SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Farabel’, ’60 Parsecs!’, and Today’s Other New Releases, Plus a Soul-Shatteringly Huge List of Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 20th, 2019. There aren’t many days left before Christmas, and apparently everyone and their uncle thought it might be a fine time for another sale. I don’t have all of the more than four hundred games that were discounted listed here, but I do have most of the really good ones. Plus: today’s new releases! And that’s all, because my fingers hurt from typing up those sales. Let’s go!

New Releases

Farabel ($9.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Farabel is a turn-based strategy game with a really neat hook. The game starts at the end of the story and as you play through you’ll actually be working your way back in time to see how everything started. Beyond that gimmick, time travel also comes into play in a mechanical sense as you can roll back moves on units to take extra turns here and there. As you move backwards through the storyline, your characters actually level down and get weaker. It’s neat, though I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that you can pick this up for a couple of bucks on mobile and get pretty much the same experience.

60 Parsecs! ($9.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Yeah, this one is pretty neat. It’s a survival game at its core, but the gimmick is a solid one. Basically, fifteen seconds after the game begins, all heck breaks loose. You’ve got sixty seconds to grab whatever you can and get off of your ship. Then you have to last as long as you can with the supplies you took and whatever luck (or lack thereof) that comes your way. Some genuinely good comedic writing helps pull the whole thing together. It’s a bit more random than I’d like, but not so much that it’s difficult to enjoy by any means. If you like this sort of genre, I think you’ll take to this one quite well.

Super Trench Attack ($8.00)

This is a light-hearted twin-stick shooter take on World War I. Um, best not to dwell on that too much. The point is that you’re in the trenches and sometimes the bad guys are monkeys with guns. There are some light RPG elements, lots of items and weapons to collect, and all the usual stuff that makes these kinds of games fun to pick up and play. Nothing too special, but the price isn’t too bad for what it is.

Arcade Archives Mat Mania Exciting Hour ($7.99)

Back in 1985, Technos Japan’s Mat Mania was pretty much the best pro wrestling game around. Made by a lot of the same people behind games like Renegade, Double Dragon, and River City Ransom, Mat Mania features some solid combat and visuals that still have a certain appeal to them. Check out the fun “cameo” appearances in the crowd, while you’re at it. I still think this game is fairly enjoyable, but I’m not going to fool myself into thinking a near 35-year-old sports game is going to hold its appeal for everyone. Hamster has done an excellent job with it as usual, at least. I think if you have nostalgia for this game, you won’t go wrong by picking this version up.

Sales

Yeah, the fools went and did it again. Following up on the Black Friday sale that saw more than six hundred games go on sale at once, we now have a Holiday sale with more than four hundred new discounts to check out. Like before, I had to wave the white flag on listing them all. It would have taken all day, and I only like to spend a half-day on earning my kibble. Instead, I’ve sorted out a few of the major publisher sales, then done an unsorted list of other titles I’ve deemed cool. If you want to see the full list, head on over to Nintendo’s site.

Select New Games on Sale

Square Enix Sale

Final Fantasy VII ($9.59 from $15.99 until 1/2)
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered ($13.39 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Final Fantasy IX ($12.59 from $20.99 until 1/2)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD ($24.99 from $49.99 until 1/2)
Final Fantasy XII ($24.99 from $49.99 until 1/2)
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Dragon Quest ($3.99 from $4.99 until 1/2)
Dragon Quest 2 ($5.19 from $6.49 until 1/2)
Dragon Quest 3 ($9.99 from $11.99 until 1/2)
Oninaki ($34.99 from $49.99 until 1/2)
Collection of Mana ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon ($23.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
World of Final Fantasy Maxima ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
Romancing SaGa 2 ($18.74 from $24.99 until 1/2)

Ubisoft Sale

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection ($31.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
Just Dance 2020 ($25.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
Trails Rising Gold ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
South Park: The Stick of Truth ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole ($19.79 from $59.99 until 1/1)
Child of Light Ultimate ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Valiant Hearts ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Starlink: Battle for Atlas ($19.79 from $59.99 until 1/1)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold ($19.99 from $79.99 until 1/1)
Rayman Legends Definitive ($11.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)

THQ Nordic Sale

Red Faction Guerrilla ($20.09 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Darksiders Warmastered ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Darksiders II Deathinitive ($20.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Saints Row: The Third ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
The Raven Remastered ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar ($13.19 from $39.99 until 1/2)

Bandai Namco Sale

Katamari Damacy Reroll ($17.99 from $29.99 until 12/30)
Dragon Ball FighterZ ($14.99 from $59.99 until 12/30)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($12.49 from $49.99 until 12/30)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth ($34.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
Ni no Kuni ($34.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet ($35.99 from $59.99 until 12/30)
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization ($19.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
God Eater 3 ($35.99 from $59.99 until 12/30)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes ($23.99 from $59.99 until 12/30)
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive ($24.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
My Hero One’s Justice ($23.99 from $59.99 until 12/30)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! ($19.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
Namco Museum ($10.19 from $29.99 until 12/30)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 ($11.99 from $39.99 until 12/30)
One Piece Unlimited World Red ($11.99 from $39.99 until 12/30)
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/30)
Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/30)
Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm 3 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/30)

Select Other Sales

Blazing Chrome ($8.49 from $16.99 until 1/2)
Rabi-Ribi ($20.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Golf Story ($9.89 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Cities: Skylines ($15.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
Hidden Folks ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/3)
Death Road to Canada ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/3)
Alchemic Dungeons DX ($3.19 from $7.99 until 1/2)
Machinarium ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Rad Rodgers Radical ($7.49 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Ninja Striker! ($1.59 from $3.99 until 1/2)
Piczle Lines DX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
The Jackbox Party Pack ($9.99 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Manticore – Galaxy on Fire ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Yoku’s Island Express ($6.79 from $19.99 until 1/2)


Atelier Ryza ($53.99 from $59.99 until 1/3)
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists ($41.99 from $59.99 until 1/3)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle ($35.99 from $59.99 until 1/3)
Nights of Azure 2 ($29.99 from $59.99 until 1/3)
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain ($11.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Gal*Gun 2 ($17.99 from $44.99 until 1/3)
Yooka-Laylee ($13.59 from $39.99 until 1/2)
Worms W.M.D ($10.19 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Bastion ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Transistor ($3.99 from $19.99 until 12/26)
Windjammers ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Armello ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Batman – The Telltale Series ($4.94 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Batman: The Enemy Within ($4.94 from $14.99 until 1/2)


Rocket League ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Art of Balance ($6.29 from $8.99 until 1/2)
The Escapists: Complete ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
The Escapists 2 ($6.79 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Blossom Tales ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/9)
The is the Police ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
This is the Police 2 ($9.89 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Super Blood Hockey ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/8)
Our World is Ended ($38.99 from $59.99 until 1/2)
Truberbrook ($20.09 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Iron Crypticle ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/3)
Rock Boshers DX ($2.79 from $6.99 until 1/3)
Aqua Kitty UDX ($3.59 from $8.99 until 1/3)
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Mercenaries Wings ($7.79 from $12.99 until 1/2)


Runbow ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Another World ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Titan Quest ($11.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
Iconoclasts ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)
Into the Breach ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Destiny’s Princess ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/8)
de Blob ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
de Blob 2 ($7.49 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Odallus: The Dark Call ($4.07 from $11.99 until 1/8)
Oniken: Unstoppable ($3.39 from $9.99 until 1/8)
Reverie: Sweet As ($6.49 from $12.99 until 1/2)
Feudal Alloy ($8.49 from $16.99 until 1/8)
Pang Adventures ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Guacamelee! ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Guacamelee! 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)


Shadows of Adam ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Black Paradox ($5.09 from $14.99 until 1/8)
Overcooked Special ($6.79 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Overcooked! 2 ($14.99 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Gun Gun Pixies ($42.49 from $49.99 until 1/3)
Goonya Fighter ($0.99 from $24.99 until 1/7)
The Journey Down Trilogy ($23.99 from $39.99 until 1/2)
The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
RAD ($13.99 from $19.99 until 12/30)
Omega Labyrinth Life ($41.99 from $59.99 until 1/8)
A Dark Room ($4.19 from $6.99 until 1/2)
Slime Tactics ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Bot Vice ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/8)
Super Star Path ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/8)
Automachef ($10.04 from $14.99 until 1/2)


Kotodama: 7 Mysteries ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Root Letter: Last Answer ($25.49 from $29.99 until 1/3)
Blasphemous ($19.99 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Vambrace: Cold Soul ($17.49 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Doraemon Story of Seasons ($34.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
The Bradwell Conspiracy ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/3)
The Sinking City ($24.99 from $49.99 until 1/2)
The Legend of Dark Witch ($5.59 from $7.99 until 1/8)
The Wardrobe: Even Better ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/27)
Dark Devotion ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Oceanhorn ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/9)
Kamiko ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/2)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
VOEZ ($15.00 from $25.00 until 1/2)
Cube Creator X ($12.99 from $19.99 until 1/8)
Overlanders ($9.99 from $24.99 until 1/1)


Incredible Mandy ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Kuukiyomi: Consider It! ($3.49 from $4.99 until 12/26)
R-Type Dimensions EX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Nekopara Vol.1 ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/9)
Lode Runner Legacy ($9.59 from $11.99 until 1/6)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Get Me Outta Here ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/21)
PixARK ($19.99 from $39.99 until 12/21)
Wuppo: Definitive ($9.89 from $14.99 until 12/21)
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force ($19.99 from $39.99 until 12/22)
Mary Skelter 2 ($29.99 from $39.99 until 12/22)
Moero Chronicle Hyper ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/22)
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions ($23.99 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Super Neptunia RPG ($24.99 from $49.00 until 12/22)

That’s all for today, friends. And all for this week. I’ll probably do one more regular article on Monday because of all of the new releases, but after that, it’s a few days of holiday mode where we’ll be running some Top 10 lists instead. And now, I will engage in my weekend tradition of icing my poor, broken hands. Have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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