Nintendo Switch New Releases August 2017

Handheld Players takes a look at the Nintendo Switch new releases in August 2017. Which Nintendo Switch games are you looking forward to in August? Let us know in the comments!

ACA NeoGeo Aero Fighters 2

North America: August 3rd (eShop), Europe: August 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up, Publisher: Hamster

ACA NeoGeo Aero Fighters 2 Nintendo Switch

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Aero Fighters 2 is a vertical-scrolling shoot ’em up released in 1994 by Video System. A variety of unique pilots, including a pop singer and an aviation ninja, take place in dog fights at the speed of sound to save the world. Enjoy a story mode packed with multiple endings.

Puzzle Adventure Blockle

North America: August 3rd (eShop), Europe: August 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Puzzle Game, Publisher: Intense

Puzzle Adventure Blockle Nintendo Switch

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Rotate the world to find a path to the goal in this rotating puzzle game. Go on an adventure to the mysterious Wonder Labyrinth with Kulu, just a regular Kat trying to find his way and the beautiful Arika who has lost her memory.

Rotate the world, avoid obstacles, climb steps, and make use of various features to clear each stage. The journey to Wonder Labyrinth will take you through many various worlds with changing environments such as the Icicle Palace and Flame Mountain.

Retro City Rampage DX

North America: August 3rd (eShop), Europe: August 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: VBlank Entertainment

Retro City Rampage DX Nintendo Switch

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Retro City Rampage reimagines the open world crime genre like it’s 1989. Jump on civilians for coins – then steal their car and outrun the law! Explore the city and complete missions, or just go on a rampage with your weapons, power-ups and vehicles!

This pop culture send-up includes a full Story Mode of open world adventure, plus Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that’s not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, costumizations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.

Slime-san

North America: August 3rd (eShop), Europe: August 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Headup Games

Slime-san Nintendo Switch

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Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Feel the impact of your slime like never before with the HD Rumble you can only get on the Switch!

Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games that can be played locally with one set of Joy-Cons!

Use Your Words

North America: TBA (eShop), Europe: August 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Party Game, Publisher: Smiling Buddha Games

Use Your Words Nintendo Switch

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Grab a few friends and get ready to laugh. Use Your Words is the party game for funny people and their unfunny friends.

Use Your Words is a game that invites players to respond to a variety of mini-games and prompts with the funniest answers they can think of! Players play using their phones and tablets as controllers, making game-play seamless and quick to pick up. Players who get stumped can use one of the hidden “House Answers” to lay a trap for their fellow players once it’s time for everyone to vote for their favorite.

Flip Wars

North America: August 10th (eShop), Europe: out now (eShop)
Genre: Party Game, Publisher: Nintendo

Flip Wars Nintendo Switch

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Dominate the board in Flip Wars, a competitive party game for up to four players. Compete to claim the most colored panels and stop your opponents from gaining ground in this frantic free-for-all.

Leap into the air and Hip Drop onto the board below to flip adjacent panels around where you land and change them to your color. Knock Out your opponent by flipping any panels they’re standing on, and watch them fly off the board – be careful where you stand, through, as they can send you flying, too.

Ironcast

North America: August 10th (eShop), Europe: August 10th (eShop)
Genre: Strategy Game, Publisher: Ripstone Publishing

Ironcast Nintendo Switch

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Ironcast is a turn-based strategy game set in an alternative Victorian history; where refined men and women command gigantic mechanised war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire. As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall walking Ironcast to defend 1880’s Victorian England from an invading force of enemy Ironcast.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast‘s various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely; either offensively to cripple and destroy opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapon fire is due.

Sonic Mania

North America: August 15th (eShop), Europe: August 15th (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Sega

Sonic Mania Nintendo Switch

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Sonic Mania brings fans back into the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, and adding in completely new Zones with all-new Acts, and bosses into the mix.

Troll and I

North America: August 15th (Retail, eShop), Europe: August 15th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Action-Adventure, Publisher: Maximum Games

Troll and I Nintendo Switch

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Troll and I invites players on an enchanting journey with the game’s two main heroes: the nimble, adventurous, adolescent Otto and the powerful, elusive Troll. With the ability to play solo or with a friend in local couch co-op, players must guide Otto and Troll through the majestic mountains and lush forests of the Nordic wilderness as they try to dodge and defeat various enemies, including mythical orcs and ruthless hunters.

Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure

North America: August 22nd (Retail, eShop), Europe: August 25th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Telltale Games

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure Nintendo Switch

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Minecraft: Story Mode is like a playable television show based on your favorite game, where you are the star and your actions decide how the story is told. You’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond.

Discover a dreadful truth as you embark on a perilous quest across the Overworld, to the End, and beyond to find The Order of the Stone. Your decisions – what you say and do – drive the story around you.

Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure includes all five episodes of Season One and all three episodes of the Adventure Pass. It also features fan favorites Captain Sparklez, Stampy Cat, LDShadowLady, StacyPlays, and DanTDM), and more.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

North America: August 29th (Retail, eShop), Europe: August 29th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Strategy RPG, Publisher: Ubisoft

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Nintendo Switch

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The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.

Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best of the Mario and Rabbids franchises, combining all that you love about Mario’s iconic universe with the side-splitting antics of the Rabbids.

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack

North America: August 31st (eShop), Europe: August 31st (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Inti Creates

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack Nintendo Switch

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The Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack contains both Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, two games that originally made their home on the Nintendo 3DS.

The Nintendo Switch versions feature upgraded 60fps gameplay, the entire DLC catalog from the 3DS version, HD Rumble support, redone screen layout, a brand new theme song, high resolution event graphics and in-game text, adusted game balance and improvements, numerous languages settings as well as Nintendo Switch Pro Controller support.

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