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Bayonetta 3 leads witching season as nearly 50 games come to Nintendo Switch this week

Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch

Plenty of spooky games are coming to the Switch this week, including Bayonetta, Resident Evil Village, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.

๐Ÿ› Monday, October 24 โ€” Sunday, October 30

You can tell it's nearly Halloween โ€”ย with nearly 50 titles coming to the eShop over the next seven days, a good chunk of them are spooky (and rated 'M for mature').

I've gone over all them and listed each one for you below. You'll find a quick description of what every game is, plus a link to more information, where you'll find screenshots, a trailer, and more details.

As for highlights, last week saw Mario + Rabbids and Persona 5 Royal land on Nintendo's hybrid โ€”ย and this week the long-awaited Bayonetta 3 lands, along with Factorio, Resident Evil Village Cloud, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.

The full list of games hitting the Nintendo Switch this week is below

All dates are EU and US unless noted. Release data is sourced via Switch Scores. A ๐Ÿ“ฆ emoji means the title is also available physically. A ๐ŸŽฎ emoji denotes a playable demo is available.

๐ŸŽƒ Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games:

Monday, October 24

  • Howloween Hero โ€” A trick-or-treat adventure about a puppy on a mission to score candy. (Already available in U.S.)
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Pompom: The Great Space Rescue โ€” Hamster side-scroller platformer. Looks good. (Oct 25 in U.S.)

Tuesday, October 25

Wednesday, October 26

  • Dire Vengeance โ€” Heavy-metal 2D action platformer with tough demon boss fights.
  • Escape String โ€” Send input commands to a robot in this 2D puzzle game. (Oct 27 in U.S.)
  • Hot Springs Story 2 โ€” Hotel sim with hot springs aplenty. (Oct 27 in U.S.)
  • Insomnis โ€” First-person horror with focus on story, exploration and solving puzzles to advance through a terrifying mansion. M for mature.
  • Robotry โ€” Physics-based platformer without a jump button.

Thursday, October 27

Friday, October 28

  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Bayonetta 3 โ€” First announced in 2017, the Umbra Witch returns. M for mature. Physical release.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Charon's Staircase โ€” Bury the past of a 'tyrannical government' in this first-person horror mystery. M for mature.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ CoComelon: Play with JJ โ€” The world's second most-subscribed YouTube channel, in videogame form.
  • Factorio โ€” Build and maintain factories and manage resources. Has online.
  • Live by the Sword: Tactics โ€” An "unashamedly old school" tactical RPG.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Resident Evil Village Cloud โ€” You can download this demo now ahead of the full cloud release. M for mature.
  • Silenced: The House โ€” Visual novel with plenty of "horror and despair". M for mature.
  • Sophstar โ€” A "proper arcade" vertical shoot'em up inspired by genre bests of the 90s.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Yomawari: Lost in the Dark โ€” Explore a haunted town and search for missing memories in this puzzle adventure.

Saturday, October 29

  • Halloween Shooter โ€” Arcade shooter featuring zombies, mummies and scary aliens.

Sunday, October 30

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This list of upcoming games first appeared in Issue 305 of Switch Weekly โ€” Chris Brandrick's Nintendo newsletter digest.
Chris Brandrick
Chris Brandrick
Curator of Switch Weekly. Loves Nintendo. Uses too many emoji. โœŒ๏ธ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
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