The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (Switch eShop)

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (Switch eShop)The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (Switch eShop)
Publisher: En Masse Entertainment / Developer: BonusXP
Release Date: 4th Feb 2020 (USA) / 4th Feb 2020 (UK/EU)

In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, lead the heroic Gelfling to restore light to the world of Thra! Experience everything the fantasy world has to offer by playing through–and going beyond–the events of the Netflix series. Encounter never-seen-before playable characters, stories, and environments.

Over the course of 80 unique turn-based campaign battles taking place across the lands of Thra, recruit new allies and customize their forces by assigning them jobs and outfitting them with new equipment.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Switch eShop)

Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Switch eShop)Panzer Dragoon: Remake (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Forever Entertainment / Developer: SEGA
Release Date: 26th Mar 2020 (USA) / 26th Mar 2020 (UK/EU)

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is a decent take on an all-time classic that goes some way to modernising it, but doesn't quite nail the landing. Awkward controls and a visual style that's a clear improvement but could still look much better result in a game that’s mainly for fans of the original who are curious to see how it would look with a new lick of paint. It has been improved since launch with an update including "features and fixes", including gyro controls, 60fps and a host of other tweaks.

Trials of Mana (Switch)

Trials of Mana (Switch)Trials of Mana (Switch)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 24th Apr 2020 (USA) / 24th Apr 2020 (UK/EU)

Trials of Mana proves itself to be a successful revival of a lost classic, smartly infusing new design and content where necessary while still maintaining the spirit of the original. Multi-threaded storylines, an enjoyable combat system and flexible character progression combine to make this one a fantastic experience from start to finish, even if occasional performance problems hinder the experience somewhat. We’d give Trials of Mana a high recommendation to RPG fans and newcomers alike; there’s plenty here to love for both camps, and we hope that this release could act as a blueprint for future entries in the Mana series.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Switch eShop)

The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Switch eShop)The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Release Date: 14th May 2020 (USA) / 14th May 2020 (UK/EU)

From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim, comes The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a classic dungeon crawler reimagined. The Blades, the Empire’s top agents, are forced into exile. On the run, you return to your hometown to find it destroyed. Experience stunning dungeon adventures; create and customise your city, restoring it to greatness; conquer your friends and rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles; create any character you want and discover unique weapons, armour and abilities; master the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system.

Minecraft Dungeons (Switch eShop)

Minecraft Dungeons (Switch eShop)Minecraft Dungeons (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Mojang / Developer: Mojang
Release Date: 26th May 2020 (USA) / 26th May 2020 (UK/EU)

At its heart, Minecraft Dungeons is the sort of release that feels like it rides on the coattails of greater games a little too much. If this game did not have the Minecraft branding, it’s not much of a leap to assume that it would scarcely garner any attention based purely on its own merits. The gear system, combat, level design, and presentation is all fine and entertaining in its own right, but there’s little here that we could point to that elevates this game alongside or above peers such as Torchlight II, Diablo III or Path of Exile. If you're looking for a surface-level introduction to the ARPG genre or for something to play in co-op with the kids, it's a solid effort. If that doesn’t describe you, then we’d suggest going one of the options mentioned above for a more substantial and fulfilling experience of this genre.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (Switch eShop)

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (Switch eShop)Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 27th Aug 2020 (USA) / 27th Aug 2020 (UK/EU)

Fifteen years after its debut, the co-op action RPG Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is being remastered for Nintendo Switch. With the new online multiplayer mode, you and your friends can connect and adventure together – no link cable required! On top of that, there are new areas inside dungeons, so even returning fans can explore the unknown.

Empire of Sin (Switch)

Empire of Sin (Switch)Empire of Sin (Switch)
Publisher: Paradox Interactive / Developer: Romero Games
Release Date: 1st Dec 2020 (USA) / 1st Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Build a ruthless 1920’s criminal empire, and outsmart, out-gun and outlast your opponents in Prohibition-era Chicago. Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven, noir-inspired game puts players smack dab in the glitz and glamor of the roaring 20s, all while working behind the scenes in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.

DOOM Eternal (Switch eShop)

DOOM Eternal (Switch eShop)DOOM Eternal (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Bethesda / Developer: id Software
Release Date: 8th Dec 2020 (USA) / 8th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

DOOM Eternal has undergone one of the most severe visual downgrades we've ever seen in order to get the game running on Switch, but the fact that it runs at a solid 30 frames per second and, most importantly, is still fantastically good fun means this 'impossible' port is nothing short of a miracle. The looks may have taken a hit, but the non-stop action, incredible soundtrack and sheer satisfaction in taking out hordes of demons all add up to a game that is just as pure as it was on other formats.

No More Heroes III (Switch)

No More Heroes III (Switch)No More Heroes III (Switch)
Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture / Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
Release Date: 27th Aug 2021 (USA) / 27th Aug 2021 (UK/EU)

No More Heroes III has the faults of both its mainline predecessors – it’s a little more tedious than No More Heroes 2, and a little less meaningful than No More Heroes. It makes up for this, however, by being another inarguably impressive, balls-to-the-wall carnage-fest, a blood-spattered love letter to excess, and a Suda51 fan’s wet dream splashed across the Switch. The story it tells is cool. The game it plays is cool. Neither of these crucial aspects reach the heights of the series' Nintendo Wii origins, but nobody who truly gets No More Heroes could reasonably be disappointed with this third incarnation. The joke’s beginning to wear thin, but it’s all in the telling. And Suda51 can still spin a very fine yarn.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Tentative Title) (Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Tentative Title) (Switch)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Tentative Title) (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 2021 (USA)

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development for Nintendo Switch. That's pretty much all we know! Zelda and Link venture into a dark chamber deep beneath Hyrule Castle and discover the remains of a malevolent creature...

Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch eShop)

Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch eShop)Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Team Cherry / Developer: Team Cherry
Release Date: 2021 (USA)

Ascend to the Peak of a Haunted Kingdom! As Hornet, princess-protector of Hallownest, adventure through a whole new kingdom ruled by silk and song. Captured and brought this unfamiliar land, Hornet must battle foes and solve mysteries as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak.

Hollow Knight: Silksong is the epic sequel to Hollow Knight, the award winning action-adventure of bugs and heroes. As the lethal hunter Hornet, journey to all-new lands, discover new powers, battle vast hordes of bugs and beasts and uncover ancient secrets tied to your nature and your past.


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