Coming out of nowhere, Koei Tecmo has launched Touken Ranbu Warriors on Switch. This musou hack and slasher is the first game from Ruby Party to be released in the West, developed in conjunction with Omega Force â€“ creators of Dynasty Warriors and Hyrule Warriors.
Facing the History Retrograde Army, itâ€™s a case of unleashing over-the-top attacks on large-scale battlefields. Two characters can partner up to perform co-operative attacks, and two control systems feature â€“ a simplified Easy Mode and a Regular Mode with classic musou-style controls.
A few blasts from the past are lined up for this week too. 3D platformer revival Kao the Kangaroo comes from original creators Tate, delivering some family-friendly fun at a modest Â£24.99 price point. Pac-Man Museum+ meanwhile brings together ten titles from the arcade, SNES, and even Nintendo DS. A virtual arcade ties the package together.
Then thereâ€™s a re-release of the NeoGeo Pocket Color sci-fi RPG Biomotor Unitron, and an Arcade Archives release of Taitoâ€™s tile-matching puzzler Plotting, aka Flipull. Retro fans may also be interested in Remote Life, an R-Type-style horizontal shooter with some gruesome-looking bosses.
If youâ€™re looking for something different thereâ€™s Moo Lander â€“ an action RPG with UFOs, cows, and a selection of bonus multi-player games. Thatâ€™s joined by the superhero management sim Amazing Superhero Squad, plus the visual novel duo Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers and Freezer Pops.
New Switch eShop releases
Kao the Kangaroo is a beautiful 3D platformer jam-packed with fun, exploration, adventure, and mystery! Join Kao, the feisty furball, as he embarks on an unforgettable quest to uncover the secrets surrounding the disappearance of his father. Heâ€™ll traverse rich environments, filled with hazards, puzzles, and foes. Each turn uncovers another clue as well as revealing a secret world bubbling under the surface.
Touken Ranbu Warriors – Â£49.99
“Touken Ranbu” is in 3D at last. Witness the most beautiful graphics in the history of the WARRIORS series.
The Touken Danshi characters, which will be familiar to fans of the source material, rush about the battlefield in 3D.
In addition to the thrilling action you expect from the WARRIORS series, you can enjoy battles with a plentiful variety of animations, such as battling together with a partner and dueling.
Experience battles with the Touken Danshi that are both fierce and beautiful.
PAC-MAN MUSEUM+ – Â£TBA
PAC-MAN MUSEUM+ presents a unique curated collection of classic and modern PAC-MAN games from the over 40-year history of the storied iconic videogame characterâ€™s library. Fans and enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the iconic original arcade classic alongside more modern frenetic titles, including PAC-MAN BATTLE ROYALE, PAC-MAN 256, and more!
Get ready for incredible landscapes and unique settings. Take your time to soak in the incredible view. Soar through the sky, by controlling your glider. Increase or decrease the altitude and make sharp turns to avoid dangerous traps. Your trusted balloon-gun is the only ally you can count on.
A sci-fi fantasy RPG on an epic scale!
Defeat mighty enemies with the strongest humanoid battle robot, Unitron!
Players take on the role of Unitron pilots as they explore the world! Explore dungeons that change their appearance every time you enter them and acquire various materials!
Toonkars Racer is Cute and Toon Racing Game,
You Can Race These Sweet Toon Cars With Low Poly Designed Graphics!
Race in 4 Uniquely Designed Levels, Your Vehicle Can Drift, Keep Control!
Can You Win the Race on Desert, Snow, and Volcano Themed Maps?
You Can Modify Your Vehicle As You Want, Wheels, Colors, Model, and Many More Parts!
Cars are Fully Customizable!
A Comfortable Racing Experience Against Bots!
Ogre: Console Edition – Â£18.99
Ogre is a turn-based strategy game of mechanised warfare, requiring tactical decision-making and strategic thinking. It’s the official video game adaptation of the legendary tabletop wargame from Steve Jackson Games, developed by the award-winning Auroch Digital.
In the warfare of the near future, one type of unit inspires such fear that even allies keep a safe distance: the Ogre. These AI-powered tanks are so powerful they’re the equivalent of a battalion of tanks and infantry.
Hovercraft, tanks, marines, infantry, and the monstrous Ogres all take part in an endless world war. As a player, you take command and vie for supremacy on the irradiated battlefields of the future.
Take the role of a blowfish and explore physics-based puzzles that require you to move and aim in tandem. Your owner’s naughty son destroyed your aquarium, and now you’re desperately in need of water! Use what little liquid is left on the floor to move around and retreat to a toilet bowl which might save your life or flush you down into far more challenging realms, escaping which will require all of your agility and creativity!
Amazing Superhero Squad – Â£6.29
Do you think it is easy to solve all the problems of a cursed city and not go insane? Lead a team of superheroes, save Storborg City from looming disasters and beat your dishonorable rivals.
Keep your corporation running and don’t let the main stats reach zero. Solve city’s and your employees’ problems.
Exciting story â€“ unmask conspiracies within your corporation and edge out your rivals.
Build a dream squad â€“ combine heroes with different stats for best efficiency and please, don’t get them all killed!
Hiroki is now prepared to settle down and enjoy a quiet life.
Fate, however, has other plans, after Hifumi becomes embroiled with Princess Stephania Sofia Maria Isabella: a noblewoman who hails from the small European country, Astoria.
Stephania asks Hifumi to stay with her in Astoria, so she might teach her about karuta, and share with her stories about Japan. In Astoria, Hiroki meets and befriends both Princess Stephania and her dutiful maid, Elizabeth. As the days pass, both the princess and her maid begin to show an interest in Hiroki.
Could Elizabeth be more than she’s letting on – and what, exactly, is she scheming?
– Mischief Dungeon Life – – Â£14.29
â€œMischief Dungeon Life” is an isekai fantasy novel game in which Renji is reborn in another world as a demon. He encounters various heroines while playing a big role in the fates of both the Demon Clan and the Human Tribe.
This bishojo game released in 2020 from the brand “Calcite” has been remade for the “CS Novel Club” platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of various ages around the world.
Let the race for the title of the best car mechanic begin!
Pick up your tools and work your magic in order to bring old, rusty wrecks back to their former glory.
Hours of blood, sweat, customising, and repairs will allow you to create the ultimate beast of a vehicle, capable of facing the rest of the best in a series of gruelling races!
Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms – Â£11.99
Welcome to Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms, a retro-style RPG based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Guided by a legendary sword, watch as the story of our hero Xu Shu unfolds from the â€œYellow Turban Rebellionâ€ through to the â€œBattle of the Red Cliffsâ€.
PRIDE DANCE Out & Proud – Â£11.69
Pride Dance Out & Proud is a celebration of Pride events around the world and all things LGBTQ+. Dance your way through the streets of the most iconic cities around the globe!
Move your body in Dance Mode or get ready to change the world in Rhythm Mode. With “Dance Duels” you can even make hateful bosses bite the dust and turn them into fabulous allies with Prideality!
You will be leading Parades in important cities all around the world, capturing the exuberance, colour and inclusive nature of all Pride Parades. All three game modes can be played individually or locally with friends, as well as three difficulty levels (Virgin, Vicious, Queen).
You will find unique events and characters that reflect every city of the parade. Be loud, be proud and spread the message of love!
Underland: The Climb is a platformer-puzzle game, a direct sequel to the previous title Underland, where the player helps Ivy to survive an extraterrestrial attack. On the journey the player must use different kinds of tools to be able to dig the ground, avoid acid, enemies and go through very strange places.
Use the elements of the scenery, such as picks and many others to drill the soil to the indicated location. Destructive terrain, fluid mechanics and the laws of physics must be handled correctly to solve the puzzles.
Pixel Game Maker Series KINGDOM FIGHTER – Â£11.49
Pixel Game Maker Series KINGDOM FIGHTER is a fighting game.
The game features 8 unique characters with different abilities, allowing players to enjoy the game in a variety of styles.
Each character has a variety of special moves and super special moves that can be easily unleashed with the touch of a button!
Beatus Creation Solitaire – Â£17.99
Play with VTuber super crew â€œBeatus Creationâ€ in the classic card game
Unlock new themes, illustrations, and stamps designed based on each member of Beatus Creation using the coins you earn each time you clear a stage.
Use the stickers to decorate your sticker book and create your very own album!
Sing and complete rhythmic challenges while you decorate a video store for Halloween and make friends with a magical pumpkin!
Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers – Â£16.99
“More Than Just a Retro Romance – Balance social life with the intensity of running an esports team in a retrofuturistic world where arcades dominate the gaming scene. After the success of the award-winning visual novel Arcade Spirits, Fiction Factory Games are back with a ground-breaking standalone sequel.
Customizable Characters – Design your own character and rival using a massively expanded character creator. Choose your pronouns, shape your personality, feelings, and preferences, then see them reflected in the story. Alter your character and change your pronouns after every chapter to see what reflects you best!
9 Romance Paths & Multiple Endings – Choose how your story plays out while interacting with a diverse group of lovable individuals. Build your own championship legend and let your relationships blossom into beautiful friendships… or perhaps more?
Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag – Â£5.59
Master bow, blade and fist, and unite as one to save your father from the Mother of Demons! Clan Oâ€™Conall is a hand-crafted platformer experience like no other.
Set in the ancient land of Hibernia, drawn from real Celtic myth, three heroes of the Clan Oâ€™Conall must stop CaorÃ¡nach from claiming the Crown of the Stag for her demonic legions.
SWAP on the Fly!
Switch between characters instantly, combining the powers of a Swordmaster, a Huntress, and a Brute, weaving between them to chain up legendary combos and travel the vast, untamed land of Hibernia.
From seeds to vegetables and processed products. There are animals, meat processing plants, farming machines, workers with different skill sets, warehouses with cooling, anti-pesticides, and many more. A lot of different strategies can be successfully executed to make the farm profitable. You can surely make a jack-of-all-trades farm to min-max the systems, but perhaps just a fully sustainable and independent apple juice company can drive the prices up and be more profitable?
Maybe using only eco-friendly energy sources will pay off in the long run, especially with the government grant? Or you just *love* beef steaks and want to make the best quality filet mignon in the world? Any farm-related business idea seems possible in Farm Tycoon!
After Brazilian game developer Alexandre loses his university scholarship and his roommate decides to travel the world, heâ€™s faced with an unexpected challenge: paying the rent for his apartment all by himself. Desperate for a quick solution, he picks up on a tip that selling gourmet freezer pops at the beach nearby could rake in the extra funds he needs.
Freezer Pops is a bara visual novel where you take the role of Alexandre as he tries to take control of his career and love life. Visit locals throughout the neighborhood and the beach, meet romanceable guys, and get ready as the competition heats up against an old lady who runs a freezer pops family empire! Make decisions and dialogue choices to affect how the story develops and which of the guys helps Alexandre solve his troubles!
Deep in the mountains lies Hoori, a small village
so remote that no trains stop there.
Due to its isolation, it has resisted the spread of
However, its rustic charm and hot springs have
transformed it into a famous tourist destination
MY LITTLE PONY: A Maretime Bay Adventure – Â£34.99
Bring magic back to Equestria and play with the new generation of MY LITTLE PONY characters, in an adventure full of fun, fashion and good friends!
Earth Pony Sunny wants to make the world a better place by hosting Maretime Bay Day, a forgotten celebration of friendship and magic. But some pony is out to spoil the celebration – and they’re stealing cakes, letting bunnies loose, and even spoiling Pipp’s paintings!
Only you can help Sunny throw the most magical celebration Equestria has ever seen. Use your magic to put on fashion shows, find the cutest animals, fly with the Pegasi and more.
Customize your ponies by unlocking new skills and accessories, including new hats and jewelry, rollerblades, and fashion magic. Your friends Hitch, Izzy, Zipp and Pipp are here to lend a helping hoof every step of the way. And you can invite another player for multiplayer minigames!
The ponies need you to make Maretime Bay Day unforgettable â€“ can you find the mysterious party pooper and bring back the magic?
REMOTE LIFE is a 2D side-scrolling Shoot ‘Em Up (shmup). Experience a fast paced action game with striking aesthetics.
The gorgeously animated 3D graphics are full of creepy monsters, ominous backgrounds, and menacing bosses. Featuring 16 different unique combat missions, get ready to fly through a vibrant and haunting alien world.
This game is a full immersion in an unseen world.
Return from exile and restore the power balance of a secluded land. Play as an ancient warrior that has been tasked to light the sealed beacons of its millenary Order. Avoid the impending doom and complete 50 different puzzles as you aid the Jade Goddess cleanse the land from the cursed flames of the plague.
Learn and cast 4 different blessings, powerful lightning-based skills granted by the Sacred Spark of the Goddess, each with a specific use to overcome different types of hurdles and defeat the forces of the Ashen Plague.
Each puzzle will pose extra challenges. Use strategy and intuition to complete them at your own pace.
The cry for help has been heard. Do you have what it takes to bring peace to the land while traversing the old ruins of the forgotten Jade Order?
Arcade Archives: Plotting – Â£TBA
ADDICTION! That’s the name of the game! It all seems so easy, but can you beat the micro or your partner, at this hideously mind boggling game. Special blocks will give you extra lives… GREAT! but believe me, you’ll need to take every advantage of this software’s hardware! Plot your move, take aim and block ’em out!… It’s that simple… as simple as grilling ice cubes!
Moo Lander – Â£TBA
Ever wandered what a cow-overlord would look like? Moo Lander is an action-adventure RPG with Metroidvania elements featuring an epic story about cows and milk. In the game the milk is the purest and most effective resource. You will unlock a unique arsenal of milk weaponry and defenses, while stranded on a dangerous alien world with your faithful ship AI.
Together, you will have to fight and outsmart intelligent enemies, while uncovering the motivation for your characterâ€™s journey and the emotional story behind it.
Super Toy Cars Offroad – Â£17.99
Find your own way in this fast-paced arcade racing game where you control miniature offroad cars that speed through amazing tracks populated with supersized everyday objects.
Drive your offroad vehicle where no other toy has gone before! Leave your own trail through burning beach sands among suncream and sandcastles, or step in virgin snow among huge snowboards and ski goggles, or through any of the impressively detailed 15 tracks available in the game.
Next week: Wonder Boy Collection, Gravitar: Recharged, Card Shark, Repentant, Lamplight City, Souldiers, Pretty Girls Speed, TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity, Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery, Shishi : Timeless Prelude, The Big Con – GRIFT OF THE YEAR EDITION, Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis, Flewfie’s Adventure, DEATHRUN TV, LOOPERS, TEN, and Secrets of Magic 3: Happy Halloween, Samurai Riot, and Arcade Archives: The Tower of Druaga.