Nintendo Download: The Witch is Back … and Now on the Go!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta – Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch, and she’ll shoot, whip and slice as she uncovers the truth about her own past. Her weapons and moves are all stylishly over-the-top, but she can also dodge attacks to slow down time, and inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies. Use Wicked Weaves to summon Infernal Demons, dodge enemies’ dangerous attacks to slow down time and punish angels with deadly devices. You can even dress Bayonetta up in four Nintendo-themed costumes: Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Link and Samus Aran. Bayonetta will be available on Feb. 16.
    • Bayonetta 2 – Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild weapons and execute deadly moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking and critically acclaimed action game. The Bayonetta 2 game also features an online and local wireless two-player cooperative mode in which players bet halos on their performance and work together to amplify their sass, cause destruction and score some riches. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.) Bayonetta 2 will be available on Feb. 16.
    • Get both Bayonetta games for a great price! – Purchase Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop and get a discount on your purchase of the other game. Once you purchase Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop, any time you purchase the other Bayonetta game from Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop, you’ll get an automatic discount applied at checkout.
    • Fe – Fe is a new type of platform adventure where the story is up to you to discover, without handholding, told wordlessly through the discoveries you make during gameplay. Run, climb and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest and explore its living, breathing ecosystem filled with secrets and mystical creatures. Fe will be available on Feb. 16.

    New DLC:

    • Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass (for Nintendo Switch/New Nintendo 3DS) – New playable characters, History Maps, costumes and more have come to the Fire Emblem Warriors game. Here’s what’s in the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon pack: three new characters, three new History Maps, four new costumes, new armor break models, new support conversations, new weapons and new weapon attributes. If you already purchased the Season Pass, this DLC Pack is available to you at no additional cost. The Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DLC Pack can be purchased on the official site. Note: new costumes, character-exclusive weapons and weapon attributes must be unlocked as rewards from playing through the new History Maps. The full version of the game is required to use the DLC.

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Nintendo Download: Guess “Hoo” is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Week!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest Builders – Gather, craft and build the kingdom of your dreams to restore the ruined world of Alefgard. As the legendary Builder, you’ll construct rooms, towns and defenses while fighting monsters. In Terra Incognita, build freely, share creations online, battle in an arena and access exclusive content to the Nintendo Switch version of the game—gather special materials with the Great Sabrecub to unlock retro customization options, including the Dragon Quest Game Pak (Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018). Dragon Quest Builders will be available on Feb. 9. A free demo version of the game is available now for download in Nintendo eShop.
    • Owlboy – Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game in which you can fly and explore a world in the clouds. Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome great obstacles and even greater enemies when Owlboy launches on Feb. 13.
    • Aegis Defenders – Explore, build and defend in this unique mashup of action-platformer and tower-defense-strategy. Play as a team of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village: a legendary weapon known as Aegis.
    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – Unlock the time-traveling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This beloved classic is an expanded version of the original Nintendo 3DS game, and contains a great deal of added gameplay/story content, an updated presentation and new ways to experience the adventure. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology launches on Feb. 13.

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Nintendo Download: Flip the Crypt

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack: Wave 1 – The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack grants immediate access to Avatar items upon purchase and two waves of DLC as they are released. (The full game is required to access the DLC.) The Battle Pack contains two new Battle Pokémon and two new Support Pokémon Sets. With these Pokémon joining the fray, the battle is just getting started.
      • Wave 1 launched on Jan. 31 and contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu, and additional Avatar items.
      • Wave 2 releases on March 23 and contains Battle Pokémon Blastoise, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mew and Celebi, and additional Avatar items.
      Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition – Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award-winning, hardcore rhythm-based dungeon crawling game. Players must move on the beat to navigate randomly generated dungeons and battle dancing skeletons, zombies and dragons, while grooving to the game’s award-winning Danny Baranowsky soundtrack. Players can even team up with a friend in local co-op mode. Dandara – Welcome to a unique 2D platformer full of mystical creatures and boundless exploration. Defy gravity as you jump across floors, walls and ceilings alike. Discover the mysteries and secrets hidden throughout the world of Salt and its diverse array of characters. Empower Dandara for combat and survival against enemies bent on oppression. Dandara will be available on Feb. 6. Night in the Woods – Night in the Woods is an adventure game focused on exploration, story and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world. Break stuff, play bass, hang out, walk on powerlines, jump between roofs, and discover strange and amazing and terrible things you never asked for. Come home and waste your life away in Possum Springs.

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      • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

        Fire Emblem Heroes Activities:

        • Fire Emblem Heroes One-Year Anniversary Celebration! – We’ve reached our one-year anniversary! Thanks for your support. To thank everyone for playing the game, we are holding a celebration with five different events:
          • Summoning Focus: One-Year-Anniversary Hero Fest, from Feb. 1 at 11 p.m. PT to Feb. 8 at 10:59 p.m. PT. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Fire Emblem Heroes, four dependable Heroes are part of a 5-star summoning focus. Also, the initial summoning rate for 5-star Focus Heroes will be set to 5%. For new summoning events, the first time you summon, you won’t have to use Orbs. Check it out from the Summon menu.
          • One-Year-Anniversary Present, from Feb. 1 at 11 p.m. PT to March 7 at 10:59 p.m. PT. During this time, anyone who logs in can receive 50 Orbs, one time only.
          • One-Year-Anniversary Celebration Log-In Bonus, from Feb. 1 at 11 p.m. PT to Feb. 16 at 10:59 p.m. PT. During this time, you can receive a Log-In Bonus up to 10 times, for a total of 20 Orbs.
          • Daily Special Maps, Feb. 1 at 11 p.m. PT to Feb. 25 at 11 p.m. PT. Daily Special Maps will be sent out every day for 25 days. There are two difficulties for each: Normal and Hard. You can earn up to 50 Orbs by playing.
          • Double EXP and SP Event, Feb. 1 at 11 p.m. PT to Feb. 8 at 10:59 p.m. PT. During this time, the EXP and SP you earn in battle will be doubled.
          • A Hero Rises – Now that the Choose Your Legends event is over, it’s time to decide who the No. 1 Hero is in all of Fire Emblem Heroes. Get ready for a new event, A Hero Rises, which runs from Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. PT to Feb. 19 at 6:59 p.m. PT. The top Hero will be given to players as a 5-star unit at a later date. Check out the voting website, and choose your favorite Hero.
          • Illusory Dungeon – A new event, Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon, will be here, with the Labyrinth of Mists. The event runs from Feb. 8 at 11 p.m. PT to Feb. 22 at 10:59 p.m. PT. Illusory Dungeon is a simple battle game in which you time your taps on the screen to defeat enemies. You can even use Heroes who have not yet been leveled up, so feel free to choose your four favorite Heroes. During this time there will also be daily quests where you can earn different rewards each day. Starting on Feb. 11 at 11 p.m. PT, there will be two types of Tap Battle quests. Thanks again to everyone playing Fire Emblem Heroes, and happy anniversary! For more information about Fire Emblem Heroes, visit the official site.

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Nintendo Download: Climb the Crystal Mountain

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Celeste – Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges in this super-tight platformer, as you help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain. The controls are simple and accessible, but with layers of expressive depth to master, and every death is a lesson. Lightning-fast respawns keep you climbing as you uncover the mysteries of the mountain and brave its many perils.
    Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS
    • Pokémon Crystal Version – Originally released for the Game Boy Color system in 2000, the Pokémon Crystal game added several new features to the Pokémon franchise. For the first time, players could choose a female or male character, and Pokémon battles featured animation. And now, this game is available in 2D via the Virtual Console service and invites you to explore the Johto region again—or for the first time. The Pokémon Crystal Version game launches on Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. PT.

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    • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
      • Nintendo Switch eShop Sale – Looking for something new to play? Download great digital games to play anytime, anywhere—and in a whole new way—with Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system. Starting at 9 a.m. PT, you can get up to 30 percent off select digital games for Nintendo Switch. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. Act fast, though, as this sale only runs until Feb. 1 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
      • Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

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Starter Kit for LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Lets You Play First Case for Free

LEVEL-5 Inc., the studio behind the Layton Series, which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide, is proud to announce a Starter Kit for LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: KATRIELLE AND THE MILLIONAIRE’S’ CONSPIRACY – which allows fans to play the first case (“The Hand That Feeds”) for free. Originally released on the Nintendo 3DS on July 20, 2017 in Japan and iOS/Android worldwide – followed by a North American and European release on 3DS in October – Layton’s Mystery Journey has turned heads with stunningly animated cutscenes, adorable characters, quirky dialogue, and inventive puzzles. read more

Nintendo Download: Kirby, a Dark Dungeon, Lost Memories… and More Kirby!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • LOST SPHEAR – The adventure of LOST SPHEAR begins in a remote town of Elgarthe, where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from disappearing forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world, mustering different Memory and crafting the world around them. The LOST SPHEAR game launches on Jan. 23.
    • Darkest Dungeon – Darkest Dungeon is a challenging, gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?
    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby Battle Royale – Kirby is entering a tournament against his toughest rival yet … himself! One to four players can fight in local or online battles (additional games and accessories required; sold separately). Pick from more than 10 abilities and 10 battle types to compete in countless matchups. Hoard treasure in Ore Express, knock out opponents in Slam Hockey and shoot missiles in Robo Bonkers. There’s a single-player story mode, too! The Kirby Battle Royale game launches on Jan. 19. A free demo version of the game is available now for download in Nintendo eShop. Game in 2D.

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    • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

      New DLC:

      • Expansion Pass: New Quests Pack 1
      • Passion of the Artisan (Quest available in Chapter 2)
      • M.I.A. Nopon (Quest available in Chapter 3)
      • Industrial Sort of Tour (Quest available in Chapter 5)
      • Midnight Feasting (Quest available in Chapter 7)
      • The Lone Watchman (Quest available in Chapter 10)
      • Expansion Pass: Helpful Items Pack 3
      • Driver Essentials Set 2: Rare Core Crystal x10, Legendary Core Crystal x1, Overdrive Protocol x1
      • Tora’s Favorite Thing: Juicy Samod x3
      • Poppi α’s Favorite Thing: Fizz Juice x3
      • Charming Driver Gear: Auto-Balancer x1

      Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to new content, including the above packs and a new story in Fall 2018! To learn more, visit the official Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site. read more

Nintendo Download: Build Before You Buy!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest Builders – Demo Version – A free demo for the Dragon Quest Builders game is available today in Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. Gather, craft, and build the kingdom of your dreams to restore the ruined world of Alefgard! As the legendary Builder, you’ll construct rooms, towns and defenses while fighting monsters. The full version of Dragon Quest Builderslaunches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 9.
    • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack – The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Support Pokémon Sets. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for March 23. Both Waves of DLC are only available with purchase of the Battle Pack; they are not sold individually. Content will be available as it is released.
    • InnerSpace – InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets with no horizons. Soar through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where gods still wander. Your greatest journey is within. InnerSpace launches on Jan. 16.
    • Furi – Fight your way free in this ultra-responsive, fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting game. Feel the tension and adrenaline of one-on-one duels against deadly adversaries. You will need absolute focus and skill to defeat each of the guardians.
    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Pokémon Crystal Version – When it launched in Japan 17 years ago, Pokémon Crystal introduced many new and exciting elements to the beloved Pokémon franchise. The game, an expanded version of the popular Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silvergames, was the first in the Pokémon franchise to allow players to choose between a boy or girl playable character, and also was the first game to introduce animations during Pokémon battles. And now, this 2D Nintendo eShop release invites you to explore the Johto region again – or for the first time. The Pokémon Crystal Version game is now available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop, with a launch date of Jan. 26.

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Nintendo Download: Happy New Year!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby Battle Royale – Demo Version – In this demo, Kirby enters a tournament against his toughest rival yet…himself! The demo allows players to try three battles in the single-player and multiplayer* modes. Try the Sword, Cutter and Beetle ability, and transfer Meta Knight and coins as a bonus to the main game once you purchase the full version! The full version of the Kirby Battle Royale game launches Jan. 19 and is now available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop. Game in 2D.

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Nintendo Download: Ho Ho Haute Couture

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition – Prepare to command robot pirates in epic tactical shootouts. SteamWorld: Heist is a turn-based strategy game with an action twist: By manually aiming your weapons you’ll pull off insane bullet-bouncing trick shots. The Ultimate Edition includes “The Outsider” campaign, which features a mysterious ally and a shipload of new weapons, upgrades, hats and missions.
    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Style Savvy: Styling Star – Make over up-and-coming singers, actresses and models to inspire them to stardom and awaken their inner fashionistas. As a boutique manager, you’ll style customers’ clothes, makeup, nails and hair in this fully outfitted game with 20,000+ fashion items to earn. Share your ideas online with other players and take the fashion world by storm! A free demo version of the Style Savvy: Styling Star game is also available for download in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

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