Summer is nearly over and it’s dark much earlier in the evenings. Time for playing more video games! Let’s look at what games we can expect on the Nintendo Switch.
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.
Developed by Shooty Skies creators Mighty Games, and published by Hipster Whale, Piffle is the cutest arcade puzzler you’ll play this year. Set out on an adventure of un-paw-cedented proportions, discovering hundreds of exciting and colourful worlds filled with adorable characters (and cats!) along the way. It’s the perfect way to take some wholesome time out whenever and wherever you want.
In Mask of Mists, you explore the Infected Territory: a part of the world that’s been damaged and corrupted by the side effects of a magical war. This corruption has weakened the barrier between the human world and the Abyss, a world of chaos and monsters, and creatures have been slipping through. One of the Academy’s Archmages was studying these creatures until he mysteriously vanished. You, a mercenary, have been hired to track him down. Explore the ruins and abandoned homes, piece together the Archmage’s scattered notes, and find him in the labyrinthine chaos of old ruins and new foes.
Brittani checked the game out, her review is here.
Here Be Dragons is a satirical turn-based strategy game featuring unique “living map” graphics, where you lead a group of crazed captains and eradicate legendary monsters in order to allow Christopher Columbus the discovery of the New World.
It is supposed to be the happiest day of Nina’s life: her wedding to Max. But the groom is arrested in front of her eyes under suspicion of terrorism and disappears without a trace. Thus begins our heroine’s greatest adventure to date. Not only does she venture throughout the world, but she also journeys in her dreams. Here she experiences the history of the world; not only events from the past, but also glimpses of what the future holds. What dark secret is concealed behind the number pi? What is at the heart of this millennia-old conspiracy, where even Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci appear to have been entangled? Who are the mysterious guardians Nina first encountered in the Tunguska region?
What started many years ago, now comes to an end… Or rather four different ends. The outcome of the story is entirely in your hands!
The survival game Niche is based on the principle of genetics. Start your tribe of Nichelings with just one male and one female, and see the pups being born. What color will they have? Will they have strong claws or white horns? Or will they be sickly because you put two animals together that weren’t the best match?
This educational approach to the game is packaged with a turn based strategy game and combined with rogue-like elements that will have you thinking: one more turn!
I have reviewed the game myself, my review is here.
Ever wanted to open up your own pizza shop? Now’s your chance! Good Pizza, Great Pizza is a fun simulator that allows you to take customer’s orders, make the pizza to their liking, and do your best to keep customers happy while making profit. You need to be fast while still getting the customer’s order perfect!
Emily has reviewed the game, her review is here.
An island outside of reality. A rogue human civilization hoping to resurrect dead alien gods. A murder behind locked doors.
Paradise is an island that regenerates every few millennia. The psychic power that the alien worshipers within release into the universe is meant to feed and eventually resurrect their fallen deities. But this force also attracts undesired interest from demons, who eventually corrupt each island — until a new alternate reality is birthed by the Council.
The system isn’t perfect, but it will be one day — on Perfect 25, the next island-to-be. But on the eve of rebirth, the Council is murdered and Paradise is killed.
In the aftermath, the “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies is summoned from exile to find the culprit. This is the crime to end all crimes. What are the facts? What are the truths? Are they the same?
Abbi made her review, you can find it here.
Hurry up! Go back to your castle before rushing enemies arrive there and defend it in the final battle! Customize your tactic depending on enemies you encounter with different towers, special skills and courageous reinforcements.
Play as either rock god Max or book smart Anne as they make their way through the first year of their college experience.
Between bitter tenured professors and a ridiculously distracting student body, it’s going to take everything they’ve got just to make it to year two.
They’ll share their dorm life with four other tenants as they pick their class load, pick their jobs, and maybe even pick someone to have a little extra curricular fun with.
Enter the world of Batu Ta Batu and slide tiles, combine them and send them to their matching color across 10 different game modes with hundreds of levels. Batu Ta Batu (“join and join” in Basque) is an exciting puzzle game where you can play solo or join other players for a crazy challenge.
I reviewed the game myself, find it here.
Help Circuit Dude build his ultimate secret invention by plugging in chips, pushing blocks, stepping on switches, rotating walls and so much more in this game featuring over 15 hours of gameplay over 120 levels. If that’s not enough, you can design your own master contraptions using the in-game level editor and even upload it to the internet for others to try out!
OkunoKA Madness is a platform game in which your reflexes and coordination are put to the test with more than 100 levels and 3 speedrun modes.
You will have to jump, run and overcome obstacles through unique and colourful worlds with more than 100 levels, go head-to-head with wacky bosses, find hidden secrets, lots of surprises to unlock and an even more difficult world: Madness!
Meganoid is a challenging platformer, generating new levels on every play session. Find many items to enhance your character and his abilities while you descend down into the Meganoid space ship. Do you rush for the exit, or do you take your time to collect everything there is, barely escaping the security drones that will hunt you down if you linger.
James was keen to review this game, find the results here!
Experience the full story of the budding romance between CLANNAD heroine Tomoyo Sakagami and protagonist Tomoya Okazaki in Tomoyo After -It’s a Wonderful Life- CS Edition.
Yuichi Nakamura, known for his acclaimed performance as Tomoya in the CLANNAD animated series, lends his vocal talents to complete the cast of this emotional tale.
Also includes the extensive dungeon-crawling RPG minigame “Dungeons & Takafumis” for countless hours of extra playtime!
In what promises to be a special kind of game, players take on the role of Alicia, one of the members of the Wintermoor Academy Tactics Club, where students play the premier tabletop game of the time, Curses & Catacombs. In their exploration of Wintermoor Academy, players will write tabletop campaigns to help students overcome their personal problems, and discover their fantasy selves as the club grows. And although the game has a cozy, light hearted approach and earnest sense of humour, soon the sinister truth is unraveled behind the War of the Clubs.
CJ is going to review the game!
An epic journey begins…with YOU! Become a master game developer with RPG Maker MV. With an arsenal of tools at your fingertips create elaborate, exciting, and memorable video games straight from your console! Then, share your adventures online with other players, who can enjoy your epic chronicles!
The possibilities are endless with the latest and greatest RPG Maker software. With hundreds of assets and an infinite number of ways to create your game, turn your dream tale into the next greatest video game!
Start a rock band and end the EDM empire in NO STRAIGHT ROADS, a rockin’ action-adventure from the minds of Wan Hazmer (Final Fantasy XV) and Daim Dziauddin (Street Fighter V).
Explore Vinyl City & fight musical megastars on your journey to defeat oppressive EDM empire ‘NSR’, in an action-packed adventure that mashes together rhythm-infused third-person combat with a kick-ass soundtrack!
Heather has already made her review, which you can find here.
Meet fascinating characters on your quest to complete the imperfect Circle, and eventually pair with some! These partners bring their unique abilities to let you overcome new obstacles and keep discovering the world. They also bring their own personality to roll with…In this 4-5 hours adventure, full of ups and downs, but always playful and rewarding, the Circle learns about itself and you, along with it.
Emily is checking out the game.
The Buried Kingdom in on the verge of collapse. Maintaining the balance between peace and chaos has become almost impossible, as the dragons start to behave unpredictably. Who is behind all the magic anomalies?
Explore beautiful locations, encounter unique beasts, solve riddles, reach the finale of this epic quest, and discover the power of friendship! Get to the bottom of the unexplainable events in the Buried Kingdom and save all its inhabitants in this thrilling fantasy experience.
Play as a strong female character and deal with everything this immersive adventure game has to offer. Unforgettable hidden-objects scenes, challenging puzzles, and – last but not least – the evil Necromancer and his army of skeletons! Get ready for the mesmerizing story of an adventure game you won’t forget. Save the Buried Kingdom!
Unrailed! is a co-op multiplayer game where you work together with your friends to build a train track across endless procedurally generated worlds. Master random encounters with its inhabitants, upgrade your train and keep it from derailing!
Gather resources and craft tracks to extend your railroad to prevent your train from reaching the end. But watch out – there is only one tool of each type. Co-operation and co-ordination of your team is essential to survive this increasingly challenging journey!
Build the park of a lifetime and rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Brought to life in this new Complete Edition, relive the full RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 experience or dive in for the first time and feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with both Soaked! and Wild! expansion packs.
Your Park. Your Way.
A breathtakingly beautiful world holds the secrets of its past for you and your companion to uncover in this 5-hour journey.
Experience the contrasting stories of the fall of mankind and the lush life in a world reclaimed by nature with a wolf as your main character and a determined companion at your side.
Explore the land, sea, and air, as you possess any creature you come across to experience life from a whole new perspective. Fly through gargantuan canyon valleys as a parrot! Tumble through the grass as a wombat! Swim through shimmering lakes as a fish! Your journey will take you from densely wooded jungles, to lush rainforest canopies, to barren desert plains and archaic temples.
Ultimately, you’ll discover a tale of loyalty, despair, and betrayal, as echoes of the lost Yanrana culture come to life in a lush wilderness devoid of man.