From the first full Nintendo Direct since September 2019 featuring more than 30 games to exciting new reveals in the 2/26 Pokémon Presents, February has been a big month! Step back and get a glance at some of the news, updates, and releases that dropped over the past few weeks with this edition of Nintendo Monthly Rewind.
Ever since she could remember, Akitsu Shino has had the ability to see what others could not: spirits, apparitions, and indescribable creatures. As an adult, this talent leads her to join a secret government agency: The Occult Action Department. Her assignment is with the Sixth Special Preventions Office, and her job is to monitor the powerful beings who travel between her world and the worlds beyond. From her office in Sakuratani, a town in a different dimension, Agent Shino meets several otherworldly individuals with vastly different personalities and abilities: a nine-tailed fox spirit, a mischievous oni, and more. Part gatekeeper, part travel guide, she does her best to get to know these entities and keep them from getting into inter-dimensional trouble.
Delve into the strange world of Sakuratani where ghosts and apparitions are commonplace.
Multiple paths to explore – your every choice will determine how the story evolves. Return to the game multiple times to uncover new details and endings.
Select from hot spots on the map, and resolve various emergencies and battles.
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny has all the madness, chaos, and Netherworldly action you can handle... plus more! Coming June 29, 2021 to Nintendo Switch!
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny has all the insane characters and Netherworldly action you can handle...plus more, dood! Check out our new trailer to learn more, and catch a special message from Nippon Ichi Software President Sohei Niikawa, dood!
A girl trapped in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. Help her find her way in this adventure puzzle game.
Maya is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. She is alone to confront her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and confront her fears to unravel the secrets of the world. Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve multiple puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya's past and what dark secrets she has buried.
Launching June 29, 2021 for PS4, PS5, XBox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.
Exophobia is a retro-inspired first person shooter with fast-paced combat. You wake up to find yourself alone in a human spaceship infested with hostile alien soldiers. Explore your surroundings while you uncover piece by piece the backstory and destiny of its human inhabitants. Shoot, dash, and stun your enemies in your path to escape!
Launching October 5 for PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Son Tra from the development team at Skrollcat Studio walks you through seven minutes of gameplay from Hoa, their upcoming platformer for PC and Nintendo Switch that has gorgeous visuals inspired by Studio Ghibli and even more beautiful music (which you can hear in this video).
Pre-order on Switch here. Launching March 11th, 2021.
⏱️ Bob Help Them is a timer-based game, where your goal is to help all NPC's, gathering resources, cooking food, fishing, and chopping wood before the timer ends. Enjoy the calming countryside while supporting craftsmen with their daily chores.
✔️ Become a completionist. Finish 35 levels, help 6 NPCs, and collect 105 stars!
✔️ Strategize. Learn who to help first, or how to sequence your activities to be as effective as possible.
✔️ Bake. Cook a lovely pie from the freshly harvested fruit.
✔️ Mine. Use a pickaxe to acquire stone, iron, or gold.
✔️ Smelt. A nearby Forger needs your support. Take iron nuggets and turn them into a shiny ingot.
✔️ Chop. Grab an axe and gather wood for Lumberjack.
✔️ Fish. Find the closest pond and cast a fishing rod.
✔️ Fry. Collect eggs from the chicken coop and fry them over the campfire so Chef can prepare a perfect meal.
✔️ Harvest. Does the Farmer need some apples? Pick them from a tree and lighten up his day.
✔️ Pet doggos. Yes, that’s one of your tasks, and it’s highly satisfying too.
✔️ Catch the “One more level syndrome”. The simple and solid game design will draw you in.
✔️ Chill. Operating under time pressure is usually associated with stress, in Bob Help Them it is quite the opposite. Cheerful music and being an important member of a small community sparks a relaxing atmosphere into the game.
From ghoulish jaunts to co-op adventures, February saw quite the variety of games coming to Nintendo eShop like Haven, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection and Thomas Was Alone! What games did you start playing this month?