10 titles to look forward to
Today, publisher eastasiasoft premiered an “Early Fall 2023 Showcase” that covered titles scheduled for release in September, October and the coming months on Switch. This presentation continues the previous showcase format and once again consolidates news on multiple projects for convenient reference in the months ahead.
Highlights of this showcase include the upcoming release of Mugen Souls Z for Nintendo Switch, the announcement of Rainbow Moon for Nintendo Switch and a preview of visual novel Sunny Café as well as Japanese crossdressing-themed puzzler Otoko Cross: Pretty Boys Dropout! and side-scrolling action platformer Dreamcutter heading to Nintendo Switch.
You can see a complete breakdown of every Switch title showcased below.
**Mugen Souls Z - Sept. 14th, 2023 ** Undisputed goddess Chou-Chou is back for an all-new adventure as she attempts to conquer the twelve Zodiac worlds with the help of new and returning frenemies! This beloved sequel to Mugen Souls features free-roaming battle maps in strategic turn-based combat, a level cap of 9999 and the ability to deal billions of hit points worth of damage! As Chou-Chou, you can charm enemies to transform them into shampuru minions, customize party members’ appearance and abilities, create new peons and much more!
As Chou-Chou and crew navigate between worlds in their spacefaring ship the G-Castle, they’ll need to cooperate with new ultimate goddess Syrma to put an end to an ancient evil that’s recently awakened. Explore expansive worlds packed with field challenges, face off against enemy ships and meet loads of memorable characters, all presented in the anime-style “moe” aesthetic that fans adore!
This updated version of Mugen Souls Z includes all prior extras while faithfully adapting the content of the Japanese original, making it the definitive way to experience this cult classic JRPG!
Rainbow Moon - Q1 2024
Cursed by his arch-rival, Baldren finds himself warped to Rainbow Moon. And to make things worse, Baldren isn’t only stranded in an unknown place; he has also opened a dimensional gate out of which troops of monsters are crawling, turning this once peaceful planet into a real hell. There’s only one thing for our brave hero to do: He has to seal the gate and warp himself back to his home planet.
Embark on an epic adventure that leads you through a beautiful, isometric, open world with detailed high-definition visuals. Rainbow Moon is a role-playing game with a strong emphasis on exploration, character development and turn-based battles. Six playable main characters with upgradeable weapons, armor and accessories; about 120 special skills and more than 20 challenging dungeons are awaiting you in a fascinating story that lasts over 40 hours.
Rainbow Moon for Nintendo Switch includes all the latest updates as well as a newly added gameplay features.
Sunny Cafe - 2023
On a summer afternoon, the thunder showers fall mercilessly and the bells in the café ring. A boy regains his senses, suddenly noticing a soaked girl standing at the door. Sunny Café is a tale of accidental encounters, acquaintances and eventual parting, a love text adventure game that uses Taiwanese coffee knowledge as a catalyst for this cycle of interactions and an analogy for life itself.
Join a cast of Taiwanese college students and enjoy a visual novel steeped in local culture, customs and ideals. Learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee by selecting beans, grinding, choosing a filter and brewing skillfully. Select objects in the café to pick up vital bits of additional knowledge. Explore multiple endings affected by your conversations with people in a comfy setting, and perhaps guide a budding romance to full bloom!
Otoko Cross: Pretty Boys Dropout! - Sept. 1st, 2023
The boys are back for their biggest and boldest entry yet in Otoko Cross: Pretty Boys Dropout! Featuring 45 stages of block puzzler action, Otoko Cross: Pretty Boys Dropout! brings together a cast of 9 crossdressing “otokonoko” characters, each with their own backstories to discover and a wardrobe of increasingly sexy outfits to unlock.
Slide blocks left and right to match groups of a single color and clear them to drop character icons towards exits at the bottom of the screen. Some exits need to be unlocked before they can be used, and new block mechanics will be gradually introduced as difficulty ramps up! There’s also a challenge mode to keep you coming back for more quality time with the cute cast! Use the points you earn to unlock outfits and backdrops in any order you like, then assemble them into your own custom dioramas in the enhanced Dressing Room mode.
Escape from Terror City - Sept. 6th, 2023
Escape from Terror City is a third-person shooter inspired by run-and-gun classics but flipping the perspective behind the hero, all presented in retro low-poly graphics! Blast through enemy soldiers, mechs and tanks in arcade-style action mixed with 3D bullet hell elements! Move your target reticle around the screen like a light shooter as you dodge projectiles and shockwaves! Can you survive and help save the city?
Diorama Dungeoncrawl: Master of the Living Castle - Oct. 4th, 2023
Inspired by 16-bit action games, Diorama Dungeoncrawl brings old-school challenge and style to low-poly 3D set pieces! Battle monsters and avoid traps in your quest to claim the heart of the Living Castle. Explore shrouded forests, mysterious halls, towers and dungeons to face off against the powerful Necromancer who commands the forces of darkness!
As a side-scrolling hack and slash adventure at its heart, Diorama Dungeoncrawl brings a fresh artistic direction to familiar action mechanics! Face off against hordes of skeletons, bats and goblins! Deftly avoid devious traps and confront fearsome bosses. Run, jump and swing your mightier hammer, but beware of enemy projectiles that fly at you from all directions! Can you survive and restore peace to your kingdom?
Swapshot - Oct. 25th, 2023
Get ready for an intense platforming adventure with the bravest little girl of them all! In Swapshot, you take control of this fearless heroine equipped with a teleportation gun. Your mission is to overcome a series of challenges in a 2D world filled with brainteasing puzzles. Explore 35 meticulously designed levels, full of treacherous spikes and cunning traps, using your gun to hit teleportation boxes and instantly swap positions with them, opening up a world of strategic possibilities.
Battle Stations Blockade - 2023
Take command of a gunboat on an urgent mission to intercept stolen military intelligence and destroy the enemy’s advanced weapon systems! Battle Stations Blockade is an intense 3D rail shooter presented in voxel style. Receive orders and then set out on treacherous waters as you control a pair of gun turrets, shooting down aircraft, destroying boats and battleships, clearing mines, taking out paratroopers and more.
But watch your health! Each turret has a damage meter that will need to be replenished by eliminating targets, or you’ll fail the mission. Complete your assignments to climb in rank and unlock better weapons for your gunboat turrets, enabling you to shoot for even higher scores. Man both turrets in solo play or team up with a friend in local co-op!
Alpha Particle - 2023
Take the role of a defenseless energy particle and travel between space stations as you search for answers. In this 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure, your only objective is to overcome obstacles creatively and forge ahead, always hoping that the truth of your purpose will be revealed through experience.
You have no physical body. Your life serves as both your boost ability and your currency in this world, so you’ll need to spend wisely as you navigate new challenges. Earn new abilities, use elements to solve environmental puzzles or remove enemy threats, navigate the labyrinthian workings of interstellar bases and do whatever it takes to survive. Can you overcome your limitations to become the Alpha Particle?
Dreamcutter - 2023
The Dreamcutter, a mysterious scythe with an ulterior motive, promises alluring rewards and a chance at escape. But what strange dangers and exotic encounters will you find inside your own mind? Dreamcutter is an intense side-scrolling action platformer that blends visual novel CG scenes with macabre themes and sassy character dialogue. Along with your friend Lucia, you’ll take the role of Haley as the pair navigate the darkest parts of Haley’s subconscious.
Use the Dream Combo to rack up points, collect coins to buy upgrades, reach higher platforms by sticking your scythe in walls, swing, grind, float and more! Plenty of seductive moments await in this dreamscape, but will you survive to remember them?