Who Likes Surprising Games?
I dunno about the rest of you, but February’s games kinda snuck up on me. I half forgot about Bowser’s Fury til the day before it came out, for example. But there’s another great game out in today’s Nintendo Download that surprised me. And it shouldn’t have, cause I tried both its demos and have been anticipating it for a while now. Regardless, we have some other great featured titles as well, one event featuring said game and the usual sales and such. So let’s start with a return to classic RPG action in Bravely Default II!
Let’s Get Brave(ly)
Thought I don’t love everything published by Square Enix, I love their throwback games. The first two Bravely Default games were tremendous, and I spent hundreds of hours playing them. I admit to not expecting another sequel, but I’m glad it’s happening, especially since it’s right around the corner. Hopefully Bravely Default II will continue the trend of fascinating lore, amazing combat and lovable characters. I think they have a good chance for all those, but you never know. Another great (and also terrifying) featured title today is the return of a Capcom classic. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is actually out today. That one definitely snuck up on me. Though I have a lot of respect for the series, I’m also terrible at it. That little winged bastard Firebrand loves to make my life hell, along with the huge and menacing bosses. But this time around, Arthur has help in the form of ally creatures. So maybe there’s hope for beating it this time. Another great game is actually a compilation, the Blizzard Arcade Collection. It features three games with multiple editions – Blackthorne, The Lost Vikings and Rock N Roll Racing. It also has a great Museum mode to read up on the history of Blizzard. And last but not least, Nintendo is reminding us all that we can check out New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Helpful if you never played the original on Wii U. Plus it is really two games in one, which is a nice touch for Weegee fans. Now let’s continue the Nintendo Download with a quick event for Bravely Default II.
- BRAVELY DEFAULT II Collectible Acquired! – A new BRAVELY DEFAULT II reward is now available for My Nintendo members. Brave RPG fans can obtain their very own beautiful 18” x 24” reversible poster, which features Gloria on the front and Halcyonia, the Kingdom of Spring Breeze, on the back. Receive this reward by redeeming 700 My Nintendo Platinum Points (while supplies last).
A Little Extra
Before we move onto the regular Game Guide sales, this Nintendo Download has a special sale to cover. That’s for none other than NIS America, with a Winter Sale. It’ll last from today until 3/7, and offers up to 75% off several great titles. Since there’s 20+ games featured, I’ll just gloss over what I consider the highlights and best deals. Those are the following – Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, Disgaea 1 Complete, Disgaea 5 Complete, Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory, Giraffe and Annika, Kemono Heroes, Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, La-Mulana 2, Langrisser I & II, The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, The Lost Child, Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha and Bravo, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Touhou Gensou Wanderer Reloaded and Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle. To see all the details for this sale, just click here.
Back To Our Regular Programming
Now, who’s ready for the usual Nintendo Download sales? Got some goodies this time. If you love classic styled RPGs with humor aplenty, then you need to get Cthulhu Saves Christmas for only $6.99. For a unique puzzle game, you should check out Nevaeh for $6.49. For a really fun platformer, try Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. It’s very inexpensive at $7.49. For prehistoric fun, try Wonder Boy Returns Remix for $7.49. Lastly, for a truly unique Metroidvania, check out Iconoclasts for $6.79. You can thank me later.
Who Wants MORE?
For those willing to spend a bit more money, here’s some other great sales. If you love card-based games with tons of heart, then try Iris and the Giant for $13.49. Or for something more quirky and colorful, try Going Under for $13.39. To experience a charming and heartwarming tale of loss, there’s Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. It’s a must own for $13.99. For a compelling looking platformer, try Giga Wrecker Alt. It’s currently half off at $12.49. Lastly, for a fantastical tale involving robots, try SteamWorld Quest for $12.49.
A Little Retro For Your Nintendo Download
In closing, let’s touch on some fun digital offerings from the Nintendo Download. If you’re looking for retro adjacent, try these – Arcade Archives CYBATTLER, Horned Knight and Littlewood. To soar through time, try Aery – A Journey Beyond Time. For games with some puzzle elements, try Clocker, Harvest Moon: One World and Legal Dungeon. If you’re eager to try something totally strange, try Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition. Those looking for a charming story can check out Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~. For a little multiplayer fun, try Crashnauts. Or for a little 2D action, try DOTORI and Gunslugs 2. To sail into adventure, there’s Forward To The Sky. RPG fans might check out Hellpoint and Steven Universe: Unleash the Light. And lastly, for something totally unique, try RASPBERRY MASH.
Whew, that Nintendo Download was heftier than I expected. Perfect way to close out February though. Thanks as always for joining us at HPP for your Nintendo Download, and be sure to tune in starting in March!