By Josh Speer / June 28th, 2018
It’s been a long week, so I personally really needed this Nintendo Download. You would think that I would have been busier the past couple of weeks catching up on E3 related madness, but somehow this week has been 3 times as busy and stressful. So let’s all unwind with some new Nintendo games, shall we?
Somehow, it’s the perfect week for some alternate history about fighting against fascism. Of course, I’m talking about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (at least I hope that’s what I’m talking about). I’m still shocked this well known FPS series is making the Switch, though DOOM did beat it by a few months. If you want to try a genre that’s typically not well represented by Nintendo, I would recommend you check it out. Though if you want a genre much more well represented on Nintendo systems, then you’ll be happy to try out a platformer. I never thought I’d see this one on a Nintendo system, but Crash Bandicoot is also making the Switch with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy tomorrow! I was so baffled by this announcement a while back that I had to preorder it, and think I’ll have a lot of fun dipping back into the nostalgia pool.
That’s not all this week. Even though there are no big events to speak of, the Game Guide is still working, so let’s cover some sales. As usual, I will try and focus primarily on things I hadn’t recently covered in the Nintendo Download. If you want a game that looks like a fantastic throwback, you might enjoy The Adventures of Elena Temple (Switch) for the low price of $3.99; for a strangely titled RPG, you might enjoy Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf (Switch) for $9.74; if you like game compilations, Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (Switch) is a bargain at $13.49; for blasting ships in space, Black Hole (Switch) is tempting at $3.95; for platforming madness, Super One More Jump (Switch) should be fun for $5.11; if you want to play zombies and robbers, Guns, Gore and Cannoli (Switch) is only $6.69; for a unique SHMUP, Dimension Drive (Switch) is only $10.39; for some gorgeous futuristic racing, Thumper (Switch) is half off at $9.99; to give your older consoles some more love, Defend Your Crypt (Wii U, 3DS) is only $1.49; for a truly strange game, Year Walk (Wii U) is only $3.49, and lastly, for dungeon crawling fun, The Keep (3DS) is down to $6.49. Not a bad selection, and you can find the full list here.
Finally, we’ll close out with some new digital titles worth checking out. Two of them are out next week, and very much worth the wait. One is the Switch release of Runbow. The other is something I never thought I’d see on a Nintendo console, NEKOPARA Vol. 1. The rest of the games are all out today or tomorrow.
For some retro fun, you can check out either ACA NEOGEO Money Puzzle Exchanger or Arcade Archives Renegade. If you love atmospheric puzzle platforming, check out LIMBO and INSIDE. For a little gaming with friends, you should check out Grave Danger and No Heroes Here. If you want a unique crop of puzzle games, you’re in luck with Figment, Photon Cube and Waking Violet. If you enjoyed the first chapter of The Journey Down, then you will want to pick up Chapter Two. For some third person role playing, you might enjoy Anima: Gate of Memories. And for something that reminds me fondly of Spectrobes, you might try out Fossil Hunters.
Not a bad week for the Nintendo Download. Enjoy this assortment of games, and check back on Saturday for when I cover the next Smashing Saturdays!
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