Nintendo Life eShop Selects – February 2022

2022 is definitely picking up steam in terms of game releases, with Switch eShop offering some great games throughout February. This time it was a tough month of voting for our employees!

These awards celebrate the best of the Nintendo digital store by highlighting the easily missed games in the ever-growing Switch library. So let’s get started. Here are the best Switch eShop games for February 2022!

Honorable Mentions:

While these games didn’t make it into our top three this month, they are definitely worth checking out:

Card Voice: Forsaken Maiden (Switch eShop)Card Voice: Forsaken Maiden (Switch eShop)

Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix

Release date: February 17, 2022 (USA) / February 17, 2022 (UK/EU)

This month’s third place was a very welcome and slightly unexpected arrival from Square Enix.

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden hit the webshop about four months after its predecessor Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, showing how card-driven storytelling allows creative director Yoko Taro and the development team to turn these unique RPGs into something completely different. fast. However, the speed of release didn’t hurt the quality, as familiarity with the mechanics nevertheless gave way to an enjoyable story and experience.

We gave it a strong recommendation in our review.

Infernax (switch online store)Infernax (switch online store)

Publisher: arcade team / Developer: Studio Berserk

Release date: February 14, 2022 (USA) / February 14, 2022 (UK/EU)

Take the silver medal this time Infernaxgreat name from Berzerk Studio (Just Shapes & Beats).

It’s a retro throwback that nonetheless has a strong sense of style of its own; you travel around the big world, fighting with all sorts of monsters, and also endure many bloody deaths on your way. It’s tricky but undeniably fair, and the thoughtful design combined with a stunning presentation helps it stand out among the best “new retro” games on the eShop. In our review, we said that it is “head and shoulders above most efforts in the subgenre, Infernax both begs and demands attention.”

OlliOlli World (Switch webshop)OlliOlli World (Switch webshop)

Publisher: Private department / Developer: Roll7

Release date: February 8, 2022 (USA) / February 8, 2022 (UK/EU)

This month’s winner is the latest entry in the popular series from Roll7 and a worthy gold medal winner.

This is OlliOlli World, a title that takes the skateboarding series in a bold new direction while retaining the essence of what makes the series so popular. Whether you like skateboarding games, their visual style, or just the fun of challenging and chasing high scores, this game is hard to ignore. Below is part of the summary of the 9/10 review.“OlliOlli World takes Roll7’s advanced 2D skateboarding concept to cosmic heights. Intense and challenging gameplay, a high skill ceiling, dozens of hours of content, and an amazingly stylish presentation make this release one you absolutely don’t want to miss. .”

< Nintendo Life eShop Choice – January 2022

How do we decide that our online store chooses the top three: As we get closer to the end of each month, Nintendo Life staff members vote on their favorite games from a list of games handpicked by the editors. To be included in this list, these games must be released digitally only on the Nintendo Switch eShop in that particular month and must be verified on Nintendo Life; we choose suitable games based on their ratings in reviews. Employees are then asked to vote for the three games they think deserve to be ranked first on this list; the first choice gets 3 points, the second choice gets 2 points, and the third choice gets 1 point. Those votes are then counted to make a list of the top three, with the overall winner receiving that month’s top prize.

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