By Josh Speer / September 5th, 2019
I don’t know about you guys, but I almost didn’t have the energy to write this Nintendo Download. I’m still recovering from PAX West. I may not have gotten the dreaded PAX pox, but I am surely drained from all that walking, talking and gaming. But videogames rest for no man, so of course here I am talking about the new goodies in this week’s Nintendo Download. There’s a lot to cover, including a bunch of featured titles, a big addition to Nintendo Switch Online, the typical sales and digital offerings. So let’s get started with our featured titles.
We’ll start our featured titles with a trio of “D” games. First up, there’s a new demo available for Daemon X Machina. Apparently the developers took fan feedback from the first demo into account, and made things a bit better. As someone who dabbled with the first demo and found some aspects lacking, I might need to check this new one out. But there’s not a lot of time, since the full game releases on September 13th. The second of the trio is Deadly Premonition Origins, a strange cult classic about hunting a serial killer. The third in the trio is totally not for me. It’s none other than Divinity: Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition. I prefer my RPGs turn based, but if you like roving with bands of heroes, you might just enjoy it. As for the other letters of the alphabet, keep on reading. Some Kirby fans may enjoy Super Kirby Clash, a free to start title which lets you team up with other Kirbys (what’s the plural of Kirby?) and fight against massive bosses. If you love unique genre melding, you might prefer Creature in the Well, a mix of top down action and pinball that works shockingly well. If you’re not sure what to make of that, stay tuned later for my full review. And finally, if you love Metroidvanias with lush art but want a ton more challenge, you might enjoy Blasphemous. I briefly played it at PAX West, and saw more Dark Souls in it than I would have liked, but there’s definitely an audience for it. But enough about these, let’s jump into the Nintendo Switch Online changes!
Much as I have bemoaned the lack of a Virtual Console on the Switch, the Nintendo Switch Online’s new functionality may have calmed me down. Whereas previously membership only got access to free NES games, now they’re adding a whole new console to the mix with the SNES! There’s some fantastic titles already available, including one of my personal favorites, Demon’s Crest. To see all the details, just read below.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online – Super NES games are now on Nintendo Switch – and they are free for anyone who has a Nintendo Switch Online membership!
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Stunt Race FX (The first time it has appeared on another system outside of its original Super NES release!)
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Star Fox
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- BRAWL BROTHERS
- Breath of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
- SUPER E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
- Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
All of these Super NES games can be played with online functionality with Nintendo Switch Online, including multiplayer gameplay in select games and voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online app**. Suspend points and an easy-to-use Rewind feature that lets players replay sections of the game will also be available at launch. Additional Super NES games will be added to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online collection in the future. To access the games, Nintendo Switch owners must have a membership to the Nintendo Switch Online service.
But that’s not all in today’s massive Nintendo Download. Let’s continue with some lovely sales. Platformer fans might enjoy Mekabolt (Switch) for $3.99; or for something more tactical, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (Switch) is down to $16.99; if you prefer puzzling, Crystal Crisis (Switch) is cheap at $14.99; or for a different title from Game Freak, check out Giga Wrecker Alt. (Switch) for $18.74; for a bit of insanity, try Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Switch) for $20.99; or to blast some zombies, try Riddled Corpses EX (Switch) for $6.99; for some hefty dungeon crawling, there’s Etrian Odyssey Nexus (3DS) for $27.99; for a beautiful experiment, try Child of Light Ultimate Edition (Switch) for $7.99; or for a classic, there’s always Undertale (Switch) for $9.99; to roll the dice, try Hand of Fate 2 (Switch) for $17.99; or to test your reflexes, try Ikaruga (Switch) for $9.99; to travel through time, I recommend Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS) for $19.99; and finally, to take your Wii U off life support, try The Bridge (Wii U) for a mere $2.99. To see everything else discounted this week of the Nintendo Download, just click here.
There’s only a couple digital games out for next week’s Nintendo Download. Those are the following. Retro fans may enjoy Throne Quest Deluxe. As for fans of insane games involving girls, there’s Gun Gun Pixies. The following games are all out for this week’s Nintendo Download, so buckle up.
Retro fans might enjoy a couple games this week – Arcade Archives Pinball and Asdivine Menace. For something totally ridiculous, there’s Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition. Fans of updated and remastered editions should like the following – Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and Wuppo: Definitive Edition. If you like playing with a group, there’s OBAKEIDORO! and Wand Wars. Or for story heavy adventures, there’s Headliner: NoviNews and If My Heart Had Wings. Horror fans might prefer Remothered: Tormented Fathers. And lastly, for some frenetic platformers, try the following – Himno, Space Cows and River City Girls!
Whew, that was a lot of Nintendo Download. Thanks for tuning into oprainfall for your weekly supplement, and check back next week for even more Nintendo goodies.
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