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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.


V7 Entertainment is bringing Old Time Hockey to Switch, the studio announced today. The game “channels classic arcade style action”, complete with an “old-school aesthetic from the 70’s era.”

Here’s a brief overview of Old Time Hockey:

“Control schemes range from arcade 2-button controls, beer mode (one-handed) control scheme to more modern style. Play competitively or cooperatively on the couch with your friends in arcade mode, or take to the ice as the worst team in the Bush Hockey League in the hijinks-filled story mode!”

Old Time Hockey is heading to consoles starting in late March, but the Switch version is releasing “at a later date.” Find a trailer below as well as all ten teams in the game.

Snake Pass, which is on track for a late March release, has now been given a price point. The platformer will cost $19.99 / £16.99 / €19.99.

The first developer diary for Snake Pass is now online.

After the last press release from Nintendo detailing the games that will be available on Switch’s eShop for launch date, Yacht Club Games has made its own official statement about the release of Shovel Knight in the new console.

They have confirmed that both versions (Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment) will indeed appear on March 3rd in Europe and North America. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $/€24.99, while Specter of Torment as a stand-alone game will cost $/€9.99.

Treasure Trove includes the complete game, but in the near future the other two stand-alone adventures, Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows, will be able to buy separately. As for the rest of platforms, the new content for Shovel Knight will be ready in April.

Additionally, today there will be a lead-up sale to buy Shovel Knight 33% off, starting February 23rd and ending March  2nd. This is the last chance to get the game at a low price, since the Treasure Trove pack will cost more than the base game did until now.

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is nearly here. When the new campaign is ready, the update will increase the number of save slots. Yacht Club Games posted some news on Twitter yesterday noting that the Profile count will be doubled.

The message is as follows:

It was just confirmed yesterday that Shovel Knight and the new Specter of Torment content is launching with Switch on March 3. Other platforms, including Wii U and 3DS, will have access later on.


Nintendo has finally started to share some news about what we can expect from the eShop on Switch when the system launches next Friday.

First, a Nindies Showcase video presentation will be shown on February 28. This will be available here at the following times:

– 9 AM PT
– 12 PM ET
– 5 PM in the UK
– 6 PM in Europe

Nintendo says that the eShop will feature more than 60 indie games this year. FAST RMX, Specter of Torment, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove are confirmed for launch.

Moving away specifically from indies, Nintendo has officially confirmed that eShop funds from the Wii U and 3DS can also be carried over to Switch. Also, Virtual Console will not be available for launch.

Nintendo additionally made mention of Switch’s day one update. It “downloads in the background, is designed to install quickly and doesn’t disrupt gameplay.”

Continue on below for today’s official announcement.

GameSpot has shared a few new minutes of footage from Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, which is lined up for Switch. We’ve posted the video below.

Matt Thorson has announced that his new game Celeste is heading to Switch sometime this year. Thorson was also behind the critically acclaimed indie game TowerFall.

The news was just shared on his personal Twitter page:

As for Celeste, it’s a new platformer about climbing a mountain. The game packs in over 250 stages featuring a wide variety of environments, including an abandoned city, ancient ruins, cliff sides, and a haunted resort. Some “quirky” characters will be encountered along the way.


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