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:
Minecraft Dungeons – Fight your way through a new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone or team up with friends*.
Up to four players** can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager.
Minecraft Dungeons will be available on May 26.
WHAT THE GOLF? – An award-winning, silly physics-based golf parody in which every golf course is a new surprising type of golf. Some are brilliant and hilarious, while others are so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF?
Bring your car to the Driving Range, golf a bird to get a Birdy or a house and get a Home In One.
You can even challenge a friend to the least realistic golf game ever made in the new local party mode for two.
Ailment – Ailment is a pixel-art action game which takes place on a spaceship in a far far galaxy.
If you’re looking for a story-driven action-packed game with lots of guns, hordes of enemies, super intense game-play with horror ambience and sci-fi movie references, then Ailment is the perfect choice for you.
The main character wakes up in a med bay after being unconscious for three days and he sees that all of his crew became enemies. The last thing he remembers is returning from another spaceship where he had a rescue mission. But he arrived everyone on that ship was already dead… He has to remember what happened to him and find out the truth.
Available May 27th.
Animal Up! – Get ready to rescue cute animals in addictive retro-styled arcade!
Animal Up! is a tiny, retro styled, highly-addictive, and fast paced arcade game.Take the role of a rescue team on a mission to Save All the Cute Animals from the Flood!
- Perfect to competing with your friends (1-4 players supported)
- An excellent coffee-break game!
- Insanely Addictive and Simple gameplay.
- Infinite replayability >> Get the highest score you can!
- Many cute animals to rescue.
- Plenty of juicy fruit to eat.
- A lot of traps to avoid.
- Unique retro pixel-art graphics included.
- Great music by Kevin MacLeod.
No Pixel Animals Were Harmed in the Making of This Game.
Available May 22nd.
Aqua Lungers – When treasure is at stake, there are no heroes!
While everyone’s goal is the same, each player is afforded several options to get an edge over their competitors. Players can use their speed and agility to outpace and evade their opponents, while others might use devastating attacks to slow them down and steal their hard earned goods.
If you’re the type that prefers the solo experience or wants to get some experience in before challenging your friends, fear not! Aqua Lungers can be played with as few as 1 player!
In single player, Aqua Lungers retains the gold collecting mechanic while increasing the penalty for deaths in each level. This shifts the challenge from PvP racing to PvE survival!
Arcade Archives RADICAL RADIAL – Put the pedal to the metal! This is our road. Power up and ride on through.
“RADICAL RADIAL” is an action shooting game released by Nichibutsu in 1983.
Control a tire-shaped vehicle and head for the goal.
Speed through dangerous courses filled with aliens and enemy vehicles, accelerating, decelerating, shooting, and jumping to get through.
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.
Arrest of a stone Buddha – In Arrest of a stone Buddha, a hitman is searching for an answer in 1970s France.
As a professional killer you’ll live through November 1976; when taking on enemies you’re fast and lucky enough so you don’t need to plan your actions too far. You kill with one shot and you never miss. When you run out of ammo you just throw a gun away. You can disarm any enemy and use any weapon; when it’s time to get out you just use a vehicle nearby.
You have an apartment in the historical center of the city. When you want to eat you go to a cafe, and you can visit a museum or a cinema when you’re looking for entertainment. And you have a lover when that need arises. Around the intense action there is the mundane, as you seek to pass your days.
All along there is an important question that’s longing for an answer.
- Stylish and mood-setting pixel-based visuals.
- Fast gunplay action as you take down waves of enemies.
- Explore in quiet moments; go to the cinema, café, museum, meet a lover or stay at home alone.
Black Jack – BlackJack the classic 21 card game.
Now you can play Black Jack when you want, where you want.
Black Jack rules are the same as the original Blackjack game and just like the real game, hit, stick, split, double-down and apply the insurance
Try your luck to beat the smart Ai (artificial intelligent) dealer and win and clear out the house by trying out your new strategies.
Chess – Chess is the most famous strategic board game of all time.
Easy to learn but difficult to master, play against the smart Ai (artificial intelligent) player and with four levels of difficulty to choose from anyone from a novice to a master can play.
Chess is also playable against another player, either way winning won’t come easy.
With stunning 3D graphics and realistic game play you will feel you are playing on a real chess board and you can change change your viewpoint of the board in order to help you see that killer strategic move to win the game.
The built in chess engine automatically helps you make legal moves by highlighting the squares of any piece can move to.
Chess has a selection of different boards and pieces to choose from so no game will look the same.
Concept Destruction – Will your car survive the destruction?
Concept Destruction is all about driving miniature cars made of cardboard, and crashing them into each other to earn points by destroying them!
Pick from several different modes that suits your playstyle. Pick championship mode if you want to fight your way through mass production or choose survival mode to see how long you can survive a wave of deadly cardboard automobiles!
Unlock new cars with points earned by playing. Each car has a unique driving style that could turn the tide of battle!
- Crash destructible cardboard cars, each with a unique driving style
- Pick from 4 different modes to bring total deconstruction
- Experience unique 3D cardboard car designs
- Customize how you play!
- Listen to a heavy metal soundtrack while bashing cars
Available May 22nd.
Discmaster – DISCMASTER is a fun fantasy version of the classic game of Tic-tac-toe with a fun card game twist! The game features a band of adorable young heroes on a brave quest to save their friend Nubby from the clutches of the evil Shadow Master!
Choose wisely to position your hero’s discs on the grid to defeat your opponent’s discs and block their attacks. Each time you score three in a row, your opponent loses a hit point.
Each of your band of heroes has a fun special ability to help you collect enough chests to unlock the next part of your journey on the world map. Master the sword-and-shield wielding Hero Dogs, stealthy Karate Cats, and fireball wielding Fire Hogs!
SINGLE-PLAYER ADVENTURE MODE
DISCMASTER is played in a cute but dangerous fantasy world for your young heroes to explore as they battle monstrous minions on each step of their journey. Practice and master your skills in the single-player adventure mode and rescue a friend from the clutches of the evil wizard Shadow Master.
LOCAL (COUCH) MULTIPLAYER
Looking for a challenge? Use the same device and challenge a friend in an exciting local multiplayer mode and pit your hero against each other in a battle of wits. Play on the couch, in the back of the car, or anywhere you can take your device!
Discmaster doesn’t require an active internet connection nor a Nintendo Switch Online membership. You can play offline against each other on the same system, docked or in handheld mode.
Fluxteria -Blasting through infinite void…
Welcome to Fluxteria, non-stop arcade-space-shooting action in full 3D.
Four modes of play: Story Mode, Survival Mode, Timed-Attack Mode and Obstacle Race Mode.
14 different types of Enemies.
20 different levels in beautifully stylized science-fiction setting.
Crystal-Clear shooting and blasting sound effects.
Knight Swap 2 – The sequel to the successful Knight Swap, with more levels, new gameplay mechanics and much more fun.
Knight Swap is a minimalist puzzle game based on the old chess problem of swapping knights on a board.
The goal in each level is to move the opposing knights to where the others are placed (and vice versa) using the features of the board.
- Designed for Knight Swap fans and newcomers alike;
- 50 originally designed levels;
- All the original Knight Swap features including: partial and complete rotations, teleportation tiles, and movable parts;
- New gameplay mechanics that take the original Knight Swap concept to a whole new level;
- Originally composed music to help you focus and relax while solving the puzzles;
Can you swap the Knights?
Lost Artifacts: Time Machine – Lost Artifacts: Time Machine is an exciting strategy game about time traveling. Fix time paradoxes!
A mysterious villain is using a time machine to destroy everything in his path. He wants to return the Priest, the King of Atlantis and the Ancient Emperor so he can use them to create a new world order! Claire and her friends must find out who the villain is and stop him and all his minions.
Hurry, let’s go on a journey!
Go on a journey across a world full of extinct creatures and fantastic technologies in the exciting casual strategy Lost Artifacts.
Many varied quests, over 50 levels, a fun storyline, simple and exciting gameplay, and a fantasy world – all this awaits you right now! Create portals, restore epic buildings, seek out extinct animals, overcome challenges and manage resources. Simple controls and a clear tutorial will help you easily learn the basics of the game.
Lost Artifacts – Fix time paradoxes!!
Luxar – In LUXAR, you control an alien luminescent organic entity that has just been born and must pass its first survival trials to show its adult peers that it deserves to grow among them. It will have to cross 16 dark and hostile sectors with labyrinth-shaped alien architectures populated by toxic substances, obstacles, patrol drones and mechanisms of all kinds.
You are its only chance to make it happen…
Monster Prom: XXL – Be Your Worst Self
There’s only 3 weeks left until prom and you haven’t got a date yet..and you’re a monster. But that’s okay ‘cause at your high-school everyone else is too! These are the stepping stones into the world of Monster Prom: XXL – the bundled up, content filled edition of Monster Prom, a one-to-four player competitive dating sim that will have you thinking: I never knew I was into that!
Monster Prom: XXL contains both the Second Term DLC, as well as all seasonal content released throughout the game’s lifespan. Check out brand new characters, new events, secret endings and countless other ways to explore the (after)life of a love-struck high school monster!
Competitive dating sim
Nothing makes the heart grow fonder than a little competition. Set your gaze on one of the sweethearts, but if you share your romantic tastes with your friends, be ready for some stiff competition.
Couch Multiplayer for one-to-four people
Play by yourself, with a significant other or with your favourite group of friends.
Easy to pick up and play
No learning required, just have your heart strings ready for tugging.
Hundreds of events & unique items
Rise to the top of the high-school popularity food chain by taking part in hundreds of events that branch out into situations with 1000+ multiple outcomes. When the going gets tough, swing by the shop and check out all the unique items that may come in handy when facing your future prom date.
Characters easy to fall in love with
With 8 fully fledged lovable classmates at your fingertips, go ahead and meet, pick and find out just what makes them tick.
Fantastically funny writing
All’s fair in love and war, except maybe taking yourself too seriously. Through whimsical, postmodern humor, written by Cory O’Brien, Maggie Herskowitz and Julián Quijano, there is no topic Monster Prom won’t make fun of, including itself.
There’s never a dull moment while exploring the beautifully crafted world and characters drawn by Arthur Tien.
Freedom of choice
In Monster Prom the game experience is unaffected by gender or sexual orientation, since finding love is already hard enough.
Monstrum – Good luck. Start running.
Stranded on a derelict cargo ship, you find yourself hunted by one of Monstrum’s terrifying predators as you search for a way out. Death is death. Get killed in Monstrum and you’ll be starting all over again. As each of them has their own strategy, abilities and weaknesses, you have to use your wits to outsmart your pursuer in the ship’s procedurally generated environment.
Can you survive Monstrum?
- Survive a different environment and monster each time you play
- Use whatever you can find to outwit the monsters and escape the ship
- Hide, distract and run, but be careful not to fall into the numerous traps
- Try to stay alive or you’ll have to start all over again.
Available May 22nd.
Pushy and Pully in Blockland – Co-op arcade game with a retro feeling. Push blocks to defeat the monsters, match them to get power ups and defeat the bosses to recover the parts of your spaceship
Pushy and Pully in Blockland Push is a cooperative arcade game with a retro feeling.
Help Pushy and Pully get back their spaceship on their trip across Blockland.
Push blocks to defeat the monsters, join blocks of the same colour to get power ups and defeat the bosses to recover the parts of your broken spaceship.
- Play solo or with a friend.
- Classic gameplay with never-seen-before twists.
- Combine blocks of the same colour to create the power up you need or the bonus points that will bump up your position in the leaderboards.
- End the stage by defeating all the enemies before time runs out.
- Defeat more than one monster at the same time or pop more than two blocks to get extra combo points.
- 50 lovingly handmade levels.
- 5 unique bosses to challenge you.
- Rankings and stage rating. Can you make more points than your friends?
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition – The Surrealistic Adventure That Will Become Your World.Journey now to an island tinged with mystery.Only you can unravel this chilling tale.
It’s been 25 years since Myst became your world. This newly refreshed and rebuilt version is all the things you loved about Myst, but now you are free to investigate this strange world in your own way. You can explore anywhere. Pick your own path through the forest on Myst Island and seek shelter from the thunderstorm in Stoneship Age.
Whether you’re visiting Myst Island for the first time, or you’ve been exploring the island for years – there’s never been a better reason to let the surrealistic Ages of realMyst become your world.
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky – Become the true ace of the sky!
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is a dynamic action game that will show you amazing battles straight from the pages of history in a brand new arcade gameplay style. Use your unique skills to take down your opponents, develop your deadly pilot aim, and become the true ace of the sky.
Witness the birth, rise, and fall of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen—the ultimate hero of the first World War, credited with 80 victories. Become a part of his squadron or his archrival.
Choose one of more than 10 historical warplanes of the Entente Powers or the Triple Alliance. Fly into a unique mix of historic events and over-the-top, comic book-style adventures.
Invite a friend to play and fly together. Sky-high thrills are waiting for you in cooperative mode!
Skelly Selest & Straimium Immortaly Double Pack – Two is better than one! It’s a double-whammy double pack!
This bundle contains two wonderfully outlandish indie treasures from retro-inspired UK developer, Caiysware.
Skelly Selest: a score-attack slash dash run ‘n’ gun-athon that places players in the skeletal shoes of a Heavenly Keeper. Only the Selestial Order can defeat the sinful horrors that lurk in the depths of Hell.
Different modes: trials, survival, boss rush, card game, and more!
Visit the Bone Plains, Flesh Gardens, and other locations across a pixel-art hellscape
Wield blessed items, weapons, and armor to survive
Rescue a variety of unlockable character classes and spiffy hats
Straimium Immortaly: bosses and beasties abound in this vibrant roguelite/shump/dungeon crawler hybrid that pits you against the monster-filled rooms of the Cubicus.
Explore the bizarre, procedurally generated world of the Cubicus
Wield an arsenal of 25+ upgradeable weapons and 50+ items
Discover and harness a variety of mysterious ninja abilities
Unlockable classes, mutators, cheats and hats.
Steel Rain – It’s the ultimate, strategic SHMUP ReMix! Control TWO combat wings, flick between THREE different formations, and BLAST your way through overwhelming enemy fleets!
Prepare for the ultimate shoot-’em-up / strategy ReMix with RPG elements!
Steel Rain is a truly novel mix of strategy, RPG, and frantic action, with a modern, high velocity shmup core at its center. You get to control 2 wings you can tactically arrange in different formations and firemodes, as you fight your way through an impressive variety of overwhelmingly huge enemy fleets.
Liberate planets, build colonies, research new technologies, and learn new active and passive skills. Construct buildings, and research new combat technologies and skills. Wisely craft items, and play through missions to gather the experience points and cash needed for even more exotic and powerful upgrades.
Never forget to install your shiny new upgrades, construct cunning drone pets, and buy new wings; make your strikes deadlier than ever!
Instantly switch through 3 different wing formations, and combine them with 6 fully customizable firemodes, in order to develop your very own sets of special tactics and strategies for each and every situation; on the spot!
Complete missions and survive epic bossfights on 7 different planets, play randomly generated orbital patrol missions, or design and create your very own stages with the built-in stage editor, as you fight to become a true master of Steel Rain.
Fight for leaderboard positions, get classic rankings, and unlock achievements in this unique, fun, and taxing new indie game!
Steel Rain is not only frantic. It is a deep and strategic experience too. The game offers impressive gameplay variety, 10 difficulty levels, and a hardcore mode, to let you freely modify your gaming experience.
Fight together and command drones with a friend in Steel Rain’s unique 2 player drone co-op mode!
This version of Steel Rain includes the Steel Rain Expeditions expansion.
The House of Da Vinci 2 – The long awaited sequel to The House of Da Vinci is finally here. Join more than 1.000.000 players from around the world and dive into the 3D puzzle adventure with an outstanding rating of 4.8/5.
••• THE STORY ••
Become Giacomo, the apprentice to the Renaissance genius, Leonardo da Vinci. Explore the world full of puzzles, mechanical gadgets and mind-twisting inventions. Travel through time and witness a series of mysterious events that led to the greatest discovery in human history.
Your most powerful weapon is your mind, wit and skill.
••• KEY FEATURES •••
ORIGINAL MECHANICAL PUZZLES
Get your hands on hundreds of new objects, 3D puzzles and mechanical brain-twisters waiting to be unraveled.
Go back in time not only to reveal past mysteries and hidden objects – use unique Oculus Perpetua to shape the present in a significant way.
NEW TOUCH CONTROLS
Navigate through mesmerizing locations even more intuitively. All game controls have been redesigned and optimized to feel as intuitive as it gets.
VOICE NARRATED STORY
A pleasure for all senses: the whole story is now fully narrated. The goose bumps are inevitable.
MYSTERIOUS CUT SCENES
Including the one showing Leonardo da Vinci’s creation of the famous The Last Supper.
The Persistence – A brutal sci-fi survival horror experience
The Persistence challenges you to survive aboard a doomed deep space colony starship in the year 2521. Stranded, malfunctioning and caught in the inexorable pull of a black hole, “The Persistence” is overrun with a crew mutated into horrific & murderous aberrations. It’s down to you, a clone of security officer Zimri Eder, to make your way deeper in the decks of The Persistence to repair the systems and prevent the ship from being torn apart. Gather resources, upgrade abilities and fabricate an arsenal of weapons in this brutal sci-fi horror roguelike.
Death is just the beginning
The only thing that stands in the way of saving the starship is an array of clone printed monstrosities, constantly replenished by the ship’s malfunctioning clone printer. If any encounter with these foes proves fatal, Zimri’s consciousness is uploaded into a new host body, ready for the next attempt.
An ever-changing labyrinth
The colony starship has a self-configuring macrostructure which can alter its internal architecture – and due to the catastrophic malfunction, that’s exactly what will happen. Upon awakening in a new cloned body or on teleporting between decks, the layout of the starship will change each time. Each and every expedition into The Persistence will be unique with different, items and gear to collect & upgrade.
Enhance, upgrade and augment
The technology of the 26th century allows for genetic augmentation and manipulation of dark matter technology. Resequence Zimri’s DNA to improve health, toughness and defensive abilities or even harvest crew DNA to create cloned bodies of crewmembers to inhabit, each with their own unique abilities.
Explore, evade, fight and gather resources
The mutated horde won’t think twice about tearing Zimri limb from limb. Use the environment to scope out, stalk and gain the tactical advantage in either evading or attempting to take them down. Explore the decks of the ship and gather resources, weapons and suit customizations to aid survival in the journey deeper into the dark and terrifying depths.
Water Balloon Mania – “Water Balloon Mania” is an addictive puzzle game.
The goal is to remove all fires from the screen. To do that you have to rotate and position the water balloons on top of or alongside the fires and other water balloons so that there are at least 4 blocks with the same color next to each other.
You can move and turn the water balloons with the joypad.
- Two difficulties: Beginner and Expert!
- Cute HD graphics
Wild Guns – The Kid gang and their army of robots have taken over! Blast your way through villainous outlaws, diabolical robots and towering, screen-filling bosses. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of moves to help you survive the firepower headed your way. You’ll need a sharp eye and quick-on-the-draw reflexes to survive on your own. Or team up with a friend and go out blazing in two-player co-op.
Panel de Pon – As the stack of puzzle pieces rises, think fast to match panels and set off cascading chain reactions and combos. You’ll have to make strategic choices quickly to counteract the relentless competitor attacks from above. A selection of single-player and two-player modes and options provides escalating action and zippy fun. This title originally launched for the Super Famicom in 1995, but this is the first time this version of the game will be available in the U.S. Though this title was never translated into English, it may seem familiar!
Operation Logic Bomb – Agent Logan has been fitted with bioelectronic implants that grant him superior strength, reflexes and analytical abilities. He’s been charged with a mission to save the Subspace Particle Transfer Project. Now it’s up to him to infiltrate, neutralize the intruders and rescue the scientists in a top-down shooter with giant bosses and frenzied action that doesn’t let up.
Rygar – An old legend proclaimed, “When the peaceful land is covered with evil spirits, a brave soldier will be brought to life from the dead.” Luckily, Rygar, the mythical hero from Argus, has arrived in order to defeat the evil king Ligar and his army of dangerous beasts. Join forces with Rygar for a hybrid action-adventure game with a distinct blend of platforming and role-playing elements!
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath*** – Continue the critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat 11 storyline in a new adventure. Fragile alliances are tested and the fate of two worlds hang in the balance. Now is the time to forge a new history. This DLC also includes three new playable fighters: Sheeva, Fujin and Robocop. New players can purchase the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Collection, which includes the base game and the Aftermath DLC. In the original Mortal Kombat 11 cinematic story, take on the role of Earthrealm’s protectors as a menacing new foe bends the forces of time, threatening to turn the tide and rewrite their own dark history.
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 (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
**Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
***Full version of game required to use DLC. 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.
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