This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~ – $59.99 Penny-Punching Princess – $39.99 (available April 3)
ACA NeoGeo Sengoku 3 – $7.99 The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business – $4.99 Alteric – $4.49 (available March 30) ClusterPuck 99 – $9.99 Devious Dungeon – $6.79 (available March 30) Farm Expert 2018 for Nintendo Switch – $29.99 (available March 30) Gotcha Racing 2nd – $9.99 Metropolis: Lux Obscura – $7.19 (available April 4) Shadow Bug – $8.99 (available March 30) Spartan – $11.99 (available April 1) Tengai – $7.99 Toki Tori – $4.49 (available March 30) Zombillie – $4.99
10 Second Run RETURNS
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the pack below and a new story this fall. To learn more, visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site. (Full version of game required to use DLC.)
New Quests Pack 2 – Launching at 10 p.m. PT today Nopon of Good Tastes (Talk to Bipopo near Galad Residential Zone in Gormott. Available after adding Poppi.) Cleared of All Charges (Talk to Strath in Fonsett, Leftheria. Requires Perun, Godfrey and Perceval.) Beneath the Aurora (Talk to Len at Rigitte Harbor in Leftheria. Available from Chapter 6.) Upgrades and Tinkering (Examine the table in Tora’s house. Requires Tora. Available from Chapter 8.) Most Awful News?! (Stay at the inn in Tantal. Requires Finch’s Birdbrain Lv.3 and Zeke. Available from Chapter 10.)
Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass (for Nintendo Switch/New Nintendo 3DS) – Expand your Fire Emblem Warriors adventure with DLC. All three DLC Packs for the Fire Emblem Warriors game are now available! Here’s what’s in the new Fire Emblem Awakening DLC pack release: three new playable characters (Owain, Tharja and Olivia), three new History Maps, new costumes, new armor break models, new support conversations, new weapons and new weapon attributes. If you already purchased the Season Pass, this DLC Pack, as well as the Fire Emblem Fates Pack and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Pack, are available to you at no additional cost. The Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass, as well as the Fire Emblem Awakening DLC Pack, can be purchased on the game’s site. Note: new costumes, character-exclusive weapons and weapon attributes must be unlocked as rewards from playing through the new History Maps. The full version of the game is required to use the DLC.
Dodge Club Pocket – $4.99 Waku Waku Sweets: Happy Sweets Making – $24.99 Witch & Hero 3 – $3.99
Wii U Download
Spellcaster’s Assistant – $3.99
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Don’t forget to redeem your Gold Points toward your purchase of the game. For more info about My Nintendo rewards, visit https://my.nintendo.com. For more information about ARMS, head to https://arms.nintendo.com/.
Upcoming ARMS Events –Exciting new ARMS events are stretching your way! It’s hard to believe, but ARMS, the stretchy fighting game for the Nintendo Switch system, is almost a year old. Whether you’re a newcomer to the game or a seasoned veteran, there’s no better time to get into the game, thanks to three upcoming ARMS events:
ARMS U.S. & CANADA ONLINE OPEN – After fighting through a tough online qualifier, eight top ARMS players and four alternates will meet in the online finals at 10 a.m. PT on March 31. The finals will be streamed online for all to see, so be sure to check it out.
ARMS Global Testpunch – A global Testpunch demo for the ARMS game, which lets Nintendo Switch owners try out select modes for free, will be running for three days starting at 9 p.m. PT on March 30 and ending at 8:59 p.m. PT on April 2. To participate, players just have to download the Testpunch in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
Save on ARMS – Ready to buy? Starting at 9 p.m. PT on March 30, you can get the ARMS game for 30 percent off in Nintendo eShop or on Nintendo.com. Act fast, though, as the sale ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on April 6.
April My Nintendo Rewards – There’s a lot to love about the month of April, but nothing says, “I love you, sis!” or “I love you, bro!” like National Siblings Day on April 10. It’s a great day to show your brothers or sisters that you really appreciate them. You can even let them win at a video game for once! In honor of this special day, My Nintendo is offering wallpapers and an April calendar featuring the Mario Bros. You can redeem your My Nintendo reward points and plaster your PC or smart device with Mario and Luigi, the most famous siblings in the Mushroom Kingdom. My Nintendo is also offering discounts, using your My Nintendo reward points, for select games that feature Mario and Luigi. For more info, visit http://my.nintendo.com/news.
How's the Atelier games? Never played one of them. This latest one doesn't seem to be perfectly optimized for the Switch from what I've gathered from watching some short clips here and there, but it seems relaxed and cosy.
@GameDadGrant It's up on the PAL eShop. Don't think it was advertised as one of the upcoming games over here, but I did get a news notification about it being available earlier today. Should probably get that.
EDIT: Unrelated to this week's releases, but this is currently featured as an upcoming game on the eShop over here.
For absolute fuck's sake, Nintendo. Get your curating shit together, because this is the kind of stuff that shouldn't even have made through Steam Greenlight. I thought it was pathetic when Sony allowed this game to be released on the PS4, and it's even more pathetic now. It's an absolute hack job of a game, and judging by the footage I've seen on YouTube it's barely playable. Nintendo did well in not giving RCMADIAX a platform on the Switch, and they should have treated this the same way. What the fuck.
@Mop it up There are a couple of 16-bit firefighting games that are meant to be good, actually. The one that's supposed to be the best is The Firemen, which was sadly never released in the US, and is super rare in the EU at the moment. Never played it myself, but I'll snag a copy if one ever comes along.
This particular game does work in the sense that it runs, but no real effort has been put in anywhere. I haven't played it myself, but I had something of a fascination with it for being so bad, watched videos and read reviews of it. Everyone seems to be pretty much in agreement that it's not a game that anyone should charge money for. Poor quality stock assets and textures, barely existent animation, shoddy framerate, clipping and collision detection issues, enormous empty environments without anything to do or interact with, and fire effects and controls so bad that it's apparently close to impossible to identify - let alone put out - any fires.