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Nintendo Download: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

A particularly slim slate of Nintendo offerings this week belies a possible gem. The era-bending The Messenger is finally here.

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This week’s Nintendo Download is sparse. There just isn’t much, with only the headlining games really being worth some attention. And even those are arguably not all that interesting.

Into the Breach does look cool, and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is a modern classic. But still, neither of those games are all that amazing. ItB is nichy at beat I think, and TWD… well I think it’s safe to say that anyone who wanted to play Season 1 of that game already has.

The Messenger though, is another story. A very Ninja Gaiden-esque title, The Messenger melds the 8 and 16bit eras of gaming into one gorgeous side-scroller.

Have a look:

As for what else Nintendo has on tap this week, here’s the full listing:

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  • The Messenger – As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises and humor.

  • Into the Breach – The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of the FTL game.
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season – Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption.

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  • My Nintendo September Rewards – Summer’s almost over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – head back to school with a New Nintendo 2DS XL system! With a huge library of games featuring Mario, Link and more classic characters, it’s just the thing to get through long bus rides or down time after school. My Nintendo September rewards help kick things off with discounts for up to 50 percent on Nintendo Selects games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Nintendo 2DS XL plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D only. Check out the full list of the rewards here.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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