Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Riptide GP: Renegade Waves to Switch Owners

Since the Nintendo Switch eShop has been getting flooded of late, it's gotten too easy to miss some of the smaller titles. These can be just as exciting as the big name stuff, so I wanted to highlight something you all might have missed from last week's releases. Riptide GP: Renegade hit Switch on Dec. 7 and is currently available for $9.99 in North America.

If you check out the media below and go, "OMG, it looks like a new Wave Race!" that's OK, because that was the first reaction that I had when I saw it. If you were to ask me for a list of games that needed to be revived on Switch, that would be one of them, and Vector Unit is a step ahead of the game with Riptide GP.

While already available for Steam, Xbox One, PS4, and mobile, this game looks like a great fit for #TeamHandheld, so I'm glad to see it make the jump. There's a campaign, local multiplayer for four, and eight-player online complete with cross-play with Steam users. I'm going to dive into this one soon to see if it holds up as well as it looks. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ACORN Tactics Squirreled Away for Winter

One man indie studio TACS Games is releasing ACORN Tactics for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2017 in North America and November 30, 2017 in Europe. This turn-based tactical game features a twenty-five mission story campaign where players get to customize their mech squad to fight off the evil alien invader King Blob. ACORN Tactics will be $11.99 in the US & $13.99 in Canada on the Switch eShop when it hits later next week. For now, check out the trailer below and some Switch screenshots to see what kind of fun you're in for soon.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rocket League Races onto Switch

The highly successful, competitive racing/soccer game, Rocket League, is now available on Nintendo Switch. Featuring local and online multiplayer (even with PC and Xbox One players), this game is now portable, and #TeamHandheld is excited to get to play it on the go. For $19.99, gamers can download and play Rocket League with exclusive Nintendo-themed vehicles. For those of you who have yet to experience Psyonix's cult hit, now is the time to jump in.

Monday, November 6, 2017

VA-11 HALL-A Vita Release Imminent

On Nov. 14, 2017, VA-11 HALL-A will be released on PlayStation Vita in North America. It will be available for $14.99 digitally on PSN with a Limited Run Games physical release coming soon after (price: TBD). Developed initially by Sukeban Games and ported to Vita by Wolfgame, this cyberpunk bartending title is making its console debut on Vita where players get to mix drinks for and find out more about the interesting characters who visit the bar. Keep an eye out for more details soon.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SteamWorld Dig is 2 Hot

SteamWorld Dig 2 is now available on both PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch for #TeamHandheld fans; both versions are available digitally for $19.99. Developer Image & Form Games has stated that Dig 2 is the fastest selling SteamWorld game and has already earned back most of the game's total development budget. Very impressive. Below is the launch trailer along with some screenshots. Do Enjoy.