New on Switch: Unpacking, World War Z, Just Dance 2022, A Boy and His Blob, Demon Turf, The Smurfs, Popeye, more – Games Asylum

Unpacking doesnt sound like typical video game fare it entails opening cardboard boxes and placing the contents in various household rooms, lining up books neatly and placing small items in draws, etc. Everything tidy, and in its place.

Play it for just a few minutes however, and youll find a game thats both relaxing and surprisingly clever. See, these arent just random belongings theyre part of a persons life, and as you rearrange their possessions in several different abodes, a wordless story starts to emerge. There are well-observed details too; the kind anyone whos had the misfortune of moving out will instantly notice.

The games Metacritic currently stands at 84%, including an impressive 9/10 from GameSpot: Unpacking may be a zen puzzle game thats just relaxing for some, but for me it was a more profound experience that Ill never forget. Sometimes we put our past into proverbial boxes; ripping off the tape and rediscovering what we hid away can be cathartic and illuminating.

The attitude-filled 3D platformer Demon Turf has gained positive reviews too, including an 8.5 from Nintendo Enthusiast and an 8/10 from Nintendo Life. The visuals are initially a bit jarring, but the character design really shines through and give it a timeless aesthetic. If youre a fan of 3D platformers from the golden N64 era and beyond, this one is well worth a look, said NL.

Were still waiting on reviews of World War Z one of the bigger releases of the week. Sabre Interactive has managed to work wonders on the Switch, though, so were confident this will be another decent conversion. We really enjoyed the Xbox One version of this co-op zombie shooter, finding it to be surprisingly slick and refined.

Just Dance 2022 will likely be a strong seller on Switch too, with this years edition allegedly featuring improved stage graphics but the same old interface.

WayForwardsA Boy and His Blob makes the jump to Switch too, harking back to the Wii. Although almost 12 years old, we imagine it has held up well. We recall the 2D animation being smooth; something thatll never grow old.

Flying under the radar somewhat, theres Legend of Tianding a 2D action platformer gaining comparisons with Guacamelee due to its combat system. Scores include 82% from COG Connected and a 7/10 from Nintendo Life.

Then theres Bloodshore the latest FMV game from Wales Interactive cyberpunk point n clicker Encodya, western adventure Lone McLonegan, 3D platformer Super Sami Roll, and the greatly improved The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. Niantics Pikmin Bloom is also out now on mobiles, if youre up for a ramble.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets its anticipated Happy Home Paradise DLC too, either as part of the NSO Expansion Pack or for 22.49.

Because Christmas is just around the corner, two more licensed games aimed at younger gamers are upon us The Smurfs Mission Vileaf, which appears reasonably accomplished visually, and Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R from developer 3D Clouds, creators of All-Star Fruit Racing and Xenon Racer.

Sticking with licensed products, a Popeye game has stealth launched for 12.99, looking worryingly N64-like. Wed rather have Nintendos arcade original, thanks.

World War Z 35.99

The Swarm Comes to the Nintendo Switch

World War Z, the heart-pounding zombie shooter that has captivated over 15 million players now arrives on Nintendo Switch. Inspired by the Paramount Pictures film, World War Z focuses on fast-paced third-person shooter gameplay featuring swarms of hundreds of zombies.

Humanity is on the brink of extinction. From New York to Moscow, Jerusalem and more, the undead apocalypse continues to spread. As the end looms, a hardened few band together to defeat the horde and outlive the dead.

Happy Home Paradise DLC Animal Crossing 22.49

Expand your horizons with DLC and help create vacation homes for clients on resort islands. Clients with different dream vacation requests will visit a new resort area located in an archipelago, made up of several different islands, where the Paradise Planning team is located. You can talk to a client and find out the details of their requests for a vacation home, and then make their dreams happen.

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance TBA

Experience the modern classic, The Binding of Isaac, like youve never seen it before. Its a game too big to be called a sequel: Repentance takes Isaac to new heights of roguelike dungeon adventure, as the brave boy descends into the basement for his greatest challenge yet! Isaacs new quest takes him to unknown places hes never been, filled with horrible new enemies and bosses, weapon combos youve never synergized before and items hes never seen unholy terrors from his wildest dreams and worst nightmares!

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is so huge, so new and so feature-packed that it makes previous updates look like prequels. There are more features, improvements and new secrets, too many secrets, than most games would include in an official sequel! Its an immense amount of new content to explore, even if youre at 1,000,000%!

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance features hundreds of new features and quality-of-life improvements. Its the ultimate edition of the genre-defining roguelike, now with OVER 500 HOURS of new gameplay!

Bloodshore 12.99

Bloodshore is an interactive action movie about a televised battle royale between high-profile streamers, entertainers and death row inmates. You control the fate of Nick, a washed-up actor who fights for a life-changing cash prize.

All is not what it seems in this latest season of Kill/Stream, the hottest reality TV show on the planet. Can Nick uncover the truth about Bloodshore Island before his time runs out?

Handpan 8.09

The ultimate Handpan simulator is now available on the Nintendo Switch

Unlike most other instruments playing the handpan on the Nintendo Switch is really easy to learn, compose and play amazing music for your your friends and family.

Play Handpan, also known as a hang drum, with either the touch screen or the Joy-Cons and easily change the tone or the scale of the handpan and produce your own musical creations.

You can also choose between the Solo or Duo mode (two handpans)

Tunche 17.99

Tunche is a charming, hand-drawn beatem up with roguelike elements, co-op, and a pinch of shaman witchcraft. Choose one of the five characters, master their skill sets and ultimate abilities, defeat epic bosses, and unravel the secrets of the mysterious Amazonian jungle! The game is centered around high-risk, high-reward combat, and a stylish grade system. Choose a hero that suits your playstyle the most and begin your journey through 4 different worlds, each filled with unique enemies.

Astria Ascending 35.99

Experience an epic story with rewarding, turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious hand-drawn visuals.

Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon

Visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. With over 50 hours of game-play and a range of fun mini-games including shoot em ups, an original fantasy-themed card game and challenging environmental puzzles.

Unpacking 17.99

Unpacking is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life youre unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story youre never told.

Box that ball 1.79

Box that ball is a ball physics puzzle game. You place the ball into the squared area and apply a force by dragging back in the right angle to throw it into the open box and hit the white star.

Galaxy Shooter- 4.49

A single starship can succeed where a squadron will fail?

Ready your sky force for ruthless space battle and fly through the chaotic barrage of asteroids & bullets to attack space invasion in our alien shooter game!

Upgrade your starship and put an end to the evil Kraathu Empire. Why?

Because only you and your space team can restore peace in the galaxy threatened by alien invaders! Shoot em up, repel their galaxy attack!

The Legend of Tianding 17.99

The Legend of Tianding is a sidescrolling action game about Liao Tianding, the legendary Taiwanese Folk Hero.

THE TAIWANESE ROBIN HOOD

Play as Liao Tianding (AKA. Liu Thiam-Ting), vigilante of Taipei city and wanted by the Colonial Japanese authorities. Rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei as Taiwans legendary outlaw.

Based on real events, real people and real situations, The Legend of Tianding is an exploration of a place and time often overlooked and presented in the style of Traditional Chinese Manga.

Ekstase 13.49

Ekstase is a love letter to Berlin and its techno scene. Amazing techno beats and beautiful visuals set the stage for a game that honors the long forgotten falling block puzzle genre. Fresh but familiar gameplay ensures that Ekstase is easy to pick up and sink many hours into. With both classic and new game modes, there is something here for both the casual and the hardcore puzzle game player.

QB Planets 4.49

Do you love solving puzzles in space? QB Planets is a family-friendly cubic puzzle space adventure that will challenge your puzzle-solving skills.

Play as one of the available Astronauts and explore strange and beautiful puzzle planets with mysterious powers and dangerous environments.

Locate and collect stars to power your ship and blast off to new and exciting planets. Avoid obstacles and find a safe route to your ship with the least possible moves whilst collecting 3 stars!

Twist your way through diverse, challenging puzzles while helping your Astronaut navigate new worlds. Unlock fun and unique space suits and rocket ships by completing special missions. Challenge your friends to become each levels Twist Champion!

Occult Interrogation: The ritual of little nightmares 4.99

Are you Innocent or Guilty? A story of sinister magic, play and makes decisions in this evil adventure, a dark game with scary story where you will have to prove your innocence, or you will be condemned guilty in hell.

You will find an esoteric and dystopian world where you will have to demonstrate your innocence.

Air Racers 4.49

Air Racers is an arcade air racing game with different game modes, power ups and splitscreen multiplayer. Five different tracks with different game modes and difficulties make your races different. Race Solo in Time Trail mode and hunt for the best track time, go into the championships solo or splitscreen or just have an arcade race against the AI solo or with a friend.

JUST DANCE 2022 49.99

Just Dance 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like Believer by Imagine Dragons, Level Up by Ciara, and more!

Looking for the perfect game to dance to the latest hits and share some fun with friends and family? Just Dance 2022 is for you!

Lone McLonegan : A Western Adventure 9.99

Lone McLonegan used to be The Most Wanted Outlaw In The Wild West but now hes a little rusty and out of shape. Bragg Badass, his arch nemesis, is now number one on the most wanted list and the new idol of the West.

When Lone learns of Badass latest exploit, he finishes his mojito, jumps off his couch and decides to reclaim his spot back by robbing the Bank of Oldewell, which holds the most secure safe in the county. That will no doubt put the highest price on his head again and he will once again outdo Badass at last!

Halfway through the journey the stagecoach in which Lone is traveling is attacked by Badass hitmen and Lone must walk to Oldewell to make history again.

Demon Turf 19.99

The Demon World is inhabited by all kinds of nasties Most of them lumped into gangs battling for dominion, each led by its own head honcho. Yet even these bad dudes are no match for the Demon King himself! Instead, the task falls to Beebz, a young demon barely a thousand years old, who decides its time for her to kick every turf leaders butt and become the Demon Queen herself.

A Boy and His Blob 13.49

When the planet of Blobolonia fell under the tyrannical rule of the evil Emperor, one brave blob managed to flee in search of help. After crash landing on Earth, the blob finds an unlikely hero in a young boy. Together they must return to Blobolonia and defeat the evil Emperor. Armed with nothing but the power of friendship and a bag full of jelly beans that can transform the blob into fun and versatile tools, this pair of heroes has all they need to take you on an unforgettable adventure.

WayForwards reimagining of David Cranes NES classic is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer beloved by children and adults alike. In the game, players control a young boy as he works with the friendly blob to traverse the environment, defeat enemies, and solve puzzles using bravery, wit, and a few jelly beans. Travel from Earth to Blobonia in a beautiful 2D, hand-drawn animated journey.

Super Sami Roll 11.00

The wicked Albert VII has captured Samis friend Vera and only you can help him save her! But it wont be easy youll need to roll, grapple, and jump to make it through in the colorful 3D world of Super Sami Roll.

Embark on a journey rolling through beautiful green fields, deserts dotted with magnificent pyramids, dangerous oozing volcanoes, frigid ice lands and many other memorable places with rolling physics and tons of hidden secrets!

Pretty Girls Panic! PLUS 5.49

Dodge enemies while gain control of as much area as possible to win! The familiar capture territory rules popularized in Japanese arcades are as simple as they are rewarding, and with so many beautiful characters waiting to be uncovered, puzzle action has rarely been more alluring!

Meet more than 20 Pretty Girls across 40 stages! You can choose to partner with Yu or Asahi, and completing stages alongside either will unlock new outfits for them to wear. With each challenge that you clear, commemorative photos of the girls you rescue will also be added to your Gallery for casual viewing. Can you complete them all?

Magic Potion Millionaire 10.79

Magic Potion Millionaire is a side-scrolling action game focused on money-making.

Enter the dungeon to gather materials, make potions, and sell them to make profit!

One Last Memory 9.99

One Last Memory is an emotional story driven exploration game about an old man who re-discovers his own past and lost memories on his journey through the beauty of nature. It is an adventure filled with joy, sadness and breathtaking locations and environments that are waiting to be discovered.

Where Cards Fall 15.49

Where Cards Fall is a slice of life story where you build houses of cards to bring formative memories to life. Create pathways through dreamlike spatial puzzles to navigate the insecurities and emotions of high school and beyond.

Bloody Rally Show 17.99

Welcome to Bloody Rally Show a head-on smash between frenetic top-down arcade racing and hyperviolent reality TV. You must drift, boost, and blast to keep the viewers entertained and your paymasters happy. Go full throttle and drive to survive! Includes local multiplayer mayhem for up to 4-players!

Skeletal Avenger 15.29

Skeletal Avenger is a hacknslash roguelite with a massive perk arsenal and skull-chucking special moves! Re-animate skeletons and fight your way to vengeance. Build a new playstyle each run with perks. Loot, explore, avenge, and try to go crazy with perk combos.

Popeye 12.99

The official Popeye game in which you play the spinach eating sailor in this modernized adaptation of the classic arcade game.

The objective of the game is to get the highest score by completing as many levels as you can by collecting hearts and letters thrown down by Olive all while trying to avoid the dangers of the witch, vulture and Popeyes rival Brutus.

Find and eat the spinach and get the special powers needed to punch your enemies into the sea and become faster at collecting the items before they return.

Popeye is a simple, pick up and play, fast action, fun game which anyone can play, but be warned winning a high score wont come easy.

The Smurfs Mission Vileaf 34.99

In a dusty grimoire, the wizard Gargamel just put his hands on the formula of an evil plant: the VILEAF.

This plant produces VILETRAP seeds, which can attract and imprison Smurfs but these VILETRAP plants are also a great danger for the forest, as they are TOXIC, especially for the sarsaparilla fields!

PAPA SMURF decides to ask some of his fellow Smurfs to help him find the ingredients for a super powerful antidote for all the plants sick from the VILEAF.

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New on Switch: Unpacking, World War Z, Just Dance 2022, A Boy and His Blob, Demon Turf, The Smurfs, Popeye, more - Games Asylum

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