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Publisher Microids and developer Virtuallyz Gaming have announced Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission, a new action shooter releasing this Fall on Switch.

Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission is a remake of the 1987 Taito arcade rail shooter Operation Wolf. It’s set to expand on that game’s original concept with a full HD reimagining of the title.

Here is a full overview of the game from the publisher:

Sifu physical Redemption Edition

Sifu was revealed for Switch yesterday, and Microids has now confirmed that it’s planning a physical release.

With the Redemption Edition, players will receive a copy of the game, an exclusive steelbook, the original game score (digital), and three lithographs. The Vengeance Edition includes everything in the Redemption Edition plus “The Art of Sifu” print artbook and a figurine.

XIII remake trailer

Microids has shared a Switch-specific trailer for the remake of XIII.

The remake was first announced in September 2019. It had an initial launch – and a very rough one at that – the following year, but not on Switch. Due to negative feedback, Microids went back to the drawing board and implemented fixes plus adjustments while adding online multiplayer. Tower Five, a studio brought in for the updated version, also redid the art direction, AI, and more. Switch will now be getting this updated version.

Here’s everything you need to know about XIII:

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New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

Microids and Mr. Nutz Studios have released the first trailer for New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, a remake of the Data East classic from 1991. Additionally, we have confirmation that the game will launch this November.

Here’s an official overview with more information:

Announced earlier this year, Microids have now revealed that Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram From Hibernia will release on October 13 for Switch. The game will be available physically in a limited edition, which will include a set of two sticker sheets and three lithographs, and a collector’s edition, which will include these and an 18cm Obelix statue.

Here’s some more information about the game:

Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh

Today, publisher Microids and developer Pendulo Studios announced Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh for Switch. A release is planned for 2023.

We have the following overview with additional details:

Microids has reconfirmed that Flashback 2 is planned to launch in 2023.

Today’s update may cause some confusion as this was the most recent release window for the game. It was on track for 2022 when it was initially announced in May 2021, but as of June this year, it was already moved to 2023. Microids’ status report today makes it sound like the delay was just determined now, though we know that isn’t the case.

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch review

System: Switch
Release Date: July 12, 2022
Developer: TiGames
Publisher: Astrolabe Games

Metroidvania games have seen a small surge since the release of Metroid Dread. With no small sampling of offerings, F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch arrives at a great time in the Switch’s life cycle – a point where the library of most players has been filled out with first-party titles and are itching for something new before the next big game drops. While the game has been out on other platforms since last year (with great ratings, even!) how does the Switch version compare?

Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo release date limited edition

Publisher Microids and developer Pendulo Studio have set a final release date for the Switch version of Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo. The game will launch on September 27, 2022, the two sides confirmed today.

Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo was announced for Switch last June. While it’s been on PC for some time, the console versions haven’t been released thus far. That’ll be changing in just a couple of months.

Oddworld Soulstorm Oddtimized Edition

Publisher Microids and developer Oddworld Inhabitants today announced that Oddworld Soulstorm: Oddtimized Edition, a new version of the action-adventure platformer, is coming to Switch. The two sides have not yet provided a release window.

Oddworld Soulstorm: Oddtimized Edition will have two special editions at retail. With the Limited Oddition, fans will receive a copy of the game, a collectible metal case with 24 cartridge slots, and three art prints. The Collector’s Oddition features a unique Collector’s box, copy of the game, a collectible metal case with 24 cartridge slots, an exclusive 9-inch (22 cm) silver figurine of Abe, a premium 160-page artbook by Pix’n Love Publishing, an exclusive Mining Company keychain, three art prints, ancient Mudokon Tribal stickers, and Abe’s hand tattoo.

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