Goat Simulator, Unruly Heroes & When Ski Lifts Go Wrong Surprise Launched On Switch Today

One of the great things that Nintendo and its indie partners have been able to do over the past several years is stealth release games whenever there’s a Nintendo Direct or Nindies video. This time around three titles were thrown out to the eShop with no advance warning: Goat Simulator: The GOATY, Unruly Heroes, and When Ski Lifts Go Wrong. If you’ve been itching to play something new, now’s your chance!






Coffee Stain is pleased to announce that their completely realistic goat simulation software is now available on Nintendo Switch for the first time in Goat Simulator: The GOATY! A bucking enormous bundle, Goat Simulator: The GOATY is made up of Goat Simulator and every DLC ever released: Goat Simulator: MMO Simulator, Goat Simulator: GoatZ, Goat Simulator: Payday and Goat Simulator: Waste of Space.

Goat Simulator first launched on PC in 2014 and made tons of cash across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android. Goat Simulator: The GOATY is now available on Switch and includes:

Goat Simulator:

Goat Simulator is the latest in high-tech Goat Simulation technology.

Goat MMO Simulator:

MMO simulation so good you’ll think it’s real! Complete dozens of quests, level up a hundred times and play five different classes that’s a ton of content you do the math, we all went to high-school well I didn’t I was too busy huffing paint behind the cafeteria.

Goat Simulator: GoatZ:

Goat Simulator: GoatZ lets you live out your fantasy of being a zombie goat in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The zombie themed DLC features a mandatory crafting system, a new map, tons of unlockable new goats with special powers and a completely realistic survival mode where you have to eat every damn five minutes to stay alive.

Goat Simulator: Payday

Beat people up and take their money – use your goat crew to smash & grab, then blast away all your money at Mahatma Gambling, the Indian casino – just like in that Al Cappuccino movie.

Goat Simulator: Waste of Space

Goat simulation is finally leaving the planet where it was once conceived to explore the endless possibilities of space (Though we only had time to explore some of them). You no longer have to fantasize about colonizing space as a simulated goat. Your dreams have finally come true!

Goat Simulator: The GOATY is available now via the Nintendo eShop for $29.99.






Magic Design Studios is over the moon, announcing today that Unruly Heroes is now available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox One.

Inspired by the timeless 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West, players take control of four unlikely heroes. Effortlessly swapping between and Wukong the Monkey King, Sanzang the Sleepy Monk, Kihong the Greedy Pig, and Sandmonk the Sensitive Brute as they travel westward in search of the scattered remnants of the Sacred Scroll. Along the way, whether it be solo or in local coop, players will encounter a diverse lineup of enemies to battle within a colourful fantasy world.

“We want to invite players to be part of some fantastic universes,” says Creative Director Yang Lu. “We spent a year and a half elaborating, defining, searching for, and shaping the kind of game/story/experience we wanted to offer. It turns out we are video game crafters!” “Journey to the West is a wonderful story,” continues Lu “but I noticed it wasn’t really known in the West.” Set against lushly illustrated environments in a hand-drawn artstyle, Unruly Heroes makes for an epic adventure diving into the essence of what it takes to be a hero.


  • Experience the Legend of the Monkey King solo or cooperatively with up to four players in local gameplay.
  • Make the fight more challenging with local and online PvP.
  • Master the combined strength of the four unique heroes, adapting to use the best one for each new challenge.
  • Possess your enemies to harness their strengths and abilities.
  • Explore a range of different worlds within a colourful fantasy universe platforming, solving puzzles, battling enemies, and overcoming unexpected obstacles.

Unruly Heroes is out now on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox One, with planned released for PS4 to follow. It is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Korean, Japanese.






Curve Digital and Hugecalf Studios’ comical construction puzzler When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is leaving Early Access today on Steam. Following today’s Nintendo Europe Indie Highlights presentation, the Nintendo Switch edition of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is also available right now on the Nintendo Switch™ eShop. Both versions retail for $/€/£14.99 and are also launching with a 15% discount, so there’s never been a better time to hit the slopes.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong combines the joy of mechanical engineering with the mischievous pratfalls of sending hapless winter sports enthusiasts to their doom. To accompany this commercial launch, new summer environments have been added to the game, bringing the total level count to over 100. The added content also includes new vehicles such as the motorbike and bicycle, additional music, new achievements, Steam trading cards and bug fixes.

The Nintendo Switch™ version incorporates all the content and improvements from the Steam commercial launch version. Additionally on Nintendo Switch™, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong includes touchscreen support and uses the full screenshot and video capabilities of the capture button. On PC, the game includes an MP4 video and GIF export feature so you can share your hilarious moments with friends, whichever platform you choose.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong challenges players to build infrastructures to transport eager riders from one side of the mountain to the other, then wince at the results when their haphazard constructions are put into action, usually sending skiers plummeting to their demise.

Realistic physics make for unimaginable mayhem. This is a game about enjoying each failure, as madcap physics and bloody mishaps make every run feel fresh. You must construct ski-themed courses by rigging chair lifts, gondolas and ramps, then directly control your riders to get them to the finish line unharmed.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong features some of the most realistic physics around, much to the chagrin of all the virtual skiers we tortured to perfect this,” said Jonny Hughes, Producer and Game Designer for Hugecalf Studios. ”After more than two years of development, we’re constantly finding new ways to torment the denizens of these doomed slopes.”

“Seeing the response When Ski Lifts Go Wrong has had on Early Access has us stoked to release it not only on Steam, but Switch as well,” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “We’d recommend maybe not playing it on a ski lift though.”

For more on When Ski Lifts Go Wrong‘s development, Hugecalf Studios will be hosting a Reddit AMA on the /r/NintendoSwitch and /r/Steam channels on January 24th and January 25th at 4pm GMT/8am PST/11am EST respectively.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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