‘Bayonetta Origins’, ‘Flame Keeper’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for March 17th, 2023. In today’s article, we have several more new releases to look at as we close out the week. The most notable is the Bayonetta spin-off Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, but there are a couple of other intriguing titles in the bunch as well. After that, we’ve got a healthy list of new sales to check out, and a smaller list of discounts that will expire over the weekend. Let’s go!

New Releases

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon ($59.99)

Hello, yes, it’s time for another Bayonetta game already. We waited a really long time for Bayonetta 3, and it was really good. Bayonetta Origins is a very different kind of game from those in the main series, of course. Less about the stylish combat and more about solving puzzles and exploring. It feels like it’s channeling a little bit of Okami, but only a little bit. Don’t expect something on that scale or depth from this. We’ll have a review of this unusual spin-off soon, but I think Bayonetta fans will at least enjoy how it builds on the lore.

Peppa Pig: World Adventures ($39.99)

Another Peppa Pig game from the folks at Outright Games. Make some characters and go on a world tour with Peppa, visiting various locations around the world. Collect decorations for your house and meet all kinds of characters from the series. I’d imagine kids who love Peppa will have a good time with this, especially if they enjoyed the last game. It certainly looks well-made and authentic to the brand, at the very least. The game isn’t aimed at an old guy like me, so that’s really all I can say about it.

Flame Keeper ($11.99)

Another roguelite game, but one with a few interesting twists to help it stand out. You play as a little flame, and your goal in each area is to collect enough flame power to light the bonfire that allows you to move on. You can get it through various means, and the most reliable might be from battling enemies. But the trick is that flame power is also your health, so if you pour too much of it into the bonfire or just play badly, you might find yourself in a bit of a pinch. I’ll be reviewing this one in a few days, so do look forward to that.

Fur Squadron ($6.99)

This is Dollar Store Starfox, and it’s surprisingly good with that in mind. A team of animal space pilots are doing some routine training in virtual reality, which looks exactly like every barfy 80s homage game from the last several years. Things start to go a little ca-ca, and the danger soon becomes anything but virtual. You get six levels in total, with three levels of difficulty. It doesn’t take too long to play through, but it’s a good time while it lasts.

The Guise ($5.99)

Oh you know, just me and The Guise. Hanging out, playing some games. This is another Metroidvania-style game, and it doesn’t really stand out very much. You play as an orphan who has been turned into a monster by a cursed mask, and as you gather up new abilities your form will become even more monstrous. It’s a few hours long and it never really properly takes off. Dare I say it? It’s kind of boring. Not really a great place to be in a genre as competitive as this one.

Off The Tracks ($4.39)

This is a first-person platformer with thirty levels spread across five worlds. The idea of each stage is that you are jumping along the tops of train cars in some very abstract settings. There’s a bit of chaos thanks to the game’s reliance on its physics model, which adds some flavor to the proceedings. An odd one, but at least it’s cheap.

Quiz 4 All ($3.99)

Cooking & Publishing’s latest is just a plain old quiz game, nothing more or less. I guess on the scale of things they publish, this isn’t too bad. It at least, you know, has some kind of game to it. Up to four people can play locally. I wouldn’t blow four bucks on this, but there are worse things from this publisher.

Labyrinth Runner – Horror Escape Survive Simulator ($4.99)

Another piece of junk from the new-to-the-eShop junk-slingers at GOGAME CONSOLE PUBLISHER, surely a house of ideas if ever there was one. It’s a garbage maze game, and you can surely find a better way to spend five bucks today.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

I suppose the biggest news in the inbox today is that Square Enix is having another sale, this time including some of its newer games like Harvestella, Crisis Core, and The DioField Chronicle. Check through that list and treat yourself to an RPG or two if you feel like it. Not too much going on in the weekend outbox, but have a gander at it as well just in case.

Select New Games on Sale

Pirated Code: Admin Edition ($8.79 from $10.99 until 3/23)
For The Warp ($4.99 from $17.99 until 3/24)
Talisman Digital Edition ($1.99 from $19.99 until 3/24)
NeverAwake ($21.24 from $24.99 until 3/25)
fault StP Lightkravte ($13.49 from $17.99 until 3/25)
Filmechanism ($13.99 from $19.99 until 3/25)
Super UFO Fighter ($8.39 from $11.99 until 3/25)
Touhou Luna Nights ($12.59 from $17.99 until 3/25)
Floppy Knights ($11.99 from $19.99 until 3/28)
Gold Crusader ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/28)
Assault Gunners HD Edition ($4.99 from $9.99 until 3/30)
Dead or School ($8.99 from $29.99 until 3/30)
Prison Princess ($7.99 from $19.99 until 3/31)
Balan Wonderworld ($11.99 from $39.99 until 3/31)
Spelunker Party ($8.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)

PowerWash Simulator ($19.99 from $24.99 until 3/31)
Dragon Quest ($3.24 from $4.99 until 3/31)
Dragon Quest II ($4.21 from $6.49 until 3/31)
Dragon Quest III ($8.11 from $12.49 until 3/31)
Dragon Quest Treasures Deluxe ($38.99 from $64.99 until 3/31)
Dungeon Encounters ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)
The DioField Chronicle ($29.99 from $59.99 until 3/31)
The DioField Chronicle Deluxe ($37.49 from $74.99 until 3/31)
Harvestella ($41.99 from $59.99 until 3/31)
ActRaiser Renaissance ($17.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)
Tactics Ogre Reborn ($34.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Oninaki ($19.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Lost Sphear ($14.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
I Am Setsuna ($15.99 from $39.99 until 3/31)
Collection of Mana ($19.99 from $39.99 until 3/31)
Trials of Mana ($24.99 form $49.99 until 3/31)

Legend of Mana ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)
Star Ocean First Departure R ($8.39 from $20.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy VII ($7.99 from $15.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy VIII ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy IX ($10.49 from $20.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy XII TZA ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition ($11.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon ($15.99 from $39.99 until 3/31)
Chocobo GP ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
World of Final Fantasy Maxima ($15.99 from $39.99 until 3/31)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles ($11.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)
Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII ($39.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Collection of SaGa FF Legend ($11.99 from $19.99 until 3/31)
Romancing SaGa 2 ($7.49 from $24.99 until 3/31)

Romancing SaGa 3 ($8.69 from $28.99 until 3/31)
SaGa Frontier Remastered ($14.99 from $24.99 until 3/31)
SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions ($8.99 from $29.99 until 3/31)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 FC Cloud Vers. ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Kingdom Hearts III Cloud Vers. ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/31)
Kingdom Hearts Integrum Cloud Vers. ($44.99 from $89.99 until 3/31)
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory ($29.99 from $59.99 until 3/31)
Life is Strange True Colors Deluxe ($34.99 from $69.99 until 3/31)
Various Daylife ($19.13 from $28.99 until 3/31)
XPOSED SWITCHED ($3.99 from $9.99 until 3/31)
RPG Time: TLoW ($15.99 from $29.99 until 4/1)
Ender Lilies: QotK ($13.74 from $24.99 until 4/1)
The Oregon Trail ($17.99 from $29.99 until 4/2)
John Wick Hex ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/3)
Black Future ’88 ($1.99 from $19.99 until 4/3)
Monster Train: First Class ($14.99 from $29.99 until 4/3)
Green Hell ($2.49 from $24.99 until 4/6)
Panzer Dragoon: Remake ($2.49 from $24.99 until 4/6)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Milky Way Prince Vampire Star ($5.99 from $14.99 until 3/18)
Pathfinder: WotR Cloud Vers. ($24.99 from $49.99 until 3/18)
Agatha Christie ABC Murders ($8.99 from $29.99 until 3/19)
Escape Game Fort Boyard 2022 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/19)
Ginnung ($4.00 from $5.00 until 3/19)
My Universe: Doctors & Nurses ($11.99 from $29.99 until 3/19)
My Universe: My Baby Dragon ($20.09 from $29.99 until 3/19)
Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness ($2.99 from $29.99 until 3/19)
The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf ($15.99 from $39.99 until 3/19)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week with more new releases, more sales, some reviews, and a bit of news as well. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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