This overview of the nuggets released in 2023 on Nintendo Switch not to be missed begins with Death’s Door. This colorful epic with inspired visuals takes adventurers to the edge of a universe of a thousand and one surprises. Acid Nerve studios unveil a world full of nuances where exploration sometimes gives way to dynamic confrontations of high difficulty. Devolver Digital serves us on a set on a melancholy journey to the border between life and death. Death’s Door is an exhilarating breath of air that can make you vibrate.
Death’s Door Trailer
Death’s Door trailer
The following game comes to us from Asia, a prolific land in a video game market that is quick to surprise us, and Eastward was one of the most significant surprises of 2023. This adventure game takes John and Sam on an epic rich in twists and characters. This complementary duo travels through a universe with a bluffing artistic direction and conducive to the discovery of a scenario with undeniable writing qualities, sometimes epic, sometimes touching, but above all fair. Eastward even spices up its formula with some gameplay mechanics usually the preserve of RPGs in order to complete the whole.
The From Software saga has had a huge impact on the gaming industry. There is clearly a before and an after “Dark Souls”. Eldest Souls, whose only name proves its affiliation with the aforementioned series, is an Action-RPG while pixel art with full-bodied difficulty. Calling it Souls-Like 2D is not in vain. The experience imagined by United Label and Fallen Flag Studio is built on a constant challenge, lively and precise gameplay, epic bosses and remarkable replayability with its New Game Plus.
Eldest Souls Trailer
Eldest Souls trailer
Now it’s time for an action-platform game, a true tribute to the 16-bit era and to the martial arts. Okinawa Rush developed by Sokaikan and published by No Gravity Games is at the crossroads of Beat’em All and the platform game with its ultra punchy fights and its narrative phases which are all nods to the exploitation cinema of the 90s. Beyond its shimmering 2D graphics and retro soundtrack that will delight nostalgic music lovers, Okinawa Rush is a refined video game time machine.
Okinawa Rush Trailer
Okinawa Rush trailer
Devolver Digital has a flair for spotting the right veins and securing the services of studios as inventive as they are talented, and Olija is another edifying proof of this know-how. This action-platform game developed by Skeleton Crew Studio mixes mythology and Heroic-Fantasy within a universe all in pixel art that will make the players’ nostalgic cord vibrate. With her stunning DA, fun soundtrack, and high-level clashes, Olija draws on the past to offer contemporary adventurers a refreshing adventure.
Journey has left a lasting mark on the video game world in its time to the point of becoming a benchmark for contemplative adventures. thatgamecompany returns in 2023 with a brand new title by the sweet name of Sky: Children of the Light. With its recognizable visuals, its splendid environments and its narrative dreaminess, the heir of Journey transports players to a world conducive to change of scenery and enchantment. Even the Free to Play business model in no way hinders the pleasure of discovery.
Sky: Children of the Light Trailer
Sky: Children of the Light trailer