Hey, Chris here with issue #249 of Switch Weekly. Hope you've had a good week.
I cannot believe Nintendo sometimes. Earlier this week a system update came out, bringing with it support for Bluetooth headphones — meaning I can finally use my AirPods Pro with my Switch (yay!). Now, yes the Switch has always had bluetooth capabilities - chiefly for the controllers, so the absense of support for wireless audio has always seemed a touch odd, and also kind of a missed opportunity in terms of getting another bullet point down on the feature list. Either way, I'm thrilled that the feature is now here, but adding such a thing over four years into a product life cycle is kinda wild to me. I'd love to know the story behind this — I'm sure in reality its some mundane tale of optimisation, but I wanna know why now all the same. *plugs in headphones*
Beyond headphone bombshells, I wrapped up playing WarioWare this week, and although I had a blast with it, it's one of those things I can't really see myself going back to much. The new character switching mechanic does mix things up, but loses something along the way, as the microgames themselves somewhat take a back seat to the juggling of each in-game personality. Good, not great.
Arcade racer Cruis'n Blast arrived on Switch last week, and I loved it. I've linked my review in the issue below, but figured I would highlight it here too. Oh, I'm also trying out SkateBIRD at the moment — but my thoughts on that one aren't quite so glowing sadly. I'll have more to share on that one soon.
Anyway, next week we've got around 30 games coming to the Switch, so yet another busy one. Full list is below.
Before I go — quick favour to ask: I'm currently on the hunt for some Nintendo YouTubers that may have flown under my radar. So if you have any faves who aren't hugely obvious (no need to tell me about Arlo, Scott the Woz, etc) I'd love to hear about them. You can either hit reply to this email, or reply to my tweet. Thanks in advance. 🙂
Finally, I tip my hat to Stephen Radford (of the excellent Nintendo Noise podcast) for sharing his Splatoon screenshot above.
Huge thanks for reading, have a great week, and I'll catch you next time.
🎮 Currently Playing — WarioWare: Get It Together, Cruis'n Blast, SkateBird, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, The Flame in the Flood