SwitchArcade Round-Up: Bluetooth Audio Support, ‘Flynn: Son of Crimson’ and Today’s New Releases, Plus the Latest Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 15th, 2021. In today’s article, we’ve got a couple of bits of news to go over before we head into the new releases of the day. There are a handful of games to look at today, with the most promising of the lot being the rather pretty Flynn: Son of Crimson. We round things out with the ever-present lists of new and expiring sales, as is our custom. Let’s crack our knuckles and get to business!


The Latest Switch Firmware Update Adds Support for Bluetooth Audio

Nintendo dropped a new firmware update out of the sky last night, and it adds a feature I know some people have been asking for pretty much since the system launched: Bluetooth audio device support. That’s the headliner of the new 13.0.0 firmware, but it also adds a feature to update LAN port-equipped Switch docks like the one that comes with the OLED Model, an option to maintain the Internet connection in Sleep Mode for systems with wired connections, a new method for beginning control stick calibration, and a way to check if your wireless internet is using the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band. So yeah, not a whole lot of note beyond the Bluetooth audio support unless you’re sporting an OLED Model.

Get an Assist in the Next ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Event

Who doesn’t like a little helping hand now and then? In the Super Smash Bros. series, Assist Trophies have been a nice way to bring in characters that couldn’t make it into the main roster. They’re also a fun gameplay gimmick. This weekend’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event celebrates those Assist Trophies, with a tournament that will run for three days starting on Friday. Assist Trophies will appear during the event, and the more wins you rack up the better the rewards you’ll receive. Now, observe the Nintendog and feel the feelings of cuteness. Do it.

New Releases

Flynn: Son of Crimson ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Ooh, that’s some nice pixel art. This is a level-based 2D platformer with a big floofy dog you can ride. As you make your way through the game, you’ll gain access to new attacks and powers. It looks rather nice and the only impressions of it I’ve found so far are quite positive, so I’m giving it the highlight treatment even though I haven’t been able to play it yet myself. The only caveat is that this game is apparently about five or six hours long, and I’ve been informed that many people these days consider that to be too short or some nonsense. Personally, I think that’s a good length for a platformer, but I know some folks think differently.

Between Time: Escape Room ($9.99)

It’s an escape room game with a time travel theme. You get five different locations set across various time periods, which is as good a gimmick as any. The visuals look fairly sharp, but that’s really all I can say is noteworthy about this. Some people can’t get enough of escape room puzzles, and if that’s you then maybe this will be to your liking.

Mindcell ($5.00)

I know it’s not fair, but I get very suspicious of games that look way too good to be five dollars. It makes me wonder where the savings were made, if you know what I mean. This is a third-person action-adventure game with a cyberpunk setting, and apart from its decent graphics it seems to be rather generic. This originally released on mobile last year, where you can still pick it up for a buck. Buttons might make it better, but I leave that up to you.

Titan Chaser ($4.99)

This one is odd. You drive your car around at night and need to find the giants wandering around, then use a light to chase them away from the town. But you don’t have to? You can just drive around in the foggy night weather and chill out. Those titans aren’t going to go anywhere, after all. No damage, no health, no fuel, no resource management. Just… drive around your car and shine your light at stuff. Eh, it’s a thing.

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered ($14.99)

If you’ve ever wanted to be an annoying cat, this will give you a taste of the experience. You are a house cat. Run around the house and do cat things like damaging the furniture, knocking stuff over, taking a nap in weird places, and randomly meowing. It’s not the deepest of things, but it delivers on the gimmick it promises. This Remeowstered edition overhauls the structure of the game and makes a bunch of improvements to the presentation and UI. Basically shinier with more stuff to do. Still probably best left to cat lovers who are looking for something to fire up now and then to enjoy life with the shoe on the other paw.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

Compared to yesterday, there are a lot fewer amazing SEGA sales to look at today. That’s sad. But there are some good games in the list anyway, like Tin Man’s superb Choices That Matter adventures. The outbox has a lot of good games in it, but for the most part they are games we see in these lists often enough that you probably don’t have to stress about grabbing them now unless you really want to play them today or something. Check both of the lists like your lives depend on it, friends. You never know. The game you buy today just might be the game that saves the world. Probably not. But maybe! Universe of possibilities and all that stuff.

Select New Games on Sale

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break ($7.49 from $29.99 until 9/21)
Override 2: Super Mech League ($9.89 from $29.99 until 9/21)
Curved Space ($15.99 from $19.99 until 9/21)
Degrees of Separation ($5.99 from $19.99 until 9/21)
Troll & I ($3.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)
Deer Drive Legends ($3.99 from $19.99 until 9/21)
Beast Quest ($3.99 from $19.99 until 9/21)
Traffix ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/28)
DroneRidge ($6.64 from $9.49 until 9/29)
Trine Enchanted Edition ($3.74 from $14.99 until 9/29)
Trine 2: Complete Story ($4.24 from $16.99 until 9/29)
Trine 3: Artifacts of Power ($4.99 from $19.99 until 9/29)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince ($5.99 from $29.99 until 9/29)
Boreal Blade ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/29)
Nine Parchments ($4.99 from $19.99 until 9/29)
Titans Black Ops ($3.49 from $6.99 until 9/29)

Dininho Space Adventure ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/5)
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain ($2.99 from $29.99 until 10/5)
Choices That Matter: ATSWO ($2.39 from $5.99 until 10/5)
Choices That Matter: ATSWE ($2.39 from $5.99 until 10/5)
Choices That Matter: ATHWL ($2.39 from $5.99 until 10/5)
Niche: Genetics Survival Game ($12.99 from $19.99 until 10/5)
Yoga Master ($19.99 from $24.99 until 10/5)
Croc’s World 2 ($1.99 from $5.99 until 10/5)
Dungeon Limbus ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/6)
The Deer God ($1.99 from $7.99 until 10/6)
ANIMUS ($3.19 from $7.99 until 10/6)
ANIMUS: Harbinger ($3.19 from $7.99 until 10/6)
ANIMUS: Revenant ($16.09 from $22.99 until 10/6)
Infinite: Beyond the Mind ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/6)
Demong Hunter ($5.59 from $7.99 until 10/6)

Nine Witches: Family Disruption ($11.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Infliction: Extended Cut ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Bullet Battle: Evolution ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Subdivision Infinity DX ($6.59 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Deadly Fighter 2 ($1.99 from $3.99 until 10/6)
Counter Recon: The 1st Mission ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Dark Water: Slime Invader ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Haunted Dawn: Zombie Apocalypse ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/6)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, September 16th

3000th Duel ($5.99 from $14.99 until 9/16)
80’s Overdrive ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Agatha Christie: ABC Murders ($14.99 from $29.99 until 9/16)
American Ninja Warrior ($7.49 from $29.99 until 9/16)
BATTOJUTSU ($3.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Big Buck Hunter Arcade ($4.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Break Dot ($3.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers ($2.49 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Caveman Chuck: Prehistoric Adv. ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/16)
Child of Light Ultimate ($4.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Clumsy Rush ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Cobra Kai: Karate Kid Saga ($19.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)
Color Dots Connect ($1.99 from $5.99 until 9/16)
Cosmic Express ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)

Cube Creator X ($11.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Dark Tower: RPG Dungeon Puzzle ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Dungeon Escape ($3.49 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Eastward ($22.49 from $24.99 until 9/16)
Elva the Eco Dragon ($10.91 from $12.99 until 9/16)
Empire of Angels IV ($13.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Endless Puzzle Fun Collection ($11.99 from $14.99 until 9/16)
Family Feud ($14.99 from $29.99 until 9/16)
Family Tree ($1.99 from $7.99 until 9/16)
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout ($15.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)
Go! Birdie ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Goblin Sword ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Hero Hours Contract ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/16)
ibb & obb ($1.99 from $14.99 until 9/16)

Inside Grass: A Little Adventure ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Instant Farmer ($2.39 from $2.99 until 9/16)
Iro Hero ($3.89 from $12.99 until 9/16)
Jeopardy! ($7.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Just Dance 2020 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)
Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Kirakira Stars Idol Project Ai ($6.00 from $10.00 until 9/16)
Kirakira Stars Idol Project Nagisa ($6.00 from $10.00 until 9/16)
Lode Runner Legacy ($5.99 from $11.99 until 9/16)
Madoris R ($4.00 from $5.00 until 9/16)
Magic Nations: Strategy Card Game ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Magical Girls Second Magic ($3.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Mario + Rabbids KB Gold ($19.99 from $79.99 until 9/16)
Mini Car Racing ($2.49 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Monopoly ($9.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)

MouseBot: Escape from CatLab ($3.49 from $4.99 until 9/16)
My Little Ice Cream Booth ($1.99 from $3.00 until 9/16)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers ($7.49 from $29.99 until 9/16)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
OMG Police Car Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire ($4.19 from $5.99 until 9/16)
Pretty Girls Panic! ($4.79 from $5.99 until 9/16)
Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness ($8.99 from $29.99 until 9/16)
R-Type Dimensions EX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 9/16)
Rapala Fishing Pro Series ($4.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Refreshing Sideways Puzzle Ghost Hammer ($16.79 from $27.99 until 9/16)
Return of the Heir ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
RISK Global Domination ($7.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World ($7.49 from $14.99 until 9/16)

Semispheres ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Sokobond ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Soulblight ($3.74 from $14.99 until 9/16)
Starlink: Battle for Atlas ($11.99 from $59.99 until 9/16)
Starlink: BfA Deluxe ($19.99 from $79.99 until 9/16)
Street Outlaws: The List ($9.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)
Strikey Sisters ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Sudoku Relax 4 Winter Snow ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Sushi Reversi ($9.99 from $13.99 until 9/16)
Syberia 3 ($9.99 from $49.99 until 9/16)
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 ($16.24 from $24.99 until 9/16)
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 9/16)
The Rainsdowne Players ($1.99 from $3.99 until 9/16)
The Sisters: Part of the Year ($23.99 from $29.99 until 9/16)
Toridama: Brave Challenge ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)

Trax – Build It Race It ($2.99 from $14.99 until 9/16)
Trials Rising Gold Edition ($8.99 from $29.99 until 9/16)
Trivial Pursuit Live! ($7.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War ($4.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Void Gore ($2.49 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Wheel of Fortune ($7.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Without Escape ($1.99 from $4.99 until 9/16)
Woven ($1.99 from $19.99 until 9/16)
Zero Strain ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
ZOMB ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/16)
Zombieland: Double Tap Road Trip ($9.99 from $39.99 until 9/16)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the big haul of new Thursday releases. The highlights at a glance include action-packed shoot-em-up Razion EX, the intriguing-looking RPG Eastward, and the bird-themed skater SkateBIRD. There are a lot of other games, so we’ll have our work cut out for us in summarizing them all. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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