Your Nintendo digest for the week ending March 29.
I'll take it.
Issue 174 — March 29, 2020
Hey, issue #174 of Switch Weekly here, with the Nintendo stuff you need to see.
We finally got a Nintendo Direct! Yup, Nintendo called it 'mini', but considering it was nearly half an hour long it had plenty to share. More thoughts from me on all of that in the issue below.
Random thought I had this week — with the Olympics now being postponed until next year, do you think the Mario & Sonic title for the Tokyo games may get reissued, complete with a 2021 label? If so, I wonder if the 2020 version will become a collectors item in years to come... 🤔
Anyway, 18 games are hitting the eShop next week from what I can gather — the full list is below as usual. Again, plenty of think pieces about Animal Crossing to share with you!
As mentioned last week, I hope you, your family, and friends are all staying safe.
▶ Nintendo Direct Mini— A near half hour of announcements - with plenty to get into. Now, this didn't have any huge reveals, but it did a sound job of giving us some idea as to what's on slate for 2020. I imagine at this point Nintendo is now holding big reveals for their E3 presentation (Yes, E3 is cancelled, but you know Nintendo will still have a digital summer showing of sorts). The Bioshock collection coming to Switch got my attention (I love the first game so much), as did the update for Ring Fit Adventure. Good Job and the 51 Worldwide Classics collection look interesting. Oh, and I’m super happy to see that an ARMS character is coming to Smash - in fact, I'm a little surprised to not see it happen sooner. As a new IP, ARMS didn’t quite get the attention it deserved (no thanks in part to Splatoon 2 arriving a month after it launched). A few people seem bummed at this choice for the next Smash character, but if it gets more folks taking a look at ARMS then that sounds good to me. This Direct is worth a watch if you missed it. Let me know what you liked.
Nintendo // YouTube
REVIEW Good Job— This puzzle game was revealed in the mini Direct and launched straight away. It looks like a blast. "delightful and wacky".
Mel Curtis // Nintendad
REVIEW Saints Row IV: Re-Elected— "While I wouldn't call Saints Row IV: Re-elected 'essential', it's absolutely worth a look if you like your fun loud and just a little bit irreverent".
Mick Fraser // God is a Geek
REVIEW Panzer Dragoon: Remake— "a decent take on an all-time classic that goes some way to modernising it, but doesn't quite nail the landing".