Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for Friday, May 18th! A bunch of interesting sales hit the eShop, and we’re running them down today, along with new releases like Hyrule Warriors. Honestly, what I’m most excited about today is the announcement of Cat Quest 2. The first game was great; The Gentlebros really delivered on the potential of the RPG premise, and I would love to see what they have in mind for the sequel.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition ($59.99)
Nintendo partners up with Omega Force and Team Ninja to deliver the Zelda take on musou, aka Dynasty Warriors, where you slash your way through hundreds and thousands of enemies on the battlefield, while also commanding your army. This edition contains all the content from the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, and adds in new Breath of the Wild content. There are 29 playable characters in total, including different variations of Link throughout the years, and Linkle, a female take on Link. If you missed out on this one on the Wii U and/or 3DS, now might be a good time to check this one out. I do wish these Wii U to Switch ports were a bit less than full price, but I guess if you haven’t played it, it’s new to you?
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition ($29.99)
Last year’s horror-themed puzzle-platformer makes it way to Switch. You’re a hungry little girl named Six, as you try to escape The Maw. You have all sorts of weird, grotesque creatures to escape, while trying to get to the bottom of your strange, unending hunger. It’s a weird, creepy game, and rather well-regarded when it released on other platforms last year. This version contains the three DLC levels featuring another character, The Kid.
Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! DX ($6.02 from $8.99 until May 31st)
Rogue Aces developer Infinite State Games’ survive ’em up is on sale for the first time, albeit not long after release. Your goal here is to survive countless waves of enemies, coming forth in ever more complex patterns. You get extra points for grinding near enemies, and for picking up fruits that can cause enemy-destroying chain reactions. If you can play this with a full-size controller, you’ll likely have a better time for making the subtle movements you need so you can do well at the game. Though, holding down on the triggers to slow yourself down helps out a lot, too. It’s a solid game, great for pick up and play action.
Tesla vs. Lovecraft ($11.99 from $14.99 until May 23rd)
10tons has put most of its dual-stick shooter collection on sale over the last few months, and now is your chance to pick up their latest game for cheap. This isn’t the roguelike experience of something like Neon Chrome; instead, it’s more about hunting down endless waves of enemies, a la Crimsonland, the game that put them on the map (and was also way ahead of its time for introducing RPG elements to dual-stick shooters). It’s a lot of fun, and worth picking up today!
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut ($5.09 from $14.99 until May 31st)
This is a great sale on a great puzzler. It’s comically violent, in the style of 1980s horror (which led to an official Friday the 13th game on mobile from the same developers), but made quite absurd thanks to the blocky characters. Theme can go a long way toward making a game feel bigger, and the theme does a lot of work here, in a good way. It’s a sliding puzzle game at its heart, but the theme is compelling and gets you to play more. I highly recommend checking this out!
Coffin Dodgers ($9.09 from $12.99 until May 31st)
The spoonerism for this game is Doffin’ Codgers, which makes sense because a codger is an old man and this game is full of them! This is a kart racing game – by which I mean mobility kart – where you have to outrun all the other old folks in your retirement community, but don’t you forget about your friend death – the Grim Reaper is coming for you.
Vostok Inc. ($11.99 from $14.99 until May 31st)
I still come back to this one from time to time, because4 I love the whole clicker progression, but like having a actual game to play while collecting all those glorious space bucks by mining different planets. It’s an easy game to zone out and play for a while, like many of the best idle games, but you get to shoot stuff while doing so. You don’t get to do that in Bitcoin Billionaire!
The Next Penelope ($9.99 from $11.99 until May 24th)
Why are we even talking about Penelope, or whatever her name was? Because the next one’s on sale. This is a top-down racing game with a futuristic mythological flavoring, as it’s inspired by The Odyssey, as you play as Penelope looking for Ulysses across the galaxy. The game also throws in a strong shoot ’em up element, complete with boss fights. It’s got a lot going on with it!
Brawlout ($13.99 from $19.99 until June 6th)
While Nintendo plans to reveal a real new Smash Bros game at E3 – or at least Smash 4 on the Switch, but at this point it sure seems like Smash 5 – you’ll need something to pass the time. This is the perfect game to do that, as Angry Mob Games throws in cameo characters to fill out the roster here. I’m not sure you’ll want to play this after the official Smash releases, but if you want that kind of gameplay, complete with online play, this is what you’re looking for.
Aegis Defenders ($14.99 from $19.99 until May 23rd)
This fun 2D action/tower defense game with ornately detailed pixel art is on sale frequently, so while you perhaps don’t have to feel too much of an urge to pick this one up, you probably should! It’s a challenging game, but it’s really good! You should probably buy it at some point! Especially if you can do so at a discount!
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