by Jason Parker (Ragachak)
Good morning, Internet! I haven’t been able to do Nintendo Switch news in a while, thanks to being busy and a Hurricane that was on our doorstep for a week or so. But I’m back, and there’s some good stuff happening this week for the Switch! Before that, one or two items I’d like to address. We got some Sword Art Online news recently, and to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Sword Art Online, we learned that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition will both be available on the Nintendo Switch.
There’s also new DLC for Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle on the PS4/Steam, but more important: The Switch. This free dungeon map, “Revenge of the Doman” is live, and in it, players have the most formidable bosses in the game awaiting. There are new dungeon areas to explore, and players will also unlock a time mode, after completing the main story. That way they can test how good they truly are by clearing as fast as possible. There were some other fixes and adjustments made to the game:
- Adjusted enemy spawn locations
- Adjusted drop rate for food
- Corrected text errors in the game and game trophies
- Fixed the bug where enemies that drop from the ceiling clumping together
- High-level dungeon enemies have around 20% less HP
And with those things out of the way, here’s what’s hot this week for the Nintendo Switch!
Dragonball FighterZ (September 28th): I was hoping it would release on the Switch at the same time, but I get why it wasn’t. I love Dragon Ball FighterZ, even if I haven’t really played it in a while. The ability to play DBFZ on the go and have all of your friends playing at the same time is a really big selling point. Bored on a flight? Get some combo practice in! I can see a lot of FGC pros who use a pad practicing on flights or on long drives to tournaments. It’s a sharp, easy to pick up fighter, with a lot of depth and a lot to learn. Definitely in the easy-to-play, hard-to-master camp. I’m not as big on DLC fighters as I used to be, but you can always skip the ones you don’t care about. (59.99)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (September 25th): It’s a coming-of-age story in a time of war! How could you not love that? Plus it has an adorable dog. I adore the CANVAS graphics engine, it makes Valkyria Chronicles continue to stand out as a unique, and engaging game. Players get to experience the other side of the Second Europan War, and its most brutal campaign – Operation Northern Cross. Valkyria Chronicles as a franchise is really underappreciated, and having it on the Switch really makes me happy. It’s beautiful, it’s challenging, it has tanks and awesome, but grim war stories. (59.99)
TowerFall (September 25th): TowerFall features all of the content from Ascension and DarkWorld, and also has Nintendo Switch exclusive additions. TowerFall itself is the ultimate version of the much-beloved archery combat/party game, with up to six player battles, adorable pixel graphics, and lot sof gameplay types, arrow types, powerups and more. And if you think it’s going to break friendships, wh y not teamup in the 1-4 player co-op modes, where you instead do battle against waves of enemies? That’s probably more my speed anyway. TowerFall looks like an absolute blast. (19.99)