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Issue 274— March 20, 2022

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Hey, here's issue #274 of Switch Weekly with your update on the week in Nintendo.

This week saw the first wave of new Mario Kart 8 tracks drop, and it's been a blast to revisit the game and be reminded of just how darn great it is. For a game that debuted originally back in 2014, it still feels super fresh. I get why some may want to nitpick over the visuals, but honestly — to see one of the best racers of all time updated with new content years after release is just great. Whatever you think of the graphics, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains endlessly silly fun, and I'm all for another slice of that right now.

What's ahead? Well, there's just under 25 games coming to the Switch next week — the highlight of course is the new Kirby game. The full list is below for you as ever.

I'd hoped to be sharing the State of Switch survey results with you today, but sadly, after two plus years of doing our very best to avoid it, COVID finally caught up with the Brandrick household. I've somehow personally managed to avoid it, but caring for others has taken priority of course.

I'll hopefully be sharing the results with you next week. Catch you then.

Cheers,  
Chris โœŒ๏ธ

๐ŸŽฎ Currently Playing — Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Tunic (Xbox)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's excellent new tracks prove the original is still the best —"It just makes sense - if you can't improve on perfection, why not just go back and serve up another round or two".

Martin Robinson // Eurogamer

REVIEW Persona 4 Arena Ultimax —"a fantastic get for Switch owners".

Ricky Berg // Nintendo Wire

REVIEW Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?

Christian // GoNintendo

REVIEW Phantom Breaker: Omnia

Cullen Black  // Nintendo Insider

JK Rowling's anti-transgender stance and Hogwarts Legacy With a brand-new Harry Potter game on the way (and confirmed as coming to Switch), Jessie takes the time to unpack and try to understand the impact of franchise creator JK Rowling's discriminatory behaviour on the wider franchise.

Jessie Earl // GameSpot

30 upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2022

Gavin Lane & Thomas Whitehead // Nintendo Life

 

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

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