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The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island (Switch): all the updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 12th 2022 in North America, December 1st 2022 in Japan, and December 19th 2022 in Europe)

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The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 11th 2023 (North America, Europe) / July 12th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Second island with an all-new overworld, dungeon, and boss
  • Boomerang equipable item
  • Magic Ring equipable item
  • Magic Potion auto-use item
  • New enemies
  • Bombable doors now make a sound when hit with a sword
  • Quest/island selection menu
  • Simplified UI for inventory menu and save files
  • Extra detail for various pixel art
  • Small bug fixes and other improvements
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Plow Games (Steam)

How to download updates for The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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