Game Releases by User Score

Portal Companion Collection 1.

Portal Companion Collection

Platform: Switch
June 28, 2022
Including Portal and Portal 2, the Companion Collection comes to Nintendo Switch™ with all the groundbreaking gameplay, dark humor, and exploration that earned the series hundreds of awards. In Portal, you’ll use a highly experimental portal device to solve physical puzzles and challenges. Maneuver objects--and yourself--through space to puzzle your way through the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories. Return to Aperture Laboratories in Portal 2 where you’ll once again face off with the lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of the laboratories and a wider variety of portal puzzles. Plus Portal 2 also includes a co-operative game mode with local, split-screen and online multiplayer so you and a friend can think with portals.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.0
Persona 5 Royal 2.

Persona 5 Royal

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2022
Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist has a strange dream. "You truly are a prisoner of fate. In the near future, ruin awaits you." With the goal of "rehabilitation" looming overhead, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief. Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice. Wear the mask. Reveal your truth.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.3
Chained Echoes 3.

Chained Echoes

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2022
Take up your sword, channel your magic or board your Mech. Chained Echoes is a 16-bit SNES style RPG set in a fantasy world where dragons are as common as piloted mechanical suits. Follow a group of heroes as they explore a land filled to the brim with charming characters, fantastic landscapes and vicious foes. Can you bring peace to a continent where war has been waged for generations and betrayal lurks around every corner? Chained Echoes is a story-driven game where a group of heroes travel around the vast continent of Valandis to bring an end to the war between its three kingdoms. In the course of their journey, they will travel through a wide array of diverse landscapes spanning from wind-tanned plateaus and exotic archipelagos to sunken cities and forgotten dungeons.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 4.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2022
"Fighting to liveand living to fight" - A brand new RPG adventure awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Bringing together the futures of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, this title will take players to the world of Aionios, home to two hostile nations. Keves: a nation where mechanical technology was developed. Their armies are composed of units consisting mainly of combat vehicles. They use units of small, mobile weapons operated by soldiers riding them. Agnus: a nation strong in ether, a magical technology. Their forces are built around units that specialise in ether combat, and they fight with small, mobile, autonomous weapons that use ether technology. Six soldiers hailing from these nations, will take part in a grand tale with life as its central theme. Noah: One of the protagonists of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and a solider of Keves. Noah is also an "off-seer" who mourns for soldiers who've lost their lives on the battlefield. Lanz: An ally of Noah's who wields a great sword that doubles as a shield. Eunie: A childhood friend of Noah and Lanz who has a sharp tongue and rough personality. She specialises in healing her allies in battle. Mio: The other protagonist of this story, Mio is a soldier of Agnus and an off-seer like Noah. Taion: A tactician who fights alongside Mio using his smarts and insight. Sena: This soldier is an ally of Mio and Taion. Despite her petite figure, Sena wields immense physical strength!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
NieR: Automata - The End of YoRHa Edition 5.

NieR: Automata - The End of YoRHa Edition

Platform: Switch
October 6, 2022
NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is the Nintendo Switch™ version of NieR:Automata, an award-winning post-apocalyptic action RPG that has achieved deep-rooted popularity around the world. The distant future… Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. As 2B, a member of the newly organized android military force YoRHa, players will immerse themselves in a ferocious battle to take back the planet. Experience a captivating story that goes beyond simple entertainment, inspiring a wide array of emotions as it unfolds through genre blending action in a beautifully desolate open world. This product includes the content of the "3C3C1D119440927" DLC.* Three types of colosseums are included, and three types of costumes based on characters from the related title, NieR Replicant, can be obtained as rewards. *To enjoy this content you will need to have progressed a certain way into the main story of the game. There are also some scenes during the progression of the main game scenario in which this content cannot be accessed.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.9
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration 6.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

Platform: Switch
November 11, 2022
It has been five decades since a small team in Silicon Valley first combined their creativity, curiosity and passion into making video games and hardware. The result of their efforts was Atari, one of the most recognizable and enduring entertainment and pop culture brands in the world. Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration takes players on an interactive journey through 50 years of video games via interviews with designers, developers and industry leaders, documentary footage, product design documents, high-resolution original artwork, and a specially-curated list of more than 90 playable games.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.7
Neon White 7.

Neon White

Platform: Switch
June 16, 2022
Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life? Features: • You play as Neon White, an assassin plucked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a shot at redemption. • Collect “Soul Cards” to attack your foes or discard them to use unique movement abilities. • Compete for the best times by cleverly combining cards to discover massive shortcuts. • Uncover Heaven’s mysteries by getting to know the other assassins… did you know them in a past life?
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
Tunic 8.

Tunic

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2022
TUNIC is an action adventure game about a tiny fox in a big world where you don't belong. Presented by Finji. Developed by Andrew Shouldice, TUNIC is a game shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Crafted to evoke feelings of classic action adventure games, TUNIC stars a heroic little fox as they explore a foreign land that hides danger around every corner. Discover unique items, new combat techniques, and arcane secrets as our hero forges their way through intriguing new world. Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a mysterious beach, armed with only your own curiosity, you will confront colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets. * Explore a hostile and intricately-connected world of shady forests, sprawling ruins, and labyrinthine catacombs * Fight mighty bosses deep beneath the earth, high above the clouds, and in places stranger still * Collect the missing manual pages, bursting with hints and original full-colour illustrations * Discover hidden treasures to help you on your way * Unearth secret relics, secret techniques, secret puzzles, and listen, there's a lot of secrets! * Featuring sound design by Power Up Audio (Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Subnautica: Below Zero) * And an original soundtrack by Lifeformed (Dustforce, Double Fine Adventure) Keep your wits about you and be brave, little fox!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course 9.

Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2022
Another helping of classic Cuphead action awaits you in Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course! Brothers Cuphead and Mugman are joined by the clever, adventurous Ms. Chalice for a rollicking adventure on a previously undiscovered Inkwell Isle! With the aid of new weapons, magical charms, and Ms. Chalice’s unique abilities, players will take on a new cast of fearsome, larger than life bosses to assist the jolly Chef Saltbaker in Cuphead’s final challenging quest!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 10.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Platform: Switch
April 12, 2022
Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity! A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life. CHARACTERS: JURO KURABE A mild-mannered young high school student trying to live a normal life in the 80s. Rarely excited, he is fond of campy old Sci-Fi movies, with their giant robots and space invasions. But it seems like everyone in his life is trying to manipulate him for their own ominous ends... IORI FUYUSAKA She believes she's an ordinary high school girl, with dreams and crushes and a sweet tooth. However, she finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy, called on to stop an apocalypse before the world is doomed. What she's not sure about is: can she really answer the call? EI SEKIGAHARA A stoic young man with amnesia, Ei finds himself next to a dead body without any memories of his past. Declared a boy "from another dimension", he's constantly pursued by armed gunmen in black suits, and often finds himself in intense life-or-death situations. Through investing the clues and people in 1985, he chases the truth beyond his lost memories... KEITARO MIURA A dutiful young soldier from 1945, fiercely dedicated to defending his country. He'd lay down his life if it meant saving even a single soul. Chosen as part of a secret military program to pilot a new weapon called a "Sentinel", Miura soon discovers that his true enemies lie beyond World War II... MEGUMI YAKUSHIJI A shy, composed girl of few words, with a nurturing domestic side. While she's devoted to her beloved, Juro, he himself has lost all memory of their past relationship. Goaded on by a mysterious talking cat, she agrees to a "contract" -- willing to go to any length to restore the boy she loves. NATSUNO MINAMI A perky, friendly girl on her high school's track team who loves a good Sci-Fi story. When she discovers a small robot hiding in the school, it seems like a story out of one of her favorite movies. However, she finds herself drawn into a massive, apocalyptic conspiracy in which the dangers of her favorite shows becomes disturbingly real. NENJI OGATA A high school punk with a heart of gold. He prefers to punch first and ask questions later, so when he gets involved in a convoluted conspiracy, most of the geek-talk goes over his head. Still, he's determined to bust through and save the girl -- even if he's resigned to her thinking he's just another thug. RENYA GOUTO A cold, brilliant young man who will use any means necessary to find the truth. Gouto processes information and startling revelations with a calm, ready intelligence that baffles (or outpaces) the adults around him. He's no villain, but he knows what's at stake, and what must be done. RYOKO SHININOME An aloof agent desperate to prove her worth to her unrequited love (and mentor) Tetsuya Ida. A mission gone wrong left Ryoko with traumatic brain damage, and dependent on a medicine of unclear origins. Still, she fights through the mental fog and pain to untangle the conspiracies... SHU AMIGUCHI An easygoing late-80s high school playboy, quick to make friends and quick to flirt. Tries not to take life too seriously, whether it's on his side or not. But when his TV turns on by itself, and an idol starts talking to him through it, begging for his help unraveling a mystery...he rolls with it as best he can. TAKATOSHI HIJIYAMA A confident young Japanese soldier in the 1940s, displaced from his home and dropped into a city both foreign and familiar. Adrift, old-fashioned, and out of place, he struggles to make sense of all the changes in his world...and then, after months of living as a solitary vagrant, he finds the young man responsible for uprooting his life. TOMI KISARAGI A flippant, shy teenager. She often hangs out with her gal pals after school, getting snacks and chatting like any other, but she seems to know more than she lets on. Determined to investigate the mysteries of her fate, she surreptitiously follows whatever lead she can, only to discover even greater peril awaiting her... YUKI TAKAMIYA A surly delinquent who (reluctantly) infiltrates the school as a spy to save her best friend. Despite her disdain for her underhanded allies, she stubbornly seeks the truth when everyone else has something to hide. Tough and caustic, but she's got a protective streak and a sharp mind.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 11.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Platform: Switch
April 27, 2022
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Two Point Campus 12.

Two Point Campus

Platform: Switch
August 9, 2022
Welcome to the University of U. Build your university, your way. It’s time to spin academia on its head! Got a yearning for learning? Or just keen to build an educational masterpiece? Campus is jam-packed with new creative tools to help you build the university of your dreams. For the first time, build in the great outdoors as you develop your own delightfully educational campus environment, housing the top teaching facilities in the land. Whether you prefer building on simple foundations, or placing every tree, you can build the university you want. Lay down pathways with new easy-to-use tools. Plant glorious collections of outdoor flora. Place benches, fountains, sculptures, hedgerows – even picket fences. The only limit is your imagination (and your in-game bank balance).
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.7
Inscryption 13.

Inscryption

Platform: Switch
December 1, 2022
From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards... In Inscryption you will... Acquire a deck of woodland creature cards by draft, surgery, and self mutilation. Unlock the secrets lurking behind the walls of Leshy's cabin. Embark on an unexpected and deeply disturbing odyssey.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Tinykin 14.

Tinykin

Platform: Switch
August 30, 2022
Milo arrives on Earth to find that he's way too small, everybody's gone and a day hasn't passed since 1991! Catch hundreds of mysterious tinykin and use their unique powers to create ladders, bridges, explosions and a lot more! Find a way home through a sprawling ant-sized metropolis, and unravel Earth's biggest mystery!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 15.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Platform: Switch
June 16, 2022
With Bebop and Rocksteady assaulting Channel 6 and stealing super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder's latest twisted plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge sees the Turtles battling across a righteous range of timeless TMNT locations. From Manhattan and Coney Island, to city rooftops and dank sewers, help the fearsome foursome trounce Foot Soldiers, Triceraton Warriors, and Rock Troops all the way to Dimension X! Enjoy stunning full-color pixel art graphics and a vintage TMNT vibe that will rock you straight back to the awesome 80s. Every character, vehicle, weapon, item, and background is directly inspired by the 1987 TV show, making you feel like you hopped into the television -- with a dope mix of killer humor and action-packed adventures!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
OlliOlli World 16.

OlliOlli World

Platform: Switch
February 8, 2022
OlliOlli World is a bold new skateboarding action-platformer that’s bursting with personality. Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges, and make new friends along the way. Customize your character’s looks, tricks, and style while you experience explorable levels with multiple paths that provide an array of opportunities for player expression. Challenge the world in Leagues or dare a friend to beat your best tricks on one of millions of sharable levels. Experience the accessibility, depth, and player freedom as you dive into the signature flow state gameplay of OlliOlli World. OlliOlli World marks the third entry in the critically-acclaimed OlliOlli series from Roll7, the BAFTA and multi-award-winning independent studio. Key Features: • Welcome to Radlandia!: Take a trip across a lush skateboarding utopia that is filled to the brim with eccentric characters and vibrant locations that are begging to be explored. Find your grind in Inflatable Alley or blaze down Los Vulgas to discover new paths, fresh side quests, rad rewards, and epic trick opportunities. All perfectly complemented by a hand-picked compilation of IDM and Electronica tracks. • Play at your level: Super tight controls combine with highly refined gameplay to ensure a silky smooth ride. Not a Pro? Don’t worry – OlliOlli World welcomes you with open arms, allowing new players to tear down streets and pull off sick method grabs without fear of faceplanting the curb. Think you’ve got what it takes? Achieve mastery through millions of unique levels in sandbox mode or compete against rivals around the globe in leagues with a hugely deep combo system with over 100 moves to master and combine in your battle for the highest score. • Freedom of expression: Cruise through Radlandia's epic skate-haven and prove your skills to unlock special rewards that let you customize your character’s looks, tricks and style. Want to skate in your flip flops… go for it. Want to wear a bumble bee onesie …ok then… no judgement. In OlliOlli World as long as you’re on board anything goes!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
The Last Friend 17.

The Last Friend

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Seamlessly blending both the arcade action of games like Streets of Rage with the strategical thinking of titles like Plants vs. Zombies, The Last Friend quickly becomes a battle of man and canine standing stalwart against the end of the world. The Last Friend brings in a horde of super-powered dogs to help players drive back the violent mutants and gangs of the apocalypse in a fun, fast-paced hybrid of Brawler and Tower Defense. You’ll work your way across a vast dystopian, wasteland rescuing doggos who will in turn help you save the world in your roving battle station of conversion van that would make Harry from Dumb and Dumber incredibly jealous.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Bayonetta 3 18.

Bayonetta 3

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2022
Bayonetta returns in an all-new, over-the-top climax action game. Sporting a wicked new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must face a mysterious evil using her signature guns and time-slowing Witch Time ability. Is her foe angel, demon, or something else entirely? Tap into Bayonetta's naughtier side with Demon Masquerade, a new ability that channels the demon linked to her weapon allowing for some exciting action options, not to mention some hair-raising combos. She can also summon her demonic darlings like Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae during battle, unleashing their demonic powers in the heat of combat and in new, larger-than life battles where you directly control the action. Bayonetta fights bravely in the streets of Tokyo against a mysterious enemy bent on plunging humanity into the depths of chaos. Why is she there? And has the enemy already extended their grasp to other worlds?
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero 19.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2022
The Crossbell State, located in western Zemlya-- Once the site of fierce territorial battles, it has since developed into one of the continent's leading trade and financial centers. However, pressure from the Erebonian Empire and the Calvard Republic is steadily increasing. While corrupt officials from both sides remain locked in political disputes, the mafia and underground criminal organizations are preparing to start a war. In the midst of all this chaos, the Crossbell Police Department has lost the trust of its people. Among them are Lloyd Bannings, a rookie agent, Elie MacDowell, granddaughter of Crossbell's mayor, Tio Plato, a young sorcereress who wields an orbal staff, and Randy Orlando, a former security guard. The foursome are assigned to a new department, the Special Support Section, where they are left with no choice but to join forces in the face of adversity. This is a story about four unlikely heroes fighting to overcome the walls defining their way of life.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope 20.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Platform: Switch
October 20, 2022
Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests! * Build your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine. * Take down all new bosses, along with some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy. * Rescue the adorable Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help you in battle. * Unleash your heroes' skills but be strategic as you dash your enemies, team jump on your allies, and hide behind covers.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Easy Come Easy Golf 21.

Easy Come Easy Golf

Platform: Switch
September 13, 2022
Golf-game developer Clap Hanz' latest work makes its Nintendo Switch™ debut. Play with friends, family, people from all over the world, or kick back and golf on your own! Earn new characters, costumes, and courses as you play rounds in the main mode, Tour Mode. Track your growth by improving your Best Score on each course! Hop online and participate in a World Tournament or Online Match. World Tournaments with set rules are hosted weekly, and players worldwide pull out all the stops to see who has the top score! Play rounds with players from all over the world, hassle-free, in Online Match. If private affairs are more up your alley, create password-protected rooms to hit the course with friends!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.7
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak 22.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2022
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise. Featuring improved gameplay and nimble-feeling additions to combat mechanics, unique new monsters and hunting locales, and a new difficulty level in the form of Master Rank quests. As the hunter who saved Kamura from calamity, you must now journey to the far-off reaches of Elgado, an outpost near a Kingdom beset by a sinister new nemesis—the elder dragon Malzeno! Kamura Village is finally at peace, having fought off an onslaught of monsters attacks known as the Rampage. That hard-earned peace is disrupted by the unexpected appearance of the wolf-like monster Lunagaron in the Shrine Ruins. In the Shrine Ruins, the hunter meets Fiorayne, a knight of the Royal Order. Fiorayne asks for the hunter's help in investigating why monsters from the Kingdom are becoming violently aggressive and invading other territories, including Kamura. United in mission, they set off for the far-off outpost of Elgado.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
3.6
Return to Monkey Island 23.

Return to Monkey Island

Platform: Switch
September 19, 2022
Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Kirby and the Forgotten Land 24.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2022
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure! Join up with a pointy partner, Bandana Waddle Dee, in co-op play Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a buddy to play as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee and help each other explore and battle through this colorful world. While Kirby can float and inhale enemies, Bandana Waddle Dee can spin and stab with his sturdy spear. Find friendship in this forgotten world and save the Waddle Dees! Float over obstacles and fight through enemies on your way to each stage’s goal as you slash, poke, freeze, and hammer using Kirby’s copy abilities. Each themed stage you travel through will hide several friendly Waddle Dees in peril! Save them to grow the home base of your adventure, the once-deserted Waddle Dee Town. The Waddle Dees you rescue will unlock shops and leaderboards*. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the townsfolk’s favorite games.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Tactics Ogre: Reborn 25.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Platform: Switch
November 11, 2022
Based on the 2010 release, the game features improved graphics and sound, as well as updated game design, bringing to life a new Tactics Ogre that remains true to its roots. Tactics Ogre veterans will experience a game that surpasses their fondest memories, while players new to Tactics Ogre will discover a game unlike any they've ever played. Reborn and deeper than ever, the game enables players to immerse themselves in the world and intrigue of Tactics Ogre like never before. The Valerian Isles, jewels of the Obero Sea. Long a center of naval commerce, the people of the isles struggled throughout history for dominion over her shores. Finally there rose a man to put an end to this conflict: Dorgalua Oberyth. But history would know him as the "Dynast-King." King Dorgalua strove to stamp out the hatred among the people of the isles, and for fully half a century, Valeria knew prosperity. Yet upon the king's death, civil war erupted anew as three factions vied for control: the Bakram, who comprised much of Valeria's nobility; the Galgastani, whose people made up the majority of the isles' population; and the Walister, who numbered but few. The isles were soon divided between the Bakram and Galgastani, and an uneasy peace settled across the land. Yet none believed the calm would last...
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.3
Shovel Knight Dig 26.

Shovel Knight Dig

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2022
When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight's peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them. Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 27.

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash

Platform: Switch
January 12, 2022
Characters from SNK and CAPCOM clash in this epic card fighting game! Introducing! SNK VS. CAPCOM: CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH, a white-hot card fighting game for the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR (released in 1999), is coming to Nintendo Switch™! Back then, SNK VS. CAPCOM: CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH was sold as two separate games; the SNK Cardfighter's Version and the CAPCOM Cardfighter's Version. But now, both have been combined into one game! There's nothing stopping you from collecting all the cards! -SNK icons like Terry, Nakoruru, and Marco clash against CAPCOM legends Ryu, Chun-Li, and Mega Man in this insane card fighter! -There are 300 cards in total, where characters from both SNK and CAPCOM appear as Character Cards for fighting, and Action Cards for support during battle. Go out there and make the strongest fighting deck in the world! -You can trade between both the SNK and CAPCOM Cardfighters' Versions. What's more, you can even use their individual save data to have them battle each other! *You may switch between the SNK Cardfighter's Version and CAPCOM Cardfighter's Version at any time, but each has their own save data. *You may switch between the Japanese and English versions at any time, but each has their own save data. *Trading between Japanese and English versions is not possible. *The manual included in the game it is from the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.0
Beacon Pines 28.

Beacon Pines

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2022
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka. Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate! As the book's reader, you'll navigate the story's turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative 29.

AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Six years ago, the right half of a corpse was discovered under mysterious circumstances. The left half was never found...until six years later, when it was discovered completely fresh with no signs of decay, as though the victim was alive until just recently. Now, newly-appointed Special Agent Mizuki and her AI partner Aiba are tasked to solve the bizarre Half Body serial killings...
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Infernax 30.

Infernax

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2022
Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Lil Gator Game 31.

Lil Gator Game

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2022
There's a buddy atop every hill in this open-world, movement-focused adventure and they all seem to need help! Bop cardboard baddies, brave serene hills and forests, and scale sheer rocks that only a kid would dare! Explore a lovingly crafted island full to the brim with areas to discover, friends to make and joy to be had. Each area of the island brings unique quests and characters to meet. Glide through the mountain tops and drop in on the Theatre Troupe kids, swing your stick sword through the forest with the Prep schoolers or find the 'Cool Kids' down in the Creaklands. With plenty more areas to discover, there's no knowing who you might run into!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Retro Bowl 32.

Retro Bowl

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
Retro Bowl is the perfect game for the armchair quarterback to finally prove a point. Presented in a glorious retro style, the game has simple roster management, including press duties and the handling of fragile egos, while on the field you get to call the shots. Can you pass the grade and take your team all the way to the ultimate prize? Can you win the Retro Bowl?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
It Takes Two 33.

It Takes Two

Platform: Switch
November 4, 2022
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Nobody Saves the World 34.

Nobody Saves the World

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That's you, you're Nobody.) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee! Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld - on your own or with a friend online - while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and save the world!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Yomawari: Lost in the Dark 35.

Yomawari: Lost in the Dark

Platform: Switch
October 25, 2022
To break a curse placed upon her, a young girl must venture into the haunted streets of her town at night to search for her lost memories while evading the twisted spirits that lurk in the darkness.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Splatoon 3 36.

Splatoon 3

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2022
Ink up the Splatlands in the next Splatoon game. Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland. Even in this desolate environment, Turf War reigns supreme and battles rage in new stages located in the surrounding wilds. Dynamic new moves help these fighters dodge attacks and cover more ground, along with a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink. Ink it up with a new entry in the Splatoon series Discover the Splatlands, a new sun-soaked region with trendsetting inhabitants Experiment with new styles for Inklings and Octolings 4v4 Turf Wars* are back, with new stages, new maneuvers, and new weapons
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 3 37.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 3

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2022
Rev up those engines, because more courses are cruising over to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass DLC on Nintendo Switch this holiday! Wave 3 features eight tracks, including Merry Mountain from Mario Kart Tour and Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Wayward Strand 38.

Wayward Strand

Platform: Switch
September 15, 2022
Welcome to the Hospital - It’s the summer of 1978, and Casey Beaumaris is trying to make the most of her holidays, when her mum asks her to spend a long weekend helping out at the airborne hospital where she works. Casey prefers the company of books to people, but she agrees, secretly planning to write an article about her visit for the school newspaper. With her trusty notebook at the ready, Casey arrives on board the airship. The staff are overworked as they prepare for the visit of an important official, while the patients react to grief, or deal with active trauma. In the midst of these and many other interlocking and overlapping stories, Casey spends time with the patients, learning about their lives, and, as the stories unfold, discovering what she can do to help.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection 39.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection

Platform: Switch
August 30, 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection assembles thirteen classic TMNT games by KONAMI in one incredible package. This collection provides a unique opportunity for gamers to experience these immensely popular and very influential games on modern consoles and includes a fantastic set of new quality of life features: * Added Online Play for certain games and Local Couch Play * Save Anytime and Rewind * Eleven Japanese Regional Versions * Button Mapping * Unique Development Art & Sketches * Historic TMNT Media Content The games are based on the characters and themes based on the 80's children's cartoon and comic book series, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game often takes place in a fictionalized New York City, in the sewers, inside futuristic enemy bases and even across time itself!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth 40.

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2022
Deedlit awakens suddenly in a mysterious, unknown place. Where am I? Why am I here? With nobody around to respond, her questions are met with only silence. Seeking answers, Deed eventually sets off on foot, alone... Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a 2D action adventure game based on Record of Lodoss War. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous pixel animations, use a variety of weapons and the power of elemental spirits on your journey to solve the arcane mysteries of the labyrinth.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
Citizen Sleeper 41.

Citizen Sleeper

Platform: Switch
May 5, 2022
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYE An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE. Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time. TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future. ACCESS THEIR SECRETS Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks. YOU WERE MADE TO DIE Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Pokemon Legends: Arceus 42.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2022
A Bold New Direction. The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games' core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements. You'll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region's first Pokédex. -Catch Pokémon- To catch Pokémon in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, you can observe them to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball, and let fly! You can also have your ally Pokémon battle wild Pokémon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poké Ball holding your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, and you'll seamlessly enter battle and command your Pokémon by choosing from moves it knows. -An Adventure in the Sinnoh of Days Gone By- You'll be brought to the Sinnoh region, the setting for the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed. All around, you'll find Pokémon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh unlike the region you may remember from the days of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. The Poké Balls of old were apparently built a little differently from the ones we know so well. They were made mostly of wood, and steam puffed from their tops when Pokémon were caught. -Meet Your First Partner Pokémon- As you start off on your adventure to create the region's first Pokédex, you'll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as a partner. These three Pokémon arrived with a Pokémon Professor, who encountered them on research excursions to various regions. Rowlet Category: Grass Quill Pokémon Type: Grass/Flying Height: 1' Weight: 3.3 lbs. Rowlet is a Pokémon from the Alola region. It uses photosynthesis to store up energy during the day, while becoming active at night. Silently it glides, drawing near its targets. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks. Cyndaquil Category: Fire Mouse Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 1'8" Weight: 17.4 lbs. Cyndaquil is a Pokémon from the Johto region. It is timid and always curls itself up in a ball. When it's surprised, the flames on its back flare up stronger. When it is attacked, it uses its flames to protect itself. Oshawott Category: Sea Otter Pokémon Type: Water Height: 1'8" Weight: 13 lbs. Oshawott is a Pokémon from the Unova region. With the scalchop on its stomach, it blocks opponents' attacks, then retaliates immediately by slashing. Its scalchop can be used to break open hard Berries as well. Arceus Holding the key to this tale is the Pokémon known as Arceus. Arceus is said to have shaped all there is in this world. Just how is this mighty Pokémon connected to your journey? Category: Alpha Pokémon Type: Normal Height: 10'6" Weight: 705.5 lbs.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Triangle Strategy 43.

Triangle Strategy

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2022
Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictionsUtility, Morality, Libertywhich together make up Serenoa's world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
No Man's Sky 44.

No Man's Sky

Platform: Switch
October 7, 2022
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again. Embark on an epic voyage At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you'll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit. Find your own destiny Your voyage through No Man's Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry. Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you'll reap huge rewards. Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own...
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Islets 45.

Islets

Platform: Switch
August 24, 2022
Iko is an aspiring yet hopeful warrior exploring the land and sky to reunite a series of floating islands. With his rickety airship, he must travel from island to island in order to reignite each one's magnetic core while fighting off the many adversaries standing in his way. Islets is a surprisingly wholesome metroidvania about making connections with the people around you. By reuniting the islands and befriending a cast of charming characters, the world expands and reveals new parts of each area for Iko to explore. Scour every nook and cranny in order to collect the many upgrades hidden around this world and face its numerous hidden challenges! There's also a tour guide to show you around, but you should be careful. The guy's got some really weird vibes...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Dorfromantik 46.

Dorfromantik

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2022
Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Lost in Play 47.

Lost in Play

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2022
Go on a feel-good adventure with a brother and sister as they explore dreamscapes and befriend magical creatures. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must stick together and solve puzzles to journey back home. This whimsical puzzle adventure game will make you feel like you're playing a cartoon!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 48.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2022
The Gunvolt series began in 2014 with the digital-exclusive 3DS game Azure Striker Gunvolt. In 2016, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 continued the story of hero Gunvolt alongside his rival Copen. And now, in 2022, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 finally picks up where 2 left off as an official sequel. New protagonist Kirin fights along side Gunvolt, allowing players to switch characters on the fly, adding a new element to the series’ high-speed 2D action gameplay. Familiar faces will return as “Image Pulses,” a new system that allows players to use characters from Gunvolt’s past in combat with over 150 varieties available! Thanks to the cooperation of Keiji Inafune (LEVEL5 comcept CCO), series executive producer / action supervisor, Inti Creates has evolved Gunvolt 3‘s action to exceed the expectations of modern players on the Nintendo Switch platform. Players will be blown away by the speedy and precise action on display in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.7
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 49.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: Switch
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Endling - Extinction is Forever 50.

Endling - Extinction is Forever

Platform: Switch
July 19, 2022
Will the last mother fox on Earth be able to save its three little cubs? Experience how life would be in a world ravaged by mankind through the eyes of the last fox on Earth in this eco-conscious adventure. Discover the destructive eect of the human race, which corrupts day after day the most precious and needed resources of the natural environments. Explore Endling's 3D side-scrolling world and defend your cubs, three tiny and defenseless fur balls, feed them, see how they grow up level after level, notice their unique personalities and fears, and most importantly, make them survive. Use the cover of night to sneak with your litter towards a safer place. Spend the day resting in an improvised shelter and plan for your next movement carefully since it could be the last one for you or your cubs.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Penko Park 51.

Penko Park

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2022
Penko Park is a game about exploring an abandoned wildlife park. Meet its mysterious inhabitants by taking photos and interacting with the world! Snap magnificent shots and discover the creatures' most interesting poses. Collect wildlife details & snapshots in your trusty park guidebook. Uncover the park's history, secrets & many hidden paths. Use your trusty Penko Grappling Hand to interact with the environment. Enter the spooky realm by unlocking your camera's Ghost-o-Vision.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Live A Live 52.

Live A Live

Platform: Switch
July 22, 2022
Seven different stories featuring different protagonists, time periods, and gameplay styles await. In The Wild West, a wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life. In the Twilight of Edo Japan, a shinobi undertakes a secret mission. Experience these tales in any order you choose—the adventure is yours to control. What other stories will you uncover on the horizon...?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 53.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona...
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.5
Mini Motorways 54.

Mini Motorways

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands. From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
SIFU 55.

SIFU

Platform: Switch
November 8, 2022
Sifu is the story of a young Kung Fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family. One against all, he has no allies, and countless enemies. He has to rely on his unique mastery of Kung Fu as well as a mysterious pendant to prevail, and preserve his family's legacy. The hunt for your enemies will take you through the hidden corners of the city, from the gang-ridden suburbs to the cold hallways of the corporate towers. You have got one day, and countless enemies on your way. For every mistake, time will be the price to pay. Careful positioning and clever use of the environment to your advantage are key to your survival. Use everything at your disposal: throwable objects, makeshift weapons, windows and ledges... The odds are stacked against you, and you will be offered no mercy. Kung Fu is mastery through practice, a path for both the body and the mind. Learn from your errors, unlock unique skills, and find the strength within yourself to master the devastating techniques of Pak-Mei Kung-Fu.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined 56.

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Pocky the shrine maiden and Rocky the raccoon are back together in the latest game in the long-running classic shooter series! As the evil Black Mantle attacks, Pocky and Rocky need to team up once again, this time with some new friends to take on the upcoming challenges! With 8 stages of high-paced shooting action, you'll have your hands full with creepy enemies, big bosses, and lots of twists and turns!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition 57.

Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Arise: A Simple Story is a critically acclaimed 3D time manipulation narrative adventure. Embark on a journey about happiness and hardship, joy and sorrow. A story that all of us will one day experience – the loss of our closest loved ones and how we remember them. Manipulate time, solve puzzles, and reshape surroundings as you push forward into the bittersweet recollections of a past life and see how one’s life can be shaped by the presence of a soulmate. Each level is a metaphorical representation of the stages of life and how our memories shape these recollections. The game also supports an easy to pick up couch co-op feature allowing you to play together with a loved one.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Dungeons of Dreadrock 58.

Dungeons of Dreadrock

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
"Every year, a young boy is chosen to defeat the King of the Mountain." - only this time, it's your brother. After accompanying him to the Dead King's Gate and letting him enter on his own as advised... Well let's just say things go different from there than the Village Elders expected. In order to reach the Dead King's crypt to save your brother from being sacrificed you'll need to solve puzzles, evade traps and fight a bunch of enemies. There are scrolls to decipher, levers to pull, floor plates to step on, fireballs to evade, doors to smash or to unlock, and a whole lot of enemies to kill. But while Zombies or Dread Beetles are easy prey, a lot of other creatures from Ogres to Dark Elves, Minotaurs and Dragons will require more than just brute force to be overcome.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Dawn of the Monsters 59.

Dawn of the Monsters

Platform: Switch
March 15, 2022
The cataclysmic battle between giant monsters has begun in this manga-inspired, side-scrolling, kaiju beat-'em-up! Titanic creatures known as Nephilim have invaded Earth, and the only hope of stopping them is DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network), which unleashes its own colossal combatants to defend against the enemy hordes! Take control of four hulking behemoths - Megadon, Aegis Prime, Tempest Galahad, and Ganira - each with distinct abilities and play styles, and smash your way through destructible real-world environments spanning more than 35 missions! Power up with DNA augments, crush foes with devastating Rage moves and brutal finishers, and team up with a friend for 2-player co-op action! You are the planet's last line of defense...but will that be enough for mankind to survive the Dawn of the Monsters!?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes 60.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Join Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters as you engage in massive battles across Fódlan Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, and other Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters return to put their combat expertise on display as you revisit a war-torn Fódlan. Unleash devastating combos and striking special moves in action-packed, real-time combat. Cut through hordes of enemies as characters from the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game. Take down dozens of foes with Edelgard’s axe or Dimitri’s lance, or blast enemies from a distance with Claude’s bow. Slash, swing, and spear your way to a brighter future for Fódlan.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream 61.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2022
A mysterious story of a mysterious dream... One of the stories experienced throughout the Alchemist Sophie’s many adventures, as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell. This is Sophie’s adventure as she searches for her friend Plachta in the dream world Erde Wiege, where they become separated, and shows the bonds she forms with the people she meets and passing of hearts. ■Evolved turn-based battles & seamless transitions! In the 6 member party turn-based battles, the 3 members in the front and 3 in the back form 2 teams cooperating “multi-linked turn battles”, and transitions from exploration to battles without loading times in “seamless battles”, the entire game can be enjoyed at a great pace. ■2 types of panels for everyone to enjoy synthesis! This game uses panel synthesis, the synthesis system of the Mysterious series, where materials are placed in the panel slots to create new items in this puzzle-like feature. By placing the certain materials in the slots, various effects can be produced. There are 2 types of panels in this game that players can select from : a regular panel and a restricted panel that has a higher synthesis difficulty level. The board of the restricted panel is fairly complex, but when materials are placed just right, items with high effects can be synthesized, which can't be generated from the regular panel.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
Zombie Army 4: Dead War 62.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Platform: Switch
April 26, 2022
The resistance have defeated Zombie Hitler and cast him into Hell but the dead rise once again with greater hunger than before. Continue the alternate history of Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond! Fight the forces of darkness in corpse-riddled canals, survive a Zombie Zoo, and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before and lived to tell the tale!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Card Shark 63.

Card Shark

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2022
Card Shark is an adventure game full of cunning, intrigue, and delectable deceit. "Our adversaries tonight? An unscrupulous group of scoundrels and rogues, rumoured to possess an unlimited fund between them. If we stick to the strategies you’ve learnt, this will be a walkover." - Comte de Saint-Germain LEARN AND MASTER NEW TRICKS Cheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. Master deceptions using card marking, false shuffles, deck switching, false deals, and more! Use your ill-gotten gains to buy your way into the closed world of high-stakes tables. UNCOVER A CONSPIRACY ... as you climb from local card parlors to the King's table. A word of advice: Don't get caught. Your fellow gamblers do not take kindly to cheats… TRAVEL THROUGH 18TH CENTURY FRANCE Discover small towns, remote mansions, and luxurious lounges imagined by Nerial team (Reigns), game creator Arnaud De Bock (Pikuniku). Immerse yourself in the ornate visual artwork of Nicolai Troshinsky. Have your every move accompanied by an original score from Andrea Boccadoro as interpreted by an orchestra.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival 64.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2022
Join Don-chan and your guide, Kumokun on a journey to becoming a Taiko master. With new songs and modes, your rhythmic adventure awaits! • New Modes - Have fun with up to 4 players in Donkatsu Toy Wars and Donchan Band. • New and Classic Songs - With up to 76 songs in the game and hundreds more online, there is a song for everyone to enjoy. • Welcome to Omiko City - Join Don-chan and your guide, Kumokun on a journey to becoming a Taiko master.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden 65.

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2022
Set sail on a voyage to change destiny itself. Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the maidens for generations, but which now face destruction. The hero of the story vows to save the islanders and sets sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden. The second game in the unique Voice of Cards series, where all elements are presented entirely through the medium of cards, in the tradition of tabletop RPGs and gamebooks. A touching tale set in a world of melancholic beauty, brought to you by YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music Director) and Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Designer). *This game is not a direct sequel to Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars. Both stories can be enjoyed as standalone game experiences. *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.8
Tormented Souls 66.

Tormented Souls

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
While investigating the disappearance of twin girls at Winterlake - something terrible happens to Caroline Walker. Waking in the dead of night, naked in a bathtub - and hooked up to some decrepit medical equipment, Caroline must fight for her life as she explores the halls of an abandoned Mansion turned hospital. Tormented Souls deliberately sets out to draw inspiration from classic survival horror. From Resident Evil and Silent Hill, to Alone in the Dark - Tormented Souls is a modern take on the fixed-perspective adventure, offering a modernised control scheme and a more dynamic camera, while retaining everything that made those games so beloved by fans.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.5
Variable Barricade 67.

Variable Barricade

Platform: Switch
February 24, 2022
A proposal within five seconds of meeting!? The mysterious handsome men who appeared in front of Hibari, the only daughter of distinguished Toujou family, were the groom candidates who had been sent by her natural enemy, her grandfather. Alerted by her intuition Hibari realized that there must be something more behind this. Why now? And anyway, who are these guys in the first place? Though she showed a firmly defiant stance toward this obviously suspicious situation, her grandfathers decision was absolute. While still surprised they were given a villa, and on the premise of a marriage proposal they started living together. The four men try to pursue her in many ways, aiming for the groom position. Within the dazzling days of seduction, Hibari resolutely makes her decision. “There’s absolutely no way I’ll fall for you!”
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey 68.

Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2022
Join Shin-chan and his family on a 7-day summer vacation in Kyushu. Before the start of your adventure, you'll receive a strange camera from an Evil Professor that serves as your daily companion in recording all of your discoveries and moments during your venture. Enjoy doing other stuff like catching various insects and fishes to fill up your wildlife journal. So, be sure to get your camera and bug-catching net ready as you explore the wonderful land of Kyushu. However, things get a little bit tricky upon realizing that your friends in Kyushu look exactly the same as your friends' way back home. Plus, things get even darker upon your encounter with a giant creature and a strange man. What kind of experience awaits you in Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Lunistice 69.

Lunistice

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2022
A 3D platformer with an art style inspired by original PlayStation and SEGA Saturn titles.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium 70.

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium

Platform: Switch
July 22, 2022
Included Games: 1943 Kai Black Tiger Block Block Capcom Sports Club Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Eco Fighters Gan Sumoku (GunSmoke) Hissatsu Buraiken (Avengers) Hyper Dyne Side Arms Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition Knights of the Round Last Duel Magic Sword Mega Man: The Power Battle Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge Pnickies Rally 2011 LED Storm Saturday Night Slam Masters Savage Bees (Exed Exes) SonSon Street Fighter Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo The King of Dragons The Speed Rumbler (Rush & Crash) Three Wonders Tiger Road Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Cult of the Lamb 71.

Cult of the Lamb

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2022
Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. BUILD YOUR FLOCK. Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock. DESTROY THE NON-BELIEVERS. Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult's dominance. SPREAD YOUR WORD. Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of five mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.3
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch 72.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Platform: Switch
July 12, 2022
Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion. Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts. Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
A Musical Story 73.

A Musical Story

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2022
A Musical Story is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion 74.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

Platform: Switch
December 13, 2022
CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION is a full remaster of the PlayStation Portable exclusive CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII-, which originally launched back in 2007. CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION is a true remaster that follows the original's narrative: Zack Fair's mission to find the missing SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos. It features multiple improvements from the original game - for example, the graphics have been converted to HD, with all the 3D models, from the characters to everything else, being fully refreshed. What's more the dialogue is now fully voice-acted, and there's a new arrangement for the soundtrack!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Capcom Fighting Collection 75.

Capcom Fighting Collection

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Features 10 classic titles, including two Darkstalkers games never before released in North America! Take on all challengers in online play with rollback netcode for all ten games, and enjoy additional features including a gallery of official art, a music player with hundreds of tracks, and more: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (Japanese version, first official release in North America) Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire (Japanese version, first official release in North America) Red Earth (First release outside of arcades) Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Hyper Street Fighter II
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.0
Cotton Fantasy 76.

Cotton Fantasy

Platform: Switch
May 20, 2022
Something sinister is in the making – the willows are vanishing from Fairyland and the Fairy Queen entrusts Silk with solving the case. Who could be behind this devious ploy? For a promised lifetime all-you-can-eat supply of tasty willows, the little witch Nata de Cotton is willing to help her old friend out and embark on yet another adventure together, to save the Fairyland. Experience the most precise gameplay in the Cotton series, mixing up the iconic Cotton playstyle with a few new shoot ‘em up mechanics, 6 iconic playable characters and 16 colourful and varied stages to unlock, with vertical, horizontal and 3D movement. Each character has their own mechanics and attacks, creating a lot of variation and replayability on your hunt for the high score. Packaged with a light-hearted story full of charming, fun cutscenes, fully-voiced in Japanese, and an exhilarating soundtrack with iconic remastered tracks from the past, this is a great and accessible new shoot ’em up game for fans of the Cotton series and newcomers alike.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
WindJammers 2 77.

WindJammers 2

Platform: Switch
January 20, 2022
The best flying disc game of all time is back! With amazing hand-drawn graphics, crazy new moves, gameplay mechanics and awesome new characters and stages, Windjammers 2 is the sequel you've been dreaming of.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei 78.

Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

Platform: Switch
June 28, 2022
Fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few. The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man. Torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets off in hopes to take down the Heike stronghold and finally bring peace in the country. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Revita 79.

Revita

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
A nameless child with no memories awakens in the metro with only a vague sense of purpose and desire to reach the distant clocktower, hoping to find answers at the top. On the way they will discover a melancholic world filled with masked characters, monsters and perhaps the answers that the child seeks. A fast paced twin-stick roguelite platformer. Climb an ominous clock tower in a series of procedural encounter rooms and past challenging boss fights on your way to reclaiming your lost memory.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series 80.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series

Platform: Switch
July 8, 2022
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series brings back "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile" and "Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil" remastered in one collection to fans new and old. Get ready to set off on an adventure to save the world. Released initially in 1997 by Namco, Klonoa is a side-scrolling platformer featuring a colorful character roster and vibrant game world, it's up to you as Klonoa to embark on a journey to save Phantomile. For the franchise's momentous twenty-fifth birthday, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil are receiving the remaster treatment in a two-in-one set—titled KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series slated to hit the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam. The graphics have received an elegant revamp while Klonoa's beloved world and classic gameplay have been faithfully preserved. The remaster also features an adjustable difficulty level, allowing franchise newcomers to delve right into the action, and long-time fans to get reacquainted with ease.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
ANNO: Mutationem 81.

ANNO: Mutationem

Platform: Switch
September 1, 2022
Welcome to the neon-covered, 2D-meets-3D Cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this Action-Adventure game with RPG elements you become Ann: a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in the giant Metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express. This is a world full of surprises waiting for you to find out! While going through the main story you can chat with a Cyborg corgi, take on a part-time bartender job, hunt down vicious criminals reveal the true face of a trending V-streamer! By exploring diverse locations such as neon Noctis Town, an off-shore cargo ship and huge underground structures, players are free to go as they please and act as they want.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Please, Touch The Artwork 82.

Please, Touch The Artwork

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2022
What happens when you DO touch the artwork? Part Zen-puzzle, part narrative-adventure, you'll explore the secret world behind iconic abstract paintings through over 160 puzzles spread over 3 unique games. An aesthetic journey to the origins of modern art, set to a soothing jazzy soundtrack. + FUN ART FACTS! The first game tells the origin story of pure abstract art. It's a challenging puzzle where you'll add colors and lines to a canvas to recreate paintings. The second game is about Boogie & Woogie, two squares who just want to be together, but a rapidly growing world is making this harder and harder. You'll help Woogie reach Boogie by figuring out how the obstacles influence Woogie's path. In the third game you'll move to the big city, only to be overwhelmed with mixed emotions. From joy and excitement to feeling homesick and missing your friends and family. You'll be maneuvering through the craziness of the Big Apple while collecting letters to form a poem.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition 83.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION is a remaster of "CHRONO CROSS". The 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new illustrations have added, and all kinds of new features are now included. Additionally, the game that formed the bedrock of the story, "RADICAL DREAMERS - Le Trésor Interdit -", is included in this edition. CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself. New Features in the Remastered Edition ・3D models converted to HD ・Refined character illustrations ・Higher-quality background music ・Switch enemy encounters on or off ・Background filter feature ・Battle enhancement features to make combat easier ・Auto-battle function ・Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font ・Change screen resolution
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.3
Sol Cresta 84.

Sol Cresta

Platform: Switch
February 22, 2022
Sol Cresta is a sequel to 1980 arcade game Moon Cresta and its 1985 successor Terra Cresta.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Andro Dunos 2 85.

Andro Dunos 2

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2022
Andro Dunos (アンドロデュノス, in japanese) is a side scrolling arcade game from shoot’em up category (Shmup). It was originally released in 1992 by SNK. In Andro Dunos 2, players take control of the Yellow Cherry once more, sent to end the long war with the aliens once and for all. The ship has four distinct weapons that can be improved by collecting bonuses as you progress through the different levels. Features: – The direct sequel to one of the most famous shmup from 1990s : Andro Dunos! – An epic side-scrolling space journey awaits you in Andro Dunos 2! – Fight and explode hundred of spaceships thanks to various weapons such as laser, hawk... or even homing missiles! – Recover power ups by killing enemies. – Music composed by Allister Brimble
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Bugsnax 86.

Bugsnax

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answers and a snack, maybe. In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island * What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really? * How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them? * And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!? We are what we eat Bugsnax takes you on a whimsical adventure to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone... and hungry! It's up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD? Key features: * Discover, hunt, and capture all 100 different species of Bugsnax using a variety of contraptions and bait! * Explore the diverse biomes of Snaktooth Island to track down and reunite the inhabitants of Snaxburg. * Stuff your new friends with Bugsnax to customize them with countless new looks. * Follow every lead to learn more about Lizbert's band of misfits and the mysteries of Snaktooth Island.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.2
Lover Pretend 87.

Lover Pretend

Platform: Switch
December 1, 2022
The main character Chiyuki lives alone and spends all of her time studying for university and doing part-time work. She has two dreams in life. The first is to become a scriptwriter, which was also a dream of her late mother. Another is to find her father who she never met. Chiyuki tries looking for information while working her new job, but in a twist of events ends up cast in the role of their love interest? Can Chiyuki draw up a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince 88.

Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince

Platform: Switch
August 16, 2022
The Minotaur King has returned...and it's all your fault! Lily's back for a new "classic" action-adventure set hundreds of years after The Sleeping King! Grandpa's latest tale takes you on a journey through haunted forests, pirate shores, and other mysterious lands across a vast open-world! Charming towns, terrible enemies, tricky puzzles, and powerful weapons await you. Enjoy a "story within a story" as Grandpa narrates exciting moments throughout Lily's incredible adventure. Will you help Lily defeat the Minotaur King and save her brother?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
River City Girls 2 89.

River City Girls 2

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2022
The River City Girls are ready for round 2! When an old foe resurfaces, Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, and Riki - joined by newcomers Marian and Provie - hit the streets for an all-new beat-'em-up adventure packed with new abilities, enemies, environments, and more! Team up for local or online co-op, then pound punks into the dirt with brand-new guard-crush attacks, lift-off combos, double-team maneuvers, and other knuckle-busting techniques! Level-up to earn new moves, buy items and accessories in more than 30 shops, and recruit defeated foes and hired heavies to help you on your way! River City is bigger than ever, with more locations to explore, more objects to destroy, and a day-night cycle! With nonlinear gameplay, a dynamic story system, and another epic soundtrack by Megan McDuffee, River City Girls 2 will keep you brawling until all your enemies yell "BARF!"
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.1
Kombinera 90.

Kombinera

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It's up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos? Core Features: -Progress through 300 increasingly complex puzzles. -Encounter new hazards and abilities. -Replay levels to achieve best times. -Grab collectibles to unlock new levels -Vibrant neon visual style accompanied by ambient electronic audio tracks. -In-depth, complex, heart-tugging emotional storyline. -Accessible controls.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 91.

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2

Platform: Switch
January 27, 2022
Get ready to break into the new apeX of 2D action. Copen and Lola are back in Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
Digimon Survive 92.

Digimon Survive

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2022
Digimon Survive presents a hybrid visual novel and tactical RPG set in a mysterious world filled with dangerous monsters and deadly battles that will test your ability to survive. After getting lost on a school trip, Takuma Momozuka finds himself transported to a world inhabited by ferocious foes and new allies. Join Takuma and his friends as they fight their way back home. Craft your story in this thrilling visual novel with turn-based combat. Key Features: Rich Visual Novel Experience – Unfold a dark tale about friendship and survival that is jam-packed with exciting drama, a unique cast of characters, and potentially grim choices. A Mysterious World – Explore otherworldly areas filled with hidden secrets and Digimon to recruit. The Power Is Yours – Your choices affect gameplay: your bond with other NPCs, your Digimon’s evolution, and the outcome of your adventure. Thrilling & Strategic Gameplay – Persuade your opponents to join your team and evolve them to fight alongside you in battles thrilling turn-based battles.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story 93.

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
The complex and interwoven mysteries you’ll unravel in this investigative adventure are centered around the ill-fated Shijima family, which has suffered a series of inexplicable deaths over the last century. As Haruka Kagami, it’s up to you to use your powers of deduction to uncover the truth behind these mysterious events and the ‘Fruit of Youth’ that allegedly lies somewhere in the Shijima Mansion. You’ll explore both the past and the present in four murder cases, set across different eras of Japan. Of course, unravelling this intricate web of secrets won’t be straightforward. You’ll have to have your wits about you as you uncover clues, speak to suspects, and put all the pieces of the puzzle together to form a hypothesis. Not everyone you speak to will be cooperative, so be ready to counter their arguments when you present your case. And don’t worry if your detective skills are a little rusty - the game is designed in such a way that you’ll be able to reach the correct answer if you don’t give up. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Just Dance 2023 Edition 94.

Just Dance 2023 Edition

Platform: Switch
November 22, 2022
Welcome to a new era of dance with Just Dance® 2023 Edition! Now with online multiplayer, personalization, 3D immersive worlds, and new songs and modes year-round, you can experience a never-ending dance party all year long! • Online Multiplayer: Play Just Dance with whoever you want, wherever they are, with this brand-new feature! Invite up to five players to dance with and find out who has the best moves. • New User Interface: Spend more time dancing and less time searching thanks to a new, more modern, and intuitive user interface. Everything is one click away: playlists, game modes and songs! • Personalized Experiences: Unlock custom-made sessions and songs tailored to your preferences and playing habits. Plus, Just Dance will keep track of your progress and scores, so you can show off your dancing skills! Just Dance 2023 is your on-demand dancing platform!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.4
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 2 95.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 2

Platform: Switch
August 4, 2022
Wave 2 includes the Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup, with fast and familiar courses appearing from the Mario Kart series across the Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, Wii and Mario Kart Tour games. Each course can be played locally or online.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.7
Grapple Dog 96.

Grapple Dog

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
Jump, Swing and Zip your way through colourful worlds and exciting challenges in this unique 2D action-platformer! Master the power of the Grapple on your adventure to save the world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.0
OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition 97.

OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
"I will claim the starsongs, and bring honor to the clan." Exiled by his people, Jun ventures out in search of starsongs to redeem himself. But progress is slow, until he saves Eda, a witch who can pick up on the sound of asteroids. However, what appears to be a blessed encounter, will end up becoming a lifelong burden... Echo of Starsong is a narrative puzzle adventure game. Asteroids emitting a sound known as "Starsongs" have become the center of conflict for the immense power they hold. Determined to claim asteroids of his own, a young man ventures out with a girl who can imitate starsongs, lending her voice to unravel an ancient myth deep in the heart of space.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords 98.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

Platform: Switch
June 8, 2022
The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.5
Doraemon: Story of Seasons - Friends of the Great Kingdom 99.

Doraemon: Story of Seasons - Friends of the Great Kingdom

Platform: Switch
November 2, 2022
Doraemon, Noby and their friends land on an unknown planet and decide to help a new friend fulfill his dreams - by farming! Plow the fields, harvest crops and tend to the animals. You can even use Doraemon's secret gadgets to farm in a flash! Relax by living with friends, eating delicious meals and fishing. And with local play, you and a pal can build a ranch together!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
.hack//G.U. Last Recode 100.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
.hack//G.U. is back! Log back into the .hack//G.U. trilogy and return to "The World," as Haseo tracks down Tri-Edge in .hack//G.U. Last Recode, now with enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and brand new modes! This collection includes all 3 original .hack//G.U. titles, Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption, all fully restored and remastered for PS4. Immerse yourself in "The World," a MMORPG, and find out what is real and what is reality in .hack//G.U. Set in 2017, years after the events of the first .hack series, "The World" has now been rebuilt. Follow Haseo as logs into "The World" and hunts PKs (Player Killers), in order to gain strength and track down Tri-Edge, a strong PK who attacked his friend, Shino, in the game and put her into a coma in real life. Relive the drama and epic battles in 1080p and 60fps, and improved battle balance and pacing for the definitive .hack//G.U. experience.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1

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    Fashion Police Squad

    • Release Date: Feb 2, 2023
    • Platform: PS5
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    Fashion Police Squad

    • Release Date: Feb 2, 2023
    • Platform: PS5