The Nintendo Switch has become a haven for gamers looking for the classic Soulslike experience. Games like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Nioh have earned their place in the gaming pantheon as some of the most beloved action-RPGs ever made. But thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s portability and vast library of games, it can also serve as a home for similar experiences that don’t quite have the same name recognition.
Ashen is an open-world action RPG developed by A44 and published by Annapurna Interactive. In Ashen, you play as a lone wanderer, searching for a new home for your people who have been exiled from their ancestral homeland due to an ancient curse. While similar to Dark Souls in its combat system and exploration-based quest structure, Ashen differentiates itself with its unique art style and co-op gameplay feature that allows you to team up with another player to take down foes. You can even invite friends over for local co-op.
Throughout your journey, you’ll discover abandoned ruins filled with traps and secrets as you battle your way through hordes of monsters while trying to unravel the mystery of why your people were exiled in the first place. With its focus on exploration, combat, crafting systems and co-op gameplay, Ashen is one of the best Nintendo Switch Soulslike games available today.
Hollow Knight is a metroidvania game developed by Team Cherry that was initially released on PC but has since been ported to pretty much every major platform imaginable. The game focuses on a nameless character known only as “the Hollow Knight” who travels through an underground kingdom called Hallownest in search of answers about its mysterious past. The