SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Reigns: Beyond’, ‘ArcRunner’, Plus Today’s Other News, Releases, and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for April 17th, 2024. A time zone conundrum plagues us again today, friends. I’m here in the past, writing this article. You’re here in the future, after what is looking to be a very big Indie World Showcase. It’s very likely that the list of new releases here doesn’t reflect what you see in your eShop right now, but we will have to catch up tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ve got summaries of all the games on the current schedule, plus the latest sales. Oh, and a link to that presentation, of course. Let’s get to work!


Check Out Today’s Indie World Showcase

Probably… probably by the time you see this, the Indie World Showcase will have already aired. It’s scheduled for 7:00 am PT/10:00 am ET, and even from my seat here in the past I doubt this article will be posted before that. With that being the case, you should be able to watch it in the video I’ve linked here. What will be there? That’s a question I can’t answer as I write this, but rumors are all over the place as usual. We’ll catch up on the big stuff tomorrow.

New Releases

Reigns: Beyond ($4.99)

Yes, it’s another Reigns game. You probably know how these work. You just swipe to make choices and maybe engage in some minigames along the way. The theme this time is that you are in an intergalactic indie rock band and are trying to make it to the top. Recruit band members, play gigs, and get into all kinds of trouble along the way. Our pal Mikhail will be reviewing this one soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that if you’re curious as to how this one turned out.

ArcRunner ($19.99)

A roguelite shooter for up to three players via online multiplayer, ArcRunner sees you playing as a cybernetic tactical operative on a mission to shut down a rogue AI on a space station. There are a few things to deal with along the way, mainly in the form of a bunch of killer robots. Well, I’m sure you’ll be fine. This has been out on other platforms for a bit, and it seems to have found some fans. Maybe you’ll be one of them? I’ll leave it to you to dig in further and see if it’s your thing.

The Mildew Children ($9.99)

This is a 2D adventure with a heavy narrative component. It’s a horror fairy tale about a village filled with children who follow some nasty traditions, and specifically follows a witch named Kyrphel who has to perform a dark ritual in order to save her home. Don’t expect too much in the way of puzzles, as this game is more interesting in telling its tale. But it’s a good story for what it is, and if you enjoy this kind of thing and the premise intrigues you, I think it merits further investigation.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

A small, small list. Still, there are a few good games in there hitting some low prices. I’m sure we’ll see a lot more later in the week, so don’t blow all your money now. I will call out one thing from the outbox, and that’s Gotta Protectors. I love that game so much, and it’s very rarely on sale. Get it while you can.

Select New Sales

Saltsea Chronicles ($18.74 from $24.99 until 4/24)
Warp Drive ($6.24 from $24.99 until 4/24)
Electrician Simulator ($11.99 from $19.99 until 4/30)
NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition ($8.99 from $59.99 until 4/30)
NBA 2K24 Black Mamba Edition ($24.99 from $99.99 until 4/30)
TOEM ($4.99 from $19.99 until 5/1)
Braveland Trilogy ($2.99 from $14.99 until 5/1)
Shalnor Legends 2: ToT ($3.99 from $9.99 until 5/1)
Crash Drive 3 ($1.99 from $19.99 until 5/7)
Sigi ($1.99 from $4.99 until 5/7)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, April 18th

Battle Axe ($7.49 from $29.99 until 4/18)
Clive ‘N’ Wrench ($14.99 from $29.99 until 4/18)
Final Vendetta ($9.98 from $24.95 until 4/18)
God of Light: Remastered ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/18)
Goroons ($4.00 from $10.00 until 4/18)
Gotta Protectors Cart of Darkness ($8.99 from $14.99 until 4/18)
IIN ($4.00 from $10.00 until 4/18)
Pan’orama ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/18)
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments ($5.99 from $29.99 until 4/18)
Terraformers ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/18)
Twilight Survivors ($2.69 from $2.99 until 4/18)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the big Thursday list of releases, some catch-up news from today, and whatever sales roll in during the next twenty-four hours or so. This has been one of those weeks where I haven’t gotten done nearly as much as I wanted to, but I guess some weeks are like that. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!