Three New Games Added to Nintendo Switch Online Library

A Game Boy game and two Famicom titles are available now!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/31/2023 19:12 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nothing quite says Halloween like a Castlevania game, and in the spooky spirit of the holiday that’s exactly what Nintendo has given its fans today. Three new games have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online library of software and are available for no additional cost to active subscribers. There’s a trailer to check out the trio right below:

The games that are available to download right now are:

  • Castlevania Legends (Game Boy, 1998)
  • Devil World (Famicom, 1984)
  • The Mysterious Murasame Castle (Famicom Disk System, 1986)

Castlevania Legends has a, shall we say, spotty reputation among fans. While in some respects the game is respectable, particularly when it comes to lead character Sonia, the first female Belmont to take center stage in the series, other ways Legends is quite rough from a gameplay standpoint. So much so that longtime Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi actually jettisoned Legends from the series’ timeline.

Devil World, meanwhile, should be slightly familiar to Western fans, as it has been referenced in series like Super Smash Bros. multiple times now. The game was deemed inappropriate for localization outside of Japan owing to some of its religious iconography, which Nintendo strongly avoided (along with profanity and sexual content) in the heyday of NES. Devil World is an early effort by Shigeru Miyamoto that riffs on the maze-like aspects of Pac-Man.

Finally, we come to The Mysterious Murasame Castle. Like Devil World, it was never officially localized during the lifecycle of NES, but it did eventually come to Virtual Console on 3DS in 2014. The game stars Takamaru, a samurai apprentice who is fighting off both aliens and alien-corrupted humans. Murasame Castle draws many comparisons to the original The Legend of Zelda, thanks in no small part to being built using the same game engine. The game differs, though, in its focus on combat over puzzles.

Will you be giving these three games a whirl? Let us know in the comments and on social media!

Source: Nintendo of America Press Release

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