By Josh Speer / April 26th, 2018
During last week’s Nintendo Download I was bitching about one of the highlighted titles, but not so this week. No, this week the indie’s showcased are fantastic and diverse, and truly have me excited. Additionally, there are more sales, updates to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Splatoon 2 and much more. Let’s get started!
Over the past year I’ve become a fan of Thunder Lotus Games, but one of their games I have yet to try is Jotun: Valhalla Edition. But the good news is, that Viking-centric adventure is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch tomorrow! If you also haven’t taken the plunge into that adventure, stay tuned for our upcoming review of Jotun on Switch. But that’s not all for highlighted indie games. Another release today is the intense looking platformer Light Fall. This one looks like a meaty challenge for platformer experts, and I’m certainly interested in giving it a try. Thankfully, there’s a lot more to be excited about this week, starting with some big updates to a couple popular AAA Switch games.
If you love Splatoon 2, then you’ll appreciate Update 3.0.0. Keep reading to see some of the more exciting details. Though this one doesn’t feature the new playable campaign, it’s still packed with content.
Nintendo has dropped some fresh (and free!) new content for the Splatoon 2 game on the Nintendo Switch system this week! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game, players will have access to a huge amount of new content. This includes the addition of more than 100 pieces of new and returning gear, new songs, the introduction of a challenging new X Rank for the top-performing players in Ranked Battle, weapon balance adjustments and the return of Callie of the famous Squid Sisters.
That’s not all for updates, there are also a few big ones for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
- The Version 1.4.0 free update, which will be available later today, includes the ability to recruit and resonate the Rare Blade T-elos from the Xenosaga series after clearing the main game story.
- Expansion Pass owners can now receive the first additional Rare Blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster!
Also, if you’re excited about experimenting with Nintendo Labo, there’s an event you might be interested participating in.
My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest – Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or image of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest official site. The winning My Nintendo members will each receive:
- a Nintendo Labo Variety Kit or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit
- a Nintendo Labo Creators jacket
- a framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers
My Nintendo members can submit entries in three categories:
- Best Decorated Toy-Con – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11
- Best Toy-Con Mod using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25
- Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on June 15
Next up, there are some good sales happening via the Game Guide this week. First and foremost, Sonic Forces is 40% off until May 7th. Besides that, there are a few other good sales of smaller titles. If zombie caterpillars have you curious, you should check out Zombillie (Switch) now for $3.34; if you like casual puzzle titles, you might enjoy Millie (Switch) for $2.49; if you like playing god, you should try the beautiful Sparkle 2 EVO (Switch) for only $1.24; if you love co-op adventuring, you should try Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Switch) for $9.99; for visually compelling puzzle platforming, check out Semispheres (Switch) for $5.99; fans of point and click games need to give Bulb Boy (Switch) a look for $5.39; for a quirky title, check out Of Mice and Sand (3DS) for $6.39; for some low key dungeoneering, check out Quest of Dungeons (Wii U) for $4.94; if you love amazing tactical RPGs, then you’ll love Stella Glow (3DS) for $14.99 and if you like more challenging RPGs, try Legrand Legacy (3DS) for $14.99. Pretty good assortment, though you can find the entire list here.
In closing, we’re gonna cover the latest digital games, starting with one I’m very passionate about. It’s called A Robot Named Fight, and I loved it when I reviewed the Steam version. For many reasons, I doubted it would ever make its way to a Nintendo console, but now that it has, I couldn’t be more excited. If you love rogue games and Metroidvanias, check it out.
And now, the rest of the digital games! Fans of retro are in luck, as there are two new ACA NEOGEO titles this week – Ghost Pilots and Stakes Winner. For strange and dark adventures, check out Agatha Knife and Bouncy Bob (I know, horrible title, but it looks fun). To scratch that platforming fix, you might enjoy DragoDino and Ninja Striker (though it technically came out last week). Those who love RPGs might enjoy Saturday Morning RPG and Unalive. To puzzle with some buddies, check out 12 orbits. For simulation games, you can try out KORG Gadget and Sparkle ZERO. If you love blasting foes out of the clouds, give your attention to Sky Rogue. And finally, starting on Saturday, you can enjoy the old school charm of Super Saurio Fly. Overall, a good week for the Nintendo Download. Have fun trying these out, and check back next week with oprainfall for the latest Nintendo Download!
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