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Nintendo Switch eShop update adds a tiny, hidden highlight

Nintendo Switch doesn’t get much, but this old indie is worth checking out

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At first, this week’s Nintendo Switch eShop update looks like one of the emptiest ever. A Nintendo Switch port of Don’t Starve, an eerie, artsy survival game from 2013, seemingly leads a pack of relative unknowns. Buried within the list, however, is a lovely game that’s perfectly pocket-sized, and one you may have missed after it first launched.

Burly Men at Sea, out now on Switch, may sound like a bro-y action game based on its title. It’s far from it: The game is a mixture of a point-and-click adventure and a visual novel, according to developer Brain&Brain. In Burly Men at Sea, three fishermen star in a folktale that’s narrated and sculpted by the player. There are multiple storylines to craft (which often takes as little as 10 minutes), each one leading the Brothers Beard through a creature-filled Scandinavia.

Time Magazine named it one of the best games of 2016, in large part due to its wonderful aesthetic design. Burly Men at Sea is instantly recognizable, thanks to its distinct color palette and simple illustrations.

Burly Men at Sea is available on other consoles too; it’s out on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. But Nintendo Switch seems like the perfect fit for this game, which first launched on iOS and Android. We need more short-and-sweet games like this on Switch, and now we have one.

Here’s the full list of new games on Nintendo Switch eShop this week:

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