Nintendo Download | DRAGON QUEST XI S

I always have mixed feelings when covering shorter Nintendo Download episodes. On the one hand, I’m disappointed cause there’s not more to play, but then again, it’s a lot easier to write up. Even though today is shorter, it has some good stuff, including a trio of featured titles, some new Game Guide sales and digital offerings. So let’s just get started with 3 interesting games all out tomorrow.

Nintendo Download | Freedom Finger

Today’s Nintendo Download starts with DRAGON QUEST. Specifically, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. As someone who can count the number of DQ games I’ve played using two fingers, I’m not sure how excited I am for this release. Then again, I’ve heard a lot of good things about XI, and I do like games that offer lots of replay value. So if you’re on the fence, I’d say probably you should check this out. Just make sure you buy it physical, since the digital version is more than 10 GB large. Next up is a totally insane looking SHMUP called Freedom Finger. All I know about the game is you can steal enemy weapons and it features a ship shaped like a middle finger. So if that sounds fun, you can try it out tomorrow. Lastly, a tremendous platformer is coming to Switch, none other than Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. I’m really excited this one is on Switch, as it’s an emotional and evocative game with cool mechanics. All three games are worthy of checking out, but so are the following sales.

Nintendo Download | Cyber Protocol

It wouldn’t be a Nintendo Download without some sales, so let’s see what the Game Guide has for us. Firstly, if you wanna be a winged jerk, try Untitled Goose Game (Switch) for $14.99; if you’re feeling that October vibe and want some horror, check out Ellen (Switch) for $7.19; for a weird rhythm game, there’s TERRORHYTHM (Switch) for $6.69; for some dungeon waifu fun, there’s Omega Labyrinth Life (Switch) discounted slightly to $47.99; for a fun rhythm platformer, try Songbird Symphony (Switch) for $15.29; for run and gun heaven, try Blazing Chrome (Switch) for $11.89; if you love retro, you should get Collection of Mana (Switch), currently for $26.79; or for a steep discount, try Selma and the Wisp (Switch) for $1.09; to cause some mayhem, try Shakedown: Hawaii (Switch) for $14.99; for the latest from the SteamWorld series, you need SteamWorld Quest (Switch) for $18.74; for cheap puzzling, there’s Degrees of Separation (Switch) for the low price of $3.99; if you like adventure games, there’s always NAIRI: Tower of Shirin (Switch) for $6.99; or for your RPG fix there’s WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY MAXIMA (Switch) half off for $19.99; if you love aesthetically beautiful games, there’s Transistor (Switch), super discounted at $3.99; for some digital boardgaming, try Armello (Switch) for only $9.99; for fun with the undead, try Crypt of the Necrodancer (Switch) for only $3.99; for a SHMUP on a old console, there’s Sky Force Anniversary (Wii U) for $4.99; and finally, fans of multiplayer adventures can try FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS (3DS) for $19.99. To see everything else, just click here.

Nintendo Download | YU-NO

For your digital gaming, the following are available during next week’s Nintendo Download. For steampunk fun there’s 80 DAYS. If you prefer some fun puzzling, there’s Lanternium. To take a chance on a spoopy platformer, there’s Spooky Ghosts Dot Com. And finally, for a adventure game with a crazy title, try YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.

Nintendo Download | DRAGON QUEST III

As for this week, the rest of these are all out starting today. For retro, your first choice this week is Arcade Archives TIME TUNNEL. Fans of classic RPGs get their fill with this trio – DRAGON QUEST, DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line and DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation. For games with lots of action, try these – Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition, Fight’N Rage and Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman. If you enjoy puzzle games, try Cyber Protocol and Northgard. To go on an adventure, try Detective Dolittle and Neo Cab. For a colorful SHMUP, try Habroxia. And for a fantastic platformer, try Luminous Avenger iX.

Nintendo Download | Fight'N Rage

All in all, not a bad Nintendo Download, even if it was shorter on content than some. Thanks as always for tuning into oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download, and be sure to check back next week for hopefully more Nintendo goodies!

Nintendo Download | Luminous Avenger iX

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.