Nintendo Switch New Releases April 2018

Handheld Players takes a look at the Nintendo Switch new releases in April 2018. Which Nintendo Switch games will you get in April? Let us know in the comments!

Spartan

North America: April 1st (eShop), Europe: April 1st (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Sinister Cyclops

Spartan Nintendo Switch

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Sparta, 500 BC. The city-state’s weapons, armor and gold have mysteriously vanished. Magical portals begin to appear throughout ancient Greece. As a king and the world’s most fearsome warrior, Leonidas sets out to discover who is behind the threat, and recover everything that was stolen.

D/Generation HD

North America: Out now (eShop), Europe: April 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Puzzle Adventure, Publisher: West Coast Software

D/Generation HD Nintendo Switch

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The gameplay of D/Generation consists of traversing interconnected rooms, accomplishing various tasks within them in order to ascend to the next level of the tower. Each level is comprised of multiple scenes, and each scene typically presents a particular challenge which must be overcome in order to progress.

Penny-Punching Princess

North America: April 3rd (Retail, eShop), Europe: March 30th (RetaileShop)
Genre: Action RPG, Publisher: NIS America

Penny-Punching Princess Nintendo Switch

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In a world ruled by capitalism, cash is king. Use the money you gather to bribe enemies to fight for you, activate deadly traps with your dough, and when all else fails, smash all that stand against you with your fists! Fight your way from nothing and amass treasures to take on the mighty Dragoloan family and reclaim your kingdom.

Metropolis: Lux Obscura

North America: April 4th (eShop), Europe: April 4th (eShop)
Genre: Puzzle Game, Publisher: Sometimes You

Metropolis: Lux Obscura Nintendo Switch

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Metropolis: Lux Obscura is a unique game with a film noir atmosphere, seductive wanton women, and dirty dangerous secrets. Gameplay is based on a motion comic with a non-linear plot mixed with match-3 puzzle fights.

The Adventure Pals

North America: April 3rd (eShop), Europe: April 3rd (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Armor Games Studios

The Adventure Pals Nintendo Switch

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The Adventure Pals is a side-scrolling action-adventure platformer about friendship and exploration, featuring RPG elements and two-player local drop-in/drop-out co-op. Hop on the back of your giraffe, Sparkles, and discover 105 levels across five whimsical worlds filled with unique quests and characters.

2064: Read Only Memories Integral

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 5th (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: MidBoss

2064: Read Only Memories Integral Nintendo Switch

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Inspired by classics like Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father and Snatcher, 2064: Read Only Memories is a retrofuturistic take on the point-and-click adventure genre that features a rich mature narrative and unique gameplay challenges hidden within the beautiful interactive pixel scenes.

Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 5th (eShop)
Genre: Puzzle Game, Publisher: Rainy Frog

Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery Nintendo Switch

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Animated Jigsaws – Beautiful Japanese Scenery contains moving images from spring, summer, autumn and winter capturing the natural beauty of Japan from all four seasons. Piece together scenes from some of Japanese most famous places including Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Tokyo and the Snow Monkeys enjoying a bath in a natural hot spring.

Infernium

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 12th (eShop)
Genre: Survival Horror, Publisher: Undercoders

Infernium Nintendo Switch

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In Infernium, players control a wanderer, punished to die over and over again in hell. While playing the game you won’t be able to kill or damage most of the enemies but at the same time running away without a second though is not the solution. While being chased you will need to think and reconsider your strategy and open hidden shortcuts, while the world and its lore will unfold around you in a non-linear way making each playthrough diferent.

Sally’s Law

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 5th (eShop)
Genre: Puzzle Platformer, Publisher: Nanali Studios

Sally's Law Nintendo Switch

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Follow along with Sally, an extraordinarily lucky girl for whom nothing can stand in her way, as she journeys home to see her critically-ill father in this indie award-winning puzzle-platformer! Could Sally’s luck be a mere coincidence?

Sling Ming

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 5th (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Good Night Brave Warrior

Sling Ming Nintendo Switch

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Grab your helmet, princess, you’re in for the ride of your life! Hook up to the Oxylane, a transit system that lets you fly through the air, swing around corners and defy gravity. Embark on an intergalactic adventure, trace the steps of your missing father and recover the keys to the mysterious vault beneath your castle.

Super Rocket Shootout

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 5th (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Plug In Digital

Super Rocket Shootout Nintendo Switch

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Super Rocket Shootout is a frantic 2D pixelart brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics. Charming characters, destructible environments, cool weapons and awesome jetpack make this a blast to play alone or with up-to 4 friends.

Urban Trial Playground

North America: April 5th (eShop), Europe: April 5th (eShop)
Genre: Racing Game, Publisher: Tate Multimedia

Urban Trial Playground Nintendo Switch

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This new installment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colorful beaches of California, mixing in even crazier tricks, flips and combos than ever before. Independent front and rear brake controls allow players to pull off stoppies and front flips as well as sliding into huge skid burns on the track.

The Bunker

North America: April 9th (eShop), Europe: April 9th (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Wales Interactive

The Bunker Nintendo Switch

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The Bunker is a live-action psychological horror game starring Adam Brown (The Hobbit) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful). As the last remaining survivor in a nuclear bunker, John’s daily routine is the one thing that keeps him sane. But when an alarm goes off, his mind starts to self-destruct. Venture into long forgotten areas, recover repressed childhood memories and unlock the dark secrets of The Bunker.

Masters of Anima

North America: April 10th (eShop), Europe: April 10th (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Masters of Anima Nintendo Switch

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Follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay.

Super Daryl Deluxe

North America: April 10th (eShop), Europe: April 10th (eShop)
Genre: Action RPG, Publisher: Dan & Gary Games

Super Daryl Deluxe

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Super Daryl Deluxe is an RPGvania with brawler-style combat set inside of a perfectly normal, sprawling, multi-dimensional high school. Like any other perfectly normal school, its students and faculty are going missing and the classrooms have been locked down for weeks. Yes, there’s nothing remarkable happening at WFHS whatsoever – just ask the new principal.

Bombslinger

North America: April 11th (eShop), Europe: April 11th (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Plug In Digital

Bombslinger Nintendo Switch

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Wear the poncho of the Bombslinger, a ruthless bandit turned peaceful rancher on a quest to avenge the murder of his missus and destruction of his ranch at the hands of his former posse. Bomb your way through hordes of enemies and master the classic bomb-slinging gameplay in a solo adventure with procedurally generated levels, character progression with skill upgrades, and a variety of offensive and defensive items.

Deep Ones

North America: April 11th (eShop), Europe: April 11th (eShop)
Genre: Arcade Platformer, Publisher: Sometimes You

Deep Ones Nintendo Switch

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Deep Ones is a retro arcade-platformer with multigenre parts, inspired by ZX Spectrum, Bioshock and works of H. P. Lovecraft. The main protagonist of this story suffers a crash on his submarine. He is encouraged to walk along the bottom of the ocean, plunge into the depths of the darkest corners, to rip and tear through the thick plants of sea weed and fight with the most unknown creatures of the world.

Burly Men at Sea

North America: April 12th (eShop), Europe: April 12th (eShop)
Genre: Adventure, Publisher: Seaven Studio

Burly Men at Sea Nintendo Switch

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Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure. Set in the waters of early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game’s story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore. The player acts as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping the narrative around three ungainly heroes as they set sail for the unknown.

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs

North America: April 12th (eShop), Europe: April 12th (eShop)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: Crunching Koalas

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition Nintendo Switch

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Regalia draws inspiration from jRPG classics, but also delivers a modern mix of good old adventuring and dynamic storytelling. It’s a tactical RPG about the restoration of your kingdom, bonding with vibrant characters met during your journey, and embarking on the most peculiar quests possible.

Rogue Aces

North America: April 12th (eShop), Europe: April 12th (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Curve Digital

Rogue Aces PS Vita PS4 Nintendo Switch

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Join the Rogue Aces today as Wings Mc. Pilot & Co, in this procedurally generated, adrenaline-fuelled fight to the last plane. Avoid incoming fire from land, sea and air while taking back the caputred land from The Baron.

Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe

North America: April 12th (eShop), Europe: April 12th (eShop)
Genre: Fighting Game, Publisher: Secret Base

Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe Nintendo Switch

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In Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe, the only thing scarier than being eaten alive is running out of quarters. A permadeath multiplayer horror beat’em up that bestows players with the skills of retro gaming heroes in a fight against a legion of undead monstrosities.

Gal Gun 2

North America: April 24th (Retail, eShop), Europe: April 13th (Retail, eShop)
Genre: First-Person Shooter, Publisher: PQube

Gal Gun 2 Nintendo Switch

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Gal Gun 2 ups the action of Gal Gun: Double Peace by hurling players into situations even more outrageous than before. When a crazy demon menace is unleashed on the Academy, you must bravely step forward to put an end to the mischief.

It’s Spring Again

North America: April 17th (eShop), Europe: April 17th (eShop)
Genre: Education Game, Publisher: Sometimes You

It's Spring Again Nintendo Switch

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It’s Spring Again is an educational game for children ages two and up. It uses game mechanics to teach children about the seasons.

Wild Guns Reloaded

North America: April 17th (Retail, eShop), Europe: 2018 TBA (eShop)
Genre: Action Game, Publisher: Natsume

Wild Guns Reloaded Nintendo Switch

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Wild Guns Reloaded is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter, mixing the Wild West with steampunk. Play as Clint, Annie, Doris, or Bullet the dog with his sentry drone. Grab some friends and play together for some four player action! Each character can jump, dive, and roll to get out of the way of the barrage of bullets enemies let fly – or shoot them down with their own gun.

BAFL: Brakes Are For Losers

North America: April 19th (eShop), Europe: April 19th (eShop)
Genre: Racing Game, Publisher: Plug In Digital

BAFL: Brakes Are For Losers Nintendo Switch

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BAFL is a tribute to Old School Arcade Racing Games such as Super Sprint, Indy Heat or Super Off Road. Scooch together on the couch and gather up to 8 people playing on the same screen, compete in championships, upgrade your cars, and break friendships.

Neo Atlas 1469

North America: April 19th (eShop), Europe: April 19th (eShop)
Genre: Simulation, Publisher: Studio Artdink

Neo Atlas 1469 Nintendo Switch

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In Neo Atlas 1469 you play the role as the Master of a Trading Company, and your aim is to complete the World Map and tell the world what the “world” really is, via the help of the admirals you hire. Your sole decision to “Approve” or “Disapprove” is the key to shape the world.

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit

North America: April 20th (Retail), Europe: April 27th (Retail)
Genre: Cardboard Creation, Publisher: Nintendo

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit Nintendo Switch

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Transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a fishing rod and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con.

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02 Robot Kit

North America: April 20th (Retail), Europe: April 27th (Retail)
Genre: Cardboard Creation, Publisher: Nintendo

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02 Robot Kit Nintendo Switch

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Create a wearable Robot suit, and insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into the designated slots on the backpack and visor to assume control of the robot, which is shown on the TV when the Nintendo Switch console is docked. Enjoy a variety of fun game-play experiences, including Robot mode, in which you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs.

Runbow

North America: April 24th (eShop), Europe: April 24th (eShop)
Genre: Party Game, Publisher: Headup Games

Runbow Nintendo Switch

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Runbow is a fast, frantic game that will keep you running back for more. The world changes with each swipe of the background. Once the background matches the colour of platforms or elements of the environment, they disappear. If you can’t see something, it doesn’t exist – it’s as easy as that.

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition

North America: April 24th (Retail, eShop), Europe: April 27th (Retail, eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: XSEED Games/PQube

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition Nintendo Switch

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is the complete celebration of one of Shantae’s best-loved adventures. Bursting with digital bonus content, the Ultimate Edition contains the game itself, plus all former DLC extras including the Pirate Queen’s Quest story expansion, the Friends To The End story expansion, Hard Core Mode and the upcoming Costume Pack mode, which unleashes the Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae and Officer Shantae challenge modes.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

North America: April 24th (Retail, eShop), Europe: April 24th (Retail, eShop)
Genre: RPG, Publisher: Ubisoft

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Nintendo Switch

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In South Park: The Fractured But Whole, crime is on the rise in South Park, and the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, terror, havoc, and chaos are unleashed as the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to come to the rescue. Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon and Friends, with himself, The Coon, as the leader.

Hello Kitty Kruisers

North America: April 30th (Retail, eShop), Europe: April 26th (eShopRetail)
Genre: Racing Game, Publisher: Rising Star Games

Hello Kitty Kruisers Nintendo Switch

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Take to the starting grid with Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends as they race on land, over water and even through the air. Will anyone pip Hello Kitty to the podium? Race in single-player or with up to three friends, and unlock new outfits and vehicles for your favourite characters. You can even challenge your racing skills in the super-exciting Adventure mode!

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy

North America: April 26th (eShop), Europe: April 26th (eShop)
Genre: Fighting Game, Publisher: Bandai Namco

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Nintendo Switch

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Developed by Japanese development studio, CyberConnect2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy drops players into the Ninja World and gives them the chance to actively experience major battles and fan-favorite scenes with larger than life bosses, adrenaline-pumping quick time event sequences, fast-paced battles, and visuals that rival the anime series it is based on.

DragoDino

North America: April 27th (eShop), Europe: April 27th (eShop)
Genre: Platformer, Publisher: Plug In Digital

DragoDino Nintendo Switch

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Meet Bob, a cute DragoDino, and guide him through the 10 levels of the Forest Kingdom in a quest to recover his lost egg stuck atop a giant tree. Explore and fight enemies to reach ever higher, collecting powers on your way up to help you in your quest. But be careful, the guardians you’ll meet won’t let you through that easily.

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