What’s New, Nintendo? (Week of 2/28)

Wow! What a week of news in the gaming world we had last week. Elden Ring dominated headlines and Twitter with their release on Friday 2/25, the Steam Deck phase one trickled out last week with mostly rave reviews, and Nintendo sat back a bit until Sunday, when a huge Pokemon Presents dropped and shocked the Nintendo community with their announcement of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. You can check out our full recap of the Pokemon presents here. The timing of this announcement seems a little soon with Pokemon Legends Arceus only releasing a month ago, but there are rumors swirling around that you may be able to transfer Pokemon from PLA to ScVi so you can battle them competitively, but time will tell on that.
Also in non surprising Nintendo news, Nintendo has pulled Smash Bros from the upcoming EVO. Back in November, Nintendo partnered with Panda Global for future Smash tournaments, which seemed to be a reaction to Sony purchasing EVO. So, pulling out of EVO wasn’t a matter of if, it was a matter of when.
Lastly, Nintendo finally dropped Majora’s Mask on NSO+ last week. Unlike the Ocarina of Time release, players have said that the emulation and input lag seem much better. Now it’s time to speculate which game will be next, maybe F-Zero?

New Releases This Week

Monday, February 28

Tuesday, March 1

  • Conan Chop Chop – Stick figure beat em up game starring Conan (Digital $19.99)
  • FAR: Changing Tides – A “vehicle adventure” where you’re a boy that sails the seas searching for a new home. (Digital $19.99, on sale for $17.99)
  • Little Orpheus – Side scrolling 2D indie platformer (Digital $12.99)

Wednesday, March 2

  • 35MM – 3D post pandemic survival horror adventure (Digital $9.99, on sale for $7.99)
  • Shiorinokotoha – Dark Reflections – A visual novel set in an inescapable library with a survival mystery theme. (Digital $19.99)
  • Primordia – A point and click adventure where you’re a robot trying to learn what human life was. (Digital $14.99)
  • Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes – Pinball with a twist of tower defense and rogue-like elements (Digital $14.99, on sale for $13.49)

Thursday, March 3

Friday, March 4

  • Dr. Oil – 2D platformer about the conflict between butter boy and a seagull. For expert gamers. (Digital $4.99)
  • ELO 1100 Chess – One player chess game with different difficulties, but no online features. (Digital $3.99)
  • Gunborg: Dark Matters – Arcade style platformer with 80’s music. (Digital $14.99)
  • Ink Cipher – Crossword-like puzzles. (Digital $1.99)
  • Ryan’s Rescue Squad – 3D kids adventure where you save your friends from the Dark Titan, Robo Combo, and Packrat. (Digital $39.99 – physical $39.99)
  • The Cruel King and the Great Hero – Charming hand drawn turn based adventure where your protagonist strives to become a hero with the help from the mighty dragon protector. (Digital $29.99 – physical only available on PlayStation $59.99 storybook edition)
  • Triangle Strategy – Everyone’s favorite HD-2D style graphics return in this strategy RPG. Fans of Final Fantasy Tactics will truly enjoy this title from Square Enix. (Digital $59.99 – physical $59.99, demo available)
  • What Lies in the Multiverse – 2D adventure game with humorous storyline. (Digital $14.99)

Saturday, March 5

  • LIT: Bend the Light – Engineering puzzle game with open ended puzzles so you can figure out multiple ways to solve them. (Digital $8.00, on sale for $6.80)
  • Street Cats Race – Race as cats across roof tops and construction sites. (Digital $9.99)

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