SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Expansion Pass Part One Dated, ‘Skelattack’ and Today’s New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for June 3rd, 2020. Shaun’s a busy beaver today, and that means you’ll have to make do with a somewhat slimmer edition of the SwitchArcade Round-Up today. We’ve got a couple of news items, a couple of new releases, and more than a couple new sales to check out. Don’t worry, friends. Tomorrow will be a big boy article once again. Let’s get to today’s business!


‘Pokemon Sword/Shield’ Isle of Armor Expansion Hits June 17th

Ready to continue your Pokemon Sword and Shield adventure? The first part of the Expansion Pass content, the Isle of Armor, has been announced to arrive on June 17th. It brings a bunch of old favorite Pokemon back and sets you off on a new adventure on the titular island. The second part of the Expansion Pass, Crown Tundra, will arrive later this year. New Pokemon, new battles, and new locations await. The Expansion Pass can be purchased for $29.99 and is available for pre-order now.

Get N or Get Out in the Latest ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Event

Ah, the Nintendo 64. It certainly was a console that existed. Some people have great memories of playing multiplayer games shoulder-to-shoulder with their friends or family members on it. Others may only remember it as the box that played Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time. But it is the console where Smash Bros was born, and it serves as the subject of this weekend’s event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Spirits related to the Nintendo 64 will appear, and you’ll earn 6.4 times the usual experience. The event kicks off this Friday and will run for three days as usual.

New Releases

Skelattack ($19.99)

This challenging platformer comes from developer Ukuza and publisher… Konami? Wow, really? Hunh. Well, anyway, you play as a skeleton, which happens in a lot of eShop games if you think about it. It’s a decent enough game, but it definitely leans into the aggravating end of the difficulty pool, so make sure you’re cool with that before even considering picking it up. Personally, I’ve got so many games on the ol’ must-have list that I’m not sure there’s room in my schedule or wallet for a merely decent platformer, but if you like skeletons and their adventures you may feel differently.

Awesome Pea 2 ($4.99)

Awesome Pea 2, or as the villainous Carter Dotson might call it, 2 Awesome 2 Pea, brings you another serving of greeny goodness. You get 25 new levels, and uh, well there’s not much more to say than that. The same Game Boy-style aesthetic rules the roost here that made the first one the game that it was, so if you liked that game and want more of it, that’s what this is. It’s certainly the cheaper platforming choice today, and honestly it’s not too different from the other game in terms of quality.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

The QUByte folks are having a sale again, and that means you can get a whole bunch of games to fill your bag without spending a whole lot of money. Shoot-em-up fans will want VASARA Collection. Beat-em-up fans will want 99Vidas. Want some white-knuckle action? Arcade Fuzz and UBERMOSH:OMEGA will deliver. Puzzle fans? You’re eating best of all with stuff like Zen Chess Collection and Colorgrid. Outside of that publisher’s offerings, the Ace Attorney Trilogy has been discounted by 50% once again. As for the outbox, there are lots of good games wrapping up their sales. I leave it up to you.

Select New Games on Sale

VASARA Collection ($0.99 from $9.99 until 6/16)
99Vidas – Definitive ($0.99 from $9.99 until 6/16)
Box Align ($0.19 from $1.99 until 6/16)
Zen Chess Collection ($1.99 from $3.99 until 6/16)
Aldred Knight ($0.99 from $1.99 until 6/16)
Hang the Kings ($0.49 from $0.99 until 6/16)
Magicolors ($0.99 from $1.99 until 6/16)
Dogurai ($1.99 from $4.99 until 6/16)
Colorgrid ($0.49 from $0.99 until 6/16)
Top Speed: Racing ($3.99 from $7.99 until 6/16)
Knight Swap ($0.49 from $0.99 until 6/16)
Unlock the King ($0.49 from $0.99 until 6/16)
Arcade Fuzz ($0.09 from $1.99 until 6/16)
UBERMOSH: OMEGA ($0.09 from $4.99 until 6/16)
Cosmonauta ($0.49 from $0.99 until 6/16)
Nicky: Home Alone Golf Ball ($0.49 from $0.99 until 6/16)

Phoenix Wright: AA Trilogy ($14.99 from $29.99 until 6/10)
Spider Solitaire ($1.79 from $8.99 until 6/22)
Real Drift Racing ($0.99 from $4.99 until 6/22)
Street Basketball ($1.19 from $5.99 until 6/22)
Fin & the Ancient Mystery ($0.89 from $4.99 until 6/15)
Run the Fan ($0.59 from $3.99 until 6/15)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, June 4th

Blade Strangers ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/4)
Cave Story+ ($14.99 from $29.99 until 6/4)
Caveman Warriors ($2.59 from $12.99 until 6/4)
Code of Princess EX ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/4)
Crystal Crisis ($9.99 from $19.99 until 6/4)
Depth of Extinction ($13.49 from $14.99 until 6/4)
Destruction ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/4)
Ego Protocol: Remastered ($1.99 from $4.99 until 6/4)
Emma: Lost in Memories ($6.79 from $7.99 until 6/4)
Fishing Star World Tour ($17.99 from $29.99 until 6/4)
Gurgamoth ($0.99 from $9.99 until 6/4)
Kid Tripp ($0.79 from $3.99 until 6/4)
Knight Terrors ($1.49 from $2.99 until 6/4)
Monkey Wall ($2.49 from $4.99 until 6/4)
MotoGP18 ($11.99 from $29.99 until 6/4)

Redout ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/4)
RemiLore ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/4)
Resolutiion ($17.99 from $19.99 until 6/4)
Rotating Brave ($2.49 from $4.99 until 6/4)
Save Me Mr Tako ($7.49 from $14.99 until 6/4)
Star Horizon ($7.99 from $9.99 until 6/4)
The Bridge ($1.39 from $9.99 until 6/4)
The End is Nigh ($7.49 from $14.99 until 6/4)
The TakeOver ($17.99 from $19.99 until 6/4)
Tumblestone ($1.79 from $14.99 until 6/4)
Umihara Kawase Fresh! ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/4)
Vortex Attack ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/4)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow the big new releases of the week will start pouring in, so I hope you’ve all got your metaphorical buckets at the ready! We’ll summarize each and every one of them, throw in whatever sales come along for good measure, and probably call it at that. I hope you all have a workable Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!