This week’s Nintendo eShop update adds music studio and mobile ports

This week’s Nintendo Switch eShop New Games Update isn’t so slim that it lacks a branding addition.

There are Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story for lovers of mobile ports loaded with stories; Hello Kitty Kruisers was released on Switch to make life a little easier for Sanrio fans and rare Wii U game collectors; and Jotun: Valhalla Edition comes to console and brings Norse mythological action with it. But it’s budding DJs who may have the most reason to be excited this week – albeit with some potential dealbreakers attached.

Korg Widget for Nintendo Switch is a port of the popular music production software developed and published by the electronic hardware manufacturer. Think of it like Garage Band: it’s a studio that lets you play many different instrument sounds using different software synthesizers, or “gadgets.” Easy-to-read squares replace traditional notation, making it much more accessible to anyone who can’t play the instruments they work with. Multiplayer music creation and Joy-Con support are exclusive to the Switch version, allowing you to move the controllers around to change the pitch or pitch accordingly.

It all sounds like an inventive Switch rhythm game mixed with a useful creation tool. But for a long time KORG Gadgets users are already disappointed with what they consider a limited version of the console. contrary to Korg Gadgets on Mac and iOS, the Switch version does not support MIDI instruments or native export of your online creations.

“When you want to use songs externally, please record audio from the headphone output in the Nintendo Switch body or from the HDMI audio output,” Korg explained on its support page for the game.

Replies to this answer suggest this is an “unacceptable omission”, as exporting creatives is a key feature of Korg Gadgetsthe other versions. From the Switch game trailer below, it looks like this iteration isn’t quite meant to be a hands-on production tool. Instead, it’s more of…well, a game.

And here are the rest of the games released on the Switch eShop this week.

Timothy C. Mayo