Handheld Gaming News week 16

Time again to take a look at this weeks handheld gaming news. By no means is this an attempt to bring you all the news, just my uptake on things that stood out to me. So come on in, get yourself a nice cup of coffee (or tea) and jump right in!

I’m sitting here, writing this on an unseasonably hot day over here in the Netherlands. It’s been this way for a couple of days now. Nature has kickstarted, the blossoms of spring barely had a chance to display their beauty. The trees are already in their summer leaves! While it’s wonderfully warm, it’s not good for my writing. I can hardly see what I’m typing on my iPad screen, but you won’t see me complaining about that!

Anyway, back to the gaming fun!


Figment comes to the Switch

Musical adventure game Figment will come to the Switch on May 31. It’s a download only title in the eShop, but one that already won several awards on Steam, where it’s already playable. This is what the press release described.

Figment is a musical action-adventure set in the recesses of the human mind: a strange and surreal world; a place filled with our deepest thoughts, urges and memories, populated by the many voices we hear in our heads.

This mind has been quiet and calm for many years. But something has changed. New thoughts have started to emerge – taking the shape of nightmarish creatures who spread fear wherever they go. The only hope is for the grumpy Dusty, the mind’s former voice of courage, to get back to his old self and help the mind to face its fears.

Figment invites players to join Dusty and his ever-optimistic friend, Piper, on an adventure through the different sides of the mind, solving puzzles to set things straight, beating back the nightmares and seeking to restore the courage that’s been lost.

Might be a good game, going to keep my eye on it.


Survey Still Happy to be a Gamer

It seems that the world of video gaming is getting more and more accessible to everyone, with the big gaming companies entering the mobile market. And if you want a dedicated gaming device there’s always one that suits your needs.

Two years ago I asked you all a set of questions, triggered by the news that more and more women took to playing video games. This week I made a new survey, with the same questions and some new ones added. I was curious to see if things have changed!

If you haven’t yet, I would like to ask you to take the new survey.

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Nintendo Labo, educational fun

The cardboard building kits of Nintendo Labo are here! At least, they are in the stores in America and they will be available over here in Europe on April 27. Labo is a new fun way to use your imagination first and your Switch second, as you have to build everything first before you can marvel at how it interacts with the Switch.

On top of that, Nintendo added the Labo Garage

Two packs are available: The Variety Kit, contains all designs except for the Robo suit. That one is sold separately. The kits aren’t cheap: the first one is at Amazon for $ 69,99, the suit for $ 79,99. Luckily, Nintendo announced you can order spare parts too, as I imagine in time you might want to replace a part that has suffered too much at the hands of your children.

The creativity doesn’t stop at building the kit. There’s a Customization set available for $ 9,99 that includes colorful tape, stencils and Nintendo themed stickers to decorate your Toy-Con creations.

Check out Bill Nye discovering just what Nintendo Labo is:

Zelda collector pins

I always have a figurine dangling from my phone and a keychain of one of my favorite gaming characters hanging from my handbag. So this news snippet caught my attention because I love this kinda stuff:

Amazon now sells collector pins of Zelda Breath of the Wild! You can buy them in blind packages for $4,99 and they look good! You can find them here. 


New Gyroidite Scavenger event announced in Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

A new event called Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt (Mini Haniwa Atsume in Japanese) is starting soon in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Once the event starts, you’ll be able to find gyroidite around various places. You can use the gyroidite you collect to craft special furniture and clothing items! (Thanks, Japanesenintendo.com!)

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Another Eden RPG heading to the Switch

Wright Flyer Studios announced that its free-to-play smartphone RPG Another Eden is heading to the Switch in Japan. I should guess I won’t be free to play there, but at least it won’t come with all sorts of micro transactions. It’s a game I hadn’t heard of before, but I must say the trailer looks good.

Nairi: Tower of Shirin coming to Switch

HomeBearStudios launched a Kickstarter campaign some time ago to bring Nairi to Steam. Although is backed, and got the green light, it hasn’t appeared on Steam yet. Still, the company had some good news to share, as the game will be coming to Switch too.

This graphic puzzle adventure game has some adorable characters, another game to keep an eye on!

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That’s it for this week. I’m going to return to my games again, even though I must admit I’m in a bit of a gaming slump. But no matter, I will get over it, I’m sure. I hope you are having a wonderful gaming weekend, and I hope to see you again next week!

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