This week see Android getting the release of Super Mario Run, after iOS having the exlusive for approximately six months. Also Has Been Heroes drops on Switch, and Mario Sports Superstars hits 3DS. If you’re a fan of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and the animated shorts that came out around the time of that release you’ll be happy as you can now redeem some of your precious Platinum My Nintendo coins to obtain those shorts for yourself. For the rest of the releases head past the break.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the newest game from Castlevania creator Koji Igarashi. The game was originally scheduled to come to Wii U, but in an announcement made on Kickstarter the developer has announced that version of the game will no longer be coming. They have said that the environment became such that they’ve decided to shift all development to the Switch version. Refunds … Continue reading Bloodstained No Longer Coming to Wii U
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the second expansion to the original game from Yacht Club Games and shows that they’re not willing to rest on their laurels and just recycle old content for new games. They’ve taken many of the lessons learned in the two years since Shovel Knight’s original release and crafted a prequel that worth any player’s time to play.
The game takes place before the events of the original Shovel Knight and you play as Specter Knight, one of the eight members of the ‘Order of No Quarter’. In the game you are tasked by the villainous Enchantress to seek out the other members of the Order and recruit them to her cause. You’ll also learn the back story of Specter Knight and just how he became a member of the Order in a series of flashback levels, essentially a mini-prequel inside the prequel, if you will.
New system launches are always interesting experiences. People are looking for anything and everything to play on them. Sometimes games are great (like is the case with The Legend of Zelda), sometimes they’re not so good. Sometimes you write off a game thinking it to be nothing more than a cash in at the system’s launch and you’re surprised when it turns out they’re actually really good. The Switch is no exception and I think Snipperclips is one of those games that shouldn’t be overlooked. It came out of nowhere during Nintendo’s full Switch reveal and I think some people might have thought it was just another game being released to bad out the system’s, at the time, small launch lineup. However, the game is actually very good, especially if you have people to play it with.
A few days ago it was announced that the first game for Switch that would require the game to be played in portable mode was Voez, a visually beautiful rhythm game from developer Rayark. At the time it was only confirmed for Japan. Since then the game has been confirmed to be coming to North America and Europe as well. The game will launch here … Continue reading Beautiful Rhythm Game Voez Coming to Switch on March 9th,
Today wasn’t just about the indies. Sega has released another trailer for Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is coming to Switch on April 25th. The new trailer, called the Back To Basics trailer, shows off some new game play for the game. If you’re not sure what Puyo Puyo is or you’re curious to know just how that series can work with Tetris check out this … Continue reading Get Back to Basics in Puyo Puyo Tetris
The third game being published by Chucklefish Games that was announced today was the one that I’m the most interested in. It’s called Wargroove and it looks like a combination of two very popular games from Intelligent Systems; Fire Emblem and Advance Wars. The game features fantasy, turn-based battles, on grids similar to those of the Advance Wars games. You move units and then when … Continue reading Wargroove Brings Fantasy Battles to Advance Wars Style Game Play
ConcernedApe and Chucklefish Games announced Stardew Valley will be coming to Switch. The farming simulator, similar to games like Harvest Moon, will be available for Switch later this year. While it’s been available on other platforms it will be the first time that the game’s multi-player will be available on consoles. That feature will then come to other consoles later. No firm release date has … Continue reading StarDew Valley Multiplayer Coming To Switch First
Chucklefish Games is bringing three games from different developers to Switch. One of them was a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded. The game, called Pocket Rumble, is a 2D fighter that harkens back to old arcade fighters like Street Fighter, King of Fighters and others from SNK. The game shows off really interesting 8-bit style visuals and will take advantage of many of the … Continue reading Pocket Rumble Is A Console Exclusive Fighter For Switch
Today’s Nintendo Direct wasn’t the only place where new game announcements for Switch were made. During GDC Rebellion announced that their remaster of Rogue Trooper, called Rogue Trooper: Redux is coming to Switch later this year. The game is an HD remaster based on the 2000AD comic series of the same name. It’s also coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Check out the trailer … Continue reading Rogue Trooper: Redux Heading To Switch