Nintendo Switch News Round-up
Nintendo Switch news round-up with details of eight new games coming to Japan including Piffle: A Cat Puzzle Adventure and more…
Aeolis Tournament is a 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local and online multiplayer play. NA Publishing will shortly be localising the game in Japan as Doubutsu Dairantou.
Bake ’n Switch
Bake ‘n Switch is a local and online couch co-op and PvP party brawler for 2-4 players. You must sacrifice adorable living dough creatures to the Guardians of Dough! Merge, punch, and bake the Doughs before time runs out. Hey, it’s a breadful task, but someone’s gotta dough it! Streamline Studios will be publishing the game on Steam in Japan in late August, with the Switch version arriving shortly after that.
Heaven Dust is a love letter to classic 90s survival horror games and all gamers who really love video games. When you awake, you find yourself in a mansion, where was the secret research centre, is now a maze full of horrible zombies and deadly traps. You’ll have to escape by overcoming your fears, collecting items, solving innovative puzzles and revealing the cruel truth. The game launches in Japan on August 27 for ¥799.
Hell is Other Demons
Hell is Other Demons is an action-platform shooter, with roguelite elements. Explore a sprawling, hand-crafted world full of demons, insanely over-the-top boss fights, a heavy synthwave soundtrack, driven by quick, creative gameplay that rewards fast decision making and faster reflexes. The game launches on the Japanese Switch eShop on August 27, priced at ¥1,010, although it can be preloaded at 10% off (¥909).
Piffle: A Cat Puzzle Adventure
Piffle: A Cat Puzzle Adventure is an arcade puzzle adventure with cats. Line up your best shot in this adorable puzzle arcade adventure! Collect an army of cute Piffle Balls to help you clear a mishmash of challenging blocks and obstacles. The game is set to launch in Japan on September 3 priced at ¥2,132 as the new name of Piffle：Neko no Puzzle Adventure. Alternatively, you can purchase a bundled version for ¥2,395.
Real Time Battle Shogi Online + Ginsei Shogi
The shogi games Real Time Battle Shogi Online and Ginsei Shogi are getting a retail release in Japan as a bundled package. The former title is aimed at the esports music and also includes 9 CPU opponents for offline play, the latter title includes 14 skill levels aimed at both ends of the skill spectrum. The package releases in Japan on November 5, priced at ¥3,520. Check out the box art here and pre-order the game at this link.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York presents the conflict between two vampiric factions: the traditionalist Camarilla and the fiercely independent Anarchs. It’s a unique, atmospheric, single-player narrative experience, set in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. The game launches for PS4 and Switch in Japan on November 12 with the Switch version being digital only priced at ¥3,278.
Windbound sees you play as the warrior Kara, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise. Unravel the mystery behind the islands and you may find more than just your way home. The game launches on the Japanese Switch eShop on August 28 priced at ¥2,950.