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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Shatter Remastered’, ‘Doraemon Story of Seasons’, Plus Today’s Other News, Releases, and Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Shatter Remastered’, ‘Doraemon Story of Seasons’, Plus Today’s Other News, Releases, and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 2nd, 2022. It’s Wednesday and like other recent Wednesdays there’s a bit of a calm before the storm vibe going on. We’ve got a little news to look at, a few decent new releases to check out, and the usual lists of new and outgoing sales. If it all seems a little light, keep in mind that tomorrow is Thursday. If you can’t find a way to spend your money today, tomorrow will likely assist you with the job. Let’s get to it!

News

‘Mario Party’ and ‘Mario Party 2’ Join the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack

Time for some new additions to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack’s Nintendo 64 app. This time we get two games at once! Mario Party (the ol’ stick-breaker, they of the palm skin-shredding) and Mario Party 2 are now available if you update your app. The first game even comes with a warning not to use the palm of your hand to rotate the stick faster. How nostalgic. But yes, do be careful with that first game. Your controller and hand won’t like you if you aren’t.

New Releases

Shatter Remastered Deluxe ($9.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Brick breakers are a dime a dozen on the Nintendo Switch, and you wouldn’t think there’s much room for another one. But when that other one is Shatter? Yes, I’ll make some room. This is a remaster of the game that did an incredible job of reimagining the vintage genre, and it’s easily one of the most playable and enjoyable brick breakers around. You can look forward to a review of this game from me early next week, but if you like brick breakers at all you really don’t need to wait. It’s great stuff.

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom ($49.99)

I guess that last Doraemon/Story of Seasons mash-up went well, because here is another one. Nobita and Doraemon arrive on a strange planet and decide to help a boy named Lumis revive his farm. It’s the usual Story of Seasons style of gameplay, and Doraemon’s gadgets naturally make a return. Curiously this seems more impressive than the recent mainline Story of Seasons games we’ve seen, at least as far as I’ve played. I’ll be doing a proper review of this one soon.

Hatup ($4.99)

This is a precision platformer where the main gimmick centers around your hat. The stage elements change based on whether or not you’re wearing your hat, which is certainly inventive dressing for a switch mechanic. Collect keys, avoid hazards, and make your way to the exit on each stage. Seems perfectly reasonable for a five-dollar Switch platformer.

Fantasy Blacksmith ($9.99)

Kind of a blacksmith simulation game. You have to make swords. Lots of swords. Absolutely twisted, arms full of swords. As it is a fantasy game, you will also be infusing those swords with magic runes. Beyond making swords, you’ll also have to mine for materials. Not really my thing, but maybe it’s yours.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

A few of Terarin’s excellent shoot-em-ups are at new low prices, and I’d recommend all of them but Raging Blasters in particular. I don’t have strong feelings about the rest of the inbox. Perhaps you have an interest in finding pups? The outbox is a lot bigger and has more interesting games in it, with THQ Nordic and a number of indies wrapping up their latest sales. Grab Sumire! Or anything else you like. I’m not the sheriff of your retirement funds.

Select New Games on Sale

Ravenous Devils ($3.49 from $4.99 until 11/16)
Raging Blasters ($7.35 from $14.70 until 11/21)
Gemini Arms ($4.74 from $9.49 until 11/21)
Missile Dancer ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Assault ChaingunS KM ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Tetra ($7.99 from $11.49 until 11/21)
Clutter Evolution: Beyond Xtreme ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Clutter 1000 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Ki11er Clutter ($7.49 from $9.99 until 11/21)
First Time in Paris CE ($5.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
I Love Finding Pups! CE ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)


I Love Finding More Pups! CE ($7.49 from $9.99 until 11/21)
I Love Finding Cats! CE ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Faircroft’s Antiques TML CE ($5.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Jewel Match Solitaire Winterscapes ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/21)
Striker Modes ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/22)
Invert ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/22)
Super Snake Block ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/22)
Mr Maker 3D Level Editor ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/22)
SGC – Short Games Collection 1 ($7.10 from $19.99 until 11/22)
Shmup Mania ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/22)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, November 3rd

Ashen ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
Axiom Verge ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Axiom Verge 2 ($15.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Beacon Pines ($17.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
CASE 2: Animatronics Survival ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
CASE: Animatronics ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Citizen Sleeper ($14.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Corpse Factory ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Corpse Party ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Corpse Party Blood Drive ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Crashlands ($9.74 from $14.99 until 11/3)
Darkest Dungeon ($8.49 from $24.99 until 11/3)
Darkest Dungeon: AE ($13.59 from $39.99 until 11/3)
Darksiders Genesis ($11.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
Darksiders II Deathinitive ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/3)


Darksiders III ($21.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
Darksiders Warmastered ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/3)
Dawn of the Monsters ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/3)
Dicey Dungeons ($1.99 from $14.99 until 11/3)
Donut County ($3.79 from $12.99 until 11/3)
Florence ($1.99 from $5.99 until 11/3)
Forklift Extreme ($5.99 from $9.99 until 11/3)
Framed Collection ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/3)
G-MODE Archives25 Topolon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/3)
Galacticon ($3.49 from $4.99 until 11/3)
Glitchhikers: Spaces Between ($9.74 from $12.99 until 11/3)
Gone Home ($4.49 from $14.99 until 11/3)
Gunma’s Ambition ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/3)
Hindsight ($11.99 from $14.99 until 11/3)
Hotel Transylvania Scary-Tale Adv. ($15.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
If Found… ($6.49 from $12.99 until 11/3)


Kentucky Route Zero ($14.99 from $24.99 until 11/3)
Last Kids on Earth & Staff of Doom ($11.99 from $29.99 until 11/3)
Levelhead ($12.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
MADiSON ($24.49 from $34.99 until 11/3)
Monster Boy & the Cursed Kingdom ($13.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
Monster Jam Steel Titans ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/3)
Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 ($21.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
Mystik Belle Enchanted Edition ($5.99 from $14.99 until 11/3)
Neo Cab ($3.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Neon White ($19.99 from $24.99 until 11/3)
Onirike ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/3)
Paradise Killer ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Power Rangers Battle for the Grid ($10.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Power Rangers BftG Collector’s Edition ($16.49 from $29.99 until 11/3)
Power Rangers BftG Super Edition ($27.49 from $49.99 until 11/3)
Project Nimbus CE ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)


Sayonara Wild Hearts ($7.79 from $12.99 until 11/3)
Strange Field Football ($1.99 from $6.99 until 11/3)
Sumire ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/3)
Telling Lies ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem ($15.99 from $39.99 until 11/3)
The Artful Escape ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
The Mummy Demastered ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Twelve Minutes ($14.99 from $24.99 until 11/3)
What Remains of Edith Finch ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)
Whisper Trip ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/3)
Wildbus ($1.99 from $6.99 until 11/3)
Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World ($17.49 from $34.99 until 11/3)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a whole bunch of new releases, though perhaps not quite so many as the last couple of weeks. There will summaries of all of them, plus whatever sales and big news come along in the next twenty-four hours or so. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

November 02, 2022 at 11:18PM