Upcoming Switch Games April 2020

April is here already. Spring is already here, the month we celebrate Easter and hopefully the month that the world returns to some form of normality again. Let’s look at the games to be released that stand out to us!

Mind you, not all games to be released are on here. Alternatively you will see games that the big gaming sites don’t mention. These are the games that we are taking notice of, and if given half a chance, you can expect reviews for many of them! It should be noted that unless I have some personal experience with the game mentioned, there’s a link to the descriptions on the Nintendo website.

Totally Reliable Delivery Service – April 1

The world of Totally Reliable Delivery Service consists of 7 islands that all have their own deliveries, points of interest, and personality. With the world being so large, you will have tons of vehicles that will satisfy your need for speed…

The game also consists of many unique deliveries and tasks that will prove to be an interesting challenge with physics and obstacles that will not work in your favor. Bringing your friends to help may or may not be to your advantage… Are they Totally Reliable?

Here’s James’ review.

Pocket Harvest – April 2

Leave the rat race behind and reap the joys of life on your very own farm in Pocket Harvest!
Cultivate crops with love, ranging from crisp lettuce to succulent strawberries, and refine them into prizewinning produce to bring orders from the local grocers flooding in. Adorable animal friends will lend a helping hoof too, providing milk, wool, eggs, and more!

Feeling more ambitious? Boost your income and your image through tourism! From hot air balloons to sports facilities, you can build attractions in countless combinations to draw in high-spending city slickers.

MazM: Jekyll and Hyde – April 2

Did you know MazM? I didn’t, to be honest, but it’s interesting: MazM is a ‘story game series’, a series of interactive games that bring to life a world of well-known stories. The company reproduces their games to faithfully reproduce original stories through the various structures and devices that make up the narratives. They are designed to offer the players “the experience of reading a book.”

MazM: Jekyll and Hyde is the second game of MazM series, and it will be released on the Switch and Steam on April 2nd. It is based on the classic mystery novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

“Utterson, a sincere lawyer, is the main playable character and also an old friend of Dr. Jekyll. From his perspective the player tracks down Hyde, a mysterious man who was named beneficiary by Dr. Jekyll. In order to do this, the player has to explore various areas of gloomy 19th Century London and collect evidence from citizens. Bring to light what secrets Hyde has.”

Lost Artifacts – April 2

For a long time Claire worked as a historian and archeologist in a prominent university. When she chose her course in life she thought she’d be searching for ancient treasure, but instead ended up spending all her time reading. Then one day Claire noticed a peculiar coincidence. Had she really uncovered a treasure map of the ancient Tonauak people? So without a second thought she left in search of the treasure. She had been waiting for so long and couldn’t miss her chance.

Set off with Claire on an adventure through the uncharted continent of the casual strategy game Lost Artifact .

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories – April 7

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories places you at the epicenter of disaster. Rise above the calamity, collect your thoughts and fellow survivors, and stay alive. What will you do when every passing second and every snap decision could spell the difference between life and death?

Rio has reviewed the game here. 

Black Rainbow – April 7

For adventurer Helen Stone, the biggest adventure is yet to follow! Help Helen escape the burning village and guide her through the dark and dangerous forests and help the people of Amazonia.

The evil behind the curtain is far bigger and dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined. It’s up to Helen to restore the balance in this hidden and unexplored world. Will you survive the impossible!?

Abbi reviewed it, and finds Black Rainbow to be a true throwback to the point-and-click adventures of days past, Black Rainbow takes a good story and decent controls, slaps some sub-par graphics and neutral sound on top, and still comes out as a quite enjoyable game.

Find her review here. 

Black Rainbow LadiesGamers.com

The Fox awaits Me – April 16

“The Fox Awaits Me” is a visual novel with multiple choices and endings that features stunning Live2D animation, and swings between sadness, high-energy comedy, and nail-biting fear.

Ash’s review is here

Billion Road – April 16

The core objective in Billion Road is pretty straightforward—travel all across Japan and earn more money than anyone else. You earn money by landing on property squares with investment opportunities, like a sushi restaurant in Ginza or an animation goods store in Akihabara. After you invest, you’ll have to wait until March rolls around for those investments to pay off. In the meantime, be on the lookout for errant monsters that may shower you with riches…or throw a wrench in your plans!

You can also earn extra money by landing on item squares, which can either help you reach your own goals or simply ruin your rivals’ plans. If you finish the game with the most money…you win!

Paige made a review

Save Your Nuts – April 16

Although it would be a hard time to play with your friends in your own living room, more and more multiplayer games are coming to the Switch. One of which is Save your Nuts, coming to the Switch on April 16.

Save Your Nuts is an accessible and competitive multiplayer game inspired by the classic struggle of suburban pets and local critters like dogs, squirrels, raccoons, beavers, wolves, and armadillos! Players will pick their favorite varmint and chase, catch, throw, and tackle their way to securing the elusive acorns.

James made his review here. 

ZHED – April 16

ZHED is an instant classic puzzle game. Based on a simple mechanic it builds onto increasingly complex puzzles that challenge you to a level you would not imagine. No timers, no clocks, no stars and no tricks, just pure puzzles for you to enjoy. It’s the perfect brain-teaser that lets you train focus, concentration and memory.

Abbi is seeing what the hardest level in the game is she can manage!

Blind Men – April 17

As the nephew of a retired super villain, there’s nothing Keegan wants more than to become one himself — and what better way than to join the League of Evil? All he needs to do is commit a crime to complete his application.

Unfortunately, Keegan soon finds himself in more trouble than he could have ever imagined when his plans are interrupted by a couple of spies from opposing agencies. Pick choices that drastically change the story. Will Keegan’s plans be thwarted or allow him to be successful?

The review for this visual novel is here.

A Fold Apart – April 17

After career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect vow to make their long-distance relationship work at any cost. Experience both sides of their story as the couple navigates the complexities of (mis)communication and the emotional ups and downs that separation brings. By flipping, folding, and unfolding the paper puzzles in their handcrafted worlds, you can help the couple overcome the emotional barriers of their relationship — but will love endure…?

We featured the game when it was first trying for funding on Fig, and I’m glad to see they made it to a Switch version!

Theme Park Simulator – April 17

Theme Park Simulator is a pure simulator game, with roller coasters, ferris wheels, and many more thrill rides. You can be a tycoon of the amusement parks. Paula fancied herself a theme park mogul, so she is reviewing this game.

Sadly, the game doesn’t sport much in the way of management options. Find Paula’s review here. 

Help will come tomorrow – April 21

In a Siberian wilderness, on the eve of October Revolution, passengers survive catastrophe of Trans-Siberian railway train. They must endure in a harsh climate until rescue arrives.

The game focuses on the survival of the characters: meeting their needs, gathering resources, expanding the camp, exploring surroundings. In order to win player needs to learn the personality of the characters and work out relations between them, mitigating conflicts and taking care of the morale. Manage scarce resources and stay alive in frosty wilderness of Siberia before help arrives.

Code Realize: Future Blessings – April 23

The sequel to Code Realize~Guardian of Rebirth which Ash reviewed earlier (find it here) The Romance(s) Continue! In this game, you can experience new scenarios taking place after the main story as well as more in-depth looks at events that happened in the shadows of Cardia’s previous adventures.

Ash is gonna review the game for us.

Tani Nani – April 22

TaniNani is a puzzle game where you move parts of the level around to help the characters find the crystal and each other. Explore a unique puzzle experience in your own pace, test your brain with optional challenges and unlock cute outfits for Tani & Nani. There are 120 levels across 10 worlds to explore!

Picross S4 – April 23

Picross is a picture crossword puzzle game where you follow hint number to complete a picture. This is the 4th Picross S Series on the Nintendo Switch!

There are a total of 300 Picross and Mega Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross piece puzzles, 30 Color Picross puzzles, and 5 Extra puzzles, a grand total of 485 puzzles! Added are bonus Extra puzzles which are dedicated for Picross S series veterans. There are two 30×30 large Picross puzzles for you to solve. Link the play data from Picross S, Picross S2, and Picross S3 to unlock an even larger 40×30 Picross puzzle for each series played, up to a maximum of three.

Trials of Mana – April 24

Originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3 in 1995, Trials of Mana immerses players in an unforgettable adventure filled with exciting gameplay, memorable heroes and villains. Players will craft varying experiences by selecting a party of three from six unique characters as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, upgrading their characters’ classes into more power forms, learning over 300 different abilities, and discovering a world of secrets and mysteries to explore.

Moving Out! – April 28

Do you like playing together with friends? On April 28th, the new couch co-up is to be released on the Switch (and PS4, Xbox and PC). In Moving Out, you’ll be relocating furnishings in increasingly bizarre locations in a fast-paced furniture moving simulator. Of course you can also play alone, but I bet the game is going to be more fun when you team up with up to three friends locally.

There’s a demo available now on all consoles including the Switch. Paige wrote down her impressions of the demo (on Steam) in this article.









One comment

  1. Woah! Help Will Come Tomorrow looks very interesting.

    I am also intrigued by Lost Artifact’s description as a “casual strategy game.” I love strategy games and I don’t think I’ve seen one described that way. I’ll have to look into it.

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