By Josh Speer / October 19th, 2017
I hope you’ve enjoyed the jam packed last couple of weeks of the Nintendo Download, cause this week is short and sweet. That’s just as well, since the following week is certain to be jam packed with the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey! Meanwhile, Nintendo is trying to draw the attention of Intelligent Systems fans with some Fire Emblem goodness. Let’s see what’s worth playing.
If you’re a fan of Hyrule Warriors, then Fire Emblem Warriors might be the game for you. Featuring a varied cast of heroes from recent Fire Emblem 3DS games, Warriors mashes them all together in hectic battles against hordes of foes. While I’m not clear yet on how exactly the weapon triangle translates to the game (if at all), visually it looks like a compelling new Switch game. If you want to give it a shot, Fire Emblem Warriors releases tomorrow. If you want something far more casual, you might give Just Dance 2018 a look. While I’m not a huge fan of the series myself, I do like rhythm games, and one thing the Switch is lacking is party games, so that might be worth checking out on October 24th.
You might have thought that was all we had to say about Fire Emblem, but you’d be wrong. Releasing alongside Fire Emblem Warriors is a brand spanking new season pass. Read below to see the details.
- The Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass will be available Oct. 20 in Nintendo eShop. Purchase the Season Pass for $19.99 for either the Nintendo Switch or New Nintendo 3DS version of the game and download each pack as it’s available. Plus, players will receive a bridal costume for Lucina immediately upon purchase. Individual DLC packs will also be sold separately at $8.99 each, and are scheduled to launch in December, February and March with content inspired by Fire Emblem Fates, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem Awakening, respectively. Each pack will contain three new playable characters, three new History scenarios, new weapons, costumes and support conversations.
Now would normally be where I talk My Nintendo or savings, but alas, the Game Guide is playing dead and there are no new My Nintendo deals, so we’ll finish up this super short Download with some digital goodies. To make you feel better, there are some utterly fantastic games here, so pay close attention!
First up, let’s lead with the less exciting releases. Elliot Quest, Revenant Saga, JYDGE and Syberia have come to the Switch. Though those games aren’t bad, they had been released on previous consoles, so that firmly puts them in the “buy if you want it on a Nintendo console, otherwise ignore it” category. If you have a hankering for retro, the latest ACA NEOGEO is out, called Robo Army. But you probably want something a bit shinier, right? Well, if you want something creepy this October, The Count Lucanor looks promising. Yes it did release previously on Steam, but I always prefer gaming on my console when I can. For more Halloween horrors, you can give Knight Terrors a look. If you love Spelunker but want to play with friends, you might be more interested in Spelunker Party! I did save the best for last, and that is courtesy of WayForward. They’ve done the impossible and turned the latest Mummy movie into game gold by demaking it into The Mummy Demastered. This fantastic looking Metroidvania releases next week, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Make sure to stay tuned to oprainfall for our official review of the Steam version.
And that’s it! Sorry it was so short, but hopefully next week’s Nintendo Download will live up to our hype. Stay tuned to oprainfall for more Nintendo gaming news and let us know which digital games you’re planning on picking up!
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