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The first Nintendo Download of February has two featured games, from a dark platforming adventure to an RPG adventure about love, rebellion, and freedom. Additionally, Nintendo has an event happening where you can earn double the normal amount of My Nintendo Gold Points when purchasing select games. We’ll check that out in the sales section.

 

Featured Games


Blue Fire ($17.99 | $19.99) sees you venture into the haunting, fallen world of Penumbra, a land filled with sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles, and a diverse selection of foes and bosses to slash to bits. Penumbra is a long-forgotten world whose hidden secrets are waiting to be discovered. You’ll find survivors, valuable items, mystical temples, and more. You’ll need to upgrade your equipment, unlock new abilities, and collect special amulets to grow into a stronger fighter if you are to defeat the challenges that lie ahead. You’ll also discover void entrances throughout the land of Penumbra, which lead to abstract platforming challenges in a lost world called The Void.

 

Today’s second featured game is Haven ($24.99), which is about a pair of lovers who dropped everything and fled their previous life, going to a lost planet to be together. Yu and Kay must now settle into their new home world in this RPG adventure. Seek out parts and materials to fix your ship and transform it into a much comfier home. Cook meals and craft when not out collecting resources, and battle those that wish to tear you apart. Timing and rhythm are important in combat to synchronize actions. Help Yu and Kay keep their relationship alive while surviving on this unknown world.

 

 

Current Sales


Nintendo’s sales page is a little more active this week in the Nintendo Download. The Dead Cells 50% off sale from last week is still going until February 10th. We also have two larger events going on at the moment.

The first one is the 2X Gold Points Event, which allows you to earn double the normal amount of My Nintendo Gold Points you would normally get when purchasing games in the eShop. This event lasts until February 28th at 11:59pm PT. When you purchase any of the six specific games in this event, you’ll get 600 My Nintendo Gold Points. The eligible games are:

 

The second sales event happening now on the Nintendo Switch eShop, is the Mega Man Franchise Sale, which runs until February 11th at 11:59pm PT. This sale has six game collections discounted up to 50% off, which are the following:

 

New eShop Titles


We have a handful of retro titles in the Nintendo Download today, some of which are collections.

Arcade Archives HALLEY’S COMET Price:
$7.99
Size:
39.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
This retro shooter was released by TAITO back in 1986. Pilot your ship to save the solar system! Take down enemies from Halley’s Comet as you blast your way to victory. You can also blow up space rocks to get parts to power up your ship and make it a more formidible threat to anyone who gets in its way.

Developer: HAMSTER

Halley's Comet
Glittering Sword Price:
$4.99
Size:
146.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 05, 2021
“Fantasy adventure set in a cozy world with Sokoban-style puzzles”. Switches, portals, traps, and enemies are everywhere, and you’ll need to learn the correct order of completing things. As you progress, the game gets tougher and traps deadlier. This game is inspired by many classic adventures of the retro era.

Developer: ChiliDog Interactive

Glittering Sword
G-MODE Archives29 ZANAC Price:
$4.99
Size:
119.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
This retro shooting game was released in 1986. This version is a recreation of the original game, including its hidden elements. It has gotten some changes to make it easier to play. There are two modes, “Arrange” mode, and “Original” mode. “Arrange” mode is more intense and smoother, while “Original” mode lets you enjoy the old-school graphics with no smoothing.

Developer: G-MODE

G-MODE Archives29 ZANAC
Turrican Flashback Price:
$29.99
Size:
52.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 29, 2021
This collection includes four classic action games with huge levels, improved controls, and great music. The Turrican series was a beloved action franchise because of its giant boss battles, huge levels, and unforgettable soundtrack. This collection includes:

  • Turrican
  • Turrican II
  • Mega Turrican
  • Super Turrican

Developer: Ratalaika Games, Factor 5

Turrican Flashback

 

If you like dungeon crawlers, this might be right up your alley.

Kowloon High-School Chronicle Price:
$29.99
Size:
?
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
This hybrid RPG adventure and dungeon crawler was first released in Japan back in 2004. This HD remaster on the Nintendo Switch marks the game’s first appearance in the west. A new student and treasure hunter transfers to the Kamiyoshi Academy in Shinjuku, Tokyo. This young man seeks to uncover the secrets of a mysterious ruin that sleeps, hidden in the darkness below the school. He sets out with some school friends to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization, but the ruins are full of monsters known as “Kehito” and dangerous traps. Even the student council tries to stand in his way!

Developer: Arc System Works

 

If you love indie games, this collection contains a trio of them that might interest you.

Digerati Best Sellers Price:
$12.99 | $51.97
Size:
4.30 GB
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
This collection brings you three Digerati hits in one package. They include the following:

  • Slain: Back From Hell
  • Snakeybus
  • Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition.

Developer: Digerati

Digerati Best Sellers

 

For a spooky atmosphere to get you on the edge of your seat, this Nintendo Download has a couple options to offer:

Conarium Price:
$19.99
Size:
4.00 GB
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
Dive into a deep, suspense filled Lovecraftian adventure full of secrets and Easter eggs. The story follows four scientists as they challenge the limits of nature, and has multiple endings to uncover. The game is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness.

Developer: Iceberg Interactive

Conarium
Silver Chains Price:
$24.99
Size:
1.40 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 29, 2021
Peter awakens at an abandoned mansion in England after his car crashed into a tree on a stormy night. He has no recollection of how or why he ended up here. As he tries to find a way out of this place, he will uncover the mansion’s hidden secrets and come to realize that he is not alone. He also soon discovers that he has been here before. As he starts putting the pieces together, things take a sinister turn when he finds out he is being hunted by something dark.

Developer: Cracked Heads Games

Silver Chains

 

Don’t feel like parting with any hard-earned money right now? Well that’s ok, because we have a pair of free-to-play titles in this Nintendo Download:

Lost Lands: Dark Overlord (free to play) Price:
$0
Size:
1.40 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 28, 2021
After returning from answering the darn phone, Susan sees something pull Jason (her son) into a portal! She was unable to pull him back before it vanished. Now she must find some way to enter an unknown world full of magic to discover who kidnapped him and why!

Developer: FIVE-BN STUDIO

Lost Lands - Dark Overlord
Skyforge Price:
$0
Size:
21.30 GB
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
Explore a “universe of adventures”. This online action game is inspired by sci-fi and fantasy in a world of gods and monsters alike. You are an immortal of Aelion. Join forces with other players to explore new lands, defend against invasions as any of 18 different classes.

Developer: Allods Team

 

Finally, there are three more games to take a quick look at before we get to the upcoming titles. This last trio ranges from stealth adventure to simulation and station management.

Byakko-tai Samurai Boys Price:
$19.99
Size:
370.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
Shikame Chisato went to the Hanko Nisshinkan School. Her older brother is a swordplay instructor surrogate. Her childhood friend, Minoji Sakai, also went to this school. The trouble is, women are generally not allowed to attend it, so Minoji was worried about her!

Developer: OperaHouse

Byakko-tai Samurai Boys
Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story Price:
$14.99
Size:
8.30 GB
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
Harper finds herself amid the backdrop of the biggest event in human history, the Martian invasion! This stealth-based single player adventure is based on the work of H.G. Wells. Explore the English countryside stealthily, craft, trick souls influenced by the Martians, and use the environment to your benefit. Learn to avoid enemies in new ways, upgrade your ability to craft throwable weapons, and above all, survive!

Developer: Steel Arts Software

Station Manager Price:
$14.00
Size:
197.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 04, 2021
Build the greatest train station the world has ever seen! Customize it with various facilities and trains, as well as info boards, vending machines, benches, and more to keep your passengers comfortable. Create new trains for tourism, business, and more by combining different carriages.

Developer: Kairosoft

Station Manager

 

 

Upcoming Games


We have three upcoming games to check out in the Nintendo Download this time around, from fighting, to fantasy role-playing, to arcade shooting action.

Urban Street Fighting Price:
$7.99
Size:
413.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 06, 2021
Battle it out with six characters across five stages in this hardcore beat ’em up. Take down your foes and enjoy 180 animations, realistic sound effects, and optional music. You can also take on a friend in 2-player mode.

Developer: Benoit Varasse

Urban Street Fighting
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption Price:
$15.99 | $19.99
Size:
4.20 GB
Launch Date:
Feb. 09, 2021
Dive into a humorous fantasy role-playing adventure, brought to you by the creators of the Quest for Glory series. Step into the role of a young man named Shawn O’Conner, as his path leads him to become both a hero and a rogue. By day he studies at the university, but at night he equips his weapons and armor to explore locales like abandoned wine cellars, dark catacombs, a deadly dungeon, and more.

Developer: Transolar Games

Hexagon Defense Price:
$3.19 | $3.99
Size:
221.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 09, 2021
Rotate and shoot incoming foes by controlling your hexagonal weapon setup in this unique arcade shooter. Projectiles are launched out of two opposite sides of the hexagon to blast down approaching enemies. The game features over 20 buffs, items, and skins. Oddly the store page says it doesn’t support TV play, though.

Developer: Nether Yoshi Studio

Defense Hexagon

 

That wraps up this Nintendo Download. Take care and see you next week!

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.