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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Super Bullet Break’, ‘Voyage’, and Today’s Other Releases, News, and Sales

ByASNF

Aug 13, 2022

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for August 12th, 2022. We’ve got a little bit of news to check out before heading into the remaining releases for the week. Nothing terribly exciting, but a few games that could catch your eye. We’ve got summaries of all of them to help you make your purchasing decisions. After that, it’s the usual lists of new and expiring sales. Let’s check it all out!

News

‘Kirby’s Dream Buffet’ Arrives Next Week

Previously announced with a vague August release date, Nintendo announced the exact date for Kirby’s latest side adventure. Kirby’s Dream Buffet is scheduled to release on the Switch eShop on August 17th. The price will be $14.99. You can play alone or with others via local or online multiplayer.

New Releases

Super Bullet Break ($19.99)

Super Bullet Break feels like the kind of game that was built to be free-to-play. If it were a mobile release, I would be suspicious that it would convert to a free-to-play game at some point. But no, this is a premium game, and since it’s on the Switch I expect it will stay that way. It’s a deck-building RPG with gacha mechanics and lots of cool cards (called Bullets here) to collect. Strictly a single-player game, and not entirely unpleasant. I’ll be doing a review for this one early next week.

Voyage ($14.99)

This is a really chill side-scroller that can be enjoyed by one or two player via local multiplayer. It features a wordless narrative that is pretty vague, and it keeps the violence to an absolute minimum. This came out on other platforms last year and it got decent enough reviews for what it is. I’ll be doing a review of it soon to let you know my thoughts, which I am sure you are waiting anxiously for.

Arcade Archives Gun & Frontier ($7.99)

Imagine a vertical shoot-em-up where everything is gun. That is Gun & Frontier. It’s absolutely ridiculous. A 1991 release from Taito, the team behind this involved a lot of the people behind Sagaia/Darius II. It imagines a weird sort alternate Wild West where you take to your ship to defend the people against sky pirates. Despite the unusual theme, the game itself is fairly orthodox for its era. Not bad, mind you. If you’re looking for some shoot-em-up food this week, it will fill your belly.

Sakura MMO ($9.99)

Yes, it’s another Sakura visual novel. A woman named Kotone gets isekai‘d (no Truck-kun this time, I believe) to the world of an online game she likes. She becomes her character from the game, who happens to be a witch with a bit of a sadistic side. She meets a bunch of cute heroines who, if she plays her cards right, she will get to smooch. Maybe even make out with them? Hold hands? No, that’s too far. Slow your roll.

Fashion Girls ($4.99)

In the beginning, there was Taito’s QIX. Then there were a bunch of naked lady versions of QIX. Then there were some scantily-clad lady versions of QIX. But are you ready for fully-clothed lady QIX? The idea here is that you have to carve off portions of the play area to reveal the clothes the women are wearing. Try not to hit anything dangerous, and eventually you’ll reveal enough to finish the stage. Did you know? You can buy the real QIX via Arcade Archives for $7.99.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

If you like Picross, today is your day. All of Jupiter’s Picross games are on sale, and so is that Hatsune Miku Picross-style game. Other things of note: Axiom Verge 2 at a new low price, some Pinball FX 3 DLC, the whole Darksiders series at their deepest discounts yet, and a bunch of Kairosoft games. The outbox has a few decent things in it, so make sure you give it a look too.

Select New Games on Sale

Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S ($10.50 from $14.00 until 8/14)
Hatsune Miku Connecting Puzzle ($10.50 from $14.00 until 8/14)
Hatsune Miku Jigsaw Puzzle ($10.50 from $14.00 until 8/14)
Pinball FX3: Universal Classics DLC ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/15)
Pinball FX3: Portal Pinball DLC ($1.19 from $2.99 until 8/15)
Axiom Verge 2 ($14.99 from $19.99 until 8/18)
Don’t Give Up: A Cynical Tale ($2.49 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Picross S Genesis & Master System ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Kemono Friends Picross ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Picross Lord of the Nazarick ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Picross S ($6.39 from $7.99 until 8/18)
Picross S2 ($7.19 from $8.99 until 8/18)
Picross S3 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Picross S4 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Picross S5 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)


Picross S6 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Picross S7 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
Working Zombies ($15.99 from $19.99 until 8/18)
Monster Jam: Steel Titans 2 ($23.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Chronos: Before the Ashes ($17.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
MX vs ATV All Out ($19.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Wreckfest ($35.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning ($23.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Titan Quest ($11.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Titan Quest: Atlantis DLC ($6.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Titan Quest: Ragnarok DLC ($6.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Destroy All Humans! ($23.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Battlechasers: Nightwar ($11.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Darksiders Warmastered ($10.49 from $29.99 until 8/19)
Darksiders II Deathinitive ($10.49 from $29.99 until 8/19)


Darksiders III ($23.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Darksiders Genesis ($13.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
SpongeBob SquarePants BfBB ($14.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
Doughlings: Invasion ($2.49 from $9.99 until 8/19)
Jurassic World Evolution CE ($20.99 from $59.99 until 8/22)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 CE ($10.49 from $29.99 until 8/22)
Isekai Bride Hunting ($9.95 from $19.90 until 8/22)
Project Highrise: AE ($7.99 from $39.99 until 8/22)
Mischief Dungeon Life ($9.95 from $19.90 until 8/22)
Project Warlock ($8.99 from $14.99 until 8/22)
My Lady Sayo ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/22)
Shiorinokotoha: DarkReflections ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/22)
Dreamscaper ($12.49 from $24.99 until 8/25)
Hundred Days: Winemaking Simulator ($19.49 from $29.99 until 8/25)
Coromon ($15.99 from $19.99 until 8/25)


Dark Deity ($14.99 from $24.99 until 8/25)
Godstrike ($5.99 from $14.99 until 8/25)
Clouzy! ($9.74 from $14.99 until 8/25)
Ruin Raiders ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/25)
Cat Cafe Manager ($14.99 from $19.99 until 8/25)
Airborne Kingdom ($17.49 from $24.99 until 8/25)
Anuchard ($10.04 from $14.99 until 8/25)
Slay the Spire ($9.99 from $24.99 until 8/26)
Unsighted ($13.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)
The Wild At Heart ($16.74 from $24.99 until 8/26)
Forager ($7.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)
Wandersong ($4.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)
A Hat in Time ($14.99 from $29.99 until 8/26)
A Hat in Time: Ultimate Edition ($18.49 from $36.99 until 8/26)
One Step From Eden ($11.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)


Supraland ($11.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)
Ikenfell ($11.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)
Void Bastards ($11.99 from $29.99 until 8/26)
Wizard of Legend ($6.39 from $15.99 until 8/26)
Danmaku Unlimited 3 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/26)
Unpacking ($15.99 from $19.99 until 8/26)
Dog Gone Golfing ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/26)
Always Sometimes Monsters ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/26)
Kairobotica ($7.00 from $14.00 until 8/31)
Epic Astro Story ($8.40 from $14.00 until 8/31)
Cafeteria Nipponica ($8.40 from $14.00 until 8/31)
World Cruise Story ($8.40 from $14.00 until 8/31)
Pocket Academy ($7.00 from $14.00 until 8/31)
Hot Springs Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 8/31)
The Manga Works ($8.40 from $14.00 until 8/31)
Mercenaries Rebirth: CotWL ($16.99 from $19.99 until 9/1)
Smashing the Battle ($3.99 from $4.99 until 9/1)
Smashing the Battle Ghost Soul ($10.49 from $14.99 until 9/1)
Take Off: The Flight Simulator ($11.24 from $14.99 until 9/1)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Ampersat ($6.69 from $9.99 until 8/13)
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/13)
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 8/13)
Doom & Destiny ($3.71 from $11.99 until 8/13)
Doom & Destiny Advanced ($3.71 from $11.99 until 8/13)
Doom & Destiny Worlds ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/13)
Miner Warfare ($2.47 from $7.99 until 8/13)
Out of the Box ($4.49 from $14.99 until 8/13)
Wall of Insanity ($2.10 from $7.00 until 8/13)
Angelo & Deemon: OHoaQ ($5.99 from $14.99 until 8/14)
Bridge Constructor Portal ($3.74 from $14.99 until 8/14)
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead ($2.49 from $9.99 until 8/14)
Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four ($5.09 from $14.99 until 8/14)
Cattails ($1.99 from $14.99 until 8/14)
Colt Canyon ($5.09 from $14.99 until 8/14)


Discolored ($3.99 from $9.99 until 8/14)
Growbot ($15.99 from $19.99 until 8/14)
Lamplight City ($11.99 from $14.99 until 8/14)
Nelly Cootalot: Fowl Fleet ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/14)
Pumpkin Jack ($13.49 from $29.99 until 8/14)
Slime-San ($4.07 from $11.99 until 8/14)
The Longing ($11.24 from $14.99 until 8/14)
The Wild Case ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/14)
Unforeseen Incidents ($14.99 from $19.99 until 8/14)
Vambrace: Cold Soul ($6.24 from $24.99 until 8/14)
West Water ($7.14 from $10.99 until 8/14)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week with more games, more reviews, more sales, and probably some more news. It’s a holiday weekend here in Japan, but there’s a typhoon rolling in. That means staying inside and playing lots of games, I reckon. Which is good, because I think I’m near the end of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and want to wrap it up. I hope you all have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!