Switch Game Releases (January 29, 2018)

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Hey fellow Switchaboos, let’s take a look at this week’s new releases for the Nintendo Switch!

It’s a bit of a slow week with only seven games coming out, but let’s get stuck into them…


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.


Shiftlings – Enhanced Edition

Release Date 01/02/18

Price $18.75

Developed By Rock Pocket Games

Published By Rock Pocket

Genre Platformer / Puzzle

Required Space 2.3 GB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On PC / Linux / iOS / Android / PS4 / Xbox One

Shiftlings is a puzzle platformer that requires you to control two characters who are tethered to each other. You can either play the game single-player and control both characters, or co-op with a friend and work together. There are 55 challenging levels to get through, which are sure to create some hilarious moments.


Her Majesty’s SPIFFING

Release Date 01/02/18

Price $13.99

Developed By Billy Goat Entertainment Ltd

Published By Billy Goat Entertainment Ltd

Genre Adventure / Puzzle

Required Space 586 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One / Wii U

It’s 2016 and Britain are becoming irrelevant to the rest of the world. Her Majesty the Queen aims to put a stop to this by establishing S.P.I.F.F.I.N.G (Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies) to establish a brand new Galactic British Empire. Venture into the cosmos, solve puzzles and more for the glory of Britain!


Sky Force Reloaded

Release Date 02/02/18

Price $15.00

Developed By Infinite Dreams

Published By Infinite Dreams

Genre Shooter / Arcade / Action

Required Space 678 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On PC / iOS / Android / PS4 / Xbox One

In this shoot ‘em up, get drawn it by its beautiful environments and intense effects. Relive the glory days of classic arcade shoot ‘em ups with meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.


3D MiniGolf

Release Date 02/02/18

Price $29.99

Developed By Z-Software GmbH

Published By Joindots

Genre Sports / Arcade / Simulation / Party

Required Space 1.2 GB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / PS4

Enjoy mini golf in glorious HD! With 54 challenging holes, 18 of which are faithfully modeled after officials courses in the real world, you can face off against your friends, family, or just try and beat your own records. With different environments, such as a lovely green park, a campsite in the mountains and a dreamy sandy beach, this game is perfect for any mini golf enthusiast.


ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown II

Release Date 02/02/18

Price $10.50

Developed By SNK

Published By Hamster

Genre Fighting / Arcade

Required Space 101 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Neo Geo / Arcade / Android / iOS / PlayStation

This classic arcade fighter involves 15 combatants ready to fight, including four new characters at the time of release. These games have been faithfully reproduced on the Nintendo Switch and they continue to receive a lot of love from fans.



Release Date 02/02/18

Price $22.50

Developed By Corecell Technology

Published By Corecell Technology

Genre Action / Platformer

Required Space 3.3 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PS4 / PS Vita / Xbox One / Nintendo 3DS

Play as Freyja as she travels throughout the region of Awelsia with an unknown weapon call ‘AeternoBlade’. Get revenge on the Lord of the Mist, Beladim, for destroying her village and killing her tribe. AeternoBlade is an intense action platformer with many enemies to kill in dark atmospheric environments that is now coming to the Nintendo Switch.


Mad Carnage

Release Date 03/02/18

Price $7.50

Developed By Drageus Games

Published By Qubic Games S.A.

Genre Strategy / Adventure / Board Game / Other

Required Space 800 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On

In collaboration with Evan Currie, a bestselling sci-fi novelist, play as John Carnage just after the great war. Take control of intimidating petrol beasts, each equipped with their own unique weapons and mechanics, and battle it out in campaign mode or on one of the eight Custom Game maps.


Switchaboo’s Pick of the Week

Unfortunately, this week is a bit of a slow one, but as we have to pick one, it’d have to be…

Drum roll, please…


Her Majesty’s SPIFFING!

This game gets our Pick of the Week for its witty dialogue and unique premise. The gameplay looks adequate, however the plot is just too wacky too ignore and seems like it’d be a good laugh.

We considered giving the honor to AeternoBlade for its gameplay and art style, but the wackiness of Her Majesty’s Spiffing won us over this week.


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