QubicGames Giving Away 10 Switch Games over 10 Days for Free

December 10, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Who doesn’t like free games, especially during the holidays? Indie developer and publisher QubicGames is getting into the holiday giving spirit by giving away 10 of its games on Switch, all starting on December 15, releasing one free game per day up until Christmas in celebration of QubicGames’ 15th anniversary. […] Read More

‘The Otterman Empire’ Brings Party-Game Shooting to Switch in Early 2020

November 6, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Ready for an otterly good time? Well, if you’re into shooters or party games, you’re in luck, as developer Tri-Heart Interactive has announced that its debut title, The Otterman Empire, is set to release on Nintendo Switch in early 2020. While not too much of the game has been revealed as […] Read More

‘Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure’ Is Out Today on Nintendo Switch

October 18, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Hide your acorns, because Ice Age‘s prehistoric squirrel, Scrat, is back with the release of Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure, out today on Nintendo Switch. From the team at Outright Games—who’ve brought such titles as Crayola Scoot to fruition—comes the latest installment in the Ice Age franchise, priced at £39.99/$39.99/€39.99. Here’s what Outright […] Read More

Two Classic D&D RPG Packs Out Today on Nintendo Switch

October 15, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Classic RPG fans, rejoice! Today marks the release of two packs of classic D&D RPGs on Nintendo Switch, with four games in total. The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack includes Baldur’s Gate, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, and Baldur’s Gate II, while the second pack includes Planescape: Torment: Enhanced […] Read More

‘Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince’ Review

October 7, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Trine is back, and it’s arguably better than ever. While the series has evolved over the last three entries—mostly in good ways, others in bad ways, some might say—Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince returns the series to its roots. Gorgeous visuals, a charming soundtrack, and plenty of puzzles to twist […] Read More

Team-Based Melee Fighter ‘Boreal Blade’ Announced, Out Now on Nintendo Switch

August 28, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

In a surprise turn of events, developer and publisher Frozenbyte, responsible for the Trine series and Nine Parchments (one of my favorite Switch titles to date), has simultaneously announced and released today Boreal Blade, a team-based melee fighting game. Boreal Blade features PvP melee combat where players can utilize a range of […] Read More

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced, Launches September 20

July 10, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

After months of rumors that a Switch hardware revision was on the horizon—and subsequent denials by Nintendo that they had anything to announce—we finally have confirmation. The Switch Lite is real, and the feature-stripped version of Nintendo’s latest console arrives on September 20, 2019 with the more manageable price tag […] Read More

New D&D RPG Collector’s Packs Announced, Coming to Switch This Year

June 27, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Calling all dungeon masters and adventurers! Take your loot game to the next level, because today Skybound Games and Beamdog have announced four new beautiful Enhanced Edition Collector’s Packs for the upcoming titles Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, Planscape: Torment Enhanced Edition, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, […] Read More

Puzzler ‘StarDrone’ Arrives on Nintendo Switch March 21

March 18, 2019 Nick Chevalier 0

Who doesn’t love portable puzzlers? Developer SPL has announced that the arcade puzzle game from publisher Beatshapers, StarDrone, is launching on Nintendo Switch on March 21, 2019. In StarDrone, players guide a drone across various levels, all while collecting stars and avoiding hazards. SPL handled the port of StarDrone, and describes it as […] Read More

‘Bass Pro Shops The Strike: Championship Edition’ Review

December 20, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Ten years ago, fishing sim games were a dime a dozen, particularly on the Wii. A re-release of the 2009 Wii game, Bass Pro Shops The Strike: Championship Edition is back on Nintendo Switch, aiming to provide a realistic fishing experience. While the game attempts to live up to the […] Read More

‘Cabela’s The Hunt: Championship Edition’ Review

December 20, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Back in the days of the Nintendo Wii, Cabela’s supported the hit 2006 system with various hunting simulator games that relied on motion input. While I can’t speak to those games, Cabela’s is back on a Nintendo platform with Cabela’s The Hunt: Championship Edition for Nintendo Switch. Though the hunting […] Read More

Fortnite Creative Launches December 6 for Season 7 Battle Pass Owners

December 5, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

In what we think may have originally been the “world premiere” announcement meant to be revealed at tomorrow’s The Game Awards 2018, Epic Games has announced that a new mode for Fortnite, Fortnite Creative, will be launching tomorrow, December 6, for Season 7 Battle Pass owners and on December 13 […] Read More

‘Warframe’ Out Now on Nintendo Switch eShop

November 20, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

It’s finally here! Warframe, the hit free-to-play, third-person shooter from developer and publisher Digital Extremes in conjunction with Panic Button! is out today on the Nintendo Switch eShop, with five years’ worth of content ready on day one. To celebrate the game’s launch, Digital Extremes has made available a free in-game […] Read More

Everything You Need to Know Before ‘Warframe’ Launches on Nintendo Switch

November 16, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Warframe is, undoubtedly, one of the world’s most popular free-to-play titles, and the co-op, third-person shooter launches on Nintendo Switch next week. Though the game has been on PC since March 2013 and has since come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch owners will finally be able to […] Read More

‘Diablo III: Eternal Collection’ Review

November 14, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

The Diablo series, since its inception with the release of the original Diablo back in 1996, remains, to this day, the veritable king of the third-person, loot-based, action RPG. Originally released on PC in 2012, Diablo III has since come to consoles, seen massive updates and expansions, and has now […] Read More

‘Trine’ Series 1-3 Coming to Switch, ‘Trine Enchanted Edition’ Out Today

November 9, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

If everyone, like me, has been wondering what developer and publisher Frozenbyte has been up to since their latest Nine Parchments update, then the wait is now over. Today, Frozenbyte has announced its seminal series, Trine, is making its way to Nintendo Switch—and the first game in the series, Trine Enchanted Edition, is […] Read More

‘LEGO Harry Potter Collection’ Review

November 6, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

LEGO Harry Potter Collection marks the first time I’ve stepped into Hogwarts in well over a decade, and it feels just like coming home. Having grown up as the books (and later, movies) released, JK Rowling’s magical world has undoubtedly helped shape the person I am today, so to dive […] Read More

‘Crayola Scoot’ Review

October 16, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

At first blush, seeing the name Crayola Scoot, for some people, might conjure up images of a kid’s coloring game, or otherwise bring to mind many cringe-worthy licensed video games from a mostly bygone era. Don’t be fooled, however—Crayola Scoot is a worthy video game in its own right and […] Read More

Physics Puzzler ‘Art of Balance’ Coming to Switch October 4

September 27, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

After Switch launch title Fast RMX developer Shin’en announced yesterday that they would be revealing a game today, mass fan speculation began. Well, now that speculation can be laid to rest, as Shin’en has announced their next Switch title is the Wiiware classic Art of Balance. The game, originally a Wiiware download title […] Read More

‘Cabela’s The Hunt’ and ‘Bass Pro Shops The Strike’ Championship Editions Coming to Switch October 23

September 24, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Calling all hunters and fishers! Planet Entertainment has announced that two titles, Cabela’s The Hunt Championship Edition and Bass Pro Shops The Strike Championship Edition, will be coming to Nintendo Switch on October 23. While Cabela’s The Hunt Championship Edition appears to be a new entry in the Cabela’s franchise, Bass Pro Shops The Strike Championship Edition appears […] Read More

‘Onimusha: Warlords’ Coming to Switch January 15, 2019

August 28, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Capcom keeps supporting Switch! Today, the developer and publisher announced that Onimusha: Warlords, the hit samurai action game on PS2 and Xbox released back in 2001, is being remastered and will release on January 15, 2019. The game will come to Xbox One, PS4, Steam, and Nintendo Switch with a variety […] Read More

‘Another World’ Review

July 10, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Playing through the cult classic Another World is, today, mostly an exercise in archaism; many of the gameplay mechanics that were relevant and groundbreaking back in 1991 feel out of place in 2018. Though it seemingly has inspired more modern titles, such as Limbo, and many of its puzzles still […] Read More

‘Pocket Rumble’ Review

July 6, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

With recent releases like Ultra Street Fighter II and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Switch, it’s unequivocally clear that 2D fighters are being celebrated and are enjoying somewhat of a resurgence. The next title to enter the fray is Cardboard Robot Games’ Pocket Rumble. A callback to the classic […] Read More

Check out 15+ Minutes of ‘Etherborn’ Gameplay

June 30, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Join Nick and Jorge as they check out over 15 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming ‘Etherborn,’ coming to Nintendo Switch later this year! Big thanks to developer Altered Matter for providing us access to the demo. Check out the game’s campaign over at http://fig.co/campaigns/etherborn Check out Jorge’s Twitch channel: […] Read More

‘Paranautical Activity’ Review

June 26, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

It’s still rather odd to see the first-person-shooter genre alive and well on Switch, but as last year’s DOOM and this month’s upcoming Wolfenstein II have confirmed, hardcore first-person shooters have a home on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Code Avarice’s Paranautical Activity aims to shake up the genre by combining the […] Read More

‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’ Review

June 20, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Loading up Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never played the meme-worthy original, so I didn’t know where to set my expectation bar. After playing through the game on Nintendo Switch, however, I’ve concluded that bar should be set extraordinarily low. Not only […] Read More

‘The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018

June 10, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Ready for a fantasy card battler on Switch? Well, your wait will soon be over. At its annual E3 press conference, Bethesda announced that their critically acclaimed digital card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. The game will also be coming to Xbox […] Read More

‘Nine Parchments’ Free Astral Challenges Update Available Now on Switch

June 7, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Stealth release! Today, Frozenbyte announced that its next content update for Nine Parchments, called Astral Challenges, is available today on Nintendo Switch. The update is free for anyone who already owns the game. Here’s a rundown of the update’s features: Six new Arena levels, designed for characters at level 40+ A […] Read More

Hero Shooter ‘Paladins’ Coming to Switch on June 12

June 7, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Ready for some hero shooter action on Switch? Earlier today, Hi-Rez Studios’ Paladins was found listed on the European Switch eShop, and it has since come to the North American eShop as well. The game, listed as the Founder’s Pack, will be launching worldwide on June 12 for $29.99. Paladins on […] Read More

‘Mario Tennis Aces’ Online Tournament Demo Impressions

June 3, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Mario sports title on a home console. Mario Tennis Aces—Nintendo’s upcoming Mario sports debut on Switch—is currently running a pre-launch online tournament demo ahead of the game’s June 22nd release. Part demo and part recurring online tournament, this weekend-long tournament gives players […] Read More

‘Manticore – Galaxy on Fire’ Review

April 22, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
manticore review

Although I’m usually not a fan of space fighting or sci-fi games, Manticore – Galaxy on Fire is as unique an experience as any I’ve had on Nintendo Switch. While the game is visually breathtaking and its moment-to-moment gameplay is fun, its disjointed narrative and one-note gameplay loop keeps Manticore […] Read More

‘Bleed 2’ Review

March 6, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
characters in bleed 2 fighting

While 2D platformers and shoot-‘em-ups tend to be the indie bread-and-butter on Nintendo Switch, Bleed 2 combines these genres in a way that feels fresh and unique. Despite its main story feeling criminally short and leaving something to be desired, Bleed 2 is a fun, action-packed, arcade-style platformer that makes […] Read More

‘Outlast: Bundle of Terror’ Is out Now on Nintendo Switch

February 27, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
undead in outlast

In a surprise release no one saw coming, Outlast: Bundle of Terror hit the Switch eShop today. The game was previously announced to be coming in Q1 2018, but fans today were surprised when they loaded up the Switch eShop and found the game available for purchase. Here’s a brief description […] Read More

‘Payday 2’ for Switch Review

February 23, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
joy from payday 2 in an office

Much like a real-life bank heist, Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch is dependent upon many variables. Are your fellow criminals worth their salt? Is each member of your team properly equipped for the job? Is proper communication being utilized? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” then […] Read More

‘Rocket League’ DC Super Heroes DLC Coming March 5

February 22, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
dc skins on battle cars

Ready for some more Rocket League DLC? Of course you are! In a blog post, Psyonix has announced that its latest DLC pack, DC Super Heroes, will launch on March 5 for $3.99 USD. The DLC pack will come with two new battle-cars, the ’89 Batmobile and The Dark Knight Rises […] Read More

‘Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf’ Review

February 16, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
lone wolf fatally stabbing a giak

The longer I spent with Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf, the more I learned to appreciate its elegance in both presentation and execution. Putting a unique spin on the traditional choose-your-own-adventure genre of books popularized in the 1970s, Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf blends a beautifully written, branching micro-narrative based on the […] Read More

‘ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun’ Review

February 8, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
playing through a level in atomik rungunjumpgun

The further I got into its intriguing level design and increasingly difficult twists, turns, and obstacles, ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun felt more and more like its own game rather than a mash-up of other precision platformers and endless runners. Taking the best of cues from titles such as Super Meat Boy and […] Read More

‘Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator’ and ‘Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast’ Double Review

January 25, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
split key art from the insult simulator and the hollywood roast

As an increasing number of party games hit Nintendo Switch, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. Though aimed at only one or two players, two new games from developer Vile Monarch, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator and Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast are out now on the Switch eShop. Originally developed for […] Read More

Nintendo Announces New DIY Peripheral, Nintendo Labo

January 17, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
nintendo labo fishing rod

After last week’s surprising (or not-so-surprising) Nintendo Direct Mini, surely Nintendo had played their full hand for early 2018, right? Apparently not, as today Nintendo unveiled their new DIY peripheral initiative, Nintendo Labo. Coming in two flavors (the Toy-Con 1 Variety Kit for $69.99 USD and the Toy-Con 2 Robot […] Read More

The Top 10 Indie Switch Games of 2017

December 30, 2017 SwitchJoy Staff 0
the top 10 indie switch games of 2017

To say 2017 has been a good year for games is an understatement. For Nintendo Switch alone, we’ve seen literally hundreds of titles between retail and on the Switch eShop, and with over 10 million consoles sold worldwide, there are no signs of this train slowing down anytime soon. Now […] Read More

‘Brawlout’ for Switch Review

December 22, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
brawlout cast of characters

Brawlout for Nintendo Switch is an interesting case. While it has the distinction of being the first platform party fighting game to hit Nintendo’s hybrid console, there’s no denying the game was heavily influenced by—and uses some direct features and tropes from—Nintendo’s own Super Smash Brothers series. While comparison between […] Read More

‘Pokémon Crystal’ Hits the 3DS eShop on January 26, 2018

December 14, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
pokemon crystal 3ds box art

When Pokémon Gold and Silver launched on the 3DS eShop back in September, many fans were wondering: where is Pokémon Crystal? Wonder no longer, because Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Crystal will be coming to the 3DS eshop and to retailers on January 26, 2018. As with the other Pokémon Virtual Console releases, the […] Read More

‘Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection’ Is Coming to Switch in 2018

December 11, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
street fighter 30th anniversary collection key art

It looks like Capcom is continuing to support Nintendo Switch in 2018! According to a press release, Capcom is bringing the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection to Switch (as well as PS4, Xbox One, and PC) in May 2018. The collection will include Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, […] Read More

‘Brawlout’ Launches on Switch December 19

December 9, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
brawlout logo and characters

Ready for a party brawler just in time for the holidays? If so, you’re in luck, since party fighting game Brawlout is launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop on December 19. Originally announced for Switch back in August, Brawlout is an unabashed Smash-like game that features various unique and third-party characters, incluing Hyper […] Read More

‘The Sexy Brutale’ for Switch Review

December 7, 2017 Nick Chevalier 2
the sexy brutale review

It isn’t often that a video game comes around that changes the way I think about the medium. On the surface, The Sexy Brutale is a murder-mystery game with a unique Gothic art style. Dig deeper, however, and you’ll find that The Sexy Brutale is a mechanically deep and narratively […] Read More

A Slew of ‘Mega Man’ Titles Are Coming to Switch in 2018

December 7, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
mega man 11 logo

Who wants Mega Man on Switch? Well, you’re in luck. Earlier this week, during Capcom’s Mega Man 30th Anniversary Live Stream, it was announced that a ton of Mega Man titles would be coming to Switch, including both Mega Man Legacy Collection titles, all eight Mega Man X games, and the newly announced Mega Man 11, which […] Read More

‘Nine Parchments’ for Switch Review

December 6, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
nine parchments review

In a world with fewer and fewer Diablo-esque action RPGs, the idea of Nine Parchments sounds like a breath of fresh air on Nintendo Switch. In practice, the game world is illustrious and gameplay fun, but odd mechanical and systematic decisions hold Nine Parchments back from being the Switch’s next […] Read More

2-D Dungeon Crawler ‘Wizard of Legend’ Coming to Switch in 2018

November 29, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
wizard of legend logo

If, like me, you’ve been wanting more dungeon crawlers on Switch, this may quench your thirst. Developer Contingent99 has announced that their upcoming 2-D dungeon crawler, Wizard of Legend, will be hitting Nintendo Switch early next year. Here’s what Contingent99 had to say on the announcement, via their Kickstarter page: We’re […] Read More

‘Nine Parchments’ Demo Now Available on Switch eShop

November 23, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
nine parchments art

For those who have been waiting for developer Frozenbyte’s co-op blast-’em-up, Nine Parchments, the wait might just be getting a bit easier. In a press email, Frozenbyte has announced that a demo of Nine Parchments is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the U.S. and Europe, and will be coming […] Read More

‘Rocket League’ for Switch Review

November 22, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
rocket league review

Rocket League was one of the year’s surprise hits when it launched as a free PlayStation Plus title back in 2015. Since then, the game has surpassed $110 million in revenue and, as of last year, had over 15 million players across three platforms—not to mention Rocket League is currently […] Read More