Nintendo Switch Games on Sale Roundup — August 16, 2019

We’re in that part of the year where not a whole lot is happening, games-wise. But even as we look forward towards the ominous release schedule of the autumn, plenty of titles are going on sale in the meantime. Here are a few Switch games on sale this week that you might want to check out before all hell breaks loose when Link’s Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Pokemon Sword and Shield drop.

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GRIS — $10.19, down from $16.99 (until 8/22)

GRIS is a serene and evocative experience, free of danger, frustration or death. Players will explore a meticulous designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score. Through the game light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as more of Gris’s world becomes accessible.

Jackbox Party Pack 4 — $14.99 down from $24.99 (until 9/2)

The biggest and fourthiest addition to this storied party game franchise features not five but FIVE AND A HALF crowd-slaying games!

  1. The blanking fun sequel Fibbage 3 (2-8 players). Play all-new question types and the game mode Fibbage: Enough About You (3-8 players). Guess the weird facts about your friends.
  2. The web-based frame game Survive the Internet (3-8 players). Twist your friends’ “online” comments in hilarious ways.
  3. The spooky date-a-thon Monster Seeking Monster (3-7 players). Message and date fellow monsters with special powers.
  4. The deranged debate match Bracketeering (3-16 players). Place smart bets on stupid arguments.
  5. The one-up art game Civic Doodle (3-8 players). Compete to improve the town murals.

Play using your phones, tablets or computers. No extra controllers needed!

Nidhogg 2 — $6.74, down from $14.99 (until 8/29)

The next installment of the epic award-winning dueling tug-of-war is here! Stab, shoot, slice, or stomp your opponent to gain control of the screen, then book it to your side of the arena. Before long, a new opponent will appear in your way. If they kill you, they get control. Get all the way to your end of the arena to win–and be devoured by the Nidhogg. Enjoy new monstrous visuals by artist Toby Dixon and bangin beats from Mux Mool, Daedelus, Doseone, and more!

TINY METAL — $12.49, down from $24.99 (until 8/21)

A turn-based strategy game of intrigue with a distinct Japanese flavor that takes place in the aftermath of your king’s assassination. Roll out the tanks, create more troops, expand your squad, and struggle for territory with war-room levels of control!

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human — $3.89, down from $12.99 (until 8/21)

Explore the ruins of humanity in this mesmerising underwater action-adventure. Discover thriving wildlife, encounter monstrous beasts, and let curiosity guide you through an inevitable voyage of extinction.

Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition — $1.79, down from $8.99 (until 8/21)

Assume the role of Kelly during her drive through the storm. While driving through a stylized representation of rural Nebraska, players navigate an extended conversation between Kelly, her parents, and her younger brother. Through dialogue choice and simple driving mechanics, the story delves into a specific moment of these characters’ lives and their relationships with one another.

The Gardens Between — $7.99, down from $19.99 (until 8/27)

Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, best friends Arina and Frendt find that time flows in all directions. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their significant moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.

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