Gaming

Nintendo Download, March 11, 2021: Take a Crash Course in Apocalypse 101

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe! Buy the digital version and receive the Totally Tubular skins for Crash and Coco upon completion of the second level.
    • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse – It’s 1959 and the city of Punchbowl, Pennsylvania, is a beacon of progress and ideal living. Show the living that law and order are no match for a dead man on a mission. Your boyfriend’s back, Maggie, and Punchbowl is gonna be in trouble. Eat brains, possess Punchbowl’s population, build your zombie horde and bring civilization to its knees. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse will be available on March 16.
    • Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse – As Coop McCarthy, all you want to do is make the world a better place. The trouble is: Nobody likes you, school is hard and you can’t even find a prom date. Why exactly is this game called Freakpocalypse? You’ll find the answer by looking at, talking to and touching everything within the Cyanide & Happiness universe. Get ready for a world crammed full of adventure, puzzles and, of course, weirdness.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – If this week’s MAR10 celebrations have put you in the Mario spirit, you can continue the Mushroom Kingdom fun in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary-themed items have been dispatched to Nook Shopping terminals in-game, so you’re now able to order clothing themed after familiar faces such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Wario. The Super Mushroom and the ? Block can also be ordered as furniture items. You can even use the new Warp Pipe items to travel between locations on your island. Whether you want to make an island tribute to Isle Delfino, or you just want a convenient way to zip around your island with that special Mario panache, these new Warp Pipes should be just the ticket!

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Celebrate MAR10 Day this week by saving 35% on select Mario games! Play, create and share the side-scrolling Mario courses of your dreams with the Super Mario Maker 2 game. Or suit up in a sporty outfit and serve up some tennis battles with the Mario Tennis Aces game. Become the master of Mario minigames with the frantic and fun Super Mario Party game, or check into a haunted hotel and rescue Mario in the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game. To check out the savings on all these games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points* on qualifying digital purchases. These deals last until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 13.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point

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 Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others.

Nintendo Switch Online also offers access to the competitive online battle game Super Mario Bros. 35, playable until March 31, 2021. Compete with other players to emerge as the last Mario standing. Keep an eye out for regularly held Special Battles in which you can challenge other players in a set order of courses and special conditions. Put your Mario skills to the test as classic Super Mario Bros. gameplay gets an adrenaline boost!

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-service/.

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. 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 system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.

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, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.

Remember that the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID 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/. For all other systems please visit http://support.nintendo.com/.