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The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

Platform: Switch
June 5, 2020
The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable. Key Features: * The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios. * You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon. * Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends. * Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony's two planets didn't exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
4.3
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
May 29, 2020
Join the fight between man and machine in the definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed RPG. Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. During an attack from the mechanical invaders known as the Mechon, Shulk discovers that he can tap into the full power of a mysterious blade known as the Monado. With the mighty Monado in hand, Shulk sets out to defeat the Mechon once and for all. In addition to the Mechon, you’ll run into wildlife that ranges from docile to deadly. Keep an eye on what attracts monsters’ attention to avoid unwanted conflict…or try your hand at bringing down an ultra-powerful Unique Monster. Upgrade your party as you progress through the adventure by selecting equipment, enhancing weapon skills, and using benefit-granting gems. Put your dependable companions to work by filling the party gauge to trigger a Chain Attack and attack enemies in quick succession.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.2
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2020
Bug Fables is an adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of treasure and immortality! The game combines colorful platforming with the heroes' unique abilities as they explore a wide variety of areas in the kingdom. Battles are turn-based and make use of action commands that can enhance attacks.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons

Platform: Switch
May 26, 2020
Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends! Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager. Discover a trove of powerful new weapons and items that will help you defeat ruthless swarms of new-and-nasty mobs. Fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines! Any adventurer brave or foolish enough to explore this blocky and beautiful world will need to come prepared. So quickly, gear up!
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.2
The Elder Scrolls: Blades

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Platform: Switch
May 14, 2020
A classic dungeon crawler reimagined. • Experience dungeon adventures. • Create and customize your city, restoring it to greatness. • Conquer your rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles. • Create any character you want and discover unique weapons, armor, and abilities. • Master the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system. The Elder Scrolls: Blades enables cross-play so you can battle your friends on other platforms. You can also use cross-save to maintain your progression across multiple devices. Start a new character, or continue your previous journey, today.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
2.6
Indivisible

Indivisible

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2020
INDIVISIBLE is inspired by classics like Valkyrie Profile and Metroid, and has the unique character, world, and gameplay depth Lab Zero is known for. Meet Ajna, Indivisible protagonist. Ajna is a headstrong girl raised in a remote village. Her father, the town's guardian, has trained her to be strong in mind and body to prepare her for things to come. Ajna discovers a mysterious power in herself, and sets off on a world-spanning journey. Along the way, a number of unique heroes will join her on her quest.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Trials of Mana

Trials of Mana

Platform: Switch
April 24, 2020
When the world was shrouded in darkness, the Goddess of Mana drew forth the Sword of Mana to smite the eight Benevodons, monsters of destruction. She sealed the horrors inside the eight Mana Stones, bringing the realm back from the brink. Weakened from rebuilding the world, the Goddess changed herself into a tree and fell into a deep sleep for many years. However, the forces of evil soon sought to free the Benevodons to gain control of the world. They started a terrible war to further their plot and destabilize the kingdoms. Peace was at an end. Mana itself began to disappear from the world and the Mana Tree started to wither...
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Operencia: The Stolen Sun

Operencia: The Stolen Sun

Platform: Switch
March 31, 2020
Operencia: The Stolen Sun embraces everything you love about classic first-person dungeon-crawlers, enhancing the old-school turn-based RPG experience with modern sensibilities. Gather your team of memorable characters and guide them through a world inspired by Central European mythology, where history meets legend. Unreal Engine 4 powers breathtaking environments, from traditional tombs and dungeons to enchanted castles and a forest made of copper.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition

Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2020
EXPLORATION - Ara Fell is a world meant to be explored! Jump, crawl, swim and even fly through the air to solve puzzles and discover new locations filled with hidden treasure, secrets and adventure! Every corner of Ara Fell is designed with exploration in mind. OPEN WORLD - Most of the world can be explored from the moment you leave Aloria Village, the heroine's home town... provided, of course, you're strong enough. A clever explorer may be able unlock secrets and discover powerful equipment early in the game if he or she commits to taking advantage of the open nature of the game world. TACTICAL COMBAT - Ara Fell may be a story-heavy game, but the world is still fraught with danger. Choose specialized equipment and statistics, customizing each character to best suit your play style, and to best thwart each boss battle's unique mechanics.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.2
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Platform: Switch
March 6, 2020
You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way. As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team. You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles—but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths and weaknesses! This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in being a Pokémon, there’s a lot of work to do.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.2
Hero Must Die. Again

Hero Must Die. Again

Platform: Switch
February 27, 2020
The hero defeated the demon Guile, but lost his life in the process. Given five more days to put his affairs in order, guide him to the best possible funeral in this anti-RPG where he grows weaker.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Rune Factory 4 Special

Rune Factory 4 Special

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2020
Rune Factory 4 marks the return of the popular Harvest Moon spinoff that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. For the first time in the series, the player can select to play as a male or female hero, and potential suitors of either gender are also available in order to pursue love, marriage, and possibly a child. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, you can fulfill your royal duties of protecting the town from invaders, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the days itinerary, you can select from the castles vast armament of swords, spears, and staffs along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along a companion or friendly monster to aid you during your travels.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story

Platform: Switch
February 20, 2020
The Way of the Samurai is forged in battle. Play as a ronin during Japan's Meiji Restoration in the volatile Rokkotsu Pass. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt and his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral. Help repay the debt by crafting swords by day and exploring the mysterious, twisting dungeons of the Ipponmatsu Cave for valuable materials at night.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.7
Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2020
From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim. Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold

Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2020
Become a heroic adventurer in this roguelike RPG, crawling through dungeons in your search for rare treasure, on a mission to seek revenge against the villainous Sultan Vinegar that violated your village! You can even tag along in teams of up to four to take down tenacious tyrants.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.4
Skellboy

Skellboy

Platform: Switch
January 30, 2020
Life was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king's evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom's long forgotten monstrosities. What he doesn't realize in his fury is that he accidentally summoned an ancient hero as well... Skippy! Travel across the beautifully rendered kingdom of Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body! Swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure or pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil magician's lackeys.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.4
Arc of Alchemist

Arc of Alchemist

Platform: Switch
January 30, 2020
Quinn Bravesford and her squad are sent on a quest to find the Great Power — the key to save humanity. Is there hope within the desert or is it merely a mirage?
Metascore:
36
User Score:
5.0
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Platform: Switch
January 17, 2020
The worlds of the Fire Emblem series and Atlus games have crossed paths again and the result is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. An interdimensional evil has invaded modern-day Tokyo, resulting in this fantastical barrage of music, style, and yes, danger. So, fight back! Battle through dungeons to pump up your strategy and creatively decimate your foesbefore all hope fades to black. You and the rising stars you call friends will need to call on your own creative powermanifested as iconic Fire Emblem characters -- to wage a secret war on rogue spirits that feed on creativity. Each encounter will immerse you in deep, turn-based battles that blend the combat of the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei series into one brutal harmony. Fuse items to craft weaponry; then play to your strengths and crush your foes. Around every corner you'll find fun nods to multiple fandoms, including Fire Emblem references, dungeons themed to the entertainment industry, and stunning musical performances.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.1
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2020
The promise begins. A Dusk era has fallen upon this world many times, yet people have managed to survive and reclaim a meager livelihood thus far. Here, in a remote atelier, there was a lone girl making her living by making medicine. Her name is Ayesha.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2020
Water sources go dry. Plants wither and die. All creatures thirst and starve. The blue oceans turn to sand, and the life of the sea no longer has a place to call home. Yet still, the sun continues to shine, mercilessly drying up what little water remains in the earth. Slowly, but surely, everything fades away to nothing in this Dusk World.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Dauntless

Dauntless

Platform: Switch
December 10, 2019
Discover a shattered world, forge powerful weapons, and hunt the ferocious behemoths threatening our survival.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
4.5
Ashen

Ashen

Platform: Switch
December 9, 2019
Ashen is an open world co-op action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. As you adventure through Ashen, you’ll occasionally encounter other players in a massive open world. It’s up to you to decide how to deal with them — fight together against evil, invite them into your party or simply ignore them.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Star Ocean: First Departure R

Star Ocean: First Departure R

Platform: Switch
December 5, 2019
Space Date: 346. From a power yet undiscovered, a new generation will be born. Our tale begins on the primitive planet of Roak where Roddick lives in the peaceful and uneventful town of Kratus. As a member of the village’s local “Defence Force” tasked with the protection of Kratus, Roddick learns of a mysterious disease that has broken out in the neighboring town. Those infected turn to stone, but continue to live on in a petrified state. Roddick, along with his two friends Millie and Dorne, make their way to the neighboring town. Informed of a cure for the sickness, they head to Mt. Metorx where a healing herb is rumored to grow. When they reach the summit, the party encounter Ronyx and Ilia, who appear before them in a pillar of light. Thus, the story of STAR OCEAN begins...
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

Platform: Switch
December 3, 2019
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition adds all-new enhanced features to the playable content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition. Slink through the shadows as a deadly half-elven rogue, wield fearsome magics as a powerful gnomish sorcerer, vanquish your foes as an armor-clad dwarven paladin... whatever hero you create, incredible adventures await. Discover magic, wonder, and danger at every turn on your own or with friends in these classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures. Enhanced Features: - Mobile Play: A new virtual joystick and context sensitive button makes gameplay easy - Improved Display: Featuring a new re-engineered UI for tablet and phone play. Portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on device resolution, and can be scaled to your liking. - Advanced Graphics Options: Pixel shaders and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals. Enable contrast, vibrance, and depth of field options as preferred. - Community Endorsed: Original developers have teamed with key members of the Neverwinter Nights community to curate important fan-requested improvements to support players, storytellers, and modders. - Backwards Compatibility: Works with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights. A galaxy of community created content awaits. - Cross-Platform Multiplayer: Experience vast persistent worlds and game online with friends playing on mobile or desktop. All the playable content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition: - The original Neverwinter Nights campaign: Find yourself at the center of intrigue, betrayal, and dark magic in Neverwinter Nights. Journey through dangerous cities, monster filled dungeons and deep into uncharted wilderness in search of the cure for a cursed plague ravaging the city of Neverwinter. Two expansion packs: - Shadows of Undrentide: Another adventure begins in Shadows of Undrentide! Charged by your master to recover four ancient artifacts, travel from the Silver Marches to unravel mysteries of a long-dead magical civilization. - Hordes of the Underdark: Continue the adventure started in Shadows of Undrentide and journey into the ever-more bizarre and hostile depths of Undermountain to challenge a gathering evil.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.6
Heroland

Heroland

Platform: Switch
December 3, 2019
Highly customizable RPG - as a hero Tour guide, you choose what your party does, and when! Customize strategies, weapons, and more, including taking home treasure to decorate Lucky's room.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
SaGa: Scarlet Grace - Ambitions

SaGa: Scarlet Grace - Ambitions

Platform: Switch
December 2, 2019
Originally released in Japan in 2016, SaGa SCARLET GRACE lets you pick one of four distinct heroes - each with their own unique storylines. That means you essentially have four RPGs in a single game. The version that launches in the West as SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS improves things further, with enhanced graphics, character voiceovers, new skills to learn and much more.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Children of Morta

Children of Morta

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2019
Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Pokemon Shield

Pokemon Shield

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.5
Pokemon Sword

Pokemon Sword

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.6
Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack

Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
A new generation of Pokémon has come to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. And participate in Max Raid Battles** in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon. Begin your adventure by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade. Players can control the camera and explore the vast areas around them in the Wild Area. Team up with other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles. Trainers who possess the special item Dynamax Band can Dynamax their own Pokémon. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. * Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on an all-new adventure in the Galar region * Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon * Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! * Players can control the camera in the vast Wild Area * Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles**! * Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and try catching them** ** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online **
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.3
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