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Nintendo Switch is the successor of Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles and is widely considered to be the first hybrid console on the market. It allows users to play games either at home on a big TV screen or while travelling. This is possible thanks to its revolutionary design, which combines features of both stationary and handheld consoles. It is composed of two main parts: the console unit, which is a 6.2" screen tablet based on Nvidia technology, and the docking station necessary to connect the console to a TV set. Nintendo Switch was released worldwide on March 3, 2017.

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Pokemon (2018) (Switch)
Pokemon (2018) (Switch)

RPG 2018

Pokemon (2018) is another installment of the extrermely popular jRPG series that was created by Game Freak in the 1990s. It is the first game of the series that was released on home video game consoles. The game's story focuses on a novice pokemon trainer who begins their adventure with a pokemon of their choosing. Our hero explores more and more locations and faces other trainer in order to prove that he/she is the best pokemon trainer in the region. Combat is turn-based. Key to victory lies in skillful usage of our pokemon's attacks and abilities. Each pokemon has its own unique stats, move sets, and abilities that influence its capability in combat. The game has eye-pleasing, cartoonish visuals.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

RPG 01 December 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles is the third entry in the Xenoblade series. The previous entries were Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii and Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U. The new entry isn’t directly related to its predecessors, but similarly to Final Fantasy series it shares some common elements with them, including enemies, available items, attacks and character skills. During the adventure the player assumes the role of a boy named Rex. Together with his friend Pyra he starts an epic journey in search for the mythical Elysium that is humanity’s last hope for survival. In order to reach it, the pair and their companions met during the adventure must travel through a vast fantasy world created on the back of monstrous titans.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Switch)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Switch)

RPG 2019

The eleventh major installment of the popular jRPG series by Square Enix. The action of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time takes place in a fantastical land of Lotozetasia, while the player assumes the role of a inhabitant of the Ishi village. On his 16th birthday, he discovers that he is an incarnation of a hero who saved the world from annihilation many years ago. Since then, the youngster’s life takes a radical turn, and his further fate is uncertain. Accompanied by loyal friends, the protagonist embarks on a journey which will seal his destiny. The production is very sandbox — at its core are exploration of the environment, conversing with non-player characters, and performing quests given by them. Turn-based combat is an integral part of the gameplay. To win a battle, we have to adequately develop our character and adjust our equipment accordingly.

Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch)
Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch)

RPG 23 May 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete is another installment in the strategic/tactical RPG series created and developed by the Japanese studio Nippon Ichi Software since 2003. Disgaea games are characterized by a high dose of fourth-wall breaking humor and frequent references to pop-culture. Disgaea 5 is the first game in the series that was released on Nintendo Switch. We play as Killia, a young demon who wants to free his world from the rule of the dark lord of the underworld. To defeat the enemy, Killia has to unite all of the conquered and threatened worlds. He goes on a dangerous journey along which he recruits many unusual allies. Most of the time we will spend on three dimensional battlefields covered with square tiles. Combat is turn-based. In battle, we will use combinations of attack, spells, and special abilities. Along with the new classes, the developers have introduced the option of banding our heroes into units, and the Revenge system connected with that option. Disgaea 5 has the same characteristic visual style of the previous iterations and looks like an interactive anime.

Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Octopath Traveler (Switch)

RPG July 2018

A Japanese role-playing game by Square Enix and Silicon, the creators of i.e. well-received Bravely Default: Flying Fairy and Bravely Second. Project Octopath Traveler features a unique style, which blends 16-bit sprites with 3D pixel-art surroundings. During the game, you visit various locations and complete many quests given by the NPCs. The game also features turn-based fights, in which to defeat your opponents you have to make proper use of your characters' abilities.

Asdivine Hearts (Switch)
Asdivine Hearts (Switch)

RPG 12 April 2018

For the King (Switch)
For the King (Switch)

Strategy 2019

For the King is an interesting hybrid that blends the elements of JRPGs, roguelikes, and strategy games, developed by the independent studio IronOak Games. The game takes place in a fantasy land engulfed by chaos. Heroes, led by the player, decide to defeat the evil forces. Both the world and the adventures within it are generated procedurally. Each time we start, we will feel as if we were playing a different, new game. Gameplay in For the King focuses on exploration (our party moves in turns through a map divided into hexagonal tiles, traveling not only on foot, but also by boat) and fighting with the encountered enemies. Our victory in battle depends on how, and when, we use our party members' abilities and on how good their equipment is. For the King offers a wide range of game modes, both single player and multiplayer. The game has good looking, colorful, and cartoonish visuals.

Re: Legend (Switch)
Re: Legend (Switch)

RPG June 2018

Re: Legend is an unusual RPG, which, apart from fighting foes and interacting with NPCs, revolves around catching and training monsters, erecting buildings, and agriculture. Players get to catch diverse species of beasts inhabiting the vast land of Ethia, expand the village, and enter relationships with the villagers. The game has been designed to deliver 4-player cooperative multiplayer mode. Re: Legend stands out in terms of its colorful anime visuals and the dedicated soundtrack written by composers known for creating soundtracks for Final Fantasy series and Metal Gear Solid series. Developed by Magnus Games, Re: Legend has been financed through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. When working on their game, the developers drew multiple inspirations from productions and series such as Rune Factory, Digimon World, Fantasy Life, and Monster Rancher.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch)

RPG June 2018

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the eighth installment of the fantasy action RPG series from Nihon Falcom. The game takes place in the same Greek mythology-inspired fantasy world as the series' previous installments. Once again we play as the warrior called Adol Christin who, after the ship he was traveling went under, ends up with the rest of the crew on the cursed island Seiren. Our hero's dreams about the mysterious girl named Dana turn out to be the key to solving the mystery of the island. As per the series' tradition, we will spend most of our time on fighting with various enemies. The game features an arcade combat system. We are accompanied by many characters with different abilities in our adventures and we can switch between them anytime we want to. Every once in a while we will also play as the titular Dana. Her parts of the game are more riddle-oriented.

Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Switch)
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Switch)

RPG 29 May 2018

A pack of games for Nintendo Switch consisting of Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire and Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion. It is the work of YummyYummyTummy studio.

The Lost Child (Switch)
The Lost Child (Switch)

RPG 19 June 2018

A dungeon crawler RPG developed by the Japanese Kadokawa Games led by Takayasu Sawaki - the creator of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The main protagonist of The Lost Child is a journalist who investigates a suicide committed on the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. As it turns out, beings not from this world are involved in the entire mystery, and the main protagonist comes into possession of a weapon called Demon Gun Gangour, which is capable of enslaving the fallen angels. Players observe from the first-person perspective how the main protagonist ventures through vast underground tunnels and fights the demons crawling there. Combat is turn-based and the defeated enemies can be enslaved in order to use their unique traits in the battles to come. Occasionally, a player gets to the surface where he can acquire useful information from NPCs - the interactions have been designed to resemble the form of visual novels. The game features visuals resembling the ones featured in manga series.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Switch)
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Switch)

RPG June 2018

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is another installment of the popular game series that blends elements of JRPGs, adventure games, and farming simulators. It was developed by the Japanese studio Natsume, which got the rights to the Harvest Moon franchise in 2014. In comparison with the previous games of the series, Light of Hope has a more complex scenario with clearly stated goals. We play as a sailor whose ship sank near a small island. Seeing that the island's port town was destroyed by a hurricane, our protagonist decides to help its citizens in rebuilding. As we play, we will farm, rear farm animals, and rebuild various buildings. Our ultimate goal is the restoration of a lighthouse that towers above the island. We will be able to make friends with the islanders and even start our own family.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch)

RPG 2018

A continuation to the well-received spin-off of the Dragon Quest series. The player again assumes the role of a hero gifted with a power of creation - their task will be to face the forces of darkness. Compared to its predecessor, the game introduces a series of changes, improvements and completely new concepts - above all, one can swim or glide in mid-air, fill cavities or player-made pools with water, and place three times more blocks on top of one another while constructing. What is also worth noticing, is the multiplayer mode, which allows up to three other players to join one's game.

Shining Resonance Refrain (Switch)
Shining Resonance Refrain (Switch)

RPG September 2018

A remaster of Shining Resonance published on PlayStation 3 in 2014. The game offers new playable characters, improved graphics, and - in contrast to the original - it is released also outside Japan.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Switch)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Switch)

RPG 27 March 2018

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a yet another installment in the popular jRPG series. The game tells the story of two sisters running a mysterious alchemy lab and puts a strong emphasis on this particular kind of magical arts offering elaborate crafting systems and rich choice of ingredients. Players are bound to spend much of their time on turn-based battles.

Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)
Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)

RPG 09 February 2018

A spin-off game from the popular Dragon Quest series, developed by a subsidiary studio of the Square Enix company as fantasy jRPG with sandbox features. It takes place in the land of Alefgard, which has been the arena of a great conflict between humans and monsters. Eventually, humans suffer defeat, after their legendary hero falls into enemy trap, and their only hope for rebuilding the civilization is a young hero with astounding skills of creation, controlled by the player. Our task is to gather resources and use the hero’s powers to create items, castles, or even entire towns strengthening humanity, and occasionally face monsters in arcade battles. As befits an RPG game, character progression plays a crucial role in Dragon Quest Builders, as does creating weapons and armors for our hero.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch)

RPG 2018

The fourth full-fledged entry in the series of tactical role-playing games. This time the story revolves around Claude Wallace, a commander who together with his Squad E is trying to determine the outcome of the war.

Lost Sphear (Switch)
Lost Sphear (Switch)

RPG 23 January 2018

Japanese RPG title inspired by classic games from the genre, developed by team of Tokyo RPG Factory. Lost Sphear is set in fantasy world and follows the story of a boy named Kanata, who wakes up from nightmare only to discover that his village mysteriously disappeared. And so he and his friends set on a journey to save the world with the help of magical power of Memory, which lets them materialize memories and thoughts of mortals. Gameplay focuses on exploring the world and performing various tasks, while travelling is done through a special map. Battles use system known from earlier entries in Final Fantasy series: after performing an action, a character must wait some time before it can again engage in combat. As players progress through the game, characters earn experience, which lets them develop individual skills and statistics.

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (Switch)
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (Switch)

RPG 08 February 2018

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles for {PLAT} is a set consisting of a trilogy of tactical Japanese role-playing games that were previously released on various portable devices and handheld consoles. All three games enable the players to assume the role of leaders of small mercenary squads that are participating in turn-based battles.

Earthlock (Switch)
Earthlock (Switch)

RPG 08 March 2018

An independent cRPG featuring a turn-based combat system and easily distinguished by its colorful visuals and a fairytale atmosphere. The game was released in three episodes. The player is taken to a fantasy world - the planet Umbra, where a catastrophe occurred in the wake of which the planet ceased to spin. Thus one part of the globe is being constantly scorched by sunlight, while the other remains frozen. The player assumes the role of a young treasure hunter who gathers their team during his journeys and tries to solve the mystery behind the cataclysm. The other playable character here is a young scout - the player can switch between the two characters freely. Traveling across Umbra takes place on the world map; when the player encounters enemies, a separate tactical map is loaded. Making a good use of the characters' abilities is the key to success in turn-based fights. What's more, the player manages their base - where they can develop the characters, both refill and upgrade their equipment, as well as cultivate a magical garden.

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians (Switch)
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians (Switch)

RPG TBA

A tactical Japanese RPG developed by a team led by Yasumi Matsuno, the creator of such classic games as Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, and Vagrant Story. The action of Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is set in a fantastical world torn by wars. The campaign tells us the story of the 70-years-long war, the direction of which has been set by the long forgotten warriors. A player assumes the role of one of those warriors. The campaign is divided into two separate chapters, each one presenting a story of a different character. Some tales show only a year from a hero’s life, while others depict even decades. Because of this approach, players can observe the conflict from multiple perspectives as well as learn the course of events and the stories of people participating in the war. The gameplay revolves around turn-based battles waged on 3D maps. During combat, a player commands a team comprising two heroes, each one featuring a unique set of skills and roles. As the story progresses, the character gains more experience and grow stronger.

Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (Switch)
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (Switch)

RPG 25 January 2018

An action role-playing game developed by Arc System Works. You pick one of four heroes and try to rout out evil forces that were dwelling our world for over 200 years. Each hero has different skills and fighting style.