SwitchArcade Round-Up: Mini-Views Featuring ‘Double Kick Heroes’, Today’s New Releases Including ‘Helheim Hassle’, Plus the Latest Sales

Hi there mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for August 18th, 2020. Scheduling and time zones have made fools of us as soon as once more, mates. There’s an IndieWorld Showcase at present that hasn’t occurred but for me however nearly actually has wrapped up by the point you learn this. There’s nothing for it however to do a few Mini-Views, take a look at the newest releases, and go over the uncharacteristically giant variety of new gross sales that popped up within the final day. Let’s verify issues out!


IndieWorld Showcase Scheduled for At the moment

Mmm, sure. One in every of these conditions once more. As I write this text, the following IndieWorld Showcase has been introduced but it surely hasn’t but aired. It’s scheduled for August 18th at 9:00 AM PT, which is round 1:00 AM the place I’m at. It is vitally seemingly that as you learn this, nonetheless, it should have already been proven. The presentation is about 20 minutes lengthy and is targeted on upcoming indie video games for the Change. Unusually, there’s no Japanese equal this time round, suggesting this can be largely about Western video games. Effectively, we’ll discuss it tomorrow.


Double Kick Heroes ($21.99)

Double Kick Heroes payments itself as a shooter/rhythm recreation hybrid, but it surely’s much more the latter than the previous. You’ll should hit the buttons as beats hit the candy spot on a chart, similar to in lots of rhythm video games. The taking pictures aspect? Effectively, above the chart your plucky band is outrunning a horde of zombies. As you hit every beat, you’ll be able to select whether or not to go excessive or low, sending a shoot in direction of the higher half or decrease half of the pack. So that you not solely must sustain with the tune, you additionally must ensure you’re alternating buttons appropriately. It’s a extremely pleasing recreation, and its metallic soundtrack helps it stand out among the many many glorious video games on this style on the Change. In case you like metallic and you want rhythm video games, you’ll nearly actually take properly to this.

SwitchArcade Rating: four/5

Cause – Informal Puzzle ($zero.99)

It has barely spiffier visuals and audio than many video games of this type, however make no bones about it: Cause is about as straight of a Sokoban homage as you’re going to get. The one variations are in its barely askew viewing angle and the truth that you’ll be able to push blocks off the sides of the stage. However as a box-pusher, it’s positive. The worth is absolutely low and also you get fifty puzzles of various problem and complexity to play with. The controls work positive and the sport retains observe of how a lot time and what number of strikes you’re taking to clear every stage. So long as you don’t discover Sokoban-style puzzles repulsive or boring, it’s exhausting to think about the way you wouldn’t get your cash’s price out of Cause. Nonetheless, with as many a long time behind the idea as there are right here, it’s troublesome to get enthusiastic about such a plain take.

SwitchArcade Rating: three/5

New Releases

Helheim Problem ($19.99)

A puzzle platformer a few pacifist Viking. Effectively, that’s type of odd. Wait, your character can detach and re-attach their limbs to resolve puzzles? Okay, this can be a actually bizarre recreation. It’s received a little bit of a Misplaced Vikings vibe to its gameplay and fundamental setting, however you’re solely utilizing one character as a substitute of three. After all, that one character can separate into independently-moving items, so maybe it’s a moot distinction. The puzzles are respectable, the story and world are loads charming, and it’s a really inventive recreation all-around. Some management points make issues a little bit annoying in locations, however I’d nonetheless say it’s price a glance for those who’re into this type of recreation.

My Universe – My Child ($29.99)

What a weird title for a recreation. I’m assuming the My Universe is a few type of branding factor, but it surely reads like a super-villain has immediately had parenthood thrust upon them or one thing. Anyway, that is a type of sorts of video games that used to clog the pipes on the Nintendo DS. You need to handle a child by doing numerous mini-games and actions with it. As time goes on, you’ll unlock new outfits and objects that you need to use to work together together with your child. Type of like Nintendogs however with extra pants-pooping.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Fairly just a few new gross sales to take a look at at present. Satan Might Cry‘s birthday is developing quickly, which I think is the explanation the unique trilogy is on sale. The primary and particularly third video games are glorious and positively price proudly owning. The second recreation undoubtedly exists. Different random picks price trying out: Sparklite, Framed Assortment, Jets’n’Weapons, and Hoggy2. The outbox has plenty of neat issues in it with the conclusion of gross sales from NIS America, 2K Video games, Abylight, and extra. Ensure you take a look at it!

Choose New Video games on Sale

Aragami: Shadow ($14.99 from $29.99 till 9/6)
AeternoBlade ($three.88 from $14.99 till 9/6)
Hyper Sentinel ($zero.61 from $7.99 till eight/24)
Werewolf Pinball ($1.49 from $2.99 till 9/6)
Candle: Energy of the Flame ($four.99 from $19.99 till eight/30)
Mummy Pinball ($1.49 from $2.99 till 9/6)
Pirates Pinball ($1.49 from $2.99 till 9/6)
Halloween Pinball ($1.49 from $2.99 till 9/6)
Crimson Hold ($three.99 from $19.99 till eight/30)
Demetrios ($1.49 from $9.99 till 9/1)
Lazy Galaxy: Insurgent Story ($zero.10 from $7.99 till 9/6)
Xenon Valkyrie+ ($2.99 from $9.99 till 9/1)
Burger Chef Tycoon ($1.49 from $four.99 till 9/7)
Satan Might Cry ($11.99 from $19.99 till eight/25)
Satan Might Cry 2 ($11.99 from $19.99 till eight/25)

Satan Might Cry three Particular ($14.99 from $19.99 till eight/25)
HoPiKo ($1.99 from $9.99 till eight/30)
Rampage Knights ($four.79 from $11.99 till 9/6)
Thriller of Woolley Mountain ($zero.99 from $12.99 till eight/24)
Mainlining ($four.49 from $14.99 till eight/30)
Silk ($four.41 from $12.99 till eight/24)
Stranded Sails ($14.99 from $24.99 till 9/6)
Sparklite ($14.99 from $24.99 till 9/6)
Jets’n’Weapons ($three.49 from $four.99 till 9/6)
Depixtion ($5.59 from $7.99 till 9/6)
Deadlings ($zero.49 from $four.99 till eight/24)
Framed Assortment ($three.99 from $9.99 till eight/24)
Consider the Kids ($2.59 from $12.99 till eight/24)
King’s Inheritor: Rise to the Throne ($1.49 from $14.99 till 9/7)
The Stillness of the Wind ($four.54 from $12.99 till eight/24)

Metagal ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Tremendous Weekend Mode ($2.99 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Iron Snout ($2.99 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Zeroptian Invasion ($2.99 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Fowl Sport + ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
My Massive Sister ($three.59 from $5.99 till eight/31)
Devious Dungeon 2 ($four.79 from $7.99 till eight/31)
Again in 1995 ($6.49 from $9.99 till eight/31)
TerraTech ($16.74 from $24.99 till eight/24)
Warlock’s Tower ($2.99 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Neon Junctions ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Cybarian ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Assault of the Toy Tanks ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Paradox Soul ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)

Tremendous Mutant Alien Assault ($1.99 from $9.99 till eight/24)
Bouncy Bullets ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Mochi Mochi Boy ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Hoggy2 ($2.99 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Church within the Darkness ($four.99 from $19.99 till eight/25)
Tremendous Wiloo Demake ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Sagebrush ($three.89 from $5.99 till eight/31)
Gravity Duck ($2.99 from $four.99 till eight/31)
Mekabolt ($three.24 from $four.99 till eight/31)
In Different Waters ($11.24 from $14.99 till eight/24)
TaniNani ($three.99 from $four.99 till eight/24)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19th

Ankh Guardian ($four.79 from $7.99 till eight/19)
Automobile Mechanic Simulator ($2.99 from $14.99 till eight/19)
Carnival Video games ($9.99 from $39.99 till eight/19)
Civilization VI Growth Pack ($32.49 from $49.99 till eight/19)
Clouds & Sheep 2 ($2.49 from $9.99 till eight/19)
Cursed Castilla ($7.69 from $13.99 till eight/19)
Demon’s Rise ($four.19 from $6.99 till eight/19)
Catastrophe Report four ($44.99 from $59.99 till eight/19)
Dynasty Warriors eight: Xtreme Legends ($27.99 from $39.99 till eight/19)
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory ($14.99 from $39.99 till eight/19)
Gear.Membership Limitless ($four.99 from $14.99 till eight/19)
Jewel Wars ($four.99 from $9.99 till eight/19)
Kemono Heroes ($9.99 from $14.99 till eight/19)
La-Mulana ($9.99 from $14.99 till eight/19)

La-Mulana 2 ($18.74 from $24.99 till eight/19)
Langrisser I & II ($34.99 from $49.99 till eight/19)
Liberated ($13.99 from $19.99 till eight/19)
Mecho Tales ($zero.49 from $zero.99 till eight/19)
Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes ($four.99 from $9.99 till eight/19)
Moto Racer four ($four.99 from $14.99 till eight/19)
My Bewitching Fragrance ($15.99 from $19.99 till eight/19)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 ($7.49 from $29.99 till eight/19)
Nights of Azure 2 ($29.99 from $59.99 till eight/19)
Panzer Dragoon: Remake ($16.74 from $24.99 till eight/19)
Princess Closet ($19.99 from $24.99 till eight/19)
Psikyo Taking pictures Stars Alpha ($29.99 from $39.99 till eight/19)
Psikyo Taking pictures Stars Bravo ($29.99 from $39.99 till eight/19)
Shinobi Spirits S ($6.29 from $eight.99 till eight/19)

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI ($29.99 from $59.99 till eight/19)
Slime-San ($four.79 from $11.99 till eight/19)
Smashing the Battle ($eight.99 from $9.99 till eight/19)
Starship Avenger Operation: TBE ($2.49 from $four.99 till eight/19)
Tremendous Chariot ($1.49 from $14.99 till eight/19)
Tremendous Hydorah ($10.99 from $19.99 till eight/19)
The Misplaced Baby ($14.99 from $49.99 till eight/19)
Touhou Gensou Wanderer ($19.99 from $49.99 till eight/19)
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle ($four.99 from $19.99 till eight/19)
Vambrace: Chilly Soul ($12.49 from $24.99 till eight/19)
Windscape ($6.79 from $19.99 till eight/19)
WWE 2K18 ($19.79 from $59.99 till eight/19)
Yoga Grasp ($19.99 from $24.99 till eight/19)
Ys VII: Lacrimosa of DANA ($29.99 from $59.99 till eight/19)

That’s all for at present, mates. We’ll be again tomorrow with a abstract of the IndieWorld Showcase, together with appears at the entire new video games and the standard lists of incoming and outgoing gross sales. I hope you all have an incredible Tuesday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!