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Nintendo Download: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, from Nintendo! Nice greetings aside though, there isn’t much in the Download this week. Though that’s to be expected.

Walking in a winter wonderland

No, this week’s Nintendo Download doesn’t have first party Nintendo release in it. It also doesn’t have a triple-A third party game. Actually, it doesn’t have much of anything that might stand out.

There are some kind of neat looking titles for sure, like Omega Strike, but nothing exceptional. And that’s fine. Actually, it’s expected. The last few weeks before Christmas are always deadly silent when it comes to big new games. It’s simply too late in the season to justify a large-scale title launch. Remember that something landing just before Christmas won’t get as much of that desirable “Holiday” money as it would if launched in October or even November.

So what we’re left with is… some stuff. Again, not that there might not be some very nice games in this mix, but I feel very comfortable saying there’s nothing that’s a must-play.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Donut County – Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Raccoons have taken over Donut County with remote-controlled trash-stealing holes. You play as BK, a hole-driving raccoon who swallows up his friends and their homes to earn prizes.
  • Sundered: Eldritch Edition – Confront hordes of terrifying enemies in an ever-changing world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Sundered is a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op. The Sundered: Eldritch Edition game is available Dec. 21.
  • Battle Princess Madelyn – Follow the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.
  • InkyPen – Get your hands on thousands of comics with a monthly subscription. InkyPen includes comics from across the globe, from big-name publishers to indies and webcomics – this includes comics like Hellboy (Dark Horse), Robotech (Titan), Transformers and Judge Dredd (IDW), and Sarah’s Scribbles (Andrews McMeel Universal). Either read InkyPen yourself or set parental control restrictions in the app so you can share age-appropriate comics with younger readers. Read great classics and standalone series. Read comics set in the worlds of your favorite games, TV shows and books. Read across the widest range of genres and tastes available in one app. Subscribe to read it all without limitation!

New DLC:

  • SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy – With the latest paid DLC* now available for the SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy game, you can add the audacious Jeanne from the World Heroes series to your roster of heroines. Please click here for more information.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities:

  • Earn Double Gold Points for a Limited Time! – Earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points** – twice the normal amount – when you pre-purchase the digital version of the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). The offer begins Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. PT and ends Jan. 10 at 8:59 p.m. PT. Click here for more information.
  • Celebrate the Holidays with Animal Crossing Rewards – Hey, campers! Are you enjoying Jingle’s Toy Day Decor seasonal event that’s happening now in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game***? You can collect bell ornaments to exchange for in-game furniture and clothing that’s perfect for the season – it’s super fun! To help celebrate this event, we’re offering My Nintendo members a printable 2019 character birthday calendar, printable holiday cards and a digital wallpaper featuring Animal Crossing characters. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/news for more info.
  • My Nintendo 2018 Favorites – Happy holidays, Nintendo fans! My Nintendo members’ most wished gifts of 2018 have been announced. Check them out here: https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/favorites/. Have a wonderful 2019!
  • Limited-Time Offer – Be sure to get Piranha Plant in your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game! Get all the details at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/#piranha-plant.

*Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

**Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. Bonus points will be issued on the game’s launch day, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

***Persistent Internet and compatible smart device required. Data charges may apply.

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