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Issue 275— March 28, 2022

The State of Switch 2022

Hi folks, Chris here with issue #275 of Switch Weekly — your update on the week in Nintendo.

The State of Switch survey results for 2022 are now live, and as promised you're the first to know. I've spent all my spare time over the past month diving into the results, compiling all the data, and fighting off Covid (yep, it finally got me), to bring you this extensive write up of what folks think about Nintendo's much-loved hybrid machine now it's been with us for half a decade. You can read the results in full here. Of course if you've got any feedback, comments, or thoughts on the results then I'm all ears — I'd love to hear from you — just hit reply to this email. 

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Kirby landed a few days ago and the reviews seem really positive. I'm thrilled to see a few comparisons to Mario Odyssey too as it seems there are a few parallels to be drawn between the two, and that's good company to keep. I've not grabbed a copy yet, but it's now high on my list. Plenty of Kirby links to read through below. 

Moving on to the week ahead, and we've got just over 20 games coming to the Switch — some interesting looking titles in the mix. The full list is below as ever.

That's all from me. Wishing you all a great week.

Thank you for supporting the newsletter, and I'll catch you next time.

Cheers โœŒ๏ธ  
Chris (← tap this link to follow me on Twitter)

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

The 2022 State of Switch Survey Results — Here's my extensive write-up of the results from the annual State Of Switch survey — now in it's fifth year. Please do share this on and help spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris Brandrick // Switch Weekly

REVIEW Kirby and the Forgotten Land —"isn’t just a mere leap into the third dimension, but more of a behemoth pole vault. It packs a massive punch for 3D-platformer fans, and has the same level of excellence, polish, and charm as a mainline Mario title". I enjoyed this review from Eurogamer's Martin Robinson too.

My Nintendo News

INTERVIEW Kirby’s creators on developing accessible games, and the darker horrors of the series — Some interesting tidbits here and plenty of detail. This developer interview on Nintendo's own site is well worth a read too.

Gene Park // The Washington Post (Launcher)

REVIEW Rune Factory 5

Amelia Fruzzetti // Nintendo Wire

REVIEW Kraken Academy

Jordan Rudek  // Nintendo World Report

INTERVIEW Triangle Strategy devs hint at Square Enix's future HD-2D remake plans — A chat with producers Tomoya Asano and Yasuaki Arai on how the game came about, that name, and what's in store going forward.

Hayes Madsen // Inverse

Dream Dropped: Playing Kingdom Hearts on the Cloud

Joe DeVader // 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

Tuesday, March 29

  • Dieselpunk Wars — 3D vehicle-building set in an open world. 
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Ikai — Japanese folklore inspired first-person psychological horror.
  • Vengeful Heart — A retro-future 'capitalist hellscape' visual novel adventure. M for mature.

Wednesday, March 30

Thursday, March 31

Friday, April 1

Saturday, April 2

 

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