Switch Shipments Will Continue in Europe & Americas

Despite temporarily suspending domestic shipments of the Nintendo Switch console (see this post), shipments will continue in Europe and the Americas, according to Nikkei, as there’s still enough stock for the West. Production has been delayed due to the coronavirus. Production at factories in China and Vietnam has returned to a certain level, although it has not fully recovered. Thanks to BlackKite for help with the translation.

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ESA Announce E3 2021 DATES

After this year’s event was cancelled just last month, Entertainment Software Association have announced that E3 2021 will take place June 15~17, 2021, if all goes to plan. ESA say next year’s event will be “reimagined”. There’s no more word on whether there will still be an online event this year to replace the actual event. In related news: IGN have announced a digital event for June this year in cahoots with  Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google, Twitter, Devolver Digital, and THQ Nordic. [Thanks, GamesIndustry.biz]

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Coming to Switch

Nihon Falcom’s JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV will be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021 as reports Game Informer. The game originally released for PlayStation 4 in Japan in September 2018 and will finally be localised this Fall. The Switch and PC versions have only been announced for North America at present, but are expected for all major regions. The Switch release will include a physical “Frontline Edition”. Announcement trailer added below…

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Kamiko Out Now on PS4 in North America

Flyhigh Works have published the Nintendo Switch launch game Kamiko for PlayStation 4 in North America. Kamiko is a 2D action adventure game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs where you fight as priestesses called “Kamiko” and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages and break the magically sealed Torii (gates) to make your way to the stage boss. Launch trailer added below…

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Sky Racket Announced for Switch

Double Dash Studios have published the shoot ’em up × block breaker game Sky Racket on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the west. Flying over whimsical worlds filled with vivid colours, it’s just you, a stylish scarf, a laser tennis racket and a horde of fluffy enemies trying to blow you back to the ground. Mixing the classic genres of shoot-’em-ups and block breakers, Sky Racket is the world’s first “Shmup Breaker!”. Launch trailer added below…

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Bounty Battle Announced for Switch

Merge Games and Dark Screen Games have announced the indie fighting game Bounty Battle for Nintendo Switch release this Summer. Bounty Battle is a multiplayer 2D fighting game, where you can pit your favourite indie game characters against one another! Bounty Battle features more than 20 characters, each with their own unique abilities and companion Minion. Characters include the likes of Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon and Dead Cells, among other awesome indies.

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Sky: Children of the Light Announced for Switch

Thatgamecompany have announced the adventure RPG Sky: Children of the Light for Nintendo Switch release this Summer. From the award-winning creators behind Journey (2013 Game of The Year) and the highly-acclaimed Flower, comes a ground-breaking social adventure that is set to warm your hearts. Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky, a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones. Edit: the game will also be releasing in Japan as Sky: Hoshi wo Tsumugu Kodomo Tachi. Japanese trailer posted below…

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Dicey Dungeons Announced for Switch

Distractionware Limited have announced the deck building roguelike game Dicey Dungeons for Nintendo Switch release this year. In Dicey Dungeons, fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll. Master each class and figure out which one best fits your style in this charming world filled with a growing array of twists and secrets.

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Blair Witch Announced for Switch

Bloober Team and Mataboo have announced the adventure game Blair Witch for Nintendo Switch release this Summer. It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

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