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It won’t be much longer until Plantera DX hits the Switch eShop – at least in Japan. A listing added to the store today confirms a release date of June 8. The game will cost 500 yen.

We have these screenshots from the listing:

We reviewed Plantera when it came to Wii U and 3DS earlier in the year. The Switch version features new content including additional animals and characters, improved visuals and new music.

Collavier is preparing Physical Contact: Speed for worldwide release on the Switch eShop. A release date has yet to be finalized, but we do know that the card game will cost $4.99 / €4.99.

Access the Physical Contact: Speed site here. We’ve included an overview from the page below.

Ripstone is putting Dreadbit’s Ironcast on Switch, the company announced today. This will be Ripstone’s debut title on Nintendo’s new console following several Wii U eShop games.

Ironcast is said to be “a turn-based strategy game set in an alternative Victorian history, with roguelike elements and a steampunk twist.” Players control a “7 meter tall walking Ironcast to defend 1880’s Victorian England from an invading force of enemy Ironcast.” Switch’s HD Rumble will be supported along with touchscreen use during portable play.

You’ll be able to play Ironcast on Switch this summer. View a trailer for Ironcast below.

It’s been a long time coming, but Runbow Pocket has a release date – and it’s due out very soon. The game is heading to 3DS on June 20. In North America, Runbow Pocket will be sold at retail and digitally while in Europe it will be an eShop-only title.

Here’s a trailer:

As for why Runbow Pocket took so long, 13AM Games’ Alex Rushdy explained:

After making a few titles for 3DS, Abylight is now shifting its attention to Switch. The studio announced Qbics Paint for the system today.

Qbics Paint uses Switch’s touchscreen for 3D modeling and painting. You’ll be able to customize Qbics with a 24-color palette. There’s a “Creation Mode to sculpt and paint freestyle your own Qbics – or let your imagination run wild editing those you already unlocked, and combine it with the Image mode using a wide range of stock images to get you inspired”.

Here’s a rundown of features:

⦁ Release your stress with its relaxing gameplay while you train your creative skills and your spatial vision
⦁ Anyone can sculpt and paint in 3D by using its user-friendly interface
⦁ The touch screen of the Nintendo Switch makes a great canvas to create artwork that can be shared at Social Media through the Capture Button
⦁ 4 game modes: Sculpt, Paint, Creation, and Image
⦁ More than 50 models to unlock and 50 empty spaces to create your own figures

Qbics Paint will be available this year on the eShop. Abylight will share a final release date “shortly.”


A couple of new titles are coming to the Japanese eShop on June 7. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

Switch Download

Human Resource Machine – 1,000 yen

Wii U Download

Revenant Saga – 1,080 yen

3DS Download

Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe – 500 yen



A new trailer for Hover: Revolt of Gamers is online to ring in the game’s initial release on Steam. It’ll be coming to Switch down the road, but for now, watch the video below.

Yoku's Island Express

Team17 announced its lineup for E3 2017 today. The company will be bringing along Aven Colony, Genesis Alpha One, The Escapists 2, and Yoku’s Island Express. The latter two titles are planned for Switch.

E3 2017 will take place between June 13 and June 15.

Source: Team17 PR

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WayForward recently announced that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to Switch this summer. Even though the news was only just shared a few weeks ago, it looks like we won’t be waiting much longer for the release.

According to a listing on the eShop, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is heading to Switch in Europe next week – June 8. It will cost £15.99. We’d also not be surprised to see North America getting the game on the same day.

Below are some screenshots from the eShop listing (presumably from the Switch version):

And an overview:

Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Seguin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform into a more powerful creature form! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis – the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!

Key features:

– Feel the beat with over 150 different HD Rumble events!
– Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance or transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all!
– New Relic System allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae in her many forms!
– Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one!
– When Shantae’s story ends, you’re just getting started! DLC Modes introduce new characters, levels, and bosses!
– Huge Bosses, humerous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast returns, now in fully animated HD!

  • Brick Race (Wii U) – 5/3/4/3
  • Brick Race (3DS) – 5/3/4/3
  • Choju Giga Wars (3DS) – 7/8/8/6
  • Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical (Switch) – 7/7/7/9
  • Urban Trial: Freestyle 2 (3DS) – 7/7/8/7
  • Shiro to Kuro no Alice (PS Vita) – 8/8/8/7
  • Slain: Back from Hell (PS4) – 7/7/7/7
  • Slain: Back from Hell (PS Vita) – 7/7/7/7


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