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Phoenotopia: Awakening

As previously reported, the action-adventure game Phoenotopia: Awakening is due out on Switch later this month. Check out some footage below.

Phoenotopia: Awakening arrives via the Switch eShop on August 20.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play Animal Crossing: New Horizons following the summer updates. Check out the full episode below.

Shaolin vs Wutang

Godspeed Games will publish the fighting title Shaolin vs Wutang on Switch net week, an eShop listing reveals. Nintendo players can get their hands on the game on August 14.

Here’s an overview for Shaolin vs Wutang plus a trailer:

King of Fighters R-2

King of Fighters R-2, originally a Neo Geo Pocket Color game, launched this week on Switch. Find some footage in the video below.

Chroma Squad

Super Rare Games announced today that it has partnered with Behold Studios on a physical version of Chroma Squad. Pre-orders open on August 13 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM in the UK / 7 PM in Europe.

4,000 copies of Chroma Squad’s physical version will be made. Copies include all content on its cart, a full-color manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards randomly selected from the five-card set.

You’ll be able to pre-order Chroma Squad on Super Rare Games’ website here.

Source: Super Rare Games PR

Swimsanity!

The multiplayer underwater shooter Swimsanity! is out now on the Switch eShop, and we have a new trailer to celebrate. Give it a look below.

Best Friend Forever

Starcolt has released a new gameplay trailer for Best Friend Forever, the simulation game about dog-care and dating (those two aspects are separate, of course). We’ve included it below.

Best Friend Forever launches for Switch via the eShop on August 27.

Aeon Must Die!

Yesterday, Aeon Must Die! was announced for Switch and other platforms. The news came with some controversy as developer Limestone retweeted a message on Twitter that members of the team “quit the studio this week due to crunch and lack of payments, and the trailer was outsourced to artists without contracts.” We have more on that here.

Focus Home Interactive, the company publishing Aeon Must Die!, has now issued a statement. It reads in full:

SteamWorld Dig 2

Image & Form has been closely associated with Nintendo thanks to the SteamWorld series. Recently though, the studio unveiled the Xbox and PC-exclusive Gunk. While that game doesn’t appear to be releasing on Switch, the good news is that Image & Form is far from finished with its Nintendo support.

Speaking with Kotaku, Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson teased more SteamWorld games to come. He also indicated that Switch and future Nintendo consoles will be included in the studio’s plans.

Sigurgeirsson’s full words:

Jump Force Meruem

Bandai Namco has issued the first screenshots of new Jump Force DLC character Meruem. Have a look at the images below.

Jump Force launches for Switch on August 28 as a “Deluxe Edition”. Meruem will be made available on Nintendo’s console in 2021.