The End is Nigh

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The End is Nigh is a precision platformer developed by Edmund McMillen, the creator of The Binding of Isaac, in collaboration with Tyler Glaiel. You play as Ash, one of the few things that survived (sort of) the end of the world, and set out on a quest to make a friend. The game boasts over 600 levels, 12 chapters, 20 mini-games, and hidden extras.

At the time of writing, The End is Nigh has been out on Steam for over three months, and received a “Very Positive” rating from the users. This article is concerning the upcoming retail release for Nintendo Switch, and the accompanying pre-order incentives.

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Dungeons 3

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Dungeons 3 is a dungeon management game developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media. Unlike in the previous installment, you play as a new character, dark elf priestess Thalya, who was enticed by the Dungeon Lord to become his chief lieutenant.

The game involves creating a dungeon, filling it with deadly traps and monsters, and fighting off the invading do-gooders. There is also an RTS mode – a revamped version of the one seen in Dungeons 2 – where the player leads their terrifying armies out of the dungeon and against the heroes in the overworld.

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a remake of the 2011 DS fantasy RPG, Radiant Historia. The original title was co-developed by Atlus and Headlock, and several of the staff returned to work on Perfect Chronology. The remake features refreshed visuals including redrawn character art, increased gameplay speed and new mechanics, as well as an additional game mode.

In Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, players step into the shoes of Stocke, an agent of one of the two nations warring for the Vainqueur continent. Armed with White Chronicle, a book which allows its owner to travel between alternate timelines, Stocke has to alter events throughout history and prevent the destruction of the world.

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Monster Hunter World

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Monster Hunter World is an open-world action RPG developed and published by Capcom. As the fifth main entry in their highly successful Monster Hunter series, it introduces seamless transitions between zones, larger maps, and an online co-op for up to four players without region lock.

The game has the player take on the role of a hunter on a research expedition to a newly discovered continent. It offers fourteen varied weapon types, such as dual blades, greatsword, lance, and bow, each with unique attacks and status effects. Furthermore, it is possible to switch between weapons mid-quest.

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Tiny Barbarian DX

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Tiny Barbarian DX is a side-scrolling action platformer with retro-style graphics. It is developed by StarQuail Games and published for Nintendo Switch by Nicalis. As the game is already out on Steam since 2013, this article is regarding specifically the yet-unreleased Switch version.

In Tiny Barbarian DX, the player takes control of a sword-wielding barbarian and does battle against endless hordes of monsters and challenging bosses. The game is made up of episodes, each of which offers a self-contained adventure with new enemies and soundtrack. The game also offers a co-op mode for two players.

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Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV

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Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is a virtual reality fishing game developed by Square Enix exclusively for the PSVR. Like the title suggests, it is based in the Final Fantasy XV universe, and has the player interact with Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and other characters as they travel around picturesque waterfronts and catch fish.

The game offers a story mode which eventually leads to an action-packed showdown with the titular Monster of the Deep, as well as a free fishing mode which allows the player to kick back and relax. There also are fishing challenges and tournaments.

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Ittle Dew 2+

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Ittle Dew 2 is a 3D action-adventure with RPG elements developed by indie studio Ludosity and published by Nicalis. It follows the titular adventurer Ittle and her flying fox companion Tippsie, who are stranded on a mysterious island filled with loot and puzzles, and have to find eight pieces of a raft that will take them home.

As the game is already out on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4, this article is concerned specifically with the upcoming Nintendo Switch release. According to the publisher, the Switch version (dubbed Ittle Dew 2+) includes an entirely new adventure, Dream World, with five puzzle-filled dungeons, a new boss, and 40 collectible cards.

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