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Welcome to the first Nintendo Download of April 2021! Our trio of featured titles in this Nintendo Download are largely space themed, with a dash of dodge ball. Among Us just got a free new DLC as well.

 

Featured Games


Our first featured title today, Breathedge ($19.99 | $24.99), is launching on April 6th. You’re just a man taking your Grandpa’s ashes to his galactic funeral. Suddenly everything gets crazy when the massive space hearse crashes, filling the area with debris including coffins and bodies! You soon find yourself in the midst of a universal conspiracy. Survive by crafting tools and piloting vehicles. Players can also take control of space stations. Unfortunately, space is quite dangerous, with so many ways to die. You could suffocate, freeze, burn, be done in by blunt trauma, be electrocuted, and who knows what else. Can you evade death and uncover the universal truth?

 

Star Wars Republic Commando ($14.99) is also coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 6th. The Delta Squad is back as the Clone Wars plunge the galaxy into chaos! You and your squad of Republic Commandos must infiltrate and destroy the enemy. Can you lead your squad to victory in the battles ahead?

 

Coming out on May 21st is Knockout City, where you’ll team up and battle rival crews in crazy dodge ball battles. You can customize your character, and enjoy numerous crazy game modes, locales, and ball types. Players can also “ball up” and roll into one of their team mate’s hands to become a weapon or kick your opponents’ butts with trick shots.

 

 

DLC

Popular online party game, Among Us, has just gotten a new free update. Take on new tasks in the latest and largest map, The Airship. Pick your starting room, and team up with 4-10 players to get your spaceship ready to depart. Keep your eyes peeled for the impostors in your Crew, though!

 

Current Sales


The Nintendo Download this week has a couple bigger new things to talk about in the sales scene. But first, the Famicom Detective Club games offer mentioned last week is still available. This is also true for the My Nintendo Gold Points offer, where buying a Nintendo Switch Online 12-month plan between now and May 10th at 11:59pm PT will earn you some My Nintendo Gold Points. The amount depends on the cost of your chosen plan. This offer is valid for renewals and for both individual and family plans.

For smaller new items, there is a new offer where you can get a $20 Target gift card with a purchase of select Switch Lite systems. Musical game, FUSER ($29.99 | $59.99), is also on sale until April 11th at 11:59pm PT.

The first item in terms of larger sales this week is the Activision Blizzard Sale, which goes until April 11th at 11:59pm PT. It includes six titles:

Our second larger sale this week is the Warner Bros. Spring Sale, with discounts of 50% to 80% off on 14 games. This sale runs until April 14th at 11:59pm PT.

 

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

 

New eShop Titles


This week in the new games portion of the Nintendo Download, we have a disproportionate amount of retro styled games.

Arcade Archives SWIMMER Price:
$7.99
Size:
38.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
This action game was released in 1982 by TEHKAN (Koei Tecmo Games). You are a swimmer trying to make it to treasure island. You’ll have to use power pills, dive underwater, and traverse obstacles and monsters.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives SWIMMER
Acalesia Price:
$4.99
Size:
200.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 01, 2021
A “hipster with a shotgun” must sneak through devious traps, and survive his quest to get rich. If he saves Princess Celinda along the way, that’s a nice bonus, but it’s really all about the money!

Developer: BAkau

Acalesia
Balloon Girl Price:
$7.99
Size:
173.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 30, 2021
Take to the skies in a retro-inspired flight adventure. It was a beautiful day when suddenly the magical balloons blew away and our now scattered about the world. Balloon girl and her friends need to collect them all, but each level has a unique trick to uncover. Some of the game’s 50 levels have multiple solutions, too.

Developer: Nerdvision Games

Dungeon and Puzzles Price:
$9.99
Size:
73.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 01, 2021
This is a “dungeon + puzzle + sokoban” game. Your ability depends on what equipment you are using, and you’ll need to think through each move carefully. Can you optimize your strategy on each level by trying different routes?

Developer: Nekolyst

Dungeon and Puzzles

 

If you want something a bit more modern, we have a handful of options this week:

Good Night, Knight Price:
$11.99
Size:
179.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 02, 2021
You are the Knight of the Holy Divers. Something is wrong even though you already banished the evil and brought the Princess to safety. Thinking your work is done, you had retired. Suddenly you wake from your sleep apparently falling to your death from a spire in the underworld? Regain your memories as you venture forth on a new quest, and probably save the world again.

Developer: QubicGames

Good Night Knight
El Hijo – A Wild West Tale Price:
$19.99
Size:
2.80 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
In this spaghetti-western stealth adventure, the six-year-old “El Hijo” must quietly sneak by all threats. His ultimate goal is to find his mother. As the adventure unfolds, he gains confidence and discovers new ways to bypass enemies.

Developer: HandyGames

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD Price:
$29.99
Size:
2.50 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 30, 2021
This is the sequel to Krome Studios’ original Australia-themed game. This classic platformer has been updated for its Nintendo Switch release, with more boomerangs, bots, vehicles and more. All of that is packed into an open world Aussie adventure.

Developer: Krome Studios

Scandal In The Spotlight Price:
$24.99
Size:
1.50 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
Revance, a long running boy band is missing its lyricist. You attended their after-concert party and get an unexpected invitation from the band. They want you to fill in for their missing member!

It includes “Main Stories” in the app “Love 365: Find Your Story,” up until Season 3 “Give Me Forever: His PoV.”

Developer: Voltage

Scandal in the Spotlight

 

 

Upcoming Games


The upcoming games in this Nintendo Download feature a mix of FPS and driving, a 2D platforming adventure, and some crazy block stacking.

CyberTaxi Price:
$9.99
Size:
1.50 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 05, 2021
Jump into a driving first-person shooter / taxi simulator set in the grim future of a dark-noir Hindenburg city. Your ultimate goal is to get the hell out of this place!

There are four districts, 400+ random missions, and dozens of weapons. You can customize your taxi and discover the city’s hidden collectibles. Don’t like a person that has gotten in your cab? No problem, just eject them to meet their death!

Developer: Projects from Basement

Lost Words: Beyond the Page Price:
$14.99
Size:
4.80 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 06, 2021
This one is a narrative adventure set in the entries of a personal diary that happens to belong to Izzy. Within the pages of the young girl’s diary is a fantasy land full of 2D platforming and watercolor graphics. In this land, words have incredible power.

Developer: Sketchbook Games

Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks) Price:
$12.99
Size:
215.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 06, 2021
Rockit, the Master Stacker, must use a psychic helmet to stack the colorful bricks that keep falling around her. Use “mixed-up materials” and execute skilled balancing acts to make stable towers. You’ll also need to defend them from threats like ghosts and dragons, or take a wrecking ball to your creations if you wish.

Developer: Herringbone Games

 

 

Well, that’s it for the first Nintendo Download of April. Take care until 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).

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.