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New Nintendo Switch releases for April 22-26, 2019

SteamWorld Quest and Mortal Kombat 11 headline this week’s lineup of new eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch. 



New Nintendo Switch eShop releases

SteamWorld Quest, Mortal Kombat 11, and the return of BoxBoy headline this week’s lineup of new eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch. 

The first game to catch our eye in a busy week on the Nintendo eShop is Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. Capcom’s acclaimed 2012 RPG wasn’t the biggest hit, but it has a strong cult following that will only grow with this accomplished Switch port.

Speaking of ports, it will be interesting to see how the Nintendo Switch edition of Mortal Kombat 11 fares. Previews suggest that performance and frame-rate have been the priority for NetherRealm’s porting partner, Shiver Entertainment.


The two Nintendo Switch games we’re most excited about are perhaps the most simple. BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! marks the Switch debut for Hal Laboratory’s charming puzzle platform series. A free – and highly recommended – demo is available now via the eShop. And Jupiter Corporation are back with another value-packed collection of nonograms to solve in Picross S3.

Image & Form Games also return with role-playing card game, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech.

Here’s the full lineup of new Nintendo eShop releases. We’ll add more games to the list as they are confirmed throughout the week.

Nintendo eShop releases: April 22-26, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Ding Dong XL
  • Robox

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Moto Rush GT (North America)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Deponia
  • Gym Hero
  • Theatre Tales

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Arcade Archives Psycho Soldier
  • Aggelos
  • Cytus α
  • Death Coming
  • Defend your Castle
  • Homo Machina
  • Isoland 2 – Ashes of Time
  • Joe Jump Impossible Quest
  • The Little Acre
  • Lost King’s Lullaby
  • Panty Party
  • Picross S3
  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
  • Type:Rider
  • Vandals

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
  • Dig Dog
  • Hotel Dracula
  • Moero Chronicle Hyper
  • Rogue Bit
  • Rollin’ Eggz
  • UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure (North America)
  • Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands
  • Super Blood Hockey
  • Super Star Blast
  • Zeroptian Invasion

Next weekend also sees the US release of GoatPunks, and Ultrawings Flat. Visit the Thumbsticks new releases page for regular updates on all the new games coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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