Upcoming Switch Games May 2023

Last month I wrote that though Spring should be here, it still looked dismal with loads of rain. And here we are, 30 days later, and it’s still much too cold outside. Much easier, though, to sit inside while gaming, so there’s that! Time to look at the upcoming new release games on our favourite handheld, the Nintendo Switch, for May 2023. Plus, we also feature Upcoming Steam games. For those of you who prefer gaming on Steam!

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.

Super Dungeon Maker – May 3rd

Super Dungeon Maker LadiesGamers

In this Dungeon Editor, you can choose however many levels, enemies, secret rooms, traps and items you want. A variety of enemy types and items provide almost countless creative possibilities.

Challenge your friends and the community by sharing your dungeon or playing the countless dungeons of the community. With the offline mode, you can save community dungeons and play them without an internet connection.

Paula reviewed Super Dungeon Maker and said this in her conclusion.

It’s hard not to compare Super Dungeon Maker to the Zelda series, and the game does not attempt to hide the similarities, but it is not Zelda. I also think the game could do with some more assets to give you more variety in what you can use when building your dungeon. Hopefully, an update at some stage will add more assets. Super Dungeon Maker will scratch that itch for players who want to create a dungeon with a hint of Zelda.

Pathfinder Memories – May 4th

Pathfinders are eager to know more about human History. They have studied different civilizations of the past.

With the support of the scientist Albert New, they travel through space and time, visiting these ancient people in person. Their objective is to collect relics from each civilization and create a museum of human memories. To achieve this, they will have to go through dangerous paths, facing obstacles, entrapments, and enemies.

Your role is to memorize these obstacles and draw a safe path for them. Is your memory sharp enough to do that? There are six different civilizations to visit and three levels of difficulty in this puzzle game.

Yair puzzled through Pathfinders: Memories and gave it an I LIke it a Lot:

Pathfinders: Memories is an exceptional game that successfully gives the player a short yet challenging and relaxing experience. It may have some facts the player did not know about and bring some challenges as well with more complex difficulty. For its low price, it is a worthwhile game to pass some time.

Urbek City Builder – May 4th

Urbek City Builder LadiesGamers

In Urbek, you will be able to build a city of your own design! Manage its natural resources, improve the quality of life of the population, and build its neighbourhoods in your own way.

Paula reviewed the game when it was released on Steam, and wrote this in her conclusion:

Urbek City Builder is a relaxing, chilled game to play. I enjoy working out where to place buildings to get the city to grow. Also watching the city come to life and take over the map adds to the puzzle elements of the game as you start to run out of room. However, it wouldn’t be suitable for all fans of city-building games as it feels more like a mix of city building and a puzzler to me.

Garden Simulator – May 10th

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

Fresh vegetables, healthy fruits and beautiful flowers – now you can take care of your own allotment and harvest the crops. Boredom at home is a thing of the past – today, you’ll enjoy nature. Cultivate your virtual garden, take care of the plants, and harvest and sell them.

With Garden Simulator, you’ll get your own patch of land, place decoration elements, and nurture the plants, before you harvest them. The richer your yield, the more you can sell and the more money you can spend to enhance your piece of paradise. With countless unlockable features and additional content, your green thumb will be challenged to the max!

Lawnmower, watering can, and seedlings are waiting for you – get ready for a beautiful and relaxing time in nature. And don’t forget: Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.

Lynne wrote this in her review, and gave it an I Like It:

Garden Simulator is a great gardening game, balancing the strategy of unlocking all the items with the simple pleasure of creative design. Unfortunately, the size of the text reduced my overall enjoyment.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – May 12th

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom LadiesGamers

I know of some gamers who won’t be able to sleep due to anticipation in the days before May 12th. Finally, after more than five years, the successor of Breath of the Wild is here. Ready to visit Hyrule again?

Embark on a perilous quest to find the missing princess and unravel the truth behind a cataclysmic event that has sent the kingdom into turmoil. You’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Harness the power of Link’s new abilities to craft and construct fantastic weapons and vehicles!

No surprise that Paula gave the game our highest score in her review! This is her conclusion:

Once again, Nintendo has proved why they, as a company, are still around and producing fantastic video games. The Legend of Zelda has always been a wonderful game series, and Tears of the Kingdom is no exception; Nintendo smashed this one out of the park. I love it, and everything that Nintendo has changed, updated, and improved on from BOTW is evident in their six years of Tears of the Kingdom development.

Trinity Trigger – May 16th

Trinity Trigger LadiesGamers

Step into the world of Trinity Trigger, an all-new action role-playing game combining the look and feel of iconic RPGs of the ‘90s with a modern emphasis on fast-paced, customizable combat. As Cyan, a young man burdened by the gods with the mantle of Warrior of Chaos and an inevitable clash against the Warrior of Order, players will set out on a grand adventure to defy fate and save Trinitia. Cyan and his companions Elise and Zantis are accompanied by strange creatures known as Triggers that can transform into eight types of weapons. Players can switch freely between the three characters to implement a solo combat strategy or team up with up to two friends for local co-op.

Paula has already reviewed the game, writing this in her conclusion:

Overall, I like Trinity Trigger. You can see the influence of the Secret of Mana from the development team in Trinity Trigger, but it is not a Secret of Mana clone. I also like the modern touches of gameplay mixed with the older styles. However, in the back of my mind, I can’t help but think that there are bigger and better RPGs already available, and it will be the prestige of the development team that attracts players to the game.

Murtop – May 18th

Help Murti save the world from an invasion of carrot-hungry moles with her bomb-pooping skills! With 256 single-screen time-limited stages and a kill screen, five fast-paced chiptune tracks and a local high scores leaderboard..!

James reviewed Murtop and said this in his conclusion.

Overall, I liked Murtop for the small price of entry. It provides solid hopping arcade fun, doing a top job recreating the look and feel of games from that era. If you’re looking for a simple gaming hit to satisfy those retro urges, then you should be satisfied by what’s on offer. But some players might expect a little more from the experience, such as more variety in gameplay. Murtop is very much an arcade title that feels like it is from the 80s and hasn’t evolved from that era. If you’re happy with that, then it’s well worth its small asking price.

Winter’s Wish: Spirirts of Edo – May 18th

1716. Kyoho era. Repeated incidents in Edo upset and frightened the people, so the “Oniwaban” is created to help maintain order and security. A girl born with special powers in a faraway village has been exiled to the snowy mountains because she sees “black Threads” whenever a disaster occurs.

Men claiming to be Oniwaban appear at her door, saying she is needed in Edo. Her ability to sense oncoming disasters could save the country from demonic forces. Or destroy it.

Caroline said this in her conclusion for the review of Winter’s Wish: Spirits of Edo.

Would I recommend Winter’s Wish: Spirits of Edo? Yes, I would. If you are a lover of amazing sound, visuals and historical fiction like me, then this is a game for you. In saying this, I do want to say that not all the routes had an amazing storyline, and the romance was a little more toned down than expected. But I still think the main storyline of the game and some of the routes are worth playing it. And I do think it will fulfil your romance need.

Bunhouse – May 18th

Bunhouse, that cute little gardening sim that I love, has been out on Steam for a while since 2021. Now it’s coming to the Switch, and that is great news. Because though it ran well on the SteamDeck, the Switch is just a bit more manageable for me. Here’s my review with our highest score, and I wrote this in my conclusion:

BunHouse is a great management strategy game, that is cute at the same time. This is the first game I ever played that actually feels as if you’re really gardening. When I have the bunny sell the plants, you see the root system and it fits with the actual way a plant’s root system looks. For example, one of the Forget-me-not is an actual clump, straining for a bigger pot. This tells me that Patrick Gauthier really paid attention to his plant knowledge.

Puzzle Bobble Everybubble – May 23rd

The Story of Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Brings Bub, Bob, Peb and Pab to Rainbow Islands, where Miniroon, a mysterious character similar to Bub, lives. One day, Miniroon suddenly starts blowing bubbles, covering the whole island in them and causing problems for its residents.

Time for our four friendly bubble dragons to step in and help Miniroon stop his bubble-blowing blunders!

In the latest adventure, players have to clear the bubbles again across a series of increasingly challenging and fun stages. To help them in their endeavour, they can use numerous items and gimmicks or try their best on their own.

Arcade buff James reviewed the game and gave it an I Like it a Lot. Here’s his conclusion:

Bust of Move Everybubble! (sorry, Puzzle Bobble) is a solid return to a much-loved arcade puzzler. If you have been away from the series for a while, this is a welcome return to see an old friend. If you’re new, this is a great jumping-on point if you’re looking for one of the best arcade puzzlers in the genre. A hearty challenge to enjoy alone or with friends. It falters a little for me by its lacklustre Versus mode, which doesn’t quite recapture the thrill of the arcade games. Still, the experience was enough to bubble up all the warm moments I have had playing previous entries in the series with my wife. And in time, I hope to share this with my boy.

Skye Tales – May 26th

Join Skye, the friendly dragon, and glide across the colourful, musical, cosy valleys of Brinn in Skye Tales, a gentle puzzle exploration game set in a world that couldn’t be happier to see you!

• Help your valley neighbours get ready for a festival, put on a concert, and set sail by solving gentle puzzles
• Soar up to the treetops and delve deep into the mines as you explore four diverse valleys, from the cosy countryside of Avieshire across to the warm sands of Whispridge
• Take your time and have a break along the way with a rainbow of magical instruments and tactile toys to play with
• Dress Skye in the latest fashions by filling out your wardrobe with fabulous outfits
• Visual filters and other accessibility features help you to play Skye Tales your way

Giggling bustlebees, yawning lumloxen, and cheeky zeels can’t wait to meet you, so sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. Your playful world awaits!

Lynne reviewed the game and gave it an I Like It. Here’s her conclusion:

Skye Tales is a beautifully crafted and carefully thought-out game. There is a wide-ranging selection of puzzles with varying degrees of difficulty. There is much to delight the casual gamer!


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