· September 25, 2022
REVIEW Return to Monkey Island — "a phenomenal point-and-click adventure, bubbling with passion and fun".
Roland Ingram // Nintendo Life
REVIEW Does Shovel Knight Dig stand on its own in the franchise? — "this entry in the Shovel Knight universe is a near-perfect translation of Treasure Trove's original vision to the roguelite genre, and a brilliant addition to the many great indie games on the Switch". Patrick Klepek writing for Vice also digs it, noting that this platformer tunred roguelike "makes a strong case for its huge and successful pivot".
Nadine Dornieden // iMore
Inside Marufukuro — This is a beautiful account of staying at the former Nintendo HQ, now hotel Marufukuro, and how the place pays homage to Nintendo's history in an exceptional, tasteful way. I can't wait to make my booking.
Martin Lindell // Superjump
Jay Peters // The Verge
Nintendo Switch 2 rumored to use Nvidia Technology — That old 4K Switch Pro rumour is back this time via an 'Nvidia employee' sharing supposed details of a new system on a chip (SoC).
Sean Murray // The Gamer
REVIEW The DioField Chronicle — "surprised me with just how much depth its combat system offered".
Zhiqing Wan // Twinfinite
▶ REVIEW Beacon Pines: A story about change
Seth Sturgill // All N (YouTube)
Ted Hazell // Pure Nintendo
Steven Nguyen Scaife // Uppercut
Damien McFerren // Time Extension
Kylie Northover // The Sydney Morning Herald
Josh Broadwell // NPR
Tunic's manual was physically made for in-game authenticity — This one is out on Switch next week.
Victoria Kennedy // Eurogamer
Splatlands Travel Guide — Remember that extensive Animal Crossing companion app for iOS? Well, the same developer is back with a Splatoon-themed take. The app (iOS only) lets your browse Splatoon 3 gear, weapons, and collectibles, and you can even set up neat widgets for your homescreen to see which maps are live/upcoming.
Jeffrey Kuiken // App Store
Is the timing right on Logitech's plucky foray into handheld gaming? — Ok, this isn't Switch related, but I had thoughts on the new handheld Logitech announced earlier this week. I kinda feel it's gonna be DoA at that price point.
Chris Brandrick // Overkill
All releases are digital, Europe & U.S. unless otherwise stated.
⭐️ = Ones to Watch · 📦 = Physical release · 🎮 = Demo available
Here's a quick list of some current offers on the Nintendo eShop that caught our eye. Price tracking is provided via Family Gaming Database.
Looking for more? Family Gaming Database has a full list of the Switch games that are on sale right now.