Two acclaimed simulation games are welcome additions to the Nintendo Switch software library this week, and then it all goes downhill.
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition was a surprisingly big hit for Frontier Developments when it was released in 2018. It’s a nicely balanced combination of business simulation and dinosaur hokum, with Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and B. D. Wong on call to lend the whole enterprise a pleasingly sense of authenticity. It’s a much better experience than the franchise’s most recent film and, as the name suggests, the Complete Edition includes all post-release DLC.
Like Jurassic World Evolution, Limbic Entertainment’s Tropico 6 also lets players loose on an archipelago of islands. In our review of the PS4 edition, Callum said it was an “intuitive and accessible port with a great control scheme.” Let’s hope the Switch version also meets with El Presidente’s approval.
Our third pick of the week is Descenders, the popular mountain biking game from RageSquid. We liked the Early Access version of the game well enough. In his review, Tom said it was a “mechanically fun-to-play mountain biking game” that was undermined by its roguelike progression system. Mike Rose from publisher No More Robots says the Switch version took quite a bit of work, so we’re interested to see how it turns out. (In all honesty, Lonely Mountains: Downhill probably remains our pick from this sub-genre of biking games.)
Other new Nintendo Switch releases include YesterMorrow, Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, and the Memoranda.
Here’s the full lineup of new releases. We’ll undoubtedly update this page throughout the week with some late additions.
New Nintendo Switch releases: November 2-7, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
- No releases
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
- Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (NA)
- Hunting Simulator 2
- Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition
- My Universe – School Teacher
- L.O.L. Surprise! Remix: We Rule the World
- Tennis World Tour 2
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
- Pick Me Up! – Rescue Rangers –
Thursday, November 5, 2020
- 8-Bit Farm
- Battle Hunters
- The Blue Coats: North vs South
- Café Enchanté
- Crazy BMX World
- Cloudpunk (TBC)
- Dragon Lapis
- Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol. 1 New World Days-
- Iris and the Giant
- Seven Knights – Time Wanderer –
- Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
- My Little Dog Adventure
- Outbreak The Nightmare Chronicles
- What The Fork
Friday, November 6, 2020
- Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia EU
- Chess Minimal
- Fantasy Friends
- PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay
- L.O.L. Surprise! Remix: We Rule the World
- Pokémon Sword and Shield + Expansion Pass combo
- Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind +
- Trail Boss BMX
- Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch Edition
- World of Solitaire
Saturday, November 7, 2020
- Re:Turn – One Way Trip
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