It’s a RPG-Fest of epic proportions over the next few days on Nintendo systems. The 3DS is finally receiving a game we’ve had our eyes on for over a year now: Ever Oasis. This one combines Zelda-like puzzles with fascinating world-building and action mechanics straight out of Secret of Mana. It doesn’t hurt that the graphics and music are both stellar. You can download a free demo right now from the eShop while you wait for the full version to come out tomorrow.
Next week you can become the director and create your very own game with RPG Maker Fes on the 3DS! You’ll be able to customize your characters, stories, combat, and tons more. You can then upload and share your creations with others that own the game. You could have unlimited RPG fun when the game comes out on Tuesday, June 27.
If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner you can pick up Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas. It looks like a Zelda clone, but the graphics do look great. We’ll have a review on this one next week (we just got the code) so if you’re on the fence we’ll have some opinions soon.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Ever Oasis – The desert’s last safe haven is a lone oasis you call home. So draw a line in the sand and fight to protect it! As you explore the desert and solve puzzling dungeons, you’ll gather resources to build up your oasis with the water spirit Esna. Allies will join your cause, so equip them with weapons, and use their skills to slay towering bosses. The Ever Oasis game will be available on June 23.
- RPG Maker Fes – Create the RPG you always dreamed of with the RPG Maker Fes game. RPG Maker Fes is game-creation software that lets you create your own RPGs without any programming knowledge. Customize characters, stories, combat and more. Then, upload and share your creations to play other users’ games with the free RPG Maker Player application, which can also be downloaded in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. RPG Maker Fes will be available on June 27.
- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass ($44.99, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs. 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. (All five DLC packs, as well as the individual components included in each pack, can be purchased separately, giving players the flexibility to buy as many or as few as they want.)
- DLC Pack #5 – Cipher Companions Pack ($5.99, two pieces of content): Each piece of content in this set for the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentiagame 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.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Celebrate Sonic’s birthday with up to 50 percent off select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games from 9 a.m. PT on June 22 until 9 a.m. PT on June 29.
- Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
Also new this week:
- ACA NEOGEO Fatal Fury 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Daikon Set (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.