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 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:
New Pokémon Snap – Explore lush scenery on unknown islands to snap photos of lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats. You might see unexpected expressions or behaviors – Pokémon patrolling their territory, playing or lurking in out-of-the-way spots.
Your observations of Pokémon thriving in the wild may help unravel the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon. The Pokémon pictures you take will also be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex!
When you complete a course, you can adjust the brightness, blur, zoom and other aspects of your photo in Re-Snap mode. Then, add stickers, frames and filters for a personal touch and share your favorite photos with family and friends in-game.*
New Pokémon Snap will be available on April 30th.
Apex Legends – Legacy – Apex Legends – Legacy is ready to take off on Nintendo Switch. The Legacy update introduces a new permanent game mode, new Legend and new Battle Pass!
The new game mode, Arenas, condenses the chaos of 20-squad Battle Royale matches down into more focused 3-vs.-3 combat. Joining the battle is the newest Legend, Valkyrie. The bold, brash, fiery and fierce Kairi Imahara grew up in the shadow of her father’s legacy, but now she’s ready to launch her own.
Apex Legends – Legacy will be available May 4th.
R-Type Final 2 – For the first time in nearly two decades, you can experience R-Type Final 2! Feel the rush of taking down hordes of Bydo with your fleet of R-Type fighters equipped with an arsenal of new and classic wave cannons, force units, bit devices and devastating delta weapons.
The Bydo threat is always evolving, as new enemies spawn from the wreckage of fallen foes, and stages are corrupted and altered by the sentient Bydo corruption.
R-Type Final 2 unites the explosive action of the original games with modern visuals and gameplay features, making this a must-have title for new and old shoot-’em-up fans alike.
R-Type Final 2 will be available April 30.
Angels with Scaly Wings – Can you solve the mysteries of the world of dragons before it’s too late?
While you serve as an ambassador, you learn more about this strangely familiar place, and discover that your human colleague knows more than he’s letting on…
It will be up to you and the friends you make to uncover the conspiracy that threatens the newly discovered world. In the process, you may even find love.
- Epic, mind-bending story with 175,000 words
- Cultivate friendships (or maybe more) with dragons including 5+ character routes.
- Make meaningful decisions that affect the story with more than 13 unique endings.
- Unlock exclusive images of the main cast.
- Solve crimes and uncover the secrets of the world of dragons.
Available April 30th.
Battle Axe – Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash featuring high-quality visuals created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers rejoice!
For as long as you and your people can remember, your homeland of Mercia has been held in the tyrannical grip of “Etheldred”; a despotic sorceress in the distant icy wastelands to the north.
Every seven years she sends her armies south to handpick inhabitants from each township who will be subjected to a life of slavery, and they are never heard from again. A call is sent out to champions across the land pleading with them to put an end to her rule.
An elf, a wizard and a marauder answer the call. Join this band of heroes on their quest the vanquish evil from the land once and for all!
- Pixel art fun – an adventure for pixel art enthusiasts, with gorgeously designed characters and environments to enjoy with every frame
- Hack n’ slash adventure – familiar yet revitalised, thanks to new gameplay elements, improved controls and pixel perfect animations
- Enjoy a timeless melody – a superb soundtrack by legendary composer Manami Matsumae
- Solo or co-op – choose from three highly-detailed heroes to embark with on your quest, playing alone or with a friend in local co-op
Before I Forget – A woman alone in a house. A mystery and a love story.
Explore the present to uncover the past, in a short story of love and loss and a life well-lived.
A narrative exploration that examines a world where memories are constantly fading and jumbled. A game about dementia and what happens when you can’t hold onto the things you’ve done or the people you’ve loved.
Car Demolition Clicker – Ever dreamed of smashing your own car? Or maybe a car of your neighbour? Well… now you have a chance!
Grab your weapon, call out your battle drones and start clicking the car into oblivion! Earn cash, upgrade your equipment and find more vehicles to destroy!
Tons of upgrades, support weapons, special abilities and explosions! Taste the destruction at it’s best in this clicker game.
We put much effort into graphical detail and design to bring you a high quality product. Alley in the night, construction site or gas station are some of the beautiful stages we have cooked up for you.
Try to destroy different types of cars – from a Van through american Truck to a massive Bulldozer. Break the window, smash the hood, blow the tires and in the end blast them with a rocket launcher.
Our main goal was to create a unique clicker experience – in both graphics and gameplay. You will see cool destruction mechanics, nice visual effects, car paint that gets more and more scratched. But what brings even more fun – is buying those high level support weapons.
If that’s not enough – use stage hazards like explosive barrels or call upon your battle drones to destroy the cars faster and earn even more gold!
You will love those tools of destruction. But beware – boss fight can be tricky!
Better buy some damage perks – just in case!
Castaway Paradise – ♥ This is your island, your adventure ♥
Instant vacation on your own tropical island! Decorate the island, dress up, collect insects, grow crops and help your new neighbors. On Castaway Paradise you can do whatever you want.
♥ Fun activities
♥ Grow plants
♥ Create your own outfit
♥ Decorate your island
♥ Help the villager out
♥ Enjoy the seasons and various events
What would you like to do today in Castaway Paradise?
Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect – Explore a tale of loyalty, deceit and murder through the eyes of a Mafia family’s children.
Following the sudden death of a mafia family’s matriarch, her sons Gerald and Xander are put on the defensive as former partners threaten to take over their collective business ventures for themselves. See through the eyes of the Gallo children as they witness murders, kidnappings and other crimes wrought upon their households by their own fathers.
Crime Opera explores both the strength and frailty of familial bonds, presenting its narrative in beautifully illustrated style. Customize your experience by deciding to read straight through it like a kinetic novel or make choices that impact the story like a visual novel. Either way, this complex and effectual tale is bound to grip you from beginning to end as a life of crime spirals out of control.
• See through the eyes of 6 children born into a world of crime.
• Explore an intricate narrative across 24 chapters.
• Decide whether to play with or without choices that impact story.
• Enjoy beautifully illustrated backdrops and character sprites.
Dull Grey – Dull Grey is an award-winning visual novel about growing up. It tells about mother and son, free will, and the search for happiness among foggy mountains and grey pipes.
You will be making one and the same choice again and again deciding who the son should become – a lamplighter or a tallyman. At first it may seem that the situation leaves you no choice at all. But don’t jump to conclusions, take a moment to think it over and then, perhaps, you’ll see your story in full color.
- The drama of everyday life shown against the background of a retro-futuristic world controlled by the Progress-program
- An unusual mechanic of a single choice leading to different game endings
- A visual style tracing back to Soviet graphics of the 20s
- Inspired by the worlds of Strugatsky brothers, Dostoevsky’s works and Tarkovsky’s movies
Available May 5th.
Fly TOGETHER! – Fly TOGETHER! is a multiplayer game of explosive airplane action that will challenge your inner air traffic controller.
The sequel to the award winning Conduct TOGETHER! takes players to the skies in a race against time to bring passengers safely to their destination by drawing flight paths and avoiding collisions in increasingly challenging action-puzzles.
Fly Solo or hand a Joy-Con™ to your friends and co-pilot through an expansive campaign. Complete contracts, upgrade your airport and collect a growing fleet of airplanes.
Fly against your friends in hectic up-to-8-player battles: throw meteors, invoke tornadoes or drop a giant cake on your opponents. The pilot who gets the most passengers safely to their destination wins.
Here’s some rad things in this game
• Pilot planes in a beautiful 3D world with handheld, stick and motion controls.
• Simple and intuitive gameplay for everyone
• Seamlessly shift between single and multiplayer. Play as the solo pilot or pass the Joy-Con™ to friends for up to 8 players
• Transport passengers, earn coins and unlock new airplanes
• Progress through exotic islands with unique themes
• Fantastic soundtrack by composer Mikkel Gemzøe
• From the Award winning team that brought you Conduct TOGETHER!
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager – In this original mix of Dungeon Management and Roguelite, you will lead your career as a Dungeon Master!
Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons!
- Join the Dungeons Company and climb the corporate ladder
- Crush so-called “heroes” and protect the company’s treasures
- Hire monsters, manage your employees and your stock of traps
- Deal with employee strikes and other fun events
Each run will be different but players will keep some of their Master’s bonuses between runs. Like we’ve already mentioned, our game is a mix between Roguelite and Dungeon Management. How did we achieve that? By running many tests to find the perfect balance between management and dungeon phases!
First, you will have to plan your defense against a group of adventurers. Check their stats and resistances, then place the best traps and monsters to defeat them! When you think your dungeon is ready, let the crawl begin!
You will then be able to watch those heroes die! It’s a reversed dungeon crawler: heroes will move through your dungeon and will trigger the traps you placed. When a group of adventurers encounters a group of monsters you positioned in your dungeon, a turn-based fight will happen!
Reknum Cheri Dreamland – Face the fears from your dreams to save the kingdom in this 2D retro advenure!
REKNUM Fantasy of Dreams is an action, exploration and 2D platformer videogame, it is the latest installment in the REKNUM saga in which Cheri awakens from a fantasy to start the real adventure!
Explore the thematic levels, unlock new weapons and upgrade your skills, fight fearsome bosses inspired by classic gameplay, decipher the poetic words of the ancestors when you travel through the dreamworld and reach the real final outcome.
Retro Space Fighter – Erik Games invites players to experience the 80’s retro world and play classic Shoot ’em Up games. Retro Fighter: Shoot ’em Up appeals to all gamers with its old game spirit.
There are 6 consecutive stages that the player can play. New enemies join to fight at each stage. The player has to complete a stage to play the next one. The player experiences new mechanics, assets, and effects as he or she plays through the final boss fight.
Slinki – Slinki is a hard-as-nails 2.5D action-platformer where your own prosthetic arm is the ultimate multipurpose weapon: Use it as a bladed boomerang to control the population of mutated critters, pull levers towards you to get through puzzles and zip-line across grappling surfaces.
Furthermore, instead of having your weapon return to you, why not return to it instead with the power of Slinki’s slingshot?
All this to find out what happened to the once peaceful forest you used to live in.
Space Warrior – A cool arcade scrolling shooter with incredible visuals!
Experience the world of an alternative future of the Earth and get caught up in a plot of a full-on space saga. It would seem that there is nothing to discover in the Solar System. But in the most remote corners of the Universe mankind has come up against cruel resistance. You are the only one who can save the galaxy from an alien race of invaders!
Choose Railgun, Blaster or Lasers and go up against hordes of alien foes. Float like a butterfly and pity like a bee in true 3D combat. Get the cash and pump up your ships and complete all of the campaign levels.
- popular space setting
- futuristic enemies and bosses
- breathtaking 3D world
- tons of gorgeous shots, explosions and effects
- old-school bulletstorm arcade
- very easy to play, have fun
You like space, shooting and old arcades – this game is for you!
Super Arcade Soccer 2021 – SUPER ARCADE SOCCER 2021 combines the best of today’s technology and classic retro games.
SUPER ARCADE SOCCER 2021 lets you play soccer like never before, combining the best in new technology and classic retro games. It’s the best of both worlds!
Tactics meets intense gameplay in a one-of-a-kind game you’re sure to enjoy. Face off against IA like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a wide variety of competitions and an extensive database with the best teams and players in the world.
Play with or against your friends in leagues, cups and friendlies. Even a local 2 vs 2 match!
Pass, dribble, shoot, head, volley… Do whatever it takes to outscore your opponent by the final whistle.
- Real-life teams and players (Clubs and International Teams).
- Leagues, cups and friendly matches.
- Local 2 vs 2 matches.
- Awesome ball physics.
- Configure your lineup.
- Choose from different tactics.
- Real-life sound.
- Player has 7 skills (shooting, passing, aerial ability, strength, control, stamina and speed).
Endless ways to customize each player (hair, beard, physique, skin tone, etc.).
The game includes 100 clubs, 60 international teams and 1,800 players based on real-life players.
Available April 30th.
Super Glitch Dash – Crack your knuckles and take a deep breath because the ultimate twitch runner has arrived. It’s called Super Glitch Dash for a reason, people: because it’s really, really super.
Immerse yourself in jaw-dropping next-generation visuals that pulsate to the beat of the rhythm-driven gameplay. Feel the rush of your reflexes as you swipe your way past axes, hammers, lasers, meat grinders and spikes while trying to navigate the insane obstacle courses that comprise each stage. Grind rails, flip upside down, and scream into all-new indoor environments as the rollercoaster-like worlds unfold before your very eyes.
We promise: surviving has never been so much fun. So if you’re looking for a really challenging impossible runner, then Super Glitch Dash is the game for you!
• Simple controls, swipe to move
• Spectacular twitch gameplay with unpredictable courses that zoom past you in the first-person
• Incredible cutting-edge graphics take full advantage of powerful devices
• Epic beat driven gameplay thumps to a grooving soundtrack
• Make a Perfect Run and grab every collectible for the ultimate bragging rights
Play today and test your skills!
The Colonists – Build a new home for your team of robots as they begin a new life for themselves on a distant planet where they can fulfil their ultimate dream: to be human.
The Colonists is a relaxing settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series. Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode. Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart’s content.
Available May 4th.
Ultimate Custom Night – Welcome to the ultimate FNAF mashup, featuring 50 characters and custom difficulties!
Welcome to the ultimate FNAF mashup, where you will once again be trapped alone in an office fending off killer animatronics! Featuring 50 selectable animatronic characters spanning seven Five Nights at Freddy’s games, the options for customization are nearly endless. Mix and match any assortment of characters that you like, set their difficulty from 0-20, then jump right into the action! From your office desk, you will need to manage two side doors, two vents, as well as two air hoses, all of which lead directly into your office.
This time you will have to master other tools as well if you want to complete the ultimate challenges, tools such as the heater, A/C, a global music box, a power generator, and more. As if all of that weren’t enough, you’ll also need to set up laser traps in the vents, collect Faz-Coins, purchase items from the prize counter, and as always, keep a close eye on not one, but two, Pirate Cove curtains!
Other features include:
- Challenge menu including sixteen themed challenges.
- Voice acting from returning favorites as well as from new arrivals to the franchise!
- Unlockable office skins!
- Unlockable cutscenes!
Available April 30th.
An Invitation to Battle – The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitation Greeting Card Set is back!
Inspired by the iconic invitation letters often seen in character reveal videos, this My Nintendo reward features a greeting card set with a Super Smash Bros. invitation design and seal.
Organize your next multiplayer tournament by inviting your friends with exemplary style and grace.
Visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/ to learn more.
Oh Snap! – Interested in a taste of the world you’ll visit in New Pokémon Snap?
Visit the Explore the Lental Region website to learn details about the Lental region and its wild Pokémon. Trainers and curious players can click through eight spots on the site’s map to learn about different Pokémon interactions and habitats in the game.
You can also earn My Nintendo Platinum Points along your journey, which can be redeemed for various rewards, including New Pokémon Snap items. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/ to learn more.
It’s Time To Save Face – You can now download a demo for the Miitopia game in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system to get a taste of the humorous adventure that awaits. Miitopia lets you cast your friends, family or anyone you choose to star in your journey to conquer the face-stealing Dark Lord. In this demo of the game’s first area, you’ll be able to create and customize your Mii characters with wigs and makeup. Your save data from the demo can carry over to the full game when purchased, so if you enjoy your first bite, head over to Nintendo eShop to pre-purchase the full smorgasbord of swashbuckling silliness!
The Life of the Party – Expand the party with the new, free online multiplayer update available now in the Super Mario Party game for Nintendo Switch. Partygoers can now enjoy Partner Party and the classic Mario Party board-game mode online with friends and family. Additionally, players can party till they drop with 70 minigames in the online Minigame mode. With Super Mario Party, you can keep the party going with up to four players across a variety of colorful boards and a multitude of minigames, anytime, anywhere … and online!
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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