Switch Games

Tetris Effect: Connected 1.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Tetris Effect: Connected is the original Tetris Effect with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. This is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it beforean incredibly addictive, unique and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.5
A Monster's Expedition 2.

A Monster's Expedition

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
From some of the best puzzle designers in the world comes A Monster's Expedition, an adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans. By pushing trees over to create pathways, you'll explore hundreds of islands near and far to learn about the history of "humanity". Immerse yourself in human culture with all-new exhibits from the "Human Englandland" dig site, each accompanied with expert insights!
Metascore:
92
User Score:
5.6
Spelunky 2 3.

Spelunky 2

Platform: Switch
August 26, 2021
Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
tbd
Metroid Dread 4.

Metroid Dread

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 5.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2021
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the smash-hit RPG. Pursue your political dreams in new quests, meet and question more of the city's locals, and explore a whole extra area. Full voice-acting, controller support, and expanded language options also included. Get even more out of this award-winning open world. You're a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Quake Remastered 6.

Quake Remastered

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
The remastered version of Quake is here.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 7.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
With all the fun and drama of the Ace Attorney series set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, there's sure to be no "Objection!" to the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he turns the courtroom upside down. Featuring an intriguing overarching mystery spanning across two games, it promises to be the most engrossing story in the series yet. [Capcom]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Bustafellows 8.

Bustafellows

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2021
Arrive in New Sieg, a beautiful fictional town. Step into the shoes of a strong, smart and gifted journalist in this romantic adventure. You play the part of a young woman with the ability to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, which you use for data collection and helping people. After witnessing the murder of a crooked lawyer – she goes back in time in an attempt to save him. Thus, the journey begins as our protagonist goes back in time in the body of another person and tries to warn Limbo. It's up to you to figure out how to save him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Monster Train First Class 9.

Monster Train First Class

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously as you fight to protect the final pyre against the forces of heaven. No playthrough is ever the same, it’s a fresh challenge every time. You’ll never play the same deck twice! Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. To take back hell, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations yield different benefits. Upgrade your champion, gain Pact Shards and their benefits, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses, or duplicate any card in your deck. Strategize to Fit Your Playstyle With six clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favorite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Gleylancer 10.

Gleylancer

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2021
In the year 2025, a war breaks out between humans and a hostile alien race, and 16-year-old Lucia and the rest of the starfighter pilots in the Earth Federation must join the battle. When Lucias father, Ken, is kidnapped by the aliens, Lucia decides to take action and hijacks a brand-new prototype starfighter, the Gley Lancer, in order to try to save her father. In this side-scrolling shooter, step into the cockpit of the Gley Lancer as Lucia, rescue your father, and destroy the evil aliens that are bent on destroying the human race!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Castlevania Advance Collection 11.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces. In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released on Game Boy™ Advance, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Dreamscaper 12.

Dreamscaper

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
A surreal, Hack and Slash Roguelite, players battle a nightmarish depression that lives in a young woman’s subconscious. Dreamscaper is an ARPG Roguelite, blending elements from brawlers, top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers. Every slumber is a different random dungeon and you must unlock the power of your dreams to see a new day. Play as Cassidy, a young woman trapped in a deep depression. Dive into her subconscious to take on the surreal nightmares she wrestles with.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.0
Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth- 13.

Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth-

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Galuda is a biological weapon that connects the Holy Spirit and humans through alchemy and mechanical engineering. The "Shinra" military nation, which gained power from Galuda, was destroyed by the two Galuda "Ageha" and "Tateha" they created. Three years have passed since that war. After an experiment involving contraindications, "Soma" artificially acquired Galuda's abilities. And the only Galuda to be born, "Asagi" who was the assassin of King Soma. "Tsubame" and "Janome" who are also artificial Galuda and prince and princess of the Soma country chasing Asagi. Then Ageha and Tateha go to Asagi's rescue to stop the tragedy. The battle with the real Galuda and the Galuda built is about to begin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle 14.

Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
The anime version of the hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse is coming to the Nintendo Switch as an exciting new card battle RPG. Players will meet a fun cast of characters and duke it out in intense card battles. Experienced Shadowverse players will be able to seamlessly transition into the game as card battle rules are exactly the same as the original game they know and love, but new players will have no problem picking up and playing this beginner-friendly game as well! The game's card library boasts cards from the first three sets of the mobile/PC game, as well as brand new cards unique to this title, allowing players to create completely original strategies. Also new to the Switch version are special, deluxe battle animations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Spelunky 15.

Spelunky

Platform: Switch
August 26, 2021
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure. Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game's many secrets.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Olympia Soiree 16.

Olympia Soiree

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform a ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district Red, Blue, and Yellow lead a society governed by the island's rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
NEO: The World Ends With You 17.

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:
82
User Score:
8.5
Cotton Reboot! 18.

Cotton Reboot!

Platform: Switch
July 20, 2021
Japan's favorite shooter mascot finally gets a worldwide release as a beautiful HD game with stunning graphics and remixed soundtracks. This is the original "Cute em' up", and will test your skills as well as tug on the heartstrings as Cotton and her friends are finally back in the ultimate celebration of one of Japan's most beloved gaming mascots. Choose between the HD Reboot mode or go legit with the X68000 original mode with pixel perfect graphics from the iconic Japanese home computer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Dodgeball Academia 19.

Dodgeball Academia

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
In a world where dodgeball is life, you join Otto at the academy and train to become the ultimate dodgeball champion. Across eight episodes, you’ll forge friendships and create rivals, all in the name of developing the best dodgeball team. Level up Otto and develop a dynamic team across a vast and customizable party progression system. All the while, explore the vast Dodgeball Academia and uncover the long hidden truths that reside within the very walls you live, learn, and dominate in.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Black Book 20.

Black Book

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, "Black Book" is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Russian folktales - and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness. A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved - but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances. Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out Black Book - a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals. Join Vasilisa in her adventures across Russian countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Samurai Warriors 5 21.

Samurai Warriors 5

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Ōnin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilizing new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. ・Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. ・Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re-imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period. ・Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield. ・Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 22.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
The story takes place on a floating continent, an archipelago of both small and large floating islands where two species known as Caninu and Felineko live. Malt, a young Caninu shepherd, lives with his little sister Mei in Petit Mona, a little village located in the Free Lands of Gasco. Over the course of a single night, the Berman Empire invades and throws the village into the flames of war. Malt and his friends manage to get away thanks to their families who were subsequently captured and taken away. Escaping to a mountain cave, Malt and the other children discover a gigantic tank called the Taranis. They jump aboard, heading out on a journey to save their families!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition 23.

The Falconeer: Warrior Edition

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
Soar through the skies aboard a giant warbird in this BAFTA nominated air combat game. Soar through the skies aboard a majestic warbird, explore a stunning oceanic world and engage in epic aerial dogfights, in this BAFTA nominated air combat game from solo developer, Tomas Sala. You take on the role of Falconeer, a powerful airborne warrior traversing a vast oceanic world torn apart by generations of poisonous decisions and dissent. Throughout multiple campaigns, you will experience life from many different perspectives and loyalties as you embark on a journey of discovery, and solve the mystery of the Ursee, its people and history. Progress through perilous missions and side quests, wielding your lightning caster to protect ships against pirates, kraken and other threats. Dive through the deep ocean depths, soar above the clouds to do battle with giant crab cities or engage in furious dogfights against the mysterious Mancer Order that controls and regulates technology. The Falconeer: Warrior Edition includes the fully updated game, plus 'The Hunter' DLC, adding a new player class with a flyable Ormir dragon and a set of pyro pot guided rockets, and the new 'Edge of the World' DLC, containing 3 additional side quests and new boss encounters.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Tails of Iron 24.

Tails of Iron

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Diablo II: Resurrected 25.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.3
Blaster Master Zero III 26.

Blaster Master Zero III

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Series protagonist Jason travels to where the series all began, the planet Sophia, in order to save series heroine Eve in this final installment of the story.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
TOEM 27.

TOEM

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Lost in Random 28.

Lost in Random

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan 29.

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a wholesome, creature capture, 2.5D Adventure-Puzzle-Platformer with RPG elements. It is a family-friendly and openly accessible adventure in which you must save whimsical creatures by bringing back color to the world you once knew! Rainbow Billy tells a universal coming of age story about dealing with changes in the world and accepting ourselves and the others around us! Sometimes it only takes a conversation, empathy, and a new point of view to make a world of a difference. EXPLORE A WONDROUS WORLD! From dark caverns on secret islands to hidden coves off in the stormy seas, explore a rich world filled with treasure, fish (because every great game has a fishing minigame!), friendship and... danger! SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL PUZZLES! Each world is filled with clever challenges and secrets that unlock new areas to explore! BEFRIEND CURIOUS CREATURES! Meet over 60 strange, lovable creatures and help them with their problems in non-violent encounters! Create your own unique team to save the day! RECOLOR THE WORLD! Restore color to a monochrome world and help your friends find the courage to be their true selves in a story about empathy and growth.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
G-Darius HD 30.

G-Darius HD

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
"...G. Darius is the best U.S. 32-Bit shooter to date." -EGM Destined to be the definitive shooter for the PlayStaion game console, G. Darius is a worthy successor to the proud Darius heritage of arcade shooters. BATTLE 28 HUGE BOSSES CHOOSE YOUR PATH - 5 DIFFERENT ENDINGS MULTIPLE WEAPONS AND POWER-UPS CONQUER 15 ENORMOUS LEVELS "The game is truly revolutionary..." -EGM "...a spectacular shooter..." -Official PlayStation Magazine
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Eastward 31.

Eastward

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition 32.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Ni No Kuni 2 kicks off with the President of a real-world Earth country transported to a magical kingdom in which every person is also sort of an animal as well.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Nexomon 33.

Nexomon

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Catch, evolve and collect over 300 unique Nexomon! Assemble the ultimate Nexomon team to save your friends and the world! Clash against legendary champions and become a hero in this epic journey! Game Features: * Over 300 Nexomon to catch and train. * Full controller & keyboard support. * HD graphics. * Steam Achievements. * Evolve your Nexomon into new and powerful forms. * A deep and engaging battle system. * Mighty and unique legendary Nexomon, find all eight of them! * Embark on an epic adventure to save the world from the Nexomon King! * Battle powerful and challenging foes in the NexoWorld. * Select from seven unique starters. * Explore all 10 colorful and vibrant regions. * Fully animated monsters, prepare to enjoy the most exciting battles! * High Quality gaming experience like no other!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Unbound: Worlds Apart 34.

Unbound: Worlds Apart

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2021
Explore beautiful, hand-crafted Metroidvanian worlds by conjuring different magic portals. Each portal gives you unique abilities to solve puzzles, outsmart abominable creatures, and unravel mysteries.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set 35.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2021
Relive the story of Goku and other Z Fighters in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and others. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
Ayo the Clown 36.

Ayo the Clown

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2021
Go on an adventure to unite dog and clown.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins 37.

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins

Platform: Switch
August 12, 2021
Building on the terrifying legacy of the Weeping Angels, first encountered in the iconic story "Blink", Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins is a thrilling found-phone mystery developed by the award-winning creators of Sara Is Missing and SIMULACRA. Amidst a sinister series of events at a seemingly abandoned house in London, someone goes missing, and you find their phone. When it begins to self-destruct, ex-UNIT scientist Petronella Osgood enlists your help to uncover hidden clues and solve cryptic puzzles. Will you unravel the truth behind the chilling disappearance before it's too late? But remember: don't turn your back, don't look away and DON'T BLINK.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Rush Rally Origins 38.

Rush Rally Origins

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
The definitive top down racer REALISTIC TOP DOWN RALLYING! Rush Rally Origins combines the classic top down racing action from the original Rush Rally with the highly praised graphics and physics from Rush Rally 3. Take on 36 new and unique stages across the world, each with the ability to change the time of day and weather. Drive over many challenging surface types including snow, gravel, dirt, mud and tarmac! EXPERIENCE THE RUSH Race at 60fps with one of the best car dynamics models to date, highly tuned for Rush Rally Origins to give a more fun top down racing experience. Feel the grip change across different surface types and multiple weather conditions. WORLD RALLY RACING Compete in a series of rally championships, race against others in our unique A-B Race mode or hold your nerve and focus on improving your times in the time trial game modes. REACH THE TOP Smash stage records to rise-up the global online leaderboards. Download ghosts across 4 different car classes to compare your racing lines against the very best in the world. UPGRADE YOUR CARS Unlock and upgrade a selection of classic Rush Rally cars. Use our simple upgrade system to tailor each car to your own specific driving style. OPTIMISED CONTROLS A control system designed to work with both touch screens and game controllers allows racing to become more fun and consistent however you choose to play. Including the ability to scale, move and swap buttons to suit your needs.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Steel Assault 39.

Steel Assault

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
Punch, whip, and zipline your way through a post-apocalyptic America in this 16-bit retro-style action platformer! Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection 40.

Space Invaders: Invincible Collection

Platform: Switch
August 17, 2021
Space Invaders is a founding block of video game history that filled the arcades. It is said that the game made 100 Yen coins scarce and defined the visuals and mechanics in the first decade of video games. Until this day, Space Invaders remains highly successful in the gaming industry as well as it is highly prominent in pop culture. Now the most complete collection on cart ever, the Space Invaders Invincible Collection, is heading to the West. It combines all titles from the Japanese standard and special releases on one cartridge, the limited Western collection even has the console port of the game Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders on cartridge, a unique title which was only available as a download code in the Japanese version!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Eldest Souls 41.

Eldest Souls

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
It all ended with one sword, ancient gods and endless deaths. In the beginning, there were Gods. Long imprisoned and forgotten in the Temples of the Citadel, they have syphoned the life essence from the world in their final act of vengeance. A lone Knight embarks upon a quest to slay the Gods and restore the balance. One warrior. One sword. Against them all. Eldest Souls is a challenging “souls-like”, pixel-art boss-rush game. The Old Gods have long been imprisoned. Humanity has prospered. Great Kingdoms have arisen from the now forsaken temples of worship. But no longer… Features: The Old Gods: Slaying Gods is no easy task. Prepare yourself to be overwhelmed by brutal, challenging encounters, in which Only the most unrelenting will make it through. Dying world: Explore and discover the mysterious, ancient Citadel. Prison of the Old Gods, this monument of the Human’s triumph has long be forgotten, and something dark has taken root deep within its mazes. Progress & Adapt: Every encounter will the Old Gods will be a unique, new challenge. Claim their power, unlock various Talents and Abilities, and slay them all.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.8
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 42.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Centipede: Recharged 43.

Centipede: Recharged

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2021
Initiate insect extermination in this widescreen glow-up of one of the greatest arcade games of all time. The rules are the same as 1981: shoot the centipedes as they descend the playing field, and contend around the shot-blocking and path-altering mushrooms they leave behind. New to Centipede: Recharged are power-ups dropped by the spiders, such as explosive bullets, spread shots, and a devastating railgun. Fight for high scores in Arcade mode either solo or with a new simultaneous couch co-op feature. Tackle more than two dozen challenges that test bug-shooting prowess and introduce clever uses for the new powerups, with additional challenges exclusive to the Atari VCS. Take it to the next level with global leaderboards for the best records in the world, and earn more than 15 achievements.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
WarioWare: Get It Together! 44.

WarioWare: Get It Together!

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2021
Microgame mayhem comes to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Take on over 200 quick and quirky microgames—lightning-fast minigames filled with frantic fun—solo or with a friend! When his latest harebrained business scheme goes awry, Wario must use his signature style (and smell) to fix it. How? By playing a twisted collection microgames of course! From assembling a robot to pulling out a statue’s armpit hair, the WarioWare™: Get It Together! game is a comedic, cooperative microgame mashup. Find a friendly frenzy with a mountain of microgames Help out infamous game designer, Wario, after he gets sucked into his latest creation in Story Mode. Go it alone or with a friend in 2-player cooperative play—a first for the series! You can either play on the same system** or via local wireless***. Play as Wario and his colorful crew For the first time, YOU control Wario and friends inside their own chaotic games. Use their distinctly absurd abilities to take on a rush of microgames. Tip a turtle with the help of Wario’s dash or choose Ashley and hurl a spell at it. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, mix and match characters and microgames for maximum fun!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
ISLANDERS: Console Edition 45.

ISLANDERS: Console Edition

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
You want to build beautiful cities without investing hours on end into stressful resource management? Say no more! ISLANDERS should be right up your alley. ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands. Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Axiom Verge 2 46.

Axiom Verge 2

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge 2. The sequel to Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2 expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Golf Club: Wasteland 47.

Golf Club: Wasteland

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2021
Human life is wiped out. Earth is now a golf course for the ultra-rich. The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity. Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, who's come back to Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast that gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped. And the narration of a “secret spectator” watching from a distance...Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting at a not-so-glamorous life on Mars. Three distinct modes mean every golfer can find something for their tastes. Casual players can focus just on the story and a relaxing scenic round of golf in Story Mode. Those looking for an extra challenge can beat each hole under par using skill and puzzle solving through Challenge Mode. While the total pros can try Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error. Easy-to grasp controls and a minimalist UI underpin the whole game so anyone can easily pick up and play at their own pace.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Necrobarista: Final Pour 48.

Necrobarista: Final Pour

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Discover a tale of mystery, magic, and, depending on who asks, the best/worst coffee around. Hidden in an unassuming alleyway lies The Terminal, a café that serves as a waypoint between the lands of the living and the dead, where any one of the patrons could be a spirit from beyond. With strict rules defining how long ghosts can spend in the corporeal realm before being forced to pass on, running this café is more complicated than your typical Melbourne coffeehouse. Apprentice necromancer Maddy has just taken ownership of The Terminal and all its magical responsibilities. Follow her story and those of mechanics-obsessed teen Ashley, infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, exasperated necromancer Chay, and a cast of other colorful characters through their dark pasts and the secrets behind the place linking them all together.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Trigger Witch 49.

Trigger Witch

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Magic and firearms make a deadly combo. Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art. With a compelling and original narrative, puzzling environments to explore, a dynamic soundtrack, twin-stick shooter mechanics and a vast array of enemies to blast into smithereens, this is a tale that will grip you from start to bloody finish. From the creators of Reverie, Trigger Witch is a stylized 2D twin-stick action game set in an odd open world where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life. Players assume the role of Colette, a prospective graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm, events are set in motion that turn Colette’s life upside-down, casting her as the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Road 96 50.

Road 96

Platform: Switch
August 16, 2021
Hitchhike your way to freedom in this crazy procedurally generated road trip made by renowned indie creators. No one's road is the same! Summer 1996, Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Mary Skelter Finale 51.

Mary Skelter Finale

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Jail - a living prison for humans, buried 666 meters underground. A group of prisoners, Jack and the Blood Maidens, were reincarnations of fairy tales who dared to escape. They climbed from the bottom of the tower up to the surface, filled with hope... But outside were thousands of corpses soaking in a sea of blood. There stood beings known as Massacre Pink, smiling. In that moment, hope was destroyed. Separated, they are each drawn to the devouring Jail that floats in the sky... This is the finale to the tale of the Blood Maidens.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
No More Heroes III 52.

No More Heroes III

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2021
Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a ten-year absence. There he finds a huge artificial island metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object hovering high above. What kind of crazy dangerous assassins will Travis face off against this time?!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
ActRaiser Renaissance 53.

ActRaiser Renaissance

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the 90's classic hit "Actraiser". ABOUT Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Featuring the soundtrack that sent shockwaves through the gaming world when it was first released, composed by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro - now remastered! Help humanity flourish by playing as the Lord of Light and their loyal angel in a world beset by evil. NEW FEATURES: * Remastered 2D graphics present the game in beautiful HD * 15 new music tracks, as well as re-arranged original tracks by Actraiser composer Yuzo Koshiro! * New stories, expanded action and realm management gameplay, additional action stages, an all-new realm, and new more powerful bosses! * Auto-save and difficulty levels GAME SYSTEM Realm Acts: Strategically cast powerful fire, ice, and other magic in these 2D action stages. Humans return to reclaim the realm after you conquer these stages, allowing you to begin cultivating your settlements. New magic that was not available in the original game has been added along with the ability to dodge. Players can also attack with upward and downward motions for a more dynamic action experience. You will need every new trick in your arsenal to defeat stronger bosses at the end of the new action stages. Realm Management: Help humanity flourish by cultivating your settlements and offering guidance. Use your miraculous powers to summon lightning and trigger earthquakes to remove obstacles such as trees and boulders that impede the growth of your chosen. Play as the Lord of Light's angel and use your mighty bow and arrows to drive back the evil monsters that prey on your people. Protect your settlements from enemy raids in real-time strategic battles. The placement of your forts and timing of your miracles is key to achieving victory in these engagements. Experience all-new tales of humanity's struggles to overcome their flaws and failings as they learn to love one another and together grow stronger. Altogether, these new scenarios amount to more than twice the story present in the original. Explore the vast new realm and enjoy building your settlements for longer than ever before! MUSIC The original Actraiser composer, Yuzo Koshiro, has re-arranged all of the iconic original tracks and added 15 new tracks as well. Players can listen to the original music or switch to the re-arranged versions while playing the game. Tired from protecting and raising your villagers? Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Dice Legacy 54.

Dice Legacy

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Hot Wheels Unleashed 55.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
Curious Expedition 2 56.

Curious Expedition 2

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Curious Expedition 2 is a turn-based narrative roguelike that requires players to manage their resources and party members to keep insanity at bay and find glory. A grand discovery has been made: mysterious islands have begun to appear and vanish from the oceans as if by magic. The great Explorer Clubs are funding expeditions to these strange islands to bring treasures back for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Are you bold enough to join the adventure?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 57.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
This is the first installment of a quintessential Strategy RPG lover’s collection, which boasts 2 games in 1! With over 60 hours of gameplay between both games, and an exclusive physical Deluxe Edition that includes a CD soundtrack and art book (with music and art from both titles), returning fans can relive time-honored favorites, while new (and old) fans can discover hits they may have missed!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Garden Story 58.

Garden Story

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Unify a broken community as the newly-appointed Guardian of The Grove. Traverse a vibrant island to combat invasive Rot, inspire its inhabitants, and rebuild your home. You won't have to do this alone: fruity friends await, ready to lend a hand! Concord, the youngest grape in The Grove, is now a Guardian, and it’s their job to help restore the island. That’s a lot to shoulder for a grape barely off the vine… and more than a few inhabitants are skeptical they have what it takes. Fortunately, Concord has friends like Elderberry, Rana, and Fuji on their side! With their help, you can take on the dangerous Rot and find ways to encourage other residents to assist in the efforts. The Grove is your home, and your work will affect change for the better! Protect your friends, gather precious materials, and repair social ties and structures by bringing the fruits, fungi, and frogs of each village together as they work to fend off the Rot that threatens to destroy your home for good. Guide Concord’s restoration efforts and earn the trust of the community: help others with their problems, and they’ll offer you help in turn! There’s plenty of work to be done, but don’t forget to take time and appreciate this lush world and the fruits of your labor. Listen to the sweet and catchy music of the island, relax in The Grove’s cozy and inviting atmosphere, cultivate gardens and libraries, and enjoy the delightful personalities you’ll meet along the way.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
Button City 59.

Button City

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
Button City is a colorful low poly narrative adventure game about a fox and his friends banding together to save their local arcade! Explore a diorama world, play exciting arcade games, complete quirky quests and meet cute animal friends.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
art of rally 60.

art of rally

Platform: Switch
August 12, 2021
"To do something dangerous with style is art..." art of rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. Race across the world through colorful and stylized environments in top-down view. Compete for first place in the leaderboards with daily and weekly challenges. Will you master the art of rally?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Metallic Child 61.

Metallic Child

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
METALLIC CHILD is a rogue-lite, core-action game, featuring Rona, an android known as "Metallic Child," taking place in a space laboratory in the latter part of the 20th century. A large-scale rebellion has taken place in the space laboratory Life Stream. All robots aboard, with the exception of Rona and Pan, are conspiring to crash Life Stream into planet Earth. Rona has stood up to stop this plot, and you will be the one to guide Rona by remotely operating her through this "game."
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Boyfriend Dungeon 62.

Boyfriend Dungeon

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Romance your swords: - Date up to nine weapons, from dancing swords to heart-piercing daggers - Generated action-combat dunj and challenges! Stay sharp! - Various combat styles. For example, hit hard and dodge quickly with the dagger, or take on crowds with Lasersaber - Inclusive, tasteful approach to gender and sexuality - male, female, and non-binary romance - Let's get to the point: take your weapon-babes on romantic outings, such as to the club or the beach For your summer job, you’re tasked with clearing the creatures in “the dunj”. Soon you discover weapons you find transform into cuties… and they’re SINGLE! (What a craaazy coincidence because you also happen to be up for grabs yourself.) Spend the cash you earn on romantic outings to forge precious moments with your lovers and work together to clear the rampant monster infestations, because after all, a couple that slays together, stays together.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
5.8
Cris Tales 63.

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:
72
User Score:
7.4
B.Ark 64.

B.Ark

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Pilot a team of animals across the Solar System, and blast through evil aquatic enemies in the family-friendly couch co-op space shooter, B.ARK! Our only hope for survival rests in the paws of the furry but ferocious members of Team B.ARK. The cybernetic fish armada, known as the Dark Tide, have taken over Earth and are spreading their aquatic fleet into space. Navigate and defend our Solar System as Barker the Dog, Felicity the Cat, Lucio the Bear and Marv the Rabbit, as they dive, dip, dodge, and blast their way through waves of revenge-seeking aquatic mechs. Play with your family and friends and work as a team to defeat the Dark Tide and take back your home!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Out of Line 65.

Out of Line

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2021
Out of Line wasdesigned with a stylized approach. The mechanics of the game revolve around San’s spear, something the character sees as a tool that will help him navigate this strange world. We want players to learn through experimentation, constantly tinkering with puzzles until they find a logical solution. This design philosophy plays a thematic role in our game, as most individuals find their purpose through trial and error.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Ultra Age 66.

Ultra Age

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Change Your Blade, Change Your Destiny. Ultra Age is a high-speed, sword-swinging action game set in the far future that follows the story of young warrior Age, who embarks on a mission to save humankind from extinction. Use your blades to cut through robotic and mutant foes, explore futuristic locales, and unravel a vast conspiracy concerning the fate of the planet. Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, 'Orbital Arc,' and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’ Humanity vanished from Earth after civilians from The Shelter failed an experiment that was meant to be the last hope for humanity, while people from Orbital Arc sent expeditions to Earth in search of resources. Failing to find any signs of life, a young sword-wielding warrior named ‘Age’ falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind. -Unleash Combos with Blade-Changing Action- Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action! Change blades on the fly with powerful moves to create linkage and run devastating combos. Different attributes and varied actions call for unique strategy against different types of foes. -Narrow Gaps Using the Wire- Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes! Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items. -Get the Edge with Skills- Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items. -Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Earth- Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts developed with Unreal Engine. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
Spelunker HD Deluxe 67.

Spelunker HD Deluxe

Platform: Switch
August 6, 2021
The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! Overcome difficult obstacles in search of the legendary treasure! It's time to embark on an unknown adventure! The cave is full of dangers such as various creatures and nasty traps! The slightest mistake will result in a failure! Use items like bombs, flashes, fans and Spelunker's signature jumping technique to overcome these obstacles! Enjoy beautiful 3D graphics with a nostalgic 8-bit classic mode! Play with your friends, online and offline! Game Modes: - Adventure Mode - Competition Mode - Championship Mode - Random Mode "Infinite Cave NEO"
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Greak: Memories of Azur 68.

Greak: Memories of Azur

Platform: Switch
August 17, 2021
Greak: Memories of Azur is a side scrolling single-player game with hand-drawn animations. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Fire Tonight 69.

Fire Tonight

Platform: Switch
August 12, 2021
A narrative puzzle game about two people trying to find their way back together in a city on fire.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Colors Live 70.

Colors Live

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Colors Live, the sequel to the critically acclaimed painting game Colors! 3D is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch along with a pressure sensitive Colors SonarPen included in every physical unit. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors Live is tailored for the Nintendo Switch, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors Live is the perfect digital sketchbook. Colors SonarPen- features Pressure-Sensitivity, a natural painting feeling and fully customizable stroke thickness, opacity, or both. Paint Anywhere- Paint from the comfort of your own home or on the go! Colors Quest- a creative new game-mode, where you spend a little time painting every day to progress and level up. Designed for beginners and masters alike, you’ll get to see how your painting skills improve day-by-day. The Colors Gallery- Colors Live also features integration with the widely popular Colors Gallery to which the community has uploaded an astonishing 4 million paintings, each with a unique Painting Playback. Follow your friends and talented artists and share your creations with the world. Painting Playback- Record or watch as a painting comes together from start to finish and learn how it was created. View Less
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Antonball Deluxe 71.

Antonball Deluxe

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
The breakout title from Summitsphere, Antonball Deluxe is a retro, high-octane smorgasbord of ballbusting arcade action! Antonball Deluxe quite literally turns the breakout genre on its head, blending traditional brick-breaking gameplay with tight, intense platforming.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Cruis'n Blast 72.

Cruis'n Blast

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Cruis'n Blast, developed by the crack Raw Thrills studio team, takes Cruis'n into the new millennium as players zoom 200 mph through the bustle of London, blast through the exotic wonders of Madagascar, celebrate Carnival in Rio, amaze to the hi tech splendor of Singapore, and drive an earth-shaking thriller through Death Valley.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Pokemon UNITE 73.

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:
3.7
Mayhem Brawler 74.

Mayhem Brawler

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
Mayhem Brawler is an urban fantasy themed beat 'em up that brings back the 90s arcade vibe to present day. With comic book style art and kick-ass soundtracks, it offers a unique experience that you can tackle solo or as co-op with friends while defining the next step in the story with your choices.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Hoa 75.

Hoa

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Hoa is a beautiful puzzle-platforming game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breathtaking environments back to where it all began. - Breathtaking hand-painted art - Originally composed & live-recorded soundtracks - Peaceful & relaxing atmosphere - Lovely & well-designed creatures - Light-hearted but appealing story
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Kitaria Fables 76.

Kitaria Fables

Platform: Switch
September 2, 2021
Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
4.8
Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+ 77.

Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
Taito's Darius series began with the titular arcade game, Darius, in 1986 and comprises numerous side-scrolling shooting games released in arcades, many of which were later ported to game consoles. This game is a port of the 2010 arcade game, DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX, including the final update and exclusive new features for this version. It adds the previously omitted Event Mode, with brand new events too, and also includes the Murakumo ship, playable across all modes.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 78.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS! Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.2
Papa's Quiz 79.

Papa's Quiz

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2021
Papa's Quiz is a party game for 1-8 players. Use phones or tablets as controllers and compete in multiple question types, where the smartest and fastest player will be the last standing victor! We crafted over 3000 original questions in 185 categories for this game. Create your avatar, and give it a fun name! Dress it up with creative clothes and use it to express your victories in the game. Give the other players a good fight for which category to play. Tap, tap, tap to win!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Doomsday Vault 80.

Doomsday Vault

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
You're on a lone mission in a post-climate collapse Earth. Adventure around the world in your robotic suit and use your suit's tools and abilities to explore challenging environments. Navigate desolate landscapes, flooded cities and derelict buildings to find seeds from critical plant species and return them to the safety of the Doomsday Vault. Be aware, not everything is as it seems - you will need to evade the AI bots left behind to guard corporate interests. Collect nutrients, restore Carbon Eaters, collect the seeds and nurture them in the Vault to create a sustainable crop.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Fort Triumph 81.

Fort Triumph

Platform: Switch
August 13, 2021
Fort Triumph is a challenging fantasy turn-based tactics game where permanent death is a possibility at any moment. How's that for pressure? Lead a band of heroes with different skill sets through a witty, parody fantasy plot. Missions with various objectives are waiting for you on tiled procedural maps - whether in story mode or skirmish, prepare yourself for a grand adventure. A strategy game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with the world exploration of HOMM. Build towns, collect artifacts, improve your heroes, and influence your tactical surroundings using physics!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Residual 82.

Residual

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Residual… a new breed of survival platformer from OrangePixel and legendary indie publisher Apogee Entertainment. In a forgotten galaxy full of strange planets, a lone explorer crash-lands on one with an ancient alien secret. Venture forth from the shipwreck across a harsh, unpredictable, procedurally generated world. Harvest food and make campfires to stay alive. Craft science-fiction survival tools like teleporters and mining devices. Unearth alien technology capable of repairing the ship. Hunger, cosmic storms, hostile plant life and the mysterious ooze are among the many obstacles you’ll face. You won’t be alone! PDB (a snarky floating Personal Disaster Bot) will follow and assist you along the way. Sometimes. PDB also helps you discover the hidden lore, revealing the history of the planet as you explore deeper and deeper, assuming you can survive!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
A Juggler's Tale 83.

A Juggler's Tale

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2021
Lead Abby the string puppet through a grim fairy tale world, while you solve riddles, evade traps, and shake off pursuers. A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. FEATURES • Make use of the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, cross raging rivers, sneak through bandit camps and make it past dangerous traps to find freedom. • Explore a beautiful and grim world, inspired by the tone and mood of traditional fairy tales. • Live through an intense story of hope and empowerment, while listening to folk-inspired music and the narrator’s ever-present charismatic voice. • Find out what it takes to truly break free from all strings attached.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Arietta of Spirits 84.

Arietta of Spirits

Platform: Switch
August 20, 2021
Arietta of Spirits is a charming adventure game with emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast paced combat. The game tells the story of Arietta and her family, visiting their Grandmother's cabin for the first time after her passing away a year prior. However, the family trip takes an unexpected turn when Arietta meets a mysterious new friend and gains the ability to see strange spirits that inhabit the island. -Explore a mysterious island with lush forests, murky caverns and dark secrets -Beautiful retro-styled pixel graphics and inspiring original soundtrack -Meet fascinating characters and discover the deep lore -Fight a wide range of enemies in reaction based combat -Easy to approach game mechanics, suitable for everyone
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions 85.

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2021
Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Train, fight, and win like Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa in this knockout boxing game! Are you ready to become a boxing champion? Step into the ring and show off your boxing skills in a knockout arcade experience. Fight as one of 20 iconic characters from the Creed and Rocky movies. Take on world-class opponents across a variety of thrilling locations, or challenge your friends and family in intense, head-to-head matches. Pound-for-Pound Boxing for All Intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls Robust boxing mechanics Dynamic boxing styles and combos Fighter-specific super finishers for cinematic knockouts Ultimate Creed & Rocky Boxing Universe Legendary tales of 20 iconic and unique characters
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Knockout Home Fitness 86.

Knockout Home Fitness

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
Kick your workout up a notch! Grab a Joy-Con in each hand and get ready to achieve great results with a workout program based on martial arts moves developed specifically for the Nintendo Switch. Knock out inactivity with short and intense calorie-burning exercises using punches, elbows, knees, kicks, and more to get a full body workout in half the time! Exercises designed by experts for maximum efficiency based on strikes from not just boxing, but also Muay Thai, karate, and kung-fu, all to keep you fighting fit! Multiple game modes allow you to exercise in a way that fits your lifestyle and schedule. Take care of your body by properly warming up or cooling down with guided stretches, strive toward your goals in Personal Training Mode, or jump into 3-Minute Fitness Mode for short-duration, high-efficiency exercises when you are short on time. Over 25 diverse music tracks, ranging from electronic dance music to rock, will have you grooving as you punch and kick to the beat. Keep up the training and you can unlock additional exercises and moves to further round out your total body workout. With 60 courses created for both beginners and veterans alike, you can be sure to get a good workout no matter where you are on your fitness journey!
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Last Stop 87.

Last Stop

Platform: Switch
July 22, 2021
An adventure set in present day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis. Last Stop is a single-player third-person adventure set in present day London. Written and developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning Virginia, Last Stop tells three interconnected tales featuring three playable main characters. Donna, a spaced-out high-schooler who feels trapped by her stifling home life and her overprotective big sister. Away from home, Donna seeks teenage thrills with her friends Becky and Vivek, but gets more than she bargained for when the trio become unexpected kidnappers in a game of amateur detective gone wrong. John, an overworked middle-aged single dad. Burdened with debt and the pressures of being an only parent, John jealously pines after the free and easy life of his twenty-something bachelor neighbour, Jack. When the pair unwittingly fall foul of a vengeful stranger, a cursed artefact threatens to transform their lives forever. Meena, a ruthlessly ambitious professional who struggles to find the same satisfaction with her family that she does in the thrill of her work. As Meena vies with an upstart colleague for a crucial promotion, something ancient stirs in the basement beneath her workplace. Last Stop is fully voice acted, featuring hours of dialogue and a voice cast of dozens, with performances from some of the brightest talent in the UK today, including rising stars Lulu Simpson as Molly Smith and Kassian Akhtar as Dylan Hughes. Last Stop features an original soundtrack by BAFTA award winning composer Lyndon Holland, performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Roleplay as 3 unique characters. Make choices to shape their conversations. Walk in their shoes and discover where their individual stories lead.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
5.0
BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites 88.

BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Original developer WayForward upgrades its 2011 classic with new voice acting by Laura Bailey and Troy Baker, sharpened visuals, and rebalanced gameplay. Run, jump, cut, and feed your way through a massive underground castle to confront Rayne’s father at the behest of the Brimstone Society.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Sonic Colors: Ultimate 89.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Platform: Switch
September 7, 2021
The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
3.8
NBA 2K22 90.

NBA 2K22

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2021
Enjoy competitive gameplay, online features, and a variety of game modes, including myCAREER, as you put together your dream team in this basketball video game. A WORLD OF BASKETBALL. NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. PLAY NOW in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players. Build your own dream team in MyTEAM with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends. Live out your own pro journey in MyCAREER and experience your personal rise to the NBA. Flex your management skills as a powerful Executive in MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
3.3
Dragon Star Varnir 91.

Dragon Star Varnir

Platform: Switch
August 3, 2021
In a world where the bones of an ancient beast tower over the land... The knight Zephy is part of an order whose role is to hunt down witches -- people seen as cursed beings for giving birth to dragons. When he is almost killed on one of these missions, two mysterious witches save him from the brink of death by feeding him dragon blood. Granted new magic abilities by their efforts, he soon finds his fate intertwined with the witches and reluctantly joins them to fight against an Empire out to destroy his kind, ruthless dragon hunters, and a witch more powerful than any in existence. Can they fight all this and save themselves, or will his new allies succumb to the dragon's curse?
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Haven Park 92.

Haven Park

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
Explore a tiny and peaceful open world. Meet and talk to the campers, find the resources required to build cosy little campings and keep the campers happy. You will also have plenty of side quests on your journey. But no rush, this place is your safe haven to discover. Haven Park was inspired by games like A Short Hike or Animal Crossing, so if you are a fan of those, this game is definitely for you.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.6
Townscaper 93.

Townscaper

Platform: Switch
August 26, 2021
Instant town building toy. Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That's it. Townscaper is an experimental passion project. More of a toy than a game. Pick colors from the palette, plop down colored blocks of house on the irregular grid, and watch Townscaper's underlying algorithm automatically turn those blocks into cute little houses, arches, stairways, bridges and lush backyards, depending on their configuration.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
King's Bounty II 94.

King's Bounty II

Platform: Switch
August 24, 2021
The King's Bounty turn-based tactics series returns with King’s Bounty II! Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of Antara! Offering a fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series, King’s Bounty II expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty! Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
63
User Score:
4.5
Staxel 95.

Staxel

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Grow your farm, meet the villagers, and build your world. Welcome to Staxel, a quaint island full of charming characters, with bugs and fish to catch, fossils to excavate and quests to complete! Settle into your new home on the farm, fix it up, fill it with crops and animals, then change it up across the seasons of the year. When you’re not farming, take up a range of hobbies to earn some extra cash, or spend some time befriending the locals! Nurture Your Farm Put down roots in Staxel as you settle into your new life. It’s your job to fix up, improve and maintain your homestead. Work the fields, tend to your crops, and adopt a variety of adorable animals such as cows, sheep, cats, and dogs! Make sure to adapt with the changing seasons so you can enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labour all year round! Make The World Your Own With an extensive supply of resources available and a tool catered to every job, you’re tasked with handling all construction in the Staxel world, from your own farm to your neighbours’ houses, the general store and even the town hall!. Will you grow the village while keeping it’s rustic charm, or take it in an entirely new direction? Perhaps you’d rather focus on your own projects? It’s all up to you, and your creativity is just the tool for the job!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
RiMS Racing 96.

RiMS Racing

Platform: Switch
August 24, 2021
The first motorbike simulation that combines a realistic racing challenge with engineering and mechanics! Ride the world's most powerful motorbikes and optimise their performance by swapping out parts and analysing data in real time.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Astria Ascending 97.

Astria Ascending

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Explore a vast world on the brink of chaos in a mature, emotional JRPG. Experience an epic story with rewarding, turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious 4K hand-drawn visuals.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Monster Harvest 98.

Monster Harvest

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
Monster Harvest is a monster collecting and farming action RPG with a twist. Grow, collect and mutate your crops then take them into battle! Filled with places to discover and multiple ways to build your farm, get ready to craft, explore and battle across the vibrant world of Planimal Point.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.0
WitchSpring3 Re:Fine - The Story of Eirudy 99.

WitchSpring3 Re:Fine - The Story of Eirudy

Platform: Switch
August 13, 2021
Witchspring3 Re: Fine -the story of eirudy takes you deep into the misty forest, where the Witch eirudy lives secluded from the rest of the world, only accompanied by her Enchanted puppets. Whilst hiding in her house in the forest, from the warriors who are out to hunt her, she continues her efforts to escape her loneliness by trying to make her puppets talk. When One day she meets an adventurous young man named adrian in the forest, eirudy's life changes as she is thrown into the tide that determines the fate of deities and humans. The adventure begins and leads you down to an entwined path between light and darkness - which path will you choose? The enchanting adventure of eirudy offers an exciting and captivating storyline, which players won't want to put down. The turn-based battle system and the individual characters that develop over time make the game a really beautiful adventure. With Japanese voice actors, and text fully localized into English, the game is a stand-alone title in the Witch spring universe. It comes with new visuals and sound, very cute art style and loveable characters. And thanks to individual storyline choices, resulting in different endings and varied battle tactics, the game is worth playing through more than once.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Rustler 100.

Rustler

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
Become a medieval thug in a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references. Complete insane quests, kill heroes, steal horses, fight guards, rob peasants, listen to some bard music, and much more! All packed in old-school gameplay style!
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Coming Soon
  1. Shin Megami Tensei V

  2. DUSK

    • Release Date: Oct 28, 2021
    • Rating: M
    • Platform: Switch
October 2021 Releases