Nintendo estimates that it takes two to three hours to turn its Switch console into an interactive cardboard-walled house. Ace cardboard-folder Gita Jackson and I did it in one.
Two days ago, a small studio announced that they were bringing a sequel to the platformer Glover to the Switch. Then the shit hit the fan. Apparently, more Glover might happen—but not from the game development studio that announced it.
For game developer Matt Thorson, tough-as-nails yet kind-as-kittens platformer Celeste represented a breaking point. His depression and anxiety had gotten so severe that he had no choice but to face them head-on. Thorson says the process was “painful,” but it’s also when Celeste’s story began to take shape.
Sega is bringing a library of its classic games to Switch as individual downloads, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Alex Kidd.
Earlier this week, Steam introduced a handful of new privacy options and, in a move that doomed number-crunching megalith Steam Spy, changed its default settings so that only friends can see which games you’ve been playing. In this one particular area, Steam is now ahead of the rest of the pack.
A new blog post from the makers of the excellent 2D platformer Shovel Knight breaks down the game’s sales in surprising detail.
One of the biggest flaws in Nintendo’s portable console is that you can’t back up your data: if you lose your system, or somehow get your data corrupted or wiped, that’s it. It’s gone. But thanks to a burgeoning hacking scene, Switch fans are now adding features that the Switch desperately needs.
Pretty much every games platform in the market today, from phones to tablets to consoles, has some form of system that lets parents lock kids out of bad stuff. But none of them do it as well, or as elegantly, as the Nintendo Switch.
Little Dragons Cafe is the latest game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada. It’s about running a cafe and raising a dragon—you know, normal small-town life stuff. Wada’s recent track record hasn’t been super hot, but this one at least looks nice. It’ll be out on PS4 and Switch this summer.
Tim is a farmer in Northern California who spends a lot of time on tractors. Thanks to auto-steering, that means he also has plenty of time to check in on his other farm, the one on his Switch port of Stardew Valley.
Firewatch is coming to Switch later this spring. Campo Santo announced the news in a blog post this morning, adding that while it still doesn’t have an exact date for the port’s release, the Switch version will be more optimized and have better load times.
Danmaku Unlimited 3 is a bullet hell arcade game that came out for PC last year but was recently released for the Nintendo Switch. The laser-filled shoot ‘em up is exciting, with tight dodges and massive beam blasts that make for a good time.
Punch-Out came out on Switch today! No, not Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Not the Wii Punch-Out, either. The one that started them all, the granddaddy of Nintendo’s boxing series: the 1984 arcade version of Punch-Out. It’s worth playing if you love the series, but just be aware that it’s pretty rough around the edges by…
It’s been a quietly unprecedented week for Nintendo, and one that should change players’ expectations for the company’s games going forward.
Not Tonight is a “dark comedy RPG” set in a Britain on the verge of collapse. You play as a bouncer exiled due to his heritage after Brexit talks fell apart. You can opt to join the resistance or keep your head down. There are elements of time management too, invoking Papers Please. It’ll be out this summer.
Bleed 2 initially released last year for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, but was ported to the Switch this month. It’s a relentless action game full of air dashes, bullet deflecting, and tons of bosses that feels freshly sprung from the mind of an eight-year-old on a sugar high.
The next game in the generally fun Lego series will be June 15's Lego The Incredibles. It covers the original movie and upcoming sequel. It’s for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Nintendo’s device had four Lego games in its first year, some suffering performance issues. Hopefully publisher Warner Bros ups the quality…
Ever since the days of Rez, Tetsuya Mizuguchi has always wanted you to not just play his games, but feel them, too. Should I have expected Lumines Remastered on Switch to be any different? Should I not have assumed I’d be taking my shoes off and putting Joy-Cons on my feet?
Banjo and his partner Kazooie haven’t been in a Nintendo game since 2005’s Banjo-Pilot thanks to complicated intellectual property rigamarole that cropped up when Microsoft acquired Rare in 2002. With a new Smash Bros. coming to the Switch, there’s plenty of speculation about new fighters. Microsoft’s Executive Vice…