New Switch Games This Week – To Mars & Back

New Switch Games This Week – To Mars & Back

If you needed more reasons to stay at home with your Switch, worry not – Nintendo brings a whole bunch of them this week. Arm yourself with dice and unique skillset in Knights of Pen & Paper bundle, cross a wasteland in search of your broken ship in Convoy, fight your way to the top of the mysterious Tower to claim your destiny, ride a dragon and much more in this week’s set of games you can find below.

As always, head to Nintendo’s official site to find the carefully curated list of the upcoming games if you wish to plan out your gaming future with the Switch.

Pen and Paper Games Bundle

  • Single-player turn-based RPG
  • Publisher: Plug In Digital
  • Release Date: April 8, 2020

Get the three successful and award-winning games Knights of Pen & Paper + Knights of Pen & Paper 2 + Galaxy of Pen and Paper in this discounted bundle!

Enjoy hours and hours of adventures in these turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG full of danger, intrigue, and semi-appropriate cultural references! All games include all of their ever-released expansions with many new characters, enemies, quests and locations!

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike

  • Single-player action-adventure/roguelike
  • Developer: Convoy Games
  • Publisher: Triangle Studios
  • Release Date: April 8, 2020

Presented in pixel art and set in a future post-apocalyptic setting, Convoy is a squad-based tactical roguelike in its core. You travel with your combat vehicles and convoy across a wasteland to find parts needed to repair your broken spaceship. During your journey, you will encounter strangers in randomized scenarios by picking up radio signals.

Depending on the choices you make, signals can either lead to tactical combat, text-based dialogue or chance based role-play. Whatever choice you make, you need to keep your convoy and its cargo safe from raiders, privateers and other enemies. Keep upgrading your vehicles, as death is permanent in Convoy.

Towertale

  • Action-adventure/platformer for up to 4 players
  • Developer: MiSou Games
  • Publisher: Keybol Games
  • Release Date: April 8, 2020

Towertale is a 2D, story-driven action game that has a heavy focus on boss battles. Fight your way up the elusive Tower and challenge the bosses of each level. Unveil the mystery that lies up in its peak. Play four different stories and unlock multiple endings. Join Lionel, Faindrel, Lord Snicklefritz and “Dark Echo” in their quest to get to the top!

“The Tower” is known to have been created by an ancient being. Legends say that whoever defeats all of the guardians, and get to the top will have the right to be granted the ultimate wish – “The ability to change one’s fate”. In the past 100 years, many have tried and never been heard from ever again. Until one day, four brave souls came forth and challenged their fate.

Bridge! 3

  • Single-player Strategy/Sim
  • Developer: Fabian Boulegue
  • Publisher: Aerosoft
  • Release Date: April 9

Let your creativity run as a bridge-builder and take the challenge to prove yourself as a true master of bridge-building! As a structural engineer and designer, you have the responsibility for a perfect static load capacity of the bridge. In Bridge! 3 you have the opportunity to build your bridges and their carrying capacity to the utmost!

With more than 30 varied missions and additional content from the community, you as the master builder are faced with numerous challenges. In Bridge! 3 you can install new special components such as boosters, checkpoints or trampolines. Not only can you create completely new bridges, but you can also master platforms independently and on various systems.

Gunbrick: Reloaded

  • Single-player Puzzle/Arcade
  • Developer: Nitrome
  • Publisher: Nitrome
  • Release Date: April 9

Roll your way through this action-packed puzzle platformer. The Gunbrick – A gun one side… a shield on the other.

In a future where cars are obsolete, the Gunbrick has become a worldwide sensation! Encounter wasteland mutants, crazed nerds, law enforcement and all manner of cube based adversaries in this action-packed puzzle platformer.

Monster Viator

  • Single-player Strategy/Sim
  • Developer: Hit-Point
  • Publisher: Kemco
  • Release Date: April 9

Unable to remember who he is, Culter is mysteriously able to communicate with monsters. He soon comes across Aira, a shepherd who controls monsters with a harp and sets out together on a journey to uncover his memories. A fairy-tale like adventure with a legendary Hero with a thousand monsters, a Fountain of Truth and a witch unfolds!

Ride a dragon and soar the skies or on a raft down the river! Compelling pixel art breathes life into your adventure. Journey with more than 20 monsters, each with their own abilities and personalities. Hang tight and take your time in exploring not only challenging dungeons but what this fantasy RPG has to offer!

RMX Real Motocross

  • Single-player sports sim
  • Developer: Pyramid Games
  • Publisher: Ultimate Games
  • Release Date: April 10

Prepare for an amazing gaming experience in a realistic Motocross game!

Take part in exciting motocross racing – race on different tracks. Upgrade your bike to score higher place. After each race remember to Fix broken parts and upgrade your motorcycle to win! Learn tricks, earn money, and win every championship.

Push Rover

  • Top-Down Shooter for up to 2 players
  • Developer: radio
  • Publisher: Ratalaika Games
  • Release Date: April 10

Rush Rover is a 2D top-down shooter game with game play mechanics similar to traditional shmups. It includes random map generation, unique weapons, lots of different enemies, exciting boss battles and a dynamic chip tune soundtrack.

In the universe of Rush Rover, intelligent robots and mining exploration have spread over every known galaxy. After the war of independence against humanity, these highly intelligent and powerful machines attempt to rule over everything so they start hacking other robots. You control a “clean” mining rover, picking up weapons and rushing to survive!

Tharsis

  • Single-player Puzzle
  • Developer: Choice Provisions
  • Publisher: QubicGames
  • Release Date: April 11

A mysterious signal coming from the Tharsis region of Mars sets your crew of astronauts off on a risky mission. Who sent it? And why? Impossible questions, but your fate is sealed on finding out. Now, millions of miles away from home, a micrometeoroid storm damaged your spaceship and killed two vital members of your crew. The mission is no longer just discovery, but to survive the journey with those still left alive.

Tharsis is built around a unique mix of a board game and video game mechanics. The outcomes of your choices are determined by rolls of the dice, but ultimately it is up to you and your decisions that will affect the mission’s success. Guide your crew through onboard disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space. Maintain what remains of their health and sanity as they are strained by a crumbling ship, lack of food and the strange and disturbing signals coming from the Red Planet.

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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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