This week the Nintendo Download is a bit more exciting. For one, there are a handful of new big releases coming down the pipe. For another, there’s a bunch of new digital games, though many of them aren’t coming out til next Tuesday. But there’s still more to enjoy, so let’s start with a game I never thought I’d see on a Nintendo console!
Yes, none other than DOOM is headed to the Switch tomorrow. While many hardcore shooter fans are bitching about the framerate, I personally will be picking it up mostly for the novelty. I don’t really care if it’s 30 or 60 FPS, just so long as it plays well and looks good. Besides, I’ve been secretly interested in the latest DOOM for a while, and this will offer a nice opportunity to play it on my Switch. If you’re more excited by old timey detectives, then you might want to check out L.A. Noire. Solve crimes in 1947 Los Angeles and do so with panache. But perhaps you want something that requires no thought whatsoever? Something with crazy stunts and madcap mayhem? If so, then rejoice, as Rocket League is finally coming to the Switch, along with some cool new skins and cars. While I’m personally not interested in it (I didn’t even pick it up for free on my Vita), others might be. Lastly for Switch, the goofy party game Snipperclips is getting new DLC. This will offer a host of new features for fans, including new stages and new trials for old ones. And if you want some love for your 3DS, you might want to pick up Mario Party: The Top 100, which features the best of the best from all the Mario Party series. It’s been a while since I’ve played a Mario Party, but having a portable mix of the best games does sound a bit appealing.
Now, I’m gonna skip the sales since once more the Game Guide has failed us. Instead, I’m gonna jump immediately to new My Nintendo offerings, this time focused around the Zelda franchise. These will be available starting on 11/10/17 and will range from wallpapers to Themes to game discounts. To see what’s what, just read the full details below.
- The Legend of Zelda My Nintendo Rewards (available on 11/10) – This year, Nintendo is turning Black Friday into Legendary Friday with two new items related to The Legend of Zelda series: the Link Edition Nintendo 2DS system and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition. My Nintendo is also getting into the act with some great The Legend of Zelda rewards:
- Wallpaper inspired by The Champions’ Ballad Expansion Pass DLC Pack 2.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 3DS Theme for your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system.
- If you’re looking for more adventures in Hyrule, we’re also offering 40 percent discounts for each of these games in The Legend of Zelda series.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii U)
You can also redeem your points for the official The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword eGuide from Prima Games.
Finally, we’re closing this one out with a bunch of new digital games. The only catch is several of them aren’t gonna be out until the 14th, so I’ll group those together first, and then focus on the ones you can pick up starting today. For those games that will come out later, let’s start with Batman The Telltale Series; there’s also adventure game RiME; and if you want more of an RPG, Ittle Dew 2+ will also be coming next week.
Now that those are out of the way, let’s cover what’s new now. If you want crazy octopus adventures, you can pick up Octodad: Dadliest Catch. If you like pixelated adventure, you should check out Tallowmere. Want something strange? Check out Cat Quest and Spellspire. If you’re feeling a relaxing adventure, swim over to Koi DX. For platformer fans, Maria the Witch looks charming. If you like utterly weird FPS games with permadeath, check out the odd RTO. Lastly, for fans of retro, you can pick up Lords of Thunder on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Not bad, right? Oh and I forgot one last detail. Now you can enjoy watching TV shows on your Switch, as Hulu has come to the console. Much better Download than last week, I’d say! Check in with oprainfall next week for the Nintendo Download. Hopefully by then the Game Guide will be functioning once more.