SwitchArcade Round-Up: The Next ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Event Gets ARMed, ‘Swarmriders’ and Today’s Other New Releases, and the Latest Sales

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Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for July 1st, 2020. It’s Canada Day! I spent half of it in the hospital! As a result, today’s article is a bit lighter than usual. But it’s still here, and isn’t that the point? We’ve got a little slice of news, summaries of the handful of new releases that hit today, and a look at the incoming and outgoing sales and discounts. Let’s have a look!

News

This Week’s ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Event is Armed and Ready

Min Min has arrived in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so it’s little surprise that this weekend’s event is somewhat themed around her. It’s a tournament that kicks off this Friday and runs through the weekend, featuring characters who primarily battle with their arms or fists. Pick your favorite hand-to-hand fighter and get ready to brawl to see who can come out on top. Oh, and speaking of events, don’t forget the Tetris 99 event that is also scheduled for this weekend.

New Releases

My Bewitching Perfume ($19.99)

Yes, it is once again time for smooching hunky guys. This is an otome visual novel with four possible candidates for romancing. You’ve got your passionate serious guy, your pushy tease, your charming bad boy, and your cool gentleman. They all have two things in common: they’re all typically uninterested in romance, and they’re all under the influence of a perfume that makes them act decidedly the opposite. Yes, these normally rational fellows are driven mad by your seductive perfume, and I hope that’s what you really wanted. Doesn’t seem particularly remarkable by the standards of this genre, but if you’re looking for another one, here you go.

Swarmriders ($1.99)

An endless runner mashed up with a twin-stick shooter, this game apparently takes place in the same universe as the UBERMOSH games. You’re a motorcycle-riding guy with a gun, and you need to use those tools to dispatch your enemies. Not the deepest thing, but it’s good for a few minutes of quick action here and there. I suppose it’s priced accordingly. Not too much more to say about this one, but if you liked UBERMOSH‘s vibe you’ll probably get on well enough with this game.

Dune Sea ($9.99)

This is a game where you play as a goose, but it’s not one of those naughty geese like the one that captured everyone’s attention last year. No, you’re just a normal flying goose, flying through side-scrolling stages trying to reunite with your flock. Your goose flies along and you control its elevation, trying to scoop up items while avoiding hazards. The game has a nice presentation, with a strong art design and chill music. That seems to be the main thing going for it, and with less than 20 stages to go through it’s not exactly a lengthy journey. Worth the tenner? That’s up to you, friends.

Tennis 1920s (Free)

Uh, who ordered the free-to-play 1920s tennis game? Because that’s a pretty specific order and yet here it is. This game aims to replicate most aspects of what it calls tennis’s golden age, though I can spot a few welcome concessions to modern times just from the screenshots alone. There are in-app purchases here, but I have no idea how that affects the game as I haven’t spent any substantial time with it. The mobile version offered up coins, experience points, and a gold membership for real money, and I suspect some combination of that will be found here. If you want to play some tennis on your Switch but don’t want to spend anything at all, this will let you do that.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Another somewhat dull day for new discounts, with a few new release sales and a lot of the usual suspects. Ninjin is always a good time if you haven’t played it already, and the Trine games are a good time. They’re on sale quite regularly though, so there’s no pressing need to grab them. The outbox has more interesting stuff in it, with Circle Entertainment’s titles showing up just infrequently enough to make them worth considering when they do go on sale. A Dark Room just got a neat update that lets you play with a Game Boy style presentation, so that’s a nice get if you haven’t played it before. The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a very cool beat-em-up adventure, and the Mercenaries games certainly scratch the SRPG itch if not necessarily in the most exciting of ways. I’ll also call attention to Project Highrise as I have no idea when we’ll see it on sale again.

Select New Games on Sale

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots ($1.99 from $9.99 until 7/7)
Troll & I ($2.99 from $29.99 until 7/7)
Degrees of Separation ($1.99 from $19.99 until 7/7)
Braveland Trilogy ($3.74 from $14.99 until 7/13)
Deer Drive Legends ($5.99 from $19.99 until 7/7)
Bear With Me: Lost Robots ($2.49 from $4.99 until 7/7)
Trine: Ultimate Collection ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/7)
Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($11.99 from $29.99 until 7/7)
Beast Quest ($11.99 from $29.99 until 7/7)
Override: Mech City Brawl ($23.99 from $39.99 until 7/7)
Brotherhood United ($5.39 from $8.99 until 7/13)
Swarmriders ($0.49 from $1.99 until 7/14)
The StoryTale ($10.79 from $11.99 until 7/7)
Croc’s World Run ($0.99 from $5.99 until 7/21)
Crocs World 2 ($0.99 from $5.99 until 7/21)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, July 2nd

20XX ($8.99 from $17.99 until 7/2)
A Dark Room ($4.19 from $6.99 until 7/2)
Aery – Little Bird Adventure ($5.24 from $6.99 until 7/2)
Button Button Up! ($5.99 from $11.99 until 7/2)
Clumsy Rush ($0.99 from $4.99 until 7/2)
Conduct Together! ($0.01 from $19.99 until 7/2)
CrunchTime ($2.49 from $9.99 until 7/2)
Cyber Protocol ($0.99 from $9.99 until 7/2)
Cycle 28 ($1.39 from $7.99 until 7/2)
Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher ($0.09 from $9.99 until 7/2)
European Conqueror X ($5.99 from $9.99 until 7/2)
Flip Over Frog ($0.99 from $7.50 until 7/2)
Gaokao.Love.100Days ($6.99 from $11.99 until 7/2)
Ghoulboy ($0.99 from $9.99 until 7/2)
Goonya Fighter ($0.99 from $24.99 until 7/2)


Harvest Life ($7.99 from $19.99 until 7/2)
Incredible Mandy ($8.99 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Jamestown+ ($8.99 from $17.99 until 7/2)
Juicy Realm ($10.49 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Life Goes On ($6.49 from $12.99 until 7/2)
Lyrica ($15.99 from $19.99 until 7/2)
Maitetsu: Pure Station ($24.49 from $34.99 until 7/2)
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles ($7.49 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Mercenaries Wings ($7.79 from $12.99 until 7/2)
Miles & Kilo ($1.59 from $7.99 until 7/2)
Milkmaid of the Milky Way ($2.99 from $5.99 until 7/2)
Monster Energy Supercross ($8.99 from $29.99 until 7/2)
Mushroom Heroes ($2.99 from $5.99 until 7/2)
My Riding Stables – Life with Horses ($8.99 from $29.99 until 7/2)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($3.99 from $4.99 until 7/2)


OMG Police ($0.99 from $4.99 until 7/2)
Pachi Pachi On a Roll ($5.59 from $6.99 until 7/2)
Paper Dolls Original ($11.89 from $16.99 until 7/2)
Pity Pit ($3.99 from $4.99 until 7/2)
Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition ($11.99 from $39.99 until 7/2)
Purrs in Heaven ($4.89 from $6.99 until 7/2)
Shadow Bug ($6.02 from $8.99 until 7/2)
Shadows of Adam ($10.49 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption ($9.49 from $18.99 until 7/2)
Solstice Chronicles: MIA ($8.99 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Soulslayer ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/2)
Story of a Gladiator ($5.49 from $10.99 until 7/2)
The Almost Gone ($11.99 from $14.99 until 7/2)
The Bullet: Time of Revenge ($3.14 from $4.49 until 7/2)


The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa ($10.49 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Vampire – Coteries of New York ($13.99 from $19.99 until 7/2)
Viviette ($6.99 from $9.99 until 7/2)
WILL: A Wonderful World ($8.99 from $14.99 until 7/2)
Yes, Your Grace ($16.99 from $19.99 until 7/2)

That’s all for today, friends. Sorry for the brevity, but I can assure you I didn’t have fun with my half-day off of work. We’ll be back in full-force tomorrow with a look at all of the many new releases hitting the shop along with whatever sales and pressing news arrives in the interim. I hope you all have a great day, and as always, thanks for reading!

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