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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

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Sorry for the delay, guys and gals. This last Nintendo Download of January would have gone out sooner, but I had other tasks that took precedence today. That said, I’m happy to reveal this last Nintendo Download of the month is a pretty good one. It has a couple very cool featured titles, more info about the newest fighter in Smash Bros. Ultimate, some sales and a whole bunch of digital games. Let’s start with a couple very different games to enjoy.

Nintendo Download | Skellboy

This first game I would have absolutely loved had it been revealed as a 2D platformer or RPG. Instead, Skellboy opted for 2D art in a 3D world, and I’m not sure if I like that approach. That said, Skellboy looks like an interesting game, letting you swap out body parts to mix and match your playstyle. It’s an ARPG, so if that sounds appealing, you might wanna check it out starting today. This next title is much more my style. Though I’ve not really been a fan of The Dark Crystal series in the past, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a game I’m very excited about. Mostly because I like tactical RPGs, and this one brings back fond memories of Final Fantasy Tactics. After demoing it recently, I’ve gone from an uninterested noob to an invested rookie. While it’s still a few days before Age of Resistance Tactics officially hits, you can stay tuned for oprainfall’s upcoming review of the game. Just in case you’re on the fence. Next, let’s continue the Nintendo Download with some worthy activities.

Nintendo Download | The Dark Crystal

  • Byleth Joins the Fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Teach your opponents a lesson in discipline! Byleth, the skilled mercenary and tactician from the Fire Emblem series, enters battle as the newest playable character in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game. Byleth’s unique ranged play style enables a new host of combat strategies in the game. The purchase of Byleth’s Challenger Pack* for $5.99 also includes the Garreg Mach Monastery stage and 11 newly added music tracks from the Fire Emblem series.
  • Six New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Available for Pre-Purchase – The ultimate celebration of legendary video game characters keeps growing! Fighters Pass Vol. 2*, which will include six more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters currently under development, is now available for pre-purchase for only $29.99. Players will get access to six more yet-to-be-announced Challenger Packs as they release, which will each include one new fighter, one stage and multiple music tracks. Those who purchase Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will also receive an exclusive costume for Mii Swordfighter, the Ancient Soldier Gear from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, available for use in-game now!

Nintendo Download | Please the Gods

It wouldn’t be a proper Nintendo Download without some sales, so let’s see what’s worth checking out. Fans of pretty colors and relaxing vibes can check out Lumini for $8.99; if you’re feeling evil, try Down to Hell for $5.99; for a quirky SHMUP, try MONKEY BARRELS for $11.99; platformer fans should try Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for $20.09; those nostalgic for classic match-3 games should get Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns for only $7.49; if you’re feeling sacrilegious, look no further than the fantastic Blasphemous for $14.99; or to play with an old school kitty, try Bubsy: Paws on Fire! for $9.99; the musically inclined might enjoy Muse Dash for $20.09; for an amazing discount, try Selma and the Wisp for $0.99; if you want a challenge, get Cuphead for $14.99; for retro fun, there’s Evoland Legendary Edition for $4.99; and lastly, for a rootin’ tootin’ adventure, try SteamWorld Dig 2 for $7.99. To see the rest of the games on sale, just click here.

Nintendo Download | Prison Princess

There’s only a few digital goodies for next week’s Nintendo Download, but they might be worth a quick gander. Adventure fans might enjoy Wide Ocean Big Jacket. Puzzle platformer fans should see the robot madness of 7th Sector. And lastly, for a really unique take on Finnish mythology, there’s Please the Gods.

Nintendo Download | TECMO BOWL

This week has far more digital goodies. If you want either retro or retro inspired, try the following – Arcade Archives TECMO BOWL, Milo’s Quest and Reknum. Visual Novel fans also have a trio to choose from – Ascendant Hearts, Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition and Prison Princess. If you prefer RPGs, try these out – Arc of Alchemist, Ash of Gods: Redemption and Indie Gems Bundle – JRPG Edition. For something utterly different, try Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition. Or for a quirky platformer, you might like Bookbound Brigade. And lastly, for a new SHMUP from the folks behind the Castle of Shikigami series, there’s Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire.

Nintendo Download | Ash of Gods: Redemption

Overall, a pretty great way to end January. Thanks as always for tuning into oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download, and hopefully next month will be even better.

Nintendo Download | Sisters Royale

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.