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 from the Nintendo website.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:
Featured Games on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania – Go bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure! Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island!
Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas!
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be available on Oct. 5.
Astria Ascending – Experience an epic story with rewarding, turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious hand-drawn visuals.
Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon, visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. Immerse yourself in a fascinating narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors.
Fight more than 200 different monsters, collect and summon legendary beasts into the fight, and build up your power to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks.
HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED – Collect the best vehicles in the Hot Wheels universe, build spectacular tracks and dive into breathtaking races. The most iconic and sought-after Hot Wheels vehicles are waiting for you.
Get ready to make them race at full speed! Stand out in the crowd by setting off your personality with the exclusive livery editor. Prove your skills by competing in awesome races and get ready for pure fun! Drift, charge the booster and launch yourself into spectacular loops.
But be careful: If you’re too slow gravity will do its job. Race side by side with your friends in split screen mode for two players, or face up to 12 opponents in online challenges.
Create your own track by taking advantage of what surrounds you, and create amazing layouts inside and outside the race course.
UNSIGHTED – Traverse Arcadia your way. Save your friends. Time is ticking. Alma is an Automaton that awakens to a world in ruin after the war with the humans.
Anima, the resource that gives Automatons sentience, is running out and turning Alma’s friends into mindless killing machines, the UNSIGHTED. Alma must traverse the vast city of Arcadia before the life force of her friends and herself withers away.
Who will you save, and who will you leave to turn UNSIGHTED?
FIFA 22 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition – Powered by Football, EA SPORTS FIFA 22 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch features the latest kits, clubs and squads from some of top leagues around the world. It will also feature some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including some new to FIFA 22. Gameplay features and modes will have parity with FIFA 21.
FIFA 22 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition will be available on Oct. 1.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – Brawl it out as your favorite Nickelodeon characters in bombastic platform battles! With a power-packed cast of heroes from the Nickelodeon universe, face off with all-stars from SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, Danny Phantom, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats and more to determine ultimate animation dominance.
With unique move sets and attacks inspired by their personalities, each character has an individual style of play enabling endless action for Nickelodeon’s legion of fans.
Select your favorite and then let the intense brawls begin with online and local multiplayer action.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be available on Oct. 5.
Death’s Gambit: Afterlife – A contract binds you to Death who seeks to eradicate immortality. Will you do his bidding and restore the natural order, or succumb to its power in this hardcore 2D action RPG?
The promise of immortality lies at the heart of Siradon. As Death’s right hand, challenge the undying guardians of the realm and endure the eternal struggle to purge their souls. Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is the new and expanded edition of the original hardcore 2D RPG action-platformer.
Master the precise combat, using a wide variety of weapons and abilities to confront the horrors that lurk within Siradon. Explore a mysterious and unforgiving world and uncover the true price of immortality.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
- 2weistein – The Curse of the Red Dragon 2 – Available on Oct. 1
- Actraiser Renaissance
- Aeon Drive
- Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases – Available on Oct. 5
Arcade Archives PAC-MAN - "PAC-MAN" is an action game released by NAMCO in 1980.
Players clear stages by eating all PAC-DOTS in each round without getting caught by any of the four ghosts, each with its own personality.
Eating POWER PELLETS will let you attack the ghosts, so time them carefully!
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.
- Arcade Archives XEVIOUS
- Asdivine Saga
- BARRICADEZ ReVisited
- Beach Volleyball Challenge
- Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Racers – Available on Oct. 1
- Bonfire Peaks
- Castlevania Advance Collection
- Colsword – Available on Oct. 1
- COTTOn 2 – Saturn Tribute
- COTTOn Boomerang - Saturn Tribute
- Dandy Ace
- DELTARUNE Chapter 1&2
- Doom & Destiny Worlds – Available on Oct. 1
- Earth Marines – Available on Oct. 1
- ExZeus: The Complete Collection
- Fighting Fantasy Legends
- Guardian Force – Saturn Tribute
- Kyle is Famous: Complete Edition – Available on Oct. 1
- Ludo XXL
- Mary Skelter Finale
- Math Classroom Challenge
- MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA
- MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA - Deluxe Edition
- Meteoroids 3D
- Mini Car Racing 2
- Prepare the First RPG Village ~The Adventures of Nyanzou&Kumakichi: Escape Game Series~
- Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan – Available on Oct. 4
- RiMS Racing – Available on Oct. 5
- Road Racing: Highway Car Chase
- Ronister Adventure
- Sealed Bite
- SGC – Short Games Collection #1 – Available on Oct. 1
- Shadows of Kurgansk
- Space Revenge
Sports & Adventure Pinball – This pack includes the games: World Soccer Pinball, Touchdown Pinball, Basketball Pinball, Dragon Pinball, Pirates Pinball and Titan Pinball.
Enjoy 6 games in one with the perfect reproduction of real pinball machines, with all kinds of graphic details and sounds.
If you prefer, you can also purchase them separately in the Nintendo eShop.
Available on Oct. 1st.
- Survival Z – Available on Oct. 1
- Takorita Meets Fries – Available on Oct. 1
- THE Card Battle: Eternal Destiny
- The Forgotten City – Cloud Version
- The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare
- Top Boat: Racing Simulator 3D
- Toree 2 – Available on Oct. 4
- Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – Available on Oct. 28
- 雨音スイッチ -AmaneSwitch- – Available on Oct. 5
Beware of Blinding Speed and Tricky Shots – FORE! More free content has arrived for the Mario Golf: Super Rush game for the Nintendo Switch system. Two new playable characters have been added to the game: Koopa Troopa and Ninji! In addition to these characters, two new courses have been added – the snowy Blustery Basin and the desert-set Spiky Palms – as well as the ability to change the difficulty level of the CPU opponents. Download all this new content in Mario Golf: Super Rush today!
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Autumn Scrapbook Kit – Delight in all things autumn with your friends from the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game! You can now redeem your My Nintendo Platinum Points* for the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Autumn Scrapbook Kit digital reward. Create personal scrapbook pages with photos taken using the AR Camera** to fill with the warm colors of fall – and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp items! To redeem this reward, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/67c317011c3cc4c9.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Don’t miss your chance to save up to 60% off on select Nintendo Switch games and DLC bundles with the Blockbuster Sale on Nintendo eShop! The sale ends on Oct. 3 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/ for more details.
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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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** When taking photos, please be mindful of your surroundings. Ensure you have adequate room for gameplay.