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This Nintendo Download is both short and sweet yet full of greatness. Mostly that’s cause this whole Summer has been chock full of interesting games, and this week in particular has a duo of very compelling featured titles. Besides those, there’s the usual sales and digital titles to enjoy. So let’s start with a trip to a nuclear wasteland!

Nintendo Download | ONINAKI

Over the past few years, I’ve discovered I’m a huge fan of the rogue sub genre. I learned that keenly when I became an instant convert to The Binding of Isaac, but I’ve enjoyed plenty of other rogue games. Today’s first featured title definitely qualifies as a rogue game, and it also involves young children facing unspeakable evil. That game is none other than RAD, published by Bandai Namco and developed by Double Fine. I generally don’t play many titles from either company, but when you put mutating children in a procedurally generated, twin-stick environment, I’m officially sold. If you are a fan of the genre, you can enjoy RAD when it officially releases next Tuesday. But wait, there’s more! This next featured title is published by Square Enix, and it’s another fascinating action RPG from Tokyo RPG Factory. As a fan of their old school approach to RPGs, I’m really excited to play ONINAKI. Best of all, it’s coming out a day after RAD, so you’ll soon have two great adventures to check out. Next, let’s spend some time covering the sales in this Nintendo Download.

Nintendo Download | RAD

Courtesy of the Game Guide gods, here are this week’s sales. If you love hardcore platforming bliss, then get ready to Never Give Up (Switch), now for $13.49; for a discount on retro fun, there’s Turok 2 (Switch) now for $16.99; for inexpensive puzzling, try Lines X (Switch) for $0.74; or for a colorful RPG, try Citizens of Space (Switch) for $11.99; if you prefer some horror, check out Darkwood (Switch) for $12.74; for a cute looking adventure, try SlabWell (Switch) for $4.99; if you need more dinosaur hunting, then you can get Turok (Switch) for $14.99; if you enjoy twisted premises, try Anodyne (Switch) for $7.49; or to spend quality time with maids, try Nekopara Vol. 2 (Switch) for $8.99; for bubble popping fun, try Pang Adventures (Switch) for $4.99; if you love emotional art, try GRIS (Switch) for $10.19; to sate your nostalgia, try Windjammers (Switch) for $7.49; or for a weird SHMUP, check out Black Bird (Switch) for half off at $9.99; for frenetic fun, try Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! (Switch) for $1.34; to blast some waifus, try Gal*Gun 2 (Switch) for $22.49; to give your old console some love, try Orbit (Wii U) for $0.99; and to blast some aliens, try Super Destronaut 3D (3DS) for $0.79. To see everything else, including several sales from last week, just click here.

Nintendo Download | Cryogear

The following are some digital games coming out during next week’s Nintendo Download. For some puzzling fun, try Anode. To just go out and explore, try FAR: Lone Sails. For hardcore puzzle platforming, try IN-VERT. And finally, to experience the heart of the cards, check out Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution.

Nintendo Download | IN-VERT

Finally, these digital offerings are all out this week of the Nintendo Download. Retro fans need look no further than Arcade Archives X Multiply, Gravity Duck and VASARA Collection. For games with complex themes and simple mechanics, try TERRORHYTHM (TRRT), Rogue Singularity and Tap Skaters. For a couple very different RPG inspired adventures, try Ittle Dew and Grave Keeper. For a weird indie, try Beholder 2. Or for a strange SHMUP, try Escape from the Universe. And lastly, for a pixelated robotic Metroidvania, try Cryogear.

Nintendo Download | Gravity Duck

Overall, not a bad Nintendo Download this week. Lots of games with potential, regardless of how many actually live up to that potential. Thanks as always for joining oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download, and be sure to check back next time for more Nintendo goodies!

Nintendo Download | X Multiply

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.