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Issue 287— June 19, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge

Hey, issue #287 of Switch Weekly here, with your Nintendo round-up. Hope you are well.

So last week I touched upon the absense of a typical E3 and the usual Nintendo Direct that traditionally comes along with it. Now, for the most part, what many consider "E3" week has come and gone with no Direct to speak of. However, we have had plenty of chatter since on just when we should expect a new presentation from Nintendo. Now there's nothing official yet, but all signs are pointing to a showcase later in monthWednesday, June 29th to be precise. Time to start making your predictions.  

In place of E3 this year we have had plenty of showcases, including Summer Games Fest, Day of the Devs, Wholesome Direct, and more — and with that came plenty of Switch games. Keeping tabs on all those has proven tricky, as such I found this video from Nintendo Life handy, running through some of the highlights. Some lovely stuff in here.

Next week we've got nearly 30 games come to Switch, including Fall Guys, the new Fire Emblem Warrios game, and personal highlight ElecHead. Plenty to check out — full list is below as ever.

Thanks for reading, and catch you next time. (Also, a big hello to those new to the newsletter — if you have any thoughts or comments you can always just hit reply and chat, even if just to say hey.)

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🎮 Currently Playing — Cuphead, Mini Motorways, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge (Xbox), Disc Room (Xbox)

REVIEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge  — I've been playing a bit of this on my Xbox over the weekend, and it's every bit as authentic as you might have hoped. Feels like the real deal. Proper arcade action brawler that feels like its right outta the 90s. The online worked flawlessly for me too (on Xbox). This Switch review was glowing: "so very far from being just a cheap nostalgia play; it’s a lovingly crafted, action-packed experience with fun and playful callbacks to classic Turtles games".

Jordan Rudek // Nintendo World Report

REVIEW Neon White — Maybe I was late to the party on learning this, but I was surprised to discover that this game comes from the same designer as Donut County (which I recently played). Anyway, this demon hunting heaven set shooter is getting good reviews across the board and is praised her for its smooth action. The author notes "it’s coming out at a packed time of year" but adds that "Neon White should definitely be on the radar of Switch owners". Here's another review from The Verge.

Donald Theriault // Nintendo World Report

Transition from Switch will be 'significant challenge,' ex-Nintendo head says — A chat with Reggie on post-Nintendo life, the pandemic, AR and much more — including how Nintendo should 'leverage' their GameCube and Wii content.

Scott Stein // CNET

Nintendo expands its Switch N64 library next week with Pokémon Snap — The 1999 original will be on the Switch Online service starting June 24. This marks the last of the previously announced N64 titles coming to the service. What else is in store is now a mystery.

Liam Doolan // Nintendo Life

What has happened to all the video games?

Christopher Dring // gamesindustry

Intense FPS 'Severed Steel' launches on Switch next month — It's often said the Switch is lacking in decent FPS options, so here's one fast-paced option that's launching real soon.

Ollie Reynolds // Nintendo Life

REVIEW Cloud Gardens — "your new chill-out game".

Nathan Ellingsworth // Pocket Tactics

REVIEW Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity

Jason Capp // Nintendo Link

It’s the end of a Pokémon era — Masuda moving on, along with the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet demonstrate the brand’s next evolution.

Megan Farokhmanesh // Wired

How the Pokémon Game Corner became a thing of the past — Who here remembers when you could throw your hard earn coins away in a game of chance?

Connor Christie // Pocket Tactics

 

🎮 Upcoming Releases


All releases are digital, Europe & U.S. unless otherwise stated. 
Release data sourced in collaboration with Switch Scores.
⭐️ = Ones to Watch | ðŸ“¦ = Physical release | 🎮 = Demo available

Monday, June 20

Tuesday, June 21

  • 📦 Wreckfest — A 'no-rules' 3D racing game, with online.
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut — One of three from the Shadowrun series hitting Switch this week. M for mature.
  • Broken Mind — Action survival horror. M for mature.
  • Shadowrun Returns — Port of this 2013 tactical role-playing science fantasy. M for mature.
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition — Turn-based isometric tactical role-playing. M for mature.
  • ⭐️ Fall Guys — Free, cross-platform party royale with beans. Looking forward to this one.
  • Milky Way Prince - The Vampire Star — A semi-autobiographical visual novel with branching storylines about an abusive relationship, idealization, and intimacy. (EU release date)
  • ⭐️ Roller Champions — Ubisoft's free-to-play roller darby PvP sports game. Will no doubt be fighting for attention alongside Fall Guys.

Wednesday, June 22

Thursday, June 23

  • Sonic Origins — A bundle of Sonic, Sonic 2, 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD.
  • ⭐️ ElecHead — An inventive looking puzzle platformer that plays with electric gimmicks.
  • Steve Jackson's Sorcery! — Much loved four-part epic adventure role-playing game.
  • Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition — It's a sci-fi RTS in the Blade Runner universe. M for mature.
  • The Psychoduck — Take a quack at these 2D stealth puzzles.
  • Cube Decider — A budget-priced 3D logic puzzle with RPG elements.
  • Ruggnar —2D action platformer featuring a Dwarf.
  • Pachi Pachi 2 on a roll — Kinda looks like a Peggle style game?
  • Sudocats — Carefully introduce cats to one another whilst playing Sudoku. Budget puzzler.

Friday, June 24

Saturday, June 25

  • Snug Finder — A hidden object game with a rather cute aesthetic.
  • Archery Escape — Budget arcade puzzler — looks like Cut The Rope meets Angry Birds.
 

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