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:
Cult of the Lamb – In Cult of the Lamb, prepare to start your own cult in a land of false prophets. Venture out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers.
Spread your Word to become the one true cult!
As you amass your flock, you’ll collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your cult.
Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power to assert your cult’s dominance.
Arcade Paradise – Welcome to Arcade Paradise, the ’90s-themed retro arcade game and light-management sim combo!
Take on the role of Ashley and manage the day-to-day tasks of running the family laundromat. Rebel against your father’s wishes and create a games arcade to give the sleepy town of Grindstone something to really get excited about as you wash rags, invest the profits and build your very own arcade paradise!
The more arcade cabinets you install, the more players will spend, with over 35 fully playable games to unlock! But remember, you don’t have time to just stand around setting the highest scores … the toilet won’t clean itself and there’s trash to take out.
Relive ’90s gaming nostalgia on your journey from rags to arcade riches!
Two Point Campus – Build your university, your way, in Two Point Campus! It’s time to spin academia on its head.
Got a yearning for learning?
Or just keen to build an educational masterpiece?
Two Point Campus is jam-packed with new creative tools to help you build the university of your dreams. For the first time, build in the great outdoors as you develop your own delightfully educational campus environment, housing the top teaching facilities in the land.
Whether you prefer building on simple foundations or placing every tree, you can build the university you want. Lay down pathways with new easy-to-use tools. Plant glorious collections of outdoor flora.
Place benches, fountains, sculptures, hedgerows – even picket fences. The only limit is your imagination (and your in-game bank balance).
Two Point Campus will be available on Aug. 16.
Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince – Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince is the new sequel in the Blossom Tales series.
In this adventure, Grandpa’s latest tale takes you on a journey through haunted forests, pirate shores and other mysterious lands across a vast open world!
Charming towns, terrible enemies, tricky puzzles and powerful weapons await you. Enjoy a “story-within-a-story” as Grandpa narrates exciting moments throughout Lily’s incredible adventure.
Will you help Lily defeat the Minotaur King and save her brother?
Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince launches Aug. 16.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Arcade Archives DIG DUG
Cat Slide Tiles
Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys
Comic Coloring Book Complete Edition: SKETCH
Counter Bunny Hop – Strike Go Simulator Xtreme Deluxe 3D Shooter
Family Chess Ultimate Edition
Hell Blasters – Available Aug. 17
Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape The Sento
Jump The Car
Little League World Series Baseball 2022 – Available Aug. 17
origamihero games 2D Platformer Collection
Robo Revenge Squad – Available Aug. 17
Sakura MMO – Available Aug. 12
Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation -The Endless Seven-Day Journey-
Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff
Super Bullet Break – Available Aug. 12
Super Space Serpent SE / Perpetuum Mobile Bundle
Ultimate 4x4 Offroad Trucks :Car Racing Driving Simulator 2022
Viki Spotter: Space Mission
Voyage – Available Aug. 12
Zen Mindfulness: Meditation and Relax
Kids Appreciation Week With Nintendo – Let your kids know you appreciate all the joy they bring to the family. Why not celebrate them by bonding over some Nintendo Switch games?
Throw them a party with Mario Party Superstars, which features classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games.
Get moving with Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Bowling, Chambara and Badminton in Nintendo Switch Sports.
Strike up some fierce family competition with Mario and friends in Mario Strikers: Battle League, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Or, if teamwork is more your goal, embark on a sweeping two-player adventure with Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Mario Party Superstars, Nintendo Switch Sports, Mario Strikers: Battle League, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Kirby and the Forgotten Land are all available now in Nintendo eShop.
Apex Legends: Hunted – Discover the will to survive in Apex Legends: Hunted. The Apex Games are full of surprises and challenges that put your skills to the test.
Hit them with your best shot as Vantage, a survivalist who can spot a threat coming from down her sniper scope to triumph against the odds.
Explore a reforged Kings Canyon, and be sure to drop in on what used to be Skull Town, now called Relic. Set your sights on style with the Hunted Battle Pass.
There’s no one road to the top: For the first time, certain challenges can now be completed in the mode of your choice, giving you the flexibility to complete the Battle Pass your way.
The ultimate test of survival is here.
Reel in Double Gold Points With the Digital Version of Splatoon 3 – Here’s a fresh opportunity for you! For a limited time you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points on the digital version of the Splatoon 3 game. That means you can earn 10% in Gold Points – which you can then use toward your next eligible digital game or DLC. Already pre-ordered digitally? Those points are coming your way, too – booyah! Offer ends Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT.*
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.
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/.
* Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. Offer valid through Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT when you purchase or redeem a download code for the digital version of the Splatoon 3 game in Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. For more information about Gold Points, be sure to check out https://my.nintendo.com/about_gold_point.