Another batch of video game classics are our picks from this week’s lineup of new eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch.
Originally mooted for the Wii U, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath finally comes to a Nintendo console this week with a new Switch remaster. Apart from an HD bump and gyroscopic aiming, don’t expect any major changes, but do expect an engaging and action-packed adventure delivered with considerable style.
Two new additions to the Sega Ages library also arrive this week. Both Fantasy Zone and Shinobi get the M2 makeover treatment which includes save states, online leaderboards, replay options, and a few optional gameplay tweaks to make each game more accessible.
One new(ish) game coming to the Nintendo Switch is 198X from Hi-Bit Studios. It’s a clever coming-of-age story told through a variety of arcade game genres, from racing and fighting to platforming and role-playing. It’s not a long game, but it’s well-observed, atmospheric, and rather touching.
Other new Nintendo Switch releases include Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, SpeedRunners, and Mosaic. Here’s the current lineup of confirmed new games. We’ll update the lineup if things change throughout the week.
Nintendo Switch releases: January 20-24, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
- It’s Raining Fists and Metal
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- Caveman Chuck
- The Walking Dead – Season 2
- The Walking Dead – A New Frontier
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Football, Tactics & Glory (Soccer, Tactics & Glory)
Thursday, January 23, 2020
- Dual Brain Vol. 2
- Classic Snake Adventures
- Escape From Chernobyl
- Jewel Wars
- Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
- PuPaiPo Deluxe
- Sega Ages Fantasy Zone
- Sega Ages Shinobi
- Sleep Attack
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf
Friday, January 24, 2020
- FoxyLand 2
- Orn: The Tiny Forest Sprite
- Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha
- Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest