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Bowser speaks out.

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Issue 259 — November 28, 2021

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Hey, Chris here with issue #259 of Switch Weekly, and this week's Nintendo round-up. Hope you're doing well. 

It seems things are notably quieter now as we approach the holiday period. All the big releases for the year are behind us, so it's time to start looking ahead to 2022 — what are you looking forward to most next year

Next week sees around 30 games released including a new Big Brain Academy (a good holiday game no doubt), along with a ton of Danganronpa (not something I'm overly familar with). The full list is below for you.

In non-Nintendo news, a few days back I decided to pick up an Xbox Series S after giving the new Halo a try. I sunk countless hours into Halo 2 and 3, so if anything was going to get me to pull the trigger a new Halo was it. It's been a joy to check out Game Pass — always interesting to gain a bit of exposure to other ways of doing business. Microsoft have got an appealing offer here. 

Anyway, that's all from me.

Thanks for reading. Catch you next week,  
Chris âœŒï¸

Nintendo issues internal response to Activision-Blizzard reports —In an internal email sent to staff the Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser noted how ongoing reports of sexual harassment and a toxic work culture at Activision Blizzard "run counter" to the values of Nintendo. It's good to see Bowser make a similar condemnation to those seen from both Microsoft and Sony, however I would have prefered for this to be a more public disapproval — these objections coming to public knowledge via leaked internal memos somewhat weakens the potency of the message.

Imran Khan // Fanbyte

REVIEW Death's Door — It seems I overlooked this one last week as one worth keeping an eye on, as this has reviewed very well indeed — described here as a must-play 'Zelda-like' that's "a modern classic, utilizing old gameplay ideas in a new setting to make for a short and sweet experience you won’t want to miss". Here's another from Nathan Ellingsworth at Pocket Tactics who said this "moody miniature masterpiece is a perfectly curated action game, and one of the best Switch games of the year".

Mitch Vogel // Nintendo Life

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes become second biggest Switch launch in Japan —Kinda surprised to see these outpacing Sword and Shield.

Marie Dealessandri // gamesindustry

REVIEW Date Night Bowling isn't much of a reason to recommend what ends up being a pretty consistent gutterball

Jordan Rudek // Nintendo World Report

▶ Between faithful and total bull - The odd position of Pokémon remakes 

Willem Hilhorst // 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 | ðŸ“¦ = Physical release | 🎮 = Demo available

Monday, November 29

Tuesday, November 30

  • 📦 Beyond a Steel Sky — 3D adventure cyberpunk thriller, set in AI-driven future. (Dec 07 in U.S.)
  • Clockwork Aquario — 'Long lost classic' arcade side-scrolling action restored for consoles.
  • ⭐️ Mind Scanners — A retro-futuristic psychiatry simulation in which you diagnose the citizens of a dystopian metropolis. Looks like Papers Please for the mind. I dig the artstyle. M for mature.
  • Tank De La Muerta — Adventure game featuring a zombie in search of love.

Thursday, December 2

Friday, December 3

 

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