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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Melatonin’, ‘Hyper Gunsport’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and the Latest Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Melatonin’, ‘Hyper Gunsport’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and the Latest Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 23rd, 2022. It’s the last pre-Christmas edition, and while I’m sure we’ll see a couple more indie games shadow-dropping today (probably one very big one), I’ll have to catch up on them later. I’ll be all nestled in bed by the time you read this, potentially dreaming of sugar plums? I don’t know. Anyway, summaries of all those new games I know of. A big list of new sales. Some expiring sales. That’s the bunch. Let’s jingle some bells!

New Releases

Melatonin ($14.99)

This is a rhythm game with twenty different levels to play, each one presenting its own dream-inspired challenge. The visuals have a very distinct look to them, and if you’re looking for something after the story is finished there are unlockable Challenge Modes and Mash-Ups, plus a level editor and Practice Mode. Mikhail’s been playing this one and tells me it has Rhythm Heaven vibes, and those are good vibes to be having. He’ll have a review for us sooner or later.

Hyper Gunsport ($24.99)

I’m sure the Stadia software line-up needs to introduction to anyone, given how wildly successful the console was. We’ve all played its many hits to exhaustion, but now that the system is winding down, what do do about some of those exclusives? Necrosoft’s Gunsport will at least live on through this sequel, Hyper Gunsport. It’s kind of like volleyball, but with guns. Up to four players can join in via local multiplayer, and it’s extremely fun. If you like playing over-the-top sports games with your friends or family, you might want to give this a look.

Astronomical Club For Queers ($9.99)

A rather simple adventure game with a premise well-described by its title. After a flood, a civet named Louie is staying at a friend’s house. Other friends gather at the house and together they listen to a podcast and wait for the approaching Halley’s Comet. A short and sweet tale about friendship and understanding, in case you need something like that today.

Risk Your Life to Get Your Dinner Back -Nyanzou Action Game- ($1.00)

That may well be one of the most compelling titles I’ve ever seen on a video game. We can all understand the pangs of hunger from an empty stomach, and the feelings of rage and frustration if our hard-earned sustenance is absconded with by some base fiend. If we cannot recover our food, we will certainly die. Thus, a certain amount of risk for the sake of recovering our valuable caloric intake is warranted. Thought-provoking stuff. Shame the title is attached to a rather shabby three-stage auto-runner. Well, it’s a buck. You get what you pay for.

Roller Katz: BF – Episode 1 ($4.99)

I can’t really make heads or tails of this one. You’re skating through a 3D world and can do a variety of tricks. You can also attack enemies and explore various paths. Judging by the episodic title and the low price, I’m guessing this isn’t very long. But I really can’t say for sure as I haven’t played it and don’t see a lot of information online about it. Proceed with caution.

Truck Simulator 3 ($12.99)

BoomHits has another driving game, and it’s the publisher’s third kick at its Truck Simulator series in particular. Pretty much the usual thing from these folks, with ten vehicles to drive, some decent-sized spaces to drive in, and a bunch of missions to complete. It will likely be deeply discounted within weeks.

Zombie Survival ($3.99)

Well hey, at least it’s a little different from Cooking & Publishing’s usual template. This one is a very brief visual novel style thing where you make your choices and uncover twenty different endings with four different characters. Probably not very good, going on this publisher’s history.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

This is but a selection of the games on sale today, as you’ll find many more deals from Capcom, Idea Factory, the Pixel Game Maker Series, and others if you go looking. For now, check the list of new sales here to see what’s notable and hitting new low prices. There’s also the weekend outbox, but there isn’t much in there.

Select New Games on Sale

Football Manager 2023 Touch ($40.49 from $44.99 until 12/28)
Barbearian ($2.99 from $11.99 until 12/29)
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance ($23.99 from $29.99 until 12/29)
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II ($23.99 from $29.99 until 12/29)
Shotgun Farmers ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/30)
Star Drives ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/30)
Gravity Light ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/30)
Cat Go! Ultimate Challenge ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/30)
Innocence Island ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/30)
Break Thru The Wall ($2.99 from $5.99 until 1/1)
Magician’s Chase ($4.49 from $8.99 until 1/1)
Hell’s High Harmonizers ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/1)
Super Shadow Break Showdown ($6.49 from $12.99 until 1/1)
Writhe ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/4)
Bear’s Restaurant ($9.09 from $12.99 until 1/5)


Dusk Diver 2 ($39.99 from $49.99 until 1/5)
Flying Neko Delivery ($16.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Capcom Arcade Stadium 1+2+3 DLC ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium DLC ($29.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Capcom Fighting Bundle ($38.99 from $59.99 until 1/5)
Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak ($39.99 from $69.99 until 1/5)
Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection ($34.99 from $59.99 until 1/5)
Resident Evil 4 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Sumire ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/5)
Sky Rogue ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
The Battle of Polytopia ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/5)
There is No Game: Wrong Dimension ($7.79 from $12.99 until 1/6)
Can Androids Survive ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/6)
Cellular Harvest ($3.19 from $7.99 until 1/6)
UnderMine ($6.99 from $19.99 until 1/6)


Dire Vengeance ($11.24 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Dire Vengeance Deluxe ($14.99 until $19.99 until 1/6)
Negative Nancy ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Clan O’Conall & Crown of Stag ($3.74 from $7.49 until 1/6)
A Robot Named Fight ($1.99 from $12.99 until 1/6)
Mystic Vale ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/6)
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition ($11.99 from $29.99 until 1/6)
Lunistice ($4.24 from $4.99 until 1/6)
Dungeons of Dreadrock ($2.99 from $10.00 until 1/7)
Sudocats ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/9)
Hot Lap League Deluxe Edition ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
PGMS Angel’s Blood ($7.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Fishing Paradiso ($12.74 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Taco Tom 2 ($2.99 from $5.99 until 1/11)
Nowhere Girl ($2.99 from $6.99 until 1/11)
Cronostase Electric Collection ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/11)


Starlight Shores ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/11)
Dual Brain Complete Edition ($18.89 from $26.99 until 1/11)
The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved… ($2.99 from $5.99 until 1/11)
GemaBoy Zero Origins ($4.93 from $12.34 until 1/12)
Valis: Fantasm Soldier Collection ($31.99 from $39.99 until 1/12)
Eight Dragons ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Reknum DX ($2.00 from $4.99 until 1/12)
Car+Toon Race: Rally Valley Champion ($7.69 from $10.99 until 1/12)
Dead or School ($8.99 from $29.99 until 1/12)
Puzzle Battler! Mirai ($5.59 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Animus ($2.47 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Animus: Harbinger ($2.47 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Animus: Revenant ($7.12 from $22.99 until 1/12)
MiniGolf Tour ($2.74 from $10.99 until 1/12)
Hell Pie ($18.74 from $24.99 until 1/12)


Cape’s Escape Game 2.5th Room ($2.00 from $4.90 until 1/12)
Cape’s Escape Game 4th Room ($3.00 from $9.80 until 1/12)
Cape’s Escape Game 5th Room ($3.00 from $9.80 until 1/12)
Space Revenge ($2.74 from $10.99 until 1/12)
The Future You’ve Been Dreaming Of ($10.79 from $17.99 until 1/12)
Exodemon ($3.24 from $123.99 until 1/12)
Dead Rain: New Zombie Virus ($7.69 from $10.99 until 1/12)
Haunted Dawn: Zombie Apocalypse ($4.64 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Counter Recon: The First Mission ($4.64 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Counter Recon 2: The New War ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Counter Delta: Bullet Rain ($6.44 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Haunted Zombie School ($6.44 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Bunker Life ($13.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Space Genesis ($6.44 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Modern War: Tank Battle ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)


Zombie is Planting ($4.72 from $10.99 until 1/12)
Demong Hunter ($2.47 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Counter Crossline Crime War ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Redden: 100denarii ($3.43 from $7.99 until 1/12)
Bullet Battle Evolution ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Girls Tank Battle ($3.29 from $10.99 until 1/12)
Space Stella The Unknown Planet ($6.44 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Dungeon Limbus ($4.64 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Evil Inside ($3.24 from $12.99 until 1/12)
Dark Water: Slime Invader ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/12)
Last 4 Alive: Escape from Zombies ($4.72 from $10.99 until 1/12)
World War: Tank Battle ($6.44 from $14.99 until 1/12)
World Class Champion Soccer ($7.69 from $10.99 until 1/12)
Liberated ($2.99 from $19.99 until 1/12)
Liberated: Enhanced Edition ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/12)


Robo Revenge Squad ($8.00 from $20.00 until 1/12)
Monmusu Gladiator ($4.79 from $5.99 until 1/12)
Labyrinth of the Chaka King ($2.10 from $7.00 until 1/12)
Decay of Logos ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/12)
Giga Wrecker Alt. ($6.24 from $24.99 until 1/12)
Holy Potatoes! What The Hell?! ($3.75 from $15.00 until 1/12)
Hello Kitty Kruisers ($7.48 from $29.95 until 1/12)
RICO ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/12)
An American Werewolf in LA ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/12)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Animal Drifters ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/24)
Cyborg Invasion Shooter 3 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/24)
Haustoria ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/25)
The Outbound Ghost ($19.99 from $24.99 until 12/25)
Wuppo: Definitive Edition ($1.99 from $14.99 until 12/25)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. I’ll be back on Boxing Day with whatever there happens to be, plus some reviews. I’ll also be rolling out some of our end of year content soon, so do keep your eyes open for that. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a great holiday weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

December 24, 2022 at 01:40AM