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Issue 272— March 06, 2022

Triangle Strategy

Hey, Chris here with issue #272 of Switch Weekly — your update on the week in Nintendo.

The State of Switch survey for 2022 has now closed. Thank you so much to all of you who took the time out to fill it out and share your thoughts. I'm now going to spend the next week or so digging into the data and preparing my findings. I'll be sharing them with you here in the newsletter first of course.

This week Nintendo made a demo available for the upcoming Kirby game, and I've gotta say — I'm a fan. It has a ton of neat little details and is generally adorable. I'm sold on it. It's super colourful and cute — it may be a nice tonic for those of you currently playing Elden Ring. ๐Ÿ˜…

There's around 25 games coming to the Switch next week, the full list is below for you. 

Finally, I just wanted to make note of the Switch's fifth anniversary. The past half-decade have been a great time to be a Nintendo fan, and it's been a blast to share it all with you here in the newsletter every week. This little tweet thread from Christopher Dring goes some way to share the appeal of the Switch format — everyone has a little story of how the Switch has delighted them in some way

Thanks so much for reading, and I'll catch you next time.

Cheers,  
Chris โœŒ๏ธ

๐ŸŽฎ Currently Playing — Pokemon Legends: Arceus

REVIEW Triangle Strategy —This review had plenty of positive things to say on this latest HD-2D title from Square Enix, but concludes that it ultimately "lands just shy of greatness". Mike Mahardy writing at Polygon reached a similar conclusion saying it displays an overall "lack of confidence". Nathan Ellingsworth for Pocket Tactics liked it, saying it's "an expansive, intricate tale with far-reaching consequences" that "tests your convictions just as much as your tactical skill".

Cullen Black // RPG Site

REVIEW Chocobo GP — "a delightful surprise from Square Enix, a slick and addictive effort that serves up chaotic kart racing action featuring a generous roster of Final Fantasy characters".

PJ O'Reilly // Nintendo Life

REVIEW A Musical Story

Ted Hazell // Nintendo World Report

REVIEW Little Orpheus

Ben Johnson // Pocket Tactics

What's it like for a game dev in Kyiv?

Brendan Sinclair // gamesindustry

48 new tracks won’t save Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Justin Berube // Nintendo World Report

We need to talk about the Splatoon 3 soundtrack

Ben Johnson // Pocket Tactics

Now is not the time for Pokémon to take a break

Christopher Dring // gamesindustry

 

๐ŸŽฎ Upcoming Releases


All releases are digital, Europe & U.S. unless otherwise stated. 
Release data sourced in collaboration with Switch Scores.
โญ๏ธ = Ones to Watch | ๐Ÿ“ฆ = Physical release | ๐ŸŽฎ = Demo available

Tuesday, March 8

  • The Wild Case — 2D first-person point-and-click adventure in a remote village.

Wednesday, March 9

  • Splash Cars — Isometric 3D driving game in which you paint the world as your drive.
  • Will You Snail? — Neon fast-paced action puzzle platformer.

Thursday, March 10

Friday, March 11

 

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