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Fae Farm for Nintendo Switch

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Fantasy Violence

Your magical home awaits!

Escape to the world of Fae Farm and create your own cozy home in the enchanted world of Azoria. As you nurture and grow your homestead, you’ll get to meet charming characters, foster deep relationships and discover ways to infuse magic into everything you do. Customize your character, master the arts of crafting, cooking, potion-making and discover so much more.

Unfold the mysteries of the island on your own or with up to three other players. You can invite your family and friends or visit their homestead to progress together, playing beside you or online. As the seasons change, you’ll be able to unlock new areas and restore the world around you.

● Cozy and customizable: Create your own character and customize your adventure with unlockable styles and decorations for your farm. The cozier your home, the better your experience! The story unfolds independently from the in-game calendar, allowing you to play at your own pace.
● Magical Creatures: As you tend your farm, you can care for a variety of cuddly animals where you can collect eggs, wool, and more. You can also raise baby animals in many different colors and explore the island to discover magical critters that drop rare potion ingredients. But not all creatures are friendly… Beware the jumbles, mischievous spirits that block your path!
● Adventure is at your doorstep: Explore the realms of Azoria as you traverse the island with your skills and spells. Forage caves to gather resources and battle jumbles! Progress at your own pace as you uncover new mysteries and restore peace to Azoria.
● Budding Friendships: Azoria is home to a cast of colorful characters! As you progress through the story, you can build bonds with many islanders along the way. You can even find romance by going on dates and eventually getting married at Town Hall.
● One for all: You can play on your own or with up to 3 of your friends online or over local wireless. Share your progression, build a farm together where everyone’s efforts count and support each other through the quests and challenges of the world around you.

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Fantasy Violence

Supported play modes

Tabletop

Handheld

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Upcoming Switch games for 2023 (and beyond)

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There’s certainly no shortage of upcoming Switch games on the way. Thanks to recent Nintendo Direct announcements earlier this year, we have a wealth of new additions to look forward to. With lots of new games for 2023 on the horizon and a helping of upcoming indie games set to bring more adventures to the Switch library, it’s a great time to take stock of all of the games and release dates so you get your wishlists ready. 

It’s certainly been a busy time for Nintendo in recent months, thanks in no small part to the release of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and there’s still plenty more to come. Read on below to find all of the most exciting upcoming Switch games to keep track of. 

2023 upcoming Switch games

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Release date: July 12, 2023

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals is one of our most anticipated games of the year, owing to how much we loved the original narrative adventure from Night School Studio. This sequel is set five years after Oxenfree, and will see Riley return to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio signals. With an expanded dialogue system, new characters to meet, and more high-strangeness to explore, Oxenfree 2 is sure to be unmissable when it launches on July 12, 2023. 

Pikmin 4

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Release date: July 21, 2023

The Pikmin 4 release date is confirmed, with the long-awaited sequel arriving on July 21 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. In Pikmin 4 we’ll have a new world to explore, new friends to travel with, and new forms of Pikmin to take command of to clear all types of hazards and fighting fauna. The controls have been simplified and the camera pulled closer to the ground, making this a Pikmin game fit for a new generation of console and player. 

Moving Out 2

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Release date: August 15, 2023

Co-op game Moving Out that was released back in 2020 is getting a sequel in Moving Out 2. Set to bring back the frantic process of, well, moving out, we’ll be returning to Packmore for more furniture lifting shenanigans with a cast of quirky playable characters to choose from. This time around, Moving Out 2 will also support Online multiplayer cross-platform support, so you can play with pals no matter where they are or what they play on. 

 Vampire Survivors 

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Release date: August 17, 2023

Vampire Survivors is finally coming to Nintendo Switch. The award-winning gun and run title sees players trying to survive 30 minutes against increasingly tough waves of monsters. Plus, it’s now launching with four-player co-op so you can do it all with friends!

Fae Farm

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Release date: September 8, 2023

Time to get cozy and magical in Fae Farm, a fantasy take on the farming-sim genre. As you explore the island of Azoria, you’ll also be working to cultivate your own homestead, and the cozier it is, the more reward you’ll unlock. You can play solo, or with up to four players with online or local co-op. All with shared progression too!

Mortal Kombat 1

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Release date: September 19, 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 is launching this September and Warner Bros. is set to bring the ultra-violent fighting game to Switch, all so that you can brutalise your friends while on the move. NetherRealm is partnering with Shiver Entertainment and Saber Interactive to help bring its new fighting game to live on the platform, one which is set to offer a new fighting system, new twists on iconic characters, and so much more.

Mineko’s Night Market

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Release date: September 26, 2023

If you are incapable of watching the Mineko’s Night Market trailer and suppressing squeaks at all the adorable kitties it contains, this isn’t a game for you. It’s basically a kind of game like Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley, where you explore, craft, oh and breed cats. The cute little balls of fluff will follow you around as you play as Mineko who’s just moved to Mount Fugu Island, and is also accompanied by her giant cat-like friend Abe. Together, you’ll gather resources and craft items to sell at your market stall, play loads of mini-games, and of course, befriend kittens. Lots and lots and lots of kitties. Sounds rather wonderful, doesn’t it? 

Detective Pikachu Returns

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Release date: October 6, 2023

Detective Pikachu is back and this time he talks. Okay, it’s not Danny DeVito, but it’s close. You’ll be rejoining Tim and the talkative ‘Chu for a slew of new mysteries to solve in Ryme City in Detective Pikachu Returns. You’ll have to get the help of other Pokemon to solve them too, including Mewtwo themselves.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

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Release date: October 20, 2023

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the next 2D adventure for Mario and co. The wonder in question is actually Wonder Flowers, a new gameplay feature that changes the world whenever they’re touched. It could be changing a character – such as turning Mario into an elephant – or unleashing hordes of enemies, but it’s always going to be a big unexpected change. Princess Peach, Princess Daily, Toad, Luigi, and Yoshi are also playable characters for this one too. It looks so cute!

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol.1

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Release date: October 24, 2023

Ho boy, the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 is a celebration of all things Snake. It includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and the NES versions of Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge. That’s a lot of games. And that’s not even including bonus content either.

Star Ocean The Second Story R

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Release date: November 2, 2023

 Star Ocean The Second Story R is a full remake of the 1998 fantasy RPG, all rebuilt with a new combination of 3D environments and 2D pixel characters. There are new combat features too, which you’ll be able to explore as you switch between playing as either Claude or Rena as they find themselves stranded on a mysterious planet. 

WarioWare: Move It!

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Release date: November 3, 2023

WarioWare is back and this time it’s asking you to move it. WarioWare: Move It! asks you to move your body as you play through over 200 minigames. You’ll be reacting with movements and syncing up your actions to conquer each minigame. 

Hogwarts Legacy

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Release date: November 14, 2023

Hogwarts Legacy looks like the ultimate Harry Potter game. It’s set to let us enrol in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a custom created fifth-year student. From there, we’ll be able to choose our house, take classes, craft potions, learn spells, and then take all of that knowledge into battle against magical beasts and dark wizards. This open world RPG is set to launch on other platforms February 10, 2022, with the Switch version to follow later in the year.

Super Mario RPG

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Release date: November 17, 2023

Originally released back on the SNES, Super Mario RPG is now coming to Switch with a complete graphics overhaul. The game follows Mari, Bowser, Princess Peach, and two original characters called Mallow and Geno as they work to take down The Smithy Gang and repair the Star Road. It’s a true RPG too, with turn based combat galore. 

Persona 5 Tactica

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Release date: November 17, 2023

Persona 5 Tactica – as the name suggests – is a tactical spin-off from Persona 5. You’ll assemble your team of heroes as they find themselves rescued from danger by a mysterious revolutionary. Turn-based battles see you pitting your three-hero squad against the oppressive armies.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince

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Release date: December 1, 2023

In Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince you play as Psaro, a cursed prince, who’s accompanied by Rose as they travel through the demon realm. Along the way you’ll scout out monsters and can combine them to create even more powerful allies to use in battle – Pokemon-style. 

TBC 2023

Batman: Arkham Trilogy

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Release date: Fall 2023

Batman: Arkham Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall, bundling together Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight into one epic package. That also includes all the DLC for each game, so it’s a complete Arkham extravaganza.

Disney Dreamlight Valley

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Release date: TBC 2023

Developer Gameloft new life simulation adventure is already proving to be pretty magical. Released in early access in September, Disney Dreamlight Valley takes place in a land where a host of beloved Pixar and Disney characters live. Once an idyllic place, everything changes when a force known as the Forgetting comes into the picture, detaching the memories tied to the land. Now, it’s up to you to bring the magic back by helping the residents. With quests to complete, areas to unlock, and stories to discover, Disney Dreamlight Valley is set to launch in full sometime in 2023. You can check out our early impressions so far in our Disney Dreamlight Valley review. 

Hollow Knight Silksong

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Release date: TBC 2023

We know that it’s coming this year, we just don’t know when. The wait for Hollow Knight: Silksong has been brutal, but Team Cherry is finally ready to deliver its sequel to one of the best metroidvania games of all-time. The Hollow Knight sequel was first unveiled in 2019, with development reportedly spiralling out of control as the Silksong idea evolved in scope from DLC to full-fledged experience. Here’s hoping we get our hands on Hollow Knight: Silksong sooner rather than later. 

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

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Release date: TBC 2023

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the upcoming title from XCOM developer, Firaxis, and is bringing a touch of the superhero magic to the strategy genre. Aimed with a roster of 12 superheroes, you’ll be tasked with taking down Lillith, the Mother of Demons. You are The Hunter, a completely customizable Marvel hero – quite the historic event – and you are Earth’s last defense against the underworld. 

Palia

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Release date: TBC 2023

Palia is a free-to-play multiplayer game where you’re essentially building your own Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can visit each other’s homes, adventure together, and more. There’s mysteries to be unraveled too, with a huge world to discover. 

Sonic Superstars

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Release date: TBC 2023

Sonic Superstars is a brand new 2D side-scrolling Sonic game, where you can speed through 12 new zones as Sonic or one of his pals. You have seven new Emerald powers to use, and can do all of that in local four-player co-op too. 

TBC 2024

Untitled Princess Peach game

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Release date: TBC 2024

Princess Peach is getting her own game next year, and although we don’t know what it’s called or much about it, it’s pretty exciting. What we do know is that when Peach reaches a certain spot on the stage, something will happen – alongside a dramatic outfit change. But, that’s it for now. More information soon says Nintendo. 

TBC

Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time

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Release date: TBC

A new game in the Fantasy Life series is set to come to Switch. The last instalment was released on the 3DS and offered up various different job roles with their own set of quests. Fantasy Life i looks set to build on this by letting you create your own city on a ruined island and once again take up an occupation of your choice. With returning characters and the promise of plenty of mystery, it will be interesting to see how this entry shapes up. 

Professor Layton and the New World of Steam  

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Release date: TBC 

During the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, we got a very brief tease of a new Professor Layton game, which at long last signalled the return of the series. While we don’t know too much about the new entry coming to the Switch, we do know that we’re set to experience a fresh story filled with puzzles in the new setting of Steam Bison, which is said to be home to advanced steam engines. A mysterious incident is said to draw Layton and Luke there for a new adventure.  

Hellboy Web of Wyrd

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Release date: TBC

Hellboy Web of Wyrd is a new roguelite action adventure that’s set to tell an original story. Make in partnership with Darkhorse comics and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Web of Wyrd will see you investigate and look into the disappearance of an agent in game that’s brought to life in graphical comic book artstyle.  

Metroid Prime 4

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Release date: TBC

Metroid Prime 4 has been a long time coming. Announced back in 2017, we’ve seen nothing more of the sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption since. That’s largely because development was rebooted in 2019, with production shifting to Retro Studios – the team responsible for the original Prime trilogy. Still, it’s good to know that this game is out there, and set to let us step back into the role of Samus after her journey into hyperspace a decade ago. Expect to be waiting for this one a little while longer. 

Yokai Watch 4

Release date: TBC

If you’re a Pokemon fan, you probably already know about the Yo-Kai Watch series. It follows a similar format in that you collect critters that also function as your companions as a young kid. That’s, of course, reducing it somewhat, but I for one am ridiculously excited about Yo-Kai Watch 4. It’s already looking incredible, and actually might make Pokemon Let’s Go look a bit 3DS era. In terms of new gameplay features, it’ll introduce a brand new item, called the Yokai Ark, which will let players travel between three worlds that are all set in different time periods, and feature their own protagonist. It should be quite the beast, and a good distraction before the real Pokemon Switch RPG arrives. 

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Game Release Calendar 2023 – 2023 game schedule, release dates for PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series XS

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Game schedule for 2023

June

  • Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection (Ninintendo Switch) – June 1, 2023
  • We Love Katamari ReRoll+ Royal Reverie (Nintendo Switch) – June 2, 2023
  • Street Fighter 6 (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – June 2, 2023
  • We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch) – June 2, 2023
  • Tiny Thor (PC) – June 5, 2023
  • Amnesia: The Bunker (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO) – June 6, 2023
  • Diablo 4 (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – June 6, 2023
  • Layers of Fear (PC, PlayStation 5, XSX) – June 15, 2023
  • Crash Team Rumble (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – June 20, 2023
  • Aliens: Dark Descent [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – June 20, 2023
  • Final Fantasy XVI (PlayStation 5) – June 22, 2023
  • Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life [PC, PS5, XSX, Switch] – June 27, 2023
  • Sludge Life 2 (PC) – June 27, 2023
  • Samba de Amigo: Party Central (Nintendo Switch) – June 30, 2023
  • Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (Nintendo Switch) – June 30, 2023
  • Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 , PC, Xbox Series X) – June 2023

July

  • Synapse (PSVR 2) – July 4, 2023
  • Gylt [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – July 6, 2023
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch) – July 7, 2023
  • Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals [PC, PS5, PS4, Switch] – July 12, 2023
  • Battle Bows (Quest 2, PC VR) – July 13, 2023
  • Testament: The Order of High Human (PC) – July 13, 2023
  • Exoprimal (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX) – July 14, 2023
  • Jagged Alliance 3 (PC) – July 14, 2023
  • Ember Knights (Switch, PC) – July 18, 2023
  • Turbo Overkill (PC) – July 18, 2023
  • My Friendly Neighborhood (PC) – July 18, 2023
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening (PC, PS4, Switch) – July 20, 2023
  • Pikmin 4 (Nintendo Switch) – July 21, 2023
  • Remnant 2 (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – July 25, 2023
  • The Expanse: A Telltale Series – Episode 1 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – July 27, 2023
  • Disney Illusion Island (Switch) – July 28, 2023

August

  • Atlas Fallen (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – August 10, 2023
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre [PC, PS5, XSX] – August 18, 2023
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch) – August 18, 2023
  • Immortals of Aveum (PC, PS5, XSX) – August 22, 2023
  • Fort Solis (PC, PS5) – August 22, 2023
  • Blasphemous 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch) – August 24, 2023
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – August 25, 2023
  • Sea of ​​Stars (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC) – August 29, 2023
  • Goodbye Volcano High [PC, PS5, PS4] – August 29, 2023
  • Under the Waves (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX) – August 29, 2023
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (PC, PlayStation 5) – August 31, 2023
  • War Hospital [PC, PS5, XSX] – August 31, 2023

September 2023

  • Chants of Sennaar [PC, Switch] – September 5, 2023
  • Starfield (PC, Xbox Series) – September 6, 2023
  • Rugby 24 [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – September 7, 2023
  • Fae Farm (PC, Nintendo Switch) – September 8, 2023
  • Life by You (PC) – September 12, 2023
  • The Crew Motorfest (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX) – September 14, 2023
  • Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 14, 2023
  • Mortal Kombat 1 [PC, PS5, XSX, Switch] – September 19, 2023
  • Lies of P (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – September 19, 2023
  • Payday 3 (PC, PS5, XSX) – September 21, 2023
  • [DLC] Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – September 26, 2023
  • RoboCop: Rogue City (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch) – September 2023
  • Ad Infinitum [PC, PS5, XSX] – September 2023

October 2023

  • Sword Art Online Last Recollection [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 6, 2023
  • Detective Pikachu Returns (Switch) – October 6, 2023
  • Forza Motorsport (PC, Xbox Series) – October 10, 2023
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 12, 2023
  • The Lords of the Fallen [PC, PS5, XSX] – October 13, 2023
  • Alan Wake 2 [PC, PS5, XSX] – October 17, 2023
  • Endless Dungeon [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 19, 2023
  • Overpass 2 [PC, PS5, XSX] – October 19, 2023
  • World of Horror (Switch, PS5, PS4, PC) – October 19, 2023
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (PlayStation 5) – October 20, 2023
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch) – October 20, 2023
  • Cities: Skylines 2 (PC, PS5, XSX) – October 24, 2023
  • Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC) – October 24, 2023
  • Just Dance 2024 Edition (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch) – October 24, 2023
  • Alone in the Dark [PC, PS5, XSX] – October 25, 2023
  • Animal Hospital [PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch] – October 2023
  • Total War: Pharaoh [PC] – October 2023

November 2023

  • WarioWare: Move It! (Switch) – November 3, 2023
  • Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX) – November 9,
  • The Day Before (PC) – November 10, 2023
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Nintendo Switch) – November 14, 2023
  • Persona 5 Tactica (PC, PS5, XBO) – November 17, 2023
  • Super Mario RPG (Switch) – November 17, 2023
  • Biomutant (Switch) – November 30, 2023

December 2023

  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – December 7, 2023

No specific 2023 release date

  • Lightyear Frontier (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
  • Homeworld 3 (PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s XDefiant (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Google Stadia) – Summer 2023
  • Sonic Superstars (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch) – Fall 2023
  • Jusant (PC, XSX) – Fall 2023
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX) – Fall 2023
  • I, The Inquisitor (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Late 2023
  • Ghostrunner 2 (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – Late 2023
  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – Late 2023
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR (Quest 2, Quest 3) – Late 2023
  • Honkai Star Rail (PS5) – end of 2023
  • The Talos Principle 2 (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Wizard with a Gun (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Front Mission 2 (Nintendo Switch)
  • The Last Worker (PC)
  • Replaced (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
  • God of Rock (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • Nightingale (PC)
  • Kerbal Space Program 2 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 Retribution (PlayStation VR2)
  • Anger Foot (PC)
  • The Plucky Squire (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • Skate Story (PC)
  • ARC Raiders (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • ARK 2 (PC, Xbox Series)
  • Flintlock: Siege of Dawn (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
  • Party Animals (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
  • Mahokenshi (PC)
  • Decarnation (PC)
  • Demon School (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • Lorelei and the Laser Eyes (PC, Nintendo Switch)
  • S. T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (PC, Xbox Series)
  • Crown Wars: The Black Prince (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • Gangs of Sherwood (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • ParadiZe Project (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior (PC)
  • Ravenswatch (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • Park Beyond (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • I Am Future (PC)
  • Ereban Shadow Legacy (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
  • Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • Edge of Sanity (PC)
  • Falling Frontier (PC)
  • Endless Dungeon (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • The Great War: Western Front (PC)
  • Stray Blade (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Off The Grid (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Star Wars: Hunters (Nintendo Switch)
  • Arctic Awakening (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch)
  • The Invincible (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Men of War 2 (PC)
  • Pacific Drive (PC, PlayStation 5)
  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy Edge – Enhanced Edition (PlayStation VR2)
  • Synduality (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Stellar Blade (PC, PlayStation 5)
  • Wizard with a Gun (PC, Nintendo Switch)
  • Bramble: The Mountain King (PC)
  • Pistol Whip VR (PlayStation VR2)
  • Cities: VR (PlayStation VR2)
  • Pepper Grinder (PC, Nintendo Switch)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – Late 2023
  • Blue Protocol (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
  • Flashback 2 (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch) – Late 2023
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Hades 2
  • Everywhere

2024

  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch) – January 18, 2024
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series) – February 2, 2024
  • Persona 3 Reload (PC, PS4, XBO) – early 2024
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (PlayStation 5) – early 2024
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch) – Early 2024
  • Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall (PC, XBO, XSX, Switch)
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (PC, XSX)
  • Avowed (PC, Xbox Series)
  • Still Wakes the Deep
  • Baby Steps (PC, PS5)
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Why does Nintendo Direct have so many RPGs?

Nintendo Directs are usually full of RPGs, and while this may turn some gamers off, it’s a way to bring the company back to its former glory.

One of the most exciting moments in the life of a Nintendo fan is watching Nintendo Direct demos. They broadcast upcoming games that will be released both by Nintendo itself and by other video game developers producing software for the Nintendo Switch. The improved relationship between Nintendo and these other companies has resulted in many exciting titles being introduced through Nintendo Direct, with one genre taking off in particular.

Fans commented on how many JRPGs and RPGs in general were showcased during the Directs. It all comes down to the real void that the Nintendo Switch fills, especially when it comes to handheld gaming. Of course, as a result, those who are not interested in role-playing games are unlikely to be happy, even if it ultimately benefits Nintendo and the video game industry.

Nintendo Directs is the ultimate RPG showcase

The June 2023 release of the Nintendo Direct is no different from its predecessors in the way it sheds light on the RPG genre. These games include DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and the remake of Super Mario RPG , both of which are properties of Nintendo. Other RPGs include XSeed Games’ action RPG Silent Hope , the official opening of Atlus’ Persona 5 Tactica Switch version, and the announcement of the new Dragon Quest Monsters game. Many of these RPGs are the epitome of the genre, especially when it comes to the Japanese take on the genre. More than ever, Switch owners are waiting for an avalanche of role-playing games, namely from the largest role-playing franchises. While it’s definitely interesting for those who can’t get enough of boosting their stats, it could be argued that this genre is too heavily dominated in Nintendo Directs.

After all, past Directs have been showcasing numerous games in the Shin Megami Tensei , Fire Emblem and Xenoblade franchises, most of which share similar aesthetics (if not mechanics). Those looking for a wide selection of games to showcase outside of Nintendo’s core products like side-scrollers and platformers might be disappointed. One element of this criticism is that shooters and more “hardcore” titles aren’t exactly part of the landscape, which has definitely been a problem with Nintendo offerings for generations. Just as valid as this criticism is that the company is focusing on role-playing games, fixing one of its other problems, finally actively promoting a genre it once had a monopoly on.

Nintendo’s best console was filled to the brim with role-playing games

Many gamers – namely those who have enjoyed this hobby for decades – generally consider the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to be one of the company’s best hardware, if not the best. This is largely due to the classic library of games on the system, with most of them being either platformers or RPGs. During the SNES era, Nintendo was the exclusive home of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest / Dragon Warrior . And that’s not even getting into other classic games like Chrono Trigger , Square/Nintendo’s original Super Mario RPG , Secret of Mana , and (in Japan) more niche hits like Shin Megami Tensei If and other entries from the apocalyptic RPG series. These games demonstrated that tone, scope, and storytelling could be as strong in video games as in any other medium, and it helped that the medieval setting often resembled epic fantasy novels.

Unfortunately, Nintendo’s arrogance and the declining popularity of competitor Sega have led to them losing control of the genre. A series of events led Sony to enter the game console industry with the first Sony PlayStation, which was originally intended to be a simple addition to Nintendo hardware. To make the new console a success and create games for it, Sony brought in large third-party developers who previously had almost entirely adhered to Nintendo. Among them were Square, kings of RPGs thanks to their incredibly popular Series Final Fantasy . The move paid off for Sony as the technological advances of the PlayStation allowed Square to develop a true classic. Square’s Final Fantasy VII was an unqualified hit, and its popularity ushered in an era of consistent success for the company and the start of Nintendo’s exit from several other third parties.

As a result, the Nintendo 64 almost lost its biggest RPG franchise. Some of the only exceptions were the moderately successful Game Quest 64 and Nintendo’s own Paper Mario with even Fire Emblem (which still make it outside of Japan at the time) without a new hardware record. The same thing happened to Nintendo’s Mother series, in which the game was originally called Earthbound 64 without the N64 and was eventually released in Japan only on the Game Boy Advance as the almost apocryphal Mother 3 . Without Final Fantasy or something on the same level, Nintendo quickly lost touch with RPGs. This continued on the Gamecube, the failed Wii U, and possibly the Wii, although the latter had a few more RPGs than other hardware. However, many more role-playing games will appear on Nintendo handhelds, which is why the Switch fits the genre perfectly.

Switch role-playing focus is on Nintendo making up for lost time

While many companies wanted nothing to do with the N64 over the PlayStation, new role-playing games were still being developed for the Nintendo Game Boy Color. The same thing happened to the GBA, which received several ports of SNES classics and brand new RPG hits such as Golden Sun and even Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Tactics Advance . Years later, the DS/3DS hardware families were no different, and some of the most quirky and quirky RPGs have found a worthy home on handheld devices. Similarly, a similar home was briefly found using Sony’s PlayStation Vita. Although it was ultimately considered a flop, it became famous for porting modern classics such as Persona 4 Golden , and some pretty niche JRPGs that probably wouldn’t fit anywhere else.

Nintendo Switch definitely fills the void of both the DS and Vita, with the new Atelier and Disgaea on the shelves next to Dragon Quest , Final Fantasy , Fire Emblem , 9131 4 Poké mon , Paper Mario and Shin Megami Tensei / Persona . Once again, it’s a pretty decent mix of new games and old school games from past consoles. Some of these games simply wouldn’t have a real chance on the PlayStation 4, let alone the Western-focused Xbox consoles. Their focus on history and exploration also makes them great for travel, unlike other genres that might work best on the big screen at home. Conversely, the Switch epitomizes Nintendo’s attempt to be competitive (in its own way), namely by playing nice with third-party developers so they can fill in niches that Nintendo wouldn’t normally fill. As such, the RPG hunger of the N64 era will never be repeated, especially since the genre is taking center stage thanks to Nintendo Direct.