Switch Role-Playing Games

NEO: The World Ends With You

NEO: The World Ends With You

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
"Only the possibility of you can change our fate". A long-awaited new story in The World Ends with You series has arrived. Rindo comes to the grim realization that his life is on the line when he is forced to compete in the so-called "Reapers' Game." There's no telling how this tale will unfold—but it's up to you to find out! Put your psychic prowess to the test as you duke it out on the stylishly animated streets of Shibuya. Features: Delve into a vividly illustrated Shibuya, animated with style, music and monsters. Collect and wield hundreds of Psych abilities to battle surreal threats. Investigate the world around you and beat the "Reapers' Game" to survive.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Pokemon UNITE

Pokemon UNITE

Platform: Switch
July 21, 2021
Pokémon UNITE is a strategic team battle game being developed jointly by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games' TiMi Studios. Pokémon UNITE is planned as a cross-platform game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices and will be free-to-start. In this game, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon, and defeat opponents' Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE introduces a new kind of Pokémon battleone that requires teamwork and strategy. It is simple and yet full of intricacies waiting to be unpacked. Be sure to check out the video on this page for the first footage of Pokémon UNITE's gameplay.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
4.6
Cris Tales

Cris Tales

Platform: Switch
July 20, 2021
Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions on their journey across a dark, fairytale world facing a grim future. Crisbell must embark across Crystallis and the four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of the world and all those living in it. Along the way, she'll meet and recruit powerful allies with their own unique stories and skills like Matias the Frog and Willhelm the Child Mage. As she explores the world and meets her unique companions, Crisbell will have to make choices with far-reaching consequences for the people she meets consequences that will impact the world you'll experience in real-time throughout your journey. Each companion will be invaluable as you face these choices and the myriad enemies who stand in your way. Will you buffet them with attacks, or discover creative ways to use Crisbell's time powers to alter the reality of each fight?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.6
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Platform: Switch
July 9, 2021
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Platform: Switch
July 6, 2021
While imprisoned in Balduq, Adol is cursed and becomes a Monstrum. With his newfound powers, he must stop the Grimwald Nox from consuming the city. Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. The World Within the Walls: Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq. Strength of the Night: Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight. Story "What is real is defined by what is not.Who one is defined by who one isn't." To move forward, one must accept these truths. "Yes, in this prisonthis cradle my dreams and reality became one." Renowned adventurer Adol "the Red" Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrum to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Platform: Switch
June 29, 2021
SRPGs are gonna get a serious punch in the throat. The first new DISGAEA game in six years is here! Meet Zed, a zombie that has risen above them all except one - a God of Destruction. Can a mere Netherworld zombie rise up and destroy a god? Find out in the newest installment of the DISGAEA series! Features such as Super Reincarnation, 3D visuals (a first for this series), and adjustable gameplay settings make this the perfect game for both new and old DISGAEA fans!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.3
Legend of Mana Remastered

Legend of Mana Remastered

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2021
Create your World. In ancient times, the world was saved from destruction by sealing locations and events within magical artifacts. Now, you have the chance to recreate this world as you desire by discovering artifacts, placing them, and exploring the mysteries inside. > Construct a unique world map and story by carefully placing artifacts > Explore areas in any order, encountering nearly 70 different gameplay scenarios > Battle enemies in real-time with special attacks and customizable controls > Control every aspect of your new world: raise faithful pet monsters, create powerful golems, forge mighty weapons, and refine magical instruments > Adventure with a friend by having tyem importing their Legend of Mana character from a MEMORY CARD, or take control of an NPC
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.2
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards

Platform: Switch
May 26, 2021
From the heavens, mystic shards rain down upon the earth defying both time and space. Superstition, mysticism and fear of the unknown gave life to a path that went beyond the land of its birth. We meet our heroine Aluna, who as a child has was given the most powerful of these shards that is said to contain the heart of her mother, the goddess of Earth Pachamama. Through a series of circumstances, Aluna must leave her home and journey to the new world. Aluna is fulfilling her destiny, but so is the evil that seeks to fulfill theirs. Aluna’s past guides her future and her enemies will stop at nothing to steal the shard and take control of the world… Your skills will define your fate. Experience fast-paced action using a vast array of weapons abilities to defeat your enemies. Combine your combat abilities with spells and evasion tactics to gain the upper hand in the heat of battle. From large gloomy jungles, to the Sanctuary seaside cliffs, all the way to Nagaric’s Temple in the Volcanic Canyons. Journey through a mysterious unexplored territory. Your travels will be perilous as this land is teeming with dark mythological creatures and demons that stop at nothing to end Aluna’s journey through the New World.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
King of Seas

King of Seas

Platform: Switch
May 25, 2021
King of Seas is an Action Role playing game set in a procedural pirate world. An epic adventure awaits you in a fantastic world, dotted with fights, lost islands and treasures. A universe that will keep you anchored as you struggle to become the king of all pirates.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Platform: Switch
May 25, 2021
Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: Remastered 3D models and backgrounds Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels Suspend save -- save your progress whenever you need! Voiced audio -- choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Miitopia

Miitopia

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2021
Your friends. Your adventure. Your rules. Since the dawn of ever, warriors have banded together to fight evil. Now Mii characters based on your favorite people must unite to do turn-based battle and save Miitopia! Cast them in roles across the kingdom, manage friendships, and give them jobs with distinct stats, abilities, gear, and a custom look. Then behold as awesomeness unfolds! Guide your team of Mii characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia. As you watch with bated breath, Mii characters will mingle over food, camping, exercise, sleeping arrangements, and yes, combat! In these wild, yet traditional RPG battles, your partys relationships affect the outcome. Enemies attack while you explore the world map, which is littered with hidden paths and treasures. Talk about a win-win!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Rise Eterna

Rise Eterna

Platform: Switch
May 13, 2021
Feed your nostalgia with a tactical RPG inspired by the greatest classical titles. Take on an adventurous journey, meet a whole range of unique characters, and immerse yourself in an engaging storyline. Follow the story of Lua and unveil the mysteries surrounding her origins in this tactical RPG, reminiscence of the 16-bit era Japanese strategy games. Recruit up to 14 characters, each with their unique abilities, and defeat your worst nightmare in epic fights. Unveil a dark and mature story focused on the relationship between two lost souls trying to discover the meaning of their lives, fighting side by side.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Death end re;Quest

Death end re;Quest

Platform: Switch
April 27, 2021
Arata Mizunashi, a video game programmer, receives a notification from an email sent to him by Shina Ninomiya, a colleague of his who went missing nearly one year ago. Together, they worked to create World's Odyssey (W.O.D.), an immersive virtual landscape powered by breathtaking, state-of-the-art technology. That is, until Shina's sudden disappearance put a swift halt to production. Arata discovers the startling revelation that Shina Ninomiya was stuck inside of "W.O.D." the whole time. When Arata delves hurriedly back into the lines of code haunting his forsaken project, he realizes that his game is now ravaged by an infestation of bugs, and that Shina is its only active player. Arata soon learns that a nefarious force prevents him from extracting Shina out of the game. Her only way out? She must complete the game to unlock the perfect ending -- an outcome with a success rate of 1%. On their journey, they encounter a slew of NPC characters that blur perceptions of humanity and A.I.-technology, setting into a motion a thrilling narrative that calls into question the differences between the virtual world and ours. Little do they know what horrors await them on both sides of the screen...
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
SaGa Frontier Remastered

SaGa Frontier Remastered

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2021
The 1998 PlayStation® classic is back: SaGa Frontier is remastered. The team of eight have returned – now with Fuse added as a playable character. Choose your favorite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choices will affect how events unfold using the Free-Form Scenario System. This in-depth system will allow you to manipulate and expand a story all your own. Challenge yourself in nail-biting battles by using “glimmer" as well as learning new skills such as the ability to fire consecutive special attacks from multiple team members.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Poison Control

Poison Control

Platform: Switch
April 13, 2021
This shooter-meets-action title combines high-octane gameplay and a grim-yet-charming art style into one unforgettable adventure. Use Poisonette's powers to purify poison mires while blasting away enemies as her gunslinging vessel. You can also customize your gameplay experience by choosing between a male or female vessel, unlocking weapons and enhancements with each world you purify, and increasing certain stats of Poisonette through choice-based dialogue. A poisonous partnership: swap between the poison-absorbing Poisonette and her gun-wielding vessel, and combine firepower and zone control to destroy the creatures of the poison mires. Enigmatic encounters: uncover the mysterious circumstances that set Poisonette and her vessel on the poisonous path towards redemption. Corrupt and colorful: with an art style that's as grim as it is charming, this twisted tale practically jumps off the screen! From vivid stages to vibrant gameplay effects, this adventure is as much a visual experience as it is visceral.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.0
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
The Erebonian Empire is on the brink of all out war! Taking place shortly after the ending of Trails of Cold Steel III, the heroes of Class VII find themselves against the full force of the Empire in an attempt to stop its path of total domination. Further, the hero of the Erebonian Civil War and Class VII's instructor, Rean Schwarzer, has gone missing. Now, the students of Class VII, old and new, must unite with heroes from all over the continent to create the only chance the world has to be spared from total destruction.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt. The action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again. Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for. Whether it's at home, on the go, online or offline - you'll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
Vaporum: Lockdown

Vaporum: Lockdown

Platform: Switch
March 22, 2021
Grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting. Follow the story of a scientist trying to escape a tower, a place of a secret research project gone wrong. Vaporum: Lockdown, a prequel to Vaporum, is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Follow the story of Ellie Teller, a scientist struggling to survive disastrous events that happened in the tower of Arx Vaporum.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Platform: Switch
March 16, 2021
The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, spawn creator Todd mcfarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: oblivion lead designer Ken rolston, comes kingdoms of amalur: re-reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay re-reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of amalur, from the vibrant city of rathir to the vast region of dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first Warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death. * Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing from a countless combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor * The revolutionary destiny system allows you to continuously evolve your character class to your style of play * Seamlessly Integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them Off with brutal fate shift kills * Extend your experience in amalur with all DLC from the original release, from teeth of naros to Legend of Dead kel and more! * Hundreds of hours of RPG play await! Travel from the vibrant city of rathir, to the vast region of dalentarth, and the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns as you uncover the secrets of amalur!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Bravely Default II

Bravely Default II

Platform: Switch
February 26, 2021
Step into a brand-new world with four brand-new heroes. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack. * Brand-new entry in Square Enix's Bravely Series * Travel the world in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light * Latest creation from Team Asano, creators of the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler * New world filled with new characters, but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Hellpoint

Hellpoint

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
Hellpoint is an intense action RPG taking place on Irid Novo, a derelict space station soaked in an intoxicating dark sci fi atmosphere. Fight dreadful creatures, face the Cosmic Gods and unravel their twisted story. Should the challenge be too great, play with a friend in local or online coop.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world. The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fate Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save Tasos!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG! The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier! You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters! In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Curse of the Dead Gods

Curse of the Dead Gods

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2021
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon is the first narrative expansion to the RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. A severed arm and a mysterious message lead the crew of the Unreliable to the Gorgon Asteroid, formerly the site of one of Halcyon’s most ambitious and disastrous scientific undertakings, now a lawless den of monsters and marauders. Wealthy recluse Minnie Ambrose tasks the crew with finding answers about Dr. Olivia Ambrose, her mother and the doomed project’s disgraced director, but they are soon ensnared in an intrigue that will change the colony forever.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Platform: Switch
February 9, 2021
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is an epic - and humorous - fantasy adventure and role-playing game in which you take on the role of Shawn O'Conner, a young man striving to become a hero as well as a rogue. Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is the work of Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole, creators of Quest for Glory, Shannara, Castle of Dr. Brain, and Mixed-Up Fairy Tales. Although Hero-U is not a direct sequel to the Quest for Glory games, it features the same mix of adventure, role-playing, humor, and immersive storytelling that we introduced in that series. Shawn can become the Rogue of the Year while exploring a mysterious castle, making friends and enemies, fighting deadly foes, and uncovering the secrets of his own hidden past. Meanwhile players will enjoy the rich and humorous dialogue and descriptions as they guide Shawn through his adventures. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it's time to pull out weapons, armor, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U. Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game, but there are ample rewards for those who choose to valorously fight the creatures that threaten the school and all of Sardonia.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Skyforge

Skyforge

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
Skyforge is a highly-stylized MMORPG featuring exciting dynamic combat inspired by console action games, where players develop from immortal warriors protecting their homeworld into powerful gods dominating the battlefield as invincible giants.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
4.2
Sword of the Necromancer

Sword of the Necromancer

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Help Tama to save Koko using the powers of the forbidden Sword of the Necromancer. Turn your foes into allies and reach the depths of the Necromancer's dungeon. Defeat the guardians to gain enough soul power to bring Koko back from the dead, no matter the cost.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.0
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
NEOVERSE: Trinity Edition

NEOVERSE: Trinity Edition

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Card actions, Don't lose your tension!Build a deck that suits your needs!Lady Luck Smiles to the smartest deck. NEOVERSE is a time warping multiverse game consisting of thrilling adventures that are packed with great and exciting challenges; combining roguelite, deck building, strategy gameplay all in one. It puts your skills to the test. Set off on an adventure with unique heroes to save the living realms regardless of time and space.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

Platform: Switch
January 7, 2021
Discover your Rage in an adventure game inspired by the legendary tabletop RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Explore the myths and monsters of Europe’s last primeval wilderness. Play as Maia, who arrives at the ancient Białowieża Forest looking to explore her family history. Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Witness how nature clashes with technology and greed. For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your Nintendo Switch™. Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe. Discover beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination. Make tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Platform: Switch
December 2, 2020
Climb the Tower of Fortune and Challenge Reeva, the God of Destiny! After stopping the revival of a demon god at the Magic Castle of the Desert, Shiren and Koppa set off in search of new adventures. Soon thereafter, our heroes wandered into small village. This village, Inori, has a legend that claims, If you climb the Tower of Fortune that soars above the enchanted land and face Reeva, the god of Destiny, you can change your fate. Shiren and Koppa, having confirmed many mysterious legends throughout their journeys, decide to embrace this new challenge. Is there really an entity determining peoples fates? And is it possible for a person to change their fate? What adventures await Shiren and his friends in the tower?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2020
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Seven Knights -Time Wanderer-

Seven Knights -Time Wanderer-

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2020
Seven Knights - Time Wanderer - focuses on the story of the eighth member of the Seven Knights, Vanessa, and her ultimate magical equipment, a sentient hourglass known as Sandy, as she embarks on a journey to return safely home after falling into the twists of space and time.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

Platform: Switch
November 3, 2020
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is an all-new action role-playing game with an original story that expands on the hit TV series and brings the Bakugan universe to the Nintendo Switch for the very first time. The adventure takes players on the ultimate Bakugan journey as they befriend powerful creatures known as Bakugan, gear up and customize Bakugan teams for fiercely strategic battles, and master their skills to become the Champion of Vestroia. Players can also play online in head-to-head multiplayer.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
4.6
Barbearian

Barbearian

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2020
Hijacked to a to strange world. Forced to fight for your life. Discover the secrets of the Arbitrators and find your way back home. Barbearian is a fast-paced hack'n'slash with massive battles in a colorful, hand-drawn world. - 100+ levels full of action and adventure - Collect loot, purchase upgrades and experiment with numerous weapons - Rescue prisoners and build your own army - Encounter colossal boss monsters and take them down - Plenty of challenge, not for the easily discouraged!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Cthulhu Saves Christmas

Cthulhu Saves Christmas

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
The master of insanity, Cthulhu, has lost his powers (again!?) and the only way he can get them back is by rescuing Santa Claus from the League of Christmas Evil in this prequel to Cthulhu Saves the World! Join Cthulhu, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga-chan, and Belsnickel as they build R'lyehtionships, fight the League of Christmas Evil, and catch the Christmas spirit! Fhtagn!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Crown Tundra

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2020
THE CROWN TUNDRA The Crown Tundra expansion is set in the snow-swept realm of The Crown Tundra. See for yourself the beautiful scenery of this shining, silvery landscape! In this frigid area, with its jagged winter mountains, people live in small communities where they support and rely on one another. A certain person will appoint you as the leader of their exploration team in The Crown Tundra. You'll then be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land. And remember the Pokémon Dens that you've only been able to glimpse during Max Raid Battles? Well, now you'll be able to explore their full depths!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
Torchlight III

Torchlight III

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2020
It's been a century since the events of Torchlight II, and the Ember Empire is in decline. In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it's up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and new adventures! Travel the Frontier Explore the wilderness, party with friends, gather materials to craft gear, or use magic to enter unknown dungeons! There's always something to do in the new frontier. Build & Upgrade Your Fort It's time to rebuild and that includes you! Enjoy your very own fort, where you can upgrade gear and renovate your fort to show off to your friends and the world. Collect Epic Gear Whether it's armor, weapons, dyes, recipes, ember cores, or even new pets...there's always more to find as you battle through dungeons and take on dangerous foes. Pets Are Back Fight your way to fame and glory with your loyal companion! Add skills and equip them with gear to make them stronger. Each species comes in a myriad of colors and styles, so make sure to collect them all! Build Your Hero With four unique classes to choose from, players can utilize class-specific mechanics to maximize damage and their odds of survival. Combine epic gear, Relic powers, and class abilities to customize your playstyle.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.3
Crown Trick

Crown Trick

Platform: Switch
October 16, 2020
Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. With a new experience awaiting every time you enter the dungeon, let the power bestowed by the crown guide you in this challenging adventure.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Ikenfell

Ikenfell

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2020
A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.2
Warsaw

Warsaw

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
WARSAW is a challenging WWII turn-based tactical rpg taking place in a war torn city and sporting beautiful hand painted graphics. Lead a small, dedicated outfit of civilians and soldiers with their unique skills in their fight to take back the city besieged by occupying forces.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Orangeblood

Orangeblood

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
It's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome. Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Ys Origin

Ys Origin

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Moero Crystal H

Moero Crystal H

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
Assume the role of “Lucky Pervert” Zenox as he embarks on a mission to retrieve the Bra of Darkness from a mysterious thief who’s corrupting monster girls throughout the land. In this enhanced “Hyper” version of first-person dungeon RPG Moero Crystal, encounter and recruit more than 80 monster girls, including all previous DLC characters, in remastered HD presentation and subtitled in English for the first time! Free the monster girls from the darkness afflicting them and win their affection through “Loving Scratch” mode. This time, “Double Scratch” can even be performed with two monster girls simultaneously.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
ATOM RPG

ATOM RPG

Platform: Switch
September 4, 2020
In 1986 both the Soviet Union and the Western Bloc were destroyed in mutual nuclear bombings. You are one of the survivors of the nuclear Holocaust. Your mission - to explore the wild and wondrous world of the Soviet Wasteland. To earn your place under the sun. And to investigate a shadowy conspiracy, aimed at destroying all that is left of life on Earth.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.7
Nexomon: Extinction

Nexomon: Extinction

Platform: Switch
August 28, 2020
Nexomon: Extinction is a return to classic monster catching games, complete with a brand new story, eccentric characters and over 300 unique Nexomon to trap and tame. The world is on the brink of extinction as mighty Tyrant Nexomon fight for dominion over humans and monsters. Join the guild of tamers and begin an epic journey to restore balance before all hope is lost Begin Your Journey Leave the orphanage you grew up in, choose your first Nexomon and start your life as a Tamer. Explore a world teeming with Nexomon Trap and tame over 300 brand new Nexomon from eleven elemental types, with powerful evolutions. Join the Fight Tyrant Nexomon roam free and the Guild of Tamers is stretched to the limit, can you change the tide of the battle? Battle Trainers and Tyrants Step up and take on would-be challengers and dangerous foes in beautifully animated turn-based battles. Discover Diverse Regions From arid deserts to freezing tundra, navigate challenging environments and manage their effects on your Nexomon. Immerse yourself in the world of Nexomon Uncover secrets, stumble upon side-quests and encounter a raft of eccentric characters. Train hard to become the greatest Dynamic difficulty will see the world around you get more challenging as you progress, as even defeated trainers come back stronger than before and ready to battle again!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2020
The Return of a Masterpiece FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES is back and more beautiful than ever on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, fifteen years after the classic original. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravans, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh, a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal protecting their world from the deadly gas, miasma. Team up with faraway friends to take down fearsome foes! Enlist comrades to your crystal caravan in an online multiplayer mode for up to four players.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
4.4
moon

moon

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2020
Moon is full of so many subtleties in the characters, their strange personalities, and idiosyncratic ways of communicating. We wanted to do even more testing than usual to make sure all of that came through clearly, felt special, and guided you properly through its world.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Cruel Bands Career

Cruel Bands Career

Platform: Switch
August 6, 2020
The Glass Heart Band face challenges brought on by a cruel world. They are on a secret mission and must face varied audiences and bosses to complete their quest. Cruel Bands Career features highly varied gameplay and a unique art style. The three-man band is on a secret mission, the only thorn in their side being the constant stream of audience. Keep an eye on the mood of your band members and gain control of the situation by adjusting their on-stage positions and using their abilities. As you progress, you must choose which abilities to upgrade, or when to sneak into a secret room for a nap or two. But your final goal remains the same, to explore an increasingly dangerous world. Several Selectable Characters: Each musician has their own unique abilities which can be used to deal with the detestable audience or the huge bosses. Performance Spectators: You unlock friends during your journey, and these friends play their part as they twist and turn in ways which they believe to be dance moves. Highlights Observe how the audience act and move, and devise strategies for how to best handle the blighters. The Glass Heart Band face challenges brought on by a cruel world!
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Platform: Switch
July 31, 2020
Fight for Your Guild with Powerful Magical Abilities in FAIRY TAIL FAIRY TAIL, based on Hiro Mashima's best-selling manga and anime series of the same name, follows the spell-binding plot from "The Grand Magic Games" story arc -- enabling gamers to re-live, or experience for the first time, the exciting episodes of this fan-favorite storyline. Not only will they be able to experience stories previously told in the manga and anime, but they will even be able to enjoy never before seen story and quest elements. Throughout their journey, players will be able to form a party from a selection of over ten iconic characters, including: the fire dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel; the celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia; the ice-make mage, Gray Fullbuster; the fairy queen 'Titania', Erza Scarlet; and the young sky dragon slayer, Wendy Marvell. With a wealth of guild members to recruit to their party, players can form their own dream team even including an unlikely group of allies for their own unique adventure. The fiery and intense magical battles from the series are breathtakingly brought to life in FAIRY TAIL's environment; with a diverse range of magic available for the extraordinary characters to wield. Renowned moves from the series light up the screen, with some characters such as Natsu being able to take advantage of mode changes like utilizing the eye-popping Lightning Fire Dragon Mode. In addition, some guild members will be available to support in battle; including the Fairy Tail Guild Master, Makarov Dreyar, who can be called in to provide powerful aid on the battlefield. In FAIRY TAIL, completing battles and quests will not only level up party members, it will lead to character bonding scenarios, provide options to upgrade the guild, and eventually raise the 'Guild Rank' enabling players to take on more challenging missions in their quest to become the greatest guild in Fiore.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.7
Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition

Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2020
Action RPG rogue-lite Heroes of Hammerwatch is finally out on Nintendo Switch™ in its most complete form, as this Ultimate Edition comes with all the DLCs. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and tons of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire. Upgrade to grant your persistent heroes with various enhancements that will further help you in your quest, and even bring them to your friends' game.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Megadimension Neptunia VII

Megadimension Neptunia VII

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2020
A new group has replaced Gamindustris CPUs seemingly overnight, and Neptunes nowhere in sight! Warped into a decimated new dimension, the Nep sisters join a mysterious CPUs fight against a massive new threat to save the Zero Dimension. Can they save multiple dimensions and restore order to Gamindustri? Key Features 1. New battle features let characters link up for stronger attacks, break enemy parts to disable special attacks, and introduce a challenging new battle type! 2. Break those baddies with a second transformation, NEXT mode, with new special skills and a new costume for the CPUs! 3. Fight through 3 dimensions and 3 stories with new CPUs and characters by your side to save Gamindustri! 4. Get special items in a new dungeon minigame pays homage to the classic Spelunker.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.1
Dex

Dex

Platform: Switch
July 24, 2020
Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical event horizon in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story? Explore the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and meet its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants. Designed as a tribute to the classic RPGs from the 90s, updated for a modern audience, Dex invites you to become part of a living, breathing cyberpunk universe as you decide which ultimate path you will embrace.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Platform: Switch
July 17, 2020
Featuring a new ring-based battle system that mixes puzzle-solving skills with traditional turn-based combat, Paper Mario: The Origami King aims to put new twists in the series' established formula.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.9
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2020
In a world contaminated with toxic fungi, a discarded maintenance robot finds a girl named Toriko on the brink of death among the discarded junk in a scrapyard. To reinforce the terrarium as well as Toriko’s poor health, the lone robot must venture into the wasteland to gather resources while battling the vagrant machines and mutated creatures that roam there. From the creator of A Rose in the Twilight and htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, this harrowing roguelike adventure combines cute visuals with a somber yet whimsical post-apocalyptic story. Install various equipment, skills, Knacks, and parts you find on your expeditions to improve your ability to explore the wasteland and fight enemies, while preventing threats to Toriko’s health. Choose your loadout wisely as you fight through procedurally generated levels in turn-based combat. No two adventures are alike when braving the toxic wastes.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.0
CrossCode

CrossCode

Platform: Switch
July 9, 2020
This retro-inspired 2D Action RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story. CrossCode is all about how it plays! Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies' weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2020
The end of the civil war led to the turning point of a new era for the Erebonian Empire. Centering on Rean Schwarzer as the Ashen Chevalier, the young man who came to be seen as a hero within the country, a new story of young heroes will unfold.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Platform: Switch
June 25, 2020
An Endless Fantasy WarGrand Strategy Simulation. Conquer the continent in this grand strategy simulation game The continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with more than 40 bases, 100 knights, and 50 types of monsters. Select a ruler, compose your platoons of knights and monsters, and march to claim enemy bases. The player chooses how they will battle, so devise the best strategy to lead your nation toward continental conquest. How will your legend unfold? Simple yet deep war simulation game with unit growth and map-based platoon battles Time passes on Runersia in seasons, each one consisting of an Organization Phase and an Attack phase. During the Organization Phase, knights and monsters with various classes and skills are organized into platoons in preparation for the upcoming battles. During the Attack Phase, turn-based platoon battles take place on a map made up of hexagonal spaces. Make use of unit skills, elements, enclosure effects, terrain advantages, and other battle tactics to lead your side to victory! All nations, knights, and monsters in the game will continue to battle and grow as you do. The game is also packed with other ways to grow your armies such as class changes, equipment, and various items.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Isle of Armor

Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Isle of Armor

Platform: Switch
June 17, 2020
THE ISLE OF ARMOR - In The Isle of Armor expansion, you'll head to The Isle of Armor, the stage of your new adventure in the Galar region. The Isle of Armor is a giant island full of environments not seen in Galar beforeyou'll find wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves, and sand dunes!,There are also plenty of Pokémon that make this island their home, living freely amid the lush natural surroundings.,There's even a dojo here that specializes in some very particular training styles! You and your Pokémon will take up an apprenticeship under the master of this dojo and train hard to become even stronger.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.2
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:
66
User Score:
5.5
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:
9.0
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:
85
User Score:
8.5
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:
72
User Score:
7.1
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:
42
User Score:
2.5
Slayin 2

Slayin 2

Platform: Switch
May 7, 2020
Engage endless hordes of monsters up close as a valiant knight, or shower them with arrows, bombs, and spells using 8 unlockable heroes with completely different skillsets and playstyles. Face the forces of darkness alone or team up with a friend in local co-op with a drop-in multiplayer feature. Watch each other's backs, hoard treasures, revive your fallen teammate and keep up your combos in your endless pursuit of fame and fortune.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.0
Dread Nautical

Dread Nautical

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2020
Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. A tactical turn-based RPG with roguelike elements, Dread Nautical combines immersive gameplay with a cartoonish—yet captivatingly eerie—tone. Supernatural forces have overwhelmed a cruise liner called Hope with mysterious malevolent monstrosities. Fight them off as one of four unlikely heroes. Manage your scarce resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to fight alongside you. You’ll need them for any hope of escaping this “vacation” alive.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
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:
79
User Score:
7.5
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:
7.6
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:
7.7
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:
8.0
Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition

Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2020
In a grim dystopian future, where mankind has scattered across the galaxy and the human society has split into two distinct classes, you are a poor stateless outcast forced to live off scraps from derelict alien stations and ships in the outer space. A fabled alien derelict ship somewhere within the Deep Sky sector of space is your voucher for a citizenship and a promise of cozy life on a hospitable planet.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.2
Dead or School

Dead or School

Platform: Switch
March 13, 2020
Underground dwelling girl Hisako is aiming for the surface in a zombie infested Tokyo. Hack and slash RPG! Obtain weapons and gear from enemies, and customize your skill tree to create your own unique and powerful a character.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.3
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:
75
User Score:
8.0
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:
5.3
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:
7.5
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:
5.8
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:
3.9
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:
6.3
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:
5.2
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:
6.9
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:
7.2
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:
5.8
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:
4.6
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:
4.3
Romancing SaGa 3

Romancing SaGa 3

Platform: Switch
November 11, 2019
The classic 1995 RPG comes west in a remastered version. Your choices matter—from your choice of hero, to branching story paths, to recruiting party members, to which skills you’ll develop. Every game, a new adventure.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Vampyr

Vampyr

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2019
Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britains most elusive predators: the Vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives. As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu. FEATURES: * Explore a darkly atmospheric early 20th century London. * Play a tormented and powerful Vampire learning the rules of your new condition. A man of science, a beast of the night: Your toughest battles will be within yourself. * Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities to defeat a large and unique bestiary. * Choose your fate: moral choices will shape your story. How human could a Vampire be, when he must feed?
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.9
Dusk Diver

Dusk Diver

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2019
Three types of being. The gods, of the sacred place named kunlun. The Phantom, Born in the dimension of chaos. And the Mortal humans, for whom the Idea of gods and phantoms is a distant - yet familiar - concept. Two converging Dimensions. Whose converging Energy flows rip open an unstable dimensional Rift.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
7.4
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2019
Even though everyone has them, the memories we create with our friends are special to each and every one of us. The story of "Atelier Ryza" is about a girl and her friends on the verge of adulthood, discovering what is most important to them.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Cat Quest II

Cat Quest II

Platform: Switch
October 24, 2019
Following the success of CAT QUEST, developers The Gentlebros return to the world of Felingard, a fantastical land under threat from a continuing war.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers

Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2019
The town of Clocknee is celebrating the advent of a new millenium when time suddenly comes to a halt and a horde of hostile animated machines appears. It's up to a young girl named Sherry, her friend Pegreo, and Isaac, the time-traveling robot, to unravel the mystery behind the strange events. Together, they'll revisit the past and peer into the future, learning some very interesting things about their families and their peculiar town.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.1
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