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Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for April 10th, where we're covering the latest releases, sales, and news for Nintendo Switch games. Capcom's got Mega Man X games on the way, we know when the Death Road will arrive, and different games about haunted high schoolers are here in the Roundup! There are no original ideas any more, folks. This is a pretty solid collection of interesting stuff for the Switch, so let me stop wasting words and get right into the good bits:..

With baseball season underway, it's time for the baseball games to start hitting the field, and Com2us has another yearly installment of their long-running series, 9 Innings Baseball 18 [Free], out now. The game got an update from last year's version in the same app, so if you played last year and deleted, you might already have the app in your library. The game features a few interesting features in this year's updated. They're including a one-handed Arcade mode, albeit still in landscape, but that should make this easier to play while commuting or doing other things. Like, if you're at a baseball game, your team's down by 10 runs, and you have a drink in one hand, game in the other, waiting until you can actually leave. Check out the exclusive trailer for the game, starring Mike Trout:..




Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for April 9th, where we're covering the latest news, and the Nicalis mega-sale! There is one new release today, but the real highlight of the day is the solid collection of Nicalis titles that are on sale right now. There's some cool ports and originals to blow your money on, and then there are more games that will cause you to spend your money! Frankly, this column is just one giant excuse to spend money on more games than you could possibly need in your life. We are here for each other's financial ruin...

Epic Games is officially making it rain with Fortnite [Free] on mobile. A new Sensor Tower report shows that the game's revenue is spiking as more players get in, with another spike happening on the day of the invite-only period ending. The starter pack IAP also helped cause a spike in revenue. While there was a dip in revenue, it helped kickstart Fortnite's revenue growth. ..

'Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms', the 'Dungeons and Dragons' Idle Clicker, Coming to iPad and Android Tablets

Codename Entertainment is bringing its absurdly-deep idle clicker Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms to iPad and Android tablets in the second quarter of this year. This officially-licensed Dungeons and Dragons clicker features a ton of Champions from Dungeons and Dragons, including characters from R.A. Salvatore's novels, as you explore the Sword Coast and the Forgotten Realms. Want to have an army with Drizzt Do'Urden? Now is your time to shine!..

Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup, covering the latest news, sales, and releases for Nintendo Switch! A slow Friday for releases with only two new titles, but a few interesting news pieces have surfaced. Also, with a ton of sales ending on April 5th, the "Games on Sale" section finally looks somewhat reasonable again, as opposed to the crowded mess that it was for a while there. Will Nintendo be more selective with the games that can go on sale and when in the future? We can only hope, because things were getting quite nutter there for a while. Anyway, the time for dawdling has ceased. Let us now get into the Switch goodness, shall we?..

It finally happened: Never Stop Sneakin' [$2.99] from the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail [$5.99] hit mobile. The announcement was a surprise, but the game ever getting a release on mobile was an inevitability. This parody of Metal Gear Solid felt like a mobile game that just so happened to release on the Switch before mobile, probably because people would actually pay $14.99 for it as opposed to $2.99. For one, the game's control scheme was simple enough to use a single joystick, and touch controls were in the game. All sorts of actions are handled automatically, to where I'd say that the game was designed to be played with a single hand in portrait mode. Even the game being in widescreen felt like it was showing a lot of unnecessary information. The structure of the game felt based around playing it for a few minutes a day, as long sessions could become repetitive. As well, the progression system is all about completing objectives and spending currency, in a way that feels entirely like a mobile game. And amazingly enough, Never Stop Sneakin' on mobile feels just like a native mobile title! I was right!..

The long-running Habbo franchise gets its latest game, out now on mobile, called Hotel Hideaway [Free], and it's a social MMO where you get to interact with other hotel denizens on a giant, permanent vacation resort. You can do all sorts of stuff. You can spin the wheel for prizes, you can buy new outfits, get a new hair color, mine for new materials from interdimensional rifts...you know, typical vacation stuff. There's also a whole gesture system where you can combine different body parts and movements to do different things, like shaking a giant foam fist at other people. The whole game's a lot about interaction and talking with people, so please don't be a jerk. This hotel is supposed to be classy, don't go telling people to die! But, as a social MMO, I guess that's what people are gonna do...

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' Release Date and Cast Announced

Jam City's upcoming Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game has a release date, and voice acting talent. The game will release on Wednesday, April 25th, and voice actors from the movies will appear in the game, including Dame Maggie Smith, who played Professor McGonagall in the movies. Michael Gambon, who played Professor Dumbledore in most of the Harry Potter movies, will reprise his role, along with:..

Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup, where we're covering some interesting tidbits of news on the Nintendo Switch, and running down all the new releases from the past couple of days! PAX East is going on right now, so expect some news on titles on the show floor to pop out, but actual news might be slow, as PR tries to survive four days in Boston. Still, the flow of new releases continues unabated, and there's some interesting stuff still happening around the world of the Switch. Let's dive in, shall we?..

Welcome to the latest edition of the SwitchArcade Roundup! We're covering a few new releases today, some news and upcoming Switch titles, and running down some more sales. I apologize in advance for all the terrible puns you're about to see in one sale post. Or do I? Regardless, there's a lot of puns. And a lot of sales, so I must respond in kind...

The Clash Royale [Free] League is coming together, with the announcement of the European and North American teams. Eight teams will be in the North American and European leagues each, with notable names from across esports in each region, like Immortals, Complexity, Team Liquid, and Tribe Gaming (the 2017 Vainglory [Free] champions)...

Thomas Huffman's Up Golf [Free] is out now, and it's a fun game worth downloading. This is a 2D vertical golfing game in the vein of Super Stickman Golf, where you're trying to instead constantly ascend, getting a point for each hole you get your character-turned-golf-ball into. You can skip holes, but I don't recommend it. ..

A court decision over Big Fish Casino [Free] might have a major impact on the mobile casino genre. An appeals court overturned a lower court's ruling dismissing a case saying that Big Fish Casino constitutes illegal gambling under Washington state law. Circuit Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. said in the ruling:..

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for April 2nd, where we're covering the latest happenings in the world of Nintendo Switch! Interestingly, there was one new release this weekend, and some sales we still have to discuss, along with some news items. Let me help you find ways to spend the money you got from your Easter egg hunt...

It's been a couple weeks since Fortnite [Free] dropped on iOS, and if you don't have an invite yet, now is the perfect time to pick your invite up. Thanks to additional invites, and people spreading the love after getting them, our users have a surplus of invites in the #fortnite_codes channel on our Discord server. Come in, put down your code requests, and pass the time by playing Pokecord in the channel. Is your obscure Pokemon knowledge finally going to become useful? Regardless, this is a great spot for you to finally get that invite for yourself...

Athletes doing Fortnite [Free] dances in celebration has just one pro, as Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox did the "Take the L" emote dance after hitting a double on Opening Day. He's perhaps the most prominent athlete to drop a Fortnite dance after the UMBC bench was dropping dance moves during their upset of #1-seeded Virginia. ..

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for March 30th, where we're covering the latest Nintendo Switch news, releases, and sales! A happy Easter to everyone, and if you're spending the time with (or away from) family, then you've got plenty of games on the Switch to pass the time. ARMS' Testpunch begins tonight, the arcade Punch-Out is now available on Switch, and I reminisce about Toki Tori with its Switch version now available. Let's dive right into the news, today's jam-packed:..

Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade roundup, covering the latest in Nintendo Switch news, releases, and sales! If you're still playing Super Mario Odyssey, two new outfits are available: an outfit inspired by the Satellaview, an SNES add-on, and a baseball helmet and uniform. Those pinstripes sure look like the Seattle Mariners' shade of Northwest Green that they use, hmm.....

Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup, where we're covering today's latest Switch news, sales, and providing some impressions of twin-stick shooter/clicker Vostok Inc. No new releases today, so it's a good time to catch up on that backlog and check out some of the sales. Also, try not to let your system explode, of course. Nintendo has some advice on that topic, as users are reporting that the Nyko Switch dock is bricking Switch systems on 5.0. Also, Nintendo provided a rare on-record response about third-party Switch docks:..