It's that time again, fellow gamers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some high profile arrivals on both Switch and 3DS, varying from retail games to intriguing download-only titles. Let's get to the details, shall we?
Nintendo Switch eShop
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (FDG Entertainment, $14.99 / $19.99CAD) - A hit on mobile that wears its Legend of Zelda influence on its sleeve, this is nevertheless a game that goes its own way with a relatively lengthy download adventure. Despite some flaws we quite enjoyed our time with this, giving it a modest recommendation in our Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas review.
Fatal Fury 2 (HAMSTER, $7.99 / $9.87CAD) - A fighting game? On Neo Geo?! Another rare treat for us all to enjoy. Ok, that's not fair, but it is another fighting title to consider with those ACA goodies such as online leaderboards.
3DS Retail Download
Ever Oasis (Nintendo / Grezzo, $39.99 / $49.99CAD) - A title that blends aspects of town management, adventuring and dungeon crawling / combat, this showed rather well during its recent E3 Treehouse showing. It's certainly ambitious and an intriguing arrival, and we're cracking on with a review to share with you soon; in the meantime you can check out our interview with its legendary producer, Koichi Ishii. Available from 27th June.
RPG Maker Fes (NIS America, $39.99 / $54.99CAD) - A title that's sure to tempt quite a few 3DS owners, as it offers the tools and capabilities to create our own RPG adventures, which we can then share and upload with others. The concept is enticing, and we were impressed when we went hands-on with the app earlier this year. Available from 27th June.
RPG Maker Player (NIS America, free) - An interesting app, as it'll allow anyone to download and enjoy the creations of those that are using RPG Maker Fes, all for no cost.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass ($44.99USD / $63.49CAD, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs as they release. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC Pack #5 – Cipher Companions Pack ($5.99 / $8.49CAD, two pieces of content): Each piece of content in this set for the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems introduces two exclusive characters from the Japanese “Fire Emblem Cipher” trading card game. The four characters will also be usable in the main game and are fully voiced.
Wii U eShop
Daikon Set (Batafurai, free) - This is a collection of three retro arcade-style minigames, which sounds interesting and is listed as free on Nintendo's site. Perhaps that really means you can sample each game and then buy them; we'll certainly check it out.
As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details. There are also Sonic discounts going live across Wii U and 3DS later today.
There are some interesting choices in this week's update - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.