Monday, December 5, 2022

Can’t-Miss New Switch Games | September 21 – September 24


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This month has been great for new Nintendo Switch releases. We’ve already gotten Sonic Colors: Ultimate, WarioWare: Get It Together, Cruis’n Blast, NBA 2K22, Tails of Iron, and the highly anticipated Eastward, and your wallet isn’t getting a break this week either.

This week’s can’t-miss list of Nintendo Switch games includes a few brand new games, some long-awaited sequels, and at least one port that has seemed inevitable for months. Here’s out list of can’t-miss Nintendo Switch games for the week of September 24.

Street Outlaws 2: Winner Takes All

The followup to 2019’s Street Outlaws: The List, Street Outlaws 2: Winner Takes Allis a racing simulator that’s based on the the Discovery television series of the same name. 

Street Outlaws 2 puts you behind the wheel for fast-paced drag and street races across the United States. The game features 26 drag vehicles and five challenge cars, and has more than 250 parts available for customization, so you can build your ultimate racer.

A nice touch, Street Outlaws 2 features multiplayer tournaments — albeit asynchronous — and leaderboards.

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 06


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For fans of the Grisaia Phantom Trigger series, the sixth installment is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 22. Grisaia Phantom Trigger 06is a visual novel. But unlike other many other games in the genre, it’s a kinetic novel, meaning that it doesn’t have multiple endings that depend on your actions or decisions.

Taking place in the same universe as The Fruit of Grisaia, Grisaia Phantom Trigger06 takes place at the Mihama Academy, a location familiar to anyone who has played through the previous Grisaia installments. This new episode introduces new characters to the series.

The Plane Effect

Billed as a dystopian game about getting home from work, The Plane Effectis a stylish isometric adventure title that launches on the Switch on September 23.

You play as Solo, an appropriately named lonely office worker who’s navigating through a labyrinth of hallways, streets, and other areas of this dystopian hellscape. Your only objective is to find your way home. The Plane Effect promises to be a time-and-mind-bending adventure, and from the moody and foreboding trailer, it looks like it’s going to deliver.

Staxel

Minecraft-inspired farming sim Staxel is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 23.

Plant seeds, harvest crops, and grow your village is this blocky sandbox. Unlike other farming sims on the Switch, Staxel uses a first-person camera, which might be a turn-off for some players looking for a more traditional farming sim.

The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem

Just in time for spooky season, The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem is arriving on the Nintendo Switch on September 24 for $39.99.

Let’s be honest, Mansion Mayhem looks to be a cheap licensed title to help promote the new Addams Family movie, but there’s something fun and nostalgic about it. (And I think it’s the first Addams Family title to land on a console since 1995’s action RPG Addams Family Values for the Super Nintendo.)

Play as Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, and Morticia as you explore the family’s (in)famous mansion, solve puzzles, and challenge your family in competitive mini games.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Finally arriving on the Switch on September 24, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power AwakensSet is yet another installment in the Dragon Ball Z video game franchise, but this game, you do more than fight as Goku — you can fly around in the open world, go fishing in the river, train and develop your character, and more.

The Switch release bundles paid DLC that takes you through the God of Destruction Lord Beerus Saga, giving you access to Goku’s Super Saiyan God and Blue forms. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set releases at a $59.99 price point.

I love the DBZ franchise, and when this game was originally announced, I picked up Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot for the XBOX Series S/X, but I just couldn’t stick with it. Maybe it’ll be to get into when I can take it on-the-go.

Here’s an important point, though — this game is huge. If you’re downloading it from the eShop, you might need to archive a few of your older games. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set is a 16.5 GB download.

Justin McGee
Justin McGee
Lifelong Nintendo fan. Follow me on Twitter @PuffyRedShirt

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