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Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, New Nintendo 2DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Wii, WiiU, iOS
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: March 2017

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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, October 5, 2017

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2017 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT

In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Nintendo Switch

Stardew Valley (Chucklefish/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

No. of Players 1 player

Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games/Switch/$19.99/eShop)

This is the action-adventure you've been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation?

Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it.

Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all.

Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche.

And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment.

Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line.

It's Axiom Verge.

No. of Players 1 player

Earth Atlantis (Headup Games/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

Ninety six percent of the earth’s surface is underwater. Human civilization has fallen. Machines have adopted the shape and form of marine animals.

The ocean is full of creature-machine hybrid monsters. You are a "Hunter" and the new journey begins…

Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter with an original "Monster-Hunting" gameplay. Search and hunt down dreadful sea monsters and explore the post-apocalyptic underwater world. Unlock multiple ships with special weapons and abilities for your journey and become a legendary hunter!

The game is presented in a very unique and artistic "Old Sketching" visual style, which expresses the essence of the 14th century"s ocean exploration when the sea was considered a dangerous place full of monsters.

No. of Players 1 player

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (NIS America/Switch/$29.99/eShop/Available on Oct. 10)

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards!

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Tiny Barbarian DX (Nicalis/Switch/$29.99/eShop/Available on Oct. 10)

Steel yourself for a relentless display of might and muscle…of brawn and bravery…of magic and mayhem! Can you cleave your enemies' skulls, plunder all the booty and flex to impress the barbarienne of your dreams?

Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX combines engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a loincloth-stirring chiptune soundtrack.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

OXENFREE (Night School/Switch/$19.99/eShop/Available on Oct. 6)

Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island's cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you've unleashed is up to you.

Determine every aspect of Alex's story while exploring Edwards Island, uncovering the base's dark past, and changing the course of your friends' lives.

  • An intelligent conversation system changes the story and your relationships based on every decision
  • The unique radio mechanic allows Alex to communicate with mysterious spectres and manipulate her world
  • Multiple mysteries to unravel, spanning decades and lifetimes
  • Oxenfree can be played in both touchscreen and controller modes, allowing you to switch between play styles seamlessly.
  • All new HD rumble feedback delivers the most visceral version of Oxenfree yet.

No. of Players 1 player

Tumblestone (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild/Switch/$11.99/eShop)

Tumblestone is the first original action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years. Race your friends in multiplayer or challenge yourself in story mode. Solve progressively more difficult and creative puzzles, help a sausage make friends, and find out what happened to the Tumblecrown.

Key Features:

  • Competitive multiplayer: Tumblestone's intense puzzle-solving action will turn playing "just a few more rounds" with friends into a late-night Tumblestone marathon.
  • Story mode: The 40+ hour story campaign will test your puzzle-solving prowess. Featuring 10+ gameplay modifiers, challenge puzzles, and boss battles.
  • Arcade modes: Kick back and relax with the casual Marathon mode, scratch an intellectual itch with the Infinipuzzle mode, or get your blood pumping with the fast-paced Heartbeat mode.
  • Quests: Hundreds of unique quests to complete.
  • Bots: Have an open slot? Play against the computer. But can anyone withstand the punishing Nightmare bot?
  • Personalization: Choose from a dozen unique characters and environments.

No. of Players up to 4 players

Volgarr the Viking (Crazy Viking/Switch/$9.99/eShop)

Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics - simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood.

No. of Players 1 player

Ninja Shodown (Rising Star Games/Switch/$14.95/eShop)

It's every ninja for themselves in the ultimate battle for the Jade Katana! Fight alone, team up or take on friends in brutal arena-based combat where the mighty prevail and the weak pay the ultimate price: death and dishonour!

The year is 199X and the world teeters on the brink of total destruction. The mystical Jade Katana, stolen! Its power, so lethal! In the wrong hands, humanity will fall! And so the Viper Clan, sworn guardians of the Jade Katana, prepare to embark on their most perilous mission yet: retrieve the sword at all costs! Use katanas, shurikens, bombs, machine guns, shotguns, bazookas and more as you battle your way through a variety of locations to become the ultimate ninja and fulfill the ancient vow of the Viper Clan.

  • Intense local multiplayer action for one to four players, either competitively or co-operatively… you choose!
  • Six distinct game modes – Last Ninja, Battle, Coin, Crown, Arcade and Infinite – and five unique locations – Temple, Dojo, Downtown, Museum and Area 88 – each with their own gameplay features.
  • Customise your ninja, then use a range of deadly ninja (and not-so-ninja) weapons to destroy anyone who gets in your way!

No. of Players up to 4 players

Metal Slug X (HAMSTER/Switch/$14.95/eShop)

Metal Slug X is an action shooting game released by SNK in 1999.

It is a rearranged version of Metal Slug 2.

Using METAL SLUG 2 as a base, a variety of new weapons and enemies have been added.

Furthermore, with position changes of bosses and more, the game's difficulty has been completely readjusted.

The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

No. of Players 2 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/3DSXL/eShop

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (Nintendo/3DS/$39.99/eShop/Available on Oct. 6)

The game that launched the Mario & Luigi series returns looking better than ever before. In this renewed classic, Mario and Luigi journey to the Beanbean Kingdom with Bowser to restore Princess Peach’s voice. Control Mario and Luigi simultaneously, making use of their unique Bros. Moves to solve puzzles and emerge victorious in action-packed battles. Pay heed to the enemy’s patterns and time your reactions right to land satisfying counterblows. Included in this remake is the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowser’s minions. Recruit characters to grow your own Minion army as you fight to locate your missing leader!

Features:

  • Mario and Luigi have access to different techniques, known as Bros. Moves, necessary for solving puzzles on their adventure. Switch between the two characters at will to pave your way and progress through new areas.
  • Time your button presses to skillfully dodge enemy blows, land devastating counters, and inflict increased damage in battle. Utilize Bros. Attacks that dish out massive damage!
  • In the brand new mode titled Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, become the unlikely hero, Captain Goomba. Journey together with ShyGuy, Boo and other familiar Baddies.
  • The Minion Quest storyline takes place during Mario & Luigi’s classic adventure. Find out what really transpired behind-the-scenes!
  • Compatible with amiibo figures from the Super Mario series, including Mario and Luigi amiibo figures. Also coming soon are brand new Goomba and Koopa Troopa amiibo. The Goomba, Koopa Troopa and Boo amiibo figures will each have read/write compatibility.

No. of Players 1 player

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (LEVEL-5/3DS/$39.99/eShop/Available on Oct. 6)

A brand new adventure in the Layton series –with a female protagonist: As the seventh main entry into the core Layton series, Layton's Mystery Journey follows Professor Hershel Layton's daughter, Katrielle "Kat" Layton.

A new cast of leading and supporting characters:When Professor Hershel Layton (the protagonist of past Layton titles) goes missing, it's up to his daughter and friends to figure out what’s going on!

Smart puzzle solving: As Kat, explore different environments and solve a collection of different puzzles that will get you closer to finding your father. Navigation and puzzle solving will be heavily reliant on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen.

Exclusive Nintendo 3DS bonus: Dress up as Flora Reinhold with the exclusive Flora costume, only available on the Nintendo 3DS version of Layton's Mystery Journey!

No. of Players 1 player

Symphony of Eternity (KEMCO/3DS/$7.99/eShop)

Kreist is on a quest with his golem friend Dauturu to find Regratlute, which is said to be able to grant any wish. On their travels, they come across a young lady being attacked by demons, and rescue her. What fate awaits Kreist, Dauturu, and the mysterious young lady?

This is a retro-style fantasy RPG set in royal times, where players can master a range of styles, and choose fighting combinations in order to defeat enemies in turn-based battles.

The expansive field of play, the moving symbols during encounters with the enemy, the tablet system for learning new abilities- there are so many must-see elements!

Live a grand adventure in search of the legendary weapon!

No. of Players 1 player

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Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

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    • BOXBOY! 2.5th Year Anniversary

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