The indie push over on Nintendo Switch continues this week as some spotlight titles make their arrival. Nindie spotlighted arrivals include Yono & the Celestial Elephants & Wulverblade, a very well received horror game ported over from VR, just in time for Halloween, in Dont Knock Twice, and one I’ve had my eye on ever since it arrived on PlayStation 4 in The Flame and The Flood.
Everything considered, looks to be a nice lineup of varying options to consider. Picking any of these up? Let us know in the comments below.
Yono and the Celestial Elephants – $15 Many adventure games have a distinct lack of elephants … but that’s all about to change because Yono is here. The Yono and the Celestial Elephants game is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling of combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he’s never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side.
Wulverblade – $20 Help Britannia defeat the Romans in Wulverblade, a hardcore side-scrolling beat-’em-up game inspired by old arcade classics of the ’80s and ’90s. Go it alone or team up with a friend in local two-player co-op.* It’s time to show the Ninth Legion what you’re made of!
The Flame in The Flood: Complete Edition – $15 The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river. Scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife and, most importantly, stay healthy in a dangerous wilderness. This Complete Edition includes various gameplay enhancements and a Director’s Commentary mode.
Neon Chrome $15 – Experience a ruthless top-down cyberpunk shooter and blast your way through enemies and walls. Upgrade, enhance and build up your strength. The path to stopping the Overseer is ever changing.
Don’t Knock Twice $Unknown – Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch.
UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure $30 – The Global Postal Service is nearing bankruptcy! To save themselves, they have created self-delivering boxes. Play as the GPS’ latest cardboard creation, Newbie, as you attempt to save the day. Dress to impress with a massive range of over 40,000 combinations of hats, clothes accessories and funny faces. Explore huge worlds full of challenges, collectibles and boxy boss battles as you compete against the dastardly Wild Cards!
88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition $30 – It’s 8:08am on 8th August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation! His demands are simple: pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes, or Dr. H8’s 88 thermo-nuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth! But who will save us in our time of need? The bravest? The boldest? No… the 88 Heroes (plus ten of their friends)!
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’95 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Rogue Trooper Redux (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Oct. 17
Putty Pals (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Oct. 18
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas – Demo Version
3DS & Other Nintendo Things
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – The Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth game chronicles the quest of a new adventurer as he or she attempts to reach the crown of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. Personalize your party to work to your advantage! With endless character customization, adventurers will cast and create their own party from four unique races and 10 different classes to explore the uncharted labyrinth. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will be available on Oct. 17.
Little Adventure on the Prairie (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Volgarr the Viking (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Legend of Hero Tonma (Virtual Console for Wii U)
Digital Champ Battle Boxing (Virtual Console for Wii U)
MOTOROADER (Virtual Console for Wii U)
New My Nintendo Activities – A new fall color has arrived for the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, and we’ve got the perfect Home menu themes to go along with it! Whether you have a New Nintendo 2DS XL (White + Orange) or another member of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, you can redeem your My Nintendo points for these seasonal and spooky Halloween themes to decorate your Home menu:
Don’t forget to check out other Halloween-themed rewards, too!
Fire Emblem Heroes – A New Update and More Events!
To celebrate the free 1.8.0 update for the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game, you can collect free Orbs up to 10 times from a Log-In Bonus until Oct. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
A new option, Sacred Seal Forge, has been added to the game. Using it, you will be able to both create new Sacred Seals and enhance existing Sacred Seals. See more details about the update here.
Participate in the Voting Gauntlet: The Blood of Dragons until Oct. 14 at 8:59 p.m. PT.
Experience Bound Hero Battle: Minerva & Maria until Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Special event Summoning Focus: Minerva & Maria’s Battle can be enjoyed until Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Super Mario Run – The new Super Mario Run free update is here, and there are LOTS of new things to discover. Remix 10, made of some of the shortest Super Mario Run courses you’ll ever play, is here! There are also some new courses, a new playable character and a new feature that lets you listen to your favorite music while you play. New to Super Mario Run? Download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Save up to 50 percent off the full game price to celebrate the new version until 11:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 12.