SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles’, ‘NEO: The World Ends With You’, ‘Samurai Warriors 5’, Plus News, Sales, and More


Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for July 27th, 2021. In today’s article, we’ve got a bit of news, a quick review, and then a jaw-dropping slate of new releases to look at. Seriously, you could break your monthly gaming budget today alone and not feel even a little bad about it. We finish things up with the usual lists of incoming and outgoing sales, because even a day like today needs a little routine. Let’s get to it!

News

Capcom Collab 2 Featuring ‘Okami’ Hits ‘Monster Hunter Rise’ This Friday

Some new downloadable content is hitting the awesome Monster Hunter Rise this week. The highlight of the batch arrives on Friday in the form of the new event quest Capcom Collab 2. Complete it and you’ll earn a new layered armor set for your Palamute, Ammy Costume. This will make your loyal pup look just like Amaterasu from the excellent Okami, something I think we all saw coming from the second that Palamutes were first shown off. So yeah, that’s your weekend sorted if you aren’t too busy with the five or six great new releases that are arriving on Switch this week.

Reviews & Mini-Views

Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare DLC ($7.99)

Streets of Rage 4 was one of my favorite releases on the Nintendo Switch last year, so you can bet I was looking forward to the Mr. X Nightmare DLC. The release date finally came, and then some kind of behind the scenes shenanigans prevented Switch owners from getting at it. Dreadful! But it’s here now, and that’s the important thing. While it doesn’t add much in the way of story content, you get quite a bit for your money here. If you enjoyed the base game, you will almost certainly love what this DLC adds to the game. You get three new characters: Estel Aguirre, Max Thunder, and Shiva. They are all quite cool and offer some different playstyles from the existing roster.

You also get a new Survival Mode, which sees you facing off against arenas filled with opponents, weapons, and other goodies. At the end of each round, you get to pick a perk to carry with you into the next round. You can play a random mode where everything changes up every time, or participate in a set weekly challenge. The further you get, the more stuff you unlock. Things like new weapons, art, and the like. On top of that, the character you use will also gain experience towards unlocking new moves that you can use in every mode. All characters have new moves to earn, even the throwback ones. Neat.

Basically, it’s another reason to dive back into the game and play with the entire roster of characters, of which there are now three very cool new ones to try out. Taken together with the goodies that arrived in the free version update such as the Mania+ difficulty, Training Mode, and the ability to switch between color palettes, and you’ve got all the ingredients to make a fantastic game even better. It’s an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoyed the base game.

SwitchArcade Score: 4.5/5

New Releases

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles ($39.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

It’s been a bit since the last time we saw a new Ace Attorney release in the West, largely due to the 3DS versions of these games not making the hop for various reasons. They are finally available for players on various platforms around the world, including our humble little Switch. You get both The Great Ace Attorney and The Great Ace Attorney 2 in this bundle, both of which are full-sized Ace Attorney adventures. Wow, that’s quite a deal. You might wonder if these are lesser games or something, but no. They’re among the most brilliant titles in the whole series. If you’ve ever enjoyed any Ace Attorney game, do yourself a favor and grab this. You won’t regret it.

NEO: The World Ends With You ($59.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

That’s not the only comeback today, either. After a lot of teases and false starts, the sequel to The World Ends With You is finally here. Follow a new cast as they enter the Reapers’ Game and battle for their very lives on the streets of Shibuya. Will we see any familiar faces from the original game? Yes, yes we will. This Switch version doesn’t run as well as those on other platforms, but it’s tolerable enough. Plus, you can take it on the road, as The World Ends With You is intended to be enjoyed. Early buzz on this is largely positive, but if you want to try it out for yourself there is a free demo in the eShop that will allow you to do just that.

Samurai Warriors 5 ($59.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

And the hits keep coming. Here’s another series that has gone a hot minute since its last brand-new installment. This sequel also serves as a reboot for the series, using a whole new art style and character designs for the cast. You probably know how the Warriors games go by now, but I’ll say that this one is running on the Switch a bit better than other recent entries. Not buttery-smooth by any means, but a whole lot better than what we saw in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. I’m sure some long-time fans of the series might be disappointed in the smaller cast of characters and the plot reset, but this really is an amazing game and a worthy flag-bearer for the Samurai Warriors name. I’ll have a full review of this one soon.

Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+ ($39.99)

Warning! A huge shoot-em-up is approaching! Taito’s 2010 arcade game gets a sizzling Switch port in Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+. Up to four players can join in with local multiplayer to fly a squad of Silver Hawk fighter ships against the evil Belser forces. With its ultra-wide display, multiple ships to choose from, selectable paths, and multiple modes, this game is long on options and has a lot of visual flair. Darius fans will certainly be interested, but how about the rest? I’ll have a review of this one soon to give you my thoughts on the matter.

Corpse Killer – 25th Anniversary Edition ($14.99)

Well, 27th anniversary by now, but it’s just a name. The 1994 horror FMV rail shooter originally released by Digital Pictures arrives on Switch in pristine form. The main thing I remember about this game is how it was one of the very few SEGA CD 32X games released. It’s not particularly good, but there’s a great deal of kitsch value to it that surely appeals to some of you out there. If you count yourself in that group, know that this is basically the ultimate version of Corpse Killer, a true celebration of a game that probably never needed one but got it anyway because someone cared that much.

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone ($19.99)

This feels like a bad day to launch a relatively expensive plain-looking indie game, but I’m not CEO McPresident or anything. But wait, this is actually a pretty good time. It’s an arena battler for up to fifteen players where you use bots to compete with each other online. Every single part of your robot can be sliced off, and it just so happens that everyone is packing a razor-sharp laser sword. If you’re going solo, there’s a story mode, an endless mode, and a challenge mode to keep you busy. But the real meat is in the multiplayer, where you can take on other players in a last robot standing free-for-all. It’s quite well-regarded over on Steam, so as long as the Switch port holds up this may be your next multiplayer hit.

Night Book ($12.99)

Wow, two corny FMV games in one day? We’re being spoiled, friends. Night Book touts itself as an occult thriller with multiple paths to explore. An online interpreter is tricked into summoning an ancient demon, and all heck breaks loose. She may well have to make a sacrifice to appease the beast, but who will it be? Herself? Her mentally ill father? Her husband? Or her unborn child? Well, that sounds like a deeply unpleasant situation to find oneself in. Anyway, you’ve obviously got some different endings that can result from your choices here, which might lend the affair a bit of replay value. If you’ve liked the other FMV games Wales Interactive has been putting out, this may be of interest to you.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Not a bad little list of new sales for a Tuesday, really. Persona 5 Strikers is on sale again, and that’s a solid price for it. Wuppo: Definitive Edition is a fun game. If you’re hard up for RPGs, the Doom & Destiny games are enjoyable and ridiculously juvenile. There’s some good stuff in the list of expiring sales as well, so have a good look through as ever. You’re sure to find something neat in there.

Select New Games on Sale

Wuppo: Definitive Edition ($3.74 from $14.99 until 8/1)
Pizza Bar Tycoon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/2)
Breakfast Bar Tycoon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/2)
Food Truck Tycoon: Asian Cuisine ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/2)
Battle of Kings ($5.99 from $9.99 until 8/2)
Spider Solitaire ($1.99 from $8.99 until 8/2)
Sonic Forces ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/2)
Persona 5 Strikers ($38.99 from $59.99 until 8/2)
Hellpoint ($24.49 from $34.99 until 8/3)
Kill It With Fire ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
The Final Station ($13.99 from $19.99 until 8/3)
Clustertruck ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Garage ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Punch Club ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Guts & Glory ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)


Hello Neighbor ($27.99 from $39.99 until 8/3)
Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek ($20.99 from $29.99 until 8/3)
Road to Ballhalla ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Party Hard ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Party Hard 2 ($13.99 from $19.99 until 8/3)
Mr. Shifty ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Phantom Trigger ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Community Inc ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Speedrunners ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Miner Warfare ($3.99 from $7.99 until 8/3)
Totally Reliable Delivery Service ($10.49 from $14.99 until 8/3)
Graveyard Keeper ($13.99 from $19.99 until 8/3)
Streets of Rogue ($13.99 from $19.99 until 8/3)
Doom & Destiny ($5.99 from $11.99 until 8/3)
Doom & Destiny Advanced ($8.39 from $11.99 until 8/3)


The Tiny Bang Story ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/3)
Spaceland ($6.99 from $19.99 until 8/9)
Niffelheim ($3.99 from $19.99 until 8/9)
Caveblazers ($4.49 from $14.99 until 8/9)
Braveland Trilogy ($2.99 from $14.99 until 8/9)
Brunch Club ($2.17 from $14.49 until 8/9)
Pets No More ($3.99 from $4.99 until 8/10)
Golf Peaks ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/16)
Dungeon of Crawl ($3.99 from $4.99 until 8/16)
Run the Fan ($1.99 from $3.99 until 8/16)
Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s ($9.09 from $12.99 until 8/16)
Music Racer ($4.89 from $6.99 until 8/16)
Tower of Babel: No Mercy ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/16)
Brotherhood United ($1.99 from $8.99 until 8/16)
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/16)
In Rays of the Light ($5.59 from $7.99 until 8/16)
Dull Grey ($3.49 from $4.99 until 8/16)
Super Battle Cards ($1.99 from $5.99 until 8/16)
Uncharted Tides: Port Royal ($2.09 from $14.99 until 8/16)
Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow ($2.09 from $14.99 until 8/16)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 28th

ASMR Journey Jigsaw Puzzle ($2.99 from $3.99 until 7/28)
Blitz Breaker ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Bridge Constructor Portal ($5.99 from $14.99 until 7/28)
Celeste ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Chess Ultra ($4.99 from $12.49 until 7/28)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded ($1.99 from $7.99 until 7/28)
Crypt of the NecroDancer ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Danmaku Unlimited 3 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/28)
Die for Valhalla! ($2.39 from $11.99 until 7/28)
Etherborn ($7.64 from $16.99 until 7/28)
Gods Will Fall ($12.49 from $24.99 until 7/28)
Immortal Planet ($5.99 from $14.99 until 7/28)
Infernium ($2.20 from $24.95 until 7/28)
Kona ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Koral ($2.39 from $11.99 until 7/28)


Let’s Sing 2020 ($29.24 from $44.99 until 7/28)
Let’s Sing 2021 ($25.99 from $39.99 until 7/28)
Let’s Sing Country ($29.24 from $44.99 until 7/28)
Let’s Sing Queen ($25.99 from $39.99 until 7/28)
MIND: Path to Thalamus ($2.39 from $11.99 until 7/28)
MouseBot: Escape from CatLab ($3.99 from $4.99 until 7/28)
Mutazione ($15.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Nordlicht ($2.39 from $3.99 until 7/28)
Spinch ($10.49 from $14.99 until 7/28)
STAB STAB STAB! ($3.99 from $9.99 until 7/28)
Steamburg ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/28)
Super Blackjack Battle 2 TE ($1.99 from $7.99 until 7/28)
Super Treasure Arena ($1.99 from $9.99 until 7/28)
Tetsumo Party ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/28)
The Darkside Detective ($5.84 from $12.99 until 7/28)


The Darkside Detective: AFitD ($11.04 from $12.99 until 7/28)
The Inner World ($2.39 from $11.99 until 7/28)
The Inner World: Last Wind Monk ($2.99 from $14.99 until 7/28)
The Wardrobe: Even Better ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Tied Together ($1.99 from $14.99 until 7/28)
Toby: The Secret Mine ($1.99 from $11.99 until 7/28)
Truberbrook ($9.89 from $29.99 until 7/28)
Vambrace: Cold Soul ($8.24 from $24.99 until 7/28)
Whispering Willows ($2.49 from $9.99 until 7/28)
Windscape ($5.99 from $19.99 until 7/28)
Wingspan ($13.39 from $19.99 until 7/28)

That’s all for today, friends. If you thought today was something, wait til you see tomorrow! Nah, just kidding. Today was the best day of the week. But there are still some good games hitting on Thursday and Friday, don’t worry. My hospital visit today was uneventful, by the way. I got my little shock test and was home in time for tea. Still no closer to an answer, though! I’ll have to head back there next week. Anyway, I hope you all have a great day, and as always, thanks for reading!



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