Yesterday, we shared the news that indie publisher Ratalaika Games was planning to host a Nintendo Direct-style presentation to show off several games coming to Switch. That presentation has now gone live, revealing a whopping seven new visual novels headed for our favourite hybrid console.
You can watch the show in full above, but we've also got quick descriptions of each game for you below. All of these are confirmed for Switch:
Long Live the Queen HD
Being a princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old. Now power is up for grabs. You may be the official heir, but much of the country's nobility would love to steal the throne for themselves. Can you survive long enough to reach your coronation?
As the nephew of a retired super villain, there's nothing Keegan wants more than to join the League of Evil! All he needs to do is commit a crime to complete his application. Unfortunately, Keegan soon finds himself in more trouble than he could have ever imagined when his plans are interrupted by a couple of spies from opposing agencies.
Will Keegan’s plans be thwarted or allow him to be successful?
Syrup and The Ultimate Sweet
In a magical town there lives a candy alchemist, Syrup, who one day discovers a candy golem in her basement. Uncover the mystery of where exactly did this candy golem come from on the quest to make the ultimate sweet.
Angels with Scaly Wings
After the discovery of a mysterious portal, you are selected as one of the few humans to travel to the world of dragons. While you serve as an ambassador, you learn more about this strangely familiar place, and discover that your human colleague knows more than he’s letting on.
A Summer with the Shiba Inu
When Syd the Shiba Inu returns to Shiba Island after a ten-year absence, she sets off a chain of events that overturns the lives of all the dogs she had left behind. Syd will have to confront and survive the past that made her leave the Island in the first place.
Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf
Althea and Shea’s tale starts when one of the siblings finds a young wolf and decides to take it with them. Thus, begins the long journey which will take the siblings on a long journey across the world of Aravorn!
Jisei: The First Case HD
A teenager with no name and no home wanders from one city to the next, burdened by the weight of his extraordinary ability. When he is accused of murdering a woman he's never met, he sets out to prove his innocence and find the true killer
Are you a big visual novel fan? Any of these taking your fancy? Let us know which titles stood out to you with a quick comment below.
Angels with scaly wings was actually pretty interesting. A friend gifted it to me and it kinda got me into the visual novel scene.
I've already got several VNs on Switch that I still need to work through but I'll check these out and pick up any that seem interesting enough. I noticed that Syrup and The Ultimate Sweet is already out on the eShop and is on sale (and is quite cheap to begin with).
I am not a huge visual novel fan, but some of these look pretty interesting!
Everyone reading the headlines on NL: "DIRECT?!"
Might try Blind Men!
I picked up Long Live the Queen on a Steam sale. It's similar to Princess Maker but very unforgiving. Trying to keep the princess state of mind right for the lessons you need takes getting used to. Plus if you don't have certain stats high enough at certain points in the story it's game over no matter what.
A neat lineup, but Long Live the Queen alone could make the whole newspiece for me. A simulation VN along the lines of Princess Maker, its cute anime designs conceal Game of Thrones levels of grim fantasy politics. Many endings and milestones to unlock, many ways to die a painful and/or frustrating death. I poured quite a few hours into it on GPD Win, but after having to move to a laptop I couldn't recover the saves and didn't have the heart to start the whole thing anew on a bulkier PC (the moods and classes take a lot of fine-tuning to reach certain triggers, even if some branches accept multiple skills interchangeably). Hoped for a Switch port in the future... and here we are!
syrup eminates bad vibes, but the shiba game looks hilarious
With the PS Vita dead and buried, here comes the flood of visual novels, for better or worse.
Gotta hand it to them, they're bringing out the goofy stuff to serve the niche audiences that might hitherto have gone unserved!
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