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Nintendo Switch is the successor of Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles and is widely considered to be the first hybrid console on the market. It allows users to play games either at home on a big TV screen or while travelling. This is possible thanks to its revolutionary design, which combines features of both stationary and handheld consoles. It is composed of two main parts: the console unit, which is a 6.2" screen tablet based on Nvidia technology, and the docking station necessary to connect the console to a TV set. Nintendo Switch was released worldwide on March 3, 2017.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)

Arcade 29 June 2018

A bundle of first three Crash Bandicoot games, remastered by Vicarious Visions studio. Aside from modern visuals, all games feature rebuilt levels, as well as a new save system, which lets us use every control point along with quick save option. What’s more, they've received an unified menu and a Time Trial mode. Like in originals, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy lets us take control of the titular bandicoot, who must stop the evil Dr Cortex from taking over the world. As the game is a classic three-dimensional platformer, gameplay focuses on completing linear levels, avoiding traps, and fighting enemies, which can be dealt with using a few attacks, like spinning or jumping on enemy’s head. We also collect Wumpa fruits that can earn us another life, as well as find secrets and collect Aku Aku masks that help us in our journey.

Dark Souls: Remastered (Switch)
Dark Souls: Remastered (Switch)

RPG September 2018

A remastered edition of 2011's Dark Souls. The game offers improved visuals allowing players who own Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PC Windows to enjoy 4K resolution and stable 60 FPS.

Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition (Switch)
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition (Switch)

RPG 2018

A new edition of Titan Quest, a classic hack-and-slash, bundled with its official expansion Immortal Throne, prepared for the 10th anniversary of the release. The plot takes place in ancient times, and is based on stories from Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Chinese mythologies. The players assume the role of a hero, who is tasked with finding a way to imprison the Titans, who've managed to escape after years of imprisonment, and are now causing mayhem and destruction on Earth. The reedition was developed as a joint venture between the original developers – Iron Lore studio and THQ Nordic. In total, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition contains 1261 changes, including, for example, a better balancing of individual classes, abilities, weapons, and items. Other changes include: a better non-player character AI, greater equipment capacity, or an improved loot system. Aside from that, the game incorporates a large group of new enemies and bosses. The visuals underwent only symbolic changes, but they are still eye-catching, despite the passage of the time.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Switch)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Switch)

RPG 17 November 2017

A remastered edition of the fifth instalment of the famous role-playing game series The Elder Scrolls, developed by Bethesda for PC Windows and eight generation consoles. The story takes place 200 years after the events of Oblivion, and you play as one of the last Dovahkiin – dragon hunters blessed by the gods. When the scaled beasts once again appear in the skies and a prophecy foretells the arrival of Alduin, the god of destruction, you have to stop the oncoming apocalypse. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim includes the core game, all the official DLC packs, and a wide range of visual upgrades. The developers created e.g. higher-resolution textures and effects such as volumetric lighting or dynamic depth of field. One of the main attractions of this edition is the introduction of fan mod support not only for PC Windows, but also for the console versions of the game.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Racing 28 April 2017

An enhanced port of Mario Kart 8 developed for Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reprises a lot of elements known from the two previous installments of the series, such as motorcycles, gliders, the ability to perform somersaults, or underwater racing. However, the developers introduced an interesting novelty – anti-gravity racing, in which we can stick to walls or even to the ceiling. The game doesn’t contain a story-driven single player campaign – we focus on taking part in a series of competitions in which we can race against AI-controlled opponents, as well as other players. Mario Kart 8 contains several multiplayer variants, including online as well as local game modes (split-screen, or a wireless mode for up to eight players). The new edition contains all of the content present in the original game, including released add-ons, at the same introducing new tracks and characters, such as Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, King Boo, Dry Bones, or Bowser Jr.

Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
Bayonetta 2 (Switch)

Action 16 February 2018

Sequel to the dynamic fantasy slasher developed by Platinum Games studio led by Hideki Kamiya, the creator of the Devil May Cry series. In contrast to the original game that was released on every major seventh generation console, Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive. The game continues the story of a very attractive witch who has to fight the forces of good and defeat legions of enemies. The game features dynamic action and an interesting combat system. The protagonist is able to use various melee weapons and firearms. She is also able to use armaments left by fallen enemies. Being a witch, Bayonetta has a number special abilities at her disposal that allow her to summon demons and hell machines to do her dirty work. The sequel also features the characteristic elements of the first entry, including bullet-time, fancy bosses, and a large dose of humor.

L.A. Noire (Switch)
L.A. Noire (Switch)

Adventure 14 November 2017

A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.

Flashback: 25th Anniversary (Switch)
Flashback: 25th Anniversary (Switch)

Arcade 07 June 2018

A refreshed version of the renowned platformer from 1992. The game offers a new Modern mode featuring enhanced graphics, remastered sound effects, and a Rewind option (allows to move back), and a tutorial.

Legend of Kay Anniversary (Switch)
Legend of Kay Anniversary (Switch)

Action Tuesday, 29 May 2018

A modern version of a classic PlayStation 2 TPP action game from 2005, developed by Untold Games studio. Legend of Kay Anniversary takes place on an island inhabited by peaceful cats, who lived in harmony with the nature and other animals. But this came to an end when an army of gorillas arrived, sent by the evil emperor Shun. We play as the eponymous cat, who must protect his village from Shun’s malicious schemes. He leaves his home land as a novice in martial arts, with only a sword at his side. However, he gains more skills as players progress through the game, including two more weapons and new techniques that sum up to 75 different moves. Gameplay comes down to exploration and spectacular battles against enemies, the latter consisting of 30 animal species and powerful bosses.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch)

Arcade 22 May 2018

A collection of classic 2D platform games from the popular Mega Man series created by Capcom. This production is a sequel to Mega Man Legacy Collection, released in 2015, and it offers four games that were absent in the aforementioned collection. This time we get: Mega Man 7 released in 1995 on SNES console, Mega Man 8 released in 1996 on PlayStation and SEGA Saturn as well as two newest parts of the series: Mega Man 9 (2008) and Mega Man 10 (2010). All games take place on Earth at the end of XXI century and the main protagonist in all of them is the titular Mega Man – a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence whose main enemy is Doctor Wily, a mad scientist. All games have similar 2D platform mechanics – the most important elements of the games are exploration, collecting items, avoiding traps and fighting enemies. The set has also an additional plus in the form of a virtual museum full of bonus materials for the fans of the series.

The Way Remastered (Switch)
The Way Remastered (Switch)

Arcade 20 April 2018

A remastered version of The Way offering better pixel-art visuals, improved audio with the addition of voiceovers for dialogues and changes in gameplay and level-constructing based on players’ feedback.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Switch)
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Switch)

Action 05 June 2018

A reboot of a classic 1994 fighting game whose main protagonist is a former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal. The new version was created by Big Deez Productions and contrary to the original game (which had as many supporters as it had opponents back in the 90s), Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a modern-day fighting game, which combines elements of such classics as Streets of Rage or Street Fighter with features of 3D action games, such as Devil May Cry. Again, the player assumes the role of a muscular basketballer who traverses diverse locations and fights various enemies, as well as powerful bosses. In combat, Shaq makes use of a set of techniques, punches, combos and power-ups. What is also helpful in eliminating the opponents, is the presence of destructible environments and different weapons. As the game progresses, the protagonist develops their skills in order to face more and more powerful enemies, and eventually, the mysterious Black Star Ninja.

Bayonetta (Switch)
Bayonetta (Switch)

Action 16 February 2018

A dynamic third-person perspective hack-n-slash action game developed by Japanese studio Platinum Games led by Hideki Kamiya. The main protagonist, Bayonetta, is a sexy witch who, 20 years prior to the events depicted in the game, woke up in a chest at the bottom of a lake. She has no memories of how she got there or what happened before. Forced to fight against forces of Heaven that constantly attack her, the protagonist gradually learns new facts about her past. The gameplay focuses on traveling through subsequent locations while eliminating enemies and very original bosses. During the game, the player uses a mix of handguns and melee weapons (including items taken from fallen enemies). By using the power of her hair, Bayonetta can also summon powerful demons and hellish torture machines that allow her to eliminate her enemies in a very effective way. Witch Time, a very useful ability that slows time, proves to be an alternative key to victory in most cases.

Shining Resonance Refrain (Switch)
Shining Resonance Refrain (Switch)

RPG 10 July 2018

A remaster of Shining Resonance published on PlayStation 3 in 2014. The game offers new playable characters, improved graphics, and - in contrast to the original - it is released also outside Japan.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch)
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch)

Fighting 26 May 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is a remastered version of the second game from the popular fighting game series, initially released in 1991. It was developed by Capcom and UDON Entertainment. The new edition has received a series of improvements and tweaks. There are two completely new playable characters available: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Each of the available fighters has their own story and set of moves, attacks, and combos. The game's visuals were also improved. All textures are now in high resolution, but we can still switch back to the retro-stylized pixel-art visuals if we want to. Though some things were changed and improved, the core of gameplay remains the same. The Versus mode allows us to fight with other players or against A.I. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers also offers a special game mode where two players face the same A.I. controlled enemy.

Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)
Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)

Fighting Tuesday, 29 May 2018

A collection of twelve games from Street Fighter series released at its 30th anniversary. It also includes the so-called museum, in which not only we can listen to all original soundtracks and take a closer look at the cast, but also read design documents and follow the evolution of the franchise throughout the years.

Okami HD (Switch)
Okami HD (Switch)

Adventure August 2018

A refreshed version of the famous action adventure game that tells the story of a goddess in the form of a wolf that faces the evil. The HD edition features improved graphics. The developers of Okami HD aimed to keep the unique visual style of the original game and adapt it to modern standards. The original version was released in 2006 on PlayStation 2.

Another World (Switch)
Another World (Switch)

Adventure September 2018

Code of Princess EX (Switch)
Code of Princess EX (Switch)

Action July 2018

Constructor HD (Switch)
Constructor HD (Switch)

Strategy TBA

Remake of a bestselling economic strategy game released in 1997, prepared by creators of the original – British studio System 3 Software. In the game we take on the role of an owner of a construction company, and our goal is to develop a thriving business and eliminate competition, always breathing down our neck. During the game we have to take care of raw materials supply, such as concrete or wood, and construct customer-fit houses which, when sold or rented, will give us a reasonable profit. A characteristic feature of the title is the possibility to take advantage of various not always lawful methods of undermining the competition. We can bribe protesting hippies, psychopaths, thieves, or saboteurs, and in the later stages of the game also cooperate with mafia. The main feature of the refreshed version of Constructor are its HD resolution graphics. Creators decided not to interfere with the classic gameplay mechanics, keeping also the large dose of humor that traditionally accompanies our struggle.

Sine Mora EX (Switch)
Sine Mora EX (Switch)

Action 26 September 2017

Developed by THQ Nordic, Sine Mora EX is a remastered version of the well-received 2012 shoot’em up game. The game takes players to a retro-futuristic world engulfed in a continuous war between the forces of the Empire and their adversaries. One gets to pilot diverse airplanes, featuring various weapons and gadgets, and participate in dynamic and spectacular battles against both standard enemy units as well as much more powerful bosses. Sine Mora EX builds on the story campaign comprising seven stages – unlike the second game mode (Arcade), during the campaign the players can modify the specifications of particular machines to adequately prepare them for the mission at hand. The game delivers high-quality visuals – the player is bound to appreciate boss models developed by Mahiro Maeda, one of the most popular Japanese anime artist.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch)
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch)

RPG September 2018

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is the expanded edition of the 2015 action RPG, Victor Vran. Overkill Edition includes two expansions, Fractured Worlds and Motorhead: Through the Ages, that were released for the original game. Players once again will play as Victor Vran, the monster hunter. Expansions included in this edition offer completely new areas, enemies, and abilities. The first one takes place in a different dimension and offers the players dungeons that change on a daily basis, among other things. The second expansion was created in cooperation with the heavy metal band Motorhead and faces the players with three demons that need to killed. Gameplay mechanics remain the same. The game is still an action RPG presented from an isometric view. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition can be bought on Steam and physically in stores.