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Arcade Archives Punch-Out Brings Nintendo Classic to the Switch

Arcade Archives Punch-Out

Arcade Archives Punch-Out Brings Nintendo Classic to the Switch

Punch-in, Punch-Out!!

You may have thought Punch-Out got its start on the NES, but the series actually began in arcades. The original Punch-Out!! will be coming to Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan later this month as Arcade Archives Punch-Out!! and will be published by Hamster.

Fans have been increasingly vocal about the lack of a Virtual Console on the Nintendo Switch, so hopefully Arcade Archives Punch-Out!! comes west to give us some retro goodness to tide us over.

The original Punch-Out!! arcade cabinet had a unique setup. It housed two monitors. The top monitor showed the match stats while the bottom one was where the actual gameplay took place. Arcade-Archives Punch-Out!! will allow you to switch to a vertical layout on your Switch so you can replicate the arcade’s classic setup.

There’s no word yet whether or not Arcade Archives Punch-Out!! will release in the US or not. The arcade cabinet came out here in the 80s, and Punch-Out and Super Punch-Out have been perennial favorites, so it would make sense to release it in the West as well.


Brittany Vincent is the former News Editor at Twinfinite. She's been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she’s a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she’s not writing, watching anime or gaming, she’s searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta.

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