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Publisher Top Hat Studios and developer 2 Odd Diodes will be bringing the hand-drawn Action RPG Sonzai to the Switch in 2022. This beautiful brawler explores the bonds between people as you build relationships with the people around you and explore the nature of magic in a boldly colored world. Check out the overview of the game as well as the trailer as rounded up by Gematsu after the break:

Early 2022 seems a long way off, but Top Hat Studios is busier than ever with more games on the horizon. Developer ClaudiaTheDev is hard at work on a farming simulation game that allows players to not only customize their farm and home, but also hatch adorable slime-like creatures that can fight in battle and follow you around as you do your daily chores. Check out the trailer at the end of this post, as well as the overview rounded up by Gematsu after the break:

Hyper Team Recon tells the story of three alien beings adventuring across our very own planet Earth. The 3D Platformer seems to draw artistic inspiration from the Paper Mario games, with flat characters and items on a 3D plane. The game has a little time before getting to us, but is planned for a 2022 launch. You can check out the trailer at the bottom of this post — preceded by an overview of the game, courtesy of Gematsu after the break:

Top Hat Studios and Suzaku have provided an update on Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, a 2.5D horror game that mixes cyberpunk with traditional Cantonese folklore. It’s now confirmed for release sometime this fall on Switch.

Today’s news was also accompanied by a new trailer. We’ve included the video below.


Top Hat Studios is gearing up for its next visual novel for Switch. According to an eShop listing, Big Dipper will be available on August 13.

We have the following overview and trailer for Big Dipper:

The adventure RPG The Girl from Arkanya is in development for Switch, publisher Top Hat Studios and Arkanya Games have announced. Also described as a “treasure hunting Zeldalike”, the game will launch in 2021.

Here’s some information about The Girl from Arkanya, along with a trailer:

The visual novel Synergia is coming to Switch, publisher Top Hat Studios and developer Radi Art have confirmed. A release window was not shared as part of the announcement.

We have the following overview and trailer for Synergia:

SteamDolls: Order of Chaos landed on Kickstarter this week, and has already gone well beyond its funding goal. The campaign is currently at more than $50,000 with over three weeks remaining. This success means we’ll be getting the game on Switch.

SteamDolls: Order of Chaos, which is made by The Shady Gentlemen and published by Top Hat Studios, is a steampunk-inspired Metroidvania game. David Hayter of Metal Gear Solid fame will be voicing main character The Whisper.

Here’s some additional information and a trailer:

A steampunk-inspired experience was announced to be coming to Switch and other platforms from publisher Top Hat Studios. Developed by France and Belgium-based group, The Shady Gentlemen, the title should see a Kickstarter arriving soon. Interested parties can sign up for notifications of the Kickstarter launch here.

You can take a look at an overview of the game, as well as the trailer collected via Gematsu after the break:

Eastasia Soft, Top Hat Studios, and Pippin Games have announced that Kawaii Deathu Desu is releasing soon on Switch. The beat ’em up title will arrive digitally on the eShop on April 16.

Here’s an overview of Oawaii Deathu Desu, along with a trailer: