Right now, the Nintendo Switch has a massive summer sale

Right now, the Nintendo Switch has a massive summer sale ...

The dog days of the summer are officially here. Whether you are attempting to take your mind off the heat or the bad headlines, there is still a Nintendo program to sell digital Switch games. Enjoy Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or mind-meld with a sentient hat in Super Mario Odyssey for 30% off the regular sticker price.

That''s not a huge discount in gaming, but a significant deal for the notoriously stingy Nintendo eShop, where first-party games usually remain full price years after the launch (unlike, for example, PlayStation where you can currently get God of War for $20) however, the handheld hybrids currently promotion is called the Big Ol Super Sale, and although its not as high as last years Black Friday discounts, there''s still a lot of stuff to do if you''re laying in front of a box

Here''s the first-party information, which is 30% discount on the normal $60 MSRP:

  • Super Mario Odyssey - $42
  • Super Mario Maker 2 - $42
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King - $42
  • The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening - $42
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - $42
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe - $42

Why is Tropical Freeze, a 2018 port of a 2014 Wii U game, still relatively full price? However, Tropical Freeze remains a gem and one of the modern era''s best platformers. Here are a few more highlights from the sale:

  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore - $42
  • Astral Chain - $42
  • Daemon X Machina - $42
  • Bravely Default II - $42
  • Shin Megami Tensei V - $42
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - $45
  • Monster Hunter Rise - $31
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - $35
  • Dark Souls Remastered - $20
  • Ruined King: A League of Legends Story - $20
  • Tetris Effect: Connected - $24
  • No More Heroes 3 - $30
  • Hades - $15
  • Persona 5 Strikers - $30
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - $30
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - $12
  • Diablo II: Resurrected - $24
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - $30

Right now, there are a few fantastic indies with some great discounts, including Loop Hero ($10.50), Deaths Door ($13) and Chicory: A Colorful Tale ($14, all of which are included in several people''s game-of-the-year lists. I personally will be using this opportunity to purchase the Castlevania Advance Collection ($13.50) and Eastward ($20, because June is usually when I get the urge to go back and play something classic or retro-influenced.

The Big Ol Super Sale will last until July 6 at midnight, and eShop purchases earn you a 5 percent return on gold coins, thus you will get a few bucks off your future games.