SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Overboard!’, ‘Astalon: Tears of the Earth’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hey light readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for June third, 2021. In as we speak’s article, it’s all about these new releases. There are a few genuinely excellent video games in as we speak’s releases, together with quite a lot of respectable, attention-grabbing ones. We’ve received summaries of all of them, together with the lists of incoming and outgoing gross sales of the day. Let’s get to enterprise!

New Releases

Astalon: Tears of the Earth ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Spotlight!

Okay, so there’s this actually nice recreation on Steam referred to as Fort within the Darkness. You possibly can go and seize it when you like, it’s high quality motion/journey stuff. Anyway, the creator of that received along with another cool folks and based a brand new studio, and their first mission is that this recreation. Whereas this isn’t a sequel to Fort within the Darkness, they share numerous strengths. You management a gaggle of three adventurers, every with their very own talents, and attempt to information them via a lethal tower. Because of a secret pact made by one among them, loss of life is only a momentary downside. Certainly, it’s generally a superb technique. I’ll be doing a evaluation of this one quickly, however I can say proper now that I very a lot dig what it’s doing.

Overboard! ($14.99)

SwitchArcade Spotlight!

Whoa, the most recent inkle recreation has dropped, and it seems to be totally implausible. You’re a passenger on the SS Hook, a ship about eight hours away from New York. A physique is discovered. A homicide has been dedicated. There’s no thriller in regards to the perpetrator, nevertheless: it’s you. However you’ve received to be sure you’re the one one who is aware of that info, it doesn’t matter what. Are you able to get away with homicide? Discover the ship, discuss to folks, make decisions, and do what it’s essential to with the intention to hold your title clear for the subsequent eight hours. One playthrough solely takes a couple of half hour or so, however if you wish to discover all the secrets and techniques and pull off the most effective ending, you’re going to should play a number of occasions. I’m unsure if I’m reviewing this Swap model or the cell model, however a technique or one other, a evaluation is coming quickly.

Arcade Archives Hacha Mecha Fighter ($7.99)

Hamster dug deep once more for this week’s Arcade Archives launch. Hacha Mecha Fighter is an NMK recreation launched in 1991. It’s a horizontal cute-em-up that includes an otter and a pig as playable characters. The colourful visuals might pull in additional informal gamers, however the recreation heats up fairly a bit close to the tip. It’s okay, however not an excessive amount of greater than that. Hamster has executed its common nice work in bringing the sport to the Swap. It performs because it ought to, and also you get an honest collection of choices.

Infinite Tanks WWII ($19.99)

This one comes from the oldsters at Atypical Video games, and is a follow-up of types to the favored authentic Infinite Tanks. It contains a card-driven tank customization system, supplying you with a near-uncountable variety of potentialities. When you’ve settled in your tank, you’ll be able to head right into a single-player marketing campaign with twelve missions to finish, or head on-line for some seven-on-seven battles. Many fashionable tanks from historical past are represented right here, together with 5 era-appropriate battlefields. It appears to be of the standard high quality we’ve come to anticipate from Atypical, so when you’ve been a fan of the developer’s prior efforts you’ll most likely like what you get right here.

Chroma Quaternion ($14.99)

Kemco and EXE-Create have one more JRPG to supply Swap house owners, and it’s most likely going to look fairly acquainted to most readers. It was launched on cell some time again, and when you really feel like saving a couple of bucks it’s a little cheaper on the App Retailer than it’s right here on Swap. You play as a personality named Ark as he travels a world of 4 kingdoms, every primarily based on a season. Issues begin going ca-ca, and also you’re going to want to seek out out why after which cope with it. Not a lot separating this from most of EXE-Create’s different choices, however I suppose it does have an enormous fluffy canine as a celebration member.

Sunblaze ($14.99)

Precision platformer time once more, pals. This one is a couple of would-be hero named Sunblaze who’s present process hero coaching through a simulator made by her father. It options over 5 hundred phases crammed with traps, gimmicks, and hazards. Effectively, that’s loads. As you clear every stage, the subsequent one will mechanically attract round you. As a result of it’s a simulator, you see. It doesn’t seem like significantly revolutionary or something like that, however when you like these sorts of super-challenging platformers you actually can’t argue with the sheer amount you get in your buck right here.

Mystic Pillars: A Story-Primarily based Puzzle Recreation ($6.99)

Impressed by the standard Indian board recreation Mancala, Mystic Pillars has you shifting gems to unravel puzzles throughout 100 phases. This recreation launched on cell platforms earlier than, however this Swap model has refreshed 25 of the puzzles. The final intention is to maneuver the gems among the many pillars such that they match the goal image. Between the phases, you’ll be offered with cut-scenes that advance the moderately in depth story. I’ll have a evaluation of this one early subsequent week when you want extra particulars, however listed below are a couple of tidbits that can assist you for now. It’s a reasonably relaxed recreation, mechanically talking. The story helps hold you engaged if the gameplay begins to really feel a bit performed out. I prefer it nicely sufficient.

Wicce ($7.99)

It is a brief however fairly competent 2D motion platformer a couple of witch who must rescue her daughter. It’s a bit on the straightforward facet, but it surely’s enjoyable to play. The witch has a wide range of strikes like sliding, flying, and utilizing magic. There are three totally different endings you’ll be able to attain primarily based on sure issues that you could be or might not do. It’s not going to blow your thoughts or something, however for a sub-ten greenback action-platformer, it’s a superb time.

Haunted Daybreak: The Zombie Apocalypse ($14.99)

Oh good, extra zombies. Effectively, let’s see what this one is all about. Play as Generic 3D Mannequin Man or Generic 3D Mannequin Woman as they battle the undead on this first-person shooter. It’s a stage-based affair, with each providing a mission to finish. Apparently there are a couple of totally different modes in right here, and also you additionally get a collection of weapons to blast your enemies with. Huge Easy Sequence vitality right here, however at a worth simply excessive sufficient that I don’t really feel like taking a bet on it. As such, I can’t show you how to out a lot additional with this recreation than I have already got.

Motif ($2.99)

For those who’re searching for a chill, low-cost puzzle recreation as we speak, Motif could also be up your alley. Every of the sport’s ranges sees you shifting round items to attempt to match a goal form. All the items are symmetrical so it’s actually nearly rotating and shifting them nearer collectively or farther aside till you get the design you’re searching for. There are greater than 200 ranges in right here, and whereas the idea is a bit shallow it’s not a foul little palate cleanser for the value. You possibly can play with contact controls or button controls, although it feels extra snug with the previous than the latter. Not a foul worth in any respect, actually.

Dungeons of Clay ($6.99)

It is a roguelite motion recreation that takes place in dungeons made from clay. It has one extremely eye-catching bullet level in its description: 999,999 procedurally-generated endings. I’m positive the variations are going to be slight on the entire, however that positive is an enormous quantity. Anyway, numerous weapons and gadgets to make use of, some companions to recruit, and unlockables that can assist you make progress even when you die. Which you’ll. You know the way this type of factor goes. It seems to be respectable for what’s is, and opinions have been constructive if not overwhelmingly so on different platforms. May very well be good for a chuckle or two.

FreeCell Solitaire Assortment ($5.79)

Right here’s one other card recreation assortment from eSolutions, this time tackling FreeCell. It contains ten totally different variants of the sport, which is admittedly a characteristic most different FreeCell video games on the Swap don’t supply. Other than these totally different units of guidelines, there isn’t a lot right here you haven’t seen earlier than. You possibly can take again strikes, use an auto-complete characteristic, take a look at play stats, and skim guidelines for the assorted video games. The presentation isn’t a lot to jot down dwelling about, actually falling wanting a lot of its opponents. However do you want a slick presentation to take pleasure in playing cards? I go away that one to you, pals.

Basketball Membership Story ($14.00)

Hey, it’s Kairosoft. It’s been a bit bit since their final launch on Swap. Of the standard Kairosoft sim templates, this recreation follows the “train-em-up” fashion seen within the likes of Pocket League Story and Grand Prix Story. As it is a comparatively newer recreation on cell, this Swap model is barely double the value as an alternative of the standard triple. Construct your amenities, prepare your basketball membership, and attempt to win championships. The standard guidelines apply. For those who’re burnt out on Kairosoft sims, this received’t change your thoughts. For those who’re not, then you definitely’ll have a superb time. I at all times advocate grabbing these on cell when you can as a result of they’re loads cheaper and simply as playable, however the Swap port is ok past the value level.

Winds of Change ($19.99)

It is a hybrid visible novel/journey recreation with a heavy emphasis on the relationships between characters. It calls itself the “Final Furry Story”, and whether or not that may be a plus or a minus goes to come back right down to particular person tastes. You’re a Seer, specifically chosen by the spirits, and also you’re main a insurrection in opposition to tyrannical rulers. Conversations really feel vaguely Bioware-like in the way you deal with them, with numerous decisions eliciting totally different reactions and both strengthening or damaging your bonds with the opposite character. It appears to have gone over nicely on different platforms, so when you discover the idea compelling, you’ll wish to give this a better look.

Reversi Let’s Go ($4.99)

That is simply what it seems to be like: a Reversi recreation. You possibly can play in opposition to one other participant in native multiplayer mode, or play by yourself in one among three single-player modes. Basic Solo pits you in opposition to an AI opponent on one among eight totally different problem ranges. Endgame Problem has eighty totally different Reversi puzzles to unravel. Lights Out will get away from conventional Reversi and has you attempting to flip all the items to black. And that’s it, actually. However for 5 {dollars}, I suppose you’ll be able to’t ask for an excessive amount of greater than that.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Whereas there’ll, as common, be much more gross sales posted by the point you learn this, there’s a strong choice to look via for now. They embody some otome visible novels, the multiplayer celebration recreation Instruments Up!, and extra. As for the outbox, THQ Nordic and QUByte are ending up their newest gross sales, they usually aren’t the one ones. Test each lists as common to be sure you’re not lacking out on something you’re keen on.

Choose New Video games on Sale

My Bewitching Fragrance ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/17)
YumeMidori Nostalgia ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/17)
Byakko-tai Samurai Boys ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/17)
Diamond Woman An Training in Love ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/17)
Princess Closet ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/17)
Instruments Up! ($3.99 from $19.99 till 6/23)
Strike Daz Cans ($2.39 from $2.99 till 6/23)
Deadlings ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/23)
Little Racer ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/23)
Solitaire Card Video games ($2.99 from $5.99 till 6/23)
Area Cows ($1.99 from $7.99 till 6/23)
Crimson Wings: Aces of the Sky ($3.99 from $19.99 till 6/23)
Metamorphosis ($7.49 from $24.99 till 6/23)
Dungeon Escape ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/23)
Moonlighter ($7.49 from $24.99 till 6/23)

This Struggle of Mine: Full ($3.99 from $39.99 till 6/23)
Screencheat: Unplugged ($2.20 from $12.99 till 6/23)
Beat Cop ($2.24 from $14.99 till 6/23)
Feather ($4.69 from $9.99 till 6/23)
Dig Canine ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/23)
Youngsters of Morta ($10.99 from $21.99 till 6/23)
Roombo: First Blood ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/23)
Astro Duel Deluxe ($1.99 from $7.99 till 6/23)
Thomas Was Alone ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/24)
ASOBU Tights ($18.90 from $21.00 till 6/24)
Lovekami -Divinity Stage- ($11.24 from $14.99 till 6/24)
Drunken Fist ($4.79 from $7.99 till 6/24)
Process Pressure Kampas ($1.99 from $5.99 till 6/24)
Many Faces ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/24)
Zero Pressure ($2.99 from $9.99 till 6/24)

If My Coronary heart Had Wings ($10.99 from $19.99 till 6/24)
Kawaii Deathu Desu ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/24)
Tower of Babel ($1.99 from $5.99 till 6/24)
Misplaced Sea ($2.99 from $9.99 till 6/24)
Closing Gentle, The Jail ($1.99 from $6.99 till 6/24)
SkyScrappers ($2.49 from $9.99 till 6/24)
Quarantine Round ($2.99 from $5.99 till 6/24)
UNI ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/24)
Xtreme Membership Racing ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/24)
Overboard! ($12.74 from $14.99 till 6/9)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, June 4th

#Want Journey, Puzzles Dream ($1.99 from $5.99 till 6/4)
3D Billiards: Pool & Snooker ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
3D Mini Golf ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
99Vidas: Definitive Version ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Bakery Grasp ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.3 ($4.49 from $5.99 till 6/4)
Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1 ($4.49 from $5.99 till 6/4)
Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.2 ($5.24 from $6.99 till 6/4)
Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse ($14.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Battle Worlds: Kronos ($11.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Black The Fall ($4.49 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Bleep Bloop ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/4)
Bossgard ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Brawl Chess ($3.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Burger Grasp ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/4)

Chess Knights: Viking Lands ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/4)
Basic Checkers ($3.99 from $7.99 till 6/4)
Clouds & Sheep 2 ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Crashlands ($10.49 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Cultist Simulator: Provoke ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Darksiders II Deathinitive ($14.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Darksiders Warmastered ($14.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
de Blob ($11.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
de Blob 2 ($11.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Defentron ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Dogurai ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Dracula’s Legacy ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Dude, Cease ($8.99 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Dungeon of the Infinite ($3.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Earth Protection Pressure: World Brothers ($47.99 from $59.99 till 6/4)

Enchanted within the Moonlight ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Eternum Ex ($3.99 from $7.99 till 6/4)
Flatland Vol.1 ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Forgotten Tales: DotD ($7.49 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Future Aero Racing S Extremely ($5.24 from $6.99 till 6/4)
Gemini ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/4)
Gnomes Backyard 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Grave Hazard ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Hardcore Maze Dice ($1.99 from $2.49 till 6/4)
Horned Knight ($4.79 from $5.99 till 6/4)
Island Flight Simulator ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Simply Die Already ($11.99 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Kissed by the Baddest Bidder ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Knight’s Retreat ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/4)
LASTFIGHT ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)

Legend of Kay Anniversary ($9.89 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia ($10.39 from $12.99 till 6/4)
Love Letter from Thief X ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Mahjong Deluxe 3 ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Mahluk Darkish Demon ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Micro Pico Racers ($2.24 from $4.49 till 6/4)
Moai VI: Sudden Friends ($9.49 from $18.99 till 6/4)
My Cast Marriage ceremony ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Our Two Bed room Story ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Energy Racing Bundle 2 ($8.49 from $16.99 till 6/4)
Rabisco+ ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Insurgent Cops ($3.29 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Renzo Racers ($9.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Ritual: Crown of Horns ($5.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Season Match ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)

Season Match 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Season Match 3: CotWC ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Secrets and techniques of Magic 2: W&W ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Secrets and techniques of Magic: Ebook of Spells ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Skellboy Refractured ($16.00 from $20.00 till 6/4)
Area Elite Pressure 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Sphinx & the Cursed Mummy ($9.89 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Star-Crossed Fable ($20.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Sumire ($13.49 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Summer season Sports activities Video games ($12.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Tales of the Orient: Rising Solar ($7.49 from $14.99 till 6/4)
The Nearly Gone ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
The Ebook of Unwritten Tales 2 ($9.89 from $29.99 till 6/4)
The Fox Awaits Me ($35.99 from $44.99 till 6/4)
The Home of Da Vinci ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)

The Misplaced Gentle of Sisu ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
The Padre ($5.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
The Raven Remastered ($9.89 from $29.99 till 6/4)
The City of Gentle: Deluxe ($4.49 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt ($7.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Ubermosh: Omega ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/4)
Viviette ($5.99 from $9.99 till 6/4)
Manner of the Passive Fist ($5.99 from $14.99 till 6/4)
Weaving Tides ($21.24 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Winter Sports activities Video games ($12.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Zen Chess Assortment ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/4)

That’s all for as we speak, pals. We’ll be again tomorrow with the remainder of the releases of the week, together with Nintendo’s DC Tremendous Hero Ladies. There will likely be summaries of every of these video games, plus the lists of incoming and expiring gross sales. I’m anticipating a good few video games to go on sale, however will they be good ones? We’ll see. If any large information hits, we’ll additionally speak about that. I hope you all have a pleasant Thursday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!