Nintendo Download: Hoa


Also, Arietta of Spirits

Although we just had a great big Pokemon reveal this week, those games are going to have to wait a bit. The Pearl/Diamond remakes aren’t due until November, with the more intriguing Pokemon Legends arriving in February of 2022. For now, there’s games like Hoa.

It’s actually arriving on Switch on August 24, amid other platforms like Steam. It’s billed as a “beautiful puzzle-platforming game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.” There was a string of those in the 2010s, and now they’re kind of still trickling out: hopefully this one stands on its own merits.

Beyond Hoa, there’s also Arietta of Spirits and King’s Bounty II, amid a ton of other stuff:

  • Adventure Field 4
  • Arcade Archives KURIKINTON
  • Buissons
  • Chess Gambit
  • City Driving Simulator 2
  • Dungeon’s Hell
  • Faraday Protocol
  • Heart Chain Kitty
  • Links Puzzle
  • Mayhem Brawler
  • Metal Commando
  • Monster Train First Class
  • Murder Mystery Machine
  • Pixel Game Maker Series BURAIGUN GALAXY STORM
  • Rush Rally Origins
  • Sakura Succubus 4
  • Space Scavenger
  • Stay Safe
  • Thea 2: The Shattering
  • Tomb Sweeper
  • Ultimate Bumper Cars: Dodgems
  • Where’s Samantha?
  • World Soccer Strikers ’91
  • Wrestledunk Sports
  • Zombo Buster Advance

If you missed last week’s edition, here it is. For those who are interested, sales are going on for all platforms.