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  1. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Go Vacation – Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities. There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snowmobiles to in-line skates. And to add to the fun, up to four players can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together. Go Vacation will be available on July 27. (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.) Banner Saga 3 – Banner Saga 3 is the dramatic final chapter in the mature, story-driven Viking RPG series, which has won more than 20 awards and has been nominated for four BAFTAs. As the world continues to crumble around you, who can you trust, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near? New DLC: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, available this September. Rare Blade 2 – Crossette New Difficulty Options – Bringer of Chaos, Customize New Quests Pack 4 Sunken Boosters The Trendy Patissier Artisanal Accessories Hot Spring Bonanza Mystery Launch Codes For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Support site. Full version of the game is required to use DLC. Kirby Star Allies - A free update comes to the Kirby Star Allies game on July 27, which includes three Dream Friends from Kirby’s past adventures. Daroach, leader of the notorious Squeak Squad, makes his debut as a playable character and brings some friends along. Dark Meta Knight makes a grand return as a playable character for the first time. Utilize his Mirror abilities to call upon devastating sword attacks, reflect back enemy projectiles, and create copies. Adeleine and Ribbon are back! Make Adeleine’s paintings come to life or fly around with the help of Ribbon. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: My Nintendo Presents Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018 Edition – Beat the heat this summer with some cool Nindie games! As July heats up, My Nintendo users can exchange their Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. Click here for more information. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives OMEGA FIGHTER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives Sky Skipper (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bud Spencer & Terence Hill – Slaps And Beans (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Candle: The Power of the Flame (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Code of Princess EX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 31 Crossing Souls (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Element (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 27 Final Light, The Prison (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 27 FLASHBACK (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 31 Flat Heroes – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Hello Neighbor (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 27 Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Pure / Electric Love “Everyone else!” – Ema Sakura (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Pure / Electric Love “Look at my eyes!” – Moe Yamauchi (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Sleep Tight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 1 Titan Quest (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 31 Zaccaria Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) RTO 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  2. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Mega Man X Legacy Collection – The celebrated Mega Man X series returns. Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – Complete the Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles. Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8. Both Mega Man X and his ally Zero return as playable characters, allowing players to jump and shoot through challenging stages with X’s arm cannon, or slash through enemies with Zero’s energy saber. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24. Bomb Chicken – Who doesn't love chicken… especially when it's smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb? Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS WarioWare Gold Demo – Wario has a special treat for you! Better think fast if you want to succeed in this demo of his upcoming WarioWare Gold game. You’ll use the touchscreen, tilt the system and push buttons as you laugh your way through the fully voiced story introduction, featuring new and classic characters! Activities: The Second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: Enter for a chance to win a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. The contest runs July 19 at 11 a.m. PT through Aug. 20 at 10:59 a.m. PT. For more details about how to enter, please visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest/. Octopath Traveler My Nintendo Rewards: To celebrate the launch of the Octopath Traveler game, My Nintendo is offering eight different box art covers (one for each of the main characters) for the case of your Octopath Traveler game (sold separately). Redeem your points and choose your character for your box art cover! Plus, we’re also offering downloadable wallpapers for your PC or smart phone. Check out the details at My Nintendo: https://my.nintendo.com/news/6b677325fde74ff4 Pixel Toads Lead to Platinum Points: Captain Toad is starring in his own puzzling quest in the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. My Nintendo members can join the adventure with a special “hide-and-seek” mission to earn My Nintendo points. Here’s the mission: Log in to My Nintendo, then find all four Pixel Toads hidden on the official game website and earn 100 Platinum Points – that’s 25 Platinum Points for each Pixel Toad you find. Good luck! Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of Splatoon 2 with a Splatfest and My Nintendo: July 21 marks the first anniversary of the Splatoon 2 game, and we’re celebrating with a global Splatfest! Which sea creature is your favorite, Squid or Octopus? This hotly contested Splatfest will occur from 9 p.m. PT on July 20 until 9 p.m. PT on July 21. To help celebrate, My Nintendo is offering Inkling and Octoling printable posters, as well as downloadable wallpaper. Redeem your points for these rewards today. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO LEAGUE BOWLING (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives City CONNECTION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Beat Rush (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Chicken Assassin: Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Frost (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Galak-Z: Variant S (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Ghost 1.0 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Guts & Glory (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Heroki (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20 Hungry Shark World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Lost Phones Stories (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) NoReload Heroes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Pool Panic (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Sausage Sports Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Semblance (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 24 Spheroids (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20 STARSHIP AVENGER Operation: Take Back Earth (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Tanzia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Vozel Shot for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) VSR: Void Space Racing (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20 Werewolf Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
  3. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Octopath Traveler – Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by SQUARE ENIX. Explore each traveler’s story and use her or his abilities in and out of battle. Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Where will you go? Who will join you? You alone can choose your path. The Octopath Traveler game launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on July 13. A free demo version is also available for download now. Fortnite (Season 5) – WORLDS COLLIDE! Drop into Season 5 of the Fortnite game on the Nintendo Switch system, where we’re introducing all kinds of changes to the map! A Viking ship, desert outpost, and ancient statues have appeared on the island, changing the world of Fortnite as we know it. The all-new Battle Pass can help you level up faster by completing Weekly Challenges, and unlock additional rewards like progressive outfits, sprays and exclusive cosmetics. Play the new Season of Fortnite from anywhere. Earn Gold Coins when purchasing V-Bucks in-game on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest on the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Our stubby hero must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and even new courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game. Luckily, in the Nintendo Switch version, a second player can join in to help toss turnips at enemies. The Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game will be available for both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS on July 13. A free demo version is also available for download now. Activities: Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: New Winners Announced! – Winning entries have now been selected for the “Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage” and “Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage” categories. You can now see all the winning creations on the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest Winners’ page. Visit the site for more info: https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/winners/. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO THE SUPER SPY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17 ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Darts Up (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 13 Epic Loon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 13 Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Express Raider (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Hand of Fate 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17 Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Hunting Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Let’s Sing 2018 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17 Mugsters (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17 RADIO HAMMER STATION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Red Hot Ricochet (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Destronaut DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 13 Super Volley Blast (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Star Story: The Horizon Escape (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Mooseman (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 18 Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17 Ultra Space Battle Brawl – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) VERTICAL STRIKE ENDLESS CHALLENGE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 18
  4. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Shining Resonance Refrain – Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your in-game friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away. This remaster features all of the original game’s DLC. The Shining Resonance Refrain game is available on July 10. Pocket Rumble – The Pocket Rumble game retains gameplay elements that make traditional fighters great, but reduces the level of necessary execution and memorization. This way, players of all skill levels can get to a competitive level. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: My Nintendo July Rewards – Get ready for adventure with Captain Toad and Toadette in July! The Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game launches on July 13 for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. My Nintendo is celebrating all month long with terrifically Toad-centric wallpaper and a calendar that you can download by redeeming your My Nintendo points. Redeem your points for discounts of up to 50 percent on select games. Visit here for more details. Also new this week: 20XX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10 ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Another World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 9 Awkward (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bomber Crew (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10 Burnstar (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Disease -Hidden Object- (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Hotel Transylvania 3 Monsters Overboard (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10 Hyper Sentinel – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Two Crude Dudes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Kill The Bad Guy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Miles & Kilo (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Muddledash (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10 Mushroom Wars 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Neverout (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10 Pato Box (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 9 Rento Fortune Monolit (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 8 Squids Odyssey (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Rock Blasters! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Survive! MR.CUBE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Journey Down: Chapter Three (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Lion’s Song (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10 The Wardrobe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 6 Ultra Space Battle Brawl (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Yuso (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) PENGUIN HOP (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Zeus Quest Remastered (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  5. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – As BJ Blazkowicz, experience an unforgettable action-packed story brought to life by extraordinary characters. Reunite with your friends and fellow freedom fighters as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi army. Wage the second American Revolution your way – at home or on the go. And for the perfect blend of immersion and accuracy, use the Nintendo Switch system’s motion controls to stop the Nazi threat. The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus game is available on June 29. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully remastered graphical glory. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy game is available on June 29. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO Money Puzzle Exchanger (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Angels of Death (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Anima: Gate of Memories (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 29 Arcade Archives Renegade (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Dream Alone (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Figment (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Fossil Hunters (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Grave Danger (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) INSIDE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) LIMBO (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) MotoGP18 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) NEKOPARA Vol.1 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 4 No Heroes Here (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Photon Cube (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Runbow (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 3 SpiritSphere DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 2 The Journey Down: Chapter Two (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Waking Violet (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 29 Block-a-Pix Color – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) I.F.O (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  6. This thing is pretty slick. Too bad we never got a 3DS like this bundled with OoT 3D.
  7. The Alliance Alive is a spiritual successor to The Legend of Legacy, another 3DS RPG that boasted a large character roster and traditional turn-based battles. Both games use the same distinctive art style—one where characters have no noses, for some reason—as well as the same leveling system that grants health and attack boosts semi-randomly. Although AA corrects some of the largest missteps of its predecessor, there are still some clunky battle mechanics to deal with here that can turn the game into a seemingly random grind. The game takes place in a world where humanity has been subjugated by Daemons, who have divided the world into separate districts and left Beastfolk to rule over the humans. The story begins with two young friends who, while out exploring, stumble into a dangerous truth behind the Daemon rule and set out on a quest to put the world back in order. There's a lot of interesting lore here but the game never fully capitalizes on it. After the initial introduction of characters and locations a lot of the backstory is too muddled or unspoken, which makes it hard to care about the game's world. The Alliance Alive is also a bit overambitious with its characters. Their interactions and dialogue with one another is charming but with nine playable characters their motivations and backstories aren't well developed—even the two characters that open the game feel pretty two-dimensional. Somewhat ironically for an RPG, there isn't enough time devoted to storytelling here. I'll start with the most important change to the gameplay for anyone that played The Legend of Legacy: you do not need to draw contracts to use magic. It was a neat concept but in practice it was insanely tedious, and thankfully Alliance Alive streamlines its magic use. You still need to equip specific items to use magic, but you won't be wasting several turns just to cast one spell. That said, magic still feels underwhelming in this game. The offensive spells are never quite as effective as you'd hope, so mostly you'll just be using magic to heal. Since there is no group healing magic you're often stuck having one character heal individual characters every single turn during boss fights. For basic battles you often don't have to heal at all since your party auto-heals all damage after battle, which is nice but also creates something of an imbalance between the pace of normal fights and bosses. You only actually get to/need to use strategic planning against bosses—for normal enemies you're better off just attacking all-out to defeat everything in just a turn or two. The Alliance Alive does bring back battle formations and the level up system from its predecessor. Formations let you change the focus of each character—attack, defend, or support—to balance your party effectively. Again, this is the kind of strategic thinking that only gets used in boss fights, and although the game gives you a decent amount of options there's little incentive to experiment too much. And like the last game characters don't have levels per se. Instead, after battle they might earn an HP or SP boost, and during battle they might learn new combat skills for the weapon they have equipped, or boost the attack/defend/support rating for a skill they used. Just like The Legend of Legacy this feels like a weirdly unnecessary system for increasing power, especially since it can feel totally random whether or not a character will earn one of these stat boosts. It does feel like they come more easily in The Alliance Alive, so there's a bit less grinding, but the uncertainty is still an odd choice. Naturally, the game has all of the other core mechanics you'd expect from an RPG: exploration, finding/buying new equipment, etc. There are quite a few optional dungeons as well which only have a somewhat random chance of providing any good items but can be valuable grinding locations. As seemingly random as leveling can be in The Alliance Alive you do need to make sure your party is in tip top shape at all times—there are a couple of significant difficulty spikes which can completely blindside you if you aren't keeping up. One in particular feels awfully unfair; the game definitely could have benefited from balancing the overall difficulty, especially between mindless normal battles and more challenging boss fights. All that said, The Alliance Alive definitely scratches an itch for anyone that enjoys classic turn-based RPGs. Not all of its RPG mechanics are completely engaging, but RPG fans will still feel a satisfying familiarity with the basic battle and exploration systems. The controls are simple enough to learn since it's an RPG, though I don't understand why L is used to confirm in a lot of the menus. The graphics have a certain charm to them, even though the lack of noses is a bit weird, and the chibi art style kind of makes it feel like the entire game is made up of children. Still, the art style suits the 3DS, given the hardware. The music is well composed, even if few tracks stick with you after finishing the game. While playing though they have the suitable catchy-ness and gravitas of a good RPG soundtrack. With nine playable characters, several weapon types, and the variety of formations you can employ, there's a lot of variety in The Alliance Alive, which makes it ideal for repeated playthroughs. In fact, there's a new game+ option that lets you carry over certain abilities, which helps you fast-track through some of the early parts of the game. Even if it can be a grind to do so, the game is very friendly to experimentation and creating your own ideas for a battle party. All told, The Alliance Alive is just about mid-length for an RPG—about twenty five hours or so, depending on how much you grind—though maybe it should have been a bit longer to flesh out the story more. The Alliance Alive does an admirable job of fixing the issues found in the developer's previous game, though all the pieces of this RPG still don't quite come together fully. The story has some interesting insights into a unique world, but the game doesn't fully capitalize on it. The gameplay, although less tedious than The Legend of Legacy, still has some nagging issues that make it feel both grindy and, at times, unbalanced. There's plenty of room for experimentation but the grind of building up characters with different weapons/skills can be tiring. The Alliance Alive is a solid RPG but in many ways a forgettable one as well. Rating: 7 out of 10 Alliances
  8. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces – Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally*, online** or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await. In Adventure mode, experience a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions and boss battles. The Mario Tennis Aces game will be available on June 22. Minecraft – The Minecraft game is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever! Build anything you can imagine in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds. This new version will let you discover tons of community creations in the Minecraft Store and let you share the adventure with friends on phone, Windows 10 or console. Plus, current owners of the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game will be able to upgrade to the new version of Minecraft by downloading it from Nintendo eShop for free! LUMINES REMASTERED – The critically acclaimed puzzle game produced by legendary creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi arrives on Nintendo Switch. An HD remaster of the original game, LUMINES REMASTERED beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one addictive, yet easy-to-play game. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance and techno beats. LUMINES REMASTEREDwill be available on June 26. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA – Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and explore mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amid this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA game, available on June 26. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: 1917 - The Alien Invasion DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO THE LAST BLADE 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Air Mail (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 26 Anima: Gate of Memories - Arcane Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Anima: Gate of Memories - The Nameless Chronicles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Caveman Warriors – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Cubikolor (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 26 de Blob (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 26 Destiny’s Princess: A War Story, A Love Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Drawful 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) GUNBIRD2 for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Wizard Fire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Lost in Harmony (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Mahjong Deluxe 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) MUSYNX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Pode (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Journey Down: Chapter One (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Vegas Party (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) WHIP! WHIP! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
  9. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Fortnite – Jump in to be the last one standing in the free-to-start 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your Victory. Squad up together online* with friends in the same room or around the world. Hollow Knight – Forge your own path in Hollow Knight, an epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style. Paladins – Founder’s Pack – Wield guns and magic as a legendary Champion of the Realm, customizing your core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play. The Founder’s Pack is now available for $29.99. Paladins will be available as a free-to-start game later this year. Owners of the Founder’s Pack get early access, immediately unlock all Champions and their voice packs now and forever, and receive exclusive cosmetics. LEGO The Incredibles – Experience the thrilling LEGO adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2. LEGO The Incredibles allows players to explore action-packed story levels and an epic hub world, including Municiberg, as they use their unique “Super” abilities to bring the city’s Super Villains to justice. The LEGO The Incredibles game for the Nintendo Switch system will be available on June 15. Fallout Shelter – Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. From time to time, idyllic Vault life may be disrupted by the dangers of post-nuclear life. Prepare your Dwellers to protect against threats from the outside…and within. New DLC: Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion – Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll be able to join multiplayer* matches as an Octoling. You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC is available now. Full game is required to use DLC. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country this September. Challenge Battle Mode, launching today at 10 p.m. PT. This additional battle mode will test players’ skills with new battle rules in challenging new scenarios that highlight minor story elements and bring the characters Shulk and Fiora from the original Xenoblade Chronicles into the Nintendo Switch game for the very first time as new Rare Blades. For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site. Nintendo eShop sales: Save up to 50 percent on select digital games – Super Smash Bros. is back! Celebrate E3 2018 with savings on select digital games that helped make some of your favorite fighters famous, as well as other great games. Offer starts today at 9 a.m. PT and ends June 21 at 8:59 a.m. PT. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS 3 : THE NEXT GLORY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Alchemic Jousts (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Beekyr Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bloons TD 5 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Chameleon Run Deluxe Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Grab the Bottle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 20 INK (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 19 Jolt Family Robot Racer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Lanota (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Moorhuhn Remake (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Otto (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Parallel (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Pub Encounter (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) R.B.I. Baseball 18 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Soccer Slammers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Lost Child (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 19
  10. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Pokémon Quest – Set off for adventure in the Pokémon Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure for the Nintendo Switch system. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your ultimate expedition team. With a cube-shaped art style, Pokémon Quest is unlike any Pokémon game you’ve seen before. The simple gameplay makes it easy to hop into expeditions and start exploring Tumblecube Island with the help of your Pokémon buddies. Afterwards, head back to your base camp where you can use the loot you found during your adventure to befriend more Pokémon. Attract various Kanto Region Pokémon to your base camp by cooking up dishes made with collected ingredients! You can even decorate your base camp with fun items that provide helpful bonuses that make your expeditions more beneficial. Just Shapes & Beats – Just Shapes & Beats is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the rad Beats, and die, repeatedly. It’s a new spin on SHMUPs, adding a layer of co-op that's at the core of the game: 'cause everything is better with friends. Hits like a ton of bricks straight into your eardrums and your eyeballs; BAM! (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.) West of Loathing – West of Loathing is a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the Wild West of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons. Explore a vast open world and encounter a colorful cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament Demo Event – The Mario Tennis Aces game launches June 22, but we’re offering an early chance to polish your skills in the Pre-Launch Online Tournament demo event featuring online tournament mode. Jump online and fight your way to the top of the in-game bracket in frenetic tennis matches. The more rivals you beat, the more points you will earn, which will unlock more playable characters in the demo. This event will only be active for the short time period between 6 p.m. PT on June 1 and 11:59 p.m. PT on June 3. By participating and keeping your save data, you can unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the full version of the game once purchased, so don’t miss out! My Nintendo Rewards – My Nintendo is kicking off your summer vacation with new rewards. You can redeem your points and receive up to 50 percent discounts on some fun select games: Getting together with friends? These games feature multiplayer* fun! Tank Troopers, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Try these fun adventures that are even more fun with friends. Fantasy Life, Pocket Card Jockey Traveling to France this summer? Get the Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre software! Having a staycation this summer? These games are fun to play by yourself or with a buddy.* Paper Mario: Color Splash, Mario Strikers Charged, Mario Hoops 3-on-3 *Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately. For more info, please visit https://my.nintendo.com. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMBAT (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Defoliation (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) FOX n FORESTS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Happy Birthdays (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 5 ICEY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Kid Tripp – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Lost Sea (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Neonwall – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 1 Pirate Pop Plus (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Quad Fighter K (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Shape of the World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 6 Shift Quantum (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) SilverStarChess (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Smoke and Sacrifice (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Sportmatchen (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 5 Them Bombs! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Trax - Build it Race it (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) World Soccer Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Yesterday Origins (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Masked Forces (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Dragon Lapis (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Kid Tripp – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  11. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection– Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30thAnniversary Collection, a massive collection of 12 Street Fighter games that encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be available May 29. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters. Alternating to these characters with their unique abilities will unlock new paths through the treacherous stages. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game, and may even affect the ending. Ikaruga – A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can alternate between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. The Ikaruga game will be available on May 29. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido(Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS) – The free Nintendo Switch demo for this sushi-eating, plate-throwing puzzle-action-RPG and the option to pre-purchase is now available in Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS version is also now available for pre-purchase. Nintendo 3DS version playable in 2D only. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers – As a team, defend a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of transforming rock monsters alongside your Mii character, Dillon the armadillo and his squirrel engineer, Russ. Recruit hired gunners to back you up in battle, and then roll into fights and high-speed chases and take down waves of enemies as Dillon, the “Red Flash” himself. A free demo version of the game is also available for download. New DLC: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game and the Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the pack below and a new story this fall. To learn more, visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site. New Quests Pack 3, launching today at 10 p.m. PT. A Smith’s Pastime (Talk to Chulev at Garfont Village, Uraya.) A Hat Fit for a Lady (Talk to Beemer at Fonsa Myma Port, Uraya. Available from Chapter 5.) Making Love Source (Stay at the inn in Argentum. Req. Poppi QT. Available from Chapter 7.) A Mercenary’s Honor (Go to Royal Guard Barracks. Finish “Beneath the Aurora” quest. Available from Chapter 10.) Merclibay’s Mightiest (Find Caephon at Rig. Harbor, Leftheria. Req. Electra & Zenobia & Herald. Available from Ch. 10.) Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: My Nintendo Dillon’s Rolling WesternWallpaper – To celebrate the Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers game launch, My Nintendo is offering two wallpapers featuring the armadillo hero, Dillon, redeemable with My Nintendo Points. For more info, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/ and check out the Smart device/PC rewards section. Nintendo Labo Contest Winner – Three winning creations for the Best Decorated Toy-Con category will be announced on May 25. Visit the My Nintendo - Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site now. You can still enter the contest category, “Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage.” Take some inspiration from the contest submissions on the contest site. You can also filter submissions by selecting the “Invention: Original Toy-Con” menu. Don't forget to give a “like” to the ones that you liked. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 4/20/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 5/11/18 for the Best Decorated Toy-Con Contest Category, 10:59AM PT on 5/25/18 for the Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category, and 10:59AM PT on 6/15/18 for the Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category. To enter, upload your photo or video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 9 winners will each receive One (1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit (ARV: $ $69.99 USD) or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit (ARV: $79.99 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). ARV of each prize package: $209.99-$219.99 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,889.91-$1,979.91 USD. Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest-rules Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc. Also new this week: 6180 the moon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO TOP PLAYER’S GOLF(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives Ikki (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ATOMINE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25 Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strike Again (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Die for Valhalla! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29 Discovery (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Dungeon Rushers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25 Escape Game: Aloha (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29 Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29 Jumping Joe & Friends (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25 Jurassic Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25 Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29 Legend of Kay Anniversary (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29 Mecha Storm (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25 N++ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) PixelJunk Monsters 2 – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 25 Punch Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Yoku’s Island Express (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 29 Zen Bound 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  12. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Cut down enemy hordes as characters from the Legend of Zelda series. You even play co-op multiplayer with a friend on one system! All features and downloadable content from past versions of the game, including My Fairy mode and elements from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, can be enjoyed in crisp HD on the Nintendo Switch system. The fate of Hyrule rests in your hands! The Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game will be available on May 18. Runner3 – The Timbletot is determined to rid the multiverse of all its love and happiness. CommanderVideo, a lover if ever there were one, refuses to let this happen. He’s ready to jump, double-jump, wall-jump, slide-jump, slide, kick, float, drive, fly and dance his way to victory, all across a medley of thrilling, challenging and joyous levels. The Runner3 game will be available on May 22. Little Nightmares Complete Edition – Do you remember your childhood fears? Immerse yourself in the Little Nightmares Complete Edition game, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six & The Kid escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. Little Nightmares Complete Edition will be available on May 18. Mega Man Legacy Collection – The Mega Man Legacy Collection game is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind longtime fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will be available on May 22. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – The Blue Bomber is back in this second collection of classic Mega Man games. Featuring faithful reproductions of Mega Man 7, 8, 9, & 10, this collection spans the iconic series’ evolution and retro revolution. Take on the nefarious Dr. Wily and his diverse Robot Masters in these timeless 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit adventures. The Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 game will be available on May 22. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Ends Next Week – Make, play and discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or picture of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site for a chance to win some great prizes.* The “Best Toy-Con mod using Toy-Con Garage” contest ends on 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25, so act fast! Are you curious about what other My Nintendo members have made so far? Check out them out here, and be sure to click the “Like” button for your favorite creations! * Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 4/20/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 5/11/18 for the Best Decorated Toy-Con Contest Category, 10:59AM PT on 5/25/18 for the Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category, and 10:59AM PT on 6/15/18 for the Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category. To enter, upload your photo or video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 9 winners will each receive One (1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit (ARV: $ $69.99 USD) or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit (ARV: $79.99 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). ARV of each prize package: $209.99-$219.99 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,889.91-$1,979.91 USD. Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest-rules Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition My Nintendo Rewards – To celebrate the Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game launch, My Nintendo is offering themed rewards, including two free character printables (printable 1 and 2) and a new wallpaper redeemable with My Nintendo points. Check out more rewards at https://my.nintendo.com/news/e5335141c5d8c4dd. Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS: New themes this week include: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Theme Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Banner Saga 1 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Addition" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Division" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Multiplication" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Subtraction" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Disco Dodgeball - REMIX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 22 Fairune Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) FRAMED Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Happy Birthdays – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 22 Henry The Hamster Handler (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 18 Ice Cream Surfer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Invisiballs (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Super Burger Time (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Kitten Squad (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Never Stop (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Urban Trial Playground – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) White Night (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Block-a-Pix Color (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  13. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre greats, featuring deep dungeon diving and turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world. Build your adventuring party by choosing three of six available heroes from the famed Battle Chasers comic series, each with unique abilities, perks, items and dungeon skills. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is available on May 15. Garage – Garage is a shooter in the style of an ’80s B-movie. Explore every dark corner of an underground parking garage and discover a passageway to a supernatural world that has never seen the light of day. Find new weapons and master them to survive. Solve the mystery of this cursed place and the creatures that inhabit it. ARMS – Demo Version – Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Fight as never before with this free demo. Pick from a selection of characters equipped with super-powered arms, and use simple motion or button controls to dish out highly strategic beatdowns in select stages of the single-player campaign or even in one-on-one matches. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – In the Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux game, you play as a brave United Nations soldier investigating a spatial anomaly called the Schwarzwelt – a dome of dark energy that threatens to consume the world. Inside, you’ll find it home to a nightmare mirror of our own Earth, populated with demons dying to meet you. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is available May 15. Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers – Demo Version – As a team, defend a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of transforming rock monsters with Dillon the armadillo and his squirrel engineer, Russ. You can even put yourself in the game and battle alongside Dillon and Russ as an animal version of your Mii character. Recruit hired gunners to back you up in battle, and then roll into fights and high-speed chases to take down waves of enemies as Dillon, the “Red Flash” himself! Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Earn My Nintendo Platinum Points with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – My Nintendo members can earn 100 Platinum Points by finding the hidden K-O-N-G letters on the game website. In addition, members can also redeem their points for new Donkey Kong digital wallpapers for their PC or mobile devices. Check out My Nintendo news for more information. Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Best Decorated Toy-Con ends soon—enter today! – Make, play, and discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or picture of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site for a chance to win some great prizes.* The “Best Decorated Toy-Con” contest ends on 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11, so act fast! Are you curious about what other My Nintendo members have made so far? Check out them out here, and be sure to click the “Like” button for your favorite creations! Fire Emblem Heroes Version 2.5.0 Update – The new update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game adds many new features, including updates to the Arena, tutorial improvements and new Heroes. Check out all the details about everything included in the new update here. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives TERRA CRESTA (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Hyper Sentinel (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 11 Immortal Redneck (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) InkSplosion (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 11 L.F.O. -Lost Future Omega- (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) One More Dungeon – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 14 ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Splitter Critters (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 15 Suicide Guy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Chariot (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Adventures of Elena Temple (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 15 The Fall (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Mystery of the Hudson Case (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 14 Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Wizard of Legend (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 15 UP UP BOT (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  14. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Barrel blast into a critically acclaimed Donkey Kong adventure as this beloved franchise makes its Nintendo Switch debut with a (banana) bunch of new features. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in new Funky Mode for a more approachable experience for players of all ages and skill levels. The Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game will be available on May 4. Nihilumbra – Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse. Born was created from absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow, he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world. This begins his long odyssey, during which he will learn how to use the colors around him to gain powerful abilities and transform the world. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition – Save the day as belly dancing half-genie Shantae, conquer Sequin Land as the evil Risky Boots in “Pirate Queen’s Quest” and swap between Sky, Bolo and Rottytops in “Friends to the End!” Use multiple abilities while in different forms: wall jump as Ninja Shantae, soak up sun as Beach Shantae and serve justice as Officer Shantae. The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition game will be available on May 8. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Too Cool for Hyrule: May My Nintendo Rewards – May is a special month for The Legend of Zelda fans! The Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game for the Nintendo Switch system launches on May 18. To celebrate the game’s launch, My Nintendo is offering the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Dire Moon Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme. You can redeem your My Nintendo points up to five times to receive up to five codes for the theme. Don’t forget to redeem your points for a wallpaper and a May calendar featuring the Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game. Enjoy the month of May with great discounts on select games in the Legend of Zelda series. For more info, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/e5335141c5d8c4dd. Also new this week: Aegis Defenders – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Animal Super Squad (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Cast of the Seven Godsends (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Don’t Die, Mr Robot! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Japanese Mah-jongg (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Sly Spy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Midnight Deluxe – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 4 NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Perfect Angle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Portal Knights – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 7 Professional Construction – The Simulation (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Raging Justice (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 8 SKYPEACE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Timberman VS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Rainbow Snake (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) 3D Retro Dungeon Puzzle Challenge (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  15. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Jotun: Valhalla Edition – Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You play as Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills. Jotun: Valhalla Edition launches April 27. Light Fall – Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land and its inhabitants from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra? DLC & Updates: Splatoon 2 Update Now Available – Nintendo has dropped some fresh (and free!) new content for the Splatoon 2 game on the Nintendo Switch system this week! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game, players will have access to a huge amount of new content. This includes the addition of more than 100 pieces of new and returning gear, new songs, the introduction of a challenging new X Rank for the top-performing players in Ranked Battle, weapon balance adjustments and the return of Callie of the famous Squid Sisters. For more information about this free update, please visit the official Nintendo customer support site. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Version 1.4.0 Update – The Version 1.4.0 free update, which will be available later today, includes the ability to recruit and resonate the Rare Blade T-elos from the Xenosaga series after clearing the main game story. Get full update notes at the official Nintendo customer support site. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass: Rare Blade Pack – Expansion Pass owners can now receive the first additional Rare Blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster! Learn more about the Expansion Pass here: https://xenobladechronicles2.nintendo.com/dlc/. Activities: My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest – Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or image of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest official site. The winning My Nintendo members will each receive: a Nintendo Labo Variety Kit or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit a Nintendo Labo Creators jacket a framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers My Nintendo members can submit entries in three categories: Best Decorated Toy-Con – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11 Best Toy-Con Mod using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25 Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on June 15 You can also look at My Nintendo members’ contest submissions here. To learn more about the contest and submit your creation, please visit the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site.* Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Sonic Forces (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Join the uprising! Save 40 percent on Sonic Forces until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7. Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: 12 orbits (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27 A Robot Named Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO GHOST PILOTS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 2 Agatha Knife (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27 Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 2 Bouncy Bob (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27 DragoDino (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27 Glaive: Brick Breaker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Goetia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Hello Kitty Kruisers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Late Shift (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Ninja Striker! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Saturday Morning RPG (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Save the Ninja Clan (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27 Sky Rogue (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Snow Moto Racing Freedom (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27 Sparkle ZERO (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Saurio Fly (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Available April 28 The Bridge – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Tumblestone – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Unalive (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  16. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Standard Edition – Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid. As the newest member of Coon and Friends, you must create your own superhero, build up your notoriety and use your superpowers to save South Park. Only then will Coon and Friends take their rightful place as the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled – and get the movie deal they so richly deserve. The game launches on April 24. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at: http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update – New features and animals have arrived! The Fortune Cookie Shop is now open in Market Place. When you eat one of the cookies available there, you will get a random item based on the type of cookie. You can obtain fortune cookies with Bells and Leaf Tickets—some of which can be traded with Bells but some may be acquired trading in Leaf Tickets. Everyone’s favorite frequently lost seagull, Gulliver, has arrived on Sunburst Island to help you get rid of your extra furniture or clothing. Gulliver will load your extra items onto his cargo ship and when he returns you can get snacks, which you can give to your animal buddies to become better friends with them. There’s always something fun and exciting going on at the campsite. Be sure to check in frequently! Available on App Store and Google Play, the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game is free to start and offers some optional in-app purchases. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIAL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) BAFL – Brakes Are For Losers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Death Road to Canada (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 25 Football Manager Touch 2018 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Firefighters – The Simulation (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 24 Firefighters: Airport Fire Department (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 24 Gal*Gun 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 24 Manticore – Galaxy on Fire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Neo ATLAS 1469 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Party Trivia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Shelter Generations (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Skee-Ball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Chariot – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super One More Jump – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Way Remastered (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 20 Where Are My Friends? (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 25 Wild Guns Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  17. Finally, the answer to the question we've all been asking ourselves for two decades: what if Pikachu was a no-nonsense private eye? It shouldn't surprise anyone that Detective Pikachu is an incredibly silly spin-off for the Pokémon series, but it has its charms as well—not least of which is Pikachu's little deerstalker hat. Make no mistake though, this is a game for young audiences. A lot of the game feels like a simplified version of Phoenix Wright, which isn't necessarily bad but makes it difficult to feel invested in the story or gameplay. Like any good detective story the game opens with several bits of intrigue: Detective Pikachu is an intelligent Pokémon that can speak, but only Tim Goodman is able to understand him. Pikachu used to be the partner Pokémon of Tim's father Harry, but Harry went missing two months ago while working a case. Now Tim and Pikachu are teaming up to unravel the mysterious circumstances of his disappearance. Not a bad start to the game's story, but remember that this game is pretty clearly aimed at young audiences, so each new mystery you encounter isn't all that elaborate. The game also falls into the same annoying habit as Phoenix Wright of forcing you to walk through each detail even when you've already realized what the solution is. The writing is definitely cute but maybe not quite cute enough to justify these somewhat tedious moments of slow plot development. And ultimately the game ends on a disappointing cliffhanger, one that fails to actually resolve any of the big mysteries presented in the game. It's understandable that they'd want to keep some threads open for a possible sequel but the lack of a strong resolution means the game ends on more of a whimper than a bang. The core gameplay in Detective Pikachu is pretty much exactly what you'd expect: collect evidence, talk to witnesses, then pieces together the clues to uncover the truth. There's always something satisfying about picking up new bits of information in games like this, though there is a fair bit of repetitive action at times as you learn one new detail then run back to a previous witness to check what they know about it, then run back to the previous screen, etc. And don't worry if detective work isn't your strong suit—you basically can't fail in Detective Pikachu, and the game throws hints or suggestions at you constantly to keep you on track. In fact it's pretty annoying at times how much the game doesn't expect you to remember basic details that you just went over. You might hear new testimony from a witness, and then immediately afterward Pikachu will chime in reminding you of what you learned. There's helping novice players and then there's just not trusting players to understand your game, and Detective Pikachu too often falls into the latter category. Occasionally you do get a few action scenes when things get hairy. These play out as quick-time events, and again there's little penalty for messing anything up. The developers may have wanted to keep things exciting for the player but quick-time events are just about the laziest way to do it—nothing of value would be lost if they were dropped entirely. The game's mysteries take you to a variety of locations but there's not that much interesting design in the visual department. Detective Pikachu draws from quite a variety of Pokémon to fill the cast—it's nice to see that it's not just limited to one or two generations—but the art style is just so bland. It may not be realistic to expect anything elaborate from a spin-off Pokémon game but the generic scenery is kind of a bummer. The same can be said for the music, which isn't necessarily bad but it just doesn't excite any emotion or reaction. The one saving grace of the presentation and arguably the entire game is every interaction with Detective Pikachu. It may be a silly twist but his gruff voice really is funny to hear from everyone's favorite Pokémon, and over the course of the game you can watch dozens of little skits with Pikachu. It's not like the writing is any more elaborate with these short cutscenes but they're charming in a child-like way. You can expect Detective Pikachu to last around ten hours or so—not a bad length, but since it's a mystery game there's basically zero replay value. The only things that might keep you coming back to the game are the aforementioned skits which are missable in each chapter. However, if you have the Detective Pikachu amiibo, you can unlock all of them for whatever chapter you have progressed to—pretty handy if you don't want to sift through each chapter to find them. Detective Pikachu is a cute spin-off that features an amusingly bizarre take on the most recognizable Pokémon in the world, but so much of the game feels simplified. It's possible to make a game that appeals to children and adults alike, is accessible but still engaging and rewarding, but Detective Pikachu isn't that kind of game. Instead it focuses on making everything as easy as possible for a very young audience, which might leave other players feeling somewhat left out. Pokémon fans will still enjoy seeing a new side of human-Pokémon interactions, but be prepared for a basic detective story. Rating: 6 out of 10 Pikachus As long as you're looking for Detective Pikachu content check out Kirbymeister2's video review here.
  18. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition – You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Enter a bizarre and unexplored locale full of strange creatures, dangers and surprises. Do whatever it takes to survive, but most importantly: Don’t starve! Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at: http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Fire Emblem Heroes Update – Version 2.4.0 of the Fire Emblem Heroes game released on April 10. Here are the highlights: Stamina Zero!: You will no longer need to use any stamina to play Grand Hero Battles, Bound Hero Battles and Legendary Hero Battles. Seven Grand Heroes Added to Rotation: Another seven Grand Heroes, including Camus, have been added to the daily Grand Hero Battle Revival rotation. Along with these battles, GHB Elite 2 quests will also commerce. These quests will be available for a full year. New Event: The first round of Grand Conquests will begin at 4 a.m. PT on April 13. Starting at 12 a.m. PT on April 11, tap Events and then Grand Conquest, and you can pre-register for the event before it begins. Also, to celebrate this new event, everyone will receive 20 Orbs. Special Orb Promo: Now until 11:59 p.m. on April 25, you will be able to purchase the Special Orb Promo: April Edition. Along with 21 Orbs, 6,000 Hero Feathers will be included as a bonus. Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS: New themes this week include: The Alliance Alive Character Theme 1 The Alliance Alive Character Theme 2 The Alliance Alive Robbins Theme Also new this week: #Breakforcist Battle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO Gururin (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Asdivine Hearts (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Burly Men at Sea (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Dragon Blaze for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Drone Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Eternal Edge (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) It’s Spring Again (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 17 Pirates: All Aboard! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 13 Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Rogue Aces (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Skies of Fury DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Streets of Red – Devil’s Dare Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 13 Word Search by POWGI (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Zotrix: Solar Division (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Shadow Archery (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  19. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Urban Trial Playground – This installment of the stunt bike racing series takes the action to the sunny and colorful beaches of California, mixing in crazier tricks, flips and combos than ever before. Backflip from rooftops and over palm trees to become the ultimate stunt racer. The Adventure Pals – The Adventure Pals sets you and your best friends (a giraffe and a rock) out to save the world and your dad from turning into hotdogs. Explore the mystical forests of Treevale, hike the haunted craters of the moon and dive into the depths to find the lost city of Crablantis. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Detective Pikachu – Special Demo Version – Crack the case in the new Detective Pikachu game by interacting with a unique, tough-talking Pikachu! As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with a self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries! Game in 2D. This demo covers a portion of the first chapter of the game. Save data is transferable to the full version of the game once purchased. For a limited time, players who purchase the Detective Pikachu game from Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com or select retailers will receive a bonus download code* for a Detective Pikachu theme for the HOME Menu on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Offer ends April 22, 2018. Learn more at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/detective-pikachu-3ds#special-offers *Code expires Dec. 31, 2018. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Last Chance: 30 percent off ARMS for Nintendo Switch – Looking for a whole new way to fight? Get 30 percent off the ARMS game for the Nintendo Switch system until April 6 at 8:59 a.m. PT. Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN III (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives PUNCH-OUT!! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Black Hole – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bombslinger (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 11 Deep Ones (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 11 I and Me – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Infernium (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Lode Runner Legacy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Masters of Anima (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 10 Octocopter: Double or Squids (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Sally's Law (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Sling Ming (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Splat the Fruit (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 6 Sumer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Daryl Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 10 Super Rocket Shootout (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Bunker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 9 Word Search by POWGI – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Alter World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  20. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Penny-Punching Princess – The Penny-Punching Princess game is an isometric brawler that takes place in a world ruled by capitalism, where cash is king. Fight or bribe your way to reclaiming your kingdom from the greedy Dragoloans. Penny-Punching Princess will be available on April 3. Toki Tori – Toki Tori isn’t very athletic. He can’t even jump! Take control of Toki Tori, a surprisingly heroic chicken, as he puzzles his way through 80+ levels. Use creative thinking and problem solving to collect all the eggs. The Toki Tori game will be available on March 30. New DLC: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the pack below and a new story this fall. To learn more, visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site. (Full version of game required to use DLC.) New Quests Pack 2 – Launching at 10 p.m. PT today Nopon of Good Tastes (Talk to Bipopo near Galad Residential Zone in Gormott. Available after adding Poppi.) Cleared of All Charges (Talk to Strath in Fonsett, Leftheria. Requires Perun, Godfrey and Perceval.) Beneath the Aurora (Talk to Len at Rigitte Harbor in Leftheria. Available from Chapter 6.) Upgrades and Tinkering (Examine the table in Tora’s house. Requires Tora. Available from Chapter 8.) Most Awful News?! (Stay at the inn in Tantal. Requires Finch’s Birdbrain Lv.3 and Zeke. Available from Chapter 10.) Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass (for Nintendo Switch/New Nintendo 3DS) – Expand your Fire Emblem Warriorsadventure with DLC. All three DLC Packs for the Fire Emblem Warriors game are now available! Here’s what’s in the new Fire Emblem Awakening DLC pack release: three new playable characters (Owain, Tharja and Olivia), three new History Maps, new costumes, new armor break models, new support conversations, new weapons and new weapon attributes. If you already purchased the Season Pass, this DLC Pack, as well as the Fire Emblem Fates Pack and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Pack, are available to you at no additional cost. The Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass, as well as the Fire Emblem Awakening DLC Pack, can be purchased on the game’s site. Note: new costumes, character-exclusive weapons and weapon attributes must be unlocked as rewards from playing through the new History Maps. The full version of the game is required to use the DLC. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Upcoming ARMS Events – Exciting new ARMS events are stretching your way! It’s hard to believe, but ARMS, the stretchy fighting game for the Nintendo Switch system, is almost a year old. Whether you’re a newcomer to the game or a seasoned veteran, there’s no better time to get into the game, thanks to three upcoming ARMS events: ARMS U.S. & CANADA ONLINE OPEN – After fighting through a tough online qualifier, eight top ARMS players and four alternates will meet in the online finals at 10 a.m. PT on March 31. The finals will be streamed online for all to see, so be sure to check it out. ARMS Global Testpunch – A global Testpunch demo for the ARMS game, which lets Nintendo Switch owners try out select modes for free, will be running for three days starting at 9 p.m. PT on March 30 and ending at 8:59 p.m. PT on April 2. To participate, players just have to download the Testpunch in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Save on ARMS – Ready to buy? Starting at 9 p.m. PT on March 30, you can get the ARMS game for 30 percent off in Nintendo eShop or on Nintendo.com. Act fast, though, as the sale ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on April 6. Don’t forget to redeem your Gold Points toward your purchase of the game. For more info about My Nintendo rewards, visit https://my.nintendo.com. For more information about ARMS, head to https://arms.nintendo.com/. April My Nintendo Rewards – There’s a lot to love about the month of April, but nothing says, “I love you, sis!” or “I love you, bro!” like National Siblings Day on April 10. It’s a great day to show your brothers or sisters that you really appreciate them. You can even let them win at a video game for once! In honor of this special day, My Nintendo is offering wallpapers and an April calendar featuring the Mario Bros. You can redeem your My Nintendo reward points and plaster your PC or smart device with Mario and Luigi, the most famous siblings in the Mushroom Kingdom. My Nintendo is also offering discounts, using your My Nintendo reward points, for select games that feature Mario and Luigi. For more info, visit http://my.nintendo.com/news. Also new this week: 10 Second Run RETURNS – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Alteric (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 30 Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ClusterPuck 99 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) D/Generation HD (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Devious Dungeon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 30 Farm Expert 2018 for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 30 Gotcha Racing 2nd (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Metropolis: Lux Obscura (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 4 Shadow Bug (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 30 Spartan (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 1 TENGAI for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Charming Empire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Zombillie (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) WAKU WAKU SWEETS: Happy Sweets Making (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Witch & Hero 3 - (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) The Spellcaster’s Assistant (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  21. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Detective Pikachu – Crack the case in this new detective adventure game by interacting with a unique, fully voiced Pikachu. As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries! The Detective Pikachu game will be available on March 23. Game in 2D. The Alliance Alive – One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. Now the time for resistance has come. The Alliance Alive game evokes the nostalgia of JRPG greats with huge world exploration and intertwining stories of nine protagonists. The Alliance Alivelaunches on March 27. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Outlast 2 – The Outlast 2 game introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to the Temple Gate town deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it. Outlast 2 launches on March 27. OPUS: Rocket of Whispers – Throughout the OPUS: Rocket of Whispers game, you will play as two survivors of an apocalyptic plague. Help them achieve the unimaginable goal of building a rocket, so they can return the deceased to their cosmic homeland through the ancient tradition of space burials. New DLC: Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 – The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack grants immediate access to Avatar items upon purchase and two waves of DLC as they are released. The Battle Pack contains two new Battle Pokémon and two new Support Pokémon Sets. With these Pokémon joining the fray, the battle is just getting started! Wave 1 released on Jan. 31, 2018, and contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu, and additional Avatar items. Wave 2 releases on March 23, 2018, and contains Battle Pokémon Blastoise, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mew and Celebi, and additional Avatar items. Full version of game required to use DLC. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: My Nintendo Presents Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards Vol. 4 – Got Gold Points? Get select games! My Nintendo users can now redeem Gold Points for some fun indie games on Nintendo platforms. For a limited time, you can redeem points to download select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games from our talented independent developers. Users will receive a download code that is redeemable in Nintendo eShop. Please visit https://my.nintendo.com/news for more details. Super Mario Run – Time is running out! The Super Mario Run game is 50 percent off until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 25. Pay once to play all of the courses as much as you want. If you haven’t bought it yet, now is your chance! You can download and enjoy a portion of Super Mario Run for free in the App Store or on Google Play. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES 2 JET (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives MOON PATROL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Castle of Heart (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 23 EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Gekido Kintaro’s Revenge (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Metropolis: Lux Obscura – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 27 NO THING (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) SOL DIVIDE -SWORD OF DARKNESS- (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Warp Shift (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 27
  22. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Kirby Star Allies – When a new evil threatens Planet Popstar, Kirby will need a little help from his … enemies?! By making friends out of Kirby’s foes, up to three players can drop in or out of the adventure at any time. With new and expanded copy abilities, classic Kirby action is deeper than ever. Combine abilities with elements such as ice or fire to create new friend abilities. The Kirby Star Allies game will be available on March 16. (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Game, system, and some accessories sold separately.) Attack on Titan 2 – Experience the immense anime story alongside Eren and his companions as they fight to save humanity from the threat of the deadly human-devouring Titans. Try your hand at operating the omni-directional mobility gear, maneuvering and flying through the sky to counter the Titans, and feel the thrill and satisfaction of battling giant opponents. The Attack on Titan 2 game will be available on March 20. New DLC: Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion – INKoming DLC! Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure launches this summer and spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll finally be able to join multiplayer matches as an Octoling! You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. Octo Expansion launches this summer, but players can purchase this content in advance today for $19.99 for immediate access to special octo-themed in-game gear. (The full game is required to use the DLC. Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode.) Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Mario Jumps to Google Maps – We’ve collaborated with the team at Google to let Mario accompany you on all your driving adventures with Google Maps. Just remember to practice safe driving on the road – we don’t encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life. Navigate with Mario in Google Maps and share your #MarioMaps experience with us. Check out the limited-time event before it ends March 17 at 9 p.m. PT. My Nintendo March Rewards – My Nintendo is celebrating March with Mario-themed rewards! Redeem your points and get these rewards: Mario’s Mighty Mustache Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme Mario Wallpaper (red) Mario Wallpaper (white) Official Prima eGuides for the Super Mario 3D Land and Paper Mario: Sticker Star games You can redeem your points to get discounts on these great games and keep the MAR10 Day celebration going all month long: 30 percent discount on Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent discount on Mario Party 10 (Wii U) 40 percent discount on New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS) 40 percent discount on Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent discount on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo 3DS) 40 percent discount on Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent discount on Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) 40 percent discount on Dr. Luigi (Wii U) 40 percent discount on Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (Nintendo 3DS) Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO Aero Fighters 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bad Dudes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 21 BINGO for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Clustertruck (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Deep Ones – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 19 Enchanting Mahjong Match (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Gem Smashers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Kona (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Last Day of June (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 16 Neonwall (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Plantera Deluxe – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 20 Sparkle 3 Genesis (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Tesla vs Lovecraft (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 16 Swim Out (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Long Reach (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition- – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Vostok Inc. – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) WorldNeverland – Elnea Kingdom (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
  23. With so many experimental spin-offs under his belt (pinball, racing, touch-screen-platforming) I suppose it's only fitting that Kirby would finally make his way to the mini-game compilation format. Kirby Battle Royale draws from the style of Mario Party but ignores the board game system and instead just focuses on a handful of game modes that offer quick, bite-sized competitions—a decent idea for a Kirby spin-off, but lacking in execution. Although fun in short bursts you'll be left wanting more after only a few rounds of Battle Royale's mini-games. The focus may be in the multiplayer but Battle Royale also features a short story mode. Kirby is invited to King Dedede's castle to compete in a battle royale, with a delicious cake as the prize. Naturally the pink puffball can't turn down that kind of incentive, and you'll need to battle through five competitive leagues to work your way up to the grand prize. It's a cute, brief adventure and serves as a nice introduction to the various mini-games that make up Battle Royale. There are ten battle modes on offer here, from standard modes like Battle Arena where you just fight opponents to more objective-based battles like Crazy Theater, which features a sequence of WarioWare-esque mini-games and the first to a certain number of points wins. Ultimately ten feels like a small selection though, especially since some mini-games feel pretty similar. Every game seems like it could have been taken straight out of Mario Party: matches are just a minute or two long and often include some sort of balancing that allows the losing players to catch up suddenly in the last few seconds (annoying when you're already winning, but satisfying when you manage a come-from-behind victory). There's even an option to award bonus points at the end of a match. Furthermore, there's a clear emphasis on intuitive gameplay—every mode is very easy to pick up quickly, and for the most part any level of player can jump right into the game. It's a perfect system for quickly diving in and just having a quick bit of competitive multiplayer fun in a 3DS game. As an accessible party game, Battle Royale does well. The problem is that the games are also pretty shallow. Many of them feature just one stage to play on, and it quickly feels like you're just going through the same motions over and over. And the combat-oriented games feel too similar to one another, even if the ultimate goal is slightly different in each one. There really isn't a ton of room for strategy in most mini-games, so you'll very quickly feel like you're just doing the same thing in every match. On the brightside, there are a variety of different Kirby abilities you can select from (as well as a few free DLC abilities that are still being added) as well as boost orbs you can equip that make the gameplay feel slightly different, but not quite different enough. It's particularly disappointing that the story mode didn't take better advantage of adding a little more variety. Some of the later story matches add extra objectives or challenges that do a nice job of spicing things up, especially considering how repetitive the game can be while playing solo, but these twists aren't available in multiplayer. Playing for even just half an hour feels like a long time when battle after battle starts to feel the same. Battle Royale's biggest flaw is simply a lack of depth to the gameplay. Of course, playing against other human players adds a bit more variety to the gameplay, and in Battle Royale you can play locally and online. With some caveats. Playing locally works just fine and you can even use Download Play if the other players don't have copies of the game (with some limitations of course). If you can wrangle up three friends this local multiplayer option can be a blast, for a little while at least. Online though, you're limited to playing exclusively without friends. The online mode is limited to Ranked matches, where wins earn you points and, at least theoretically, you compete against players of a similar rank. The fact that you can't link up with friends online though is just plain weird. It feels like a pointless restriction to only offer these anonymous matches and not include any kind of friend room mode. Thankfully at least, in my experience, there's a decent amount of players online. You might end up waiting for a little while to find a match but I always ended up finding one, at various times of day. The downside is that lag, particularly button lag, is an issue at times, which can be killer in the combat-focused game modes, and can easily put you off Ranked matches entirely. The visuals and music are more or less what you'd expect to find in a Kirby game. It's colorful, charming, and really not pushing the style of the franchise forward in any way—which is also a shame since a spin-off would be the ideal time to get experimental. Battle Royale doesn't even feature stereoscopic 3D, though with how uncommon 3D has been in recent 3DS releases it's debatable how significant this really is. The audio is similarly unremarkable. It's cute, and fits right in for a Kirby game, but lacks any real zest. Kirby Battle Royale feels like a side mode that was elevated to separate game status without actually fleshing out the core mechanics of the game. The gameplay is fun for a bit but there just isn't enough depth to keep the game interesting after a few hours, and players might feel a bit burned by the full $40 price tag—the game definitely feels like it should have been a more modestly priced eShop title rather than a full retail game. If you have a few friends to play with locally there's some fun to be had in Battle Royale, just don't expect it to last. Rating: 5 out of 10 Warp Stars (And if you're looking for a second opinion check out Kirbymeister2's video review of Kirby Battle Royale here)
  24. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch The Trail: Frontier Challenge – Join pioneers from across land and sea in an epic journey across an undiscovered country. Walk down the single-track path of destiny at a calm and measured pace. Get out there and make your mark upon the world, adventurer! Every person you meet on The Trail is another player who will trade with you at campfires located along the way. TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom – TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom is a platform puzzle game that introduces Bebo, Deephi, Slimmie, Smarts, Willis and Sparky the Turtle. Master the gameplay with multi-character control and turtle-linking, environment manipulation and item deployment and match-three mechanics that make challenges even more fresh, intense and fun. TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom launches March 9. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Super Mario Run MAR10 Day Discount: Take advantage of a 50 percent discount on the Super Mario Run game from Mar. 10, 2018, through Mar. 25, 2018. Time your taps to pull off stylish jumps, midair spins and wall jumps to gather coins and reach the goal. You can download and enjoy a portion of Super Mario Run for free on the App Store and Google Play. Turn Gold Points into Games: Members of My Nintendo, Nintendo’s free rewards program, have a new way to use their rewards points. Members can now redeem Gold Points toward the purchase of digital games (and DLC!) for the Nintendo Switch system, whether they buy on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop on the system (where available). Learn more about the program and this update at https://my.nintendo.com/about_gold_point. Also new this week: ACA NEOGEO Real Bout Fatal Fury (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) A Hole New World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bit Dungeon Plus (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Bleed 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Coffin Dodgers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 13 Danmaku Unlimited 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 13 EARTHLOCK (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Flinthook (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 9 I, Zombie (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Midnight Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) One Eyed Kutkh (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 9 Spiral Splatter (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 13 Spy Chameleon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 9 Steredenn: Binary Stars (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) World Conqueror X (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) BRICK THRU (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  25. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Mulaka – Dive into northern Mexico’s breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. Embark on the journey of a Sukurúame, a Tarahumara shaman known for impressive running abilities. Fight back the foulness corrupting the land, while drawing upon the powers of demigods. Scribblenauts: Showdown – Use your imagination and go head-to-head in the ultimate multiplayer showdown. Enjoy a party-style Scribblenauts experience, conjuring more than 35,000 objects from the vast Scribblenauts dictionary to outsmart your opponent in more than 25 mini-games. Scribblenauts: Showdown launches on Nintendo Switch on March 6. Subsurface Circular – A detective stationed on the Subsurface Circular investigates a series of disappearances among the city’s robotic working class. Collect words and phrases, and then use them in dialogue puzzles to uncover the world’s secrets and determine its future. New Updates and DLC: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the pack below and a new story this fall. To learn more, visit the official Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site. Helpful Items Pack 4 – Launching on March 1 at 9 p.m. PT Upgrade Parts for Poppi 2: 30,000 Ether Driver Essentials Set 3: Legendary Core Crystal x 8, Overdrive Protocol x 3 And that’s not all! New free content is releasing for all Xenoblade Chronicles 2 players at the same time in a free software update, including a new “New Game Plus” mode for players with save data from the final chapter who have cleared the game. This mode carries over some elements from the save data and unlocks many new features. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Activities: Happy Pokémon Day! – Feb. 27 is the day to celebrate all things Pokémon. The holiday commemorates the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan way back in 1996. To celebrate, My Nintendo is offering wallpaper inspired by the upcoming 2D Detective Pikachu game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. You can redeem your My Nintendo points and plaster your PC or smart device with detective Pikachu’s adorable face!We’re also offering a Pikachu & Poké Ball inspired Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme. You can redeem your My Nintendo reward points up to three times to receive up to three codes. Use this printable card to share codes or wish your friends a belated Happy Pokémon Day. For more My Nintendo news, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news. Also new this week: A Normal Lost Phone (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Air Hockey (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Arcade Archives STAR FORCE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Damascus Gear Operation Tokyo (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Detention (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Fear Effect Sedna (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 6 Grid Mania (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 2 GUILT BATTLE ARENA (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Little Triangle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) NORTH (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 6 Outlast: Bundle of Terror (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Packet Queen # (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Poisoft Thud Card (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Star Ghost – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Super Toy Cars (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available March 2 Totes the Goat (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) RTO 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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