Nintendo Download: Only three games!


Happy new year! Go rest

2021 has been a tiring year. Maybe 2022 will be better? Ha! I don’t want to jinx it. In any case, this week is hosting a unique set of circumstances in that there’s only three games on offer. Well, three SKUs. Technically five games! The first is Deathsmiles I・II, which isn’t just Deathsmiles 1+2, but actually Deathsmiles (Arcade / Normal / Ver 1.1), Deathsmiles Mega Black Label (Arcade / Normal Ver 1.1), and Deathsmiles IIX Merry Christmas in Hell (Arcade/ IIX / Arrange).

It’s clearly the marquee game for shmup fans and non-shmup fans alike, and Nintendo isn’t even highlighting anything this week. Actually, the highlight is “you can earn double gold points until January 5.”

And you know what, that’s good! The eShop could use more breaks like this, or at the very least, a reprieve from the 30-to-40-game deluge on a near-weekly basis. It’s gotten a little out of hand over the years, as the eShop hasn’t really evolved to accommodate hundreds and hundreds of games in such a short span.

Here are all three whopping offerings this week!

  • Deathsmiles I・II
  • Hollow 2
  • Pawn of the Dead

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