SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’ Powers Up, ‘SteamWorld Quest’ Gets a Release Date, ‘Trials Rising’ Goes on Sale, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for March 27th, 2019. While Wednesdays are usually pretty quiet around these parts, we’ve got a handful of new releases to look at today. Besides that, we’ve got release dates for a couple of games that will be out in the near-future, and all of that lovely sales information that you’ve come to rely on and curse. This is, of course, the warm-up for the avalanche of releases due out over the next couple of days, but let’s try to enjoy it anyway. It’s Morphin Time!

News

‘Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!’ Will See a Switch Release on April 10th

There are a lot of games that cover the topic of cooking out there. It’s really incredible when you think about it. A lot of them are… not so great. But when you’re talking about the cream of the crop, one series that often comes up is Cook, Serve, Delicious!. The latest game in the series is on its way to Switch very soon, as it turns out. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! is scheduled for release on April 10th at a price of $12.99. It’s a massive game with a 60-hour campaign that features drop-in/drop-out co-op in case your friends or family want to join in.

The Amazing Looking ‘SteamWorld Quest’ Launches on Switch April 25th

Regular readers will know that I’m a pretty big fan of the SteamWorld games, and that I also enjoy a nice RPG now and then. So I’m more than a little excited about Image & Form’s next release, SteamWorld Quest. We’ve seen quite a bit of the game by now, and we even got a price last week. The final piece of the puzzle was the release date, and wouldn’t you know it? We’ve got that now. The game is scheduled for release on April 25th at a price of $24.99. I’m fairly sure the game will be great, so it’s just a matter of how great at this stage. I’ll let you know in a full review once the game is out.

Take to the Skies in the Latest ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Spirit Event

So, what will our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event be this weekend? Nintendo has made the announcement, and the winner is… flying stuff. In The Kings and Queens of the Sky event, spirits themed around flying will appear more often. Beat down these arrogant fools to earn more spirit points than usual. As always, this event will kick off at the start of the weekend and run through to its end.

New Releases

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid ($19.99)

Yes, it is now Morphin Time. The three-on-three tag team brawler based on the popular Power Rangers universe is finally available. Choose your team from nine different characters drawn from various corners of the franchise and head into battle. You can duke it out online or locally, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find an opponent. The small roster is a little concerning, particularly given just how much could potentially be mined from Power Rangers history, but I feel like keeping the character count lower means there’s a better chance that the game is balanced properly. A few more characters will be added later as paid content, and there’s nothing saying there won’t be more if the whole thing turns out successful.

Windscape ($19.99)

A beautiful, colorful first-person adventure, Windscape certainly has an appealing look to it. The core game itself is fine, if not really something worth tearing down the wallpaper over, but the port to the Switch has some genuine issues. The controls are mapped awkwardly, the framerate is horribly inconsistent and inconsistently horrible, there are bugs all over the place, and the whole thing just feels like it’s unfinished in most respects. Unless this gets some serious post-release patches, I can’t really recommend it at any price. If you have a decent computer, you may be better off taking a whack at the game on there instead.

Neon Caves ($3.99)

This seems like a pretty straight-forward score attack shooter, but it has a few quirks to its mechanics that make it stand out in good and bad ways. First, you have to use the recoil of your gun to move around the screen. You can anchor yourself in place to shoot when you want to, but you’ll want to avoid sticking in any particular location for too long. The other unusual point is when the cave you’re in starts collapsing. You have to collect or destroy some gold shards that appear within a certain time limit or face an instant game over. The first thing is alright and certainly feels like something fun to master, but I’m not big on the shard collection. It sometimes comes off as a little unfair, especially in the larger levels. Still, for a few bucks, this isn’t too bad.

12 Labours of Hercules ($2.99)

This is also not too bad for a few bucks. It’s a time/resource management game where you have to scour up resources and build the necessary structures to clear each stage within the time limit. It’s a bit on the easy side and you’ll probably get tired of it after a few hours, but it’s oddly compelling, at least for a while. I wouldn’t heavily recommend this but if you’re looking to burn a few bucks, you could do a whole lot worse than 12 Labours of Hercules.

Sales

Well, not much happening in the old inbox today, is there? A new pre-order discount, and a nice little deal on Trials Rising for anyone who didn’t pick it up. As always, I’m sure there will be plenty of stuff incoming in the next day or two, so it’s best to appreciate this respite while we can. Granted, that only works if you’ve already bought everything you wanted from the outbox today. It’s quite the list. I’d recommend taking one more good look through it, as some of the games in there very rarely go on sale.

New Games on Sale

Trials Rising Standard Edition ($19.99 from $24.99 until 4/1)
A Robot Named Fight ($6.49 from $12.99 until 4/3)
Planet Alpha ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/9)
Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing ($17.99 from $19.99 until 4/3)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, March 28th

Animal Hunter Z ($4.99 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition ($5.99 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Axiom Verge ($17.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Azure Saga: Pathfinder Deluxe Edition ($8.49 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Bad Dream: Fever ($8.99 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Bit Dungeon Plus ($4.49 from $8.99 until 3/28)
Broken Age ($10.49 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping ($2.39 from $7.99 until 3/28)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded ($6.39 from $7.99 until 3/28)
Croixleur Sigma ($11.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Desert Child ($9.59 from $11.99 until 3/28)
Destiny’s Princess ($7.49 from $14.99 until 3/28
Detention ($7.79 from $12.99 until 3/28)
Die for Valhalla! ($8.99 from $11.99 until 3/28)
Diggerman ($3.34 from $4.99 until 3/28)


Dimension Drive ($6.49 from $12.99 until 3/28)
Disease -Hidden Object- ($3.99 from $7.99 until 3/28)
Dying: Reborn ($6.99 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Enchanting Mahjong Match ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Escape Trick: 35 Fateful Enigmas ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Fear Effect Sedna ($1.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Forgotton Anne ($11.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Gakuen Club ($16.74 from $24.99 until 3/28)
Gnomes Garden 2 ($2.99 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Grim Fandango Remastered ($10.49 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Guacamelee! 2 ($13.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Hyper Sentinel ($1.16 from $12.99 until 3/28)
I am Setsuna ($19.99 from $39.99 until 3/28)
Knock ‘Em Down! Bowling ($9.89 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Lost Sphear ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/28)
Mercury Race ($4.79 from $7.99 until 3/28)


MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame ($13.99 from $39.99 until 3/28)
n Verlore Verstand ($9.09 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Nightshade ($38.39 from $47.99 until 3/28)
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition ($9.09 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Oh My Godheads: Party Edition ($3.74 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Phantaruk ($0.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Pool Billiard ($3.99 from $7.99 until 3/28)
Pub Encounter ($8.49 from $16.99 until 3/28)
Romancing SaGa 2 ($12.49 from $24.99 until 3/28)
Severed ($7.49 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Shio ($7.79 from $12.99 until 3/28)
Snow Battle Princess Sayuki ($7.50 from $15.00 until 3/28)
Sparkle 2 Evo ($0.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Spelunker Party! ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/28)
Splatoon 2 ($47.99 from $59.99 until 3/28)


Surfingers ($3.34 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Teddy the Wanderer: Kayaking ($2.49 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Teddy the Wanderer: Mountain Hike ($8.99 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Tennis ($3.99 from $7.99 until 3/28)
The Amazing Shinsengumi ($5.99 from $11.99 until 3/28)
The Bug Butcher ($6.39 from $7.99 until 3/28)
The Card: Poker ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)
The Charming Empire ($16.74 from $24.99 until 3/28)
The Golf ($6.99 until $9.99 until 3/28)
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 ($14.99 from $24.99 until 3/28)
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 3/28)
The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya ($7.49 from $14.99 until 3/28)
The Number Puzzle ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Thumper ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Unit 4 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 3/28)
Violett ($0.49 from $9.99 until 3/28)
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX ($5.75 from $8.99 until 3/28)
Zombillie ($0.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)

And that’s that for today, friends. I’m a little pinched for time today so I wasn’t able to throw any reviews or anything like that in here. But there will be some coming over the next few articles, so keep your eyes peeled and your clicking finger warm. I’ll be back tomorrow with a giant bag full of new releases, along with whatever news and sales come our way. As always, thanks for reading!



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