Part 2 of 4.

As January continues to properly get underway, welcome back to our efforts to highlight some formidable games all releasing on the Nintendo Switch. this month. Having already covered the likes of Maximus 2, Age of Heroes: The Beginning, Lost Dream Stars, and Children of Silentown, it’s time to showcase our next selection of four upcoming titles:

 

[Guide] 16 Games Releasing on Nintendo Switch this January (Part 2)

Lone Ruin (January 12, 2023)

Publisher: Super Rare Games

Genre: Action

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 563 MB

Price: $14.99

 

Lone Ruin is a spell-based roguelike twin-stick shooter with a focus on replayability. Play as an explorer who seeks a mysterious ancient power and venture in a ruined magical city, built atop a source of magic used by olden mages to power and transform themselves. Dive deeper and deeper, battling your way through twisted creatures, utilising your very own magic abilities to ultimately reach the center of the Lone Ruin.

An ancient city enveloped by magic. What once was a buzzy civilisation and people living in harmony with the magic surrounding them has long since been driven mad and twisted beyond recognition by the very magic that used to help sustain them. What could have corrupted this city? Having heard the legends, you, a gifted spellcasting explorer, arrive at these hostile ruins a millenia later with the goal of seeking this ancient power and finally cleansing the city of the corruption it was consumed by all those years ago. The answer probably lies in the center of Lone Ruin… if you can make it there.

Fight your way through blood-pumping battles and more than a whole host of enemies and multiple bosses in several distinct, hellishly vibrant areas. Don’t let the horrifying creatures get the best of you!

It’s dangerous to go ‘lone, so pick the spell that best fits your play style to survive the hazards of the Lone Ruin. Maximise your destructive magical setup combo through the many upgrades and customisation options available as you venture deeper into the ruins via your chosen path.

Looking for a different challenge? Take on the Survival mode for a timed, wave-based game mode. How long can you survive against the rising difficulty and increasingly tougher foes?

Chasing Static (January 12, 2022)

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Genre: Adventure

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 411 MB

Price: $14.99

 

In the dead of night a fierce storm rages across North Wales. Miles from any town, Chris Selwood seeks refuge in a remote roadside café.
Shortly thereafter Chris experiences a horrific sight as he finds the café waitress pinned to the ceiling by something with fierce glowing eyes, he passes out waking up to the dusty old abandoned remains of the café.

Inspired by 80s Sci-Fi horror and contemporary surrealist cinema, Chasing Static delivers a unique take on the narrative adventure genre through new audio driven gameplay mechanics and non-linear exploration.

 

Features:

Sonic Exploration – Audio driven gameplay mechanics have you hunting anomalies with an experimental Frequency Displacement Monitoring Device.

Lo-Fi, Hi-Fi – Crunchy low poly visuals reminiscent of classics with full voice acting, high quality sound design and a modern approach to gameplay.

Non-Linear Gameplay – Explore the world of Chasing Static at your own pace, uncovering it’s secrets in any order you please.

Memorrha (January 13, 2023)

Publisher: StickyStoneStudio

Genre: Puzzle, Adventure

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 401 MB

Price: $19.99

 

Solve the mystery of sleeping machines and learn more about their creators. A diverse and open world full of thrilling puzzles and secrets awaits you.

  • Can you decipher the mechanisms of ancient technologies?
  • Will you learn the truth about those who came before you?
  • Will you find your destiny in this secretive world?

 

Gameplay Features:

  • Discover a stylized and lovingly designed environment
  • Solve 100s of tricky logic and combination puzzles
  • Interact with machines and portable objects
  • Catalog symbols and pictograms using your scanner
  • Relax and listen to the epic soundtrack

Wings of Bluestar (January 18, 2023)

Publisher: eastasiasoft

Genre: Action, Arcade

No. of Players: 1 – 2 (Single System)

File Size: 615 MB

Price: $14.99

 

Blast off for a story-driven shoot’em up experience unlike any other! As mankind faces the remnants of a mysterious artificial intelligence, it’s up to trainee pilot Aya and veteran ace Zarak to investigate the resurgent threat against free space. Along the way, these defenders of peace will need to confront their past and learn more about themselves before they can uncover the truth of their enemies.

Combining elements of traditional side-scrolling arcade shoot’em ups with HD presentation, Wings of Bluestar is both familiar and modernized, accessible yet challenging. In addition to multiple ships, weapon upgrades and intense bullet hell gameplay, a deep narrative experience awaits with dialogue choices and multiple endings for both playable characters. To extend the experience even further, Wings of Bluestar features boss rush mode, training and a shop to unlock in-game rewards.

 

Features:

  • Challenge 8 stages of side-scrolling bullet hell mayhem!
  • Enjoy hand-painted sprites and story scenes.
  • Choose between 2 playable pilots with unique ships.
  • Upgrade weapons as you progress!
  • Explore a deep narrative with dialogue choices and multiple endings.
  • Unlock artwork, sound test, extra game modes and more!

All details regarding the games above were true at the time we sourced them directly from Nintendo’s own website. If there are any changes between now and each game’s eventual release, we apologize in advance and we hope you have enjoyed the selected titles so far. For even more games, we hope you come back for the next instalment.

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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