Video games this week – Beat your meat with some Switch Ports

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Much like the movie industry, January is usually a dumping ground for games and Gary Busey, games that would have been buried under the onslaught of bigger-budgeted titles during the silly season. While developers such as Capcom and Bandai Namco usually come to the rescue with a heavyweight in their corner that is more than ready to throw a left hook into what remains of your bank balance, the month ahead sticks to safe ports and indie titles aplenty.

This week, the formula is somewhat…Switched up a bit. With the Nintendo Switch proving itself to not be a repeat of the terrible Wii U, developers are actually flocking to the device. Sure, those developers are porting over a ton of their greatest hits to the platform, but that’s not exactly a negative, thanks to the mobile nature of the Switch. It truly is a magnificent platform, that allows me to explore the gorgeous new realms from the comfort of a toilet seat. GAMING EVOLUTION YO!

Anyway, here’s what you can expect to see released this week on various platforms:

January 9

  • The Count Lucanor — PS Vita
  • Little Red Lie — PS4, PS Vita
  • Plox Neon — PS4
  • Sword of Fortress the Onomuzim — PS4

January 10

  • Energy Invasion — PS4, PS Vita
  • Albert & Otto: The Adventure Begins — Xbox One
  • Space Hulk: Ascension — Xbox One
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January 11

  • Arcade Archives: Crazy Climber — Nintendo Switch
  • Furi — Nintendo Switch
  • Super Meat Boy — Nintendo Switch
  • Happy Drummer — PS4
  • Planetbase — PS4
  • Energy Invasion — Nintendo Switch
  • Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 — Nintendo Switch
  • Moorhuhn Knights & Castles — Nintendo Switch
  • OF MICE AND SAND -REVISED- — Nintendo Switch
  • The Escapists 2 — Nintendo Switch
  • Dying: Reborn — PC
  • Rusty Lake Paradise — iOS, Android

January 12

  • Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China — Xbox One
  • BRAWL — Nintendo Switch
  • Azkend 2: The World Beneath — Nintendo Switch

Will any of these games tempt me to escape the grasp of Stardew Valley? Probably not. Must plant more radishes, winter is coming. I can hear the wolves and sweet Shiggy I don’t have enough wine from the vineyard yet somebody please help me escape this digital addiction…

Last Updated: January 8, 2018

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