Nintendo Download for 7/8/21

Diving Into Another Nintendo Download


Nintendo Download | Boomerang X

Well folks, while this Nintendo Download for 7/8/21 isn’t as epic as last week, it’s still pretty solid. There’s two featured titles, one of which I’m quite hyped to play. And there’s some really interesting events as well as sales and digital fun. So let’s get started with a sequel that’s been smashing its way through my brain for months.

Let’s Get Monstrous!


Nintendo Download | MH Stories 2

I’m just gonna be honest – I don’t love mainline Monster Hunter games. I really tried with Rise, but it didn’t click with me. What did click, however, was the original Monster Hunter Stories. So to say I’m excited about the sequel, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, is a vast understatement. The mixture of amazing creatures with RPG mechanics and a wide world to explore was a winner the first time. I’m hopeful the sequel manages to exceed my admittedly high expectations. The next game hasn’t really been on my radar, despite the publisher. Boomerang X is a first person adventure with a magical boomerang. Not only can you hurl it at foes, you can zip to the location of your weapon. So there might be some compelling features to merit checking this one out. Next up, let’s continue the Nintendo Download with some promoted events.

  • The Battle Between Ice and Flame Continues – In the Fire Emblem Heroes game* for smart devices, the Tempest Trials+ event, Ice & Flame 1, is currently underway. The event depicts what happened to Fjorm after the events of Book II, so be sure to explore all the lore, and check out this Chibi Playhouse video for a look back at some of the highlights of Book II. You can also unlock some big rewards by playing, including five-star Special Hero Norne: Seaside Volunteer, by earning a score of 15,000 or an Infantry Rush 1 Sacred Seal with a score of 20,000. If you need some anthemic music to motivate you as you charge into battle for those big-ticket rewards, you can check out Fjorm’s song, “Flower of Ice,” performed by Cristina Vee Valenzuela.
  • The Newest Inside Indie World Newsletter Hot Off the Presses! – Did you know that Nintendo has its very own newsletter dedicated to indie games? In each issue of the Inside Indie World Newsletter you’ll get to read about some of the latest games headed to the Nintendo Switch system from developers all over the world. The newest issue launches today and it features insights from the developers of the upcoming Skul: The Hero Slayer, as well as insider tips and tricks from the creators of Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield and Dead Cells – Fatal Falls. Plus, it contains a retrospective about the Shovel Knight series in honor of the franchise’s seventh anniversary, interviews with the creative minds behind UnderMine and Signs of the Sojourner, and a wide slate of enticing indie games headed your way soon on Nintendo Switch.
  • A Wild Encounter With a Fierce amiibo Prize Pack – Attention MONSTER HUNTER fans! My Nintendo is giving away an epic MONSTER HUNTER prize pack to 10 lucky winners in the My Nintendo Ultimate MONSTER HUNTER amiibo Sweepstakes #1 – enter today!

Loving Those Sales


Nintendo Download | Heart of the Woods

Next up, it wouldn’t be a proper Nintendo Download without some sales. Here’s some cheaper ones to start. For a puzzle, you might enjoy Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale for $7.99. For fun with Mafia children, try Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect for $6.99. Or for a dystopian love story, try Synergia for $9.99. To rock out with some friends, try Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition for $9.74. And lastly, for a challenging Metroidfania, there’s 3000th Duel for $5.99.

Make Some Beautiful Music


Nintendo Download | Indigo 7

How about some more substantial games? For a twisted tale, try Unavowed for $13.49. For something different, try Death Crown for $11.04. For a super steep discount, try Bakugan: Champions of Vestoria for only $14.99. Those looking for colorful adventure can try Phoenotopia: Awakening for $14.99. And for something magical, try Anima: Gate of Memories – Arcane Edition for $13.49.

Set Phasers to Retro


Nintendo Download | RAIDEN

Nearly done with the Nintendo Download. But first, a final boss of sorts. There’s a TON of digital games today, and I’m not even touching on about half of them. So get comfortable. First up, retro fans can try Arcade Archives RAIDEN, Blitz Breaker, FLATLAND Vol. 2, Glitchangels, Monument and My Maitê. Puzzle fans can enjoy several titles – Indigo 7: Quest for Love, Induction, Merrily Perilly and Pictooi. For games with story, try Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies, Heart of the Woods and MASAGORO. To crash some vehicles, try Crash Drive 3. Or for a charming looking RPG, there’s ARIA CHRONICLE. Finally, for a duo of action-packed games, try Bitmaster and Ruvato: Original Complex.

Chronicle of Greatness


Nintendo Download | Aria Chronicle

Okay, that was a meatier Nintendo Download than I expected. Thanks for tuning into HPP for your weekly dose of Nintendo games, and check back next time!

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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