Nintendo Download for 12/23/21

Check Out Some Games Before Hitting the Slopes!


Nintendo Download | Horatio Goes Snowboarding

Can you hear the jingling yet? No, it’s not Santa and company quite yet, but it’s close! It’s the Nintendo Download for 12/23/21, featuring a ton of holiday cheer for gamers of all stripes. This Nintendo Download has a TON of holiday themed sales for tons of savings, several featured games and the usual random assortment of digital games. Now let’s start with several Winter events coming to the featured games this week.


Get Cozy with Some Winter Events


Nintendo Download | Cozy Grove

Normally I could care less about Fortnite. And while that still holds true, here’s some news for those of you that enjoy it. Fans can enjoy Winterfest, which features Spider-Man content and more. It’ll last until January 6th of 2022. If you prefer crashing into things, you might enjoy the Rocket League Frosty Fest. Enjoy limited time offers including Golden Gifts. For something a bit spoopy, try Cozy Grove’s Winter update. And finally, those that own Garden Story can check out Winter Glade, the final area of the main game. Not a bad start to this Nintendo Download, but how about a quick promotion?

  • Earn DOUBLE My Nintendo Gold Points – For a limited time, you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points when you purchase select digital games. That means you can earn up to 10% in Gold Points* – which you can then use toward your next eligible digital game or DLC. The offer ends Jan. 5, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Time for Nutritious Savings


Nintendo Download | Garden Story

Now, due to the sheer volume of holiday sales this week, we’re gonna handle things a bit differently. Instead of doing my usual picks of games on sale, I’m instead going to focus on the holiday sales with the most to offer, and will gloss over the highlights. Keep in mind every sale offers up to 75% off their roster of games.

First up in the Indie World holiday sale. It lasts from today until 12/31/21. Here’s some of the best on that list – Axiom Verge 2, Cris Tales, Curse of the Dead Gods, Cyber Shadow, Dodgeball Academia, Garden Story, Hades, Necrobarista: Final Pour, River City Girls, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Slime Rancher: Portable Edition, Streets of Rage 4 and TOEM.


Back to the Future


Nintendo Download | Lacuna

Next up, Annapurna Interactive is also having a holiday sale for the same period of time. Here’s some of their highlights – Donut Country, Florence, Gone Home, Gorogoa, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, and Sayonara Wild Hearts.

Want more sales? Humble Bundle is happy to help! Their Winter sale has some real treats. Here’s what I would pick up – A Hat in Time, Aegis Defenders, Flynn: Son of Crimson, Ikenfell, One Step From Eden, Slay the Spire, Unsighted, Void Bastards and Wandersong.


Artful Surprise


Nintendo Download | Lynn

Got time for one more sale? If so, Capcom has some titles to throw your money at. And unlike the other sales, this one lasts until 1/3/22. I would check out the following – Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection, the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, Mega Man 11, Okami HD, and all sorts of Resident Evil games. To find more details on this sale and all the others, just click this handy link.

Nearly time to cuddle up by the fire, but first this Nintendo Download has a few digital games to check out. The retro inclined should try these – Arcade Archives MIRAI NINJA, Horatio Goes Snowboarding and Pure Chase 80’s. Puzzle fans might prefer Gardener’s Path and Lynn, the Girl Drawn On Puzzles. For 3D exploration adventures, try Teratopia and Unstrong: Space Calamity. For a little rogue fun, try Tunnel of Doom. And for an adventure VN, try Lacuna.


Doom is Calling


Nintendo Download | Tunnel of Doom

Well, there you have it, boys and girls. The last Nintendo Download before Xmas. Hope you all are able to enjoy a restful break to recharge your batteries. Maybe with a new game or two on downloading on your consoles. And be sure to check back with HPP next time for another Nintendo Download!

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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