Nintendo Download for 12/24/2020

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As you might expect, this holiday Nintendo Download is on the lighter side. However, the sales section is more active this week thanks to various holiday sales. Happy holidays everyone, and lets jump into things!

 

Featured Games


Our lone featured title this week is the relaxing strategy card game, Wingspan ($19.99). One to five players can compete, with the goal of discovering and attracting the best birds to their nature preserves. The game’s 170 unique birds have powers that are pulled from real life, and they have real-life sound recordings to go along with their animations. Wingspan is based on the “award winning, competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game”. It won the Kennerspiel des Jahres board game award in 2019.

 

DLC
As you’re likely already aware, Sephiroth has officially joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a couple of days ago. Many of you probably already had him unlocked via the special in-game challenge that was temporarily available on the main menu. I’m not going to go into any depth on this DLC since we covered it last week, though.

Smash Bros. Ultimate | Sephiroth

Sephiroth stands ready for battle in the realm of Super Smash Bros.

 

Current Sales


We have some big and small sales this week. We’ll skip the Bandai Namco Winter Meltdown sale, since we covered that in the previous Nintendo Download last week. The same is true for the Grindstone launch discount, and FUSER sales. We have too much new stuff to look at this week so lets get into it.

First up, we have the Indie World Holiday Sale, which runs until 8:59am PT on January 2nd, 2021. Several of these sales today have far to much to cover in any detail, so we’ll just have a few highlights from each. You can check out the full lists at the bolded “sales this week” link at the start of this section. This indie sale features 30 titles in all, including:

The next big sale this week is the NIS America New Year 2021 Sale, which runs until 11:59pm PT on January 10th, 2021. This sale spans 25 titles in all, including but not limited to:

Our third holiday sale to check out is the Capcom Games Sale, with savings up to 75% off. This one runs until 11:59pm PT on January 4th, 2021. It has 35 games in all, including a few 3DS games. Here are just a few:

We also have the Ubisoft Holiday Sale running until 11:59pm PT on December 31st. This one contains 22 titles in all, including names like:

Here we are at the final big new sale today, and it is the EA Independent Holiday Sale, which runs until 8:59am PT on January 4th, 2021. This sale contains a whopping five games.

That rounds out the unusually long sales section in this Nintendo Download.

 

New eShop Titles


If you like retro stuff, you’ve got a bunch to look at today.

BIT.TRIP BEAT
BIT.TRIP CORE
BIT.TRIP FATE
BIT.TRIP FLUX
BIT.TRIP RUNNER
BIT.TRIP VOID
Price:
$4.99
Size:
244.00 MB
174.00 MB
197.00 MB
183.00 MB
225.00 MB
172.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 25, 2020
A group of six BIT.TRIP games landed on the Nintendo Switch eShop today. They are all at the same price tag of $4.99. Join CommanderVideo on his musical and retro styled quest anywhere and anytime you please on your Switch.

Developer: QubicGames

Bit Trip
Arcade Archives VS. TENNIS Price:
$7.99
Size:
39.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 18, 2020
This retro sports game was released way back in 1984 by Nintendo. Play with up to four players in singles or doubles play. There are two different types of hitting balls, which are shots and lobs. Using them effectively is the key to winning.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives Vs Tennis
Elliot Price:
$4.99 | $9.99
Size:
1.40 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 24, 2020
At first glance, this does not look too retro, but it is a 16-bit platformer inspired by the classics of that era. While it looks quite colorful, don’t judge a book by its cover, as there is a bit of hardcore beneath its exterior. This seemingly very casual looking game is really “technicolor hell!”

Developer: JanduSoft

Elliot

 

Next up we have a dose of old school beat ’em up re-imagined.

Double Dragon Neon Price:
$14.99
Size:
1.90 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 21, 2020
This is the return of legendary Sosetsuken martial artists Billy and Jimmy Lee. The game is a re-imagining of the classic beat ’em up. These fighters must use their might to defeat Skullmageddon and save your love, Marian!

Developer: WayForward Technologies

 

If you like Indiana Jones style adventure, we have some whip swinging, puzzle solving adventure action.

KAUIL’S TREASURE Price:
$4.99 | $9.99
Size:
442.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 24, 2020
Discover the horrors of Kauil’s treasure and locate your lost daughter before it’s too late! You are Dr. Goodfall, and your ultimate goal is to find your daughter while you still can. Jump over chasms, use your whip to reach new places, activate machanisms, throw, and burn things to solve puzzles and find your daughter!

Developer: JanduSoft

 

We also have a dash of FPS horror in this Nintendo Download.

The Last Dead End Price:
$4.99 | $9.99
Size:
8.40 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 24, 2020
Step into the shoes of a young scientist named Farhad Novruzov. He had just returned to his homeland to help with the creation of a documentary for an international TV channel. However, he soon finds himself faced with strange events that are somehow connected to the ancient religion known as Zoroastrianism. As a scientist, it is up to you to get to the bottom of things!

Developer: JanduSoft

The Last Dead End

 

Finally to round out this section, if you prefer something a bit more mature, here you go:

NEKOPARA Vol.4 Price:
$11.99 | $14.99
Size:
2.40 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 22, 2020
This game is the fourth installment of the NEKOPARA adventure series, now on the Nintendo Switch. All story scenes are fully voiced except for the protagonist, and CG gallery mode is included as well.

Developer: CFK

Nekopara Vol4

 

 

Upcoming Games


The upcoming games section of this Nintendo Download has seven games with a variety of play styles.

Cube Life: Island Survival Price:
$14.99
Size:
592.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 26, 2020
This game puts you in the shoes of cube man who must survive on an island by exploring, gathering resources, and crafting tools and more. You’d be wise to build by day, and hide by night, as the dark is deadlier here than in Minecraft.

Developer: Cypronia

Cube Life: Island Survival
Door Kickers Price:
$11.99
Size:
1.10 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 26, 2020
Jump into some strategic, 2D, top-down SWAT team management gameplay. You are in command of an elite anti-terrorist squad. It’s your job to lead them through very dangerous missions while keeping them alive! Numerous lives rest on your shoulders. Never forget that.

Developer: QubicGames

Door Kickers

 

If you like rogue-likes, this Nintendo Download has two possible options for you that are coming very soon:

Dungeon Limbus Price:
$14.99
Size:
374.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 28, 2020
Step into the shoes of a young woman who manages a village of resurrection and a mysterious blacksmith’s shop near the edge between life and death. The village will grow as more people are rescured from the endless, randomly generated dungeons. There are also multiple endings.

Developer: GameIn

DungeonTop Price:
$13.99
Size:
569.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 26, 2020
This one is a rogue-like deck-building game featuring table top battles. Choose your hero and your alliance before jumping into the dungeon. Build your deck as you go in this new take on the genre. Utilize clever board tactics to turn the tide of battle in your favor and walk away victorious!

Developer: One Up Plus Entertainment

DungeonTop

 

We also have an upcoming puzzle adventure.

Professor Lupo: Ocean Price:
$4.99
Size:
3.30 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 28, 2020
You’ve awoken in the heart of a crumbling spaceship, but why is it flooded!? Well, that might have something to do with the fact that it is resting at the bottom of the sea! The ship’s computer says you are a clone, and gives you task after task to repair the ship. This game is the epilogue of the Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets saga.

Developer: BeautiFun Games

 

For those who like 360 degree shooters, this one might be up your ally:

Void Source Price:
$5.99
Size:
239.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 28, 2020
Dive into a classic, multi-directional (360°) shoot ’em up where you fly a UFO. Soar through hazardous environments as you deal with formidable foes and massive bosses using 25 weapons! Two of the same weapon can stack for higher firepower! Levels include places like underwater, space, dark cave, volcano and railroad.

Developer: Void Source Team

Void Source

 

Last but not least, if you’d like something a bit more mature (maybe a fast-paced shooter in Hong Kong), then this might scratch your itch.

The Hong Kong Massacre Price:
$15.99 | $19.99
Size:
4.10 GB
Launch Date:
Dec. 26, 2020
Inspired by classic action movies, this title places you in the heart of a hard-boiled story of revenge, loaded with brutal shootouts! You are a former police detective who desires vengeance for the murder of your partner. Utilize raw fire power, dive & dodge mechanics, and slow motion as you rip through the ranks of your enemies!

Developer: Untold Tales

 

That does it for this holiday edition of the Nintendo Download. We here at oprainfall wish everyone happy holidays, and take care until next time!

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.