Nintendo Switch Game Releases (February 5, 2018)

Nintendo Switch Game Releases (February 5, 2018)
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Hey fellow Switchaboos, let’s take a look at this week’s new releases for the Nintendo Switch!

We have a jam packed week with 14 games coming out and only one of them is under $10. So we have a lot of quality games with a lot to get through, so let’s get started…


Note: All prices are in AUD and all release dates are for the Australian eShop. Also, releases can still be subjected to change after the release of this update.



Release Date 06/02/18

Price $19.99 (Currently 20% off for pre-order)

Developed By Long Hat House

Published By Raw Fury

Genre Platformer / Action / Adventure

Required Space 571 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / PS Vita / Xbox One

In this 2D metroidvania style game, the world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. Play as Dandara who has just been awakened and aims to bring freedom and balance to a directionless world.


Premium Pool Arena

Release Date 06/02/18

Price $14.95

Developed By Ice Flake Studios

Published By Bigben Interactive

Genre Sports / Arcade

Required Space 513 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On PC / PS4

Kick back and play some classic premium pool! With traditional 8-ball games, you can take part in tournaments against challenging opponents, or come back each day to try the daily challenges.


Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition

Release Date 07/02/18

Price $24.00

Developed By Tribute Games Inc.

Published By Tribute Games

Genre Action / First-Person / Platformer / Multiplayer

Required Space 241 MB

Players 1 – 4

Players (Online & Local Wireless) 2 – 4

Play as a part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, and stop stop the fearsome forces of CLAW who have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base. You can play single-player, co-op with friends and family, or even online!


Black Hole

Release Date 06/02/18

Price $8.99

Developed By Dufgames

Published By Dufgames

Genre Arcade / Action / Shooter

Required Space 189 MB

Players 1

Black Hole is a twin-stick arcade shooter that allows you to choose your ship and battle through multiple black holes. With 40 levels spread across four worlds, upgradeable ships and HD rumble, this game is packed full of content. There’s even a colorblind mode… which is actually helpful for someone like myself.


The Darkside Detective

Release Date 08/02/18

Price $19.50

Developed By Spooky Doorway

Published By Isometric Dreams

Genre Adventure / Puzzle

Required Space 863 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / Mac / Linux

Francis McQueen, The Darkside Detective, keeps getting supernatural and missing cat cases dropped on his desk. This game is a micro-adventure game with humour and charm full of six spooky cases for you to solve. With fantastic music and charming jokes, The Darkside Detective will keep you hooked from case-to-case.


Dragon Quest Builders

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $79.95

Developed By Square Enix

Published By Nintendo

Genre Action / Adventure

Required Space 811 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita

Think of this game as Dragon Quest meets Minecraft. But where Minecraft lacks in story and adventure, Dragon Quest Builders makes up for in strides. As the master builder, rebuild Alefgard and rescue the townsfolk. As an added bonus, the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders comes with the Great Sabrecub that will boost your speed and grant you special materials by defeating enemies.


Mercenaries Saga Chronicles

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $24.25 (Available for Pre-Order)

Developed By Square Enix

Published By Rideon,Inc / RideonJapan,Inc

Genre Strategy / RPG

Required Space 211 MB

Players 1

Also Released On Nintendo 3DS

This collection of the Mercenaries Saga games come with three titles: Mercenaries Saga: Will of the Lions, Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle and Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War. This strategy RPG is akin to the Final Fantasy Tactics and the Fire Emblem series. This edition is the first time on a console platform with a total of 82 campaign chapters.


Aegis Defenders

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $23.95

Developed By GUTS Department

Published By Humble Bundle

Genre Action / Platformer / Strategy / RPG

Required Space 1.3 GB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On PC / Mac / PS4

This genre combines four different genres to create an outstandingly unique playing experience. Explore, build and defend as the Ruinhunters search for a legendary weapon known as Aegis to save their village.


Disc Jam

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $22.50

Developed By High Horse Entertainment

Published By High Horse Games

Genre Sports / Multiplayer / Arcade / Action

Required Space 1.1 GB

Players 1 – 4 (including online and local wireless)

Also Released On PC / PS4

This game is an action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a sport that is a combination of hockey and tennis. Unleash your abilities and defend the end zone to bring your team to victory.


Arcade Archives Crazy Climber

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $10.50

Developed By Nichibutsu

Published By Hamster

Genre Action / Arcade

Required Space 74.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade / Arcadia 2001 / Atari 2600 / Famicom / Shar X68000 / WonderSwan / PS2 / PS4

This classic arcade game was originally released way back in 1980. The goal is to climb to the top of the skyscraper by controlling the right and left hand of the twin lever. Climb as high as you can whilst accumulating as many points as you can without falling.


Aperion Cyberstorm

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $19.00

Developed By aPriori Digital

Published By aPriori Digital

Genre Action / Adventure / Arcade / Shooter

Required Space 445 MB

Players 1 – 5

Also Released On PC / Wii U / Xbox One

This twin-stick shoot ‘em up is a hectic game that requires you and your friends to beat as many enemies as possible. Travel to many different worlds in the Campaign mode and challenge increasingly different enemies.


Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $10.50

Published By Hitcents

Genre Adventure / Puzzle

Required Space 466 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / Wii U / iOS / Android

This clever little game is full of stick-figure charm that requires imagination and creativity. Draw your own Stickman and watch as becomes a hero by embarking on a perilous new journey through time.


ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $12.99

Published By Gambitious

Genre Action / Arcade / Shooter

Required Space 385 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / Mac / Android

ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is another tough as nails 2D Action Platformer alongside a few other similar titles that has recently graced the Nintendo Switch eShop. However with its unique artwork and crazy characters, this game stands on its own merits.


ACA NeoGeo 2020 Super Baseball

Release Date 09/02/18

Price $10.50

Developed By SNK

Published By Hamster

Genre Sports / Arcade

Required Space 97.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Neo Geo / Neo Geo CD / Arcade / SNES / Sega Genesis / Wii

This arcade sports game takes place in the distant future – 2020… It was made in 1991, give it a break. This futuristic baseball game contains two leagues with six teams in each. With equippable armor and landmines on the pitch, this game brings a new meaning to explosive gameplay.


Switchaboo’s Pick of the Week

With 14 games being released this week, there was a lot to sift through, but couldn’t look past…

Drum roll, please…

Dragon Quest Builders!

Surprise! Not really… this game is the only retail release for the week and it’s always heartwarming to see Square Enix games being released on Nintendo games. Especially what is technically a home console.

There is currently a demo that you can try out that is PACKED full of content and hours of gameplay. If you play through it and it’s just not gelling with you, at least you can say that you gave it a go.


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