Popular Nintendo Switch homebrew utility Homebrew Launcher Menu (formerly known as the Switch Homebrew Launcher) has received a significant update, taking up to version 2.0.0. This new release brings a series of large changes to the utility, including a major UI overhaul, changes to the handling of Args and much more.

The update has been released and developed by prominent Switch homebrew developer Yellows8, in conjunction with devs rakuzira, adubbz and maufeat who were behind this major design change that allows the selecting of different homebrew packages on a much more aesthetically pleasing backdrop.

The Switch Homebrew Menu is available for owners of Switch Firmware 3.0.0, whcih you can update to with the help of the Pokken Tournament DX cartridge if you are on a lower firmware version. There is no current downgrading solution for users on higher firmware versions but stick around for more news on that in the near future.

The full changelog is listed below:

  • Major GUI overhaul.
  • The used theme is now selected via the current system theme.
  • Files/directories starting with name '.' are now ignored.
  • Args are now handled properly.
  • If {dirname}/{dirname}.nro is not found, the NRO found via dir-listing will be used instead, if there's only 1 NRO in the directory. This only applies for paths located under "sdmc:/switch/"

Additionally, if you're looking for homebrew choices after installing the Launcher Menu, you can take a look at this list published by the developer team. While it might be sparse for now, it's definitely impressive for such a young console and has the potential to exponentially grow in the near future.

What do you guys think of this update? Will you be grabbing this utility for your Nintendo Switch in the coming weeks? Let us know what you think in the comments, or post over on our forums with your thoughts.

via Wololo