The Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online Library Expands With a Pair of U.S. Debuts

On Feb. 19, two Super NES™ games are headed to the Nintendo Switch Online service that have never been released in the U.S. before! Pop’n TwinBee, a classic cute-’em-up shooter, and Smash Tennis, a 16-bit spin on the competitive sport with personality to spare, are both joining the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collection for the Nintendo Switch™ system. It’s a great opportunity for players to try games they missed during their original releases abroad. Two additional NES™ games will also be arriving for the Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collection that day as well: the cult favorite action-platformer Shadow of the Ninja and the powerboat racer Eliminator Boat Duel. These new additions expand the NES – Nintendo Switch Online library available on the Nintendo Switch system to 52 titles and the Super NES library to 26 titles, for a total of 78 classic games. Super NES Pop’n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in […]

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Byleth from the Fire Emblem Series Joins the Roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Professor at Garreg Mach Monastery Revealed as Newest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter, With News of Six More Fighters in Development REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 16, 2020 – Combat class is in session! Byleth, the renowned mercenary and professor from the Fire Emblem series, is ready to teach Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players a lesson in battle. In a video released today, Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, unveiled for the first time the battle-hardened Fire Emblem character in action, who will enter the arena on Jan. 28 as the game’s newest fighter. Sakurai demonstrated Byleth’s unique ranged play style, and revealed the Garreg Mach Monastery stage and 11 new music tracks from the Fire Emblem series, all coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system later this month. All of this new content will be available to players who own the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 5 separately.* In addition […]

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Nintendo Download, Dec. 19, 2019: Happy Holidays!

Nintendo Download, Dec. 19, 2019: Happy Holidays!

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 Switch Online Continues to Expand in Value With More Classic Super NES and NES Games

A Nintendo Switch Online membership includes access to a growing number of classic Super NES™ and NES™ games, perfect for retro fans and adventurous modern gamers alike. On Dec. 12, six more games will be added to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collections.   Super NES Star Fox™ 2 – This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Fox series was first designed for Super NES, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time, Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action. Super Punch-Out!!™ – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. […]

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Nintendo Download, Nov. 21, 2019: Strange Vacations and Cyber Salvation

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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Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds the Ability to Play Directly with Friends in Online Multiplayer Modes

Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds the Ability to Play Directly with Friends in Online Multiplayer Modes

Call your friends! After downloading the free Version 1.1.0 update in the Super Mario Maker 2 game, you’ll now have the ability to play co-op and versus multiplayer with people on your Nintendo Switch friends list. The update is available starting today, and lets you hop online* in Multiplayer Versus or Multiplayer Co-op and play with friends, in addition to the previously available option to play with randomly selected players. While playing with friends, you will also be able to select the difficulty in Course World and choose which courses to play from your list of locally saved courses in Coursebot. In addition to this multiplayer update, the free software update also adds a list of Official Makers in the Leaderboards section. Here, you’ll find new courses made by Official Makers, as well as ones created for collaborations or special events, like the courses played in last summer’s Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational […]

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New Bundle Featuring Tetris® 99 and a 12-Month Membership to Nintendo Switch Online Hits Stores Today

New Bundle Featuring Tetris® 99 and a 12-Month Membership to Nintendo Switch Online Hits Stores Today

99 players. Large-scale battles. Non-stop puzzle action. Starting today at select retailers, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to pick up a new bundle that includes the fast-paced Tetris® 99 game and a 12-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online at a suggested retail price of only $29.99. The standalone 12-month membership is normally $19.99, so this gives players a year to enjoy all the great features of Nintendo Switch Online, in addition to Tetris 99 and all of its currently released DLC, at a great value. With Nintendo Switch Online, members gain access to online play and Save Data Cloud in compatible Nintendo Switch games, plus a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games. In addition, Nintendo Switch Online members can play a wide selection of classic NES and Super NES games with newly added online play. In Tetris 99 Battle mode, players take part in massive 99-player battles, competing to be the last person […]

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Choose Your Adventure! Two NES™ Games Join Nintendo Switch Online in August

Whether you want to take on the role of a kung-fu master or an undercover detective, Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online has you covered. On Aug. 21, NES™ games Kung-Fu Heroes and Vice: Project Doom come to the Nintendo Switch™ system at no extra charge for people with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Kung-Fu Heroes – Monsters have taken Princess Min-Min and the 10 treasures of the land, and the people have fallen into sorrow. Only Kung-Fu Masters Jacky and Lee can save the princess and retrieve the treasures! Their journey will take them to eight different castles filled with hosts of traps and obstacles. Use punches and the Miracle Kick to defeat the enemies. You will need quick wits and lightning reflexes to make it to the last castle! Vice: Project Doom – There exists a group of undercover detectives who dare stand up to the evil in the world… They are known as Vice. Officer Quinn Hart, a member of […]

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New Rewind Feature and Two NES Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online This Month

On July 17, two action-packed NES™ games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online: the building-destroying Wrecking Crew™ and bug-exterminating Donkey Kong™ 3. But that’s not all that’s coming to the paid online service this month. On the same day, a Rewind feature will be available to use with the entire collection of NES – Nintendo Switch Online games, allowing players to easily rewind gameplay by pressing and holding ZL + ZR if they make a mistake or just want to retry a section of the game! Wrecking Crew – In the days before Mario and Luigi became sports stars in their downtime from saving the princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock out walls and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed […]

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Three NES Games Drive, Spike and Jump-Kick Their Way to Nintendo Switch Online in June

The library of classic NES™ games available to Nintendo Switch Online members continues to grow this month, with the addition of Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball and City Connection. The three games will hit the paid online service for the Nintendo Switch™ system on June 12. Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marian. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and ultimately save the world? Volleyball – Enjoy a game of volleyball as you spike for a point, slam a perfect serve and make a save that wins the game for your team. As captain, you’ll lead your team through a fast-paced warm-up round, and then quickly move into the heat of real volleyball competition. […]

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