Your Nintendo digest for the week ending April 7th.

Eyes on Odyssey and Zelda again.

Switch Weekly

Issue 125 — April 7, 2019

Nintendo Labo VR

Hey, issue #125 of Switch Weekly here, with your round-up of Nintendo news.

I picked up 'Ape Out' a few weeks ago, and have been putting a little more time into it over the past few days, and I'm having a blast with it. If you're unaware it's a top-down beat 'em up in which you play a gorilla on the escape from capture. But it's the games stylized visuals and jazz soundtrack that really elevate it. It's super intense and you should definitely check it out. 

Other than Nintendo announcing Mario and Zelda getting VR modes, it's been a somewhat quiet week. The VR thing is interesting, but judging from the artwork above, holding the Switch against your face like that isn't going to suit long play sessions at all

Anyway, all the usual links and upcoming games are listed below.  

Thanks for reading, and catch you next week!
Chris âœŒï¸

Labo VR support coming to Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild — Mario is getting a few challenges added, whereas you can seemingly play the entirety of Zelda in this new VR mode. I was intrigued by the VR kit before, but this tipped me over into pre-ordering. Labo VR is out on Friday next week, and these free updates will be available a few weeks later on the 25th.

Nintendo of America // Twitter 

▶ How Cuphead's devs gambled on a dream — This 20-minute making of video is over a year old now, but is really worth a watch if you're curious about the upcoming Switch release. The two brothers behind the hit game explain how it came to be — it's a real labour of love. 

GameSpot // YouTube 

Punch-Out!! and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels join Switch’s NES titles in April — Both are fairly tough games, so if you like a challenge be sure to open up the NES app on April 10th.

Jack Parsons // Loot Pots 

REVIEW Mechstermination Force — "the best 2D boss rush game on Switch"
John Rairdin // Nintendo World Report  

REVIEW Darksiders: Warmastered Edition — "no slouch on the Switch"
Gary Bailey  // God is a Geek  

The most important people in Nintendo history

Gavin Lane // Nintendo Life

 

PDP Faceoff Deluxe+PDP unveiled a new controller for the Switch this week.

 

It's unique in that unlike the official Pro Controller it has a functioning headphone jack. This means you'll be able to play games like Fortnite, docked, and still have working voice chat. No word on price yet, but the 'Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller' is due out this summer.

 

🎮 Upcoming Releases

All releases are EU & US unless otherwise stated.

Monday, April 8

  • Jungle Z — Doomsday zombie survival.

Tuesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 10

Thursday, April 11

Friday, April 12

 

⚡️Quick Links:

🎮 More fake Joy-Cons — these ones are curvy

⬇️ No cart in the retail version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood? May be download code only.

☁️ Civ VI now supports cross-platform cloud saves.

😬 Nintendo (and Sony and Microsoft) are under investigation for 'unfair' online subs.

⚔️ Hellblade is landing on Switch next week.

🏆 Labo took home two awards at the recent game BAFTAs.

🔧 This Redditor took apart their Joy-Con to figure out why it was drifting.