Well folks, it’s gonna be a somewhat smaller Nintendo Download today. Just cause there’s a very short list of new games out. That said, I’ll do my best to point out the good stuff, as always. Also, starting with today’s Nintendo Download, I’m officially only covering Nintendo Switch games, except in developer sales. So if the Game Guide has some 3DS and Wii U titles discounted, I won’t be talking about it anymore. Just cause there’s rarely been any older system sales truly worth checking out this year. So let’s start with two featured titles that don’t float my boat, but you may find interesting.

Nintendo Download | Dauntless

So the other day Nintendo unveiled a handful of upcoming indie games, some which I found interesting and some which I did not. One of the latter was Dauntless. The good news is, it’s gonna be totally free and has you slay monsters with buddies, harvest their parts and craft armor and tools. And I admit the art looks pretty solid. My personal issue with this game is that if I didn’t like Monster Hunter, I’m sure as hell not gonna like some free version. That said, I acknowledge there’s plenty of people that loved Monster Hunter, so if you’re one of those, you might wanna check out Dauntless. The other featured title is The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition. It’s a first person puzzle game with some crazy devices at your disposal. I haven’t personally been a huge fan of games like Myst in forever, but if you like huge brain busters, you might give it a shot. Next up, let’s check out some events.

Nintendo Download | The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition

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Nintendo Download | GENSOU Skydrift

Now, it’s true there’s no more 3DS or Wii U coverage starting in today’s Nintendo Download, but to make up for it, we have an extra sale to start things off. Cause The Game Awards are apparently happening tonight (you can tell I’m a huge fan), Nintendo is offering a bunch of additional sales on current and previously nominated games. You can get up to 50% off all the following titles: Cadence of Hyrule, Crypt of the NecroDancer, Celeste, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, GRIS, Katana ZERO, Mortal Kombat 11, Octopath Traveler, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Super Mario Odyssey, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Wargroove, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Witcher 3 and Wolfenstein II. To see the exact sales, just click here.

Nintendo Download | Dead End Job

That’s not all for sales in today’s Nintendo Download. Time to see what the Game Guide has for us! For fun in a colorful voxel world, try Riverbond for $19.99; for something bizarre, try Trover Saves the Universe for $23.99; to make some beautiful music, try Kine for $15.99; for a great buddy game, try Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for $22.49; for a nice sale, try Gurgamoth for only $1.99; or for another cheap one, try Q-YO Blaster also for only $1.99; if you like retro beat ’em ups, try Akane for only $0.99; or to take a chance, try Blazing Beaks for $2.99; for a potentially fun multiplayer, try Battery Jam for $2.99; for something strange, try Trouserheart for $1.59; or to get creative, try Scribblenauts Mega Pack for $9.99; to wander in dreams, try Figment for $7.99 and for a rogue space adventure, check out Morphite for $2.99. To see the other games I didn’t mention, just click here.

Nintendo Download | Jamestown+

For next week’s Nintendo Download, you can check out the following digital games. There’s a Metroidvania that was obviously inspired by Dead Cells called Rift Keeper. Or fans of relaxing puzzles should check out Travel Mosaics: A Paris Tour. And lastly, if you were curious about Blasphemous but wanted more info before buying it, next week it’ll have a free demo available.

Nintendo Download | Cardpocalypse

As for this Nintendo Download, you can check out the following digital goodies. Retro fans should take a gander at Arcade Archives FROGGER. Gamers that like some strategy should try Cardpocalypse or Event Horizon: Space Defense. To race some waifu, try GENSOU Skydrift. To blast some foes, try Dead End Job or Jamestown+. And lastly, if you’ve ever wanted to ride a llama to and destroy corporate execs, try SuperEpic: The Entertainment Wars.

Nintendo Download | SuperEpic

Definitely a more compact Nintendo Download. Thanks for joining us here at oprainfall, and tune in next week for more gaming goodness!


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.