By Josh Speer / September 20th, 2018
Well gang, it’s another Thursday, which means it’s time for your regular dose of Nintendo Download! This week has some compelling new games on the horizon, as well as some noteworthy activities and digital games. It’s also the roll out of the Switch Online functionality, so you should be prepared for online gaming to change a bit. But first, let’s get started with some new games from the eShop.
If you love strategy RPGs, soon you’ll be able to pick up Valkyria Chronicles 4. I admit I personally haven’t tried the series yet, but I’ve heard many good things. If you’re curious how the latest installment is, check back with us for oprainfall’s upcoming official review of the game. For something a bit more mild mannered, you might be interested in puzzle game The Gardens Between. Help Arina and Frendt through dreamlike puzzles littered with everyday objects from their lives, and find a way out of this mysterious realm. Lastly, if you are like me and love you some chibi art, then you’ll probably want to invest in Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD. I don’t know what it is about me and chibi when it comes to Square Enix, but I feel it makes things much better. Now, let’s move onto some events this week.
Nintendo Switch Online: More Games. More Features. More Fun. – Introducing a new online service from Nintendo! With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you’ll get access to online play in compatible games, a growing catalog of classic NES titles with newly added online play and cloud backup for your save data in compatible games. Plus, you can receive special offers and enhance your online experience with features available through the smartphone app. Level up with a Nintendo Switch Online membership*!
Get In-Game Extras When You Buy Xenoblade Chronicles 2 by Sept. 30 – We’re celebrating the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country with free in-game items for My Nintendo members who purchase the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. You’ll get these helpful in-game items for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 via download code: 15 Legendary Core Crystals, three Char-Grilled Grumbirds, three Crispy Blendshakes and three Clicky Clacks. To qualify, purchase the digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 or register your physical game with My Nintendo by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 30. For more information, visit the My Nintendo website.
It’s Party Time! Earn Double Gold Points with Digital Pre-Purchase of Super Mario Party – Receive a bonus of 300 My Nintendo Gold Points** when you pre-purchase the digital version of the Super Mario Party game from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). The offer ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 4. Bonus points will be issued on the game’s launch day, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop and will vary by country and currency.
On the sales front, there’s some interesting new titles available this week. If you love visually distinct platforming with a twist, Spectrum (Switch) is very likely worth $5.99; if you love playing with a full deck, Hand of Fate 2 (Switch) looks great; for fans of challenge, Lost Sea (Switch) is only $6.99; fans of SHMUP action should check out Sky Force Reloaded (Switch) for $7.99; for something a bit strange, Nightmare Boy (Switch) is affordable at $6.99; for a SHMUP with a twist, Dimension Drive (Switch) is well worth $9.74; to test your vocabulary, you might enjoy Spellspire (Switch) for $5.69; to sate your bloody side, you should check out Butcher (Switch) for $5.49; for platforming on your 3DS, Kid Tripp (3DS) looks fun for the low price of $2.99 or to keep your Wii U alive, you might want to try Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U) for $7.49. Not a bad assortment, though you can see some more games by clicking here.
Finally, let’s close out like usual with some new digital games. The following are out starting next week. If you love taking the law into your hand, you might enjoy This is the Police 2. Or perhaps you want a demented party game? Look no further than Think of the Children. Or if you love crass humor, you’ll love South Park: The Stick of Truth. Now for the rest of the digital games out this week!
Buckle up, cause there’s a lot of new games out this week, and that’s not including the stuff I didn’t feel was worth your time. If you need some more retro in your life, ACA NEOGEO has you covered with Aggressors of Dark Kombat, and Arcade Archives has Rygar. For fans of adventure games, there’s a few options – A Case of Distrust, Broken Age, Broken Sword 5 and My Brother Rabbit. If you prefer action packed mayhem, you might enjoy Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae and the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle. For some light platforming, there’s the adorable MagiCat. For some multiplayer gaming, you might enjoy Light Fingers and Speed Brawl. If you like laid back strategy, there’s Reigns: Kings & Queens. And lastly, if you enjoy SHMUP games, you probably should check out Velocity 2X.
Pretty jam packed episode of Nintendo Download! Be sure to check back with us next week, and let us know which games you’re most excited for in our comments section.
9/20/18A Case of DistrustACA NEOGEOAggressors of Dark KombatArcade ArchivesBroken AgeBroken Sword 5: The Serpent's CurseCapcom Beat 'Em Up BundleFinal Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HDLight FingersMagiCatMitsurugi Kamui HikaeMy Brother RabbitNintendo DownloadoprainfallPRReigns: Kings & QueensRygarSouth Park: The Stick of TruthSpeed BrawlThe Gardens BetweenThink of the ChildrenThis is the Police 2Valkyria Chronicles 4Velocity 2X