North American Switch eShop releases for the week of April 21st, 2022
Make your backlog even bigger!
The next batch of weekly releases for the Switch eShop is here! As usual, there’s a huge list of titles coming to the platform, with both small and large releases to pique your interest. Take a look at the full list for North America for the week of April 21st, 2022 below.
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War – Available April 27.
- The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe – Available April 27.
- 8 Ball Clash
- ABC Search With Me
- Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic – Available April 27
- Animal Babies Puzzle – Preschool Animals Puzzles Game for Kids
- Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE
- Ashland Dossier
- Beautiful Ukraine
- BIG Kids & Toddlers Educational Learning Games Collection Bundle 5-in-1
- Bit Orchard: Animal Valley – Available April 22
- Burger Bistro Story
- Camper Van Simulator
- Castle Formers – Available April 22
- Clutter IX: Clutter IXtreme
- CosmicBreak Gun & Slash
- Cover Fire: Offline Shooting Game
- Deck of Ashes: Complete Edition
- Demon Turf: Neon Splash
- Dragon Caffi
- Evasion From Hell
- Funny Car Wash – Trucks & Cars Game Garage for Kids & Toddlers
- Galactic Wars EX
- Galagi Shooter – Available April 22
- Ganryu 2 – Hakuma Kojiro
- Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness Ultimate Deluxe Bundle (Main Game + All DLC)
- Horror Stories
- HUNDRED FIRES: The rising of red star
- In the Mood
- Inukari – Chase of Deception Deluxe Edition
- Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape -The Old Inn-
- Jim’s Adventure
- Jump Into The Plane
- Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
- Metal Tales Overkill
- MotoGP 22
- Perfect Truck Bundle
- Pixel Game Maker Series DANDAN Z
- Princess and Fairytales Jigsaw Puzzles – Puzzle Game for Kids
- Puzzle Game Bundle
- Rainbow Yggdrasil
- Rolling Car
- Rotund Zero
- Sakura Angels
- Samurai Bringer
- Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood
- Super Mega Zero
- TAISHO x ALICE ALL IN ONE
- The Last Friend
- The Serpent Rogue – Available April 26
- The Sorrowvirus – A Faceless Short Story – Available April 27
- Wizard Mike – Available April 22
I hate to say it because I think the Switch is an infinitely better system than the Wii was but I get very strong Wii shovelware era vibes from these lists each week.
I don’t want to knock anyone who has made a video game; it’s hard work and I have never done it. But you have to admit that there’s a lot of _junk_ in these releases, too. The barrier for entry on the Switch is so low. Yes, the Wii had WiiWare later in its life but the majority of the games here are only digital and never intended for physical retail so the financial risk of developing and releasing a game today is much much less than it used to be.
I don’t really know what my point is anymore. I guess it’s just to say, how do we find the diamonds in the rough these days?