If you protect your smartphone screen, think about doing the same for your Nintendo Switch. The amFilm tempered glass screen protector offers 99.9 percent screen transparency, so there should be no interference to your view while you dive into the latest Zelda quest. It’s cheap and effective.
Jet has the Switch for varying prices, depending on how many you buy, and free shipping. You can also find it at Chunk Toys. Its prices change from week to week, but typically the console goes for around $450 to $500. Chuck offers various shipping options.
What do you hope for from a breakdancing game? If it’s a cool soundtrack, appealing comic-book style graphics and animation, and easy-to-learn dance moves, Floor Kids has you covered. Dancing is simple, but combining different moves keeps things interesting as you get better at the game. There is an unexpectedly good multiplayer mode, too.
The sequel to Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates will be hitting the markets at some point next year. The video game will be based off the second season of the hit anime show, Attack on Titan, where players can expect to hack-and-slash away on a variety of titans.
Why should you buy it? If you haven’t played Night in the Woods yet, the fact it’s now on Switch means you literally have no excuse now. It’s high on the list of best indie games of 2017, and although it might look like a cutesy adventure of cats, foxes and crocodiles in a colourful world, it’s actually far darker than that. The story flows with sub-currents of mental health issues, concerns about identity and failure, death, mourning, love and all kinds of growing up pains, and it’s all utterly brilliant. You play as Mae, as she works out how to come home after dropping out of college to a town that’s not quite the same anymore, and is full of her past – both good and bad. Rhythm action, platforming and other gameplay tropes are all roped into telling Mae’s story, and thanks to the fact it comes free with the Weird Autumn DLC, the Switch port is the best way to experience her journey. Just be prepared, the scariest monster in the dark woods is you.
A golfing sim wrapped up in a funny, faintly absurd story about a guy who quits his life to become a pro golfer, even though he’s a bit rubbish. Oddly enough, everyone you meet along your way through this story seems to demand you complete a putting challenge before they’ll talk to you. The combination of straightforward golf mechanics and absurd situations feels almost like magical realism. A game to cheer up any commute.
The pre-orders are gone, and the idea of a midnight launch is a little moot when so many locations are open 24 hours anyway. But the chain has confirmed that it will have units available for walk-in customers, although we haven’t been told how many units to expect at each location.
The Flame in the Flood is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel by foot and raft down a river to find resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, and more. Keep your health and your heart up with this game for $8.
There’s so much to like about Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers it is hard to know where to begin. From its engorged character roster (there are 19 combatants) to its excellent selection of game modes including a slick multiplayer suite, and onto its plethora of neat extras including new and improved graphics and sound options (you can switch between old and new), colour editor, replay system, beginner-friendly “Lite” control option and art-stuffed gallery mode, this classic versus fighter is better than ever on Nintendo Switch.
That port is on the bottom, which is inaccessible when the Switch is propped up on a table with the kickstand. HORI’s $13 Compact Playstand raises the Switch up off the ground with a cutout for the charging cable so you can keep your game going while it’s juicing up. Plus, the stand collapses down flat so you can take it on the go without it taking up too much space.
Sonic’s latest adventure feels perfectly at home on the Switch. It looks and feels just like the Genesis games you remember from your childhood, filled with tricky traps, dizzying loops that you traverse at breakneck speed, and familiar allies like Tails and Knuckles. Some of the stages even feel untouched, like Chemical Plant and Lava Reef. But there are enough surprises and extra flourishes that makes Mania feel like the perfect balance of freshness and nostalgia.
The pre-orders are sold out, and the system is just listed as “coming soon,” and there will be systems available for walk-ins as well. Check your local stores to see if there is any inventory left; Target seems to have had a good supply for launch.
The BlazBlue franchise has been a strong fighting series over the years with the latest upcoming release being BlazBlue: Cross Tag by development studio, Arc System Works. This time around the video game will feature 2v2 battles with a tag-in system.
The central conceit of Arms is ineffably bizarre—one day people suddenly have springs for arms, so they start to punch each other a lot. And yet it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Nintendo fighting game: it’s cute, charming, relentlessly upbeat, and relatively simple to understand but almost torturously difficult to truly excel at. It makes better use of the Joy-Con’s motion controls than any other Switch game, to boot. It might feel a little slight—something that might be rectified by upcoming updates—but for the first big new Nintendo idea on the Switch, Arms is a hit.