SwitchArcade Round-Up: Nintendo Direct Tonight, ‘Daily Dadish’, Plus Today’s Other Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for February 8th, 2023. It’s one of those days, folks. Big things are happening today, but they’re happening in the future as I write this. We’ll catch up on all of it tomorrow, but for today we have a few new releases to look at along with a small batch of new sales. Will Advance Wars finally resurface? I guess we’ll see. Let’s get to it!


Tonight’s Nintendo Direct Featuring ‘Tears of the Kingdom’ and More

I hope I’ve timed this properly. As I write this, the upcoming Nintendo Direct presentation is about sixteen hours in the future. I think this will probably go up before it starts, but if it doesn’t I can’t do much about that. Anyway, there’s a Nintendo Direct today! It will feature about 40 minutes of footage of upcoming Switch games, and it seems very likely that we’ll be getting new information about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at the very least. Hopefully not just news of a price increase. That’s a very lengthy presentation, so there should be some interesting things included. We’ll know by the time I speak with you all next.

New Releases

Daily Dadish ($9.99)

If you’ve enjoyed the Dadish series of platformers like I have, I know you have just one complaint on your mind: why isn’t there a new level every day of the year? Well, Daily Dadish is here to address that. It includes 365 levels, one for each day of the year, and the gimmick is that you can only play each of them for one day. We’ve seen games like this on mobile, but can this kind of set-up work on consoles with an upfront price? I suppose we’ll see, but I can’t help but root for Dadish.

I am an Air Traffic Controller – Airport Hero Haneda ($49.99)

The Airport Hero series makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch with this release. Just as the title indicates, you’re an air traffic controller at Haneda Airport, and you need to manage the incoming and outgoing planes so that everyone can get where they need to go as smoothly as possible. There are sixteen stages to play as you take care of the busy airport’s four runways. A popular series on the Nintendo 3DS and other platforms, and I’ve little doubt it will find a footing on the Switch as well.

Prison Tycoon: Under New Management ($24.99)

Imagine Theme Hospital but with a prison theme instead of a hospital theme and you aren’t far off from what Prison Tycoon aims to do. The original game came out around twenty years ago and despite a critical hammering it went on to be a rather decent success. A couple of years back this remake came out, and now here it is on Switch. The reception to it has been somewhat mixed and I suspect the Switch isn’t going to improve on issues like difficulty balancing, so proceed with caution.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

I suppose the most exciting thing going on in the sales today is that you can get a lot of racers at really cheap prices. I’m not going to sit here and say the Switch versions of games like V-Rally 4 and WRC 9 are top-shelf releases, but for five or six bucks you’ll get a lot out of them. Not much happening in the outbox today, but I will as usual recommend you have a look through both lists just to be sure nothing catches your fancy.

Select New Games on Sale

Space Tail: EJLH ($13.99 from $19.99 until 2/14)
Astronomical Club for Queers ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/14)
Little Bug ($1.99 from $12.99 until 2/14)
Chalk Gardens ($1.99 from $5.99 until 2/14)
Elemetals: Death Metal Death Match ($1.99 from $12.99 until 2/14)
Under Leaves ($1.99 from $12.99 until 2/14)
To Leave ($1.99 from $19.99 until 2/14)
P.3 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/14)
Inukari Chase of Deception ($1.99 from $7.99 until 2/14)
Boreal Tenebrae ($1.99 from $6.99 until 2/14)
It’s Kooky ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/14)
Ammo Pigs: Armed & Delicious ($1.99 from $7.99 until 2/14)
Art Sqool ($1.99 from $12.99 until 2/14)
Just Dance 2023 Deluxe ($38.49 from $69.99 until 2/17)
Ravenous Devils ($3.49 from $4.99 until 2/22)
HyperParasite ($2.69 from $17.99 until 2/22)

OlliOlli Switch Stance ($2.99 from $14.99 until 2/22)
V-Rally 4 Ultimate Edition ($6.99 from $69.99 until 2/28)
WRC 9 Deluxe Edition ($4.99 from $49.99 until 2/28)
Overpass Deluxe ($6.49 from $64.99 until 2/28)
TT Isle of Man ($4.99 from $49.99 until 2/28)
Monster Truck Championship RH Edition ($14.99 from $49.99 until 2/28)
Super Soccer Blast ($3.99 from $7.99 until 2/28)
Super Tennis Blast ($4.49 from $14.99 until 2/28)
Super Volley Blast ($4.99 from $9.99 until 2/28)
Pure Chase 80’s ($1.99 from $14.99 until 2/28)
RiMS Racing ($14.99 from $49.99 until 2/28)
Hunting Simulator 2 ($11.99 from $39.99 until 2/28)
Niche Genetics Survival Game ($5.99 from $19.99 until 2/28)
Exertus Redux ($2.06 from $4.39 until 2/28)
Adverse ($1.99 from $5.99 until 2/28)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, February 9th

Abyss of the Sacrifice ($19.99 from $39.99 until 2/9)
Always Sometimes Monsters ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/9)
Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi ($19.99 from $49.99 until 2/9)
Bloody Rally Show ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/9)
Burger Patrol ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/9)
Dog Gone Golfing ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/9)
Dungeon and Puzzles ($3.49 from $9.99 until 2/9)
EDF World Brothers Deluxe ($39.59 from $59.99 until 2/9)
Evil Tonight ($12.74 from $14.99 until 2/9)
Funghi Explosion ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/9)
Goblin Sword ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/9)
In My Shadow ($7.20 from $12.00 until 2/9)
Kamikaze Veggies ($9.09 from $12.99 until 2/9)
Miles & Kilo ($1.99 from $7.99 until 2/9)
Omega Labyrinth Life ($23.99 from $59.99 until 2/9)

Omega Strike ($2.24 from $14.99 until 2/9)
Samurai Maiden ($47.99 from $59.99 until 2/9)
Severed Steel ($12.49 from $24.99 until 2/9)
Sherlock Holmes & Hound of Baskervilles ($6.49 from $12.99 until 2/9)
Signs of the Sojourner ($6.99 from $19.99 until 2/9)
Spinfrog ($4.99 from $19.99 until 2/9)
Tamashii ($1.99 from $11.99 until 2/9)
The Little Acre ($4.89 from $12.99 until 2/9)
The Sinking City Deluxe ($12.99 from $64.99 until 2/9)
The Unexpected Quest ($5.25 from $15.00 until 2/9)
Tower of Time ($4.99 from $24.99 until 2/9)

Trifox ($13.99 from $19.99 until 2/9)
Tunnel of Doom ($6.99 from $13.99 until 2/9)
Uncanny Valley ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/9)
Underhero ($4.24 from $16.99 until 2/9)
Vampire the Masquerade NY Bundle ($5.79 from $28.99 until 2/9)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with some news, lots of new releases, and probably a few sales too. I’ll be enjoying the Nintendo Direct presentation through some ear phones in bed because it happens at 7 AM Japan time. Hopefully nothing too exciting as if I hoot or holler my wife will bonk me with a mallet. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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