SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’ DLC Available, ‘Cuphead’ on Sale to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary, Today’s New Releases, the Latest Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 30th, 2019. It’s the final day of the month and the first day of the working week. What will the new week and month bring? Lots of games. Lots and lots. But that’s just normal around here, isn’t it? Today at least is a little quiet, with a pair of new releases, a little bit of news, and a whole bunch of sales. Let’s head in!

News

The First DLC Pack for ‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’ is Out Now

If you bought that shiny expansion pass for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, your day has finally come. Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire is now available, adding a new story scenario and bringing Punisher, Blade, Morbius, and Moon Knight to the playable roster. There are also some new challenges in the Gauntlet Mode. For those who didn’t pick up the expansion pass, you still get some goodies today. As promised, free costumes for Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Thor have been made available. Cap’s Super Soldier look, Black Panther’s awesome Thrice-Blessed Armor, Iron Man’s Extremis Armor, and Thor’s Ultimate Thor style are now in the game. Not my first picks for all of those characters, but still cool.

Another Update for ‘Chasm’ is Coming October 3rd

Chasm is a pretty interesting take on the whole Metroidvania concept. In some ways, it feels like it nails down the ‘Vania part of that better than most. Anyway, the game is getting another update really soon. It includes a new Arcade Mode complete with online leaderboards, customizable controls, 80 new rooms, new shortcuts and save points, and a whole lot of other really good stuff. Reading through the update notes, it feels like the developer has taken a lot of feedback on-board and is trying to overhaul as much as possible to address it. This update will be available October 3rd, so keep your eyes peeled on Thursday.

New Releases

Chop is Dish ($3.00)

Um, okay. Some monsters stole your beef, and you want to get it back. I don’t want to be too pessimistic, Mr. Chef, but I suspect your beef is going to be gone pretty quickly. It’s not really something you save for a rainy day, you know? Anyway, this is a side-scrolling action platformer. It stars a chef and that’s about as much originality as I can spot in it. Otherwise, you’re jumping through forests and caves, battling bugs and other critters, and trying to avoid dangerous obstacles like fireballs and saw blades. It’s just three bucks, so that’s something that is going for it.

Freecell Solitaire Deluxe ($8.99)

It is 2019, and there is time for Freecell. This isn’t the first game like this on the Switch, and it sure as heck won’t be last. It does look like a decent one, however. There are 15 different 3D themes to choose from, the ability to play in 3D or a more standard 2D top-down style, lots of background music, and more than 10 different designs for the cards themselves. Not much more to say about it, as it’s otherwise a pretty standard take on Freecell Solitaire.

Sales

A lot of new sales went up over the weekend, and a few of them even came and went without any chance for me to tell you about them. Well, that’s how things go sometimes. The big news today is obviously that sale on Cuphead, which celebrates the game’s second anniversary and, apparently, over five million units sold across all platforms. Holy smokes, my Canadian brethren are eating well from that one! Besides that, it’s a bit of a grab bag of titles. Have a look and see what catches your eye, I suppose. In the outbox, Activision’s latest sale is coming to a close. Grab those Crash games if you want, but they’ll be back around eventually.

New Games on Sale

Cuphead ($15.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Zombie Scrapper ($2.24 from $2.99 until 10/12)
StarBlox Inc. ($7.49 from $9.99 until 10/17)
Claws of Furry ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/12)
Pacific Wings ($3.99 from $4.99 until 10/19)
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/9)
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Dead Synchronicity ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Nightmare Boy ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/6)
Shadow Bug ($3.59 from $8.99 until 10/11)
Anima: The Nameless Chronicles ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Anima: Arcane Edition ($23.99 from $29.99 until 10/6)
Anima: Gate of Memories ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Goosebumps The Game ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/9)
Rapala Fishing Pro Series ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/9)


Big Buck Hunter Arcade ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/9)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/9)
Freaky Awesome ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/6)
Demon’s Crystals ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Mars: Chaos Menace ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/6)
Awe ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/6)
Leopoldo Manquiseil ($1.99 from $3.99 until 10/6)
American Ninja Warrior: Challenge ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/9)
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories ($11.24 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Dragon Pinball ($1.97 from $2.99 until 10/17)
Duke of Defense ($1.99 from $14.99 until 10/18)
Titans Pinball ($1.97 from $2.99 until 10/17)
Cyber Protocol ($7.77 from $9.99 until 10/12)


Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket ($16.99 from $19.99 until 10/11)
Bee Simulator ($35.99 from $39.99 until 10/17)
Tactical Mind ($0.99 from $2.99 until 10/7)
Mad Carnage ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/7)
FunBox Party ($0.99 from $1.99 until 10/7)
Mech Rage ($1.49 from $9.99 until 10/7)
Swaps and Traps ($2.99 from $8.99 until 10/7)
Freecell Solitaire Deluxe ($6.74 from $8.99 until 10/18)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1st

Adventure Time: Pirates ($15.99 from $39.99 until 10/1)
Ben 10 ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/1)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy ($23.99 from $39.99 until 10/1)
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled ($29.99 from $39.99 until 10/1)
Damsel ($6.79 from $16.99 until 10/1)
Diablo III: Eternal Collection ($39.99 from $59.99 until 10/1)
Dreamworks Dragons ($23.99 from $39.99 until 10/1)
Etherborn ($13.59 from $16.99 until 10/1)
Hotel Transylvania 3 ($11.99 from $29.99 until 10/1)
Metaloid: Origin ($6.99 from $9.99 until 10/1)
Sniper Elite III Ultimate ($31.49 from $34.99 until 10/1)
The Savior’s Gang ($3.49 from $4.99 until 10/1)
UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure ($23.99 from $39.99 until 10/1)
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love ($44.99 from $49.99 until 10/1)

That’ll do it for today, friends. Things are starting to settle down here, and I think my hand is on the mend. With any luck, I’ll be back up to my normal writing speed tomorrow and we can finally get a few reviews in here. As for new releases, I know tomorrow has at least a few noteworthy games to check out. We’ll also have whatever news and sales come our way, so do swing around and see what’s what. Have a great day, and as always, thanks for reading!



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