ICYMI, this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch releases includes some 2K classics, the return of Shantae, and a brand new Minecraft game.
There’s a jam-packed week ahead on the Switch with a slew of great games coming to the Nintendo eShop.
We’ll take a deep breath and start with a couple of new games. First up is Minecraft Dungeons. It’s a family-friendly dungeon crawler that effortlessly combines a tried-and-tested gameplay formula with the iconic Minecraft aesthetic. It’s probably not a classic of the genre, but it’s accessible, polished, and lots of fun.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the fifth game in WayForward’s long-running series of visually resplendent action-adventure games. The little we played of it on Apple Arcade suggests its back-to-basics approach was the right choice.
The biggest release of the week – for long-time Nintendo fans, at least – is Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. The classic Wii RPG gets a visual and audio upgrade and a whole new epilogue that runs to around 10 hours. On this occasion, the ‘Definitive Edition’ subtitle sounds well earned.
2K Games is also releasing three content-packed compilations: Borderlands Legendary Collection, BioShock: The Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection. For players of a certain age – cough – the chance to replay Irrational’s 2007 classic in handheld mode will likely prove irresistible. Each collection is also reasonably priced, and teaches EA a thing or two on bringing older games on the Switch,
Other new Nintendo Switch releases include the Sega arcade classic Thunder Force AC, Little Misfortune, and Adam’s Venture: Origins.
We’ll keep this page updated throughout the week with any last-minute changes. Here’s the full lineup of new Nintendo eShop releases as it stands.
New Nintendo Switch releases: May 25-30, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
- Missile Command: Recharged
Thursday, May 28, 2020
- Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
- F-117A Stealth Fighter
- Fly Punch Boom!
- Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special
- Hill Climbing Mania
- Let’s Sing 2020
- Many Faces
- SEGA Ages Thunder Force AC
- Shantae and the Seven Sirens
- Synaptic Drive
Friday, May 29, 2020
- Adam’s Venture: Origins
- Castle Pals
- Despotism 3K
- Genetic Disaster
- BioShock: The Collection
- BioShock Remastered
- BioShock 2 Remastered
- BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition
- Borderlands Legendary Collection
- Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
- Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition,
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Little Misfortune
- Moonlighter: Between Dimensions (DLC)
- XCOM 2 Collection
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
- WildTrax Racing
Saturday, May 30, 2020
- #womenUp Super Puzzles Dream
- Undead and Beyond
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