Time to get spooky! The Nintendo Switch gets a visit from the mysterious title Return of the Obra Dinn this week, the console’s only headline game.
Mystery on the high seas
Kind of an odd game for a headliner, as we’ve seen a bunch of big name games as of late, but nonetheless here we are with Return of the Obra Dinn. That’s not to say though, that this timely game doesn’t look cool.
Return of the Obra Dinn focuses on a missing ship, one that turns up five years past its scheduled arrival. With tattered sails and a missing crew, it’s up to players to figure out what happened. Not only does it sound good and creepy, but it’s also got a GameBoyish, monochrome aesthetic to its graphics, which is also pretty neat.
Though this one is the spotlighted game of the week, there’s actually a bunch more second tier titles hitting as well. New Arcade Archive and Sega Ages games are on the way, as well as new JackBox and Skullgirls games, and more.
Scroll down for the full list.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Return of the Obra Dinn – In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. It never arrived. After five long years lost at sea, the missing ship has drifted back into the port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. Your mission: dispatch immediately, find means to board the ship and discover what went wrong. This critically acclaimed first-person adventure, from the creator of the indie hit Papers, Please, features evocative visuals and unique exploration-based gameplay. You’ll need to use all your skills of logical deduction to reveal the terrifying truth behind this irresistible mystery. Return of the Obra Dinn will be available on Oct. 18.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
- A Hat in Time – Available Oct. 18
- AeternoBlade II
- Alchemist’s Castle
- Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF KAGE
- Arcade Archives VS. CASTLEVANIA
- Battle Planet – Judgement Day
- Beast Quest
- Corpse Party: Blood Drive
- Day and Night – Available Oct. 22
- Desktop Dodgeball
- Desktop Rugby
- Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers – Available Oct. 22
- Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition – Available Oct. 18
- Felix The Reaper
- Galaxy Champions TV – Demo Version
- Ice Age Scrat’s Nutty Adventure! – Available Oct. 18
- Just Ignore Them – Available Oct. 18
- Mah-jongg Puzzle Pai-Sen
- Mary Skelter 2 – Available Oct. 22
- Megaquarium – Available Oct. 18
- Miniature – The Story Puzzle
- Monaco: Complete Edition – Available Oct. 21
- Override: Mech City Brawl – Super Charged Mega Edition
- PBA Pro Bowling – Available Oct. 22
- Pig Eat Ball – Available Oct. 18
- Puzzle Book
- Raging Loop – Available Oct. 22
- Rawr-Off – Available Oct. 18
- Safari Pinball – Available Oct. 18
- Sea Salt
- SEGA AGES Columns II: A Voyage Through Time
- SEGA AGES Ichidant-R
- Skullgirls 2nd Encore – Available Oct. 22
- StarBlox Inc. – Available Oct. 18
- Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands
- Street Outlaws: The List – Available Oct. 22
- Sublevel Zero Redux
- Summer Sweetheart
- Tangle Tower – Available Oct. 22
- The Jackbox Party Pack 6
- The Park – Available Oct. 22
- Tower Climb – Available Oct. 20
- Where the Bees Make Honey
- Worbital – Available Oct. 18
- ZikSquare – Available Oct. 18