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Nintendo Download for 11/5/20

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Nintendo Download | Sakuna

Happy Thursday, everybody! I’m relatively new to HPP, but I have a history of covering the Nintendo Download for my former site. So now I’m bringing that experience here, and adding a HPP twist to everything. As a Nintendo fanboy, I love covering the weekly offerings for the Nintendo Download. There’s always great sales, upcoming games and more to enjoy. This week, there’s musical mayhem, farming and even a My Nintendo sweepstakes. So let’s get started with a game I recently had the privilege to review, which is coming out soon!

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is truly a one of a kind. Not only does it feature lush graphics and phenomenal voice acting, it also features farming and combat. Normally I don’t go for the former, but Sakuna does such a great job of seamlessly integrating both that it’s a joy. Though it’s true it’s a large-ish download, I strongly suggest you check it out. If you prefer physical, there’s options for that as well. The other game is one I’m less familiar with called FUSER (you know they’re serious when they use all caps in the title). In FUSER you’re the DJ and you mix and match the tunes to pump up the crowd. Though I do like music games, this one reminds me more of fare like Just Dance. But if you can’t resist the lights and tunes, then you might wanna check it out. That’s all for this week’s Featured games. Now let’s continue the Nintendo Download with a cool sweepstakes.

A Chance to Sport Your Island Style With a My Nintendo Sweepstakes – It’s the final week to enter the My Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Sweepstakes! Redeem your Platinum Points by Nov. 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT for a chance to win* a package of themed prizes, including items like the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide and a Nook Inc. Aloha shirt. Dress like you’re on your very own island getaway and spread some of that unique island spirit this fall!

Llamas like sales too…
Nintendo Download | Adventure Llama

Next up, we have a featured sale to cover. Every game here is temporarily $15 or less. I will list some of the highlights, with a link at the bottom. Those highlights are the following – DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ, NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Vol 1 and Vol 2, ONE PIECE: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition, RAD, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! and Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition. To see all the details, just click here.

But wait, there’s more! I always have to cover the Game Guide sales, but I’m doing that a bit differently starting with this Nintendo Download. I am limiting myself to a scarce few weekly highlights on sale that I feel are most worth your time. Without further ado, here’s those games. Bright Paw is a fun feline puzzle game for a mere $9.99. I find the visual style attractive, and it looks to be a meaty challenge. The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines is a quirky looking twin-stick that is going for $8.99. It has retro visual style and is by an up and coming developer. My Memory of Us is a tribute to war history with a touching narrative and distinct imagery. It’s only $5.99, which is a steal. If you count yourself a rhythm fan, you need to check Old School Musical. It’s hilarious and fun, and is currently $6.49. If you want a multiplayer fighting game, you might not have heard of Brawlout. Right now it’s a steal at $7.99. Now for some more expensive, but still worthy, sales.

Put the Game Guide down on the ground!

Nintendo Download | Chicken Police

If you’re a diehard Castlevania fan thirsting for something new, you should check out Wallachia: Reign of Dracula. It’s reasonably similar but still holds its own, and is only $11.99. Those that love to explore vibrant worlds might enjoy Summer in Mara. It’s cute and wholesome, and only $17.49. But if you’re a fan of challenge, then look no further than Children of Zodiarcs for $13.49. It’s a meticulously created tactical game with real strategy, and it’ll put you on your butt if you’re not careful. But it’s still a ton of fun. Or if you love a bit of blood and gore in your Metroidvanias, try Blasphemous. It’s currently half off at $12.49, and it’s one of the best of the genre I’ve played. Lastly, if you love campaigning in fantasy worlds but don’t have any friends close by, check out the Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle. It includes 2 great games for only $11.24, and is equal parts fun and funny. That’s it for the sales in this Nintendo Download, but we’re not done yet! Let’s close out with some digital goodness.

Waifu and Tactics and Horror, oh my!

Nintendo Download | Cafe Enchante

The following Nintendo Download digital goodies are all out this week or early next. Fans of retro might enjoy Arcade Archives 64th. STREET. Those who adore waifu and husbando might like these – Café Enchanté and Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.1 New World Days-. If you crave adventure games, you might try these – Chicken Police – Paint it RED! and Memoranda. Platformer fanatics can try Adventure Llama and YesterMorrow. If you need some horror, there’s Re:Turn – One Way Trip. Finally, tactical enthusiasts have a duo to check out – Iris and the Giant and Seven Knights -Time Wanderer-.

The End of the Beginning

Nintendo Download | Seven Knights

Overall, a pretty solid week for HPP’s first Nintendo Download. Thanks for reading and be sure to tune in next Thursday!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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