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Issue 239 — July Monday, 2021

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Hey, Chris here with issue #239 of Switch Weekly, your update on all things Nintendo.

Over the next seven days we've got around 25 games coming to the Switch including Monster Hunter Stories 2 and Ys IX. The full list is below as ever. 

If you're a Community level patron we're playing Wild Guns throughout July — details here.

Finally, I seemed to upset the email gods last week, as the newsletter sadly ended up in junk for a lot of folks. If you did miss it and want to catch up you can do so here

That's it from me.

Thanks for reading, and catch you next time,
Chris ✌️

🎮 Currently Playing — Mario Golf: Super Rush, Alex Kidd in Miracle World

▶ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Mr. Sakurai presents "Kazuya" — A forty minute deep-dive into the latest Smash DLC character (who is out now), and news of new Mii fighters (including Shantae and Dante).

Nintendo // YouTube

INTERVIEW Monster Hunter finally broke the west, but it wants to go broader still — "We've created this really great global community of Monster Hunter fans, many of whom have come in through the more recent games.

Martin Robinson // Eurogamer

PREVIEW Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the cult series’ Yakuza 0 moment — Out later this month, this "prequel could spark interest in new fans to check out other entries in the series". Here's another positive preview from Chris Scullion at VGC.

George Yang // Inverse

REVIEW Sky: Children of the Light — "perhaps the best experience you can get for free on the Switch to date".

Ollie Reynolds // Nintendo Life

REVIEW Doki Doki Literature Club Plus — "covers dark subjects most titles wouldn’t dream of approaching, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! left my jaw on the floor multiple times". This one seems to be reviewing very well, but I've seen a fair number of concerns when it comes to accessibility / text legibility.

Andrew Thornton // Hey Poor Player

REVIEW Mario Golf Super Rush: Another delightfully different Switch sports game — I shared a couple of reviews in last week's issue, but liked this one from Jordan Oloman, so figured it was worth sharing for those of you still undecided. "I don’t think it’s worth picking up Mario Golf Super Rush for the campaign unless you’re a solo player really keen on arcade golf and the Mario property. However, it’s an absolute no-brainer if you’re part of a big family who enjoy Mario sports games".

Jordan Oloman // NME

REVIEW Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol — Hmm, looks like this is a pretty basic port: "probably the worst way to play Zombies Ate My Neighbors ever".

Stuart Gipp // Nintendo Life

REVIEW Destroy All Humans— Sounds like a solid enough port of this well liked shooter.

George Foster // Nintendo Insider

REVIEW Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Kazuma Hashimoto // Siliconera

Best LGBTQ+ Switch games

Kate Gray // Nintendo Life

How Mother Brain could return in Metroid Dread

Ben Lamoreux // Nintendo Enthusiast

 

🎮 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

Monday, July 5

Wednesday, July 7

  • Blitz Breaker — You can't run in this fast-paced twitch platformer.
  • Out of Line — 2D platform adventure game with a hand-drawn art style. (18 Aug in U.S.)
  • Treachery in Beatdown City — 80s style side-scrolling beat 'em up with a mix of real-time and turn-based fighting. (Already available in U.S.)

Thursday, July 8

  • Aria Chronicle — Rogue-lite RPG with turn-based battles and dungeon exploration.
  • Beauty Bounce — An M-rated 'sexy' visual novel.
  • ⭐️ Boomerang X — This one looks interesting. An agile first-person 3D action adventure in which you have to master the use of a boomerang. 
  • Crash Drive 3 — Multiplayer car stuny playground. Monster trucking for up to 12 players, with cross-platform online.
  • Heart of the Woods — Fantasy visual novel, with a supernatural/paranormal theme.
  • Indigo 7 Quest for love — Puzzle game, but the accompanying visuals have a Scott Pilgrim vibe.
  • Infinite Golf 2 — I guess the first game turned out to be pretty finite. Side-scrolling golf. 
  • Masagoro — Horror exploration in a Ryokan hotel. Takes around 3 hours to complete
  • Monument — An 'old-school' first person shooter.
  • My Maitê — 2D platformer that goes to the moon and back.
  • Ruvato : Original Complex — Near future high-speed hack and slash action.  (7 Jul in U.S.)
  • Woodcutter — 2D platformer.

Friday, July 9

Saturday, July 10

  • Egg Up — Basic arcade platformer. Essentially keepy-uppy with an egg.
 

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