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If there is one thing to take away from this week’s new video games, it’s this: Joe & Mac is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Well, it goes by Johnny Turbo’s Arcade – Joe & Mac Caveman Ninja these days, but it’s the same shot-for-shot dose of nostalgia. It’s kind of unfortunate, honestly. It’s two weeks before E3, so bigger releases that demand more attention are on pause for the inevitable flood of news, simultaneously giving a lot of interesting indie games a window to shine. With the cavemen’s arrival on the Switch, however, I can’t seem to think about anything else.

I could talk about Moonlighter, a rogue-lite action RPG with a brilliant knack for pixel art. I could draw attention to Shift Quantum‘s mind-bending puzzles, Just Shapes & Beats‘ rhythm-based bullet hell gameplay, or Cultist Simulator‘s mysterious 1920s setting.

But Joe & Mac.

I should probably recommend West of Loathing for the Switch, a well-regarded RPG with a focus on comedy. Smoke & Sacrifice boasts a beautifully hand-painted adventure. Unworthy looks pretty incredible in concept — its supposed difficulty looks to have the same allure as a 2D Dark Souls. There’s a lot of throwbacks coming out this week, too, ranging from The Legend of Kay Anniversary to Ikaruga. If you don’t know what you want, but you know you want something old school, maybe look into SEGA Mega Drive Classics. Even a game like Saturday Morning RPG seeks to emulate that yearning for the ol’ days if you want something more modern.

Or, you know, just play Joe & Mac.

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest.

Sunday, May 27th

  • Cubelz (Early Access)
  • City Builder

Monday, May 28th

  • Labirinto 2
  • Power
  • Fated Kingdom (Early Access)
  • PaperDolls
  • Hunt With Friends
  • Longest Monday: Unveiling
  • Trainiac
  • Black Roses
  • Disc Golf VR (Early Access)
  • Tainted Fate (Early Access)
  • ROS
  • Tsundere Idol
  • Burgerwise the Clown
  • Rise of Crustaceans (Early Access)
  • Triggering Simulator
  • Trivia Vault: Food Trivia
  • Zombie Forest 2
  • Planet Unknown Runner
  • Zombie Rampage
  • Bitsy Bits
  • Broken Minds
  • World of Tea
  • DOOMED
  • Moon Landing VR

Tuesday, May 29th

  • Kabounce – PC/PS4
  • The Karters
  • Agony – PC/PS4/X1
  • Yoku’s Island Express – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Unworthy
  • Moonlighter – PC/PS4/X1
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Special Edition) – PS4/Switch
  • Die for Valhalla! – PC/PS4/Switch
  • Golem
  • Shift Quantum
  • Owlboy – PS4/Switch
  • Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory – Switch
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – Switch
  • R.B.I. Baseball 18 – Switch
  • Chaotic Void (Early Access)
  • Hexologic
  • Birdcakes
  • SEGA Mega Drive Classics – PC/PS4/X1
  • The Woods
  • Saturday Morning RPG – Switch
  • Neon Spaceboard
  • Ikaruga – Switch
  • Boo Boo Bananas
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition – PS4/Switch
  • The Singularity Wish
  • ORIX!
  • Prison Test
  • Anderson
  • Savanna Shot VR
  • Spintires: MudRunner — The Ridge – PC/PS4/X1
  • 150,000 B.C.
  • 270: Two Seventy US Election
  • Balance of Soccer 2018 (Early Access)
  • Deconstructor
  • Blueprint
  • Anzenkyouiku
  • Social Club VR: Casino Nights

Wednesday, May 30th

  • Detective Gallo
  • Bless Online
  • Russian Fishing 4
  • Save One More
  • Die for Valhalla! – X1
  • Dwarf Defense
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition – X1
  • NavalArt (Early Access)
  • ZAMB! Redux – X1
  • Planetary Settlers (Early Access)
  • 15 Seconds
  • Chocolate Makes You Happy 6
  • Lagoon Lounge: The Poisonous Fountain
  • Cognizer
  • The Internship
  • Avalon Legends Solitaire 3
  • Darkest Mana: Master of the Table
  • Falling Slime (Early Access)
  • The Player RPG
  • HotFloor
  • Dubstep Abasralsa
  • Space Hurricane Storm
  • KIM and PROSTITUTE

Thursday, May 31st

  • Budget Cuts
  • Quantum Replica
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Last Wings
  • Just Shapes & Beats – PC/Switch
  • Don’t Die: Survival (Early Access)
  • Planetes (Early Access)
  • Milanoir – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Above & Below
  • Space Crawl
  • Protocol
  • Grabity
  • Zeus’ Battlegrounds
  • Tayutama 2: You’re the Only One (English)
  • Peasant Knight
  • Cultist Simulator
  • Spirit Animal Survival
  • Close Call Extreme
  • n0d3::Machina Omega (Early Access)
  • Dungeon Duos
  • Just, Bearly
  • Smoke and Sacrifice – Switch
  • Traffic Cop
  • A Light in the Dark
  • Protolife
  • Moonlighter – Switch
  • Chess Cubed (Early Access)
  • Don’t Stand Out (Early Access)
  • Unknown Nightmare
  • Pirate Pop Plus – Switch
  • Before the Blood
  • Colorzzle
  • Black Dream
  • West of Loathing – Switch
  • unBorn
  • Super Dashmatch
  • WIL
  • Unhallowed: The Cabin
  • Entra-Deux
  • Kill ‘Em All
  • Happy End
  • HEXION
  • Soviet Luna Park VR
  • Police Enforcement VR: 1-King-27 (Early Access)
  • Quad Fighters K – Switch
  • Z: Escape
  • Futanari Quest
  • MIAZMA or the Devil’s Stone
  • Turn-Based Champion
  • Typical Nightmare
  • InstaCondo Limited
  • Feudal Lords
  • Reflected Ray
  • Project Pastorate
  • As If Dreaming When You’re Wide Awake
  • Piano Simulator (Early Access)
  • The Last Front (Early Access)
  • Devious
  • Azuran Tales: Trials
  • Anime Fashion Show
  • Magical Fable: The Princess of Light
  • Club Dance Party VR
  • Chess Sudoku (Early Access)
  • Airport Simulator 2018
  • The Amazing Adventures of Lady Fanny Featherstone
  • Seirei
  • In Memory of TITAN (Early Access)
  • GM Forge — Virtual Tabletop
  • The Painter’s Apprentice
  • Cat Burglar: A Tail of Purrsuit (Early Access)
  • Eggs 1942 (Early Access)
  • The Rose of Segunda
  • Love is Dead
  • Legendary Eleven: Epic Football (Early Access)
  • RuneTech (Early Access)
  • The Mysterious Ship
  • Prosperity (Early Access)
  • Antisnake (Early Access)
  • Skool Daze Reskooled
  • Super Jigsaw Puzzle: Cities
  • Lost Sea – Switch
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II — The Queen & the Crone
  • Guanyu wo Bei Xiaoxue nu Sheng Bangjia Zhe Jian Shi
  • Instinct
  • Cairo’s Tale: The Big Egg
  • RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer
  • The General Retreats
  • What’s My Gender?
  • Bouncy Butter Ball
  • Hentai 3018
  • Heroes of the Offworld Arena
  • Oik Memory 2
  • The Princesse Adventure (Early Access)
  • Don’y Pick on the Fat Kid (Early Access)
  • Drops: Rhythm Garden
  • LifeGameSimulator
  • Great Mountain Experience
  • CRUSH (Early Access)
  • Five Rooms
  • University Tycoon: 2019
  • HiPanda
  • Masked Forces – Switch/Wii U
  • Turn Up Jeans
  • Meow Motors (Early Access)
  • Polyfield WW2
  • Along Together
  • Disdoored (Early Access)
  • kicker VR
  • Songbringer – Switch
  • Songbringer: The Trail of Ren – Switch
  • Kingmaker: Rise to the Throne
  • Dragon Lapis – 3DS
  • Defoliation – Switch
  • ACA NeoGeo: Ninja Combat – Switch
  • ICEY – Switch
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade – Joe & Mac Caveman Ninja – Switch
  • Green Blood

Friday, June 1st

  • Dude, Stop
  • Inline
  • Blast Zone! Tournament (Early Access)
  • Earth Atlantis – PS4/X1
  • Contrasted
  • Heroes of Umbra
  • Let’s Go Nuts!
  • Chewbrick
  • Parkland
  • Ventura Inc (Early Access)
  • Idle Heist
  • The Pillage
  • Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast – X1
  • Skelli Tower Defense
  • Meteorite Defense Command
  • USA 2020
  • Path of Exile: Incursion
  • Fading Visage
  • VikingJourney
  • Astraeus
  • Turbo Tunnel
  • Sea of Memories
  • Empty Town
  • MissileDancer
  • Space Colonizers
  • Next 4
  • Math Classroom Challenge
  • Space Force
  • Varius
  • Vector’s Adventures (Early Access)
  • Putin Run Away From Trump
  • Fire in the Hole (Early Access)
  • Wild Searching
  • Hunting on Myths (Early Access)
  • Kitsune Kitchen
  • The World of Labyrinths: Labyronia
  • NekoBooM!
  • TEVA 2
  • Defense the Farm
  • What Do You Hear?? Yanny vs Laurel
  • Treasures of the Ancients: Egypt
  • Mining Rail – X1
  • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition – X1
  • The Monster’s History Book

Saturday, June 2nd

  • Ancient Journey VR
  • Chaos of East
  • Trap Defense (Early Access)

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Zachery Bennett

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Zach's eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he's chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.