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:
DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS – DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is an online asymmetrical action game in which a team of seven ordinary citizens tries to survive the Raider – a classic DRAGON BALL rival such as Frieza, Cell and Buu – who will hunt them down and evolve into an unstoppable force during the game.
Escaping won’t be so easy!
Cooperate with others while there’s still time, but the Raider or other Survivors’ decisions may force you to go at it alone. Escape from large maps composed of several areas, customize your playstyle and unlock unique skills, or even play as an iconic DRAGON BALL rival yourself.
DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is now available for pre-order and will be launching on Oct. 14.
DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS Special Edition features the full game and a set of cosmetic items that will make your Survivor stand out on the battlefield with a complete outfit, a victory pose and a vehicle skin.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway – Nickelodeon Kart Racers returns bigger than ever! Featuring a cast of over 40 iconic characters, you’ll drift, slide and boost your way to the finish line on tracks inspired by legendary Nickelodeon shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender and more.
Enjoy surprises like water and slime slides and new vehicle types, including motorcycles and watercrafts. Mix and match parts, vehicles and paint jobs together, then select a crew and chief to give your racer unique abilities.
Race on new tracks in a slime scramble or face off in new arenas in four-player local* and 12-player online** multiplayer.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway is now available for pre-order and launching on Oct. 14.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway Turbo Edition includes the base game, two playable racers and two crew members from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kart parts and more!
Them’s Fightin’ Herds – Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust.
Beneath the cute and cuddly surface, a serious fighter awaits!
Fight opponents offline or battle across the globe using four-button fighting mechanics, a magic system and an enhanced super attack. In story mode players will explore an episodic adventure filled with exploration, combat challenges, minigames and boss fights.
The battle begins on Oct. 18th.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Version – Available Oct. 18
Airport Flight Administrator Simulator & Air Traffic-Sky Airplane Sim Plane Games
Arcade Archives ASSAULT
Arcade Archives DARIUS
Beeny – Available Oct. 14
Black Widow: Looking for Love
Blaloon Blalympia 2
BOT.vinnik Chess 2
Broken Universe – Tower Defense – Available Oct. 14
Bus Simulator City Ride
Chess Classic Board Game
Corrupt – Political Idle City War Strategy Simulator Craft
Elite Soldier Shooter
Football Cup 2022
God Damn The Garden – Available Oct. 14
Invocation: The Festival of Souls
Kawaii Solitaire 3 in 1
LET’S PLAY CURLING!!
Loot Box Simulator – RPG Anime Girls
Mad Experiments: Escape Room – Available Oct. 14
My Life: Pet Vet
NASCAR Rivals – Available Oct. 14
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous – Cloud Version
Pill Baby – Available Oct. 15
Pnevmo-Capsula – Available Oct. 19
reky – Available Oct. 14
RichMan 11 – Available Oct. 19
Rush Hour Deluxe – The ultimate traffic jam game!
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles
Space Roguelike Adventure
Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova – Available Oct. 14
SUPER FUNKY BOWLING – Available Oct. 14
The Preschoolers: Season 1
The Witch’s House MV
Tinhead (QUByte Classics)
ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area
Virtual Families Cook Off: Chapter 1 Let’s Go Flippin’
Winter Games 2023
Yum Yum Cookstar
異世界最強勇者の悲恋物語 - Isekai Tragic Love -
Yay, Sports! – Knock October out of the park with some sporty games on Nintendo Switch, just in time for National Sports Day!
Get gritty on the pitch with Mario and friends in Mario Strikers: Battle League, step up to the plate with MLB the Show 22, make the highlight reel in Rocket League or snag a Victory Royale in the current season of Fortnite.
Looking for a variety of sports to dive into? Nintendo Switch Sports has you covered with six: Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay), and each one is playable with intuitive motion controls! Plus, Golf will be added to the game as a seventh sport in a free update this holiday.
Mario Strikers: Battle League, MLB the Show 22, Rocket League, Fortnite and Nintendo Switch Sports are all available now in Nintendo eShop.
Enhance Your Aionios Journey! – Come explore the vast world of Aionios in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for the Nintendo Switch system, where you can scale cliffs, descend sandy slopes, zipline across ropes and sail the seas! And with the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass DLC***, there’s even more rich gameplay to sink your teeth into.
Wave 2 launches today and includes a new Hero character, Ino, that grants access to the new class, “Noponic Champion,” Challenge Battles, unique accessories and special outfits!
The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass is available now in Nintendo eShop and grants access to four waves of DLC content for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as each becomes available.
MARIO + RABBIDS SPARKS OF HOPE – A cosmic adventure of galactic proportions with Mario and the Rabbids is just around the corner!
Explore vibrant worlds, unlock secrets, rescue Sparks and save the galaxy in exciting tactical battles. Freely roam through all sorts of wondrous worlds, each one jam-packed with discoveries.
Recruit up to 30 different Sparks, each with their own special powers and skills that can help “spark” a decisive victory!
Can Mario and the Rabbids put an end to the darkness?
MARIO + RABBIDS SPARKS OF HOPE launches on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20. Pre-orders are available in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.
A Gold Edition can also be pre-ordered, containing the base game, weapon skins and a season pass that includes upcoming DLC packs with new adventures, quests and battles.
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 Splatoon 3, 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 (full version of game required to use DLC for that game; sold separately) 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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* Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*** Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.