Remasters of two video game classics are our picks from this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
Aspyr Media announced the HD remaster of the N64 classic Star Wars Episode I: Racer last month. Since then, the PlayStation 4 version of the game has been pushed back. The Switch edition is still due to arrive this week, but at the time of writing, it isn’t listed on the eShop’s upcoming page. We’re counting our midi-chlorians with anticipation and hope.
Update: May 11, 2020. Aspyr Media has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch release of Episode I: Racer has also been pushed back.
We are so excited to share Star Wars Episode l: Racer with you soon! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing work from home requirements across the industry, the game will be further delayed on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. We’ll be back with an update as soon as possible.
— Aspyr (@AspyrMedia) May 11, 2020
Another game we are looking forward to revisiting is the remaster of OG Xbox launch title, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee.
Huntdown from Easy Trigger Games also looks good. It’s a side-scrolling action game with top-notch 16-bit graphics, an ice-cool soundtrack, and a clip full of 80s movie tributes. It’s certainly not original, but it looks a like lots of fun.
Meanwhile, sports fans can look forward to TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 and Super Mega Baseball 3, which promises a host of gameplay and technical improvements. Other new releases include Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, She Sees Red, and Thy Sword.
The US Nintendo eShop is also listing The Elder Scrolls: Blades with an “Estimated Release Date” of May 14. We’re dubious.
Here’s the full lineup of new Nintendo eShop releases. We’ll keep this list updated throughout the week with any last-minute additions and changes.
New Nintendo Switch releases: May 11-15, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
- No releases
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
- Jet Lancer
- Star Wars Episode I: Racer (Postponed)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
- Island Saver
- She Sees Red – Interactive Movie
- Super Mega Baseball 3
Thursday, May 14, 2020
- Arcade Archives Radical Radial
- Armed 7 DX
- Best Friends Forever
- Carnage: Battle Arena
- Cooking Simulator
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades (TBC)
- Ion Fury
- Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
- Satazius Next
- Shmup Collection (Armed Seven, Satazius Next, Wolflame)
- TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
Friday, May 15, 2020
- Dungeon of the Endless
- Emma: Lost in Memories
- The Eternal Castle
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix
- Kaguro Magic
- Thy Sword