By Josh Speer / May 14th, 2020
If there was one thing I wasn’t expecting before today’s Nintendo Download, it was the surprise announcement of a brand spanking new Paper Mario game. Paper Mario: The Origami King is the first entry for the Switch, and it looks to bring the creativity and hilarity along with unique new turn based combat. But I’m not here to talk about just Mario, I’m here to cover the Nintendo Download! There’s some other cool surprises today, including a crowdfunded port of a cult classic title, vocaloids, sales and digital goodies. Let’s start with a diverse group of featured titles.
Superpowered heroes, mechanical monsters, adventurers and a diva walk into a bar… Yes it sounds like the start of a bad joke, but that’s the lineup for today’s featured titles. First up, we have a surprising port – The Wonderful 101: Remastered. I really wanted to like the original game, but found the controls too cumbersome to handle. Funny enough, the developer agreed in a recent interview with Nintendo Force. They said that they weren’t the ones that wanted such complex Wii U controls. All I really know about Remastered is that it is supposed to have more intuitive controls, so I’m ready for it. Next up is a game I tackled on a whim last year at E3, and which I didn’t think would come to Switch. Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus brings tactical mayhem to Switch. It’s dark, menacing and creepy, and it’s also pretty fun. Next up, if you like defense and rogue with a pug thrown in, you might enjoy Dungeon of the Endless. Last but not least, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix brings musical fun to Nintendo’s latest console. It features over 100 songs to enjoy as well. Next up, let’s cover a new mobile update.
Gather Your Dream Team of Racing Machines – A new update for the Mario Kart Tour game* drifts onto smartphone devices, bringing with it Team Races and Room Codes for multiplayer matches. In Team Races, up to four separate teams of two racers each can compete for the highest score in a blistering race for racetrack dominance. Join up with pals nearby, or friends and other racers online, and fling those Red Shells with abandon to take out your competitors! The newly added Room Code feature makes multiplayer more flexible for fun with friends and family too. Create your own custom room and share the code for a match with up to eight players comprised of your hand-selected Mario Kart Tour companions. Players can access these newly added features by downloading the latest update for Mario Kart Tour via the App Store or Google Play.
I hope you came ready for sales, cause today’s Nintendo Download is jam packed. Before we move to the Game Guide, there’s two publisher sales worth checking out. First up, you can help celebrate anime gaming with the AniMay sale, going from today until the 26th. Some of the noteworthy featured titles are the following – Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition, DRAGON BALL FighterZ, DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2, GOD EATER 3, MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM, Ni no Kuni, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition and more. To see the full list, just click here.
The next one is Annapurna’s publisher sale, lasting until the 28th. Since there’s less games included, I’ll mention all of them – Ashen, Donut Country, Florence, Gone Home, Gorogoa, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Telling Lies and What Remains of Edith Finch. Now let’s continue the Nintendo Download with the Game Guide sales below.
Fans of rogue might enjoy Fury Unleashed for $17.99; if you prefer cute puzzles, try Monochrome World for $7.99; to get your fill of D&D, try the Pen and Paper Games Bundle for $22.49; for a great tactical romp, try Children of Zodiarcs for $15.99; or for a heartwarming RPG, try Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition for $13.49; for a hardcore Metroidvania, try 3000th Duel for $10.49; to question your sanity, try CRAYON SHINCHAN The Storm Called FLAMING KASUKABE RUNNER!! for only $6.99; for a good sale, try Dark Veer for only $0.49; for another amazing discount, try Omen Exitio: Plague for $0.99; for a quirky looking SHMUP, try Q-YO Blaster for $0.99; to hack and slash, try Akane for $0.99; to mess with elder gods, try Lovecraft’s Untold Stories for $10.49; or to try an attractive platformer, try GIGA WRECKER ALT. for $17.49; for some tactical defense, try X-Morph: Defense for $4.99; for a short and sweet adventure, try Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight for $7.49; and lastly, to explore space, try Astebreed for only $7.99. To see the other discounted Switch games, just click here.
For a change of pace, there’s no worthwhile digital games to mention for next week. So the following digital goodies are all for this week’s Nintendo Download. Fans of retro can check out Arcade Archives MAGMAX, 80’s OVERDRIVE and Ion Fury. I hope you love SHMUPs, cause there’s a bunch this week – Armed 7 DX, Satazius NEXT, Star Horizon and Wolflame. Not to be outdone, these are this week’s puzzle games – Emma: Lost in Memories, HardCube, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee and Zenge. To give into horror, try Kholat. And lastly, for a remake of a something I’ve never heard of, try The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED].
Actually a pretty great week for the Nintendo Download. Thanks for joining us here at oprainfall, and be sure to tune in next week for more. Also, stay tuned early next week for the temporary return of Making It Rainfall!
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