By Josh Speer / February 21st, 2019
So it’s been a couple weeks, but I’m still reeling from that recent Nintendo Direct. There are so many wonderful games on the horizon, but today’s Nintendo Download is here to remind us there’s still more coming every week! This week has a couple of highlighted titles, a 3DS demo, the usual sales and new digital fare. Let’s see what is worth playing.
First off, if you enjoy more casual monster hunting, you might like that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! now have a demo available on the eShop. Demos are always a great selling point when you’re uncertain about a game, so if you were on the fence, you have no reason not to try it. Personally though, I’ll be waiting for the first real Pokémon Switch adventure. Next up, if you enjoy doing insane tricks on bikes and making your own tracks, you might enjoy Trials Rising Standard Edition (such a compelling subtitle). Usually I don’t care about racing games, but I enjoyed Trials way back on the 3DS. This next game really isn’t my cup of tea, but I know some people love this sort of thing, so here goes. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (cause of course it has ‘videogame’ in the title) is out starting next week. So if seeing the movie wasn’t enough for you, you have a chance to enjoy more adventures with LEGO folk on Switch. And finally, as a reminder the 3DS still exists, you can try out the Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn demo on the 3DS eShop. Though if you don’t mind waiting, the full version of that is out March 8th. Now to move onto some sales!
Praise to the Game Guide continuing to work, since in the past it has been a harsh mistress. That said, the following might be of interest. If you love nods to classic games, you’ll love Odallus: The Dark Call (Switch) for $9.59 and Oniken: Unstoppable Edition (Switch) for $7.99; puzzle fans might prefer Grab Lab (Switch) for only $3.34; or if you ever wanted to play a SHMUP with cats, there’s Neko Navy – Daydream Edition (Switch) for $11.69; if you love pixelated rogue platforming, then you’ll love Xenon Valkyrie+ (Switch) for $7.99; or for more platforming fun, there’s the Digerati Indie Bundle: INK & HackyZack (Switch) for the low price of $4.49; for more standard SHMUP fun, there’s Blue Rider (Switch) for $6.99; or for more fun with cats, there’s Hunter’s Legacy: Purrfect Edition (Switch) for $5.59; for a really steep discount for a game I know almost nothing about, there’s Escape Doodland (Switch) for a mere $0.99; or for more bombastic fun, there’s Ms. Splosion Man (Switch) for $8.99; for something different, you might enjoy The Shapeshifting Detective (Switch) for only $9.09; for more rogue in your life, try Soulblight (Switch) for $11.99; or for puzzling with a friend at half off, try The Gardens Between (Switch) for $9.99; for an adventure game with a lot of heart, there’s The Lion’s Song (Switch) for $7.99; or for more cat maids, there’s NEKOPARA Vol. 1 (Switch) for $9.89; if you want to crash your bike for cheap, try Urban Trial Playground (Switch) for only $5.99; or for something unique, try Old Man’s Journey (Switch) for $4.99; for a couple of horror games at a steep discount, try The Count Lucanor (Switch) for $3.74 or Bulb Boy (Switch) for $2.24; and lastly, for a reason to boot up your Wii U, try Tachyon Project (Wii U) for only $3.99. To see everything else discounted, just click here.
Unlike last time, there are some new digital games out next week, which we’ll cover first. If you like puzzle platforming, then The Lost Light of Sisu might be for you. If you prefer crazy action games with lots of 90s flavor, you might like Rad Rodgers Radical Edition. For a lovely looking rogue game, try RemiLore. And if you prefer a little horror, then check out SKYHILL. Now for the games out this week.
To get more retro in your life, there’s Arcade Archives Front Line. For games with a lot of firepower, there’s Devil Engine and GIGANTIC ARMY. Fans of adventure games should enjoy The Journey Down Trilogy. If you love platformers that make you think, there’s Almost There: The Platformer, Daggerhood and Rotating Brave. For something with a bit more testosterone, try Tyr: Chains of Valhalla. Or for a sequel to a FPS puzzle game, there’s Q.U.B.E. 2. And finally, for something dark and sneaky, there’s Aragami: Shadow Edition.
Overall a pretty solid week. I know I’ll personally be adding quite a few games to my wishlist. Thanks as always for joining oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download! Be sure to tune in next time for even more interesting games on Nintendo consoles.
2/21/19Almost There: The PlatformerAragami: Shadow EditionArcade ArchivesDaggerhoodDevil EngineFront Linegigantic armyKirby's Extra Epic YarnNintendo DownloadoprainfallPokémon Let's Go Eevee!Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu!Q.U.B.E. 2Rad Rodgers Radical EditionRemiLoreRotating BraveSkyhillThe Journey Down TrilogyThe LEGO Movie 2The Lost Light of SisuTrials Rising Standard EditionTyr: Chains of Valhalla