This week's North American downloads - August 9 (Okami HD, Minit and more)

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OKAMI HD – Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks, and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color.

Minit – Minit is a peculiar little adventure played 60 seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets and overcome dangerous foes, all in the hope of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL – When Turing, the world’s first sapient machine, teams up with a struggling journalist, the unlikely duo find themselves drawn into the shadows behind the dazzling lights of Neo-San Francisco. The secrets they uncover could shake the very foundations of society. 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL fuses a classic-style adventure game with lush pixel art and a catchy electronic soundtrack that explores modern-day issues of individuality, freedom and identity. The 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL game will be available on Aug. 14.

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ – Open Beta – Go head to head in VS Online* with no fewer than 23 characters and 13 stages. Don’t forget to also stop by the Battle Tutorial to sharpen your skills and master all kinds of devastating techniques. The Open Beta servers are scheduled to be on between 9 p.m. PT on Aug. 9 and 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 11.

Nintendo eShop sales:

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Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.


Calling All Nintendo Labo Fans! – In less than two weeks, the latest Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 ends! Have you started on your entry? A team of Nintendo Labo judges will select four winners in two categories: Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage. The contest ends at 10:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20. You can also check out other submissions here – and don’t forget to give a “like” to your favorites! The prizes include a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. For more info, please visit the official contest site at https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest/.

Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 7/19/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 8/20/18. To enter, upload a video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 2 Grand Prize winners will each receive one (1) collectible Nintendo Switch system (ARV: $ $1,000 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). 8 Runner-Up winners will each receive one (1) collectible pair of Joy-Con controllers, one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $3,640 USD. Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest-rules/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO PREHISTORIC ISLE 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
BlobCat (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Cosmic Star Heroine (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 14
EARTHLOCK – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
GREEN (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Megaton Rainfall (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 10
Pixel Action Heroes – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Shut Eye (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
State of Mind (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 15
SubaraCity (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
TETRA’s Escape (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 10
The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Toki Tori 2+ – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Unexplored (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)


Let me know when Okami gets a physical release in English. Although the Japanese copy comes with English the Japanese characters on the spine look weird with the rest of my games.

Thu Aug 09 18 10:38pm
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You can let me know if you want. I want it on Switch though not Wii.

You all might want to try out the Valkyria Chronicles 4 demo. It's extensive and the save data from the demo carries over to the full game. I've been playing for 3 hours and recently reached chapter 2 and nothing has indicated that it'd be ending soon. It's enjoyable and different from what I was expecting. It's like Advance Wars made in 2018 with a slightly more anime aesthetic.


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