Part 4 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 Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, NeverAwake, and A Space for the Unbound, it’s time to showcase our fourth selection of four upcoming titles:

 

[Guide] 16 Games Releasing on Nintendo Switch this January (Part 4)

Fire Emblem Engage (January 20, 2023)

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Role-Playing, Strategy

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 15 GB

Price: $59.99

 

Summon the Emblems and save the continent of Elyos in Fire Emblem Engage for Nintendo Switch.

This new instalment in the Fire Emblem series takes place in Elyos, a continent consisting of four realms surrounding a holy land at its centre. A thousand years ago, a vicious war broke out between people of Elyos and the Fell Dragon.

During this war, the people of Elyos called upon Emblems – heroes from other worlds – to aid them. With the Emblems by their side, the warriors of each nation fought as one and, in the end, successfully imprisoned the Fell Dragon. However, signs are now appearing that the Fell Dragon may soon be resurrected…

Take on the role of Alear, the Divine Dragon, who awakens a thousand years after the war with no memory of their past. Answer the call to arms and fight alongside your allies in tactical RPG battles to prevent the resurrection of the Fell Dragon.

Bolster your strength on the battlefield by summoning the Emblems – including Marth, Celica and other heroes from past Fire Emblem titles – who dwell within special Emblem Rings. By wearing these rings, Alear and their allies can borrow the power of these Emblems, boosting their stats or granting access to even stronger abilities. Heroes can also ‘engage’ with the Emblems, combining their strength and unlocking unique attacks to challenge the enemy with.

A grand adventure begins! Meet various allies and enemies in each nation, discover the Emblems that dwell within the rings and deepen their bonds as you fight to protect the world.

Clunky Hero (January 25, 2022)

Publisher: chaosmonger studio

Genre: Platformer, Action, Role-Playing, Adventure

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 1.1 GB

Price: $14.99

 

Clunky Hero is a story-driven, platformer metroidvania, with a touch of RPG, Hack’n’Slash and tons of humor. If you’d love a platformer game where you have a funny storyline, can talk with characters, solve side quests, find and buy items, change weapons and wearables, with great hand-drawn-looking backgrounds, presented in a very comical way, then Clunky Hero might be the game of your dreams!

STORYLINE: In a village far, far away, a dull peasant named Rufus was living an ordinary life. The boss of the house was his wife, Brunilde, a boisterously smart and funny woman that you wouldn’t exactly call “pretty”. Life was nice and happy in the village, until one day, awakened by some magical mistake, the Evil One started to spread his minions around town, performing hideous acts against the people. The worst of which was the kidnapping of Brunilde. She was torn from Rufus’ hands and put in a prison at the Evil One’s castle. Transformed into a blondie duck-faced doll girl, she now spends all her time staring at herself in a small handheld mirror.

Determined to win her back, Rufus made a helmet out of a bucket and picked a broom as a weapon. Everybody now calls him the CLUNKY HERO, but he might be the only hope to defeat the evil one that no one wants to call by name. Rufus is now on his journey to save his wife and the whole village!

 

Features:

  • Nearly 50 levels set in 9 different areas
  • 15+ Interiors
  • 8 Skills: Double Jump, Dash, Dive, Cling, Range Shot, Blasting Attack, Mighty Burp and Rocket Leap
  • Combine 9 different enhancement items on 3 bonus slots to boost your character’s skills and abilities
  • Defeat tough bosses
  • Humorous dialogues and funny items/weapons
  • Trade Items on various shops along the game
  • Various side quests to level up your character
  • Original Music

Grammarian Ltd (January 25, 2023)

Publisher: ALGOROCKS

Genre: Adventure, Education, Training

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 717 MB

Price: $9.99

 

Welcome to 2099, where all communication must use correct grammar. Anyone who uses incorrect grammar will accumulate bad credits that lead to getting fired, denied public service, or even jailed.

Play as a fresh graduate of theoretical mathematics who, because of some mix-up, now has to work as a grammar validator in the biggest grammar validation agency.

Use your grammar and management skills to work your way up from “Junior Passable Intern” to “Editor Extraordinaire.” Find and correct grammatical mistakes in documents, learn some new grammar rules, and beat your colleagues in a grammar battle. If you are doing well, you can upgrade your crummy apartment, adopt a pet, or ride a helicopter to the office. Everything is possible in Grammarian Ltd.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (January 31, 2023)

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Genre: Action, Adventure, Platformer

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 5.4 GB

Price: $39.99

 

Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick… What could possibly go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates, and prehistoric snails. But that’s nothing everyone’s favorite sponge can’t handle – with the right cosmic costume!  Everybody do the Cosmic Shake!

  • Unlock classic and new platforming skills like the Fishhook Swing and Karate Kick
  • Don more than 30 F.U.N.tastic costumes like SnailBob and SpongeGar
  • Travel to 7 distinct Wishworlds like Wild West Jellyfish Fields and Halloween Rock Bottom
  • Experience all the buddy movie banter with SpongeBob’s permanent companion Balloon-Patrick
  • Meet all your favorite Bikini Bottomites from the series, voiced by their original actors
  • Enjoy the in-game soundtrack featuring 101 songs from the series, including Sweet Victory

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 invite you to join us again next month for more of the same highlight antics.

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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