Nintendo Switch games keep getting added to the new system’s eShop, this week saw three new launches.
A total of over 60 games have been confirmed so far for Nintendo eShop and fans can expect some additional announcements during E3 2017.
Helping to bolster the list that is currently dominated by Zelda: Breath of the Wild, fans can now play classic ACA NeoGeo title, Metal Slug.
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There are plenty of other NeoGeo titles currently available in the Nintendo eShop, although there are other alternatives for fans to try out too.
Snake Pass is now available on Nintendo Switch, costing £15.99 and launching earlier this week.
Has-Been Heroes is another titles to make its hybrid console debut this week, an action game developed by Frozenbyte and published by GameTrust which is now available in North America but won’t reach Europe until April 4.
And Nintendo Switch fans can expect a steady flow of unconventional new releases, as Nintendo pledges to create lots of new franchises.
The Japanese games giant wants to go beyond established franchises, and create brand new experiences that take advantage of the innovative Joy-con controllers and versatile hardware set-up.
That’s according to Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi, who told an interviewer (via Nintendo Everything) that the company is preparing one new IP after another for Nintendo Switch.
Takahashi said that fans could expect games that are revolutionary and unconventional. He also praised indie releases like Snipperclips, stressing how important they are for Nintendo Switch.
It’s likely Nintendo will showcase some of these innovative new releases at this year’s E3 gaming expo.
New Nintendo Switch stock has arrived this weekend in the UK, with fans now able to buy the console from the likes of Argos, Amazon and Smyths.
Further restocks are planned for this week, so if any fans missed out or now see sold out notices, there will be new options soon.
According to Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter, Nintendo are going to need a lot more stock if they are going to keep up with demand in the future.
“The Switch works really well- you’re essentially playing with a controller and screen right in front of your face,’ Pachter commented SIFTD Games.
“It is a handheld, the cool thing about it is that your games work on the television as well, but the truth is, it’s a handheld, it’s a great handheld. So, I actually think the Switch is going to end up selling about as well as the 3DS. It’s at a higher price point- but ultimately if it comes down to $149, then ultimately, 3DS style 13 million units a year is possible.”
“If you are a PlayStation or an Xbox owner, and you don’t own the other one, there’s a reason why. And the reason is, you like the first party software better on the console you do own. The standout developer is Nintendo, and even though they aren’t significantly more productive at putting out titles than Microsoft or Sony, pretty much all of their games are giant superstars.
“So Zelda, you just can’t compare Gears of War to Zelda, Zelda is among the highest rated games of all time, if not the highest rated game of all time. So the truth is, I think the Switch will always be the second console of choice.”
New Nintendo Switch Pro Controller issues have been reported by fans, a problem which could bring costs up for gamers.
Using the D-Pad on some bought controller have been noted, a frustration for fans who have paid more to have a conventual controller to use in the home.
“A cursory search of YouTube reveals that several people have made videos about the issues they’re experiencing, which seem to be the Up and Down buttons also triggering when you press left and right,” explains a new post on Nintendo Today.
The problems have also been discussed on Reddit, with users commenting on their experiences so far.
“Mine constantly recognizes up input when i’m pressing left.” one user wrote.
While another added: “I’m glad it’s not just me. I’m very gentle with my controllers and I noticed the D-Pad acting up after a few hours of shovel knight. Casting magic when I’m trying to attack was super annoying. My dpad also clicks a little and just isn’t as accurate as I’d like.”
It could add up to another Nintendo Switch Price if players are faced with replacing the new £60 controller.
It follows on from reported issues with the left Joy-Con controller, something that Nintendo says has now been fixed.