👋 Hi, issue #159 of Switch Weekly here, with your roundup on all things Nintendo.
This week Nintendo dropped a significant update for Mario Maker 2, the biggest addition being Link as a playable character. I've linked up a video in the issue below which highlights all of the changes and the new things to play with. I'm glad to see the Big-N adding more to this game as I know many felt the inital post-launch support was a tad lacking.
Nintendo also announced this week that some more NES and SNES games are being added to the Switch Online members service. This comes after a brief hiatus of no new titles being added, so a dozen more on the way is more than welcome!
Next week is probably one of the quietest weeks I've seen all year for new releases, with 'only' 13~ titles hitting the eShop. Of course this is in contrast to the usual 25-30 new releases we typically see. Call of Juarez, two Shovel Knight titles and SuperEpic seem like the ones to look out for.
Anyway, time for an announcement:
I've been running this newsletter now for over three years, and it's an absolute pleasure to share the best in all things Switch with over 5,000 of you each and every week. During these past few years I've often been asked whether there was anyway in which to support what I'm doing with the newsletter. Now, enough of you have asked that I figured it was worth giving you all a way to do just that. I've launched the Switch Weekly Patreon — of course the newsletter remains free, but for those of you in a position to happily support my work, you'll be helping keep it both sustainable long-term and accessible to all. It takes me an appreciable amount of time each week to hunt down all the links and put this digest together, so if you do find it valuable I'd love if you'd consider becoming a patron. Either way, thanks for sticking with me and reading what I have to say each week.
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