Nintendo Download: The First Pokémon Game on Nintendo Switch!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Pokkén Tournament DX – Take direct control of one of more than 20 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in arena fights. Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, then unleash your Pokémon’s unique Burst Attack to climb atop the ranks. With new modes and new ways to battle with friends*, this is your chance to become champion of the Ferrum Region! The Pokkén Tournament DXgame will be available on Sept. 22.
    • SteamWorld Dig 2 – The SteamWorld Dig 2 game takes you on a platform mining adventure. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath. Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.
    • Flip Wars – Software Update – Fans that are enjoying the multiplayer fun of Flip Wars can now enjoy a free update. Once downloaded, the update adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, Class Matches and a new online** battle mode.
    Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Gold Version / Pokémon Silver Version – When initially launched on the Game Boy Color system, the Pokémon Gold Versionand Pokémon Silver Version games continued to expand the Pokémon universe, adding 100 Pokémon, held items, Pokémon eggs and real-time events thanks to an internal game clock. Now, a new feature lets you trade and battle Pokémon in 2D using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version will be available on Sept. 22. Also, as a bonus for purchasing one of these great games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Trainers will get a code*** that unlocks the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in their Pokémon Sun or 

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Battle as a Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament for Wii U

Take Direct Control of Classic Pokémon in Unique Fighting Game

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16 Pokemon Fighting Game Winners Gather to Compete in Final Tournament Today


Sixteen winners from the early competitions that took place at eight GameStop stores on Feb. 27 gather at the newly remodeled Nintendo NY store to see who goes on to compete in the Pokémon US National Tournament (July 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio). Kids and adults alike will compete in Pokkén Tournament, a new game that launches on March 18 for Nintendo’s Wii U system. The action-packed game features Pokémon characters fighting for supremacy.
Each Finals Division winner will win a Wii U system and the Pokkén Tournament game, and will also receive a travel award to the 2016 Pokémon US National Championships July 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Winners in Columbus will battle for a chance to advance to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships, the premiere Pokémon tournament of the year.


• Pokkén Tournament 16 winners from the regional tournaments that took place at eight GameStop stores on Feb. 27.

• Eight regional Senior Division winners (born 2001 or later) will face off in a bracket-style tournament.

• Eight regional Masters Division winners (born in 2000 or earlier) will face off in a bracket-style tournament.

• Pro-Player Exhibition: As a special exhibition, professional fighting-game players will compete in their own bracket.


4-9:20 p.m.

March 17, 2016


Nintendo NY
10 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020

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