On the Nintendo eShop it is possible to find games at discounted prices all year round, but it is not always the case that you see promotions on the most high-sounding titles and exclusive productions. For this reason we advise you to take a look at the Spring Action Sale, which the Kyoto house has dedicated to over a thousand adventures designed to be played in single-player. Choosing from more than a thousand titles on offer is not at all easy, so we tried to make a skimming by drawing five particularly deserving ones. Here is our selection!
Dragon These XI S Echoes of a Lost Era Final Edition (€ 29.99)
This is your chance to reclaim one of the best JRPGs of the generation, if not ever. Dragon These XI S: Echoes of a lost eraespecially in this Final Edition for Nintendo Switch, it is an unmissable product in the collection of any gamer who considers himself passionate about Japanese role-playing games.
The narrative plot, original and compelling, is enhanced by an excellent technical / artistic sector that makes use of a first-rate character design, a feature common to all the works edited by the father of Dragon Ball. To embellish everything we think a gameplay and a fighting system capable of satisfy even the veterans of the genre.
The Ultimate Edition enriches the original experience with many new elements, such as the ability to choose between 3D and retro-inspired 16-bit graphics, side missions set in the worlds of the Dragon Quests of the past, a new orchestral soundtrack, additional stories related to specific characters and more. Read the Dragon Quest XI S review for Nintendo Switch.
Hades (€ 16.24)
Among the biggest surprises of 2020, Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler made by Supergiant Games. The merit of its success is mainly to be found in a very successful game formula that boasts the best of all the other productions of the studio, from the rapid attacks of Bastion to the depth and atmosphere of Transistor, up to the storytelling based on memorable characters of Pyre.
Hades amazes from the first glance with a visual aspect so beautiful it takes your breath away, characterized by a masterful use of colors and a fine character design. Then there are under this bewitching interactive cartoon a deep and exciting narration, which sees the prince of the underworld Zagreus engaged in a daring escape from the kingdom of the dead, and a gameplay treated in a maniacal way. In our review of Hades we explain in depth the reasons that make it one of the best games of recent years.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (€ 14.79)
Recommending that Super Mario Odyssey masterpiece (it is available for 39.99 euros, don’t miss it if you miss it) would be too simple, so we decided to turn to that made in Italy gem that responds to the name of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battlealso because his follow-up Spark of Hope will arrive in the fall.
Developed by Ubisoft Milano under the guidance of Davide Soliani, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategy game where the universe of the most prestigious and representative character of the Kyoto house and that of the noisy Ubisoft rabbits meet. Doing the verse to XCOM, the mustachioed Italian plumber proves to be at ease even in a genre in which he had never ventured in the past, finding himself the protagonist of a light and colorful product, simple and profound at the same time. In other words, one of the best third-party exclusives for Nintendo Switch.
Bayonetta 1 & 2 (€ 39.99)
If there’s one good thing about Bayonetta 3’s extended delay, it’s definitely the extra time it gave all players to catch up on the first two memorable installments of the series. If the Witch of Umbra it has always fascinated you but you have never given it the chance it deserves, now you have no more excuses.
With a single purchase you can play both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, two of the best action around. Certainly thanks to a technical and spectacular combat system immersed in a blend of sensuality, irony and epicity. Despite being born on other platforms, the two PlatinumGames games have proven to be able to adapt perfectly to the pace of Nintendo Switch portability, while maintaining a high fluidity during the action. Read our review of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (39.99 euros)
We close as we started, that is with a role-playing game, in this case completely made in Nintendo and belonging to a saga that certainly needs no introduction. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD it is, as the name clearly implies, the high definition re-edition of the game of the same name originally launched on Wii 2011, suitably adapted to be attractive even to new generations of gamers in possession of Nintendo Switch.
The story fits at the beginning of The Legend of Zelda series timeline and sees a young Link crossing a boundless celestial world with his childhood friend, Zelda. Riding their faithful sulcanubithey will have to visit the islands that line the horizon and avert the evil plans of the mysterious patriarch of magicians.
The HD edition, in addition to improved graphics and performance, also features Smoother motion controls based on Joy-Con controllers, new button-based controls and various improvements to the overall experience, such as revised tutorials and the presence of advice during the adventure. Read the review of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD to find out all the details.