Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for May 7th, where we’re covering the latest Nintendo Switch news and sales! I hope you had a good weekend: I spent some time playing more Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. I’m glad we’re not reviewing Switch games with scores because this would be a tough one to score on the five-star scale. It’s a B+ game. I think it’s really good, everything about it is strong, but nothing is especially transcendent about the game. It’s just a really, really, really, solid platformer, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Anyway, onto the fun stuff:
Crazy Justice cross-platform footage, June estimated release
Battle royale has yet to land on Switch, and while rumors of Fortnite coming to the Switch are out there (and seem totally obvious), Crazy Justice should pick up some of the slack until the big boys get into the fray. Black Riddles Studio showed off cross-platform in action between the Switch and Xbox One:
The studio also has a short new video showing off some of the gameplay ahead of the June release](https://twitter.com/BlackRiddles/status/993252712543342592). I’m interested to see if this can work out well for the studio, especially being first on the Switch in the genre. But will it thrive when battle royale is increasingly going free-to-play instead of being a paid game? We’ll see soon enough!
Super Chariot launch trailer
The Microids-published enhanced version of Chariot hits the Switch this week, and they have a new trailer explaining the game and showing off the co-op multiplayer. The game is available for pre-purchase, and a demo is also available on the eShop now in both North America and Europe.
tinyBuild has new trailer for Garage
If you’re excited for the top-down shooter Garage, from prolific publisher tinyBuild, then good news: you’ve got another trailer to check out, featuring some of the strange monsters in the game, ahead of the release this Thursday, May 10th! It’s also a Switch exclusive at launch!
Inksplosion gets launch trailer
Ratalakia games is releasing Inksplosion by Petite Games on multiple systems this week, and it’s looking like a chaotic little shooter. Also, it features more ink sprays than Splatoon, which I didn’t know was even possible.
Games on Sale
The Long Reach ($10.49 from $14.99 until May 10th)
I’ve been doing this column for a couple of months now, and it still weirds me out to see games that I wrote about when they released, go on sale. This horror point-and-click adventure has you dealing with strangeness in New Hampshire, as things quickly turn weird. Good luck surviving!
Bleed 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until May 17th)
If you picked up the first Bleed when it was on sale recently, here’s your chance to pick up the sequel at a really good price for the next week and a half or so! You use guns and swords, reflecting bullets, and dealing out damage to all sorts of adversaries. If you like going for high scores and rankings, this is perfect for you, as there is a ton of replay value in perfecting your runs against bosses. You know what’s also cool, and the name makes me think of? The song “Bleed" by Meshuggah. Listen to that while you play Bleed.
Bridge Constructor Portal ($9.89 from $14.99 until May 17th)
It still amuses me that games can sell for way more on the Switch, essentially an Android tablet, when the game is cheaper on iOS and Android. But then, you wouldn’t own it on the Switch, right? This game has you building wacky bridges, trying to do the bare minimum to get your test subjects from point A to B, but with plenty of portal-hopping action thrown in as well. It’s great fun with a unique use of the license.
Typoman ($9.09 from $12.99 until May 17th)
This was a game that I thought would benefit from a Switch release, as I had never heard of it when it released, but then when it was announced on Switch, I was definitely intrigued by it! Though, I never actually picked it up, which shows just how many games there are now. But hey, it’s on sale, so it’s time to rectify that mistake. This is a puzzle-platformer where letters and words wind up forming key parts of the environment and serve as puzzles and solutions. Also, the title makes me think of the band Type O Negative.
Aegis Defenders ($14.99 from $19.99 until May 9th)
I’m pretty sure I’ve told you several times at this point to check out this game, but now you can judge for yourself with a demo. Also, the game’s at a new low price. It’s enough of a discount to feel like you’re saving money, but it’s not cheap enough to feel like it’s unsustainable for the developer and publisher. Give it a shot, why don’t you?
The Coma: Recut ($9.99 from $19.99 until May 10th)
The Korean survival horror game is half-off right now. You have to use stealth and your trusty flashlight to discover the mystery of the dark horrors tormenting Sehwa High. The game’s been pretty well-regarded across its various releases, so if you’re into horror, consider this one!
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers ($19.49 from $29.99 until May 21st)
I always thought this was Smash Bros. but with Cartoon Network characters, and yet somehow it isn’t. Uncle Grandpa drives his UG-RV through a bunch of different dimensions, and now Gumball, Steven Universe, Finn, Mordecai, and Clarence are off on an adventure to figure out why Cartoon Network keeps airing nothing but Teen Titans Go and is spacing out new Steven Universe episodes in such a way that a Cartoon Network podcast accidentally leaked stuff like…a year in advance. Look, Cartoon Network, Teen Titans Go is fine, especially when it gets self-referential, but you have other shows! Also, can we get Steven Universe: Save the Light on Switch and/or mobile at some point? I know it didn’t get great reviews, but I’m curious if there’s any good lore hidden in the game! Also, the plot of this game was literally the plot of a Steven Universe episode that made a lot of people mad. Heh.
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