Nintendo Download for 8/12/21

Another Epic Post-Showcase Nintendo Download


Nintendo Download | Tetragon

It happens every time. Once Nintendo has some form of big event, the Nintendo Download afterwards is absolutely packed. Such is the case for today’s Nintendo Download for 8/12/21. It features many of the games from the Indie World Showcase. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also pre-orders, events and all sorts of other things to get excited for. Let’s start with a game I truly didn’t expect to release yesterday.

The Urge to Verge


Nintendo Download | Axiom Verge 2

Though I got into the game later than most, I really loved Axiom Verge. So I’d been waiting for Axiom Verge 2 eagerly for some time now. Especially considering it was delayed. But then, of course, it comes out amidst a deluge of games yesterday. The prequel looks fascinating and challenging, and I personally cannot wait to play it. But that’s not all for this Nintendo Download’s featured titles. Strap in, cause we have several more to share. Another great game released yesterday is Picogram’s Garden Story. A charming adventure about healing the land and protecting it from the Rot. Or if you prefer dungeon crawling with a husbando, you should probably check out Boyfriend Dungeon, which is also out right freaking now! For those that wanna hit the open road, you can check out Art of Rally and Road 96. Or for something with a little cyberpunk flair, you might like FORECLOSED. Finally, for a charming adventure with interchangeable heroes, there’s Greak: Memories of Azur. That’s already an amazing amount of content for any Nintendo Download, but there’s plenty more. Let’s continue with some upcoming events, DLC and more to check out.

  • It’s Time To Rise, Hunters – 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 #2. Enter today!
  • Cool Off This Summer With a Free Trial of Nintendo Switch Online – For a limited time, My Nintendo members can try out Nintendo Switch Online* for free! Check out all the features of Nintendo Switch Online for a full week without spending any Platinum Points for this reward. It’s a great way to have fun playing compatible online games with friends, such as the new Ranked Match in the Mario Golf: Super Rush game.
  • Next Stop … Eastward! – Discover a beautifully detailed post-apocalyptic world in Eastward, an action-adventure RPG with puzzle-solving and dungeon elements. In a near-future society on the brink of collapse, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam in a secret underground facility. This unlikely pair will embark on an emotional journey to discover the truth, traveling across a wonderfully weird world and exploring bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests. Eastward launches for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 16, with pre-orders available now in Nintendo eShop.
  • Get Ready for Even More Adventures in New Pokémon Snap! – Your journey to discover Pokémon through the vibrant Lental region just got even bigger! Strap on your in-game camera, hop into your NEO-ONE vehicle and buckle up because a free software update is now available for the New Pokémon Snap game. This free update adds three new areas to explore – including Day and Night versions of each – along with 20 additional Pokémon to discover and photograph. Stay alert while you study these new areas of the Lental region. Who knows what fun discoveries might pop up!
  • We’re Just Here for the Tee – An additional playable character, course and mode join the Mario Golf: Super Rush game with a free update! Don’t let her short stature fool you – with Toadette joining the game, she isn’t afraid to use her speed and accuracy to secure victory. Plus, hit the asphalt in New Donk City. With its towering buildings and excited citizens, fans of the Super Mario Odyssey game will feel right at home with this 18-hole course. And be sure to check out the newly added “Ranked Match” in online* competitive mode. By participating in Ranked Match, you can earn and collect monthly match points to increase your rank. Each month, you can get character outfits and colors by achieving certain ranks!

Pour Yourself Some Savings


Nintendo Download | Necrobarista - Final Pour

I know we’ve already covered a lot of games today. But it wouldn’t be a proper Nintendo Download without some sales. So let’s see what the Game Guide has for us today! If you want to slay some monsters with adorable heroines, then look no further than Hentai vs. Evil for $7.99. Or for a rendezvous with dragons, try Angels with Scaly Wings for $7.49. For a reason to dress up, try Halloween Forever for $8.69. Or to unearth some fun, try UnderMine for half off at $9.99. And for a charming looking puzzle platformer, try Evergate for $6.69.

More Reasons To Throw Money


Nintendo Download | FORECLOSED

Next up, some chunkier discounts. For a great reason to hunt Nazi scum, try Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for only $17.99. For a charming tale about a small town, there’s Button City for $17.99. Or for deckbuilding mayhem, try Banners of Ruin for $15.99. To try a new role in a classic RPG, try Healer’s Quest for $11.99. And to play a card game with birds, there’s WINGSPAN for $13.39. Not a bad selection at all. Now let’s close up this Nintendo Download with some new digital games!

Going Rogue (Again)


Nintendo Download | Rogue Explorer

I hope you didn’t expect this portion of the Download to mellow out. There’s a ton to cover, starting with some retro. Fans of retro gaming should check out the following – Arcade Archives BIO-SHIP PALADIN, Pixel Game Maker Series BLOCK SLIME CAVE and Space Invaders Invincible Collection. Fans of games with critters might like .cat Milk, Barry the Bunny and Smashroom. Fans of story-oriented games can try Crimson Spires, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, Fhtagn! – Tales of the Creeping Madness, Fire Tonight, Love Esquire, Necrobarista – Final Pour and WitchSpring3 [Re:Fine] – The Story of Eirudy. Rogue fans can rejoice with Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four, Curious Expedition 2, One Deck Dungeon and Rogue Explorer. Platformer enthusiasts should check out Out of Line, Scrap Garden and Tetragon. Strategy folks can enjoy Dungeon Defenders: Awakened and Swords & Souls: Neverseen. For shooting action, try Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition and Project AETHER: First Contact. And finally, for something to relax with, look no further than ISLANDERS.

Slimy Yet Delicious


Nintendo Download | Slime Rancher

I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m delightfully drained after the last two days of Nintendo announcements. Thanks as usual for reading the Nintendo Download. And be sure to tune in to HPP for more Nintendo fun next week!

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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