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This Week's Switch Port News: Friday, November 2, 2018

Grim Fandago Switch release date

News by Matt C.

Every week, there are approximately 8876358754 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.

Once again, this week's list is huge, and, once again, this isn't even the result of some sort of big event. Once again, there are just a lot of indies that have low-key dropped onto the eShop this week without so much as a press release going out.

Here's a quick and dirty list of new Switch port announcements from this week:

  • Minit (available now) (PS4 review)
  • RISK: The Game of Global Domination (available now)
  • Trivial Pursuit Live! (available now)
  • Elemental Knights R (available now)
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light (available now)
  • OK, KO! Let's Play Heroes (available now)
  • Numbala (available now)
  • Grim Fandango Remastered (available now) (PS4 review)
  • ACA NeoGeo Pleasure Goal 5 on 5 Mini Soccer (available now)
  • Machinarium (available now) (PS3 review)
  • Forgotton Anne (November 9)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (November 9)
  • Sega AGES Phantasy Star (November 15)
  • Horizon Chase Turbo (November 28)
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (November 30)
  • Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure (December 3) (PS Vita review)
  • Sega Mega Drive Classics (December 6) (PS4 review)
  • Blacksea Odyssey (December 20)
  • Blazblue Centralfiction Special Edition (February 8, 2019) (PS4 review)
  • Phantom Doctrine (early 2019) (PS4 review)
Phantasy Star Switch release date

I know that, for a lot of people, Grim Fandango Remastered will be a particular highlight this week. This was one of Tim Schafer's earlier works from back in the LucasArts days, and developed a major cult following. A Switch release was teased a while back, but we hadn't heard anything more until today, when it just landed on the eshop. Nice.

We've also finally got a release date for Sega AGES Phantasy Star, after it launched in Japan earlier this week. Following Sonic and Thunder Force IV, Phantasy Star joins the Sega AGES line-up, bringing a classic Sega game to Switch with some modern conveniences, like auto-mapping, a monster codex, and additional text options.

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: Friday, November 2, 2018
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