By Michael Fontanini / September 3rd, 2020
Believe it or not, it’s that time of week again! For this Nintendo Download, we have four featured games to look at, including platforming, rhythm, battle royale, and basketball. So let’s just jump right into it.
Let’s start with the weirdest one first, Spinch, which is currently slightly discounted at $13.39. This psychedelic platformer sees you assume your true form as Spinch, an odd, super agile creature. You are embroiled in a quest to rescue your offspring, which have gone missing. They were kidnapped by a huge invasion of misshapen oddities! Be forewarned, as this game brings back old school difficulty to test your timing and reflexes as you dash, jump, climb, swim, and even shoot your own babies? You’ll also face strange bosses in six vibrantly colorful worlds.
We also have the free-to-play Spellbreak, where you’ll become a battle mage, choose a class, and customize it with talents as your power grows. Form a formidable party of mages to destroy other players who would stand against you in Primdal, a part of the Hollow Lands. Future updates will be adding more game modes and content as well. Next we jump into some rhythm action, with AVICII Invector ($19.99). Play competitively with a group or go it solo. Each music track is designed to match the visuals on your screen. They include 25 of AVICII’s greatest hits. The game was created in collaboration with the late superstar, who committed suicide. On a lighter note, the last featured game this week is NBA 2K21 ($59.99). If you want some basketball action on your Switch, well here it is. It has numerous game modes, and community and competitive online features.
For sales this week, we have discounts on various titles from 2K Games until 11:59pm PT on September 11th. Survive a dystopian nightmare in BioShock Remastered ($15.99), BioShock 2 Remastered ($15.99), BioShock Infinite: Complete Edition ($15.99), or get all three games in Bioshock: The Collection ($39.99). If you’d rather manage a civilization, there is Sid Meier’s Civilization VI ($29.99). Reclaim the Earth from alien occupation in the XCOM 2 Collection ($39.99). This sale also includes Borderlands GOTY Edition ($23.99), Borderlands: The Handsome Collection ($31.99) which contains the 2nd game and the pre-sequel, or you can get all three games in the Borderlands Legendary Collection ($39.99).
We also have the Ubisoft Summer Blow Out Sale until September 7th at 11:59pm PT. The worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom and Rabbids come together in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle ($14.99) and its Gold Edition. Become the assassin in Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered ($14.79), or in the Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection ($19.99), which includes Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue, plus all single-player DLCs for both. Other games include South Park: The Fractured but Whole ($14.99), South Park: The Stick of Truth ($11.99), Rayman Legends Definitive Edition ($9.99), Child of Light: Ultimate Edition ($4.99), and more.
11bit Studios has four of their games on sale currently, and Annapurna Interactive also has a handful of games on sale. Both of these sales run through September 10th.
New eShop Titles
Next up in this week’s Nintendo Download, the selection of new eShop games includes evolving your own animal species based on real world genetics and survive as you explore many biomes in Niche – a genetics survival game ($19.99). Get some pirate action in open world pirate RPG Under the Jolly Roger ($19.99). Next up is some old school style first person shooter action in /Connection Haunted ($3.99). Run your own little pizza restaurant, upgrade it, and keep it in business in Good Pizza, Great Pizza ($9.99). Take out Kraken, tritons, the Leviathan, and ghost ships to help Columbus discover the new world in turn-based strategy game Here be Dragons ($12.59). Switch between robot and fighter modes to defeat the Federal force army to return peace to Earth in action arcade game, GEMINI ARMS ($9.49). Enter the ring and battle it out in Jelly Champs! ($9.59).
If you want a more retro feel, there are a few titles that might scratch that itch. If you’re a fan of Breakout style gameplay, there is BREAK DOT ($3.99), which even lets you create your owns stages! For some actual retro games, there is Retro Classix 2-in-1 Pack: Gate of Doom & Wizard Fire ($9.99). There is also Retro Classix 4in1 Pack: Sly Spy, Shootout, Wizard Fire & Super Real Darwin ($15.99). As you can see, it shares one game in common with the previous bundle. Another retro title is Arcade Archives Super Dodge Ball ($7.99).
Finally, let’s take a look at a few of the games coming in next week’s Nintendo Download. Create your own masterpiece RPG with RPG Maker MV ($49.99)! Put your skills to the test in challenging platformer, Meganoid ($8.99). Also in the platforming genre, is OkunoKA Madness ($14.99), where you are a blue hero who must save the world from his arch nemesis, Os. There are over 100 levels, a few unlockable characters, and three speed-run modes. Fight it out in indie casual arcade fighter, Shaolin vs Wutang ($9.99). There is also stealth-strategy party-stopping game, Party Hard 2 ($19.99).
That about does it for this week. Take care and we’ll see you around for the next Nintendo Download!
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