Switch Weekly

Issue #216

· January 24, 2021

#216: Your Nintendo Update

Your Nintendo digest for the week ending January 24.

Thank you Imamura.

Switch Weekly

Issue 216 — January 24, 2021

Hitman 3

Hey, here's issue #216 of Switch Weekly, with an update on everything Nintendo. Hope you're doing well.

Next week we've got around 30 games hitting the eShop, including a game about fish planets, one about crude trivia, and another about archaeology. Full list is below as ever.

I mentioned how I hadn't seen much chatter about Switch exclusive PixelJunk Eden 2 back in issue 211, and that silence has pretty much remained since. So it was of little surprise to see Dylan Cuthbert tweeting about it this week, with something of a plea.

I'm currently playing Solas 128, an interesting little puzzler — which is out tomorrow. As such, I'll have thoughts to share on that next week. 

Thanks for reading,
Chris ✌️

🎮 Currently Playing — Super Mario Maker 2, Solas 128, Donkey Kong Country 3

REVIEW Hitman 3 - Cloud Version — "a fantastic conclusion to one of gaming's truly great trilogies", that with decent enough broadband is "a perfectly playable version of a slick and addictive stealth title".

PJ O'Reilly // Nintendo Life

Hitman 3 Switch Cloud Version: Wireless VS Wired — Footage of the game running on Wi-fi versus a wired connection, if you're interested.

Jordan Rudek // Nintendo World Report

Takaya Imamura, the artist behind F-Zero and Starfox, announces his retirement — This Nintendo veteran created Fox McCloud, Captain Falcon and more in over 30 years at the company. See related podcast from the folks at Nintendo World Report.

Andy Robinson // VGC

REVIEW Super Meat Boy Forever — I shared my review of this auto-runner sequel last week — I came away somewhat surprised by it. Keza writing at The Guardian didn't have the same takeaway, commenting that it "feels vindictive rather than playful, and oddly soulless". I figured I'd share a more damning take.

Keza MacDonald // The Guardian

REVIEW Synthetik: Ultimate — Described as something of a 'Skynet situation', here's a review of this top-down, twin-stick roguelike.

Jordan Loades // Nintendo World Report

Looking to stream Switch gameplay? This 3-in-1 microdock offers charge, HDMI Out, and capture — The Kickstarter for this is now live.

James Bruce // Make Use Of

Is Shigeru Miyamoto’s ‘A delayed game is eventually good’ rule true for Nintendo? — Reflects on some prominent examples of delayed Nintendo games and ponders if the postponements worked out.

Chirag Pattni // Nintendo Enthusiast

Ranking the BIT.TRIP Games — Six of the BIT.TRIP games all landed on the Switch late last year, but which are worth playing? George ranks em.

George Foster // Nintendo Insider


🎮 Upcoming Releases

All releases are digital EU & US unless otherwise stated. 
Release data sourced in collaboration with Switch Scores.
⭐️ = Ones to Watch | 📦 = Physical release | 🎮 = Demo available

Monday, January 25

  • Cyber Shadow — Ninja platforming action from Yacht Club Games. (Jan 26 in U.S.)
  • SOLAS 128 — Redirect light in this 'beam deflection' puzzle game.

Tuesday, January 26

Wednesday, January 27

Thursday, January 28

Friday, January 29


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