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Nintendo Download: Exploring Becomes Electric

Olija strands gamers on a deserted island in what’s a fairly thin week for the Switch. A double-dose of DLC, TOHU , Gods Will Fall and more round it out.

January blues

So, still very much coming off of the holiday season, gaming isn’t all that explosive right now. There hasn’t been very much in the ways of notables seeing release this month, and that’s a trend that continues here in the last part of January.

That’s not to say there’s nothing worth checking out, just that there are no blockbusters out there. What there is though, is a very promising looking little side-scrolling retro title called Olija.

From Devolver Digital, Olija follows the character of Faraday as he’s lost at sea, wrecking on a desert isle. Why’s it called “Olija”? Because that’s the name of the mysterious woman he encounters in this unknown country, and finds himself bound to.

Outside of Olija, there’s also the DLC that I mentioned. Both Dead Cells and Immortals: Fenyx Rising have new downloadable content. There’s also a pile of indies hitting this week, with some gems mixed in. Specifically, check out Gods Will Fall and TOHU. Both look interesting.

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  • Olija – Faraday is shipwrecked and trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor-sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.


  • Viva Festivale! – February’s arriving soon, and that means love is in the air with a free update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.* Celebrate the sentimental season with chocolate hearts and heart-shaped bouquets, which will be available for purchase through Nook Shopping, beginning Feb. 1 and running through Feb. 14. Also, on Feb. 15, Dancer Pavé will arrive to your island’s plaza to usher in some confetti and carnival spirit for a special Festivale event. You can prepare for the event in advance by shopping for Festivale clothing at the Able Sisters shop for a limited time, beginning Feb. 1.
  • Fulfill Fenyx’s Destiny – The newest DLC for Immortals Fenyx Rising has arrived – A New God. Overcome the legendary trials and challenges of the gods of Olympos to change the Greek Pantheon and fulfill your destiny. This DLC and two other narrative DLCs are available with the Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass.
  • Have a Nice Trip – In Fatal Falls, the latest individual DLC installment for Dead Cells, explore floating shrines, infiltrate the lair of an outlawed secret society and learn the tells of a new boss. On top of the new areas, you will also discover new weapons and enemies. You can also experience all three DLCs, including Fatal Falls, The Bad Seed and Rise of the Giant, in the Dead Cells: The Fatal Seed Bundle, available now.

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* Players will need to connect to the internet and download the latest update data to access certain in-game events as they become available.

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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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