SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Animal Crossing’ Updates, ‘GrimValor’, ‘Disaster Report 4’, and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales Including SEGA Games and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for April 7th, 2020. In today’s article, we’ve got a little slice of news, a look at all of today’s new releases, and a nice list of sales to sift through. A bit of a quiet one today, but still plenty of games to consider picking up. While I was hoping to have one or two reviews ready today, they need just a little more time in the oven. At any rate, let’s have a look at all that’s good!

News

Nintendo Proves Itself a Good Egg With ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Update

You have to give Nintendo credit with how it’s handling Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s turning out updates almost as fast as issues crop up, and the latest update not only fixes bugs but directly addresses a player complaint. Specifically, the drop rate of some of the Bunny Day Eggs has been reduced. If you’re tired of fishing up Water Eggs instead of fish, this will be good news. The increased drop rate will return on Bunny Day, which is April 12th, so don’t worry that you’ll be left out in the cold. For those keeping track of version numbers, this is 1.1.4. Now go out and enjoy catching some actual fish!

New Releases

GrimValor ($12.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Most TouchArcade readers will be quite familiar with GrimValor, the excellent action-adventure game from many of the same folks that worked on Swordigo. I was a huge fan of the mobile original, and after spending some time with on my Switch, I’m a fan of this port as well. Now, if you finished the game on your phone inside and out, you won’t find anything new here, but if you missed out on it or just want an excuse to run through it all again, this is a great way to experience it. I’ll be doing a review of this one soon, but I can already say I recommend it.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories ($59.99)

Provided you caught yesterday’s SwitchArcade Round-Up, you already know my feelings on this game. It’s a heavily-flawed, unusual experience ported quite horribly to the Switch hardware. A huge earthquake hits while you’re on a trip to the city, and you have to survive in the aftermath. The hits keep on coming, but outside of the occasional random near-unavoidable death, the game is less about survival and more about connecting with a wide cast of odd characters and helping them out. On its own, the game is okay and certainly has a nice B-rank vibe to it, but the Switch port suffers from frequent, lengthy load times and absolutely devastating framerate issues. Perhaps a game worth playing, but I sure wouldn’t recommend doing it on the Switch.

12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull ($7.99)

If you’ve played the original 12 Labours of Hercules, you’ll know what to expect in this sequel. Gather resources, use said resources to help build a road, and do it all before the timer runs out. Throw in the occasional boss battle and a three-star ranking system, and that’s pretty much the lot. This series has a lot of fans thanks to its somewhat relaxing yet engaging gameplay, and I suspect we’ll be seeing the rest of the installments trickle out on the Switch over time. Not my bag of nachos, but if it’s yours? Here you go.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

If you’ve been waiting for a chance to stock up on SEGA games, are you in luck today! Pretty much every SEGA-published game is on sale right now, including the whole line of SEGA AGES, the rarely-discounted SEGA Genesis Classics set, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Two Point Hospital, and many more. Apart from SEGA stuff, there are other great games like Minit, Trine, and Vampyr available at nice prices. Lots of expiring sales as well, but to be honest they’re mostly games that are discounted at least once a month. Buy them if you think you’ll play them straight away, otherwise feel free to wait until the next sale.

Select New Games on Sale

SEGA AGES Phantasy Star ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Out Run ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Virtua Racing ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Lightening Force ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Space Harrier ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Alex Kidd in Miracle World ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Wonder Boy: Monster Land ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Shinobi ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Gain Ground ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Ichidant-R ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Columns II ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)
SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/13)


SEGA Genesis Classics ($11.99 from $29.99 until 4/13)
Valkyria Chronicles ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/13)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 4/13)
Puyo Puyo Tetris ($19.49 from $29.99 until 4/13)
Puyo Puyo Champions ($3.99 from $9.99 until 4/13)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD ($25.99 from $39.99 until 4/13)
Sonic Mania ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/13)
Sonic Forces ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/13)
Team Sonic Racing ($19.99 from $39.99 until 4/13)
Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics ($39.99 from $59.99 until 4/13)
Shining Force Resonance Refrain ($19.99 from $29.99 until 4/13)
Two Point Hospital ($29.99 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder ($5.99 from $14.99 until 4/13)
Citizens of Space ($5.99 from $14.99 until 4/13)
SolSeraph ($5.99 from $14.99 until 4/13)


Vampyr ($29.99 from $49.99 until 4/20)
Escape First ($4.24 from $4.99 until 4/13)
Deployment ($0.99 from $9.99 until 4/14)
Deadly Fighter 2 ($0.39 from $3.99 until 4/27)
Boreal Blade ($5.99 from $19.99 until 4/20)
Vasilis ($3.49 from $4.99 until 4/26)
Bucket Knight ($3.49 from $4.99 until 4/26)
Breeder Homegrown ($3.49 from $4.99 until 4/26)
Minit ($4.99 from $9.99 until 4/21)
Youtubers Life OMG ($23.99 from $29.99 until 4/20)
King’s Heir: Rise to the Throne ($1.49 from $14.99 until 4/27)
Call of Cthulhu ($23.99 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Roof Rage ($7.49 from $14.99 until 4/13)
Trine Enchanted ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/20)
Trine 2: Complete Story ($5.09 from $16.99 until 4/20)
Trine 3: Artifacts of Power ($5.99 from $19.99 until 4/20)


Burger Chef Tycoon ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/26)
Tactics V: “Obsidian Brigade” ($17.49 from $24.99 until 4/20)
MudRunner – American Wilds ($8.99 from $29.99 until 4/20)
Nine Parchments ($5.99 from $19.99 until 4/20)
Energy Cycle ($1.01 from $2.99 until 4/26)
Energy Balance ($1.01 from $2.99 until 4/26)
Save the Ninja Clan ($0.99 from $4.99 until 4/26)
Gunhouse ($0.99 from $6.99 until 4/26)
Farming Simulator ($11.99 from $29.99 until 4/20)
Farming Simulator 20 ($30.14 from $44.99 until 4/20)
Curious Cases ($4.24 from $4.99 until 4/13)
Hyper Jam ($12.74 from $14.99 until 4/27)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8th

12 is Better Than 6 ($3.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human ($3.89 from $12.99 until 4/8)
Barrier X ($0.29 from $2.99 until 4/8)
Battery Jam ($4.99 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Black Paradox ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Blacksea Odyssey ($3.24 from $12.99 until 4/8)
Bleed ($3.59 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Bleed 2 ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
D/Generation: The Original ($8.99 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Day and Night ($1.99 from $19.99 until 4/8)
Demon Pit ($4.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Digerati Indie Bundle ($1.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Don’t Die, Mr Robot! ($1.34 from $8.99 until 4/8)
Draw a Stickman Epic 2 ($0.99 from $6.99 until 4/8)
Draw Chilly ($0.29 from $2.99 until 4/8)


Fall of Light: Darkest ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Frost ($3.89 from $12.99 until 4/8)
Glass Masquerade ($3.59 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Golem Gates ($8.49 from $24.99 until 4/8)
Hacky Zack ($1.49 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Help Me Doctor ($5.19 from $7.99 until 4/8)
Heroes of the Monkey Tavern ($3.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Incredible Adventures of Super Panda ($4.54 from $6.99 until 4/8)
Indie Puzzle Bundle Vol 1 ($5.99 from $39.99 until 4/8)
INK ($1.34 from $8.99 until 4/8)
Letter Quest Remastered ($2.99 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Mercury Race ($3.99 from $7.99 until 4/8)
Monster Slayers ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Nefarious ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Nerdook Bundle Vol. 1 ($4.49 from $29.99 until 4/8)


Odallus: Dark Call ($4.07 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Omega Strike ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Oniken & Odallus Bundle ($5.99 from $19.99 until 4/8)
Oniken: Unstoppable ($3.39 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Overlanders ($2.49 from $24.99 until 4/8)
Paranautical Activity ($1.19 from $7.99 until 4/8)
Peace, Death! Complete ($1.99 from $4.99 until 4/8)
Pet Shop Snacks ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/8)
Pipe Push Paradise ($3.73 from $10.99 until 4/8)
Please The Gods ($6.49 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Police Stories ($5.99 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Reverse Crawl ($3.89 from $12.99 until 4/8)
Shikhondo – Soul Eater ($4.19 from $13.99 until 4/8)
Skelly Selest ($2.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Slain: Back From Hell ($4.99 from $19.99 until 4/8)


Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Smash Rush ($2.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Spectrum ($2.39 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Splat the Fruit ($8.99 from $14.99 until 4/8)
STANDBY ($0.49 from $4.99 until 4/8)
Straimium Immortaly ($5.99 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Super Blood Hockey ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Super Tennis ($3.89 from $5.99 until 4/8)
Tamashii ($5.99 from $11.99 until 4/8)
Three Fourths Home: Extended ($1.34 from $8.99 until 4/8)
Towertale ($8.49 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Trailer Trashers ($7.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Uncanny Valley ($2.49 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Unexplored ($4.50 from $15.00 until 4/8)
Verlet Swing ($5.09 from $14.99 until 4/8)
Vertical Drop Heroes HD ($1.99 from $9.99 until 4/8)
Wenjia ($6.39 from $7.99 until 4/8)
Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest ($11.04 from $16.99 until 4/8)
XenoRaptor ($7.49 from $14.99 until 4/8)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow will see a handful of new releases, which we’ll be looking at with the usual care. There may also be some sales to deal with, and as far as news we can at least look forward to the announcement of the next Smash event. Maybe a review, maybe not. Surprises are fun! I hope you all have a good Tuesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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