Upcoming Switch Games January 2021

As you may have gotten used to, we monthly put up the upcoming Switch games on the site. I’m sorry, I’m late this time in getting this list up, real life intervened. None of them reasons that are major, but they converged in keeping me from writing. But, better late then never! So here it is, our list of upcoming games in January.

Mind you, not all games to be released are on the list 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 we have some personal experience with the game mentioned, there’s a link to the descriptions on the Nintendo website.

Iris.Fall – January 7

Iris.Fall is a story-driven puzzle-adventure developed by NEXT Studios, about a young girl who wakes during the night and is led on a nightmarish adventure to uncover her past.

Paula joined her in her adventure, her review is here. 

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Down in Bermuda – January 14

An unnatural storm leaves an adventurous aviator stranded for decades within the infamous Bermuda. Overcome creatures of the deep and unravel the islands secrets in search for a way back home.

Down in Bermuda is a quirky adventure filled with puzzles to solve and mysteries to uncover. Our adventurous aviator Milton finds himself trapped in a time bubble deep inside the Bermuda and needs your help to escape.

Crack codes, solve puzzles, collect magic orbs and escape each of the six unique islands, each one leading to the next on a quest for a way back home.

Paula is checked out the game for her review!

Life of Fly – January 14

Life of Fly features 12 short stories each revolving around the life and thoughts of another fly. In this narrative game you jump into the role of a little fly which is collecting it thought while exploring its own living environment.

Ghostanoid – January 21

We are very good at our job, but this time we are faced with tiny, evil and quick-witted ghosts. Somebody has to be able to handle them. Who else could it be if not you? You can do it for sure.

Ghosts are very fond of their houses and they won’t give up without a fight. They will throw things at you, trying to rebuild their home and interfering with your productive work in every possible way. And the shaman ghost … I’d better not say anything about it, he is a pure demon.

To complete the task you will be given a new super-durable platform with advanced kinetic ball system of demolition. Paula made a review for this arcade puzzler.

The Unexpected Quest – January 23

In The Unexpected Quest, you take charge of the dwarven band. After an unfortunate shipwreck, our heroes will find themselves in a beautiful yet dangerous landscape facing an unknown menace. To restore order to this new world, they’ll have to battle, build structures, craft items, and help those in need. And, of course, hunt treasure!

The Unexpected Quest combines adventure with settlement building and management elements. You’ll have to take missions, build your little army, and explore the unknown and mysterious land.

Paula made her review here..

Heaven’s Vault – January 28

A game that sounds very interesting to me is upcoming Heaven’s Vault. At least, upcoming to the Switch, as it’s already released this week on the PS4. My interest was peaked, because I know and love several of Inkle’s games, like Sorcery!. And Heaven’s Vault sounds exactly like something I’d love, deciphering the hieroglyps. Read below what the game is about:

“Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six as they investigate The Nebula, an ancient network of scattered moons. Discover lost sites, freely explore ancient ruins and translate inscriptions to reveal the secrets of the Nebula’s past.

Decipher an entire hieroglyphic language in a puzzle mechanic with a unique narrative twist: every inscription you find has a meaning, and the translations you choose feed back into story, changing Aliya’s ideas about what she’s found. But be warned – you won’t ever be sure if your translations are correct.

Lillith reviewed the game, find it here.

Olija – January 28

Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands in this adventure platformer.

Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy-  January 29

What can I say? You know I’m a huge fan of Atelier games. And though I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the battle system in the first Ryza game, it’s the most complete Atelier game there is. So looking forward to this sequel!

Three years have passed since Ryza’s secret grand adventure on Kurken Island. Ryza, the only member of her group to remain on the island, receives a letter from her friend telling her about ruins that may be related to alchemy, along with a mysterious request involving a glowing stone. This inspires her to leave the island and venture out to the royal capital, Ashra-am Baird. However, Ryza is unaware that this will lead to the beginning of an imaginative new adventure involving a pursuit of the mysteries of the ruins surrounding the royal capital and a meeting with a strange creature that will change her life.

My review for the game is here. 








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