SwitchArcade Spherical-Up: ‘Shantae: Risky’s Revenge’, ‘Roki’, ‘Hardcore Mecha’, and Immediately’s Different New Releases and Gross sales

Hi there light readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for October fifteenth, 2020. There are loads of new video games right this moment. It took me about seven hours to analysis and write about all of them. There are additionally some new gross sales. They didn’t take seven hours to kind up. Opposite to many inside jokes, Shaun does not receives a commission by the phrase. Allow us to proceed with right this moment’s parade of recent video games.

New Releases

Shantae: Dangerous’s Revenge – Director’s Lower ($9.99)

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Not to remove from the achievements of the primary recreation, however Shantae: Dangerous’s Revenge is the sport that correctly put Shantae on the map. It’s a way more playable recreation than the unique, and it had the notable benefit of being accessible to anybody with a Nintendo DSi versus late Sport Boy Shade collectors and/or millionaires. So it’s good to see it arrive on the Nintendo Swap, becoming a member of its larger and infrequently higher follow-ups. That is the Director’s Lower, which features a new mode of play and a few changes to varied recreation parts. It will not be fairly nearly as good as a few of the different Shantae video games you may get on the Swap, however it’s actually price ten bucks in case you haven’t performed it earlier than.

Shoot 1UP DX ($5.99)

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Sure, it’s one other vertical shoot-em-up, however this one has a neat gimmick. As you play, 1up gadgets will seem pretty typically. Choose them up and you’ll not stuff them within the drawer for future use however reasonably deploy them instantly. You’ll be able to have as much as 30 ships in play directly, and within the native co-op multiplayer there is usually a complete of 60 ships on the market. Wow! If preserving them secure sounds tough, I’m joyful to tell you that you may suck your ships right into a compact formation at any time when you could. This new DX model provides extra content material, addressing one of many larger points with the unique. With a pleasant value and a novel idea, this can be a fairly good pick-up for the discerning shoot-em-up fan.

Roki ($19.99)

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A narrative-heavy journey recreation steeped in Scandinavian folklore, Roki follows the story of Tove, a lady on a journey to avoid wasting her household. She travels to a forest pulled straight out of a darkish fairy story, full with legendary monsters and creatures that she’ll need to cope with a technique or one other. The puzzles aren’t too robust, as the sport appears to need you to expertise its compelling story absolutely. However they’re there, and I recognize that. Actually although, the strongest facets of Roki are its glorious environment and emotional story. Come to it for these issues and I can’t think about lots of you’ll stroll away upset.

Seers Isle ($16.99)

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Very daring setting a recreation in a piece of a failing division retailer chain, however what are you able to… oh, I see. Seers Isle. Nicely, you’ll be able to see how I made the error. All jokes apart, that is an superior narrative journey set in a fantastical model of medieval Europe. Some apprentice shamans go to a sacred island to study the methods of magic, however they’re shaken once they hold having desires of an odd girl with horns. You’re taking the position of one of many members of the group and must make decisions to find out the circulation of the story. There are loads of completely different routes to seek out, and tons of optionally available art work that you simply’ll solely see by poking round along with your decisions. There are a number of endings, after all. The writing is admittedly nice on this one, and it’s undoubtedly price testing in case you get pleasure from choice-based journey video games.

Alongside the Edge ($16.99)

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That is from the identical developer as Seers Isle, and guess what? It’s additionally actually good. That is once more a choice-based narrative journey the place your choices will decide the principle character’s character and look together with the final course of the story. That primary character is Daphne, a younger girl who’s on the finish of her rope with the best way issues are stepping into her life. She will get an opportunity to alter issues up when she abruptly inherits an outdated home in the midst of nowhere. However can a change of setting actually make a distinction in her life, or will she simply fall again into outdated habits? That’s as much as you, mates. A lot of completely different branches to discover on this one, every with its personal artwork and conditions to come across.

Digital Tremendous Pleasure 2 ($9.99)

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This follow-up to Digital Tremendous Pleasure is one other sensible, ultra-tough platform with a powerful sense of favor and concepts to burn. Make your means by means of greater than fifty levels, lots of which have a selected hook to name their very own. Battle 4 bosses and hold your eyes open for secrets and techniques as you hop, slice, and run by means of wild and wacky hazards. The motion is strong and the sport is simply plain enjoyable to play. Observe that there shall be additional paid DLC for extra ranges and such, simply as with the PC model. So far as I can collect, this preliminary buy simply consists of the bottom recreation, however that’s nonetheless loads for ten bucks.

The Jackbox Get together Pack 7 ($29.99)

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Look, there have been six of this stuff already. I think about you’ve all made your minds up as to how you are feeling about them by now. This seventh installment consists of 5 get together video games to get pleasure from with mates. Quiplash 3 works like the primary two Quiplash video games. The Devils and the Particulars has you taking part in as a household of devils making an attempt to suit into the suburbs. Champ’d Up is a drawing/preventing recreation the place you create a fighter after which battle them to win titles. Speaking Factors sees one participant giving speeches on the fly, responding to image prompts given to them by one other participant who’s the Assistant. Lastly, Blather Spherical forces you to explain a secret immediate with a really restricted vocabulary. As standard, native multiplayer solely, as much as eight gamers. It’s enjoyable with mates.

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Hardcore Mecha ($24.99)

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A 2D action-platformer that includes mechas. It has nice minimize scenes and it was fairly clearly made by individuals who love mecha anime. It’s truly actually good, particularly in its single-player marketing campaign mode. I believe it helps loads when you have affection for mecha battles, however I really feel like on some degree most individuals do? There’s additionally an internet and native wi-fi battle mode for as much as 4 gamers, and a same-screen native choice for 2 gamers. It may be enjoyable, however for me it’s all about that marketing campaign. You’ll be able to unlock and use 42 completely different mechas, and there’s a stunning quantity of selection of their designs and the way they play. Cool stuff.

Ring of Ache ($19.99)

Nicely, that is sort of neat. It’s a roguelite card recreation of types that offers you a bunch of playing cards in a hoop, with every one representing a room within the dungeon. As such you’ll be able to see slightly bit forward and attempt to plan for it. There are 16 core path dungeons with 2 branching endings, onerous mode gadgets you’ll be able to unlock, a every day dungeon, a bunch of particular dungeons, and extra. A lot of dungeons, mates. There are additionally an entire bunch of things. Greater than 180, in case you can consider it. And whereas we’re throwing numbers on the market, you’ll be able to stay up for coping with greater than 40 completely different creatures. Looks like a neat idea, however I’d must spend extra time with it to make any sort of choice about it.

Area Crew ($19.99)

That is the follow-up to Bomber Crew, and it actually feels prefer it. Mainly transfer the setting to house and add just a few extra plates to maintain spinning whereas every part is on hearth and also you’re nine-tenths of the best way there. You must discover house and perform missions along with your stalwart crew, which is completely boring till bother arrives and also you’re left making an attempt to make issues work with out actually having sufficient sources to take action. It’s actually no FTL, however you don’t need to be the most effective to be good. And that is, by and enormous, fairly good. Simply know what you’re entering into. This recreation is admittedly robust, and it’s a bit repetitive as effectively. Search for it to fill little pockets of time the place you’ll be able to afford to get ticked off.

Fort of No Escape ($2.99)

Fort of No Escape 2 is an honest recreation, all issues thought of. I’m undecided I’d say the identical in regards to the first recreation, which feels very very like the results of a recreation jam. And I suppose it ought to, as a result of it’s. That manifests in loads of methods, with the obvious being that there’s no precise method to escape the citadel. It’s proper there within the title, in any case. Accumulate all of the treasures, defeat the final boss, and that’s actually all you are able to do. The sport doesn’t finish after that so I assume simply muck round till you’re bored. I suppose it’s solely three {dollars}, which can make it attention-grabbing to select at in case you’re in search of one thing actually low cost right this moment.

Burst Shooter ($1.99)

Uh oh, there’s one other challenger for the cheapie crown right this moment. It’s actually onerous to say which is healthier. Or worse, I assume. It is a horizontal shooter the place you management a chook and must blast the incoming enemies. Doing so will improve your well being factors, which in flip will increase your vitality degree, which ends up in upgrades to your chook. Given the plethora of nice shoot-em-ups on the Swap, I’m undecided why you’d select this one. However I’m not aware of the darkest secrets and techniques within the hearts of humankind nor do I particularly wish to be. Do what you could.

Alpaca Ball: Allstars ($29.99)

I sort of anticipated this to be a catastrophe, however it’s truly fairly enjoyable. It’s a wacky physics-based soccer recreation the place you subject alpacas who swing their heads round to knock the ball into the aim. Form of like a cuter Rocket League, however not fairly nearly as good as that. As much as eight gamers can get in on this regionally, and the extra individuals you might have the extra hilarious nonsense you’ll rise up to. There’s additionally a profession mode in case you don’t produce other individuals available, however it’s actually not the purpose. It’s a disgrace there’s no on-line mode in right here, and the sport might most likely use some unlockable goodies to maintain gamers coming again, however the core gameplay does its job and that could be sufficient for our party-oriented readers.

Dustoff Z ($14.99)

The Choplifter-inspired motion of Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 meets the zombie apocalypse as a result of, hey, why not? Maneuver your chopper good, choose up zombies to deliver again for analysis, or wreak slightly havoc. The Dustoff Heli Rescue video games tended to be first rate video games you’d choose up for affordable and have some enjoyable with. We’ll need to see if this recreation punches issues up sufficient to justify its increased value, however on the very least I believe we are able to say that in case you loved the earlier video games on this collection you’ll wish to give this one a severe look.

Combat ($9.99)

Aw heck, it’s Sabec. You’ve gotten received to be kidding me. Severely, Sabec? A preventing recreation? You’re simply going to go forward and generic up a preventing recreation? Going to cost {that a} couple bucks greater than one thing like fifty NEOGEO fighters whose heinies your recreation isn’t match to wipe? Heck, I assume I ought to be grateful there’s an choice for a second participant, even when it simply native. Get out of right here with this, you absolute hacks.

Tough Spider ($5.00)

Hmm. Nicely, fantastic. You play because the spider, and you could keep away from the pink birds. At the least till you unlock different issues. However the thought is that you simply press and launch the button to maneuver the spider up and right down to keep away from the incoming obstacles. If you wish to play with a pal, there may be help for native multiplayer. See who could make it the farthest and get the most effective rating. That’s it, that’s the sport. Shifting on.

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Useless Z Meat ($9.99)

From the makers of Mad Bullets comes this zombie-blasting gentle gun shooter minus the sunshine gun. Like that recreation’s Swap model, Useless Z Meat requires you to make use of a Pleasure-Con as an alternative to the sunshine gun, to blended outcomes. Observe that you may’t use a Professional controller, and also you received’t be capable of play on a Swap Lite until you personal separate Pleasure-Cons. Anyway, this works loads like Mad Bullets in observe. Level, shoot, accumulate money for doing effectively, purchase upgrades and new weapons, and head to the following stage. Single-player solely, sadly. I do just like the comedic tackle the undead right here. Nonetheless slightly spooky and grotesque however very cartoony. However yeah, all of it hangs on how effectively the Pleasure-Con as a pointer works for you.

Cloudpunk ($24.99)

Have you ever ever questioned what it might be wish to be a supply individual in a cyberpunk world? No? Nicely, then I don’t know how one can introduce this recreation! Thanks loads! Let’s simply go to it, then. There are loads of attention-grabbing narrative adventures hitting the eShop right this moment, and that is one other one. It has an exploration ingredient that ties in with the principle theme of you being a supply individual in a neon metropolis, and a forged of bizarre and charming characters that you simply’ll be interacting with. It’s oddly sort of chill? Probably not a must have however it’s not unhealthy both. I’d say if the screenshots and fundamental premise attraction to you, go for it. You’ll most likely dig it.

That is the Zodiac Talking ($19.99)

Look, we all know who the actual Zodiac Killer is. However if you wish to entertain different prospects, That is the Zodiac Talking allows you to do this. That is an journey recreation the place you play a personality loosely based mostly on one of many actual survivors of the Zodiac Killer. You must seek for clues and attempt to decide their id, however in case you’re not cautious you might find yourself as one other sufferer. It sounds good, however sadly it simply doesn’t work on most ranges. The puzzles aren’t very attention-grabbing, the story has poor pacing, and the entire enterprise has so many technical issues that it’s actually onerous to get pleasure from.

Dream ($9.99)

Nicely, good luck discovering something on the web about this recreation with a title that generic. I do not know if this recreation launched some place else earlier than, however its developer Rising Win Tech is slightly simpler to seek out information on. They’ve accomplished a few journey video games earlier than, they usually normally lean extra in direction of the escape room finish of issues. In Dream, you get up within the morgue of an odd hospital and must discover it and clear up puzzles to determine its mysteries and the way all of it ties in with you. If this follows quality-wise within the footsteps of the developer’s earlier titles, it’s most likely first rate however not spectacular.

Brunswick Professional Billiards ($19.99)

Farsight Studios, having virtually completely deserted its earlier bread-and-butter pinball, takes a step into one other staple of amusement facilities: billiards. The sport options full Brunswick licensing, giving that additional little bit of authenticity. You’ll be able to play towards one other participant regionally or on-line, or battle towards an AI opponent. My concern comes with what the sport refers to as Brunswick Bucks, which can be utilized to improve your tools and tables. You’ll be able to apparently earn these by defeating different gamers on-line, however you can too purchase them as a consumable IAP. I’m certain Farsight has accomplished an honest job of the particular nuts and bolts of the gameplay, however I instinctively wish to draw back once I see a recreation providing a collection of numerous quantities of one thing known as “Brunswick Bucks” as real-money purchases.

Terror Squid ($9.99)

This recreation has some actual potential. You play as a squid touring round globes, leaving a path of bullets behind it that it then has to dodge as they arrive again round. I’m not 100% clear on this, however I consider the concept is to fill the world with as many bullets as you dare, then detonate the lot to earn factors. You’ll get the next rating in case you push issues to the bullet-hell extremes, however that carries quite a lot of danger. The entire thing is offered in cool vector graphics, which inserts the idea rather well. I haven’t had an opportunity to play this recreation but, however I’m undoubtedly going to. If it’s as superior as I believe it is going to be, I’ll let you recognize.

Batbarian: Testomony of the Primordials ($19.99)

That price ticket is a daring play. Can a 2D motion recreation from an indie developer with little hype reside as much as it? Possibly, mates. Possibly. After an unplanned dive into an abyss, you could discover your means out. You’re a barbarian, and your pal is a luminous bat who will assist gentle the best way. Utilizing a mix of brains and brawn, you could battle your means by means of the abyss, fixing puzzles in additional than 400 rooms filled with challenges and enjoyable secrets and techniques. It is a reasonably massive recreation for what it’s, so it at the least lives as much as that price ticket in quantity. The play’s the factor, nonetheless, and to that I can not communicate as I haven’t had the possibility to place my fingers on this one correctly but.

Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World ($9.99)

Phew, this one’s a golden oldie within the cellular world. We reviewed it right here at TouchArcade again in January 2012, in reality. I don’t acknowledge the identify of the reviewer, in order that’s undoubtedly a minute or two in the past. She gave the sport 4 stars and made plenty of references to basic level and click on journey video games from LucasArts and Sierra, but additionally spoke of fond recollections of Zak McKracken. Hmm. Nicely, the LucasArts vibe is unquestionably what Kaptain Brawe strives for, and whereas it considerably will get the general character and setting proper, the puzzles and different mechanical bits aren’t in the identical league as that stuff. It’s an honest entry-level journey recreation, however I wouldn’t push it a lot farther than that.

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Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Gross sales! A lot of them for a Thursday, actually. I believe Arc System Works may also be having a sale on a bunch of its video games, however I didn’t see them on sale once I loaded up the eShop on my Swap, so that they aren’t right here. It’s possible you’ll wish to test anyway. Anyway, take a look at each lists as standard. There shall be many extra gross sales to have a look at tomorrow.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break ($19.49 from $29.99 till 10/21)
Override: Mech Metropolis Brawl ($9.99 from $39.99 till 10/21)
Silk ($3.89 from $12.99 till 10/21)
Beast Quest ($11.99 from $29.99 till 10/21)
Bear With Me: The Misplaced Robots ($1.99 from $4.99 till 10/21)
Deer Drive Legends ($5.99 from $19.99 till 10/21)
Levels of Separation ($5.99 from $19.99 till 10/21)
Troll & I ($2.99 from $29.99 till 10/21)
Ninjin: Conflict of Carrots ($1.99 from $9.99 till 10/21)
Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($8.99 from $29.99 till 10/21)
Trine: Final Assortment ($14.99 from $49.99 till 10/21)
Skully ($19.49 from $29.99 till 10/21)
Tilt Pack ($9.99 from $14.99 till 10/22)
Galacide ($12.00 from $15.00 till 10/23)
Assortment of Mana ($19.99 from $39.99 till 11/2)

Trials of Mana ($34.99 from $49.99 till 11/2)
Ghostbusters: The Video Sport ($7.49 from $29.99 till 11/2)
The Jackbox Get together Pack 3 ($16.24 from $24.99 till 11/2)
The Jackbox Get together Pack 6 ($19.49 from $29.99 till 11/2)
MX Nitro: Unleashed ($2.49 from $9.99 till 11/2)
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn ($4.99 from $19.99 till 11/2)
8-Ball Pocket ($2.03 from $5.99 till 11/3)
A Hero and a Backyard ($3.74 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Devious Dungeon ($4.39 from $7.99 till 11/3)
Devious Dungeon 2 ($4.79 from $7.99 till 11/3)
Daggerhood ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Gravity Duck ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
I & Me ($4.99 from $9.99 till 11/3)
Inksplosion ($2.49 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Tremendous Destronaut DX ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)

Tetra’s Escape ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Azure Reflections ($12.49 from $24.99 till 11/3)
Gensokyo Defenders ($9.99 from $19.99 till 11/3)
Gensou Skydrift ($19.19 from $23.99 till 11/3)
I Am The Hero ($5.99 from $9.99 till 11/3)
Heroes Trials ($3.59 from $5.99 till 11/3)
Entry Denied ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
FullBlast ($3.59 from $5.99 till 11/3)
Jack N’ Jill DX ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Shadow of Loot Field ($3.99 from $7.99 till 11/3)
League of Evil ($3.99 from $7.99 till 11/3)
Midnight Deluxe ($2.49 from $4.99 till 11/3)
36 Fragments of Midnight ($1.99 from $2.99 till 11/3)
Squareboy vs Bullies: Enviornment ($2.49 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Plantera Deluxe ($2.74 from $4.99 till 11/3)

One Extra Dungeon ($4.39 from $7.99 till 11/3)
Twin Robots: Final ($3.99 from $7.99 till 11/3)
Peasant Knight ($1.99 from $2.99 till 11/3)
Tremendous Weekend Mode ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Iron Snout ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Zeroptian Invasion ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
My Large Sister ($3.59 from $5.99 till 11/3)
Warlock’s Tower ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Hoggy2 ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Scheming Via Zombie Apocalypse ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Tremendous Field Land Demake ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Deep Area Rush ($2.99 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Eager: One Woman Military ($4.99 from $15.99 till 11/3)
RogueCube ($3.74 from $4.99 till 11/3)

Prehistoric Dude ($3.74 from $4.99 till 11/3)
Even the Ocean ($11.24 from $14.99 till 11/3)
Tremendous Sportmatchen ($7.45 from $14.90 till 10/22)
Momodora: RUtM ($11.99 from $14.99 till 10/22)
Bug Fables: Eternal Sapling ($21.24 from $24.99 till 10/22)
Ara Fell: Enhanced ($10.49 from $14.99 till 10/22)
The Bridge ($1.39 from $9.99 till 10/23)
Virtually There: The Platformer ($0.19 from $9.99 till 10/23)
Tumble Stone ($1.79 from $14.99 till 10/23)
Gurgamoth ($0.09 from $9.99 till 10/23)
Breakpoint ($3.74 from $4.99 till 10/23)
Ambassador: Fractured Timelines ($9.74 from $14.99 till 10/23)
Midnight Evil ($1.99 from $9.99 till 10/26)
Monster Blast ($3.99 from $7.99 till 10/26)
Phrase Mesh ($3.49 from $6.99 till 10/26)
M.A.C.E. Tower Protection ($1.99 from $3.99 till 10/26)

Inexperienced Sport: TimeSwapper ($2.00 from $2.99 till 10/26)
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder ($1.99 from $9.99 till 10/26)
The Rainsdowne Gamers ($0.07 from $3.99 till 10/30)
Blue Rider ($2.99 from $9.99 till 11/5)
Princess Closet ($18.74 from $24.99 till 11/5)
Zero Pressure ($6.99 from $9.99 till 11/5)
Process Drive Kampas ($2.99 from $5.99 till 11/5)
Many Faces ($2.49 from $4.99 till 11/5)
My Bewitching Fragrance ($14.99 from $19.99 till 11/5)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, October sixteenth

#Funtime ($9.74 from $14.99 till 10/16)
4×4 Dust Monitor ($7.19 from $11.99 till 10/16)
Battleship ($9.99 from $19.99 till 10/16)
Vivid Paw ($9.99 from $12.99 till 10/16)
Damaged Traces ($17.49 from $24.99 till 10/16)
Bubsy: Paws on Fireplace! ($4.99 from $24.99 till 10/16)
Chameleon ($1.49 from $4.99 till 10/16)
Clue: Basic Thriller Sport ($14.99 from $29.99 till 10/16)
Coast Guard: Seashore Rescue Staff ($3.59 from $11.99 till 10/16)
Damsel ($3.39 from $16.99 till 10/16)
Danmaku Limitless 3 ($4.99 from $9.99 till 10/16)
Deleveled ($7.49 from $9.99 till 10/16)
Dream Alone ($0.99 from $9.99 till 10/16)
Ego Protocol: Remastered ($0.99 from $4.99 till 10/16)
Exorder ($1.29 from $12.99 till 10/16)

F-117A Stealth Fighter ($1.49 from $4.99 till 10/16)
Children: Farm Coloring ($3.49 from $4.99 till 10/16)
Make Warfare ($3.99 from $9.99 till 10/16)
Monkey King: Grasp of Clouds ($1.49 from $4.99 till 10/16)
Nonograms Prophecy ($1.19 from $3.99 till 10/16)
Pirates: All Aboard! ($0.59 from $5.99 till 10/16)
Raiden V: Director’s Lower ($8.99 from $29.99 till 10/16)
Rawr-Off ($0.29 from $2.99 till 10/16)
Roundguard ($11.99 from $19.99 till 10/16)
Star Horizon ($4.99 from $9.99 till 10/16)
Strike Drive Kitty ($1.99 from $4.99 till 10/16)
Summer season Sweetheart ($13.99 from $19.99 till 10/16)
Tough Towers ($7.49 from $14.99 till 10/16)
Unruly Heroes ($10.59 from $19.99 till 10/16)
Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe ($4.54 from $12.99 till 10/16)
Woodle Tree Adventures ($0.49 from $4.99 till 10/16)

That’s it for right this moment, mates. There are round ten new releases on the schedule for tomorrow, and that’s assuming no surprising video games pop up right this moment after I’ve gone dwelling. There may even be a bunch of gross sales to take a look at. I hope you all have an incredible Thursday, and as all the time, thanks for studying!

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