SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Rising Hell’, ‘Backworlds’, ‘CLANNAD Side Stories’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hi there light readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for Might twentieth, 2021. We check out the various new releases hitting the eShop right this moment, with summaries for every of them. On the time of writing, Baldur’s Gate: Darkish Alliance hasn’t confirmed up but on the schedule, so if it seems as it’s presupposed to, I’ll cowl it tomorrow. I’m additionally not together with Shin Megami Tensei 3 as that’s technically solely out for many who preordered the Digital Deluxe model. What does that go away us with? Loads, surprisingly sufficient. On prime of that, we’ve acquired the lists of recent and outgoing gross sales so that you can try. Let’s go!

New Releases

Rising Hell ($9.99)

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As quickly as I noticed the primary screenshot of Rising Hell, I used to be . That form of super-detailed pixel artwork normally bodes nicely. And certainly, this recreation is fairly superior. It’s a roguelite motion recreation the place you’re climbing up a tower, with hell itself nipping at your heels. There are boss battles to beat, and a bunch of unlockable characters with their very own strikes and skills. It’s fairly robust, so every run tends to be on the shorter aspect early on, however the core motion works nicely sufficient to maintain you coming again. A pleasant pick-up for 2D motion followers right this moment, offered you aren’t utterly bored with roguelites.

CLANNAD Aspect Tales ($39.99)

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This one is straightforward. Have you ever performed Clannad? Did you prefer it? Are you curious about getting a bit extra time with its characters? If the reply to all of these questions is within the affirmative, then it is best to go forward and choose this up. It’s a properly completed add-on to the unique, with sixteen mini-stories set each earlier than and after the unique story. In case your reply to any of the aforementioned isn’t any, then this most likely isn’t for you. It simply doesn’t have a lot sense or objective except you’re already acquainted with and keen on its predecessor. Clannad is kind of good, so when you like visible novels I can simply advocate it. After you end it, be happy to swing again round and seize this.

Backworlds ($9.99)

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Ah, drawing mechanics. They at all times add a bit something-something to any recreation that makes use of them. Backworlds is a puzzle-platformer the place it’s important to use your magical paintbrush to maneuver between two completely different dimensions. Every dimension has its personal guidelines and properties, so that you’ll have to change backwards and forwards the place wanted to resolve every space’s issues. It’s non-linear to an extent, so you possibly can select the way you wish to progress by the sport’s 4 worlds. If you happen to’re taking part in in handheld mode, you should use contact controls for the portray mechanic, whereas gyroscope controls fill in once you’re taking part in docked or tabletop. Some actually stable and creative puzzles to determine on this one. I prefer it.

Combating EX Layer One other Sprint ($24.99)

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Lastly, Skullomania is again! Arika, the developer based by Avenue Fighter II co-creator Akira Nishitani, isn’t any stranger to combating video games. The corporate dealt with the Avenue Fighter EX collection for Capcom, which had a little bit of a cult following regardless of not fairly dwelling as much as the 2D entries. It additionally made a fighter for Namco referred to as Combating Layer across the identical time. Neither collection has had a brand new installment in fairly a while, so Arika opted to create a non secular successor to each named Combating EX Layer. And this isn’t some half-hearted non secular successor. The roster is just about made up of the Avenue Fighter EX forged, minus the unique Avenue Fighter characters. Oh, and Terry Bogard is right here for some purpose. There’s a free-to-play model of the sport on the eShop you possibly can strive if you wish to see the way you prefer it.

Arcade Archives Process Power Harrier ($7.99)

In relation to Arcade Archives, if all else fails, shoot-em-up. Hamster reaches into the UPL catalog this week and pulls out 1989’s Process Power Harrier, a somewhat plain vertical shoot-em-up that includes barely sci-fi’d up fighter jets and different military-style autos. You’ll be able to gather power-ups to improve your weapons. It’s completely competent, however about as generic as they arrive for this style and time interval. Hamster has completed its normal good job with porting and presenting the sport, on the very least.

Simply Die Already ($14.99)

The designers of Goat Simulator are again with one other bizarre sandbox recreation. As an alternative of a goat, nonetheless, the protagonist is an outdated particular person. You’ve simply been kicked out of your retirement, and the one method to survive is to finish weird and harmful challenges with a view to gather retirement tickets that may qualify you for care. It’s over-the-top silly and violent, with loads of ridiculous ragdoll physics. It additionally has a web based multiplayer mode. Until you’re postpone by cartoonish blood splatters, I can’t think about any fan of Goat Simulator received’t discover comparable joys right here.

Tales of Djungarian Hamster ($9.99)

I imply, positive, why not a digital hamster pet recreation? There are greater than thirty sorts of Djungarian hamsters on this recreation, and that’s greater than I ever knew existed. Anyway, you gather objects for cages, maintain your hamsters, feed them, play with them, that form of factor. It’s form of bizarre how Nintendo hasn’t stepped into this market on the Swap but. I do know the final Nintendogs recreation wasn’t precisely the runaway hit that the unique was, however absolutely it’s price one other go? Nicely, it leaves room for this hamster recreation, I suppose. I want Success nice success with this.

Sakura Succubus 2 ($9.99)

Nicely, that was fast. Right here’s the follow-up to Sakura Succubus, and like with the primary recreation’s port to the Swap, it’s had all of its grownup scenes stripped out. The query then is because it usually is: can it maintain up with out all of that stuff? And simply as with Sakura Succubus, I believe the reply isn’t any. This visible novel follows the persevering with story of a boring dude who turns into a photographer and one way or the other finally ends up attracting a bevy of wealthy, well-known, lovely ladies. 5 new ones on this recreation, it appears. Good artwork, however the story is horrible. If you happen to’re on this collection, you’re most likely higher off grabbing the uncut laptop variations.

Rise of the Slime ($14.99)

Received room in your life for an additional deckbuilding RPG? I promise, it’s a good one. You management a slime whose versatility makes it good for the job at hand. Construct your deck from greater than 100 playing cards and take a look at your luck towards a wide range of foes. It’s a bit on the simpler aspect as these items go, however that is likely to be what you’re searching for. I’m only a sucker for video games the place the slime is the protagonist. At all times good to see these humble little fellows overcoming the chances. I do really feel this one exhausts itself a bit faster than the perfect video games within the class, however they’ll’t all be Slay the Spire.

Destiny of the Pharaoh ($9.99)

It’s been an honest-to-goodness whereas since considered one of these got here out. It’s an off-the-cuff stage-based technique/administration recreation the place you’re rebuilding the golden cities of Egypt. Much like video games like Gnomes Backyard and such. I suppose it’s potential an individual who actually enjoys video games of this type is likely to be jonesing for an additional one proper about now. And that is actually one other one. I can’t consider a lot else to put in writing right here, so let’s transfer alongside.

Invirium ($7.99)

A biologically-themed top-down shooter, Invirium has you taking part in as a cell devoted to destroying any pathogens you discover within the physique. An fascinating premise, however the gameplay finally ends up being fairly pedestrian. There are numerous pathogens, every with its personal patterns and behaviors to learn to take care of. You’ll additionally discover upgrades and power-ups, as odd as that will appear. Journey by numerous places within the physique, together with all of your favourite organs. Sure, even the liver is right here! Wow.

Shade Your World ($14.99)

Hm, I haven’t seen a “paint-the-maze” type recreation in a bit. The thought behind this recreation is that it is advisable paint each sq. within the stage with as few strikes as potential. If you push in a course, you’ll carry on rolling till you hit a wall or different impediment. Some video games like this don’t allow you to contact any already-painted squares, however this one isn’t like that. The goal is solely to cowl all the things as effectively as you possibly can. There are 100 ranges to clear, and the sport introduces numerous gimmicks alongside the way in which to maintain issues recent. There’s an area multiplayer mode right here for as much as 4 gamers, too. Appears fascinating sufficient. Sufficient to pay fifteen bucks for? I go away that as much as you.

Tiger Trio’s Tasty Travels ($14.99)

This can be a puzzle recreation the place it is advisable repair tousled orders of meals earlier than they attain clients. The titular Tiger Trio run a meals truck that serves sushi, they usually and their pals must preserve the purchasers blissful as they journey the world and past in sixty levels of food-flinging enjoyable. Add sushi! Subtract sushi! Transfer sushi from one conveyor belt to the opposite! Do no matter it’s important to with a view to make certain everybody will get what they need, how they need it. Appears cute, however I don’t know that it’s what I’m searching for in a puzzle recreation at this worth level.

Layers of Worry 2 ($29.99)

Bloober Staff is again with a powerful sequel to the favored Layers of Worry. It’s one other journey by the realms of psychological horror, albeit one that’s unnerving greater than it’s scary. You discover a mysterious ship, fixing puzzles and operating when obligatory. It doesn’t enterprise too removed from the primary recreation when it comes to mechanics, for higher or worse. The story is pretty fascinating, however it usually feels prefer it’s leaping from one cliche to the following. Nonetheless, none of my criticisms of this sequel couldn’t even be levied on the unique, so when you had fun there it is best to most likely take into account persevering with on to this one.

Let It Roll Slide Puzzle ($4.49)

Benjamin Kistler now affords up his interpretation of one other basic recreation. It’s good to shift the tiles round in every puzzle to create a path for the marble to achieve the objective piece. Principally the identical type of factor you could find within the toy sections in greenback shops, however digitally. There are two modes, one the place you merely must roll the marble to the objective and one other the place it is advisable gather stars alongside the way in which. Every mode has 240 ranges, so on the very least you’re not getting shorted on amount right here. Is that this how I might spend my 5 {dollars}? Most likely not, however these puzzles clearly have an viewers or we wouldn’t be seeing them in every single place. Handheld mode just for this one.

Wooden Block Escape Puzzles ($3.99)

Benjamin’s not completed for the day but. Right here’s one other basic puzzle toy in online game kind. It’s important to transfer the items round to create a path for the crimson piece to flee. You’ll earn a stars primarily based on what number of strikes you’re taking to complete every puzzle. Mr. Kistler doesn’t provide any numbers within the recreation description, however I’ll give him the advantage of the doubt and guess that there are most likely fairly a couple of in right here. You could find loads of video games like this on the App Retailer that received’t ask a dime, however I received’t fake 4 bucks is a large ask both. Handheld mode solely, similar to the opposite recreation.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

An honest record already, and absolutely extra to return within the subsequent few hours. Some lesser-seen selections within the record embrace Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl and Raiders of the Misplaced Island, each respectable video games to choose up on a sale when you’re into their respective genres. A lot of fascinating stuff within the outbox, however I’m solely going to level you particularly at one recreation: Raging Loop. It’s an awesome visible novel, and when you just like the style in any respect you’ll want to give it a go. Have a gander by the lists to see if something stands out to you, although.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Raiders of the Misplaced Island ($8.31 from $12.99 till 5/24)
Mini Automotive Racing ($5.59 from $7.99 till 5/27)
Riverbond ($7.49 from $14.99 till 5/27)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/27)
Clumsy Rush ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/27)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/27)
OMG Police: Automotive Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/27)
Artwork Sqool ($3.89 from $12.99 till 5/27)
Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl ($13.49 from $14.99 till 5/28)
Warparty ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/28)
Joker Poker: Video Poker ($3.74 from $7.49 till 6/1)
Battle of Stealth: Murderer ($13.48 from $14.98 till 6/1)
Stealth ($4.48 from $4.98 till 6/1)
Sludge Life ($12.74 from $14.99 till 6/2)
Sunless Skies: Sovereign ($22.49 from $24.99 till 6/3)

Our Two Bed room Story ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Love Letter from Thief X ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
My Solid Wedding ceremony ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Enchanted within the Moonlight ($13.99 from $19.99 till 6/4)
Star-Crossed Fable ($20.99 from $29.99 till 6/4)
Kissed by the Baddest Bidder ($17.49 from $24.99 till 6/4)
Tiny Gladiators ($1.99 from $14.99 till 6/7)
Cubicity ($3.00 from $6.00 till 6/8)
0 Levels ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/9)
Curling ($3.95 from $5.99 till 6/9)
Invirium ($6.79 from $7.99 till 6/9)
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes ($14.99 from $24.99 till 6/9)
Baila Latino ($6.99 from $9.99 till 6/9)
Vaporum ($9.99 from $24.99 till 6/9)
Battle & Crash ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)

Collide-a-Ball 2 ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)
Dungeon Capturing ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)
The Strolling Greens: Radical ($3.89 from $12.99 till 6/9)
Animal Hunter Z ($4.99 from $9.99 till 6/9)
Crimson Preserve ($5.99 from $19.99 till 6/9)
Ping Pong Trick Shot Evolution ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)
RIOT: Civil Unrest ($5.99 from $19.99 till 6/9)
Caterpillar Royale ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)
Tremendous Ping Pong Trick Shot ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)
The Lengthy Attain ($4.49 from $14.99 till 6/9)
Bingo ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/9)
Elemental Knights R ($2.00 from $8.64 till 6/10)
Wicce ($7.19 from $7.99 till 6/10)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, Might twenty first

1912: Titanic Thriller ($6.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
All-Star Fruit Racing ($7.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Angels With Scaly Wings ($7.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Anima Gate of Recollections ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Anima: GoM Arcane Version ($14.99 from $29.99 till 5/21)
Anima: GoM The Anonymous Chronicles ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Aperion Cyberstorm ($7.49 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Awe ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/21)
Blink: Rogues ($7.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Brawl Chess ($4.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Bunny Journey ($2.10 from $6.00 till 5/21)
Can Androids Pray:Blue ($3.49 from $6.99 till 5/21)
Caveman Tales ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Chess Minimal ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/21)
Ciel Fledge: Daughting Elevating Sim ($5.49 from $9.99 till 5/21)

Deployment ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Deuces Wild: Video Poker ($3.74 from $7.49 till 5/21)
Down in Bermuda ($7.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Dungeonoid ($2.79 from $3.99 till 5/21)
Nightfall Diver ($19.24 from $34.99 till 5/21)
EQQO ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/21)
Faircroft’s Antiques: HfC ($6.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Faircroft’s Antiques: ToT ($6.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Freaky Superior ($3.89 from $12.99 till 5/21)
Futoshiki Math ($3.49 from $6.99 till 5/21)
Gal*Gun 2 ($16.49 from $29.99 till 5/21)
Gods Remastered ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Gun Gun Pixies ($24.99 from $49.99 till 5/21)
Hell Warders ($3.74 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Infini ($1.99 from $12.00 till 5/21)

Journey of the Damaged Circle ($1.99 from $7.99 till 5/21)
Kakurasu World ($1.99 from $2.99 till 5/21)
Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Kingdom Tales ($4.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Kingdom Tales 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Kotodama: 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa ($9.89 from $29.99 till 5/21)
Kropki 8 ($1.99 from $3.99 till 5/21)
Lazy Galaxy: Insurgent Story ($5.27 from $7.99 till 5/21)
Leopoldo Manquiseil ($1.99 from $3.99 till 5/21)
Let It Roll Slide Puzzle ($3.14 from $4.49 till 5/21)
Liberated: Enhanced ($14.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Traces XL ($1.99 from $3.99 till 5/21)
Lydia ($1.99 from $3.99 till 5/21)
MazezaM: Puzzle Sport ($2.75 from $5.50 till 5/21)
Service provider of the Skies ($9.89 from $14.99 till 5/21)

Muddledash ($2.99 from $5.99 till 5/21)
Myths of Orion: LftN ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Nippon Marathon ($3.74 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Nongunz: Doppelganger Version ($11.99 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Our World Is Ended. ($14.99 from $49.99 till 5/21)
Parking Insanity ($2.10 from $6.00 till 5/21)
PlataGO! Platform Sport Maker ($6.59 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Raging Loop ($14.99 from $29.99 till 5/21)
RAZED ($5.99 from $11.99 till 5/21)
RIVE: Final Version ($2.09 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Root Letter: Final Reply ($14.99 from $29.99 till 5/21)
Shikaku Shapes ($3.49 from $6.99 till 5/21)
Soul Looking out ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Sudoky ($1.99 from $3.99 till 5/21)
Suicide Man ($1.99 from $7.99 till 5/21)

Suicide Man: Sleepin’ Deeply ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/21)
Tremendous Crush KO ($8.99 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Grocery store Shriek ($14.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Swap This! ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/21)
Swords & Troopers ($1.99 from $7.49 till 5/21)
Desk Soccer Soccer ($2.99 from $4.99 till 5/21)
Tadpole Treble Encore ($6.74 from $8.99 till 5/21)
Tales from Dragon Mountain ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Tales from Dragon Mountain 2 ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
The Man With The Ivory Cane ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
The Workplace Quest ($4.19 from $11.99 till 5/21)
Toki Tori ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/21)
Toki Tori 2+ ($2.09 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Tokyo Faculty Life ($3.74 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Tower Climb ($2.10 from $6.00 till 5/21)

Final Racing 2D ($2.49 from $9.99 till 5/21)
Up Cliff Drive ($2.10 from $6.00 till 5/21)
Valrithian Arc: Hero Faculty Story ($3.74 from $14.99 till 5/21)
Vampire: The Masquerade CoNY ($8.99 from $19.99 till 5/21)
Vampire: The Masquerade SoNY ($8.44 from $12.99 till 5/21)
Warborn ($16.24 from $24.99 till 5/21)
Werewolf: The Apocalypse HotF ($11.99 from $14.99 till 5/21)
The place Angels Cry ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
The place Angels Cry: TotF ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)
WildTrax Racing ($3.19 from $7.99 till 5/21)
Wordify ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/21)
Zotrix Starglider ($4.99 from $9.99 till 5/21)

That’s all for right this moment, pals. We’ll be again tomorrow with the remaining new releases of the week. Miitopia is main the cost, however there must be a couple of different fascinating issues to take a look at whereas we’re at it. I anticipate we’ll have a bunch of gross sales to take a look at, too. On the very least, Hamster must be having a sale on a few of its Arcade Archives and ACA NEOGEO releases. I hope you all have an exhilarating Thursday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!