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 Download 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 content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Arcade Archives Shanghai III – A fun yet deep puzzle game! Matching tiles feels great!
‘Shanghai III’ is a puzzle game that was released from SUNSOFT in 1993.
Players pick from an assortment of mahjong tile patterns such as Dragon, Tiger, etc. The object is to clear all of the tiles from the screen by matching them in pairs. The game runs on a timer, so players have to move fast to clear the entire screen.
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.
*This game uses the Japanese ROM for the main part of the game.
The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Arcanoid Breakout – Breakout come back in this modernized top-of-the-art version.
Enjoy hours of pure fun with this classic break the bricks game. Enjoy the enhanced version with today device capabilities and revive the gameplay simple yet addictive of first generation video-games.
Collectable power-ups; multi-balls, fireballs make this version like no others.
Show off your skills and complete the increasingly challenging levels.
It’s time for you to break a few walls!
Available Jan. 11th.
Dead Ground – Tower defense reimagined! Dead Ground is a procedurally generated tower defense game with rogue-like elements.
Dead Ground is a procedurally generated tower defense game with rogue-like elements. Each playthrough will offer randomly generated guns, skills and augments. You’ll have to travel, collect scrap, water, manage your inventory and upgrade your base to survive!
Place and upgrade the towers wisely, and use your hero to further defend it in this fast-paced game, a perfect blend of action and strategy. You will face permadeath, lots of brutal enemies, tough boss fights and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
- Procedurally generated levels – each playthrough is unique!
- Tons of randomized loot – guns, skills, augments
- Manage and upgrade your base
- Boss fights!
- Random events
- Unlock new heroes and artifacts to further customize the game
Available Jan. 12th.
Epitaph –The Tactical Battler where Death is a Strategy!
Battle for control of the afterlife in Epitaph, a competitive, fast-paced tactical game. Pick three Reapers, the aspects of death, and fight your opponent in real-time, cooldown-based combat. You’ll control all three characters at once, sequencing their abilities and setting up explosive combos to decimate your opponent. But be careful – every time a Reaper dies, they come back stronger, so moving closer to victory will make your opponents even more deadly.
Epitaph’s combat is a unique mix of strategy and timing – think Darkest Dungeon’s abilities mixed with Final Fantasy’s Active Time Battle System. You’ll have to outwit and outsmart your opponent in real time, planning and sequencing your abilities carefully to land devastating combos and counter your opponent’s intentions.
Battle Among Deaths:
Epitaph takes place in the afterlife, where the many faces of Death are fighting against one another in a battle for souls. There are 13 different Reapers in Epitaph’s roster, and you’ll draft a team of three to fit your personal strategy. Will you take Becilla, the Commander, who charges into battle and calls her allies to her side, or Ezzim the Executioner, who relentlessly hunts down his victims with his mighty ax? Stylish abstract character designs add to Epitaph’s ambiance and make it look and feel like to no other competitive game.
Death is a Strategy:
You can kill a Reaper, but in Epitaph, nothing stays dead for long. If your Reapers die six times, you’ll lose the match – but dead Reapers come back bigger and angrier, making them even more threatening. You may be down early, but are you actually on the verge of losing, or just setting up an amazing comeback for your empowered squad?
• Local Multiplayer
Capture the souls of your friends in intense fast-paced tactical combat.
• 13 Unique Reapers
There’s a reaper for every kind of player, from the brutal, in-your-face style of Unch, The Glutton, to the evasive and supportive strategies of Ziyan, the Martyr.
• Single-Player Puzzle Mode
If you’re looking for a more individual challenge, try and solve over 150 puzzles in a single set of moves, ranging from introductory and informative to devilishly hard.
Available Jan. 12th.
Grand Prix Racing – High speed doesn’t always means victory.
Show your driving skills in this racing tour amongst the most challenging world tracks.
With its realistic physics engine and its realistic sensations, Grand Prix Racing renews the genre of racing games. Turn on the turbo and overtake your opponents in breathtaking races.
- 10 Vehicules simultenaously
- 12 Sport Cars Vehicules to choose from
- Full 3D
- Multiple Camera Views
- True Physics
- Best Computer Driven Car Artificial Intelligence
- Realistics Sound FX and optional Rock Musics
- Top Racing Game
- Best Driving Experience
- Easy Controls
Available Jan. 11th.
Iris.Fall – Fusing gameplay with light & shadow. The concept of light and shadow runs throughout the design of the game’s story, art and puzzles. Switch between light and shadow and pass through the two realities as you experience unique interlacing of black and white, as well as both 2D and 3D.
Kingdom Tales 2 – Help young Finn and princess Dahla reunite in love!
A long time ago, there was a kingdom ruled by a fair king, Arnor. His daughter Dahla was the most beautiful and clever in the land. Noble lords from many kingdoms begged the King for his daughter’s hand. No one was good enough for his Dahla. However, in absolute secret, young blacksmith Finn and Dahla were in love. Until one day their secret love was revealed! The king was furious!
Join the expedition of the King’s builders and architects on their noble quest! Explore, gather, produce, trade, build, repair and work for the well-being of all of your subjects. But watch out! The greedy count Ohli and his spies never sleep!
- Help Finn and Dala, the two young “love-birds” reunite
- Find your way to glory through 40 exciting levels
- Meet peculiar and funny characters along the way
- Outsmart the greedy Count Ohli and his spies
- Build the prosperous kingdom for all of your subjects
- 3 difficulty modes: relaxed, normal and extreme
Mahjong Adventure – Develop your mind and patience and strategy skills in Mahjong Adventure.
Mahjong Adventure is a mahjong game based on a classic Chinese game.
Great fit for players who love games like brain puzzles, crossword, chess, mahjong, word search, solitaire, match-3 and other smart games and puzzle brain games. Develop your mind and patience and strategy skills.
How to play
Match pairs of identical tiles to remove them from the board until it’s entirely cleared or until you find all special tiles. You can only match tiles which are free on at least one side.
Available Jan. 12th.
Radio Commander – In Radio Commander you are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War.
This is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tokens and notes.
Radio Commander offers an unique experience very different from classic real time strategy games. It’s a bold try to redefine the genre, as the player will be involved in a decision making process much more realistic than those pictured by casual RTS titles. Ask for situation reports. Listen what your men have to tell you. Send evac choppers and nape drops. Defeat the invisible enemy.
Decide the fate of your soldiers. The choices you face will have a direct impact on the course of the game. They will also define views of your hero. Or maybe those are your views? Playing Radio Commander you must be prepared to answer tough questions about the righteousness of your actions, the price of a human life, and the toxic power of propaganda and stereotypes.
Radio Commander includes:
- 9 main campaign missions (every mission is possible to complete in several different ways),
- 9 animated briefings,
- 15 unit types, including: infantry, evac choppers, gunships, field artillery, aerial reconnaissance, M113 armored personnel carriers, and napalm-carrying F4 Phantom jets (every unit is described by a unique set of statistics and communicates with commander using a different voice),
- full voice over,
- over 200 dialogue blocks, used to construct radio messages,
- over 600 story dialogues between units and the commander.
Available Jan. 11th.
S.U.M. – Slay Uncool Monsters – In S.U.M. you’ll put your Quick-Math skills to test! Fight very Uncool Monsters using Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division.
You play as various Heroes in a world filled with Uncool Monsters. Your task is to fight these Monster by using Math. There are plenty of Dungeons that needs to be cleared and they get harder and harder! Level up and progress in the Campaign(s), or test your endurance in Endless Mode.
Each Dungeon will challenge you with a series of math problems. A monster will provide you with a sum, your task is to fill the equation with the correct numbers at your disposal.
You’ll also perform Special Attacks, depending on your character class, that deals additional damage when setup right. This gives each battle an extra layer of tactics. Plan ahead and you’ll beat the toughest of enemies!
Do you think you are up for the challenge? Think twice before heading into the harder Dungeons, they do get tricky!
Are you a beginner with Math? No worries! There’s Practice Mode to learn the basics!
Available Jan. 12th.
Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story – Dystopian sci-fi gets a survival horror twist!
Inspired by classic adventure games and the origins of the survival horror genre, Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story celebrates the slow, cerebral creep of dread instead of relying on over-the-top action or jump scares. With careful attention to pacing, atmosphere and storytelling, this futuristic tale seamlessly blends 2.5D exploration and problem solving with suspenseful ghost encounters that act as paranormal glitches in our own reality.
In Neo Hong Kong, 2083, a young woman named Mei Lin Mak is dragged into a maelstrom of supernatural horror. As she peers into the century old mystery, Mei is forced to question her perception of reality and her trust of her cybernetic eyes. Under the neon lights of a cyberpunk cityscape, the ruins of the Chong Sing Apartments hide a bloody secret illuminated by the traditions of Chinese folklore and innovations of the industrial future. If there is any hope of escaping this nightmare, Mei Lin must explore this complex, piecing together stories of 14 lost souls and discovering the truth of her own family curse.
- Survive the horror using adventure mechanics and exploration.
- Experience a beautiful, erotic hand-painted art style with Eastern and Western influences.
- Unlock additional outfits, some of which alter interactions throughout the game.
- Keep track of the immersive lore with a convenient journal feature.
- Discover multiple New Game+ modes, alternate endings and hidden extras!
- Get in the mood with a visceral cinema-length soundtrack.
Stardash – We throw you back to the good old retro console days!
Not just the looks of a classic game, also the gameplay of a classic platformer. This game is NOT EASY! you have an endless amount of lives, so you can quickly restart a level when you miss a jump, get hit by an enemy, get bitten by a plant, get hit by a spiky-ball, crushed by big statues, run onto spikes, get hit by a wasp, or any of the other many ways you’ll get stopped in your run.
BUT when you do complete a level, the rush you get will keep you coming back for more, and more, and more, and..
Unlock special temple levels by finding hidden keys, unlock a flip-mode by completing a level both within the time set, and also by collecting all the coins in a level.
Stardash is all about the gameplay thrown at you in awesome retro graphics and original chiptunes.
SuperMoose – He’s just a moose, but not so ordinary!
You have to know Superman and his supernatural powers. Batman, who’s speeding through the streets of Gotham in his Batmobile. Or Spider-Man, who jumps on blocks without any problems. So meet SuperMoose. Here doesn’t have a car, he doesn’t jump on blocks (in fact he’s afraid of heightS), he desn’t even have a beautiful beloved one.
He’s just a moose, but not so ordinary!
Maybe he don’t know karate, muay thai, and jujitsu, but he has a huge heart! When someone needs help in the woods, he’s the first… to run away!
So far the forest lived peacefully. There was no indication of the upcoming tragedy. The Company engaged in construction of houses, wants to take over the forest and cut it out completely, depriving animals of their natural home, and build blocks of flats. Animals are not too happy. Someone wants to evict them without leaving anything in return. Everyoneis panicking! They don’t know what to do! Is there someone who can help them? It seems that there’s one animal that didn’t show any sign of fear … it’s SuperMoose. But not because he is so brave, he just went asleep and missed the whole ruckus. Now he has to stop people before they damage the forest.
Animals cannot lose their natural environment.
All hope lies in the hands (or hooves) of SuperMoose…
- The game honors the best old casual games.
- Six levels with various tasks.
- Caricature, cartoon characters.
- Your character has a lot of skills like a real superhero, use them to carry out their missions!
- Explore the colorful world and have fun!
Top Gun Air Combat – modern conflict air warfare..
Nato armies are engaged in a 21th century conflict against Russian Federation Army.
As a Top Gun Pilot from US Air Force, you fly the best American Fighters (F18, F35, F22…) throught multiple missions across battlefields around the world (Cuba, Lebanon, Ukraine…) in cooperation with your European Allies Aircrafts (Typhoon, Rafale, Mirage…).
You will be engaged in air combat againsts Russian Fighters (Mig 27, Mig 33, Su 37…).
Lock your targets, choose amongst different missile systems and riffle, shoot and forget!
Powered by an very realistic physic engine that makes the game highly playable, Top Gun Air Combat will make you feel real sensations of modern air combat.
Available Jan. 11th.
Travel Mosaics 7: Fantastic Berlin – Travel Mosaics – an absolutely beautiful and brilliant edutainment game for all ages is back with a new chapter! The adventurous Walker animal family are traveling to the great city of Berlin!
Travel Mosaics 7 brings you 140 new and unique nonogram puzzles. Сompared to classic nonograms, Travel Mosaics puzzles are color-coded, and each puzzle contains a hidden image that is revealed as you play! It’s amazing brain-jogging fun for everybody interested in the history of Berlin.
The game features cool souvenirs, customizable puzzle tiles, bonus levels and more: get ready for a fantastic holiday in Germany!
• BEAUTIFUL virtual tour of the German capital
• Fun facts and trivia questions
• 140 colorful puzzles + 20 NEW BONUS levels
• 3 varied difficulty settings
All puzzles can be solved just by logic – no guessing involved! But don’t worry – the Walkers have prepared 4 types of hints to help you out if you ever get stuck.
The game utilizes Nintendo Switch™ system’s features to their full potential. Play using your Joy-Con™ controllers or use the touch screen.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest – Discover your Rage in an adventure game inspired by the legendary tabletop RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
Explore the myths and monsters of Europe’s last primeval wilderness. Play as Maia, who arrives at the ancient Białowieża Forest looking to explore her family history. Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Witness how nature clashes with technology and greed.
For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your Nintendo Switch™. Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe.
Discover beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination. Make tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences.
They teach you to fear rather than to be angry, but fear solves nothing.
Rage gets things done.
Wrestling Empire – The lightweight champion of wrestling brings the revolution to Nintendo Switch™!
Recalling the genre’s 64-bit heyday, this is wrestling that puts the fun first – filling the ring with as many wrestlers as you can handle and letting them loose with freestyle animation where anything could happen at any moment. Design matches before your very eyes with the intuitive setup process, and tag in up to 4 controllers at ANY time for old school multiplayer!
Or create your own star and embark on a career to encounter up to 350 opponents across 10 different rosters in an endless schedule of possibilities. Make the right moves backstage as well as in the ring to fight for your worth and retire with a career worth remembering. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you can even save your changes to each character to make the world your own and never get bored of wrestling again!
- Epic universe of 350 characters across 10 different rosters – and up to 30 of them in the ring loaded instantly!
- Gaming’s most engrossing simulation of life as a wrestler – from contract negotiations to weekly news reports.
- Door-to-door interactivity trusts you to make your own entrance AND walk back through the curtain.
- Unique animation system allows any move to transition into any other at any moment for mind-blowing spots that you’ll want to catch on camera!
- Enjoy the action from different camera angles to suit any playing style.
- Interactive tutorial makes wrestling easy to play yet satisfying to master.
- Design matches & arenas before your very eyes with the most intuitive setup process in wrestling.
- Tag in up to 4 friends at ANY time for old school multiplayer on the same screen.
- Own once and forever with no micro-transactions or added costs – even as the concept continues to evolve.
Available Jan. 11th.
Yumemidori Nostalgia – When you go through the main gate with a butterfly you encountered on Gojukkan Street, you shall meet your soul mate – –
That is the “magical spell” passed down from grandmother.
One particular summer, Yoshino (main character：Renameable), a 17-year-old girl, follows a butterfly through the main gate.
Beyond the gate, she finds herself in Taisho Era red-light district of Yoshiwara, where the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
There she encounters Harufumi, a young writer, and Kocho, a male geisha.
Yoshino tries to find her way back to modern times while searching through the Yoshiwara district, where the nights are wild and rowdy ……
Available Jan. 11th.
Kirby Delivers Some Tetris® 99 Fun – The 19th MAXIMUS CUP event for the Tetris 99 game allows you to earn an in-game theme based on the Kirby Fighters 2 game. Now you can channel your inner fighting spirit into Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch system as you aim to hit your opponents with a flurry of Tetrimino-clearing combos in this action-packed MAXIMUS CUP. The Tetris 99 19th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on Jan. 7 to 10:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 11. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online members* just need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Kirby Fighters 2!
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.
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