Because I’m obviously not busy enough, it’s time for another Nintendo Download! This week has some really interesting and diverse games to share, as well some new events and the usual digital fun. Of special note is that a mech based game is right around the corner, and there’s even some new DLC for the latest Fire Emblem. But let’s get started with the featured titles first.

Nintendo Download | Daemon X Machina

I remember when I first saw the trailer for Daemon X Machina and got very excited. Mostly cause I enjoy mech games, with the proviso that I like ones that are easy to learn and hard to master. For example, I had a very hard time putting down Custom Robo on my Gamecube. But my first experience with Daemon X Machina wasn’t as intuitive as I might have liked. However, since the developers have tweaked the demo to improve things, it might be worth checking out when it launches tomorrow. And stay tuned for our site’s upcoming impressions of the latest demo. Also featured this week of the Nintendo Download is a descent into Lovecraftian madness in The Sinking City. It’s an investigative adventure in a oppressive environment, and it looks quite compelling. Lastly, the fine folks at The Behemoth are bringing one of their craziest adventures to Switch in Castle Crashers Remastered. I really enjoyed this one on Steam, but the lure of playing it locally with friends might see that I double dip and buy it again.

Nintendo Download | The Sinking City

Next up, here’s some events worth checking out this week:

  • Celebrate the launch of ASTRAL CHAIN with My Nintendo! – Find the dimensional gates hidden on the ASTRAL CHAIN website to earn My Nintendo Platinum Points***. Redeem My Nintendo points for wallpapers and printable box art covers featuring ASTRAL CHAIN, the new action game for the Nintendo Switch system.
  • My Nintendo Back to School – Back-to-school season is in full swing with September rewards from My Nintendo. Get ready for a classic adventure with a calendar inspired by the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game, discount coupons and much more.

But wait, there’s more from Fire Emblem as well!

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Expansion Pass Wave 2 – In the great land of Fódlan, you must be ready for any conflict that could arise. With this new wave of paid downloadable content for the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game (sold separately), prepare your army for war by testing their strength in five additional auxiliary battles, invigorate their fighting spirit with a new auxiliary battle song option, equip them with a powerful set of items and dress them for success in a new training outfit for many characters. Oh, and the protagonist, Byleth, can wear glasses now, too. Looking good, Professor!

Nintendo Download | Akash: Path of the Five

Next up in today’s Nintendo Download, let’s check out some game sales. I’ll try and focus on mostly new stuff this time, and avoid the rehash that happens sporadically. If you like Zelda-styled games with a twist, check out Legend of the Skyfish (Switch) for $6.39; for waifu platforming, try Taimumari: Complete Edition (Switch) for $10.04; for some fantasy, try Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (Switch) for $16.99; for something visually distinct, try Lucah: Born of a Dream (Switch) for $10.49; or for something insane, try Human Rocket Person (Switch) for $3.49; to try a brawler with a twist, try Paperbound Brawlers (Switch) for $11.24; to party with friends, try Screencheat: Unplugged (Switch) for $9.09; for a wonderful ascent, try Celeste (Switch) for $9.99; for portable blasting, try Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (3DS) for $1.79; and for a puzzle on an old console, try Tumblestone (Wii U) for $7.49. To see everything else, just click here.

Nintendo Download | AI: The Somnium Files

There’s a few digital goodies out for next week of the Nintendo Download, which I’ll briefly touch upon here. Fans of adventure games have both AI: The Somnium Files and Akash: Path of the Five to choose from. Fans of building blocks can look forward to LEGO Jurassic World. And fans of quirky platformers should check out Jet Kave Adventure.

Nintendo Download | Super Dodgeball Beats

The following titles are all out for this week’s Nintendo Download. For retro fun, check out Arcade Archives Vigilante and Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan. If you prefer blowing things up in space, then try Atomic Heist and Battle Supremacy – Evolution. For violent fun, check out CHOP. Puzzle fans might enjoy Molecats whereas party game fans should try Super Dodgeball Beats. And lastly, fans of horror and story should investigate DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition and Ellen.

Nintendo Download | Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan

Not a bad Nintendo Download at all. Thanks as always for tuning into oprainfall for your weekly dose of Nintendo. Be sure to tune in next week for another, as well as the return of Making It Rainfall!

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.