Another week packed full of releases on the Nintendo e-shop, and we’re here to curate the ones that show a lot of promise.
You won’t find shovelware, asset-flips, and rarely even big AAA releases; instead, we’ll be focusing on indie titles that may very well pass you by. They may not all end up being winners, but they certainly look like they could be worth keeping an eye on. Heck, we may even review some of them right here on the site.
So sit back with a cuppa, and check out our curated list of titles coming over the course of this next week.
GLITCH BUSTERS: STUCK ON YOU
TOYLOGIC | SKYBOUND GAMES | €19.99
It’s a normal day on the net, until a virus outbreak turns everything upside-down. Only your squad of GLITCH BUSTERS can take on the net’s kookiest bugs in an online world gone haywire.
In the far-flung future, the AI that populate the net come under attack by mysterious viruses—and it’s up to your squad of GLITCH BUSTERS to keep them from infecting every AI in the virtual world!
An interesting squad-based shooter that can be played alone or with friends. Visually, it gives off real Splatoon vibes – we’ll see how well it plays!
PUZZLE BOBBLE EVERYBUBBLE
inin games| €39.99
Time for our four friendly bubble dragons to step in and help Miniroon stop his bubble blowing blunders!
In the latest adventure, players once again have to clear the bubbles across a series of increasingly challenging and fun stages. To help them in their endeavor, they can use numerous items and gimmicks or try their best on their own.
If you’re a fan of the ever popular Puzzle Bobble / Bust a Move series, then you’ll probably want to keep your eye on this one. Bringing the series back with a new coat of paint, it attempts to recapture the old magic. Expect a review on this one.
warhammer 40,000: boltgun
auroch digital | focus ent | €21.99
Load up your Boltgun and plunge into battle headfirst! Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, classic, frenetic FPS gameplay and the stylish visuals of your favourite 90’s retro shooters.
Play a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy, as they battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.
Bringing back memories of Quake 2, albeit with the slightly more cartoonish stylings of Warhammer, this one looks like a real treat. The last Warhammer game ended up being a bit of a mess on the Switch, so hopefully this one fares a bit better.
strange scaffold | €9.75
Unravel the story of how the largest bank on the Eastern Seaboard was robbed in a single afternoon as you play. Win hands to earn tokens and decorate the S.S. Sunshine with new light fixtures, chairs, card decks, and more. And try to boogie to the game’s vibrant, wiggle-inducing original ska soundtrack as you stare into the cold eyes of a 12 year-old kitten with nothing left to lose.
What looks to be a mix between a narrative tale between ne’er-do-wells and Texas Hold ‘Em poker, this could be a cute little game. I really like the art style, so will be interesting to see how it blends the two genres together.
sonzai games | x plus games | €14.99
Interdimensional mage Lord Vicious has brainwashed Bat Boy’s fellow teammates in order to participate in the Trials of Darkness, a heinously brutal series of athletic events! It’s up to Bat Boy to team up with the mouthy crow Garou, traversing a hostile world to free the minds of his sports-hero teammates before they fall victim to the trials. Along the way, Bat Boy will encounter a variety of characters, some allies, most not, as he fights his way to the final confrontation with Lord Vicious.
Bat Boy pits the titular hero against the former allies of his sports team with heroes such as Racket Girl, Shinai Guy, Aquaria and Mr. Blitzer, among others as he travels through the many regions beyond Lord Vicious’ dimensional gateway!
We covered this in our most recent review, so make sure that you check it out here.
fights in tight spaces
ground shatter | mode 7 | €20.99
The game blends deck-building, turn-based tactics, and thrilling animated fight sequences in classic action-movie settings. Learn to balance your hand, momentum, and positioning to overcome the odds to defeat your adversaries.
Pick from over 200 cards as you build a deck to suit your play style and your opponents’. Encounter random events, acquire enhancements (or injuries), and make critical choices about how best to upgrade your agent for the fights ahead.
Just when I thought Deckbuilders were starting to run out of fresh ideas, here we have one that combines turn based martial arts with deckbuilding. The demo for the game seemed extremely promising, so I’m excited to see how this one pans out.
graceful decay | annapurna int |€18.99
MAQUETTE is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. MAQUETTE makes it possible by twisting the world into itself recursively in an MC Escher-esque fashion.
Sounding a bit like Superliminal, this one could be an absolute blast. As an Annapurna title, expect the game to have an excellent presentation regardless. Will likely not cover this on the site, but will no doubt check it out personally at some point.
bytten studio | raw fury |€19.99
Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities!
This monster tamer hit Steam to critical acclaim, and sounds like an absolute blast. With battling revolving around monster fusion, this could be great for fans of Pokémon that want something a bit more like the older games but with a new spin. Whilst we were unable to get a hold of a review copy, we will be purchasing it to review at a later date. Hopefully we can get that out to you sooner rather than later!
rainy night creations | €6.99
Your friend has been infected again, find a cure before time runs out. But it won’t be easy, sooner or later your friend will relapse and you’ll have to find a new cure in a new randomly generated mansion. Will you be able to discover the secret of the mansion and save your friend once and for all?
Supposedly an expansion of the ideas from the original, this sounds like it may be a blend of remake and sequel (requel?) to Vaccine. As someone that enjoyed that game a lot, despite its flaws, I’m very keen to get my hands on this one. We will be getting a review copy, so look out for the review – however we’ll only be getting the code on the release date, meaning that our coverage may be later on in the week at the earliest.
dolores entertainment | €13.99
Spectrolite is a unique take on first-person platformers, where you can experience the mix of thrilling atmospheric levels and intense timed challenges. Use rethought traditional platforming mechanics spiced up with powerful abilities to experience a level of precision new to the genre!
A slight admission here: I have had the opportunity to play the game, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Starting out a bit slow, it turns into a first person platformer along the lines of Neon White and Ghostrunner. However, I did run into a bug that stopped me from being able to progress. Whilst waiting to here back from the dev team,I can definitely say it’s well worth wishlisting, but just hold out for that patch!
So that’s our picks for the following week. Do any of these pique your interest? Will you be buying any?
Let us know down below in the comments.