SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection’, ‘Piczle Cells’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Howdy mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for June tenth, 2021. At the moment is Thursday, and meaning it’s time for an enormous drop of latest releases. Essentially the most high-profile title of the day is Ninja Gaiden: Grasp Assortment, which brings Koei Tecmo’s sequence of 3D ninja motion video games to the Change for the primary time. There are many different fascinating video games on the checklist in the present day, together with a few stinkers. We’ve bought summaries for every part, naturally. We even have the lists of incoming and outgoing gross sales so that you can take a look at. Let’s get to enterprise!

New Releases

Ninja Gaiden: Grasp Assortment ($39.99)

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Koei Tecmo brings the Ninja Gaiden trilogy of 3D motion video games to the Change on this assortment. To be exact, you get Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Whereas there are many criticisms that may very well be made in regards to the alternative of variations and the way nicely the ports have been executed, you actually can’t argue with the worth on your greenback right here. I’ll have a full overview of this one quickly, however what I can say for now’s that the primary sport has been ported fairly nicely whereas the opposite two have some technical flaws that could be irritating to some gamers. Even with these issues, there’s nonetheless plenty of good occasions available right here.

Piczle Cells ($4.99)

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Rating Studios goes in a distinct course with the most recent sport within the Piczle sequence of puzzle video games. Every of the sport’s 100 levels has an assortment of slimes positioned across the board. You need to slide them into one another to merge them till there’s just one slime remaining. There are guidelines about how they’ll mix, and numerous slimes have gimmicks you’ll have to study. There are additionally gimmicks within the levels themselves, which permits the sport to ramp up the problem fairly properly because it goes. A nifty little puzzle sport for an inexpensive value.

Age of Sokoban ($2.99)

It is a Sokoban-style sport with 54 ranges of stuff-pushing motion. the enterprise by now. Push the objects to the designated places with out getting them caught wherever. An added twist on this sport is the presence of enemies, so it’s a must to work round them as finest as you’ll be able to. There are three totally different themes to the degrees, so there’s not less than a little bit of visible selection. It doesn’t appear to be essentially the most high-class of video games, but it surely’s a three-dollar Sokoban sport so I’m unsure what we might moderately count on right here.

Arcade Archives Pirate Pete ($7.99)

A few of our older readers could bear in mind a Taito sport referred to as Jungle Hunt from the arcades or certainly one of its quite a few residence ports. Enjoyable factor about that sport: its unique model, Jungle King, ran afoul of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ property as a consequence of its liberal, er, borrowing from Tarzan. It ended up being reconfigured a number of other ways to get round that, and 1982’s Pirate Pete is without doubt one of the outcomes. When it comes to gameplay, that is an identical to Jungle Hunt. It’s simply been given a distinct coat of paint, having you management a pirate as he tries to rescue a woman pirate from some unhealthy pirates. It’s pleasurable sufficient given its age, and as we could not ever see the unique sport on Arcade Archives for authorized causes, this does serve to protect and show the gameplay of that troublesome basic.

Sable’s Grimoire ($14.99)

Sable needs to develop into a world-famous magic researcher, and after being accepted to the celebrated Amadronia Magic Academy he takes an enormous step in the direction of that purpose. Sadly, it doesn’t take him lengthy to appreciate that this academy isn’t precisely what it appears. On this visible novel, you’ll work together with six totally different monster lady heroines, making decisions that may finally lead you to certainly one of sixteen totally different endings. Some good options like a route map visualizing your decisions and checkpoints that allow you to hop round as you want even if you happen to didn’t save make this a bit friendlier than the typical sport of this type.

Kirakira Stars Idol Undertaking Ai ($10.00)

It is a visible novel about childhood pals who meet once more after a few years. Nobuyuki is a producer for an leisure firm, however he’s had a nasty run of luck within the intensely aggressive enterprise. Compelled to go away his worker dorm, he occurs to satisfy his previous buddy Ai. She lets him transfer in along with her, and upon listening to of his woes she decides to attempt her hand at turning into a pop idol. Can these two save Nobuyuki’s firm and fame? Having performed plenty of visible novels in my time, I can say: it’s extremely probably.

Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North ($7.99)

Oh hey, I do know this one. Wave Mild brings one other of its strategy-RPG video games to the Change, this time calling on Shieldwall Chronicles to hitch the line-up. As is commonly the case with this developer’s video games, you’ll be able to select from a staggering variety of uncommon characters to construct your crew. There’s a barely higher emphasis on constructing a story right here in comparison with the Demon’s Rise video games, which is one thing that I do know a few of you can be completely happy to listen to. As for the battles, they’re not terribly totally different from what you’ll have seen within the developer’s different video games. However hey, if it isn’t damaged, there’s no want to switch it. I’ll have a overview of this one quickly if you happen to’re on the fence about it.

Alchemist Journey ($19.99)

An alchemist who has misplaced her recollections wanders the land looking for her lacking daughter and husband on this action-RPG. As she explores, she’ll recuperate extra of her recollections, however will she be pleased with what she learns? There’s loads of hack-and-slash enjoyable available right here, however there are additionally plenty of fascinating puzzles to resolve utilizing your alchemy. Because of its considerably difficult mechanics, that is going to take a bit extra endurance to play than your common Diablo-style journey. However with a deep story, first rate visuals, and difficult environments to make your manner by means of, it’s definitely worth the little little bit of teething ache to start with. Oh, and one cool characteristic is {that a} second participant can take part for native co-op play, taking management of your flying homonculus. Critiques are pretty good for the pc model. I’m to see the way it has fared within the transition to Change.

Lifetime of Fly 2 ($9.99)

Lifetime of Fly 2, or as we name it within the Carterverse 2 Fly 2 Life, doesn’t break the mould set by the primary sport. It’s simply one other 13 quick tales in regards to the life and ideas of flies in numerous places. Whereas there may be some pleasure available in flying across the environments, most the attraction of this sequence comes from its bizarre, oddly philosophical writing. I really feel like that form of enjoyment has diminishing returns, however there’s nonetheless sufficient to it to justify this sequel’s existence. When you like the primary, seize this. When you haven’t performed the unique, it’s most likely higher to try this earlier than you hit this one up.

ANIMUS: Revenant ($23.99)

The third sport within the Animus sequence of Darkish Souls-ish action-adventures is now out there for the Change. Certainly, this marks an fascinating level within the historical past of the sequence, as I imagine this title is debuting on Change reasonably than being ported from cellular. It definitely seems a bit spiffier, although which will simply be my eyes taking part in tips on me. What I’m certain hasn’t modified an excessive amount of is the deliberate, skill-based fight that has scratched the Souls itch for gamers left hanging by nothing additional after one-and-done Change port of the unique Darkish Souls. Look, this most likely isn’t nearly as good as an genuine Souls sport, but it surely’s probably one of the best we’re going to get at this level on the Change except Bandai Namco does one thing stunning. Actually price a glance if you happen to loved both of the earlier titles.

Puzzle Field 3 in 1 ($4.99)

Oh no, I acknowledge that screenshot fashion. Benjamin Kistler, come on down. On this handheld-only sport, you get three knock-offs of fashionable puzzlers. There’s a Threes! rip-off, a Slitherlink/PathPix rip-off, and one different sport whose, ahem, supply of inspiration I can’t fairly pinpoint. All of them share belongings, they usually’re not spectacular belongings both. Nicely, not less than it’s low cost.

Pix Jungle Adventures ($4.99)

Kistler’s stuff at all times is available in pairs, and right here’s the second of his releases in the present day. I don’t wish to accuse anybody of something calmly, however I really feel like he could have copied that sprite from a Woblyware sport. Possibly Random Heroes? Anyway, it is a generic platformer that gives up 55 ranges of shoddy platforming with out even the smallest trace of a contemporary concept in any of them. Cash? Test. Query blocks? You wager. Mushrooms? An enormous ol’ shameless affirmative. Frankly, if Ben ripped off his character sprite from one other sport, that may simply be the cherry on high of this “give-no-figs” trash sundae.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

That is the checklist on the time I’m scripting this, however there’s an absolute avalanche coming within the subsequent a number of hours. We’ll atone for all of that tomorrow, however I needed to present you a heads-up so that you simply don’t blow all your money. For now, there are some Bandai Namco video games price contemplating, in addition to the No Extra Heroes titles. The outbox is a bit on the big facet, however there’s nothing in there that gained’t be again round quickly. Do take a look by means of as at all times, although. You by no means know whenever you may spot one thing you need.

Choose New Video games on Sale

No Extra Heroes ($17.99 from $19.99 till 6/16)
No Extra Heroes 2 ($17.99 from $19.99 till 6/16)
Underneath Leaves ($7.79 from $12.99 till 6/17)
Namco Museum ($8.99 from $29.99 till 6/22)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($7.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
One Piece: Limitless World Pink ($7.99 from $39.99 till 6/22)
Pac-Man CE 2 Plus ($5.99 from $19.99 till 6/22)
Naruto Final Ninja Storm Trilogy ($15.99 from $39.99 till 6/22)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 ($7.99 from $39.99 till 6/22)
Little Nightmares Full ($7.49 from $29.99 till 6/22)
Dragon Ball FighterZ ($9.59 from $59.99 till 6/22)
My Hero One’s Justice ($14.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drun ‘n’ Enjoyable! ($9.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Katamari Damacy Reroll ($7.49 from $29.99 till 6/22)
Tales of Vesperia Definitive ($12.49 from $49.99 till 6/22)

Tremendous Dragon Ball Heroes WM ($8.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
Sword Artwork On-line: HR Deluxe ($7.49 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Sword Artwork On-line: FB Full ($14.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
God Eater 3 ($14.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
RAD ($4.99 from $19.99 till 6/22)
Ni no Kuni: WotWW ($12.49 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Doraemon Story of Seasons ($14.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Full ($19.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Disney Tsum Tsum Competition ($19.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
My Hero One’s Justice 2 ($23.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 ($23.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
Naruto Final Ninja Storm 4 ($24.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 1 ($4.99 from $19.99 till 6/22)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 till 6/22)
Mr. Driller DrillLand ($11.99 from $29.99 till 6/22)

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions ($29.99 from $59.99 till 6/22)
Bounce Power: Deluxe ($24.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adv. Pack ($29.99 from $49.99 till 6/22)
Little Nightmares 2 ($24.89 from $29.99 till 6/22)
Buildings Have Emotions Too! ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/23)
Cloudpunk ($14.99 from $24.99 till 6/23)
Home Flipper ($9.99 from $24.99 till 6/23)
Sparklite ($9.99 from $24.99 till 6/23)
Solo: Islands of the Coronary heart ($5.99 from $19.99 till 6/23)
Aragami: Shadow Version ($11.99 from $29.99 till 6/23)
HoPiKo ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/23)
Battle Group 2 ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/23)
Candle: The Energy of the Flame ($4.99 from $19.99 till 6/23)
Bitmaster ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/24)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/24)

Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/24)
Artwork Sqool ($3.89 from $12.99 till 6/24)
Riverbond ($4.99 from $24.99 till 6/24)
Cooking Simulator: Pizza ($13.49 from $14.99 till 6/25)
Fledgling Heroes ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/25)
Spencer ($2.09 from $6.99 till 6/28)
M.A.C.E. Area Shooter ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/28)
Swamp Protection 2 ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/28)
Marble Energy Blast ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/28)
Bubble Shooter DX ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/28)
Perry Pig Bounce ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/28)
Steadiness Blox ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/28)
Tremendous Star Blast ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/28)
Sakura Succubus ($6.99 from $9.99 till 6/30)
Zombie Raid ($3.19 from $3.99 till 6/30)

Paradox Error ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/30)
Caesar Empire Battle ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/30)
Grand Slam Tennis ($3.19 from $3.99 till 6/30)
Mexican Practice Dominoes Gold ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/30)
Legends of Talia: Arcadia ($2.09 from $2.99 till 6/30)
Archery Blast ($2.79 from $3.99 till 7/1)
Soccer Cup 2021 ($6.99 from $9.99 till 7/1)
Scrumptious! Ladies Mahjong Solitaire ($4.19 from $5.99 till 7/1)
Void Gore ($2.49 from $4.99 till 7/1)
Child Tripp ($1.99 from $3.99 till 7/1)
Household Tree ($1.99 from $7.99 till 7/1)
With out Escape ($1.99 from $4.99 till 7/1)
Grizzland ($1.99 from $4.99 till 7/1)
inbento ($3.49 from $4.99 till 7/1)
112th Seed ($1.99 from $4.99 till 7/1)
Arcanoid Breakout ($2.99 from $4.99 till 7/1)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, June eleventh

A Knight’s Quest ($7.49 from $24.99 till 6/11)
Agent A: Puzzle in Disguise ($1.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
American Fugitive ($1.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
Animal Up! ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Ladies ($2.00 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Anodyne ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Azurebreak Heroes ($2.99 from $6.99 till 6/11)
Again to Mattress ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Batu Ta Batu ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Beholder: Full Version ($3.74 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Bomber Crew ($2.99 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Cosmic Prime Secret ($8.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Crypt of the Serpent King ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/11)
Dimension Drive ($1.99 from $12.99 till 6/11)
Driving World: Aspen ($8.99 from $11.99 till 6/11)

Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 ($2.00 from $8.00 till 6/11)
Dyna Bomb ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
For The King ($8.49 from $24.99 till 6/11)
Ghost Sweeper ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Gnomes Backyard ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Guards ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Gutwhale ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Hitori Logic ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Hotshot Racing ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
Hue ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Human: Fall Flat ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
Inferno 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Kakuro Magic ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Kwaidan ~Azuma Manor Story~ ($10.00 from $24.99 till 6/11)
Misplaced Wing ($2.39 from $7.99 till 6/11)

Luckslinger ($7.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Lumini ($2.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Guide Samuel ($2.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Mermaid Fortress ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Metaloid: Origin ($3.49 from $6.99 till 6/11)
Lacking Characteristic: 2D ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
Monster Truck XT Derby ($8.39 from $11.99 till 6/11)
Moorhuhn Remake ($5.59 from $6.99 till 6/11)
MotoGP 19 ($5.99 from $29.99 till 6/11)
Motorsport Supervisor ($4.49 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels ($8.99 from $29.99 till 6/11)
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind ($9.99 from $24.99 till 6/11)
Potata: Fairy Flower ($6.00 from $12.00 till 6/11)
Pumped BMX Professional ($3.74 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Puzzle Wall ($1.99 from $7.99 till 6/11)

Rainswept ($2.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Rise: Race the Future ($9.89 from $16.49 till 6/11)
Rusty Spout Rescue Adv. ($3.49 from $6.99 till 6/11)
Serial Cleaner ($2.24 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Slither Loop ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Smoke and Sacrifice ($4.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
Solitaire Klondike Minimal ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
Solitaire Spider Minimal ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
Area Avenger: Empire of Nexx ($4.99 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Area Crew ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
Velocity Truck Racing ($5.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Strike! Ten Pin Bowling ($7.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Stunt Kite Social gathering ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Suguru Nature ($2.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Tremendous Sportmatchen ($2.24 from $14.99 till 6/11)

Talisman: Digital Version ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
The Bug Butcher ($1.99 from $7.99 till 6/11)
The Flame In The Flood ($3.74 from $14.99 till 6/11)
The Home of Da Vinci 2 ($5.99 from $9.99 till 6/11)
The Skylia Prophecy ($5.59 from $6.99 till 6/11)
The Swindle ($3.74 from $14.99 till 6/11)
They Got here From the Sky ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Torn Tales: Rebound Version ($4.39 from $7.99 till 6/11)
Vaporum: Lockdown ($17.59 from $21.99 till 6/11)
Velocity 2X ($4.99 from $19.99 till 6/11)
When Ski Lifts Go Mistaken ($2.24 from $14.99 till 6/11)
Zombies Ruined My Day ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)

That’s all for in the present day, pals. We’ll be again tomorrow with the remainder of the releases for the week, together with Nintendo’s personal Sport Builder Storage. With E3 looming, issues are most likely going to be fairly scorching for the following a number of days. Want me luck in maintaining with all of it for you, expensive readers. I hope you all have an exhilarating Thursday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!