By Michael Fontanini / August 19th, 2021
This week the Nintendo Download is a tad quieter. We have a trio of new featured titles to check out. Furthermore, Minecraft fans with a Switch Online membership can try out the full game, Minecaft Dungeons, for free until August 24th at 11:59 p.m. PT.
The first of our trio of featured titles this week is puzzle platformer Hoa ($13.49 |
$14.99). It launches on August 24th. Experience subtle storytelling as you adventure through exploration-based puzzles. Along the way, you’ll take in plenty of beautiful, hand-painted art with a peaceful atmosphere.
Pixel art adventure, Arietta of Spirits ($17.99 |
$19.99) will arrive on August 20th. Arietta and her family visit the cabin of her late Grandmother for the first time a year after her death. However, things soon take a twist. Arietta unexpectedly becomes able to see strange spirits that call the island home. Enjoy an emotional narrative, and fast-paced combat as the adventure unfolds.
We close out this section with the turn-based RPG, King’s Bounty II ($59.99). The world of Nostria is falling into darkness. Conspiracy, necromancy, and sabotage take over, as a new savior begins to emerge. As creatures of blight lurk in the shadows, new heroes are forged. Can you help restore peace to Nostria?
However, we do have one new item this week. Visual novel, Necrobarista: Final Pour, ($18.69 |
$21.99) is having a launch sale until August 24th at 9:59 a.m. PT.
As always, check out Nintendo’s sales page for full details.
New eShop Titles
We have a bit fewer new eShop games in this Nintendo Download, but still a pretty varied list.
- Metal Commando ($4.99)
Beat ’em Up
- Mayhem Brawler ($19.99) – A comic book styled brawler
- Monster Train First Class ($29.99) – A new spin on roguelike deck building
- Thea 2: The Shattering ($18.39 |
$22.99) – 4X strategy RPG
- Buissons – A hide & seek game
- Heart Chain Kitty ($9.90) – A 3D platformer for cat lovers
- Where’s Samantha? ($5.99 |
$9.99) – A unique, artistic 2D platformer
- Chess Gambit ($7.13 |
- Faraday Protocol ($24.99) – First-person puzzle game
- Links Puzzle ($2.99)
- Arcade Archives KURIKINTON ($7.99)
- Dungeon’s Hell ($2.99)
- Pixel Game Maker Series BURAIGUN GALAXY STORM ($11.99)
- Stay Safe ($4.49 |
$5.99) – Roguelite survival adventure
- Tomb Sweeper ($2.99) – Maze game
- Space Scavenger ($12.99)
- Adventure Field 4 ($6.99 |
- City Driving Simulator 2 ($11.99)
- Rush Rally Origins ($6.99) – HD, top-down rally racing
- Ultimate Bumper Cars: Dodgems – Available Aug. 20
- Zombo Buster Advance ($2.79 |
- Sakura Succubus 4 ($7.99 |
The Nintendo Download has only a single lonely upcoming title to check out this week. The “modern noir deduction thriller”, Murder Mystery Machine ($19.99), brings plenty of mystery to the Switch starting on August 25th.
Well, that does it for another Nintendo Download. Have a great weekend everyone!
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