Visual novels EVERYWHERE!
Aksys Games hosted their All Aksys streaming event, which showed off release dates for already-announced Switch games, along with the reveal of four brand-new titles getting localization.
New titles added to the lineup include:
Cuddly Forest Friends (NSW/February 2023) – Raise up to nine different adorably fluffy forest companions and complete the encyclopedia by discovering rare creatures. Compete in mini games against up to three other players.
Record of Agarest War (NSW SE & LE/March 2023) – The cult classic returns! An epic strategy RPG featuring over 100 hours of gameplay (not including side/bonus missions), the fate of Agarest is in your hands, as well as your reputation with the ladies. Choose a bride at the end of your adventure and give birth to the playable hero of the next generation. Perfect collaborative attacks by positioning your forces on the battlefield and wait for the right moment to string together massive combo attacks using multiple party members, both in melee and ranged attacks. The enhanced game will be available in both Standard and Limited Editions.
Spooky Spirit Shooting Gallery (NSW/Summer 2023) – Shoot various goodies and spooky spirits that appear in the festival booths to win tokens and a chance to go spirit hunting at the local haunted house! In minigame mode, players may choose to either compete against friends or work together to clear over 10 challenges!
Tengoku Struggle -Strayside- (NSW/2024) – From the team that created Olympia Soirée comes Tengoku Struggle -Strayside-, a comedic battle fantasy set in a place where the living and the dead mingle, and sinners are pitted against each other in eternal battle. Rin Enma, adopted daughter of the king of the underworld, has been tasked with tracking down and recapturing a group of escaped sinners. Accompanying her on her journey are four reformed sinners hand-picked by her father. Will Rin succeed in her mission… and will she discover love?
In addition to the Standard Edition Aksys also a Limited Editions for Jack Jeanne with details to follow. The highly anticipated visual novel is expected to launch on Switch in Summer 2023.
Finally, we got release dates for Switch titles we had learned about from previous Aksys reveals. You can see the complete release schedule for those titles below.
- Paradigm Paradox: Oct. 27th, 2022
- Lover Pretend: Dec. 1st, 2022
- Blazing Strike: Spring 2023
- Winter’s Wish: Spirits of Edo: Spring 2023
- Jack Jeanne: Summer 2023
- Norn9: Var Commons: March 2023
- Inescapable: Summer 2023
- Norn9: Last Era: Summer 2023
- Pups & Purrs Pet Shop: Summer 2023
- Radiant Tale: Summer 2023
- Death Mark II: Fall 2023