By Josh Speer / August 20th, 2020
Well guys and gals, this is both an unremarkable and kinda unique Nintendo Download. It’s unremarkable in that it’s just your weekly article. It’s unique in that it’s my last Nintendo Download. The good news is, someone who cares for Nintendo games just as much as myself is taking over after this week, and I’m confident he’ll do it justice. But in the meantime, let’s go out with a bang, shall we?
The featured games for this week are really eclectic, and that’s how I like them. Two of them I was somewhat familiar with and the other is a total curve ball. First up is Gleamlight, a cool platformer with a stained glass aesthetic. The game tells its tale without an overarching narrative or any hand holding, which is kind of neat. Next is a puzzle platformer called INMOST. It features a monstrous shadow, a knight, multiple playable characters and a nightmare landscape. Lastly is the odd ball. It’s a game based off a BBC show, and it’s called Peaky Blinders: Mastermind. Unlike most British TV, it also has you directly manipulating the flow of time. So that’s interesting. Next up is a new mobile event.
Fight for Honor! – Newly added Heroes have joined the battle in the Fire Emblem Heroes game. Edelgard, Dimitri, Lysithea and Claude from Fire Emblem: Three Houses are the winners of January’s Choose Your Legends: Round 4 event and are available now in Fire Emblem Heroes in special outfits. Players can even choose one of these four Heroes to summon at 5-star for free!
Besides the regular Game Guide sales, this Nintendo Download has some special offerings. Namely, they have an Indie World Sale happening for the next 10 days. These are discounts off newly released games and ones already out. Here’s some of the highlights – Dead Cells, Evergate, Exit the Gungeon, Manifold Garden, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Overland, Raji: An Ancient Epic, A Short Hike, Streets of Rage 4 and WHAT THE GOLF?. To see all the discounted games included, just click here.
Now it’s time for the Game Guide goodness. Fans of cute yet violent puzzles should check out REZ PLZ for $11.99; dungeon crawling fans should check out Demon’s Tier+ for $7.99; or for Lovecraftian adventures, try Outbuddies DX for $8.99; to save the day against pesky humans, try Skelattack half off at $9.99; or get colorful in Pushy and Pully in Blockland for $6.99; for something unique, try One Step From Eden for $16.99; to fight zombies with waifu, try DEAD OR SCHOOL for $19.99; to get a great two for one bargain, try Bleed Complete Bundle for $4.19; to sling some nutrients, try Vitamin Connection for $13.99; for a supreme discount, try Super Battle Cards for $0.29; for an adventure that’s better with friends, try Riverbond for $9.99; hardcore enthusiasts remember to Never Give Up, for only $7.49; to enjoy a cute tale with great music, try Songbird Symphony for $11.89; to fight the devil, try Cuphead for $15.99; to battle against monsters as a lone knight, try Iron Crypticle for $2.99; to play an intense Metroidvania, there’s Sundered: Eldritch Edition for $4.99; and lastly, for a stylish quest, try Transistor for $2.99. To see all the many other games discounted, just click here.
For next week’s Nintendo Download, there’s a few digital offerings. Adventure fans can anticipate Giraffe and Annika, Jenny LeClue – Detectivu and Over the Alps. Action fans might appreciate the simplicity of Jets’n’Guns 2. And lastly, to rock out, consider No Straight Roads!
Lastly, here’s what you should check out for this week’s digital goodies. Retro fans might enjoy Arcade Archives SUPER PUNCH-OUT!! and Ellipsis. Bundle fans might like Digerati Presents: The Dungeon Crawl Vol. 1 and Puzzle Bundle – 3 in 1. Adventure fans might enjoy Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue. Or if you prefer some horror, try Kwaidan ～Azuma manor story～ and Paratopic. For a simple adventure, try Gryphon Knight Epic: Definitive Edition. Puzzle fans might like Runestone Keeper. Or if you prefer rousing action, there’s Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. If you love platforming adventures, try Even the Ocean and Phoenotopia: Awakening. And if you love beautiful yet mournful tales, try Spiritfarer.
I want to thank everybody that has made a routine of reading the Nintendo Download since I’ve taken over. And while I will be leaving oprainfall soon, it’s still a rad site, so I hope you continue supporting it! Thanks and be sure to keep tuning in for the Nintendo Download.
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