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February 15: Today, Maximum Entertainment and Underbite passed along the final release date for Whisker Waters. The title is on track for April 19, 2024.

Whisker Waters, a fantasy fishing RPG, was first confirmed for Switch last September. It was given a general 2024 launch window at the time.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Pixelshire physical

It’s been a couple of years since we last shared news about Pixelshire, but we have an update today as a physical release is now confirmed. We’ve got a new release window as well.

As of now only a standard edition is planned. Nothing has been announced as far as special editions go.

Morbid: The Lords of Ire release date

Thanks to Maximum Entertainment and Still Running, we have a release date for Morbid: The Lords of Ire. The action adventure title heads to Switch on May 23, 2024.

We first heard about Morbid: The Lords of Ire f0r Switch back in November. The title initially had a vague 2024 release window.

Learn more about it in the following overview:

Morbid The Lords of Ire

Morbid: The Lords of Ire will be made available on Switch, publisher Merge Games and developer Still Running announced today. A release is planned for 2024.

Morbid: The Lords of Ire, a sequel to Morbid: The Seven Acolytes, is a 3D Soulslike. More information can be found in the following overview:

[Review] Spells & Secrets

Posted on 4 months ago by in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments

Spells & Secrets review

System: Switch
Release date: November 9, 2023
Developer: Alchemist Interactive
Publisher: Merge Games

Roguelikes and roguelites are an interesting genre of games, being predicated as they are on doing the same content repeatedly with incremental progress, in a way that would be extremely frustrating and tedious in just about any other circumstances. It takes a special kind of game to get that balance just right, to make each death feel more like a minor setback than a crushing defeat, and inspire you to venture forth into its murky depths for “just one more run” until you finally succeed. Spells & Secrets., developed by Alchemist Interactive, has some interesting ideas to contribute to the genre, but unfortunately it fails to capture any kind of real magic.

Spells & Secrets launch trailer

Merge Games and Alchemist Interactive prepared a launch trailer for Spells & Secrets. The title, a comfy rogue-like adventure, came out this week.

Learn more about it in the following overview:

Whisker Waters physical

Whisker Waters was previously announced for Switch, but we now have confirmation that it will have a physical release at retail.

Maximum Entertainment, Merge Games, and Underbite will be working together on the boxed editions. As of now no special editions have been announced.

Spells & Secrets release date

Today, publisher Merge Games and developer Alchemist Interactive unveiled the final release date for Spells & Secrets. The title is reaching Switch on November 9, 2023.

As a reminder, Spells & Secrets is a wizarding school rogue-like. The action adventure game has players attending the Academy of Greifenstein where a mysterious incident releases wild creatures and an ever-changing chaos to reign over the school. Players will look to restore order as they solve puzzles, find powerful artifacts, and develop their powers.

[Rapid Review] Fresh Start

Posted on 6 months ago by in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments

Fresh Start review

System: Switch
Release date: September 14, 2023
Developer: Awaken Realms
Publisher: Merge Games

Growing up, I never really believed that cleaning up could be a game. That was just a painfully transparent lie that my parents (no doubt inspired by Mary Poppins) told me in some effort to get me to tidy up, even knowing as I did that it was only going to get messed up again within five minutes. But as I grew older I learned that there was something very satisfying and rewarding about accomplishing a simple task, and Merge Games’ latest title, Fresh Start, aims to capitalize on that feeling through its cozy and relaxing gameplay. While it succeeds admirably on that front, it could have used a little more cleaning and polishing before it was brought over to the Switch, and the end result is a muddied experience that is tough to recommend.

Fresh Start launch trailer

To celebrate the launch of Fresh Start, a new trailer has dropped. Merge Games and Awaken Realms put the deep clean adventure on Switch this week.

We’ve got the following overview from Merge Games:

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