News by Matt C.
Heading into its third year, the Nintendo Switch continues its trend of getting a port of seemingly every game ever made.
Here are all the Switch port and release date announcements (that we know of) from this week:
- ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters 2003 (available now)
- Arcade Archives Ice Climber (available now)
- Blazerush (available now)
- Croc’s World Run (available now)
- Gigantic Army (available now)
- The Journey Down Trilogy (available now)
- My Arctic Farm 2018 (available now)
- Raining Coins (available now)
- Rotating Brave (available now)
- Trine 2: The Complete Story (available now)
- Anodyne (February 28, 2019)
- My Girlfriend is a Mermaid?! (February 28, 2019)
- Braveland Trilogy (March 7, 2019)
- Hard West (March 7, 2019)
- Valley (March 7, 2019)
- Assault Android Cactus+ (March 8, 2019)
- Guilty Gear (May 16, 2019)
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (May 16, 2019)
- Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack (May 16, 2019)
- Skullgirls 2nd Encore (northern spring / southern autumn 2019)
Valley is an excellent game that didn’t really get the attention it deserves when it first came out on other platforms a few years ago. It’s a first-person action adventure game that sees you exploring a lost valley with the aid of a retro-futuristic “L.E.A.F. Suit”, a sort of exoskeleton that lets you run very fast and jump very high. Exhilarating momentum, creative puzzles, an environmental focus, and a light Metroid-esque touch make this a delightful game that’ll hopefully find a new audience on Nintendo Switch.
Switch will also finally get a dose of Guilty Gear in May, when the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack comes out. It includes both the original Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, as well as a Sol Badguy-themed Switch pouch and a collection of never-before-published artwork from the Guilty Gear series. The pack is only available physically, but both games will get a separate digital release, too.
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.)