Two indie classics headline this week’s lineup of new eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch.
One of the nice things about the steady trickle of games ported to Switch is the rediscovery of some old favourites. It’s a list that features games like Hob, Bastion and Castle Crashers.
Another example is Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine. Pocketwatch’s multiplayer-focused heist game was a deserved success when it was released in 2013 and one we spent many hours playing on Xbox 360. We’d committed it to memory but its return on Switch this week is a delightful surprise. It’s thoroughly recommended.
And it’s not alone. Another great game from Xbox 360 indie boom released is Skullgirls 2nd Encore. The updated version of Revenge Labs’ classic 2D fighting game comes to Switch on Tuesday.
Other new Nintendo eShop releases include the acclaimed action-RPG Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire and PBA Pro Bowling. Also notable are Mountain Peak Battle Mess and Space Intervention. But they are only notable for being that rarest of beasts, new releases for the Wii U.
Here is this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch games.
New Nintendo Switch games – October 20-25, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
- Tower Climb
Monday, October 21, 2019
- Monaco: Complete Edition
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
- Day and Night
- Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers (NA)
- Mary Skelter 2 (NA)
- The Park
- PBA Pro Bowling
- Raging Loop
- Sea Salt
- Skullgirls 2nd Encore
- Street Outlaws: The List
- Tangle Tower
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
- Mary Skelter 2 (EU)
Thursday, October 24, 2019
- Bayala – The Game
- Dark Devotion
- Dark Veer
- Desktop Rugby
- Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire
- Creepy Brawlers
- Fear of Traffic
- Ghost Blade HD
- Haunted: Halloween ’86
- Lethis – Path of Progress
- Mountain Peak Battle Mess (also on Wii U)
- 〇× LOGIC PUZZLE 1000 !
- Réussir: Code la Route
- Skybolt Zack
- Space Intervention (Wii U)
- Tennis Go
- Winter Sports Games
- Vortex Attack EX
Friday, October 25, 2019
- Arcade Archives Golf
- Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers (EU)
- Dusk Diver
- Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete
- Horror Pinball Bundle
- Into the Dead 2
- Jewel Rotation
- Let’s Sing 2020/Country
- Party Treats
- Pixel Gladiator
- Pizza Bar Tycoon
- Soul Searching
- Ultra Off-Road 2019: Alaska
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