nintendoit is eShop usually has a sale or two still going, but with The Game Awards coming up soon, another round of discounts is joining the frenzy. Nintendo’s Game Awards eShop sale is officially live, offering discounts on some of this year’s biggest games and those affiliated with them.
It’s been many years since during The Game Awards season, most video game publishers have offered some sort of promotion that stands out from many of the games in discussion. For example, Xbox Game Awards sales are already on the rise, with games like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Call of Duty: Vanguard receive some nice price drops considering the date of their recent release.
Since the Switch doesn’t get many of the same third-party developed games that Xbox, PlayStation, and PC do, naturally the list of game discounts will be a bit smaller compared to those companies. That’s not to say, however, that the Nintendo eShop sale isn’t worth reading.
Until December 15, Switch owners can get up to 30% off select games through Nintendo’s Game Awards sale. Although there are only 19 games included in this promotion, it is a quality group of titles from this year and before. One of the most popular Switch exclusive games of this year, Rise of the Monster Hunter, is down 25% from $59.99 to $44.99. Fans are looking to play breath of the wild before Zelda the sequel is potentially shown at The Game Awards can get it for $41.99, plus the remake of Link’s Awakening for the same price.
While many Game Award-nominated Nintendo games aren’t on sale, a handful of this year’s top indie games have been discounted. To start, Spelunky 2 is 20% off, down to $15.99 from $19.99, an infinitely replayable title that’s perfect for gaming on the go. There is also the Cloud version of The forgotten citya time-loop narrative game set in ancient Rome that began as a mod for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and was nominated for Best Independent Debut at The Game Awards. Finally, is a Games for Impact nominee More at homea semi-autobiographical play about two roommates who come to terms with their future.
Gamers expect to see more Nintendo first-party games like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Metroid DreadWhere Mario Party: Superstars will inevitably be a little frustrated by this sale. However, it’s very rare for Nintendo to release their most recent releases, and may honestly come as a surprise to some to even see Link’s Awakening in this sale. It will be some time before the aforementioned 2021 titles get discounts, as that’s how Nintendo has always been with its eShop sales. Nevertheless, The Game Awards selection by nintendo is fair enough by his standards.
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