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Nintendo Download: Vikings, Shadow Cores and Squids!

Nintendo’s weekly eshop update arrived this morning, and if you’re a fan of Norse mythology or Neogeo games, this is your week!

The staple games this week include Jotun: Valhalla Edition, Light Fall and a free Splatoon 2 update! I am pretty sure that the timing for Jotun is coincidental, but I cannot shake the feeling that this port is playing on the success of God of War. I know that I am much more likely to pick it up after finishing the latest God of War.

You can catch the full listing, courtesy of Nintendo, below:

 

Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You play as Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills. Jotun: Valhalla Edition launches April 27.
    • Light Fall – Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land and its inhabitants from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra?

DLC & Updates:

  • Splatoon 2 Update Now Available – Nintendo has dropped some fresh (and free!) new content for the Splatoon 2 game on the Nintendo Switch system this week! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game, players will have access to a huge amount of new content. This includes the addition of more than 100 pieces of new and returning gear, new songs, the introduction of a challenging new X Rank for the top-performing players in Ranked Battle, weapon balance adjustments and the return of Callie of the famous Squid Sisters. For more information about this free update, please visit the official Nintendo customer support site.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Version 1.4.0 Update – The Version 1.4.0 free update, which will be available later today, includes the ability to recruit and resonate the Rare Blade T-elos from the Xenosaga series after clearing the main game story. Get full update notes at the official Nintendo customer support site.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass: Rare Blade Pack – Expansion Pass owners can now receive the first additional Rare Blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster! Learn more about the Expansion Pass here: https://xenobladechronicles2.nintendo.com/dlc/.

Activities:

  • My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest – Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or image of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest official site. The winning My Nintendo members will each receive:
    • a Nintendo Labo Variety Kit or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit
    • a Nintendo Labo Creators jacket
    • a framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers

    My Nintendo members can submit entries in three categories:

    • Best Decorated Toy-Con – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11
    • Best Toy-Con Mod using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25
    • Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on June 15

    You can also look at My Nintendo members’ contest submissions here. To learn more about the contest and submit your creation, please visit the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site.*

Nintendo eShop sales:

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

Also new this week:

  • 12 orbits (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27

About Erich Martin

Erich Martin
Erich was introduced to gaming by his grandfather before he could walk. Since then, he has grown up loving Nintendo and most games in general. He couples his love of videogames with journalism to cover news, provide reviews and tell it how it is in the gaming world.

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