By Josh Speer / November 29th, 2018
Hope everybody is ready for another installment of Nintendo Download! While this week isn’t as stuffed with games (or turkey) as last, there’s still plenty to be thankful for. There’s some great games just over the horizon, as well as sales, events and new digital fare. So let’s start off this week with a very unique duo of upcoming titles.
The first game to mention this week is one that’s been on my radar since it was demoed by our own Justin Guillou. Said game is none other than Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom! Unlike Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, which had my interest as a beautiful remake but lost it by being too old school difficult, Monster Boy looks like pure platforming bliss. Not only that, but it looks to have Metroidvania exploration elements, so expect a hefty adventure when it releases December 4th. The other game is a fully fledged remake by the good folks at Capybara. It’s none other than Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. It’s hard to explain, other than it’s focused on music, puzzles and lush pixel art. If any of that sounds compelling, you can check it out starting tomorrow. Next up are some activities you might want to look into.
- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Version 2.0.0 Update – A new Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp smartphone update* is now live! The version 2.0.0 update introduces a cabin, improved Friend List and an inventory increase. The cabin area can be accessed via the map once you reach level 15. The cabin is a new area that you can decorate with furniture, much like you do with the campsite. The improved Friend List lets you register a Fave Photo you took within Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for all your in-game friends to see, in addition to giving Kudos and helping your friends in Shovelstrike Quarry without leaving your Friends List. Furniture, clothing and collected items have all received max-capacity inventory increases, just in time for the upcoming holiday-themed events.
- My Nintendo December Rewards – December is a big month for gamers, with the launch of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game on Dec. 7. To celebrate the release, My Nintendo is offering a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate themed December calendar. Redeem your points** to get this cool reward starting on Nov. 30.
I hope you like sales, cause there’s some new ones to check out this week. Fans of the utterly strange can get Escape Doodland (Switch) discounted to $7.99; if you love classic alien blasting SHMUPs, you can pick up R-Type Dimensions EX (Switch) for $11.99; fans of platforming should try out Joggernauts (Switch) for only $7.49; if you haven’t picked it up on Vita already, Dokuro (Switch) is charming for only $7.19; or for an ambitious hybrid, there’s Velocity 2X (Switch) for half off at $9.99; Sonic fanboys, get ready to drool over Freedom Planet (Switch) now for $9.74; to discover the weirdest title I’ve seen for a game, check out Baobabs Mausoleum Ep 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos (Switch) for $3.59; for charming and distinct platforming, might I recommend Shadowbug (Switch) also for only $3.59; if you somehow missed it on 3DS and other systems, you should pick up Xeodrifter (Switch) for the low price of $4.99; to get your twin stick on, try JYDGE (Switch) for $7.49; or if you love throwing your controller against the wall, pick up Volgarr the Viking (Wii U and Switch) for $4.99; If you love great art coupled with unrelenting platforming difficulty, try Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Switch), now half off at $9.99; if you enjoy simplistic platformers, you might enjoy Spheroids (Wii U and Switch) for $5.99; and lastly, for a beautiful puzzle game, try Semispheres (Switch) for $4.99. To see everything else, just click here.
For some digital gaming, the following are coming out starting next week. Fans of adventure games may want to check out Demetrios – The BIG Cynical Adventure. Fans of match-3 style puzzle games might look into Energy Cycle Edge or Rock Boshers DX: Director’s Cut. And lastly, if you love classics brought to startling new life, get ready to monkey around in Toki. The rest of the games are all out today or tomorrow.
Fans of classic games might want to investigate the following – ACA NEOGEO King of the Monsters 2 and Asterix & Obelix XXL 2. Platforming fans can enjoy a few games as well – Dexteritrip, Escape Doodland and OkunoKA. If you love beating foes to a pulp, try I Am The Hero and Coffee Crisis. To spend some time yelling with friends, there’s Screencheat: Unplugged. Or for a relaxing rhythm game, try Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Remixed. If you love Touhou in your tower defense, check out Gensokyo Defenders. Perhaps you prefer old school dungeon crawling? If so, check out Crimson Keep. To get your SHMUP on, you’d do well to try Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax. For RPG mayhem, there’s Cattails and Marenian Tavern Story. And lastly, to enjoy a delightful narrative driven game, there’s NAIRI: Tower of Shirin.
Pretty good mix of games this week, huh? Be sure to tune into oprainfall next time for the latest and greatest Nintendo Download details.
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