Handheld Gaming News week 12

Come on in, my friends. Welcome to this weekly feature of Handheld Gaming News. As always, I’m not trying to cover all the news, I’d need many more pages to do that. No, I’m giving you the news that stood out this week when it comes to casual handheld gaming.

This week I felt it was time to honour the guests writers who have joined LadiesGamers.com. I did that by changing the About me page into an About us page. In the weeks to come, I’ll also ask my designer to change the banner. It still says A lady and Gaming. It’s time to change it to LadiesGamers!

For now, let’s dive into the news.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle is close

Only one more week to go before the new Atelier game is released, and for the first time the title will feature on the Switch too (March 27 in America, March 30 in Europe). Atelier Lydie & Suelle is the third game in the Mysterious Trilogy, after Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis.

I’m a huge fan of the series, so I’m really looking forward to it. I was surprised though to hear that Gust already mentioned an upcoming accouncement of the next Atelier game in May or June. This one will “have different content to what you’re used to”. Or so they said. Interesting!


Animated Jigsaws is coming to Switch

Sure, there are already some good puzzle games on the Switch, but not one like this one by Rainy Frog. Like laying out a good jigsaw puzzle on your dining room table? My husband enjoys this hobby a lot,  it is always short on space.

Animated Jigsaws, with some beautiful Japanese scenery, will released worldwide on April 5. That would be a nice solution for him…if he was allowed to use my Switch. Nope…

Clouds and Sheep 2 bouncing on to the Switch

Talk about cute and colourful! A game that I must admit didn’t know existed on mobile, is coming to the Switch this year. This is what the developer’s website tells us about the game:

Solve countless quests and fulfill your wooly friends’ needs. Plant grass, flowers, trees and shear your animals’ different-colored wool to stock up your resources! Collect happy stars, harvest wood and flower petals and use them to provide your flock with food, accessories, toys and more! Control the clouds and make it rain to ensure your sheep never run out of fresh water to drink. If your sheep feel happy and content, they’ll bring tiny lambs into the world!

You can add objects into the pasture to entertain your critters, and even choose a theme  for the decorations. The first game is available in iOS or Android right now, so you can get a little taste of the game. What got me was the footage of the sheep bouncing on the trampoline. Check out the trailer!

Release date for Lego the Incredibles

Are you a fan of Lego games? I know my family loved The Incredibles movie when Disney released it, and that’s why this snippet of news caught my attention. A Lego game about the Incredibles is coming to the Switch, and Amazon Canada has it listed for release on June 15.

Three Otome visual novels announced

Aksys games is bringing three new visual novels to the PS Vita. The trilogy starts with Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly in April 2018. It will be followed by 7’scarlet in May 2018. Finally, June 2018 will bring Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk. Each physical copy of these otome titles will come with a pack of character cards inside of it. It will indeed be a Summer of Mystery, as they call it. 

E3 news on your calender

The next E3 will take place on June 12-14. If you want to stay up to date when it comes to the Nintendo news, you can get reminders in your own calendar right here

Detective Pikachu Eevee’s Request Goodie

Last week, Detective Pikachu was released on the 3DS. It was already out in Japan some time ago. Back then people who bought it as a pre-order through a Pokemon Center received a short story called Detective Pikachu Chapter 0: Eevee’s Request. Now, until May 15, 2018, people can get the 25-page adventure from Amazon, Rakuten Kobo and iTunes for free.

In the story, we follow Detective Pikachu’s first case. Tim Goodman has not yet arrived in Ryme City. Detective Pikachu is helping an Eevee from a wealthy family figure out who tore up the yard of its owner. It is a brief, illustrated adventure that helps you get a feel for the character and game.

Free goodies are always good!

That’s it again for this week. I’ve played quite a lot these past days, but I’ll tell you all about that in the next YvoCaro plays. For now, I wish you lots of happy gaming this week!



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