New Switch Releases August 12 to August 14

Faeria

The library of titles available on Nintendo Switch expands with every week, and this one is not an exception. Between August 12 and August 15, Nintendo’s hybrid console gets a variety of games spanning multiple genres, settings and more.

As always, check out the official site to learn about the new Switch games coming your way for months to come or check our list of titles below:

 Escape from Tethys

  • Single-player Action/Adventure
  • Developer: Sometimes You
  • Publisher: Sometimes You
  • Release date: August 12

Escape from Tethys is difficult action adventure metroidvania game set on the remote planet of Tethys. You are a scientist responsible for developing new weapons tech, when things go awry.

Explore the mysterious, dark world of Tethys, confront and defeat the strongest creatures of the planet. Find and unlock 20+ unique upgrades scattered across five different biomes. Use new weapons and abilities to fight your way to the planet’s surface… and escape!

Volta-X

  • Action/Strategy for up to 2 players
  • Developer: GungHo Online Entertainment America
  • Publisher: GungHo America
  • Release date: August 12

Years ago, the Earth was jeopardized by a Kaiju invasion. These mighty exterrestrial monsters’ only aim was mass destruction on a global scale. Faced with insurmountable odds, our best known scientists and world leaders floundered and it seemed everything was lost. That is, until the mysterious Dr. V revealed his new technology – the Voltas. Thanks to the Voltas and their pilots, our victory over the alien threat was swift and decisive. After overcoming the Kaiju, these formidable robots provided the foundation for the most popular sport in the world – Volta battling!

Metamorphosis

  • Single-player Adventure/Puzzle
  • Publisher: All In! Games
  • Release date: August 12

A first-person adventure game whose mysterious story was inspired by the imagination of Franz Kafka. You wake up one morning to find that you are rather inconveniently transforming into a tiny bug, while your friend Joseph is being arrested for reasons unknown.

To save him and to find the answers you seek, you must embark on a journey through a world which, like yourself, has become twisted and unfamiliar.

What once seemed like mundane dwellings have become an expansive obstacle course, and now you’ll have to chart your path through the dingy nooks and crannies that exist within the cracks of civilization. Use your wits to unravel the truth, and regain the life you once knew.

Banner of the Maid

  • Single-player Strategy/RPG
  • Publisher: CE-Asia
  • Release date: August 12

Banner of the Maid is a Turn-Based Strategy Game set in the late 18th century to early 19th century, based on the alternative history of the French Revolution.

At the end of 18th century, as the House of Bourbon was on the verge of clasping, Louis XVI of France planned to secretly escape from his country. Starting from the French Revolution, the wave of chaos swiped across Europe. Follow the steps of our protagonist, the young female officer Pauline Bonaparte, to start her journey as a regular officer and win battles both on the battlefront and in the political vortex of Paris, and finally write her own heroic story.

Faeria

  • Board Game/Strategy for up to 2 players
  • Developer: Abrakam Entertainment
  • Publisher: Versus Evil
  • Release date: August 13

With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory!

A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory.

Boomerang Fu

  • Action/Fighting for up to 6 players
  • Publisher: Cranky Watermelon
  • Release date: August 13

Slice and dice your friends with boomerangs in this frantic physics party game for up to 6 players. Discover ridiculous power-ups and stack them together in deadly combinations.

It only takes one stick and three buttons to pulverize your pals. Anyone can play immediately, but hardcore players will love mastering the advanced techniques of this lost martial art. Deflect attacks, recall dropped boomerangs, and curve your throws around corners to become a powerful boomerang assassin.

Double Kick Heroes

  • Single-player Arcade
  • Developer: Headbang Club
  • Publisher: Plug In Digital
  • Release date: August 13

Double Kick Heroes mixes a shoot’em up with a rhythm game! You must survive on the highway to hell by killing monsters with your gundillac! Struggle through the 30 levels of total madness and escape from this nightmare! Only the power of Metal can save your band!

Bite the Bullet

  • Arcade/Action for up to 2 players
  • Developer: Mega Cat Studios
  • Publisher: Graffiti Games
  • Release date: August 13

Run, Gun and Eat your way through this roguelite RPG shooter where every enemy is edible. Shoot fast. Eat big. Satisfy your appetite for destruction.

Customize your character with every choice and every bite. Maximize your build for your playstyle, run the world again with a different diet for a new challenge, and team up with a friend in co-op to ramp up the bullets and the calories.

The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines

  • Single-player Action/Adventure
  • Developer: tinyDino Games
  • Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
  • Release date: August 13

The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines is a twin-stick fantasy shooter centered around the ability to stop time. You’ll play as Gregor, a newly recruited member of the Eternal Fellowship, and an Ambassador of Time. Just as you are learning to use your newfound powers, the Fellowship’s capital city is mysteriously destroyed! As one of the only remaining fellows, you must find those responsible and return Tamaris to its former glory.

Darkestville Castle

  • Single-player Adventure/Puzzle
  • Developer: Epic Llama
  • Publisher: BUKA Entertainment
  • Release date: August 13

Everything in Darkestville was fine and dandy: I was tormenting the town people, the town people were being tormented… It was a fair deal! Who could complain? Not me, that’s for sure!

…until that moron, Dan Teapot, hired a group of professional demon hunters to banish me! I don’t even know why he has a grudge against me. Maybe I burnt his house a couple of times, but I only did it because it was hilarious!

Prehistoric Dude

  • Single-player Platformer/Arcade
  • Developer: lightUP
  • Publisher: Ratalaika Games
  • Release date: August 14

Prehistoric Dude is a mini metroidvania game during the stone age which tells the story of Dude, a friendly caveman who loves ham! Explore 3 different scenarios while looking for Dude’s delicious lunch! Face enemies, master obstacles, learn new skills and make Dude even stronger!

Go on an adventure to help him to take back his lunch, which was stolen by a giant dinosaur! He will need to face many dangerous enemies while traveling through caves and forests, getting some tools and power ups to assist him during this journey.

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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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