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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Battle Worlds: Kronos – $29.99 (available June 11)

Verlet Swing, a game about using a hookshot to go through levels, is appearing on the Switch eShop starting June 14. View a bit of footage below.

After we reported about Super Skelemania coming to Switch earlier this year, the game now has a release date. You’ll actually be able to purchase it on the eShop starting today.

Here’s a brief overview of the Metroidvania:

Dangen Entertainment has published a trailer for Tactical Galactical from its recent appearance at BitSummit. Watch the video below.

The latest version of Fortnite is now available. Patch 9.20, among the usual bug fixes, also adds the new Storm Flip item. Here are the full patch notes:

Weapons + Items

  • Storm Flip
    • Thrown item that explodes on impact and creates a sphere-shaped zone.
    • Where the sphere overlaps the storm, it will create a safe zone.
    • Where the sphere overlaps a safe zone, it will create a storm zone.
    • The Storm Flip deals the same damage as the current storm.
    • The zone lasts for 20 seconds before dissipating.
    • Available in Epic Rarity.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • Drops in stacks of 1.
    • Max stack of 1.
  • Vaulted
    • Hunting Rifle all variants
    • While we value the variety of longer range sniping options, the Hunting Rifle has become somewhat outclassed by the Infantry Rifle after it was changed to hitscan. In addition, there are a few Sniper Rifle options available and we feel it doesn’t currently fill a necessary role in the item lineup.
  • Loot Carrier
    • Reduced sniper package availability from 12.5% to 8.45%
    • Reduced explosive package availability from 12.5% to 7.04%
    • The chances of getting high-powered, rare items from Supply Drones was higher than felt appropriate, so we’ve reduced their availability slightly
  • Mounted turret
    • Overheat now takes 20% longer.
    • The Mounted Turret’s usage has decreased over time. By slightly increasing time before Overheat, the goal is to help increase its risk/reward.
  • Increased max charge time on Boom Bow from 1s to 1.25s
    • The Boom Bow is a bit stronger than we’d like. This adjustment should reduce frequency between shots, making misses riskier. We’d like to evaluate the impact of this change before making any additional adjustments, and it’s possible that more tweaks will be necessary if this doesn’t have the desired effect.
  • The Slipstream’s audio, pink ring, and spinning blades turn off when disabled during the fifth phase of the Storm.
  • Players revived from a Reboot Van will lose invulnerability upon shooting or building.
  • Air Vents are now more forgiving in order to prevent fall damage when players jump on them from high places.

Listings on the eShops provide file sizes for a bunch of Switch games. These include Clannad, Yo-kai Watch 4, and more.

Here’s the full roundup:

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Following up on the announcement of a Western release, developer Acquire has posted a short story trailer for Scrap Rush!!.

Those interested can view the half-minute clip below.

It’s been announced that the “deep, monster catching RPG” Siralim 3 is coming to Switch on July 5. You’ll be able to find it on the eShop for $14.99.

Here’s an overview of the game:

The pirate adventure game Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet will appearing on Switch next month, Application Systems has announced. A release is planned on the eShop for July 11.

Here’s an overview of the title, along with a trailer:

The izneo app – featuring comics, manga, graphic novels, and more – will be receiving its first update this month. When the patch goes live, touch functionality will be supported, alongside fixes and optimizations. The team is also looking to increase content that can be read in English.

Touch functionality will extend to turning pages, zooming, and changing the reading mode. Users can also look forward to a smoother reading experience, the ability to download multiple books at once, and bug fixes that eliminate crashes.