It seems like every week there is big news that turns the Nintendo Switch into an unstoppable juggernaut. Today is only Tuesday and already there is a bunch of new information that has gotten me excited and thrilled to be a Nintendo Switch Owner. Let’s break it down:
Mega Man – Mega Man had it’s 30th anniversary celebrated by Capcom with a live stream on December 4th. During the stream, the Capcom team announced Mega Man 11 which will be released in 2018. But that’s not all!!! Capcom will also be working on a compilation that will be released in the Summer of 2018. The compilations will be Mega Man Legacy Collection and will include Mega Man 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 and will include Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10. This can only lead to the hope of the possible release of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection as well. Or even at some point I would be thrilled if Capcom released a complete compilation similar to the Metal Gear Solid The Legacy Collection that was released by Konami.
WWE 2K18 – 2K Sports just announced this morning that WWE2K18 will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch, wait for it……TOMORROW!!!! WWE2K18 will be releasing for the Nintendo Switch on December 6th, 2017. The game will include all major features found in the other versions of the game. The game will have a restriction of only six characters on screen at once versus eight on all other consoles. If you are a WWE fan make sure to pre-order the game, as you will get a Kurt Angle DLC pack which will include two versions of the WWE Hall of Famer as a free bonus. The game will require 32GB of space, as well as 1GB on the console to download the title for gamers who purchase WWE2K18 digitally
This is pretty big news for Nintendo as it has been five years since the last WWE game was released on any Nintendo System.
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition – Rumors are abounding that this game might release on the Nintendo Switch. This came about when GameFly listed the game for release on the Nintendo Switch on their website. The game originally released in 2006 and allowed you to team up and battle some of the biggest names in history. Titan Quest allowed you to customize your character with 28 classes and over 1000 pieces of gear. It is expected that THQ Nordic will make an announcement relatively soon if this is a legitimate rumor.
Furi – The Game Bakers the braintrust behind Furi announed that Furi will be coming out to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The game is currently available on the PS4, XBox One and PC and is known as a boss fight game where you move from one boss to the next, each escalating in difficulty. The game doesn’t put levels of trash or anything else in the game so that you can focus on the challenge of arena style fighting mano-a-mano. The game has had mixed reviews, with some reviewers stating that the games controls are very buggy and delayed causing frustrations, but The Game Bakers have noted that they will be including optimization, bug fixes and game tweaks to ensure a great game for the Switch.
Wii emulation… – With the launch of Nvidia’s Shield set-top TV box in China, there was a surprise addition to the mix. China had a few exclusive 1080p HD remastered versions of a subset of Nintendo Wii games. These included New Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Pricess and Punch-Out!. There was also a press release that stated that Super Mario Galaxy was “coming soon”. This is interesting news as the Nvidia X1 chip that is being used on the Shield TV is also the same chip that is used in the Nintendo Switch. Let’s see what happens next.
Nintendo Switch 4.1.0 Hardware Update – Nintendo Released the 4.1.0 update on December 4, 2017. There was only one thing that was specifically called out in the release notes and that was the update improved “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience including: Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature.” Stay tuned though, Redonkulous Gaming will dig around and see if there were any secret hidden gems that were also included but not called out in the patch notes.
Power-On-the-Go – Antank just recently released a new Battery Charger Case for the Nintendo Switch that has a 6,500 mAh battery which attaches to the back of your Nintendo Switch. Some of the Technical Specifications are:
Battery type: Li-Polymer Battery
Charging interface: Type-c
Net weight: 227g