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Carl is Switch Era’s Webmaster and Editor-in-Chief. His favorite Nintendo Switch game is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Blossom Tales dated for December 21 release

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King finally has a release date for Nintendo Switch. FDG Entertainment announced today that their A Link to the Past inspired Zelda clone will release on Switch next week: December 21, 2017. Blossom Tales is one of my most-anticipated releases for Nintendo Switch. Check out the debut trailer below: [ Source: Press Release ]

Square-Enix wants more enhanced ports on Switch

Square-Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda wants today’s younger generation of gamers to experience the company’s classic titles that they may have heard of but haven’t had the opportunity to play. The solution, says Matsuda, is to bring this back catalog to current generation platforms, including Nintendo Switch. “Just straight ports isn’t cutting it, we need to […]

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Romancing SaGa 2 will release on Nintendo Switch

Square Enix has announced that the classic JRPG Romancing SaGa 2 will release for Nintendo Switch on December 15, 2017. This version of Romancing SaGa 2 features updated graphics and audio, new character classes, a new dungeon, and a New Game+ mode for hardcore players. Check out the trailer for Romancing SaGa 2 below: [ Source ]

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Monster Hunter: World is shaping up to be the franchise’s best

At long last, the world in a Monster Hunter game feels as alive as the creatures that inhabit it. Maps in Monster Hunter: World aren’t broken into pieces by annoying loading screens and the environments, at least from what the beta allowed me to play, were as interactive as they were vibrant. In one quest my team […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champion’s Ballad DLC Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is my favorite game of 2017, and at 215 hours including The Champion’s Ballad DLC, it’s easily my most played game on Nintendo Switch. For me, Breath of the Wild ranks somewhere above Twilight Princess  and The Wind Waker but below Majora’s Mask and Ocarina of Time. Link’s latest outing has some of […]

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Bayonetta 3 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive

Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime announced during The Game Awards 2017 that Bayonetta 3 is in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch by Platinum Games. The Witch is back! The all new #Bayonetta 3 is exclusively in development for #NintendoSwitch! https://t.co/r7aMUvGfHg — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 8, 2017 Fils-Aime also debuted a trailer for Bayonetta […]

Zelda: Champion’s Ballad DLC available now

Eiji Aonuma announced at The Game Awards 2017 that the second DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, titled The Champion’s Ballad, will be available for download on Nintendo Switch later this evening. The Legend of #Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2 arrives tonight! Complete The Divine […]

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RiME Review – Miyazaki Come to Life

RiME‘s soundtrack slowly builds from a faint ambiance to an emotionally-gripping conclusion as you solve the game’s various puzzles; it perfectly matches the sensation of being stuck on a puzzle and then suddenly realizing the solution. The score is one of the best I’ve heard in 2017, and really sets the atmosphere for what is a […]

Switch scores plethora of old & new Mega Man titles

During the company’s celebration of the 30 year anniversary of Mega Man, Capcom announced a myriad of upcoming releases for Mega Man. First off, a brand new Mega Man title, Mega Man 11, will be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2018. Mega Man X through X8 will release on Nintendo Switch in 2018, too. As Polygon notes, it hasn’t been revealed […]

Nintendo Switch’s hidden gems for November 2017

November was a huge month for the Nintendo Switch, getting high-profile games like DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A bunch of wonderful releases went overlooked, and the Switch Era team is here to highlight each of the Nintendo Switch titles that you may have missed. From Pedro’s review of Resident Evil Revelations 2: “Resident Evil Revelations 2 […]

Shin Megami Tensei V will be localized

ATLUS announced today that Shin Megami Tensei V will be localized for a western release. This latest installment in the Shin Megami Tensei series is exclusive to Nintendo Switch. [ Source ]

Yooka-Laylee for Switch is “most optimized” version

Playtonic Games managing director and creative lead, Gavin Price, recently spoke with Nintendo Life regarding the December 14, 2017 release of Yooka-Laylee and revealed a few interesting tidbits about the Nintendo Switch version. “We’ve actually made improvements and this is definitely the most optimised version of the game,” Price said. “Our priority with the Switch […]

Switch owners aren’t trading in their consoles

Fewer Nintendo Switch consoles are being traded into GameStop compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to the retail giant’s CEO Dan DeMatteo. “So, on the Switch, we would expect that that would be a more meaningful contributor to our preowned business probably in the latter half of 2018, just recognizing that part of […]

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Batman – The Telltale Series Review – Be the Bat

Batman – The Telltale Series is a Batman title completely different from the critically-acclaimed Arkham series that’s come before it; the best way to describe this iteration of the Dark Knight is that it’s an interactive television show. Telltale has consistently made some of the best story-driven games in the industry and that continues with Batman – The […]

Cyber Monday deals hit Nintendo Switch eShop

A whole bunch of Nintendo Switch games have gone on sale on the eShop, including WayForward’s The Mummy Demastered and 10tons’s Neon Chrome. The full list of discounted games on the Nintendo Switch eShop follows: GoNNER – $7.49 (was $9.99) Has-Been Heroes – $9.99 (was $19.99) Heroes of the Monkey Tavern – $7.49 (was $9.99) Ironcast – […]

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch

Valkyria Chronicles 4, the latest entry in SEGA’s strategy-RPG series, will be getting a release on Nintendo Switch in 2018 alongside PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Check out the official website for Valkyria Chronicles 4, as well as a teaser trailer, here.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch Review

Note: All of the screenshots for this Skyrim Switch review were taken by the reviewer in handheld mode. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the first games unveiled for the Nintendo Switch, and despite it being a six-year-old game, it’s been one of the platform’s most anticipated releases. Skyrim is a game that has […]

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The End is Nigh this December

Nicalis has announced the release date for The End is Nigh, the latest game from Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen.

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DOOM Switch Review – Fight Like Hell

I never thought I would see Bethesda bring games to the Nintendo Switch, especially a game like DOOM; this demon-slaying first person shooter is the type of graphically demanding and mature title that Nintendo consoles have lacked since, well, the original DOOM released on the Super NES. There’s been a lot of talk back and forth about whether DOOM […]

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Nintendo Download: DOOM, L.A. Noire, more hitting Switch

This weeks Nintendo Download features several high-profile third party and indie titles releasing on Nintendo Switch.

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