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Bug Fables, Smelter, Lore Finder, and Tactical Galactical announced for Switch

Posted on May 30, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Ahead of BitSummit in Japan this weekend, publisher Dangen Entertainment has announced several new games for Switch. Bug Fables, Smelter, Lore Finder, and Tactical Galactical are all on the way. Releases are spread out between this year and 2020.

Here are the full details:

Bug Fables

Small Heroes. Big Adventure. Bug Fables is an adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of treasure and immortality.

The game combines flat objects with 3D physics as the player jumps and utilizes the heroes’ unique abilities to solve puzzles and stun enemies while exploring a variety of unique, colorful areas. Battles are turn-based and with timed button inputs that can enhance your abilities.


Hidden within the foliage of nature lies a small but prosperous continent – Bugaria. Insects from all over the world travel to it in search of the treasure scattered across it. The most sought after of these relics is The Everlasting Sapling! Eating just one of its leaves can grant even immortality! In search of this ancient artifact, a brave team of explorers – Vi, Kabbu, and Leif – will travel across many different environments. In order to do so, they must work together to clear puzzles, defeat strong enemies and help the general bug populace!


• 6 chapters of story following the heroes across Bugaria!

• Many unique areas, including: The Ant Kingdom, the treacherous Snakemouth Den, the picturesque Golden Hills, The Lost Sands, and Vi’s home, the Bee Kingdom!

• A vast overworld that transitions into turn-based combat! Use Vi’s Beemerang, Leif’s ice magic, or Kabbu’s horn to defend yourself from foes!

• Action commands which can make attacks more effective, or block enemy attacks!

• A cooking system to turn ingredients into items that can help you in battle!

• A tattle system that lets you hear your party interact with each other as they discover all the secrets Bugaria has in store!

Developer: Moonsprout Games S.A.

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2019


Smelter is a real time strategy-action platformer hybrid inspired by classic games of the 16-bit era. Players play as Eve, who teams up with the mysterious armor, Smelter, in her search for Adam. Expand Smelter’s fortifications throughout the various domains of the Rumbly Lands watched over by the Guardians and Watchers. Defend against onslaughts of enemies, discover lost ruins, meet new and eccentric characters and grow stronger before diving into pulse pounding, 2D side-scrolling action platformer levels.

• Combines the methodical planning of real time strategy games with the energy of action platformers.

• Bespoke handcrafted pixel art

• Three different Elemental skill sets, each with their own unique movement, attack and defense skills you’ll need to fight monsters, traverse levels, and solve puzzles.

• Three unique Domains with their own memorable stories, stages, side characters, enemies and bosses

Developer: X Plus

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2020

Lore Finder

Uncover the story of Lore Finder, a 2D action metroidvania and a modern queer reimagining of the cosmic horror genre.

Become K.C. Morgan, paranormal investigator, and search a New England mansion for your missing father. Battle the forces of corruption infesting the mansion armed only with your wits and an old .38 revolver, and gather scrolls of forbidden lore. But the more you discover, the more warped and twisted the world – and you – become.


• Traverse a changing world: Individual rooms will transform and hold new surprises as you accumulate powers.

• Find your own path: Non-linear design encourages freeform, exploration-based, and self-directed progression. Complete sections of the game in what order you like.

• Experience atmosphere: From the dark and oppressive living areas, to the impersonal basement with its cold steel and mortar, to the dank caverns that lie even further below.

• Accumulate forbidden powers: Embrace your own corruption, fight fire with fire, and wield dark powers against their own progenitors.

• Face climactic terrors: Within the mansion dwell dangers of elevated strength and influence, often guarding crucial ways and powers.

• Uncover a family’s corruption: Experience the result of the restless emotions of the mansion’s formerly human inhabitants expressed through an eldritch power, from the anxiety of a frustrated would-be scientist to the isolation and anguish of a child unloved.

• Piece together past events: Explore and find scattered evidence of the inhabitants’ otherworldly transformation through journal entries and memory-stained objects.

• Girlfriend mode: Beat the game to unlock this mode, allowing you to play as K.C.’s girlfriend, with all new powers and story.

• Speedrun mode: The speedrun mode offers a built-in timer and will streamline play experience for speedrunners.

Developer: Kitsune Games

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4

Players: 1

Release: 2019

Tactical Galactical

Tactical Galactical is a real-time hex-based strategy game, designed from the ground up with game controllers in mind.

On planets far beyond our galaxy, three daring adventurers battle for control. Join Delores the Invincible, Zubair the Cunning, and Mikhail the Brave in an epic struggle to become master of the cosmos.

• Players control a unique assortment of ground units from their spaceship above the battlefield, from nimble humans, to shielded attack vehicles, to flying fortresses and giant robots.

• Discrete tactics form the backbone of the game. Victory on the battlefield comes from understanding units’ strengths and weaknesses.

• The card system keeps players on their toes. Players must analyze their hand and choose to deploy fresh units, bolster their army, perform special moves or attack the enemy ship.

• A strategic layer with a variety of upgrade paths enables multiple play styles.

• Single player campaign, local skirmish, and online multiplayer supported.

• Three unique generals with their own card decks and play styles add additional variety.

Developer: Capsulated Software

Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1-4

Release: 2020

Source: Dangen Entertainment PR

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