New Switch Games This Week – December 16 to December 18

Unto The End - Launch Trailer

A new week means a new selection of games coming to the hybrid console Nintendo Switch. From exclusive titles to long-awaited ports and bold indies, as always, there is something for every type of gamer among the newest additions.

Check out the list below or the official site to see if anything catches your attention!

SYNTHETIK: Ultimate

  • Single-player action/arcade
  • Publisher: Flow Fire Games
  • Release date: December 16

SYNTHETIK is an unforgiving tactical shooter rogue-lite where freedom and experimentation are key. Fight against relentless opponents and unforgiving bosses encased in ever-changing environments. Master the uniquely deep and satisfying weapon mechanics and the unprecedented amount of customization. Discover a seemingly unending amount of weapons, items, perks and character upgrades.

Gems of Magic: Lost Family

  • Single-player puzzle
  • Publisher: Mindscape
  • Developer: Mindscape
  • Release date: December 17

Gems of Magic brings a match-3 game together with wonderful hand-drawn art with a story of magic, gems and adventure. Discover this mystical enchanted forest in a calm and relaxing world of spirits and magic. But a dark cloud is forming over the forest and Hurricane has kidnapped the Fuzzy family. It’s now time to help the magic creatures to save the Fuzzy family and restore the magical forest.

Body of Evidence

  • Single-player simulation/arcade
  • Developer: Empyrean 
  • Publisher: No Gravity Games
  • Release date: December 17

Become a dead body disposal specialist. As a “cleaner” you need to get rid of the body and make sure there is no evidence left behind. Remember, you’re on a clock…

  • Full of black humor.
  • Many ways to complete each level.
  • 30 different flats with unique crime scenes.
  • Advanced hiding body mechanic.
  • Inspired by Quentin Tarantino movies – remember Jules from Pulp Fiction?
  • Advanced ragdoll effects – lift, bend, move, drop, squeeze naturally.
  • Music by Draco Nared (Agony, Lust for Darkness, Phantaruk, House Flipper).
  • From the creators of House Flipper!

Yum Yum Line

  • Puzzle for up to 2 players
  • Developer: Mindscape
  • Publisher: Mindscape
  • Release date: December 17

Match 5 tiles of the same color, clear lines and make sure you don’t get stuck. Can you make it to the top of the leaderboard?

Fantastic fun for all ages. Match up the same colors to clear lines and make sure that you don’t get stuck. With infinite replayability and the local battle mode, Yum Yum Line gives you the chance to play by yourself or challenge a friend on the same screen.

Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons

  • Single-player RPG
  • Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment
  • Release date: December 17

Experience a lengthy and challenging story campaign, an enthralling tale full of emotive writing, plot twists and high stakes moments. Grow with your team by clearing strategic turn-based battles, with many optional missions and details to consider – which class will you upgrade for each character, and what equipment or skills will you prioritise?

Developer Rideon’s highly-regarded turn-based strategy battles are carried out from an isometric viewpoint, and are characterized by increased depth as you position characters not just in terms of elevation and enemies, but also to maximise attacks and defence depending on the direction you face. Varied weapons and skills are all tools that need to be utilised smartly for the best results.

Defentron

  • Single-player arcade
  • Publisher: Zerouno Games
  • Release date: December 17

DEFENTRON is a 3D “Tower Defense” straight out of the 80’s with its retro look. Get ready and battle for the ultimate upgrade. Defentron, the retro-futurist computer system is trying to safeguard itself from malicious viruses that seek to control its core.

Use strategy to upgrade your lines of defense and become the most powerful security system ever known.

Think like an 80s software. You will face fast, hard, resilient enemies, capable of regenerating or splitting when destroyed, returning to the battlefield. Nobody will be safe until the last of the living enemies falls.

Outbreak Lost Hope

  • Single-player action
  • Developer: Dead Drop Studios
  • Publisher: Dead Drop Studios

Experience a mother’s desperate search for her daughter in the midst of a nation-wide epidemic. Taking place in the Outbreak universe by Dead Drop Studios, this story follows Gwen just after her harrowing escape from an urban center during the outbreak. A terrible accident causes her to get separated from her daughter Hope and she has to fight the undead to survive… and save her daughter.

Crawlco Block Knockers

  • Single-player puzzle
  • Developer: eastasiasoft, CosmiKankei
  • Publisher: eastasiasoft

The naughtiest action-puzzler on the block is back and more revealing than ever! Return to the feel of smokey ‘90s Japanese arcades as you pull, kick and match blocks to reveal hidden images of the lovely ladies behind each stage! As blocks enter the playfield, knock them into marked zones while avoiding and smashing enemies, all as your workspace gets tighter. Aim carefully to boost your score, but don’t get boxed in!

Traditional Tactics Ne+

  • Single-player RPG
  • Publisher: Daidai
  • Release date: December 17

Traditional Tactics Ne+ is turn-based Simulation RPG. You and enemy take turns playing like Chess. Move your units on the map and beat the enemy to clear each stage. The rules of this game are so simple that you can understand easily, and there are many features for beginners.

You are “Prince Natri”, explore the dungeon “Royal Tomb” to be the king. In there, many spirits are waiting to make a trial of your courage. Let’s fight and try the simulation battle with your units!

Unto The End

  • Single-player action platformer
  • Publisher: Big Sugar
  • Release Date: December 17

Alone, outmatched, and outnumbered. A desperate fight to make it home.

Unto The End is a challenging, handcrafted combat-adventure. Alone and outmatched, a humble father must endure a desperate journey to get back to his family. Armed with a sword, a dagger, and his wits, he must outfight and outsmart the creatures he encounters as he treks through unfamiliar lands, where every step brings him closer to home but is fraught with untold dangers.

Abyss of the Sacrifice

  • Single-player adventure
  • Publisher: D3 Publisher
  • Release date: December 17

Can you reach all the endings in this suspenseful adventure escape game?

Five girls meet in an isolated underground city. As they slay and betray each other, what fate awaits them at the end of their journey? Hope? Or despair? Enjoy an immersive story, fully voiced and boasting multiple endings!

Character voicing is in Japanese only.

Secrets of Magic 2 – Witches & Wizards

  • Single-player arcade
  • Publisher: Joindots
  • Release date: December 17

After learning the fine art of magic and becoming a true witch, Victoria is ready to go after Agnes and set her parents free. Witches and wizards united in the fight against evil!

Dive into an exciting adventure by matching your way through a magical and dangerous land to defeat the ultimate evil. Grab your wand and prepare for battle in Secrets of Magic 2: Witches and Wizards.

Freddy Spaghetti

  • Single-player arcade
  • Developer: Playful Pasta
  • Publisher: Ratalaika Games
  • Release date: December 18

Follow along Freddy’s story as you plunge head first into challenges and obstacles. Created in a laboratory machine by the brilliant Dr. P Starr, Freddy’s story turned out to be quite the adventure that would follow.

Freddy uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character. Walk, Run, Jump, Slide, Slap, Smash, Kick, Dodge and Epic Fail your way to the Goal. Overcome the environment, master your spaghetti!

Dark Arcana: The Carnival

  • Single-player adventure/puzzle
  • Developer: Artifex Mundi
  • Publisher: Artifex Mundi
  • Release date: December 18

Investigate two worlds: the one you know and an alternate plane existing behind the Hall of Mirrors. Discover the secret of an ancient being known as the Evil One. Reveal the story of star-crossed lovers and stop the Evil One from breaking its magical chains and invading our world.

While traveling through dimensions, you will solve cleverly designed minigames and find hidden objects or play a special minigame as an alternative. Best of all, you will befriend a cute and clever monkey devoted to aiding you on this adventure.

60 Seconds! Reatomized

  • Single-player adventure
  • Developer: Robot Gentleman
  • Publisher: Robot Gentleman
  • Release date: December 18

Scavenge supplies, rescue your family, and stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, hunt mutant roaches… and maybe survive. Or not.

Dolores, Ted, Mary Jane and Timmy return to face the nuclear apocalypse in this new, remastered edition of the classic atomic adventure – 60 Seconds! Reatomized, featuring refreshed 2D graphics and hand-drawn 3D textures, new interactive menu, improved UI system, a technical refresh, and of course… new content!

Shikaku Shapes

  • Single-player board game
  • Developer: Hook Games
  • Publisher: Hook Games
  • Release date: December 18

Hours of brain challenge, great for both beginners and pros!

Shikaku Shapes is played on a rectangular grid. Some of the squares in the grid are numbered. The objective is to divide the grid into rectangular and square pieces such that each piece contains exactly one number, and that number represents the area of the rectangle.

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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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