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

There are 14 releases this week with a few very notable titles. So enough chattering, 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.



Release Date 22/01/18

Price $29.99

Developed By Pixel Maniacs

Published By Pixel Maniacs

Genre First-Person Shooter / Puzzle / Shooter / Adventure

Required Space 1.1 GB

Players 1

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

ChromaGun has you working your way through meticulously designed test chambers with their brand new gun: The ChromaGun. Exit through the doors, but make sure you don’t run into any WorkerDroids maintaining the chambers. Use the ChromaGun to colorize walls and WorkerDroids to progress in the chambers.


Lost Sphear

Release Date 23/01/18

Price $69.95

Developed By Tokyo RPG Factory

Published By Square Enix

Genre RPG

Required Space 2.4 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4

From the team that brought us I am Setsuna, this game reinvents the old RPG formula of the Chrono series. Kanata, a young boy who lives in a remote town of Elgarthe, awakens from a devastating dreams to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from disappearing forever, Kanata must awaken the power of Memory to restore the ‘LOST’.



Release Date 23/01/18

Price $12.99

Developed By Coatsink Software

Published By Coatsink Software

Genre Platformer / Action / Adventure / Arcade

Required Space 3.0 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / PS Vita

In this action platformer you play as Shu, a young boy trying to survive as his village is destroyed by a great and terrible storm. Help stranded villagers along the way and in return, they’ll grant Shu unique special abilities that can help him survive on the treacherous path ahead.



Release Date 25/01/18

Price $30.00

Developed By Matt Makes Games Inc.

Published By Matt Makes Games Inc.

Genre Action / Platformer

Required Space 1.2 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

With this game having been recently shown off in Nintendo’s most recent mini Direct, it is still fresh in our minds. In this narrative-driven, single-player adventure, help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain.



Release Date 25/01/18

Price $10.50

Published By D3 Publisher

Genre Sports / Party

Required Space 139 MB

Players 1 – 2

Players (Local Wireless) 2

Getting a release before Mario Tennis Aces comes out, Tennis is as its name suggests which can be played both solo or with family and friends. This game supports many different play options, such as: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, motion controls with the Joy-Cons and even touch screen controls.


STRIKERS1945 II for Nintendo Switch

Release Date 25/01/18

Price $9.99

Published By Zerodiv

Genre Shooter

Required Space 109 MB

Players 1 – 2

This game resurrects the classic shooter arcade genre. In this rail-shooter, relive the glory days by gunning down enemies in a variety of different fighter planes.


ZERO GUNNER 2- for Nintendo Switch

Release Date 25/01/18

Price $9.99

Published By Zerodiv

Genre Arcade / Shooter

Required Space 136 MB

Players 1 – 2

Zero Gunner 2 lets you blast enemy planes from all different directions. This game brings back a sense of nostalgia for the classic arcade shooters.


Island Flight Simulator

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $29.99

Developed By Joindots GmbH

Published By Joindots GmbH

Genre Simulation / Arcade / Sports / Racing

Required Space 684 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Wii U

Island Flight Simulator is an open-ended game that lets you explore twelve exotic islands in more than a hundred missions.


Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $22.50

Developed By Invictus Games / Ratalaika Games

Published By Rainy Frog

Genre Arcade / Action / Shooter

Required Space 545 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Android

Control a combat helicopter and rescue hostages that are behind enemy lines. Play through 35 different missions that include rescuing hostages, providing air support, protecting convoys and wiping out the enemy.


Tachyon Project

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $15.00

Developed By Eclipse Games

Published By Eclipse Games

Genre Arcade / Shooter / Action / Adventure

Required Space 366 MB

Players 1 – 4

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

Tachyon Project is a dual-stick shooter that has unlockable weapons, secondary weapons and perks as you battle against increasingly challenging enemies. This game has a very colourful neon artstyle that engrosses the player into the action packed mayhem.


Super One More Jump

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $7.99

Published By SMG Studio

Genre Arcade / Platformer / Party / Other

Required Space 86.0 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On iOS / Android

Super One More Jump is an intense arcade platformer that is easy to learn but hard to master. With over 100 hand crafted levels that only require simple one button controls, it may sound easy, but don’t get too complacent – the challenge certainly ramps up!


FANTASY HERO ~unsigned legacy~

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $13.00

Published By Arc System Works

Genre Action / RPG

Required Space 1.5 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PS Vita

In this hack’n’slash action RPG, stand up with four heroes and save the world by reclaiming what was lost to the Decoders. All of the different combat styles brings a lot of variety to the heroes that you control.


Arcade Archives Kid Niki Radical Ninja

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $10.50

Developed By Irem Corp.

Published By HAMSTER

Genre Action / Arcade

Required Space 69.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade / NES / Apple II / Commodore 64

In this classic 1986 title, make your way through each level, fighting enemies and defeating bosses to save the captured princess. This version allows you to change the difficulty, display classic arcade visuals and compete against others online with high score leaderboards.


ACA Neo Geo World Heroes 2

Release Date 26/01/18

Price $10.50

Developed By SNK / ADK

Published By HAMSTER

Genre Fighting / Arcade

Required Space 87.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Neo Geo / Arcade / SNES / Neo Geo CD / PS2

This classic fighting game was originally released in 1993 by SNK. World Heroes 2 boasts a simple but deep combat systems with a variety of different combos.


Switchaboo’s Pick of the Week

There were a lot of releases this week, it almost feels like a second Christmas. But after a lot of thought, we have decided that Switchaboo’s Pick of the Week is…

Drum roll please…

Lost Sphear!

We’ve heard a lot of amazing things about Celeste, and we were very close in rewarding this week’s pick to the platformer, but RPGs are just such a natural fit on the Nintendo Switch. The pedigree that is Square Enix, and Tokyo RPG Factory reproducing the classic RPG formula, just feels like a winning combination.

And if you’re still apprehensive about this game, then why not check out the demo before you fork out the $69.95 for this one.


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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.