Guide: Best Nintendo Switch Racing Games

Feel the requirement for rapidity!

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While the Nintendo Switch lacks the raw processing grunt of the Xbox One and PS4, petrol heads have been increasingly well served on the hybrid console, with a steadily growing catalogue of fantastic racers that offer plenty of arcade thrills and spills — and you can do it on the move. Give it a try on your next Uber ride; it’s so much more immersive!

To help you keep on top of all those releases, we’ve rounded up the best racing games on Switch – in no particular order – to help you avoid going off-road (unless that’s what you’re after, of course). The following racers showcase different facets of the genre and are all worth a look if you need a racing fix on your Switch.

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Mailbox: Missing Zelda Ports, Nerd Rage, 16-Bit Blowback – Nintendo Life Letters

Issue #4 – September 2023.

Welcome back to the Nintendo Life Mailbox. You hear that? That’s the sound of 2024 creeping up on you as we plough into the last week of September.

Yes, we’re back (slightly later than planned — hey, last week turned into a busy one!) with another selection of your correspondence for our monthly letters page feature.

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Hollow Knight: Silksong Fans Spot New Behind-The-Scenes Updates

Some assets have been changed.

We’re running out of months in 2023 and there’s still no sign of Hollow Knight: Silksong arriving on the Nintendo Switch any time soon.

With this in mind, fans have been searching for any sign of a possible upcoming release, and it seems the game’s web and store assets have been updated and changed this week. As highlighted by SteamDB (via ‘Wario64’ on social media), these are the first significant backend updates to the game page on Steam since earlier this year.

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Anime Beat ‘Em Up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate Announced For Switch

This remaster of the spin-off series returns next year.

Publisher and developer Rocket Panda Games has announced it will be bringing its anime side-scrolling beat ’em up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate to the Nintendo Switch in 2024.

This game is a complete remaster of the original title, rebuilt “from the ground up” on Unreal Engine 5. Players can expect enhanced visuals, improved gameplay mechanics and exciting new features. This title will also support 8-player cross-platform online play.

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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Physical Switch Release Confirmed

Pre-orders are now live.

Earlier this week, Capcom confirmed the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy would be launching on the Nintendo Switch early next year on 25th January 2024.

Now, in an update, a physical release is coming to Japan and other Asia regions. The good news is that you can pre-order it from websites like Playasia and it will include language support for “English, Japanese, French, German, Korean + Traditional & Simplified Chinese”.

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 23rd)

Spending time with Samus.

It’s the weekend! That means it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some games.

Before we do so, however, let’s take a look back at what’s been going on this week. One of the biggest stories was actually in relation to the massive leak suffered by Xbox in which Phil Spencer expressed a rather blunt desire to acquire Nintendo. Good luck with that, Phil.

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Round Up: The Reviews Are In For Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – The Teal Mask

Tell us your own thoughts.

The first DLC part of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero arrived on the Nintendo Switch last week and there have now been multiple reviews shared online, so we’ve put together a roundup.

Here on Nintendo Life, we said The Teal Mask was a fun diversion for Scarlet & Violet players even if there are shortcomings:

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Unity Reveals New Pricing Model For Runtime Fee Policy

“Thank you for giving us hard feedback”.

It only took just over a week for Unity to make changes to its brand new Runtime Fee policy, but that’s exactly what it has done.

Announcing the changes in an open letter published today on the Unity Blog (shared on social media), the revamped model includes some pretty sweeping changes from the initial policy. Unity Create lead Marc Whitten started the letter off with an apology, acknowledging that “We should have spoken with more of you and we should have incorporated more of your feedback” before making last week’s announcement.

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