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Nintendo Download: Frozen Floes and Fearsome Foes

A number of smaller releases highlight Nintendo’s week-on-tap for the Switch, including FAR, Never Alone, and Atelier Sophie 2.

Small ball

There isn’t all that much in the way of ‘big names’ arriving on the Switch this week, but that might not be a bad thing. If you’re looking for something to pass the time, there are a few smaller titles that do look promising.

Chief among those is FAR: Changing Tides. FAR puts gamers in command of a sea-going vessel, though it puts a pretty big twist on that nautical theme. Namely, that you’re piloting a ship in a post-apocalyptic epoch.

Other than that though, there’s also Never Alone: Arctic Collection, which is a puzzle/platformer and Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. As you can imagine with a name like that, the latter is a JRPG.

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  • FAR: Changing Tides – Set sail for a new journey in this atmospheric vehicle adventure in the post-apocalyptic universe first introduced in FAR: Lone Sails. Captain your own seafaring vessel and explore a vast flooded landscape, tackle mighty storms and overcome conundrums while embarking on a voyage to find a new home. It’s an emotional, meditative journey that doesn’t require prior knowledge of the FAR series. FAR: Changing Tides will be available on March 1.
  • Never Alone: Arctic Collection – Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, and is drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across generations. Experience the epic journey of Nuna and Fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Guide both characters in single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater caverns and face enemies both strange and familiar. Never Alone: Arctic Collection will be available on Feb. 24.
  • Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream – Explore the next chapter in the heartwarming Atelier RPG series with Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. Follow the burgeoning alchemist, Sophie Neuenmuller, shortly after her adventures in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book in her quest to find her friend Plachta after they are separated in the dream world of Erde Wiege. Along the way you’ll use the puzzle-like synthesis system to create items and fight many monsters with a battle system that provides a wide range of combat strategies to implement. Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will be available on Feb. 25.
  • Activities:
    • Crunchyroll – The power of anime is on your side with the Crunchyroll app on Nintendo Switch! Watch over 1,000 titles – including recent hits, classics and Crunchyroll Originals – while your system is docked, or on the go in handheld and tabletop modes. Whether you’re new to anime or a lifelong fan, looking for a cozy slice-of-life series or a raging mech battle, Crunchyroll has something for you. The Crunchyroll app is available now in Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Earn 10% in Gold Points! – Until Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can earn DOUBLE My Nintendo Gold Points* on select digital games.** That means you can earn up to 10% in Gold Points – which you can then use toward your next eligible digital game or DLC.*** Shop now at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/#double-gold-points.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. https://my.nintendo.com/about_gold_point.

** Offer valid through 2/28 11:59 p.m. PT when you purchase or redeem a download code for the digital version of Metroid DreadGame Builder GarageNew Pokémon SnapMario Golf: Super RushSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate, or The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.

*** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

About Jason Micciche

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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