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Medieval comedy physics game "Balancelot" jousts onto Switch Jan. 22nd, 2021

Starring Lance!

Ratalaika has announced their next Switch game, and it's right around the corner. Balancelot is hitting the platform on Jan. 22nd, 2021, and you can read full details on it below.

In this satirical medieval fantasy tale, a poor squire dreams to attend and conquer the kingdom’s jousting tournament.

But because he’s poor, he cannot even afford a horse. However the unicycle happens to be close enough so the epic journey may begin! Prepare to balance... A LOT.

Use your skills to balance the clumsy but fully functional unicycle.
Thrust the threatening mythical monsters with your sharpened lance as they sit on your way to glory.

Climbing over the dead enemies with your unicycle may be the last climb you take. Crush your enemies, drive before them and hear the lamentation of your one-wheeler!

Features:

Extreme unicycle driving
Over 20 challenging levels
Multiple medieval-themed environments
Encounters with mythical monsters from the past
A twisted story with beautiful in-game cut scenes
Humor as sharp as a knight’s lance

Balancelot will be priced for 7.99 $ / € for all platforms, and it will launch on:

Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): January 22nd

Republique may see release on Switch

Stealth action for the Switch?

Looks like another upcoming Switch game may have been leaked, and this time it was by Nintendo themselves. Nintendo's own website has a listing for Republique, but the link to the page is dead right now. It seems highly unlikely that Nintendo would add a listing for a Switch game to their site by accident, so it seems this is more of a case of when instead of if. While we wait for confirmation, read full details on Republique below.

Players finally take full control of Hope, a young woman held captive inside Metamorphosis, a shadowy totalitarian state ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. By hacking into this secret nation’s elaborate surveillance network, players and Hope begin a treacherous and thrilling journey to freedom.

Thrilling, Topical Stealth-Action – Communicating using a stolen phone, Hope contacts the player and asks them to hack into the nation’s surveillance system, assume control, and guide her out of the clutches of the omnipresent Overseer. Players expand their control over surveillance cameras and other network-enabled devices, growing into an active threat to the Overseer and his grip over his shadowy nation.

Key Features – Play five thrilling episodes and unlock powerful hacking abilities in OMNI View. Solve immersive puzzles and make strategic choices. Use the stunning 3D map of Metamorphosis. Listen to innovative developer commentary.

All-Star Voice Actors – République introduces Rena Strober as the voice of Hope. An all-star voice talent team includes Jennifer Hale (Commander Shepard, Mass Effect series) as Hope’s mentor, while David Hayter (Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid series) gives voice to a revolutionary and ghost in the political machine. Veteran voice actors Khary Payton (Batman: Arkham Origins), and Dwight Schultz (killer7) are also featured.

Amazon selling multiple first party Switch games at a discount

Discounts on physical copies

While Nintendo is offering some deals on their games on the Switch eShop, some people are only interested in physical copies. That's where Amazon comes in, as they have some great deals as well. Check out the full rundown of deals below.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – $44.99 (was $59.99)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – $44.99 (was $59.99)
Super Mario Maker 2 – $39.99 (was $59.99)
Super Mario Odyssey – $39.99 (was $59.99)
Super Mario Party – $39.99 (was $59.99)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $39.99 (was $59.99)
Zelda: Link’s Awakening – $44.99 (was $59.99)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan restores a cut shrine from the game

Shrine get

There are 120 shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and even more if you include the DLC. Certainly plenty to dig into and explore, but it turns out there's one Shrine none of us ever got to see.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan Waikuteru had gone digging around the game's files and noticed that there was one Shrine that didn't make the cut. The Shrine's data was in the game, but inaccessible through normal play. Thanks to the work of Waikuteru, we can now see what that Shrine holds.

Switch Dock available to purchase on the official Nintendo store

What's up, dock?

Looking for a spare Switch dock for a second TV? Want to go with something official instead of a third party option? Nintendo is now selling spare Switch Docks via their official online store. They're priced at $60, which is actually cheaper than when they first released, but still not a fantastic price when compared to third party options. You can snag your dock here.

New series of Pokemon mobile wallpapers released

Four to chose from

The Pokemon Co. has released a new series of wallpapers aimed at mobile users. These wallpapers, which are part of a New Year's campaign, feature Galarian Zapdos, Galarian Moltres, and Calyrex. You can download the full versions of these wallpapers below.

Colorful platformer "CATTCH" coming to Switch on Jan. 22nd, 2021

Spend some time with this chill cat

The colorful platformer CATTCH is coming to Switch on Jan. 22nd, 2021. The game is priced at $7 and takes up 417 MB of space. Check out the full details on CATTCH below.

Amazing! You’ve finally found something you really needed! Colourful and enthralling platform game with the bold anthropomorphic animal as protagonist! Meet the Cattch!

Cattch is the cat with a classy jersey! He acts just like you, and when he gets to chill he loves to spend his time watching TV. But he won’t stay out of trouble when things go south and his friends are attacked by villains.

Embark on an epic and dangerous journey accompanied by dexterity, agility and keen mind. If you don’t have any of those, it’s not a big deal, because Cattch will surely help you to catch up!

New details shared on Glyph's day one update

Day 1 fun

We already mentioned that Glyph is going to have a day-one update when it launches stateside. We had a few details on what that update will include, but now we have specifics. Check out the complete rundown of the patch below.

- A lot of polish
- A final boss fight
- Controller vibrations.
- A main menu.
- Some glitch fixes.
- A lot of new soundtracks.
- Even more customization.
- More NPC interaction.
- An improved tutorial.

Capcom reveals two download cards for Monster Hunter Rise in Japan

Card up

Capcom has revealed two download cards for Monster Hunter Rise in Japan. The cards launch on Jan. 25th, 2021, and there will be a main game version for 7,990 yen and Deluxe Kit option for 1,500. There's no Deluxe Edition download card, but you can buy the two cards together to get the same content.

More screens and art for Uta no Prince-sama Debut released

Uta no Prince-sama Debut for Nintendo Switch, a visual novel from developer Broccoli, is releasing in Japan on February 25, 2021. The title is a port of a 2012 PSP game, and the content will be no different from that version. Check out more screens and art here.