Update: The presentation has now aired, revealing a whopping seven new visual novel games for Nintendo Switch.


Original Article: Indie developer and publisher Ratalaika Games has teased several new announcements and a "surprise" set to appear in a Nintendo Direct-style presentation this week.

The studio will be hosting a video showcase on its YouTube channel tomorrow, 4th March at 7am PST, showing off a selection of indie visual novels which are coming to consoles for the first time. A press release detailing the presentation leads with the line, "Ratalaika Games Indie VN Showcase coming DIRECTLY to you March 4th", so it's pretty clear which format it hopes to emulate on the day.

The show will feature "several new announcements and even a surprise for the Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Microsoft Xbox One systems". Adrian Vega, the studio's CEO, has shared the following statement:

"We are excited to share our future plans with you all later this week! After a great reception of the console port of One Night Stand, we wanted to continue bringing more unique visual novels to consoles! We think that our wide line-up will cater to visual novel fans of all genres! This project has been a long time coming, and we are very excited to share it with you Wednesday."

Ratalaika Games has brought more games to Switch than we can count over the past couple of years, so it's practically impossible to guess which titles might make the jump next. If you're into your visual novels, though, it might be worth keeping an eye out for that presentation.

Are you a keen visual novel fan? Excited to see which games of the genre are headed to Switch next? Let us know with a comment.