By Josh Speer / May 25th, 2017
This has been a fun week for Nintendo gaming, and looks to continue that trend for this week’s Nintendo Download. It’s mostly been great thus far because of how immersed I’ve become in the world of Fire Emblem Echoes, which I will cover in more detail when I finish it and write my review. As for this week’s discounted goodies, there’s some great stuff, including some new games, DLC and even some sales (yes, the Game Guide is working again). So let’s see what is worth playing this week!
In case you didn’t already read my review of Disgaea 5 Complete, you can click here to see what you’re missing out on. Since the game is officially out, I highly recommend you check it out if you like tactics games at all. There’s a ton of content packed into one well priced package. But if you’re feeling more in the mood to punch someone in the face, you might want to check out Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch. This is an updated build of Street Fighter II with the entire roster, as well as Evil Ryu and Violent Ken (I wish I made that name up), on top of new features. If any of that sounds good, you can officially pick it up starting tomorrow.
If you’ve also been obsessed with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, you’ll be happy to hear there is more DLC available this week. If you picked up the Season Pass, that will download automatically from the DLC shop, but if you haven’t, you can snag DLC Pack #2: Undaunted Heroes and Pack #3: Lost Altars. The former includes the Inner Sanctum Dungeon as well as two new maps, while the latter holds dungeons that give you items to upgrade to exclusive classes not included in the main game. Though I’ve avoided using the DLC on my initial playthrough, these packs are sure to help you grind through the game, as Echoes is quite the challenge, even on Normal.
It’s always a good week when the Game Guide is working, since that means I can tell you what game sales are worth checking out! Besides taking advantage of the continuing sale of games developed by Renegade Kid, such as Mutant Mudds, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and Xeodrifter (all for a low price of $2.49!), there are a couple of other noteworthy sales. You can pick up Retro City Rampage: DX (3DS) for only $4.99; the charming looking puzzle game called Astral Breakers (Wii U) for $2.49 and Blok Drop X: Twisted Fusion (Wii U) for a mere $1.01. However, there is one more controversial game I recommend getting on sale. Yes, none other than Mighty No. 9 is on sale for Wii U for $7.99. Before you all tell me I’m crazy, consider checking out my review to see whether or not Inafune’s latest game is worth a shot. For all the other games on sale, just click here.
This time My Nintendo has gone Pikmin crazy, and is offering a bunch of savings on the series. You can start with a new Pikmin Theme for your 3DS; get the original game for 30% off for Wii U Virtual Console; get 15% off Pikmin 3, as well as the Prima Guide and discounts on 3 different Map Packs. That’s not bad for fans, and it even makes it more affordable for those new to the series to try it out.
Last but not least, there are a couple of new digital releases worth checking out. The ACA NEOGEO series has a new release in THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99 for the Switch; 3DS fans looking for more racing games can try out Drone Fight, which includes 2 game modes and multiple drones to race; in Block Zombies! (Wii U) you fight against hordes of voxelized undead and blow them away with various upgradeable weapons; and lastly, in The Girl and the Robot (Wii U) you puzzle your way through the castle of a vindictive queen. These all look interesting, and I recommend you give them a look.
That’s it for this week’s Nintendo Download! Much better than last time, if I do say so myself. Stay tuned to oprainfall for more Nintendo coverage and get ready for my review of Fire Emblem Echoes, which should happen in the next couple of weeks!
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