By Josh Speer / January 25th, 2018
This is another great week for the Nintendo Download. There’s a surplus of new goodies this week, including multiple sales and savings, new games and more! This won’t be a short one, so buckle up and get ready to put some new games on your wishlists!
First up is a new featured game. Typically Nintendo focuses on AAA titles, but to my pleasant surprise, this week the focus goes to an indie that caught my eye, called Celeste. This charmingly drawn platformer has you controlling Madeline as she ascends Celeste Mountain. It features tight platforming and intense challenges, though it also has features to make the experience more feasible for less confident players. I know I’ll be picking it up very soon on my Switch, and hope you’ll give it a look! Next up, Pokémon Crystal is finally launching tomorrow, so you can scratch your nostalgia itch on your 3DS. While I don’t mind Virtual Console titles, I think I’ll be waiting on picking up any new Pokémon games for a while thanks to the disappointment I had with Ultra Sun and Moon.
Next up, we have two sales to cover (yes, the Game Guide is working!). First up is a digital Switch sale on a variety of titles. While I won’t be mentioning all of them, you can get the full list by clicking here. The following are the ones I feel most worth picking up – ARMS is discounted to $41.99; DOOM is a bit more affordable than usual at $41.99; Flip Wars is a mere $6.99; enjoyable multiplayer game Overcooked is $15.99; Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is only $34.99; RIVE: Ultimate Edition is pretty cheap at $11.24 and lastly, Wulverblade is discounted to $13.99.
As if that wasn’t enough sales, here are some more nice discounted titles. Tactical Mind (Switch) has been reduced to $2.69; the enchanting Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Switch) is now $11.24; Smash Bros. inspired Brawlout (Switch) is punchy at $14.99; Letter Quest Remastered (Switch) is affordable at $11.99; Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron (Switch) is a mere $9.99; the colorful De Mambo (Switch) is $6.49 and fun SHMUP Tachyon Project (Wii U) is discounted to $7.99. If you want to see what else is on sale, just check here.
Next up, if you use My Nintendo, there are a couple of fun promotions this month. First up, Kirby fans can pick up both a new 3DS Theme and calendar to spice up their machines. Because nothing is more adorable than Kirby. Then, you can redeem your points via My Nintendo to get discounts on the following games – Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS); Earthbound (3DS/Wii U); Codename S.T.E.A.M. (3DS); Metroid Prime Federation Force (3DS) and Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (3DS).
But wait, there’s more! Yes, there’s a bunch of new digital games to drool over this week as well. First we’ll start with a couple of retro titles. ACA NEOGEO has released World Heroes 2 for the Switch (I still remember playing that back in the day) and Arcade Archives is giving us Kid Niki Radical Ninja (love that title). If you’re more interested in some SHMUP action, you should check out Strikers1945 II, Zero Gunner 2 and Tachyon Project. If you prefer something deceptively simple, try out Tales of the Tiny Planet, a puzzle game where one button controls everything. For a retro inspired platformer, I’d recommend Super One More Jump. If you want a more standard adventure, check out Earth Wars. And last but certainly not least, the fantastic sequel to Woah Dave! is here in Space Dave! That’s a lot of great digital content in a week that really didn’t need any help.
Not a bad week, huh? Be sure to check back with oprainfall next Thursday for the latest Nintendo Download, and be sure to check out some of these great Nintendo games!
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