SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Hollow Knight: Silksong’ E3 Video, ‘Overcooked! 2’ Gets New DLC, ‘Dead Dungeon’ and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for June 14th, 2019. The E3 2019 show has wrapped up, and Nintendo Switch owners have plenty to look forward to in the coming months. For all the hustle and bustle of the week, today has actually been pretty quiet so far. But worry not, friends. We’ve still got some interesting news to poke through, a handful of new releases to look at, and a surprisingly robust list of sales to check out. Let’s finish out the week right!


Nintendo Treehouse Shows Off a Bit of ‘Hollow Knight: Silksong’

Hollow Knight quickly became a favorite of many Switch owners when it released on the platform last year. Naturally, everyone had their eyes on whatever Team Cherry would be up to next, and it turned out to be a new chapter in the Hollow Knight universe. This time around, the main character is Hornet. The game is apparently coming somewhat soon, and as such it was playable at E3 2019. As part of its coverage of the show, the Nintendo Treehouse showed off about fifteen minutes of gameplay from the Silksong demo that was playable there. Now, I don’t blame you if you don’t want to spoil anything for yourself, but it looks absolutely great. If Silksong is anywhere near as long as the first game, the part of the game shown in this video will be just a drop in the overall bucket, but it’s nice to see how it’s shaping up.

‘Night of the Hangry Horde’ DLC Now Available for ‘Overcooked! 2’

If you’ve tapped out all the content currently available in Overcooked! 2 and are looking for more, Team17 and Ghost Town Games are more than happy to oblige. Night of the Hangry Horde is now available for purchase on the eShop for $9.99. It adds a new Horde Mode with eight levels of fending off undead food that is trying to turn the tables on you. You also get twelve new regular levels, including nine new kitchens and three hidden Kevin levels. There are four new chefs, with three of them monster-themed and the last being the well-liked Boxhead chef from the first game. Throw in some new mechanics like the guillotine and new recipes like fruit pies and you have a delicious new serving that will keep you busy for a while.

HORI’s Split Pad Pro Will Release in the West

There are a lot of weird accessories that come out in Japan and never really go anywhere after that, and when I first saw HORI’s new Split Pad Pro, which was apparently designed for use with Daemon X Machina, I wasn’t quite sure if it was going to be something the company wanted to release worldwide. Apparently, however, it is. A listing has appeared on Amazon for the controller, and through it we can more or less confirm its features. First of all, like HORI’s Left D-Pad Controller, the Split Pad Pro can only be used in handheld mode. It has to be connected to the Switch to work. Furthermore, it does not have the rumble, gyro, NFC reading capabilities, or the IR sensor you would find in regular Joy-Cons. So what does it have? Full-size analog sticks, a good directional pad, big shoulder buttons, and extra goodies like rapid-fire, an extra set of programmable triggers, and assignable buttons. It is fully licensed by Nintendo and is thus far listed to arrive on September 30th for $49.99.

New Releases

Arcade Archives Pooyan ($7.99)

Konami is generally known for many kinds of games: great shoot-em-ups, innovative stealth action, commandos versus aliens, and weird guys with whips versus Dracula. Gritty, hardcore stuff. But one of its earliest hits involved a mother pig using arrows to pop the balloons of wolves that were stealing her children. Pooyan‘s a pretty old game, having first released in 1982, but as games of that vintage go it has aged fairly well. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have a lot of fun playing it today, but it does well in short bursts. Hamster did its usual job here, so if you want to play some Pooyan, this is a very good way to go about it.

Dead Dungeon ($4.99)

Dead Dungeon is one of those hyper-challenging, single-screen stage, die-and-repeat platformer games. And it’s, you know, fine. It basically does what it needs to. You get levels with exits that need to be opened by collecting items, and said items are usually off in another part of the stage that requires you to pull off some tricky platforming to reach. If you die, you start the stage from the start. You’ll die a lot, but you respawn quickly, so it’s not so bad. This one has some decent music but if I’m being honest, the visuals don’t do a lot for me. And while the level designs are alright, this game is lacking in gimmicks that would help it stand out in a rather crowded genre. Still, for five bucks? It’s decent.

Verlet Swing ($14.99)

Okay, on the one hand, I appreciate how unabashedly weird this game is. It has that Umihara Kawase quality where the stages are incredibly surreal places that you’re meant to grapple around. But here, you’re doing it in 3D. It’s an okay if somewhat lacking game in its original form, but this port is not the greatest. It just feels very rough in a lot of ways, and in the end it comes off more like an experiment than a game. Like, I know a lot of people like to just check out strange games like this one for laughs or just to appreciate something different. If that’s you and the price doesn’t bother you, by all means. But even with that in mind, you’re probably better playing it on your computer if you can.

Vosaria: Lair of the Forgotten ($4.99)

A side-scrolling action game with lots of guns and power-ups to collect, Vosaria‘s main twist is in allowing the player to jump to the ceiling. Yes, like that one game. But it’s not really the same kind of game so don’t worry too much about it. The game looks and feels a little on the cheaper side of the ol’ budget scale, but it’s not too bad to play. I won’t recommend it with a great deal of enthusiasm, but for the price it’s going for and what it offers, it’s an okay game. I just wish the main character was a bit better animated. Yes, it’s purely a matter of cosmetics, but the game would probably come off a lot better if the main character didn’t walk like they have a full diaper.


Well, I guess I asked for that, didn’t I? After I was reasonably sure that most of the games that were going on sale this week had gone on sale, I wake up and take a look at another lengthy list. Now, I’ll grant that these aren’t exactly the all-stars of the Switch line-up for the most part, but there are some good games like Axiom Verge, Super Daryl Deluxe, and New Star Manager in there. I’d also like to call attention to Kid Tripp‘s sale price. If you have 79 Gold Points laying around or even just a few spare coins in your eShop wallet, that’s a nice way to spend them. Most of the games finishing their discount periods this weekend will be back around before long, but if you’ve had your eye on Goat Simulator, it could be a bit before we see that again.

New Games on Sale

Super Daryl Deluxe ($12.99 from $19.99 until 6/20)
Bulb Boy ($1.79 from $7.99 until 6/27)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer ($3.49 from $9.99 until 6/20)
Butcher ($3.49 from $9.99 until 6/20)
Axiom Verge ($17.99 from $19.99 until 6/20)
Sparkle 2 EVO ($0.49 from $4.99 until 7/3)
Kid Tripp ($0.79 from $3.99 until 7/4)
Dimension Drive ($6.49 from $12.99 until 6/26)
Black The Fall ($7.49 from $14.99 until 6/27)
Hollow ($1.99 from $19.99 until 7/3)
Guilt Battle Arena ($3.99 from $9.99 until 7/3)
I, Zombie ($2.49 from $4.99 until 7/3)
Zombillie ($0.49 from $4.99 until 7/3)
Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Scenery ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/27)

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs ($16.24 from $24.99 until 6/20)
L.F.O. -Lost Future Omega- ($3.99 from $7.99 until 6/27)
Super Sportmatchen ($8.99 from $14.99 until 7/2)
My Farm ($6.69 from $9.99 until 6/20)
Phantaruk ($0.49 from $4.99 until 7/3)
Danger Mouse: The Danger Games ($3.99 from $4.99 until 7/3)
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 6/27)
Puzzle Wall ($3.99 from $7.99 until 6/27)
The Bug Butcher ($5.59 from $7.99 until 6/26)
Teddy the Wanderer: Kayaking ($0.99 from $9.99 until 7/3)
Teddy the Wanderer: Mountain Hike ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/3)
Ethan: Meteor Hunter ($3.99 from $9.99 until 6/20)
Viviette ($7.99 from $9.99 until 7/3)
Cake Laboratory ($2.39 from $2.99 until 6/30)
Diggerman ($0.49 from $4.99 until 7/3)

A Ch’ti Bundle ($6.99 from $15.99 until 6/20)
Inside My Radio ($3.99 from $9.99 until 6/20)
My Arctic Farm 2018 ($6.69 from $9.99 until 6/20)
My Exotic Farm 2018 ($6.69 from $9.99 until 6/20)
New Star Manager ($11.99 from $19.99 until 6/20)
Agartha-S ($3.99 from $7.99 until 6/27)
Surfingers ($0.49 from $4.99 until 7/3)
Bad Dream: Fever ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/3)
Doggie Ninja The Golden Mission ($5.00 from $8.00 until 6/27)
Back to Bed ($3.99 from $4.99 until 6/26)
My Time at Portia ($23.99 from $29.99 until 6/26)
Mainlining ($12.74 from $14.99 until 7/3)
The Childs Sight ($4.04 from $4.49 until 6/20)
Rally Rock ‘N Racing ($7.99 from $9.99 until 7/3)
Venture Kid ($7.50 from $10.00 until 7/1)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Soulblight ($11.99 from $14.99 until 6/15)
The Office Quest ($4.79 from $11.99 until 6/15)
Tyr: Chains of Valhalla ($7.99 from $9.99 until 6/15)
Alteric ($2.24 from $4.99 until 6/16)
Anima: Gate of Memories – Nameless Chronicles ($11.99 from $19.99 until 6/16)
Anima: Gate of Memories ($11.99 from $19.99 until 6/16)
Awe ($3.49 from $4.99 until 6/16)
Build a Bridge! ($8.99 from $14.99 until 6/16)
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today ($5.99 from $14.99 until 6/16)
Demon’s Crystals ($8.24 from $14.99 until 6/16)
Energy Balance ($1.01 from $2.99 until 6/16)

Freaky Awesome ($7.14 from $12.99 until 6/16)
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal ($9.99 from $19.99 until 6/16)
Goat Simulator: The GOATY ($14.99 from $29.99 until 6/16)
Jungle Z ($10.39 from $12.99 until 6/16)
Mars: Chaos Menace ($5.49 from $9.99 until 6/16)
Nightmare Boy ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/16)
North ($1.79 from $2.99 until 6/16)
Refunct ($1.99 from $2.99 until 6/16)
The Mooseman ($4.54 from $6.99 until 6/16)
Where Are My Friends? ($1.01 from $5.99 until 6/16)

That will wrap things up for this week, friends. It’s been quite the week. What were the most exciting announcements for you? Which games did you buy? And which ones did you pre-order? I have no idea how I’m going to buy everything I want this year, but we’ll suffer that fate together, I suspect. I hope you all have a nice weekend and, as always, thanks for reading!