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Switch is home to several incredible beat ’em ups, and we wanted to highlight newer games that exemplify both the immense quality and variety of the classic genre. For those that may be intimated by the genre’s old-school labeling, we think any of these games would be a perfect place to begin your beat ’em up journey.

In our newest video, Sam provides detailed recommendations to introduce you to one of gaming’s most storied genres and some of the best games you can play on the Switch today.

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Loop8 locales

Loop8: Summer of Gods received a new trailer today that introduces some of the areas players will explore. The video is set to “Love’s Sweet Sorrow”, a track from the game’s soundtrack by composer Noriyuki Iwadare.

For a refresher on the title, read the following overview:

Dredge updates DLC roadmap

Team17 and Black Salt Games aren’t done with Dredge, as plans for free updates and downloadable content have been announced. This was also accompanied by an official roadmap, which we have above.

Here’s the full rundown:

Ryo Nagamatsu Nintendo

Ryo Nagamatsu announced today that he has left Nintendo. This went into effect on April 30, 2023.

Nagamatsu joined Nintendo in 2006 and worked on some of the company’s biggest games as a composer since then. He was the sole composer on games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Tri Force Heroes, and Link’s Awakening on Switch as well as Wii Sports Resort and Nintendo Land. He also contributed to Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Kart 8, and more.

Zelda Tears Kingdom leak spoilers

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom still has about two weeks to go before launch, but spoilers and other leaks of that nature are likely to start today as a copy of the game has been found in the wild.

There’s been talk about the situation on places such as Reddit, 4chan, and Discord. Clips of the game have started to circulate online as well. Unfortunately for Nintendo, their titles tend to leak online before launch, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see many others gain access soon – and that leads to the further possibility of spoilers. Note that we will not be posting any unofficial content here.

Cadence of Hyrule Zelda Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial

Original (4/27): Another Game Trial has just been announced for Nintendo Switch Online, with subscribers in North America gaining access to Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda.

The title can be experienced in its entirety with an active subscription. Like with other trials, save data carries over to the full game. Also, by participating, you can receive Platinum Points on My Nintendo.

The latest UK software sales chart for the week ending April 29, 2023 is as follows:

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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. This week, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is still at the top.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between April 13 and April 19.

Smile For Me gameplay

We have a closer look at Smile For Me with a bunch of gameplay. The footage shows off the recently-released point-and-click adventure title.

Below is an overview with more information about it:

Trinity Trigger gameplay

Those interested in getting a closer look at Trinity Trigger can do so with new gameplay. Just over a half hour of footage highlights the Switch RPG.

Further information about it can be found in the following overview:

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