Nintendo is going on a road trip
From Summer through early Fall of this year, Nintendo will be going on a Nintendo Switch Road Trip. The company will be traveling to eleven cities total, allowing attendees to demo various Nintendo Switch games.
The intention is to attract new consumers and bring gamers together to try out some of the Switch’s best hits. The games available to demo include, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Party, Overcooked 2, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
The event goes from June 26 in Chicago, Illinois until October 6 in Perry, Georgia. There is an admission fee, but if you’re wanting to demo some of the best content produced for the Switch and a prospective Switch owner, this is undoubtedly an event you’ll want to attend.
Walmart features discounts on Switch games
As noted on previous occasions, Nintendo rarely discounts first-party titles. It is possible to speculate why, but it nonetheless stands that the company isn’t as willing as other gaming companies to discount their mainstream first-party titles. Today offers an exception, however, as Walmart is hosting a sale of their own on select Switch titles.
The list can be seen below:
- Super Mario Odyssey – $49.94 (down from $58.88)
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – $45.00 (down from $59.99)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $49.94 (down from $59.99)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – $49.94 (down from $59.99)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $49.94 (down from $59.99)
- Kirby Star Allies – $49.94 (down from $59.88)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – $49.50 (down from $59.88)
- Super Mario Party – $49.94 (down from $59.88)
- Yoshi’s Crafted World – $49.94 (down from $59.99)
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – $49.94 (down from $54.94)
Many would consider this selection full of some of the best titles on the platform, or at least best first-party titles. Specifically, The Legend of Zelda: Breath fo the Wild has been heralded as one of the best Zelda games in years, and Super Mario Odyssey has been given a similar description in terms of Mario games. In any case, if you’re a Switch owners missing out on any of these titles, you may definitely want to check them out while they are on sale.
‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered’ coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released about one decade ago to wide praise from critics and gamers alike for its great gameplay, fantastic story, and authentic performances from the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and more. Now, that game is getting a remaster in the form of Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, to be released later this year for Nintendo Switch.
The game will be receiving upgraded visuals, alongside improved textures, to be featured in the upcoming titles in-game footage and cutscenes. The trailer above, uploaded to YouTube by GameSpot, is for the PlayStation 4 version, so there could be visual differences between that version and the Switch edition of the game. However, it can still be expected that the Switch edition will be enhanced from the last-gen release and, of course, feature handheld play.
This ought to be good news for many gamers. 2009’s Ghostbusters release was a big hit and provided one of the best interactive Ghostbusters experiences to date. Here’s to hoping the remaster does the original release justice.
Source: Nintendo Insider
‘Super Mario Maker 2’ won’t have friend matchmaking
Super Mario Maker 2 is now set to release on Nintendo Switch in less than a month and is seeking to be one of the best hits of the summer. While the game seems to have plenty of attractive features, one feature it won’t have is the ability to matchmake online with friends.
According to the Nintendo World Report, the reason behind this limitation is so that global leaderboards do not reflect any unfair competitive play that could occur, due to exploits, should two friends matchmake with each other. However, even co-op play is limited.
That said, multiplayer is available between friends locally, both on a single system as well as local wireless play. This style is similar to other Nintendo titles like the handheld Mario Kart entries.
While this may be frustrating to some, it may be for the best as far as the competitive element goes. As for equal limits to online co-op play, that is a bit more questionable. In the end, this could change down the road with future updates, but upon its release, players will have to engage in local play only, should they seek out multiplayer with friends.
Source: Nintendo World Report
This Week’s Releases
Among this week’s most notable releases is Among the Sleep – Enhanced Edition. Priced at $24.99 USD, the game is a re-release of the harrowing game released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It tells the story of a boy who must adventure through a “dark and distorted house” to find his mother in a terrible nightmare. The game contains puzzle-solving elements and requires stealth throughout the game. The Nintendo Switch version promises improved visuals and new dialogue as well. This is a truly spooky title and certainly one to be remembered.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was released on May 28. For a price of $14.99 USD, Switch owners have the opportunity to play through the 2013 modern classic which will have them control two brothers as they travel in a fantastical journey involving puzzle-solving and exploration. This beloved titled can be played in both single-player and co-op multiplayer.
Back in 1995 is a unique new game released on Nintendo Switch by developer Throw the warped code out. On sale now for $7.99 USD, though normally $9.99 USD, the game is a throwback to the horror games of the 90’s. Complete with the graphics of the era, “tank controls,” an isolating cityscape (save for some shady supporting characters), and a frame akin to a 90’s computer, the game genuinely attempts to recreate the 90’s experience. If you miss the horror games of yore, Back in 1995 looks to satisfy that nostalgic itch.
Were any of this week’s most notable titles missed here? Let us know in the comments below! As always, you can find these and more on the Nintendo Game Store.