Chonky Pokemon and Sonic's Faulty Frontier

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Issue 285— June 05, 2022

Lechonk Pokemon

Hi, issue #285 of Switch Weekly here, with the Nintendo stuff you need to see.

So, the Mario Strikers demo landed last week, and I managed to sit down and play the tutorial, but never managed to catch one of the timed online demo slots. Gotta say, I'm not a fan of this 'appointment gaming' thing for a demo — I'm always gonna miss em. ๐Ÿ˜… Anyway, the tutorial was fine, but I felt by missing out on trying the online I didn't get to give it a fair shot. Did you try it? Hit reply and let me know what you thought.

In other news, we got word that Junichi Masuda is moving on from his role at Pokemon developer Game Freak — as a founding member, he's proven to be a highly instrumental figure at the firm and has significantly shaped the Pokemon series over the past near thirty or so years. It's the end of an era for sure — and always a time of both trepidation and excitement as the baton is passed on to a new generation.

Next week sees just over 15 games come to Switch, including the aforementioned Mario Strikers. Full list is below for you.

Cheers โœŒ๏ธ  
Chris

๐ŸŽฎ Currently Playing — Mini Motorways

โ–ถ Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet second trailer — A new look at the upcoming Pokemon titles landed this week, the highlight of which was undoubtedly the reveal of a new creature named Lechonk. A co-op mode is an interesting addition — I'm curious to see how extensive that is. We also got a November 18th release date.

The Pokemon Company // YouTube

Fans call on Sega to delay Sonic Frontiers following gameplay reveal "a significant amount of criticism from the series’ most engaged fans". Not sure where abouts this latest drama lies in the Sonic Cycle, but the gameplay footage we've seen so far does admittedly feel a bit lacking.

Andy Robinson // VGC

REVIEW Silt: A kraken and claustrophobic underwater horror — "host to some fantastic platforming and puzzle-solving that dares you to explore its terrifying depths even further".

Nathan Ellingsworth // Pocket Tactics

REVIEW The Big Con — "a stylish adventure game that feels more playful than mystifying".

Neal Ronaghan // Nintendo World Report

REVIEW Card Shark

Ryan Janes // Nintendo Insider

REVIEW Fishing Paradiso

Neal Ronaghan // Nintendo World Report

A drop of blood, a pinch of salt: Triangle Strategy, and endless war — On how Triangle Strategy's 'grand story' echoes the truth of real wars.

Brandon R Chinn // Superjump

The future of literature is video games

Erik Hoel // The Intrinsic Perspective

 

๐ŸŽฎ Upcoming Releases


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Release data sourced in collaboration with Switch Scores.
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