Nintendo Download for 4/8/2021

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This week’s Nintendo Download includes five featured titles, including the brand new PAC-MAN 99.

 

Featured Games


Nintendo’s bizarre removal of Super Mario Bros. 35 makes a lot more sense now with the sudden launch of PAC-MAN 99. Jump into a PAC-MAN battle royal and fight to be the PAC-ONE, the last one standing. The game is available for free for those with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

 

Cozy Grove ($13.49 | $14.99) is a life-sim where you camp on a haunted island that is constantly changing! You are a Spirit Scout wandering the forest, crafting to restore the island, helping ghosts, and discovering the island’s secrets.

 

DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale ($8.49 | $9.99) is an RPG that pits you against your own inner demons. Tris is trying his best to make it as an indie developer, after having a mental breakdown and moving to a new city. Unfortunately, his inner demons have popped up once again, and this time they’re out to conquer more than just him. Can he overcome his personal demons before they lead to self-destruction?

 

Say No! More ($13.49 | $14.99) takes place in a world where everyone are yes men, because it’s the status quo. Create your own custom character, and step into the shoes of an intern who finds themselves on a crusade to make the world better by learning to say “No!”. The comical game also sports a late-90s style.

 

The last featured title in this Nintendo Download, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ($59.99), is also launching on April 9th. It is the long-awaited final chapter of the Trails of Cold Steel RPG series. The Erebonian Empire mobilizes its military might and the continent of Zemuria is thrown into chaos. The heroes of Class VII must jump into action to stop the continent from being consumed by the flames of war!

Traails of Cold Steel IV

 

 

Current Sales


The sales scene this week has a few more things to discuss in this Nintendo Download. Time is running out for the Activision Blizzard Sale and Warner Bros. Spring Sale, both of which we covered last week. Meanwhile, the Famicom Detective Club games and My Nintendo Gold Points offers are both still going until early May.

We have three new sales this week, starting with the 11 bit Studios Sale, which runs until April 27th at 5:59am PT. This one is a small one with just four titles.

Next up we have the Bethesda Sale, which runs until April 15th at 11:59pm PT. It features up to 50% off on 10 games:

And finally we’ll finish with the Bandai Namco Spring Sunrise Sale, with 23 games up to 84% off. This one runs until April 21st at 11:59pm PT. Here are some of them:

 

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

 

 

New eShop Titles


There are only two retro pixel art games to check out this time.

Gravity Heroes Price:
$13.49 | $14.99
Size:
534.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 09, 2021
Jump into the chaos in this 2D platform shooter with beautiful pixel art. You can also team up with up to three friends in local multiplayer.

Developer: Studica Solution

Luckslinger Price:
$7.99 | $9.99
Size:
224.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 09, 2021
Steal lucky stars as a Luckslinger, and don’t spend them all in one place! This game is inspired by hip hop culture and sound. Rid the west of bandits and steal their luck so you can benefit from it instead.

Developer: 2Awesome Studio

 

This week’s Nintendo Download has an unusually large selection of visual novels and games with a more anime style:

The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition Price:
$39.99
Size:
3.20 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 09, 2021
Delve into a full-length visual novel that tells a gothic tale of suspense in a cursed mansion. The tale spans almost a millennium of tragedy, insanity, and human nature.

Developer: Novectacle

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition
Legends of Talia: Arcadia Price:
$2.69 | $2.99
Size:
173.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 08, 2021
Follow a legendary knight as she sets out on a quest for redemption. A horned dragon burned Freycoss Village to ashes 10 years ago. Arcadia is the hero, but she is also hated by those who survived the wrath of the dragon.

Developer: Gamuzumi

ISLAND Price:
$59.99
Size:
3.30 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 08, 2021
This romantic Sci-Fi adventure beloved by fans is now on the Nintendo Switch. This also includes the visual novel Tomorrow is the Big Day! The characters in ISLAND are fully voice acted, and text can be set to English or Japanese, while audio is only in Japanese.

Developer: PROTOTYPE

ISLAND
Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire Price:
$4.79 | $5.99
Size:
481.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 08, 2021
Mahjong Solitaire, but with girls dressing up for you. Clearing the board can unlock new outfits for the girls. You can see them all in the Dressing Room. There are 7 girls and two hidden guests to meet.

Developer: eastasiasoft, ZOO Corporation

 

We’ll round out this section with a trio of adventure games.

Ravensword: Shadowlands Price:
$6.99
Size:
396.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 09, 2021
Descended from a line of ancient kings, you must set out on a great adventure and discover the mysteries of the Ravensword. The world was thrown into chaos after the fall of Ravengard. Standing alone against a dark eleven siege was the Kingdom of Tyreas, and the Ravensword was lost.

Developer: Crescent Moon Games

Skyland: Heart of the Mountain Price:
$8.99 | $14.99
Size:
555.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 09, 2021
Join your sister, Adrianne, and prevent annihilation of Skyland. You’ll need to delve into the history of a forgotten civilization if you are to save the citizens of Skyland (who are disappearing without a trace) and uncover the mystery of your father’s death. The two may even be related.

Developer: Artifex Mundi

Pixel Game Maker Series Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash Price:
$11.99
Size:
519.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 08, 2021
“Osyaberi! Horijyo!” has returned as an action side scroller, with chatterbox Anna Holinski adventuring through ruins. As her investigation progresses, her stats will get upgraded and Anna will grow stronger. The game is loaded with full voice acting.

Developer: CLOUDs Playcompany

Pixel Game Maker Series Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash

 

 

Upcoming Games


The upcoming games in this Nintendo Download are quite varied indeed.

Poison Control Price:
$39.99
Size:
2.00 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 13, 2021
Poisonette and her soul mate are the only ones with the ability to help the ailing spirits. They are imprisoned within the toxic apparitions of their own despair.

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software

Isolomus Price:
$1.99
Size:
634.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 14, 2021
This is a strange little hand crafted, claymation horror game with multiple endings. It’s pretty short, but also quite cheap. The developer hopes you remember the experience long after you put the game down.

Developer: Sometimes You

Isolomus
ReactorX Price:
$4.99
Size:
51.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 14, 2021
Jump into a 16-bit game where you must repair the spaceship after being hit by a meteor. You’ll deal with boxes, energy grids, and light rays to repair the starship.

Developer: Lovixsama

ReactorX

 

That does it for the second 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.