In all the excitement around the Switch's first year, it's been easy to lose sight of what's been lost now that Nintendo has effectively brought its handheld and homebound hardware together. Handheld gaming, Nintendo-style, was never just about being able to take your games anywhere with you; it's about a subtly different philosophy of design, and a subtly different flavour of gaming.
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
Nintendo's upcoming, utterly ridiculous 3DS and Switch puzzler Sushi Striker - AKA the game with the best theme song of 2018 - now has a Switch-only demo on eShop.
Some things in life are so innately delightful that I just can't spend enough time thinking about them. Leaf blowers! Tennis ball lobbers! The little motorised food lanes you get at sushi restaurants. This last one, gloriously, has been the key inspiration for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, a puzzle-battler that it's been hard to ignore since its hectic singalong trailer erupted onto Youtube a while back. I'm playing through the game's opening chapters right now - we'll have a review up soonish - and the whole thing is a treat. Sushi Striker does sushi proud, certainly, but it also does those motorised food lanes sushi likes to live on proud too. Hooray!
Update, 8/3/18, 23:00: If today's Sushi Striker retailer leak wasn't enough to convince you, then how about word straight from the horse's mouth? Nintendo has officially confirmed that Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido will be arriving on Switch and 3DS in the UK on June 8th.