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 family of systems, 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 the Nintendo Switch family of systems, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems 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.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:
Featured Games from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
B.ARK – Help these heroic pets take back Earth in this shoot-’em-up adventure.
Blast through waves of the evil cybernetic fish armada Dark Tide, and fight to take back the solar system as the members of Team B.ARK: good boy Barker the Dog, Felicity the wise-cracking Cat, Lucio the overprotective Bear and cautious-but-quick Marv the Rabbit.
Hop in a mech for up to four-player local co-op as you battle through multiple galactic stages full of hand-animated characters and enemies. Squad up and fight to take back the Earth.
Splatoon 2 – Excited for the Splatoon 3 game, launching for the Nintendo Switch system in 2022?
Hone your ink-splatting skills today by covering the world in color in the bright, fast-paced action of the Splatoon 2 game. Slide through the action-packed story mode by stepping into the role of Agent 4 in order to find Callie and the Great Zapfish after they’ve mysteriously vanished.
Explore Octo Canyon to find the missing duo, or if you’d rather hop right into multiplayer action – dive into a Turf War with friends.*
Whoever covers the most ground in their team’s color takes the victory!
Splatoon 2 is now available in Nintendo eShop.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
- 10 Second Ninja X – Available July 30
- Alfonzo’s Arctic Adventure – Available July 30
- Alone With You – Available July 30
- Apple Slash – Available July 30
- Arcade Archives VENDETTA
- Banners of Ruin
Blaster Master Zero 3 - The Pinnacle of Mutant Blasting Action Is Here!
Blaster Master Zero 3's hybrid of sidescrolling and top-down action is back for its 3rd chapter, and more intense than ever before! Series protagonist Jason travels to where the series all began, the planet Sophia, in order to save series heroine Eve in this final installment of the BMZ trilogy.
- BUSTAFELLOWS – Available July 30
- Christmas Tina
- Corpse Killer – 25th Anniversary Edition
- Crash Bandicoot – Crashiversary Bundle
Crash Bandicoot – Quadrilogy Bundle - Experience over four full games of marsupial mayhem!
Experience four full games of marsupial mayhem in this Crash Bandicoot™ game bundle, including both the N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time.
Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy:
Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered graphical glory.
Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time:
Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Master new abilities with the four Quantum Masks. Play new level types including N. Verted Levels, Flashback Tapes and Alternate Timelines. Team up or compete with friends locally in Pass N. Play and Bandicoot Battle modes.
- Cuccchi – Available July 30
- Dragon Star Varnir – Available Aug. 3
- Driving School Sim
- Dungeon of Crawl – Available July 30
- Easy Flight Simulator – Available July 31
- Eldest Souls
- Fuga: Melodies of Steel
Gaps by POWGI - These words have one letter missing.
Deduce the correct letters to fill the gaps and spell a new word, but watch out for red herrings!
There are 150 puzzles to solve - and 150 terrible jokes.
- HORROR TALES: The Wine – Available July 30
- Infection Maze
- Kosmonavtes: Escape Reality
- Memory Lane 2 – Available Aug. 3
- OS Omega
- Paint the Town Red
- Papa’s Quiz – Available July 30
- Pets No More
- Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection
Skydrift Infinity - Skydrift Infinity is an action-packed arcade game focusing on the experience of flying alone, and with others, in a light, quick, fast-paced style.
During the various game modes you can partake in deathmatches and armed races as well as other armed competitions, using modern airplanes, which are tuned to the max, with extreme weapons. Your goal is simple: if you can't overtake them, shoot them down!
Play alone, with your friends or compete against previously unknown online challengers! For relaxation explore the exotic islands, used as the venues of the races and arena modes, where you can break free of the 2 dimensionality, that binds known racing games! Your possibilities are limited only by your own imagination!"
- Sound waves
- Super Hoops
- Super Squidlit – Available July 30
- The Long Gate
- Theofil – Available Aug. 1
- Trigger Witch
Xenogunner – Blast your way thru a large variety of bosses, from a dragon to a mercenary in a flying car. Save the universe from the evil Xeno gunner in this intense boss-focused run-and-gun platformer!
Available July 30th.
Apex Legends Emergence – Change is constant in the Apex Games; are you watching closely? Pay attention or pay the price when Apex Legends Emergence launches Aug. 3.
Season 10 brings a new Legend, fresh loot and special events that change the Games. Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game where legendary characters battle for glory, fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Play for free now.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate – Join Sonic in the high-speed adventure of a lifetime!
Use Sonic’s lightning speed as you explore six colorful worlds, each filled with dangerous enemies and hurdles to overcome. Now with stunning upscaled visuals, additional features, a new game mode and enhanced gameplay – it’s the Ultimate Sonic Colors experience.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate will be available on Sept. 7 – pre-order today!
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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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