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This week, Famitsu provides yet another feature on Switch. The magazine interviews Satoshi Hamada from Hamster about the company’s Arcade Archives plans and more.

Hamster received requests from fans to bring the Arcade Archive series to portable devices. Since Switch acts as a handheld in addition to a console, they thought this would fulfill these wishes.

The Arcade Archive series has a feature to rotate the screen to play vertically-displayed arcade games. With Switch, you can easily stand the display vertically, so he think it’ll well fit for the system.

Ahead of its release next week, Nintendo of America published a new “hands on” video for Snipperclips. Check it out below.

Tomorrow Corporation previously announced three eShop releases for Switch launch. World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine were all previously on track for March 3. However, there could be a bump in the road.

True to his lighthearted nature, Tomorrow Corporation’s Kyle Gabler told Polygon the following when asked if the company is still on board for Swich’s launch:

“We hope we can make it! We’re still just 3 people, trying to launch 3 games on March 3rd — and it’s going to be close. For reference, the Zelda team has approximately 2.9 billion people and a really fast horse, but we’re close behind. Save some champagne for us, Nintendo, we’re going to be bloody and tired and maybe not all 3 of us will make it alive, but we’re going to get there, and the games will be stunning!”

For Nintendo’s part, they’re only saying the following:

“In addition to Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, day-one digital titles on the eShop will include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R and Just Dance 2017.”

By the way, those hoping that previous purchases of Tomorrow Corporation’s games from older Nintendo systems can’t be transferred in any way. “We cannot comment on the content of each game, but we have nothing to announce regarding past purchases carrying over,” Nintendo said.

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As was announced yesterday, FAST RMX is set to launch digitally on Switch alongside the console’s launch next week. Shin’en has now followed up with a price point. The racer will set you back $19.99 / €19.99.

FAST RMX features 30 tracks, a tougher Hero Mode, and HD Rumble support. Local split-screen multiplayer with up to four players and eight players online are supported.

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Nintendo is handling Snipperclips’ release similarly in both North America and Europe. The game has been confirmed for Switch’s March 3 launch in both regions, and now we have some news about the demo as well.

Just like Europe, North America will be getting a Snipperclips demo. This will be distributed on the eShop beginning March 3.

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DotEmu put up a new Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap trailer today showing how you can switch in-game from HD to 8-bit visuals at any point. See it below.

Over the past few hours, Nintendo has confirmed that Snipperclips will launch with Switch on March 3. Now the same news has been shared for North America.

Nintendo just tweeted out the news:


Snipperclips is now the third game confirmed for Switch’s eShop launch in North America, joining Shovel Knight and FAST RMX.

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The first footage from the Switch eShop puzzler Soldam 2 was just shown on a Japanese live stream. We’ve posted the recording below.

The Switch will be getting 20 games at launch in Japan. Included in this is Blaster Master Zero, which had previously only been announced for the 3DS. The full list is below:

Physical and digital releases:
-The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
-1-2-Switch (Nintendo)
-Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS)
-Dragon Quest Heroes I•II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix)
-I Am Setsuna (Square Enix)
-Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo Games)
-Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA)
-Super Bomberman R (Konami)

Digital only releases:
-Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! (Nintendo)
-Arcade Archives NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’98 (Hamster)
-Arcade Archives NEOGEO Metal Slug 3 (Hamster)
-Arcade Archives NEOGEO Shock Troopers (Hamster)
-Arcade Archives NEOGEO Waku Waku 7 (Hamster)
-Arcade Archives NEOGEO World Heroes Perfect (Hamster)
-Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates)
-New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (Arc System Works)
-Othello (Arc System Works)
-Soldam: Blooming Declaration (City Connection)
-Soratobu Bunbun Baan (Poisoft)
-Voez (Flyhigh Works)

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Thanks to IGN, we have another look at Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap specifically running on Switch. View 12 minutes of gameplay below.


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