by Jason Parker (Ragachak)
Hello, Internet! I’m back with all of the upcoming/now playing Nintendo Switch news for the week of 6/29/2018! This one’s a little hard to do because honestly, I’m too wrapped up in watching SDGQ 2018 and perhaps planning an FFIV – Free Enterprise run for a future speedrunning event. We’ll see how that goes down. One thing we heard is that Nidhogg 2 is “coming”, but we don’t know when. All we know is that it’s going down eventually, and as soon as we know, you’ll know! But we have something a bit more concrete in The Lion’s Song. Set in early 20th century Austria, the critically acclaimed The Lion’s Song is a series of four self-contained point-and-click stories, featuring fictional artists and scientists, all blessed with unique, outstanding skill. The stories follow in the footsteps of these brilliant minds, their struggles, what helps them create, and the choices they make have an impact on future and past episodes, connecting it all into one evocative, compelling narrative. The Lion’s Song is coming to the Nintendo Switch from Steam/iOS/Android and is hitting the Switch on July 10th.
Crush Your Enemies is a game I reviewed some time ago (see here), but I absolutely loved it. It was a simple concept, with that old-school strategy goodness that I adore. It already had a pretty easy-to-use control scheme which will suit the joycons well (even just one Joycon), online and local multiplayer, and the best part of these old-school strategy games is that they don’t take 45 minutes to an hour to finish a single stage. It’s got the raunchy humor, solid gameplay, weird, hilarious bosses, and plenty of depth for all you tactics/strategy fans. It’s not one I’d miss out on, were I you. This one is an absolute hoot. It’s kind of a slow news week, but that won’t stop us! Let’s get going!
TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom (June 28th): DigipEn Game Studios released TurtlePop title to the switch, and this particular updated edition (Journey to Freedom Tuned Edition) is Switch Exclusive. This enhanced edition is free to existing players. The game sees players picking from adorable characters like Bebo, Deepshi, Slimmie, Smarts, Willis, and Sparky the Turtle, as they work through platform puzzle-solving stages, to get their pals to freedom. Players will also utilize “The Genie,” an airborne support turtle that can manipulate the game world it-shell-f as well as slowly and steadily enhancing the abilities of the turtles. It’s cute, it’s challenging, it’s TurtlePop (12.99)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (June 29th): Come on, it’s Wolfenstein. What more do I really have to say here? It’s the latest in the current Wolfenstein Reboot, set in an alternate timeline where the Nazis managed to drop the first Nuke, and demolished New York. America surrendered, and now the Nazis control America. So it’s up to BJ Blazcowicz, the baddest, toughest dude ever to save America, work with the revolution, and brutally murder as many Nazis as he possibly can. This is hot on the heels of the announcement of the next game, which will feature co-op, playing as his two daughters. Terror-Billy is here to slaughter every Nazi in sight, and you won’t want to let this one pass you by. (59.99)