Nintendo Switch New Releases February 2018

Handheld Players takes a look at the Nintendo Switch new releases in February 2018. Which Nintendo Switch games will you get in February ? Let us know in the comments!

ACA NeoGeo: Samurai Shodown II

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Fighting Game, Publisher: Hamster

ACA NeoGeo: Samurai Shodown II Nintendo Switch

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Samurai Shodown II is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. The legendary weapon-wielding fighting game returns stronger / sharper than ever. Four newcomers join the battle for a total of 15 combatants ready to step on the stage of grand battles. With the new Rage System and Weapon Breaking Attacks, epic and intense battles are waiting for you.

AeternoBlade

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Corecell

AeternoBlade Nintendo Switch

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In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freyja travels with an unknown weapon called ‘AeternoBlade’. Freyja looks to take revenge on Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengeance is helped by Vernia, who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the abilities of AeternoBlade. Freya has to venture into many different world dimensions to discover how to annihilate Beladim.

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: BillyGoat

Her Majesty's SPIFFING Nintendo Switch

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Her Majesty’s SPIFFING is a quaint graphic adventure game following the exploits of Captain Frank Lee English and his trusted regional accented colleague, Aled, as they travel through the cosmos in search of new planets to claim for the British Empire.

Night in the Woods

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Finji

Night in the Woods Nintendo Switch

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Night in the Woods is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world. Break stuff, play bass, hang out, walk on powerlines, jump between roofs, and discover strange and amazing and terrible things you never asked for.

Shiftlings – Enhanced Edition

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Rock Pocket Games

Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition Nintendo Switch

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Shiftlings is a colorful puzzle platformer with a twist! You’re controlling two quirky custodians who are tethered together; one large and one small. Play alone or work together with a friend to run, bounce and swap size through 55 challenging levels.

Sky Force Reloaded

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up, Publisher: Infinite Dreams

Sky Force Reloaded Nintendo Switch

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Sky Force Reloaded is the spirit of the classic arcade shoot ‘em ups, captured with modern visuals and design. New entry in the series will keep you entertained with all the things you’ve came to love in scrolling shooters. Meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, collosal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.

SteamWorld Dig

North America: February 1st (eShop), Europe: February 1st (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Image & Form Games

SteamWorld Dig Nintendo Switch

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SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

Mad Carnage

North America: February 2nd (eShop), Europe: February 2nd (eShop)
Genre: Strategy Game, Publisher: QubicGames

Mad Carnage Nintendo Switch

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In the world after the Great War, you will take control of intimidating petrol beasts, each with their own unique weapons and gameplay mechanics. Upgrade your cars, then battle it out in Campaign mode or on one of the 8 Custom Game maps! Invite a friend for local Multiplayer versus! Can YOU survive the Mad Carnage?

Dandara

North America: February 6th (eShop), Europe: February 6th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Raw Fury

Dandara Nintendo Switch

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Dandara is a Metroidvania adventure featuring a bold heroine who’s trying to bring direction to a directionless world. In a bizarre, gravity-bending place teeming with surreal beauty and inspired by real-life locations in Brazil, Dandara will meet interesting characters both friend and foe on her journey to liberate The Salt.

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition

North America: February 6th (eShop), Europe: February 6th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Tribute Games

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Nintendo Switch

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Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition is the definitive edition of the critically acclaimed 2d side-scrolling platformer Mercenary Kings. The fight for Mandragora Island and the battle against the fearsome forces of CLAW continues with two brand new playable recruits, new knives and gun parts to craft, and many minor features and improvements.

Aegis Defenders

North America: February 8th (eShop), Europe: February 8th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer/Tower Defense, Publisher: Humble Bundle

Aegis Defenders Nintendo Switch

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Aegis Defenders is a Metroidvania-style action platformer featuring Tower Defense combat. You play as Bart, a machinist capable of reviving lost technologies, and his granddaughter Clu, an ace hunter and trapsmith, as they search for the one thing that can save their village from an encroaching empire – an ancient weapon known as Aegis.

Aperion Cyberstorm

North America: February 8th (eShop), Europe: February 8th (eShop)
Genre: Twin-Stick Shooter RPG, Publisher: aPriori Digital

Aperion Cyberstorm Nintendo Switch

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Aperion Cyberstorm a twin-stick bullet hell RPG for up to five players. Pick a ship and two power-ups, then unleash hell. Will you use spiraling plasma-coated rockets to cover the arena, or play tactically and bunker down with fire turrets and healing drones? The choice is yours!

ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun

North America: February 8th (eShop), Europe: February 8th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Platformer, Publisher: Good Shepherd

ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun Nintendo Switch

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ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun’s 2D retro automatic runner gameplay revolves around one very big gravity-defying gun with two-button controls: one to fly up and the other to blast forward through obstacles and death traps at breakneck speed. There are over 120 levels of meticulous mayhem to master, with unique challenges that demand quick thinking and reflexes to survive.

Black Hole

North America: February 8th (eShop), Europe: February 6th (eShop)
Genre: Twin-Stick Shooter, Publisher: Dufgames

Black Hole Nintendo Switch

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Inspired by games like Crimsonland and Super Stardust HD, Black Hole is an arcade style twin-stick space shooter that takes place inside different black holes. As you are sucked into the vortex you have to fight your way through asteroids and other enemies that try to block your way.

Disc Jam

North America: February 8th (eShop), Europe: February 8th (eShop)
Genre: Sport/Action, Publisher: High Horse Games

Disc Jam Nintendo Switch

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Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic mix of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone. An exciting blend of strategy and skill, this arcade-inspired title boasts a zany roster of characters to compete with friends both on the couch and online!

Dragon Quest Builders

North America: February 9th (Retail, eShop), Europe: February 9th (RetaileShop)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: Nintendo

Dragon Quest Builders Nintendo Switch

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Dragon Quest Builders allows players to reconstruct towns using gathered building materials, fight monsters in real-time battles and meet memorable characters throughout a sprawling RPG. The game features a large world to explore, including hidden treasures to discover and epic structures to build.

Overcooked: Special Edition

North America: February 13th (Retail), Europe: February 13th (Retail)
Genre: Action/Party, Publisher: Team 17

Overcooked: Special Edition Nintendo Switch

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In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land. Overcooked Special Edition features all the exhilarating (and enraging) kitchens from the main game, as well as both expansions, ‘The Lost Morsel’ and ‘Festive Seasoning’.

Owlboy

North America: February 13th (eShop), Europe: February 13th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Adventure, Publisher: D-Pad Studio

Owlboy Nintendo Switch

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Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds. Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.

Portal Knights

North America: February 13th (Retail), Europe: February 9th (Retail)
Genre: Action RPG, Publisher: 505 Games

Portal Knights Nintendo Switch

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Portal Knights is a cooperative action RPG in randomly-generated sandbox worlds. Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Explore dozens of islands with unique environments and restore peace to a world torn apart by The Fracture.

The Fall Part 2: Unbound

North America: February 13th (eShop), Europe: February 13th (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Over The Moon

The Fall Part 2: Unbound Nintendo Switch

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The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a hybrid of haunting metroidvania exploration merged with brain teasing point-and-click adventure puzzles and a healthy dose of chilling hard sci-fi. The sequel to The Fall picks up right where its predecessor left off as we follow the exploits of A.R.I.D., a rogue AI who’s rewritten its protocol to follow one rule: “save myself”.

The Longest Five Minutes

North America: February 13th (Retail, eShop), Europe: February 16th (RetaileShop)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: NIS America

The Longest Five Minutes Nintendo Switch

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The Longest Five Minutes will take you inside the mind of a hero during his final encounter with an epic and evil Overlord. As the story unfolds, the conversations you have with your party and the Overlord will unlock memories of the hero’s journey. Each memory plays out in classic 8-bit RPG style, and the outcome of those memories will lead to the strengthening or weakening of your party in their final battle.

Xeodrifter

North America: February 15th (eShop), Europe: February 15th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Adventure, Publisher: Atooi

Xeodrifter Nintendo Switch

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Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure.

Bayonetta

North America: February 16th (eShop), Europe: February 16th (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Nintendo

Bayonetta Nintendo Switch

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Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch, and she’ll shoot, whip, slice, and burn angels as she uncovers the truth about her own past. Her weapons and moves are all stylishly over-the-top, but she can also dodge attacks to slow down time, and inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies. This is the prequel to the Bayonetta game, and it’s every bit as sassy, destructive, and epic as you’d expect.

Bayonetta 2

North America: February 16th (Retail, eShop), Europe: February 16th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Nintendo

Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Switch

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Wield wild weapons and execute deadly moves—like the powerful Umbran Climax—to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. Bayonetta 2 also features an online and local wireless 2-player cooperative mode where players bet halos on their performance and work together to amplify their sass, cause destruction, and score some riches. The original Bayonetta game is included with the packaged version of Bayonetta 2 as a pack-in digital download code.

Fe

North America: February 16th (eShop), Europe: February 16th (eShop)
Genre: Action-Adventure, Publisher: EA Originals

Fe Nintendo Switch

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Fe is a new type of platform adventure where the story is up to you to discover, without handholding, told wordlessly through the discoveries you make during gameplay. Run, climb and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest and explore its living, breathing ecosystem filled with secrets and mystical creatures.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus

North America: February 22nd (eShop), Europe: February 22nd (eShop)
Genre: Arcade, Publisher: Bandai Namco

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus Nintendo Switch

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Featuring eye-popping high-resolution 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level! Play by yourself or with your friends in the all-new co-op mode exclusively on the Switch. When one player gets caught by a ghost, the other player can come to the rescue.

PayDay 2

North America: February  27th (Retail, eShop), Europe: February 23rd (RetaileShop)
Genre: Shooter, Publisher: Starbreeze

PayDay 2 Nintendo Switch

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PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.

Up to four friends co-operate on each heist, and as the crew progresses the heists gets bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming an infamous criminal comes new customization that lets players build and alter their guns and gear.

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles

North America: February TBA (eShop), Europe: February TBA (eShop)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: Circle Entertainment

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Nintendo Switch

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Featuring Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White Lions, Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle and Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War, Mercenaries Saga Chronicles assembles the heroes from this fantastic series in one collection.

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