Last week Nintendo released nine games for the launch of its new console the Nintendo Switch. This week Nintendo nearly doubled the amount of games that it has available with eight games coming to the Nintendo eShop.
If you’re like me, you’ll likely be spending the next century trying to do everything there is to do in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But if you’re looking to expand your library a little bit, here are the new games available on the Nintendo Switch eShop:
Blaster Master Zero ($9.99)
This follow-up to the classic 1988 NES platformer is probably the title of most consequence out of this week’s releases. It has a classic retro look and offers a nice blend of Metroid-esque platforming and segments of top-down shooting. I’ve spent a little bit of time with the co-op mode and pun intended, it’s a blast. You can expect the review on this title next week at GWW.
Voez is the first Switch game that requires you to play in portable mode. This rhythm game follows the story a girl and her high school friends as they form a band and face various challenges and trials together. While that may sound corny, I promise you, this game is incredibly challenging and the music is actually pretty catchy.
Neo Geo Classics ($7.99 per game)
These classic Neo Geo titles are not part of a collection but can be purchased individually on the eShop.
These 6 titles are Nam-1975, The King of Fighters ‘98, Waku Waku 7, Shock Troopers, World Heroes Perfect and Metal Slug 3. Each title supports up to two players. So if you have an itch for some co-op play, it looks like you have plenty of options. I’ll show my bias in telling you that Neo Geo had a grossly underrated catalogue and these games represent some of it.
It’s worth noting that many of these titles were a part of the Switch’s launch in Japan and you may have already played them if you have synced a user profile to the Japanese eShop.
Either way, it’s encouraging to to see quality games filling up the eShop instead of simple shovelware. It’s equally encouraging that we won’t be bored while waiting for next month’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Which of these games will you be downloading? Let us know in the comments!