Switch Weekly

Issue #295

· August 14, 2022

Nintendo share Splatoon 3 details, plus is Switch piracy on the up?

โ–ถ Splatoon 3 Direct โ€” A 25-minute presentation running through what you can expect from the next entry in the Splatoon series, which arrives next month. There's details on new stages, game modes, weapons, character customization, DLC plans, and more. A new 'Tableturf Battle' mode is also highlighted here - it seems to be a fairly involved card game, which I honestly think would work well as a standalone mobile 'thing'. (Finally, Nintendo almost made this video available a day earlier than planned - oops.)

Nintendo // YouTube

Everything announced in the Splatoon 3 Direct — If you'd rather not watch the presentation above, Nadine has the text-based round-up you need.

Nadine Dornieden // iMore

โ–ถ Kirby's Dream Buffet: Overview Trailer โ€” A three-minute video sharing a closer look at this Fall Guys-alike. Looks cute, but I sure do wish the multiplayer was open to more than just four at once. It's out next week, and is priced at a fair fifteen bucks โ€” I've said it before though, I think this would have been a great NSO Expansion Pack subscriber perk.

Nintendo // YouTube

"It's a bit more evil than Animal Crossing" - Behind the cutesy cult sim everyone's talking about — Yeah, a fair few in the Switch Weekly Discord are enjoying Cult of the Lamb.

Kate Gray // Nintendo Life

โ–ถ REVIEW Two Point Campus โ€”ย This 'build your own University' sim is out next week โ€”ย here's a look at the Switch version.

Switch Up // YouTube

Xenoblade Chronicles 3's release feels like the Switch is teetering on the cusp of a real piracy problem — Playing Switch games on 'other' devices ain't anything new, but the author notes that the recent release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 marks what feels like a curious "shift in the scale of the conversation".

Alex Donaldson // VG247

Your foot will save the World in Soccer Story, an Open-World RPG coming to console and PC โ€” This looks lovely, and the dev said us European's can call it Football Fable. ๐Ÿ˜„

Andrew Reiner // Game Informer

The 1,000th Pokemon needs to be special

Stacey Henley // The Gamer

REVIEW Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey โ€” "mashes together some quite contradictory concepts and comes up with something special".

Roland Ingram // Nintendo Life

REVIEW Lost in Play โ€” "an outstanding puzzle adventure".

Aran Suddi // The Sixth Axis

REVIEW Cleo โ€” A Pirate's Tale โ€” "Lean, light, and pleasingly presented, this is a perfect snack on the Switch".

Nathan Hennessy // WellPlayed

The internet has fallen in love with Splatoon 3's Big Man

Katelyn Mitchell Jewett // GameRant

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All releases are digital, Europe & U.S. unless otherwise stated.
Release data sourced in collaboration with Switch Scores.

โญ๏ธ = Ones to Watch · ๐Ÿ“ฆ = Physical release · ๐ŸŽฎ = Demo available

  • โญ๏ธ We Are OFK โ€” An 'interactive animated series' about being in a band. M for mature.
  • Slaycation Paradise โ€” 3D twin-Stick action mixed with tower defence. Looks different for sure. M for mature.
  • Secrets of Magic 5: Back to School โ€” Match-3 puzzler.
  • The Room Two โ€” Award winning puzzle adventure.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ My Divorce Story โ€” Adventure game about getting evidence on a cheating spouse.
  • โญ๏ธ RPG Time: The Legend of Wright โ€” A handwritten RPG nine years in the making. Tap through and look at the screenshots here.
  • Zumba Garden โ€” It's a marble shooting puzzler. I played a lot of Zumba on the Xbox 360. This has nothing to do with dancing btw.