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The first Nintendo Download of March is here, with three new featured games and a brand new challenger having just joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate today!

 

Featured Games


Sea of Solitude: Directors Cut ($19.99) sends players on a journey through a troubled but beautiful world. Face your fears as you travel through a drowned city full of metaphorical creatures who “evoke painful emotions”. Kay will need to overcome them as she traverses dangerous environments, solves puzzles, and battles monsters to restore her own peace of mind. This game just released today.

 

The next featured game, an adventure RPG called Gnosia ($24.99), also released today. The Gnosia is a mysterious and deadly threat to the crew of a drifting spaceship. The Gnosia are “human, yet inhuman”. As time goes on, the most suspicious members of the crew will be put into cold sleep as they try to get rid of all Gnosia onboard. It’s impossible to tell who has been infected by the Gnosia or not, so there are no guarantees the right ones are chosen. This leads to one simple question. Who will triumph, the humans or the Gnosia?

 

If you’re needing some new battle royale shooter action, the free-to-play Apex Legends is coming to the Switch on March 9th. Team up and fight on the edge of the Frontier for both fame and fortune. Those who jump into the game on Nintendo Switch before the end of Season 8 will get the new Legendary P.A.T.H. skin. They will also get 30 guaranteed levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass, which is sold separately as you probably guessed. Not only that, but from March 9th to March 23rd, players will earn double XP in-game.

 

 

DLC

Pyra and Mythra have joined the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a two-in-one fighter similar to Zelda/Shiek in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Pyra specializes in power while Mythra prefers speed. Their general moves are similar, but Mythra performs them much faster, while Pyra does more damage to foes. They differ much more in their special moves and final smashes. This is the 9th challenger pack in the second fighter pass, and it launched earlier today. That means there are just two more DLC fighters still to be announced. It’s launch was announced during Smash Director Masahiro Sakurai’s character presentation earlier today, which you can check out right here:

 

 

Current Sales


The sales scene is quieting down in this week’s Nintendo Download. As we reported in last week’s article, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town ($29.99 | $39.99) is discounted by $10. This sale is in celebration of the upcoming launch of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town ($49.99) on March 23rd.

The much bigger NIS America Winter 2021 sale is also still ongoing for a few more days. It has 27 games marked down by up to 75% off until March 7th at 11:59pm PT.

 

Check out Nintendo’s sales page for details on everything.

 

 

New eShop Titles


We’ll start the new games section of this Nintendo Download with a couple of games about diving into dreams and solving puzzles. The first one is a much more emotional tale filled with lore.

Into A Dream Price:
$13.99
Size:
1.50 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
A man named Luke Williams has been diagnosed with severe depression. Currently he has been put under, and your mind has been linked to his. Delve into his dreams in this lore-rich puzzle adventure to unveil the heartbreaking path his life has taken. Luke’s life rests in your hands, as you work to help him take his first steps toward recovery before it’s too late.

Developer: Filipe F. Thomaz

Dreaming Sarah Price:
$4.99
Size:
77.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 05, 2021
Dive into a surreal puzzle platformer loaded with a huge cast of odd characters and puzzle elements. Sarah is actually in a coma after being in an accident. You must explore her dream world filled with different areas, and use items to help you. You’re ultimate goal is to wake Sarah up from her coma.

Developer: Asteristic Game Studio

 

For those who love goofy and charming 3D platformers, he have one of those this week.

Mail Mole Price:
$14.99
Size:
1.80 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
Run through the underground, soar in the air, climb walls, and more in this charming 3D platformer adventure! Molty the mail mole will help solve a fishy power outage in the village and get rewarded. Explore over 30 magical worlds from beaches to frozen heights as you solve puzzles, nab collectibles, and unlock new costumes from Rick’s Store. If you’re fast enough, take on evil mecha-moles in super-fast time attacks.

Developer: Undergames

 

 

If you have a love for all things retro, this Nintendo Download has a handful of games to scratch that itch once again.

Arcade Archives GUERRILLA WAR Price:
$7.99
Size:
44.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 25, 2021
This is a survival shooting game that SNK originally released back in 1987. You control a rebel leader who fights to take down a dictator who now rules your home country. To reclaim your nation, you will need to utilize weapons from hand grenades, to tanks.

The game uses the Japanese ROM for the main portion of the game, but the options menu/manual are available in the following languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives: Guerrilla War
Ruinverse Price:
$14.99
Size:
232.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
Join Kit in a retro-styled RPG. He is a kind-hearted transporter. He and his childhood friend, Allie, will team up with a number of other characters to try to save her from something that threatens her very existence! She has another’s soul inside her, and the souls trade places whenever she comes into contact with Kit. What does this mean for their quest?

Developer: EXE-CREATE

Spooky Chase Price:
$2.49 | $4.99
Size:
198.00 MB
Launch Date:
Feb. 25, 2021
Run from your own past in this challenging 2D platformer! The only one who can defeat you, IS YOU! Every move you make is recorded and mimicked by the monsters as you attempt to go for the flag. To make matters worse, the more flags you collect, the more numerous your foes become!

Developer: Burning Goat Studio

Everhood Price:
$14.99
Size:
1.30 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
An unconventional adventure RPG full of musical battle awaits you with a heavy retro vibe. Jump into a strange world full of musical battles as a wooden doll whose arm was stolen by a blue gnome! It is a world where strange characters abound, time has stopped, up is down, and left is right.

Developer: N/A

NENA Price:
$4.99
Size:
417.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 05, 2021
It’s a good thing Botley possesses telepathy, because he couldn’t do much by himself otherwise. While he can’t jump, shoot, or explode, objects controlled via his telepathy can! This short action puzzle game has three unique bosses. Can you free all of Robot-kind?

Developer: Some Thing Games

 

The New eShop Games section of this Nintendo Download finishes today with four more games that don’t fit in the above groups.

Estranged: The Departure Price:
$5.99
Size:
4.40 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
A fisherman is stranded on a mysterious island in the midst of a ferocious tempest. Unbeknownst to him, his adventure is only just begining. The island he now finds himself on is home to the secretive Arque Corporation and their dangerous operations. You’ll have to interact with items, audio logs, and computers as you delve into their secrets.

This is the sequel to Estranged: Act I. and was made by one person over 6 years in their spare time, with some community help for testing and translation.

Developer: N/A

Estranged: The Departure
Ayakashi: Romance Reborn Dawn Chapter & Twilight Chapter Price:
$49.99
Size:
1.40 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
As the Wraith scourge bears down on the city, you and your handsome Ayakashi freinds will need to protect your loved ones!

“What are the Wraiths?
What is this Kagura Bell Wand?
Who is pulling the strings from the shadows?”

Developer: Voltage

Counter Recon: The First Mission Price:
$14.99
Size:
2.50 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
This one is a single player FPS where players take on terrorists around the globe. The game features a ton of stages and various game modes include “Mission”, “Infinity”, “Zombie”, and “Training & Bonus”. Leveling up unlocks new weapons to use on your foes. Earn XP by clearing mission stages.

Developer: TROOOZE

Task Force Delta – Afghanistan Price:
$9.99
Size:
964.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 04, 2021
Seek vengeance as you take on terrorists in Afghanistan in response to their attacks on the United States. Use a modern arsenal as you challenge rough terrains on a mission to take out top terrorist leaders.

Developer: Polygon Art

 

 

Upcoming Games


This week’s Nintendo Download has a quieter Upcoming Games section, featuring helicopter warfare and strategy.

Ace Strike Price:
$3.99
Size:
178.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 06, 2021
Become an ace combat helicoptor pilot, with four different choppers to choose from. Each one has its own unique traits, as you battle through missions destroying turrets, tanks, ships, military zones, and more.

Developer: Benoit Varasse

Ace Strike
NOBLE ARMADA: LOST WORLDS Price:
$19.99
Size:
219.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 08, 2021
You are a noble from one of the five Royal Houses, competing with the fleets of rival houses. At stake is control of human space in the Fading Suns universe! As the suns are dying, the five Royal Houses battle over who shall rule humanity. This strategy game is based on the Noble Armade miniatures game.

Developer: Hoplite Research

Noble Armada: Lost Worlds

 

 

That does it for another Nintendo Download. Take care and see you 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.