By Michael Fontanini / September 25th, 2020
It’s time for another Nintendo Download, and this week’s featured section is a longer one. That is thanks to some additions to Nintendo Switch Online, including Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest! Let’s get right into it.
Today’s first featured title is Kirby Fighters 2 ($19.99), where players will choose from Kirby’s arsenal of 17 copy abilities. These include the new Wrestler ability. Players will need to fight their hardest in hopes of being the last Kirby standing at the end. Other playable characters include King Dedede, Meta Knight, Bandana Waddle Dee, and more. This fairly long trailer shows off a number of game modes:
Next up, we have Going Under ($19.99), a satirical dungeon crawler where you’ll explore the ruins of failed tech startups. You take on the roll of an unpaid intern in a dystopian city called Neo-Cascadia. Using office junk for weapons, you’ll explore the procedural dungeons that lay in wait beneath your company’s campus.
We also have Embracelet ($11.99), a puzzle adventure set in Northern Norway. You are a Norwegian teen named Jesper, who lives in the city with his mother. This changes one day when he is given a mysterious bracelet by his Grandfather, who grew up in a fishing community in the north. Jesper will find himself on an adventure to unravel the bracelet’s mysteries and magic powers. As he explores a northern Norwegian island, he can make new friends and his choices can affect the outcome of the story. The game also features a moving orchestrated soundtrack.
The final major entry in the main featured section today is Rocket League (now free-to-play). As you may know, this game is a vehicular version of arcade-style soccer. You can unlock items in Rocket Pass, take on challenges, compete in tournaments, and make your way up in the competitive ranks. The game features cross-platform progression, plus some features like challenges and tournaments have been revamped.
The last featured item outside of Nintendo Switch Online this week is The Master of Masks Beckons DLC ($9.99) for Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer ($24.99). It is now available to download, and there is also a DLC season pass ($14.99) available for the game, which includes all three of the DLCs (they are about $22 if purchased separately).
Nintendo Switch Online
Now its time for this Nintendo Download to look at the new game additions to Nintendo Switch Online. We have three additions in the SNES app, and one for the NES app. The first SNES addition is Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, an epic platforming adventure to save Donkey Kong, who was captured by King K. Rool and his army of Kremlings. Next, we have Mario’s Super Picross, a puzzle game where players use numbers on the sides of the board as clues to uncover the hidden image. The third and final SNES addition is The Peace Keepers, where Flynn and his crew must deal with a series of troubling incidents perpetrated by the DM Corp and its president, Trip Lago.
The lone addition to the NES app is S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team. In the year 2029, an army led by Supreme Commander, Vile Malhort, lands on Earth to take over the world! The Special Cybernetic Attack Team is now humanity’s final hope. You can play as a male or female cyborg, and also play with a friend.
This week in the sales category, we have a Square Enix sale, including 17 games up to 50% off. About half of them are from the Final Fantasy franchise.
- Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! ($19.99)
- Final Fantasy VII ($7.99)
- Final Fantasy VIII Remastered ($9.99)
- Final Fantasy IX ($10.49)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster ($24.99)
- Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age ($24.99)
- Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD ($14.99)
- World of Final Fantasy Maxima ($19.99)
Some other games in this sale include I Am Setsuna ($19.99), ONINAKI ($24.99), Spelunker Party ($14.99), Star Ocean First Departure R ($14.06), and more. The only two non-Switch games here are Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call ($19.99) and Final Fantasy Explorers ($19.99), both of which are for 3DS.
We also have the even bigger Sega 60th Anniversary Sale running until October 5th at 8:59am PT. This one includes 77 different games. They of course include a few Sonic the Hedgehog games, as well as other well-known Sega titles like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 ($39.99) and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD ($23.99). There is a ton of other stuff in this sale, including some compilations like Sega Genesis Classics ($14.99) and other franchises like Valkyria Chronicles. This sale also includes quite a few 3DS titles, such as a few Persona games, the 3D versions of the first two Sonic the Hedgehog games, Sonic Generations ($9.99), and more.
Warner Bros. also has a sale going on through September 28th at 9:00am PT. It includes 12 games up to 75% off, most of which are Lego games such as Lego Harry Potter Collection ($12.49) and Lego Jurassic World ($11.99). Non-Lego games represented in this sale include the Scribblenauts and Cars franchises.
Next up, Inti Creates has a Tokyo Game Show sale going on through October 6th at 11:59pm PT. This one includes 16 games up to 50% off. They hail from franchises like Gunvolt, Bloodstained, Blaster Master, and more.
Finally, a few things covered in last week’s Nintendo Download are also still going on. This includes the 10% launch discount for The Long Dark ($31.49), as well as the Monster Hunter franchise sale. You once again have a chance to get $20 off select Nintendo Switch games, but this time they’re doing it at Target.
New eShop Titles
Now it’s time to see what we have for new eShop titles in this Nintendo Download. Win the grand robot-fighting tournament in puzzle, arcade game, Bomber Fox ($4.49). Another unusual game with a sci-fi theme is Break Point ($3.99), where you chase high scores as you blast and slice your way through enemy swarms.
Explore what’s left of a fallen world from the perspectives of various animals to uncover its fate in Lost Ember ($29.99). There is also Diggy Dog 2 ($9.99), where a pair of adventurers (Christopher and Clara) meet a cute puppy (Marty) who now always goes on adventures with them. Unfortunately, Clara has disappeared, and its up to Christopher and Marty to solve this mystery. Next up, you could also save the world as a reluctant hero or a villain in the choose-your-own-adventure style game, Alluris.
If you are more into strategy, there is Great Conquerer: Rome ($8.99), where you control a number of great Commanders, like Caesar, Pompey, Antony, Octavian, and Spartacus. Another option is to control a Viking warband in a world inspired by Norse mythology in the tabletop strategy game WARTILE ($24.99). If you’d rather play a fighter, there is the 2D indie fighting game, Rivals of Aether ($29.99).
Want some anime style? Step into the role of a young maid, and solve a complex mystery to save the lord she serves in Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny ($11.99). There is also Secrets of Me ($14.99), where the protagonist gets some plastic surgery and then pursues handsome men for love. We also have Grisaia Phantom Trigger 04 ($14.99), the fourth entry in the series where a new generation of heroines come together at the Mihama Academy. Note that this title is rated M for Mature.
For a more retro experience, we have Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East ($19.99).
Now let’s look at some upcoming titles for next week’s Nintendo Download. Your claim to the Meat Throne is in danger, and you (Bacon Man) must now prove your innocence and destroy those who stand against you in Bacon Man: An Adventure ($9.99), which launches on September 29th.
Next up we have a 2D platformer with a silhouette art style called Projection: First Light ($15.99), which releases on September 29th. You take on the role of Greta, a girl who lives in a mythological shadow puppet world. Along the way she’ll be aided by legendary heroes from each of the cultures she explores, and find self-enlightenment as her adventure unfolds.
We also have the point and click adventure, Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon ($9.99), where you’ll need to interview witnesses and find clues to solve a strange murder in the hotel. This one comes out on September 30th.
Lastly, join a crew of half-zombie girls to survive the post-apocalyptic world in Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ ($29.99). This one is launching on September 28th.
That does it for this week’s Nintendo Download. Next week will be here before you know it.
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