Lince Works and Merge Games have announced a release date for the Switch version of stealth-em-up Aragami.
A Switch Signature Edition (seen above) will also be available for $49.99/€49.99/£44.99, and comes with an art book, soundtrack CD, two limited edition enamel pins, a numbered collector’s certificate and art card, plus an outer sleeve featuring alternate box art.
In Aragami, you play as an undead assassin with the power to control shadows, whether it's teleporting between them to avoid combat or summoning weapons and creatures from the dark to take down enemies.
The Nightfall expansion included in the Switch version is a 4-chapter prequel that is said to fill in important gaps in the main game’s narrative. It introduces two new playable characters and new shadow powers, and can be played in either single-player or in cross-platform online co-op.
Aragami: Shadow Edition arrives 22 February on Nintendo Switch, and is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Did you play the original release? Looking forward to the game’s arrival on Switch? Let us know below.
Hound Picked Games and developer Causal Bit Games have confirmed a delay for the Switch version of Battle Princess Madelyn, which released last week on Xbox One and PC.
“Unfortunately, the delay for Switch (and PS4 (NA)) was unavoidable, but these extra weeks have resulted in superb feedback from some top gaming media, and experts, which means some new and exciting additions to the game will occur over the next month via patches updated through all the stores,” said Causal Bit Games’ Creative Director, Christopher Obritsch.
“Due to the length of time it takes to get patches through the different publishers, we hope that the Switch version will be out very soon. We will ensure that all of the bug fixes and changes we took in from feedback are in the game on launch. Thank you for your understanding.”
While the Switch version remains unavailable for the time being, PlayStation 4 users in North America can look forward to the launch of Battle Princess Madelyn later this month, on 20 December. There’s no word yet on European release date, however.
Battle Princess Madelyn is an old-school arcade action game inspired by classic titles such as Ghouls N’ Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap. Notable features include hand-drawn pixel art and a unique story penned by a professional children’s author.
Battle Princess Madelyn is available now on Xbox One and PC.
Ronimo, of Awesomenauts fame, have announced the release date for their side-scrolling action strategy game, Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon.
Players can use a mix of “distinct units, spells and structures” – including those from enemy factions – to push opponents back to their base before finishing them off with one of the powerful heroes. The game also supports local and online multiplayer.
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is out 6 November on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Let us know your thoughts on the next instalment in the Swords and Soldiers series below or in the forums.
Caged Element and Wired Productions' high-octane racer, GRIP: Combat Racing, is coming to Steam and consoles early next month.
The game supports split-screen and online multiplayer, with Switch users able to make use of the system’s Joy-Cons for some on the go racing.
GRIP: Combat Racing is out 6 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming review and let us know what you think of the game below or in the forums.
Team 17 and Ghost Town Games turn up the heat with their tropical-themed Overcooked! 2 expansion, Surf ‘n’ Turf.
Holiday-inspired obstacles standing in the way of players and culinary perfection include tidal waves and conga lines of fellow vacationers.
Surf ‘n’ Turf is available to download digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC for £4.49/€4.99/$5.99.
Let us know what you think of the new DLC below or over in the forums.
Ubisoft are bringing classic board games Risk and Trivial Pursuit to Nintendo Switch next month.
Both games will be available as separate downloads from the eShop next month, or can be bought together as part of the Hasbro Game Night bundle, which also includes the previously released Monopoly for Nintendo Switch.
Risk, Trivial Pursuit Live! and the boxed edition of Hasbro Game Night are scheduled to release on 30 October.
Looking forward to playing some classic board games on Switch next month? Let us know below.
Following the bundle’s successful release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier in the year, SEGA are bringing Mega Drive Classics to Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Other features such as online multiplayer, achievements and rewind and save states found in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will also be included in the Switch release.
SEGA Mega Drive Classics will be available to purchase both digitally and as a boxed edition later this year.
Are you looking forward to revisiting some old-school titles on Switch? Let us know below.
Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and more announced during Nintendo Direct
The latest Nintendo Direct was a big one, with a host of titles announced for Switch and a handful for 3DS, along with details about Nintendo Switch Online and how much bang you'll get for your buck.
The original Luigi's Mansion is also set to re-release on 3DS next month, while owners of Nintendo's ever-popular handheld have Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey and Yo Kai Watch Blasters to look forward to in the not-too-distant future.
Another brief teaser informed us that Animal Crossing will be making its anticipated debut on Switch sometime next year.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is an enhanced port of the Wii U game that’s scheduled for a January launch, living up to its name by coming bundled with New Super Luigi U Deluxe at no additional cost.
Other notable titles on show included the exclusive Star Fox content in Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Mega Man 11, Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee, Super Mario Party, Capcom Beat 'em Up Bundle - featuring a total of seven arcade classics from yesteryear - and Civilization VI, which is coming in November.
Nintendo Switch Online will officially go live on 18 September. The subscription service will allow online play, enable cloud saving and grant access to a growing list of classic NES titles. There's also a smartphone app for chatting and enhancing game experiences, plus members can take advantage of special offers, which weren’t specifically detailed at this time.
If playing the likes of Double Dragon and Donkey Kong on your Switch leave you feeling nostalgic for the good old days, you can relive your youth by purchasing a pair of NES-style wireless Switch controllers.
If you've got around 40 minutes free, we'd recommend watching the Direct in full (below) and discovering a few more surprises it has in store.
What do you think of Nintendo’s line-up? Any games caught your eye? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Game Atelier and FDG Entertainment have announced the release date for their colourful action-adventure title, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
At any time during the game, Jin can transform between one of six forms – human, pig, dragon, lion, frog and snake – to overcome enemies, obstacles and unlock hidden paths and equipment.
The game features more than 15 hours of gameplay, hand-drawn animations and a score written by iconic Japanese composers Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa.
Switch users will be pleased to hear the game will run at a smooth 60fps in both docked and handheld modes, with a respective resolution of 1080p and 720p.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is out 6 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Stolen Couch Games’ colourful life simulator, Castaway Paradise, is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this summer, having previously been released on Steam and mobile devices.
The game also has seasonal events, such as Christmas and Halloween, which will be reflected in the weather and local festivities, with players able to help residents decorate their homes and the island.
Castaway Paradise comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 31 July, but will remain notably absent from Nintendo‘s hybrid system.
Let us know your thoughts on the console-bound life simulator below or in the forums.