Nintendo Download for 3/12/20

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Well folks, I don’t know about you, but I need some distractions these days. And videogames are amazing at distracting me, so let’s see what the Nintendo Download has to share this week. There’s a duo of featured titles with the same name, as well as a new Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp event. Additionally, there’s the usual sales and a few good digital games. Let’s start this Nintendo Download by cracking our whips and heading to a temple.

Nintendo Download | LA-MULANA

I’m a fan of retro aesthetics and Metroidvania, yet somehow I never quite got invested in Nigoro’s LA-MULANA series. Mostly cause I get lost easily, and that game enjoys making things extra challenging. But if you love getting lost in harrowing dungeons full of monsters and secrets, you’ll be happy that in a week LA-MULANA 1 & 2 are both heading to the Nintendo Switch! Explore some ruins as a father and later his daughter, and unearth the secrets necessary to survive. Next up in this Nintendo Download is a new event for fans of Animal Crossing.

Nintendo Download | Rack N Ruin

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Island Excursion Invite Event – Fans can prepare for the release of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system with the newly added Island Excursion Invite event in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game* for smartphone devices. From now until April 1 at 10:59 p.m. PT, players can get an early taste of that relaxing island lifestyle with special in-game events themed after Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Participate in Nook Inc.’s Fishing Tourney to earn in-game rewards for your campsite, catch some crawly critters featured in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and craft stylish island-themed wall and flooring décor, among many fun themed activities.

Nintendo Download | Mystic Vale

Next up, time to see some sales. First up, if you wanna party with the Devil, check out Afterparty for $15.99; if you want two frenetic games in one, try Bleed Complete Bundle for $4.19; for a stylish, dark fantasy there’s Ash of Gods: Redemption for $20.99; to blast some Eldritch horrors, try Jamestown+ for $8.99; or for colorful mayhem, try Riverbond for $16.24; for a soothing adventure, try A Winter’s Daydream for $3.89; to SHMUP some polygons, try Inferno 2 for only $2.49; for a nice discount, try the Amnesia Collection for $11.99; for something a little spooky, try My Big Sister for $3.89; or for wonderful cyberpunk fun, try VA-11 Hall-A for $10.04; for something different, try ALPHA for $4; for an incredible discount, try Anodyne for a mere $0.99; or get lost in Remilore for $19.99; for stunning action in space, try Astebreed for $9.99; to battle crazy fighters, try Blade Strangers for $19.99; for a creative jaunt in space, try Dimension Drive for $1.94; lastly, for a crazed yet wondrous adventure, try The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for only $29.99. To see the other discounted Switch games, just click here.

Nintendo Download | Half Past Fate

Finally, here’s some new digital titles out this week for Nintendo Download. I will point out, it seems that the page layouts for Switch games has been updated, and it’s causing some problems displaying everything properly, including loading some games at all and showing how much they cost. So my list is much shorter as a result. That said, here goes. For retro options, the closest we have is Brotherhood United. For bullet raining mayhem, try Rack N Ruin and Syder Reloaded. Those that enjoy strategy and puzzles might enjoy the following – inbento, Mystic Vale and Roundguard. For a cute VN, try Half Past Fate. For an ambitious hybrid, try Alder’s Blood. And for a cinematic adventure, there’s Stela.

Nintendo Download | Brotherhood United

That was a much shorter Nintendo Download than I was expecting, but hopefully next week will be better. Thanks as usual for staying tuned to oprainfall for your weekly dose of Nintendo games, and be sure to keep checking in for more unique coverage!

Nintendo Download | Stela

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.