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8 quirky games to watch from New Game Plus Expo 2022

As if this year wasn’t packed enough already.

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New Game Plus Expo is a yearly showcase of worldwide game developers and publishers like NIS, Idea Factory, and Aksys Games. This year’s showcase featured lots of new indie games and ports coming to North America for the first time.

Here are the 8 most exciting games from New Game Plus Expo 2022.

8. Unsouled

The 2D Souls-like Unsouled is in Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview now, and the full version hits PC, Xbox, and Switch this Spring. Its stylish pixel art should take the sting out of your many inevitable dooms.

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7. The Courier

The Courier is a pretty robust-looking life sim/exploration game set on a mysterious island. You play, naturally, as a courier delivering mail, but the trailer shows everything from hang gliding to dog walking is on offer. It’s due on PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Switch sometime in 2022.

6. Sanabi

The extremely flashy Sanabi is an action platformer built around a very fun-seeming grappling hook that lets you zip around its cyberpunk environments like a mix between Bionic Commando and Ghostrunner. It’s slated for a mid-2022 release on PC.

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5. The Last Friend

Hitting Switch in April 2022, The Last Friend is a side-scrolling brawler with light RPG and tower defense elements, plus a whole kennel’s worth of pettable dog pals. The Last Friend is available now on PC and has a Switch demo.

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4. Spacelines from the Far Out

Managing an airline sounds boring, but a spaceline? Now we’re talking. This quirky management sim has you maintaining a fleet of ships and keeping passengers safe in singleplayer or co-op modes. It launches this year on PC and Xbox.

3. Samurai Bringer

With cute voxel graphics, swappable armor sets, and flashy combat, SamuraiBringer looks as tough as it is adorable. The action roguelike hits PlayStation 4, PC, and Switch on April 21, 2022.

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2. Jack Jeanne

Visual novel Jack Jeanne stars Kisa, a young woman who has to pretend she’s a boy to attend an elite boys drama school. Set for a 2023 release, it features art from Tokyo Ghoul manga artist Sui Ishida.

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1. Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3

A collection of two early NIS tactical RPGs is due out this summer. Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure features full-on musical numbers between battles, and La Pucelle: Ragnarok is a previously Japan-only update to La Pucelle: Tactics featuring characters from NIS’ Disgaea series.

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