by Jason Parker (Ragachak)
Ah yes, it’s Friday the 13th, and I’m here with some Nintendo Switch news! Before I get into the stuff that actually came out, I did hear about a few fun games that are coming to this Switch before too long. First, we have a 4-player arcade shooter (done in a retro style) coming out this summer on the Switch. Aksys Games ‘Quad Fighter K” and players join the EDC (Earth Defense Corps) to launch a counter-attack, and with the help of Dr. Akemi, they plan to destroy the heart of the alien stronghold, and I think a game like this with co-op, it will work well with the Switch, being able to take it on the road with you and play with your friends. Now if it only had online co-op. . .It hearkens back to the days of my youth, with the art style and multi-player insane space shooter gameplay. I’m very excited for this one.
Next is Death Road to Canada! The randomly generated, zombie-filled road trip is coming to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, but most importantly, the Nintendo Switch later this month! Slated for an April 25th release, players will journey from Florida to Ontario, enjoying the pixel art as they tackle an undead apocalypse. It’s over the top, hyper-violent and ridiculous, and can be played solo or two player local co-op, it will be live on the Switch with a 20% launch discount for the first two weeks (and I highly, highly recommend it). I could believe that Canada would be the only place free from the zombie apocalypse, but it’s a long and winding road from Florida. Ya’ll Mart, Muscle! Bomb!! Gym!!! are just two of the locales visited on the way, picking up weirdos along the way. Death Road to Canada seems like it would be right up my alley. You can count on some kind of coverage.
Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe (4/12/18): Streets of Red is a permadeath multiplayer horror beat ’em up, and that’s one hell of a mouthful. It has unique, interesting characters that may or may not feel awfully familiar to gamers of all ages. Easy to learn but hard to master, you have to balance using cash or saving it to come back to life; if you run out of cash, your save file gets deleted and you have to start all over. It’s action-packed, filled with ridiculous gore and clever creatures, and even features Jim Sterling as one of the bosses! It’s incredibly difficult but incredibly fun. I’m actually working on a playthrough for the PS4 version. However, our very own Colton reviewed it for the Switch, which you can see below (7.19):
Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (4/12/18): I haven’t really played Don’t Starve, but pretty much everyone I know has, and seem to enjoy it quite a lot. I do have to say, I adore the art style for it, and it’s pretty fitting for a Friday the 13th news piece. Wilson the Gentleman Scientist is the character you play as, who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious world. You have to learn to exploit this environment to find your way back home. There’s also the new challenge, Reign of Giants, which expands the world with new characters, seasons, creatures and more. There’s also “Shipwrecked” which will offer a tropical archipelago to explore. Do whatever you must, but most importantly, Don’t Starve. (19.99)
Masters of Anima (4/10/18): The magical world of Spark awaits in Masters of Anima, where you learn to summon an army of magical Guardians, each offering their own powers, abilities, and features that make them useful in certain situations. Learning to master these Guardians, acquiring new powers and using them well will make you a Master of Anima. Up to 100 Guardians can be controlled, and you play as Otto, who is but an apprentice. He aims to be a Master, so he can finally get married to his betrothed, Ana (who was captured by Zahr and his Golems). Since you’re already out to save your girl, you may as well save the world while you’re at it. Masters of Anima has a beautiful art style and tactical gameplay that should fit nicely on the Nintendo Switch. (19.99)