Arkham Trilogy’, ‘SteamWorld Build’, Plus Today’s Other Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 1st, 2023. We’ve got a lot of big games hitting today, new DLC For Samba de Amigo, and this is probably going to be the last day this year with so many heavy hitters. I guess we’ll see. But for today, we’ve got Batman, Dragon Quest, SteamWorld, Turok, and more on the plate. After summarizing those, we head over the lists of new and expiring sales. Let’s get to business!

Three New Samba de Amigo: Party Central DLC Packs Are Out Now

SEGA’s Samba de Amigo: Party Central on Switch has been getting quite a bit of post-launch support with many music packs, and it has added three new ones this week. These are priced at $4.99 each, and include at least three songs. The highlight for me is Amigo’s Favorites Music Pack bringing in Tubthumping from Chumbawumba. The packs are Amigo’s Favorites Music Pack (three songs), Party Music Pack (four songs), and Kawaii Music Pack (three songs including YOASOBI’s Idol and the Love and Berry Fashion Set). They are all up on the eShop under Samba de Amigo: Party Central right now. -Mikhail Madnani

New Releases

Batman: Arkham Trilogy ($59.99)

Long rumored, finally delivered, the Batman: Arkham Trilogy is now available on your Switch. It includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight with most of the DLC you would expect. I haven’t had the chance to play these versions yet, but I would imagine at least Asylum and City run well enough. Arkham Knight, originally for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, is the big question mark here. Let’s hope it fares better than Mortal Kombat 1 did, at least.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince ($59.99)

It’s been a hot minute since the last Dragon Quest Monsters game made its way westward, so I’m thrilled to see this one. Even more so since it jumps off of the story and world of Dragon Quest IV, putting players in the role of Psaro as he tries to overcome a curse using his ability to synthesize and control monsters. We’ll be doing a full review of this one, and I can only hope I enjoy it more than I did the last Dragon Quest spin-off release.

SteamWorld Build ($29.99)

So far the SteamWorld series has had a tower defense game, a light Metroidvania, a turn-based strategy game, a not-so-light Metroidvania, and a role-playing game. Well, I suppose a city builder makes as much sense as anything for the next chapter. In this game you’ll build your own SteamWorld towns, mining the underground for resources and using them to develop your city above ground. I’ll be doing a review of this one soon, but what I will say for now is that this series has yet to produce anything less than very good, and I think you’ll find that pattern holds here.

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered ($29.99)

The third numbered game in the Turok trilogy of Nintendo 64 first-person shooters has finally gotten the remaster treatment from Nightdive. As with the previous remasters, you don’t get any of the multiplayer features here but you do get a nicely spiffed up version of the single player campaign. Along with this release, a trilogy pack of the three Turok remasters has been made available that allows you to save a bit of money if you want to go all-in. I’ll be reviewing this one as soon as I can, but I only just got my hands on it today so it might be a little while.

TEVI ($34.99)

This is a bullet hell Metroidvania-style action-adventure game with a fair amount of established talent on the development team. The character design is by RWBY‘s Ein Lee, the OST includes folks who worked on OPUS, Cytus, DEEMO, and Muse Dash, and the lead programmer is the person who developed Rabi-Ribi. That’s some pedigree, which bodes well for the game. Our pal Mikhail is going to be doing a review of this one, and I’ll be interested to read his thoughts on it.

Uzzuzzu My Pet – Golf Dash ($19.99)

Yes, it’s a RedDeer game, which means its normal price is bonkers inflated so that it can look like a deep discount when it’s marked down to what it should be normally priced at. This one is a silly golf game featuring the characters of Uzzuzzu My Pet, which is something I have only heard of via another game. Indeed, that might be the only appearance of these characters. You’d think this might be a party game of some sort, but no, it’s just for a single player. If you want to buy it, only do so when it’s on sale.

The Ramsey ($17.99)

A 2D platformer starring a squirrel with a gun that makes things float. Sure, why not? I kind of respect that the game description goes deep on the plot and premise and doesn’t bother rifling off the usual bullet points. I spy a map up in the corner of the screens, so this might have some exploratory elements. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, so I can’t really say for sure. Reviews over on Steam indicate this is a pretty good game, albeit a bit on the short side. Might be worth investigating further.

Thy Creature ($19.99)

This is an unusual action game inspired, very loosely, by Frankenstein. As a creature, you have to ascend a tower to recover people’s memories. You’ll have to dodge wild bullet hell patterns, solve simple puzzles, and unravel the story piece by piece. It seems interesting, but also aggravating. I don’t like the character’s hit box much, and given the game is basically a dodge-em-up, that doesn’t bode well for the overall enjoyment of the thing.

Zomborg ($4.99)

This is a very generic overhead twin-stick shooter without much of interest going for it beyond the fact that you can customize your character. There are probably better ways to spend a fiver on the eShop.

Make it! Takoyaki ($3.00)

This game knows exactly what it wants to be, and what it wants to be is a simple multiplayer-ready game about making takoyaki. Up to four can join in via splitscreen local play. It’s only a little deeper than your average Mario Party mini-game, but it’s priced decently for what it offers.

Last Escape: Dead Complex ($4.99)

A 2D survival-horror game where you need to escape from an apartment complex. It is very dark. There are dead people. Try not to become one of them. The game seems very proud of its loot system, which I take to mean that it has a loot system. I don’t like horror, so I’m not going anywhere near it.

2weistein – The Curse of the Red Dragon 3 – V2 ($18.00)

Another helping of action-adventure and math problems for the younger set. This is the fourth or fifth of these we have seen release on Switch so far, so I’m assuming there’s an audience for it.

The Bin Bunch

Word Space ($2.00)

Witch’s Potion: Water Sort Puzzle ($4.99)

World War: D-Day PART TWO ($14.99)

Dino Get Out! ($6.00)

Breakout Birdie Puzzle ($6.00)

Breakout Birdie Puzzle 2 ($6.00)

Breakout Birdie Escape ($6.00)

Breakout Birdie Escape 2 ($6.00)

Breakout Birdie Panic ($6.00)

Breakout Birdie Panic 2 ($6.00)


(North American eShop, US Prices)

If you’ve been holding out to get about thirty generic driving games for rock-bottom prices, today is your lucky day. If not… well, I guess there’s Fuga? Over in the weekend outbox, it’s your last chance to catch up on all the SteamWorld games along with other fun stuff from Thunderful.

Select New Sales

Wall World ($7.99 from $9.99 until 12/9)
Fuga: Melodies of Steel ($23.99 from $39.99 until 12/11)
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 ($31.99 from $39.99 until 12/11)
Restless Night ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Dr. Oil ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Richy’s Nightmares ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Ammo Pigs: Cocked & Loaded ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Catana ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/15)
Ghost 1.0 ($2.49 from $9.99 until 12/15)
Circus Pocus ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Horror Gallery ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/18)
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened: Deluxe ($19.99 from $49.99 until 12/21)
Light Tracer ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/21)
Gunma’s Ambition ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/21)
Project Highrise: AE ($7.99 from $39.99 until 12/21)

Carnage: Battle Arena ($1.99 from $15.99 until 12/22)
City Stunt Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Construction Site Driver ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
Construction Site Driver 2 ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Driving World: Italian Job ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Car Parking Club ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Slingshot Stunt Driver & Sports ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
4×4 Dirt Track ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
4×4 Offroad Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
4×4 Offroad Driver 2 ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Car Factory Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Driving World: Aspen ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)
Monster Truck XT Airport Derby ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
Car Racing Trials ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Driving Quest ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)

Emergency Driver Simulator ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
Quarry Truck Simulator ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
City Traffic Driver ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
City Traffic Driver 2 ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Driving World: Nordic Challenge ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
Car Driver Ultimate ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
Car Parking Simulator ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Camper Van Simulator 2 ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
New York City Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Car Dealer Driver ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Ski Resort Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Camper Van Simulator ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Sports Car Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Offroad Night Racing ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Race Track Driver ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)

Construction Simulator 3 ($6.99 from $19.99 until 12/22)
Super Hero Flying School ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Crazy Plane Landing ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Through the Years ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Base Jump Wing Suit Flying ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Ramp Bike Jumping ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Super Hero Driving School ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Bike Jump ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Jump Into The Plane ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Idle Inventor: Factory Tycoon ($1.99 from $10.99 until 12/22)
Construction Ramp Jumping ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Jump the Car ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Multi Race: Match the Car ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Archery Club ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)
Coast Guard: Beach Rescue Team ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)

Cargo Crew Driver ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)
Gas Station: Highway Services ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)
Multilevel Parking Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Paradise Island Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Extreme Car Driver ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)
Drift & Drive ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Detective Driver: Miami Files ($1.99 from $11.99 until 12/22)
Venice Taxi Boats ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Super Car Driver ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/22)
Baseball Club ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/22)
Roof Jump Stunt Driver ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Shopping Mall Parking Lot ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Firefighting Simulator The Squad ($27.99 from $34.99 until 12/22)
Moving Out 2 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 12/22)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Anthill ($2.49 from $9.99 until 12/2)
Ary and the Secret of Seasons ($3.99 from $39.99 until 12/2)
Cake Bash ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
Candy Jump Featuring Frosty ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/2)
Cris Tales ($3.99 from $39.99 until 12/2)
Crowns & Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
Cursed to Golf ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons ($18.74 from $24.99 until 12/2)
Firegirl Hack n Slash Rescue DX ($3.59 from $17.99 until 12/2)
Giga Wrecker Alt. ($3.74 from $24.99 until 12/2)
Hello Kitty Kruisers ($4.49 from $29.95 until 12/2)
Islanders ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/2)
Jurassic World Aftermath Collection ($11.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)
LEGO Bricktales ($14.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)
Lonely Mountains Downhill ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)

Lost Words: Beyond the Page ($1.99 from $14.99 until 12/2)
Override 2: Super Mech League ($2.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)
PHOGS! ($9.99 from $24.99 until 12/2)
RICO ($2.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
Say No! More ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/2)
Skully ($2.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)
Source of Madness ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
SteamWorld Dig ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)
SteamWorld Dig 2 ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
SteamWorld Heist ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
SteamWorld Quest: HoG ($4.99 from $24.99 until 12/2)
Swordship ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
Teslagrad 2 ($11.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)
Teslagrad Power Pack Edition ($17.98 from $29.98 until 12/2)
The Last Hero of Nostalgia ($17.49 from $24.99 until 12/2)
Wavetale ($14.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. This was a surprisingly busy week, and I’m really not feeling very good. I’m going to take some medicine and cross my fingers that I don’t have to check back into the hospital, but I suppose we’ll know by Monday which way that ball is going to bounce. I hope you all have a nice weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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