Let The Spoopy Season Begin!
I’m just gonna be upfront – I love this time of year. Halloween is always a good season, no matter how old I get. And likewise, I’m hopeful the Nintendo Download for 10/7/21 will be a great start to the spooky season! And what better game to headline this month than Metroid Dread? But that’s not all! We have other featured titles today, some promotional events, a last minute sale and more to enjoy. But let’s begin with a harrowing new tale involving everybody’s favorite interstellar bounty hunter!
Dread Is Almost Here
To say I’m excited for the release of Metroid Dread tomorrow is a bit of an understatement. Like many gamers, I expected the project was dead and buried. So to have it resurrected suddenly is more than a bit exciting. Especially since we’ve been waiting 20 years since the project was first teased. Though I’m always game to play a Metroid title, this one looks especially intriguing. Usually Samus can steamroll through everything in her path. So having a unkillable robot menace hounding her should be a nice twist. Another featured game for today is Disco Elysium – The Final Cut. I missed out on this the first time around, so I’m glad to be able to play the final version on Switch. Finally, fellow Tetris fans can get their fix with Tetris Effect: Connected. Now, let’s continue the Nintendo Download with some promoted events.
- Let the Good Times Roll – Enter for a chance to win an out-of-this-world Metroid prize pack in the My Nintendo Metroid Dread Sweepstakes!* Prizes include stunning wall art featuring Samus and an E.M.M.I. robot, a Metroid Dread Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch, a Slim Case for Nintendo Switch from PowerA and a Metroid Dread Men’s Hoodie Sweatshirt that shows off Samus with the E.M.M.I. lurking in the background in a bold print across the front. You may be trapped on the remote Planet ZDR, but at least you’ll have this soft pullover sweatshirt to keep you looking stylish all day long!
- Your Key to Scoring Gold Points – Here’s a golden opportunity you won’t want to miss! For a limited time, you can earn DOUBLE My Nintendo Gold Points when you purchase the digital version of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game or select Super Smash Bros. DLC** in Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). Offer ends Oct. 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Now, before we move onto the Game Guide, there’s a sale we should cover while it’s still happening. Mostly because many of the included games work much better for this time of year. That sale is the Focus Publisher Week. The sale lasts from today until 10/10/21, and it offers good sales on several spooky games. Here’s my highlights – A Plague Tale: Innocence – Cloud Version, Call of Cthulhu, Curse of the Dead Gods, Othercide, Shady Party of Me and Vamypr. To see all the included games and details, just click here.
Ready for some more sales? The Game Guide aims to deliver! First up, you can enjoy some Shmup fun in Crisis Wing for $6.39. To investigate a murder mystery, try Jessika for $8.99. For fun with tentacles, try Fhtagn! Tales of the Creeping Madness for $5.59. Or if you prefer destroying false gods, try Gods Will Fall for $9.99. Finally, for fun with the undead, try Outbreak The Nightmare Chronicles for $7.79.
How about some more spooky sales? To help a witch gun down monsters, try Trigger Witch for $11.99. To fight as an immortal, try Guild of Darksteel for $11.99. For fun with blood suckers, try Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars for $19.99. Or for mutant horrors in the ruins of society, try BioShock: The Collection for $19.99. Finally, for a mind bending adventure, try The Sinking City for $19.99.
Fox Ears And Sexy Fun
Let’s close out this Nintendo Download with some digital goodies. Fans of retro adjacent can check out Arcade Archives TYPHOON Gal and DUSK ’82. Platformer fans should check out Critadel, Jack Axe, Lumione and The Lightbringer. If you prefer party games, try Business Tour Deluxe and Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide. For frenetic action, try Bouncy Bullets 2 and Stickman: Far East Battle. For something totally different, try No Longer Home. Strategy fans should try InfiniteCorp: Cyberpunk Card Game, Lotus Bloom and Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire. RPG fans should check out Monster Crown. Whereas rogue fans should try Toroom and Touhou Gensou Wanderer -Lotus Labyrinth R-. Fans of sexy adventures can try The Marauder Chronicles: Curse Over Valdria. And for some early October scares, you might enjoy Creepy Tale 2.
Let There Be Light
A very good start to October fun and games. Thanks for tuning into HPP for your weekly Nintendo Download. And be sure to check back later this month for more Halloween gaming!