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Let’s Go!’ Introduces Its Master Trainers, ‘Dynasty Warriors 8’ Is Switch-Bound, & an ‘Ys’-y Choice for the Game of the Day – TouchArcade

Let’s Go!’ Introduces Its Master Trainers, ‘Dynasty Warriors 8’ Is Switch-Bound, & an ‘Ys’-y Choice for the Game of the Day – TouchArcade

Welcome to your SwitchArcade Roundup for October 22nd, 2018. Your hardened adventurer Phil is again with extra information and reductions pertaining to the Change! This week goes to be additional spooky with impressions of Darkish Souls: Remastered and Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption coming at you later. However, let’s persist with the current for now, and take a glimpse at the Game of the Day to start out of this week of new SwitchArcade Roundups!

Game of the Day

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana ($59.99)

It’s a rarity to see the Ys collection hit a Nintendo system in the trendy period of gaming (the final was a 3D remake of Ys I and Ys II on the Nintendo DS). Nevertheless, because of NIS America, the newest entry in the collection–and the first unique entry in eight years–sees its arrival on the Nintendo Change with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

When a big squid monster capsizes the luxurious ship that protagonist Adol Christin and his adventuring companion Dogi are crusing on, everybody on board the ship finds themselves washed up on an island. Sadly, this island is one from legend–a cursed one the place those that discover themselves on it by no means get to flee. With this nugget of information understood, Adol searches to find others who washed up on the shore of this island and convey them again to a makeshift city that serves as a hub in Ys VIII, Castaway Village.

Ys VIII could be very a lot a extra expansive recreation with lots of exploring to do. Whereas many of the areas of the island are inaccessible, when Adol finds extra castaways, the means to take away particles and different obstructions from paths is opened up. He simply wants a sure quantity of castaways to assist him clear these obstacles away. As Castaway Village’s inhabitants grows, extra obstructions may be eliminated, permitting Adol’s celebration to discover extra wonders (and risks) of the cursed island.

Talking of Adol’s social gathering, for most of the recreation Adol has two different characters touring alongside him. Every might be cycled between with a press of the Y button, and that is crucial not simply to offer endangered characters time to breathe but in addition as a result of sure enemies are weak to sure weapon varieties. For example, Sahad’s anchor is incredible for taking out enemies with robust protection, whereas Laxia’s piercing assaults are good for defeating flying foes. This celebration system returns from Ys Seven and Ys: Reminiscences of Celceta, initially launched on the PSP and PlayStation Vita respectively.

Fortunately, fight is concerned as all the time in the Ys collection, and Ys VIII continues this development. Easy button mashing gained’t win too many main battles. An incredible offense is an effective protection, and you may press one of the shoulder buttons to carry out timed-blocks and evades of two varieties when an enemy assaults: the L button for a roll, which slows down time permitting Adol and his celebration to attain additional hits on an enemy, or the R button for a guard, which boosts that character’s assault energy for a brief quantity of time.

These evades and guards have to be carried out with actual and correct timing, or else you’ll simply get the receiving finish of an enemy’s strike. I like the danger and reward system right here, as it’d simply be higher to remain again from enemies and infrequently go in for an assault right here and there, in case you can’t fairly get the timing down on guarding and evading.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana does take a short while for the foremost story to get going. Up till then, the focus is extra on the on a regular basis happenings in Castaway Village and exploring the island earlier than the stakes really get greater. That stated, with over 40+ hours of satisfying exploring and fight, an superior soundtrack–an indicator for the Ys collection and Falcom-developed video games basically–and serviceable visuals (I’m guessing this Change port was based mostly off the Vita model), Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is most undoubtedly advisable and is spotlighted at this time as the week’s first Game of the Day.


Master Trainers have arrived in Pokemon: Let’s Go!

Final week the SwitchArcade Roundup delivered information about the Master Trainers inside the upcoming newcomer-friendly Pokemon Gen 1 remakes, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! There are 151 of these trainers, and every duties you with a one-on-one battle that includes equivalent Pokemon. Beating a Master Coach unlocks their title for your coach to make use of, and the actual problem of Pokemon: Let’s Go! is trying to earn all 151 titles by defeating each Master Coach of every Pokemon in the recreation. Now, Nintendo and The Pokemon Firm have a model new trailer displaying this new post-game function in motion. I notably am fond of the Pokemon anime reference with the dueling Metapods! Speak about a tough stalemate!

Dynasty Warriors Eight: Xtreme Legends Definitive Version heading westward

Cramming all of the content material of Dynasty Warriors Eight with the content material offered in Dynasty Warriors Eight: Xtreme Legends–together with a overwhelming majority of DLC from these video games–Dynasty Warriors Eight: Xtreme Legends Definitive Version (a mouthful if there ever was one) is coming to the West as a digital obtain launch, as talked about in a Koei Tecmo press launch. For people who personal Warriors Orochi four, which launched final week, you’ll unlock bonus costumes on prime of all of the content material this definitive version of Dynasty Warriors Eight and its upgraded launch delivers. Dynasty Warriors Eight: Xtreme Legends Definitive Version launches on the eShop on December 27th for a worth of $39.99. Moreover, you will get 10% of the recreation when you purchase it inside the first week from its launch.

The world and gameplay of Shakedown: Hawaii get uncovered with this overview trailer

Beforehand on the SwitchArcade Roundup, I spotlighted Retro Metropolis Rampage DX as the Game of the Day. Now, its sequel is lastly approaching launch after a few years of patiently ready. Whereas Retro Metropolis Rampage DX went for an Eight-bit fashion, Shakedown: Hawaii goes all in on its 16-bit inspirations. This 2D Grand Theft Auto-style recreation sees an abundance of new gameplay varieties, property buying, and far more. Why have me spoil what’s on supply once I couldn’t do the recreation sufficient justice–even with my clean, attractive writing prose! As an alternative, take a look at this overview trailer that goes in-depth in to the world and gameplay of Shakedown: Hawaii.

Psyonix delays Rocket League’s RocketID to early 2019

Those that have been craving to play Rocket League on their Nintendo Change with a higher pool of gamers–akin to these on the PlayStation four–you could be a bit dissatisfied to learn this bit of information relating to RocketID. Want a refresher on RocketID? Positive factor. It’s the upcoming cross-platform social gathering system that may allow play with all platforms and enhance upon the already present cross-play featured inside the recreation. In a group publish on the official Rocket League web site, Psyonix particulars that RocketID gained’t fairly be prepared for 2018. As an alternative, the launch has been pushed again to early 2019. Whereas that’s disappointing, with the high quality of Rocket League and all of its options already, it appears protected to recommend that this additional time in the oven will most undoubtedly be value it.

Teaser trailer for Challenge Monolith exhibits off work-in-progress recreation for the Change

Venture Monolith is coming to the Change, and this new teaser trailer exhibits a good quantity to be enthusiastic about. That includes some “good on the eyes” visuals, and mixing combat with exploration, Project Monolith is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch (among other platforms, but needless to say, this isn’t the “MultiplatformArcade Roundup”). What do you consider this upcoming undertaking from the little bit proven right here?

Gross sales


A number of actually good video games are on sale on the Nintendo eShop. From Capcom, you have got delights like Okami HD in addition to each Mega Man X Legacy Assortment compilations. Then, there’s Axiom Verge, which is a extremely engrossing and gratifying recreation consistent with the Metroid collection. There are additionally some launch reductions to take observe of, together with The Jackbox Celebration Pack 5, The Room, and The Legend of Evil, to call a number of.


New Video games on Sale


  • Okami HD ($14.99 from $19.99 till October 23)
  • Axiom Verge ($16.99 from $19.99 till October 24)
  • Mega Man X Legacy Assortment ($14.99 from $19.99 till October 24)
  • Mega Man X Legacy Assortment 2 ($14.99 from $19.99 till October 24)
  • The Jackbox Get together Pack 5 ($24.89 from $29.99 till October 24)
  • Aegis Defenders ($10.99 from $19.99 till October 25)
  • Hyper Sentinel ($2.59 from $12.99 till October 25)
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Sly Spy ($7.19 from $7.99 till October 25)
  • Manticore – Galaxy on Hearth ($11.99 from $19.99 till October 25)
  • Suicide Man ($5.59 from $7.99 till October 25)
  • The Room ($Eight.99 from $9.99 till October 25)
  • WILL: A Fantastic World ($11.99 from $14.99 till October 25)
  • The Legend of Evil ($6.99 from $7.99 till October 26)
  • Rento Fortune ($6.99 from $9.99 till October 28)
  • #Breakforcist Battle ($6.66 from $9.99 till November 1)
  • 3D MiniGolf ($17.99 from $19.99 till November 1)
  • BAFL: Brakes Are For Losers ($zero.99 from $four.99 till November 1)
  • Black The Fall ($7.49 from $14.99 till November 1)
  • Don’t Knock Twice ($7.49 from $12.49 till November 1)
  • Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Journey ($5.59 from $7.99 till November 1)
  • Inside Area ($9.99 from $19.99 till November 1)
  • Inversus Deluxe ($7.49 from $14.99 till November 1)
  • Island Flight Simulator ($17.99 from $19.99 till November 1)
  • Subsequent Up Hero ($9.99 from $19.99 till November 1)
  • Qbics Paint ($2.49 from $four.99 till November 1)
  • Shadow Bug ($four.04 from $Eight.99 till November 1)
  • The Bunker ($7.79 from $12.99 till November 1)
  • Unbox: Beginner’s Journey ($10.19 from $29.99 till November 1)
  • Phrase Search by POWGI ($5.59 from $7.99 till November 1)
  • Astro Bears Celebration ($1.99 from $four.99 till November four)
  • BRAWL ($three.99 from $9.99 till November four)
  • Grid Mania ($1.59 from $three.99 till November four)
  • Pirates: All Aboard! ($1.99 from $5.99 till November four)
  • Otto ($2.99 from $four.99 till November 5)
  • Parallel ($5.99 from $9.99 till November 5)
  • Smoke and Sacrifice ($12.49 from $24.99 till November 5)
  • Tremendous Inefficient Golf ($four.79 from $7.99 till November 5)


Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday October 23rd


  • NBA 2K19 ($40.19 from $59.99 till October 23)
  • NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Version ($79.99 from $99.99 till October 23)
  • Okami HD ($14.99 from $19.99 till October 23)

Tomorrow I’ll have some new recreation impressions to share with all of you. For the time being, maintain your Pleasure-Cons charged and your Switches loaded with nice video games!