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Nintendo Download: Summer Vacation

Summer vacation? More like a vacation from good new games! Right?! Actually, to be fair there are a few good titles this week for the Switch.

Late summer…

Oh boy. Well it’s hard not to guess what time of year it is from the looks of this Nintendo Download. That’s cause there’s nothing of note this week. Sure there are a few “arcade” titles landing on the Switch like KoF ’97. And there’s stuff like Titan Quest finally launching, and Banner Saga 3 hitting, but none of those are much to get excited about.

Even for me, someone who’s been really looking forward to Titan Quest, I have to admit this is a barren week. Of course, that won’t last too long, since the middle of August usually begins the “fall” season, where loads of games start releasing. So hang onto that, if you’re waiting for the next big thing.

In the meantime, here’s what’s new:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Go Vacation – Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities. There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snowmobiles to in-line skates. And to add to the fun, up to four players can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together. Go Vacation will be available on July 27. (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.)
  • Banner Saga 3Banner Saga 3 is the dramatic final chapter in the mature, story-driven Viking RPG series, which has won more than 20 awards and has been nominated for four BAFTAs. As the world continues to crumble around you, who can you trust, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near?

New DLC:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, available this September.
    • Rare Blade 2 – Crossette
    • New Difficulty Options – Bringer of Chaos, Customize
    • New Quests Pack 4
      • Sunken Boosters
      • The Trendy Patissier
      • Artisanal Accessories
      • Hot Spring Bonanza
      • Mystery Launch Codes

    For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Support site. Full version of the game is required to use DLC.

  • Kirby Star Allies – A free update comes to the Kirby Star Allies game on July 27, which includes three Dream Friends from Kirby’s past adventures. Daroach, leader of the notorious Squeak Squad, makes his debut as a playable character and brings some friends along. Dark Meta Knight makes a grand return as a playable character for the first time. Utilize his Mirror abilities to call upon devastating sword attacks, reflect back enemy projectiles, and create copies. Adeleine and Ribbon are back! Make Adeleine’s paintings come to life or fly around with the help of Ribbon.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities:

  • My Nintendo Presents Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018 Edition – Beat the heat this summer with some cool Nindie games! As July heats up, My Nintendo users can exchange their Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. Click here for more information.

Also new this week:

 

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