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Nintendo Download: From a Dark Past to a Bright Future

Deadly Premonition 2 arrives on the Switch this week, along with Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 and Donkey Kong Country.

It’s a classic kind of week

The biggest releases in this week’s Nintendo download are a little old and a little new. Not that that’s a bad thing.

On the new side, Switch gamers are getting Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise. A sequel and prequel to the original DP, Deadly Premonition 2 is set to give players additional insight into the Le Carré murders.

Also brand new is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, though you might not know it by looking at it. CotM2 is made to look and feel like a retro-8bit title, just like its forebear. As for purely retro releases, gamers get a couple of those with the Nintendo Switch Online offerings.

Subscribers to the service receive a three pack of retro titles to play this week, including the SNES’ Natsume Championship Wrestling, the NES’ The Immortal, and of course the iconic Donkey Kong Country. That’s right, the game that kicked off DK’s second life is here for play, and for free too, if you are a paid subscriber to the Switch’s online service.

Scroll down for the full listing.

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  • CrossCode – Meet Lea as she logs into an MMO of the distant future. A story about the future of gaming from an unexpected angle, this retro-inspired 2D action-RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit Super NES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise – Serving as both a sequel and prequel to the original Deadly Premonition, follow Agents Davis and Jones as they begin a new investigation into the Le Carré serial murders. Through the memories of a former FBI agent, go back in time to Le Carré and step into the role of Special Agent York to begin unraveling the mystery. Explore Le Carré on foot or via skateboard, interact with its citizens, uncover clues and discover the darker side of this seemingly peaceful town. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise will be available on July 10.
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 – Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. Take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn’t have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 will be available on July 10.
  • Neon Abyss – Neon Abyss is a frantic, roguelike action-platformer where you run ‘n’ gun your way into the Abyss as part of the Grim Squad. Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and every choice alters the ruleset. With each run, you will be able to unlock new rooms, items, bosses, special rules and even new endings! Neon Abyss will be available on July 14.
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
    • Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face their adversaries, K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings. Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively in over 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus levels. Donkey Kong Country will be available on July 15.
    • Natsume Championship Wrestling – Choose from 12 outrageous wrestlers and bring the pain! With a robust grappling system and over 50 moves to master, experience the most realistic wrestling action of the 16-bit era. Test your might against the AI, or up to two players can compete in exhibition, tag team and round robin matches. Natsume Championship Wrestling will be available on July 15.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
    • The Immortal – Grab your Wizard’s Pack and let your quest unfold as you explore the Labyrinth of Eternity. Delve into the dungeon’s depths to uncover the mysteries of the ancient ruins. Your teacher Mordamir awaits below! The Immortal will be available on July 15.

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*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. https://nintendo.com/switch-online

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