20+ Visual Novel Games for Nintendo Switch

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20+ Visual Novels for the Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for some visual novel games for the Nintendo Switch, then by golly you’ve come to the right post on the right website.

There are a lot of VNs out there, but there aren’t very many available on the Nintendo Switch, and those that are, many may not actually know about. That’s where this page comes into play. I’ve sorted most of it all out for you, gave the ratings as well as other devices the games may be found on.

Instead of descriptions of the games, I give you my thoughts on what I may know what the game’s about, or what I may think of it.

If there’s a specific game you’re looking for, you can find it in the Ease of Access.

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Cinders

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on PC

I’ve got this game on my Steam wishlist because the graphics of the banner really tugged at my interest. Now, I realize the entire game isn’t drawn like this, and that’s a shame, but the image dragged me to the plot of the whole thing.

It’s a Cinderella type of fairytale that you can break the rules in. Which means it has a variety of different endings and choices to make. What would’ve happened if Cinderella did what nobody else expected her to do?

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

This game is rated Everyone
It’s also available on PlayStation 4 and PC

It seems our grandfather was killed for reasons unknown. The only thing we know of it is a single word he left behind: Daedalus. I hope he doesn’t mean the Daedalic publishers, because they spit out some pretty good games.

Man I go off-track a lot. Good thing I’m not a train…

I enjoy a good detective game, and so that makes this not quite your average visual novel where you’re simply reading and looking at pictures and choosing decisive situations. You can actually use a controller in this one and search for clues as well as talk with people.

Dream Daddy

Dream Daddy visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on PC

I remember the hype being so insane when this game started being talked about. Everyone who watches Game Grumps on YouTube probably know about it, and half of them probably even bought it.

It’s a dad dating simulator, and its your duty to go out and meet some of the other hot dads, because every hot dad deserves a spank–you know what? Never mind that.

There’s a variety in the other dads you can choose from. And the choices you make do matter in the long run. Some of them are a bit of a cliche, but that’s okay. It makes it easier on us to make a decision on who’s gonna be our bitch. Right?

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New to the Visual Novel genre?

Interested in knowing more info on the types of VNs as well as where you might find more, (not to mention my reviews)? Check out my tag on Visual Novels. It doesn’t offer a ton, but it may answer some questions you have!

Enchanted in the Moonlight – Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo

This game is rated Mature 17+

You’ve got this ancient power that you’ve never known about, right? One day malevolent forces try and attack you, but some men take it upon themselves to rescue you. They’re spirits as well, and they’ll protect you. Except, in order to protect you, they want that power.

How f’ed up is that?

They better be giving me something other than phoenix downs to keep me alive if they want my kind of mojo.

See, this is why it’s difficult for me to play these kinds of games where someone will protect me in return for something that’s mine.

Enchanted in the Moonlight – Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon

This game is rated Mature 17+

It seems like this is another play on the game mentioned above, only you have different male characters to protect you this time. I don’t see why they split it into two games though. Why not just have a single game with all the men combined?

Anyway, if you like one, then you’ll probably like both. Then again, choose the one where one guy looks hotter than the others, yeah?

Also…all the screenshots looked creepy to use. Sorry.

Gakuen Club

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on PC

The art style and lighting effects within the game are amazing to me. I love it. Just seeing the screenshots makes me want to play it in appreciation for the artistry. What’s even more interesting is the voice actors are known for different anime shows and games.

Now, of course it’s going to be another school VN with a twist. There’s a secret club going on after school hours and you happen to become a part of it in a small way. But then you get to know some of the students a part of it and things escalate from there I presume.

It sounds cliche, right? Like a lot of other VNs? But damn…that art.

Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on the PlayStation 4 and PC

There are so many school-based Visual Novels out there that it’s become almost a cliche. Which is why the devs have to create the game in a way it’s not boring, run-of-the-mill student stuff. In Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa, we’re undergoing an investigation to figure out what dark secrets lay within, because, apparently, a lot of students are rather suspicious.

And what student doesn’t look suspicious of something in school? Take a look at Harry Potter’s classmates. They’re all suspicious.

So I wonder what’s up with the characters in this game, then?

LongStory

LongStory visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Teen
Its also available on PC

While LongStory seems to be all about choosing who you are as a person and dating (or maybe not) someone you like best, there’s also an underlying mystery. Who was the previous owner of your locker? While it’s more about the former than the latter, I think I’d want to find out why someone mysteriously disappeared than some awkward school crushing.

Maybe that’s just me.

My Girlfriend is a Mermaid

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on PC

This can’t be any more weird than Creature Romances: Kokonoe Kokoro. That involved an anthromorphic grasshopper for crying out loud.

Also, it looks like the name got changed somewhere along the lines to She is Mermaid. Either way, here we have ourselves a sexy mermaid to deal with. Well…there’s an older one and a couple younger ones. Let’s keep this rated Teen, okay?

It doesn’t give us much to go on. Perhaps the mermaid aspect is supposed to draw people in? All I know is our childhood friend has somehow gotten herself turned into a mermaid. Now we have to deal with it. Somehow.

Nekopara Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3

These games are rated Mature 17+
They’re also available on PC

I don’t know why Switch didn’t package them into an all-in-one. In any case, each link above leads them to their specific volumes. I suppose it’s good in case you’re not sure if you want to have all of them.

Nekopara has to be one of the VNs I hear talk about a lot. Which means a lot of people like these games. Maybe because they lean toward the perverted side of VNs, or perhaps there’s just a whole lot of furry-lovers out there.

I’ll admit, they are cute, and the graphics are gorgeous–another opt-in to buy the game. Now we have two nekos and one person running a business. Or, well, trying to as the case may be.

Our World is Ended [Day One Edition]

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on the PlayStation 4 and PC

I always find it fun when a game has a game being played inside it–this one featuring a virtual reality system and new game engine called the W.O.R.L.D program. Unfortunately, when it comes to mixing a digital world with reality, glitches can really muck up the situation in real-time, and that’s basically what’s happened here. The world’s about to be overwritten, and the team of Judgment 7 must find a way to fix it.

But really, did we not learn anything from Digimon?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 4, and PC

Now here’s something (somewhat?) new. You play as an attorney (obviously, from the name), and so you get to witness a variety of characters and cross-examine them. You also collect evidence and then use said evidence against others in order to come to the truth of a situation and call out the liars.

I’m unsure how much critical thinking is involved, or if you can even botch a case, but for an interactive visual novel, it looks like a good one. And almost everyone recommends it.

Planetarian

Planetarian visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Teen
It’s also available on PC

This game has a lot of hype around it for being produced by the creators of CLANNAD, another amazing title that I hear a lot about within the visual novel genre. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes buried underneath of the aforementioned game, so people who wish they knew about it sooner have to find out about it later with some digging.

Anyway, we have an emotional sci-fi novel here, based around a robot that looks like a young woman and a junker. I love playing games where you really hone in on the characters and their feelings, and I think this would be a winner for doing just that.

Pub Encounter

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PC

All right, a bar scene. I can dig it, because the protagonist doesn’t expect to meet someone interesting and go home with. I don’t even know if it’s a meet-and-greet or a take one home kind of night, but either way, you enter an unfamiliar pub and lo and behold there are some rich suits.

The game progresses from there. Do they catcall you? Do you approach them? Who initiates things? Whoever it is, you’ll get backstory on these men. See who you favor the most.

Robotics;Notes – DaSH

This game is rated Everyone

This takes place in 2020. Oh man. Brace yourselves for the iRobot pandemic.

That was a while back. and all seems grand. Except our protagonist meets up with a strange man that he can’t get a peg on, and things are starting to happen that seem all too familiar. Is the robot rise beginning again? Find out more on Robotics;Notes – DaSH!

Root Letter: Last Answer

Root Letter; Last Answer visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC

Another mystery VN! A letter is delivered years later than it should’ve been–which in itself is odd–and you come to find out your old pen-friend is dead. Which means you have to go to their hometown and investigate what exactly went down. What truth will be discovered?

Spirit Hunter: Death Mark

Spirit Hunter: Death Mark visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC

I’ve played this game and I can vouch for how good of a play it is. It gets really creepy with all the monsters you have to deal with, but I love the fact that the ghosts have some kind of backstory to them that you unravel before you’re able to get rid of them. It’s pretty short, and it’s adventurous as well.

If you get the bad ending, there is replay value in it, since if you get the good ending you unlock an additional part of the game.

Steins;Gate Elite

Steins;Gate Elite visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PlayStation 4 and PC

While browsing around for different visual novels on the Switch, people talked about this one quite a lot. There are others in the series, so I don’t think this is the first, but it is on the Nintendo Switch if you’re a fan of it.

Basically, a band of tech-savvy students can change the past by e-mail via a modified microwave. Yeah, that sounds pretty weird, right? But what if you could do that? What would you even go about changing? Well, it’s not a good thing, because while pushing the boundaries of time, they’re tangled in a conspiracy around an organization and someone from a dystopian future.

The Charming Empire

The Charming Empire visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PC

Well I have to say, some of the men in the screenshots do have a charming look about them. But are they really?

Like mentioned elsewhere, this game’s voice actors come from different animes and games, so maybe you can place them as you play the game. The heroine is summoned by her older brother to live in the empire for momentarily unknown reasons. Eventually, she’ll find out her brother is not the same. Organizations are corrupt. And the protagonist? She’s…well, guided down a fate of love.

Which sounds odd given the state of everything else.

The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya and Ohgiya

These games are rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PC

Another possibility of a merge missed.

The graphics have a distinct look. A little messy, a little watered-down. Definitely gives it a unique visual scheme. But there are many guys to choose from in each game, and several routes where things play out. I’m going to guess both games are pretty much the same as far as story-wise–it’s simply the characters and events that change.

You’re looking for love in a place where baby boys aren’t born, from the sounds of it. And in the center of the island are where men gather. That’s your destination. And your path to love.

VA-11 HALL-A

This game is rated Adults Only 18+
It’s also available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC

From what people have been saying, this is quite the laid back game that’s most enjoyed at night or during a quiet time where you yourself can settle down with some alcohol and a good pair of headphones. Listen to what people have to say about their lives and the goings-on of the world around them. Pour them drinks and connect with them.

WILL: A Wonderful World

Will: A Wonderful World visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Mature 17+
It’s also available on PC

This game looks positively in-depth.

You wake up as a god, and with a cute talking pupper to boot (yeah, I’m sold). I don’t know how this came to be, and hopefully the game provides some info on it, but it’s now your job to help those in need. Much like the movie Bruce Almighty, you’ll be getting letters, and in those letters you’ll find a person’s problems, and even as you help those people, changing one’s fate can change another’s…

World End Syndrome

World End Syndrome visual novel games for nintendo switch

This game is rated Mature 17+

I was definitely not expecting a zombie-esque VN game like this, but it revolves around a town’s legend of the Yomibito. A dead body has drifted ashore, and after a high school murder, talk of the curse begins again.

Can you imagine transferring to a new school after causing an accident that ended in your sister’s death, only to deal with more death? But maybe this time not entirely your fault.

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