We call 'em Autumn Chaps over here.
Hi, Chris here with you Nintendo update — it's issue #288 of Switch Weekly.
The big things to know this week: Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes is out, and the reviews seem really good. We got a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct (linked below). Fall Guys hit the Switch, and not gonna lie, it's my new obsession.
Another week has gone by without official word on a 'proper' Direct. Speculation remains of course, with some thinking that when it does turn up it will be focused on third-party titles. We shall see.
Nearly 30 games coming to Switch across the next seven days. The full list is below for you as ever.
Thank you so much for reading.
🎮 Currently Playing — Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge (Xbox)
REVIEW Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes — This new musou games "feels much more like a mainline entry in the franchise than a spinoff" and is described as by "far and away the most ambitious 'Warriors' game ever made, and so much of that ambition pays off in phenomenal ways". High praise indeed. Digital Foundry have also carried out their usual technical analysis on this one, comparing it to the earlier Warriors game, Age of Calamity.
Hayes Madsen // Inverse
▶ What the reviews say about Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes — Here's my review round-up featuring some key quotes of what the critcs had to say about this Fire Emblem spin off. It's not really the sorta thing I'm in too, but this seems like it's doing some interesting new things, and has fleshed out the narrative side of things. Reviewed really well across the board. BTW, if you ain't subbed to my channel yet, please consider doing so — I'm at ~350 subs, and need around 1,000 before YouTube will considering me a partner.
Switch Weekly // YouTube
▶ Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct — Not the Direct we were expecting, but hey — here's 25 minutes going through what to expect from the next entry in Monolith Soft's action role-playing series. With the game launching so soon (next month) I know many opted to skip watching this one for fear of spoilers. One thing of particular note: the game is getting DLC next year.
Nintendo // YouTube
REVIEW Fall Guys — This game is a real blast, particularly with a squad of friends. I played a fair bit on Switch this week, and its perfectly playable, but the performance is a bit rocky — as this review notes. I'll be playing on Xbox here on out.
Scott McCrae // Nintendo Life
REVIEW ElecHead — I'm glad this one is reviewing well, as it looked right up my street. "a delightful breath of fresh air"
Neal Ronaghan // Nintendo World Report
REVIEW AI: The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative — "This time-hopping murder mystery boasts a compelling story, along with some great plot twists", resulting in "an incredibly eccentric game, bursting with vibrant characters, mind-bending puzzles, and an abundance of strange sci-fi detours".
George Yang // Polygon
REVIEW Roller Champions — Has potential, but the reviewer notes some issues and performance problems that hold it back: "can’t really recommend the game on Nintendo’s console in its current state".
Scott McCrae // Nintendo Life
🎮 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
Tuesday, June 28
Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, June 30
Friday, July 1
Saturday, July 2
- NinCat — 50 levels of a ninja cat platformer through Japanese villages.
💌 Switch Weekly remains both accessible and sustainable thanks to the ongoing support of the following patrons:
PC, CapnGoat, SB, FrozenTrout, JR, MindFad, Greg, Michael Fairley, Chris D, Andrew E, and others — here's how to join them from just a buck.