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Issue 273— March 13, 2022

F-Zero X

Hello, Chris here with issue #273 of Switch Weekly — your update on the week in Nintendo. Hope you're well.

This week saw F-Zero X arrive on the Switch Online app. It's something I sunk a fair bit of time into when it first launched on the N64 back in the late 90s — admittedly I wasn't very good at it back then, so I'm looking forward to giving it a try now it is on Switch to see if I fare any better. Let me know if you've given it a shot. 

There's just over 20 games coming to the Switch next week, the full list is below for you. 

Finally, just a quick update on the State of Switch results for 2022 — I'm still working through all of the results and I'm making good progress on the report. I know many of you are keen to see them so I'm eager to get it wrapped up and shared with you all. 

I'll catch you next time.

Cheers,  
Chris โœŒ๏ธ

๐ŸŽฎ Currently Playing — Pokemon Legends: Arceus

REVIEW Chocobo GP gets left in the dust by Mario Kart —"feels like a game that wants to be Mario Kart with Final Fantasy, but it simply doesn’t have the creativity or mechanical chops to back it up". Lots of mixed reviews on this one, but all seem to lean to the negative side of the scale. Some odd design choices and microtransactions seem to be leaving a bad taste generally. Here's another review from Ryan Janes at Nintendo Insider.

Hayes Madsen // Inverse

Nintendo announce delay for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp — This change comes following the invasion and ongoing war in Ukraine. The right decision considering the narrative and themes in the game. 

Nintendo of America // Twitter

Nintendo suspends Russian product shipments — The company shared a statement stating that they've "decided to suspend shipping all Nintendo products to Russia for the foreseeable future" adding that this is due to "considerable volatility surrounding the logistics of shipping and distributing physical goods" — it's a rather vague, limp statement really, especially when compared to those made my others in the gaming space.

Tom Phillips // Eurogamer

REVIEW Young Souls —"smartly mixes RPG-lite elements with a compelling story, non-linear structure, and some impressively satisfying beat ‘em up combat to make for an experience that you won’t want to miss".

Mitch Vogel // Nintendo Life

Will Steam Deck suffer from Valve's short attention span? — This isn't a Nintendo-read of course, but I found it an interesting take on what is potentially a mass-market device offering a somewhat parallel experience to Nintendo's machine.

Rob Fahey // gamesindustry

REVIEW The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Ted Hazell // Nintendo World Report

 

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

Sunday, March 13

Monday, March 14

Tuesday, March 15

Wednesday, March 16

  • Boxing Gym Story — Kairosoft boxing manager sim.
  • Handball Pelota — A 3D take on Pelota - not a sport I was familiar with.
  • The Wake — A rather curious sounding cipher-puzzle adventure.
  • Wife Quest — Save your husband in this 2D 'naughty action platformer'.

Thursday, March 17

Friday, March 18

 

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