Game news Nintendo Switch: games to watch in December 2021
For this last month of the year, the Nintendo Switch has decided to slow down in terms of releases, after two consecutive months placed under the sign of a double exclusivity. December promises to be rather calm and marks the end of a rather busy year 2021 in terms of Switch exclusives. Small selection of titles that will brighten up the few remaining weeks of 2021!
Cerebral Academy: battle of the brain
In addition to entertaining us with its many in-house productions, Nintendo aims to take care of our brains. In the past, on Nintendo DS, the famous doctor Kawashima offered us a series of mini-games to activate and brainstorm. At the start of 2020, good old Kawashima made his return to Nintendo’s portable console, but it seems that Cerebral Academy: battle of the brain have the firm intention of overshadowing him, after having experienced an episode on DS, fifteen years ago, then on Wii. Also developed internally at Nintendo, the game takes more or less the same concept while giving it a more convivial and family aspect, in particular thanks to its party-game format. The idea: stimulate your gray cells through a series of five categories (identification, memory, analysis, math and perception), all while having fun with other players. In addition to frenzied intellectual games for up to four local players, Cerebral Academy: battle of the brain will test your cognitive abilities through tough exercises and puzzles that you can perform online against “ghost” opponents, that is to say profiles of players who are not necessarily connected at the same time as you, and thus compare your brain scores. A demo is already available if you want to give yourself a first assessment before taking the plunge!
Buy Brain Academy: Brain Battle for € 29.99 on Switch at Amazon
During E3 2021, the Danganronpa saga made a most astonishing announcement. After more than a decade spent on PlayStation, PC and mobile supports, the “creepy” franchise carried by the sadistic bear Monokuma will land on Switch within a few days to offer early players, but also neophytes , a compilation of the major episodes released to date. Called Decadence, the latter brings together Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony as well as Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, a reinterpretation of the mobile game Danganronpa: Unlimited Battle. The first three sections mentioned, available separately in Anniversary editions celebrating the 10 years of the license, take the form of visual novels which take the form of schools filled with high school students. However, events will turn into a nightmare when the students find that the tyrannical Monokuma has taken control of the Academy, forcing the students to kill each other to allow them to leave the premises.. In general, the gameplay of the games is subdivided into three phases. La phase « Daily Life » allows players to explore environments and enjoy their stay as Monokuma attempts to corrupt them. When a corpse is found, la phase « Deadly Life » goes off and asks you to gather enough clues to identify the culprit. Finally, like a game Ace Attorney, la phase « Class Trial » mixes discussions between characters and use of the evidence gathered until the person responsible for the murder is found and carried out.
Buy Danganronpa Decadence for € 49.99 on Switch at Amazon
Life is Strange : True Colors
Released almost three months ago, Life is Strange : True Colors offers a staggered release on Switch, in particular to refine the general experience on the Nintendo hybrid console. And finally, it is not so bad because with the winter climate which settles in our regions, being able to walk in the cordial parts of Haven Springs makes us balm in the heart. However, the calm and tranquility of the place will quickly give way to a much darker plot carried by a protagonist, Alex Chen, in the grip of a certain discomfort. Thinking to suffer from what she considers a curse, the young woman has, in fact, an unusual gift, namely a level of empathy so high that she is able to identify the emotions of others which materialize. , from his point of view, in the form of colored auras. As for Life is Strange : Before the Storm, Dontnod leaves the controls to the teams of Deck Nine Games on this new opus which, for once, abandons the traditional episodic format to offer a plot available in full. Beyond her difficulties in interacting with those around her, her expectations for the future and the normality to which she aspires, Alex Chen will have to overcome a terrible drama that will push her to investigate and unwind the thread. of an adventure both rich in twists and overwhelming.
Acheter Life is Strange : True Colors sur Switch chez Amazon
Last March, the developers of Four Quarters, behind the unusual and no less original Please, Don’t Touch Anything, gave life to their latest creation, Loop Hero, thanks to the support of Devolver Digital. As its name indicates it so well, Loop Hero takes again the concept, many times hackneyed, of the time loop embellished with elements taken from the genre of the rogue-like. Under its pixel-art attire, the game of Four Quarters invites you, using a deck of cards, to build a path strewn with pitfalls and sufficiently balanced for your character to amass as much loot as possible while surviving. the longest time possible. Over the course of the loops, you can use the resources gleaned to improve your camp but, even better, if you complete one of them, then you can hope to get your hands on more valuable items and pieces of equipment. high quality. Concerned about player feedback, the developers of Loop Hero have already released a major update that takes into account the suggestions offered by the community around the game, including an option to save and exit an expedition without having to start over. fully loop. Already more than 800,000 copies sold last June, Loop Hero with its Switch output intends to explode the counters!
Last month, we had the chance to see a new episode of the saga born on Switch Metroid. Thirty-five years after the release of the first part, the Nintendo saga still continues to exert its influence, as evidenced by the latest creation of Aeternum Game Studios which comes out mid-December 2021. This metroidvania in 2D , therefore, takes again the formula of the franchise of Nintendo – and of Castlevania, from where the word suitcase used -, against a background of Manichean conflict between the queen of light and the king of darkness. Despite their immortality, both are cursed and forced to clash until the end of time. This eternal conflict is staged in no less than 16 different paintings, whose sets are painted by hand, which are full of tough enemies – a rich bestiary of a hundred creatures – formidable bosses which you will gain access to by force. puzzle solving and other puzzles. Like any good metroidvania, Eternal Night promises us, through the 16 levels, a freedom of exploration and a gameplay with little onions, that is to say simple to understand but complex to master, all carried by a story that the studio describes as deep and magnificent . On paper, Aeterna Noctis therefore has everything the perfect mix between a careful narration and a skillfully balanced challenge.
Alfred Hitchcock : Vertigo
For this month of December, the Pendulo Studios and Microids teams have concocted a brand new adaptation. No comic book heroes, very present recently at the Parisian publisher / developer, but a cult film by the famous filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, namely ” Vertigo “(” Sueurs froides “in French), a feature film dating from 1958. Far from offering a very faithful adaptation, the game by Pendulo Studios takes liberties while retaining very precise elements, in particular about the main protagonist . During a family trip to California, the writer Ed Miller narrowly avoids a tragic car accident by managing to get out of his vehicle at the last minute. Unfortunately, this is not the case with his wife and daughter, trapped in the car, who end their race in the abyss of a canyon.. Following this terrible emotional shock, Ed Miller begins to develop a particular pathology – acrophobia, or the fear of heights -, and very disabling which forces him to be bedridden because of the dizziness he experiences at the simple idea of get out of bed. Against a backdrop of therapy, the game interweaves several components (adventure, investigation, interactive film, etc.) in an attempt to put together the pieces of the puzzle and the hero’s psyche because, behind this trauma, hides a much darker reality. Between reality and illusion, the player is led to understand and solve a rather mysterious affair since in truth, Ed’s wife and daughter cannot be found!
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