SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher’, ‘A Plague Tale: Requiem’, and Today’s Other Releases and Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher’, ‘A Plague Tale: Requiem’, and Today’s Other Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for October 19th, 2022. Well, it’s Wednesday. This is usually the quietest day of the week and it’s no exception this time around. We have four moderately interesting new games to check out, plus the usual lists of new sales and outgoing discounts. And that’s about it! But I see it as balancing out tomorrow, where we’ve got more than twenty five new games on the schedule at a glance. Oh boy! Let’s get to today’s business!

New Releases
Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher ($49.99)

If you’ve ever been playing Monster Rancher and found yourself thinking that it would be way more awesome if the monsters were from Ultraman, congratulations! Your curiously specific tastes are being met by Koei Tecmo and Bandai Namco! For the most part it’s exactly what you would expect from a Monster Rancher game. There are over two hundred different types of Kaiju to find and fuse, and you can train them up to be powerful fighters. And while the Switch doesn’t have a CD drive to stick CDs into for monster generation, it does have an NFC reader. Scan pretty much any NFC compatible thing up to and including your train pass and you’ll get a unique Kaiju.

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Version ($59.99)

The good news: unlike the first game, A Plague Tale: Requiem is launching on Switch at the same time as every other platform. The bad news: like the first game, A Plague Tale: Requiem on Switch is the Cloud Version. You’ll need a solid internet connection at all times to play this, and the price is no different from other platforms that play the game natively. Thus, if you have another option, I recommend taking it. If you don’t mind streaming games on your Switch, then feel free to enjoy this continuation of the fascinating world established in A Plague Tale: Innocence.

RichMan 11 ($18.99)

The eleventh game in a series of board games heavily influenced (to say the least) by Monopoly. You can play alone or with up to four players in local or online multiplayer. The main twist it offers over standard Monopoly is a system where you can buy and use cards with special effects. Personally I prefer the real thing, but if you’re sick of Monopoly but not its concept you may want to give this a look.

Pnevmo-Capsula ($4.99)

This is a short puzzle-adventure that mostly serves as an excuse to travel through some rather pretty atompunk locations. You play as a little mail delivery trolley and need to make your way from point to point. You’ll have to figure out a way around the various obstacles and dead ends that lay in your path. The price is about right for what it is.

Sales
(North American eShop, US Prices)

A sale on NBA 2K23 already? Sure, why not? Klei is having another sale on its fine line of titles as well. In the outbox, Kemco’s latest sale is wrapping up, along with titles from THQ Nordic and others. Have a careful read-through of those lists to make sure you aren’t missing out on anything you’re interested in.

Select New Games on Sale

The Darkside Detective ($4.15 from $12.99 until 10/26)

The Darkside Detective: AFitD ($9.09 from $12.99 until 10/26)

Spinch ($8.99 from $14.99 until 10/26)

Mutazione ($13.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)

Etherborn ($5.43 from $16.99 until 10/26)

Rain World ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)

Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery ($10.39 from $12.99 until 10/26)

Relic Hunters Zero Remix ($7.79 from $12.99 until 10/26)

Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy ($22.49 from $24.99 until 10/26)

Sky Racket ($2.99 from $14.99 until 10/29)

NBA 2K23 ($38.99 from $59.99 until 10/31)

NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition ($69.99 from $99.99 until 10/31)

Don’t Starve ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)

Don’t Starve Together ($11.99 from $14.99 until 11/1)

Griftlands ($13.39 from $19.99 until 11/1)

Mark of the Ninja Remastered ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)

Invisible, Inc. ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)

Dead By Daylight ($11.99 from $29.99 until 11/2)

Dead By Daylight Ultimate ($48.99 from $69.99 until 11/2)

Tribes of Midgard ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/2)

Lacuna ($2.99 from $19.99 until 11/8)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, October 20th

Alvastia Chronicles ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/20)

An NPC’s Odyssey ($3.49 from $4.99 until 10/20)

Ancient Islands ($6.86 from $12.49 until 10/20)

Anger Force Reloaded ($6.99 from $9.99 until 10/20)

Asdivine Hearts ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/20)

Asdivine Hearts II ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/20)

Asdivine Kamura ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/20)

Asdivine Menace ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/20)

Ashland Dossier ($5.49 from $10.99 until 10/20)

Battle Chasers Nightwar ($11.99 from $39.99 until 10/20)

Battle Worlds: Kronos ($8.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

Chef’s Tail ($5.17 from $11.49 until 10/20)

de Blob ($8.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

de Blob 2 ($8.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

Desktop Soccer ($2.13 from $7.11 until 10/20)

Devil Slayer Raksasi ($9.99 from $14.99 until 10/20)

Explosionade DX ($2.39 from $5.99 until 10/20)

Feather ($3.69 from $9.99 until 10/20)

G-MODE Archives29 Zanac ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/20)

Heaven Dust ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/20)

Heaven Dust 2 ($9.99 from $14.99 until 10/20)

Kingdoms of Amalur RR ($23.99 from $39.99 until 10/20)

Labyrinth of the Chaka King ($3.50 from $7.00 until 10/20)

Legend of Kay Anniversary ($8.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

Madness Beverage ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/20)

Mech Mechanic Simulator ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/20)

MX vs ATV All Out ($19.99 from $39.99 until 10/20)

Our Winter Sports ($3.81 from $12.72 until 10/20)

Pig Eat Ball ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/20)

Regency Solitaire ($5.99 from $11.99 until 10/20)

Running on Magic ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/20)

S.W.A.N. Chernobyl Unexplored ($5.62 from $12.49 until 10/20)

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

Shoot 1UP DX ($2.39 from $5.99 until 10/20)

SpongeBob SquarePants BfBB ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

Sticks Collection ($1.99 from $2.99 until 10/20)

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ($8.99 from $29.99 until 10/20)

The Hundred Year Kingdom ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/20)

Titan Quest ($11.99 from $39.99 until 10/20)

Trios Lofi Beats/Numbers ($2.95 from $7.99 until 10/20)

Weapon of Choice DX ($2.39 from $5.99 until 10/20)

Wizards of Brandel ($6.49 from $12.99 until 10/20)

World Soccer Strikers ’91 ($1.99 from $5.99 until 10/20)

Wreckfest ($31.99 from $39.99 until 10/20)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the Thursday release list, which as mentioned at the start is already over twenty-five games deep. It’s so big I am going to start writing it now, in fact. The biggest title of the bunch is clearly Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, but there is an awful lot to consider beyond that. We’ll also have whatever sales come along, of course. Off to the salt mines with me! I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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