Nintendo Switch New Releases October 2017

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

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

North America: October 3rd (eShop), Europe: October 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Asteroid Base

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Nintendo Switch

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Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime features frenzied action that forces friends, family members and loved ones to work together while switching back-and-forth between manning the spacecraft’s controls, weapons and defenses against dastardly alien robots. Those looking to take on Lovers’ perilous campaigns solo can do so with a trusty AI space dog or cat by their side to aid in efforts.

Axiom Verge

North America: October 5th (eShop), Europe: October 5th (eShop)
North America: November 21st (Retail), Europe:  November 17th (Retail)
Genre: Action-Adventure, Publisher: Thomas Happ Games / Badland Games

Axiom Verge Nintendo Switch

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Axiom Verge is a retro-styled 2D metroidvania action-adventure, inspired by such classics as Rygar, Contra, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, and, of course, Metroid. But it also gives you power over glitches like those found in classic games, allowing you to scramble enemies, corrupt environments, and enter hidden areas.

Earth Atlantis

North America: October 5th (eShop), Europe: October 5th (eShop)
Genre: Shooter, Publisher: Headup Games

Earth Atlantis Nintendo Switch

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Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter with an original “Monster-Hunting” gameplay. Search and hunt down dreadful sea monsters and explore the post-apocalyptic underwater world. Unlock multiple ships with special weapons and abilities for your journey and become a legendary hunter!

Ninja Shodown

North America: October 5th (eShop), Europe: October TBA (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Rising Star Games

Ninja Shodown Nintendo Switch

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It’s every ninja for themselves in the ultimate battle for the Jade Katana. Fight alone, team up or take on friends in brutal arena-based combat where the mighty prevail and the weak pay the ultimate price: death and dishonour.

Stardew Valley

North America: October 5th (eShop), Europe: October 5th (eShop)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: Chucklefish

Stardew Valley

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You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

Tumblestone

North America: October 5th (eShop), Europe: October 5th (eShop)
Genre: Puzzle Game, Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Tumblestone Nintendo Switch

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Tumblestone is the first original action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years. Race your friends in multiplayer or challenge yourself in story mode. Solve progressively more difficult and creative puzzles, help a sausage make friends, and find out what happened to the Tumblecrown.

Volgarr the Viking

North America: October 5th (eShop), Europe: October 5th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Crazy Wiking Studios

Volgarr the Viking Nintendo Switch

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Volgarr the Viking is a hardcore 16-bit style action platformer from the golden era of arcade games with simple controls, high challenge and meticulous design, combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack and buckets of blood.

Oxenfree

North America: October 6th (eShop), Europe: October 6th (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Night School Studio

Oxenfree Nintendo Switch

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Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you’ve unleashed is up to you.

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition

North America: October 10th (Retail), Europe: October 6th (Retail)
North America: October 12th (eShop), Europe: October 12th (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Rising Star Games

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition Nintendo Switch

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88 Heroes is a chaotic 2D platformer that is as fun to watch as it is to play, where each level completed or untimely death brings a new uniquely skilled hero into the action. With just 88 minutes to complete all 88 levels, you’ll need every one of the 88 heroes to stop the dastardly Dr. H8 destroying the Earth.

The 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition features all of the frantic fast-paced and funny action of the original release, plus the DLC pack ‘RSG Champions’ previously available on other formats, as well as the forthcoming DLC pack ‘H8 Mode Activate’.

Sine Mora EX

North America: Out now (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 10th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up, Publisher: THQ Nordic

Sine Mora EX: Nintendo Switch

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Sine Mora EX is a side-scrolling shoot’em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora EX offers both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre.

Tiny Barbarian DX

North America: October 10th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 10th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Nicalis

Tiny Barbarian DX Nintendo Switch

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Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX combines engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a loincloth-stirring chiptune soundtrack.

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

North America: October 10th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 13th (Retail, eShop)
Genre: Battle Game, Publisher: NIS America

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Nintendo Switch

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Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards. Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play.

Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure

North America: October 11th (eShop), Europe: October 11th (eShop)
North America: November 16th (Retail), Europe: November 16th (Retail)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Merge Games

Unbox: Newbie's Adventure Nintendo Switch

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Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is 3D platformer where the player is a cardboard box who must bounce and roll, through mountains and islands alike, to deliver themselves for the greater good of the Global Postal Service, or GPS. This can include racing against a clock, solving puzzles, and a lot of fun with physics, which often involves causing mayhem by knocking things over or blowing them up. The game also has a strong local multiplayer element, for full split-screen enjoyment, including a variety of different challenges.

Neon Chrome

North America: October 12th (eShop), Europe: October 12th (eShop)
Genre: Twin Stick Shooter, Publisher: 10tons

Neon Chrome Nintendo Switch

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Neon Chrome is a top-down twin stick shooter with a science fiction setting. Each level is procedurally generated, meaning levels throughout the game will be unique on every play session. The game features intense gunfights, destructible environments, and light role playing elements such as permanent statistics upgrades, better weapons, cybernetic enhancements and different character classes.

Super Beat Sports

North America: October 12th (eShop), Europe: October 12th (eShop)
Genre: Mini Games, Publisher: Harmonix

Super Beat Sports Nintendo Switch

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Super Beat Sports is a collection of five sports-themed mini games where you swing, volley, and score to the music in order to come out on top. The game features the mini games Rhythm Racket, Buddy Ball, Whacky Bat, Gobble Golf, and Net Ball.

The Flame in the Flood

North America: October 12th (eShop), Europe: October 12th (eShop)
Genre: Surivival Game, Publisher: Curve Digital

The Flame In The Flood Nintendo Switch

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The Flame In The Flood is a bleak but beautiful rogue-lite set upon a treacherous, procedurally generated river. With the help of your trusty dog, Aesop, The Flame In The Flood tasks you to make the most of your surroundings by foraging, hunting and scavenging your way through nature and the remains of society. With an evocative, homespun art-style and lilting, original soundtrack by Chuck Ragan, survival has never been this enjoyable.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants

North America: October 12th ( eShop), Europe: October 12th (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Plug In Digital

Yono and the Celestial Elephants Nintendo Switch

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Yono and the Celestial Elephant is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he’s never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side.

Wulverblade

North America: October 12th ( eShop), Europe: October 12th (eShop)
Genre: Beat ‘Em Up, Publisher: Darkwind Media

Wulverblade Nintendo Switch

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Wulverblade is a visceral arcade side scrolling beatem-up set in ancient Roman Britain. Up to 2 player’s battle side by side to defend the northern tribes from the invading Roman army. Fight across 8 real locations as the rich historically inspired story unfolds before you.

Don’t Knock Twice

North America: October 17th ( eShop), Europe: October 17th (eShop)
Genre: Horror Game, Publisher: Wales Interactive

Don’t Knock Twice Nintendo Switch

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Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch. One knock to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead. To find and save your daughter, you will explore all depths of a grand manor house, searching for hidden clues and wield items to escape the terror that surrounds you.

Rogue Trooper Redux

North America: October 17th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 17th (Retail, eShop)
Genre: Third Person Shooter, Publisher: Rebellion

Rogue Trooper Redux Nintendo Switch

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Rogue Trooper Redux is a remaster of Rogue Trooper featuring new high definition graphics with dynamic lighting, new special effects, a modern control system, extra difficulty settings, and a revamped cover system.

The Count Lucanor

North America: October 18th (eShop), Europe: October 18th (eShop)
Genre: Horror Adventure, Publisher: Merge Games

The Count Lucanor Nintendo Switch

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The Count Lucanor is an action-adventure with a retro feel that falls halfway between 8-bit and 16-bit styles. Inspired by classic games like The Legend of Zelda, Yume Nikki, Silent Hill and Dark Souls, The Count Lucanor is an amazing mystery and horror adventure set in a fairytale world. The game features important choices, alternative endings, secrets and different ways to solve puzzles.

The Jackbox Party Pack 4

North America: October 19th (eShop), Europe: October 19th (eShop)
Genre: Party Games, Publisher: Jackbox Games

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Nintendo Switch

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The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is the next collection of hilariously absurd party games featuring Fibbage 3, Fibbage: Enough About You, Survive the Internet, Monster Seeking Monster, and Bracketeering.

Spelunker Party!

North America: October 19th (eShop), Europe: October 19th (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Square Enix

Spelunker Party! Nintendo Switch

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Following the story of Spelunkette and her friends, explorers can adventure solo or with up to four players in local and online multiplayer mode, avoiding dangerous pitfalls, boulders and wicked creations. In multiplayer mode, players can also join together to access new areas and revive teammates.

Fire Emblem Warriors

North America: October 20th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 20th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Nintendo

Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo Switch

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Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team.

Syberia

North America: October 20th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 20th (Retail, eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Microids

Syberia Nintendo Switch

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Kate Walker, a young New York lawyer, is dispatched to deal with the sale of a former automaton factory hidden in the French Alps. She never thought that this task, as simple as it seemed, would change her life forever. She quickly embarked on a journey into the confines of Eastern Europe, accompanied by a very peculiar automaton named Oscar. Together they discover incredible places, filled with colorful characters.

Poi: Explorer Edition

North America: October 23rd (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 23rd (RetaileShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Alliance Digital Media

Poi: Explorer Edition Nintendo Switch

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Inspired by the cheerful classics of 3D platforming, Poi is an engaging adventure that follows two aspiring Master Explorers as they search the far reaches of the world for an old explorer’s lost medallions and unravel the mysteries of the Milky Way Globe.

Just Dance 2018

North America: October 24th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 26th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Music & Party, Publisher: Ubisoft

Just Dance 2018 Nintendo Switch

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Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance 2018. Dance to 40 of the hottest tracks of the year including “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj, “Chantaje” by Shakira Ft. Maluma, and many more.

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon

North America: October 24th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 27th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Action RPG, Publisher: Koei Tecmo

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Nintendo Switch

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Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon takes place in a fictional, demon-ridden Western European city towards the end of the 19th century. The story focuses on a knight protector named Alushe and her two childhood friends – Liliana, a kind-hearted priestess, and Ruhenheid, a holy knight of the Lourdes Order.

Super Mario Odyssey

North America: October 27th (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 27th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch

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Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans! Super Mario Odyssey is packed with secrets and surprises including Mario’s new moves like cap throw, cap jump, and capture.

Monster Jam: Crush It!

North America: October 31st (Retail, eShop), Europe: October 31st (RetaileShop)
Genre: Action, Publisher: GameMill

Monster Jam: Crush It! Nintendo Switch

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Monster Jam: Crush It! offers classic, competitive stadium racing and freestyle, and gives gamers the ability to perform gravity-defying stunts for huge rewards throughout over 96 different challenges in survivor, stunt and hill climb race modes.

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