 2023, according to a report by Game Developer. The eShop has been in "maintenance mode" ever since Russian payments were suspended in March 2022 and today's change marks the latest...
News Taito Milestones 2 Collects Even More Arcade Archives Titles On Switch This August
Back at it again
Publisher ININ Games has today announced that it will be releasing Taito Milestones 2 — the follow-up to last year's Taito Milestones — worldwide on Switch on 31st August in both digital and physical form. Much like the former game, this collection will bring together a series of the studio's classic arcade titles, many of...
Tuesday30th May 2023
News Turn-Based Wrestling RPG 'WrestleQuest' Pins Down August Release Date In New Trailer
Are you ready to rumble?
It has been a little while since we last heard about WrestleQuest, the turn-based wrestling-meets-fantasy RPG from developer Mega Cat Studios that was initially slated for release this month. That release date was pushed to "Summer 2023" just a few weeks ago, but we now know that the game will in fact be coming our way on...
News Brilliant RPG Chained Echoes Is Getting A New Game + Mode Very Soon
An echo of your first playthrough?
Developer Matthias Linda has taken to Steam to detail an upcoming update for the excellent RPG Chained Echoes. Out now for Steam and launching for other platforms in the next "1-2 weeks", the V.1.2 update will add a New Game + mode to the main menu once players have cleared the game once. Here's a look at...
Monday29th May 2023
Mini Review Pulling No Punches - A Surprising, Satirical Beat 'Em Up That Lives Up To Its Name
If you think the title is little more than a healthy pun, think again; Pulling No Punches means what it says. Politically charged, littered with incendiary themes, and crammed with expletives, this Brazilian indie title is quite the surprise, combining combat with combative opinion. A scrolling beat 'em up in a retro style, its...
Sunday28th May 2023
News Live A Live Producer Open To A Sequel
He's just got to sell some more copies of the remake first...
Square Enix's 2022 remake of Live A Live could potentially receive a follow up in the future, but there's a catch... In an official Square Enix FAQ video, the game's producer Takashi Tokita was asked about the chances of a second game in the future. Here's the full exchange: Will there...
Saturday27th May 2023
News Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure Of Dai Launches On Switch This September
Based on the anime and manga
A new Dragon Quest Monsters isn't the only game on the way to the Nintendo Switch. In related news, Square Enix has also locked in a release date for the upcoming action RPG Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai. It'll be arriving on all platforms including the Nintendo Switch on 28th September 2023. This...
News A New Dragon Quest Monsters Game Is Now In Development For Switch
Celebrating 25 years
In some surprising news, Square Enix has today announced a "new adventure" in the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series for the Nintendo Switch. It's part of the 25th anniversary of the Dragon Quest Monsters series. Beyond this, and some anniversary artwork, no other information has been revealed just yet. The first game was...
News The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum Dev Apologises For "Underwhelming" Launch State
The team promises to patch and improve the game
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has already become the "worst-reviewed game" of 2023 - with our own sister site Push Square calling it a "broken mess of a game", so what now? The development team has responded to players with "a few words", apologising for the "underwhelming experience" at launch and...
Friday26th May 2023
News Front Mission 2: Remake Has Been Delayed On Switch
"We are currently unable to provide a specific revised premiere date"
Forever Entertainment has announced that Front Mission 2: Remake has been delayed on Switch, just ahead of its initial planned launch on June 12th, 2023. The delay is to ensure the team has "sufficient time to add as many functionalities as possible while proceeding with proper...
News Part Two Of The Wonderful 101: Remastered's Free Stretch-Goal DLC Is Available Now
Update: Download the second part now
Update [Fri 26th May, 2023 15:00 BST]: After dropping part one last week, PlatinumGames has today released the second section of its stretch goal DLC for The Wonderful 101: Remastered titled, 'The Wonderful One: After School Hero'. The latest expansion carries the same side-scrolling gameplay as its predecessor...
Review LEGO 2K Drive - A Fun, Colourful Racer But Not Quite Open-World Mario Kart
Follow the yellow brick road
The trouble with kart racers on Nintendo Switch is, well, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's the best one, and it's not close. The challenge for developers, then, is not to create clones, but instead to diversify. LEGO 2K Drive makes a valiant effort to set itself apart, making great use of its titular licence to provide players...
Thursday25th May 2023
Review Cassette Beasts - An Inventive Monster Battler That's Far More Zelda Than Pokémon
We'd die for Traffikrab
There’s something that feels right about a monster-battling creature-collecting game coming to a Nintendo console. Originally released for PC on 26 April 2023, Cassette Beasts has made its way to the Nintendo Switch where it belongs. At first glance, Cassette Beasts clearly draws quite a lot of inspiration from Pokémon,...
News Slay Zombies And Find Sanctuary In Atari's New Tactical RPG, Days Of Doom
Guitar weapons? Check.
Games taking place in apocalyptic wastelands is not a particularly new idea, but this latest effort from publisher Atari and developer Sneakybox certainly looks intriguing. Launching "later this year" on Nintendo Switch, Days of Doom is a tactical RPG in which you'll be roaming a colourful yet deadly wasteland filled to the...