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A few new games out came out this week on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. If you’re interested in checking out what’s new in screenshot form, take a look at the gallery below.

A new video has appeared showing gameplay of NBA Playgrounds, which is coming to Switch next week. Watch 15 minutes of footage below.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap made it to Switch last month, but we also can’t forget about Monster Boy – which is also planned for the system. Last week, the developers shared a blog to show off the game’s improved visuals.

What you see is the new visual style. The image below is the old version. It now features added lighting and detail.

Good news: Monster Boy may not be too far off. The team is now “in the final stage of development.”

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Switch will have its first sports game next week with NBA Playgrounds. However, a key feature won’t be immediately available at launch – that being online play.

Saber Interactive prepared a patch that “will arrive a few days after launch”. Online tournaments will be added on all platforms later on as well.

An official statement reads:

“The online play for NBA Playgrounds Switch will *not* be available at launch – it will arrive a few days after launch via an update. Once this update comes out, the Switch version will have the exact same functionality as the PC, PS4, and Xbox One version – this means you can connect with people online and play against them 1v1, and there are online leaderboards. However online tournaments will not be up and running at launch for any platforms, this functionality will come at a later date via an update. We’ll share details on timing for the online tournaments as soon as we get it.”

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Gang Beasts may eventually land on Switch, judging by new comments from Gang Beasts creator Boneloaf. Studio co-founder James Brown told GamesIndustry in a recent interview: “We get asked for the Switch and we are talking about it but there are certain things behind the scenes that we need to do – like optimising the characters – in order to hit that platform.”

Boneloaf has started discussions with Nintendo in hopes of obtaining dev kits. Brown also purchased a Switch to see if the controllers would be a match with Gang Beasts.

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Update: Sadly, the rating isn’t confirmation of a Switch release. It’s there just in case it happens in the future.



Original: VA-11 HALL-A may be coming to Switch. In Brazil, the game received a rating for Nintendo console along with a variety of other platforms.

VA-11 HALL-A for Switch was thought to be nothing more than an April Fools’ Day joke. Based on this listing though, it seems that it’s happening after all.

Here’s a handy overview for those who haven’t heard of VA-11 HALL-A previously:

“VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a booze em’ up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life.

In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and the terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws.

But, this is not about those people.

You are a bartender at VA-11 HALL-A, affectionately nicknamed “Valhalla.” Although it is just a small bar downtown, it attracts the most fascinating people this side of dystopia. Keep your clients lubricated and you will be made privy to the most interesting stories.”

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An official announcement has been sent out regarding Thumper’s release date on Switch. As we reported earlier today, the title is slated for May 18 on the Switch eShop.

Thumper will run 1080p while docked, and naturally at 720p in portable mode. 60 frames per second is supported with both play styles. As you would expect, HD Rumble is included as well.

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Nintendo released a new video today showcasing a few European digital game highlights from April 2017. You can watch it below.

A few months ago, Rebellion announced a remaster of its 2006 shooter Rogue Trooper, now called Rogue Trooper Redux. It will be heading to Switch in the near future.

A new “Who is Rogue Trooper?” video feature was published for the game today, detailing Rogue. The clip covers the blue-skinned soldier’s origins and offers a glimpse at his new remastered, in-game character model.

Below is the video:

And an overview of Rogue:

“Rogue is one of the Genetic Infantrymen (‘GIs’), an army of bio-engineered soldiers, created by Southers to fight their all out war against the colonial Nort regime. Not only can GIs survive the poisonous surface of Nu Earth unharmed, but their enhanced abilities make them a phenomenal force.

And yet, Rogue is the last GI standing following a devastating massacre that all but wipes out his kind. Carrying the consciousnesses of three fallen comrades as biochips implanted in his equipment, enhancing his powers further, Rogue transforms from super soldier into a one-man squad of death and destruction. He knows no allegiance but to his own mission, and he is hell-bent on completing it. That mission is REVENGE.”


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