By Michael Fontanini / May 14th, 2021
This week’s Nintendo Download features a handful of featured games, including the pair of Famicom Detective Club games, and both aquatic base building games in the Subnautica series.
We also have a couple of quick pieces of extra news this week. A free demo is now available for World’s End Club. Furthermore, Nintendo has also added new My Nintendo Rewards themed after New Pokémon Snap.
Before we get started with the featured games of this Nintendo Download, it should be noted that there is currently an offer on the eShop that lets you save $10 if you get both of the Famicom Detective Club games.
“Put on your detective hat and leave no stone unturned on your path to the truth! Originally released for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan, the Famicom Detective Club series is finally available with English text for the first time. Plus, if you purchase one of the Famicom Detective Club games in Nintendo eShop, you can get $10 off the other. In Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, night has fallen over Ushimitsu High School. After a student loses her life while investigating the story of a bloody ghost that haunts the school, it’s up to you to discover the truth behind the murder and the ghastly rumor of “the girl who stands behind.” Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind will be available May 14.”
“The wind whistles through the lush Japanese countryside. A man named Amachi finds you unconscious and stricken with amnesia. After you awaken, you eventually learn that you are a detective working to solve a murder involving the wealthy Ayashiro family. Gather your wits and work to uncover the culprit and your past before tragedy can strike again in this harrowing investigation. Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir will be available May 14.”
Subnautica ($26.99 |
“Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Scavenge, craft and survive in a massive, open world full of wonder and peril. What happened to this planet? What is infecting the sea life? Who built the mysterious structures scattered around the ocean? Subnautica will be available May 14.”
Subnautica: Below Zero ($26.99 | $29.99)
“The next chapter in the Subnautica universe submerges you in a new, sub-zero expedition in an arctic region of Planet 4546B. Arriving with little more than your wits and some survival equipment, you set out to investigate what happened to your sister. Construct habitats and vehicles, research alien lifeforms and uncover the truth. Subnautica: Below Zero will be available May 14.”
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield ($11.99)
“Survive a futuristic Tokyo-style Detroit in this 3D runner that tells the story of Wally, who has uncovered the evidence that can change his city forever. Explore a game world with a dope-tastic soundtrack featuring the authentic sounds of Detroit artists. Run, jump, slide or dash for acrobatic variants leading to dope combinations and avoid the challenges that await. Play the free demo today before the launch of Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield on May 19.”
The sales scene has quieted down just a bit since last week’s Nintendo Download. The deal that lets you save $20 on four select Switch games is ending today at Walmart.com and tomorrow at Best Buy. It includes these titles:
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Some other small events we covered last week or in previous weeks are also still ongoing, including the Capcom Arcade Stadium: Ghosts ‘n Goblins DLC Sale, the Amnesia: Collection Spring Sale, and the discount deal you get if you buy both of the Famicom Detective Club games (already linked above).
The Ace Attorney Franchise Sale is running until May 18th at 11:59pm PT.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy ($19.99 | $29.99)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (3DS) ($11.99 | $29.99)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS) ($8.99 | $29.99)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (3DS) ($11.99 | $29.99)
There is also the AniMAY Sale lasting through May 26th at 11:59pm PT. Here are many of the titles included:
- Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions ($29.99 | $59.99)
- Digimon Story Cyber Slueth: Complete Edition ($19.99 | $49.99)
- DRAGON BALL FighterZ ($9.59 | $59.99)
- DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 ($9.99 | $49.99)
- SUPER DRAGON BALL HEROES World Mission ($8.99 | $59.99)
- NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM ($5.99 | $19.99)
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 ($5.99 | $19.99)
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst ($5.99 | $19.99)
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 ROAD TO BORUTO ($24.99 | $49.99)
- ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition ($7.99 | $39.99)
- ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4 ($23.99 | $59.99)
- ONE PIECE: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition ($7.99 | $39.99)
- SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition ($9.99 | $49.99)
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition ($12.49 | $49.99)
Check out Nintendo’s sales page for full details on everything.
New eShop Titles
You’re probably noticing this area of the Nintendo Download looks rather a bit different this time. I needed to save some time, so I simplified things a bit.
- Bounce Mania ($3.99)
- Rift Raccoon ($3.99 |
$4.99) – Precision platforming
- #1 Anagrams ($3.99)
- #Wish travel, Super Puzzles Dream ($1.99 |
- Fantasy Checkers ($4.99 |
- KASIORI ($7.00)
- Solitaire Card Games ($5.99)
- Tested on Humans: Escape Room ($7.99 |
- Space Commander: War and Trade ($7.99 |
- Death Crown ($12.99)
- Rise Eterna ($17.99 |
- INSTANT SPORTS TENNIS ($24.99)
In the upcoming games section of this Nintendo Download we have two groups. One is all games launching on May 15th, while the other comes a few days later. In the first group is a cartoony, short, real-time combat, Collect-A-Thon called PROJECT : KNIGHT ($3.24 |
$4.99), and the unique racing game Turbo Skiddy Racing ($4.99).
That wraps up another Nintendo Download. Have fun until next week!
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