SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Dokapon Kingdom Connect’, ‘King Jister 3’, Plus More New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for May 9th, 2023. It’s a really quiet day today in some regards. We have a handful of new releases to look at, and we’ve got summaries of each of them. My review queue is empty because I’m working on a rather big game at the moment, and there isn’t much news to speak of. We do have some sales to comb through, so we’ll finish things up with those lists. Let’s check out what we’ve got!

New Releases

Dokapon Kingdom Connect ($49.99)

The RPG board game mash-up returns with this Switch entry in the series. If you’re familiar with the PlayStation 2 game, you’ll find this works more or less the same way. One nice bonus is that you can play multiplayer locally or online, and with up to four players. Find some friends and get ready to lock in for the long haul, because a single playthrough of this one can go as high as twenty hours. Definitely not for everyone, but those who enjoy it will probably like it a lot.

LA-MULANA 1 & 2 Bundle ($34.99)

I don’t normally cover bundles anymore, but it’s a bit of a slow day and LA-MULANA rules, so why not? This includes both the first and second game, and both of them are amazing challenges that reward the patient, clever, and courageous player. LA-MULANA 2 even had a recent update that adds more content to it. Never a better time or better way to pick these games up, so if you enjoy pulling your hair out and having fun doing it, then get on it.

King Jister 3 ($5.99)

This is the third in a series of reimagined versions of some Czech text adventures from the 1990s. Despite how it might appear, this is a point-and-click style adventure game where you’ll mainly be solving a bunch of puzzles. The description says that you can enjoy it standalone, and I reckon you’ll have to as the previous two games aren’t on the Switch. They do appear to be on the Google Play Store if you’re feeling adventurous, however. Ha. Adventurous.

Zombie Apocalypse: Survival Stories ($5.99)

A visual novel mixed with what have to be the stiffest-looking battles I’ve seen in a game in some time. Those people look positively bored out of their minds shooting at the shambling hordes. Anyway, the description makes it sound like the most vanilla possible take on the concept, and that isn’t great because this kind of thing has been done to death and back. Like the zombies themselves, I suppose. Six bucks isn’t a lot to ask if you’re more willing to take the gamble than I am, but it takes a pretty special game to get me off the couch for another zombie story and I somehow doubt this is it.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

I’d imagine most people interested in Shovel Knight have the Treasure Trove already, but if you’re buying them piecemeal you really can’t argue with three bucks for King of Cards. The Oregon Trail is also at a new low, and it’s a very enjoyable experience. Over in the outbox, The Kids We Were is finishing up its latest sale, which saw it at its lowest price yet. It’s a really cool game. Check those lists as always.

Select New Games on Sale

Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge ($4.99 from $9.99 until 5/15)
Shovel Knight: King of Cards ($2.99 from $9.99 until 5/16)
The House of Da Vinci ($4.99 from $9.99 until 5/16)
Right and Down ($4.99 from $9.99 until 5/16)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 5/22)
Mr. Driller DrillLand ($5.99 from $29.99 until 5/22)
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris ($32.49 from $49.99 until 5/22)
Sword Art Online Hollow Realization DX ($7.49 from $49.99 until 5/22)
The Red Lantern ($9.99 from $24.99 until 5/23)
Voice of Cards: Forsaken Maiden + DLC ($22.79 from $37.99 until 5/22)
Voice of Cards: Isle Dragon Roars + DLC ($22.79 from $37.99 until 5/25)
Voice of Cards: Beasts of Burden + DLC ($22.79 from $37.99 until 5/25)
The Oregon Trail ($14.99 from $29.99 until 5/29)
Elderand ($13.39 from $19.99 until 5/29)
Scribblenauts Showdown ($3.99 from $39.99 until 5/29)
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga GE ($31.99 from $79.99 until 5/29)
Mortal Kombat 11 ($9.99 from $49.99 until 5/29)
LEGO Worlds ($5.99 from $29.99 until 5/29)
LEGO The Incredibles ($8.99 from $59.99 until 5/29)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 ($5.99 from $29.99 until 5/29)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10th

Battle Brothers A TBT RPG ($14.99 from $29.99 until 5/10)
Bunny Must Die! Chelsea & the 7 Devils ($10.49 from $14.99 until 5/10)
Collapsed ($2.25 from $15.00 until 5/10)
Earth Wars ($1.99 from $4.50 until 5/10)
Flying Girl Striker ($10.50 from $15.00 until 5/10)
Jump King ($6.49 from $12.99 until 5/10)
Little Bit War ($9.59 from $13.71 until 5/10)
Magic Scroll Tactics ($8.39 from $11.99 until 5/10)
Overlord Escape from Nazarick ($17.99 from $29.99 until 5/10)
Panic Porcupine ($6.99 from $7.99 until 5/10)
Super Zangyura ($13.99 from $19.99 until 5/10)
The Kids We Were ($8.31 from $15.99 until 5/10)
Touhou Fan-made Virtual Autography ($10.49 from $14.99 until 5/10)
Touhou Sky Arena Matsuri Climax ($20.99 from $29.99 until 5/10)
VasterClaws 3 ($21.00 from $30.00 until 5/10)
Vazial Saga XX ($23.80 from $34.00 until 5/10)
ZombieVital DG ($10.01 from $14.30 until 5/10)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with more new releases, more sales, and perhaps a bit of news if the universe sees fit to bless us. I have successfully stopped playing PowerWash Simulator again, though for how long remains to be seen. Truly a dangerous game for someone of my nature. The only answer might be to 100% complete it. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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