The Nintendo Switch has been on the market for close to two months now, and the headlines are still blaring about what has indisputably been a successful launch for Nintendo’s latest hardware.
The Switch had the best initial sales of any Nintendo console in America. The same is true for Europe, where Nintendo of Europe announced via press release that the system had “sold more in its launch weekend than any other Nintendo hardware in history.”
According to Forbes:
“In case you hadn’t heard the good news, the Nintendo Switch is selling well. Quite well, in fact. In many regions, it’s the fastest selling console since the Wii. In others, like the US, it’s even outsold that. In some places, like Spain, the Switch’s launch is even bigger than the PS4’s. It’s off to a pretty great start.”
With such a successful sales profile, the switch fans are seemingly an impressed lot given the successful sales would mean that Nintendo will be releasing new games soon.
Although Nintendo was to release a bunch of games in a little while, it seems that the success has sped up the release of new games onto the platform.
So, which are these new games that recently been added on the Switch’s gaming platform?
1. Over Top
This is one of the latest in the line of ACA Neo Geo re-releases, initially released in 1996 but finds its way on the Switch’s gaming platform in 2017.
It’s an isometric racing game where, during the course of a race, you pretty seamlessly transition from one distinct area to the next.
According to the description:
“OVER TOP is a racing game released by SNK in 1996.
Players will participate in breathtaking races through urban areas, mountainous regions, and snowy roads. The courses also feature weather variations to add more variety to the game.
In addition to the various vehicles with different performance factors which players can use, they can also enjoy the thrill of drifting their way through corners to clear courses.
Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.”
Kamiko is a game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs, where you wield your weapon bestowed by the gods, and open the gates between worlds!
Fight as priestesses called Kamiko and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Each stage has several Torii (gates) which are magically sealed. Find a way to break all the seals to make your way to the stage boss.
According to Nintendo Life:
“Developed by Japanese indie team Skipmore — responsible for Fairune and its sequel on the 3DS eShop — Kamiko sports a gorgeous pixel-art aesthetic, Shinto-inspired style and three distinct, irresistibly smooth styles of play. It’s short but very, very sweet, and well worth a go for anyone looking for a bit of action on the Switch.
Though it looks a bit like a Link to the Past-alike at first glance, Kamiko is, at its heart, more of an action game. You’ll pick one of three special shrine maidens — sword-wielding Yamato, archer Uzume, or the hybrid Hinome, who fights with a boomerang mirror and dagger — and fight your way through levels filled with respawning demons and simple environmental puzzles; each is capped off with a boss.”
3. Puyo Puyo Tetris
Puyo Puyo Tetris is one of Sonic Team’s biggest ideas that saw the fusing of two popular franchises (Puyo Puyo and Tetris) into something new.
Tetris is a classic games released in 1984 and later made an appearance on Nintendo hardware in 1988. Puyp Puyo is somewhat new, but has a great legacy on its own.
Although the main attraction of Puyo Puyo Tetris is the game’s fusion mode, but there’s more to it such as the adventured mode and a great fun diversion for gamers who like to ply their game single players a opposed to joining competitive multiplayer scene.
According to the IGN:
“Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris and Puyo Puyo combine to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive multiplayer puzzle mashup! Puyo Puyo Tetris offers tons of gameplay styles — from single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to ferocious competition with up-to-four player Arcade modes, for tons of Tetris/Puyo variety. Plus, an in-game Shop enables players to unlock new characters and skins for Puyos and Tetriminos.”
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Nintendo announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 459,000 copies — that number combines physical and digital sales — in the United States on its launch day, April 28, making it the fastest-selling Mario Kart game ever.
Deluxe outshines the previous holder of that record, Mario Kart Wii, which sold approximately 433,900 on its launch day back in 2008.
According to the developers:
“Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!”
TumbleSeed is an action games, developed and published by aeiowu, set to be released on 2nd May, 2017.
It is a “rolly roguelike” where players monitor an adorable rolling seed up a treacherous, procedurally generated mountainside pockmarked with deadly holes and dangerous creatures. Fall into a hole or run into a nasty beast, and players are sent back to the base of the mountain to begin the climb all over again.
According to the developers:
“TumbleSeed is a deceptively deep roguelike about balancing a seed up a dangerous and ever-changing mountain.
Roll up a procedurally generated mountain avoiding holes and defeating corrupted creatures in this dual-stick action balance game. Grow powerful with upgrades, meet new friends and master the art of rolling to reach the peak and save your home.”
Nintendo has announced that Mine craft will come to Nintendo Switch on May 11 digitally, with a physical version to hit stores at a later date.
Minecraft will include multiplayer for eight players online or four players locally on Switch, offering split-screen as well as support for the Switch Pro Controller.
According to The Verge:
“Minecraft is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Today Nintendo revealed that the best-selling crafting game will launch on its new console on May 11th. The Switch edition looks to be much the same as the Wii U version, complete with Super Mario Bros.-themed content exclusive to Nintendo platforms. And while Minecraft is already available on a huge range of devices, the portable / console nature of Switch could potentially make this an ideal version.”
The Nintendo Switch games list may not be the biggest of any console out there, but it is slowly being increased every week.
The last seven days have proven no different, with a total of four new Nintendo Switch games available to download and buy.
The biggest of the lot is Mark Kart 8 Deluxe, a definitive port from the Wii U which has so far been given good reviews by users and critics alike.
Whatoplay’s list of games on Nintendo Switch