It’s an interesting week for Nintendo fans, who are treated to a schedule of smaller releases, though there are a few diamonds in the rough.
If you’re looking for big names, you’re going to have to look elsewhere this week. That’s because while the Switch has its usual assortment of drops, there are no names that I think anyone would describe as ‘big time’.
The spotlight titles are Maquette, which is a first-person puzzler, and Cassette Beasts, which is odd. Well, actually forget that, they’re both odd, but Maquette does sound pretty interesting.
It’s a puzzle game, yes, but there’s an interesting sizing mechanic happening, were the player is huge while in the middle of the world, and gets smaller as they go out into it. Strange for sure, but kinda cool sounding too. As for Cassette Beasts, that’s a game where you encounter all manner of monsters and people who use cassette tapes as armor. Yeah, so…
Anyway, there’s also Chasm: The Rift this week, for those who like classically-styled FPS’ and of course the usual assortment of smaller titles.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- MAQUETTE – MAQUETTE is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Head to the center of the world and you’ll feel like a giant, towering over buildings and walls. But venture further out and start to feel small as things get larger and larger – to the point where cracks in the ground become chasms! In MAQUETTE you will explore the scales of everyday problems in a modern-day love story, where sometimes the smallest of issues can become insurmountable obstacles. Solve the puzzle today on Nintendo Switch!
- Cassette Beasts – Explore New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island and record monsters to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities! Cassette Beasts is available today!
- Digital Spotlight
- Celebrate International Museum Day on Your Island! – Visit Blather’s Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for International Museum Day! Work with Tom Nook to bring the museum curator, Blathers, to unlock the museum on your island. Search for fossils, fish, bugs and art to donate to the exhibit! Once you bring a creature or fossil to Blathers, he will gladly tell you all about it. And although handling bugs, well, bugs him, he’ll still treat them with great care! Visit your island’s museum this International Museum Day and complete the Stamp Rally! Each gallery will have a stamp station where players can acquire stamps to earn a prize. The Stamp Rally ends on May 31.
- More Pokémon, Places and Stories Await – The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC is available for pre-order now for both Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet! In this story, you’ll be leaving the Paldea region and delving even deeper into the world of the games! More Pokémon, places and stories await in this two-part DLC! Part 1: The Teal Mask launches this fall and Part 2: The Indigo Disk launches this winter.
- Mortal Kombat 1 – Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes and fatalities! Mortal Kombat 1 and Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition are now available for pre-order. The Premium Edition includes Kombat Pack, one-week early access to downloadable content characters and 1250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency).
Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:
- 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:
- A Western Drama
- AKAIITO HD REMASTER
- AOISHIRO HD REMASTER
- Arcade Archives Ark Area
- Bat Boy
- Bee in The Valley
- BlackSmith HIT
- Bubble Bird
- Chasm: The Rift
- Chronicles of 2 Heroes: Amaterasu’s Wrath – Available May 26
- Coloring Pixels: Collection 3
- End of Lines
- Fantasy Tower Defense
- Fights in Tight Spaces
- Finally, in Love Again
- Fitness Circuit – Available May 26
- Hello Goodboy
- HELLO KITTY AND FRIENDS HAPPINESS PARADE
- Home Sweet Home – Available May 27
- Hush Hush
- Johnny Trigger – Available May 26
- LASERPITIUM – Available May 31
- Legendary Tales: Stolen Life
- Marlon’s Mystery: The darkside of crime
- Move The Pin: Classic Logic Puzzle
- Mystical Mixing – Available May 26
- Mythargia – Available May 31
- Nakana Bundle #4 – Available May 27
- Nakana Bundle #5 – Available May 27
- Nakana Bundle #6 (10 games) – Available May 27
- Onigo Hunter
- Pulling no Punches
- Puzzle by Nikoli S Numberlink
- REPLIKATOR – Available May 26
- Rubberduck Wave Racer
- Santa’s Monster Shootout
- Serene Hike
- Skye Tales – Available May 26
- Smash Out
- Star Gagnant
- Sudoku: Casual Board Game
- Super Night Riders
- The Blind Prophet – Available May 26
- The Case of the Golden Idol
- The Tartarus Key – Available May 31
- Theft Ride Legacy
- To Hell with the Ugly – Available May 30
- To The Rescue!
- True Disc Golf
- Undead Horde 2: Necropolis – Available May 31
- Vaccine Rebirth
- Waifu Space Conquest
- おいでませ、こくりさん – Welcome Kokuri-san –