Nintendo Download for 4/15/2021

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

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This week’s Nintendo Download includes a varied collection of six featured games. I believe that’s the most we’ve had so far this year. There are also a few new sales to talk about today.


Featured Games

Our first featured title of this Nintendo Download is FEZ ($13.49 | $14.99).  You are Gomez, a 2D creature seemingly living in a 3D world. Use your ability to traverse 3D structures from 4 classic 2D perspectives as you journey toward the edges of space and time.


Jump into the 3D boss rush bullet hell that is Godstrike ($11.99 | $14.99). This adventure is also time-based, meaning you have to take on each boss and win before the timer runs out. Unlock 40+ abilities by defeating said monsters, and use them to customize your loud outs.


We also have SaGa Frontier Remastered ($24.99), a beloved classic RPG from the 1990’s era. This release adds new features and even a new main character! Take on the adventure with one of eight heroes, each of whom has their own goals and story. The Free Scenario system helps ensure that your adventure will truly be your own.


Also already available is The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark ($11.69 | $12.99). Detective McQueen is about to be challenged by six chilling cases! Can you solve the macabre mysteries that are plaguing this pixel art town and restore peace?


Next up is The Longing ($14.99). Somewhere in an underground kingdom, you are the sole remaining servant of a king who’s powers have faded. He has since fallen asleep for 400 years, and you are a lonely shade who must stay in this place and await the day he reawakens. Pass the time by collecting items in the caves to decorate your living room, or read some classic literature. Keeping your mind busy is a great way to pass time!


Also available now is There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension ($12.99). Jump into a point-and-click comedy loaded with puzzles, riddles, and surprises.



Current Sales

The sales scene in the Nintendo Download this time around has several new ones again. However, the 11 bit Studios Sale, and the Bandai Namco Spring Sunrise Sale we covered last week are both still going on for a while longer. This is also true of a few others we covered in the last few weeks.

The Spring Indie World Sale is running until April 25th at 11:59pm PT. It features 31 games with some significant discounts. Here are a few of them:

Speaking of indie games, we also have the Yacht Club Games Sale running until April 25th at 11:59pm PT. It features plenty of Shovel Knight in the form of these five items:

There is also the Supergiant Spring Sale, featuring the following three games until April 25th at 11:59pm PT.

We also have the Devolver Digital Spring Sale, which like the previous one is running until April 25th. It includes the following titles and quite a few more:


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


New eShop Titles

These next couple sections of the Nintendo Download are a bit shorter than usual this time around. First we have a few adventure games:

Dragon Audit Price:
$8.99 | $9.99
7.90 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 15, 2021
Storm the castle and rescue the princess as a battle accountant in an adventure inspired by point & click comedy classics, with a 3D anime inspired visual style.

Developer: Archive Entertainment

Myastere -Ruins of Deazniff- Price:
2.20 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 15, 2021
This is a spring wire action game full of exploration. The world still hides ruins that no one knows of. It’s up to you to investigate them and vanquish the evil that hides within them! Are you up to the task?

Developer: Success, Studio Saizensen

Myastere: Ruins of Deazniff
Relicta Price:
6.30 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 15, 2021
Dive into a first-person physics-based puzzle adventure. Combine the powers of gravity and magnetism to make your way through an abandoned moon base and save your daughter!

Developer: Mighty Polygon


For those who love pixel art, we have a pair of options this week:

Kingdom of Arcadia Price:
$4.79 | $5.99
101.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 14, 2021
Sam was a normal kid whose curiosity got the best of him. When his Dad wasn’t around, he tried his mysterious arcade machine, and suddenly he was sucked inside! Trapped in his very own pixelated quest, he must save the Kingdom of Arcadia if he is to return to his homeworld.

Developer: Ratalaika Games, Spoonbox Studio

Tribal Pass Price:
$5.59 | $6.99
217.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 16, 2021
Hit the ground running (hopefully) in this “genre-twisting” hardcore runner involving resource management and interacting with your environment. Keep your tribe alive and food in good supply. Arm your the tribe, split it, and reunite it when necessary. There is no stopping until the sun sets and your run comes to and end!


Tribal Pass


If you’re seeking a more relaxing experience, this Nintendo Download has an unusual little farming adventure:

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Price:
$16.99 | $19.99
761.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 15, 2021
Hop into a relaxing farming adventure where you must care for your tiny little planet. In addition to farming, you’ll also be crafting and taking down pesky monsters! Embark on a coming of age adventure, help others, and of course take care of your farm and animals.

Developer: Chibig


If more of a scary vibe is your thing, we have one lonely option today:

Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami Price:
407.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 15, 2021
Three streamers must escape as they are chased by a mysterious mascot! Can they escape from the abandoned hotel alive?

Developer: qureate

Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami



Upcoming Games

The upcoming games portion of this Nintendo Download is on the quiet side, with just a pair of entries to take a gander at:

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room Price:
2.60 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 21, 2021
After waking in a spaceship with no memory of what’s happening, you must find a way to escape. Are you crafty enough to overcome the puzzles that stand in your way and lock you inside?

Developer: N/A

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room
World Splitter Price:
287.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 21, 2021
This one is a “2D² puzzle platformer” that challenges you to solve multidimensional puzzles. It mixes run & jump gameplay with logical thinking puzzles, where each world is made up of two parallel worlds. You can interact only with the visible parts of each world.

Developer: NeoBird

World Splitter



That wraps up another Nintendo Download. Have a great week and 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.