Nintendo Download for 5/06/2021

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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This week’s Nintendo Download has a rather quiet featured section, though Nintendo also announced a new game this week.

 

Featured Games


Skate City ($9.99 | $14.99) has just launched on the Nintendo Switch, featuring three iconic locales that are all inspired by real life skate spots in Los Angeles, Oslo, and Barcelona. Perform realistic skate tricks, take on over 100 challenges, or just chill out and have some fun! You can also customize your skater as well.

 

Nintendo also revealed a new Switch game this week: Game Builder Garage ($29.99). It is set to launch in early June, and allows you to make your own games with no programming knowledge. Instead, it uses a node-based editor to allow players to very quickly set up interactions between game objects.

 

Current Sales


This week’s Nintendo Download doesn’t have a lot new in the sales scene either. There is a new offer that runs through this weekend at participating retailers. It lets you save $20 on four select games:

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

The second new offer this week is the Star Wars Day sale, which ends this morning May 7th at 8:59am PT.

The rest of the major offers currently available are ones we’ve covered last week or in previous weeks. Some of them will be ending as soon as a few days from now.

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

 

New eShop Titles


Since we have more of these than any other category, we’ll start this section of the Nintendo Download with some pixel art adventures with very different aesthetics and difficulty levels.

Infestor Price:
$4.99
Size:
26.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 07, 2021
Your quest is to invade the Human Colony 31-5B in this 2D, pixelart game. You’ll have to control human inhabitants along the way to overcome obstacles and make your way deeper inside. Can you make it through all 70 tricky levels?

Developer: Woblyware Oy

Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition Price:
$11.99 | $14.99
Size:
356.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 06, 2021
Here we have a “nihilistic action-platformer roguelike”. The game page describes it as a “riddle that demands sacrifice”.  Can you brave the unforgiving gameplay and uncover the secrets of the Nongunz universe?

This remaster adds the new Arena and Co-op modes.

Developer: Digerati

Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition Price:
$14.99
Size:
645.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 05, 2021
Tako is a pacifist octopus in a world where they are at war with the humans! He saves a drowning woman on a stormy night, and a fairy saw it all. As a result, Tako was granted the ability to survive on land for his bravery. Now he defies his people on a quest to bring peace to the world and end the war in an adventure spanning 50+ levels and 16 dungeons!

This edition adds new difficulty modes, additional content, new border images, and some rebalancing.

Developer: Christophe Galati

Sector 781 Price:
$5.99
Size:
36.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 07, 2021
This pixel-art platformer sees you fight your way through a triad of realms. Collect shards to increase your energy reserves, and upgrade yourself and your weapons along the way.

Developer: Refold

 

If shmups are your thing, we have a trio of such games to check out this week.

Blink: Rogues Price:
$9.99
Size:
1.10 GB
Launch Date:
May. 07, 2021
Soar in this fast-paced top-down style shmup featuring multi-lane combat that requires sharp reflexes. It also features multiplayer and co-op.

Developer: Fox Dive Studio

Flowing Lights Price:
$9.99
Size:
251.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 07, 2021
In this arcade puzzle shooter, every battle is a puzzle of sorts. You’ll have to do more than just destroy monsters to win at this game. Bullets flow like a liquid to create interesting situations. You’ll need to find the best tactic for taking out your enemies. It is designed to be easy to learn but hard to master, with four ranks to achieve (C, B, A, and S).

Developer: N/A

Raiden IV x MIKADO remix Price:
$29.99
Size:
807.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 06, 2021
This popular arcade and console shmup has arrived on the Switch with remixed background music produced by GAME CENTER MIXADO. You can also listen to the original soundtrack. The game has a number of different modes and global leaderboards.

Developer: MOSS

 

We have one lone visual novel in this week’s Nintendo Download.

Dull Grey Price:
$4.99
Size:
170.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 05, 2021
Dive into a visual novel about a mother and son, and the search for happiness amid a backdrop of grey pipes and fog-shrouded mountains.

You’ll repeatedly make one choice that will determine who the son grows to be. It may appear that there is no choice, but look closer and find your way.

Developer: Sometimes You

 

For those who love anime style visuals, we have two dating games and a strategic space travel simulator this time around:

Beach Bounce Remastered Price:
$7.99 | $9.99
Size:
323.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 06, 2021
Tomoyo is looking forward to a wonderful summer at his grandma Umi’s beach resort. Unfortunately, summer vacation seemingly gets dashed before it’s even begun. He will meet the many female staff at the resort in a multi-choice/multi-directional story with multiple endings.

Developer: Gamuzumi

C14 Dating Price:
$19.99
Size:
166.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 07, 2021
This is an otome dating sim that mixes archeology, friendship, and of course love. You’re staying in an unfamiliar country for two months doing archeology. You couldn’t pass up such a great learning opportunity. Bones and tools may not be the only thing you find during your time here, though!

Developer: WinterWolves Games

CyberHive Price:
$8.99 | $9.99
Size:
160.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 06, 2021
Jump into a strategic space travel simulator featuring a non-linear story in a cosmic opera setting. Gather resources, expand your crew, improve your ship, and most importantly, survive! You might just uncover the secrets of the universe along the way.

Developer: Redblack Spade

Cyber Hive

 

Finally, to round off this section, we have a sci-fi adventure that has a lot of inspiration behind it.

Spirits of Xanadu Price:
$4.49 | $4.99
Size:
600.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 03, 2021
A research ship, the Xanadu, slumbers in orbit around a mysterious planet at the far reaches of the universe. No messages have been received from the crew in months, but her systems are still running. A lone operative has set out to wake the ship and return it home to Earth.

This adventure is set in the 1980s and inspired by classic sci-fi films, novels, and games.

Developer: Nightdive Studios

 

 

Upcoming Games


We have two upcoming games in the Nintendo Download for this week, both in the adventure category:

Fire: Ungh’s Quest Price:
$14.99
Size:
2.40 GB
Launch Date:
May. 12, 2021
This “exploration-adventure” sees you solving puzzles in the Stone Age. The comedic story follows a Neanderthal named Ungh. He falls asleep during his first night watch, and by morning the fire has gone out. This puts Ungh on a quest to find a new flame somewhere in the Stone Age world. He’ll leave no stone unturned in his search!

Developer: Daedalic Entertainment

Retro Machina Price:
$19.99
Size:
3.80 GB
Launch Date:
May. 12, 2021
In a world inhabited by robots, the mysteries of a lost civilization wait to be uncovered. Only one city still stands, a city filled with robots who are doing what they can to keep it alive. One robot suffers a malfunction and is tossed in the junkyard. Not willing to lay around as junk, it sets out to get its malfunction repaired. However, the city now sees it as a threat!

Your ultimate goal is to repair yourself and seek out intelligent life.

Developer: Orbit Studio

 

 

That wraps up this week’s Nintendo Download. As always, check back again next week for more goodies!

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.