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Updated: Every game available for Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch Games

All the Nintendo Switch games in one place.

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It's hard to keep up with new game releases, which is why we're doing it for you. Here's a list of all the Nintendo Switch games out now. We will do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.

Cars 3 Amazon Nintendo Switch

Cars 3

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Cars 3 by the numbers: 6 game modes. 20+ characters. 20+ tracks, all inspired by the Pixar film.

Play with up to four people.

Cars 3. June 13. Amazon; $60.

Mighty Gunvolt Burst Nintendo Switch

Mighty Gunvolt Burst

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The more expansive follow up to the 2014 original mini game—Mighty Gunvolt—has revamped graphics and a new combo attack system. Oh, and you can customize your characters now.

Mighty Gunvolt Burst. June 15. Nintendo; $15.

ACA NeoGeo Sengokut Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Sengoku

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Sengoku is action arcade game wherein you battle resurrected ghosts as a ninja or a cowboy.

ACA NeoGeo Sengoku. June 15. Nintendo; $8.

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troppers 2nd Squad Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troppers 2nd Squad

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The arcade-style game stars group of mercenaries fighting back against a major corporation. Vehicles have been added to the new release.

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troppers 2nd Squad. June 8. Nintendo; $8.

GoNNER Nintendo Switch

GoNNER

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GoNNER looks like the best nightmare you could possibly have. The game randomly generates levels every time you play, so you always face new obstacles and terrain. Shoot your way through levels trying to find secret areas and items that will aid you in your fight. One of the characters is a space whale named Sally, so that’s fun.

GoNNER. June 8. Nintendo; $10.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Nintendo Switch

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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Shantae is a half-genie that must use her hair-whip attack to protect the world from a wave of crime. The arcade-style action game is the fourth installment in the Shantae game series. Fight through levels of baddies, pick up items, and learn new “dances,” which allow you to transform into other characters with unique abilities. The goal is to reach big boss fights and eventually come face-to-face with Shantae's arch nemesis, Risky Boots.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. June 8. Nintendo; $20.

ACA NeoGeo Last Resort Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Last Resort

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This shoot-‘em-up, arcade-style game originally debuted in 1992. To complete your humble task of saving humanity, battle enemy robots with grenades, bullets, and lasers.

ACA Neo Geo Last Resort. June 1. Nintendo; $8.

Astro Duel Deluxe Nintendo Switch

Astro Duel Deluxe

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Astro Duel Deluxe is a multiplayer game that can accommodate up to six players. You're a spaceship (old-school Asteroids-style) blasting away at your friends. There are multiple game modes and you can choose between six different pilots.

Astro Duel Deluxe. May 30. Nintendo; $15.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Nintendo Switch

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

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This new Street Fighters game lets you choose between the old-school pixel-art graphics or a modern look. Play against the computer or team up with a friend in the co-op mode. You can play locally or online against people from around the country. The game has all of the original characters.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. May 26. Nintendo; $40.

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters '99 Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters '99

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This arcade-style game includes a player known as the Striker. The Striker (usually the fourth player) can only be summoned a few times and for special attacks.

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters '99. May 25. Nintendo; $8.

Disgaea 5 Complete Nintendo Switch

Disgaea 5 Complete

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Disgaea 5 Complete is a strategy RPG game. This is the first time the game—or any game from the series—is available on a portable system. You play as a demon named Killia, traveling through the netherworld gathering Overlords to fight against a villain named Void Dark. You fight battles, level-up characters, and purchase/upgrade your items.

Disgaea 5 Complete. May 23. Nintendo; $59.

ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors

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The original version of this two-player arcade-style fighting game debuted in 1995. It's similar to Tekken or Street Fighter.

ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors. May 18. Nintendo; $8.

Thumper Switch

Thumper

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You're space beetle traveling down a futuristic rail system. Like most rhythm-based games (Guitar Hero, for one), you are required to push buttons in rhythm with the music. What makes this game more difficult (and somewhat mind-melting) is that it makes you play against the rhythm as well. The game's contents are described as "rhythm violence." Cool.

Thumper. May 18. Nintendo; $20.

Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical Nintendo Switch

Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical

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Defend yourself against an opponent as they hurl ‘Boing-Boings’—or bullets—at you. Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical can be played with up to two players.

Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical. May 11. Nintendo; $8.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

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Minecraft has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Three cool things this version of Minecraft offers: (1) a Super Mario world, (2) a creative mode where you can build with unlimited resources, and (3) a survival mode where you just fight off groups of people with an arsenal of dope weapons. You can play with up to four players in split-screen mode.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition. May 11. Nintendo; $30.

ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves

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Garou: Mark of the Wolves is an arcade-style fighting game from 1999. There's a “Just Defend” system, which gives players who block at the last minute some extra health and the chance for a quick counterattack.

ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves. May 11. Nintendo; $8.

NBA Playgrounds Nintendo Switch

NBA Playgrounds

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NBA Playgrounds is a multiplayer arcade-style basketball game, similar to NBA Jam. The two-on-two gameplay lets you show off insane—and physically impossible?—basketball skills. Choose from players from every NBA team while you travel to playgrounds around the world dunking and shooting your way to victory.

NBA Playgrounds. May 9. Nintendo; $20.

ACA NeoGeo Blazing Star Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Blazing Star

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Blazing Star is a two-player shooter that was originally released in 1998. Play as fighter pilots who are battling sentient bio-weapons in order to reclaim their freedom and planet.

ACA NeoGeo Blazing Star. May 2. Nintendo; $8.

TumbleSeed Nintendo Switch

TumbleSeed

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In TumbleSeed you attempt to balance a seed as it rolls up a dangerous mountain. In each level, avoid obstacles like holes and creatures. There are five worlds to conquer and 30 abilities to master.

TumbleSeed. May 2. Nintendo; $15.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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A racing game that needs to introduction. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is only available on Nintendo Switch. Race by yourself or battle with friends in the multiplayer modes. It is an updated version of the Wii U release that has 48 courses—32 from the original game and 16 extras that you can download. There are over 40 characters from which to choose.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. April 28. Nintendo; $60.

ACA NeoGeo Over Top Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Over Top

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ACA NeoGeo Over Top is a single-player racing game that was originally released in 1996. Race through variations in weather and locale, including mountains, winter roads, and cities.

ACA NeoGeo Over Top. April 27. Nintendo; $8.

KAMIKO Nintendo Switch

KAMIKO

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KAMIKO looks a lot like Zelda. You battle demons and try to solve puzzles, making your way to the end of each stage, where you unlock magical gates called Torii.

KAMIKO. April 27. Nintendo; $5.

Puyo Puyo Tetris Nintendo Switch

Puyo Puyo Tetris

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Puyo Puyo Tetris combines two of the most famous puzzle games. TrYou can play alone in the single-player adventure mode—which has 10 acts with 10 stages per act—or choose between multiple arcade modes and play with up to 4 players. Each game has both Puyos and Tetris boards. If you are connected to the internet, you can play the online Puzzle League to play against people across the country.

Puyo Puyo Tetris. April 25. Amazon; $40.

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury

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Fatal Fury is a two-player classic arcade fighting game. Fight in multiple locations trying to diminish your opponent’s life meter before the timer runs out. In the story mode, fight to dismantle a local crime boss’s empire.

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury. April 20. Nintendo; $8.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Nintendo Switch

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

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Here's an updated version of a single-player Sega game that lets you switch between modern HD graphics and audio to 8-bit graphics and music from the original game. Your character—Hu-man or Hu-girl—is transformed by a curse into a half-human, half-lizard. You travel through Monster Land trying to find the Salamander Cross which will remove the curse. While you travel through the world you are transformed into other animal characters that have unique abilities. There are three difficulty levels.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. April 18. Nintendo; $20.

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown IV Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Showdown IV

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Play as one of 17 samurais in this two-player arcade-style combat game. Try to win battles using combos and special attacks. There are different endings depending on which character you choose.

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Showdown IV. April 13. Nintendo; $8.

Mr. Shifty Nintendo Switch

Mr. Shifty

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In this single-player you're a bullet-dodging, enemy-outsmarting assassin trying to break into secure buildings. There are more than 140 levels.

Mr. Shifty. April 13. Nintendo; $15.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 Nintendo Switch

The Jackbox Party Pack 3

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Jackbox Party Pack 3 lets you play with up to eight players. It has five party games including trivia, guessing games, and a silly survey. You can play with phones, tablets, or computers, so you don't need to buy any extra controllers.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3. April 13. Nintendo; $25.

ACA NeoGeo Alpha Mission II Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Alpha Mission II

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In this arcade-style shooter, you're mission is to liberate the universe from the evil Seven Star Alliance. It has a two-player mode, so invite over a friend.

ACA NeoGeo Alpha Mission II. April 6. Nintendo; $8.

Graceful Explosion Machine Nintendo Switch

Graceful Explosion Machine

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Maneuver through a colorful, soothing world of geometric shapes. The side-scrolling shooter game has over 30 levels and synth-inspired soundtrack.

Graceful Explosion Machine. April 6. Nintendo; $13.

Vroom in the Night Sky Nintendo Switch

Vroom in the Night Sky

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You're Luna, and you've got a magical bike and a mission to collect Stardusts. To get to the Stardusts, you got to get floating Keystars to open floating gates. Improve your bike and your technique to improve your Stardust gathering.

Vroom in the Night Sky. April 5. Nintendo; $10.

LEGO City Undercover Nintendo Switch

LEGO City Undercover

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In LEGO City Undercover, fight crime—a mission that can involve commandeering vehicles and changing into disguises—in the city's 20 districts. Lego City Undercover was originally released only on Wii U, but the new version allows you to play in a two-player (split screen) co-op mode. It was also remastered and made available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

LEGO City Undercover. April 4. Nintendo; $60.

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug

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In this arcade-style action game, play as Marco and Tarma—two members of the specials forces team called “Peregrine Falcon Squad”—to retrieve a stolen weapon from General Donald Morden.

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug. March 30. Nintendo; $8.

Snake Pass Nintendo Switch

Snake Pass

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Solve puzzles as a snake named Noodle and his hummingbird friend, Doodle. Master the slithering and coiling techniques of a snake in order to find items and ultimately rid your home of bad guys.

Snake Pass. March 28. Nintendo; $20.

Has-Been Heroes

Has-Been Heroes

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Has-Been Heroes is a single-player action/adventure game. And by many accounts it's hard. As a group aging and forgotten warriors, you venture on an important mission from the king. That mission is to take the two princesses to school. Unlock items and spells as you make your way through battling bad guys and level bosses.

Has-Been Heroes. March 28. Amazon; $20.

Othello Nintendo Switch

Othello

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Play against a friend or choose between 16 difficulty levels. Black or white, try to conquer the entire board.

Othello. March 23. Nintendo; $5.

Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers Nintendo Switch

Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers

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In this single-player simulation game, develop a city by chopping wood, constructing buildings, and obtaining new resources. You can even have pets to help with your hunting or gathering of resources. Collect items and grow your village!

Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers. March 23. Nintendo; $10.

ACA NeoGeo Turf Masters Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Turf Masters

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Play as one of six golfers, each with their own unique abilities. Go against a friend to find out once and for all who really is the true Turf Master. (Because that's definitely a title you've been fighting over.)

ACA NeoGeo Turf Masters. March 23. Amazon; $8.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Nintendo Switch

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

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Collect items and kill enemies as you crawl around an elaborate tunnel system under Isaac’s house. The game's programming combines over 11,000 variables to create unique maps for each level.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. March 17. Amazon; $43.

Human Resource Machine Nintendo Switch

Human Resource Machine

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In Human Resource Machine, complete tasks given to you by your boss in hopes of a promotion. Logically place simple commands in a row to optimize workflow.

Human Resource Machine. March 16. Nintendo; $10.

ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ‘94 Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ‘94

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Fight 3-on-3 with this retro style fighting game. The game is an emulation of a Japanese arcade game from 1994. It was the first in the King of Fighters series. Battle away, diminishing your opponents health, as the timer counts down.

Human Resource Machine. March 16. Nintendo; $8.

Little Inferno Nintendo Switch

Little Inferno

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Burn items to keep warm. In this game world, it hasn’t stopped snowing for years. In order to progress in the game, try and achieve combos by burning different items together.

Little Inferno. March 16. Nintendo; $10.

World of Goo Nintendo Switch

World of Goo

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World of Goo is a two-player physics-inspired puzzle game wherein you build structures made of goo balls.

World of Goo. March 16. Nintendo; $10.

Master Blaster Zero Nintendo Switch

Master Blaster Zero

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Master Blaster Zero is an 8bit, 2D action-adventure game. It's the updated version of the 1988 game Master Blaster, and boasts new weapons, levels, improved gameplay, and a multiplayer mode.

Blaster Master Zero. March 9. Nintendo; $10.

Voez Nintendo Switch

Voez

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In this single-player touchscreen game, tap falling notes on the screen in rhythm to the music. There are more than 100 songs and three difficulty levels.

Voez. March 9. Nintendo; $25.

ACA NeoGeo World Heroes Perfect Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo World Heroes Perfect

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World Perfect Heroes is an arcade-style fighting game featuring 16 characters based on real people. Two of the characters, Johnny Maximum and Julius Carn, are modeled after Joe Montano and Genghis Khan, respectively.

World Heroes Perfect. March 9. Nintendo; $8.

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ‘98 Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ‘98

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The King of Fighters '98 is another arcade-style fighting game. Choose between the game's 38 characters and compare your score to people around the world.

The King of Fighters '98. March 9. Nintendo; $8.

ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 3 Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug 3

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Metal Slug 3 is a two-player run-and-gun. Choose between four different characters and three difficulty settings, and compete against high scores from all over the world.

Metal Slug 3. March 9. Nintendo; $8.

ACA NeoGeo Nam-1975 Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Nam-1975

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Survive gunfire as members of the U.S. Special Forces.

Nam-1975. March 9. Nintendo; $8.

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troopers Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troopers

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Expect a lot of explosions. What's cool: the choices you make at the beginning of the game could totally change how the story unfolds.

Shock Troopers. March 9. Nintendo; $8.

ACA NeoGeo Waku Waku 7 Nintendo Switch

ACA NeoGeo Waku Waku 7

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Wake Waku 7 is an extra colorful arcade-style fighting game.

Waku Waku 7. March 9. Nintendo; $8.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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An updated classic. Roam around the vast, open world of Hyrule battling baddies, solving puzzles, and searching for goodies.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo, March 3. Amazon; $60.

1-2-Switch Nintendo Switch

1-2-Switch

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1-2-Switch is a multiplayer party game. Explore the 28 mini games, including competitive cow milking.

1-2-Switch. Nintendo, March 3. Amazon; $50.

Super Bomberman R Nintendo Switch

Super Bomberman R

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Super Bomberman R is original to Nintendo Switch. Play through the 50 levels in story mode or fight up to seven other people in battle mode.

Super Bomberman R. Konami, March 3. Amazon; $55.

Fast RMX Nintendo Switch

FAST RMX

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Compete with anti-gravity vehicles in this arcade-style racer. Play with up to four players in the multiplayer split screen mode or up the ante with the eight-player version in online or local mode. Choose from 30 different scenic tracks and 15 futuristic vehicles.

Fast RMX. Shin'en, March 3. Amazon; $20.

I Am Setsuna Nintendo Switch

I Am Setsuna

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An homage to Japanese role-playing games. Follow the story of Setsuna as she battles to save her world.

I Am Setsuna. Square Enix, March 3. Amazon; $60.

Just Dance 2017 Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2017

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The cover says it all. Boogie down with friends with Just Dance 2017.

Just Dance 2017. Ubisoft, March 3. Amazon; $60.

Skylanders Imaginators Nintendo Switch

Skylanders Imaginators

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Create your own Seneis to defeat Kaos and his minions and help restore peace.

Skylanders Imaginators. Activision, March 3. Amazon; $60.

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Nintendo Switch

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! 

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"Snip" each other into the right paper shapes to complete the puzzles. Honestly, it's hard to explain, so here's a quick video. You can play with up to three other players in party mode.

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Nintendo, March 3. Amazon; $20.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Nintendo Switch

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

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A 2D side-scrolling action game designed to look like an old 8bit retro game. Control the Shovel Knight as he destroys enemies and digs up treasures.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. March 3. Amazon; $25.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Nintendo Switch

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

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Expansion pack and prequel to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. Marchrd, 2017 3. Amazon; $10.

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