Lots of classic games on the Switch this week, with Sonic and Capcom collections, Pokemon, and Blade Runner. But don’t forget Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Houses.
If you’re into classic games, from more than a few genres, then this might just be your week. The Switch is getting a bunch of big name titles from yesteryear, and most of them are looking pretty good.
The biggest names of those are probably Sonic Origins and Capcom Fighting Collection, but there are a bunch more. Pokemon Snap for the online Expansion Pack is one of those, and lets gamers relive the N64 classic in all its glory.
Then there’s also Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition though, a game that’s had little fanfare. If you don’t know what that is, it’s an adventure title from the 90s, that features the iconic sci-fi franchise. The game’s story features mostly original characters, and takes place during the original film. If you haven’t played it, it’s definitely worth a look.
And as headliners go, there’s a pretty big new name out too, with Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Houses. A spinoff from the long-running JRPG series, Three Houses is decidedly more actiony, with “Warriors-style gameplay”.
As usual too, there are a bunch more titles, mostly smaller stuff and few that you’ll have heard of. But nevertheless, they’re there and might just tickle that old fancy.
Check out the full listing below.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
- Pokémon Snap – Travel to Pokémon Island and take the best possible photos of over 60 different Pokémon when the classic Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap zooms in on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library. On your Pokémon safari you’ll visit many types of climates and environments across the island, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Professor Oak will judge your pictures based on size, pose, technique and number of Pokémon captured – so start practicing if you want to snap the perfect shot! Pokémon Snap will be available starting June 24 for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Packmembership.
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- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – Take on the role of a mercenary on a quest for answers, and join Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude and other Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters in real-time battles that blend the strategy of the Fire Emblem series with action-packed Warriors-style gameplay. Align with one of the three leaders, build an army, forge relationships between characters and experience epic combat as you fight to shape Fódlan’s destiny. The house you choose will bring you through one of three dramatic stories, each with a different outcome – so choose wisely! The Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Houses game will be available on June 24, and a free demo is available right now in Nintendo eShop.
- Sonic Origins – Relive the classic collected adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knucklesand Sonic CD in the newly remastered Sonic Origins and Sonic Origins Digital Deluxe Edition! From the iconic Green Hill Zone to the treacherous Death Egg Robot, you’ll speed down memory lane to thwart the sinister plans of Doctor Robotnik in polished high definition. This latest version includes new areas to explore, exclusive animations and a new Anniversary mode!
- Capcom Fighting Collection – Get ready to experience 10 of Capcom’s most popular arcade games in one epic collection! Capcom Fighting Collection includes a variety of titles from iconic series such as Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Cyberbots and the first home console port of Red Earth! All titles included also support online play.* This is the perfect collection for both arcade veterans who remember the titles and those who want to get into them for the first time! Capcom Fighting Collection will be available on June 24.
- ElecHead – Created by a one-person development team and prototyped as part of a school contest, ElecHead is a clever and challenging 2D puzzle-platformer that will spark your imagination. You play as Elec, a small robot on a mission to bring back light to the world. When Elec touches walls, floors, platforms and switches, he activates them by making electricity run through them. He can also detach and throw his head to trigger things remotely, but be careful: If he doesn’t get his head back within 10 seconds, he’ll shut down. Elec will have to use his head, literally and figuratively, to find a way out of this trap-ridden facility.
- AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES – nirvanA Initiative – Special Agents Mizuki and Ryuki, along with their AI partners Aiba and Tama, are tasked to solve bizarre serial killings while unveiling the mysterious plot known only as the Nirvana Initiative. In the “Investigation” parts of the game, you’ll examine crime scenes and listen to testimonies. In the “Somnium” sections, you’ll enter the dream worlds of suspects and key witnesses. Moving back and forth between the two parts, you can obtain the clues that will help you solve the case. AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES – nirvanA Initiative will be available on June 24.
- Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack – Overwatch 2 is releasing on Oct. 4 as an always-on, free-to-play experience! Team up with friends on all platforms and enjoy the reimagined 5-v-5 gameplay featuring new content rolling out seasonally. Daily challenges and frequent updates mean there’s always something exciting to check out. Get a head start with the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack – purchase to receive content granted at the release of Overwatch 2 in October, including Premium Battle Pass: Season 1, two Overwatch 2Legendary Hero Skins and 2000 Overwatch 2 Virtual Currency. Purchasing Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack also lets you immediately receive and play Overwatch: Legendary Edition, including five Legendary Skins and five Epic Skins. Now those are some fireworks!
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
- Arcade Archives SPACE SEEKER
- Archery Escape – Available June 25
- Bike Jump
- Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei – Available June 28
- Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition
- Car Dealer Driver
- CORPSE FACTORY – Available June 29
- Cube Decider
- Demon’s Residence
- Family Chess
- Haunted Zombie School
- Hillbilly Doomsday – Available June 29
- Him & Her Collection
- Husky’s Adventures
- I Love Finding Critters! – Collector’s Edition
- I Love Finding MORE Cats! – Collector’s Edition
- Kid’s Art & Puzzle
- Mega BUNDLE CATS
- Nirvana Deluxe Edition
- Pachi Pachi 2 on a roll
- Pancake Bar Tycoon Extended Edition – Available June 24
- Pocky & Rocky Reshrined – Available June 24
- Raft Life
- Roller Champions
- Sakura Spirit
- Snake of Maths! Cool Education Game
- Snug Finder – Available June 25
- Space Marshals 3
- Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!
- The Legend of Bum-Bo – Available June 29
- The Psychoduck – Available June 24
- Viki Spotter: Camping
* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online