Nintendo Download for 1/21/2021

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

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It’s that time of the week again, so the next Nintendo Download is here with two featured titles. The sales scene is pretty bare since the New Year Sale ended this evening, but we do have new eShop titles to look over as always.


Featured Games

HITMAN 3 – Cloud Version (free-to-play) sees the return of Agent 47 in the conclusion of the trilogy. Set out on a globetrotting adventure filled with darkness, but hope remains in spite of the forces that stand against it. Explore a world filled with player choice as you strike from the shadows.


In Cyber Shadow ($14.99 | $19.99), the world finds itself oppressed beneath the rule of synthetic lifeforms. The unfolding events set Shadow on a path to uncover what started it all. He’ll have to cut and slash his way through the enemy techno hordes while avoiding traps in the ruins of the once great Mekacity. Along the way, Shadow will unlock the secrets to his clan’s powers in this retro-styled Ninja action game. Cyber Shadow is set to launch on Nintendo Switch early next week.


Current Sales

In this week’s Nintendo Download, the sales scene is pretty empty, since The New Year Sale we covered last week is ending as I’m writing this article. However, you can still look for small deals on Nintendo’s sales page. There are always lots of small ones sprinkled around the eShop.


New eShop Titles

If retro is your thing, we have a good handful of titles infused with some retro flare again this week in the Nintendo Download!

Nosferatu Lilinor Price:
172.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
This is a cute puzzle action game about a vampire girl who keeps trying no matter how many times she gets beaten. Don’t let looks deceive you, as this game is extremely hard! Do you have what it takes to succeed and pass the trials that lie ahead?

Developer: Neon

Nosferatu Lilinor
Arcade Archives Cosmo Police Galivan Price:
68.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
This action game was released back in 1985 by Nichibutsu. Now it makes its way onto the Nintendo Switch.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives: Cosmo Police Galivan
Missile Dancer Price:
53.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
Missiles are everywhere! Avoid the enemy missiles as you soar the skies and destroy their flagship aircrafts. This action-packed vertically scrolling shooter comes with a vibrant, retro coat of paint, and plenty of aerial combat.

Developer: DICO

Timothy and the Mysterious Forest Price:
$4.99 | $7.99
144.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 22, 2021
A common child named Timothy must save his Grandpa from certain death! He has fallen gravely ill, and Timothy must now set out on an adventure to the perilous Mysterious Forest. He must seek out a magic mushroom species spoken of in legend, and which can cure any disease!

Developer: QubicGames

Timothy and the Mysterious Forest
Bouncing Hero Price:
58.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
Infiltrate a castle riddled with sophisticated traps bent on stopping you at every step of the way! This castle’s layout is different every time you play. The main gameplay quirk here is that you control a knight riding a pogo stick! Bounce your way to victory or die trying!

Developer: Turtle Cream

Bezier: Second Edition Price:
$4.99 | $19.99
380.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
This is another twin-stick shooter, though with more modern visuals. It takes place inside a massive computer that exists deep beneath the ground. Explore a narrative that tests his relationships to evolution and god. The story follows the escape from a “Noah’s Ark gone wrong”.

Developer: Thalamus Digital Publishing


For those who love all things anime, we also have a few anime-styled games this time:

1.30 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
This one is a forbidden campus love story across races, that exists between the heroine CloƩ and the other Residents of the Dark. Enjoy full voice acting with both English and Japanese voice options.

Developer: HuneX

Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark
2.00 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
Arisaka finds herself up against the biggest decision of her life. What world will she choose to live in? This title takes place several years after a tense battle in which Yuuji Kazami and his friends had to fight for their lives.

Developer: PROTOTYPE

Grisaia Phantom Yrigger 5.5
Her Love in the Force Price:
1.50 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
After joining the Public Safety Police Academy to follow your dreams and become a detective, you end up uncovering the dark side of things. As it turns out, the school is loaded with elite and ruthless officers hailing from many places. Can you survive this school?

Includes “Main Stories” in the App “Love 365: Find Your Story.”
up until “S2 Our Graduation Epilogue.”

Developer: Voltage

Her Love in the Force


If fighting games are your thing, we have one this week.

Shing! Price:
2.90 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
Slice your way through demons in style as a powerful ninja! A group of wisecracking ninjas sets out for adventure in a land full of mythical monsters to battle, and mysterious machines. Play alone or with up to four players in local co-op.

Developer: Mass Creation



Finally, we’ll close out this section of the Nintendo Download with a few miscellaneous games.

Silver Screen Story Price:
171.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
Produce your own blockbusters and earn world-wide fame! Step into the roll of a film studio boss and lead it to success. Customize your studios with various facilities including CG and sound studios, acting schools, and staff cafeterias. Train your directors to help them reach their full potential.

Developer: Kairosoft

Silver Screen Story
Loot Hero DX Price:
$3.99 | $4.99
161.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
A legendary Dragon now haunts the land, with towns ablaze and evil creatures resurrected by dark magic power. Become the hero this world needs. Take on a huge array of monsters and bosses as you earn XP, collect loot to buy better equipment, and transform into a powerful hero who can restore peace.

Developer: VaragtP Studios



Upcoming Games

We have a couple upcoming games we’re gonna take a look at in this Nintendo Download, so let’s jump right in.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Price:
6.10 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 26, 2021
Join a reunion of friends three years after the events of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. Ryza’s adventure on Kurken Island may be over, but a new adventure is about to begin in search of the secrets of the ruins surrounding the royal capital, Ashra-am Baird.


The Unexpected Quest Price:
$12.75 | $15
484.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 23, 2021
This adventure game with strategy & management elements sees you embark on quests in a medieval world. Your journeys will see you hunt down treasures, manage resources, build, brew potions, battle and cast magic spells.

Developer: Rionix


That wraps up the Nintendo Download for this week! 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).

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.