By Michael Fontanini / July 15th, 2021
This week’s Nintendo Download includes a handful of featured games. First among them is of course The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. There are also a number of new retro games and visual novels in the eShop this week.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD ($59.99) has arrived. The quest that started Hyrule’s long-running legend can now be played anywhere. You can even set out to rescue your childhood friend using button controls. Nintendo has added many other improvements to the Switch version, as well. In recent weeks they’ve dropped a series of trailers, ending with the new launch trailer:
Song for a Hero: Definitive Edition ($14.99) arrived on the Switch late last week. An unexpected hero must make his way through this very unique adventure. This edition contains the following extras:
- Heavy Metal DLC “Songs for the Dead“
- The DLC “Skin Pack”
- The epilogue of the main campaign
- The Samba DLC “Samba for a Hero“
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective ($11.99) just launched today. This adventure puzzle game is adapted from the bestselling children’s book series, Pierre the Maze Detective. Your ultimate goal is to find and recover the Maze Stone. Unfortunately, it has gone missing after the evil Mr. X stole it!
Inspired by classic JRPGs, Cris Tales ($39.99) launches on July 20th. Delve into an adventure that explores how your choices ripple through time. The Time Mage, Crisbell, has awakened. The time has come for her to embark with her friends as a dark future threatens the world. Can you ensure the survival of Crystallis and the other kingdoms of this world?
This week the Nintendo Download has a few new sales to check out. That makes it a bit more active than last week.
The Ubisoft: Super Hot Summer Sale features 23 games up to 75% off. It runs until July 21st at 11:59 pm PT.
The 2K Summer Sale includes savings on 14 of their games and ends on July 25th at 11:59 pm PT.
The Resident Evil Franchise Sale slashes games in the series up to 75% off until July 21st at 11:59 pm PT.
Aerial Knights Never Yield is 10% off until July 20th at 11:59 pm PT.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is 30% off until July 18th at 11:59 pm PT.
As always, check out Nintendo’s sales page for full details.
New eShop Titles
This week’s Nintendo Download press release included a relatively big batch of new eShop games once more. The puzzle section is smaller this time, and we also have a new set of visual novels.
- Dark Nights with Poe and Munro ($12.99)
- Lambs on the road: The Beginning ($2.99) – Adventure platformer
- Lost Grimoires 3: The Forgotten Well ($14.99)
- Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey ($9.59 |
$11.99) – Adventure platformer
- Unavowed ($14.99)
- Connect the Dots ($6.99)
- Dark Fantasy: Jigsaw Puzzle ($3.99 |
- Escape From a Deserted Island～The Adventures of Nyanzou&Kumakichi: Escape Game Series～ ($3.00 | $4.90) – Escape Game
- Word Crush Hidden ($4.99)
- Arcade Archives SEA FIGHTER POSEIDON ($7.99) – Action shooter
- Dogworld (14.99) – Platformer
- Guild of Darksteel ($11.99 |
$14.99) – Dark fantasy adventure
- Restless Night ($4.99) – Survival shooter
- Risk System ($9.99) – 2D Shoot ’em up
- Squeakers II ($2.99) – Cooperative survival builder
- Within the Blade ($10.99) – Action platformer
- Red Colony 2 ($6.99)
- Defend the Kingdom ($4.99)
- Lotus Reverie: First Nexus ($15.99)
- Our Battle Has Just Begun! episode 1 ($9.99)
- Reverse Memories ($5.19 |
This week sees a smaller group of upcoming games in the Nintendo Download. We have three of them, all launching on July 20th:
AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed ($39.99) – A remaster of the original AKIBA’S TRIP
Cotton Reboot! ($39.99) – A remaster of “cute’em’up” Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams
Mind Maze ($4.99) – A competitive logic puzzler
That does it for this week’s Nintendo Download. Have a great weekend!
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