Three NES Games Jump, Punch and Blast Their Way to Nintendo Switch Online in April

Three NES™ games are coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service this month, including a star of the Mushroom Kingdom, a star of the boxing ring and a star of, well, the stars themselves! Super Mario Bros.™: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!!™ Featuring Mr. Dream and Star Solider will all be available to play on the Nintendo Switch™ system starting on April 10. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere. Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated gameplay creates an entirely new challenge. In addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones and the occasional wind gust (which can help or hinder your progress). Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – As young boxer Little Mac, players have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to battle the […]

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Nintendo Download, March 14, 2019: Every Buddy Loves Chocobos

Nintendo Download, March 14, 2019: Every Buddy Loves Chocobos

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 adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, 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 Nintendo Switch, 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. […]

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Vanquish Mythical Monsters and Go Island Hopping on Nintendo Switch Online in March

After falling from Angel Land, the NES™ games launching on Nintendo Switch Online this month have landed on a tropical paradise. On March 13, classics Kid Icarus™ and StarTropics™join dozens of other NES games as part of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collection. Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle. StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a […]

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Nintendo Download, Feb. 14, 2019: Everything’s Falling into Place

Nintendo Download, Feb. 14, 2019: Everything’s Falling into Place

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 adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, 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 Nintendo Switch, 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. […]

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Mario and Kirby Classics Join NES – Nintendo Switch Online on Feb. 13

The next additions to the Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online game collection star some of Nintendo’s most beloved characters, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad and Kirby! On Feb. 13, the Kirby’s Adventure™ and Super Mario Bros.™ 2 games will be available to play anytime, anywhere as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service. Kirby’s Adventure – Using 20 unique tricks and Kirby’s ability to steal enemies’ powers by swallowing them, you’ll have to make your way through a horrific land filled with all kinds of nightmares. Recover the broken pieces of the Star Rod, and everyone in Dream Land will sleep peacefully once again. If you fail, the citizens of Dream Land will be subjected to a lifetime of terrible nightmares. Super Mario Bros. 2 – Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad embark on a quest together to save the day against the villainous Wart. Pick up items and throw them at your adversaries to clear levels in seven […]

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Two Classic Adventures Arrive on NES – Nintendo Switch Online on Jan. 16

Two Classic Adventures Arrive on NES – Nintendo Switch Online on Jan. 16

Since its launch last September, the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online library of classic games has continued to grow. These classic NES™ games, which range from household names like Super Mario Bros.™ 3 to hidden gems like Pro Wrestling, have been enhanced with online features and, with the Nintendo Switch™ system, can be played at home on the TV or on the go. On Jan. 16, two additional classic NES games will be added to the library of NES – Nintendo Switch Online games: Blaster Masterand Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™. Blaster Master – It’s panic or perish as you blast through an endless maze of tunnels, seeking secret passages for an escape. Destroy the Plutonium Boss and his mutant cronies before these warlords destroy the earth. Load up your arsenal, and get ready for the final encounter! Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Link™ returns to Hyrule to search for the Triforce™ and to awaken Zelda™ from an endless sleep. Embark […]

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Nintendo Download, Dec. 13, 2018: Join Gris, Henry and an Alien on Three Different Journeys

Nintendo Download, Dec. 13, 2018: Join Gris, Henry and an Alien on Three Different Journeys

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 adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, 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 Nintendo Switch, 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. […]

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Nintendo Download, Dec. 6, 2018: The Biggest Super Smash Bros. Game Ever is Here

Nintendo Download, Dec. 6, 2018: The Biggest Super Smash Bros. Game Ever is Here

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 adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, 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 Nintendo Switch, 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. […]

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A Ninja, a Lolo and a Wario: Three Additional NES Games Come to Nintendo Switch Online in December

Being a Nintendo Switch Online member gives players access to a variety of features, including a collection of NES™ games with added online play that can be enjoyed on a Nintendo Switch™system. On Dec. 12, three games will be added to the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online library: Adventures of Lolo, Ninja Gaiden and Wario’s Woods™. Adventures of Lolo – After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken to his haunted castle, our hero, Lolo, sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous, as the Great Devil’s fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true classic. Ninja Gaiden – Take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising ninja in his family’s clan who travels to America to seek vengeance for his father’s death. Fight your […]

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Nintendo Hits Big Milestones from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday

U.S. Nintendo Sales Top $250 Million During the Five-Day Period REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 28, 2018 – Nintendo Switch set two new records from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday: It became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period, surpassing even Wii system sales. Nintendo Switch also had its best-selling week ever in the United States. In fact, according to Adobe Analytics, Nintendo Switch was among the most-purchased items online on Thanksgiving Day and the overall top-selling video game product online for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday time period. Strong demand resulted in shoppers buying more than $250 million in Nintendo products from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures, demonstrating that Nintendo has something for everyone this holiday season. That sales total accounts for video game systems like Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, retro systems like Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition and Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES […]

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