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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Monster Hunter Rise’ Demo Available Now, Today’s New Releases, Plus the Latest Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 8th, 2021. This ended...

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 8th, 2021. This ended up being a fairly quiet Friday in terms of new releases, but that’s a good thing because I spent half the day at the hospital. It seems like things will be getting back to normal next week, however. Still, there’s enough going on today that the entire eShop went down for a bit. Some kind of demo about killing big animals and wearing their faces as hats or something. There are a couple of new releases to check out, and a relatively big list of new sales to check out. Let’s get to it!

News

‘Monster Hunter Rise’ Demo Now Available

Capcom’s finally getting its butt in gear on the Nintendo Switch, and Monster Hunter Rise shows just what it looks like when a world-class third-party whips our favorite hybrid console to its limits with an original title. But don’t take my word for it, friends. Head on over to the eShop and download the demo for the game. It gives you a solid taste of what we can expect when the final product releases on March 26th of this year. Hunt on your own or gather a few friends for some online or local multiplayer missions. Act quickly, though: this demo is only available until February 1st.

New Releases

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

KEMCO doesn’t work with the folks at Rideon Japan that often, but when it does the result is usually great. Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom is no exception. This one follows the story of a young fellow named Volker who seeks to become both a top adventurer and the court blacksmith. Head into dungeons, gather materials, battle monsters, and craft new equipment so you can take on bigger challenges or just turn a profit by selling the gear at your shop. Assemble a party and take on Guild requests to increase your esteem and move the story forward. If you enjoyed Marenian Tavern Story you’ll find this game pushes a lot of the same buttons. We’ll have a review of this one next week sometime.

Supermoose ($7.99)

Yikes, this is some serious garbage. I don’t know if it’s the worst game I’ve played on Switch, but it’s up there. It might be the worst 3D game, at least. It’s a terrible 3D platformer that gets just about everything wrong. Not even amusing as a joke, save your eight bucks for literally anything else.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Now that’s more like it. Things are back to normal in the sales department, and that’s a good and bad thing. Not a lot of interesting sales in the inbox today, but there sure are a lot of them. I don’t have any particular recommendations beyond noting that Lightwood’s word and logic puzzle games typically offer a fair amount of bang for your buck. The outbox has some good stuff in it, including the excellent action game Wallachia, the intriguing narrative adventure Choices That Matter: And the Sun Went Out, and the well-done Hero Quest homage Dark Quest 2. Have a good look through as usual, friends.

Select New Games on Sale

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/14)
Dynamite Fishing: World Games ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/14)
Art Sqool ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/15)
Brawl Chess ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/15)
Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom ($17.99 from $19.99 until 1/15)
Peace, Death! Complete ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/18)
Draw Chilly ($2.09 from $6.99 until 1/18)
Police Stories ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/18)
Barrier X ($2.09 from $6.99 until 1/18)
Standby ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/18)
12 is Better Than 6 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/18)
Ludomania ($2.00 from $4.00 until 1/18)
Food Truck Tycoon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/18)
Mad Carnage ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/18)
Tardy ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/18)


Event Horizon ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/18)
Paratopic ($2.74 from $5.49 until 1/18)
Farabel ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/18)
Mushroom Quest ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/18)
Dark Burial ($1.99 from $3.99 until 1/18)
Pew Paw ($1.99 from $6.99 until 1/18)
WeakWood Throne ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/18)
Grood ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/18)
Dead Dungeon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)
Sweet Witches ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/19)
Atomic Heist ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/19)
One Person Story ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/19)
Snooker 19 ($13.99 from $34.99 until 1/19)
Word Sudoku by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Word Puzzles by POWGI ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/21)


Word Wheel by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Wordsweeper by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Fifty Words by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Word Search by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Alphaset by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Just a Phrase by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Epic Word Search Collection ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Crypto by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Adventure ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Link-a-Pix Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Block-a-Pix Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Pic-a-Pix Pieces ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
Pic-a-Pix Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/21)
My Hidden Things ($6.29 from $6.99 until 1/21)


Panty Party ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/21)
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/24)
Dog Gone Golfing ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Cobra Kai: Karate Kid Saga ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/27)
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/27)
Deep Diving Adventures ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/27)
Gunma’s Ambition ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Toridama: Brave Challenge ($3.74 from $4.99 until 1/27)
Smash Rush ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Nyan Cat: Lost in Space ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Paper Train ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Mad Bullets ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Red Siren: Space Defense ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Ghoulboy ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/27)
Solitaire Klondike Black ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/27)


Pirates: All Aboard! ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/28)
Destropolis ($4.79 from $5.99 until 1/28)
Connection Haunted Server Error ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/29)
Drag Racing Rivals ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)
Powertris ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/29)
Dream Alone ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)
Exorder ($1.99 from $12.99 until 1/29)
Rawr-Off ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/29)
Nonograms Prophecy ($1.99 from $3.99 until 1/29)
Strike Force Kitty ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/29)
Ego Protocol Remastered ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/29)
Creepy Tale ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)
Pool Pro Gold ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)
Kids: Farm Coloring ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/29)
Make War ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)
Star Horizon ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Apparition ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/9)
Best Friend Forever ($13.39 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Choices That Matter: AtSWO ($3.59 from $5.99 until 1/9)
Dark Quest 2 ($2.19 from $10.99 until 1/9)
Fobia ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/9)
Koral ($2.03 from $11.99 until 1/9)
Merchant of the Skies ($9.89 from $14.99 until 1/9)
Perception ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Robots Under Attack! ($3.59 from $5.99 until 1/9)
Shmubedi Boo ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/9)
Story of a Gladiator ($2.19 from $10.99 until 1/9)
Summer in Mara ($13.74 from $24.99 until 1/9)
Wallachia: RoD ($10.99 from $14.99 until 1/9)
Blood Will Be Spilled ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/10)
Combat Core ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/10)


Deployment ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Eliza ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/10)
Feudal Alloy ($3.39 from $16.99 until 1/10)
Gnome More War ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/10)
Grand Guilds ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/10)
Halloween Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 1/10)
High Noon Revolver ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/10)
Human: Fall Flat ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/10)
Klondike Solitaire ($1.99 from $8.99 until 1/10)
Lily of the Hollow Resurrection ($5.59 from $6.99 until 1/10)
Mummy Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 1/10)
Pirates Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 1/10)
Smart Moves ($5.09 from $5.99 until 1/10)
Super Arcade Racing ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
The Demon Crystal ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Towertale ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Uoris DX ($2.70 from $9.00 until 1/10)
Vortex Attack EX ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Werewolf Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 1/10)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. Next week is looking like a good one, with games like Scott Pilgim vs. The World: The Game, Shadow Gangs, Writhe, and more on the way. Whatever you’re playing, I hope you have a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading!