By Coby Simmons
May 25, 2020
In a time when the world seems to be turning upside down, Animal Crossing provides a gentle, soothing, social and creative escape – available only on Nintendo Switch. Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customise in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round. Compelling and full of character, it gives plenty of reasons to come back every day.
Carrying on the style of gameplay from previous entries in the Streets of Rage series, Streets of Rage 4 is a ‘beat 'em up game’ in which up to four players (locally) or two players (online) fight against waves of enemies, aided by disposable weapons and item pickups. Sega’s legendary scrolling brawler gets an unexpected reprise 25 years after its predecessor, returning to the shadowy back alleys of Wood Oak City, vigilante heroes must use a range of new weapons and combos in order to bludgeon waves of criminal goons. Streets of Rage 4 provides a viscerally thrilling experience and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 see players taking on the role of Luigi who must explore a haunted hotel, incorporating different themes on each floor, and rescue his friends from the ghosts that inhabit it, after the group is tricked into visiting it for a vacation by an old foe. Alongside a number of returning gameplay elements from the previous instalments, the game incorporates new features, including additional moves for ghost catching, an ectoplasmic doppelgänger assistant known as Gooigi, and expanded multiplayer functionality that allows for players to engage in cooperative and competitive gaming both locally and online, taking advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s vast multiplayer functionality.
Make it your way and play it your way – Super Mario Maker 2 allows Mario fans across the world to create, share, and play their own unique side-scrolling Super Mario courses. Available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, players have the option of diving into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle, or alternatively, make your own courses alone or together. And with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, share your courses, access a near-endless supply made by others, enjoy online multiplayer, and more! The sequel adds various assets and tools for course creation, including assets and a course theme based on Super Mario 3D World (a theme that is especially different from the four others with many unique features and gameplay mechanics).
Explore the expansive world of Ring Fit Adventure, battling enemies along the way using real0life fitness exercises. The new Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories included with the game detect and measure your real-world movements and turn them into in-game actions! Jog in place to move your character through the world, or squeeze the Ring-Con to turn a strength exercise into a powerful in-game attack. The Ring-Con is a flexible electronic device that provides resistance and features a sensor that detects exertion and reacts to changes. Ring Fit Adventure can be tailored to the player's level of skill, so even if you don't have experience with fitness, you can adjust the exercise intensity to suit your ability. This will let you continue every day at an activity level that's comfortable for you. It’s not hard to understand why Ring Fit Adventure is one of the Nintendo Switch’s best-selling games yet – get amongst it to keep your daily movement up while stuck indoors!
Ink-splatting action is back and fresher than ever with Splatoon 2 – including a new story-driven single-player mode and various online multiplayer modes. Claim more turf in this colourful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter by taking Turf War battles on the go with Nintendo Switch. Use any of the console’s portable play styles for intense local multiplayer acton or even team up for new 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run! No matter which way you play, splat at home or on-the-go with Nintendo Switch.