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The Denpa Men Are Back!

The return of The Denpa Men comes with fresh adventures, deeper customisation, and engaging multiplayer modes for the Nintendo Switch.

The announcement of the new Denpa Men game during the Nintendo Direct 2024 was like a blast from the past for fans of the colourful series. This new installment promises a fresh twist on the beloved formula, coming to the Nintendo Switch as a timed exclusive. Titled The New Denpa Men RPG Free!, it launches July 22, 2024 as a free-to-play title exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Set against a vibrant backdrop, the new game introduces players to a world that’s both familiar and refreshingly new. The Denpa Men series, known for its use of augmented reality to capture its titular characters, seems to be leaning even more into the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. This allows for an engaging mix of reality and fantasy, where players can scan their surroundings to find and recruit Denpa Men, each with their own distinct abilities and personalities.

The Denpa Men series started on the Nintendo 3DS in 2012 and gained a niche but dedicated following due to its innovative use of augmented reality and charming character design. The first game, The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave, was followed by several sequels that expanded on the original’s mechanics and world-building​

The storyline follows a group of these whimsical creatures as they embark on a quest filled with unexpected twists and turns. There’s a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation in the community, especially with the reveal of new character designs and dynamic environments. The game’s art style remains true to its roots, combining a playful color palette with intricate designs that make each new area a delight to explore.

The New Denpa Men RPG Free! aims to offer more than just dungeon crawling. Players can now interact with their Denpa Men in more depth, including dressing them up and decorating their home base. The game introduces a variety of activities such as farming, fishing, and customizing the living spaces on the Denpa Men’s island

One standout feature that’s generating buzz is the expanded customisation options for your Denpa Men. This goes beyond mere aesthetic tweaks; players can now deeply personalise their team’s abilities and gear, tailoring their squad to fit various strategic approaches.

Another addition is the multiplayer mode, which is set to revolutionise how players interact with the game and each other. Whether it’s cooperative missions or competitive battles, you can now form teams with nearby friends. The narrative structure also takes a more nuanced approach, with side quests and character-driven stories that add depth to the main plot. This enriches the overall gameplay experience, making the world feel more lived-in and the stakes more personal. Players will find themselves not just navigating through a series of challenges, but also connecting with the characters and their individual stories.

In line with the innovative spirit of the series, the game also introduces new gameplay mechanics that leverage the unique features of the Nintendo Switch. This includes utilising the console’s motion controls and touchscreen capabilities to solve puzzles and navigate the world.

The return of the Denpa Men is a significant highlight for fans of the series, who have been eagerly awaiting a new game since the last main release. The Nintendo Direct presentation also showcased a trailer for The New Denpa Men RPG Free!, giving a glimpse into the colourful and whimsical world that players will soon be able to explore once again​.

We’re looking forward to seeing this title come to life on a brand new console!

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Jenny O'Connor

Jenny O'Connor is the Editor in Chief of G.URL Magazine. She acts as the lead writer and sole designer of the magazine. She is a first class BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism graduate from the University for the Creative Arts. Her work has been featured in publications such as GameRant and Echo Magazine. Jenny's passion for gaming centers around the early 2000s era, and her favourite game is Gamecube classic Chibi Robo. Additionally she loves stylistic games, like Okami. Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn