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:
Fortnite Battle Royale takes a look back in the STAR WARS timeline with Find the Force. Running until May 23, 2023, at 9 a.m. ET you’ll be able to choose your trainer. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as your Jedi trainers or Darth Maul as your Sith trainer.
Use Force abilities taught by one of these lightsaber-wielders to show your opponents the way of the light … or dark side.
These abilities include Force Push, Force Pull and Force Throw.
Complete Quests, earn cosmetic rewards, purchase the Premium Reward Track Upgrade and more in Fortnite’s Find the Force.
STAR WARS Heritage Pack – Learn the way of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, take control of a speeding Podracer and lead an elite squad of clones!
The STAR WARS Heritage Pack features seven classic games including STAR WARS Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, STAR WARS Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, STAR WARS Episode I Racer, STAR WARS Republic Commando, STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed, STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic and STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Adventure Escape Room Bundle
BACK TO CHILDHOOD: Classic Games Collection
Demon Skin – Available May 5
Dessert DIY – Available May 5
Dokapon Kingdom Connect – Available May 9
Garden Simulator – Available May 10
GOTTA GO FAST: Racing Collection
Microids Indie Bundle – Available May 5
Hasbro Kids Bundle
Horror Bundle – 3 in 1 – Available May 5
JanduSoft Games Bundle Vol. 1
Japanese Escape Games The Prison Underground
Jigsaw Puzzle Fever
Mia and the Dragon Princess
No Place Like Home
Poosh XL – Available May 8
Sakura Gamer – Available May 10
Scrap Bolts – Available May 6
Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence
Swordbreaker: Origins – Available May 5
The Shooting Range 3D: Shooting Gallery Simulator
Tiny Dragon Story – Available May 5
Ultimate Shot – 3D Real Strike Shouter Counter FPS Simulator Games
Urbek City Builder
Face the Music – Bust some moves and keep Hyrule safe with this week’s free game trial!*
Enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of the Legend of Zelda series in Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda.
You must be prepared to face Hyrule’s most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty forms! Nintendo Switch Online members can try out the full game for free until May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
If you decide to buy the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress.
Plus, you can also purchase Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda, as well as its DLC**, at a 50% discount in Nintendo eShop until May 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This discount applies to the Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda + Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass bundle!
Splatoon x The Legend of Zelda Splatfest – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game launches on May 12, but before you get to Hyrule you’re going to want to drop your anchor, because a special The Legend of Zelda inspired Splatoon 3 Splatfest event* is sailing into view!
That’s right squiddo, the Inklings and Octolings of the sun-scorched Splatlands are getting adventurous with a Splatoon x The Legend of Zelda Collaboration Splatfest!
This limited-time event splashes down on May 5 and poses a question that fans of The Legend of Zelda may recognize: Which do you seek? Power, Wisdom or Courage? The Splatfest will take place from Friday, May 5, at 5 p.m. PT to Sunday, May 7, at 5 p.m. PT, but you can make your selection in Splatoon 3 beginning today!
Plus, a limited-time bundle (containing the Splatoon 3 game and a 3-month individual membership for Nintendo Switch Online) is also available for purchase. This digital bundle is available until May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
My Nintendo MLB The Show 23 Sweepstakes – Enter for a chance to win an exclusive swag bag that includes branded gear and prizes!*** You could win a captain edition tee, starter jacket and a duffel bag! My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points**** to enter, with up to three entries total. Five lucky winners will be picked. Enter today!
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- May the 4th be with you! How do we celebrate our favorite time of the year? With classic STAR WARS games, of course! The sale begins today at 9 a.m. PT and ends on May 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Check https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals/ when the sale goes live to browse your favorite titles!
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.
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Remember that the Nintendo Switch features 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/.
* 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.
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