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It’s October 15th, 2020, time for another Nintendo Download! This time around we have three featured titles to take a look at. Minecraft Steve is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but I don’t think we need to cover him again here since we did last week. So let’s jump right into this week’s featured games.

Featured Games


Our first featured game in today’s Nintendo Download is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. It brings the action of Mario Kart into reality. You control a physical toy kart as you race around your own custom courses that you setup in your home, and race with up to three friends. Each player needs their own switch, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game software, and a physical Mario or Luigi kart. Real-world objects become course obstacles to avoid as you speed around corners and down straightaways, but there are also virtual obstacles to watch out for. You can take on Bowser and the koopalings across eight different Grand Prix cups. As with mainline Mario Kart games, you can collect coins to unlock new in-game carts. You can also unlock new outfits for your character.

Note: The Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit software is a free download from the Nintendo eShop, but it requires either the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set or Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Luigi Set physical toys to play. Both sets cost $99 in the United States.

 

Our next featured game this week is Röki ($15.99 | $19.99), an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore, with a moving story. Tove must explore a world of hidden and forgotten folklore. She will encounter strange locations, and bizarre monsters. Can you help her solve the mysteries of this world and save her family?

 

Today’s third and final featured title is The Jackbox Party Pack 7 ($29.99). It brings five new party games, all of which support 3-8 players, except the last one, which supports 2-6 players.

  • Quiplash3 – Enter a battle of wits by responding to quirky prompts, and vote on the winner.
  • The Devils and the Details – Become a family of devils struggling to survive in suburbia.
  • Champ’d Up – Create goofy characters who must battle for strange titles.
  • Talking Points – Give a speech in response to slides you’ve never seen, or be the Assistant who approves images as quick as they can. Your speech need not make any sense, just keep going!
  • Blather Round – Describe your secret prompt with a very limited vocabulary, and hope that your friends can figure it out before they run out of time.

Note: This game is English only, and multiplayer is local only.

 

 

Current Sales


The Nintendo eShop sales scene is rather quiet again for this Nintendo Download. They have two “Save $20 on select Nintendo Switch games” sales going on at the moment. One is at Amazon.com, and the other is at Walmart.com. As per usual, there are plenty of random deals and launch discounts sprinkled around the eShop as well. So that pretty much does it for the sales section this week.

 

 

New eShop Titles


First we’ll start with a group of four games that don’t really fit in other categories in today’s Nintendo Download. They are mostly adventure or action. A couple of them are in mature territory.

Green Hell Price:
$22.49 | $24.99
Size:
2.3 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 08, 2020
Left alone in the jungle, lacking food and equipment, it’s you verses the environment. You must use real survival techniques as you cling to life and try to find your way out of this open world “Green Hell”.

Developer: Forever Entertainment

Cloudpunk Price:
$19.99 | $24.99
Size:
2.8 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
This story takes place in a cyberpunk metropolis known as Nivalis. Your name is Rania, and your delivery routes take you all over this rain-drenched, neon world, in a noir story.

Developer: Merge Games

Postal REDUX Price:
$8.99 | $9.99
Size:
1018 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 16, 2020
The classic dark twin-stick isometric shooter has returned.  This game is an HD remake of The Postal Dude’s first rampage. The music is also remastered, with revamped gameplay. There is a brand new Rampage Mode, where high scores are the name of the game. This remake also includes all add-ons from the original game. Play through it all in one go in the Excess Postage campaign. Are you ready to GO POSTAL?

Developer: MD GAMES

Bright Paw Price:
$9.99 | $12.99
Size:
799 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 16, 2020
Do you like murder mysteries and cats? In this mystery, you are the family cat, Theo. A gunshot rings out, and your owners are now dead!? It’s up to you to ready your sharp claws for revenge, as you work to find out who done it. Solve puzzles, outwit your enemies, and find over 180 hidden collectibles in turn-based gameplay across 70+ stages.

Developer: Radical Forge

 

Among the new eShop titles this week, we also have a pair of Metroidvania-style adventures.

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials Price:
$19.99
Size:
277 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
This is a snarky action-adventure and puzzle game with plenty of humor. Explore over 400 rooms with your magic bat sidekick named Pip, and gather companions for your party. Can you escape this eldritch abyss?

Developer: DANGEN Entertainment

Two Parsecs From Earth Price:
$7.99
Size:
318 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 16, 2020
Z3-L1’s ship has crash landed on a rather inhospitable planet known as Dimidium. He must explore the alien landscapes and find artifacts if he is to ever fix the ship and get home.  Choose three abilities for your adventure. The game will play differently depending on how you choose, and there is also a New Game+ mode to gain more abilities and get to 100% completion.

Developer: ABX Games Studio

 

Also in the realm of platforming, we have some Shantae action.

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut Price:
$9.99
Size:
169 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
Half-Genie, Shantae, must travel trough many lands to stop the lady pirate, Risky Boots. The fate of Sequin Land rests on your shoulders. Shantae will need to master belly-dancing to turn herself into more powerful creatures to aid her adventure.

Developer: WayForward

 

For some retro-styled action this week, we have a couple of options if you need an oldschool fix.

Arcade Archives ARABIAN Price:
$7.99
Size:
39 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 08, 2020
This action game was originally released in 1983 by SUNSOFT. A young Arabian boy sets out to save the captured princess in ancient Persia. Collect the magic vases using all the abilities at your disposal.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives - Arabian
Castle of no Escape Price:
$2.99
Size:
44 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
Explore a mysterious castle loaded with secrets and deadly monsters, in the NES-style roguelike. The game also has some RPG elements mixed in. You can win, but the game is technically endless.

Developer: TERNOX

 

We also have a couple of graphic novels in todays lineup.

Along the Edge Price:
$16.99
Size:
763 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
This graphic novel is set in the European countryside. You choices will affect the personality and appearance of the main character, Daphné. Unsatisfied in her life, she inherits and old family house and decides to start a new life. Which way of life will win out, the old or the new?

Developer: Nova-box

Seers Isle Price:
$16.99
Size:
1.4 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
A group of shaman apprentices land on the shores of a scared island for their initiation into magic. However, while moving through the wilderness in search of the “Seers” (their spirit guides), they sense that they are not alone here. A strange, horned woman keeps appearing in their dreams. What is going on here?

Developer: Nova-box

 

If some anime style is what you’re after, we’ve got a couple games with that too this week. This first one is also on the mature side. One of the games in the fighting section below also has some anime style.

Dream Price:
$9.99
Size:
1.5 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
You wake up locked in the morgue of a strange hospital? After finally escaping that ordeal, you meet a bunch of strangers. You have no idea how you ended up there or why strange events keep happening in quick succession. What on Earth is happening in this hospital?

Developer: Rising Win Tech

HARDCORE MECHA Price:
$24.99
Size:
6.4 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 15, 2020
Ace pilot for the Hardcore Defense Corp, Tarethur O’Connell, is a mercenary. He’s been drawn into a conspiracy rebellion during his current mission. As conflict and battles keep mounting, he begins to re-think what he fights for.

Developer: RocketPunch Games

 

For those in search of a fresh fighting fix, there are a couple such options for that today, too.

9 Monkeys of Shaolin Price:
$29.99
Size:
3.1 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 16, 2020
This fighter sees you step into the role of Wei Cheng, a Chinese fisherman who seeks to avenge the death of his family and friends. Is your battle staff ready for some merciless battle?

Developer: Sobaka Studio

Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed Price:
$39.99
Size:
2.8 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 16, 2020
Unleash the wild animal instinct of Zoids in the ultimate mecha showdown. Its graphics are faithful to the Zoids Wild anime. Chain combos quickly in the intuitive 3D combat system.

Developer: Codeglue

 

 

Upcoming Games


This Nintendo Download has three upcoming titles to look out for before we close out this article.

Outpost Delta Price:
$24.99
Size:
233 MB
Launch Date:
Oct 20, 2020
This single player, 2D, side-scrolling science fiction game combines 2D adventure platforming with twin-stick shooting.

Developer: Hidden Achievement

Super Dragonfly Chronicles Price:
$6.99
Size:
2.4 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 17, 2020
This one is another 2D action-adventure game, but this time with a high difficulty level. Mark West must find the truth behind his father’s death, and the strange alien armor that was left to him.

Developer: Marco Ayala Games

HyperBrawl Tournament Price:
$22.49 | $24.99
Size:
1.0 GB
Launch Date:
Oct 20, 2020
The greatest heroes of the universe have come together for a showdown known as the HyperBrawl Tournament! Dive into many battle-tested arenas with unique weapons in 1-4 player brawls in local or online play.

Developer: Milky Tea Studios

 

That’s a wrap for this week’s Nintendo Download. See you next time!

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.