Nintendo Switch news includes Mario, Zelda and Super Smash Bros
The Nintendo Switch games list continues to expand, with another five titles making their debut this week, with another big launch planned for next week.
This includes the likes of Severed, Rocket Fist, Phantom Trigger, The King of Fighters 2000 and Ironcast. Gamers can also look forward to the release of Sonic Mania on Nintendo Switch next week.
None can follow the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Splatoon 2 in terms of hype, but they do help to provide more variety on the new console.
Severed is a little different from the other games as it’s only playable in handheld, something that isn’t very common-place on the Switch.
Most titles can also be played on your telly, although there are games where a touchscreen is required, making docking impossible.
“Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family,” the official Severed game description reads.
“Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters.
“As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.”
Severed is available to buy from the Nintendo eShop, like all the other titles mentioned above, costing around £13.49.
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Super Smash Bros is one of the most requested Nintendo Switch port rights now, with a new version or a port of the Wii U game sure to go down a treat.
But one game keeps coming from Nintendo gamers looking for new ports to the Switch – Super Smash Bros. The series has been a huge fan favourite ever since it made its debut on the Nintendo 64, with the Wii U version critically acclaimed.
And it looks like Nintendo may have dropped a huge hit that Super Smash Bros could be coming to the Switch. The Smash Bros tease may have been hidden away on one of Nintendo’s official website.
Their Danish portal was recently giving away 15 trips to Denmark’s Legoland, and gamers had to enter a quiz to be in with a chance of winning the prize.
One question asked: “What colorful shooter game was released on July 21 for the Nintendo Switch?”
But, according to Comicbook.com, one of the possible answers gamers could choose from was Super Smash Bros.
The possible answers were:
- A) Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Switch
- B) Pokken Tournament DX
- C) Splatoon 2
Obviously, this could just be a deliberate misstep from Nintendo to help people entering the quiz narrow down the answer. But it’s telling that the other two options were definite, confirmed releases for the Nintendo Switch.
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For anyone still exploring Hyrule with Link, this latest Legend of Zelda update could come in very handy.
Released for Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, patch 1.3.1 fixes a couple of DLC issues, as well as adding a new feature.
A new channel was launched on Wednesday, August 9 which provide new ideas on how to tackle the game.
This new feature appears on the Zelda Home Menu screen, although it will only be available to Nintendo Switch players.
The separate Wii U patch notes do not include the new New Channel feature so, don’t expect anything new popping up tomorrow.
On the plus side, Nintendo usually add more into their patches then they actually release, meaning that there could be a few other changes revealed when people logon.
It follows news of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild fans discovering a hardcore new way to enjoy the Nintendo Switch adventure.
A new glitch lets players bypass the opening moments of the game and play without the Sheikah Slate or a day/night cycle.
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Sonic Mania’s release date has been delayed at the very last minute.
The Sonic Mania release date has been pushed back to August 29, as the development team works on further optimisations.
However, the good news for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One owners is that the release date delay only applies to the PC version of the retro platform game.
Sonic Mania will still have an August 15 release date on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
The news was revealed during a Sonic Mania live stream, where a spokesperson confirmed that the PC version required a little more work.
To make up for the delay, anybody who pre-orders Sonic Mania PC before August 15 will receive a Steam key for the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
The same applies for PC owners of the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition.