Nintendo Download for 3/25/2021

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This week’s Nintendo Download has three featured games, from RPGs, to platformers, to an 80s fever dream!

 

Featured Games


Monster Hunter Rise ($59.99), the latest entry in the critically acclaimed series of action RPGs, is here! It drops players into lush environments to explore their ecosystems. Players will seek out and battle formidable monsters in the land of Kimura Village. However, chaos is unfolding again as a horrible new monster appears, posing a massive threat to the village! Can you take the beast down?

 

Also releasing in less than a day is Balan Wonderworld ($59.99). The action platformer is centered around the Balan Theatre, where Emma and Leo (the stars of the show) must utilize the special abilities granted by costumes. Their adventure will take them through Wonderworld, an imaginary place where memories and reality meld with the things people cherish.

 

Our third and final featured title this week, Narita Boy ($24.99), launches on March 30th. It’s the 80s, and a genius known as The Creator has given birth to a new game console called the Narita One! With the help of Narita Boy, its flagship game, it has become the best-selling console ever. However, trouble soon emerges from inside its code. “Him” has returned and erased the memories of The Creator. It’s up to you to wield the Techno-sword as a lowly pixel-hero trapped in the Digital Realm and become a legend!

 

Current Sales


The Nintendo Download this week doesn’t have much new to offer in the sales scene, but there is a new My Nintendo gold points offer. If you buy a Nintendo Switch Online 12-month plan between now and May 10th at 11:59pm PT, you’ll earn some My Nintendo Gold Points. The amount is based on the cost of your plan. This offer is valid for renewals and for both individual and family plans.

Aside from that, the Famicom Detective Club games offer, the Capcom Publisher Sale, and the Ubisoft Spring Savings Publisher Sale we looked at last week are all still ongoing.

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

 

New eShop Titles


For horror lovers, we have a pair of them to start with today.

Evil Inside Price:
$12.99
Size:
1.00 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
This is a psychological horror game. Mark (a teenager) and his brother are now alone after their mother’s death, the crime for which their dad now sits in jail. Mark tries to contact her with the spirit board, but it unexpectedly explodes! He fades away as a result, and must now seek the fragments of the board to uncover the truth of what the heck is happening!

Developer: JanduSoft

Clea 2 Price:
$14.99
Size:
1.90 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
The sequel to the 2019 adventure is now here! The Whitlock Mansion tragedy is now four years old. Former maid, Florine, is hell bent on resurrecting the one person who meant everything to her! She must travel into realms beyond the 3rd dimension, where horrible, otherworldly beings await her. This is Florine’s final shot at redemption.

Developer: Sekai Games

 

If you’re looking for some strategy RPG gameplay, this might scratch that itch.

Black Legend Price:
$26.99 | $29.99
Size:
7.60 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
Dive into a dark and immersive turn based strategy RPG, where you must take back the doomed city of Grant from a cult. It is lead by a great alchemist known as Mephisto. Lead the mercenaries into the city to help the resistence. Master 17th century alchemy and remove the strange fog that veils the streets and brings madness to its citizens.

Developer: Warcave BV

 

For those who love retro, this Nintendo Download has four titles today ranging from classic style platformers, to RPG and hack and slash adventure.

Kaze and the Wild Masks Price:
$29.99
Size:
502.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 26, 2021
This challenging 90s inspired platformer has you embark on a quest through the Crystal Islands. A curse has devastated them, and it’s up to you to rescue your friend, Hogo! You’ll have to exploit the powers of the wild Masks to take down the raging vegetables that stand in your way across 30+ levels and 50+ bonus levels.

Developer: PixelHive

Mahluk dark demon Price:
$6.99 | $9.99
Size:
392.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
Mahluk needs your help to take on the darkness and return peace in a classic hack and slash platformer! Quest through 16 different levels and take on 30+ types of enemies. Powerful treasures lurk in caves and dungeons shrouded in darkness. Gain experience, grow stronger, and hopefully defeat the darkness!

Developer: Dolores Entertainment

Mahluk dark demon
One Escape Price:
$4.99
Size:
40.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 26, 2021
One random day, three friends robbed a bank together. As you might guess, crap hit the fan! Now the fresh felons need to make their escape on a journey through 60 levels. Each of the three characters has their own unique abilities that you’ll need to use to overcome the puzzles that stand in your way.

Developer: BUG-Studio

Hellbreachers Price:
$3.99 | $4.99
Size:
56.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 24, 2021
Embark on a quest that will take you to Hell and back. Play as Knight, Assassin, or Magician, and customize them with unique specializations in this RPG. From melee, to ranged combat and magic spells, take on this quest your way through 50 levels in 10 locales.

Developer: Ratalaika Games, OMEGACORE

 

Finally, we’ll round out this part of the Nintendo Download with three more games that don’t fit above.

MazM: The Phantom of the Opera Price:
$11.99 | $14.99
Size:
596.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
Revisit the French gothic horror novel “The Phantom of the Opera” in this new adventure game. Decades after the Parisian opera house was shaken by the “Phantom of the Opera” case, a detective visits it to seek out clues about the Phantom. Collect footnotes and investigate to find the truth!

Developer: CFK

Tesla Force Price:
$16.99
Size:
316.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 24, 2021
Jump into a procedurally generated, top-down shooter with rogue-lite gameplay where you help Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, H.P. Lovecraft, or Mary Shelley take down the abominations. Use the power of science to help you defeat all horrors that stand in your way!

Developer: 10tons

Toon Shooters 2: The Freelancers Price:
$2.00
Size:
235.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 25, 2021
This is a shmup inspired by classics of the genre. The Galactic Fleet fell five years ago, but the Toons are back to blast through any threat that stands against them! Blast through 15 stages of puzzles and bosses, with local co-op for up to 4 players and online multiplayer. There are 8 characters and 7 Wingmen “Pets.”

Developer: Four Fats

Toon Shooters 2: The Freelancers

 

 

Upcoming Games


The upcoming section of this Nintendo Download ranges from serious warfare to goofy car combat and quirky puzzle platforming.

Afterpulse Price:
$19.99
Size:
1.70 GB
Launch Date:
Mar. 30, 2021
The balance of power is unstable as world leaders now deploy elite squads. An electromagnetic pulse changed everything, and what happens next will determine the fate of the world. Will peace be restored, or will the largest conflict ever seen be unleashed? Battle in 5 combat modes with 1200+ weapons and skins.

Developer: N/A

Afterpulse
Drive Buy Price:
$19.99 | $24.99
Size:
710.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 31, 2021
Welcome to a cross-play car combat with a delivery twist thrown in! Make as many deliveries as you can, while thwarting competing drivers by utilizing power ups. You better watch your back too, because revenge will be coming for you! Take on your friends in 4 player online or same room multiplayer.

Developer: Glitchers

Escape from Life Inc Price:
$7.99 | $9.99
Size:
402.00 MB
Launch Date:
Mar. 31, 2021
Help three animals escape from the alien lab. A walking fish, a stuttering reindeer, and an arrogant eagle. Puzzle and platform your way to freedom, and meet quirky characters who might prove helpful along the way. Explore the crazy, comedic narrative as you make your way through five chapters, each switching up the gameplay.

Developer: Sometimes You

Escape From Life Inc.

 

 

That wraps things up for the last Nintendo Download of March! 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.