A jam-packed Switch Summer lineup
Today, publisher eastasiasoft premiered a “Summer 2023 Showcase” that covers 20 indie titles scheduled for release in July, August and the coming months on Switch. This presentation continues the previous showcase format and once again consolidates news on multiple projects for convenient reference in the months ahead.
Highlights of this showcase include the upcoming release of Mugen Souls Z for Nintendo Switch, the announcement of Chaos Galaxy and Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains, vertical scrolling shoot’em up RedRaptor, Slime Girl Smoothies for Nintendo Switch and a multitude of official release dates for new and ongoing projects.
You can see a complete breakdown of every Switch title showcased below.
Fluffy Milo - Aug. 9th, 2023
Embark on a pushing puzzle adventure through the seasons in Fluffy Milo! Featuring 60 stages of casual brainteasing fun presented in top-down 3D style, Fluffy Milo puts you in control of an adorable feline as you help him fill his bowls with delicious milk. Things start simple on a small arrangement of tiles with a single milk jug and one bowl, then get progressively larger and harder as you progress.
For every 15 stages you clear, your surroundings will change from tropical themes and forests to snowy fields as the seasons shift. If you make a mistake, don’t worry! You’ll have 3 chances to undo your moves before you have to restart the stage, and you can replay any level you’ve unlocked. Will you help Milo satisfy his milk cravings?
Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains - 2023
Eastern and Western worlds collide in an epic tale spanning Eurasia, Arabia, Francia and China. Embark on a long journey to locate the Invincible Arts of War as you take the role of Septem, a Frankish Knight unwittingly drawn into the power struggle between disparate cultures.
Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains presents its narrative using mythological and historically-inspired architectural styles, garb, cuisine and customs, blended with traditional turn-based RPG mechanics and HD hand-painted sprites. Recruit new characters to your party, capture enemies in battle using the Spirit Fusion Pot, then craft new items and monsters from Eastern or Western altars for different resulting appearances and properties. Only by uniting the powers of East and West can you hope to challenge the ambitions of the dark lord who tears at the seams of civilization!
Giant Wishes - Aug. 25th, 2023
After being disrespected time and time again in her village, a young flourist named Runi decides to find a giant woman who was desperate to repair her vegetable garden and barter for her help. And so she meets Lady Blerog, a fierce retired warrior who possesses a secret vitamin whey capable of turning any human into a giant.
Giant Wishes is a visual novel following Runi’s path to grow bigger and stronger, to make others respect her and to fend for herself. Explore 4 possible endings by making choices for Runi and unlock CG scenes as you progress through this comical and larger-than-life adventure!
Rayland 2 - Aug. 16th, 2023
Welcome to Rayland. The inhabitants of this island use the energy coming from special laser beams to survive, and to transport this energy they use something called repeating cubes. Your mission is to help the inhabitants of Rayland move the energy of the transmitter, known as a Domus, through different lands by reflecting lasers to their target.
To do this, you will have to correctly position repeating cubes and rotate them so that the energy rays reach the receptacle that matches their color. Rayland 2 is a positional puzzle game played on a rotatable isometric field. Different block types and stage gimmicks must be utilized to redirect the laser beams and hit their intended targets, with challenge and complexity gradually increasing across 50 stages!
Betomis - 2023
Enter the tricky pixel art dungeons of Betomis, where you’ll need to carefully observe and explore your surroundings in order to escape! Betomis is a retro 2D action platformer where each chamber of the sprawling dungeon is a single screen of environmental puzzling. Light is limited. Weapons are scarce. But deadly hazards are aplenty, from spikes and spinning saw blades to creatures and carnivorous plants!
Take the role of a valiant knight as you creep through the corners of each maze-like dungeon, picking up an axe and shield to defeat foes that stand in your way, hopping on the heads of monsters when you’re disarmed and locating keys to open the door to the next chamber, each more challenging than the one before. Use double jumps to avoid traps and reach obscured platforms. But don’t worry too much… If you do fall victim to the dungeon’s many perils, you’ll instantly restart at the last door, allowing you to try as many times as it takes!
RedRaptor - Aug. 23rd, 2023
Blast off for a retro arcade experience in RedRaptor, a vertical shoot’em up inspired by genre classics of the ’90s! Assume the role of an ace pilot on a mission to intercept an unknown threat that’s already eliminated nearly all allied forces. If you hope to survive and bring down the enemy, you’ll need to upgrade your ship along the way and push your skills to the limit!
Take to the skies, the planet’s lower orbit, enemy space stations, asteroid fields and more as swarms of enemy ships and environmental hazards try to take you down. Manage your shields and watch your health! With each run, you’re able to apply persistent upgrades to your ship’s stats, from weapon level to lasers and even wingmen. Can you overcome 5 stages of bullet hell action and discover what awaits in the abyss beyond?
Ball laB II - 2023
Stripping away modern complexities to return to a simpler, more challenging style of gaming, Ball laB II is a straightforward precision platformer presented in minimalistic pixel art graphics with a soothing color palette. Each puzzling stage fills a single screen, with the objective being to get from one end of the level to another without falling victim to spikes, pitfalls or other hazards.
You play as the ball. You can roll along flat surfaces, bounce to ledges, hop onto platforms, double-jump or ride elevators to reach your goal. If you hit a hazard, you’ll instantly respawn at the beginning of the stage, adding to your death counter with each attempt. How many tries will it take for you to clear all 50 challenges?
Neko Journey - Aug. 18th, 2023
Leap into a colorful and mysterious fantasy world as you take the role of a neko heroine! An old wizard has plagued the land, endangering the mythical creatures that inhabit it and imprisoning your sister, and you’ll have to brave all manner of malicious sorcery to save them. Neko Journey is a 2.5D side-scrolling action platformer presented with lush 3D visuals, combining nostalgic old-school gameplay mechanics with modern flair.
From green jungles and grassy plains to snowfields and underwater zones, this journey will be as scenic as it is perilous. Plus you can dress up your heroine with a wide variety of outfits, dye hair, change skin tone and more to further personalize the experience!
Another World Mahjong Girl - 2023
What if you were a dedicated fan of mahjong who got reincarnated into another world filled with beautiful ladies eager to learn the game? In Another World Mahjong Girl, you’ll become a premier mahjong tutor to elves, fairies, succubi and other lovely companions, all while building a team to challenge the top players of the realm. During your travels, you’ll have the chance to get closer to your Mahjong Princesses in training, forming relationships and unlocking saucy scenarios!
Another World Mahjong Girl is a 2D isekai mahjong game with dating sim features where you’ll face off against 20 sultry opponents while traveling across a world map and exploring a lighthearted narrative. Earn money through victory and buy items to use in disciplining your students and improve their abilities!
Slime Girl Smoothies - Aug. 4th, 2023
Enjoy a fresh blend of puzzle mechanics and character interplay as you visit Slimy’s bar, where all the lovely hostesses are slime girls with their own unique way of serving up drinks! Slime Girl Smoothies unites dating sim interaction and dialogue with puzzle elements where you act as a new floor manager at the bar, working with the girls to create wacky drink combinations and watching them entertain with their mixing skills! Every girl is passionately voiced, whether it’s Berry and her daughter Cherry or coworkers Mint and Plum!
As drink orders come in, take your time making selections and getting the formula right, then enjoy the show! As you progress, you’ll talk with the girls and make new memories with them. Every few shifts, they’ll get crazier than usual and let their slime girl freak flags fly, unlocking new images to collect. With more than 100 frames of animation and 20 CGs to discover, Slime Girl Smoothies offers a full menu of flavorful content to keep you coming back!
Mugen Souls Z - Sept. 14th, 2023
Undisputed goddess Chou-Chou is back for an all-new adventure as she attempts to conquer the twelve Zodiac worlds with the help of new and returning frenemies! This beloved sequel to Mugen Souls features free-roaming battle maps in strategic turn-based combat, a level cap of 9999 and the ability to deal billions of hit points worth of damage! As Chou-Chou, you can charm enemies to transform them into shampuru minions, customize party members’ appearance and abilities, create new peons and much more!
As Chou-Chou and crew navigate between worlds in their spacefaring ship the G-Castle, they’ll need to cooperate with new ultimate goddess Syrma to put an end to an ancient evil that’s recently awakened. Explore expansive worlds packed with field challenges, face off against enemy ships and meet loads of memorable characters, all presented in the anime-style “moe” aesthetic that fans adore!
This updated version of Mugen Souls Z includes all prior extras while faithfully adapting the content of the Japanese original, making it the definitive way to experience this cult classic JRPG!
EchoBlade - July 5th, 2023
Blinded and trapped inside a labyrinthian dungeon tower, every sound you make illuminates your path to freedom! In EchoBlade, danger lurks around every darkened corner, from trap doors and chambers filled with toxic fumes to halls patrolled by crusader knights and more! Explore in first-person perspective and watch for echo patterns that reveal walls, floors and enemies around you.
Every footstep, every metal clank of armor or swing of a blade illuminates your path with a wave of sonic resonance. Stride with care to avoid pressure plates that spring traps. Each level features new mechanics, secrets to discover and puzzles to solve. Customize your adventuring experience by assigning colors to different kinds of threats and environmental features. Use your wits and every resource at your disposal to defy fate and escape!
Feeble Light - July 7th, 2023
Blast off as a little star trying to rid the cosmos of angry celestial beings in Feeble Light, a 3-tone pixel art shoot’em up where minimalistic presentation makes way for precision controls and fluid animation! Inspired by genre classics, Feeble Light is a vertical bullet hell where you’ll fire at enemies with starlight, dodge asteroids, evade incoming projectiles and build up bomb energy for devastating counterattacks! In a tight spot?
Slow down your little star for extra precision to navigate through bullet swarms or narrow passages. Master 5 thoughtfully crafted stages, randomized with each playthrough to keep you on your toes as you chase the high score, then take down big bosses to free the cosmos and earn new color palettes to customize your experience in future runs!
Chaos Galaxy - July 13th, 2023
The great Galactic Empire, which had ruled the galaxy for one thousand years, collapsed under the sudden impact of alien contact and fell into civil war. Many heroes with their own motivations have since set out to conquer the three thousand worlds of the galaxy. In the background of this chaos, a greater threat of annihilation lurks.
Choose from the major fleets of the Galactic Empire or another of the 14 factions such as pirates, mercenaries, trader guilds or assassins. Each faction has a completely different background story, characteristic armaments and faction policy tree. With more than 100 types of mecha and warships, dozens of weapons and unit skills, 60 different commanders and more at your disposal, you have the power to shape the future through ruthless tactics. Revive the Empire or overthrow it, establish church rule or even play as AI to destroy mankind!
Agriculture - July 19th, 2023
Farming takes patience, as everyone knows… unless you’re playing Agriculture, that is. Agriculture a fast-paced twist on beloved farming sim mechanics where the goal is to grow each stage’s required crops as quickly as you can using limited resources. Buy seeds and tool upgrades from the Shop to aid in your efforts but purchase responsibly and always keep your wallet in mind. If you run out of time or money before meeting the stage goals, you lose!
Magic Exposure: Yuri Visual Novel - July 25th, 2023
When Bianca’s myth-busting father has to go away on a long trip, he asks his daughter to clean the house, especially the attic. But when she does, she finds an old camera and uses it to take lots of pictures wherever she goes. What could be a normal everyday experience turns upside-down when she notices that the pictures reveal spirits from the underworld.
Magic Exposure is a yuri visual novel with loads of unique character portraits, dialogue and backdrops to explore across its narrative about girls’ love in a furry fantasy world!
Sword and Fairy Inn 2 - July 27th, 2023
Familiar faces from across the Sword and Fairy universe come together to run an inn and build a happy life in Sword and Fairy Inn 2, a cute and casual life simulation RPG that combines a huge variety of gameplay mechanics in adorable chibi style! Manage a family restaurant, travel the world to find legendary kitchenware and trade special food items, grow crops, play mini games and more! But above all else, you’ll need to make sure your customers are happy with the services you provide, which will bring more people to the village and make your inn a bustling success story.
As you manage the inn, you’ll be able to assign specific roles to each character you meet and recruit, and as you progress, you’ll learn more about each of your companions – their goals, personalities, skills and their often-comical flaws. This is a lighthearted take on the Sword and Fairy world, one that’s comforting and familiar for long-time fans but also welcoming to newcomers.
Rainbow Skies - Aug. 2023
Rainbow Skies is a strategy RPG presented in vibrant isometric style! Immerse yourself in a colorful world filled to the brim with murky dungeons and traditional turn-based battles. Tamable monsters and a variety of weapons, equipment and skills offer you a wide range of customization and character development possibilities. Tons of side quests, lively towns and exciting secrets to discover will keep you coming back for more!
It’s a big day for Damion. Today is his final examination as a monster tamer, an important profession in his hometown, which is constantly threatened by monster attacks. However, after a terrible hangover, Damion completely messes things up and not only fails the examination but also destroys the monster compound. When he tries to cover up his mishap with his examiner Layne, things turn from bad to worse and through a number of unforeseen circumstances, they find themselves between the fronts of two rival superpowers.
The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation - 2023
Asian psychological horror has never been more immersive. Introducing The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation, a narrative survival horror presented in a cinematic first-person perspective! In this atmospheric action-adventure, you will explore the events surrounding one of Taiwan’s best-known supernatural incidents, a terrifying campus horror set in Tunghu University. When 6 college students challenge the urban legend of a lingering female ghost, they awaken a curse that no one knows how to break.
Players will need to be stealthy to avoid the murderous ghost as they piece together the mystery and find a way off campus. The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation offers intense action, puzzle elements, immersive exploration, film-quality storytelling and cutting-edge graphic design, complete with English voiceovers for the first time.
The Red Exile: Survival Horror - Aug. 2nd, 2023
First-person survival horror gets a roguelike twist in The Red Exile, where every playthrough is randomized across a procedurally generated map to keep you on your toes while elements of hand-crafted puzzles and level design are layered within. Your task is to perform an exile rite to rid this realm of your maniac pursuer before he can kill you first.
Outsmart, evade and fend off your pursuer as you locate items to unlock new rooms and complete the ritual. But be careful, the AI-powered pursuer learns from the actions you take and gradually grows stronger! Collect perks to unlock new abilities and stack the deck in your favor. Can you adapt and survive this deadly game of cat and mouse?