SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Swords & Souls: Neverseen’, ‘Rogue Explorer’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for August 18th, 2021. In today’s article, we’ve got a thin slice of news before we head into the new releases for the day. Not a huge assortment to look at, but all of them have some merit. That doesn’t happen most days! After that, we’ve got the usual lists of new and expiring sales for you to look over. A little quieter than usual, but nothing wrong with that sometimes. Let’s jump in and see what’s waiting!

News

Today’s ‘Pokemon Presents’ Offers News on Upcoming ‘Pokemon’ Games

Ahh, the time zone difference again. By the time this is posted, the Pokemon Presents presentation will have already aired. You will surely know what new information about Pokemon Shining Pearl/Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Legends: Arceus came out in the half-hour video. Maybe there were some surprises? But I am writing this roughly six hours before the presentation airs, and I am not privy to that information. But the video should be right up there for you to watch, and if there’s any really big news I will recap it tomorrow. Enjoy!

New Releases

Swords & Souls: Neverseen ($14.99)

This is a very hard game to put down once you get into it. The idea here is that you play through the story by fighting turn-based battles, and in between them you use the resources you earned to improve your training facilities and upgrade the town’s services. All of your stat games come from training, which involves playing various mini-games. It feels like something between a light turn-based RPG and an idle game, and I can’t decide if it’s a bunch of fun or just taking advantage of my baser instincts. I’ll have to figure it out soon, because I will be reviewing this one early next week.

Rogue Explorer ($7.99)

If you’re in the mood for a very low-friction roguelite action game, you may want to look into this game. You customize your character’s look then head into the various dungeons, which take the form of procedurally-generated open areas with lots of enemies to battle, traps to avoid, and loot to find. Death only costs you some temporary stat boosts and special skills, as your character will survive with all gear intact. Basically, this is one of those roguelites where as long as you keep playing, you are sure to eventually overcome any obstacle. Not a bad thing, if that’s the flavor you’re after.

Out of Line ($12.99)

This is a short but fairly sweet puzzle platformer with a truly striking art style that helps the game stand out in a very crowded genre. The game is extremely vague with its narrative, so don’t expect much satisfaction there if you’re the sort that wants a clear story. It’s also relatively easy, which makes the couple of hours it runs more of a relaxing evening than a challenging affair. The main character’s design reminds me a lot of Maxwell from Scribblenauts, but unless I missed some very big twist along the way, I think it’s just coincidence.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Well, that’s a more manageable list than the last few, at least. If I were to pick some things to look at, I would perhaps lean towards Fear Effect Sedna, the BIT.TRIP games, and maybe Blazing Beaks? Maybe? You could also just save your money, as there’s nothing that rare or exceptional in the inbox. The outbox, though, is a different matter. Lots of great indies at great prices, many of which only go on sale every few months or so. Too many to list, really. Just give it a good scan and make sure you’ve bought everything you want from it while you still can.

Select New Games on Sale

Stay Safe ($4.49 from $5.99 until 8/22)
Lost Words: Beyond the Page ($9.74 from $14.99 until 8/24)
Deployment ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/24)
Trine: Ultimate Collection ($9.99 from $49.99 until 8/24)
Override: Mech City Brawl ($9.89 from $29.99 until 8/24)
Forgotton Anne ($7.99 from $19.99 until 8/25)
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition ($6.49 from $12.99 until 8/25)
Fear Effect Sedna ($1.99 from $19.99 until 8/25)
Oh My Godheads: Party Edition ($2.99 from $14.99 until 8/25)
Greak: Memories of Azur ($17.99 from $19.99 until 8/25)
Word Crush Hidden ($3.74 from $4.99 until 9/6)
Brawl ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Robonauts ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/7)
Jumping Joe & Friends ($1.99 from $2.49 until 9/7)
One Strike ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/7)


Coffee Crisis ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Escape Doodland ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Mana Spark ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Wondershot ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Koloro ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Super Hero Fight Club: Reloaded ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Utopia 9: Volatile Vacation ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Unit 4 ($1.99 from $14.99 until 9/7)
Not Not: A Brain Buster ($1.99 from $2.49 until 9/7)
Blazing Beaks ($1.99 from $14.99 until 9/7)
Akane ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/7)
Mini Trains ($1.99 from $5.99 until 9/7)
Wreckin’ Ball Adventure ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/7)
#RaceDieRun ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Chop ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)


Rimelands: Hammer of Thor ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Puzzle Book ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/7)
Shipped ($1.99 from $5.99 until 9/7)
Party Treats ($1.99 from $2.49 until 9/7)
REKT! High Octane Stunts ($1.99 from $5.99 until 9/7)
Space Pioneer ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
Barbarous: Tavern of Emyr ($1.99 from $7.99 until 9/7)
Akuto: Showdown ($1.99 from $7.99 until 9/7)
Welcome to Primrose Lake ($1.99 from $7.99 until 9/7)
Pocket Mini Golf ($1.99 from $2.49 until 9/7)
HyperParasite ($2.99 from $17.99 until 9/7)
Tharsis ($2.99 from $11.99 until 9/7)
Gravity Rider Zero ($1.99 from $6.99 until 9/7)
Dex ($1.99 from $19.99 until 9/7)
Death’s Hangover ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/7)


Eyes: The Horror Game ($1.99 from $2.49 until 9/7)
Stencil Art ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/7)
Zombie Blast Crew ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/7)
BIT.TRIP Series, Assorted ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/7)
Door Kickers ($4.99 from $11.99 until 9/7)
DungeonTop ($4.99 from $13.99 until 9/7)
Timothy & the Mysterious Forest ($3.99 from $7.99 until 9/7)
Good Night, Knight ($5.99 from $11.99 until 9/7)
Arcane Arts Academy ($1.99 from $7.99 until 9/7)
Tiny Lands ($2.99 from $5.99 until 9/7)
Epistory: Typing Chronicles ($9.99 from $14.99 until 9/7)
8-Ball Pocket ($2.03 from $5.99 until 9/7)
Here Be Dragons ($7.19 from $17.99 until 9/7)
Stealth ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/7)
Jurassic Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 9/7)
World Soccer Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 9/7)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, August 19th

0 Degrees ($3.49 from $4.99 until 8/19)
2064: Read Only Memories Integral ($10.32 from $20.64 until 8/19)
20XX ($8.99 from $17.99 until 8/19)
A Monster’s Expedition ($15.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
AER Memories of Old ($1.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Alchemic Dungeons DX ($3.99 from $7.99 until 8/19)
Ambition of the Slimes ($2.50 from $5.00 until 8/19)
Apocryph: Old-School Shooter ($6.99 from $14.95 until 8/19)
Axiom Verge ($17.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Axiom Verge 2 ($17.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Banners of Ruin ($15.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
BATTLLOON ($3.49 from $6.99 until 8/19)
Blue Rider ($2.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)
Boomerang Fu ($5.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Bot Vice ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)


Brigandine: TLoR ($34.99 from $49.99 until 8/19)
Bullet Beat ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Captain StarONE ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)
Chalk Dash Carnival ($1.99 from $7.09 until 8/19)
Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)
Clumsy Rush ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Creature in the Well ($7.49 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)
Cybxus Hearts ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Cytus Alpha ($24.99 from $49.99 until 8/19)
Dark Grim Mariupolis ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Darkwood ($7.49 from $14.99 until 8/19)
DEEMO ($14.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
Delicious! Girls Mahjong Solitaire ($4.19 from $5.99 until 8/19)
Demon’s Tilt ($10.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)


Desktop Baseball ($2.91 from $7.29 until 8/19)
Desktop Basketball ($2.88 from $7.20 until 8/19)
Desktop Bowling ($2.95 from $7.39 until 8/19)
Desktop Dodgeball ($2.98 from $7.45 until 8/19)
Desktop Rugby ($1.99 from $7.43 until 8/19)
Desktop Soccer ($2.84 from $7.11 until 8/19)
Desktop Table Tennis ($2.96 from $7.41 until 8/19)
Desktop Volleyball ($2.97 from $7.43 until 8/19)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen ($14.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
Edna & Harvey The Breakout ($4.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes ($4.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Eight Dragons ($6.79 from $7.99 until 8/19)
Evil Inside ($10.99 from $12.99 until 8/19)
Exodemon ($10.99 from $12.99 until 8/19)
Fairune Collection ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)


Felix the Reaper ($1.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Fire Tonight ($4.79 from $5.99 until 8/19)
Football Manager 2021 Touch ($15.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)
Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special ($23.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
Hentai vs Evil ($7.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)
Hide & Dance ($3.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Implosion ($5.99 from $11.99 until 8/19)
Kamiko ($2.49 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Kawaii Deathu Desu ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Kuukiyomi: Consider It! ($3.74 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Lanota ($7.49 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Mail Mole + Xpress Deliveries ($9.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Mom Hid My Game! ($3.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Mom Hid My Game! 2 ($4.24 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate ($15.99 from $39.99 until 8/19)


My Universe: My Baby ($11.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
My Universe: Pet Clinic ($20.99 from $29.99 until 8/19)
Necrobarista – Final Pour – ($18.69 from $21.99 until 8/19)
Necrosphere Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 8/19)
Nexoria: Dungeon Rogue Heroes ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Ninja Striker! ($1.99 from $3.99 until 8/19)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
OBAKEIDORO! ($13.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
OMG Police: Car Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Onimusha: Warlords ($7.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
OPUS: Rocket of Whispers ($4.49 from $8.99 until 8/19)
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth ($2.50 from $5.00 until 8/19)
Our Flick Erasers ($6.48 from $12.96 until 8/19)
Pine ($9.99 from $24.99 until 8/19)
Project Warlock ($8.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)


ReactorX ($2.49 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Retro Machina ($11.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Rev Up! RC Grand Prix ($9.28 from $13.26 until 8/19)
Robothorium ($10.04 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Samurai Defender: Ninja Warfare ($3.99 from $7.99 until 8/19)
Shift Happens ($1.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Shinsekai Into the Depths ($14.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Silence ($1.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Smart Moves ($2.39 from $5.99 until 8/19)
Space Marshals ($9.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Spider Solitaire F ($2.50 from $5.00 until 8/19)
State of Mind ($1.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
SubaraCity ($2.50 from $5.00 until 8/19)
Super Star Path ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
Task Force Kampas ($1.99 from $5.99 until 8/19)


Tetragon ($11.99 from $14.99 until 8/19)
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
The Dark Eye: Memoria ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
The Explorer of Night ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/19)
The Long Journey Home ($1.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
The Lost Cube ($8.49 from $9.99 until 8/19)
The Midnight Sanctuary ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/19)
The Shrouded Isle ($4.49 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Tiny Metal ($7.49 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/19)
Trigger Witch ($13.49 from $14.99 until 8/19)
Undead Battle Royale ($8.10 from $9.00 until 8/19)
Virtual Battle ($5.38 from $7.69 until 8/19)
VOEZ ($12.50 from $25.00 until 8/19)
Void Source ($2.49 from $5.99 until 8/19)


Voxel Galaxy ($1.99 from $7.43 until 8/19)
Voxel Pirates ($1.99 from $7.28 until 8/19)
Voxel Shot ($1.99 from $8.00 until 8/19)
Voxel Sword ($1.99 from $7.00 until 8/19)
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? ($19.49 from $29.99 until 8/19)
World Tree Marche ($5.99 from $11.99 until 8/19)
Zombie Scrapper ($1.99 from $2.99 until 8/19)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the Thursday release summaries, which include such titles as Thea 2: The Shattering, Rush Rally Origins, and Mayhem Brawler among many others. We may have some news to check out, and we’ll almost certainly have some new sales to consider. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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