New Nintendo Switch Games Coming This Week

Streets of Rage 4 Review

The last week of April is here, and with it a new hot lineup of games for Nintendo Switch. From tentacle monsters from another dimension, to bloody street fighting, demon purging and card slinging – this week has it all! Have you already planned your gaming week? If not, Nintendo keeps a curated list of upcoming titles going well into May.

Below you can find some of the games releasing between now and May 1st.

Dread Nautical

  • Single-player RPG
  • Developer: Zen Studios
  • Publisher: Zen Studios
  • Release date: April 29

A tactical turn-based RPG with roguelike elements, Dread Nautical combines immersive gameplay with a cartoonish—yet captivatingly eerie—tone. Supernatural forces have overwhelmed a cruise liner called Hope with mysterious malevolent monstrosities. Fight them off as one of four unlikely heroes. Manage your scarce resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to fight alongside you. You’ll need them for any hope of escaping this “vacation” alive.

StarCrossed

  • Action/Arcade for up to 2 players
  • Developer: Contigo Games
  • Publisher: Whitehorn Digital
  • Release date: April 29

StarCrossed is an action arcade game with a magical girl aesthetic and a cooperative twist! Join the cast of 5 space-faring heroes as they travel across the stars, working together to strengthen their bond and defeat a looming evil that threatens the Nova galaxy! It’s time to team up, get sparkly, and take out the bad guys!

Pocket Arcade Story

  • Single-player Sim
  • Publisher: Kairosoft
  • Release date: April 30

Here comes a new challenger: it’s the arcade simulation game you’ve been waiting for! Build your very own gaming paradise packed with heaps of game machines and more!

If some of your customers become regulars, you can test their mettle in fighting game tournaments. Crush the competition with crazy combos and knock out your opponents with a flurry of fists! If you rise from the fray victorious, more and more customers will pile into your arcade!

Streets of Rage 4

  • Fighting for up to 4 players
  • Developer: Dotemu, Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games
  • Publisher: Dotemu
  • Release date: April 30

Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street beating, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.

Streets of Rage 4 got its iconic characters back: Axel, Blaze, and Adam teaming up with new brother and sister in arms Floyd Iraia and Cherry Hunter. With some brand-new moves and kickass tracks to take a listen, our heroes are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force.

Book of Demons

  • Single-player Action RPG
  • Developer: SONKA
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Release date: April 30

Book of Demons is a Hack & Slash Deck-building hybrid in which you decide the length of quests. Wield magic cards and slay the armies of darkness in the Old Cathedral dungeons. Save the terror-stricken Paperverse from the clutches of the Archdemon himself!

It’s a tale of good and evil about saving the world from the ultimate devilry. Sounds familiar? Inspired by the dark and gloomy atmosphere of the first Diablo game, Book of Demons is part tribute and part parody of the hack & slash classics.

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Levelhead

  • Platformer for up to 4 players
  • Developer: Butterscotch Shenanigans
  • Publisher: Butterscotch Shenanigans
  • Release date: April 30

As a new Employee to the Levelhead Division, you are responsible for training your very own GR-18 delivery robot for every possible delivery scenario. Create L.E.V.E.L.s, or “Limited Exercises for eValuating employEe Limitations”, with the intuitive Level editor in the Workshop, then publish them for the whole world to experience.

Build incredible contraptions and machines, craft adventurous expeditions that require brain and brawn to complete, or just create a relaxing music scene for other Levelheads to chill with. Once you’ve completed your Level, share it with the rest of the world… and gain a following! The Levelhead Division comes equipped with powerful curation and Following systems, so you’ll always be able to find the best new Levels created by your colleagues.

The Four Kings Casino and Slots

  • Multiplayer Sim/Board Game for up to 20 players
  • Developer: Digital Leisure
  • Publisher: Digital Leisure
  • Release date: April 30

The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a social MMO that allows you to immerse yourself in a simulated casino experience. You will start off by creating a personalized 3D avatar that represents you in the online world. As you play, you will be rewarded with more extravagant and prestigious clothing to further customize your look. As soon as you enter the casino you will be able to participate in the most popular casino games like Texas Hold’em Poker, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, and more. The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a living, breathing world that is constantly evolving with new events, clothing, and games.

Ministry of Broadcast

  • Single-player Platformer
  • Developer: Ministry of Broadcast Studios
  • Publisher: Hitcents
  • Release date: April 30

Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. Rife with dark humor, sarcastic quips, and the absurdity of the system.

Seemingly built overnight, The Wall has divided both a country in two and a man from his family. To see them again, our ginger-haired protagonist has decided to become a contestant on “The Wall Show”, a Regime-organized TV show allowing competitors the opportunity to escape to freedom on the other side. However, as he progresses through the camp, our contestant soon realizes exactly how the Regime and the show operate. The promise of freedom is not exactly what it seems.

Mushroom Heroes

  • Single-player Platformer
  • Publisher: Dolores Ent.
  • Release date: April 30

A puzzle platform adventure, with inspiration going all the way back to 16-bit classics.

You have a 3 mushroom hero and each mushroom has special abilities, some of which the player needs in order to pass certain obstacles.

Mushroom Heroes brings back the look and feel of the very best classic platformers from the 90’s, introducing refreshed and engaging gameplay mechanics. If you miss platformers from the 16-bit era, and think games nowadays aren’t that good anymore, think twice! Mushroom Heroes is for you.

911 Operator Deluxe Edition

  • Single-player Sim/Strategy
  • Developer: Games Operators
  • Publisher: SONKA
  • Release date: May 01

In 911 Operator, you take on the role of an emergency dispatcher, who has to rapidly deal with the incoming reports. Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation – sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedics’ intervention is a necessity. Keep in mind, that the person on the other side of the line might turn out to be a dying daughter’s father, an unpredictable terrorist, or just a prankster. Can you handle all of this?

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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