Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Like A Slap In The Face: Rose & Camellia Collection Release Date Apr 16th

We've been waiting on this one and are a bit sad it comes after our editor's birthday, by just 6 days. The Rose & Camellia Collection finally releases exclusively on Switch, April 16th. This ridiculous game has you slapping other woman who get in your way in this drama using Joycons to utterly mess-up the competition. Coming out digitally at $19.99. These are one of those games I say you just grab for your system for when friends come over, perfect for any party.

-Five games in one: Rose & Camellia, Rose & Camellia 2, Rose & Camellia vs. La-Mulana, and — available for the first time — Rose & Camellia 3 and Rose & Camellia 4
  -  Make your mark on high society in a story of aristocratic absurdity!
  -  Reflex-based one-on-one action: slap, dodge, feint, and counter!
  - Two control methods: motion-based Joy-Con controls or touch-screen swipes!
  -  More than 30 characters, all with English or Japanese voiceovers!
  - Gorgeous anime-style intro and vocal theme songs!

One of the best bits is a  competitive two-player local versus mode, so you and friends and family can have slap fights without the police getting called.

A physical edition will eventually be coming out from Limited Run Games, more info at a later time.

Jump to see the full press release:

Valencia, Calif. – April 2, 2024 – Prepare to slap your way to the top of high society! Independent game studio WayForward, in conjunction with Japanese developer NIGORO, is delighted to announce that Rose & Camellia Collection, the ludicrous one-on-one slap-fight anthology, will be released digitally in North America and Europe on April 16, 2024. Featuring five distinct games, a 2-player versus mode with more than 30 characters, and the choice of English or Japanese VO, Rose & Camellia Collection is rated T and will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

As Rose & Camellia Collection begins, young widow Reiko must prove herself worthy of leading the Tsubakikoji family by engaging in a time-honored noble pastime — a series of slap battles! This over-the-top inheritance dispute evolves into increasingly outlandish scenarios, including the "Death Queen Circuit" world tour, a battle against relentless solicitors, and a crossover with NIGORO's La-Mulana game series. As they cross hands with muscular maids, ghoulish spirits, stone-masked enforcers, and even a hulking mecha, players will use Joy-Con motion controls or touch-screen swipes to smack some respect into their adversaries by slapping, dodging, feinting, and countering their way to victory. Complementing the single-player story mode is a competitive two-player local versus mode, in which one player controls one of the heroines and the other plays as one of their rivals.

In addition to the digital version of the game available through the Nintendo Switch eShop, a fabulous physical version of Rose & Camellia Collection will be offered through publisher Limited Run Games; additional details about the physical edition's contents and availability window will be revealed in the near future. For more information about Rose & Camellia Collection and other WayForward titles, please visit and follow @wayforward on social media