If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, this week you’re in for a treat. The following games are being released for the handheld console-
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake
- Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns
- Castle Crashers Remastered
And those aren’t the only remasters- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is also launching this week. Finally, the zany indie Untitled Goose Game is also on the way.
Castle Crashers Remastered
Releasing on September 17th, the game will be available on Switch.
The remaster includes the original game, along with all of its DLC, all running at 60 FPS. The 2008 Xbox Live Arcade classic is out now on Xbox One, and this week Switch owners can enjoy the beat-’em-up action in four-player co-op or take each other on in the arena. There’s also a new mini-game called Back Off Barbarian.
Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns
Releasing on September 19th, the game will be available on Switch.
Puzzle Quest is an RPG where you battle foes by playing a match-three puzzle game. Once you choose a class, you can cast spells and make attacks based on combinations of colored gems as you clear the board. The Legend Returns includes the original game and all previous expansions, plus a brand-new one titled Attack of the Golem Lord.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Releasing on September 20th, the game will be available on Switch.
This is a full-on remake of Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy. While it offers the same story and dungeons across Koholint Island, there’s also a completely fresh art style, reimagined soundtrack, and even a special dungeon editor. Tap an Amiibo, and you can unlock extra mini-games and chambers for that dungeon-builder. Tap the Link’s Awakening Amiibospecifically, and you’ll summon Shadow Link.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
Releasing on September 20th, the game will be available on PS4 and PC.
When the original released in 2010, Ni no Kuni’s Studio Ghibli-inspired visuals were already impressive–the beloved studio actually animated the game’s cinematic cut scenes–but the remaster looks even better, running at 60 FPS. Otherwise it’s the same RPG from nearly a decade ago. The original Ni no Kuni (not the remaster) is also headed to Nintendo Switch on September 20.
Untitled Goose Game
Releasing on September 20th, the game will be available on Switch and PC.
As is suggestive from the name, this game is about a goose, and that goose’s mission is to bother the citizens of a small village. You’ll do that by running around, flapping your wings, honking, grabbing items, and generally causing mischief. And this is a stealth game at its core.
There are more games to come in the following weeks, so stay tuned!