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News Xiaomei And The Flame Dragon's Fist Is A 16-Bit Kung Fu Throwback That Packs A Punch
With music from Namco composer Norio Nakagata
Publisher Leoful has today revealed that PiXEL's side-scrolling kung fu beat 'em up and retro throwback Xiaomei and the Flame Dragon's Fist is launching on the Switch eShop on 31st March. Plus, if you pre-order now, you can get yourself a 10% discount. Created as a homage to the 16-bit era, with...
News Let's Get Seasonal With Story Of Seasons: A Wonderful Life's Latest Trailer
Spring into action
Marvelous Europe has launched a brand new trailer for Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, this time looking in depth at the different seasons you'll be enjoying as you embark on your new life on the farm. You'll be starting your journey in Forgotten Valley (uh... what happened to 'Forget-Me-Not?) in Spring, getting to grips with...
News Melon Journey Is An Adorable Mystery Adventure With Game Boy Aesthetics
It's all a bit meloncholy
Publisher XSEED Games is bringing the adorable-looking Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories to Switch on 6th April 2023, and it looks like a long-lost Game Boy game. Developed by Froach Club as a sequel to its 2012 itch.io title, Melon Journey, your adventure takes place in a small, cosy village known as Hog Town, where...
News Kingdom Eighties Beams Neon Nostalgia And Micro-Strategy Onto Switch This Year
Confirmed for consoles
Kingdom Eighties: Summer of Greed is the newest entry in the Kingdom micro-strategy series. Teased last year, publisher Raw Fury has now revealed that the game will be coming to consoles — including Switch — sometime in 2023. Developed by Fury Studios, Kingdom Eighties is a fair bit different from other games in the...
News Eiji Aonuma On Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom: Expect New Gameplay That Will Change The Game World
Let your imagination run wild
The legendary Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma turned 60 last week, and as part of his birthday celebrations, he shared a message at the Famitsu Game Awards after The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom won 'most anticipated' game - teasing what Zelda fans could expect from Link's new adventure. According to a rough...
News ARK's 'Extinction' Expansion Locks In April Release For Nintendo Switch
New map, storyline & more content is on the way
Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard this week announced it would be bringing the third expansion pack for the game 'ARK: Extinction' to the Switch next month on 11th April. This DLC will add a new map and storyline, powerful new creatures to tame, new challenges, and gigantic roaming...
News Neon And Gnarly Roguelike 'Elsie' Gets New 'Bosses And Biomes' Trailer
Ready to run-and-gun?
Publisher Playtonic Friends has today revealed a new trailer for its upcoming neon-drenched roguelike, Elsie, and it is looking set to be a pretty one — 'pretty' in its visuals, and 'pretty challenging' in its gameplay. Developed by Knight Shift Games, Elsie will see you taking on the role of the titular character in an...
News Frogun Encore Leaps Onto Switch This Summer With More N64-Inspired Platforming
The collectathon is far from over
Publisher Top Hat Studios has announced that last year's throwback platformer Frogun will be landing itself a sequel, as Frogun Encore is set to bring even more low-poly vibes our way this summer. The last retro-inspired puzzle platformer was an all-around good time when it leapt onto the Switch in 2022 and the...
Feature 24 Indie Games We're Excited About On Switch In 2023
Make room on your SD card!
We've updated this list with lots of new entries for 2023, and included release dates on some long-awaited titles. Happy wishlisting! 2022 is dead, long live 2023. Let's hope this year is better and brighter than the last, eh? We've already rounded up our most-anticipated games for 2023, but that tends to cover the big...
News Pirates Outlaws Sails Roguelike Rig And A Coffer Of Cards Onto Switch This Month
Blackjack, not Blackbeard
BlitWorks has revealed that it's bringing hit pirate-themed, papercraft roguelike Pirates Outlaws to Switch on 29th March. Developed by Fabled Games, this deckbuilding, swashbuckling adventure lets you sail the seven seas while using over 700 cards. You'll need to use your deck (not just your ship's own) to your advantage...
News First Harvest Moon: The Winds Of Anthos Images Tease What's Next For The Farm Sim Spin-Off
Farming AND romance? What a concept!
We're all looking forward to the remake of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, right? Even if you're not, it's fair to say that it has been a long time coming, especially when you consider just how much has gone on behind the scenes for this series since the original GameCube release back in 2004 — see, it's...
Guide Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam: Everything We Know So Far
Gathering all of the clues about the upcoming puzzler
The wait for what many would refer to as another proper Professor Layton title has been a long one. The initial DS trilogy captured (and then broke) our hearts before the prequels came around and kept our love for the series going across a further three games — even if the jump to the 3D art...
News Warside Blasts Onto Kickstarter With Advance Wars-Inspired Turn-Based Tactics
"Warside is the game we have waited for"
Last year, we covered Warside, a turn-based tactics game which sees you command a cute little pixelated army, which is due to come to Switch in 2023. It gave us major Advance Wars vibes. And today, developer Lavabird Games is finally launching the game's Kickstarter t
News Zelda amiibo Listings Surface Online Ahead Of Tears Of The Kingdom Launch (North America)
A restock might be on the way
Earlier this year, there was a Zelda amiibo restock in certain parts of the world ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Now, in a slight development, a Majora's Mask amiibo has reappeared on Best Buy's website in the US. There's no "official release date" for this restock just yet, but it's...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon
Is it magical?
The Umbra Witch is back this Friday, but not in the way you might expect. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a prequel to PlatinumGames' hit high-octane action series, but this prequel stars the young witch long before she becomes Bayonetta. Reviews dropped today and they're pretty positive for the top-down...
News Dokapon Kingdom: Connect Will Ruin Friendships On Switch This May
Worldwide release date announced
Remember back to January when Dokapon Kingdom: Connect, a remake of the 2008 Wii game (which in turn was a port of the 2007 PS2 title), was announced? We didn't expect the friendship-ruining party game to be making a comeback. But it is, and not only that, it's got an official release date — 9th May. That's just...
News Pamper And Photograph Pooches In 'Pupperazzi', Snapping Onto Switch In April
Publisher Kitfox Games has announced that Pupperazzi, the fabulous pooch photography game from Sundae Month (developer of Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor), will be coming to Switch on 6th April for $19.99. Plus as a launch day bonus, you can get an additional 10% off. It's as adorable as it sounds — plenty of cuddly, friendly pups will...
News Paper Trail Is A Beautiful Paper-Craft Puzzler Folding Onto Switch In 2023
An origami queen
Norwich-based developer Newfangled Games' upcoming puzzler is a stunning-looking top-down adventure where the world is made out of paper. Paper Trail has a soft colour palette and a unique visual style to it, but rather than just being a visual quirk, you can fold, crease, and change the paper world around you. Paper Trail is set...
News Nintendo's Anticipated Switch Release Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Will Skip PAX East
Company's focus will instead be on "competitive play activities"
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is due out on the Switch this May, and with PAX East just around the corner, many Nintendo fans in the US were hoping it might show up at the annual video game convention. Unfortunately, it seems it won't be appearing - with a Nintendo...
News Upcoming Switch Fighter DNF Duel Announces Season Pass Roadmap
Game launches this April on Nintendo's platform
Following last December's reveal of a DNF Duel Nintendo Switch port, Nexon and Arc System Works have now announced a Season Pass roadmap. Part one will launch in Summer 2023 with Spectre (the new playable fighter) and will also include a "new awakening system" and "new system". Additional details...
Gallery Team Reptile Teases 'Bomb Rush Cyberfunk' With Brand New Screenshots
Arriving on Switch in 2023
If you're seeking a Jet Set Radio style fix on the Nintendo Switch, one game arriving on the eShop in summer 2023 is Bomb Rush Cyberfunk from the creators of Lethal League. Developer Team Reptile has kicked off the new year by sharing a batch of screenshots - showcasing all sorts of action players can expect from this...
News Take Snapshots And Learn Japanese In This Cosy Switch Photography Game, Live On Kickstarter
Lens of languages
Autumn Pioneer has been working on a rather lovely little project over the past few years, and now the game is on Kickstarter. Shashingo: Learn Japanese with Photography is a chill, fun, and accessible educational game that combines photography with language learning, and if the Kickstarter is fully funded, the game will be coming...
News The Legend Of Nayuta: Boundless Trails Is An Action RPG Spin-Off Of Falcom's 'Trails' Series
And it's coming this fall
NIS America has given us a firmer release window for the upcoming action RPG spin-off, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. The upcoming game will be launching this fall, which means this will be the third game in the Trails series to be localised this year following Trails to Azure in March and Trails into Reverie in...
Round Up Everything Announced For Nintendo Switch At Nacon Connect 2023
Lord of the Rings: Gollum & plenty of other offerings
It's been another busy week in the world of video games and to go out with a bang NACON held its first live stream of 2023. Of course, the show was littered with all sorts of announcements for Nintendo Switch, so if you weren't able to catch it, we've put together the full round up below:...
News Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Gets Reborn In High-Resolution This June
Switch pre-orders are now available
During Capcom's 'Spotlight' Broadcast earlier today the Japanese publisher and developer finalised the return of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - confirming the high-resolution remaster would be arriving on 30th June 2023. This title will set you back $29.99 USD digitally, and if you pre-order, you'll get some...
News Megaton Musashi: Wired Sees Level-5's Mech RPG Get Official Worldwide Release
Megaton Musashi: Wired — an expanded release based on 2022's Japan-only Megaton Musashi — was announced earlier today during the Level-5 Vision showcase, plus it's getting a worldwide release on Switch sometime in 2023. This surprise announcement confirmed that the action pack mecha RPG will come with crossplay across the Switch,...
News Rune Factory 3 Special Is Settling Down For A September Switch Launch
Physical Editions also available
Marvelous Europe has announced that Rune Factory 3 Special will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on September 5th, 2023. Originally announced during the September 2022 Direct Showcase, the game is a remaster of the DS original from 2009. Marvelous Europe has also confirmed that physical editions of the game...
Round Up Everything Announced At The Level-5 Vision 2023 Showcase
Worldwide releases for all titles confirmed
Level-5 is back in a big, big way. The developer held its first-ever Level-5 Vision presentation earlier today and gave us five new trailers and a lot of little details to chew over, and we've got all of the trailers right here for you in case you missed them. The presentation focused on five titles from...
News Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam's Puzzle Designer And Story Shared By Level-5
Releasing globally in 2023/24
Developer Level-5 has just revealed more details on Professor Layton and the New World of Steam as a part of the 'Level-5 Vision' showcase. Alongside announcing that the Japanese voice cast will see Yo Oizumi returning as Hershel Layton alongside Mio Amada as Luke's new voice, the developers announced that puzzle...
News Bilkins' Folly Brings Charming Pixel Art, Treasure Hunting And Cute Dogs To Switch This Year
Yes, you can pet the dog
Up for a spot of treasure hunting with a puppy by your side? Developer Webbysoft and publisher Armor Games Studios have announced that Bilkins' Folly will be bringing just that to the Switch later on this year. Looking at the trailer above, we are loving the pixel art on this one and can't help but be intrigued by the sense...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Pre-Order Goodies Live On My Nintendo Store (UK)
A luggage tag, for all your Hyrule adventuring
If you're counting down the days to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's release, then you know we're barely two months away from this long-awaited title hitting the Switch. Today, the My Nintendo Store UK has opened up a few new pre-order bonuses and bundles. What does one hero of Hyrule need...
News Meet Huge Cast Of New And Returning Heroes In Latest 'Trails Into Reverie' Trailer
The trails continue
The tenth (yes, tenth) entry in Nihon Falcom's huge Trails series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie, launches this summer, and publisher NIS America is gearing up for a mammoth entry with a brand new trailer, showcasing all of the new and returning characters that will be banding together for this new entry. Before we...
News Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon Gets Free Demo, And It's Out Now
It's witchin' time
Upcoming Bayonetta prequel Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is getting a demo ahead of its launch next week, and it's available to download now on the Switch eShop. The demo takes place in the game's first two chapters, and you can carry over your progress to the full game when it releases on 17th March. Nintendo...
Exclusive Wargroove 2 Brings Strategy To The Shores On Switch Later This Year
Don't worry, wardogs are back
We can exclusively reveal that Chucklefish is returning to its Intelligent Systems-inspired strategy RPG and making it a series with a brand new sequel later this year — Wargroove 2. Partnering with Robotality, which developed the beautiful X-COM-style game Pathway in 2019, for this second strike, Wargroove 2 looks...
News Atelier Marie Remake Adds English Subtitles To Atelier Marie Plus
Launching on Switch this July
The Atelier series has grown in popularity here in the west in recent years, and now to top off the upcoming release of Atelier Ryza 3 later this month, Koei Tecmo will also be launching a remake of Atelier Marie on Switch this July. If the return of the original 1997 game wasn't already exciting enough, it's now been...
News GrimGrimoire OnceMore Demo Available To Download Now On Switch
Surprise, budding witches! GrimGrimoire OnceMore has just received a demo on the Switch. It's available to download now on both the UK and North American eShops. This gorgeously-drawn real-time strategy game from Vanillaware — developer of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim — and published by NIS America is out next month on Switch, but you can...
News The Mageseeker, A Gorgeous Pixel Art Action RPG In The League Of Legends World, Out April
Update: A Collector's Edition will be available, too
Update [Tue 7th Mar, 2023 18:00 GMT]: After last month's teaser, Riot Forge and Digital Sun have announced that The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story will be launching on Switch pretty darn soon, on 18th April 2023 (via Gematsu). The game will be available on the Switch eShop for $29.99USD /...
News Stealth Platformer The Library Of Babel Sneaks Onto Switch Next Month
With a crisp hand-drawn art style to boot
The gorgeous hand-drawn visuals of The Library of Babel caught our eye when we first saw the above announcement trailer, and we now know that this stealth platformer will be making its way over to Switch on 7th April. From developer Tanuki Game Studio and based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges, The...
News Lunark Brings Gorgeous Flashback-Inspired Cinematic Platforming To Switch This Month
A lunar leap
WayForward is bringing Lunark to Switch on 30th March, and in anticipation of this retro-style cinematic platformer's release, the publisher has shared a video from the game's creator — Johan Vinet, head of developer Canari Games — showcasing the inspirations behind what looks to be a delightful throwback. Vinet details his love of...
News Front Mission 2: Remake Blasts Onto Switch This June
Publisher Forever Entertainment has today announced that the strategic mech battler sequel, Front Mission 2: Remake will be heading over to Switch on 12th June. Following on from its predecessor (Front Mission 1st: Remake) this will be the first time that the series' second entry has been available outside of Japan and it promises...
Feature Meet The Rayman Veterans' Roguelike That Blends Animated Absurdism With The Office
Are you planning to Have A Nice Death?
The industry just loves games about death, doesn't it? We've seen the grim reaper take up the scythe in multiple games, from the expletive and squeaky in Conker's Bad Fur Day to the 'travel agent' Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango. And now, Magic Design Studios is taking up the black cloak with Have A Nice...
News Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Goes Gold, Launching Next Month
Publisher Frogwares has confirmed that Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened has gone gold and will be launching on Nintendo Switch on April 11th, 2023. Pre-orders for the Lovecraftian mystery are available via the digital storefront now and will grant owners three custom outfits for Holmes and Watson. In addition, there are two different versions...
Exclusive The Last Worker Gets A March Delivery Date, Check Out Extended Switch Gameplay
This is dispatch
The Last Worker, a first-person narrative adventure from developer Wolf & Wood and writer/director Jörg Tittel, has been on our radar for a while now and it's finally got a release date — 30th March. With a star-studded voice cast including (hello to) Jason Isaacs and the brilliant Zelda Williams — a certified
News Cosy 3D Farming Sim 'Everdream Valley' Is Looking To Take Stardew's Crown
Coming to Switch Spring 2023
Mooneaters, Untold Tales, and VARSAV Games have announced Everdream Valley, a brand new 3D farming sim that - in their words - is looking to be "your new favourite cosy farming game". Launching on the Switch in Spring 2023, the game sees you restore your special corner of the valley during the day, and take part in...
Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For March And April 2023
Bayonetta! Advance Wars! Minecraft!
The Nintendo Switch turns six years old this month – can you believe it? – but there are still plenty of fantastic games headed to the system in the near future. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over the next couple of months, including some highlights picked by...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 Launches Next Week
New courses revealed
Get ready folks, the next wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC is on the way and will be bringing eight new courses plus a new driver in the shape of Birdo to the Switch on 9th March — that's next week! These additions will be available for free to all those with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership, where you...
News 'Alice Gear Aegis' Combines Anime Girls With Ferocious Mech Combat
"So many girls!"
Ever played Zone of the Enders and thought "hmm, this could do with more girls"? Well, you might be in luck, because Alice Gear Aegis CS Concerto of Simulatrix is just a couple of weeks away from a western release on March 16th, 2023. Originally released as a mobile title in Japan in 2018 before the console version arrived in 2022,...
Video 7 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In March 2023
Bayonetta, Fitness Boxing & more
Well, here we are - the third month of 2023! We've already had games like Metroid Prime Remastered, Kirby and Octopath Traveler II so what's up next? This month players can look forward to all sorts of titles. March is kicking off with the release of Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star. Later on in the month
News Akira-Inspired Boss Rush Game 'Gripper' Speeds Onto Switch This Month
“Twin ceramic rotor drives on each wheel!"
Update [Wed 1st Mar, 2023 17:30 GMT]: After becoming besotted with the coolness of Gripper's original trailer back in January of this year, we have been eagerly revving our engines for news of the game's Switch release date. Fortunately, Heart Core has today got the start flag at the ready as it has...
News Fitness Circuit Brings Your Own Virtual Trainer To Switch This May
Feel the burn!
Publisher Spike Chunsoft has today announced that it will be bringing exercise back to the Switch as Fitness Circuit powers its way onto the console on 26th May. Remember back in the early days of the global pandemic when everyone turned to Switch games like Ring Fit Adventure to maintain some sense of daily exercise? It served as a...