Pocket Gamer's weekly Switch round-up May 13th
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We've been busy here at Pocket Gamer making sure that you're kept up to speed with all of the developments in the world of Nintendo Switch, so here we are with another recap of another fantastic week of Switch news and new releases.
We've had everything from word of new DLC coming to one of our favourite racing games to an offline mode becoming available for one of the greatest puzzle games of all time. What's the easiest way to find all this news on one, easy-to-access place? Well, simply read on.
And, if you believe we've missed anything out then feel free to drop us a comment below, tweet at us on our Twitter, or ping us a message on our Facebook — also great places to stay up to date with the latest news.
Horizon Chase Turbo to receive new DLC.
Aquiris have announced the road-map for Horizon Chase Turbo, including new DLC, modes and improvements to the Playground mode. They've also teased bigger changes coming, namely something about 'new horizons'.
Two new modes have been added to Tetris x Battle Royale, Tetris 99. Interestingly they're both offline modes, one is a single player mode which resembles classic Tetris. The other has you play the classic Tetris 99 structure but against 98 bots.Read more about this in our article.
Mutant Blobs Attack is released for a new generation.
B-movie platformer, Mutant Blobs Attack, has released for the Nintendo Switch. Sure, this is technically a new release and not news, but it's definitely a newsworthy release (wink-wink). The platformer was one of the earlier outings from the Guacamelee team and revolves around a blob which eats to grow and grows to consume.Read more about this in our article.
Joysteak's musical platformer is one of my most anticipated games at the moment. It's manages to perfectly pair cute-platformer with rhythm-game, making for a truly charming little title.
The trailer focuses in on the musical elements, naturally, specifically that each level becomes even more musical when you complete the little sub-missions within them.Read more about this in our article.
Skyhill sequel, Skyhill: Black Mist, announced for Nintendo Switch.
Skyhill was a fantastic roguelike about making your way down from the top floor of a luxury hotel filled with mutants. Featuring some clever progression and crafting, it really stood out among the deluge of games launching in the genre when it first launched back on PC.
Developers Mandragora are back, this time working with publisher Klabater, and taking the game into a new dimension. 3D. Where the original was a 2D jaunt down the hotel, Black Mist drops you into a sprawling complex and has you exploring with not just the X & Y, but also that Z axis. It looks like there's a lot more play options as a result.Read more about this in our article.
Digital board game Cluedo makes its way to the Switch.
Whodunnit!? That's the big question, right? Some colour-surnamed caricature has wound up dead and one of the other colour-surnamed individuals has done them in, in one of the rooms, with one of the weapons. (Before dragging them off and dumping the body in the basement).
We're not so sure about how it all plays out — because its different each time — but if you do decide to give it a go then let us know.Read more about this in our article.
It's a trick! This time, rather than covering some select new releases I'm going to tell you a bit about some of the great games we've reviewed this week (as there's been so many).
Puyo Puyo Champions
The Sega, arcade puzzler has made its way to the Switch in its own, e-sport ready, version. Puyo Puyo Champions. It features quite a few modes, including a four-player local play mode which can even be tweaked down to the drop-rate, and the standard solo and online modes are in there too.
Our reviewer, Rik, summarised the experience as 'a fun, cheap entry into the world of Puyo Puyo, but don't expect to be playing it for very long before awarding it a Bronze Rating.Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package
Gosh, it's been a while since there was a new entry in the Saints Row series. Well, in the absence of a new one we've got a port of the over-the-top third one. It also includes all of the DLC that's the wub-wub gun, flying bikes, and the Genki kit, among the rest.
Our review was completed by our own Dave Aubrey, who concluded that it makes for 'A great open world adventure with plenty of shooting, explosions and a sense of humour. Not amazing, but well worth playing' before awarding it a Bronze Rating
Table Top Racing: World Tour - Nitro Edition
As James pointed out earlier late last week, during our podcast, there's been a recent trend of games making their way from mobile to consoles. The latest to do this is Table Top Racing, as the revised Nitro Edition. Originally launched back on mobile, before the World Tour edition launched on Xbox One and PS4, the Nitro Edition is the refined version, patches and all.
Jon Mundy took on the review for this one, summerising that the game is 'A fully-featured arcade racer with a genuinely meaty single player campaign, Table Top Racing: World Tour - Nitro Edition nonetheless lacks a cutting edge where it matters - on the track.'