Switch Weekly

Issue #164

· January 19, 2020

#164: Your Nintendo Update

Your Nintendo digest for the week ending January 19.

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Switch Weekly

Issue 164 — January 19, 2020


Hey, here's issue #164 of Switch Weekly, with all the Nintendo stuff you need to see.

So, still no Direct 'proper', but a Smash Bros presentation instead. I'm all for this weekly content drip Nintendo - keep it coming. 😉

I've been playing a new little indie brawler this week called Super Crush KO. It's fun, and super colourful - which makes a change from most run-n-gun fighters. I've reviewed it, and you can check it out here (any shares of this would also be appreciated).

Oh, I also was a guest on Daryl Baxter's excellent Pal Keys podcast - which I've linked up in the issue below - if you want to hear my voice, that's where you can find it. 😅

Over 20 games hitting the eShop next week, including Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath and a couple of Sega Ages re-releases. 

Thanks for reading. Have a great week.

Chris âœŒī¸

â–ļ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai presents "Byleth" — When this live-stream started and it was revealed to be yet another Fire Emblem character most of my Twitter feed thought it was a troll. Nope. Fair to say it was not what people expected. I'm not too fussed, but it would have been nice to see another series represented. Also, Cuphead!

Nintendo // YouTube

REVIEW Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore — This one-of-a-kind JRPG finds a new home on the Switch, and this reviewer pegs it as worthy of the encore. 

Cameron Hawkins // Dual Shockers 

REVIEW Super Crush KO — Despite this one being a tad repetitive, I had fun with it (the combo system in particular). 

Chris Brandrick // Switch Weekly 

PODCAST PAL Keys - ‘L is Real’ with Chris Brandrick — I spoke with Daryl Baxter about all things Switch Weekly and how it came to be, along with discussing my favourite game and boss battle. Biased, but I think it's a good listen.

Daryl Baxter // PAL Keys 

â–ļ Behind the GameCube Joy-Cons — Remember last week I linked up those awesome DIY GameCube Joy-Cons? Well, YouTuber Kevin Kenson has sat down with the guy behind them to find out more.

Kevin Kenson // YouTube

Metro Redux is coming to Nintendo Switch — This definitive edition double pack, arriving next month, features both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light.

Koch Media 

REVIEW To the Moon "may be light on gameplay, but it is a storytelling powerhouse that explores the themes of love and regret".

Ben Reeves // Game Informer 

Pokémon Sword and Shield's DLC is what the series needs — makes the argument for why the DLC is a good thing. The site also has an article for the opposing case.

Nathan Ellingsworth // The Nintendo Village 

â–ļ The 25 year-old Japanese game getting a French sequel — Windjammers, said to be something of a mix of both Street Fighter and Pong.

IGN // YouTube

MAGAZINE Switch Player 36 — The latest issue of the excellent Switch Player magazine is out now, and there's a free sample up online now for you to have a look at to get a taste. If you miss printed game mags, I'd reccomend giving this one a go.

Paul Murphy // Switch Player 

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🎮 Upcoming Releases

All releases are digital EU & US unless otherwise stated.
⭐ī¸ = Ones to watch / Pick of the week | đŸ“Ļ = Also a physical release

Tuesday, January 21

  • Ember — An 'homage' to classic RPGs. 
  • Caveman Chuck — A basic Stone Age platformer.

Wednesday, January 22

Thursday, January 23

Friday, January 24


⚡ī¸ Quick Links:

🌊  Yes please: Looks like BioShock may be heading to the Switch.

đŸ•ļ  Neonwall appears to be the first 3rd-party game to support the Labo VR headset.

đŸ“Ļ  Streets of Rage 4 will be getting a physical release.

🤩  This promo vid for the Nintendo theme park sent my hype levels through the roof.

👀  Here's a look at what games are confirmed for Switch in 2020.

✨  Writer Gary Whitta, of Rogue One fame, wants to pen a Star Fox movie.

🏁  This Mario Maker 2 race from AGDQ is very entertaining.

⚔ī¸  Another ADGQ run, this time the Link's Awakening remake.

🤝  Nintendo have applied for some sort of 'team formation' play-style patent.

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