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 for Nintendo Switch:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise – Join Lottie and the Paradise Planning team in this paid DLC* that expands your Animal Crossing: New Horizons experience.
You’ll travel to a chain of charming islands in an archipelago, where you can design the dream vacation homes of your clients, decorate island facilities – like a school and a restaurant – and discover new ways to create and personalize.
With dozens and dozens of clients eager to enjoy your design inspirations, including your main island residents, the chance to create dream vacation homes offers new experiences to discover!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise will be available on Nov. 5.
Just Dance 2022 – The ultimate dance game is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and “Level Up” by Ciara. Looking for the perfect game to dance to the latest hits and share some fun with friends and family? Just Dance 2022 is for you!
Airborne Kingdom – Embark on a journey as a small kingdom to expand your population, researching new technologies and buildings, and forging alliances with terrestrial kingdoms.
Soar through the skies as you complete quests, gather and manage resources, and work to keep your kingdom balanced both literally and in service of the needs and desires of your workers.
Ultimately it is up to you to unite all of the kingdoms together into a single alliance guided along by the legendary Airborne Kingdom.
Airborne Kingdom will be available on Nov. 9.
Where Cards Fall – Enjoy more than 50 challenging puzzles that exercise your imagination and strategic thinking skills, set to an original and immersive soundtrack. Create pathways through dreamlike spatial puzzles to navigate the insecurities and emotions of high school and beyond.
Where Cards Fall is a slice-of-life story where you build houses of cards to bring formative memories to life.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
.dog – Available on Nov. 6
890B – Available on Nov. 10
A Boy and His Blob - When the planet of Blobolonia fell under the tyrannical rule of the evil Emperor, one brave blob managed to flee in search of help.
After crash landing on Earth, the blob finds an unlikely hero in a young boy. Together they must return to Blobolonia and defeat the evil Emperor. Armed with nothing but the power of friendship and a bag full of jelly beans that can transform the blob into fun and versatile tools, this pair of heroes has all they need to take you on an unforgettable adventure.
Air Stunt Racing – Available on Nov. 5
Arcade Archives SKY KID
Bloody Rally Show
BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light – Available on Nov. 9
Circa Infinity – Available on Nov. 5
Destructivator SE – Available on Nov. 5
Emergency Driver Simulator – Available on Nov. 5
Encodya – Available on Nov. 5
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R – Available on Nov. 5
Gravity Light – Available on Nov. 8
GUNKID 99 – Available on Nov. 10
Head over Heels
Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut
Lone McLonegan: A Western Adventure
Lyrica2 Stars Align
Magic Potion Millionaire
Milli & Greg
My Singing Monsters Playground – Available on Nov. 9
New York Mysteries: The Lantern of Souls
Occult Interrogation: The ritual of little nightmares
Om Nom: Run – Available on Nov. 5
One Last Memory
Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic – Available on Nov. 5
Pretty Girls Panic! PLUS
QUByte Classics – The Immortal by PIKO
Real Farm – Premium Edition – Available on Nov. 10
Stilstand – Available on Nov. 5
Super Sami Roll
The Gardener and the Wild Vines – Available on Nov. 5
The Prince of Landis – Available on Nov. 5
Tomb of the Mask
Expand Your Horizons! – There’s even more Animal Crossing: New Horizons content arriving this week, with a free update** available to all Animal Crossing: New Horizons players on Nov. 5.
It includes characters such as Brewster, who will open the Roost café on the second floor of the museum, and the sea shanty singing Kapp’n, who will take you to different islands with his boat.
There will also be newly opened shops in the plaza on Harv’s Island, including Katrina’s fortune-telling shop. You’ll be able to enjoy abilities such as cooking and growing vegetables, Gyroids can now be dug up from the ground, and as Resident Representative, you can even establish ordinances that reduce the rate at which weeds grow or make all the residents get up early in the morning. Have fun exploring the new experiences on your island getaway!
Get Cozy With Animal Crossing: New Horizons Prizes – Enter the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cozy Winter sweepstakes for a chance to win cute and cuddly prizes that may inspire you to turn up the heat on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons gameplay!*** Prizes include a Mink Sherpa plush blanket and a Monopoly Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Board Game. Check out the full details at https://my.nintendo.com/news/5af0557dd894a076.
Close Your Eyes and Make a Wish! – Get your hands on a new reward inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game! Use your My Nintendo reward points**** to redeem a 2021 birthday calendar to download and print. Now you’ll be able to celebrate the birthdays of your favorite characters from the Animal Crossing series, including the newly added characters from the Nov. 5 update. To find out how to redeem your Platinum Points visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/99dcf38e0d469745.
Become the Ultimate Warrior – Attention bounty hunters – there’s still time to enter the My Nintendo Metroid Dread Sweepstakes ending on Nov. 8.***** Prizes include HD metal wall art featuring Samus and an E.M.M.I. robot, a Metroid Dread Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch, a Slim Case for Nintendo Switch from PowerA and a Metroid Dread Men’s Hoodie Sweatshirt. For more information, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/a066dd359423fb69.
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 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/.
With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, players get access to even more benefits, including a library of Nintendo 64 games with newly added online play for up to four players (additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately), Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC (available Nov. 5) and retro SEGA Genesis games.
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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For all other systems please visit https://support.nintendo.com/.
* Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.
** Players will need to connect to the internet and download the latest update data to access certain in-game events as they become available.
*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 1:00 p.m. PT on 11/1/2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/8/2021. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/2418121c39f69a61; (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cozy Winter Sweepstakes page as stated in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) My Nintendo exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mink Sherpa plush blanket (ARV: $150.00 USD), one (1) Club Mocchi Mocchi Nintendo® Animal Crossing™ Mega 15" Plush – Isabelle (ARV $42.99 USD), one (1) PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch™ - Animal Crossing™ (ARV: $27.99 USD), and one (1) Hasbro Gaming Monopoly Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Edition Board Game (ARV $26.49 USD). Total ARV of each prize: $247.47 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $2,474.70 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/rules/animal-crossing-new-horizons-cozy-winter-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
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***** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 10:00 a.m. PT on 10/1/2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 11/8/2021. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/a066dd359423fb69; (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the Metroid Dread My Nintendo Sweepstakes page as stated in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) 20” x 24” HD metal sublimation print featuring art from the Metroid Dread game (ARV: $300.00 USD), one (1) Fifth Sun Metroid Dread hoodie (ARV $47.99 USD), one (1) PowerA Metroid Dread Enhanced Wired Controller (ARV: $27.99 USD), and one (1) PowerA Metroid Dread Nintendo Switch Slim Case ($12.99 USD). Total ARV of each prize: $388.97 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $3,889.70 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://nintendo.com/rules/my-nintendo-metroid-dread-sweepstakes. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.