I can’t believe I had to go back so far into the archives for this, but anyone reading the site in 2008 (!) can remember the game called Rose and Camelliawhich is kind of whom Punch Out!if only all straight out of a Jane Austen novel.
Here is the original from 2007it does sounds like a complex game of social and political intrigue:
The day after Reiko patrician marries into the Tsubakikoji family, her beloved husband dies, leaving her nothing but flowers and the scorn of her family. Despite her lowly origins, Reiko is determined to claim the title of mistress as the wife of Shunsuke, the eldest son of House Tsubakikoji. But the cynical aristocrats who make up the female members of the main family branch deny her rightful position. Embracing the rose Shunsuke gave her on their wedding night, she prepares to prove her case by force if necessary and put the evil blue bloods in their place.
However, the gameplay was all about slapping anyone who stood in your way. The game was great, it spawned a sequel just a year later, then in 2013 a third entry in the series came out, this time La Mulana. I haven’t thought about this game in over a decade. and chances are none of you have either, so it’s a wild surprise to see a port of the first game headed to the Nintendo Switch.
Not only does it bring the joy of gaming to a whole new generation, but it also adds motion controls via Joy.John will allow for controllers and multiplayer for the first time so you can throw punches Friend instead of CPU. There’s no word on a release date, price, or a Western release (the original was a Japanese game, and this announcement was made in Japanese only), but you can (and should) check out the trailer below: