Welcome, we’re into the new month already which can only mean one thing at LadiesGamers. It’s time to look at the upcoming new release games on our favourite handheld, the Nintendo Switch, for April 2022.
Mind you, not all games to be released are on the list here. Alternatively, you will see games that the other gaming sites don’t mention. We are taking notice of these games, and if given half a chance, you can expect reviews for many of them! It should be noted that unless we have some personal experience with the game mentioned, there’s a link to the descriptions on the Nintendo website.
Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition is set in a beautiful 2D land, but now it’s threatened by 3D malice and chaos.
A wise sorcerer created six Magical Jewels that kept the effects of the third dimension at bay, granting peace and prosperity. However, one day an evil masked thief named Hex disrupted the balance and made the chaos return. The only one who can stop the chaos is Flat, a little hero able to change into a circle, triangle or square in order to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and defeat giant bosses. Check out James’ review of Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition.
CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION is a remaster of CHRONO CROSS.
CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself.
Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Finally, customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mech suit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity!
The life of a Cat Cafe Manager awaits! Your grandmother left you a small cafe in the sombre village of Caterwaul Way; it’s up to you to fix the place up, impress the locals, and befriend the local cat population. Time to roll up those sleeves, break out the tools, and get that creative coffee flowin’. Your cat cafe can be the talk of the town with the right attitude, menu, and (of course) the cats.
That’s right; Caterwaul Way is home to a plethora of extraordinary felines. It’s in the name, after all. To the delight of the villagers, the local cafe can become their home. Who knows, maybe their presence will loosen tight tongues and help discover the succulent secrets of Caterwaul Way. Read my review of Cat Cafe Manager here.
Do you have what it takes to save the land? Jump in and enjoy a set of procedurally generated roguelike turn-based battles like no other! Every battle fought is unique. To survive, you’ll need to utilize more than just your hero’s wit and prowess! Careful placement of towers and upgrades will be necessary to ensure victory.
Turn the tables on the invaders with the aid of devastating spells! Overcome the odds and outsmart the enemy. Read Mina’s review for Defend the Rook here.
A huge black comet has landed on Shooting Star Island! Naturally, this worries the islanders quite a bit. So Stanky Star and Hooma decide to take a closer look and start their journey to the very top of the island. The secrets hidden deep within the comet must be explored. They might bring about the end of all things, after all!
Shooting Star Island is a big and colourful 3d platformer. Stanky Star will rekindle his powers throughout his journey to the comet’s depths, where lost worlds slumber and the Muses of the End sing their songs of destruction.
Taito’s arcade legacy began in the early 1970s, but it came into its own in the 80s. You now have the chance to play these milestone classics that paved the way for the decades of Taito’s arcade dominance that followed.
Ten games, each representing a specific breakthrough in development and gaming history, spanning various genres. Platform, sports, shooting, puzzles and more. And now, those ten classics will be available for the first time as a collection on a modern console! Take a deep dive into gaming history and relive the classics that helped shape it. Read James’ review of TAITO Milestones here.
STAR WARS™: The Force Unleashed – April 24th
You are Starkiller, Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, who has been trained to hunt down and destroy the Jedi. Take advantage of devastating Force powers and lightsaber combos to do Darth Vader’s bidding. Use the Nintendo Joy-Con motion controls to truly feel the destructive power of the Force or challenge a friend to a 1v1 in the local multiplayer Duel mode.
Destroy all who stand in your way in your ultimate quest to serve Lord Vader. Discover the untold story of the Secret Apprentice set between STAR WARS: Revenge of the Sith and STAR WARS: A New Hope.
A nameless child with no memories awakens in the metro with only a vague sense of purpose and desire to reach the distant clocktower, hoping to find answers at the top. On the way, they will discover a melancholic world filled with masked characters, monsters and perhaps the answers that the child seeks.
Explore a subway line infested with monsters and filled with colourful characters who will help you on your journey. Travelling from station to station where elevators take you towards the heights of an ever-changing clocktower.
Anuchard was known as a place of wonder and peace, a land of limitless bounty suspended in the heavens above. Five ancient Guardians gave the island their blessings. Until one day, they left without a word. The Anuchardian paradise fell from the skies, crashing onto the world below. Only a speck of an island survived the fall. The rest has coalesced underground into a twisted mass of winding passages full of wild magic and vicious monsters, known simply as The Dungeon.
Generations after the collapse, its surviving descendants, have chosen you to become The Bellwielder of the magical Audros Bell. Go forth, battle monsters, solve puzzles and restore Anuchard to its former skyward glory.
Ganryu 2 is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan, which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly “The Stone and the Sword”).
Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th-century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-Jima, where everything started between Musashi and Kojiro.
A girl named Marco was living on a faraway planet who’d never seen her mother’s face. She put her treasure hunting behind her to travel in search of her mother with her dragon friend Arco. They’re bound for the place Marco was born, Earth.
This emotional story filled with both laughter and tears will surely carve a place for itself in your heart. There won’t even be time to take a breath between the changes in scenes! Thus making the dramatic developments in the story unlike anything seen in previous visual novels.
A curious little angel named Mariel spent all her days reading through the vast collection of books in the grand library. One day, while browsing the library’s collection, she came across a very peculiar book with nought but the title, Abyss printed on its cover. The pages within were blank.
In truth, Mariel had heard the name, Abyss from the elder angels before. It was the name of the world below the heavens. Intrigued by the notion, her curiosity grew until she couldn’t resist any longer. She ventured out to the heavenly bridge to sneak a peek over the edge into the world known as Abyss. Protect, connect, aid, and guide Mariel with your Joy-Con. Mariel will continue to walk in a single direction. Draw paths with your Joy-Con and aid Mariel on her adventure through the Abyss.
Transiruby is a Metroidvania game where you explore the world as a cyborg protagonist named Siruby. Slash and shoot your way to reveal its hidden secrets!
A strange continent from a different dimension has suddenly appeared, and Siruby, a young cyborg travelling in space, just happens to pass by. Taking her trusty AI partner Ne-com with her, she sets out to explore this unknown land. Meet other characters such as Yamato, an unusual cyborg girl and Douglas, the treasure hunter, as you follow Siruby through her adventure.