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.
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.
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.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:
Featured Games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp – Get ready to roll out with the Orange Star Nation! This from-the-ground-up remake of the Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising games features all-new 3D graphics, online play*, fast-forward functionality and more!
In both campaigns you’ll play as several Commanding Officers with distinct special abilities and strategize against rivals in turn-based, tactical action across maps that span the land, sea and air.
Plus, you can customize maps and share them with friends, or flex your strategic muscles in Versus Mode, where up to four players** can tussle locally or engage in one-on-one battles online exclusively with friends.
The Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp game will be available on April 21.
FINAL FANTASY I-VI Bundle – The games that inspired a generation come to life once more, in the ultimate 2D pixel remaster!
The first six FINAL FANTASY games have been updated with beautiful new 2D pixel graphics designed to look great on HD displays, rearranged soundtracks overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu and improved gameplay features, including modernized user interface, auto-battle options and more. Originally released on PC and mobile in 2022, the games are available now on the Nintendo Switch system!
Afterimage – Afterimage is a hand-drawn 2D action adventure that emphasizes fast-paced combat with diversified character builds, non-linear levels and a gripping storyline set in the ruins of a fantasy world.
Years after the cataclysm called “The Razing” nearly brought an end to human civilization, an amnesiac girl named Renee awakens among the ruins of the city’s capital. To recover her lost memories, she embarks on a journey to rescue her mentor, inexplicably setting into motion a series of events that will determine the fate of the new world.
Afterimage is available on April 25.
Tin Hearts – Behind every brilliant invention hides an incredible story. From members of the team that brought you Fable, comes Tin Hearts – an immersive puzzle adventure game wrapped in a powerful tale of love and compromise.
Guide a troop of mischievous tin soldiers through a magical toy-filled world using a variety of whimsical and inventive contraptions to bounce, shoot and glide them to their goal.
March through 40+ levels of time-bending, soldier-routing riddles, forge new paths for your toys to follow, and solve increasingly elaborate puzzles to unravel the emotional, thought-provoking story of Albert J. Butterworth, a genius inventor of Victorian times.
Tin Hearts will be available today.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach – In the latest installment of the family-friendly horror games you’ll play as Gregory, a young boy trapped overnight in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex.
With the help of Freddy Fazbear himself, Gregory must survive the near-unstoppable hunt of reimagined Five Nights at Freddy’s characters – as well as new horrific threats.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is available later today!
Shadows Over Loathing – Set in the 1920s within the West of Loathing universe, Shadows Over Loathing is a slapstick RPG full of silliness and stick figures.
Venture through a sprawling black-and-white world filled with talking frogs, sentient math and eldritch horrors.
There’s also a ton of roles to play: From marching to the beat of your own nefarious schemes as a Jazz Agent to holding the curds of the cosmos in your hands as a Cheese Wizard.
The digital version of Shadows Over Loathing launches on the Nintendo Switch system later today! Pre-orders for the physical edition of the game will be available at many retailers soon and will ship in the fall.
Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered – Harness electromagnetic powers to solve physics-based puzzles and move seamlessly through Scandinavian-inspired environments.
Yet, this land holds many dangers, as fearsome beasts stand in your way.
Master the art of Teslamancy and defeat them to discover additional areas to explore.
Plus, play a remastered version of the first Teslagrad game with enhanced visuals and 10 extra challenge levels in the Teslagrad Power Pack Edition featuring both games when it bolts onto the Nintendo Switch system later today!
You can also purchase Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered separately later today, too.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Arcade Archives REZON
Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Available April 26
Arcade Archives DIG DUG II
Arcana of Paradise —The Tower—
BACKGAMMON PRO for Nintendo Switch
Brave Dungeon -The Meaning of Justice-
Child Run - City Surfers Runner
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
Desta: The Memories Between – Available April 26
DNF Duel: Who’s Next
Dominant Mind - Code Breaker Game
DoraKone – Available April 25
Drone Master Racing
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord – Available April 25
IGS Classic Arcade Collection
Japanese NEKOSAMA Games The Outlaws
Labyrinth of Zangetsu
Light of Life – Available April 21
Magical Drop VI – Available April 25
Mangavania – Available April 26
Moe Waifu H – Available April 21
Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit
Mr. Sun’s Hatbox
Neko Rescue Tale – Available April 26
Parkour Jump Adventure - Simulator Stunt Tycoon Escape Kid Super Hero World Games
Racing in Car - Night Traffic Highway Driving Games Mechanic Simulator 2023 for Kids
Smile For Me – Available April 24
Summer Bubble Splash
The Last Dragon Slayer
Trinity Trigger – Available April 25
Yello Adventures – Available April 21
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online
STREET FIGHTER II’ : SPECIAL CHAMPION EDITION improved on the original Street Fighter II when it entered the SEGA Genesis arena in 1993. This version adds even more options to keep the competition fierce, including mirror matches, new moves, the option to play in either Champion or Hyper modes, 11 speed settings, a Group Battle mode and it incorporates M. Bison, Balrog, Vega and Sagat as selectable fighters. Sonic boom!
Pulseman is set in the far future of 2015, where the ambitious, genius scientist Doc Waruyama schemes to conquer the galaxy. But an electrifyingly heroic boy named Pulseman is here to stop him! Pulseman’s adventures take him inside computer networks and to cities all over the globe in this vibrant side-scroller developed by Game Freak.
Kid Chameleon is a side-scrolling action game that features a hero with nine faces set in the world of holograms. Use the special powers of his nine different helmets to beat over 100 levels!
Flicky is an arcade game starring the adorable blue bird who later went on to become a reoccurring character within the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Little chirps are sunbathing on the terrace when Flicky arrives to pick them up for snack time. But ... oh, no! It’s that mean old cat Tiger! Jump to get away, then smack him with a hammer or a mug so Flicky can get those chirps home safe.
Space Some Clankers – Blast into a galaxy far away with this week’s free game trial*!
Take charge of an elite squad of Republic Commandos during the height of the Clone Wars in STAR WARS Republic Commando.
Complete missions, infiltrate enemy lines, and take on lethal and cunning opponents like brutal Trandoshan mercenaries and flying Geonosian warriors.
Beginning later today, Nintendo Switch Online members can try out the full game for free! The free Game Trial period will last until April 26 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Plus, your save data carries over if you decide to purchase the game, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress.
You can also purchase the game at a 50% discount in Nintendo eShop until April 26 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Can you lead Delta Squad all the way to victory?
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- April Indie Sale – Ready to embark on your next indie adventure? Save on select digital games during the April Indie Sale! Shop on Nintendo.com or your Nintendo Switch system to purchase and download games so you can start playing them right away. Don't delay, though—these deals only last through 11:59 p.m. PT on April 26.
- Earn 20% in Gold Points! – Here's a golden opportunity you won't want to miss! For a limited time, you can earn QUADRUPLE My Nintendo Gold Points*** on select digital games Featuring Mario & friends. That means you can earn 20% in Gold Points—which you can then use toward your next eligible digital purchase (digital games, DLC, Nintendo Switch Online Memberships and even Game Vouchers). Check out the games https://www.nintendo.com/store/games/gold-points-offer/.
- Splatoon x The Legend of Zelda! – The next Splatfest* in Splatoon 3 is going to be a Splatoon x The Legend of Zelda collaboration! Plus, a limited-time bundle (containing the Splatoon 3 game and a 3-month individual membership for Nintendo Switch Online) is also on sale. The sale runs from April 17 at 9 a.m. PT to May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/splatoon-x-the-legend-of-zelda-get-ready-for-a-special-splatfest-collaboration/.
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 classic NES, Super NES and Game Boy games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Kirby’s Dream Land, 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/.
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), a library of select Game Boy Advance games, 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. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.
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** Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
*** Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. Bonus points will be issued at purchase, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop and will vary by country and currency. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. Digital versions redeemed with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers do not qualify for this offer.