Wallet Threat Level

Yeah, the E.A. release looks like it is going to be kinda bare bones. I’ll keep it on my Wishlist for now, though.

Oh there thing is out already?

Oh nicely spotted! Yeah, I had no idea that was coming out already. Steam says it unlocks in 2 days, so I guess so.

Somebody needs to take one for the team and let us know how Vertigo turns out. I’m curious, but nervous.

Deiland: Pocket Planet looks kind of interesting to me. Also of note is that the open-world, real-time strategy, mercenary sim Sands of Salzaar comes out of early access on December 16, and I will be picking that one up for sure.

Waving the VR flag, AGAINST is released this week as well, which is super stylish and the demo was cool as heck. Although it’s EA, the entire game is there save for a couple of weapons they didn’t get to add in time before their Christmas release window! Let’s hope they finished the rest of it.

Some Christmas themed games coming out this week, but not many. The title “8 and 9 ball pocket” kind of ticks me off. Why would you release a game like that and restrict yourself to only 8 and 9 ball? There’s so many more interesting pool/snooker games out there if you have a set of balls.

Monday, December 20

  • Carebotz | Switch

Tuesday, December 21

  • Winter Sports Games: 4X Edition | Xbox Series X/S
  • Lacuna | PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • In My Shadow | Xbox One

Wednesday, December 22

  • Gardner’s Path | Switch
  • The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki IV | PC
  • The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki KAI | PC
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires | PC

Thursday, December 23

  • Rigid Force Redux | PS4
  • Scarf | PC
  • Colt Canyon | PS4
  • Tunnel of Doom | Switch
  • Beastie Boy DX | Switch
  • Teratopia | Switch
  • Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship | Switch

Friday, December 24

  • Vegas Tales | Xbox One, PC
  • Tunnel of Doom | Xbox One
  • Madness Beverage | Switch
  • Pure Chase 80’s | Switch
  • Merry Christmas Snowball Bubble | Switch
  • Horror & Sports Pinball | Switch
  • 8 & 9 Ball Pocket | Switch
  • Crazy Zen Codeword | Switch

Saturday, December 25

  • Planet Quiz: Learn & Discover | Switch
  • American Man | Switch

Sunday, December 26

  • Cold Silence | Switch

Your wallet is under threat from end-of-year sales, not really new releases, I don’t think. It looks like only the Switch has new releases this week.

Monday, December 27

  • My Universe - Interior Designer | Switch
  • Unstrong: Space Calamity | Switch
  • Menseki: Area Maze Puzzles | Switch

Tuesday, December 28

  • Lacuna | Switch

Thursday, December 30

  • Pawn of the Dead | Switch
  • Hollow 2 | Switch
  • Deathsmiles I-II | Switch

Friday, December 31

  • Football Cup 2022 | PS5
  • Canceled! Super Puzzles Dream | Switch
  • Clownfield 2042 | PC

Saturday, January 1

  • Sorcerer Knights | Switch

Ok, enough of that. Back to looking at sales! Games of the Year are on sale! Play them before you have to vote in the Quarterlies.

Wallet threat level green in the new year. Unless you’re really into quirky simulator games. In that case you’ve got Electrician Simulator and Internet Cafe Simulator 2! As always brought to us by Mr. Zack at Kotaku.

Monday, January 3

  • Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell | Switch
  • Biker Garage: Mechanic Simulator | Switch
  • Crumble | Switch
  • Putt-Putt Travels Through Time | Switch

Wednesday, January 5

  • Breakneck City | Switch
  • Arcadia Fallen | Switch
  • McDROID | Switch
  • Fears to Fathom - Norwood Hitchhike | PC
  • Electrician Simulator | PC

Thursday, January 6

  • Demon Gaze EXTRA | PS4, Switch
  • Teamfight Manger | Switch
  • Justice Chronicles | Switch
  • Epic Dumpster Bear 2: He Who Bears Wins | Switch
  • Theatre of Sorrows | Switch
  • Warshmallows | Switch
  • Heaven Dust 2 | Switch

Friday, January 7

  • Sword of Elpisia | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Internet Cafe Simulator 2 | PC

Sunday, January 9

  • Super Sami Roll | Xbox Series X/S

I quite enjoyed Demon Gaze on PS Vita way back, but enough to buy an enhanced version? I’m not sure.

I like finding old handheld games that make their way to console. The Zero Escape games were a treat. But, Demon Gaze already has a console sequel and is an RPG. Too many of those still waiting their time on the screen.

That reminds me. Landlord’s Super is still on sale for another 24 hours and it’s getting somewhat close to the end of early access. Might finally bite on that one.

I’d looked at this on Steam and am now re-tempted to grab it on the Switch.

Dad of War comes to the PC this week. Might be a major wallet threat for people this week. Anything else catch your eye? I’m personally still making my way through Supraland, but the DLC coming out this week (Six Inches Under) is still potentially a wallet threat. I suspect that Monster Hunter Rise on PC might be a wallet threat for Monster Hunter fans. The Anacrusis is also coming to Early Access this week.

Monday, January 10

  • Picross S7 | Switch
  • Star Balls | Switch

Tuesday, January 11

  • Neko Ghost Jump! | PC
  • dweeMIXED: Thwee Pack | Switch

Wednesday, January 12

  • Mushroom Wars 2 | PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • The Kids We Were: Complete Edition | PC
  • Monster Hunter Rise | PC

Thursday, January 13

  • Astroneer | Switch
  • Eschatos | Switch
  • The Anacrusis | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Duel Princess | Switch
  • Mary Sketler 2 | PC
  • Battle Brothers | PS4, Xbox One
  • Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story | Xbox One
  • Rescue Party: Live! | PC
  • Nova-111 | Switch
  • hocus 2 | Switch
  • Eternal Radiance | Switch
  • Duel Princess | Switch
  • Pixel Game Maker Series GAME BATTLE TYCOON | Switch
  • Sniper Time: The Shooting Range | Switch
  • Headland | Switch

Friday, January 14

  • Aery - Dreamscape | Xbox One, PC
  • Operation Zeta | Xbox One, PC
  • God of War | PC
  • Supraland Six Inches Under | PC
  • New Home: Medieval Village | PC
  • Kansei: The Second Turn | Switch
  • Pinball Jam | Switch

This is rather tempting - I have it, on my PS4, but have been unable to get my hands on a PS5 even though I’ve tried since release, so…this may be a good way to finally finish this excellent game!

God of War and Monster Hunter Rise would certainly be a wallet threat for me this week… if I hadn’t already preordered both a week or two ago.

I’m curious about Mary Skelter 2, but I can wait.


I think Rainbow Six Extraction is the big release this week. It’s coming to Game Pass so not a big wallet threat for those with Game Pass. It feels like Ubisoft has been whiffing lately, so I’m pulling for them to have a success here. The other multiplatform game I noticed that’s coming out on every platform is Blackwind, which I’d never heard of, but I have to admit the trailer on Steam makes it looks cool. Maybe an action RPG like Ascent or Diablo or 40K: Martyr maybe?

Monday, January 17

  • Blade Assault | PC
  • Shadow Man Remastered | Switch
  • Dobo’s House | Switch
  • Racing Classics PRO: Drag Race & Real Speed | Switch
  • Top Bike: Racing & Moto Drag | Switch
  • Kubi Adventures | Switch

Tuesday, January 18

  • River City Girls | PS5
  • Nobody Saves The World | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Labyrinth Legend | Switch
  • Drowning Cross | Switch
  • Blacksmith Legends | PC

Wednesday, January 19

  • Dysmantle | Xbox One
  • Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S | Xbox One, PC
  • Guild of Ascension | Switch
  • Vivid Knight | Switch
  • Alina of the Arena | PC, Mac

Thursday, January 20

  • Windjammers 2 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Extraction | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP | PC
  • Blackwind | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Expeditions: Rome | PC
  • RPGolf Legends | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Demon Hunter | Switch
  • Animal Revolt Battle Simulator | Switch
  • Scrapnaut | Switch
  • Nature | Switch
  • Road Bustle |Switch
  • Alien Destroyer | Switch
  • Dragon Hills 2 | Switch
  • Pyramid Quest | Switch
  • Pixel Game Maker Series THUNDER STRIKER | Switch
  • JankBrain | Switch
  • Make The Burger | Switch
  • Warno | PC
  • Aquamarine | PC
  • Pupperazzi | Xbox One, PC, Mac
  • Trinoline Genesis | PC
  • Startup Panic | PC

Friday, January 21

  • Gravity Chase | Xbox One, PC
  • The Company Man | Switch
  • Merek’s Market | Switch
  • Baby Storm | Switch
  • Go Minimal | Switch
  • Dungeons of Shalnor | Switch
  • Kinduo | Switch
  • Word Game | PC
  • Strange Horticulture | PC

Saturday, January 22

  • Jack ‘n’ Heat | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Hammer Kid | Switch


I mean, there are more shop management/crafting games than ever these days, but most have left me flat. So, this is me getting excited for a couple days before early returns show it isn’t much better. :)

Blacksmith Legends is a RPG management strategy game. You inherit a small workshop from your parents with a dream to become a real legend in your profession. With all your family fortune you set out to: Craft the best items you ever imagined; Develop your estate and your workshop; Hire other professionals to tinker with your recipes; Create opportunities for greater riches by completing various quests that can get you on a darker (mischievous) or lighter (righteous) path on your way to creating the best Blacksmith Legends in the Kingdom!

This is the one that interests me.