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Well guys and gals, it’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another Nintendo Download! Better yet, the skies are finally not lit by a blazing sun today, so this gamer is cool and comfortable. But you don’t care about that, you want to know about the games, games, games, right? Well you’re in luck, since there are plenty this week, and while few are what I would consider well known titles, there’s still some interesting stuff to check out. So let’s get started.

Nintendo Download | Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

When I said there were some quirky games this week, I definitely meant titles like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. This party game splits you and your friends into 4, with one person disarming the bomb and the other 3 offering advice, though they can’t see the bomb directly. It’s an interesting premise, and might make for a entertaining party game. The other game is a bit more well known, this thing called The Walking Dead? Yes, The Walking Dead: The Final Season is coming to Switch, proving the system is finally mature enough for the zombie apocalypse. That’s an especially nice feeling, since it was always uncertain if mature titles would get brought to the Wii U.

Nintendo Download | The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Besides that, there’s also some events to check out this week.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Flower Festival Event – Every day is a new day in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp smartphone game. Starting today, the Flower Festival event begins. Stop by your garden to get special event flower seeds. If you cross-pollinate event flowers, you can get seeds for flowers of different colors. Trade event flowers to Lloid for items like a red-and-yellow bicycle and Flower Festival clothing, among other fun summer items. This event is running from Aug. 16 at 11 p.m. PT through Aug. 28 at 10:59 p.m. PT.

August Legendary Pokémon – The Legendary duo of Kyogre and Groudon has dominated the land and seas since originally appearing in the Hoenn region. Now you can get one of them via a code from your local participating GameStop store from Aug. 3 to Aug. 26. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Sun players can get Kyogre, while Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Moon players can get Groudon. Available while supplies last.

Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 Ends Soon – Calling Nintendo Labo fans! In less than one week, the latest Nintendo Labo Creators Contest ends. Have you started on your entry? A team of Nintendo Labo judges will select two Grand Prize winners and eight runner-up winners in two categories: Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage. The contest ends at 10:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20. You can also check out other submissions here – and don’t forget to give a “like” to your favorites! The prizes include a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more.

Nintendo Download | Detective Gallo

If you’re like me, you love waiting for sales. Well, you’re in luck, since the Game Guide is still behaving this week. To give your Wii U some love, you can zoom in FAST Racing NEO (Wii U) for $11.24; for froggy goodness, you might enjoy Kero Blaster (Switch) for $8.99; fans of classic RPGs are sure to enjoy Cosmic Star Heroine (Switch) for $14.19; or if you like explosive fun, Bomb Chicken (Switch) is worth getting for $8.99; hack and slashers might appreciate Die for Valhalla! (Switch) for $8.99; for SHMUP fans, Aqua Kitty UDX (Switch) is a steal for only $4.49; fans of rhythm should look into Floor Kids (Switch) for $11.94; for platforming mania, look no further than Splasher (Switch) for $9.99; Panpaku (Switch) is a worthy indie for only $7.99; likewise, Death Squared (Switch) is great fun with friends for $8.99; if you want some strategy, Ambition of the Slimes (3DS) is cheap at $3; and lastly, for fans of stealth games, Spy Chameleon (Wii U) is worth it for $3.49. Not a bad list, but there’s plenty more to be found here.

Nintendo Download | Spectrum

Lastly, we’ll close out with new digital games. First, the ones out later on. There’s only a couple this week, Spectrum and Out of the Box. The first is a zen platformer and the latter is an endless adventure game. Both certainly have potential, but you might want to wait and see what’s out this week!

Nintendo Download | Metal Slug 4

Fans of retro can enjoy ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 4 and Arcade Archives Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen. For fans of Adventure games, you might enjoy Detective Gallo. Or if you love nuts, you might prefer Red’s Kingdom. For something totally odd, you should check out Polygod. Or for some basic strategy, you might enjoy CastleStorm. Dungeon Crawlers look no further than Next Up Hero. And lastly, fans of frenetic party games should check out Treadnauts. I certainly thought it was fun when I played it a year ago at PAX West!

Nintendo Download | Next Up Hero

Not a bad Nintendo Download. Be sure to check in to oprainfall next week for the latest and greatest games to play on Nintendo consoles.

Nintendo Download | Treadnauts

About 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.