January may traditionally be a slow period for game releases, but this month is certainly an exception, with some big games coming to each platform. That's especially true for Nintendo Switch this week, as more than 30 titles have arrived in the Eshop.
Headlining this week's releases is the 2D Mario adventure New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. This port contains both the Wii U launch game New Super Mario Bros. U and its DLC expansion, New Super Luigi U. It also features two new characters: Nabbit, who is invulnerable to damage (and was previously only playable in New Super Luigi U), and Toadette, who can use the exclusive Super Crown power-up to transform into Peachette, allowing her to double jump and hover through the air.
Also available on Switch this week (as well as on PS4 and Xbox One) is Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. Originally released in 2008, Vesperia stands as one of the most beloved entries in the Tales series, and the Definitive Edition features all of the additional content that was added to the game's Japan-exclusive PS3 port, as well as all the paid DLC that was originally released for it. You can read more about the title in our Tales of Vesperia impressions.
Other highlights this week include Bury Me, My Love, a poignant text-based adventure game about a refugee fleeing war-torn Syria. There's also the classic Sega racer OutRun, as well as the Neo Geo fighting game Kizuna Encounter. You can see the full list of this week's Nintendo Switch releases below.
The next additions to Nintendo Switch Online's NES library are Blaster Master and Zelda II, and they arrive on the service on January 16. Nintendo also recently announced a release date for one of this year's big-name Switch exclusives, Yoshi's Crafted World. The colorful platformer launches on March 29. You can see the other big games coming to Switch (and 3DS) this year in our gallery of all the Nintendo-exclusive titles in 2019.
This Week's Nintendo Switch Releases
- A Ch'ti Bundle
- ACA Neo Geo: Kizuna Encounter
- Apocalipsis: Wormwood Edition
- Big Crown: Showdown
- BQM: Block Quest Maker
- Bubble Shooter DX
- Bury Me, My Love
- Clock Simulator
- Combat Core
- Double Cross
- Grab Lab
- Guns of Mercy: Rangers Edition
- Inside My Radio
- Knock 'Em Down Bowling
- Marble Power Blast
- Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes
- Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
- Neko Navy: Daydream Edition
- Number Place 10000
- Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition
- Samsara: Deluxe Edition
- Sega Ages: OutRun
- Snowboarding: The Next Phase
- Voxel Sword
- Hive Jump
- Stellar Interface
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition