Nintendo Switch Offers First Party Titles ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’, ‘Splatoon 2’, ‘ARMS’ & ‘Samurai Showdown’; Mini Hinted In 2018

By Ben Lindon , Updated Apr 18, 2017 06:51 AM EDT
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Nintendo Switch is upping up the ante once more with another release in its lineup. Earlier this week, "Samurai Shodown IV" from SNK made its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop. It is expected that more indie titles will also be headed towards the hybrid console in the coming months.

Nintendo Switch Gets Steady Stream Of Games

As of this writing, Nintendo Switch fans have been gearing up for the release of first party titles. It is expected that hit titles like "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," "Splatoon 2" and "ARMS" would be revealed on the Nintendo Switch console soon. In the past month, Nintendo has been offering its growing number of users a steady flow of third-party games and independent titles.

Now the fourth installment in the "Samurai Shodown" series settled down on the Nintendo Switch. The game is most notable for its addition of two new characters: Sogetsu Kazama and Kazuki Kazama. The Kazuma brothers have the ability to control the elements of water and fire.

The Nintendo Switch version is currently listed for $7.99, Neowin reported. In addition, gamers who are not partial to retro fighting games may opt to try other titles from Hamster Corporation. The developers recently ported "Metal Slug" as well as "Neo Turf Masters" on the latest console.

Next Year's Nintendo Switch May Be More Portable

In other news, rumors have been circulating that the Nintendo Switch Mini will roll out next year. Recent reports hint at Nintendo's plans for a Nintendo Switch Mini release that is expected to deliver a completely new gaming experience, Value Walk reported. Apart from reducing the size of the Nintendo Switch, the Mini may also offer new hardware specifications.

The Nintendo Switch Mini may boast internal improvements to dramatically enhance the portability of the console. On this note, Citigroup revealed that the Nintendo Switch Mini may attract younger users who found the Nintendo Switch slightly difficult to handle due to its size and weight. As of this writing, the general reaction the Nintendo Switch has been largely positive especially with the release of the new "Zelda" title.

 

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