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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Updates, ‘Super Meat Boy Forever’ and Today’s Other New Releases, Plus Tons of Sales

ByASNF

Dec 24, 2020

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 23rd, 2020. It’s the day before the day before Christmas, and you would think the new releases and sales would be slowing down. But no, still an awful lot to look at today. If you caught yesterday’s article, you may already know that I was at the hospital today. It wasn’t quite as long as I thought it would be, but it was still long enough that today’s feature is a bit lighter than it may have been. Let’s check it out!

News

Sephiroth, New Mii Fighter Costumes, and More in the ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Update

While you may have already unlocked him via the Sephiroth Challenge last week, Sephiroth is now available for all who own the Fighters Pass 2 or the appropriate character pack. Also available are the new Mii Fighter costumes that feature Tifa, Barret, and Aerith from Final Fantasy VII and Geno from Super Mario RPG. Naturally all of this coincides with the latest update for the game, so go ahead and download that if you want to get at any of these goodies. Still a couple of open character slots to go. This is where I’ll note that Austin the Gardenscapes Butler doesn’t have a Trophy, Spirit, or Mii Fighter costume and is thus still on the table.

New Releases

Super Meat Boy Forever ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

You know, there’s a lesson here: putting the word ‘Forever’ in the title of your game is just inviting disaster. Originally announced for mobile in 20-heck-darned-14 with a 2015 release in mind, it just sort of quietly went away as Team Meat mobile things tend to. It was re-announced for Switch and a bunch of other platforms in 2017 with a 2018 release planned. That clearly didn’t work out either. But now here we are in the final days of 2020, and Super Meat Boy Forever is a thing that can be bought and played. It was originally an auto-runner, but I’m not sure if it’s still set up that way. What I can say is that it features procedurally-generated levels, so it’s a slightly different game each time you play it. Seems like a no-brainer if you enjoyed its excellent predecessor.

Drunken Fist ($7.99)

This is a silly physics-based beat-em-up game that is amusing for about five minutes. It is single-player only, features seven levels, and allows you to pee on people. It’s very slow and awkward to play, but your character is drunk so I’m not sure what else you would expect. This game is often on sale on Steam for about a buck, and I could see getting a buck’s worth of stupid laughs out of it. But it really is more of an interactive joke than anything else, and eight bucks might be a little much for that. I mean, eight bucks gets you an Arcade Archives game, and there are lots of great beat-em-ups you could grab from that line-up. None of them will let you pee on people, however. So… do what you will.

Season Match 3: Curse of the Witch Crow ($9.99)

It’s another Season Match game, and that means more match-3 gameplay with a story to keep you moving forward. I think this one is still available on the App Store as a free-to-play game. This version removes all of the IAP stuff in exchange for that up-front price, but if you want to get a taste of what this title offers you can check out that free version on your mobile device. I don’t have a whole lot to say about this game. There’s nothing original about it, but if you enjoy match-3 games you might appreciate its decent production values and familiar mechanics.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Okay, seriously. Where do these sales keep coming from? A bevy of discounts on Jackbox Party Packs for those of you having small gatherings for the holidays, sales on the superb Alwa games, some hard-to-pass-up prices on EA’s recent racers, and Octopath Traveler for half-off? Not bad, not bad. There isn’t a whole ton in the outbox, which makes sense as everyone wants to show off their best prices to those opening up Nintendo Switch hardware on Christmas morning, but there are a few things in there to check on. So… do that.

Select New Games on Sale

PixARK ($9.59 from $39.99 until 12/27)
Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind ($6.49 from $12.99 until 1/1)
Shalnor Legends ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Vosaria: Lair of Forgotten ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Jackbox Party Pack ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Jackbox Party Pack 2 ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Jackbox Party Pack 3 ($16.24 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Jackbox Party Pack 4 ($13.74 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Jackbox Party Pack 5 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Jackbox Party Pack 6 ($19.49 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Jackbox Party Pack 7 ($22.49 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Drawful 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Fibbage XL ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Quiplash ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Bayala: The Game ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/3)
Big-Bobby-Car: The Big Race ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Hardcore Mecha ($22.49 from $24.99 until 1/3)
Elrador Creatures ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Deer Drive Legends ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Troll & I ($2.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)


Istanbul: Digital ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Charterstone: Digital ($17.49 from $24.99 until 1/4)
Eight-Minute Empire Complete ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Ninjin: CoC ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/4)
Circle of Sumo ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/4)
Fe ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Degrees of Separation ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Unravel Two ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
FIFA 21 Legacy ($29.99 from $49.99 until 1/4)
Remothered: Broken Porcelain ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Bear With Me: Lost Robots ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/4)
Trine: Ultimate Collection ($14.99 from $49.99 until 1/4)
Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($7.49 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Beast Quest ($8.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Skully ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Override: Mech City Brawl ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Burnout Paradise Remastered ($24.99 from $49.99 until 1/4)
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/4)
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Ary & the Secret of Seasons ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/4)


Power Rangers: BftG ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Area 86 ($6.99 from $9.99 until 1/5)
Unreal Life ($16.09 from $22.99 until 1/5)
Alwa’s Awakening ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/5)
Alwa’s Legacy ($14.39 from $17.99 until 1/5)
Disc Jam ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Quench ($8.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Story of Seasons: FoMT ($29.99 from $49.99 until 1/5)
Mary Skelter 2 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Moero Chronicle Hyper ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Super Neptunia RPG ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Fairy Fencer F: ADF ($8.99 from $29.99 until 1/5)
Arc of Alchemist ($11.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Stela ($8.39 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty ($19.99 from $29.99 until 1/5)
Yuppie Psycho: Executive ($11.66 from $16.66 until 1/5)
Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac ($4.74 from $18.99 until 1/5)
Into the Breach ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Spooky Ghosts Dot Com ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/5)
Glitch’s Trip ($7.79 from $12.99 until 1/5)


Sky Racket ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/5)
World for Two ($9.79 from $13.99 until 1/5)
Pirate Pop Plus ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/5)
Rivals of Aether ($19.99 from $29.99 until 1/5)
Robotto ($2.49 from $9.99 until 1/5)
Fight of Gods ($6.49 from $12.99 until 1/5)
Fight of Animals ($6.99 from $9.99 until 1/5)
while True: learn() ($9.22 from $12.99 until 1/5)
Billion Road ($20.99 from $29.99 until 1/5)
Gerritory ($5.59 from $7.99 until 1/5)
Piffle: Cat Puzzle Adventure ($4.98 from $19.95 until 1/6)
Bright Paw ($7.79 from $12.99 until 1/6)
Akihabara Feel the Rhythm ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/6)
Keen: One Girl Army ($4.99 from $15.99 until 1/6)
GensokyoDefenders ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/6)
Gensou Skydrift ($19.19 from $23.99 until 1/6)
Azure Reflections ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/6)
Lost Ember ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/6)


Octopath Traveler ($29.99 from $59.99 until 1/6)
Widget Satchel ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Monstrum ($19.79 from $29.99 until 1/7)
Talisman: Digital ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/7)
Mystic Vale ($15.39 from $21.99 until 1/7)
Neon City Riders ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/7)
Axiom Verge ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/7)
Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy ($6.99 from $9.99 until 1/7)
Pato Box ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/7)
Best Friend Forever ($13.39 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Eliza ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/10)
Human: Fall Flat ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/10)
Vortex Attack EX ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Klondike Solitaire ($1.99 from $8.99 until 1/10)
Crazy Zen Mini Golf ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Croc’s World 3 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Speedrunners ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Werewolf: Heart of the Forest ($13.49 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Super Battle Cards ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/11)
Shakedown: Hawaii ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/11)


Clustertruck ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Pinball Lockdown ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/11)
Totally Reliable Delivery Service ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Community Inc ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
2048 Battles ($1.99 from $3.99 until 1/11)
Hello Neighbor ($9.99 from $39.99 until 1/11)
Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek ($7.49 from $29.99 until 1/11)
Guts & Glory ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Garage ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Mr. Shifty ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Phantom Trigger ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Road to Ballhalla ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1//11)
Punch Club ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Dead by Daylight ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/11)
Space Ribbon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
The Final Station ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/11)
Party Hard ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Party Hard 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/11)
Santa Tracker ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/11)
Graveyard Keeper ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/11)


Streets of Rogue ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/11)
Tiny Metal ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/12)
Apocryph: Old-School Shooter ($6.99 from $14.95 until 1/12)
The Midnight Sanctuary ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/12)
Necrosphere Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Battlloon ($3.49 from $6.99 until 1/12)
Damascus Gear Operation Osaka ($2.40 from $19.99 until 1/12)
Mononoke Slashdown ($4.20 from $6.99 until 1/12)
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/12)
Family Tennis SP ($4.20 from $6.99 until 1/12)
Samurai Shodown ($29.99 from $49.99 until 1/12)
Renegade ($3.50 from $5.00 until 1/12)
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/12)
Nekopara Vol.4 ($11.99 from $14.99 until 1/12)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, December 24th

Behind the Screen ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Butcher ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Chicken Police: PiR ($13.99 from $19.99 until 12/24)
Cinders ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/24)
Defend Your Castle ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/24)
Deployment ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Gnomes Garden: Lost King ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Graceful Explosion Machine ($6.49 from $12.99 until 12/24)
Mercenaries Blaze: DotTD ($17.99 from $19.99 until 12/24)
Monkey Wall ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/24)
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes ($19.99 from $24.99 until 12/24)
My Memory of Us ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/24)
Quarantine Circular ($4.79 from $5.99 until 12/24)
Regalia: Men & Monarchs ($14.99 from $24.99 until 12/24)
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption ($4.74 from $18.99 until 12/24)
StarDrone ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Streets of Red: DDD ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Suicide Guy Collection ($8.79 from $10.99 until 12/24)
Tanuki Justice ($11.99 from $14.99 until 12/24)
The Low Road ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/24)
We Are Doomed ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/24)

That’s all for today, friends. I will be back tomorrow but will likely be taking Christmas Day off. We’ll catch up on whatever happens then on Monday. Our Best of 2020 content should be rolling out soon as well. It’s been slowed up a bit by my health issues but we will have plenty for you to enjoy in that regard. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!