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Azure Reflections will be released in the west on Switch later this month, Unties Games and Souvenir Circ. have announced. The side-scrolling Touhou Project bullet hell launches August 30.

Here’s an overview plus a trailer:

Azure Reflections

A pair of upcoming Switch titles have received release dates in Japan.

First, The Midnight Sanctuary – a 3D novel game – is planned for September 6. Pricing is set at 1,200 yen.

Even sooner than that is Touhou Azure Reflections, which arrives on August 30. No word on pricing for this one yet.

Last year, the well-regarded title Tokyo Dark originally debuted. The mashup of point-an-click and visual novel is now making the jump to Switch.

Tokyo Dark: Remembrance “completes the mysteries left by the original” with a director’s cut experience on Nintendo’s console. It has been rebuilt for the system, featuring new scenes, art, and additional endings.

Giraffe and Annika

First revealed earlier in the year and reconfirmed at BitSummit this weekend, Atelier Mimina announced that a Switch version of Giraffe and Annika is planned. A specific release date for the 3D adventure title has not yet been determined.

Here’s some additional information as well as a trailer:

Unties has announced that it will publish the 3D visual novel The Midnight Sanctuary. A release is planned on Switch and other platforms this summer. Additionally, the game will be featured at BitSummit this weekend.

Here’s an overview of The Midnight Sanctuary:

Unties announced its lineup for BitSummit in Japan this weekend. As part of that, the company has revealed that BATTLLOON from noname studio is coming to Switch.

BATTLLOON is an action game that supports up to four players locally. Players battle it out against others by fighting and bumping into each other as balloons.

noname studio hopes to have BATTLLOON ready sometime in 2019. We have a video for it below.


Update (3/30): Area 35 has now confirmed that the multiplayer mode will be playable to the public at PAX East. You can try out the new feature at the Unties booth at 10011. Some elements from the demo will only be shown to the press.

Original (3/26): Area 35 previously announced that Tiny Metal would be getting multiplayer functionality. Today, the studio confirmed that the feature will be added as a free update sometime in May.

Tiny Metal’s multiplayer mode will be shown off for the first time at PAX East. It won’t be available to the public, but press will be able to go hands-on – so we should have details soon.

Source: Area 35 PR

Tiny Metal will be getting another new patch in the near future. When the update is ready, a new mode will be added.

The feature in question is a colorblind mode that has high contrast colors, and the Zipang units won’t blend in with the long grass. You can see what this looks like below.


Earlier in the month, Tiny Metal went missing on the European Switch eShop. It has since been restored.

According to Area 35, Tiny Metal was temporarily taken down due to a mistake with the rating. We speculated that this was the reason for its removal, as we’ve seen something similar happen with a couple of other games.

Area 35 has started to release a few updates for Tiny Metal on Steam. In terms of new content, three new skirmish maps have been prepared. A ton of adjustments and improvements have also been implemented.

Also in the works is a multiplayer patch. New features are on the way as well, including new maps and a new arena roster. Console players will be updated to the new version, so this will be reflected soon on Switch.

You can find the full patch notes below. An announcement video for Tiny Metal’s update is also attached.

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