In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.
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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
RAD – The RAD game is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced Armageddon not once, but twice. Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures.
The RAD game will be available on Aug. 20.
ONINAKI – The new action-RPG game, ONINAKI, tells the story of one Watcher on a journey to protect Life, after Death. The ONINAKIgame features exciting hack and slash style battles, with deep customization of your daemons and weapons. Experience unique action gameplay combined with a deep and satisfying story.
The ONINAKI game will be available on Aug. 21.
Anode – Colored blocks fall, and they keep falling. You rotate them, and drop them. Faster and faster you align the pieces, creating links of matching color, filling in gaps. You touch a block with a detonator and the entire chain explodes. The blocks above them drop, another detonator touches, and another chain is gone. Then another.
Anode reintroduces the classic falling-block puzzle genre, with new twists and challenges! Link blocks back and forth across each other. Match angled couplers to create chains of multiple colors. Earn items and use them to clear your bin. Play Mission Mode and complete randomly-generated objectives for additional challenge. Post your scores on leaderboards and see how you stack up.
Invite a friend over, and dive into frantic competition. Complete long chains to send blocks to your opponent’s side, or use offensive items to trip them up. All to a pulsing soundtrack with music that gets more intense as your bin fills!
Available Aug. 17th.
Arcade Archives X MULTIPLY – Destroy the microscopic aliens! The battle against invasion takes place inside the body!
“X MULTIPLY” is a shooting game released by IREM in 1989. Scientists discovered that the mysterious deaths of the Stun Star system colonists was due to shock from an invasion of parasitic microscopic aliens. They shrink down and deploy Microscopic Fighter X-002 into the victims’ bodies. Skillfully use the 3 tentacles you’re armored with for offense and defense and destroy the microscopic aliens!
The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.
Beholder 2 – Indie Adventure Strategy
Cold, gray, forbidding walls stretch to the sky. Massive oak doors conceal the most important secrets of the State. This is where fates are decided. This is the Ministry!
You are now a part of the SYSTEM!
While you are now at the bottom of the career ladder, that is more than many of your fellow citizens will ever achieve! You will work hard for the public good and help thousands of citizens. Your efforts won’t go unnoticed. In fact, the Wise Leader himself will decorate you with official honors!
You are not going to dust off the applications of insignificant citizens, are you? No, pushing papers is not your cup of tea! Your goal is the Prime Minister’s seat! You’ll get there, too, and destroy anyone who dares to stand in your way! Scheming and blackmailing are just the tip of the iceberg – and the ends justify the means!
How did you end up here? Could you have landed this job on your own? No, that would have been next to impossible! So, who sent you and – more importantly – why?
They want what?? NO!! No one can know this! Otherwise, your will career end before it begins!
How are you going to do what you must do? Are you even going to pursue that goal? After all, you are now an officer of the Ministry, with the power and freedom to shape your own future!
So what will you become?
The choice is still yours to make!
Cryogear – Cryogear is a unique Metroidvania inspired Pixel Art platformer, set in an open sci-fi world and driven by rewarded exploration. Control the reprogrammed clone G.3.4.R as he discovers the world, learns new abilities and unveils the mystery of the Emperor AI.
Cryogear combines a versatile platformer core with exploration, shoot ’em up and RPG elements to an entertaining new game experience. Explore a dangerous open world with over 50 areas to discover. The changing world is filled with obstacles, boss fights, different enemy types, riddles, hidden areas, minigames and loot for a unique rewarding exploration experience.
Cryogear features a full-scale RPG inventory, combined with equipment, skill and crafting systems. Switch freely between active abilities and weapons during the action, which allows dynamic, skill-based strategies for every situation. While progressing through the game, you get introduced to different new abilities, weapons, and equipment to customize your clone to match your playstyle.
Your clone G.3.4.R. is ready to boot up!
A unique journey into the World of Cryogear awaits you..
Devious Dungeon 2 – Demo Version – A dark castle filled with dungeons, danger and loot!
The castles ever shifting halls are filled with deadly monsters! Treacherous traps have claimed the lives of many adventurers! It is rumored the castle contains treasures beyond imagination.
However, it is also the domain of The Summoner and he does not look kindly upon uninvited guests!
Slay monsters, collect loot, level up and upgrade your gear, you can play with three different playable heroes, each one with their own special ability.
- Level randomization
- 3 different playable heroes with their own special ability
- 6 different worlds with a final boss
- 12 mini-bosses
- RPG styled upgrades
- Mission system
- Lots of weapons and gear
Available Aug. 19th.
Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes – When her best friend Edna disappears, Lili bravely sets out on a dangerous journey to get her friend back, but also to confront her fears.
Life at the convent school isn’t easy for Lilli. Only her vivid imagination lets the shy girl escape everyday-drudgery under the stern, watchful eye of the Mother Superior. She diligently works through her chores, no matter how unfair they may be. Her innocent, imperturbable way of carrying out the orders of others has something both tragic and eerie about it. Any resentment, any childlike disobedience is buried deep beneath a seemingly impenetrable shell of sweetness.
And if anything goes awry or gets ugly, the jolly censorship gnomes got her back: they put a nice coat of pink paint over all the things Lili would rather not consciously confront. But are her little potato-shaped budies real or just a figment of her vivid subconscious? Maybe it’s only a matter of time until she completely loses her mind!
When her best friend Edna disappears under mysterious circumstances, Lili bravely sets out on a dangerous journey, not only to get her friend back, but also to confront her subconscious fears.
Escape from the Universe – Fight against aliens in a modern shoot’em up that pays homage to the classic arcade games!
It’s year 104 of Universal Galactic Calendar; after the destruction of the Earth, human survivors are scattered all over the universe, trying to persevere in the hostile environment of the war-torn outer space.
Join the fight as one of the pilots born post-Exodus, travelling through galaxies in search for their meaning of life.
Help other survivors, solve the mysteries and fight – all in order to escape from the universe!
- Wide variety of enemies will test your skillfulness and challenge you to adjust to ever-changing conditions.
- Save one person or save millions? Your decisions can have a lasting influence on the whole galaxy.
- Shooting isn’t always the way to win – chase your enemies, avoid the obstacles, or leave your trusted spaceship and infiltrate hostile territory on foot.
- Limited palette of clean, flat colors combined with an otherworldly soundtrack create a retro feast for the eyes and ears.
Escape from the Universe will be available Aug. 16th.
FAR: Lone Sails – FAR: Lone Sails is a vehicle adventure game. It’s just you and your machine vs. the big nothing.
Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?
- Master your vessel: Maintain and upgrade your vehicle to overcome numerous obstacles and natural hazards.
- Discover a unique world: Explore a desolate dried-out seabed, follow the trails of your people and find relics and buildings, that tell the story of a civilization on the run.
- Experience an atmospheric journey: Let the sky full of clouds pass by and heed the wind that drives your sails towards the horizon.
Available Aug. 18th.
Grave Keeper – You are The Bounty Hunter and walked into The Forbidden Stronghold. It is taken by The Skeleton King. To collect all treasures you must kill him first.
Become a hero and fight against the biggest enemies.
Fight and improve the main character to hunt down monsters, dark skeletons, mages and other villains in deepest dungeons.
- Fight with enemies, beat bosses, get gold
- Find new items to use in battle
- Upgrade your skills and be fearless
- Versus Mode – compare strength with other knights
Grave Keeper is a Hack and Slash game in the fantasy world focused on the fight against The Skeleton King.
Gravity Duck – Help a Duck gravitate to golden eggs to become rich!
Have you ever wanted to be rich? What if you could become rich and control gravity!?This duck can with your help!
Flip, dodge, and traverse mind-bending gravity puzzles in 140 levels in order to grab all the eggs to return to the Maui statue!
Need to change direction of your gravity flips? Use the gravity wells to switch the direction you fall in order to get around obstacles and grab the eggs!
- Flip between 140 levels across 4 chapters
- Catchy 8-bit music
- Vibrant pixelated levels
- Use gravity wells to change the direction in which you fall
- Dodge spikes, projectiles, and traps to secure the eggs.
Available Aug. 16th.
IN-VERT – Distinct features of IN-VERT are it’s hardcore approach to platforming genre with puzzle elements and unique art-direction. Game narrates the story of lone robot in search of his disappeared master. In his quest to find the long-lost friend, our hero has to conquer two universes at once, relentlessly switching between two dimensions. Be prepared for some tough puzzles, jumping sequences and retro graphics like you’ve never seen before.
Available Aug. 20th.
Ittle Dew – Classic adventure formula boiled down to the essentials.
Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie crash onto a strange island, filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet.
Ittle Dew boils down the classic adventure formula until there is only fun left.
We’ve boiled down the classic adventure formula to just three items, designed to work together in more or less obvious ways. There are hundreds of ways to combine them so experimentation is key!
Filled with hundreds of secrets and shortcuts, this game is designed for speedrunning and you’re encouraged to complete the game with different setups of tools and weapons.
PC Building Simulator – The Ultimate PC Building Simulation has arrived!
Build your very own PC empire, from simple diagnosis and repairs to bespoke, boutique creations that would be the envy of any enthusiast. With an expansive marketplace full of real-world components you can finally stop dreaming of that ultimate PC and get out there, build it and see how it benchmarks in 3DMark!
Run your own Business
The career mode in PC Building Simulator puts you in charge of your very own PC building and repair business. From your own cozy workshop, you must use all your technical skills to complete the various jobs that come your way.
Learn to Build a PC
Does building your own PC seem like an impossible task?
PC Building Simulator aims to teach even the most novice PC user how their machine is put together with step-by-step instructions explaining the order parts should be assembled and providing useful information on what each part is and its function.
PictoQuest – Logic puzzles with a light RPG twist, here comes PictoQuest!
Challenge your deductive skills by helping our two young heroes on their quest to bring the legendary paintings of Pictoria back!
- Face plenty of grids and discover some beautifully animated enemies and artefacts!
- Fight baddies (even bosses!) on the way. Be smart or you could be the target of a critical hit!
- Having some issues with a specific puzzle? Head to the shop and spend some gold on powerful magic items.
- Try to reach the end of the world map, one puzzle at a time. You’ll find villagers giving you special missions, too!
PictoQuest is an addictive game for everyone, come save the realm of Pictoria!
Rogue Singularity – Rogue Singularity is a high speed infinite obstacle course that will bring back happy memories of the golden age of 3D platformers!
Survive the destruction of the galaxy in this fast-paced race through space!
A supermassive black hole is tearing the cosmos apart, and one plucky little robot has to race across the shattered fragments of countless worlds, into the heart of the rogue singularity itself!
Rogue Singularity is a love letter to the classic 3D platformers, but with a high-tech twist: no two levels are ever the same! Guide your perfectly polished pint-sized pal through a never-ending sequence of procedurally-generated levels packed with out-of-control machines, bizarre alien life, dangerous natural hazards, and diabolical traps.
- Back to the classics: Golden age 3D platforming reimagined with cutting edge game design
- Galaxy of danger: Increasingly difficult levels require precise control and fast reflexes
- Play forever: Endless procedurally-generated levels feature jungles, volcanoes, factories, and more
- Build your hero: Collect interchangeable robot body parts and recolour them to make a unique hero
- Cosmic beats: Groove to a blistering electronic soundtrack by chiptunes legend Derris Kharlan
Tap Skaters – Feel the speed, show your skills, and perform incredible tricks! Take on the challenge to defeat rivals! Gain fame and show everyone that you’re the best skater of them all!
Most fun, challenging and addictive downhill skateboard racing you’ve ever played!
Check out mechanics you’ve never seen before. Slide & JUMP DOWN!
Slide, grind and downhill on your skateboard or scooter.
Level up your room and rise to fame. Be faster than your friends, challenge them and yourself!
Make slides, flip tricks and grinds. Unlock all funny characters including vikings and sumo wrestlers.
Tons of MISSIONS, ENDLESS and RACE VERSUS modes included!
- brand new one gameplay – slide & jump down
- tons of missions: collecting, catching robbers, races
- endless mode & race vs mode
- lovely characters to unlock
- rise to fame with exclusive decorations & passive income
- compete with others
TERRORHYTHM (TRRT) – Can you hear it? Can you hear anything? Exactly! Absolute silence is the only law here…
In the middle of 25th century the world has plunged into the totalitarian system of sound isolation that made the world absolute muted. In the world where the silence is the only anthem, you should break the law to bring back the sound and the music to humanity. But while there are those who still remember the melody of the former life, hope remains. We are here to defy terror. Follow the rhythm to defeat the security systems that keep any sound from the society. Fight to the music, fight for the music!
- Hardcore rhythm beat ’em up game in the cyberpunk style with colorful animation of characters, spectacular FX
- Get ready for intense combat action as you battle with numerous guardians of the total silence
- Feel the rhythm, collect combo’s to hit massive range attacks
- The direct connection between the music beat and your character’s moving will give a new gaming experience
- The game provides several levels of difficulty including a hard mode for high score gainers and the achievers
Truck Racing Championship – The European Truck Racing Championship is one of the most spectacular and challenging motor racing competitions.
The driving difficulty and many unique race features have been faithfully reproduced with the KT Engine (WRC).
In ETRC, like on real-life race tracks, you need to control the temperature of your brakes so they don’t overheat. You must also consider the weight of the truck when cornering, monitor tyre wear and find the best tactics for overtaking.
The official FIA ETRC game is a completely new option for all fans of racing sims.
- 45 trucks with their official livery, including top manufacturers like Volvo, Man, Freightliner and Western Star
- 20 teams and the championship’s best drivers
- 14 circuits including official ETRC ones, as well as Laguna Seca, Circuit of The Americas and Fuji Speedway
- 5 single-player modes and 5 multiplayer modes
Available Aug. 20th.
VASARA Collection – Highly acclaimed Arcade Shoot’em Ups, Vasara and Vasara 2, available in a single package – Including an exclusive brand new game mode.
Science Fiction meets History in these arcade classics which take place in an alternate timelime Feudal Japan where technologically advanced weaponry and equipment are a reality, and heroes use flying motorcycles with amazing firepower and fierce melee weapons to destroy their enemies.
Fight against warships, battle tanks, giant robots, evil soldiers and rogue Samurais to prevent 1600’s Japan from being taken over by tyrannical forces.
The highly skill-based gameplay keeps you at the edge of your seat at all times. Try and stay alive on this frantic game where everyone, and everything, is out to kill you!
- Brand new game mode with Widescreen and 4-Player Co-Op support;
- Tate Mode/ Vertical Mode support;
- 9 playable characters inspired by real Japanese historical figures;
- Sci-Fi meets Feudal Japan in this retelling of historical battles;
- Fight Robots and Samurais using traditional shooting and powerful melee attacks;
- Heavily skill-based gameplay for Experts;
- Easy Mode for Starters;
- Branching Paths and Multiple Endings according to your characters and in-game actions;
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution – It’s Time to D-D-D-D-Duel! Believe in the Heart of the Cards and Create your Legacy!
Experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch!
Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
Available Aug. 19th
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS:
- The game is expanded on two screens.
- Cute, simple graphics.
- The game has a soothing atmosphere.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U