Velocity 2X and Manual Samuel make their way to the Switch

The Switch library, looking at the more than 800 titles on it, on the Nintendo eShop has come to be a respectable one, given how it started off back in 2017, with only two games to the Switch’s name: Zelda Breath of the Wild and Switch 2. Today, Curve digital announced the induction of Velocity 2X and Manual Samuel, this summer.

To make the readers realise how big of a deal this really is, perhaps we have to move back to about a couple of years to know when these games were released and what importance they may hold for the Switch.

Velocity 2X

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launched to rave reviews in 2014, where it debuted on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, before launching on Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux the following year. Garnering a MetaCritic score of 90 on Vita and 86 on PlayStation 4, Velocity® 2X won the hearts of critics and players alike, with its inventive blend of pulse-pounding 2D action platforming and fast-paced vertical-scrolling shmup action.

This will be the first time a Velocity title has appeared on a Nintendo platform. A direct successor to VelocityVelocity®2X follows the story of Lt. Kai Tana, a brave pilot who has found herself stranded a long way from home after getting sucked through a black hole. Discovered and experimented on by an evil alien race called the Vokh, Kai Tana has recently escaped with her “Quarp Jet” and must outrun her captors.

“As big fans of both arcade shmups and action-platformers, Velocity 2X has always held a special place in our hearts,” said Cédrine Décoret, Product Manager. “Playing it on the Switch’s pristine, handheld screen, it feels better than ever.”

Manual Samuel

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Perfectly Paranormal’s peculiar comedy Manual Samuel is also coming to Switch this summer, offering Nintendo players one of the wackiest titles to appear on the eShop yet! Following the exploits of an arrogant trust-fundee who makes a deal with Death following a fatal car accident, Samuel is given one last shot at life if he can make it through a single day having to manually manage even the most instinctive tasks.

Players will have to manually control Samuel’s walking, blinking, exhaling, and inhaling if they’re to guide this hilariously helpless human through an exciting day of getting dressed, drinking coffee, going to work, and navigating whatever hijinks ensue for a person incapable of peeing without the deepest of concentration and ninja-like reflexes.

Manual Samuel features multiple game modes, including a Time-Attack high-score challenge and a co-op mode, in which two players collaborate to guide Samuel through the day.

Manual Samuel is such a humorous game, and the Switch’s portability makes it easier than ever to share its hilarious mishaps with friends,” said Jakub ”Koobs” Klitenik, Product Manager. “Clumsily controlling Sam with a friend is a riot, there’s nothing on the Switch quite like it!”


Sarmad Burki

Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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