Can you believe this is the last Nintendo Download before E3? I certainly can’t, and I’m attending the conference! As a reminder, there will be no Nintendo Dowload put out that week, but I’ll be back the following week like usual (assuming I have mostly recovered from E3 exhaustion by then). This week has an eclectic mix of stuff, including new games for 3DS and Switch, lots of new sales, updates to some games and a bunch of new digital content. Let’s get started!

Nintendo Download | Sushi Striker

The first game in this Download officially comes out tomorrow, and it’s actually one I just preordered. If you’ve ever wondered what the love child of Pokémon, Elite Beat Agents and Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo would look like, look no further than Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido! I tried out the Switch demo the other day, and found it good, silly fun. That said, I think this game was definitely created with stylus play in mind, so I would recommend you pick up the 3DS version (especially since the Switch version is more expensive). But that’s not all! If you want more surly and dark fare, you can try out The Banner Saga 2 on your Switch. Or if you are feeling more like beating the pulp out of your friends, you can always pick up the crossover mayhem of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle (if you’re not sure about it, you can always check out our review).

Nintendo Download | BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

If you’re a thrifty gamer (and honestly, who isn’t?), then there is a bunch of new sales you can check out via the Game Guide today. Has Been Heroes (Switch) provides fun Rogue adventures for only $9.99; the colorful insanity of Runbow (Wii U) is more affordable than ever for only $7.49; for something dark and weird, Agatha Knife (Switch) is a mere $9.59; for RPG goodness, Saturday Morning RPG (Switch) is pretty cheap at $8.99; if you want a wonderful new Zelda-inspired experience, Mulaka (Switch) is now only $16.98; SHMUP fans owe it to themselves to check out indie gem Tachyon Project (Switch) for $6.99; platformers are rarely as emotional or colorful as Shu (Switch), now for $7.49; if you prefer horror, The Coma: Recut (Switch) is really cheap at $6.79; for violent, retro mayhem, you might enjoy Slain: Back From Hell (Switch) for $6.79; The Sexy Brutale (Switch) is half off at $9.99, as is Nine Parchments (Switch); to take a chance on a horror game, you might try Don’t Knock Twice (Switch) for $7.49; for light puzzling, 36 Fragments of Midnight (Switch) couldn’t be much cheaper at $2.24; and finally, Drancia Saga (3DS) is pretty compelling for $4. To see the rest of what’s on sale, just click here.

Nintendo Download | A Magical High School Girl

For some weekly activities, here are a couple noteworthy additions this week:

  • Earn double Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of Mario Tennis Aces! – Receive a bonus of 300 My Nintendo Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of the Mario Tennis Aces game through Nintendo eShop or (where available). Offer ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 21. Bonus points will be issued a few days after the release day of the game, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes 2.6 Update – Accessories for Heroes’ mini units have been added. These accessories can be seen by other players in the Arena, so you can customize the look of your Heroes and show them off. Accessories are planned to be available through events and quests. Note: Accessories will not alter a Hero’s stats or skills.

Nintendo Download | Hexologic

Lastly, let’s cover the new digital games. All of the following are out either today or tomorrow, with the exception of Hexologic (though stay tuned for our review in the coming weeks). Given our site’s affection towards games like this, I kind of have to mention A Magical High School Girl, which provides a open ended RPG experience. If you’re more interested in neon colors and crazy style, you might enjoy GRIDD: Retroenhanced. SHMUP fans are sure to enjoy Iro Hero. If you love pixelated violence, you might want to check out MilanoirOperation Hardcore or One Strike. Need more tactics in your life? Then you might like Samurai Defender: Ninja Warfare (thought that name does sound a bit like a contradiction). If you need some ARPG fare, then Songbringer may be for you. And finally, if you want a sequel to the strangest premise of all time, then look no further than Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn!

Nintendo Download | Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn
I don’t understand it either…

Overall, a pretty good week, though I’m sure there will be much more excitement with E3 reveals next week. Be sure to stay tuned to oprainfall for our E3 coverage, and join us the following week when the Nintendo Download returns to its regularly scheduled time slot.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.