Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that offers both portable and home gaming. It’s also the third best selling console of all time, according to VGChartz data. The Switch has over 70 games on its shelf at present with many more titles releasing every month.
The “nintendo switch backwards compatibility list” is a list of all the Nintendo Switch games that will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch 2. This includes many classic games like Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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One reader is underwhelmed by Nintendo’s 2022 game lineup, so the Thursday letters page hopes for a Syndicate rebirth from EA.
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Nintendo’s retro game So we’re beginning to get signs from Nintendo that the Switch 2 is genuine (I personally don’t believe it’s the Switch Pro; that time has gone). Even though this isn’t an official tease, Nintendo doesn’t usually do anything too far ahead of a release, so I’m guessing it’ll be out within the next 12 months – possibly around March, when the original was released, and possibly alongside Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2, which is following in the footsteps of the first.
That all sounds fine to me, and it seems like the ideal moment for Nintendo to go ‘next gen,’ but the first thing that comes to mind is whether it will have backwards compatibility. Many people overlook the fact that the Wii, like the Wii U, was excellent at backwards compatibility. However, since the Switch does not utilize discs, it is unable to play older games directly.
Nintendo isn’t very excellent at digital accounts and services – it took them till now to realize that all of the games should be tied to the console rather than your account – so I’m not sure whether they’ll prioritize digital backwards compatibility. But, even if it’s Mario Kart 8 Super Deluxe, I’m not going to purchase Breath Of The Wild and Mario Kart 8 only to play on the Switch 2.
It’s difficult to predict what Nintendo considers significant, particularly because they don’t follow trends, but I hope they realize that backwards compatibility is no longer an optional addition, even though it didn’t appear to help them much on the Wii. Focus
Priorities are low. You have to giggle at FIFA’s utter hubris in claiming that their game would be better than EA’s, despite the fact that EA has 30 years of expertise and they have none. It’s amusing how EA seems to be so bad under regular conditions, only to discover that certain organizations are much worse.
Although I believe the most important thing to remember here is that what is best for fans is so far down both corporations’ priority lists that it is unlikely to even make it into the appendix. That said, I have considerably more trust in EA’s game than I do in FIFA’s, whose whole pitch appears to be ‘It’s named FIFA, so be excellent!’
Still, having competition is beneficial, so maybe this will compensate for the loss of PES and provide actual options for football enthusiasts. Gifford
Bullfrog 2.0 I can’t think of any EA game that I’d want to see redone. I’m not anti-EA, but they just don’t make games like that. For better or worse, it’s all annual sequels and live-action titles. I suppose Dragon Age is a good guess, but Battlefield: Bad Company is out.
As much as fans claim it was one of the finest, I believe it is simply rose-colored glasses. The single-player campaign may have been fantastic back in the day, but I don’t believe it holds up now. It’s preferable to produce a sequel than to be trapped with the original.
In terms of the new game based on an existing IP, I’m hoping for something classic like Syndicate or Dungeon Keeper. EA used to produce a lot of regular single-player games, so I don’t see why they can’t do both now. They’re so enormous that you’d think they could afford to diversify a little, even if it’s not as profitable as FIFA… or whatever it’s currently called. Coolsbane
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Interest is dwindling. Apart from Bayonetta 3, the Switch lineup this year is fairly dull for me. If Advance Wars is launched, I’m excited, but I’m not interested in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Pokémon, or Mario Strikers.
I could be interested in Splatoon 3 if it gets good reviews, but I never played the first two games, so it’s not something I’m really excited about.
I get the epidemic and all, but I haven’t been interested in anything Nintendo has done for for least three years. The Switch’s first year or two was fantastic, but since then, it’s been a downward spiral. Although not a cliff, there is a perceptible downhill slope. Kimble
Personal interests I’m not sure how I feel about someone as bad as Elon Musk playing games and tweeting about his Elden Ring creation. In some ways, it’s encouraging that even the world’s wealthiest man is thirsty for attention on social media, but it’s also embarrassing to watch him pretending to be down with the kids chatting about video games.
When you think about it, I’m sure more celebs than we realize play games since they’re frequently trapped with nothing to do on sets and can’t exactly pop out whenever they want. However, you never hear them speak about it much, so I believe they still worry it will make them seem like geeks.
However, I wish John Carpenter would speak about games more. I’ve heard he’s a huge fan, but other from assisting with F.E.A.R., he never appears to become engaged in the business, and I have no clue what games he enjoys. Lest
Going insane, I have to agree with Rocco’s take on the Gotham Knights in yesterday’s Inbox. I wouldn’t have been shocked if I was informed that the new gameplay overview was taken on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One after seeing it.
More than the graphics, my biggest worries were that the two fundamental gameplay aspects from the Arkham trilogy, fighting and traversal, seemed to be far less entertaining in Gotham Knights. I might be wrong since I haven’t played the game yet, but the fighting showed didn’t seem to be that impactful or free-flowing. Even though Nightwing is incredibly acrobatic, it didn’t seem that many combinations were being linked together, like in the Arkham games.
When compared to soaring as Batman and all the complexities that came with it, traveling Gotham with the hang glider and magical leaping (?) appeared very dull. Red Hood’s grappling hook, on the other hand, seemed to be extremely fulfilling.
Of course, the gameplay was taken from an incomplete version of the game, so my fears might be unfounded and the final result could be a fantastic game. So far, I’m not convinced of that. Hubert
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More dinosaurs are required. The Unreal Engine 5 train station demo astounds me, as it does everyone else. Especially as Japanese railway stations seem to be quite similar to British ones. However, it seemed to be an overground one.
I can’t say whether or not we’ll ever see a real game that looks like this (train simulators, anyone?) But, even as a demo, if a console can achieve this, that’s quite astounding. But try something more adventurous next time, eh? Imagine if the T-Rex demo on the PS1 had been a railway station! Tezer
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Experts in football Is FIFA suffering from significant cognitive dissonance?
I’m just curious because I can’t believe they have the nerve to say that only a game with their brand name would be the greatest. What do they believe EA has been up to over the last 27 years? So, for better or worse, what EA has been doing is refining and shaping their product into what it is now. And if FIFA believes that people are stupid enough to fall for what will surely be substandard goods, they should look in the mirror.
While I do not believe EA is a perfect example of virtue, they have built a sleek product that they are not going to give away. If they indeed have signed separate contracts with all of the players, clubs, and stadiums, FIFA might be in severe hot water, from a lack of their own product license to undermining their own brand value by cranking out garbage in contrast.
Since PES’s self-destruction, there hasn’t been much in the way of genuine rivalry. My friends and their children do not play any other football games, and they will not be deterred by the FIFA logo being slapped on any old garbage. Apart from that, the problem comes down to greed and the conviction that EA would not be able to thrive without the FIFA logo. They are, of course, absolutely incorrect, because Gianni Infantino is the president of FIFA, not a video game firm, so although he may be familiar with football, he is almost likely unfamiliar with video game creation.
To summarize, just because FIFA believes they are football to the rest of the world does not mean they are football to gamers. Having said that, I anticipate EA Sports FC to remain a lootbox fiesta replete with microtransactions, and to be as blatant about it as before. After all, they know they have the finest football game on the little screen. ZiPPi
GC: We’re guessing that the FIFA president isn’t very knowledgeable about video game creation.
also-rans in inbox From 4pm on Thursday, Jotun: Valhalla Edition and Prey will be available for free on the Epic Games Store. Epic already gave them away, and Prey is an Arkane game that just released Dishonored and Deathloop. Andrew J.
GC: Arkane really has two different studios. Deathloop and Dishonored 2 were created by Arkane Lyon, whereas Prey was created by Arkane Austin. That may explain why it isn’t nearly as excellent.
I’m not sure what the Nintendo Indie World exhibit was all about. I mean, I suppose it’s great and honest to confess there’s nothing exciting on the horizon, but is it really a good idea for them to make it that obvious? Kokburn
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