Nintendo Download for 1/28/2021

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It’s time for another Nintendo Download, and this one features just a lone featured title, Olija. It follows a shipwrecked man in a mysterious country. Meanwhile, the sales scene is pretty empty this week, but there are a bunch of new eShop games to check out.


Featured Games

Olija ($14.99) follows a shipwrecked man, Faraday, who finds himself in a mysterious country known as Terraphage. He has only his legendary harpoon to see him through his new quest. He’ll have to brave a hostile, hand-crafted world if he is to return to his homeland. Explore to find other castaways to rescue and along the way gain new information about Terraphage. Delve into a world inspired by both the legends of sailors and Asian fantasy.



This week has a bigger DLCs section to get through. First up, we have the latest free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It adds new seasonal items like chocolate hearts, and heart-shaped bouquets. It also sees the arrival of Dancer Pavé on February 15th, who brings the Festivale event. This new event infuses your island with carnival spirit and confetti. Players can get Festivale clothing items ahead of the event from the Able Sisters shop on their island. The trailer also announces that the next free update to the game is set to arrive in March.


Next up, the Dead Cells: Fatal Falls DLC has just launched. Battle your way through two brand new biomes with the help of a new aerial ally. The new mid-game content in this DLC is meant to make players reconsider the way they play thanks to its challenging level design. The DLC is $4.99, which isn’t too bad, especially considering that the game itself is 50% off on both Steam and the Switch eShop at the moment. The previous DLC is 30% off.


Rounding out this section, we have the first DLC for Immortals Fenyx Rising. You have earned admittance to Olympos. Take on the challenges of each God to earn their blessing. If you can pass all of the trials, you will prove yourself worthy of a seat in the inner circle of the Greek Pantheon! Can you finally fulfill your destiny?


Current Sales

A look at Nintendo’s sales page reveals that we don’t have much to talk about in this part of the Nintendo Download today. The one small sale is the fact that Dead Cells is 50% off alongside the launch of its latest DLC. See the previous section of this page for more on that.


New eShop Titles

We once again have several retro-styled games in the Nintendo Download this week:

Arcade Archives BLOCK HOLE Price:
39.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
This puzzle shooter was released back in 1989 by Konami. Your goal is to shoot blocks descending from above and form them into rectangles in order to clear them off the screen. You can clear more blocks by creating larger rectangular formations.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives: Block Hole
Sword of the Necromancer Price:
$13.49 | $14.99
610.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
Dive into a dungeon crawler / action RPG with roguelike elements. Revive your fallen foes to make them fight for you by using the forbidden power of the Sword of the Necromancer! Can you get deep enough into the dungeons to collect enough power to resurrect Koko?

Developer: Grimorio of Games

Disjunction Price:
$14.39 | $15.99
401.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
Explore the tangled story of three playable characters while working to uncover truths that will change the city forever. The year is 2048 and New York is in chaos after the arrest of a prominent leader. Meanwhile, a mysterious drug, ‘Shard’, is going viral in the underworld! It’s up to three citizens to unravel a conspiracy that threatens to derail the city.

Developer: Sold Out

Golden Force Price:
$15.99 | $19.99
612.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
Jump into battle across four worlds in this very difficult 2D, action platformer. Play as Gutz, Spina, Drago, or Elder as you work to restore peace to Muscle Island, which has been taken over by the King of Demons!

We have a review on the way for this game, so stay tuned for that.

Developer: No Gravity Games


If horror is more your thing, we have a couple of games that might grab your interest today.

Pineview Drive Price:
772.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
A troubled man stands at the gates of an old, abandoned mansion at the dead end of Pineview Drive. It was 20 years ago that he visited the property with his wife, Linda, who disappeared here with no clues as to how or why. Legends say no one has been able to stand spending more than 30 days inside ever since. Can you get to the bottom of things in time, with your every move being watched?

Developer: UIG Entertainment

Pineview Drive
Joe’s Diner Price:
381.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
Somewhere on Route 7 sits Joe’s Diner in the middle of nowhere. It was built on an old Indian burial ground, which includes the remains of two rival chieftans who hated each other. You are working the graveyard shift at the diner. While doing your job as a waiter, you must also keep things calm and avoid incurring the angry wrath of the cheiftans’ spirits!

Developer: UIG Entertainment

Joe's Diner


If you’d prefer a bit more strategy, then check out these games:

Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space Price:
$26.99 | $29.99
3.30 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
This includes the following two adventures united with brand new elements:

Citizens of Earth – “The rookie Vice President and fellow Citizens investigate the strange mysteries cropping up all over Earth”

Citizens of Space – “The Earth’s new Ambassador embarks on a journey to find the missing Earth with the help of Citizens across the galaxy”

Developer: Eden Industries

Citizens Unite! - Earth x Space
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne Price:
$53.99 | $59.99
3.10 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 29, 2021
A conspiracy grips an entire kingdom. There is one impostor, but six candidates. However, one month after Subaru’s life in another world had started, the royal selection has been postponed. The arrival of nun, Melty Pristis, casts doubt on each candidate’s legitimacy, and the Witch Cult plots while hiding in the shadows. Subaru must now protect those he holds dear, but can he succeed?

Developer: Spike Chunsoft US

Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World - The Prophecy of the Throne


This Nintendo Download also has some new soaring action if you like space shooters:

Redout: Space Assault Price:
1.90 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 22, 2021
Pilot the Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the colonization of Mars in 2395. Outmaneuver and overpower your enemies as you blast your way to victory in this arcade space shooter!

Developer: 34BigThings


Finally, we have four more games that didn’t really fit in the categories above to round out this section:

CROSSBOW: Bloodnight Price:
410.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 29, 2021
Your automatic crossbow has occult powers to master as you battle demonic hordes to survive! Use your arcane crossbow’s different shooting modes to help you. They are further empowered by spirits siphoned from your prey. Hordes of dark creatures have spawned in the darkness, so the hunt must begin to stop them!

Developer: Hyperstrange

Gods Will Fall Price:
6.70 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
The torturous rule of the gods over humanity has been ongoing for millenia, and threatens to continue unabated. As humanity’s best hope, it’s up to you to end their iron fisted rule! If you succeed, new legends will be born. Should you fail, lives will be snuffed out, as those who dare to oppose the gods are awaited only by slow, painful deaths!

Developer: Clever Beans

Heaven’s Vault Price:
3.40 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
Delve into an award-winning archeological, sci-fi adventure where you must decipher a long lost language. After a skilled roboticist vanishes, you (Aliya Elasra) and your robot assistant, Six, must go to the rivers of the Nebula to get to the bottom of things. Soon, you’ll find yourself investigating artifacts and inscriptions as you uncover ancient knowledge.

Developer: inkle

Märchen Forest Price:
5.90 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
This dungeon crawler/fantasy RPG sees a young girl named Mylne venture into the Mysterious Forest in a far away land. She seeks ingredients to use in her potions, but soon gets caught up in a mystery that will see her delving into the Underground Ruins concealed beneath the forest floor!

Developer: Clouded Leopard Entertainment



Upcoming Games

In this Nintendo Download, we have a pair of upcoming games that will be launching in the next few days, from open-world platforrming, to the occult.

Glyph Price:
2.40 GB
Launch Date:
Feb. 01, 2021
Delve into a 3D, open-world platformer on a quest to restore the ancient temple city. Chill out or speedrun in over 80 levels, or earn 100s of rewards as you explore massive levels and perfect your skills.

Developer: Bolverk Games

Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition Price:
479.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 02, 2021
Chase unholy mysteries in a 1920s-themed world of secret histories in this roguelike card game. Craft tools and summon spirits as you become a scholar of hidden arts. Indoctrinate the innocents and take your place in history as you herald the arrival of a new age.

Developer: Weather Factory

Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition


Well, that wraps up the last Nintendo Download of January. See you next month!

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.