It’s a big week with Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection, Devil May Cry 3, new NES and SNES games, Samurai Showdown, and some fresh Sega Ages.
Feast from famine
The games hitting in 2020 have been few and far between here in the early goings. This week though, is a feast for those who’ve been waiting patiently for some new stuff to play on their Switch.
Nintendo welcomes in (and back) several huge franchises and updates it’s virtual, subscriber-only, NES and SNES slate. I’m not going to bother even talking about it, just scroll down and take a look.
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- One Finger Death Punch 2 – The world’s fastest brawler is back. Experience cinematic kung fu in the most epic stickman fighter ever made. Staying true to the original game, you play with only two buttons, using speed and precision to maintain control in a whirlwind of frenzied fighting. One Finger Death Punch 2 will be available on Feb. 26.
- Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection – The reploid in red’s stellar lineup of side-scrolling action games is now on the Nintendo Switch system! Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent, all appear in this collection, along with Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection will be available on Feb. 25.
- Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition – Set before the events of the original Devil May Cry game, this action classic sees Dante facing off against his twin brother, Vergil, who has designs on unlocking a gate to the demonic realm, to which Dante himself holds the key. This edition includes the ability to play as Vergil, and even includes extra bonus features exclusive to Nintendo Switch, such as local co-op for the game’s Bloody Palace mode, as well as on-the-fly combat style switching and weapon switching.
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- Pop’n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S. Pop’n TwinBee is available now.
- Smash Tennis – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S. Smash Tennis is available now.
- Shadow of the Ninja – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend. Shadow of the Ninja is available now.
- Eliminator Boat Duel – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land. Eliminator Boat Duel is available now.
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