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 in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Fire Emblem Engage – Team up with iconic heroes from past Fire Emblem games and add their power to yours in this new Fire Emblem story!
Legendary heroes called Emblems grant incredible power to the one who holds the 12 Emblem Rings. However, the Fell Dragon and ancient nemesis of the Divine Dragon has risen and seeks the rings for his own evil gain.
Command the army of the Divine Dragon through turn-based battles across the continent and bring peace back to Elyos. Each battle is different, requiring its own strategy and approach. Plan attacks carefully when commanding each hero with their own moves and weapons while using the terrain, positioning and unique talents of the heroes to defeat the enemy across the grid-based battlefield.
Tailor your experience with a range of difficulty and game modes suited for all skill levels. Casual Mode sees fallen allies revived after a battle, while they’ll be lost forever when using Classic Mode.
If you make a major error in combat, use the Draconic Time Crystal to rewind and try again, in any mode!
The Fire Emblem Engage game will be available on Jan. 20.
Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden – Experience the iconic, critically acclaimed RPG that reinvented the Persona series, Persona 3 Portable, and the world-renowned Persona 4 Golden, now newly remastered.
In Persona 3, shortly after transferring to Gekkoukan High School, the protagonist encounters the “Dark Hour.” Unfamiliar stillness swallows the city, people turn into eerie coffins and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm.
In Persona 4, the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth when a chain of mysterious murders begins in the rural town of Inaba, and they find themselves opening the door to another world.
Persona 4 promises unforgettable adventures, meaningful bonds and heartwarming experiences shared together with friends.
Both Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are available today separately or as a bundle together.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
A Matter of Principle
A Space for the Unbound
Arcade Archives SENJYO
Clunky Hero – Available Jan. 25
Counter Bottle Shooter-Pro Aim Master Target Bottle Shoot 3D Game Strike Pistol – Available Jan. 20
Courageous Deduction Nori 2 Betrayed Nori
Demolish & Build Classic – Available Jan. 21
Drift & Drive – Available Jan. 20
Escape to the Ocean – Available Jan. 20
Fury Fight: Gangsters of City
Gardenia – Available Jan. 20
Graze Counter GM
Hack and Shoot Heroes
Harem Girl Isabella – Available Jan. 20
Midnight Runner – Blade Galaxy Beat Puzzle Legacy 3D Games Ultimate Edition – Available Jan. 20
Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator 2021 – Available Jan. 20
OmegaBot – Available Jan. 20
Peachy Boy – Available Jan. 20
Pixel Game Maker Series BombMachine Gunzohg
Puzzle by Nikoli S Heyawake
Right and Down – Available Jan. 24
Salamander County Public Television
She Wants Me Dead Deluxe Edition
Sissa’s Path – Available Jan. 25
Swords & Bones Deluxe Edition
The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow – Available Jan. 25
Touhou Fan-made Virtual Autography
Trenches – Available Jan. 20
Double Gold Point Promotion for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Members – Until Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can get double My Nintendo Gold Points* on the purchase of eligible digital games and DLC** in Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store. That means members can earn 10% in Gold Points, which can then be used toward their next eligible purchase. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- 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.
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/.
* Offer valid 11/1/22 – 1/31/23. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required by Jan. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT to be eligible for promotional My Nintendo Gold Points. Promotional My Nintendo Gold Points will be distributed in February 2023.
** Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.