Astroneer Even though he is an ace of space travel, it took him a while to land on Nintendo’s portable console since the game’s releases on various media lasted for five long years. The game is therefore not particularly recent but its invitation to travel and exploration is a solid argument for discussing its release on Switch. Astroneer, like many games released in recent years like No Man’s Sky or Outer Wilds, relies heavily on exploration which will bring you to a gallery of distant and unknown planets. The goal ? Take part in the 25th century gold rush, which takes place in the game world to make a fortune. So, the most lucrative way available to you is to scour the solar system in search of unexpected discoveries and secrets of this world. On site, it will be up to you to be creative and ingenious when using the resources of the various planets to build whatever comes to mind.. The task is tough, sure, but you can potentially count on the help of other players (up to four in co-op) to get you out of it more easily. Seven in number, the planets with varied biomes are full of challenges that will be added to the ton of constructions (objects, bases, vehicles, etc.) that you can subsequently customize. Prepare for a space odyssey that will awaken the explorer and artist that you are!
For a few years now, DotEmu has made a specialty of bringing some classic video game licenses up to date. Among those on which the French publisher has set its sights, we find the saga Windjammers, originally released in 1994 on NEO GEO. Beyond the desire to give a second life to the franchise on PS Vita, PS4 and Switch, the publisher wanted to reclaim the series to produce a second episode even more nervous than the first! After suffering the throes of the global pandemic, Windjammers 2 finally getting ready to land on Switch, more than three years after its announcement and two postponements later. Passed through a beta phase, Windjammers 2 has been more detailed during the past year, allowing us to better define its ambitions: an explosive roster of characters and filled with figures known from the license (Miller, Scott , Biaggi, Sophie, …) and newcomers, an Arcade mode to chain Frisbee clashes or even frenzied tournaments for matches at a frantic pace! More than a hand-painted artistic direction and a supercharged soundtrack, Windjammers 2 It’s also a fun gameplay with a wide variety of throws that will test your sense of strategy: mastering these variations will be essential to come to the end of these explosive matches!
The genre of simulation never ceases to offer us original experiences. New representative of the genre, Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator takes you behind the scenes of these paradisiacal places that make us dream. This time, you will cross the barrier and try to satisfy all of your customers, from the moment they set foot in the hotel until the moment of their departure. But above all, it’s up to you to build your superb place to stay and thus attract many vacationers: for this, you will have to build it and arrange it from A to Z then decorate it and give it the latest finishes, from the materials used to the colors chosen. It is from this moment that the game will no longer test your planning skills, but your skills as an entrepreneur! Despite your busy schedule, you will have to meet the expectations of your customers, employ staff, when needed, and complete a series of tasks to allow them to have the stay of their dreams. Like any establishment, you will also have to take care to organize the reservations that you register and to manage your budget with a masterful hand because you must not stray from your main objective: profitability and, consequently, growth! For even more playability, Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator has different game modes, from the traditional Sandbox which gives you total freedom to ” Wait Mode », Allowing you to breathe and take a little vacation yourself, through the career mode that puts you in charge of an original story.
To celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Pokémon license had planned many festivities throughout the year 2023. Very early in the year, a Pokémon Presents had the fans in turmoil because The Pokemon Company did indeed count make positive announcements. If any of them, namely Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl Pokémon, has taken everything in its path for more than a month, it will be the turn of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the other announcement of this event online, by the end of January. When released, the game still has blew hot and cold : if the prospect of an open-world, or rather ” semi open-world », Convinced the crowd, the same cannot be said of the technical aspect of the future production of Game Freak. Your mission: to gather information on the Pokémon of the Hisui region, the old version of Sinnoh, in order to establish the very first Pokédex. For this, you can obviously form a team, in order to go to the collection of pocket creatures in the company of some Pokémon allies, and meet a gallery of characters evolving under different banners, called clans. On the program: discreetly catching Pokémon or traditional battles against wild Pokémon, quests of all kinds, Pokémon back rides and many other surprises. Small additional coquetries: some Pokémon display a different shape, specific to the very ancient region of Hisui, and the choice of the three starters will be made between Moustillon, Héricendre and Brindibou.
More or less, each month marks the arrival of an heir of the kind of metroidvania (a portmanteau word resulting from the contraction between Metroid and Castlevania which refers to the games containing the components of these cult games) on the Nintendo portable console. Last month the Switch welcomed Aeterna Noctis, but this month it’s The Lodoss War Chronicles: Deedlit in the Labyrinth of Wonders who has the right to his paragraph within this selection. Twenty-one years after the last opus released on Dreamcast, the game has been designed for both neophytes and fans of the original series, inspired by the fantasy novels of Ryō Mizuno, and tells us the story of Deedlit, a High Elf who is one of the main characters of the novels and of the anime. She suddenly wakes up in an enigmatic place, her head full of questions and no one on the horizon to help her. Thus begins this journey which will take you, through six levels, to explore a labyrinth full of mechanisms and full of areas to survey once the young elf has unlocked certain powers. Adept at the handling of the sword and the bow, Deedlit will have the opportunity to strengthen his equipment over the course of his adventure and to meet various spirits who will be of precious help to him to complete his quest. : each has its own characteristics and resistances and will allow Deedlit to get rid of the opponents who will block his path to get out of this mysterious labyrinth!
In the vein of the Project Zero games, including episode La Priestess of the Black Waters recently released on Nintendo Switch, IKAI immerses us in Japanese folklore to give us an experience of psychological horror that may leave us some marks. Where recent productions ask us to attack or flee ghostly threats very quickly, the game developed by the studio Endflame forces you to face them in particular in order to instill enough tension and helplessness to strengthen the immersion of the player. In this regard, the controls and interactions of the character that we play are modeled on real movements, that is to say, they are deliberately slow, precise and natural. Basically, IKAI, which is played in first person view, puts us in the shoes of Naoko, a young priestess supposed to watch over the shrine entrusted to her by her uncle.. However, a threat hangs over the village: a new demon has arisen from the Underworld and is about to enter the human world. He will also take advantage of a furtive absence of the heroine to take control of the sanctuary. From there, in Naoko’s skin, You will have to explore the shinto temple without making the slightest noise, while solving puzzles and drawing protective seals, so as not to attract the attention of the demons who now roam there and to learn more about the history of our heroine.