You won’t find this week’s biggest Switch release on the eShop. The Nintendo Labo: Toycon 04 VR Kit launches tomorrow, and to quote The Metro, it provides “a thoroughly enjoyable and surprisingly engrossing mix of VR, handicraft, and edutainment.”
So, it’s nothing like the Virtual Boy, then.
If VR isn’t your thing, worry not as there are plenty other new games to get stuck into. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice leads the way, launching just one week ahead of another Xbox One-to-Switch release – the almighty Cuphead. While reviews of Hellblade are yet to surface, there are plenty of first impression videos on YouTube that prove its no slapdash affair – it’s a very impressive conversion, on par with Panic Button’s efforts.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is also something of a no-brainer, bringing together 14 chapters of Capcom’s courtroom drama. For those who’ve never played Phoenix Wright, this is an ideal place to start.
Review scores are mostly a mixture of 8s and 9s so far. “The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a title that everyone who loves a great well-written story should have and one that current fans can still enjoy returning to once more,” said Hardcore Gamer.
Grid-based dungeon crawler Vaporum is getting good reviews too, offering old school strategy action. The Switch version apparently suffers from small icons and text when played in handheld mode, though. “The game is full of puzzles, exploration and a wonderful narrative all wrapped in some nice, basic RPG elements,” said GameSpace before dishing out an 8/10.
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! is another of note. The offbeat restaurant management sim was a surprise hit on PC and mobiles several years ago. This long-awaited sequel makes sure no budding chef is left out, launching on all formats.
Reviews of the Switch version are slow to surface, but the PS4 version is off to a flying start with no review scores lower than 8/10 currently showing on Metacritic. “It’ll test your mental agility and finger dexterity to the full”, reports PSU.
Reigns: Game of Thrones launches a week ahead of the final series, currently available for a mere £3.05. This isn’t a new game, per see, but rather a rejig of the indie sleeper hit Reigns. We don’t think you can go far wrong with this.
Arcade Archives TIME PILOT is this week’s one and only retro re-release, meanwhile. Check back next week for more Konami classics, in the form of the eight-game-strong Anniversary Collection.