This week saw some exciting announcements of games that will soon be headed our way and several updates to those that we already love. If that’s not enough for you, the team at Switch Player have reviewed six games for you too including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Scroll through this article to look back over the last week and browse through any stories that take your fancy!
Top News Stories This Week
Rockstar confirm L.A. Noire for November release
Perhaps the biggest news this week is that Rockstar have confirmed that L.A. Noire will soon be heading to the Nintendo Switch. Featuring extra functionality that is exclusive to the console, as well as all previous DLC being included, this could well be a very neat package for Switch owners indeed.
Farming Simulator Is Headed To Switch This November
Another game announced for the console this week was Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition. You can check out a trailer for the game as well as all the details you need to know right here.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards Is Heading To Nintendo Switch
The final chapter of the Shovel Knight series was unveiled during the Nindies Showcase and we have all the details for you here. Featuring the gameplay we’ve come to love from the franchise, as well as some interesting new ideas, Shovel Knight: King of Cards looks to be a fitting end to a very successful adventure.
This week saw several update announcements for Nintendo Switch games which we’ve put together in a nice little section of their own below. Check them out!
- First up is the news that an update for Version 3 of ARMS is coming which will allow button customisation. If you’re the type who has a preferred button layout for your fighting games, this could well be perfect for you.
- Secondly we have Overcooked: Special Edition, which has received the first of two planned updates to improve game performance and remove some bugs which were being noted by players.
- Finally, Fast RMX is receiving new tracks and cups to race through in a free new update, giving players a reason to head back out onto the blindingly fast roads they were loving at the console’s launch.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
A game that needs no introduction; Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has been stealing more of our time and attention than Rabbid Kong has been stealing bananas. It’s probably little surprise that our editor-in-chief, Charlie, gave it high praise in his review.
A rather different take on the Metroidvania genre, forma.8 was yet another great title recently released for the console. If you want to find out more about this “compelling adventure [with] awe-inspiring exploration”, take a look at our full review here.
STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch
The first of two classic Japanese arcade games that received reviews this week, STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch (to give it its full title) is “a challenging but fun experience”. Why not see if this arcade shooter is for you by reading the full review?
League of Evil
Another high-scoring title is up next in League of Evil. In his review our staff writer, Oliver, described the gameplay as being a cross between Slime-san and Super Meat Boy, which is pretty high praise indeed. Read the full verdict here.
The second of the two classic arcade games reviewed on the site this week was GUNBARICH. Developed by the same team behind STRIKERS1945, this game has several similarities to its predecessor but wasn’t quite as successful in our eyes. Take a look for yourself.
Use Your Words
Rounding off the reviews for this week is Use Your Words. A game that “can be a bundle of laughs if your friendship group features one or two comedy geniuses, but without them could border on the mundane”, Use Your Words might be one that you should read up on before purchasing – which you can do right here!