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Aksys Games have just announced a bevy of new titles and updates coming to Nintendo Switch at their Anime Expo 2024 panel. We’ve rounded up all the trailers and details right here for your viewing pleasure.

Raging Bytes

While Zombie RPG Raging Bytes is already available digitally on Switch Aksys have announced a physical version will be launching December 12th, 2024. Interested if you can survive the hordes of undead? Read bellow for an official overview of the game.

Can you survive the raging bytes? Set in a zombie-ravaged America, Ben and Barbra must fight their way through waves of monsters while running into other uninfected survivors along the way. With difficulty levels for all kinds of players, dive into this post-apocalyptic world in turn-based battles! This story-driven RPG full of drama and pixels pays homage to the classic horror movies of the 1970’s and was planned, drafted and supervised by Jiro Ishii, praised for titles such as 428: Shibuya Scramble.

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Zero to Dance Hero

Rhythm exercise game Zero to Dance Hero is dancing it’s way to the west this November. While the game has been available in Asian territories with English language subtitles for little over a year now Aksys have announced that SmileBoom and Imagineer’s dancing game will come officially to English speaking territories. Dance on down below to read up on the game’s official overview.

Learn to dance from zero! Start from the basics with real dance lessons covering 30 popular hip-hop steps. By learning each dance in bite-sized stages, even beginners can easily learn to dance well! The more hands-on Free Mode includes six original choreographed dances in a variety of musical genres. Keep the beat and enjoy the fruits of your training with catchy background music! Many support features keep you motivated as you become a dance hero!

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7'scarlet

While the otome visual novel 7’scarlet is releasing to Japanese Switch fans on July 11th Aksys have announced the game will be coming to the west next year in Spring 2025. You can read up on all the details in the official overview down below.

Take on the role of a young woman journeying to the remote town of Okune-zato to locate her missing brother. Shaped like a crescent moon, Okune-zato is shrouded in dark myths and legends. As the protagonist and her childhood friend get to know the cast of eccentric characters at the Fuurinkan Hotel, they are drawn into the mysterious events taking place in the town. Encounter heart-racing twists and turns as you dig deeper into the story.

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Mistonia no Kibou: The Lost Delight

If you thought that was all for otome visual novels you’d be mistaken as a western release for Mistonia no Kibou: The Lost Delight has been announced as well. The game is intended to release to western Switch fans sometime in 2025, you can read the official overview down below. (NOTE: Aksys Games notes in their press release that an English name for this title is still pending.)

A tale filled with love and fixation, woven together by those who carry the blood of the fairies. The story takes place in Grand Alvion, a kingdom thriving under the rule of the fairy queen, in an era where light and shadow coexist. On the outskirts of the capital city stands a noble residence belonging to a prestigious family, where a newly-hired maid is about to set foot onto the property: our heroine, Applause. Having lost everything eight years prior, she swore to take revenge on those responsible. Under a false identity, she begins her search for the truth as she works at the mansion belonging to a potential target for her vengeance. What secrets will she unearth upon her chance encounters with the distinguished noblemen who protect the kingdom? What path will she choose? And so begins the revenge tragedy of a girl bound by a hapless fate.

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Utakata no Uchronia

Even more otome visual novel love is on the way as an English release of Utakata no Uchronia has also been confirmed for 2025. You can read the overview down below.(NOTE: Aksys Games notes in their press release that an English name for this title is still pending.)

Welcome to the renowned and prosperous utopia, the flying city of Itehari. Our protagonist is Hinagiku, a noble lady from a distinguished family who longs for the world beyond the floating city. One day, Hinagiku, having just turned 18 years old, encounters an amnesiac man named Yashiro. Their fortuitous meeting becomes the catalyst that drags her into a series of events involving the secrets and various truths hidden beneath the surface of this beautiful utopia.

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Virche Evermore: -EpiC:lycoris-

Another otome visual novel is also seeing a western release on November 7th, read up on the details down below.

Return to the island of Arpechele where, surrounded by the sea and black flowers of misfortune called Lycoris Noirge, humans are cursed to die by age 23. Five new tales further explore the world of Virche Evermore. Experience the new despair and salvation that awaits Ceres and her suitors.

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Despera Drops

The last of otome visual novel announcement is that Despera Drops will also receive a western release in Spring of 2025. While we knew this game would be coming west sometime in 2025 Aksys have revealed a more accurate release window. Listed below is an official overview.

In the summer of 2028, Mika Amamine, studying abroad at a university in Bologna, Italy, visits Rome for a short trip with friends to celebrate the end of exams. However, during that trip, she encounters a murder incident and is subsequently arrested as a suspect.

While being transported in a police vehicle, it suddenly overturns in an accident, freeing Mika along with six other criminals and they all become fugitives. Mysterious attackers appear, targeting the unique “power” that Mika possesses, and the group finds themselves pursued by both the police and the attackers.

The secret hidden within Mika’s power, the identity of the attackers, and the truth behind the murder incident that started it all… Can they unravel these mysteries and reclaim a normal life?

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Blazing Strike

Lastly the arcade inspired fighting game Blazing Strike will release on Switch October 17th, 2024. Aksys and developer RareBreed Makes Games also announced that a limited edition will be available as well which comes with a full-color artbook, CD soundtrack, and collectible character cards.

You can check out the limited edition goodies and an official overview of the game down below.

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Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, the upcoming 2D fighting game from developer RareBreed Makes Games evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating a unique games system with modern mechanics.

Blazing Strike features a four-button system with six normal attacks: light, medium and heavy punches and kicks, as well as three defense moves: block, guard and parry. A Rush Trigger enables fighters to execute fast-paced attacks and movements, but using it will slowly drain the Rush Meter, sending the character into a temporary groggy state. This allows players to execute exciting combos while having to manage the Rush Meter. The game will include three play modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and VS Mode, with training, sparring, and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO.

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Extra Details

Aksys have announced that the DLC for Fitness Boxing feat. HATSUNE MIKU will release shortly after the game launches on Switch September 5th, 2024.

Tales from Toyotoki: Arrival of the Witch also received a new trailer but for some reason Aksys have not posted it yet so the above video is the release date announcement video. The game is due out on Switch August 22nd, 2024.

And with that all Switch centered announcements from Aksys Games Anime Exo 2024 panel have been covered. We’ll be sure to keep you posted if any new updates on these games or their release dates is announced.

[Aksys Games Official, Press Release]

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