Whilst games such as the Nintendo 64’s Pokémon Stadium came pretty close, seven-year-old-me’s dream of battling Pokémon in a way that feels ‘real’ has never truly been realised. I’m just as much a fan of the core Pokémon games as the next trainer, but I always wanted to see Pokémon moving around like real creatures rather than sprites that wiggled slightly. Now, thanks to an unlikely collaboration between Nintendo and Tekken developer, Bandai Namco, we have Pokkén Tournament – possibly the closest we have come to those dreams so far. Originally released in Japanese arcades and then for Wii U, the latest version, Pokkén Tournament DX, has arrived on Nintendo Switch with some exciting new content. Does it come close to my childhood dreams, though, and more importantly: is it worth buying?
On a console that already boasts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as its go-to kart racer, is there room on the podium for another? Beach Buggy Racing speeds onto the Nintendo Switch in an attempt to offer a little competition to Nintendo’s juggernaut.
With Nintendo’s big release this week – Metroid: Samus Returns being a Nintendo 3DS title, the Nintendo Switch was relying on Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition to grab one of the higher chart positions. Just how well did it perform, though? And how does the rest of the gaming chart look? Let’s find out!
What does Sonic use to knock on a door? His Knuckles…
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Nintendo Directs = joy. Luckily then, this week we were treated to some “joy” in the form of shock game announcements, release dates, updates to previously announced titles and more! We also published three brand new reviews for you this week because we’re lovely like that! So, if you’ve missed any of this week’s top stories or reviews make sure to read through this article and look back over the last week here on Switch Player.
Nintendo has revealed that Snip and Clip will be getting another outing in Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together!, which releases on November 1oth.
From the Nintendo Direct this week we now have some more details on those Champion Amiibo for Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo has announced that Kirby: Star Allies will launch for the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018.
Sometimes games take themselves too seriously; other times they are utterly bizarre. Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is most definitely the latter; even the game’s opening screen specifically says that “nothing you are about to see will make any sense”, yet that is probably one of the strongest things it has going for it. Set in a visually attractive, ancient Germanic future (because an ‘ancient future’ is a thing, of course), Lichtspeer is a game full of weird and wonderful enemies and an easy-to-understand gameplay concept. I’m sure there is one thing I’m forgetting, though… Oh yeah, it’s absolutely ruthless.