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:
Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Join Kirby on an unforgettable adventure in a mysterious, colorful world filled with 3D platforming challenges galore as he endeavors to rescue Waddle Dees from the fearsome Beast Pack.
To win the day Kirby will have to employ a full roster of abilities, including the new Mouthful Mode that enables him to inhale real-world objects – like a car – and transform.
A second player can even join in as Bandana Waddle Dee for two-player co-op play on the same system!
Looking to whet your appetite for the full game? Play the demo today and sample a morsel of Kirby’s Mouthful Mode and three levels from the first world in the game!
The Kirby and the Forgotten Land game will be available on March 25.
CRYSTAR – Set in a grim yet vibrant world, this dark fantasy action-RPG follows Rei, a girl in mourning who must battle her demons by fighting through Purgatory to help save her fallen sister.
Swap between a cast of four playable characters and unravel the truths and tragedies of their pasts. Turn your pain into power by summoning mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when overwhelmed with grief, draw strength from your tears to grow stronger.
By overcoming the enemies around her, and the inner conflict within her, only then will Rei release herself from her own suffering.
CRYSTAR will be available on March 29.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
- Aery – Calm Mind 2
- Agent Intercept – Available March 30
- Andro Dunos 2
- Bunny Memory
- Clutter 1000
- Devastator – Available March 25
- Ikai – Available March 29
- Jumpy Mia
- Kurokami-sama’s Feast
- Niko and the Cubic Curse – Available March 25
- Nun Massacre
- Rattyvity Lab
- SUPER NANARU
- Take Off – The Flight Simulator – Available March 30
- Taqoban – Available March 25
- The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved the World
- Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor
- WRC 10 The Official Game – Available March 29
- ZOMBIE Beyond Terror: FPS Survival
Celebrate Kirby … With Kirby! – Before you float on to Kirby’s latest breathtaking journey, celebrate the pink puffball with a buffet of Kirby titles on Nintendo Switch! Choose from a cast made of Kirby’s copy abilities and duke it out to be the last Kirby standing in Kirby Fighters 2.
Team up with classic Kirby enemies to save Planet Popstar in Kirby Star Allies. Both of these titles are available now in Nintendo eShop.
Or experience some of the superstar’s earliest adventures on NES and Super NES, including Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star and Kirby’s Dream Course.
You can play these classic titles with any Nintendo Switch Online membership.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/store/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 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. 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, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC 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.
Remember that the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo Switch players who register a Nintendo Account gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about parental controls on Nintendo Switch and other features, visit https://play.nintendo.com/parents/crash-courses/parental-controls/ and https://www.nintendo.com/switch/. For all other systems please visit https://support.nintendo.com/.