‘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

‘Splatoon 2’ Is Getting Two Huge Holiday Updates

November 21, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
splatoon 2

Have you been playing Splatoon 2 lately? If, like me, you’ve lapsed a bit (there are so many great games out now), this might just give you a reason to jump back in. Nintendo has announced that Splatoon 2 will be getting two huge content updates this holiday. The first update, releasing on November […] Read More

‘Valkyria Chronicles 4’ Is Coming to Switch in 2018

November 20, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
cast of valkyria chronicles 4

Ready for another RPG on Switch? Ready or not, Sega has announced that the next iteration in the Valkyria series, Valkyria Chronicles 4, will be releasing on Nintendo Switch (as well as Xbox One and PS4) in 2018. Like other games in the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be set in an alternate version […] Read More

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ for Switch Review

November 16, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
skyrim switch review

I’m traversing across the plains of Skyrim, on my way to my next objective. Lydia, my Housecarl, is behind me, ready to aid me at a moment’s notice. As I crest a particularly tall hill, I see a dragon soaring in the sky. Knowing what I must do, I begin […] Read More

‘DOOM’ for Switch Review

November 12, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
doom switch review

When I first loaded up DOOM for Nintendo Switch, I expected a dialed-down version of the hit game we saw on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC last year. While it’s true that some graphical and performance sacrifices had to be made for the Switch version, I’m happy to report […] Read More

Tactical Twin-Stick Shooter ‘Obelus’ Coming to Switch in 2018

November 8, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
obelus key art

To no one’s surprise, Nintendo Switch has been a hit with indie developers and consumers alike, ostensibly dethroning the PlayStation Vita as the definitive machine on which to play indie titles. The next game in line to hit Switch next year is a twin-stick shooter called Obelus from developer Springloaded. You […] Read More

Check Out More Than 30 Minutes of ‘Spellspire’ Gameplay

November 8, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
spellspire key art

Check out more than 30 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming Spellspire, coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on November 9, 2017! For more game preview footage, be sure to subscribe to SwitchJoy on Twitch and YouTube.

Take on Team Rainbow Rocket in This New ‘Ultra Sun’ and ‘Ultra Moon’ Trailer

November 2, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
team rainbow rocket members

A new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has dropped today, featuring a new area called the Battle Agency but, more notably, that all the Team bosses from previous generations will be making a return, now known as Team Rainbow Rocket. What? There’s no word yet on whether or not […] Read More

‘BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle’ Coming to Switch in 2018

October 15, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
characters and logo for blazblue cross tag battle

Another hit fighting franchise is making its way to Nintendo Switch! In a recent character introduction trailer for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, the Nintendo Switch logo can be seen at the end of the trailer along with PS4 and Steam. Thus, it would appear that the game is making its […] Read More

‘Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today’ Announced for Switch

October 5, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
dead synchronicity character punching downward and covered in blood

Today, Madrid-based publisher Badland Games announced that their point-and-click, dystopian adventure game, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today, is coming to Nintendo Switch. The game originally released back in 2015 on Steam, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS. The game follows Michael, a man with virtually no past, as he recovers his identity […] Read More

Steampunk Shooter ‘Crazy Justice’ Announced for Switch

October 4, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
crazy justice player shooting down a wall

Looks like the Switch’s shooter library will soon be growing! Developer and publisher Black Riddles Studio has announced their inaugural console title, Crazy Justice, is coming to Nintendo Switch. The game is also slated to come to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Described as a “third-person shooter game in cel-shaded style […] Read More

‘Mantis Burn Racing’ Announced for Nintendo Switch

September 26, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
cars racing in mantis burn racing

More Switch games is always a good thing! Last week at EGX, developer VooFoo Studios announced their top-down racing game, Mantis Burn Racing, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch this year. The game is already out on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. Here’s what VooFoo Studios’ Technology Director, Mark […] Read More

Nintendo Direct Roundup: September 13, 2017

September 14, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0

Yesterday, we got a slew of updates and new game announcements on titles for both Switch and 3DS, including another (and hopefully final) look at Super Mario Odyssey. Below are the highlights of the Direct, courtesy of Business Wire: Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Ultra Sun / Pokémon Ultra Moon: The new […] Read More

‘NeuroVoider’ Launches Today on Nintendo Switch

September 7, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
neurovoider gameplay

Ready for another indie title? The latest title from developer Flying Oak Games and publisher Playdius, NeuroVoider, launches today on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $13.99 USD. The game is is already out on other platforms. Described as a “twin-stick shooter RPG,” NeuroVoider is set in a futuristic landscape where brains and […] Read More

Everything We Learned From The Summer Nindies Showcase

August 30, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
travis from no more heroes

Today, we were treated to a ton of new indie game announcements for Nintendo Switch, as well as updates, including release windows (and some dates!), to previously announced titles. There were a few big takeaways from today’s presentation, the largest of which perhaps being the announcement of No More Heroes: […] Read More