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Nintendo Download, October 20, 2022: Aria of the Sparks

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 Download - New this Week

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:

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – A cosmic adventure of galactic proportions with Mario and the Rabbids is here!

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 Darkmess?

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope launches on Nintendo Switch today!

Check it out in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on A Gold Edition can also be purchased, containing the base game, weapon skins and a season pass that includes upcoming DLC packs with new adventures, quests and battles.

Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal – Prepare for the award-winning RPG experience in this definitive edition of Persona 5 Royal, featuring a treasure trove of downloadable content!

Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist has a strange dream. “You truly are a prisoner of fate. In the near future, ruin awaits you.” With the goal of “rehabilitation” looming overhead, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief.

Persona 5 Royal launches on Oct. 21.

New Tales from the Borderlands

New Tales from the Borderlands – Within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Promethea, you’ll control Anu, Octavio and Fran on the worst day of their lives.

Help these three lovable losers as they endeavor to change the world (and maybe even save it)!

You decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, “streetwise” brother Octavio and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, you’ll claw and con your way through this thrilling five-part story full of gun-toting goons, otherworldly beasts and delicious tacos.

It’s time to fight back against exploitation and corporate greed.

It’s time to make Mayhem your business.

New Tales from the Borderlands launches on Oct. 21.

Jackbox Party Pack 9

Jackbox Party Pack 9 – Introducing the ninth installment of the Party Pack Franchise you know and love!

Enjoy five games – Fibbage 4, Quixort, Junktopia, Nonsensory and Roomerang. Learn more about each of these games on or in Nintendo eShop.

Whether you’re hanging out with friends, having a remote get-together, trying to make the holidays less awkward or looking for your next game to stream, Jackbox Party Pack 9 is here to spice things up.

Jackbox Party Pack 9 is available to play with friends today! (Compatible smart device required. Game, systems and smart device sold separately.)

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Aery   Last Day of Earth

Apré Lapli [After the rain]

Arcade Archives TOY POP


Backgammon: Board Game Puzzle


Crowalt: Traces of the Lost Colony – Available Oct. 21

Crystal Goddess – Available Oct. 21


Dead Secret Circle

Doomed to Hell

Ducky Quacky – Available Oct. 25

Fantasy Blacksmith – Available Oct. 21

Fishing Ducks

Flying Neko Delivery

Forest Pop

Gas Station Simulator


Howloween Hero – Available Oct. 21

JoJo Siwa: Worldwide Party – Available Oct. 21

Letterbox by POWGI

Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia + Comic Coloring Book  Complete Edition

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships

Miraculous: Rise of the Sphinx – Available Oct. 25


One More Island

One True Hero

Our Fantasy Quest

Pink Explorer

Pompom: The Great Space Rescue – Available Oct. 25

Pretty Girls Escape

Pure-hearted Gyaru and the Shape of Happiness

Robotry! – Available Oct. 26

Runefall 2 – Collector’s Edition

RUNOUT – Available Oct. 21

Sea Horizon

Seduced in the Sleepless City

She Wants Me Dead – Available Oct. 21

Shutter Nyan! Enhanced Edition

Super Mabus Mania – Available Oct. 25


The Walking Zombie 2 – Available Oct. 21

Touhou Gouyoku Ibun Sunken Fossil World.

Turret Lab – Available Oct. 22

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef

World Soccer Cup 2022 – Available Oct. 21

Yomawari: Lost in the Dark – Available Oct. 25

Zombies Killer Machine – Car Games,Driving,Dead Mechanic Simulator


Rewards That Spark-le

Rewards That Spark-le – My Nintendo members can redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points* for rewards based on the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope game! Members can redeem 400 Platinum Points right now for an adorable Spark keychain to take along on your adventures!

Plus, you can redeem Platinum Points for two cosmically colorful wallpapers for your PC or smart device.
For more information, please visit

Gotta Splat ’Em All Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest November wallpaper calendar reward

Gotta Splat ’Em All – Looking forward to the upcoming Splatoon Pokémon Splatfest** taking place from Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. PT to Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. PT?

Show some flair for your partner Pokémon team of choice with a Splatoon Pokémon Splatfest Keychain set reward … coming soon!

In the meantime, count down the days until the Splatoon 3 Splatfest and the release of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games with the November wallpaper calendar reward.

For more information, please visit

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
    • Save Up to 30% During the Try Before You Buy Sale! – Starting today until Oct. 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can save on the digital versions of select Nintendo Switch games that feature demos like Metroid DreadYoshi’s Crafted WorldKLONOA Phantasy Reverie SeriesWarioWare: Get It Together! and Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.
      Try Before You Buy Sale! 
      The name of the sale isn’t just for show – every game in the Try Before You Buy Sale has a free demo to download and sample! And remember that you can earn My Nintendo Gold Points*** – awarded based on 5% of the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used). Then, you can redeem your Gold Points toward the purchase of other eligible digital games, DLC, Nintendo Switch Online memberships and more.
      Shop online at and Nintendo eShop on your device.
      For more information, please visit

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. 3Super 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

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 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 and
For all other systems please visit

* A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply
** 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.
*** 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 points. Terms apply.

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