All of which is to say one thing: This thing isn’t meant to sit casually in a bag. It needs protection! It’s got a large screen. It’s got a ton of nooks and crannies where various detritus can get lodged. It’s got two tiny gamepad attachments (the Joy-Con) that could accidentally come off and get loose in your bag.
If you have active kids who like to move and groove, then Just Dance 2018 is the Nintendo Switch video game for them. Considered to be one of the best dancing game series, Just Dance 2018 features modern artists like Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 and players have to mimic dance styles in order to play.
[Breath of the Wild is] a fresh approach to what Zelda games have striven for since the very beginning. The depth you expect, the open exploration and constant sense of discovery the series is known for, are here in perhaps greater effect than ever before, but with the systems and mechanics that drive the moment-to-moment action heavily overhauled. The result is a Zelda that feels unmistakably like a Zelda, but that also breathes new life into the venerable classic.
Editors’ note: This article was first published on January 12, 2017 and has since been updated. We’ll be updating this piece as the Switch is restocked or when new information is released, so stay tuned!
A sequel to the cult 3DS release, Steamworld Dig 2 has you digging and drilling through a large underground world, gathering resources and searching for the lost hero from the first title. The gradual, natural progression through the underworld is very satisfying as you gather, upgrade and explore, and the steampunk-western aesthetic is beguiling.
Polygon’s sister site The Verge reported that the Asus Mixed Reality headset is now available for pre-order in the US. At $429, it’s definitely on the more expensive end of Windows’ VR offerings, but it does come with two motion controllers which offsets the price a little.
The beautiful world of Hyrule, a massive playground that spans snowy mountains and lush forests, is under threat and you have to save it. Add an element of survival to the mix and you’ve got a masterclass in open-world gaming.
Mario Kart 8 began its life on Nintendo Wii U, however, the Deluxe edition on Switch is the ultimate version of the game, with all DLC included as well as enhanced multiplayer functionality. Mario and his chums handle just as well as ever, while the presentation and polish applied to the mixture of classic and new racing circuits is first rate. With a massive selection of racing tiers too, from 50cc up to 200cc, with mirror modes thrown in as well to boot, the game is super approachable no matter your age or skill.
I wrote about my favorite board games from Settlers of Catan publisher Mayfair Games after they announced they would be shutting down their operation. I highly recommend picking up any of the games on this list, especially Star Trek: Five Year Mission if you enjoy co-op games and/or sci-fi.
Third-party game support has been Nintendo’s Achilles heel in the past, but it’s making a big effort to change that out of the gate with the Switch. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was among the first games to be announced for the Switch back in January. Bethesda’s massive open-world adventure game may be about six years old now, but since the Switch is portable, it’s the first time you’ll be able to stay glued to the game even when you’re not at home. It also takes advantage of the Joy-Con’s motion controls for things like lock-picking and aiming and firing your bow. Such minor differences may not be enough to convince previous players to return to Skyrim on the Switch, but it’s worth considering for Nintendo loyalists who may not have had the chance to play it yet.
Nintendo is going to want a big line and a big party, so it’s almost guaranteed they’re going to have some systems to sell during the midnight launch, but that’s also going to be the most challenging line. If you feel like stopping by this week, however, you may be able to get a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
This award-winning game brings Mario back in a fun to explore open-world setting. Beautiful graphics and great music are paired with bonus content and an immersive storyline. The game also incorporates Switch features such as the HD Rumble controller function.
It’s easy to get hooked by Graceful Explosion Machine’s powerfully addictive loop of chaining together enemy kills and chasing high-scores. This intense 2D shoot ‘em up taps into the spirit of great games like Geometry Wars and Resogun, and it sets up tense encounters in small looping hallways where your quad weapons can chew through lots of enemies. But be careful! Mismanaging your power meter can leave you vulnerable to deadly enemies. GEM is an early Switch game that makes great use of HD Rumble to amplify enemy explosions and create interesting effects in the middle of a heated play session.
J’ai ma Nintendo Switch depuis un peu plus de deux semaines et c’est une console au format très pratique est La prise en main est facile, autant en mode tablette qu’en mode plus traditionnel. Les graphiques sont très satisfaisant aussi! Je n’ai pour l’instant que joué à Zelda Breath of the Wild mais j’ai rarement eu autant de plaisir à jouer à un jeu console depuis bien longtemps!
You need the best Nintendo Switch cases or covers you can buy. Don’t count on your Switch looking new for very long without one. Your Joy-Con controllers won’t look nice after a few weeks without a case either.
If you were lucky enough to snag one as a stocking filler over Xmas, here are the games you should be playing on your shiny new gaming machine. And make sure to check back for new additions to this regularly updated list.
Nintendo Switch bundle deals have stepped up a gear now and we’ve seen huge numbers of them selling in recent months as retailers have put together packages with extra games, controllers or accessories. Stock levels are so much better now compared to last year too.
The Nintendo Switch is gaining momentum with the role-playing game genre and has a promising future with over 50 third-party independent developers offering support. Like the days before it with previous Nintendo consoles, the Switch is on a journey to return to form, allowing for more role-playing games to its console. And there are already role-playing games released and lined up that are ready for any RPG enthusiast to dive into.
A masterclass in 3D platforming, Super Mario Odyssey seamlessly blends the best elements from nearly every Mario game with an entire portfolio of new gameplay mechanics to create something both nostalgic and courageous. New players will adore stomping through thep vivid and vast new worlds, while seasoned veterans will stick around after the credits to unlock the hundreds of challenges that await their skill and dexterity. To put it succinctly, Super Mario Odyssey is pure, sublime joy and one of the best Super Mario games ever made. – Brian Altano
The Nintendo Switch launches today, the Japanese console maker’s first new system in four years. Here’s a list of brick and mortar and online retailers selling the Nintendo Switch, which has pricing at $399.99 CAD MSRP.
The Nintendo Switch officially went on sale this past March for $299.99. But it’s been difficult, if not impossible, for gamers to get their hands on the hot new console—especially at the regular price.
Led by former Castlevania series producer, Koji Igarashi, comes the upcoming action-adventure game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The video game is in the style of Metroidvania as you explore, craft new weapons, and of course, find new armor.
Nintendo Switch cases come in different flavors. Joy-Con protectors keep your Nintendo Switch’s controllers from getting damaged in a fall. Nintendo Switch carry cases and travel cases are ideal ways to transport your console without covering it in something you will need to remove every time you drop it into the Nintendo Switch Dock. A Nintendo Switch case with a cover will protect your console’s display and double as an adjustable kickstand.
Included in the Nintendo Switch Console are a left and right Joy-Con control w/ wrist straps and grip. The Switch features a 6.2″, multi-touch capacitive screen w/ resolution of 1280×720. It has a 32GB internal storage w/ WiFi and USB type C connector and supports up to eight Nintendo Switch players.
It’s not the usual Nintendo game, but The Binding of Isaac is a platformer that older gamers will love to play on the big screen or on the go. Throw in this accessory pack and you’ve got a Nintendo Switch bundle that gets you a neat saving of just under £40.
Super Mario Kart has always been a staple of Nintendo’s consoles, and there are plenty of reasons to pick up the latest installment for the Switch even if you’ve played Super Mario Kart 8. The Deluxe version introduces new characters like the Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon and an updated Battle Mode that includes new gameplay styles. Combine that with smaller updates like the ability to hold two items at a time and play with others without an extra controller, and you’ve got a game that substantially differentiates itself from its predecessor.
The Nintendo Switch has had an absolutely incredible first eight months and has amassed an impressive library of AAA first party games and indie darlings. As year one is winding down, we thought now would be a perfect time to create our first (of many) Top 25 lists for Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Along with the company’s latest earnings report, Nintendo has shared a new list of its all-time best-selling titles across 3DS and Switch. The updated charts come from Nintendo’s website and provide new numbers for the top 10 best-selling 3DS games, as well as the top five best-sellers on the nascent hybrid console.
What memory cards does the Nintendo Switch need? Those will be Micro SD cards also known as, depending on their size, as MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo will be releasing their own branded cards, but you’ll be paying more, just for a label. So for now, we’d take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.
Also much like the Yoshi title, not too many details have been released for Kirby Star Allies quite yet. We know that the video game will have players taking the role of Kirby with the ability to throw stars at enemies to essentially turn them into Kirby’s allies. Outside of that, you can still expect the same traditional move set from past Kirby titles such as inhale, star spit, slide attack, air-gun, among others.
Nintendo’s wicked little hybrid console is already flying. Despite the fact the Nintendo Switch is just coming up on its first birthday, it’s already gotten to the point where narrowing down our picks for the 25 best Switch games is proving very tricky indeed. Along with the big names like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are other stellar games like the RTS Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle or platformer Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition too. Oh, and did we mention that there are a ton of Nindies (Nintendo’s indie games) around at bargain prices if you want to save some cash?
If you don’t want to be part of the mad dash to snag one at local stores, here are some places that are still selling the Switch and its goodies online. Many of them have much higher prices than you might find at your local store, though.