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:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, join Noah, Mio and their friends – all members of the two opposing nations of Keves and Agnus – on a heartfelt journey through a world with a dark secret.
In this spellbinding tale, you’ll traverse massive, fantastical landscapes and master seamless real-time RPG combat as you expose the true enemy pulling the strings. Plus, pair up and fight as one in battle via Interlinking, where specific pairs of characters in your party can fuse to become a fiercely powerful creature known as an Ouroboros.
As the latest entry in the critically acclaimed role-playing series, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can also serve as an entry point for anyone looking to become engrossed in an immense RPG world with dynamic characters, a rich narrative and epic scope!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Wave 1 of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass DLC will be available on July 29.
Digimon Survive – Digimon Survive presents a hybrid visual novel and tactical RPG set in a mysterious world filled with dangerous monsters and deadly battles that will test your ability to survive.
After getting lost on a school trip, Takuma Momozuka finds himself transported to a world inhabited by ferocious foes and new allies. Join Takuma and his friends as they fight their way back home. Craft your story in this thrilling visual novel with turn-based combat.
Digimon Survive will be available on July 29.
Before We Leave – Grow, gather and manage resources to help your settlements thrive, and share goods between the hexagonal lands and planets around you.
Relax and expand the fabric of your growing societies and create a solar system of happy planets at your own pace. Not everything will go your way, though – use your wits and research solutions to overcome the challenges that your ancestors once faced.
Before We Leave will be available on Aug. 2.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Animal Puzzle for Toddlers and Kids – Preschool and kindergarten learning and fun game
Arcade Archives Chack’n Pop
Avenging Spirit – Available July 29
Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3
Best Sniper: Shooting Hunter
Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions
Coloring Book: Adventure Bundle – 90 drawings – Available July 29
Construction Ramp Jumping
Cow Rush: Water Adventure
Encounters: Music Stories
Frogun – Available Aug. 2
Hot Lap League: Deluxe Edition – Available July 31
Japanese Escape Games The Hospital
Jigoku Unko Toripuru
Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony
Lord Winklebottom Investigates
MADiSON – Available July 29
Moonrise Fall – Available July 29
My Cute Unicorns – Coloring Book
Pizza Bar Tycoon Deluxe Edition – Available July 29
Polygraph: Escape from the Lie Detector
Promo Pack 2x1 – Available Aug. 3
Pure Crosswords – the best Crossword Puzzle Word Game ever! – Available Aug. 2
Puzzletronics: Digital Infinite
Redout 2 – Deluxe Edition
Romeow: to the cracked Mars
Solitaire Master VS
South of the Circle – Available Aug. 3
Superpanda 2 – Available July 29
Tiki Party: Quiz Game with Friends
Turrican Anthology Vol. I – Available July 29
Turrican Anthology Vol. II – Available July 29
Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online:
Kirby’s Avalanche – The adorable pink puffball is taking a break from swallowing enemies to best them in this fast-paced puzzler!
Take control of Kirby and match wits with well-known enemies from the Kirby series (including his archrival, King Dedede!) to win the First Annual Dream Land Avalanche Competition. Stack the right number of matching blobs together to make them explode and rain down boulders on your opponent’s field of play.
Fans of the Puyo Puyo series will feel right at home with this puzzle game!
Are you good enough to help Kirby become the avalanche king?
Fighter’s History – In this one-on-one fighting game, released for the Super NES in 1994, elite fighters from around the world have all gathered for one competition.
Each has their own reason for fighting, but only one can walk away the winner.
Strike your opponent’s weak spot and aim for glory!
NES – Nintendo Switch Online:
DAIVA STORY 6 IMPERIAL OF NIRSARTIA – This galaxy-spanning simulation game launched on the Famicom system in 1986, but never saw a U.S. release until now.
It features three distinct phases of play: the strategic-simulation phase, star-side fleet battles and action-packed planet-side battles.
(Pro tip: To jump immediately into a random planet-side battle, enter the password たたかう.)
Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Celebrate your love of Pokémon this International Day of Friendship by befriending the Pokémon you can meet in the Hisui region!
In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you’ll explore the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, in an age when it was rare for people and Pokémon to live in close harmony.
Your goal will be to meet every species of Pokémon from every corner of this region as you work to complete the land’s first-ever Pokédex. Forge strong bonds with the partner Pokémon of your choice – Rowlet, Cyndaquil or Oshawott – and uncover the mysteries surrounding Arceus, the Alpha Pokémon said to have shaped all there is in this world.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is available now in Nintendo eShop.
Ten Lucky Winners on This Wild Passage of Fate! – Enter for a chance to win* an action-packed prize pack in the My Nintendo Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Sweepstakes!
Prizes include a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 metal HD sublimation print, a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 sling bag, a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 water bottle set and a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 postcard set.
My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points to enter, with up to three entries total. Ten lucky winners will be picked.
Visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/2003523f7ca5ee86 to enter today!
Rewards for Warriors – My Nintendo members can redeem Platinum Points** for rewards based on the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes game!
Members can redeem 30 Platinum Points right now for a printable box art cover for the physical game case, featuring flashy art of Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude and the protagonist. Plus, take note – a full-color memo pad is available now, featuring stunning art from the game! You’ll need to redeem 600 Platinum Points to get it.
For more information, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/dee04e17314a3307.
Try the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Demo and Earn Platinum Points – Download the free demo for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes before Aug. 1 to earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points!***
It’s a great way to experience the excitement of the game’s action-packed Warriors-style gameplay combined with the strategy and style of the Fire Emblem series.
Plus, your progress will carry over to the full game, once purchased.
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, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Sports. 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 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, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion 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.
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* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 10 AM PT on 7/21/2022 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 9/14/2022. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account (if you do not have a Nintendo Account you can register for one at https://my.nintendo.com/; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/2003523f7ca5ee86; (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/2003523f7ca5ee86) as stated in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive the following prize package: one (1) 20”x24” Xenoblade Chronicles 3 metal HD sublimation print (ARV $250 USD), one (1) Xenoblade Chronicles 3 sling bag (ARV $90 USD), two (2) Xenoblade Chronicles 3 water bottles (ARV $70 USD), and one (1) Xenoblade Chronicles 3 postcard set and stand (ARV $40 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $4.500.00 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-xenoblade-chronicles3-official-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
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*** Your Platinum points will be automatically added to your account within 30 days.