Nintendo Switch Adds 20 New Games And Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC This Week

Here's what Switch owners can pick up this week.

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Update: In addition to the European Eshop, the free Nintendo Switch demo for Kirby Star Allies demo is now live in North America. The demo contains two levels and boss fights from the upcoming game and can be played with up to three other players locally.

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A bunch of new games are now available on Nintendo Switch. It's yet another busy week for the hybrid console, with a total of 20 titles arriving on the Eshop over the course of the week, in addition to a big new update for the open-world JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Headlining this week's releases is Mulaka, a Zelda-inspired 3D adventure game steeped in Tarahumara culture. Switch owners can also now pick up the co-op heist game Payday 2; Outlast: Bundle of Terror, which includes the base adventure and its Whistleblower DLC expansion; and Bridge Constructor Portal, a mash-up between the Bridge Constructor series and Valve's inventive puzzle game Portal. You can learn more about the titles in this week's episode of New Releases.

Other notable releases this week include another pair of classic Arcade Archives games, Sengoku 2 and Star Force; the critically acclaimed text adventure Subsurface Circular; the horror game Detention; the investigative game A Normal Lost Phone; the 2D platformer Little Triangle; and the Q-Bert-like puzzler Totes the Goat. You can see the full list of this week's new Switch games below.

In addition to this week's releases, Nintendo has rolled out a new update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Players who've purchased the game's expansion pass will receive another DLC items pack, which contains eight Legendary Core Crystals, upgrade parts for Poppi, and other useful items. On top of that, the update adds a New Game+ mode for all players who've cleared the main adventure, which unlocks "many new features" in the game.

This month's big first-party game for Switch is Kirby Star Allies, which arrives on March 16. Ahead of its release, Nintendo has added a free demo of the game to the Eshop--but so far only in Europe. While Nintendo hasn't said if it will release the same demo in North America, all Switch owners are able to access the European Eshop and download the demo by creating a new Nintendo Account (with your region set as Europe) and linking it to your console.

This Week's New Nintendo Switch Releases

February 26

  • Spot the Difference

February 27

  • Outlast: Bundle of Terror
  • Payday 2

February 28

  • Air Hockey
  • Bridge Constructor Portal

March 1

  • ACA Neo Geo: Sengoku 2
  • Arcade Archives: Star Force
  • Damascus Gear Operation Tokyo
  • Detention
  • Guilt Battle Arena
  • Little Triangle
  • Mulaka
  • A Normal Lost Phone
  • Packet Queen#
  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated
  • Poisoft Thud Card
  • Subsurface Circular
  • Totes the Goat

March 2

  • Grid Mania
  • Super Toy Cars

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