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Nintendo Switch eShop adds Dragon Quest Builders, Owlboy and not much else

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Nintendo Switch eShop receives a decent selection of games in the next two weeks, with the most prominent being a version of Dragon Quest Builders, a Dragon Quest-themed take on Minecraft-style games from 2016. You can read our review if you’re curious about the game.

The game will be released on Feb. 9 for $49.99, and includes Switch-exclusive content. “In Terra Incognita, build freely, share creations online, battle in an arena and access exclusive content to the Nintendo Switch version of the game — gather special materials with the Great Sabrecub to unlock retro customization options, including the Dragon Quest Game Pak,” the official description states.

Owlboy launches on the Switch on Feb. 13 for $24.99 as well, and that game is a perfect fit for the hardware. And the icon has been fixed!

“Owlboy is full of beautiful art that’s lush and dimensional, painted with a palette of sun-dappled stone and cloud sometimes seeming to extend into the distance forever and other times perfectly evoking dark, claustrophobic constriction,” we said in our original review of the game. “Even if you’re slightly desensitized to the full glory of good pixel art it’s hard to leave without finding at least one scene, one animation, or even one lore-captioned still to admire. Even the music manages to meet the bar that both the story and the artwork set, filled with orchestral pieces and an occasional nod to the chiptune.”

The game can be a bit frustrating, but that comes with the territory. You can watch the game’s Switch trailer below:

The third big release is Aegis Defenders, a mixture of action and tower defense games. The game is available now for $19.99.

Here are the rest of the announced upcoming releases: