That sandbag ain't gonna know what's hit it.
Issue 108 — December 2, 2018
Nintendo Switch

Hello, here's issue 108 of Switch Weekly, bringing together the Nintendo news you need to know from the past week.

First up: Smash Bros. for the Switch is out in just a few days! I remember getting the very first entry in the series for Christmas on the N64 back in 1999 (writing that out made me realise that was nearly 20 years ago...) I haven't preordered just yet, as I'm still undecided on whether to go physical or digital.

Anyway, following some Xbox FIFA action in the office, I decided to pick up FIFA 19 for the Switch (it was on sale) — now, I'm enjoying it, and it's a solid portable version of EA's annual footy romp, but I just can't get a game online. I guess no one else is playing it!

So, a bit of a quiet week before Smash hits, but the usual links and releases are detailed below. If Smash ain't your thing, I'd say maybe Gear.Club Unlimited 2, the Sega Classics collection and Carcassone may be worth a look.

Have a smashing week,
Cheers, Chris. 🙂

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ultimate unboxing
Kit and Krysta run through all the ways in which you can give Nintendo money for Smash.
Nintendo // YouTube
The Game Awards teases big Nintendo news ahead
The annual awards show is set to take place on December 6 — Reggie has hinted that Nintendo will have something 'something special' to share.
Liana Ruppert // WWG
REVIEWHorizon Chase Turbo: "enormously entertaining"
This throwback racer is described as a "love letter to a gaming era when the cars were fast, the music was catchy, the action was smooth and the sky was bluer than an Eddie Murphy stand-up routine". Sounds good to me.
Chris Scullion // Nintendo Life
Sword & Sworcery: The history of a weird and beautiful game
A look back at how Sword and Sworcery came to be. This article is a few years old, but seeing as the game has just came out on the Switch, this may be worth a look if the game is of interest.
Andrew Webster // The Verge
 Upcoming Releases  All dates are EU unless otherwise stated.

Monday, 3rd December: Tuesday, 4th December: Wednesday, 5th December: Thursday, 6th December: Friday, 7th December:
Nintendo shuts down Zelda: Skyward Sword Switch port reports
Tom Phillips // Eurogamer
Pokémon Let’s Go soundtracks available now on iTunes
Owen S. Good // Polygon
Football Manager 2019 Touch makes a surprise appearance on the eShop
Dennis Tummers // N-Europe
Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 17th
Campo Santo // Twitter
REVIEWPowerA wireless GameCube style controller for Nintendo Switch
Matthew Golden
These leather Switch game wallets could make perfect stocking fillers
Ryan Craddock // Nintendo Life
Splatoon 2 is getting a special winter-themed Splatfest early next year
Matt Wales // Eurogamer
Nintendo bets heavily on the holidays
Rob Fahey // gamesindustry
REVIEWNidhogg 2: "a kind of tug-of-war on acid"
REVIEWABZÛ: A relaxing and meditative deep dive on Switch
Derek Stauffer // Screen Rant
Fortnite’s account merge feature delayed to early next year
Stephany Nunneley // VG247
Putting Nintendo Switch’s 8.2 million US Switch sales in context
Kyle Orland // Ars Technica
How Snipperclips was created
Thomas Game Docs // YouTube
Curated by Chris Brandrick