Nintendo Download for 7/21/22

The Future Is Now


Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 | New Featured


It’s starting to get really hot out there, so why not beat the heat with another Nintendo Download? Find a shady spot and get some gaming done! The Nintendo Download for 7/21/22 isn’t a huge one, but it is a quality installment. Not only are there a couple really fantastic featured titles, there’s some activities for fans of Pokémon UNITE, plus the usual sales and new digital offerings. Let’s start with a title none of us could have ever guessed would ever come stateside.


Live In the Past


Nintendo Download | LIVE A LIVE

As a longtime Nintendo fanboy, I am used to lamenting not playing games that never make it here from Japan. Though it’s less of an issue nowadays, it was a recurring theme in the past couple of decades. And one game nobody could have ever suspected was coming here was LIVE A LIVE. Not only is it a tough as nails RPG, but it’s one that is very focused on Japanese history. Nevertheless, tomorrow it’ll be here physically, and it even got a HD graphical overhaul. While I had mixed feelings about the free demo, I still think it’ll be a game fans of the genre will be delighted for the chance to play. The other featured game is actually out next week, but it’s very much worth paying attention to. It’s none other than the latest in Inti Create’s Gunvolt series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3! All I can tell you is it’s gorgeous, full of intense combat and does some really exciting things with the story of the series. If you’re not sure what to think, stay tuned next week for my official review of the game.

We’re nearly done, but there’s one more piece of gaming news to cover. If you’re a fan of Pokémon UNITE, it’s celebrating a one year anniversary with a bunch of new activities. Battle Pass Season 9 starts, and you can get free swag, including Holowear, Unite licenses and other gifts. There’s even something called an Anniversary Cake Challenge. So what are you waiting for? Get ready for more reasons to play this crazy game.


Slash Those Prices


Nintendo Download | Severed Steel

Now let’s continue this Nintendo Download with some Game Guide sales. Fans of hard yet fun puzzles should check out Parasite Pack for $6.39. If you like talking with the voices in your head, try Inner Voices for $5.59. Those that enjoy platforming might like Super Mombo Quest for $9.49. Or for a parody, try UnMetal for $9.99. And for a reason to keep on running, try Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield for $8.39.


Chugging Along


Nintendo Download | Train Valley CE

Before we move on, how about some more sales? To plant a garden in the apocalypse, try DEADCRAFT for $19.99. Or for black and white far future antics, try Wolfstride for $11.24. Go from Zero to Hero in Nobody Saves the World for $18.74. Fans of classic RPGs might enjoy Justice Chronicles for $10.49. Lastly, to take a gamble, you can pick up Balan Wonderworld for more than half off for $11.99.


A Museum of Fun


Nintendo Download | Capcom Arcade Stadium 2

If you enjoy retro, your only option this week is the Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. Platformer fans can try these – Arsonist Heaven, Bricky to Me and GemaBoy Zero Origins. Fans of first person action can try Bright Memory: Infinite Gold Edition and Severed Steel. If you prefer puzzles, try these – Dungeon Slime Collection, Secrets of Light and Shadow and Train Valley: Console Edition. For a bit of story, try Master Sleuth Bundle and Sakura Fantasy. To shoot ’em up, try Raging Blasters. Or for frenetic action, there’s River City Saga: Three Kingdoms. Rogue fans might enjoy Wally and the FANTASTIC PREDATORS. Finally, fans of monster hunting games should absolutely check out Coromon.


Beat ’em Up Like a Hero


Nintendo Download | River City Saga Three Kingdoms

Thanks as always for joining us here at HPP for your weekly Nintendo Download. And be sure to check back in next time for more Nintendo games worth playing!

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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