Oct 16, 2023 4 min read

It's the 90s all over again, as Sonic faces Mario on Switch this week

An old rivalry is reignited on Nintendo Switch this week, as a new Sonic game takes on a new Mario game.

Mario and Sonic games on the Nintendo Switch

An old rivalry is reignited on Nintendo Switch this week, as a new Sonic game takes on a new Mario game.

πŸ› Monday, October 16 β€” Sunday, October 22

Were you Team SEGA or Team Nintendo? Well, it doesn't really matter as you can enjoy both the latest Mario and Sonic games on the Nintendo Switch this week.

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Yes, silly playground console rivalries were very much a thing in the early 90s, but with such allegiances now a thing of the past Sonic's latest, well-received gotta-go-fast simulator is releasing on Nintendo's hardware this week β€” alongside an all-new 2D Mario adventure.

The two platforming giants join around 40 other games on Nintendo's hybrid. As ever, we've gone through all of the upcoming titles, and the full list is below for you to look through. There's a short description of each upcoming game, along with a link out to more information (such as screenshots, a trailer, etc).

Here's what games are coming to the Nintendo Switch this week.

πŸ—“ Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games:

Monday, October 16

  • Kingdom Eighties β€” This is a really charming looking story-based pixel-art base-building/tower defence game that's set in the 80s.

Tuesday, October 17

Wednesday, October 18

Thursday, October 19

Friday, October 20

Saturday, October 21

  • Lamphead β€” Budget platformer which plays with light. Curiously this says it doesn't support TV play.

That's it! Find anything you like the look of?

All of the dates listed above are EU and US unless noted. A πŸ“¦ box emoji means a physical release is also available. 

The release data seen above is kindly sourced via Switch Scores.

This list of upcoming Nintendo Switch games first appeared in Issue 354 of Switch Weeklyβ€” Chris Brandrick's free Nintendo newsletter.

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