It’s time to take a look at the upcoming new release games on our favourite handheld, the Nintendo Switch, for January 2024. Plus, we also feature Upcoming Steam games. For those of you who prefer gaming on Steam!
Upcoming Switch Games
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. You can expect reviews for many of them if given half a chance! It should be noted that unless we have some personal experience with the game, there’s a link to the descriptions on the Nintendo website.
Green Sauce Bundle – January 1st
Escape the big city stress and experience the quiet charm of rural life. Match your way through an incredible farming adventure. Grow crops, plant trees, raise adorable animals and customize a wonderful farm. Sell the farm goods through challenging match-3 levels and earn experience points to unlock lots of new items!
Do you have what it takes to manage a successful farm? Find out about this amazing and unique blend of farming and matching games. And show your farming and decoration skills at Hope’s Farm. It has never been so fun to take care of a farm.
Mina reviewed Hope’s Farm and said this in her conclusion:
Overall, Hope’s Farm is a colorful, easy-to-learn game with a lot of replay value. This game does best in handheld mode, which is great for travel. Although it does not present anything groundbreaking or extremely exciting, the game is good cartoony fun for the whole family.
Lonesome Village + A Tiny Sticker Tale Bundle – January 4th
Two great cosy adventures! Lonesome Village, the puzzle-solving adventure with social sim, and A Tiny Sticker Tale, the cosy adventure about stickers.
Lonesome Village is a cosy, quiet town struggling to rebuild after a strange calamity wiped out their homes. Take the role of Wes the coyote and help bring this village back from the brink of destruction in a puzzle-filled life sim! In A Tiny Sticker Tale, take anything from the world around you, turn it into a sticker, and use your creativity to stick it back in different places, solving puzzles, and helping your new friends!
I reviewed Lonesome Village and said this in my conclusion:
Lonesome Village is a sweet, wholesome adventure game; the standout feature for me was all the puzzles I enjoyed. The game took around 6-7 hours to complete, but I think that will depend on how quick you are at solving the puzzles. It is suitable for all ages to play, even though younger children might need help completing some puzzles.
A Tiny Sticker Tale is one of the most adorable games I’ve played this year. The graphics are bold and colourful, removing and placing stickers is good fun, and the quests are satisfying.
Designed to be a short adventure, A Tiny Sticker Tale packs a lot in and definitely a game to get stuck into!
Tools Up Ultimate Edition – January 5th
Tools Up! Ultimate Edition gives players access to the entire chaos-filled Tools Up! package, including the base game, all DLCs, and updates.
Grab your tools and hard hats; we have some home makeovers to do. Tools Up! is a chaotic local co-op game that puts your renovation and teamwork skills to the test. Work your way up a sprawling apartment complex as you renovate more and more intricate homes to meet the exact (yet often bizarre) requirements of the local tenants.
James reviewed Tools Up! Ultimate Edition and said this in his conclusion:
Tools Up! Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of a co-op title that may have flown under the radar for some gamers. While there’s probably not enough here to warrant a second purchase for previous players, this is a fantastic purchase for anyone new. Decent in solo mode but a lot of fun in co-op with some loved ones. The controls are simple and accessible, and the inclusion of a casual mode makes this suited to all gamers of various skill levels. Tools Up! Ultimate Edition falls a little short with its lack of online and some fiddly controls in places, but the experience was enjoyable overall and, most of all, fun. If you’re looking for the next game night game, this comes highly recommended.
Arcade Game Zone – January 5th
Arcade Game Zone brings together 40 mini-games, including 30 faithful replicas of classics found in legendary arcade cabinets. But that’s not all; we’ve also included 10 iconic games such as darts, football, billiards, bowling, and many more that you commonly find in renowned arcade establishments worldwide.
Challenge all your friends and play classic games that have left an indelible mark on generations. Whether it’s an intense foosball showdown or a spirited game of darts, Arcade Game Zone offers an unrivalled multiplayer experience. Laughter and competition await, just like in a real arcade.
Pan-‘orama – January 11th
Welcome to Pan’orama, the relaxing puzzle simulation game that allows you to create breathtaking landscapes using different types of tiles. In Pan’orama, you’ll be transported to a world of beauty and tranquillity, where you can take a break from the stress of everyday life and enjoy the relaxing music, peaceful ambience and most of all, the soothing vistas of your creation.
Immerse yourself in a tranquil world and let your creativity run wild as you explore the endless possibilities of combining tiles and structures to form unique and mesmerizing landscapes. Completing quests and creating biomes will let you unlock and place structures that will expand your creative possibilities, as well as net you extra points.
Yvonne reviewed the game, and wrote this in her conclusion:
The tutorial really could be better, but what made me really like the game was the graphics and the way the world you make comes to life. I loved zooming in to the max, admiring the structures I had built and seeing movement on the ground, an animal here and there or the tractor harvesting the grains. It’s fun just to sit and watch this colourful and detailed world come to life.
Kitten Hero – January 12th
Kitten Hero is a fast-paced action platformer where you play as an extremely cute little cat trying to rescue his human friend who was abducted by evil artificial intelligence.
Help the kitten save his human and other kittens trapped inside a spaceship controlled by a powerful supercomputer. To get there, you’ll jump, climb and dash your way through 80 levels filled with deadly spikes, saws, missiles and more. You’ll need to rely on your cat-like speed and reflexes to survive.
Frog Song – January 12th
Chorus is a little frog with huge dreams of protecting the world. Being a tree frog, however, society expects them to lead a life of religious studies, instead of training to be a warrior. Their small size certainly doesn’t help anyone take them seriously, either.
Seeking a better life, Chorus moves to Boreala, a village where members of the Defense Guild train under the wisdom of an old veteran. They quickly learn things aren’t going to be as easy as they hoped. With a powerful army and a mysterious rumour both on the rise, Chorus needs to discover how they can protect the ones they love – before it’s too late.
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank – January 18th
Turnip Boy is ready to commit more felonies in this comedic action-adventure game with rogue-lite elements. This time the career criminal is teaming up with the fearsome Pickled Gang to plan and execute the weirdest heist of all time! Shakedown hostages, steal precious valuables and explore the deep, dark depths and history of the Botanical Bank.
To pull off the perfect heist, you’ll need to purchase an array of dangerous and wacky tools from the dark web, including a diamond pickaxe, C4, and a radio jammer. However, bank robbing isn’t easy, so be prepared for intense shootouts with security guards, the police, elite swat teams and more.
Mina reviewed Turnip Boy Robs a Bank and said this in her conclusion:
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is silly, weird, fun, and completely unexpected. I was floored when I dove into it. I was a little unsure of the direction the developers chose to take it at first, but it quickly grew on me. The music, the sound design, the upgrades… Everything about Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is fun. I am stoked that I got to play this action Roguelite early, and I cannot recommend it enough for those who like this type of game.
Another Code Recollection – January 19th
Sleuth your way to the truth across two mystery adventures, fully enhanced for Nintendo Switch in Another Code: Recollection.
Solve riddles, gather clues and investigate the traces of Ashley Mizuki Robins’s past to uncover the true fates of her parents across two stories. Set sail for Blood Edward Island in Two Memories, then pick up two years later on a camping trip to Lake Juliet in Journey into Lost Memories.
Apollo Justice Ace Attorney – January 25th
Join rookie attorney Apollo Justice and his mentor, the legendary Phoenix Wright, in this collection of 3 games! This title features the 14 episodes of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, plus the 2 previously DLC-only Special Episodes for a total of 16 episodes.
Arcade Tycoon – January 25th
Build stunning Arcade centres, purchase a range of arcade machines and manage troublesome staff in this colourful and humorous simulation management game. Over 400 different Arcade Machines, VR, Hockey Tables, Modern Machines, Consoles, Rides, Objects, Decorations to place and more.