Handheld Players takes a look at the Nintendo Switch new releases in October 2018. Which Nintendo Switch games will you buy in October? Let us know in the comments!
Mega Man 11
This entry in this iconic series blends classic, challenging 2D platforming action with a fresh look. The stunning visual style refreshes the series’ iconic colorfulness, combining hand-drawn environments with detailed, 3D character models.
Super Mario Party
The original 4-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party. Freely walk the board: choose where to move, which Dice Block to roll, and how to win the most Stars in skill-based minigames. Wait till you see the 2 vs 2 mode with grid-based maps, the creative uses of the console, and the series’ first online minigame mode.
Disgaea 1 Complete
The Overlord is dead. The Netherworld is in turmoil. Time to kick some ass! Netherworld Prince Laharl awakens to fight for his throne and it’s up to him and some unlikely allies to defend what is rightfully his. Together with his devious vassal Etna, the angel trainee Flonne, and a whole cavalcade of explosive characters, Laharl will slash, shoot, and punch his way to the top.
Goosebumps: The Game
The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters — they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc! You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late.
The World Ends With You: Final Remix
Complete the mission… or face erasure. That’s all Neku knows after regaining consciousness in the middle of a busy intersection without his memories. Now he and his partner must fight to survive a life-or-death game in this twisted tale with more turns than the urban labyrinth of Tokyo they’re trapped in. This definitive version of Square Enix’s RPG classic brings the dark story to life on the Nintendo Switch system along with a new scenario and some killer, new remixed music.
Big Buck Hunter Arcade
Big Buck Hunter will bring the arcade experience to your living room with this fast paced, addictive arcade shooter! The all new control and aim mechanics will make this a must pick up and play arcade shooter experience. Travel around the globe and take down wild game in Whitetail and Moose adventures or try your aiming and speed skills in epic bonus challenges.
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Embark on an all-new LEGO adventure by becoming the best villain the universe has seen in LEGO DC Super-Villains. For the first time, a LEGO game is giving you the ability to play as a super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreak havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
Starring Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving, NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, and emerging Celtics star Jayson Tatum on the cover, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 steps up the energy and attitude with new players, playgrounds and moves. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will feature over 300 players at launch – including legendary new additions like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – with nearly 200 additional players arriving in updates after release.
Rapala Fishing Pro Series
Welcome to Rapala Fishing Pro Series! Rapala is looking to sponsor the next great angler to be part of their Pro Series team, do you have what it takes? Compete in world-class tournaments, weekly challenges all to improve your skills by earning bonus money to climb the ranks and become a professional angler for the No.1 fishing brand in the world?
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new action-adventure game where you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear and skills on the fly. Travel the stars to unite the galaxy against villainous destructive forces.
Warriors Orochi 4
The world is merged once again. The re-assembled heroes are faced with yet another new battle. The key to solving this mysterious situation and returning the world back to normal are eight “bracelets” that possess great power. In search of these bracelets, the heroes clash against one another with their individual convictions.
Before long it becomes apparent that Zeus, the king of the gods of Mount Olympus, is behind this. What is his aim in rebuilding this parallel world in which the heroes battled against Orochi? In order to solve this mystery, the heroes decide to battle against the gods.
The limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure. After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a nomadic people migrating with their snow ostriches. Stuck in Valsembor village, together they must find a way to continue their journey in a race against their enemies and unexpected obstacles, not to mention Kate’s past, which catches up with her.
Dark Souls Remastered
Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. Dark Souls Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
Creativity wins in this colorful freestyle scooter championship! In Crayola Scoot, more tricks mean more color – and color can change the world in impossible ways. So get ready to take on Scoot Legends in a rainbow of thrilling events, or grab 3 friends for a split-screen color clash. It’s time to make your mark on the scootpark!
Gal Metal is a rhythm game designed for Nintendo Switch that turns each Joy-Con into a drumstick. Players will take hold of the Joy-Cons to rock along with the music as they create their own complex performances and rack up millions of points using personal free-form drum lines based on over a dozen different beats. With Nintendo Switch Pro Controller support on offer as well, players will be able to choose how they want to jam and earn metal power to use against the alien invaders in this uniquely adlib-friendly rhythm experience.
Just Dance 2019
Wherever life takes you, Just Dance 2019 is the beat of all your life moments! The #1 Music Video Game Franchise of All Time, with over 65 million units sold is coming this fall with 40 great new tracks. Whether there’s something to celebrate or for no reason at all, Just Dance is there for every occasion.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers
Hit the road with racers from some of your favorite Nickelodeon series in a variety of Slime-filled tracks in the ultimate race to win cups and upgrades for your Kart! There’s no slowing down there — shift to the next gear and challenge your friends in split-screen racing and battle modes!
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Popular party games set in an immersive arcade environment with multiplayer support for 1 – 4 players on local networks or online. Collect over 60 pieces of unique game equipment and Gear to use during matches and claim your place on the global leaderboards by getting a high score. Game collection: air hockey, ping Pong, puck bowling, hoop Shot, skill ball, billiards, darts, cornhole, Cup Pong, and more.
PAW Patrol: On a Rol
No job is too big, no pup is too small! The PAW Patrol is ready to save the day in Adventure Bay on 16 exciting rescue missions, but they can only do it with your help. Help each pup use their unique abilities to rescue friends and keep their community safe. Jump into eight awesome Adventure Bay locations, including Farmer Yumi’s Farm, Jake’s Mountain, a desert canyon, under the waves, and more.
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Playing Chicken Range is simple, shoot as many chickens as you can before you get covered in eggs. The object of the game is to shoot the chickens using an array of different weaponry, from pistols, to AK47, RPG’s to Alien Ray Guns! Gameplay is set over a field twice as wide as the screen, so you must be constantly moving your aim side to side in order to reach the whole game field.
My Hero One’s Justice
Whether you want to see the destruction of humanity or believe heroes should defend those in need, fight to prove your justice in My Hero One’s Justice. The popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga series comes to life, as players experience the abilities of fan-favorite characters such as Izuku Midoriya, KatsukiBakugo, Tomura Shigaraki, and many more in this arena brawler, where you’ll get to choose between hero and villain in your path to justice.
N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure
N.E.R.O. is a game that explores universal themes such as love, loss and family. Destructoid applauds N.E.R.O. as ‘a hallmark of excellence’, describing: ‘’it’s undoubtedly a story of love and loss, grief and guilt, companionship and family, and coping when the world is so goddamn unfair. (…) You’ll just know that you felt something, and that sensation alone is worth the journey.’’
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Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown. Crystal Crisis players can choose from 19 different playable characters, including fan favorites from Cave Story and The Binding of Isaac and many other surprise entrants. Each character has his or her own “home” stage, musical theme, unique special attacks and extensive voice-acted exclamations.
LEGO Harry Potter Collection
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection brings LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 remastered. This compilation unites the creative prowess of LEGO and the expansive world of Harry Potter, with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players of all ages to enjoy.
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition is the spiritual successor to the retro classic Mutant League Football, with next generation deep strategy gameplay, bone-crunching, tooth-shattering hits, and a roster of ghouls delivering tongue-through-cheek humor. Oh, and blood. Lots of blood. Mutant Football League delivers intense online action, deep strategy, and deadly humor. Fantastical arenas full of ruthless fans and deadly traps set the stage for mayhem in every contest that allows players to win by highest score or by killing and eradicating their opponents.
Steven Universe: Save the Light / OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes 2 Games in 1
Steven Universe: Save the Light
Join Steven and the Crystal Gems on their biggest quest yet! A mysterious new Homeworld Gem has stolen the Prism, a powerful weapon that can create an entire army from light – and she’s already started destroying Beach City. Only you and your team can battle back to save the light (and the world) in this hybrid RPG based on the hit Cartoon Network show.
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes
Ready to be a (pint-sized) hero? So is K.O. – because he’s finally getting his very own Pow Card! BUT WAIT, Evil Lord Boxman has reset all the heroes’ card levels back to zero. Help K.O. battle his way through a bunch of Boxmore robots, help him save the day with his Lakewood heroes and unlock new Power Moves and abilities.
Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
Traverse the haunting world of Yomawari: Night Alone as a young girl searches for her sister, or share in the terror facing schoolgirls Yui and Haru in Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Uncover the mysteries plaguing a rural Japanese town, hide from the things lurking in the night, and maybe get home alive…
A strange rumor is spreading in Tokyo’s H City: those who possess the “mark” will die. Unexpectedly appearing on the body, like a chewed up birthmark, the “mark” is said to result in an unknown death. Now, having lost your memory, you stand before a mysterious house said to protect those who possess the “mark” As the doors swing open, the countdown to death has already begun.
Nintendo Switch eShop Releases in October 2018:
|Batman: The Enemy Within||Oct 2 (eShop)||Oct 2 (eShop)|
|Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story||Oct 2 (eShop)||Oct 2 (eShop)|
|Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women||Oct 4 (eShop)||Oct 4 (eShop)|
|Jettomero: Hero of the Universe||Oct 4 (eShop)||Oct 4 (eShop)|
|Party Crashers||Oct 4 (eShop)||Oct 4 (eShop)|
|Pilot Sports||Oct 4 (eShop)||Oct 4 (eShop)|
|The Midnight Sanctuary||Oct 4 (eShop)||Oct 4 (eShop)|
|Vertical Drop Heroes HD||Oct 4 (eShop)||Oct 4 (eShop)|
|The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories||Oct 11 (eShop)||Oct 11 (eShop)|
|The Swindle||Oct 11 (eShop)||Oct 11 (eShop)|
|Tricky Towers||Oct 11 (eShop)||Oct 11 (eShop)|
|Razed||Oct 15 (eShop)||Oct 15 (eShop)|
|Windjammers||Oct 23 (eShop)||Oct 23 (eShop)|
|Eternum Ex||Oct 25 (eShop)||Oct 25 (eShop)|
|Valkyria Chronicles||Oct 26 (eShop)||Oct 26 (eShop)|
|Bendy and the Ink Machine||Oct TBA (eShop)||Oct TBA (eShop)|
|Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP||Oct TBA (eShop)||Oct TBA (eShop)|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 5||Oct TBA (eShop)||Oct TBA (eShop)|
|Warlocks 2: God Slayers||Oct TBA (eShop)||Oct TBA (eShop)|
|WILL: A Wonderful World||Oct TBA (eShop)||Oct TBA (eShop)|
|Zarvot||Oct TBA (eShop)||Oct TBA (eShop)|
Nintendo Switch New Releases October 2018:
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