PR: Nintendo Download for 5/11/17

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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While this week’s Nintendo Download isn’t being delayed by forces beyond my control, it unfortunately is also incredibly short. There’s just not a lot new to talk about this week, which is unfortunate. However, we all know a ton of great games are just down the pipe, so expect future installments to be more exciting. Let’s see the first game coming out.

Nintendo Download | Minecraft Switch Edition

I admit I’ve never been a giant Minecraft fan, not counting my fascination with Minecraft Story Mode. That aside, I acknowledge how massively popular the series is. So, if you consider yourself a Minecraft fan, then starting at 6PM PT today you can pick up Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition. Priced affordably at $29.99, this version of the game will help spur your creativity and world building with a bunch of Nintendo inspired skins and creations. It should offer tons and tons of replayability, so if your Switch was feeling ignored, this is a good way to give it more love.

On the sales front, the Game Guide once again wasn’t properly displaying the sales, meaning I had to go to much more effort just to find out what was and wasn’t on sale. I perused around 800 different games and only found the following to be worth a look. Pentapuzzle (Wii U) is discounted from $4.49 to $1.52; 99 Moves (Wii U) is discounted from $2.49 to $0.99; 99 Seconds (Wii U) is discounted from $2.49 to $0.99; Abyss (Wii U) is discounted from $1.99 to $0.79; Blok Drop U (Wii U) is discounted from $2.99 to $1.01 and lastly Bomb Monkey (3DS) is discounted from $2.99 to $0.74. Most of these are simple puzzle games, but at prices that cheap, you should check them out if you don’t already own them all.

Nintendo Download | MK8 Deluxe

The subpar My Nintendo service has more goodies to try and convince you that it’s just as worthy as Club Nintendo was (not true yet). This time it’s using Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to lure you in, offering a few different choices to redeem with your coins. You can get the sweet calendar featuring Link shown above; you can also redeem your coins for a Mario wallpaper (shown below); and lastly, if you need the assistance, you can pick up the Prima starter guide for MK8 Deluxe to make things a bit easier.

Nintendo Download | MK8 wallpaper

Itsa me! Buy me for the 2nd time, wahoo!

Finally this week, there are a couple (and I do mean only a couple) of new games hitting the Virtual Console. If you own a Switch, you can pick up ACA NEOGEO GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES. This arcade classic fighting game is related to Fatal Fury, and has great looking old school style. If you want something newish on your 3DS, you can pick up Elliot Quest. While this one has been available for a while on Wii U, today marks it finally hitting the portable system. It was inspired by classic NES games and has interesting looking mechanics, if that sounds compelling.

Nintendo Download | Garou

Sorry there wasn’t more to whet our appetites this week. I’m sure Nintendo is biding their time to present something truly splashy and dramatic in an upcoming Nintendo Download. Make sure to check back with us next week for the next Download, and stay tuned for our official review of Disgaea 5 Complete when it goes live on the oprainfall site! Should be fun, doods!

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!