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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Lil Gator Game’, ‘Aka’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases, News, and Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Lil Gator Game’, ‘Aka’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases, News, and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 14th, 2022. We start things off today with a little news before heading into the summaries of the new releases of the day. There are only a few, and two of the three have pretty similar vibes to them. Well, no junk at least. After that, the usual lists of new and outgoing sales. We’re nothing if not adherent to tradition around here. Let’s get to it!

News

‘Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection’ Release Set for April 14th

We already knew that Capcom’s latest collection of classic Blue Bomber games was coming early in 2023, and we now have a more precise date. Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will release on April 14th, 2023. You’ll be able to buy it digitally in two parts for $39.99 each or pick up an all-in-one physical set (yes, both sets are on the cart!) for $59.99. Be sure to check out the new trailer above which, in addition to announcing the release date, also outlines some of the online features.

New Releases

Lil Gator Game ($19.99)

What to call this kind of thing? A Short Hike-likes? Anyway, you’re the Lil Gator that the title speaks of. You explore a lush island as you see fit, making friends, helping people out, or doing whatever. Looks like a nice chill time, but I haven’t had a chance to play it yet so I can’t say if it’s as chill as A Short Hike. Even moving the camera down to Gator-level helps it look like its own thing, at least.

Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance ($13.99)

Yesterday we had a Japanese visual novel about dating people who are actually animal spirits in human form, and today we have a Western visual novel about dating people who are actually cryptids. Sure, why not? The love interests include a fairy named Day, a sasquatch named Taylor, and a dinosaur named Robert. Wonder if he’s any relation to the son from Dinosaurs? Anyway, it’s a Western visual novel so expect plenty of satire as you make your way to one of the multiple endings on offer.

Aka ($12.99)

This is a farming sim game that is more or less about processing grief. In the aftermath of a war that had heavy losses, those who remain are picking up the pieces. It’s not an outright sad game at all, but there is a certain melancholy tone to it. You’ll do resource gathering, farming, play some mini-games, and explore a decent-sized open world. There are lots of characters to interact with, and each of them has their own story going on. Probably not for everyone, but if you’re looking for some feels today, this might deliver them.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

In broad strokes, I can summarize the inbox with three things: Star Wars, Mega Man, and Picross-style games featuring an odd family. Don’t miss Regency Solitaire at a new low price, along with compelling sales on Jurassic World Evolution and Dying Light. In the outbox, it’s your last shot (possibly ever) to get the Nintendo Arcade Archives games at a discount. Other things to note include Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation, QUByte’s various emulated games from the Piko catalog, and Rise: Race the Future.

Select New Games on Sale

Star Wars The Force Unleashed ($12.99 from $19.99 until 12/21)
Star Wars KotOR ($11.24 from $14.99 until 12/21)
Star Wars KotOR II: Sith Lords ($11.24 from $14.99 until 12/21)
Star Wars Republic Commando ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/21)
Star Wars Jedi Academy ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/21)
Star Wars Jedi Outcast ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/21)
Stubbs the Zombie ($6.79 from $19.99 until 12/21)
Star Wars Episode 1 Racer ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/21)
RWBY Grimm Eclipse DE ($7.49 from $29.99 until 12/21)
Sudoku Zenkai ($3.24 from $4.99 until 12/27)
Dying Light Definitive ($19.99 from $49.99 until 1/2)
Mega Man Legacy Collection ($7.99 from $14.99 until 1/3)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)


Mega Man 11 ($9.99 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Regency Solitaire ($5.39 from $11.99 until 1/3)
Farm Tycoon ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)
Car Mechanic Pinball ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/3)
Death Road to Canada ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/3)
Golazo 2: Soccer Cup 2022 ($9.58 from $15.98 until 1/3)
FAR: Changing Tides ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)
Jurassic World Evolution CE ($17.99 from $59.99 until 1/3)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 CE ($10.49 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Mahjong Stories Vampire Romance ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/3)
12 Labours of Hercules ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/3)
12 Labours of Hercules II ($5.59 from $7.99 until 1/3)
12 Labours of Hercules III ($5.59 from $7.99 until 1/3)
12 Labours of Hercules IV ($5.59 from $7.99 until 1/3)


12 Labours of Hercules V ($6.69 from $7.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics: A Paris Tour ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 2: Roman Holiday ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 3: Tokyo Animated ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 4: Adv. in Rio ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 5: Waltzing Vienna ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 6: Christmas ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 7: Fantastic Berlin ($1.99 from $8.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 8: Breathtaking Seoul ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/3)
Travel Mosaics 9: Mysterious Prague ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/3)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th

8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adv. ($3.99 from $19.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Clu Clu Land ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong 3 ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Excitebike ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Golf ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Ice Climber ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Mario Bros ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Pinball ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Punch-Out ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Sky Skipper ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Soccer ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Super Punch-Out ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Urban Champion ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)


Arcade Archives Vs Balloon Fight ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Baseball ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Mah-Jong ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Super Mario Bros ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Tennis ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Wrecking Crew ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Head Over Heels ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/15)
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/15)
Metal Unit ($3.99 from $15.99 until 12/15)
Onirike ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/15)
Pill Baby ($9.75 from $15.00 until 12/15)
Potata: Fairy Flower ($2.16 from $12.00 until 12/15)
Radical Rex ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Rise: Race the Future ($8.24 from $16.49 until 12/15)
Secrets of Light & Shadow ($12.00 from $15.00 until 12/15)


Shin chan: Summer Vacation ($29.99 from $39.99 until 12/15)
Skul: The Hero Slayer ($11.99 from $19.99 until 12/15)
The Humans ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
The Immortal ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Thunderbolt Collection ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Timberman: The Big Adventure ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Unsouled ($5.59 from $19.99 until 12/15)
Zero Tolerance Collection ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/15)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the big plate of new Thursday releases, plus whatever sales and big news roll in during the next 24 hours. It’s one of those days where I just want to hug the heater. Perhaps I will. I hope you all have a great Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

December 15, 2022 at 01:23AM