By Josh Speer / June 20th, 2019
Welcome back to the Nintendo Download, post E3 edition! I missed this little feature, and I’m excited to share a bunch of great games this week. While E3 was a lot of fun, it’s nice to just park my butt, do some research and get writing. This week’s Download has 2 exceptional featured titles, a new activity, the usual sales and a metric ton of new digital games worth checking out. So let’s start with a trio of featured titles.
One of the most entertaining games I played at PAX West is officially out today. It features a violent assassin, a talking banana and mad cap violent antics. That game is none other than My Friend Pedro. When I last played it, they hadn’t announced it was coming to Switch, but now that it is, I can’t wait to delve deeper into it. Be sure to stay tuned for my review impressions of the latest mayhem from the good folks at Devolver Digital. Next up is a game I desperately wish was out this week for Switch, but it will be here in a few short days. That game is the spiritual successor to Castlevania, none other than Iga’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. I know many folks have been anxious after Mighty No. 9, and worried this title would suffer from the same problems. And though I haven’t personally played it yet, I heard from a very reputable source that this game in no way fell to the same dire fate. Though for the record, I’m one of the few who didn’t think Mighty No. 9 was horrible, just a bit messier than it should have been. Either way, you’ll be able to judge for yourself when oprainfall’s review of Bloodstained goes live in the coming weeks. Lastly, though I have nothing against Crash Bandicoot, he’s nowhere near as exciting as the previous titles. Nevertheless, he has another game on Switch – Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. So if you ever wanted to race with bandicoots, evil doctors and more, you should check it out. Next up, let’s cover a new activity.
Pre-Register for Dr. Mario World – Pre-register now to be notified when Nintendo’s newest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, launches for iOS and Android devices on July 10. Check out the recent trailer revealing details about this new puzzle game, including its capsule and virus color-matching gameplay, by visiting here.
I always love a good sale in my Nintendo Download, so next up we’ll cover what’s worth trying for a bargain via the Game Guide. First, I should mention there’s a Sonic Anniversary Sale happening from today until the 24th. So if you want some discounted hedgehogs, you should check it out. The rest are all out courtesy of the regular weekly sales.
For those who love colorful platforming, check out Neon Junctions (Switch) for only $3.99; for what looks like a insane party game, try out Gyro Boss DX (Switch) for $1.24; if you love Mega Man, you might enjoy Venture Kid (Switch) for $7.50; for a little match-3, try Darkest Hunter (Switch) for $1.06; for colorful robot mayhem, try Assault Android Cactus+ (Switch) for $13.99; or for a puzzle platformer, try Daggerhood (Switch) for $3.74; to soar through the sky, try The King’s Bird (Switch) for $11.99; for something that sounds totally nuts, try Revenge of the Bird King (Switch) for $0.99; for a little survival horror, try Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek (Switch) for $14.99; for a intense open world adventure, try Hyper Light Drifter – Special Edition (Switch) for $16.99; for a steep discount, try Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch) for a mere $8.99; to enjoy the last Two Tribes game, there’s RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Switch) for $7.49; to murder some tiny robots, try Death Squared (Switch) for $5.84; for a reason to play your Wii U, try Lovely Planet (Wii U) for $4.99; or for portable chickens, try Toki Tori 3D (3DS) for $0.99. To see everything else on sale, just click here.
For your retro needs this Nintendo Download, try the following titles – Arcade Archives POOYAN and Cybarian: The Time Traveling Warrior. For a duo of over the top fighting games, there’s Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R. If you love strategic games, there’s Duke of Defense and Catan (as in Settlers of). If you want to try being a hacker, try Mainlining. Or for fun platforming, there’s Muse Dash and Scrap. Fans of SHMUPs should enjoy Rolling Gunner, while fans of horror might like Slender: The Arrival.
Not a bad week, eh? Sure, there’s even more exciting games on the horizon, such as Contra: Rogue Corps, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics and pretty much everything from last week’s Nintendo Direct, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy games today! Thanks as always for joining oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download, and be sure to tune in next week for more gaming goodies.
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