Switch Weekly

Issue #227

· April 11, 2021

#227: Your Nintendo Update

Your Nintendo digest for the week ending April 11.

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Switch Weekly

Issue 227 — April 11, 2021

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Hello, here's issue #227 of Switch Weekly, with your Nintendo digest for the week. Hope you're doing well. 😊

Cool little surprise this week with the release of Pac-Man 99. I'm glad Nintendo giveth after taking away SMB 35. 😆

Other good news this week — Nintendo is going something for E3 this year, which means we can bank on some big reveals in a couple of months. 

We've got just under 25 games hitting the store next week, including Knight Squad 2 and the remaster of SaGa Frontier.

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Thanks so much for reading,
Chris ✌️

🎮 Currently Playing — Say No! More, Super Mario World

Nintendo confirms it's a part of E3 2021's digital event — E3 returns in two months, this time as a digital-only event. Nintendo's Doug Bowser has confirmed the company will be taking part, so you can pretty much pencil in a Direct for mid June. 

Cade Onder // ScreenRant

Pac-Man 99 is a new battle royale game for the Switch — Nintendo took away Super Mario Bros. 35, but this new game of a similar ilk is now available for Switch Online members. I've not got a win just yet, but I've come pretty close. Here's some handy tips if you're looking for some pointers.

Sam Byford // The Verge

REVIEW Say No More— Here's my review of this arcade comedy narrative adventure it does a good job of "satirically highlighting the absurdity of corporate office culture and the egos that often come with such spaces", but ultimately is a bit shallow from a gameplay perspective. There's also a video version here (be sure to sub on YT if you haven't yet).

Chris Brandrick // Switch Weekly

REVIEW Star Wars Republic Commando — I've heard the Switch version has some notable performance issues, and this review confirms that. Sounds like it's better off played elsewhere. "one of the single greatest Star Wars games ever made. While that largely holds true on Switch, it is unfortunate that it doesn’t really provide a definitive experience".

John Rairdin // Nintendo World Report

Nintendo says it has enough parts for ‘immediate’ Switch production  In a recent interview Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa warned that Switch could still experience hardware shortages this year due to significant demand. Some 40% of respondents to this year's State of Switch survey said they faced issues when trying to buy Nintendo products (across both hardware and software).

Andy Robinson // VGC

REVIEW Luckslinger

Vulgar Knight

NEO: The World Ends With You receives new trailer and release date 

Willem Hilhorst // Nintendo World Report

Unboxing new physical Switch releases from Premium Edition Games — The kind folks over at Premium Edition Games sent over their first two physical releases. Here's my unboxing video — Switch collectors take note!

Switch Weekly // YouTube

Capcom, please make Monster Hunter Snap 

Jake Green // Nintendo Life

Top co-op multiplayer games on Switch

Nintendo Village // YouTube


🎮 Upcoming Releases

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

Wednesday, April 14

  • Cannon Brawl — 2D real-time action artillery strategy.
  • Isolomus — A short horror adventure with handmade plasticine visuals.
  • Kingdom of Arcadia — A short pixel Metroidvania spanning five levels.
  • ⭐️ Knight Squad 2 — Arena party game. I loved the first one.
  • Myastere -Ruins of Deazniff- — A spring wire action game that explores ruins. (Apr 15 in U.S.)
  • Park Inc — Handheld only puzzler where you have remove cars from a car park.
  • Ravensword: Shadowlands — 3D fantasy role-playing adventure. (Already availble in U.S.)
  • ReactorX — A relaxing sci-fi puzzler about moving boxes on grids to repair a ship.

Thursday, April 15

Friday, April 16


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