SwitchArcade Round-Up: New Update for ‘Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom’, ‘Star Wars: Jedi Outcast’ and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 24th, 2019. We’ve almost survived this September full of great game releases, and surely we’ll be out of the woods once October arrives. Ha. Well, today we’ve got a trio of high-profile releases to look at. But are they good? Hm. We’ve also got a couple of news items about updates to some already-released favorites, and a list of sales information to comb through. Let’s go to it!

News

‘Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom’ Gets Updated with UI Options

FDG Entertainment and Game Atelier’s incredible Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom received a brand new update today. It fixes a lot of bugs, but the more obvious thing you’ll notice is that you can now change the color of the game’s UI. The new colors match the colors of the brand new Switch Lite, which is pretty cute if you ask me. If you haven’t played this game yet, you really should. I think it would be a bit weird if new UI colors were the tipping point for someone, but if that’s what gets you to play it, that’s cool by me.

More Costumes On the Way in ‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’

The latest Marvel Minute had a little bit of news for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. After reminding everyone that the Marvel Knights DLC pack will be available next week, it was announced that more free costumes are on the way. This time, the heroes getting new threads will be Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Panther. No word was given on what those new costumes will be, and there are certainly plenty of options for each of them. I suppose we’ll see soon enough.

New Releases

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast ($9.99)

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Phew, seventeen years sure do go by in a hurry. So, this is a slightly remastered version of what was, in its day, an absolutely incredible Star Wars action game. There are tons of weapons, you can use Force powers, the whole nine yards. It has certainly aged to an extent, but Aspyr have attempted to modernize the controls a bit for this port. And it’s only ten dollars, which is a nicer price for something like this than the twenty dollars certain dinosaur hunters are charging. There is one way this takes after those Turok ports, however. This game originally featured a pretty enjoyable multiplayer mode, and that’s been cut here. You only get the single-player campaign. I’d still recommend it anyway.

Dead By Daylight ($39.99)

This is an asymetrical multiplayer game, similar to the recent Friday the 13th game in some ways. One player assumes the role of the killer, while the other players are survivors. The killer’s goal is, um, to kill everyone. The survivors… you know, now that I’m typing this, it feels like a wasted sentence. But my delete key is broken, so what can we do? Anyway, online play is obviously the main draw here, so keep that in mind before you shell out any money. I’ll also note that this version only features nine killers and ten survivors to choose from. All the cool licensed characters added to the other versions don’t seem to be in the base version on Switch, which makes sense. I’d imagine they will be selling them as separate DLC.

Contra Rogue Corps ($39.99)

You know, I’m not really one to ride the Konami hate train, and I was trying to stay optimistic about Rogue Corps in spite of its different approach to the legendary series. I mean, the last time people freaked out about a weird Contra take, it was over the excellent Neo Contra. But playing the demo for this game completely deflated me. Like, maybe it’s not fully representative of the finished game, but I just didn’t like it much at all. Perhaps you will feel differently, though. At the very least, I’d recommend trying that demo before jumping in on this.

Sales

Well, that’s a small list of new sales. At least it’s an interesting list? Though to be honest, I don’t think I’d recommend any of those freshly-discounted titles in light of how many great new games are coming along soon. The list of outgoing sales is certainly a long one, but it’s also mostly full of games that go on sale every couple of weeks. As such, I’d say you can probably take a pass on that stuff as well, but if you see something in there you really want, by all means.

New Games on Sale

Double Cross ($11.99 from $19.99 until 10/8)
The King’s Bird ($11.99 from $19.99 until 10/8)
Unknown Fate ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/14)
Real Drift Racing ($3.74 from $4.99 until 10/14)
Joggernauts ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/8)
Party Planet ($8.59 from $19.99 until 9/30)
Hexagroove: Tactical DJ ($24.99 from $29.99 until 10/13)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25th

99Moves ($1.49 from $2.99 until 9/25)
99Seconds ($1.49 from $2.99 until 9/25)
Abyss ($1.49 from $2.99 until 9/25)
Bad Dream: Coma ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Bedtime Blues ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Chameleon Run Deluxe ($2.99 from $5.99 until 9/25)
Clock Simulator ($0.39 from $3.99 until 9/25)
Darts Up ($1.49 from $2.99 until 9/25)
Dungeons & Aliens ($0.39 from $3.99 until 9/25)
Estiman ($0.19 from $1.99 until 9/25)
Feather ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Fishing Universe Simulator ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Fly O’Clock ($0.19 from $1.99 until 9/25)
Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Frederic: Resurrection of Music ($0.59 from $5.99 until 9/25)


Glaive: Brick Breaker ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Goetia ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Grab Lab ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Gunpowder on The Teeth: Arcade ($3.34 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Hard West ($3.99 from $19.99 until 9/25)
Heroes of the Monkey Tavern ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Hyperide ($0.19 from $1.99 until 9/25)
IHUGU ($0.39 from $3.99 until 9/25)
Jim Is Moving Out! ($6.99 from $14.99 until 9/25)
Ludomania ($0.99 from $3.99 until 9/25)
Merchants of Kaidan ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Millie ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
My Brother Rabbit ($1.49 from $14.99 until 9/25)
Neko Navy – Daydream ($9.74 from $12.99 until 9/25)
No Thing ($0.19 from $1.99 until 9/25)


NoReload Heroes ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders ($1.49 from $14.99 until 9/25)
Phantom Doctrine ($9.99 from $19.99 until 9/25)
Qbik ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Rally Rock ‘N Racing ($7.49 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Realpolitiks ($2.49 from $24.99 until 9/25)
Risky Rescue ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Screencheat Unplugged ($9.09 from $12.99 until 9/25)
Shut Eye ($0.39 from $3.99 until 9/25)
Sparkle 3 Genesis ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Sparkle Zero ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Spy Chameleon ($5.59 from $7.99 until 9/25)
Star Story: The Horizon Escape ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)


Startide ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Super Volley Blast ($7.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
The Adventures of Elena Temple ($2.99 from $4.99 until 9/25)
The Gardens Between ($12.99 from $19.99 until 9/25)
The Keep ($8.99 from $17.99 until 9/25)
The Mahjong Huntress ($0.49 from $4.99 until 9/25)
Them Bombs! ($9.79 from $13.99 until 9/25)
Timberman VS ($0.19 from $1.99 until 9/25)
Tiny Hands Adventure ($0.79 from $7.99 until 9/25)
Violett ($0.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Viviette ($7.99 from $9.99 until 9/25)
Wayout ($0.74 from $2.99 until 9/25)

That’s all that’s good today, friends. Tomorrow’s looking like the light day of the week, with just one game on the schedule. We’ll no doubt have some news and new sales to deal with, and perhaps more. Perhaps not. This is the magic of the SwitchArcade Round-Up. Anyway, I hope you all have a great day, and as always, thanks for reading!



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