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 Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To find out more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/.
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.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Splatoon™ 2 Special Demo 2020 – Have you been eager to make a splash in the world of the Splatoon 2 game, but didn’t know where to get your feet wet? Well, it’s time to finally dip your tentacles in, because the water’s warm and the ink’s never been fresher! From now until May 6 at 6:59 a.m. PT, you can download the special demo which lets you join the ink-splatting action in 4-on-4 Turf War battles. You can even try out Ranked Battles and the Salmon Run co-op mode during the demo’s timed window.
You’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership* to participate in the event. Even if you’re not a member yet, you’re still invited, though!
After downloading the demo, you’ll receive an email with a download code** for a seven-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online. (Even if you’ve activated a previous free trial, you’re still eligible for this offer.) If you enjoy all the fast-paced action, you’ll be able to save 30% on the purchase of Splatoon 2 during the special demo timeframe, and your progress will carry over to the full game, once purchased.
So stop sweating and start splatting!
Levelhead – Take control of GR-18, a delivery robot in training, as you run, jump and blast your way across more than 90 challenging, hand-designed campaign levels. Get creative and make your own levels with hundreds of items, including enemies, hazards, paths, programmable switches, secrets, weather, music and powers.
Once you’ve completed your level, share it with the rest of the world and gain a following!
Streets of Rage 4 – Among the best beat-’em-up series ever created, the iconic Streets of Rage returns with a masterful revitalization of the arcade action fans adore. The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle in Japan, is known for its timeless gameplay and electronic, dance-influenced music.
Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the original trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand-drawn visuals and an exemplary soundtrack.
911 Operator Deluxe Edition – In 911 Operator, you take on the role of an emergency dispatcher, who has to rapidly deal with the incoming reports.
Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation – sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedics’ intervention is a necessity. Keep in mind, that the person on the other side of the line might turn out to be a dying daughter’s father, an unpredictable terrorist, or just a prankster. Can you handle all of this?
Play through all available cities, events, calls, and reports! Unlock all equipment and vehicles! The complete 911 Operator collection in one neat package!
911 Operator Deluxe Edition includes:
- Base game
- Every Life Matters DLC
- Special Resources DLC
- Search & Rescue DLC
- First Response DLC
Available May 1st.
Arcade Spirits – Let your true personality shine in this unique romantic comedy visual novel!
What if the 1983 video game marketing crash never happened? Set in 20XX, Arcade Spirits is a visual novel romantic comedy with a different history, where arcades still reign supreme as the ultimate place to play. After a period of turbulent employment, your character starts an exciting new job at the Funplex: a popular local arcade with a team of staff that are as eccentric as the customers.
Play as yourself – In Arcade Spirits everything is customizable. All choices are reflected throughout both cutscenes and artwork – pick your pronoun, hair style, skin tone, hair/eye color, and more.
Develop your personality – and interact with characters however you like: whether it’s friendship, platonic or something more intimate. Work hard and build the relationship you desire with a total of seven romanceable characters.
Track game progress – The Identity Identifier System, or “IRIS”, can track your relationship status with all characters throughout the game, as well as your personality traits. Are you Kindly, Quirky, Steady, Gutsy or Basically?
Protect your Arcade – Your decisions will affect the future fate of the Funplex. Whether it’s the relationships you choose to develop, or the way you handle key moments of crisis management.
Available May 1st.
Book of Demons – Slay the armies of darkness and defeat the Archdemon to save the Paperverse!
Book of Demons is a Hack & Slash Deck-building hybrid in which you decide the length of quests. Wield magic cards and slay the armies of darkness in the Old Cathedral dungeons. Save the terror-stricken Paperverse from the clutches of the Archdemon himself!
Cards and Deckbuilding – Book of Demons is not a card game, but items, spells, and skills are all expressed as cards. The strategy lies in adapting your hand to each situation. Cards can be upgraded with runes and you can find many variants with diverse bonuses. Legendaries are the most awesome, but hard to acquire.
Tailored sessions with Flexiscope – Book of Demons respects your time. Features the Flexiscope engine, which allows you to divide the game into sessions of any size. It even learns the pace of your gaming and predicts the time to complete the next session.
Unique Mechanics – Simplified movement and combat mechanics are what sets Book of Demons apart from most other hack & slash games. There’s often just not enough time to click-remove all obstacles, such as monster shields, enemy spells, poison, or knocked cards, so timing, card selection and order of execution are critical.
Hack & Slash in the world of the Paperverse – Book of Demons takes place in the Paperverse, a world that exists entirely inside of a pop-up book.
It’s a tale of good and evil about saving the world from the ultimate devilry. Sounds familiar? Inspired by the dark and gloomy atmosphere of the first Diablo game, Book of Demons is part tribute and part parody of the hack & slash classics.
Comfort of Gameplay – Many Book of Demons features were designed with gameplay comfort in mind. Points of interest are marked at the top of the screen and get revealed once you get closer. Your character leaves footprints, which can be used to track your way back or notice paths already visited without opening the map.
Challenging Endgame – On average, it takes about 10 hours to complete the campaign with a single class, but maxing out a character and mastering all of the higher Freeplay difficulty levels and Quests takes much longer. The Roguelike mode offers another level of challenge with permadeath, restricted healing, and even more obstacles to overcome.
Bubble – Bubble is an easy and fun to play arcade puzzle game where you have to shot coloured bubbles to complete levels.
If three or more bubbles of the same colour are next to each if you shot any one of them they will burst and the bubbles above drop down.
Bubbles contains more than thirty handcrafted levels, four power up’s and lots of different balls, some with special effects that will help you to complete levels quicker.
At the end of every level you will receive 50 bonus coins, that can be used to unlock Power up’s, and help you to complete the harder levels in the game.
Fairy Knights – The new dynamic puzzle RPG!Hit the road with cute heroes!
Here begins the journey of a boy and a girl. Slay the Devil and bring back the rain to the barren Kingdom of Vadelle!
◆ Dynamic Puzzle + RPG!
The combination of puzzle and RPG!
Enjoy the speedy combat!
Use stone panels to defeat the enemy!
◆ Test your strategy with stone panels!
Activate various attacks and spells by moving and destroying stone panels!
Solve the puzzle with your own strategy and win the battle!
◆ Go for combos!
More stone panels you destroy, more combos you make!
Use combos and give the highest damage possible!
◆ Journey with adorable characters!
Explore the pastel-colored world like a fairy tale!
Hit the road with SD characters full of cuteness!
The tale of friendship, will, and courage!
Farmer’s Dynasty – More than just an agricultural simulation: in Farmer’s Dynasty, you have to rebuild your farm and develop your heritage, start a family, handle your relationships and, of course,…
THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF FARMING SIMULATION AND LIFE SIMULATION
More than just an agricultural simulation: in Farmer’s Dynasty, you have to rebuild your farm and develop your heritage, start a family, handle your relationships and, of course, manage your crops to prosper.
- THE FARMER AND HIS MACHINES
Dozens of authentic farming machines you can use to cultivate your fields and optimize your yields.
- CHOOSE THE CROPS AND LIVESTOCK
Become an experienced farmer, expand your farm and invest in new fields so you can diversify and harvest even more.
- MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Earn your neighbors’ gratitude by accomplishing quests. Maybe you’ll end up marrying one of them?
- MANAGE YOUR BUDGET AND RESOURCES
Get involved in a dynamic local economy in which your sales and purchases affect market prices.
Gun Crazy – Can you run and gun past the bosses?
Gun Crazy is a fast paced and hectic arcade style action shoot em’ up in this homage to classic old school classics!
Become the fiercest lady on the police force! Take out the bad guys through 4 unique levels filled with challenging bosses and powerful special guns.
- Survive 4 uniquely designed levels
- Fight bosses, each with their own challenges
- Pick up special guns that will lead you to victory
- Tight controls allow for easy use to take down your enemies
Available May 1st.
Indivisible – UNIQUE HYBRID DESIGN HUGE CHARACTER ROSTER HAND-DRAWN AND HAND-ANIMATED
Indivisible is an action RPG / platformer featuring stunning hand drawn art and animation combined with unique real-time combat mechanics. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with dozens of playable characters, a rich storytelling experience, gameplay that’s easy to learn but difficult to master, and the trademark razor-sharp quality that Lab Zero Games is known for!
Our story revolves around Ajna, a fearless girl with a rebellious streak. Raised by her father on the outskirts of their rural town, her life is thrown into chaos when her home is attacked, and a mysterious power awakens within her.
The game’s huge fantasy world, characters and aesthetic design are inspired by various cultures and mythologies. Throughout Ajna’s quest she’ll encounter many “Incarnations”: people whom she can absorb and manifest to fight alongside her. There are many Incarnations to recruit, each with their own story and personality. By uniting people from faraway lands, Ajna will learn about herself, the world she inhabits, and most importantly, how to save it.
Ministry of Broadcast – A country divided by The Wall. To cross it and reach your family, you must compete on – and win – a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.
Seemingly built overnight, The Wall has divided both a country in two and a man from his family. To see them again, our ginger-haired protagonist has decided to become a contestant on “The Wall Show”, a Regime-organized TV show allowing competitors the opportunity to escape to freedom on the other side. However, as he progresses through the camp, our contestant soon realizes exactly how the Regime and the show operate. The promise of freedom is not exactly what it seems.
- Cinematic platformer: Run, jump, crash, and climb your way through each Arena as the narrative unfolds around you. Much of the story is unveiled via smoothly integrated animation sequences, within the environment, or from NPCs muttering bits of dialogue as you dive and dodge around them.
- Environmental HUD: Rather than having a screen cluttered with overlaid indicators, HP bars, and minimaps, any information the player will need is incorporated into the environment. Hints and clues are meshed into the game’s art, subtle and specific, players will need a keen eye if they want to survive each Arena without breaking their legs.
- Puzzle-solving: Use your wits, and at times a dash of ruthlessness, to advance through the Arenas. You’ll have to interact with the environment itself to solve most of the puzzles: use the protagonist’s momentum to move platforms, flip the occasional lever, and sometimes you might have to sacrifice an 8 * NPC or two to cross a particularly spiky pit.
Story and Personality: Featuring lots of impish humor, Grade A sarcasm, and comic mischief, all balanced perfectly with the dark, heavy themes presented in this dystopian world.
Mushroom Heroes – A puzzle platform adventure, with inspiration going all the way back to 16-bit classics.
Retro platformer where the player can switch between three different characters. You have a 3 mushroom hero and each mushroom has special abilities, some of which the player needs in order to pass certain obstacles.
Jumpi can jump higher and float in the air.
Yuppi can kill enemies with his bow. The bow can also be used to detonate some walls and bombs.
Dombi can block enemies projectiles with his shield, and he can push or pull some objects.
Mushroom Heroes brings back the look and feel of the very best classic platformers from the 90’s, introducing refreshed and engaging gameplay mechanics. If you miss platformers from the 16-bit era, and think games nowadays aren’t that good anymore, think twice! Mushroom Heroes is for you.
- 38 Challenging Levels
- Dozens of Unique Puzzles to Solve
- EXTREMELY addicting
- The Ultimate Casual Brain Teaser
My Secret Pets! – Your beloved pets have transformed into hot guys?!An exciting story of cohabitating with some thrilling animal men.
This is a romance game for women where you live with your pets who have suddenly transformed into attractive men. You’ll spend seven days with your pets, who love you devotedly. Are they your pets or are you becoming the pet?!
Your exciting reverse-harem cohabitation with these animal men is about to begin!
Available in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese.
When you return home rejected the evening after being broken up with by your boyfriend, waiting for you are four handsome men…who are actually your pets! Cue a fierce battle for the love of their beloved (former) owner — you!
But watch out for the reappearance of your ex…
Pixel Art Bundle Vol. 1 – Great games and eye-pleasing pixels
This bundle contains the following awesomely pixel-powered games:
Slain: Back From Hell – battle through a blighted land in this bloody, brutal adventure and Unity Awards finalist for ‘Best 2D Visual Experience’.
Uncanny Valley – an unsettling survival horror where nothing is as it seems. Play through multiple times to reveal all its darkest secrets.
Bleed – this 2D action-platformer and indie smash hit delivers a breakneck combination of stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.
Pocket Arcade Story – Create the gaming paradise of your dreams!Reach 5-stars and host tournaments!
Here comes a new challenger: it’s the arcade simulation game you’ve been waiting for!
Build your very own gaming paradise packed with heaps of game machines and more!
If some of your customers become regulars, you can test their mettle in fighting game tournaments. Crush the competition with crazy combos and knock out your opponents with a flurry of fists! If you rise from the fray victorious, more and more customers will pile into your arcade!
You can fine-tune and tweak your arcade as much as you want, with everything from racing games to dance games, photo booths and food stands! Even the strength of your crane games’ claws and the rate at which coins are won is under your control. Utilize all these features and customize to your heart’s content!
So, can you create a 5-star arcade that pushes all the right buttons?
Princess Closet – Fashion and romance will change my life.
Become a fashion model and enjoy romance！It’s a romance game for girls！
◆What is Princess Closet?
Invited by a member of the popular fashion brand “Princess Closet,” you have been transformed into a “fashion model.”
Work together with the ultimate handsome boyfriend towards becoming a top model!
Your encounter with your dashing boyfriend… is the beginning of a romance that will change your life!
◆The romance story of Princess Closet
With no real ambition in life, you luck out and manage to get a job at a large company.
Although not overwhelmingly dissatisfied, you are bored by the daily, unchanging routine work. And you find yourself wondering, “Am I okay with the way things are?”
Your only small relief from all of this is fashion.
That is, until the day that “Leo,” the up-and-coming fashion brand designer, suddenly appears in front of you.
At that moment, you never suspected that your encounter with him would change your life drastically…
“Fashion and romance will change my life.”
A dating sim game for girls who want to experience heart-throbbing romance, while enjoying fashion!
◆An extravagant cast of voice actors! Their voices will draw you deeper into this world
This romance game includes an extravagant cast of voices actors for the four handsome male leads.
You will be able to experience their sweet, charming voices as if they were right next to you!
◆The dashing men of Princess Closet
Voice actor: Makoto Furukawa
Voice actor: Ryota Takeuchi
Voice actor: Ryota Osaka
Voice actor: Toshiki Masuda
SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE – The next classic SEGA game in the SEGA AGES lineup is coming to the Nintendo Switch™.
Experience this retro title with the SEGA AGES spin, in AGES mode, everything is ramped up, get more enemies, more missiles and a more powerful lock-on system! Take a trip back to the past with a moving cabinet display that recreates the arcade experience, including atmospheric arcade sounds, in the comfort of your own home.
As a fun added feature, you can also activate the Sortie Count, allowing you to change the number of credits per coin when you start up the game. It can help you with the challenging missions ahead!
StarCrossed – StarCrossed is an action arcade game with a magical girl aesthetic and a cooperative twist! Join our cast of 5 space-faring heroes as they travel across the stars, working together to strengthen their bond and defeat a looming evil that threatens the Nova galaxy!
It’s time to team up, get sparkly, and take out the bad guys!
Swapperoo – The friendly puzzle game intent on your defeat.
The rules are simple: tap an arrow to move it in the direction it faces. Make a row of 3 tiles of the same color and the tiles disappear.
If that sounds too easy, don’t worry – you’ll find yourself in situations that require clever manipulation of the game board. There’s an assortment of objectives to keep you on your toes: tiles that chase you, tiles that must be matched within a few moves, tiles that must be protected, and lots more.
As well as 38 freeform stages which play out differently every time, we have created 75 challenges with unique solutions and an endless mode, so the game is crammed with content to keep you busy!
Are you ready to Swapperoo?
Available May 1st.
The Four Kings Casino and Slots – The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a social MMO that allows you to immerse yourself in a simulated casino experience. You will start off by creating a personalized 3D avatar that represents you in the online world. As you play, you will be rewarded with more extravagant and prestigious clothing to further customize your look. As soon as you enter the casino you will be able to participate in the most popular casino games like Texas Hold’em Poker, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, and more. The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a living, breathing world that is constantly evolving with new events, clothing, and games.
At The Four Kings Casino & Slots you can play at your own pace. You can socialize and play at low limit tables, or you can work your way into the VIP section and play for high stakes. The top ranked players at the end of each season in the casino are awarded with exclusive in-game rewards. Seasons last 3 months and the Number 1 ranked player will get their picture posted in the Hall Of Fame.
Get the royal treatment at The Four Kings Casino & Slots.
Tonight We Riot – A revolutionary crowd-based retro brawler
In a dystopia where wealthy capitalists control elections, media, and the lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices — accept it or fight for something better.
“Tonight We Riot” is an unapologetically political, socialist game about worker liberation in the face of overpowering capitalism. It’s also quite a bit of fun to play.”
“…for all those folks who need to get out their political anger”
- Couch co-op
- 20 unlockable weapons, gear, and perks
- A dog
- A wood chipper
- Endless Mode
- Horror Synth
The unique catharsis that comes from throat-punching a billionaire ghoul who would rather watch the world and everyone on it burn than lose a tax break
Available May 5th.
War-Torn Dreams – WAR-TORN DREAMS is a 2D Story-Rich, Side Scrolling Action Game, set in the wasteland of USA, plagued with constant war.
WAR-TORN DREAMS is a 2D Story-Rich, Side Scrolling Action Game, set in the wasteland of USA, plagued with constant war. Following the collapse of the economy, government, and society, you must brave heavily armed militia, lawless gangs, dangerous streets, desolate buildings and underground bunkers on your quest to escape this post-apocalyptic wasteland alive. The road to a new life is paved with danger, hope and constant reminders of everything that’s been lost.
You will engage in combating the gangs and militia in order to survive and may choose to help other survivors who are full of their own personal misery, hopes and dreams, where everyone is trying to see the next sunrise in this chaotic wasteland.
- Fast side-scrolling action and brutal combat.
- Avoid obstacles, moving lasers and electric beam and other, various forms of traps.
- Meet and engage in conversation with other survivors along the way and feel free to choose to help them or ignore them. It’s totally up to you, how you wish you be remembered in this chaotic wasteland.
- More than 100K words of texts to read about background characters and their relationships, about gangs, factions and locations.
- 9 chapters of post-apocalyptic setting.
- Scare up Some Fun With the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack – Part 2 – Yikes! Even more spectral spooks have arrived at the Last Resort, the perpetually haunted high-rise hotel. The ever-intrepid Luigi has his work cut out for him in this DLC*** for the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game, which adds new costumes, new floor themes, new ghosts in ScareScraper mode and new mini-games for ScreamPark mode. A new Art Viewer mode lets you browse concept art created during the game’s development too. Plus, when you purchase the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack DLC, which includes both Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll receive a bonus in-game Polterpup light that can be used when playing ScareScraper mode or when playing through the game’s main story. It’s a great time to fire up the Poltergust G-00 again and show those ghosts who’s in charge!
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.
*Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online play. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
**The Nintendo Switch Online trial code can be redeemed starting April 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT. The code will expire on May 6, 2020 7:00 a.m. PT.
***Full version of game required to use DLC. Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems, DLC and some accessories sold separately.
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.
My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.
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