Nintendo Download Highlights: 03.16.17

We highlight some of the newest games to arrive on Nintendo Switch this week.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 03/16/2017 19:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

The week’s Nintendo Download sees plenty of games released across all of Nintendo’s systems, but our highlights for the week can all be found on the Nintendo Switch. Read on for our picks!

Switch Retail

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ – $39.99 – The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was originally released back in 2014 and can now be found on almost all current generation hardware (including Wii U). If you haven’t played it before, the game is loosely based on the Biblical tale of the Binding of Isaac, with a mother instead trying to sacrifice her young boy, Isaac, who escapes into the basement and has to fight deformed monsters in a series of randomized dungeons. This Switch port includes both of the game’s expansions, Afterbirth and Afterbirth+, which greatly expanded the original game by featuring a whole host of new items, monsters, endings and more.

Switch eShop

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’94 – $7.99 – Originally released on the Neo Geo in 1994, this title joins several other Neo Geo games already released on the system, including The King of Fighters ’98. The arcade fighting game featured characters from SNK’s Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting franchises, and was well received at launch. It was even considered by some to be a Street Fighter contender at the time of its original release. It’s been a while since the game was released on Wii Virtual Console in 2009, so this could be a good time to revisit this classic if you are a fan of the genre.

World of Goo – $9.99 – World of Goo was one of the best WiiWare games, and one of the first surprise hits from an indie developer on modern systems. The 2D puzzle game featured an interesting and subdued art style that later informed the style of Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine (both of which are also available on Switch today). Interestingly, this is also one of the first games to use the Joy-Cons pointer capabilities. Unlike the original Wii version which relied on the Wii sensor bar to detect where you were pointing, this is solely determined through the Joy-Cons themselves. Both Joy-Cons can be used independently for local co-op and the game also supports touchscreen controls in portable mode.

Tomorrow Corporation Games, the developer of World of Goo, also stated today that it is considering releasing a physical release for World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine. The developer called on fans to let them know if they are interested in physical versions of the games and also provided some more information on the Switch versions of the games here.

Additionally, until March 22, all Monster Hunter games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are heavily discounted on the eShop.

Will you be picking up any new games this week? As always, let us know in the comments.

Source: Nintendo

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