It’s not completely new, having originally launched on Wii U back in 2013, but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Switch this week! The sequel to Wii’s Donkey Kong Country Returns brings tough but satisfying platforming to the Switch, as well as, crucially, Funky Mode! As well as that, there’s the usual mix of interesting and varied smaller-scale game releases. Let’s have a look at this (banana) bunch of new titles!
Thursday 3rd May
Switch, £5.99 – BeautiFun Games
Description: “Paint the world on your Nintendo Switch. Change ground physics using five colours.”
Extra Fact: Nihilumbra has an original soundtrack, which was composed by Álvaro Lafuente.
Switch, £1.79 – Forever Entertainment
Description: “Bigger. Better. MORE CHOPS!”
Players: 1 to 4
Extra Fact: There are 56 characters in this game!
Cast of the Seven Godsends
Switch, £9.99 – Merge Games
Description: “Cast of the Seven Godsends harks back to the days when classic 2D, run ‘n gun, action-shooter games ruled the arcades.”
Extra Fact: This game is controlled with just two buttons – shoot and jump!
Don’t Die, Mr Robot!
Switch, £7.19 – Digerati
Description: “Staying alive in the electro abyss”
Extra Fact: This is a new version of the game, with new visuals and new music!
Switch, £8.99 – Ivanovich Games
Description: “Challenge your mind with puzzles based on optical illusions.”
Extra Fact: This game has more than 100 levels.
Friday 4th May
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Switch, £49.99 – Nintendo
Description: “Swim, swing, spring and surf through islands packed with hazards and collectibles in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Nintendo Switch!”
Extra Fact: If you pre-order the digital version of this game from the Nintendo eShop, you can have it ready to play at midnight on May 4th!
Tuesday 8th May
Shantae: Half- Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
Switch, £21.89 – WayForward
Description: “Play three different quests in this ultimate Shantae adventure!”
Extra Fact: You can order this game by release day for 10% off, making the new price £19.70.
Switch, £9.99 – Team17
Description: “Raging Justice is a classic beat ’em up game of epic proportions, dragging the savage charm of the genre kicking and screaming into the 21st century!”
Players: 1 to 2
Extra Fact: Some of the people who worked on this game are ex-Rare employees!
Will you be playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch? Or maybe a different Switch title? You can let us know in the comments!
Sources: Nintendo UK Upcoming Games, makingames.com, & nintendo.com