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This Week's (and Last Week's) Switch Port News: Friday, January 18, 2019

The Zodiac Age Switch

News by Matt C.

It's a new year, but the onslaught of Switch ports for just about every game ever created shows no signs of slowing down. Admittedly, the list below covers the two-and-a-bit weeks since the start of the month (rather than the usually weekly list, which will resume from next week!), but still. Look at it. Look at how much stuff there is.

  • ACA NeoGeo Kizuna Encounter (available now)
  • ACA NeoGeo Ragnagard (available now)
  • Ancient Rush 2 (available now)
  • Animus: Stand Alone (available now)
  • Apocalipsis: Wormwood Edition (available now)
  • Bash the Bear (available now)
  • Big Crown: Showdown (available now)
  • Blaster Master (Nintendo Switch Online) (available now)
  • BQM: BlockQuest Maker (available now)
  • Bury me, my love (available now)
  • Brick Breaker (available now)
  • Bubble Shooter DX (available now)
  • Caveblazers (available now)
  • Cinderella: An Interactive Fairytale (available now)
  • Crazy Strike Bowling EX (available now)
  • Dragon's Lair Trilogy (available now)
  • DYING: Reborn - Nintendo Switch Edition (available now)
  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter (available now)
  • Everything (available now) (PS4 review)
  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (available now) (PS4 review)
  • Feudal Alloy (available now)
  • Fight of Gods (available now)
  • Fragment of Marine (available now)
  • GetAmped Mobile (available now)
  • Gnomes Garden 2 (available now)
  • Grab Lab (available now)
  • Hive Jump (available now)
  • HoPiKo (available now)
  • Inside My Radio (available now)
  • Left-Right: The Mansion (available now)
  • Lightseekers (available now)
  • Mars or Die! (available now)
  • Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes (available now)
  • Mega Mall Story (available now)
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moon (available now ) (PS4 review)
  • Neko Navy - Daydream Edition (available now) (Switch review)
  • Octahedron: Transfixed Edition (available now)
  • The Office Quest (available now)
  • Old School Racer 2 (available now)
  • Onimusha: Warlords (available now) (Switch review)
  • Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition (available now)
  • Paladin (available now)
  • Pang Adventures (available now)
  • Planet RIX-13 (available now)
  • Rampage Knights (available now)
  • Sega AGES Out Run (available now)
  • The Shrouded Isle (available now)
  • Snowboarding the Next Phase (available now)
  • Stellar Interface (available now)
  • Tetraminos (available now)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Switch Online) (available now)
  • Cursed Castilla EX (January 24)
  • Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds (January 24) (PC review)
  • Necrosphere Deluxe (January 31)
  • City of Brass (February 8) (PS4 review)
  • OlliOlli: Switch Stance (February 14)
  • Defense Grid 2 (February)
  • Sega AGES Gain Ground (February)
  • Sega AGES Puyo Puyo (February)
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
  • Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (April 16) (PS3 review)
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (April 23) (PC review)
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (April 30) (PS4 review)
  • War Tech Fighters (Q2 2019)
  • Giga Wrecker Alt (2019)
  • Lyrica (2019)
  • Odallus: The Dark Call (2019)
  • Oniken: Unstoppable Edition (2019)
  • Rotating Brave (2019)
We knew that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster were headed to Nintendo Switch (along with a whole lot of other Final Fantasy games), but we've finally got some release dates: April 16 for Final Fantasy X | X-2, and April 30 for Final Fantasy XII. The announcement came with a delightful new piece of art for The Zodiac Age by Akihiko Yoshida, pictured above.


Dragon's Dogma Switch

If you haven't already played it any of its previous releases (hell, even if you have), Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is worth paying attention to. It's Capcom's take on a Western-style RPG, delivering an epic dragon-killing adventure and rich combat. This version includes all previously-released DLC, and the iconic Pawn system—which lets you recruit AI-controlled versions of other players—won't require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Neko Navy - Daydream Edition is another game worth checking out, even if shoot 'em ups normally aren't your thing. It's much less brutal than your typical shmup, but still plenty rewarding, and its cute art and oddball sense of humour are a delight.

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 (and Last Week's) Switch Port News: Friday, January 18, 2019
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