After the delay of The Binding of Isaac, it seemed like the Nintendo Switch’s launch day was going to be dry indeed. However it seems like a whole three games might just add to the shine of Breath of the Wild. These games are Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.
Fast RMX is fairly nice looking sci-fi racing game with the rare feature of split-screen competitive play, and will be a Switch exclusive. Specter of Torment is “the latest DLC for the critically acclaimed hit Shovel Knight is a full-featured game starring Specter Knight, one of the enemies from the original game. The massive campaign includes even more content than the last DLC, Plague of Shadows.” Treasure Trove includes the original game and all the DLCs to date, even Specter of Torment.
After the Switch’s launch, many more indie games will be coming to the console, downloadable from the eShop. All of these titles will be revealed at the cleverly coined “Nindies” Showcase video presentation Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. PT.
There will be “more than 60 indie games, in addition to digital versions of packaged games, DLC and more,” according to Nintendo.
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For added convenience, the Switch’s eShop is going to allow “people who already have funds in their accounts on other Nintendo devices” to access those funds via a shared wallet. This is accomplished through linking your “Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account and then [your] Nintendo Account to [the] Nintendo Switch system.”
Background downloading is also now possible, as well as the ability to purchase digital games from Nintendo.com and have them automatically downloaded onto the Switch. Updates will be easier now, with “a news feature [that] will offer updates about the latest additions to Nintendo eShop, as well as providing information about upcoming games and other updates from Nintendo.”
Not so conveniently, the Virtual Console will not be available at the Switch’s launch and no future date has been provided yet. So no old school Zelda titles for you to play right away, you’ll have to keep yourself busy with Breath of the Wild. Though I doubt anyone who is getting the Switch at launch won’t be playing the game the moment it is set up. Hopefully, once everyone if through with Breath of the Wild, Virtual Console will be available to continue our adventures in Hyrule.