SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle’ DLC Characters Revealed, ‘Talk It Out’ and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales Info, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 23rd, 2019. We’re kicking off what seems to be another very busy week of new releases, but today is reasonably quiet. We’ve got news about the upcoming DLC characters for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, an honest-to-goodness release date for Super Crate Box, summaries of the newest releases, and the usual list of sales information. Which, for whatever reason, is kind of enormous for a Monday? Well, nothing to it but through it. Let’s go!

News

The Rest of the DLC Characters for ‘BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle’ Have Been Announced

The big update for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be upon us before long, and with it will come the new Ver. 2.0 Expansion Pack for the game. Selling for $24.99, the content pack will include a new story scenario, new colors, and new interactions between characters. The most notable part of the pack, however, is the new line-up of characters. Nine characters are included in the pack, and it’s quite an assortment. Yumi (Senran Kagura Estival Versus), Neo Politan (RWBY), Akatsuki and Blitztank (Akatsuki Blitzkampf), Celica and Susanoo (BlazBlue), Elizabeth (Persona 4 Arena), Adachi (Persona 4 Arena Ultimax), and Hilda (Under Night In-Birth). The pack will release on November 21st so if you’re a fan of Cross Tag Battle, you’d best set aside a little cash for this jam-packed DLC.

It’s Spring in October as ‘Super Crate Box’ Finally Hits Switch on October 1st

Near the beginning of the year, Vlambeer announced that it would be bringing a couple of its games to the Nintendo Switch. Nuclear Throne hit soon after that, and Super Crate Box was given a couple of nebulous release dates of “Spring" and “Coming Soon". Well, as mobile fans are all too aware of, Super Crate Box has a tendency to defy schedules. Spring came and went, and unless we’re speaking in the geological sense, “Soon" is probably in the rear-view mirror as well. But it seems we finally have a solid date! It is October 1st! That’s so close and specific that it can’t possibly be delayed, right? Anyway, the game should be available that day for $4.99, and if you’ve never played it before, prepare to have some real good fun.

New Releases

Oliver’s Adventures in the Fairyland ($6.99)

This is a decent but not outstanding Metroidvania game. It has a reasonable price tag, and it checks off all the basic boxes for the genre. The controls are a little gummy and there are some mean-spirited sections, but it’s… fine. There was a time in gaming when that would be more than enough for me to recommend a game, but we are positively awash in games of this genre, especially on the Switch. So instead what I will say is that if you are looking for a cheap Metroidvania and have already played all the really good ones, this one will at least scratch the itch.

Talk It Out: Handheld Game ($4.99)

So, I imagine everyone knows the game 20 Questions, right? Where one player thinks of something and the other person can ask yes/no questions to gather information and try to guess what the something is? This is kind of like that, except you have to pick from a list of generally unhelpful questions, and instead of yes/no answers, the other player picks from a list of generally unhelpful answers. You have to somehow find a way to get at what you want to communicate through these scarcely-related options. It is apparently fun? Two people can play locally, and I’d imagine that’s the way to go because playing against an AI opponent in games like this really can only end in tears.

Petoons Party ($19.99)

If Mario Party is starting to get a little old but you still need something similar for your weekly gatherings, perhaps Petoons Party might help freshen things up. It includes 28 mini-games and allows up to four players locally. There are four different boards to play on, and three different game modes. Is it good? I’m not sure, as I don’t really play enough of these kinds of games to make the judgement call. But I suppose it might be worth looking into if this is your kind of jam. My main concern would be the number of mini-games, which is just a bit on the low side for this type of game.

Sales

There are a few things worth paying attention to in this latest batch of sales. First, a launch discount on Untitled Goose Game, which is just as silly and stupid-fun as it looked like it was going to be. Next, WB Games is having a sale, and that means low prices on Mortal Kombat 11, the LEGO line-up, and Scribblenauts stuff. And if I can pick out one more from that list, allow me to highlight Armello, which is a really nice game at an excellent price. As for the outbox, the most noteworthy thing is the very low price on The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. It’s a nice game, and it doesn’t go on sale all that often.

New Games on Sale

Untitled Goose Game ($14.99 from $19.99 until 10/4)
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse ($3.99 from $4.99 until 10/7)
The Tiny Bang Story ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/4)
Mortal Kombat 11 ($41.99 from $59.99 until 9/27)
Hyper Sentinel ($0.90 from $12.99 until 9/27)
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love ($44.99 from $49.99 until 10/1)
Call of Cthulhu ($35.99 from $39.99 until 10/8)
LEGO City Undercover ($14.99 from $29.99 until 9/27)
LEGO Worlds ($14.99 from $29.99 until 9/27)
LEGO Ninjago Movie ($24.99 from $49.99 until 9/27)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 9/27)
LEGO The Incredibles ($29.99 from $59.99 until 9/27)
LEGO DC Super-Villains ($29.99 from $59.99 until 9/27)
LEGO Harry Potter Collection ($24.99 from $49.99 until 9/27)
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame ($19.99 from $39.99 until 9/27)


History 2048 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)
Assault On Metaltron ($1.04 from $6.99 until 10/4)
Animal Hunter Z ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)
OkunoKA ($10.50 from $15.00 until 9/27)
Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch ($0.59 from $3.99 until 10/4)
Son of a Witch ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Green Game: TimeSwapper ($0.29 from $2.99 until 9/20)
Red Game Without a Great Name ($0.29 from $2.99 until 9/30)
Air Hockey ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/3)
Theatre Tales ($1.11 from $1.49 until 9/30)
Chicken Rider ($1.19 from $3.99 until 9/30)
Monkey Business ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/28)
Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX ($8.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)
Zomb ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/27)


Sheep in Hell ($1.97 from $2.99 until 10/10)
Seeders Puzzle Reboot ($0.99 from $9.99 until 10/7)
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/30)
Scribblenauts: Showdown ($15.99 from $39.99 until 9/27)
Scribblenauts Mega Pack ($15.99 from $39.99 until 9/27)
Snake vs Snake ($2.79 from $3.99 until 10/9)
Armello ($9.99 from $19.99 until 9/27)
Bingo ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)
Ping Pong Trick Shot Evolution ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)
Avenger Bird ($1.19 from $2.30 until 9/30)
Pizza Parking ($1.79 from $5.99 until 10/8)
Caterpillar Royale ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)
I wanna fly ($1.25 from $2.42 until 9/30)
Q.U.B.E. 2 ($23.99 from $29.99 until 10/5)


Zombie Gold Rush ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)
Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)
Cars 3: Driven to Win ($15.99 from $39.99 until 9/27)
I, Zombie ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/12)
Farm Expert 2018 ($26.99 from $29.99 until 10/12)
Soulblight ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/12)
Robox ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/28)
Spartan ($1.59 from $3.99 until 10/12)
OTTTD ($2.23 from $7.99 until 10/12)
Demolition Crew ($1.50 from $2.00 until 9/28)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24th

Blasphemous ($22.49 from $29.99 until 9/24)
Gunhouse ($4.99 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Jungle Z ($9.09 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Pirates: All Aboard! ($0.49 from $5.99 until 9.24)
Santa Tracker ($1.99 from $2.99 until 9/24)
Space Ribbon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/24)
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain ($8.99 from $29.99 until 9/24)
Wondershot ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)

That’ll do it for today, friends. Tomorrow will see a trio of fairly high-profile releases, and we’ll have summaries of those. We’ll also cover whatever news and sales come along, and if things seem a little light, there may be a review or two as well. We’ll see, as usual. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and as always, thanks for reading!



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