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Welcome back for the first Nintendo Download of October 2020! We have three featured games this time, and a couple of major Nintendo DLC updates to mention. This Nintendo Download took a bit longer for me to get done due to the new layout you’ll see in some sections below. So I apologize for the minor delay this week.

 

Featured Games


The first featured item in today’s Nintendo Download is Super Mario Bros. 35. It’s a new game on Nintendo Switch online. You play the original Super Mario Bros., but the twist is that it works like Tetris 99, but with 35 players. You’ll be racing against the clock while sabotaging your foes in the hopes of being the first to the goal! You can earn extra time by taking out the enemies in the stage. The most bizarre and mind boggling aspect of this title is that it will only be available to play on Switch Online until March 31st, 2021! Here is the brand new launch trailer:

 

Next up, we have Rogue Company, which is also now free-to-play. It is a third-person, tactical action shooter that puts the fate of the world on your shoulders. You take on the role of an elite agent of Rogue Company. Each agent in the game has their own skills, and there are different game modes to play in.

 

Our third and final featured title for today is Japanese role-playing game, Ys Origin ($19.99). After the devastation of a demonic invasion, twin Goddesses must use their magic to return the inhabitants of legendary Ys back safely into the sky.  The demons are busy constructing Devil’s Tower to reach the humans. This is where you come in as a powerful mage who must look for the Goddesses in Devil’s Tower. Your magic prowess and swordsmanship are all that stands between the humans and disaster now!

 

DLC Updates

We have two DLC updates to mention today, the first of which is already out. It is the Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall update. You can now farm multiple types of pumpkins and use them to craft new Halloween-themed items to decorate your island paradise. Pumpkin starts can be bought at Nook’s Cranny (or from Leif year-round) and used to grow your own pumpkin patches. The update also adds new Halloween costumes to get you ready for trick-or-treat night. You can find them at the Mable Sisters’ shop this month. Along with these costumes, you can exchange Nook Miles for new eye colors and body paint. On Halloween night, all your neighbors will come together at the plaza. You’d better have stocked up beforehand on some candy from Nook’s Cranny to give them! Jack, the “czar of Halloween”, will also join the festivities, and he may have some surprises of his own in store!

 

A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES! The second DLC update we have to discuss is the next upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter! Arguably the most iconic indie character of all time is set to “Rock the Block!” in battle, as Minecraft’s Steve (and Alex) prepare to join the brawl! It appears the developers have put quite a lot of work into this, as Sakurai himself said in the teaser presentation that they reworked all stages for his abilities. This was unfortunately just a quick teaser presentation, with the full presentation coming at 7:30am PT/10:30am ET on Saturday. That’s just two days away.

 

Current Sales


This week in the Nintendo Download sales section, the Monster Hunter Franchise Sale is just ending this evening. The Sega 60th Anniversary Sale covered in last week’s Nintendo Download is still going on for a few more days, as is the Inti Creates Tokyo Game Show sale.

When it comes to new sales, we have a new Deep Silver sale going on with 19 games up to 70% off. This one lasts until 11:59pm PT on October 5th. It includes the open world action of Saint’s Row: The Third – The Full Package ($17.99) and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected ($23.99). If you’re more into first-person action in a post-apocalyptic world, then there is also Metro 2033 Redux ($13.74) and Metro: Last Light Redux ($13.74). Note that all four of these games are rated “M for Mature”. Other franchises represented in this sale are Lost Horizon (2 games), Secret Files (4 games) and Let’s Sing (4 games). Individual games in this sale include the brutal beat-’em-up Redeemer: Enhanced Edition ($11.99 and also rated M), the space adventure Manticore – Galaxy on Fire ($7.99), and strategy role-playing game Ash of Gods: Redemption ($17.99), which is also rated M.

You can see the full information on current Nintendo eShop sales here.

 

 

New eShop Titles


Now it’s time for Nintendo Download to jump into the new and upcoming eShop offerings in our game guide sections for this week. Here are the games that are out now or coming out in the next few days. As you can see, I’m trying a new format for the game guide sections today. The game titles are links to each game’s eShop page. You can of course click on the thumbnail images to see them larger. If it is a trailer, you can watch it right here, or click the YouTube link in the video player to go see it larger on YouTube.

Anyway, since our largest category seems to be puzzle gameplay this time, let’s start with those games:

Farm Builder Price:
$9.99
Size:
457 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
In this strategy board game, you must build farms and roads. Surround windmills and water towers to score points. The game has three modes of play (online multiplayer, alone against CPU bots, or pass the device mode where you can play with friends on one Switch).

Genre: Puzzle, Board Game, Strategy, Multiplayer
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: LAN – GAMES EOOD

Farm Builder
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion Price:
$9.99
Size:
338 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
You have the ability to see things that others cannot. It is your greatest gift, but also a difficult burden to bear. Evil has awakened again, and he is hungry for power. Dive into a dimension full of ghosts and demons, and whatever you do, never let him see your fear!

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
ESRB: T for Teen
Developer: Cateia Games

Red Crow Mysteries: Legion
The Last Days Price:
$9.99
Size:
502 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
An ancient enemy has returned and the fate of your world now rests in your hands. Study the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle and uncover clues left behind by advanced civilizations from eons ago, who are now lost to the sands of time.

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: Ocean Media

The Last Days
103 Price:
$9.99
Size:
566 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 02, 2020
Something happened during a night out with her friends, and now Lily must use her imagination to unlock what happened, and uncover how she lost her memories.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Other, Puzzle
ESRB: T for Teen
Developer: Dystopia Interactive

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Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan Price:
$8.99 | $14.99
Size:
697 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 02, 2020
The Queen of Eagle Kingdom has been hit with a mysterious illness. You are the famous healer who has been summoned to examine her. Suddenly the baby prince vanishes under strange circumstances and the Queen is accused of black magic! The King believes she is innocent, and its up to you to get to the bottom of this and save her.

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
ESRB: T for Teen
Developer: Artifex Mundi

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
Quell Price:
$7.99
Size:
140 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 03, 2020
Quell is a zen puzzler with over 80 levels filled with gorgeous art. Listen to a haunting soundtrack as you try to slide a droplet around a level filled with pathways, obstacles, and traps in order to collect all of the pearls.

Genre: Puzzle
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: Fallen Tree Games

Quell

 

If you want some really cheap new puzzle games for a few dollars or less, they include:

 

Next up, we have a couple of new RPGs on the Switch now:

Liege Dragon Price:
$14.99
Size:
233 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
Abigore the evil dragon has come back to life, and the Kingdom of Blaze now finds itself thrown into chaos. Yuran has lost his memory, but witnessed a village get destroyed! He goes to the capital to see if there is anything he can do, and this is where your adventure with him begins.

Genre: Adventure, Simulation, Strategy, Role-Playing
ESRB: T for Teen
Developer: EXE-CREATE

Orangeblood Price:
$19.99
Size:
172 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
It is the end of the 20th century in a historic alternate timeline . Off the coast of Okinawa, a manmade island sits where rust and faded concrete are greeted by the morning sun. But at night, neon light shows off the island instead. Take on your foes in deep, turn-based gun fights in this hardcore adventure.

Genre: Adventure, Other, Simulation, Role-Playing
ESRB: M for Mature
Developer: Grayfax Software

 

For those looking for a retro fix, we have four retro styled games in this Nintendo Download. Most of them are re-releases of classics.

Arcade Archives BURNIN’ RUBBER Price:
$7.99
Size:
39 MB
Launch Date:
Sep. 24, 2020
This game was originally released by Data East in 1982. Race against enemy vehicles while being careful to avoid obstacles and win the race!

Genre: Action, Arcade
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives BURNIN' RUBBER
SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei Price:
$7.99
Size:
180 MB
Launch Date:
Sep. 24, 2020
Protect your base and expand your territories by capturing as many free and enemy bases as you can! You’ll need to build up your supplies of resources and construct units to help further your goals. Whatever you do, don’t stray too far into enemy territory, or you may pay a price!

Genre: Action, Strategy, Multiplayer
ESRB: E for Everyone 10+
Developer: M2

Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East Price:
$16.99 | $19.99
Size:
272 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
This retro collection includes:

  • Bad Dudes
  • Joe & Mac
  • Heavy Barrel
  • Express Raiders
  • Super Real Darwin
  • Gate of Doom
  • Shoot Out
  • Super Burgertime

Genre: Action, Arcade, Role-Playing
ESRB: E for Everyone 10+
Developer: Golem Entertainment

Retro Classix Collection #1 Data East
Candy Raid: The Factory Price:
$4.99
Size:
77 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
In this retro-styled puzzle exploration game, you take on the role of a candy loving witch named, well, Candy. Use your elemental powers to unlock secrets and solve puzzles as she continues on her eternal quest to satisfy her sweet tooth.

Genre: Puzzle
ESRB: N/A
Developer: KR Game Studios

Candy Raid: The Factory

 

We have a few more adventure games left to check out that didn’t fit in other categories, including one survival horror game. There are three of them:

Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome Price:
$8.49 | $9.99
Size:
2.3 GB
Launch Date:
Oct. 01, 2020
Gnome is one of the lucky and happy inhabitants of the forest, but he lost his lucky hat! Now he is cursed to being unlucky, and now he has a personal storm cloud that appeared above his head, which is very annoying! So now he must get his hat back to restore his good luck. Will you be able to help him find it in this beautfully hand-painted world?

Genre: Adventure, Platformer
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: Nastycloud

Birthday of Midnight Price:
$4.99
Size:
164 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 02, 2020
This 2D adventure combines basic golf game charge mechanics with 2D platformers in a way. You need to avoid terrible obstacles like spikes, circular saws, and many more. A perfect score on each level requires finishing with the minimum number of strokes for an extra challenge.

Genre: Adventure, Sports, Action, Arcade
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: Petite Games

Make a Killing Price:
$9.99
Size:
845 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 02, 2020
This emotional and anxiety inducing survival horror game is plated from a first-person view as Cole, who hopes to save his brother, Jace. After being crippled by debt, Jace was caught up trying to get a payout from untouched gold deposits. Unfortunately, he fell into the hands of mass murderer, Ira King! Cole now finds himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Ira. Who will win?

Genre: Action, Adventure, First-Person
ESRB: M for Mature
Developer: Dystopia Interactive

 

Finally, we finish out this section of the Nintendo Download game guide with a handful of other miscellaneous games, including:

 

 

Upcoming Games


This week we have a total of eight games in the upcoming section of the Nintendo Download game guide, which will all be joining the Nintendo Switch eShop next week. First up, we have four RPGs and/or strategy titles:

Space Grunts Price:
$13.99
Size:
68 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 05, 2020
In 2476, Earth’s space-federation receives a distress signal from one of its newer moon bases! Take on the roll of one of their problem solving team, the “Space Grunts”, and get to the bottom of just what is going on there!

Genre: Action, Arcade, Strategy, Role-Playing
ESRB: E for Everyone 10+
Developer: Orange Pixel

9th Dawn III Price:
$15.99
Size:
899 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 06, 2020
Delve into the depths of the dungeons to fight over 270 different monsters in a huge 2D open world, while utilizing over 300 weapons and more than 550 types of armor/accessories.

Genre: Adventure, Action, Role-Playing
ESRB: E for Everyone 10+
Developer: Valorware

Charterstone: Digital Edition Price:
$19.99 | $24.99
Size:
613 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 06, 2020
This is the official digital adaptation of Jamey Stegmaier’s board game, Charterstone! Players must build the new Eternal City in this campaign strategy game.

Genre: Simulation, Board Game, Strategy, Multiplayer
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: Acram Digital, Mobo Studio

From Orbit Price:
$9.99
Size:
184 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 06, 2020
Manage the crew of a small spaceship stranded deep in unknown space. Journey from one procedurally generated planet to another, each with its own environments, aliens, and challenges. Your ultimate goal is to get your crew back home.

Genre: Action, Arcade, Strategy
ESRB: E for Everyone 10+
Developer: Tentacle Head Games

 

Rounding out this Nintendo Download, the remaining four upcoming games this week range from action and adventure to mystery and racing.

Danger Gazers Price:
$9.99
Size:
256 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 05, 2020
Conquer the wasteland and unlock new heroes and relics in this post-apocalyptic roguelite top-down shooter. Mastering decisions, skills, and patience will help you greatly in your mission! The game has procedurally generated levels, random events, and tons of items and guns.

Genre: Action
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: ShotX Studio

Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders Price:
$29.99
Size:
1.5 GB
Launch Date:
Oct. 06, 2020
This game is adapted from the Agatha Christie novel. You take on the role of Detective Hercule Poirot in a third-person adventure. He finds himself up against a mysterious foe known as “ABC”. Explore crime scenes in many cities of the UK, do cross examinations, and solve puzzles. Can you uncover the murderer’s plans?

Genre: Adventure
ESRB: T for Teen
Developer: Microids

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix Price:
$33.99 | $39.99
Size:
2.0 GB
Launch Date:
Oct. 06, 2020
Choose from 30 playable Nickelodeon characters and 70 team members to strategically assemble a pit crew. There are 28 different race courses, and two arenas to play in. You can get more than 80 upgrades for your kart along the way.

Genre: Racing, Action, Arcade, Multiplayer
ESRB: E for Everyone
Developer: Bamtang Games

Shmubedi Boo Price:
$9.99
Size:
142 MB
Launch Date:
Oct. 07, 2020
Trouble has descended on the lands of Shmubedi Boo, as the city’s supplies of apples have been pilfered by an evil rabbit in this platformer adventure! It’s up to you to stop him in 100+ levels with five bosses, tons of bonuses, and plenty of monsters and traps to avoid.

Genre: Adventure, Platformer, Action, Multiplayer
ESRB: E for Everyone 10+
Developer: Dmytro Derybas

 

That wraps up this week’s Nintendo Download! Take care until the next one.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.