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 Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Rune Factory 3 Special – Restore peace between humans and monsters when Rune Factory 3 is reborn on the Nintendo Switch system! Take a break from quests to chat with the locals, cultivate crops and care for monsters, among other relaxing activities.
You can also transform into a monster, altering your battle abilities and conversations depending on your form. Your choices will also cause different events to occur. A new mode has been added to help you enjoy more quality time with your in-game spouse, too!
Rune Factory 3 Special launches on the Nintendo Switch system Sept 5.
Chants of Sennaar – Divided since the dawn of time, the Peoples of the Tower no longer speak to each other. It is said that one day a Traveler will find the wisdom to break down the walls and restore balance.
Explore and discover an enthralling world in a colorful, poetic setting inspired by the myth of Babel, where people have forgotten their past.
Travel the endless steps of a prodigious labyrinth, uncover an ominous truth and unveil the mysteries of this universe where ancient languages are both the lock and the key.
Chants of Sennaar launches on Nintendo Switch Sept 5. A demo of the Chants of Sennaar game is also available now on Nintendo eShop.
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
Aquapark io – Available Sept. 1
Arcade Archives BOSCONIAN
Big Farm Story – Available Sept. 1
Chat Simulator: Blind Dates
Desktop Basketball 2
DreamWorks Kids Bundle
Elasto Mania II
Eventide 2: Sorcerer’s Mirror
Famous Duo Bundle
Farming Tractor Simulator 2023 : Drive Combine & Trucks – Available Sept. 2
Flupp The Fish
Forklift Simulator 2023
Gastro Force – Available Sept. 1
Gourmet Warriors (QUByte Classics)
High Sea Saga DX
Hole io – Available Sept. 1
How 2 Escape
It’s a Wrap!
Jelly Fruits Adventure: Magic Match 3 Puzzle
King of the Hat
Kovox Pitch – Available Sept. 5
NecroBoy : Path to Evilship
Norn9: Last Era
Otoko Cross: Pretty Boys Dropout! – Available Sept. 1
Paper io 2 – Available Sept. 1
Ralph and the Blue Ball – Available Sept. 1
Sakura Fox Adventure
Shadow Bundle: Shadow Quest and Nightshade Ninja Warrior
Taito Milestones 2
The Shape of Things
The Thief Simulator 2023 – From Crook to Boss – Available Sept. 2
TRAPPED in The Dim Mansion
Trip World DX
Truck Simulator 2023 – Driver Europe – Available Sept. 2
Seas the Day – National Beach Day is on Aug. 30, so why not kick back, relax and shell-ebrate by exploring the different shores available on the Nintendo Switch system?
Take a stroll across Korne Beach and discover some hidden treasures in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom games, or go spelunking underwater in Serene Shores from Pikmin 4. Fancy a challenge?
Dig your feet into the sand for a game of beach volleyball in Super Mario Odyssey.
Round out the day by foraging the coast or putting your angling skills to the test in Stardew Valley. With all these options, the world is your oyster!
Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:
- Devolver Digital Publisher Sale – Ready, set, save! Seize this limited-time opportunity to snag some great deals on absolute bangers from Devolver Digital! Don’t miss out – this sale ends Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information and to view the full list of games, please visit 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 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.
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/.