SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’, ‘Toki Tori 2+’, ‘Aqua Kitty UDX’, and More

Welcome to another edition of the SwitchArcade Roundup! Despite it being Presidents’ Day in the US, there’s still some news about Switch games coming out. And of course, there’s still plenty of sales, and some new releases to investigate. Capcom leads off today’s roundup with some news about Mega Man Legacy Collection‘s upcoming Switch releases!


 

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2

Capcom will release Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 as a physical bundle on May 22nd. The physical version will run $ 39.99 and come with the first collection on the cartridge, with a digital code for MMLC2. Oh, and there will be a cleaning cloth included too, just to throw in some extra swag and make the $ 5 premium over the digital prices worth it. Here are the games included with the collections:

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 1

    • Mega Man
    • Mega Man 2
    • Mega Man 3
    • Mega Man 4
    • Mega Man 5
    • Mega Man 6
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    • Mega Man 7
    • Mega Man 8
    • Mega Man 9 (with all DLC)
    • Mega Man 10 (with all DLC)

If you don’t want to pay for the physical bundle, MMLC1 will cost $ 14.99 digitally, and MMLC2 $ 19.99. Mega Man 11 is also set to hit the Switch and other platforms later this year.


 

Toki Tori 2+

Toki Tori 2+ is set to hit the Switch this week on February 23rd, with preorders available now. It’s kind of crazy Toki Tori has lasted this long. Originally, it was a puzzle platformer that released on the Game Boy Color after the GBA came out, published by Capcom. Two Tribes gave the title a remake in the late aughts, and it saw a new wave of popularity due to people rediscovering the title. They released a sequel in 2013, and it uses a unique gameplay structure where you don’t necessarily learn any new abilities, but instead just learn new ways to use them. The studio is now bringing it to Switch as the its second title behind the shoot ’em up Rive. You can preorder this one for the “special introductory price” of $ 9.99.


 

Noteworthy New Releases

 

Aqua Kitty UDX

A shoot ’em up that’s sure to net the approval of Jared’s Kitty Korner. You pilot a submarine in a quest to defend the milk mining kittens from deadly sea creatures. There’s co-op with another player, a campaign mode with branching progression, infinite levels, and more. The UDX version for Switch includes a brand-new Dreadnought mode with multi-screen bosses.

Samurai Aces

Some publishers are answering the call for retro games on Switch by re-releasing old shoot ’em ups, such as Zerodiv publishing this old Psikyo shoot ’em up. This was Psikyo’s first title, setting the stage for other crazy shooters like the Gunbird series and Strikers 1945, featuring incredibly challenging levels of difficulty. They definitely have a unique style to them, so if you want to experience this phase of Japanese shoot ’em up development, here’s a good place to start. Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be support for portrait visual display, which would work well with a stand. However, you can use individual Joy-Con controllers to play in co-op mode.


 

Noteworthy Sales

 

Litchspeer: Double Speer Edition

($ 6.99 from $ 9.99 until February 22nd) Can’t wait until March 1st to get some Lichtspeer spear throwing action on mobile? Well, good news: you can’ pick up the Switch version, with an exclusive co-op mode, on sale for 30% off. Your impatience means you’ll be paying five bucks more than the iOS preorder price, but the co-op mode sounds fun. Or, you could just buy the game on both platforms and have it whenever and wherever you want, especially since it’s less than ten bucks.

JYDGE

($ 10.24 from $ 14.99 until February 21st) 10tons’ latest dual-stick shooter is available for about a dollar more than you can get it on iOS. This probably makes it an easier call than when it launched on iOS at its $ 4.99 sale price versus the $ 14.99 retail price. Similar to a certain Mr. Dredd of the judicial branch, you are judge, jury, and executioner, dispatching of criminals in a cyberpunk future. Though, as according to our review, it’s more Robocop than Judge Dredd. Also, if you weren’t a fan of Neon Chrome‘s procedurally-generated levels, you get finite, designed levels here, with the same basic concept of top-down shooting where you have to intelligently manage the situations you find yourself in. Also, how do you pronounce JYDGE? Pretty much do your best, it makes sense in Finnish, but not so much in English. It’s not secretly pronounced like “Judge” even though the word looks like it.

The Flame in the Flood

($ 7.49 from $ 14.99 until March 5th) Oh yes, here’s the deep discount I’m craving. This roguelike-inspired survival game, featuring BioShock veterans, has you foraging and crafting materials, surviving the wilderness, all while discovering more of the dangerous post-apocalyptic American landscape that the game takes place in. Roguelikes feel like a great fit for the Switch because they make for a great fit on one’s commute, or just as a daily ritual, and this one has a ton of promising aspects to it. The half-off price is a killer discount, and you have a couple of weeks to make a call on it.

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Say Hello to Hello Kitty in the Latest ‘Super Phantom Cat 2’ Update

Super Phantom Cat 2 [Free] gracefully leapt onto the App Store this past August, and while the original game was one of our most favorite mobile platformers, this sequel was an improvement in just about every way. The graphics and especially the animations are much better, there are loads more playable characters to unlock and use, and there are a bunch more special abilities to utilize as you work your way through each level. Levels that are absolutely stuffed with secrets, I should add. Super Phantom Cat 2 is simultaneously a dream come true and a nightmare for completionists such as myself. Anyway, developer Veewo has been great about adding new content to the game following its release, and today’s update is perhaps its biggest yet as it stars the world’s most famous cat little girl Hello Kitty.

I have to admit I’m not the biggest Hello Kitty fan or anything, but dang if this isn’t just a perfect brand crossover. Hello Kitty comes with her own set of special levels, with more planned to be added soon, as well as a variety of different outfits you can unlock by collecting special resources in the game. Yes, there’s an entire mode devoted to playing Hello Kitty dress-up in Super Phantom Cat 2 now. If you like platformers but haven’t checked this one out yet, I totally suggest downloading it for free and giving it a spin. It’s pretty free to play’d out, but there are several IAP options for removing ads and getting unlimited energy so you can premium up the experience quite easily. It’s one of the better platformers on the App Store so be sure to give it a look whether you’re super stoked about the Hello Kitty collaboration or not!

UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that Hello Kitty is NOT a cat. She is a little girl. I’ve updated the text below and my mind is officially blown.

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Sweety Kitty is an epic adventure for sweet tooths

Join Sweety the Kitty on his journey around the world in Sweety Kitty, an all new match-three adventure full of colorful lands and tasty treats, developed and self published by Integra Games Global OU. Available now on both the App Store and Google Play, you’ll jump to diverse lands on a mission to collect recipes and become a champion chef.

You’ll play through hundreds of different levels that will take you away to dazzling new lands filled to the brim with sugary treats. Match colorful candies, tarts, and pies to boost your score and complete each level. You’ll earn new recipes as you go to fill out your precious recipe book, a gift to Sweety the Kitty from his grandmother.

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New iOS Games on Our Forums: ‘Castaway Cove’, ‘Hello Kitty Friends’, ‘Martial Arts Brutality’, ‘Death Point’, and More

Another Wednesday release onslaught is upon us, and this one takes place on Frankenstein Day, which is just the made up holiday to celebrate author Mary Shelley’s birthday. For us around here, it’s the day before we leave for PAX, and I feel like I have so much to do before I leave my bubble of fast and reliable internet connectivity I can’t even handle it. Complicating things further is a ton of great games which have come out recently.

Here’s the full list of new games on our forums, as of the time of this posting:

Stay tuned for our full roundup later today where we catch all the stragglers and surprises of the day.

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What we’re listening to: Nine Inch Nails, ‘Men in Blazers’ and Kitty

Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Tumblr-Wave to Trent Reznor. First up, Managing Editor Terrence O'Brien uncovers some…
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Action-Packed ‘Laser Kitty Pow Pow’ Looking for Testers in Our Forums

Even if I hadn’t seen any videos or screenshots of Laser Kitty Pow Pow, I still would have been interested based solely on the name, especially given my love for cats. The good news is that the game seems like quite a lot of fun, and not just for its kitty theme. You play as a cat who’s mastered the ancient technique of shooting laser from his eyes (which, I’m sure, is the next step in kitty evolution) and now stands against endless legions of enemies coming from all sides. There are six armies trying to rage-smash the world, and only you can stop them.

How do you do so? As you can see in the trailer below, you have to keep moving around and shooting at all those enemies coming at you at a frantic pace. To help in your noble mission, you get to unlock and upgrade all kinds of cat-laser powers as well as gain access to all kinds of crazy kitties, including Tim the Tailor. The game is looking for beta testers in our forums, so go check out Laser Kitty Pow Pow.

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