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Issue 236 — June 13, 2021

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Hi, here's issue #236 of Switch Weekly, with your Nintendo update.

First things first — I had my first dose of the Covid vaccine earlier today (yay), so I'm not feeling 100%. As such apologies if I've missed anything obvious from the week's news - quite easy to do during E3 anyway! 😅

The biggest thing you need to know about right now is Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. It was officially announced yesterday during Ubisoft's E3 presentation, however it actually showed up in error a few hours earlier on Nintendo's own site. Oops. Kinda amusing though when it's Nintendo themselves doing the leaking. Anyway, the intro trailer looks real good, and Rabbid Luma is adorable ok. I really ought to play the first game now... 😬 

In last week's issue I shared a link to the Switch Weekly review of run and gun shooter Mighty Goose. Think Metal Slug but with a honking big goose. Well, the kind folks over at Blastmode have given me a copy of Mighty Goose to giveaway to subscribers. So, if you want to give it a try just tap here to enter, and I'll pick a winner tomorrow (so don't hang around, and be sure to keep an eye on your inbox). Oh, and FYI, this is open to all, but the code is for an North American copy of the game, so you'll need to do some eShop switching your outside NA. 

There's just over 15 games hitting the Switch next week — a bit quieter than usual, and nothing that's particularly noteworthy. However, expect that to change, as with it being E3, we're bound to get the odd shadow dropped game or two. As ever, Switch Scores remains a solid resource for keeping tabs on what's coming out, and whether it's any good. 

Finally, with Nintendo's E3 Direct just a few days away, I'm once again inviting you to play Bingo with the Switch Weekly community. Here's the interactive bingo card you can use to play along with. We'll be scoring live in the Switch Weekly Discord, so join us! (This link expires in 24 hours 😉)

Thanks for reading, have a great week, and enjoy the Direct!
Chris ✌️

🎮 Currently Playing — Breath of the Wild, Traffix

Nintendo at E3 2021 — Just a reminder that Nintendo's E3 showcase is in just a couple of days (a Direct and Treehouse presentation) starting at:

  • 2am June 16 — Sydney
  • 1am June 16 — Tokyo
  • 6pm June 15 — Paris
  • 5pm June 15 — London
  • 1pm June 15 — Brazil
  • 12pm June 15 — New York / Toronto
  • 9am June 15 — Los Angeles

Nintendo

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope World Premiere Trailer — Watch the trailer (Galaxy vibes anyone?), and then watch this dev discussion for more behind the scenes details on the game (including a chat with Davide Soliani).

Nintendo // YouTube

How to fix your Nintendo Switch if you're getting error 2123-1502 — Earlier this week Nintendo released a system update for the Switch, and then quickly pulled it. However, those who did install it then found issues with downloading games from the eShop. Here's some pointers that may help mitagate things.

Brendan Hesse // Lifehacker

REVIEW Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection — "a disappointing experience that needs patching ASAP".

PJ O'Reilly // Nintendo Life

REVIEW Game Builder Garage holds your hands tight, for better and worse — "a fun, informative experience most of the time — but it’s one you may prefer to experience in short bursts". (BTW, a demo for this is now up on the eShop)

Ryan Gilliam // Polygon

REVIEW Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Josh Wise // Videogamer

REVIEW World's End Club

Jordan Rudek // Nintendo World Report

REVIEW Sludge Life

Alex Orona // Nintendo World Report

INTERVIEW Capcom’s quest to translate The Great Ace Attorney for Western audiences Translator Janet Hsu shares the challenges faced in localizing this long-awaited release.

De'Angelo Epps // Polygon

Fun facts about Mario Golf

Neal Ronaghan // Nintendo World Report

 

🎮 Upcoming Releases


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

Tuesday, June 15

  • Puzzle Box 3 in 1 — Three handheld only basic puzzle games. (Already available in U.S.)

Wednesday, June 16

Thursday, June 17

  • 32 Secs — Futuristic motorbike racer. (Already available in U.S.)
  • 7 Years From Now — Memory loss drama with a pixel block look.
  • Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi — Another romance game, this time about a woman soldier.
  • Bear's Restaurant — You play a cat, assisting a bear who runs a restaurant. (Jun 18 in U.S.)
  • IdolDays — Love adventure game in which a 'delinquent' turns idol.
  • Luciform — A 2D colour based precision platformer.
  • Metal Unit — 2D side-scrolling platformer with roguelite features. You play in a big mech.
  • Rangerdog — Cute, retro style side scrolling shoot 'em up. You play as a one of three dogs.
  • Rotund Takeoff — Precision platformer, a remake of 2014s Chubbins.

Friday, June 18

Saturday, June 19

 

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