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Friday, September 28, 2018

This Week's Switch Port News

Atelier Arland Switch

News by Matt C.

Every week, there are approximately 356373454787 announcements for Switch ports of previously-released games. That's great news for Switch owners, bad news for our wallets, and awful news for Lindsay, DDNet's news editor.

In an effort to cover the flood of announcements without cluttering the site or driving Lindsay mad, here's a quick and dirty list of all the new Switch port announcements and release dates from this week:
  • A Gummy's Life (available now!)
  • Rise & Shine (available now!)
  • Dokuro (available now!) (Vita review
  • Vertical Drop Heroes HD (October 4)
  • Bass Pro Shops The Strike: Championship Edition (October 23)
  • Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack (December 4)
  • Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (December 4) (Vita review
  • Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (December 4) (Vita review
  • Atelier: Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (December 4) (Vita review
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (TBC) (PS4 review
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition (TBC) (Vita review
  • SEGA Ages Virtua Racing (TBC)
  • Blazblue Central Fiction Special Edition (TBC) (PS4 review
  • Neko Navy: Daydream Edition (summer) (PC review
Neko Navy coming to Switch

The clear highlight here (for most DDNet readers, anyway) is the Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Edition, which bundles together ports of all three games from the Atelier Arland trilogy. The bundle came out in Japan this week, and a Western release was inevitable, but we've now got the official word and a release date for it. The games will be available individually, too.

Dokuro and Neko Navy are noteworthy, too. Dokuro is an atmospheric puzzle platformer created by Game Arts (of Grandia fame) that sees a skeleton trying to rescue a princess from his Dark Lord master. Neko Navy is an bizarre, surreal indie shoot 'em up that has you flying a cat and shooting down everything from hot dogs to tubes of toothpaste.

What are you most looking forward to?

(Important note: we're not including announcements of Switch as a platform for upcoming games, which would usually get their own news coverage anyway. This is list is purely for announcements of Switch ports / re-releases and the like.)
This Week's Switch Port News
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