SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’ Season 3 Announced, ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Mystery Gifts, the Latest Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for May 25th, 2020. I’m not going to lie, friends: this week is a bit of a wild one. There are so many games hitting at the end of the week that I’m actually a bit scared of all the work I’ve got ahead of me. Oh well, that sounds like a problem for Shaun of the Future. Shaun of the Present doesn’t have any new games to look at, but there’s some cool news to dig into. We’ve also got a bunch of sales to check out that popped up over the weekend. Let’s have a gander!

News

‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’ Season 3 Announced

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and that’s pretty much what has happened with Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. A game that launched in a rather rough and threadbare state has, over time, become the Marvel vs Capcom-style fighter no one else seems willing to give us these days. People seem to be picking up on the game, and it seems that success is helping it grow further. The Season 3 DLC contents have been announced, and you can once again look forward to three new characters and a new character skin. Robert “RJ” James, the Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger, and Lauren Shiba, the Red Samurai Ranger, represent the forces of good. The third character is yet to be announced, but the silhouette seems to point to Scorpina. The new skin is the Phantom Beast King skin for Dai Shi, and there’s a new Ultra in the form of the Samurai Megazord. The first character will arrive in late June, with the remainder rolling out over the next several months. Morphinomenonal!

‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Mystery Gifts Offer Galarian Pokemon

Pokemon Sword and Shield may have had a mixed response from fans in the lead-up to its release, but that didn’t stop it from selling like wild. With the expansion content on the horizon, many players will have a reason to pick this game up again soon enough. But if you pick it up again now, you’ll be able to claim some free Mystery Gifts that Nintendo is distributing over the next few weeks. From now until May 27th, Galarian Mr. Mime is available along with an Item Pack. From the 28th to June 3rd, Galarian Ponyta will be available with another pack of items. From June 4th to the 10th, Galarian Corsola is the Pokemon pick-up, complete with some useful evolution items. Finally, from June 11th to the 17th, Galarian Meowth arrives toting some Big Nuggets and Exp. Candies with him. To get these Pokemon, just start up the game during the appropriate period and choose Get a Mystery Gift from the menu. Then pick Get via Internet and you’ll be all set. You don’t even need a Switch Online subscription!

‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’ Update Finally Hits Switch

The big update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night that hit other platforms a couple of weeks ago is now available on the Nintendo Switch. This update features two major content additions. Zangetsu is now a playable character for those who have completed the game and reached the good ending. Zangetsu can’t use shards, instead relying on his sword techniques to defeat his foes. The second piece of content is the Randomizer mode, which allows you to adjust eight different parameters to create new experiences. This update is free for all players.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Lots of new sales, though it’s filled with many of the usual weekend faces. We’ve got a new low price for Roundguard, if you’d rather own it than “borrow” it via Apple Arcade. I’d also recommend Feudal Alloy, a flawed but fun exploratory platformer, and Hyper Sentinel, a cool follow-up to microcomputer classic Uridium. The outbox sees sales from Bandai Namco, SEGA, and Ubisoft coming to an end. It’s likely all three will be running discounts again before too long, but if you want to play them now, do the thing you need to do.

Select New Games on Sale

Roundguard($13.99 from $19.99 until 5/30)

Hyper Sentinel ($0.15 from $7.99 until 5/29)

‘n Verlore Verstand ($6.29 from $13.99 until 6/13)

Tyd wag vir Niemand ($5.99 from $9.99 until 6/13)

Silk($5.19 from $12.99 until 5/31)

Portal Dogs($2.49 from $4.99 until 5/31)

Deployment($0.99 from $9.99 until 5/30)

Clue($14.99 from $29.99 until 5/30)

Battleship($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/30)

Doom & Destiny($8.39 from $11.99 until 6/10)

Miner Warfare ($5.59 from $7.99 until 6/10)

Yet Another Zombie Defense HD ($0.99 from $4.99 until 6/1)

Tiny Gladiators ($1.49 from $14.99 until 6/11)

Clumsy Rush ($1.24 from $4.99 until 5/30)

Black the Fall ($4.49 from $14.99 until 6/6)

Neonwall($2.49 from $9.99 until 6/11)

Snake vs Snake ($3.59 from $3.99 until 6/11)

Feudal Alloy ($3.39 from $16.99 until 6/11)

V.O.I.D.($0.99 from $3.99 until 6/11)

Crypt of the Serpent King($0.99 from $2.99 until 6/11)

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher ($0.09 from $9.99 until 5/29)

Dead Dungeon ($0.49 from $4.99 until 6/1)

Quest Hunter ($9.99 from $19.99 until 6/1)

Super Jumpy Ball ($4.49 from $4.99 until 6/11)

Ellen($3.99 from $7.99 until 6/11)

Regions of Ruin ($6.99 from $9.99 until 6/11)

Spartan Fist ($10.49 from $14.99 until 6/11)

LocO-SportS ($3.95 from $5.99 until 6/11)

Concept Destruction ($3.99 from $4.99 until 6/7)

Warborn($19.99 from $24.99 until 6/12)

Breathing Fear ($1.98 from $4.99 until 6/1)

The Way Remastered ($0.99 from $14.99 until 6/12)

VSR: Void Space Racing ($0.39 from $4.99 until 6/12)

Earthworms($0.39 from $7.99 until 6/12)

911 Operator ($3.74 from $14.99 until 6/12)

911 Operator Deluxe ($15.39 from $21.99 until 6/12)

Event Horizon ($1.19 from $5.99 until 6/1)

Astro Bears($0.99 from $6.99 until 6/12)

Swaps and Traps($0.49 from $8.99 until 6/8)

Ice Age: Scrat’s Adventure ($27.99 from $39.99 until 5/30)

One Person Story ($0.99 from $2.99 until 6/1)

Jumanji: The Video Game ($27.99 from $39.99 until 5/30)

Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! ($47.99 from $59.99 until 6/1)

Mars Power Industries ($0.99 from $3.99 until 6/12)

Farabel($0.99 from $9.99 until 6/2)

BE-A Walker($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/12)

Swordbreaker the Game ($1.99 from $4.99 until 6/1)

Gigantosaurus The Game ($29.99 from $39.99 until 5/30)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th

At Sundown: Shots in the Dark ($1.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots ($2.49 from $4.99 until 5/26)

Beast Quest ($11.99 from $29.99 until 5/26)

Deer Drive Legends ($5.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Degrees of Separation ($1.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth ($29.99 from $49.99 until 5/26)

Dragon Ball FighterZ ($14.99 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($9.99 from $49.99 until 5/26)

Flowlines VS ($0.04 from $4.99 until 5/26)

God Eater 3($29.99 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Jeopardy! ($7.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Just Dance 2020 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

Ludomania($0.40 from $4.00 until 5/26)

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics ($39.99 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle ($14.99 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold($19.99 from $79.99 until 5/26)

Monopoly($9.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

My Hero One’s Justice($19.79 from $59.99 until 5/26)

My Hero One’s Justice 2($39.59 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Naruto: Ninja Storm Trilogy ($19.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm ($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Ni no Kuni($29.99 from $49.99 until 5/26)

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots ($1.99 from $9.99 until 5/26)

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 ($9.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

One Piece: Unlimited World Red ($11.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

Override: Mech City Brawl ($23.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

Risk Global Domination ($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog ($5.99 from $7.99 until 5/26)

SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog 2($5.99 from $7.99 until 5/26)

Sonic Forces ($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Sonic Mania ($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Super Dragon Ball Heroes($17.99 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet ($19.79 from $59.99 until 5/26)

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization ($19.99 from $49.99 until 5/26)

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive ($19.99 from $49.99 until 5/26)

Team Sonic Racing($19.99 from $39.99 until 5/26)

Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($11.99 from $29.99 until 5/26)

Trine: Ultimate Collection($19.99 from $49.99 until 5/26)

Trivial Pursuit Live!($9.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

Troll and I($2.99 from $29.99 until 5/26)

UNO($4.99 from $9.99 until 5/26)

Wheel of Fortune ($7.99 from $19.99 until 5/26)

That’s it for today, friends. Tomorrow has at least one big release on the schedule, and I should also have at least one review ready to go. I hope you all have an excellent Monday, and as always, thanks for reading!