This week's Nintendo Download is a healthy mix of first party DLC and indie games. First up for Switch is Jotun: Valhalla Edition, a hand drawn action adventure game about Thora, a Viking who died ingloriously and must prove her mettle in order to enter Valhalla. A game about dying and getting into heaven might sound a little morbid, but this was seriously like, their thing. Vikings were basically the Klingons of the first millennium.
Next up is Light Fall, an absract adventure in the world of Numbra. Supposedly it's one of them-there "hardcore platformers" that are all the rage right now; in this one you can create a Shadow Core (platform) at any time, but only one at a time, and you can already see how this could be one sadistic little platformer.
As for the DLC, Splatoon 2 has gotten a free update. Version 3.0 adds 100 new pieces of gear, new songs and the new X-rank reserved for the top performing players in Ranked Battle. There is also a new update and expansion pass unlock for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, so check out the press release below for all the new digital goodies this week.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. (Graphic: Business Wire)
DLC & Updates:
Nintendo eShop sales:
Also new this week:
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