Nintendo Switch News Round-up
Nintendo Switch news round-up with Super Mario Bros. website, Demon Turf, Master Roshi, UNDERTALE DLC Pack, and much more!
Alpaca Ball: Allstars
The physics-based party football game Alpaca Ball: Allstars will be getting a physical release in Japan on November 5, priced at ¥4,378. The digital release may be cheaper (¥2,400) but doesn’t include cartridge, box, nor sticker sheet! The game features both a solo or 2-player co-op Career mode and an 8-player (local multiplayer only with the Switch version) Versus mode. Check out the Japanese trailer here.
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials
The 2D action-adventure game Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is scheduled to hit the Switch eShop on October 15. The game is the latest game published by DANGEN (Minoria) and features RPG elements with a level-up mini-game, puzzle solving, multiple endings, 400+ rooms to explore, 20+ hours of gameplay, 10+ bosses, 60+ minutes of music, and 30,000+ words of dialogue. Check out the official trailer here.
The 3D platformer Demon Turf will be shown at the digital only Tokyo Game Show event later this month with Fabraz (Slime-san) showcasing the Japanese trailer here. The game sees you join Beebz in her ambitious goal of taking over the Demon Turfs and becoming the Demon Queen herself! Obviously the Demon King doesn’t approve, but that’s what your jumping, spinning, and punching abilities are for!
Dragon Ball FighterZ
The bald, buff, and cool as fudge martial artist Master Roshi arrives in Dragon Ball FighterZ as the latest DLC character on Friday, with two days of early access if purchasing the Fighterz Pass 3. Master Roshi is also available separately priced at ¥550 and joins Ultra Instinct Boku and Kefla as the new fighters in the latest pass. Check out both the announcement trailer and launch trailer for Master Roshi at this post.
Forward to the Sky
The third person action adventure game Forward to the Sky is now coming to Nintendo Switch next Spring with a physical version looking likely for Japan. The game features a mixture of puzzles, action, and adventure elements, with six unique levels to explore, numerous puzzles to solve, and multiple enemies to slay, as you climb the sky tower. Check out the Japanese trailer here and look out for an update soon.
Some of you may remember Go! Go! Beckham! Adventure on Soccer Island on Game Boy Advance. Golf Zero boasts a similar premise (albeit with the protagonist armed with a golf ball instead of a football). It’s already out in the west and is scheduled for Japanese release soon priced at just ¥500. The game features more than 80 levels along with a competitive speed run mode. Check out the launch trailer here.
Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!!
Available now on the Japanese Switch eShop is the Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! + UNDERTALE Pack Bargain Set which includes the base game and UNDERTALE DLC for the same price (¥6,500) as the base game (i.e. – the DLC pack is free!). The DLC pack includes 10x UNDERTALE songs, 2x navigators (Papyrus and Sans), and 6x avatars (Human, Flowey, Soul, Napsta Blook, Temmie, and Annoying Dog).
Super Mario Bros.
With Nintendo’s classic platformer turning 35 over the past weekend, Nintendo opened up an official website for the game featuring artwork, story, characters, manual, and a how to play section. Interestingly the latter includes just Nintendo Switch Online and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. and not Virtual Console. The official website has also opened up for the second game (The Lost Levels).
SuperMash sees players pick two retro game genres to be mashed together to create an all new gaming experience! Available genres include platform, action adventure, shoot ‘em up, metroidvania, stealth, and JRPG, with more apparently to be added. The Japanese release features the voiced protagonists Tomo and Jume, with the localisation moved to a 2021 release. Check out the announcement trailer here.