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May-hem: The 5 best Switch games released this month

Whilst the majority of these games are admittedly ports from other systems, they will undoubtedly be welcome additions to any Switch owners’ game libraries. The games will also offer people the ability to play critically acclaimed games on an awesome system, and will essentially be a treat for those who have not yet played them.

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Here’s our 5 favourite Switch games of May.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 4th May 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was released today! This means that you won’t have to wait to get your hands on this one. Initially released for the WiiU on Valentine’s Day 2014, this game is a highly anticipated Switch port. The game is a side-scrolling platform game, is the fifth instalment in the main Donkey Kong series, and is the sequel to the 2010 Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns. Players journey through six different islands with Donkey Kong and his friends in an attempt to defeat the Snowmads. The game is available for purchase here.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles – 17th May

Yonder is probably the Switch port we’re most excited for this month. Released for PS4 and Windows on July 18th 2017, it’s soon to be available on Switch as well. With ‘Very Positive’ reviews on Steam, the open-world adventure game has been praised for its beautiful graphics and music, and the relaxing nature of the game-play. Whilst players can fish, farm, craft, and explore, the main aim of the game is to befriend and collect magical creatures (known as sprites), in order to banish the ‘Murk’ from the world of Gemea. The game can be pre-ordered for Switch here.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition 18th May

Hyrule Warriors is a 2014 hack and slash action game that was initially released for the WiiU. Owing to its success, it was ported to Nintendo 3DS in 2016. Not yet done with the popular title, In January 2018, Nintendo revealed that the game was also to be ported to Switch under the name Hyrule Warriors: Definite Edition. The game will include all previous 3DS and WiiU DLC, as well as new costumes from Breath of the Wild. The game can be pre-prdered for Switch here.

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition – 18th May

Little Nightmares is a stop-motion-esque game, with an environment uncomfortably reminiscent of one’s childhood nightmares. The game is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game that utilises imagery, empathy, and strange and bizarre encounters (as opposed to overused jump-scares) in order to evoke a sense of horror. With the PC version of the game garnering a score of 81/100, critics praised the game’s atmosphere, graphics and audio.

Runner3 – May 22nd

Runner3 is an upcoming rhythm platformer game set for release on Windows, Mac and Switch on May 22nd (with the possibility of a release on PS4 and Xbox later).  Runner3 is the colourful and chaotic sequel to Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, and is part of the Bit. Trip series. The game features notable characters such as CommanderVideo, Shovel  Knight, Eddie Riggs, And Charles Martinet. The game will be available to download on the eShop, or can be purchased as a physical copy. Runner3 can be pre-ordered for Switch here, and on Steam (where it currently has a 15% discount) here.

What Nintendo Switch game are you most looking forward to this month? Let us know!

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Ally Rowe

I’m a 19 year old Journalism and Creative Writing student who likes to: play casual video games; write stuff; read apocalyptic dystopian fiction; absorb the entirety of Netflix; waste my money on kawaii things; and meow at cats until they meow back.

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