Nintendo Download for 3/18/2021

Friday, March 19th, 2021

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This week’s Nintendo Download has four featured games, from plant and zombie warfare, to farming, and more. We also have a couple of new sales to check out.


Featured Games

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete ($39.99) has arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Crazy missions and epic boss battles await you in locales like the Neighborhood Town Center, Wierding Woods and Mount Steep. Collect medals, unlock new outfits, and kick butt both online and off.


STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town ($49.99) is coming out on March 23rd. Your grandfather and his friends established a peaceful community called Olive Town. Now it’s time for you to continue the legacy he left behind. Build relationships with others in town, farm crops and raise animals. Improve the town along the way by collecting materials for requests. The future of this community is in your hands.


Launching on March 23rd, Overcooked! All You Can Eat ($39.99) includes all content from Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2. The game also features new content to chew on, improved graphics, and online multiplayer for the first time in the series. The new content includes new levels and chefs.


Five-part episodic series, Tales from the Borderlands ($24.99), is also launching on March 23rd. It takes place after the events of Borderlands 2 but before those of Borderlands 3. The choice driven, narrative adventure starts out as a quest of greed, but the main characters soon find themselves on a different path. Your choices have consequences, so make them wisely. This release includes all five episodes.



In celebration of its first anniversary, a free new update has just dropped for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It adds support for the Sanrio amiibo cards that are being released in the west for the first time. Furthermore, it adds a 1st Anniversary Cake item, various new seasonal items, and some updates for your NookPhone. You can find out more about it from our coverage in this article.



Current Sales

There are a couple of new sales in this week’s Nintendo Download. The Square Enix Spring Sale we looked at last week is still ongoing until March 24th at 8:59am PT.

Secondly, Nintendo has two new offers. The first is going on at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop until the 20th (except for Best Buy, which ends on the 21st). This offer nets you a $20 retailer gift card when you purchase select Switch Lite systems. The second offer is entirely unrelated. When you buy Famicom Detective Club™: The Girl Who Stands Behind, a discount will be applied to the second game (Famicom Detective Club™: The Missing Heir) during checkout.

We also have two major sales today. The first one is the Capcom Publisher Sale, which runs until March 31st at 11:59am PT. In addition to a number of switch games, including the highlights listed below, it also includes some 3DS games from franchises like Mega Man and Monster Hunter.

We also have the Ubisoft Spring Savings Publisher Sale, which ends on March 31st at 11:59pm PT. This one includes 23 Nintendo Switch games. Here are some of the highlights:


Check out Nintendo’s sales page for full details on everything.


New eShop Titles

We’ll start the new eShop titles section of this Nintendo Download with a dash of retro shmup action.

Arcade Archives THUNDER DRAGON Price:
45.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 11, 2021
Released by NMK back in 1991, this shmup sees you pilot a manned combat chopper, the “Thunder Dragon.” Your mission is to stop a team of mad scientists who now control a powerful, automated weapon.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives: Thunder Dragon


Need a good indie game to enjoy for a while? Well there are two of them in this Nintendo Download:

DARQ Complete Edition Price:
4.70 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 18, 2021
Delve into Lloyd’s dreams as you try to help him wake up! Unfortunately, each attempt he makes to awaken seems to plunge him farther into the depths of his own subconscious, and the dream world he now inhabits. It’s up to you to uncover the meaning of his dreams!

This release includes the original game, plus The Tower DLC and The Crypt DLC.

Developer: Unfold Games

Dark Water: Slime Invader Price:
1.10 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 18, 2021
This is a side-scrolling, cooperative indie game where a girl and her grandmother must save their village from the attacks of cursed slimes! The game has won several awards, including the Unity 2020 Best Indie Game #1. A village in peril needs your help, can you save it?

Developer: DEVBOX


For those who love visual novels, we have three of them today!

Synergia Price:
$11.99 | $14.99
1.20 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 18, 2021
Welcome to a neon filled dystopian city in a cyberpunk visual novel with deep yuri romance. There are multiple paths and endings and over 20 characters with complex personalities. Your new love is a crime, and her fate could have consequences for the entire world! What will you do?

Developer: Top Hat Studios, Radi Art

Root Film Price:
$31.99 | $39.99
4.80 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 19, 2021
In this adventure with visual novel elements, Rintaro Yagumo is selected as director of the reboot of the TV series “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”. The show was cancelled a decade prior for reasons unknown. Unfortunately his new job is soon interrupted by a murder! Can you get to the bottom of things?


Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.3 Postlude Days- Price:
824.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 18, 2021
The final volume of the fantasy tavern, harem rom-com has arrived. The romantic comedy adventure is in its final stages, with much time passed since the story started. Now Anzu, the top maid from the cafe the hero worked at in his homeworld suddenly storms into the tavern. “I’m here to inspect hostile activities!” she cries. What is going on here? You’ll have to find out in-game.

Developer: qureate

Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.3 Postlude Days-



Upcoming Games

The upcoming section of this Nintendo Download has three games from grid-based dungeon crawling, to horror mystery, to tank warfare.

Vaporum: Lockdown Price:
2.80 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 22, 2021
This steampunk, grid-based dungeon crawler is a prequel to Vaporum. It is inspired by classics in its genre. The story follows a scientist named Ellie Teller, who struggles to survive a disaster in the Arx Vaporum tower.

Developer: Fatbot Games

Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace Price:
$15.99 | $19.99
3.90 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 23, 2021
This investigation game is inspired by the award-winning board game franchise. It takes place in the world of H.P. Lovecraft in the year 1926. An astronomy professor turns up dead in her mansion, apparently murdered. Build a team from the 12 investigators of the Arkham Horror games, and get to the bottom of this mystery!

Developer: Asmodee Digital

Tank Battle Heroes Price:
$5.59 | $7.99
208.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 23, 2021
Hop in a tank and take command in multiplayer tank battles! Select a tank, upgrade your weapon, and get ready for war. There are 3 unique battlefields, 120 single player stages, online leaderboards, and more.

Developer: T-Bull

Tank Battle Heroes


And that finishes up this 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).

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.