SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Ion Fury’, ‘Satazius NEXT’, and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales Featuring Bandai Namco Games and More


Hey light readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for Might 14th, 2020. It’s a Thursday, and which means we’ve a complete lot of latest releases to take a look at. From the recent motion of Ion Fury to the beautiful flavors of Cooking Simulator, there are many fascinating new video games out there. We’ve bought summaries of all of them, together with the standard lists of latest and outgoing gross sales. Let’s get to it!

New Releases

Ion Fury ($24.99)

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The Construct engine. Once I assume again, it was one of many first occasions I used to be acutely aware of a recreation engine’s identify. It’s additionally the primary time I ever really messed round with constructing my very own ranges outdoors of the modes included in sure video games. I’ve a number of fondness for the engine behind video games like Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and others. I actually didn’t anticipate a 2019 recreation to make use of the engine, not to mention one printed by 3D Realms. Ion Fury is Construct engine as heck. Not actually 3D, however 3D sufficient to have expansive environments to discover. Cheeky, tacky humor and one-liners. Cool secrets and techniques. Fascinating weapons. If you happen to appreciated Duke 3D, go forward and seize Ion Fury. You received’t remorse it. If you happen to want extra particulars, I’m engaged on a evaluation that needs to be prepared early subsequent week.

Wolflame ($6.99)

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Wow, that title is fairly harsh. I believe wolves are fairly cool, really. Anyway, Wolf Lame is something however lame. This can be a slightly glorious homage to pre-bullet hell shoot-em-ups like Raiden or Toaplan’s stuff. You get 10 phases stuffed to the brim with reasonably-paced motion. Cool power-ups, a number of issue ranges, and loads of fascinating enemies to blast out of the sky make this an ideal selection for anybody looking out for a brand new shooter to sink their enamel into.

Satazius NEXT ($6.99)

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That is the second of three shoot-em-ups we’re from the gifted fingers at Astro Port. It’s most likely the most effective of the lot, nevertheless it’s additionally simply the row most hoed. Satazius clearly ideas its hat to video games like Technosoft’s Thunder Drive and Konami’s Gradius, and it does a fairly good job of it. It’s powerful as nails although, so don’t come into anticipating a number of fashionable niceties. You may choose your weapon load-out between every stage, which I suppose is a bit kinder than, say, Gradius three. However yeah, only a strong slice of horizontal shoot-em-up motion at a good worth. There are many Gradius homages on the Swap, and whereas I received’t say that is the finest of the lot, it’s price listening to.

TT Isle of Man Experience on the Edge 2 ($59.99)

TT2? TT Isle of Man 2? TT Isle of Man Experience on the Edge 2? I’m undecided the place the quantity goes right here, however no matter. It’s the follow-up to TT Isle of Man, and you’ll most likely anticipate a tech efficiency expertise not far off from the Swap model of that recreation. As for the content material, there’s an open world, improved physics, extra basic bikes, and extra. With tons of tracks and bikes, TT followers may have numerous racing motion on their plates. Critiques on different platforms have been respectable if not excellent, and whereas I doubt the Swap model will absolutely stand as much as the variations on extra highly effective , having it moveable is a pleasant factor in and of itself.

Cooking Simulator ($19.99)

Nicely, this appears to be like silly in a great way. It’s Cooking Simulator, the sport the place you’re the boss of the kitchen. Use sensible physics to cut greens, make soup, sizzle up some steaks, and extra. Or use sensible physics to set your kitchen on fireplace, throw knives at your pans, construct a ridiculous tower from no matter objects are laying round, and so forth. It’s meant for one participant solely, which is a little bit of a disgrace in that it could be a hoot messing round with all of this with a pal. Undecided I’m in a spot proper now the place I’d spend twenty bucks on one thing I’d simply screw round with, however if you’re? Have at it.

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee ($29.99)

This curious 3D tackle the entire Oddworld concept had a number of hype again within the day thanks its high-profile leap from being a PlayStation 2 title to a Microsoft-published Xbox launch launch. That created excessive expectations for the sport, and it actually couldn’t dwell as much as them. The unhappy factor is that this isn’t a foul recreation. It’s slightly pretty and humble in a bizarre method, similar to its protagonist. I can’t unreservedly advocate it as a result of it has a number of tough edges, however these on the lookout for one thing a bit completely different will discover lots to like with this well-done port of Munch’s outing.

Roulette ($9.99)

This can be a bare-bones online game model of roulette. There is no such thing as a multiplayer mode, no story, no digital on line casino to wander round in, or something like that. Only a roulette desk and a primary UI. Load up the sport, play some roulette. Strive not to consider the way you spent ten bucks on a roulette recreation with fewer options than most roulette mini-games in different titles. Thanks, Sabec.

Kholat ($14.99)

This can be a horror journey recreation impressed by actual occasions, I’m guessing in the identical method the Amityville Horror was impressed by an actual occasion. 9 Russian hikers are killed beneath mysterious circumstances within the Ural Mountains. You now enterprise into the scene of the incident. What is going to you discover? Will you continue to exist? You might have a number of freedom to wander round within the recreation’s open world, and also you’ll have to learn to navigate correctly fairly rapidly. The large promoting level right here is the narration by veteran actor Sean Bean, apparently. One doesn’t merely stroll into the Ural Mountains? There, the joke is made. Now nobody else has to. Appears substantial sufficient for what it’s, so in case you like a spooky journey right here and there, you recognize what to do.

Armed 7 DX ($6.99)

Simply as Wolflame takes after stuff like Truxton and Raiden, Armed 7 DX pays homage to Masaya’s Assault Fits sequence of horizontal mech-based motion video games. This is a little more of a straight shoot-em-up than these video games, however you’re piloting a mech and utilizing some comparable weapons. You may customise your load-out as you battle your method by means of the sport’s seven phases, and there are 4 completely different issue ranges you’ll be able to play on. Personally, I’ve by no means fairly gotten on with this specific department of the shoot-em-up style, however when you have glad recollections of Goal: Earth or Cybernator, this can most likely please you.

Carnage: Battle Enviornment ($14.99)

This recreation was amusing briefly bursts as a free-to-play cell recreation, and I suppose I can say at the least that a lot for this port. Clearly you don’t have to fret about in-app purchases right here, which ought to in principle make it simpler to get your fingers on the 82 completely different automobiles. In principle. In observe, how effectively these video games get re-balanced within the transition to different platforms is all around the map. Anyway, it does what it does effectively sufficient, even when it’s a bit on the lighter facet for one thing that prices fifteen bucks. If you happen to like smashing automobiles into different automobiles in quite a lot of modes and conditions, you might effectively get your cash’s price out of this. I’d advocate making an attempt the free cell model first to see how effectively you prefer it.

Zenge ($1.99)

I’ll degree with you: I’m extra fascinated by the identify of the developer/writer than something about this recreation. Hamster On Coke Video games. Superb. Whoever got here up with that identify deserves additional sunflower seeds of their lunch immediately. As for Zenge, it’s an atmospheric puzzle recreation the place you have to flip, slide, and rotate items as a way to full photos. Looks like a fairly chill expertise, so when you have a few bucks in your pocket and are puzzle game-inclined, possibly give it a go.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Whereas the vast majority of immediately’s new gross sales will possible present up later within the day and can thus should be included in tomorrow’s article, we’ve bought sufficient to get the occasion began now. Bandai Namco is working a giant sale. Most of its library is included, all at the least matching their lowest costs to this point if not beating them. If you happen to’re a fan of RPGS, anime, or ideally each, there’s so much to take pleasure in in that bunch. A bunch of the Psikyo shoot-em-ups are discounted, however I’ve to level out that it’s simply as low-cost to purchase the collections until you solely need one or two. Kemco and Playism are additionally working gross sales on a few of their titles, although at the least just a few of these seem in these lists typically sufficient. The outbox is small, so be happy to spend on the brand new stuff.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Dragon Ball FighterZ ($14.99 from $59.99 till 5/26)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($9.99 from $49.99 till 5/26)
Tremendous Dragon Ball Heroes ($17.99 from $59.99 till 5/26)
One Piece: Limitless World Crimson ($11.99 from $39.99 till 5/26)
One Piece Pirate Warriors three ($9.99 from $39.99 till 5/26)
Naruto: Final Ninja Storm ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/26)
Naruto: Final Ninja Storm 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/26)
Naruto: Final Ninja Storm three ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/26)
Naruto: Ninja Storm Trilogy ($19.99 from $39.99 till 5/26)
My Hero One’s Justice ($19.79 from $59.99 till 5/26)
My Hero One’s Justice 2 ($39.59 from $59.99 till 5/26)
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive ($19.99 from $49.99 till 5/26)
Ni no Kuni ($29.99 from $49.99 till 5/26)
Sword Artwork On-line: Hole Realization ($19.99 from $49.99 till 5/26)
Sword Artwork On-line: Deadly Bullet ($19.79 from $59.99 till 5/26)

God Eater three ($29.99 from $59.99 till 5/26)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth ($29.99 from $49.99 unitl 5/26)
Curious Instances ($four.24 from $four.99 till 5/20)
Escape First ($four.24 from $four.99 till 5/20)
The Experiment: Escape Room ($three.39 from $three.99 till 5/20)
Locomotion ($eight.79 from $10.99 till 5/17)
Pushy & Pully in Blockland ($7.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Star Horizon ($7.99 from $9.99 till 6/four)
R.B.I. Baseball 20 ($24.99 from $29.99 till 5/22)
Battojutsu ($three.99 from $four.99 till 5/29)
Unusual Phone ($6.99 from $9.99 till 5/28)
Hexagroove: Tactical DJ ($23.99 from $29.99 till 5/25)
If My Coronary heart Had Wings ($13.99 from $19.99 till 5/28)
Asdivine Dios ($7.79 from $12.99 till 5/28)
Star Sky ($1.49 from $four.99 till 5/28)

Frane: Dragon’s Odyssey ($7.79 from $12.99 till 5/28)
Croixleur Sigma ($7.99 from $19.99 till 5/28)
Yumenikki -Dream Diary- ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/28)
Fishing Star World Tour ($17.99 from $29.99 till 6/four)
Astebreed ($7.99 from $19.99 till 5/28)
Scorching Gimmick Cosplay-Jong ($14.00 from $20.00 till 5/22)
Revenant Saga ($6.49 from $12.99 till 5/28)
Revenant Dogma ($7.79 from $12.99 till 5/28)
Kero Blaster ($four.99 from $9.99 till 5/28)
Vertical Strike Limitless Problem ($2.99 from $four.99 till 5/28)
Angels of Demise ($eight.99 from $14.99 till 5/28)
Strikers 1945 ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Strikers 1945 II ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Gunbird ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Gunbird 2 ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)

Gunbarich ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Dragon Blaze ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Samurai Aces ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Tengai ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Sol Divide ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Zero Gunner 2- ($6.39 from $7.99 till 5/22)
Operation Hardcore ($6.49 from $12.99 till 6/1)
TorqueL -Physics Modified- ($2.49 from $four.99 till 5/28)
Child Tripp ($zero.79 from $three.99 till 6/four)
Ranges+ ($three.49 from $6.99 till 6/1)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, Might 15th

Archaica: The Path of Gentle ($11.99 from $14.99 till 5/15)
Feathery Ears ($eight.49 from $9.99 till 5/15)
Human: Fall Flat ($7.49 from $14.99 till 5/15)
Juicy Realm ($9.74 from $14.99 till 5/15)
Spice and Wolf VR ($17.49 from $24.99 till 5/15)
Warparty ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/15)

That’s all that’s good for immediately, associates. The week is much from over, nevertheless. Tomorrow will see one other bunch of latest video games to take a look at, together with Hatsune Miku: Undertaking Diva Mega Combine, Dungeon of the Limitless, and extra. We’ll have summaries of all of them, together with what I’m certain shall be a slightly large record of latest gross sales. I hope you all have a stellar Thursday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!