Handheld Gaming News week 33

How quickly the weeks that you are on vacation fly by! I have often commented on how the passing of time speeds up when you get older, but somehow time even accelerates when you are spending free time.

It was a wonderful trip again, touring through Oregon and Washington state in America. We even visited Forks, the little town where Stephenie Meyer situated her books of the Twilight series. My daughter was a huge fan when the movies were released, and I decided to start reading the books now too.

Late to the party of course, as the first book is already 13 years old. It ads some extra zest to our visit of places like Forks, La Push beach, the Quileute reservation and Port Angeles when the story is gripping you at the same time!

LadiesGamers.com didn’t go on a holiday

I was glad to leave the site in good hands. Jonah and the team did a great job keeping the site going with some good content and reviews! Evriun introduced a new weekly segment, Game Soundracks We Love. Taking a trip down memory lane based on the games’ music is great, like the article about Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow proved. And the article about Fragile Dreams made me sorry I’d never played the game myself!

Wistful thinking about the game most of our team of writers love led to the feature series Animal Crossing Memories. Isn’t it fun how we all have our different sequel in the series that’s our favourite? And I do notice that it’s mostly based on the excellent feature of playing it online with friends! You can find the series of articles here.

Several reviews were published as well, looking at the list even I am amazed at how many we published in four weeks time! It’s clear the Switch library just keeps on growing!

Well, I didn’t have much time to gather gaming news, but some snippets stood out to me. Time to get yourself a nice cuppa!

Little Dragon’s Café has a date for Europe

If you love the more laid back simulation games you’ll no doubt have heard about the upcoming Little Dragon’s Café. The game will be available in America on August 24. Europe now has a release date as well: on September 21 it will be released in Europe by Rising Star Games! Look forward to a review here on the site on August 23.

Protoform coming to Switch

The people over at Pathea, who are currently getting ready to bring My Time at Portia to the Switch have partnered with CIRCLE Entertainment to bring the studios next title to the Switch as well. Protoform is described as an in-depth puzzle and exploration game, but otherwise, there’s not much info yet. Let’s keep an eye on it.

Brand new songs added to MUSYNX

A couple of weeks ago our Petra reviewed rythm game MUSYNX and gave it an “I like it a Lot”. Now the team behind the game have announced that the title has received eleven brand new songs for you to delve into. The free update (update 1.1.1) is now available on the platform so make sure you’ve updated to the latest version.

Petra reviewed the game a couple of weeks ago and she liked the game a lot! Find her review here. 

Detective Gallo

A new point and click adventure that’s right at home on the Switch is Detective Gallo. This week MixedBag released the game in the eShop. Here’s the description:

Detective Gallo is a point&click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case, bizarre characters, and puzzles that will put his insight and patience to the test. A non-violent adventure, inspired to the classical Disney cartoons and the best point&click adventure game of the past!

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince

NIS America has finally revealed that the Liar Princess and the Blind Prince are indeed coming to the West too. It is coming to North America in 2019 and presumably the release window is the same for Europe. There’s talk about a release on the PS4 and the Switch, no more word though on a Vita release. So I fear that will be out.

The game is in a picture book-style, where it’s your goal to guide the blind prince as the liar princess.

The “Liar Princess” is actually a monster that has the ability to shapeshift and is often depicted as a wolf. It has a beautiful singing voice and likes to sing towards the moon at night; however, one day a prince was attracted to the singing voice and after approaching the monster he suffers an injury due to an accidental swipe from the monster.

Feeling remorseful about the injury it caused, the monster decides to trade its singing voice for the ability to transform into a black-haired princess, and then decides to help guide the Blind Prince deep inside a forest in order to find the Witch with the ability to make wishes come true in exchange for some kind of compensation.

Here’s the newest trailer for the game:


Bee Simulator

It’s no secret that I feel the Switch should have more simulation games in its library. Good news: Varsav Game Studios is releasing their new game Bee Simulator on several consoles, and the Switch is one of them.

The description Varsav Game Studios gives us is interesting!
” When the first rays of sunlight rise above the horizon, the beehive slowly wakes up. Hierarchy and diligence are vital for the well being of the whole swarm. So you check your wings, measure the antennae degree of deviation, take orders from the Queen, and bee-gin your first independent mission. And that’s just the beginning of your adventures. Suddenly, you learn that people want to cut down the tree that holds your hive. Now your fate – and the fate of your whole family – lies in your small, agile legs and fast wings!

Take part in a race and show your sisters who has the fastest wings in the swarm!

The world of bees is not as carefree as one may think. Wasps and some of the less friendly people will take any chance to ruin your plans. Don’t hesitate to use your sting to save your swarm from enemies.

You are the master of air acrobatics. Your sisters are eager to mirror your smooth dance moves. So perform your famous waggle dance and show them the way back to the hive.

Explore the park thoroughly – visit even the deepest corners to look for rare plants and special flowers in order to collect the best pollen.”

You can play in one player story mode, in exploration mode which gives you a change to discover all there is to see in Central Park in New York and you can play with friends using a split screen for things like competition.

No release date yet, but you can bet that we will keep an eye out! Meanwhile, check out the trailer!


Well, that’s it for this week. I wish you a very happy gaming weekend!

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