Game news Nintendo Switch: Games in May 2021
After New Pokémon Snap was released in April, May promises to be quieter for the Nintendo Switch. If the main versions are limited to ports or remasters of already released titles, they still offer very different gaming experiences: survival, polls, platform, role-playing … To find your way around, we have prepared a selection of titles that might be interesting among you Switch releases for the month of May.
Subnautica et Subnautica: Below zero
After a long early access to the PC and a release on consoles, the underwater exploration and survival game Subnautica is coming to Switch along with its sequel Subnautica: Below Zero. After your ship crashes on a planet covered with water, you play as a scientist who has to survive in an aquatic environment. As you explore the seabed to learn about flora and fauna, you will make discoveries that will allow you to design new equipment and explore the abyss of this mysterious world deeper.
The Famicom Detective Club duology was only released in Japan on Family Computer Disk System in the late 1980s and is returning in a revised version on Nintendo Switch. Developed by Nintendo, these two investigation games put you in the shoes of a young detective searching for the truth in a murder case.
Available for a year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the off-road vehicle simulation game SnowRunner is finally coming to Switch. The game offers the opportunity to drive 40 off-road cars in extreme environments. It takes place in an open world where players combine contracts and dangerous missions. Mud, raging rivers, deep snow and frozen lakes: you need to choose the right vehicle and accessories to cope with any situation. In addition to a strong physics engine, the title also offers the option of playing alone or up to 4 in cooperation to expand the transport fleet.
Originally released on 3DS in 2017, the Miitopia family RPG is back on Switch. After creating your Mii hero and his comrades, you can go on an adventure to face the avatar of evil who stole the faces of all the residents of Miitopia. Once restored, the balance of the kingdom will be restored through the power of friendship. Treasure and crazy enemies await you along the way. To cope with it, it is up to you to decide which classes to assign to your teammates, who will then act freely in combat. In between explorations, the hostel is a great place to connect with your Miis or enjoy various activities around the city.
Thought to be played as a team with friends Knockout City is a multiplayer prison ball game. After creating your character, you can compete against other teams in powerful games. To take out your opponents, you can improve your attacks by passing or using special shots. If you don’t have the ball, it’s up to you to dodge or intercept your opponent’s shots. Otherwise, you can always turn into a ball to change the situation. Different types of balloons are also scattered around the map to give you different approaches to the game.
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster
Updated version of a little-known title from the PS2, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is a dark and challenging J-RPG in which you face off against demons in turn-based battles. While you are visiting his teacher in the hospital, your character wakes up after the end of the world and discovers a devastated and sandy Tokyo. While doing your research to find your friends and understand what is going on, demons can also join your team if you manage to convince them in battle. If the title is not to be picked up because of its great difficulty, it still remains unique due to its special melancholy atmosphere.
Almost a year after its release on consoles and PC, the amazing Maneater is finally being released on Switch. In this action RPG, the player embodies a basking shark who gains experience by devouring poor bathers. Once you become more powerful, you will have to face other marine predators to gain access to new areas and evolve. In terms of customization, your shark can be personalized both aesthetically and in its capabilities. A nice disappointment in the first few hours, but it quickly ran out of steam.
As indicated by his name, Oddworld Collection is three games in one from the Oddworld universe, a cult adventure platform saga. For those looking to discover this series, this is a good place to start, as the compilation includes Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty !, the remake of the first opus in the Oddworld saga: Abe’s Odyssey, and Oddworld: Munch’s Odyssey, the second installment . Finally, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is also in the game, even if the latter deviates from the classic formula of the series due to action-adventure games.
Wonder Boy: Asha in the monster world
After Wonder Boy: The Dragon Trap, a new installment in the Wonder Boy saga is entitled to an updated version with Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. The remake of Monster World IV, released on Mega Drive in 1994, is still a colorful 2D platformer, but with 3D graphics. During her adventure, Asha can count on the help of her companion Pepelogoo, who in particular enables her to reach previously inaccessible platforms. Also, to celebrate 35 years of the series, the original Monster World IV game is only available in physical editions.
World’s End Club
World’s End Club is an adventure game released on Switch as a result of a collaboration between the developers of DanganRonpa and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Final Reward, and will appear on Switch after an initial release on iOS thanks to the Apple Arcade program. During a school trip, a class of 12 children wakes up after a bus accident in a theme park under the sea. To understand what is going on, they must take part in a “survival game” that will test their friendship. Once the kids are out of business, they will find that their world has changed radically since they disappeared.
By TheXsable, Journalist igamesnews.com