Review: Cytus α – A Wonderfully Tight Rhythm Game That Really Sings On Switch

Hitting all the right notes.

It’s pretty safe to say that we’ve been feeling rather hyped to give Cytus α a try ever since it was first announced for Switch. The game comes from Rayark, a Taiwanese indie developer which has already brought both VOEZ and Deemo to Switch in the last couple of years, following their rhythm-based footsteps right to the pearly gates of Nintendo’s storefront. With two great games like that already under Rayark’s belt, we were hopeful that this latest release would be well worth our time, too. So was it?

Well, in a word: yes. Cytus started life on mobile platforms back in 2012, before eventually making its way to PlayStation Vita the following year. The edition you’ll find on Switch, with the little ‘α’ attached to the name, includes more than 200 songs from the original release and some new ones that have been made specifically for it (you’ll find a decent mix of electronic tracks, pop, trance, and more waiting for you). The game’s publisher, Flyhigh Works, has described it as the “definitive edition” and we can certainly see why.

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Layton’s Mystery Journey For Nintendo Switch Rated By The ESRB

Another sign it’s on the way.

Following a rating by the Australian Classification Board in February and a listing on the G4F Localisation website in March, Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition has now been spotted on the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

The classification means a North American release shouldn’t be too far off. The game started out life on the 3DS and the deluxe edition for Switch arrived in Japan last year. Take a look at the descriptive rating below:

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update Appears To Have Improved Load Times

Less loading, more playing.

Earlier this week, Nintendo released a new update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Apart from making the Switch game compatible with the Labo VR Goggles, version 1.6.0 fixed “some other issues” to improve the overall experience.

It turns out the load times in the Switch version are now nearly in line with the game on the Wii U. Shrines, for example, take five seconds less to load. YouTuber and speedrunner Alexis de Champris uploaded a before and after comparison video on Twitter to highlight this. See for yourself below:

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