eShop news (January 30): Vitamin Connection / American Fugitive

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: developer interview for Vitamin Connection, but also…

  • American Fugitive
  • Cat Quest II
  • Roof Rage
  • Graveyard Keeper

Vitamin Connection

WayForward have shared an official interview with James Montagna, Director of Vitamin Connection. Here’s an excerpt about how the game takes advantage of the Nintendo Switch features:

JM: First and foremost, central to the cooperative concept is the fact that the standard Switch has two Joy-Con, so you’re always all set to play with a friend. Vitamin Connection makes extensive use of the Joy-Con motion control, with P2 tilting the controller to rotate the ship, and P1 aiming the Joy-Con like a laser pointer to control something called the Claw Module. Next, my personal favorite, HD Rumble gives a variety of unique sensations such as a ratcheting in the Joy-Con as you rotate the ship, or a pulling tension as you cut through Bacteria Ribbons.

One of the Sub-Games, Grab Fever, uses the IR Motion Camera in the right Joy-Con, which is a not-often-used feature. To play, you hold the Joy-Con with one hand, and move your other hand in real space toward and away from the Joy-Con. This controls a pantograph apparatus, and you use it to stretch a hand-shaped ship out to grab and pull away toxic mucus blobs. As you are moving your hand through thin air, you’ll feel an accordion-stretching tactile feedback with HD Rumble in the other hand — the more I explain it the crazier it all sounds, but the result feels a little bit magical and I hope you’ll enjoy playing with it.

Click here to check out the full interview!

Vitamin Connection (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 20th in Europe and North America.

American Fugitive

Teyon Japan have announced that American Fugitive will be released in Japan on February 6th. It’s now available for pre-purchase for 1 700 Yen (regular price from February 14th: 2 000 Yen), and it requires 832MB of free space. This version of the game does offer an English language option.

Here’s another trailer and some screenshots:

American Fugitive (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 6th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Cat Quest II

Starting today, Cat Quest II is available for pre-purchase in Japan for 1 500 Yen. It requires 579MB of free space, and it does offer an English language option.

Here’s some screenshots:

Cat Quest II (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 6th in Japan.

Source: Nintendo

Roof Rage

eastasiasoft have announced that they will release Roof Rage in Japan on February 6th. It’s now available for pre-purchase for 1 400 Yen (regular price from February 20th: 1 650 Yen), and it requires only 201MB of free space. This version of the game does offer an English language option.

Here’s a trailer and some screenshots for the game:

Roof Rage (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 6th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo

Graveyard Keeper

Nintendo have announced that Graveyard Keeper will be released on February 6th in Japan. It’s now available for pre-purchase for 2 390 Yen, and it requires 527MB of free space. This version of the game does offer an English language option.

Here’s some screenshots:

Graveyard Keeper (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 6th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo


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