Nintendo Direct Highlights & Furry Games - June 2024

Nintendo Power Hour! 

A much anticipated Nintendo Direct finally premiered on June 18th, 2024. With it, came news about a variety of upcoming releases for the Nintendo Switch happening in Q3 and Q4 of the year. A lot of fun games had been announced both first and third party with several coming soon. Lets look at some of the highlights.

Kitsune Tails Preview - A Foxy Adventure

Having recently come back from playing Super Mario Bros. I was naturally intrigued by Kitsune Tails which got showcased as part of the Wholesome Direct I covered previously. It's adorable, full of Japanese inspired charm and the protagonist is a fox. All things that very much appeal to me. And like the game series it clearly takes gameplay inspiration from, it is brutal.

Players step into the paws of Yuzu, a kitsune who has recently become a courier. Yuzu is a curious and energetic fox who frequently gets into trouble. Which becomes all the more apparent with a cutscene after the first level where Yuzu gets attacked by an oni while foraging for mushrooms in a cave. A couriers life is not an easy one, especially as Yuzu gets tasked with delivering a letter to a ghostly warlord in a haunted house. The amount of stage variety in the demo isn’t bad and they aren’t easy to clear either.

Nikoderiko: The Magical World - Trailer

A new trailer for an all-ages platformer that looks like some of the fantastic cartoony games of old has made its way out of the bushes and into the open! It looks to feature a cool mix of 2D and 3D action that switches planes of control from one to the other. Developed by VEA Games and published by MY.GAMES, Nikoderiko: The Magical World piqued our interest with an array of colorful creatures and adventurous, action-filled gameplay. Also, Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise is creating the soundtrack! Check out the trailer below:

Fresh Fur: New Game Releases for June 10-16, 2024

Welcome to "Fresh Fur!" Our weekly installment going over the newest game releases, and which ones you can expect to find anthros/furries in!

Check the list below for all the games we could find with animal/anthro influences and characters.

New Releases for the week of June 10-16, 2024:

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - June 14
  • Monster Hunter: Stories (PC, PS4, Switch) - June 14
  • Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked! (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch) - June 11
  • Wayfinder (PC) - June 11 (out of Early Access)

*Bolded games have furry/animal influences/characters

Furry & Animal Indie Steam Game Finds:

These games were found in the New Releases section of Steam this week and will be updated as more come out throughout the week!

Isle of Swaps Preview: A Critter Card Collect-a-thon!

Steam Next Fest is here and it has so many highlighted games and demos. Today I’m looking at one that caught my attention: Isle of Swaps.

For those who are unaware, I have a long history with card games. I’ve collected Pokémon cards since I was little. I found a Yu-Gi-Oh structure deck in a shed once(Don’t ask me what it was doing there) and play Magic: The Gathering with friends on occasion. I’ve played several digital card games of varying types. So when a new and especially cool looking card game comes along, I become interested. Now if this game sounds familiar, that's because Isle of Swaps was featured before as one of the games Daxel played for the Deckbuilders Fest back in March. It's back for round 2 as one of the games highlighted for Next Fest.

ALL the Furry & Animal Games In Steam's Next Fest June 2024

HOOOO BOY do we have a long list for all you readers out there! Don't feel like going through 1800+ games to see which ones had furries, animals, creatures, and other wonderfully fluffy, feathery, scaly, or otherwise exciting anthropomorphic qualities? Well, our wonderful staff member Valraven did! She's compiled an absolutely CRAZY list of all the games we could find that had an ounce of furry in em, or some sort of animal focus. We'll continue to look through the games and see if any slipped through, but even so, this is a big list of games that feature some potentially awesome games in them. Steam links and the image for them provided for easy access!

We'll be playing some of these demos this week and next, and hopefully providing some previews, reviews, and developer interviews as many of these games progress through development! Additionally, we have an actively updated Furry & Animal Games List  over at @GamingFurever that you can follow and get constant updates for lots of indie titles with TONS of lovely furry characters!

Anyways, without further ado, the LIST:

Summer Fest 2024 - Wholesome Furry Fun!

Summer Fest has rolled around and with it, a number of reveals, announcements and so much more. In particular what got my attention was the Wholesome Direct, which showcased a lot of cute and cozy games, most of which are upcoming and have demos already out. Some of these are even headed to multiple systems. Check out some of the more notable titles below.

Spill the Beans - Game Preview

Mystery “whodunit” type stories are a fount of opportunity that have produced some really good movies, novels, and games over the years. The concept of deducing which of a slew of suspects has committed the crime carries with it a sense of discovery and sleuthing that’s fulfilling and exciting. Skeletal Games’ upcoming visual novel “Spill the Beans” aims to turn the familiar plot device on its head by having you be the known culprit as you try and pin it successfully on someone else while you’re the detective. It’s an idea ripe with webs of ways the story could go, and luckily you’ll be the one in charge of directing the charade. 

Fresh Fur: New Game Releases for May 27-June 2, 2024

Welcome to "Fresh Fur!" Our weekly installment going over the newest game releases, and which ones you can expect to find anthros/furries in!

Check the list below for all the games we could find with animal/anthro influences and characters.

New Releases for the week of May 27-June 2, 2024:

  • JustAxe (PC) - May 27
  • The Rogue Prince of Persia (PC early access) - May 27
  • Ultimate Godspeed (PC) - May 27
  • Seed of Life (PS5) - May 27
  • Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling (Switch) - May 28
  • MultiVersus (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC) - May 28
  • Old World (PC) - May 28
  • Reus 2 (PC) - May 28
  • Capes (PS5) - May 29
  • Nine Sols (PC, PS4, PS5, Switch) — May 29
  • Madzik (PC) - May 30
  • Astor: Blade of the Monolith (PS5, PS4) - May 30
  • Horizon Chase 2 (PS5) - May 30
  • Potion Permit: Complete Edition (PS5, PS4) - May 30
  • Umbraclaw (PS5, PS4) - May 30
  • Skald: Against the Black Priory (PC) - May 30
  • Tiny Terry's Turbo Trip (PC) - May 30
  • F1 24 (PS5, PS4) - May 31
  • Skeler Boy (PS5, PS4) - May 31

*Bolded games have furry/animal influences/characters

Furry & Animal Indie Steam Game Finds:

These games were found in the New Releases section of Steam this week and will be updated as more come out throughout the week!

PlayStation News - Days of Play, Fur Sale and more!

It's a good time to be a PlayStation fan. Sony has their Days of Play celebration which includes sales, specials, and is currently happening. Their State of Play which premiered on 5/30/24 sadly didn’t have much in the way of Furry related titles(Thank you Daxel for letting me know). That said, there’s still plenty for gaming furs to appreciate. 

Sly Cooper the Thievious Racoonis, the first game in the Sly Cooper series, is being added to the PS2 classics catalog for Plus members on June 11. 

Additionally, a number of games have gone on sale! Until 6/12, a selection of premium titles can be found for good prices. Including several Jackbox party packs and bundles.

Notable games such as: 

Games of furry interest include:

And MANY more! Happy shopping!