Stealth/action-combat title "Timothy and the Mysterious Forest" heads to Switch on Jan. 22nd, 2021

Inspired by Link's Awakening!

Gamera Interactive's stealth/action-combat game "Timothy and the Mysterious Forest" has been given an official release date for North America and Europe from publisher QubicGames. Launching on January 22nd, 2021, the game is described as "an old school style title with some modern-age ideas. A mix of retro graphics along with meta-narrative, stealth system action combat!"

Timothy, a common child, wants to save his grandfather from certain death. The old man fell ill and he's now fighting for his life. Timothy, who loves his grandfather very much, decides to take a risky journey to the infamous Mysterious Forest. Legends speak of a magic mushroom able to cure any disease that grows into the forest. Timothy bravely begins his journey to find the magic mushroom.

The game mixes elements from adventure/exploration games with puzzle and stealth: exploration, reading and keeping a slow pace is the best tactic. The high difficulty level is the base: Timothy is basically defenceless and dies with a single touch from enemies or traps.

The world is full of ruins, graveyards and tombstones, caves, swamps and weird characters: every place is made to look wild, abandoned and dangerous. Except for Timothy's grandfather, most characters are often mean or clearly driven by not-so-nice feelings.

Star Renegades' Japanese release delayed until April 28th, 2021

Previously slated for February 25th, 2021, the Japanese eShop release of Star Renegades (published by EXNOA) for Nintendo Switch has been delayed until April 28th. The game has been available in North America and Europe since November of last year from publisher Raw Fury .

Sally Face - more gameplay

Gameplay of Sally Face on Nintendo Switch (no commentary). Release date: January 21, 2021; Price: $14.99.

Bezier: Second Edition - more gameplay

Gameplay of Bezier: Second Edition on Nintendo Switch (no commentary). Release date: January 21, 2021; Price: $19.99.

Arcade Archives: Quarth heads to Switch on Jan. 21st, 2021

The next game in the Arcade Archives series from HAMSTER will be the 1989 puzzle game/shoot 'em up "Quarth" from Konami. Available starting January 21st, 2021 from the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide, the game will cost the usual $8 USD. You can check out some gameplay screenshots here.

Loot Hero DX - more gameplay

Battle a bestiary full of medieval baddies.

Plow through monsters and become hero in this epic fantasy quest! A legendary Dragon is haunting the lands. Towns are set ablaze, and dark magic power resurrects the evil creatures of the world.

A hero is needed to travel to the corners of the lands and slay the beast to restore peace. Charge valiantly into battle against increasingly difficult enemies, collect XP and loot, buy better equipment, level up, and do it all over again!

This game boasts a huge number of enemies for you to take down, while building up a cache of gold, feats, and a bestiary full of monsters to hunt.

Ninjala gets a pair of new Japanese commercials

Take a peek!

GungHo has released another pair of Japanese commercials to spread the word on Ninjala. You can check out both spots for the game above.

Visual novel Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi announced for Switch

D3 Publisher and developer VRIDGE have announced that the otome visual novel Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi is coming to Switch. The title will launch in Japan in 2021, and it will include Japanese audio and English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese text support. There will be both a physical and digital version up for sale.

Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi was originally released for the PS2 back in 2004, and then the DS in 2008. This version is updated with high-resolution assets, system improvements, and more. You can read a full rundown for Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi below, as translated by Gematsu.

Suzuka Sakuraba (name changeable) is the only daughter of the head of a small-town dojo in Aizu. However, her father, who dreamed of making a name for himself with the sword, suddenly left, abandoned his dojo and family. The girl had no choice but to close the dojo, which had few students, and serve Teruhime, the sister-in-law of Aizu Domain daimyo Katamori Matsudaira, with the help of her mother, who worked at the daimyo’s residence in Edo.

The girl, who entered the daimyo’s domain as a replacement for her remarried mother, eventually realizes that her father’s dream of becoming skilled with a sword had become her own. Teruhime, who opened her heart to the girl’s troubles, recalled the group of swordsmen she heard about from Katamori, who served as the Military Commissioner of Kyoto.

Since that group of swordsmen known as the Mibu Roushi were among the ranks of the Aizu domain, Teruhime asked her brother-in-law Katamori to put in a good word for the girl to join the group. And so, despite being a woman, she heads to the Imperial capital where the Mibu Roushi is based to make a name for herself with the sword.

Formed by swordfighters… the Mibu Roushi is the group that would later become known as the “Shinsengumi.”

Summer Pockets: Reflection Blue announced for Switch

New content available in a retail package or as DLC

Prototype has announced that they're bringing the Key-developed romance visual novel Summer Pockets: Reflection Blue to the Switch. The title will see release this Summer in Japan for 8,000 yen. This is an updated version of the previously-released Summer Pockets that includes new routes for Umi Katou, Miki Nomura, and Shizuku Mizuori, the new heroine Shiki Kamiyama, more everyday life scenes, an updated system for the table tennis mini-game, and more. Those who own Summer Pockets can also upgrade to the Reflection Blue version for 3,000 yen.

Jack Jeanne ‘Class Introduction’ trailers released

Have a little class

Four new trailers for Jack Jeaane have been released, and they showcase some of the characters and classes you'll come across. Watch the trailers for the characters of classes Quartz, Onyx, Rhodonite, and Amber below.