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Nintendo Download: It’s a Small World, After Tall

It’s an interesting week for Nintendo fans, who are treated to a schedule of smaller releases, though there are a few diamonds in the rough.

If you’re looking for big names, you’re going to have to look elsewhere this week. That’s because while the Switch has its usual assortment of drops, there are no names that I think anyone would describe as ‘big time’.

The spotlight titles are Maquette, which is a first-person puzzler, and Cassette Beasts, which is odd. Well, actually forget that, they’re both odd, but Maquette does sound pretty interesting.

It’s a puzzle game, yes, but there’s an interesting sizing mechanic happening, were the player is huge while in the middle of the world, and gets smaller as they go out into it. Strange for sure, but kinda cool sounding too. As for Cassette Beasts, that’s a game where you encounter all manner of monsters and people who use cassette tapes as armor. Yeah, so…

Anyway, there’s also Chasm: The Rift this week, for those who like classically-styled FPS’ and of course the usual assortment of smaller titles.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • MAQUETTE – MAQUETTE is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Head to the center of the world and you’ll feel like a giant, towering over buildings and walls. But venture further out and start to feel small as things get larger and larger – to the point where cracks in the ground become chasms! In MAQUETTE you will explore the scales of everyday problems in a modern-day love story, where sometimes the smallest of issues can become insurmountable obstacles. Solve the puzzle today on Nintendo Switch!
  • Cassette Beasts  Explore New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island and record monsters to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities! Cassette Beasts is available today!
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Celebrate International Museum Day on Your Island! – Visit Blather’s Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for International Museum Day! Work with Tom Nook to bring the museum curator, Blathers, to unlock the museum on your island. Search for fossils, fish, bugs and art to donate to the exhibit! Once you bring a creature or fossil to Blathers, he will gladly tell you all about it. And although handling bugs, well, bugs him, he’ll still treat them with great care! Visit your island’s museum this International Museum Day and complete the Stamp Rally! Each gallery will have a stamp station where players can acquire stamps to earn a prize. The Stamp Rally ends on May 31.

Pre-orders:

  • More Pokémon, Places and Stories Await – The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC is available for pre-order now for both Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet! In this story, you’ll be leaving the Paldea region and delving even deeper into the world of the games! More Pokémon, places and stories await in this two-part DLC! Part 1: The Teal Mask launches this fall and Part 2: The Indigo Disk launches this winter.
  • Mortal Kombat 1 – Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes and fatalities! Mortal Kombat 1 and Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition are now available for pre-order. The Premium Edition includes Kombat Pack, one-week early access to downloadable content characters and 1250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency).

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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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