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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 Thursday, August 18, 2022

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2022 @ 8:59 a.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.

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. 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 here.

With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, players get access to even more benefits, including a library of Nintendo 64 games with newly added online play for up to four players (additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately), Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC and retro SEGA Genesis games.

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

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

  • Wave Race 64 – It’s time to get wet and wild, because the Wave Race 64 game is sailing to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library! Choose from one of four watercraft racers with distinct abilities and feel the rumble of the waves across nine scenic courses. Try to capture glory in Championship Mode, pull off tricks in Stunt Mode or challenge a friend in 2P VS. Mode. Plus, racing conditions will change with the weather, and the water will respond to the way you race! Wave Race 64 splashes down on Nintendo Switch for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership on Aug. 19

Digital Spotlight

  • National Relaxation Day With Nintendo – Find some space for yourself this week to celebrate National Relaxation Day and take a mini staycation in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game! Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create and customize. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. Plus, further enrich your island life in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise DLC. In this paid DLC you’ll visit charming islands where you can design the dream vacation homes of your clients and discover new ways to create and personalize. Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise are available now in Nintendo eShop. If you have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you have access to Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise at no additional cost.

Game Trials:

  • Become Champion of the Ferrum Region – Pokkén Tournament DX is a one-on-one Pokémon fighting game where players can directly control one of over 20 Pokémon fighters – including Pikachu, Lucario, Decidueye, Mewtwo and others – to defeat rival Pokémon in tense arena fights. Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, and unleash your Pokémon’s distinct Burst Attack to climb atop the ranks, triumph over friends or progress through the story. Until Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members* can try the full game for free! Your save data for the Game Trial is not deleted when the trial ends, so you can continue where you left off if you purchase the game later. Plus, save 30% on Pokkén Tournament DX in Nintendo eShop until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT.


  • Ooblets – Grow and train adorable little creatures called ooblets as you cultivate a new life in the blossoming community of Badgetown. Customize your character, befriend the locals, decorate your house, craft items, run your own shop and have epic dance battles! You can also dress up your ooblet pals, play minigames and explore a variety of locations across Oob, each with their own unique characters, quests, items and unique ooblets. Pre-order today!
  • NHRA Championship Drag Racing: Speed for All  NHRA is back – bigger and better than ever! Immerse yourself in the teams, tracks, tuning and strategies, then strap into the driver’s seat in your ultimate quest to become the Champion among the true Beasts of the Strip. Enjoy physics-based drag racing for simulated real-world depth, speed and an authentic feel. Experience this in single-player career mode, which spans multiple in-game seasons, in split-screen multiplayer, or as part of the asynchronous online multiplayer leaderboards that will fuel your competitive instincts. Experience real-world tracks directly sanctioned by the NHRA, build, race and prove your way to securing the backing and sponsorship of elite, real-world sponsors. NHRA Championship Drag Racing: Speed for All races onto Nintendo Switch on Aug. 26.


  • Reel in Double Gold Points With the Digital Version of Splatoon 3 – Here’s a fresh opportunity for you! For a limited time you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points on the digital version of the Splatoon 3 game. That means you can earn 10% in Gold Points, which you can then use toward your next eligible digital game or DLC. Already pre-ordered digitally? Those points are coming your way, too – booyah! Offer ends Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT.**

Nintendo Mobile

  • New Heroes Arrive for Battle – More chosen legends are here in the Fire Emblem Heroes game for smart devices! Choose one of the four top-ranked Heroes from the Choose Your Legends event for free as a five-star ally. However, you can only select one, so choose wisely! In addition, recruit legendary mercenary Jeralt: Blade Breaker by challenging him in Grand Hero Battles for a limited time. Don’t delay – Jeralt rides away at 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 24. For more details about all the latest updates to Fire Emblem Heroes, be sure to check out the Feh Channel video here!

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