Just in time for the weekend is a fresh Nintendo Download, headlining a highly anticipated arrival on Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate! The cult hit series makes its debut on Switch with the largest bestiary yet, 14 weapon types and the ability to play as the cute Felyne species in Prowler Mode. Thanks to the Switch's true dual-analog controls, longtime fans of the series won't have to endure the dreaded "PSP claw" of old. This game will arrive on August 28th, and you can download a free demo in the meantime.
Next up is Blade Strangers, which might as well be called "Indie Street Fighter" as it features a roster including characters from Code of Princess EX, Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt. This fighting game will also be out on August 28th.
Last but not least is Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition. This might sound like an unpleasant take on Rollercoaster Tycoon-style management games, but there's plenty of subversion and self-referential humor in there, and the chance to either be a "utopic center for rehabilitation" or a "brutal super max." Switch doesn't have a lot of management sims yet so keep your eye on this one.
Details, links and pricing for these games and all eShop deals this weekend are after the break.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. (Photo: Business Wire)
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